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Publication numberUS1517309 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 2, 1924
Filing dateDec 3, 1923
Priority dateSep 27, 1922
Publication numberUS 1517309 A, US 1517309A, US-A-1517309, US1517309 A, US1517309A
InventorsMorgan Charles W
Original AssigneeAndrew C Lyen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1517309 A
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D 2, 1924. 1,517,309 C. W. MORGAN VISE Original Filed Sept. 27 1922 Fig.3. 9





7 Original application filed September 27, 1922, Serial No. 590,933.

December 3, 1923.

T all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES IV, MORGAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Vise, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to improvements in vises or holding appliances used in bench 0 testing of small machines such as automobile magnetos, generators, or starters, and the object of my improvement is to simplify manufacture by altering the structure of my original form of vise described in a preceding specification Serial Number 590,983.

I11 the original form, I provided my rise with three adjustable clamping members, two of which are located on one side of a machine to be secured in the vise and the third of which is located on the other side.-

I retain these salient features in this new vise which I choose to term the improved form.

In the drawings forming a part of this specification, like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all views. Fig. 1., shows the improved form of my vise completely assembled; Fig. 2., a cross-section lengthwise through the carriage; Fig. so 3.. the fork-hook member; Fig. l, plan views of the front pressure screw U-block in two positions.

I will now describe my vise shown in Fig. 1., and Fig. 2., 18 is the carriage of the vise supported on V-shaped guide rails 19, 19 both of which are to be secured to a work bench. These rails 19, 19 grip d'ovetails 20, 20 and in the center of one of the rails 19., I mount a set screw This per- '3 inits locking the carriage at any desired point. In carriage 18, there are a plurality of transverse slots 23, 23, 23, In one of these there engages a fork-hook member 22. The U-block 24; with its push-screw 25 is designed to be placed at any desired position on the f0I'l -l100l This U-block 24 has the extensions 26, 26 Fig. 4., so as to permit quick adjustment of screw 25 by setting 2d crosswise in some cases which has the effect of advancing the screw 25 a distance D without turning 25 that amount. The distance D is approximately the width of a slot 29, 29 are rear L-shaped members pro Divided and this application filed Serial No. 678,534.

vided with shoulders 28, 28. These L- members 29, 29 Fig. 1., and Fig. 2., engage with a transverse slot 27.

Having described the essential parts composing my improved form of vise, I will now describe its use. The magneto, generator or starter to be secured in the vise is placed on carriage 18, Fig. 1., in proper alignment with the pulley of the motor that is to drive it and the L-members 29, 29 are adjusted to suit its particular dimensions. Then the fork-hook 22 is hooked into the slot giving the best adjustment. Now the U-block 2 1 is slid up to the desired position, set in one of the two positions it may have on the fork 22 and the screw 25 is given a few turns to complete the tightening operation.

Now by comparing the construction of my improved form of vice shown in this specification with that of my original form shown in a preceding one, it will be obvious to one versed in the art of manufacture that this improved form is much easier to construct. The original form required the drilling of a number of holes with considerable accuracy as well as some tapping operations while this improved form of vice requires the drilling of only a few holes and these with no particular accuracy, and also a lesser number of tapping operations.

Having described my invention,

I claim z 1. In a vise or holding appliance for bench testing of automobile magnetos, generators or starters, the combination comprising a supporting carriage to receive the work, the top of said carriage having multiple parallel slots extending su stantially from one edge to the opposite; parallel guides or rails to support the carriage; a bench or table to which the guides are rigidly attached; a set-screw in one of the rails to secure the carriage rigidly to the rails at any desired point; tWo members of si1nilar pattern, comprising in combination the rear jaw of the vise, each L-shaped and shouldered and mounted in one of the slots in the carriage; a fork-hook member engaged with another slot, the hook of the said fork-hook gripping the edge of the slot; a- U-shaped block with pressure screw mounted in its center, the dimensions of the l O O block being sufficient to permit the arms of the U to embrace both tines of the fork on the fork-hook member.

2. In a Vise indicated in Fig. 1., the carriage 18 to receive the work, the said carriage provided with. multiple parallel slots 23, 23, 23 and 27; the parallel guides or rails 19, '19 rigidly attached to a bench 01: table top; the said bench or table top with the attached rails 19, 19 to form a support for the carriage 18; the members 29, 29 engaging slot 27 and in combination forming the rear aw of the vise; the member 22, the hook of said member in engagement with one of the slots 23 and the forle of said member projecting vertically from the top of the carriage, the said member 22 being one component of the front aw of the Vise; the U-block 24: with the pressure screw 25 mounted at its center, the said U-block 24 together with its pressure screw 25 being the second component of the front jaw of the vise; all substantially as shown for the purpose specified.


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U.S. Classification269/76, 269/242, 144/307, 269/249, 269/208, 269/165
International ClassificationB25B5/10, B25B5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB25B5/10
European ClassificationB25B5/10