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Publication numberUS1671159 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 29, 1928
Filing dateJun 30, 1925
Priority dateJun 30, 1925
Publication numberUS 1671159 A, US 1671159A, US-A-1671159, US1671159 A, US1671159A
InventorsHaist Foster A, Miller Edwin S
Original AssigneeKeystone Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for socket-wrench sets
US 1671159 A
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May 29, 1928. 4,671,159


a: Ilmlllllll! Patented May 29, 1928.

16'r?1,1549` PATENT OFFICE..


Application filed June 30, 1925. ySerial No. 40,5547.

This invention relates to a holder or cons tainer for a socket wrench set comprising "a plurality of sockets of diterentsizes and La handle capable of being detachably connected with any one 'of the sockets and thus avoid the necessity of employing a separate handle for each socket and also reducing the cost of the equipment and the amount of space required 'for its storage.

lt is the object of this yinvention to provide a container or holder of this character with improved means for detachably connecting the vcover rand receptacle or box, which improvements are designed to lhold the members of the Awrench set reliably against displacement within the container and valso securely vhold the cover and receptacle together and prevent their accidental separation when being handled or moved around while not in use. i

In the accompanying drawings Figurevl is a side elevation off a socket wrench set holder or container embodying our improvements.

VFigure 2 is a top plan view thereof. Yliigure 8 is a vertical longitudinal section thereof. n

Figure 4l is a vertical cross section italen on line 1- 4, Fig. l.

Figures 5 and 6 vare end elevations of the container viewed vfrom opposite ends thereof.

Similar characters .of reference indicate like parts throughout ythe several views.

vrlhis containerl or holder consists essentially of a receptacle or box, a cover adapted to extend over the top of the receptacle and means for detachably connecting the cover with the receptacle. y

1n the preferred form ofthe 4receptacle the same comprises ka bottom 10, -two "longitudinal side walls 11, 11 which preferably converge from the frontend to the rear end ofthe bottom, a. rear `upright end wall 12 connecting` the rear ends of the bottom and side walls and projecting upwardly therefrom, and a front end wall 13 connecting the front end of the bottom and side walls and projecting upwardly therefrom. The wrench sockets 14C are ofv different diameters or sizes but preferably of the same height or length and these are preferably arranged in a longitudinal row within the receptacle. The handle of the wrench comprises a bar 15 which is adapted to be placed lengthwise over the upper ends of the wrench sockets when not in use, and this bar is provided at one end witha tang 16 projecting Alaterally therefromand adapted to depend into the space 'betweenone end wall of the receptacle and thegadjacent .wrench socket7 when the wrench is not Vin use, as shown in Figs. 1 and Q3.

'The cover 17 `of the container extends lengthwise over the upper side ofthe receptac'le,r and .it is provided on its under side with a longitudinal channel 18* which is adapted to receive the upper part ofthe bar of the lhandle when the parts of the wrench are properly packed inthe receptacle, and thereby confine .the handle over the wrench sockets and preventaccidenta'l .escape of the same and the Wrench sockets from the container.

At its opposite ends the cover is ,provided with depending pivot arms '19,7 191 which Vengage with the'outer side of the end'wa'l'ls 13 and 12, respectively `of the receptacle and are pivotally connected .therewith by pivot pmsor r1vets'20, '21 so that the cover can Swingin a vertical plane-transversely into a position over Ithe wrench members 'in `the receptacle 'for confining 'the same in the latter and also into a position on one side of the longitudinal center ofthe receptacle to permit of introducing the wrenchmeml bers into the receptacle and also removing the same therefrom.

k@ne of these pivot pins, for example the pivot 21 passes through round holes in the corresponding end wall 4of the receptacle and vpivot arm ofthe cover so as to provide a ffi-Xedlpivotal point for this end ofthe cover onthe-lrecep'tacle. vThe other Ypivot -pin or rivet 20,ho wever, is mounted in a rfixed posit-ionen -theend wall v1-3 of the receptacle r`but passes-through a vertical slot 2 2 :inthe cover arm 19,50 that this end ofthe cover is capable of a'pivotaland-also a laterally or Iradially 'sliding vmovement relatively to the holding the wrench parts against displacement in the receptacle.

The cover is locked in a position over the wrench members and also in a position in which it engages throughout its length with the wrench handle by means of a lock or latching means having the form of a bail or loop which in its preferred construction comprises two side arms 23, 23 normally arranged vertically on opposite sides of the receptacle and cover at the slidable end o'lE the latter, a horizontal locking bar 26 connecting the upper ends ot said side arms and adapted to engage transversely against the top of the cover at the slidable end thereof,

and pivot pins 24 projecting inwardly trom the lower ends of the arms 23 into pivot openings 26 in the side walls ot the receptacle adjacent to the end wall 13 thereof upon swinging the locking hail inwardly and into engagement with the top of the cover the latter `is locked in its closed position, as shown in Figs. l-, and when it is desired to release the cover to permit of swinging the same laterally into its open position the bail is moved so that `its locking cross bar 26 swings longitudinally outward away from the top of the cover.

In order to further insure against accidental disengagement ot the locking bail "from the cover, the upper 'liront part of the erally toward and 'from a position over the handle bar on one side oi' the longitudinal axis ot the container and properly engage this bar when in its highest position and also avoid striking with one of the ilanges of its channel shaped underside against the top o the handle bar when swinging the cover into and out of its operative position, means are provided to permit the cover to clear this bar during such movement. This is preierably accomplished by arranging the pivotal connections 2O and 21 between the arms oie the cover and the receptacle end walls on one-side of the vertical longitudinal plane extending centrally through the receptacle. It follows from this construction that the flange 171 of the cover which is diagonally opposite to the pivot 20,121 will, during the firstpart of the opening movement of the cover, rise sufficiently to clear the bar before moving downwardly, and vice versa during the last part of the closing movement of the cover.

This torni of lock for the receptacle is not only inexpensive but the same is also very reliable in its operation for holding ythe cover and receptacle together and it can also bey very easily manipulated for opening or closing the container.

We claim as our invention zl. A holder comprising a receptacle having end walls, a cover provided at its ends with depending arms which are pivotallyl connected with said end walls to swing transversely relative to the receptacle, and a latehing meansfor holding said cover in its operative position, said cover being resilient and flexed when depressed to be engaged by said latchingmeans.y

2. A holder comprising a receptacle having end walls, a cover provided at itsends `with depending arms which are pivotally connected with said end walls to swing transversely'relative to the receptacle, and a latching means for holding said cover in its operative position, said cover being resilient and flexed whenv depressed to `he engaged by said latching means and` that arm of the cover` adjacent to said 'latching means hav-` ing a slot and the adjacent end wall of the receptacle having a pivot pin which engages with said slot to permit the respective end of the cover to swing and slide relatively to the receptacle upon opening `and closing the `cover and the opposite endwall of said receptacle and the respective cover yarm being connected by a pin which permits only of swinging the cover into and out of `its operative position relative to the receptacle.


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U.S. Classification206/378
International ClassificationB25B13/56, B25B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB25B13/56
European ClassificationB25B13/56