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Publication numberUS1326887 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 30, 1919
Filing dateOct 21, 1918
Publication numberUS 1326887 A, US 1326887A, US-A-1326887, US1326887 A, US1326887A
InventorsWilliam A. Wood
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1326887 A
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APPLICATION man ocT.2l. 191s.

Patented Dec. 30,1919.




To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, lViLLIAM A. VooD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Nashville, in the county of Davidson and State of Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tool-Carriers; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention has for its object to provide a simple and inexpensive, yet a highly efficient and in every way desirable device whereby workmen upon structures of numerous kinds may carry hammers, hatchets and analogous tools without the danger of dropping them upon other workmen below.

With the foregoing object in view, the invention resides in the novel construction of the carrier herein described, claimed and illustrated.

Figure 1 of the accompanying drawings is a side elevation of the carrier ap lied to a workmans belt and illustrating a ammer within the device.

Fig. 2 is an edge view of the carrier and the hammer therein.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the carrier.

In the manufacture of the device, a single length of wire is bent at its center to form an arch l whose crown bar 2 is bowed upwardly and outwardly, the legs 3 of the arch being bent laterally in the same direction at their lower end to provide horizontal arms 4 extending in the opposite direction from the outward bow of the crown 2. The free ends of the arms 4 are bent vertically upward at 5 and then downward at 6 to provide spring clips adapted for passage over the workmans belt 7. At their free ends, the clips 6 are bent upon themselves at 8 to provide rounded terminals. These terminals facilitate the engagement of the Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed October 21, 1918.

Patented Dec. 30, 1919.

Serial No. 259,072.

clips with the belt and at the same time serve more or `less as detents to effectively grip the belt as shown in Fig. 2.

In use, the handle of the tool is passed between the arms l and the head rests between the legs 3 of the arch and the vertical arms 5. The outward and upward bow of the crown bar Q permits quick and easy insertion of the hammer handle from numerous positions and serves to guide the handle in place as well as facilitating its removal under certain conditions.

From the foregoing, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it will be observed that although the device is of an extremely simple and inexpensive nature, and may be quickly and easily applied, it will be highly eflicient and in every way desirable, serving to prevent accidents such as are now every day occurrences.

I claim:

A tool holder formed of a single length of wire bent at its center to form an arch 0f approximately the same height and width whose crown bar is bowed laterally and upwardly, the lower ends of the arch legs be ing bent horizontally in the same direction to form spaced parallel horizontal tool head supporting arms of approximately the same length as the arch legs, the handle of the tool being receivable between said arms, the free ends of the arms rbeing bent vertically upward to points below the arch crown, and then downward, forming spring clips for passage over the users belt, the free ends of said clips being bent upon themselves to facilitate engagement with the belt and to provide means to grip said belt.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.

WILLIAM A. WOOD. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification24/3.1, 2/300, 224/904, 30/298.4
Cooperative ClassificationA45F5/02, Y10S224/904