US 1445029 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
E. P. ORRILL.
" l IMPLEMENT HOLDER.
FILED SEPT. 20. l922 I I Skype/:4h05 ZP @Wfl/LL.
ltatented ld, 1923.
mais rsi EDGAR r. AonnILL, ory amnnrcus, Kansas.
p v'IivrPLEMEN'r Hernan.
Appuanpn inea septembcr'ze, nasa.v sei-iai Nolaaiia ,To r/,ZZ 'w71 0m t may concern Be it known that I. EDGAR l?. Omnia@ a citizen ot' the United States, residing at Americus, in the county of L yon and State of Kansas, have invented Acertain new and' useful Improvements in Implement Holders,4
of which the Jfollowing is a speciiication, rei"- erence being had to the accompanying drawings.
AThis invention relates to display devices,
and particularly to vdisplay Vdevices for hold- It is another object of the invention to provide a ydevice ojt this'pcharacter including a stationary and movable standard, the movable standardbeing provided with means tor clamping implements thereto.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a device of this character including a stationary and movable standard, and wherein the means for supporting the movable standard on the stationary standard also serves as clamping means for the clamping members carried by the movable standard.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the improved construction and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more particularly described, fully claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings`v in which Figure 1 is a view in elevation of an implement holder constructed in accordance with an embodiment of the invention;
Figure 2 is a top plan view; and
Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view showin the coupling. of the movable standard to the stationary standard.
Referring to the drawings, 5 designates a stationary standard, having its lower end 6 threadediand disposed in a double T coupling 7. Extending from each of the remaining ways of the coupling- 7 are supporting feet 8, the ends of said feet having elbows 9 connected thereto, while disposed within each elbow is a caster 10. By this means the standard or pipe 5 is disposed in a vertical position and may be moved about to properly display the implements.
in connection with the stationary standvard 5, amovable standard `11,is provided.
This standardhas its lower endprovided with a lplurality of slots 12 and its upper end provided with a plurality of slots '13.v The lower end as well as :the upperend is threaded, the lower-end beinfadapted to receive a 'coupling 14, while threaded in thev lower portion ot vthe coupling is a smalllength of tubing 15. This tubing is adapted to extend in to the stationary standard 5 to prevent dlsengagem'ent of the movable standard V11.
In this instance 4the'coupling 111 rests upon the upper VendV of the stationary standard 5 yso as to permit rotary movement ofthe standard 11 relative to thestandard 15.'
Theupper end ot the movable standard 11 is intended to support a holding member 16,
said end ot the member consisting of a rim 17 having spokesI 18v extending inwardly therefrom.` The ends of theV spokes are adapted to extend into the adjacentl slots 13 of the standard 11 vandy are Vsecured toV the standard lby mea-ns `of a cap 18L which is threaded on the end ofthe standard into binding' engagement with'the endsv ofthe spokes within the slots, thus permitting the holdingl member torotate with the stationary standard 11. Projecting from the periphery of the rim 17 is a plurality of loop socket members 19 adapted to receive the upper ends of the implements `such as brooms. The size oi` the rim 17 of the holding member is sutlicient to permit the implements to be maintained in pyramidal formation without causing the ends of the implements to come in contact with each other.
Inv connection with the holding member 17 a main holding and clamping member 2() is provided` said member including an inner rim 21 having spokes 22 extending inwardly therefrom. The spokes 22 have their ends disposed within the slots 12 of the andards 11 and are .firmly clamped to the andard 11 by the coupling 14. The coupli -g 14 is intended to urge the spokes in engagement with the ends of the slots. Carried by the rim 21 is a plurality of clamping members 23, each clamping member consisting of a length ot resilient wire bent at its central portion to .provide arms 24- and 25, said arms converging with respect to each other. The central portions of said arms are coiled around an outer rim member 26 which is spaced from the inner rim member. The end portions of the arms 25 are then extended to the inner rim member` and coiled about said inner rim member.
By this means the arms 24 and 25 of each clamping member cooperate toprovidejaws for the clamping of implements therebetween. It is of course obvious that the portion of each arm coiled about the outer rim member 26 is yieldable so as to permit the jaws to adjust themselves in accordance with the size of the article clamped by the arms 24: and 25. To further insure the unitary movement of the holding members 16 and 20, braces 27 are provided, said braces extending from the upper holding member 16 to the outer rim 26 of the main holding member. By this arrangement the holding members 16 and.' 2() rotate with the movable standard 11 on the stationary standard 5 so vas to permit the kimplements carried by the holder to be brought into view without the necessity of thecustomer or purchaser walk-l ingaround the holder inv order to view the implements. l
From the foregoing it will be readily seen thatv this invention provides a novel form of vimplement holder particularly adapted for holding brooms in an attractive position and wherein the brooms may be positively held without damage to the broom head. In addition to this the novel arrangement of the clamping arms is such that a large number of implements may besupported by a holder relatively small in size and whereinr the brooms practically conceal all portions of the holder disposed inwardly of the rims of the holding members, so that in addition to preventing shop wear of the brooms or impleinents, the holder' adds to the appearance of the store. All of these features are possessed by a device which is composed of only a small number of simple parts.
What is claimed is An implement holder comprising a base, a stationary standard, a movable standard movably mounted on the stationary standard, an upper holding member journaled on the top of the movable standard7 a lower holding member comprising a wheel carried by the lower portion of the movable vstandard7 a rim larger in diameter than the wheel andfdisposed in annular spaced relation to the wheel, a plurality of clamping menflbers7 each member consisting of a length of wire bent substantially U-shaped, the 'central portion of each wire beingcoiled about the rim member, the extremities of said end portions `being extended inwardly land coiled about the rim of the wheel, each of said clamping members being disposed at spaced intervals annularly or' the rim, each clamping member coacting with the adjacent clamping member to hold an article therebetween.
In testimony whereof l hereunto aliiX my signature.
.EDGAR P. ORRILL.