US 1286597 A
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V. H. JENNINGS.
CARRIER F 0R WIRE CUTTERS OR OTHER TOOLS.
APPLICATIPN NEED SEPT. I2. I9I8.
Patented Dec. 3, 1918 2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.
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CARRIER FOR WIRE CUTTEBS OR OTHER TOOLS.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. V2. 1918.
Patented Dec. 3, 1918.
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frzaerztor ULcy' K- em To all whom it may concern UNITED STATES PAT VICTOR H. JENNINGS, OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR, TO UNIVERSAL PATENTS COMPANY, on WOONSOCKET, RHODE IsLA D, A CORPORATION or RHODE ISLAND.
CARRIER FOR WIRE-CUTTERS on orH R TooLs.
" Specification of ill letters Patent] Patented Dec. 3, 1918.
Application filed September 12, 1918. serialivo. 253,702.
Be it known that I, VICTOR H. JENNINGS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Worcester, in the county of Worcester, State of Massachusetts, have. invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Carriers for Wire-Cutters or other Tools, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein toflthe accompanying drawings.
The invention consists ina caseor carrier of simple and practical character and construction, more especially designed to form a part of military equipment, and construction by which trived. with reference to carrying a. wires cutter or other tool. I
The said caseor carrier is made of woven fabric, with its tool-containing body-portion or pocket woven in the'form ofa seamless tube, the construction being without, any
important seams or joinings involving the employmentof stitches or other applied fas- 'tenings. Consequentlythe'case or carrier is produced mainly by the operations of the weaving process, and is of a stout. and durable character rendering it capable of withstanding without material injury the wear and tear of hard usage, in addition to which it is practically unaffected by wetting or by unfavorable atmospheric conditions, such as dampness.
A feature of invention is the special c011- rovision is made for concealing and retainmg the ends of a binding tape applied to the lower end of the body or pocket of the case or retainer. Another feature is that the lower portions of the walls of the seamless tube are united together in the weaving farther inward of the web than portions above, to provide support for a lateral rojection or enlargement-of the tool, where y theend or nose of the tool is prevented from wearing through the ,bottom of the body-portion or pocket.
Preferably, though not necessarily in all cases, the case or carrier is formed with a cover-flap woven as a continuation of one of the walls of the tubular body-portion thereof.
The invention is illustrated in the drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front view of a case or carrier embodying the features of the invention, with a wire-cutter occupying the. tu-
bular body-portion, the cover-flap being raised and the mouth of the case or carrier uncoveredand open.
Figs. 2 and 3-are views, of a wire-cutter Fig. 4 is a front-view of the case or carrier ofFig. 1,"but with the cover-flap down andfastened, the mouth of the case or carrier being thereby covered and closed.
Fig. 5' is a side-elevation of the closed case orcarrier.
F1g.- 6 is a view of a woven unit or blank suitable for use in making the-case or car-.
rier of Figs. 1, 4, and 5.
f Figs. 7 and 8, respectively, are views in J horizontal section in the planes of lines .77 "and 8'8,Fig. 6, respectively.
Fig. 9 is a diagram showing conventionally the weave on line 8-8- of Fig. 6.
Fig. 10 is a diagram showing conventionally a weave by which the lower portion .of the web may be formed with closed margins.
Fig. 11v is anedge view of the lower end of a case or carrier, showing a modification.
Fig. 12 is a view in vertical section showing another modification.
In the drawings, The tubular body-portion or pocket of the I case or carrier shown therein is marked 1.,
It is represented in Figs. 1, 4:, and '5 as 00- cupied and distended by a wire-cutter like that which is shown separately at A in Figs. 2 and 3. Only the tips a, a, which are applied to the ends of the handles of the wire-cutter are visible in Figs. 1 and 5. 2
is a cover-flap which is connected with the rearfwall of the said body-portion, it being 'closed condition as in Figs. 4 and 5 when required. The caseor carrier is shown .as provided with a wire suspension-device or hanger 6, connected with the back of the adapted to be turned up into the open posi- .tion in which it isrepresented in Fig. 1, or
to be folded forward over the top of the body-portion or pocket 1 and the tool therein as in Figs. 4 and 5. The said body-portion body or pocket 1 by means of a flexible tab 7 and adapted to be engagedwithsome convenient means of support about the body of the person by whom the case or carrier is WOI'I'L.
j The wire-cutter is of well known form, it being of the pliers-type of construction,
and comprising the j aws' b b, which are pivoted together at c and furnished with leverlilg handlescLd, to the free ends of, Which are applied the tips a, a, to which reference has been made.
As mentioned already herein, the body- 'portion or pocket 1 is in the form: of a seam- "termed in the weaving art .ho-sepipe weave,
and its flattened tubular formbeing shown by the sectional view, Fig; .7. The cover- .fiap 2, which may be dispensedwith if not desired, is a continuation of the back wallof the body-portion or pocket, woven-integral withthe said back-wall. The. portion of'the unit for blank which constitutes. the said cover-flapiis shown in part Fig. 6', wherein'itis marked 2 The seamless character of the body-portion orpocket lv renders unnecessary any seam, or joining, with stitches or other fastenings, lengthwise of the-said body-portionor pocket.
