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Publication numberUS1592838 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 20, 1926
Filing dateJun 5, 1924
Priority dateJun 5, 1924
Publication numberUS 1592838 A, US 1592838A, US-A-1592838, US1592838 A, US1592838A
InventorsHenry Rief
Original AssigneeNat Spring & Wire Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spring-handling implement
US 1592838 A
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AFatentecl July 19267.


'HENRY nmnjonennNDnA-rrns,



Applca'fcionV 1ed` .Tune 5,1924, Serial No. 718,166. Renewed V:fune 1, 1925.

rality'of springs in compressed form so that,

when :inserted Within Vthe structure, the springs may be released and permitted to enter the pockets simultaneously, thus greatly facilitating the manufactureoil the article in' which such springs areused.

This object and thev various advantages of the invention willfappearas the implement is better understood,A the invention consisting substantially in the novel yconstruction, combination and arrangement ot parts illustrated in the 'accompanying drawings Vand hereinafter described and pointed out in the appended claims. -f Y In the drawings Fig'. l is a top plan view oi' a tool Vor implement embodying my invention, showing "a prlurality of springs held therein.

ig. 2 is; aside velevation of the same,

showing the position. y Y Y Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the lower'ba.l

springs held in ycompressed member of the implement, showing the f springs expanded when` the upper bar member hasbeen removedik l Y Fig. l is a sectional view, enlarged, of one end of the implement, the ysection being` in the vertical plane indicated by the dotted lined- 4:r olil Fig. Y i n Fig. 5 is a sectional view, also enlarged, ot

the locking device at the handle end of the implement, the section being in the vertical n plane indicated by the dotted line 545 ot Fig. l;

My novel implement comprises two main bar members indicated asV awhole by the lettersA and B, each long and each relatively thin and narrow. The lower member A isa long, relatively narrow metal bar l, to which is rigidly secured at one end a hair d'le C. The lower surface of the bar l may toproduce be provided with a central, longitudinally extending strengthening rib` 2. The for` ward yend ot the bar l is biturcated to form a recess 3 suitably shaped to accommodar a movable clamp member D.

The clamp member l) is mounted` upon the ii'ee end of a resilient member E, preferably made of flat springmetal, by rivets 4.- or other suitable means.` The latch member, at its 'free end, extends upwardly through the recess 3, which end is provided with a latch which extends inwardly, i. e. toward the handle, a slight distance` The under iace or' the latchv 5 is of such shapeas to overlie and engage the top surface of the end of the top member B, as clearly yindicated at 6 in Fig. 3. i

rlhe springor resilient member E is secured to the under surface of the lower bar 1 by rivets or'other suitable means;

The upper bar member B is a straight,

rclatively narrow metal bar, not so long asr the bar l. Itis bent or offset at one end, as

indicated at 8, and is provided atthis offset end with a recess 9, adapted, when the bars A and B are together, to register with the recess 3 in the bar A. The clamp member l) is thus adapted to enter this recess 9 so rthatthe latch will engage the top surface of the member B at G as before stated. The top member B ymay also be provided with a.

longitudinally extending strengthening ribk l0, ii' desired. vThe rear or handle end ot said top member B is bifurcated to form a recess ll for the reception of a locking` member F. f


The memberv F lis pivotally mounted l through an opening in the lower member to aretaining nut suitably Asecured on the under surface or the bar l, andit carries a handle or Vfinger hold lei and a'lockiiig or latchsfhoulder l5, which latter isadapted to engage the top surface of the `top member B adjacent to the recessv ll. An expansion spring 16', mounted over studs 17 and 18 on the members F and A respectively, exerts ftension to normally press 'the member F away from the handle C and to hold its shoulder l5 in engagement with the top member B, asrsliown in Fie'. 5. f

Then the members A and B are in proper yposition,'a plurality ofsprings (if` may be 'compressed between their proximate surfaces as clearly shown in Figs. l, 2 and ll.

