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Patented Jan. 14, 1919.
H. F. DAVENPORT.
LOCKING CUE RACK,
APPLICATION FILED AUG.23. 1918.
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HARMON F. DAVENPORT, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO THE BRUNSWICK-BALKE COLLENDER COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS,'A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 14, 1919.
Application filed August 23, 1918. Serial No. 251,097. I
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HARMON F. DAVEN- roar, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Looking Cue- R-acks, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to cue racks and has for its particular object the provision of simple and effective means whereby the rack may be locked to prevent withdrawal of the cues by unauthorized persons.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent as it is better understood by reference to the following specification when read in connection with the accompanying drawing illustrating the preferred embodiment thereof, in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of the rack;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the underside thereof;
Fi 3 is an enlarged detail in section on the line 33 of Fig. 1, and
Fig. 4 is a similar section on the line 4-1 of Fi 1.
Re erring to the drawing, 5 indicates a backboard or support having brackets 6 adj acent its opposite ends. Between the brackets 6 a strip 7 is mounted having a plurality of slots 8 to receive the cues. The sides of the slots 8 are recessed at 9 and springs 10 are fastened by screws 11 to the strip 7 so that the ends of the springs 10 are dis posed within the recesses 9. The ends of the springs 10 are provided with pads 12 which normally project beyond the recesses to hold the cues in place. Obviously'the cues may be withdrawn or replaced by flexing the springs 10. The foregoing structure is wellknown in the art and forms no part of my present invention which relates particularly to locking means.
The brackets 6 are slotted at 13 to receive the ends of a locking bar 14: having hook shaped fingers 15 which extend across in front of the cues when the latter are disposed in the slots 8, thus locking the cues and ireventing withdrawal thereof. The bar 14 is provided with a rearwardly extending pin 16 working in a slot 17 1n the back-board 5, and when the locking bar is in the position indicated in Fig. 2, the pin 16 is disposed behind the bolt 18 of a lock 19, which is supported in a suitable recess in the back-board, and is provided with a kev cylinder extending through the backboard to the face thereof.
When the bolt 18 is withdrawn by means of the key, the pin 16 is released and the locking bar 14; mav then be manually moved to the right viewing Fig. 2, so that the hook shaped fingers 15 are withdrawn from the path of the cues which may then be removed from the rack.
From the foregoing description it will be readily appreciated that I have perfected an extremely simple, inexpensive, and effective locking device whereby unauthorized removal of cues from a rack may be prevented. When not required the locking bar does not interfere in any manner with the normal use of the cue rack.
It will be obvious that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing any of its material advantages, the form hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.
1. A locking cue rack comprising a slotted strip adapted to receive the cues, a movable locking bar having means to close the mouths of the slots in said strip, and means for locking said bar.
2. A locking cue rack comprising a slotted strip adapt-ed to receive the cues, means for normally retaining the cues in the slots in said strip, a movable locking bar having means to close the mouths of said slots, and means for locking said bar.
3. A locking cue rack comprising a slotted strip adapted to receive the cues, means for normally retaining the cues, in the slots in said strip, a sliding bar having locking fingers adapted to close the mouths of said slots, and means for locking said bar.
4:. A locking cue rack comprising a slotted strip adapted to receive the cues, means for normally retaining the cues in the slots in said strip, a sliding bar having locking fingers adapted to close the mouths of said slots, a 100k having a bolt, and means on slots, a pin on said bar, and a 100k having said bar coiiperating with said bolt to prea bolt adapted to be projected behind said. 10
vent withellrawal of said bar. pin to retain said bar in locking position.
5. A100 (ing cue rack comprisin a slotted strip adapted to receive the cues, r neans for HARMON DAVENPORT' normally retaining the cues in the slots in Vitnesses:
said strlp, a shding bar having 10cking fin- THOMAS M. MoI-IALn,
gers adapted to close the mouths of said I. E. MILLER.
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