US 1334724 A
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J. G. TYLER.
COMBlNED MAGAZINE CHALK HOLDER AND POWDER CONTAINER. APPLICATION FILED uovlzl, 1919.
1,334,724, Patented Mar. 23, 1920.
JOHN G. TYLER, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
COMBINED MAGAZINE OHALKJ-IOLDER AND POWDER-CONTAINER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed. November 21, 1919. SeriaI-No. 339,700.
To (all lU/bO/M it may concern lie it known that I, Jor-IN Gr. TYLER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of St. Louis and State of lvfissouri, have in rented certain new and useful Improvements in Combine-d lvlagazine Chalk-Holders and Powder-Containers, of which the following is a specification containing a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawlngs, forming a part thereof.
My invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in a combined magazine chalk holder and powder container, and has for its primary object a hollow casing provided with a magazine chalk holder and a powder container which is adapted to be suspended above a billard table.
A further object is to construct a casing which is adapted to contain talcum powder and also a magazine in which one chalk can be inserted and secured therein against revol ving.
A still further object is to provide a co1nbined magazine chalk holder and powder receptacle with an abrasive placed 011 one of its sides so that the surface of a one tip can be roughened or shaped.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a vertical cross sectional view of my device,
Fig. 2 a front view,
Fig. 3 a side view showing the abrasive in position,
Fig. 4 a rear view, and
Fig. 5 a cross section taken on the line 55 of Fig. 1.
In the construction of my device, I provide a hollow casing 6 which is preferably rectangular in form. This casing is provided with a partition 7 which divides it into the powder container 8 and the chalk magazine 9. The chalk magazine 9 is closed at its lower end by the wall 10, and the back of the magazine by the lid 11, this lid permitting the insertion of the cubes of chalk 12 and is secured to the casing by means of the screws 13.
In the magazine 9 is placed a spring let, the object of which is to press the cubes of chalk downward and against the wall 10. The powder container is provided at its upper end with a flange 15; this flange is provided with a circular screw threaded opening so that the perforated cap 16 can be secured therein and removed for the filling of the powder container. The face 17 of the casing 6 1s provlded wlth the rectangular opening 18, this opening-being less than the cross section of the cube of chalk so as to the purpose of suspending the casing (5 above the billiard table.
On one side of the casing (5 are formed integral. Lshaped projections 21, in which a strip of abrasive material 22 is inserted. This stri 22 may be either sand paper or a thin sheet of steel with a file surface; the purpose of applying this to the casing 6 is so that the cue tips can. be shaped or roughcued as desired by the players.
The object of putting two or more pieces of chalk in the asing is that when one of the pieces is worn entirely through, the sur rounding material can be broken. away and shaken out and then the spring ll will feed the other cube into position. This is a saving of considerable time, as the magazine can be loaded when the billiard parlor is not busy, and the party taking care of the tables can devote his entire time to the patrons.
And another advantage of my device is that every table will be constantly supplied with talcum powder as well as chalk, and also, there will be no possibility of the players putting the chalk in their pockets and keeping same. This has been found to be a daily occurrence and quite an expensive one on the part of the proprietor.
If it is found desi able, I may form the opening 18 in the wall. 10 instead of the wall or face 17 without departing from the spirit of my invention, but the other parts of the device would remain exactly the same. I may also leave the opening 18 in the wall 17 and form another rectangular opening 18 in the wall 10, and thus leave it optional to the billiard room attendant to insert the chalk either way.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim is 1. In a combined magazine chalk holder and powder container, comprising a rectangular casing, a screw threaded opening formed in one end of said casing, a wall formed approximately midway the length of said casing, said wall dividing the casing Patented Mar. 23, 1920.
into a powder container and a chalk magazine, a rectangular opening formed in the chalk magazine, a spring located in the chalk magazine, said spring adapted to hold the chalk against. the bottom of the magazine and in front of the opening formed therein, a perforated top secured to the powder chamber, and means for suspending the easing substantially as specified.
2. In a combined magazine chalk holder and powder container comprising a casing,
an integral partition formed in said casing for dividing the same, a screw threaded opening formed in said casing opposite the partition, a perforated cap adapted to be seated in said opening, a rectangular opening formed in one of the walls of the casing and adjacent the end opposite the screw threaded end, a spring located in the chalk magazine, and a removable plate positioned at the rear of the chalk magazine for allowing the insertion of chalk.
3. In a combined magazine chalk holder and powder container, comprising a rectangular casing, a screw threaded opening formed in one end of said casing, a wall formed approximately mldway the length of said casing, said wall dividing the casing lnto a powder container and a chalk magazine, a rectangular opening formed in the seated in said opening, a rectangular open- A ing formed in one of the walls of the casing and adjacent the end opposite the screw threaded end, a spring located in the chalk magazine, a removable plate positioned at the rear of the chalk magazine for allowing the insertion of chalk, and L-shaped projections formed on one side of the casing, said projections permitting the insertion of an abrasive covered material.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.
JOHN G. TYLER.