In this position, the implement is ready for lli its intended use, and may be inserted in a mattress or other article which 1s to contain Ythe springs G, and the member l" then moved vmattressu'the springs G Will-at once expand as shown-in Fig. 3 andbe ree toposition themselves in place in the mattress. The Withdrawal of the bar B trom the mattress is eas;Y because it has no shoulders or protuberances to Contact with the ends ot the springs G or iviththe fabric ot' the mattress. The Withdrawal or" the levier bar is si ilarly easy because the top surf ce of the latch 5 is suitably rounded and the spr j E causes said latch 5 to move doesn upon the flat surface of the bar as shoivn in Fig. 3. y

This toolor implement is cheap to manufacture, easy to manipulate, eiiective and accurate in use andhasno complicated parts to Work loose or get out of order. lt may be made available for other uses than those hereinabove referred to. its effectiveness does not depend upon the precise Jr'orm or structure-herein rather fully described and therefore my invention is not limitedto such details, except as Vthe same `may be stated in the claims herein made.

I claim as my invention 1. An implement for :inserting a plurality of springs in a conlined space, comprising two bar members each relatively narrow and thin` adapted in superposed relation to hold a plurality of coiled springs between them, and means at their respective ends tor removably locking said two bars together.

2, A spring holding implement comprising two superposed bars, means for holding together the adjacent ends ot saidbars, comprising a member yieldingly attached to one bar, extending around its end, and adapted to engage the end of the other bar.

3. A spring holding implement comprising two superposed bars, means for holding together' the adjacent ends ot said bars` comprising registering recesses in the end of each bar, a clamp member adapted to engage said recesses, a latch on the end of said clamp member adapted to engage one of said bars adjacent to its recess and means for yieldinglyattaching said clamp member to the other bar.

4. A spring holding implement comprising tivo superposedbar-smeans ,for holdingtogether the adjacent ends ot saidbars,

comprising registering recesses in the end of each bar, a clamp member adapted to engage said recesses, a latch on the end ot said clamp member adapted to engage one ot said bars adjacent to its'recess and means icr yieldingly attachingsai-d clampmember to the vother bar, said attaching means including a flat spring member secured at one end to the clampmember and at its other end to the bar.

5. A bar provided at one end with a clamp member and at its other end with a locking member', a second bar provided with recesses in each end adapted to be engaged by the said clamp and the said locking me aber oit the other bar, and means for vieldingly holding the locking member in engaged position with the second bar.

b. A bar provided at one end with a clampmember and at itsother end With a locking member, a secondbar provided with recesses in each end adapted to be :engaged by the saidclamp and the said lock-ing member oi the other bar, and means for yieldingly holding the locking member in engaged .position with the second bar, said holding means embracing an expansion spring.

, T. A bar provided.withr a movableclamp member yieldingly securedto its under side and `adapted to extend about4 one of its ends, and a locking member pivotally mounted'at its other end. in .combination with al second rbar provided Witha recess in each end and to be engaged by saidclamp and locking members oty the first mentioned bar`` and means for normally compressing the pivoted locking member yin a ldirectionl toward the clamping member.

S.l An implement oi,y the .class described comprising `a bar member provided at one end with a handle and at its other end with a recess, a second bar straight throughout the major portion of its length and at, one end provided with an oli'set and a recessed end, a clampmember yieldingly secured to the bottom ot the tirst mentioned bar and extending about the ends otv the two bars when in superposed relation, a latch on the tree end of the clamp member adapted to` engage the top ot the second bar, a latch member pivotally secured to the handle end ot the first mentioned bar. adapted to .engage the recessed end of VAthe secondbar, a locking shoulder on said pivoted locking member and means uniting the locking member and the first mentioned bar and adapted to press said locking member outwardly in locking position.

In testimony, that I, claim the foregoing as my invention l aiiix my signature, this 2nd day of June, 1924-.

AHldlblltY BIEF.


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US3031815 *Oct 4, 1960May 1, 1962Viking Forsberg KarlPackaging machine feed apparatus
US6751933 *Jun 25, 2001Jun 22, 2004Spuhl Ag St. GallenMethod and device for turning and relaxing springs
U.S. Classification53/114, 29/227, 53/260
International ClassificationB68G15/00
Cooperative ClassificationB68G15/00
European ClassificationB68G15/00