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Publication numberUS1405709 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1922
Filing dateOct 11, 1920
Priority dateOct 11, 1920
Publication numberUS 1405709 A, US 1405709A, US-A-1405709, US1405709 A, US1405709A
InventorsBlack William A
Original AssigneeBlack William A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Thermometer holder case
US 1405709 A
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w. A. BLACK.


APPLICATION FVILED 001'- ll, 1920.

1,405,709. Patented Feb. 7, 1922.




To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM A. BLAoK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Asheville, in the county of Buncombe and State of North Carolina, have invented certain new and'useful Improvements 1n Thermometer Holder Cases, of which the following is a. specification.

This invention relates to an lmprovement in holders or cases for physicians thermometers.

A primary object of the lnventlon is to provide a device that permlts of safely and conveniently carrying the thermometer in the pocket or instrument case, and more especially to provide means for resettlng the mercury of the thermometer w thout danger of breaking, and with a mlnlmum physical exertion.

A furtherand more specific ob ect s to provide an all metal device that is strictly sanitary, and of durable and lasting construction.

With the above and other objects in view, which will more readily appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described illustrated and claimed.

A preferred and practical embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device, illustrating its use.

Figure 2 is an elevation thereof.

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view on the line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a cross sectional view on line 4-4 of Figure 2.

Similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several figures of the drawings.

In the embodiment of the invention shown it will be seen that the same includes a handle member 1 which may be of transversely arched or channelled formation throughout the greater part of its length, but at one end flattens out as at 2 to facilitate the formation of the hinge knuckles 3, which cooperate with the mating knuckle portions 4 formed at one end of a tubular socket member or case carrier 5, to receive the pintle or equivalent element 6 for hingedly connecting the handle therewith.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 7, 1922.

Application filed October 11, 1920. Serial No. 416,136.

The tubular socket member 5 above referred to is preferably cut away as indicated at 7 to provide free entrance for the tubular case 0 which holds the thermometer T, and its internal bore referably tapers or dimlnishes in diameter rom the entrance end 7 toward the lower open end 8 to provide a relatively tight frlction fit between the said case and the socket. The thermometer holding case C may befurnished as a part of the device, or the usual metallic casing in which physicians thermometers are sold may be readily used in place thereof, the socket member 5 being especially constructed with that end in view. As shown in the drawings, the handle 1, by reason of .its channelled or transversely arched formation ma embrace the case 0 when the parts are rought into folded relation to permit of the device being readily carried in the pocket. In other words the case or sheath for the thermometer may nest within the handle when the parts are folded to form a compact and conveniently carried device.

By reference to Figure 1 of the drawings it is believed that the manner of using the device will be readily apparent. In the figure referred to it will be seen that the operator may grip the handle in such a manner as to leave the socket element 5 and case C free to move about the pintle 6 of the hinge connection, so that upon swinging the enddownwardly with a sharp quick movement, the socket member and case will be abruptly moved from the first dotted line position to the final dotted line position, whereby the mercury in the thermometer will be reduced by centrifugal force and the abrupt or sharp jar produced at the end of each movement.

A distinctive feature of the invention is the provision of an all metallic device including handle and socket members connected by a hinge joint, the said'socket member being open at both ends to receive and grip the casing which holds the thermometer. Another feature is the arrangement which permits of the portion of the casing that projects from the socket to nest in the handle.

Without further description it is thought that the many features and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art, and it will of course be understood that changes in the form, prosocket member hinged thereto, said socket member being of tubular formation and open at both ends, and adapted to receive therein a thermometer casing having one end thereof projecting beyond said socket member to nest in the channelled portion of the handle when the parts are brought into folded relation.

A device of the. class described including a metallic'handle of channelled formation throughout the greater portion of its length but flattened out at one end and formed with hinge kunckles, arsocket mem ber of tubular formation andopen at both ends, and one of said ends being flattened out and also formed with hinge knuckles matching with the hinge knuckles on the end of the handle, a pintle pin for said knuckles, and a thermometer holding casing adapted to be inserted inthe socket member.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

WVM. A. BLACK. WVitnesses:



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US2753716 *Jun 1, 1954Jul 10, 1956Gem Thermometer CompanyDevice for shaking-down medical thermometers
US2839927 *Aug 27, 1954Jun 24, 1958Gem Thermometer CompanyMedical thermometer with shake-down attachment
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US20030057952 *Jan 30, 2001Mar 27, 2003Andreas DerrMeasuring device with a plunge-in electrode
U.S. Classification206/216, 374/194, 206/306, 374/192, 374/E05.5
International ClassificationG01K5/00, G01K5/06
Cooperative ClassificationG01K5/06
European ClassificationG01K5/06