US 1674352 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 19, 1928.
I R. E. ADAMS GUN CASE Filed May 25, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 gmntw June 19, 1928.
R. E. ADAMS GUN CASE Filed May 25, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 19, 1928.
UNITED STATES 1, 14,352 PATENT' OFFICE.
ROBERT .E. ADAMS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR .20 ADJUSTABLE GUN CASE (30% POBATION, OF N EW YORK, N..Y.,
A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
Application filed May 25,
This invention relates to cases or containers for shot guns and the like.
Gun cases, as heretofore usually constructed, have been designed to fit one or more particular styles or typesof gun. This compelled manufacturers to make a large number of different patterns, and necessitated dealers carrying a large assortment, thus increasing the cost of making and handling these articles.
The primary object of the present inven tion is to devise a standard type of gun case which shall be capable of containing any style or type of shot gun now on the market, that is to say, a-universal case. By thus enabling manufacturers to concentrate their activities upon a single standard pattern or style of case, the manufacturing cost is proportionately reduced. Likewise, dealers will have to carr only one kind of case,
and therefore, smal er stocks will be suiticient. Thus,the cost of handling will be reduced.
A further objectof the invention is to provide a relatively cheap and serviceable substantially rigid combined gun and cartridge case, which shall be substantially waterproof and capable of withstanding rough usage.
With the above and other objects in View, the invention consists in the construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved gun case in its open position, showing 1t as itappears when adjusted to recame one type of gun;
Figure 2 1s a p an view thereof, showing the parts adjusted to receive a difierent type of gun;
v Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional plan view, through the partition adjusting means shown at the left hand end of the case; and 1 Figure 4 isa fragmentary plan view on an enlarged scale, showing one of my improved extensible partitions, parts being in section.
Ilefer'ring to the drawings in detail, my improved case comprises a box-like container 1, formed of some relatively still and inexpensive material, such, for example, as indurated fiber board. The container is reenforced at its edges by a double thickness of material, as indicated at 2, and is provid- 1926. Serial no. 111,543.
In order to divide the container into compartments capable of snugly receiving the different parts of a gun, I provide a pair of rigid longitudinal partitions 9 and 10. One of these partitions 9 has a notch 11 formed therein, as clearly shown in Figure 1, this notch being for the purpose of receiving the projection which is usually found on the barrel portion of shot guns of the automatic type. The other partition 10 is solid and of uniform width throughout.
At each end of each longitudinal partition is provided a projecting tongue or the like 12, and these tongues are adapted to be received in sockets or slots at the respective ends of the container. These slots are preferably formed in woodenend pieces 13 and 1 1, secured inside the case, as shown in the drawings.
At one end, as shown at the right hand portion of Figures 1 and 2, the fiat strip or end piece 14 is employed in which one or more vertical slots or sockets 16 are formed,
At the other end of the container I have shown the end piece 13 as consisting of a relatively thick wooden strip in which sockets or slots 15 are out. These slots receive the tongue 12 at the end of the partition, the same as the slots 16 at the other end-of the container.
By reference to Figures 2 and 3, it will be particularl noted that 'the inner surface of the en piece 13, adjacent the slots or notches 15, is cut on an arc substantially around one of the notches 16 as a center. Moreover, the notches 15 are not parallel, but are radial to this arc.
It will now be apparent that the two lon itudinal partitions 9 and 10, which di er from one another in that the partition 9 is provided with the notch 11, while the partition 10 is unbroken, are of the same len h and size, and are therefore interchangea le. That is to say, in Figure 1, the partition 9 is shown with its ends engaged in the sockets or slots 15 and 16, while the partition 10'ie illustrated as lying snugl against the in-v side of the front wall of t e container, speinvests cial sockets l5 and 16 being provided in the end pieces 13 and 14 for this purpose. in Figure 2, the partitions, are reversed, partition 10 being in engagement with the sockets 15 and 16, while partition 9 lies against the wall of the container.
From an inspectionof the drawing, it will also be apparent that the projections 12 at the ends of either one of these partitions may be inserted in any of the slots 15 or 16, and that by this means, the poistion of such partition relative to the side walls of the container, may be varied. Furthermore, it will be seen that the right hand end of the partition may remain engaged with one of the slots or sockets in the end piece 14, while the left hand end may be swung about such slot as a pivot, and engaged in any one of the slots l5.- In this way, the angular relation of the partition to the side walls of the container may be varied.
