US 1605195 A
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F. LEWIS FLASK CARRIER Filed Jan. 14. 1926 jvlezuz'a" Patented Nov. 2, 1926.
UNITED STATES FRED LEWIS, OF LE JUNIOR, KENTUCKY.
Application led January 14, 1926. Serial No. 81,272.
The invention relates to improvements in carriers for flasks, and vit is intended primarily to carry a miners carbide flask in such manner that the latter is readily accessible and usable to fill the usual carbide lamp whenever desired.
The object of the invention is to provide an exceptionally simple and inexpensive, yet a very desirable carrier of the type set forth, of such construction as to permit easy inversion of the flask to discharge its contents.
With the foregoing in view, the invention `resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, the description being supplemented by the accompanyingl drawing.
kFigures 1 and 2 are perspective views looking in different directions.
Figure 3 is a central vertical sectional view.
Figure 4; is a rear elevation showing the device supported by a portion of a waist-eu circling belt, and illustrating in dotted lilies,
the manner in which the flask may be inverted.
` The form of construction herein disclosed has proven very effective and desirable and hence is preferably followed, although variations may be made within the scope of the invention as claimed. The numeral 5 designates a relatively high baek l Wall formed of leather or other tough material having a suliicient degree of 'flexibility tobe more comfortable to the wearer' than it' it were of rigid construction. Wings 6 are formed integrally with the lower portion .of the back wall 5 and extend forwardly therefrom to form side walls for an upwardly opening pocket, the free ends of said wings being turned inwardly and stitched together as indicated at 7 or lotherwise connected, to form a low front wall for said pocket. Auother extension 8 is integral with the back wall 5 and projects forwardly therefrom te provide a bottom for the pocket, the free end of this extension preferably turning upwardly as at 9 and being stitched as at 10 to the inturned ends of the wings 6. Additional stitching 11 is shown, connecting the bottom 8 with the side Walls of the pocket. Preferably, metallic studs 12 are provided at intervals around the upper edge portion of the pocket for protective purposes, as well as to give a good appearance to the article.
The pocket, formed as above described or in any other desired manner, is intended to receive the lower end of a common type of carbide flask 13, with the cap 14 of said flask exposed at the upper end of the wall 5 so that it may readily be detached. To prevent accidental falling of the flash from the pocket, a flask-encircling strap 15 is secured to the upper end of the back wall 5 and it will be seen that by loosening or unfastening this strap, the flask may be easily removed anddanother substituted, should this be desire A vertically elongated plate 16, prefer'- ably formed of metal, is secured to the rear Side of the back wall 5, by rivets 17 or other desired means. Behind this plate, is a loop 18 to receive the miners belt 19, said loop having a vertical side member 20 which contacts frictionally with the plate 16, said member 20 and plate being pivotally connected by a horizontal rivet or the like 21. This pivotal connection is disposed considerably above the central portion of the flask, so that the latter and its receptacle will have no tendency to accidentally turn over. However, when a lamp is to be filled, the cap 14; may be removed and the entire flask tilted to an inverted position as disclosed in dotted lines in Fig. il, thus permitting rapid and easy discharge of its contents.
The device is exceptionally simple, inexpensive, desirable and durable and on ac count of such advantages as these, the de tails disclosed are preferable. However` as above stated, variations may be made within the scope of the invention as claimed.v
I claim 1. Aflask carrier comprising a receptacle for holding a flask with the neck of the latter upwardly exposed, a closed loop at the back of said receptacle through which to pass a belt, and a horizontal pivot connecting said loop with said receptacle back with the lower end of said receptacle free atall times to swing relatively to said loops above the central portion of the receptacle, permitting inversion of the receptacle to discharge the contents of the flask, said recepf tacle having a portion to hold the flask against dropping therefrom when said receptacle and flask are inverted.
2. A flask carrier comprising a relatively tall flexible back wall having an upwardly opening pocket at its lower end to receive the lower end of a flask, a flask-encircling strap secured to the upper portion of said back wall, a vertical plate secured to the rear side lll) ol' said back Well, n belt-engaging loop hun ing a vertically disposed Side member eontaeting with the rear face of said plate, and a horizontal pivot connecting said plate with Said side member of the loop7 leaving the lower end of said receptacle ree at all times to swing relatively to said loop, to discharge its contents, said strap then serving` to hold the flask against dropping from the pocket.
A ask carrier Comprising a relatively tall flexible beek Wall, Wings formed on the .lower portion of seid back will and having their free ende fastened together, an extension on the lower end ot said bueh Wall and projecting;` forwardly therefrom, said extension having its 'free end turned upwardly and fastened to the ends ol seid wings, mi l extension and wings forming the bottom und Side walls oi a pocket to receive the lower end of the flask, a flask encircling Strap Cured to the upper portion of the bnel: will. a. metallic plate Secured to the rear side o the back Wall, n. belt engaging loop having its inner Side member piyotnlly connected lo Said ple-te at :i point considerably above center of the flask, and a series ot proteeioz Studs Secured at intervals around the opper portion oil: the pocket.
ln testimony whereof l have hereunto :1 l'- ixed my signature.
FRED LEW l