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Publication numberUS1747973 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1930
Filing dateNov 27, 1928
Priority dateNov 27, 1928
Publication numberUS 1747973 A, US 1747973A, US-A-1747973, US1747973 A, US1747973A
InventorsBascom Calvin P, Hall William E
Original AssigneeBascom Calvin P, Hall William E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ax rack
US 1747973 A
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Application filed November 27, 1928. Serial No. 322,286. v

This invention relates to racks, and more particularly to racks suitable for retaining and displaying axes.

' The principal object of this invention is to provide a rack of the above nature which is easily assembled, compact in size, and yet will expose for display the greatest number 7 of axes in the smallest space.

. Another object is toprovide a rack from 10 which the axes may be easily removed, and yet will be securely held in place at all times. Still another object is to provide a novel locking meanswherein the weight of the ax head and the shape of the handle isutilized i i to retain the ax in the rack. Because of the very nature of the tool, it is highly desirable that the head should always be exposed so that the purchasing public may minutelyexamine the same for trueness, shape and edge.

' It is also desirable to have the handles exposed for inspection as far as possible. Heretofore in the trade, many of the axes were sold either wrapped or unassembled, which permitted the palming oil of defective or otherwise undesirable tools. In our rack, each head of every ax on display is exposed torinspection and most of the handle of each is likewiseexp'osed-" In addition, the ax jmay readily be removed for closer scrutiny.

'Ojtherobjects and advantages ofthe invention will be apparent during the course of the following description. I

i In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same, Figure 1 is a perspective of the ax rack showingone ax removed from the top of the support;

40 Figure 2 is a side elevation partly in section, showing the means for securing the opposite sides of the rack together;

'Figure 3 is a fragmentary section of the top of the rackshowing one of the, axes in v Figure 4 is a front elevation showing one I side of the ax rack, the top axes being removed and showing the side'axes place; 1 Figure 5 is a fragmentary top plan show s ing several of the axes in place; and

' Figure 6 is a modification of the means for securing the side axes.

. Referring to the drawings: Numeral 1 designates an ax rack having legs. 2 which are secured at an angle at the top by bolts 3, which pass through an ax holder l which is'composed of two side memhere 5 resting on shoulders 6 formed in the legs 2. In the top edges of ax. holder 4 are formed notches 7 and 8, the notch 7 being narrower than the notch 8, so as to receive the bit and back of the ax, respectively. The bolts 3 pass through side members 5 and legs 2, securing the whole together, and securing means, such as nuts 9, are placed on the other end of the bolts 3.

Along the outer sides of thelegs 2. are placed securing means in the form ofsemicircles 10, the open portion being of less width than the diameter of the circle.

A modification as shown in Figure 6, substitutes oppositely inverted spring clips 11 and 12 for the semi-circle securing means, the spring clips 11 being directed downwardlyto receive the handle, and spring clip 12 turned upwardly to receive the portion of the ax on which the head is mounted. As actually used, the axes to be perpendicularly displaced are inserted in the top of the rack, handle first, so that the bit and back of the ax will come to rest securely in their respective notches. The weight of the ax head bearing down prevents the accidental dislodgment of the ax, and at the same time, affords a complete inspection of the ax head. Double bitted axes may be equally as Well displayed, as the notch designed for the back of the ax will also receive the second bitted portion of a double bitted ax. 'In placing the axes in the legs for horizontal dis play, the ax handle must be turned until the narrowest portion of the handle is presented for entry in the semi-circlev securing means. Upon the handle being inserted, the same is rotated so that the bit is down and the'back 95,

The perpendicularly displayed axes may simply be lifted from the rack and examined. In removing the horizontally displayed axes, it is necessary to give the same a half twist and lift outwardly, the twist being in opposite direction when the axes are replaced. It is desirable to place the heads of the axes for horizontal display in opposite directions on the respective sides to present better balance of the rack, and at the same time to permit more perfect display, as no matter from which side the rack is approached, or at what angle, the head will be exposed for inspection.

What we claim is:

1. A tool display rack comprising a pair of standards, each of which includes a pair of legs inclined to each other and having their sides coplanar, the top of each leg being cut to form an abutment'for the leg paired therewith, and a pair of tool supporting plates-secured toopp'osite edges of said standards at the top thereof, the top edges of said plates being notched to receive and support tools, and the outer edges of the legs of said standards being notched to receive and support the handles of tools such as hammers, axes and the like.-

2. A tool display rack comprising a pair of standards, each having edges inclined to each other and having recesses cut in sa1d edgesat their intersecting ends to form s ub stantially vertical and horizontal supporting V notches in the edges thereof in substantially horizontal alignment with said notches and having substantially the same diameter as the "maj or axis of the handle of said tool and the open sides of said notches being equal to the. diameter vof the minor axis of said handle, whereby said tool when the handle is partially rotated orients itself by gravity to a locked position in said notches.

4. A tool display rack comprising a side member having edges converging upwardly and-having recesses cut in said edges in the upper edge of said side member to form substantially vertical and horizontal supporting surfaces, a pair of plates seated on said horizontal surfaces and spaced apart by said vertical surfaces and having tool receiving notches in their upper edges and means .for securing saidplates in said recesses.

- -n testimony whereof we affix our signatures.


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U.S. Classification211/70.6
International ClassificationA47F7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/0035
European ClassificationA47F7/00C2