In addition to the longitudinal partitions 9 and 10, I provide transverse-partitions 17 p and 18, which extend between the longitudinal partitions. In order to rmit of the adjustment of the longitudina partitions in the'sockets loand 16, as described, it is necessary to make the transverse partitions telescopic or extensible. these transverse partitions is mounted at each end in a sleeve or cud 19, into and out of which it .may slide, as required, these till sleeves being provided with outturned edges 20, which are adapted to en age in grooves formed by the bent over e ges of suitable clips 2l, preferably. formed of sheet metal, and secured to the artitions 9 and 10 by means of screws 22 see Figure 4).
From the foregoing, it will be seen that the artitions divide the container into a num er of compartments. Compartment A. is designed to receive the stock portion of the gun, While compartment B receives the barrel portion. CompartmentsC and D, ateach end of the compartment A, are designed to contain shells, or other accessories, such as cleaning implements.
lhe object of providingtwo partitions 9 and 10, and making them interchangeable, is as follows. As above stated, the notch 11 is for the urpose of receiving a partition of the nice anism attached to an automatic barrel; This is, of course, a single bar- .rel gungand relatively light. The cutting away at the partition 9 to form the notch 11 necessarily weakens it, and if this weakened partition'were used to hold a heavy piece such as a double barrel or repeatin gun, it might not be strong enough. T erefore, when ada-ptin the case to hold a double barrel or similar heavy gun, other than an automatic, I place the partition 9 against the wall of the container, as shown in Figure 2, and use the uniform stronger partition 10 in its place.
To this end, each of.
In the drawing, the partitions 17 and 18 are shown in arbitrarily selected positions by way of example. It will, of course, be understood that they can be placed in any dcsircd position. It will be noted, however, that in Figures 1 andfZ, the relative location of these partitions is reversed, because of the fact that the longitudinal partitions 9 and 10 are shown reversed in the two figures.
In practice, I propose that the gun case, as furnished to dealers, will not have the clips 21 fastened in position, but these clips, and the partitions l7 and 18, will be packed in the container, with the necessary screws. A purchaser may then easily secure the clips to-the partitions 9 and 10 in any position best adapted for the requirements of the particular gun for which the case is wanted. In other words, he can place the clips in such a position that the compartment A, when the partitions are assembled, will be of just the proper length to snugly receive the stock portion of his gun. can set the partition 9 or 10 in the slots or sockets l5 and 16 in such a position as will make the compartment B just wide enough to snugly hold the barrel portion of his gun.
It will thus be seen that by the above,described arrangement of partitions, I have provided a gun case of simple construction which is of universal adaptability and which may be readily adjusted to properly hold any one of the various well known types of guns.
What I claim is 1. A gun case comprising a box like container, of greater length than width, said case havin a rigid partition extending lengthwise t ereof, and provided with means whereby said partition may be secured in any one of several positions at different angles to the sides of the container.
2. A gun case comprising a box like container, of greater length than width, said case having a rigid partition extending lengthwise thereof, and provided at its ends with looking projections, each end of the container being formed with a plurality of sockets to receive said projections, said sockets being so positioned that said locking projections may be inserted simultaneously Having done this, he
into any two sockets at opposite ends of the with looking projections, each end ofthe container being provided with a group of spaced sockets to receive said rojections, one of said groups of sockets belng located adjacent one side wall of the container and thaother group being further from said side wall, whereby said partition may be secured in any one of a plurality of positions, in all of which it extends at an angle to the side walls of the container.
4. A gun case comprising a box-like container, of greater length than width, said case having a rigid partition extending len thwise thereof, and provided at its ends Wit locking pro ections, a socket at one end of the container to receive one of said pro'ections, and a member at the other end of t e container having a plurality of sockets into any one of which the other of said projections maybe inserted, the inner face of said member adjacent said sockets being formed on an are substantially around said first mentioned socket as a center.
5. A gun case comprising a box like container, of greater length than width, said case having a rigid partition extending lengthwise thereof, means for securing said partition in different positions relative to the sides of the container, and a transverse plurality of: compartments, said transverse partitions being extensible, and means for securing the longitudinal partition in different positions, whereby the relative sizes of said compartments may be varied.-
7. The combination with a gun case comprising a substantially rlgid, elon ated container, of a pair of interchangea 1e longitudinal partitions mounted therein, said partitions being of different structural shape but the same length, means for securing said partitions in the container with one parallel to the side Walls thereof and the other at an angle thereto, and a transverse partition extending between them.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
ROBERT E. ADAMS.