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May 5, 1925. I
' A- W. NELSON HOLDING DEVICE Filed Nov. 13. 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR A TTOHNEYS.
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ANDREW W. "NELSON, or rnnnnimurn. INDIANA, vassienon TO ooiluitman miennmne a s'mnrme co.. or "zrnnnn I-IAUTE, INDIANA, a conrona'rron or In- DI NA HOLDING DEVICE.
Application filed November 13,1923. Serial No. 674,492.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ANDREW W. NEnsoN, citizen of t-he'United States, residing at Terre Haute, in the county of Vigo and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful, Improvements in Holding Devices, of which the following is a spec1fication.
My invention relates to a new and improved holding device.
One of the objects of my invention is to provide a new and improved holding de vice whereby a number of utensils or the like can be removably held in a suitable carrier. i
Another object of my inventionis to provide a holding device whereby a number of cooking utensils, eating utensils and the like, are firmly, but releasably, held together in a nested. condition so thatv they can be easily stored and transported.
Another object of my invention is to provide a holding. device of the character before specified, which shall be particularly convenient for automobilists who desire to transport a large number of cooking and eatingutensils 1n relatlvely small space.
Another object of my invention is to pro-.
I forth in the followingdescription and drawings which show: a preferred embodiment thereof.
Fig; 1 isia front elevation.
Fig. 2 is atop view of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a central sectional View partially in elevation. I
Fig. 4. is a plan view with theliandle of the pail held in a horizontal position.
Fig. 5 is a top view of the holding rod orv member used as part of thejholding device. Fig. 6 isa detail side elevation, showing the right hand side of Fig. 1.
I Fig. 7 is a sectional view on the line 77 of Fig. 2 and is partially in elevation.
Fig. 8 is a top view of the partsshown in Fig. this a top view of the parts shown in Fig. 7. v
F ig. 10 illustrates the partsshown in Fig. 6 with the handle horizontal and the hold.
ing rod or member in the position in which Fig. 10 just before the holding rod or mem-' her is finally released.
Fig. 13 shows the parts'illustrated in Fig. 11 when the holding rod or member has been completely released from the pail for the handle thereof. i i
- .The pail l is made of any suitable resilient metal, coated or uncoated, and it is adapted to contain anumber of utensils 11 made oi similar material. made of any suitable resilient metal, coated or uncoated, and they are adapted to rest upon the upper utensils 11, so that they eX- tend above thetop of thepail 1. p
The pail 1 is provided with lugs 5 and (i which are adapted to be engaged by the ends 7 and 8 of a handle 4. lhe parts above described may be of any ordinary construction.
In order to releasably holdthe utensils 11 and. dishes 2 in place, a holding rod or member 3 made of resilient metal is provided. This resilient hook 3-has an arcuate end 9 and a Ueshaped end- 10. in Fig. l for example, the ends 9 and 10 are. adapted to embrace the ends 7 and 8 of the handle 4. As clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 6 for example, the member extends above the lugs 5 and 6 and is located at one side of the handle 4:, when the said handle is in the vertical position. f'lhe. U-shaped end 10 of the member 3 has the lower branch or member thereof bent so thatit serves as a latch as will be later more fully described.
The parts are so dimensioned that when they are in the position shown in Fig. 1, the resilient member 3 presses upon the dishes 2 so that the dishes 2 and the uten sils 11 are firmlyheld in place. The end As clearly shown- 7 of the handle 4 is so shaped, that when it is moved from' the horizontal position,
shown in dotted lines in Fig. 6 to the fullline position shown in said Fig. 6, a clownward pressure is exerted upon the end 10 oi the member 3 so that the dishes 2 are locked in position. For convenience, this end 7 of the member 3 may be called the cam end, as it has a cam-like action upon the end 10 of the hook 3.
If it is desired to remove the dishes 2 and the utensils 11, the handle l is revolved into the horizontal position illustrated in Fig. 10 for example. A downward pressure is then exerted upon the end 10 of the member This causes the member 3 to turn until end 9 assumes the position shown in Fig. 11. This turning movement causes the crotch of the end 10 to move inwardly with respect to the adjacent end 8 of the handle. A further downward pressure upon the end 10 as well as an inner movement thereof forces it into the position shown in Fig. 12, so that the member can be completely released as shown in Fig. 18 to enable the dishes 2 and utensils ll to be readily removed.
It is therefore obvious that the member 3 can not be released and the dishes and utensils can not slip out of position when the handle is in the vertical position, because the member 3 is then forced downwardly and is locked a ainst any inner nuwement. It is also obvious that when the handle 6 is moved to the horizontal position so as to release the pressure of its end 7 upon the member, that the dishes 2 may then he removed, although it is preferable to first con'ipletely release the end 10 of. the member It is also obvious that the end 10 may be readily snapped into its locked position and that the angular contour oi the outer men1- ber thereof produces an action similar to that of a latch.
I have described a preterm-id embodiment of my invention, but it is clear that numerous changes and omissions could be made without departing from its spirit.
It is obvious-that the holding member 3 is con nected to the pail adjacent the lugs thereof so that one pair oi lugs are adapted to connect both the handle and the hook to the pail.
The handle l may be considered as part of the pail for the purposes of my invention.
since the holding member 3 is connected to the pail after it is connected to the handle 4-.
1. In combination, a pail having per forated lugs, a handle connected to said lugs and having loop-like ends passing through the perforations in said lugs, a holding member connected to said handle adjacent said lugs, the said holding member and said handle being of such contour that said handle contacts with said member when it is moved to the upright position to force said holding member in a direction towards the bottom of said pail, each end of said member being free from and spaced from the perforations in said lugs.
2.111 combination, a pail having perforated lugs, a handle for said pail having loop-like ends passing through said lugs, and a holding member directly contacting with the ends of said handle directly adjacent said lugs, each end of said holding member being free from and spaced "from the perforations in said lugs.
3.111 combination, a pail having per- :lorated lugs, a handle having loop-like ends passing through said lugs, a holding member having its ends directly contacting with said loop-like ends, each end of said holding member being :Eree from and spaced from the perforations in said lugs, the contour of the ends of said holding member being such that it can be turned when it is in the said position, one end of the said holding member being of such contour that it can be released from the adjacent looplike end.
at. In combination, a pail having perforated lugs, a handle having loop-like ends passing though said lugs, a holding member having its ends directly contacting with said loop-like ends, each end of said holding member being free from and spaced from the perforations in said lugs, one end of said holding member lla-vii'lg an arcuale contour and the other end having an angular contour, so that said holding member can be turned and its end of angular contour can be released ilil'OlIl the adjacent loop-like end.
I11 testimony whereof I- hereunto al'lix my signature.
ANDREIV IV. NELSON.