US 1250500 A
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H. L. P|PP.'
APPLICATION man APR.2.1911.
Patented Dec. 18, 1917.
HENRY L. PIPP, or KALKASKA, MICHIGAN.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 18, 1917.
Application filed. April 2, 1917. Serial No. 159,308.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY L. PIPP, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kalkaska, in the county of Kalkaska and State of hlichigan, have invented new and useful Improvements in Holding Devices, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to holding devices, and its object is to provide an improved device for conveniently holding such articles as salt cellars while they are being decorated or painted. Y
This object is attained by, and the invention finds preferable embodiment in, the device hereinafter described and illustrated by the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a View of a holding device with a salt cellar held thereby and shown partly in section; and
Fig. 2 is a view of the holding device being applied to the salt cellar.
A pair of relatively swingable arms, 1, 2, are connected together at one end as by a spring portion 3 so as to be normally pressed away from each other. Toward their free ends the outer surfaces 4, 5, of the arms turn abruptly inwardly to form stops 6, 7 and 1 then incline outwardly at 8, 9, toward their extremities and then incline inwardly at 10, 11 to their extremities.
The work, as a salt cellar 12 which has an opening 13 in its bottom through which it may be filled, is held by my device for decorating or painting in the following manner: The arms 1, 2, are pressed toward each other SUfilCleIltly that the free extremities of the arms may be inserted into the openin 13 as shown in Fig. 2, the inwardly inc ed The device is held in one hand of the 7 artist who turns it to various positions convenient for painting or decorating the work, using the brush with the other hand.
What is claimed is 1. In a device of the character described; Y
a pair of swingable arms connected together at one end and spring-pressed away from each other, the outer surfaces of the arms toward their free ends first turning abruptly inwardly to form stops adapted to abuttingly engage the work and then inclining outwardly toward their extremities to yieldingly engage the work.
2. In a device of the character described; a pair of swingable arms connected together at one end and spring-pressed away from each other, the outer surfaces of the arms toward their free ends first turning abruptly inwardly to form stops adapted to abuttingly engage the work and then inclining outwardly toward their extremities to yieldingly engage the work, and then-inclining inwardly toward their extremities.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand. HENRY L.'-PIPP. Witnesses:
MARK S. JOHNSON,
H. E. BRINE.
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