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Publication numberUS1263343 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1918
Filing dateJul 3, 1914
Priority dateJul 3, 1914
Publication numberUS 1263343 A, US 1263343A, US-A-1263343, US1263343 A, US1263343A
InventorsCharles W Beck
Original AssigneeBeck Frost Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tool-box for automobiles.
US 1263343 A
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1,263,343. Patented Apr. 16,1918.

' a citizen of. the United sTATEs PATENT; OFFICE.


Patented Apr. 16, 191s.

' Application led January, 1011,.Bei'lal No. 601,500. Renewed July 8, 1914. Serial No.' 848,994.

To all 'whom t may ccem:

Be it known that I CHARLES W. Bmx, States and resident of Rockville Center, county ci Nassau, and

State of New York, have inventedC certain new and useful Improvements in Tool-Boxes for Automobiles, of which the following is a specification. l. i y

The main object of this invention is to provide a simply constructed -iat tool box made in two sections or parts, each part containing a block of llmg having formed therein recesses or slots of various shapes` and adapted to receive the usual machinists tools carried on automobiles for use in 'repairing and adjusting the various parts of the machine. i

Another object of the invention is to line the recesses in the filler with a suitable cushioning material so that the tools when placed therein will be held out of contact with the box sections.

Another object of theinvention is to so arran e the slots or recesses in the illers that t ey may be cut inwardly from the ends of the fillers2 whereby the device may be formed by sawing the slots or recesses.

Another object of the invention is to form the `fillers of two thicknesses of material,

the slots for the thin tools, such as monkeywrenches, being cut through only the uppermost layer, while the'slots or recesses for the thick tools are cut through both of the layers or ie'ces. I

Anot er object of the invention is to provide a substantial metal box formed of two sections hinged together and provided with wooden ller pieces suitably cut out to receive the tools, each of said box sections being lined with felt, said felt'being held in position by the wooden ller ieces and serving to cushion the tools in t e slots or recesses. A- There are other important objects and advantages of the invention which will appear hereinafter.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a plan view of the box open; Y Fig. 2 a transverse sectional view on the line II-II of Fig.. 1;. y

Fi 3 a similar view showing the box close and l v Fig. 4 a transverse sectional view on the line IV-IV of Fig. 1, showing the e..

edge as at 3, the section 1 constituting the main box section and the section 1 constitutin the cover section. Each box section is ormed preferably of sheet metal and is lined with' a sheet of cushioning felt 4. This felt preferably only covers the bottom of the main box section 1 and the under side of the top of the cover. section 1B. In the cover section l is itteda filler block or ieee 5 of wood or other suitable material w ose upper surface is only slightly below or within the free edges of the sides of said section.

In this filler block are formed slots 6 of various shapesl and designed to receive the .various machinists tools which are usually carried on automobiles. These slots are cut inwardly from the ends of the filler block, as shown clearl in Fig. 1 so that said slots may be formed7 by means of a saw. The filler block 5 of the cover lsection is provided with rotatably mounted retaining hooks 7 which are adapted to be turned over'the tools and'to retain them in place. `One of these retaining hooks is' shown in Fig. 1. It will, of course, be understood that each'toolreceiving vslot in the cover section must be provided with one of these retaining hooks, but one only is shown here for the purpose of illustration. The box section 1 is provided with a filler block formed of two .layers or sections 8 and 9. A For the heavier or larger tools both of said layers or sections are cut out to form the tool-receivin slots or recesses, but for the thinner or ghter tools one only of said 4sections or layers is cutv out to form the recessesfor said tools. In this way the filler blocks may be cheaply manufactured; and the lower layer or section forms a bottom on which is supported the thinner or lighter tools. It is manifest that if the thin tools were laced in recesses extending entirely throng the filler block it would be digcult to reach down into said deep recesses to pick them up. For this reason it is desirable to lace said tools in shallow slots. It will, o course, be understood that where the'liller blocks are formed of a single piece and are cut entirely u for ioo the reception of the thicker or heavier tools the slots or recesses so formed are too deep to receive the thin tools, and it the thin toolsvwere placed in said deep slots they would not be tightly held and would shift about and make a great deal of noise, besides damaging the box casings during the running of the automobile. It is also manifest that by forming the filler block of two layers or sections both layers may be toed by independently sawing the slots and then bringing said layers together to fo the complete filler. By this means the ller blocks may be formed cheaply. lln the box section 1 the wrench-receiving openings 10 are cut only through the upper layer so that the wrenches placed therein will rest on the upper surface of the lower layer of the hller..

The lower layer of the ller extends across the recesses 11 and 12 in the box section at various points, and serres as a supporting means for the tools placed in said recesses while permitting the thicker or heavier parts of the tools to rest upon the felt se cured to the bottom of the box section.

Cushion strips or sheets ot felt i3 are arranged between the surfaces of the ller blocks when the box sections are closed, as shown clearly in llig. 3, whereby the tools will be inclosed between two cushioning layers, thereby rendering the box practically noiseless.

At suitable points the ller blocks are provided at their edges with sleeves 14e, and the walls ot lthe box sections are punched inwardly, as at 15, to' interlock said walls with `the ller blocks, to thereby prevent the displacement or removal of the @ller blocks from the box sections. To hold the two parts of the box in their closed position a suitable spring latch device 16 is provided.

lt will thus be seen that ll provide a tool box of very sim le construction which may be readily and c eaply manufactured. lt is also manifest that a tool box constructed as described herein will securely hold the tools in position and prevent noise which might be occasioned by the movement or shitting of the tools in the compartments or slots made for them.

Having thus fully described my invention what l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. ln a tool box the combination ot two amenace sheet metal box sections ged together and ot equal area, a lining ot sott material for said box sections, a wooden ller block in each section and substantially lling' the same and holdingthe lining in place, each block being formed with recesses extending therethrough and exposing the sott lining, means carried by each block and adjoining the recesses therein tor individually securingthe tools in saidrecesses, and means ior securing the blocks in place.

2; lln a tool box the combination of two sheet metal box sections hinged together, a lining of sott material for said box sections, a wooden ller block in each section and substantially iilling the same, each block being formed with recesses extending therethrough, means carried by each block and ,adjoining the recesses therein for indi vidually securing the tools in said recesses, and means orsecuring the blocks in place.

3. ln a tool box the combination ot two sheet metal box sections hinged together, a wooden ller block in each section substantially lling the same, a space being left between the outer surface of said bloeit. and the edges ot the side walls ot the box sections whereby .when the two box sections are folded a space is formed between the two filler bloclrs, each block being Jformed with tool-receiving recesses, means carried by each block and adjoining the recesses tor individually securing the tools in said re cesses, said tool-securing means tting in the space between the two ller blocks when the box sections are folded, and means for rigidly securing the hller blocks in the box sections.

e. ln a tool box, the combination with a sheet metal section, a linin of Asort material for said section, a wooden filler block in said section and substantially hlling the same, said block being formed with a plu' rality of recesses, one or more of which ex-l tend through the block, and a cover for .closing said section.

ln testimony whereof l hereunto ax my signature in the presence of two witnesses this 7th day oi January, 1911.



iF. lt. Mnrnn, A. E. Pnrrnnson.

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U.S. Classification312/328, 217/4, 206/373, 312/902
Cooperative ClassificationY10S312/902, A47B49/002