The lower end of the body-portion or pocket is represented in Figs. 1, 4, and 5, as
trimmed. away to a rounded form and as I havingapplied to the-sameja binding; tape 8 which covers, and incloses the marginal portion of such end. The side-portions of the tape, and the material inclosed by the tape, are fastened together. by a line 9, Figs. 1. and 4c, of fastenings, usually stitches. In this instance the stitches, serve to fasten, together the opposite; side-walls, of the. body-pdlftion or pocket so as, to. close the lower end of the latter. I
The 7 special construction aforesai-dby .meansofwhich. provision ismadeefor concealing and. retainingthe endjsrof' the binding tape ,8;' is, securedby weaving; the said lower end marginally split or'divided outide the lateral jbinings of itswalls, as
shownbest in Eig, 8:.1. Thesplit on divided construction. extends. a. short distance. upward along the edges of; thebody-portion. or pocket, namely tofabout thepointsindicated at 11, 1 1 ,.Figs, 1 ,.4, 5,, and 6;- Theextremie ties. of-jthe tape-are inserted, .into, .the. slits which; are jthusproduced, and'iarekeptthereinhy theastitehes .of'. the 1ine'9;..-
The feature previously mentioned ofuniting. together. the weaving the lower. portions-of. the walls of the seamless. flattened tube farther. inward of,th$.--.WE .b thaneportions above is illustrated best in the sectional views, Figs. 8 and 9 in which the union is represented at. 12, 12. The-unitingis effectedon lines extendinglengthwise of the bodyportion or pocket, as indicated by dotted linesin Figs 1,. 4, and '6. Such lines also define in this instance the. extent inward of the slits which produce the split or divided constructionaforesaid; of the marginal portions of the lower portion of the body or pocket; They reduce the transverse measurement of the lower portion of the internal opening of the body or pocket to such an extent that although the nose or lower end of the tool A canpassfdown into such lower portion, the larger part ofthetool above the said nose or lower end is prevented from doing 'so. The said measurement may be proportionedto cause the tool to be supported by. its lateral enlargement adjacent the pivot 0, or it may: be such as to cause the tool to be supported by theenlargements of the inner ends ,abovesaid pivot.
The lines of joining 12', '12,'preferably are produced by soconducting the weaving that, as. indicated by the conventional "diagram fectedby' causing'warp' threads to cross from of the tool-handles Z; d, just one; ply to the other, although in some cases the'bind ing maybe eflectedin the latter manner, without crossingthe weft or filling over.
In cases inwhich split or divided margins are not required in connection with. the lower portionof the body or pocket, the margins may be woven closed. Fig. 10 shows by. a conventional diagram this closing eflected. bymeans of the weft or filling, here marked it. fected by causing warp-threads to cross from. one plyto the, other in the'margins in a manner which willibeunderstood by weavers. When the margins are woven closed, the bottom end jofithe caseor carrier may be'finished-ofi'in any convenient manner. A binding tape may be applied and secured in place across; such end by. stitches, Or the said bottom, end maybe woven withits plies or cloths for ahshort distance} as indi catedlinEig 11, in which such end is marked 1", and be. finish'e'd ofi. by tucking inwardly the two: terminal portions 15, 15,,as-i'n. such It may if'desired be ef margins. divided or split into} two separate 7 figure, and. fastening them by. stitches or other applied fastenings.
. some. cases instead. of closingthe opening of the seamless flattened tube at=the bottom of the case orncarrier' by means of stitches, as at 9','Figs. 1, 4, 5.,rthe wallsv of.
the tubernay he woventogether crosswise, as indicated at sectional. view' Fig, 12, in which the tubular portion is marked 1.
In such figure a split or divided section is woven below the solid weaving at 16, the. side-portions 17, 17, of such section being tucked and fastened by stitches 18 to finish-ofl".
a The carrier-blank of Fig. 6 "is produced as one of the units of a continuous Web comprising, as WOV6I1, 8. connected series or sucl cession of like units.
a When the respective unlts'are woven with cover-flap sections 2*,
the said cover-flap sections are woven in such cloth or ply the warp-threads of the other cloth or ply are floated, without being interwoven with weft or filling, between the top of the front-wall of one unit and the end of the bottom-section of the next unit.
The floated warp-threads are trimmed away after the weaving.
What is claimed as the invention is '1.. A case or carrier for wire-cutters or other tools, woven in seamless tubular form with the margins of its lower end woven "split or divided outside the lateral joinings of its walls, and having the said end and its split margins bound by a tape, the exoutside the lateral joinings of its walls, and
having the said end and its split margins bound by a tape, the extremities of which are concealed and fastened between the divisions of the split margins.
3. A case or carrier for wire-cutters or other tools, woven in the form of a seamless flattened tube having lower portions of its walls united in the weaving farther inward ofthe web to provide support for a lateral projection or enlargement of the tool, where by wear of the bottom of the body-portion or pocket of the case or carrier by the end i of the tool is obviated.
4. A case or carrier for wire-cutters or other tools, of seamless hosepipe weave having lower portions of its walls united in the weaving farther inward of the web by theicrossing of the weft 0r filling from one ply to the opposite to provide support for a lateral projection or enlargement of the tool, whereby wear of the bottom of the bodyportion or pocket of the case or carrier by the end of the tool is obviated.
5. A case or carrier for wire-cutters or other tools, woven in the form of a seamless flattened tube having a cover-flap woven as a continuation of one of the walls thereof, and having lower portions of its walls united in the weaving farther inward of the web to provide support for a lateral projection or enlargement of the tool, whereby wear of the bottom of the body-portion or pocket of the case or carrier by the end of the tool is obviated.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
VICTOR H. JENNINGS.
FLORENCE K. BERRY, FLORENCE M. RUSSELL.
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