US 1769174 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
` July 1, 1930- L. c. BURKS ET AL 1,769,174
PROTECTOR FOR MINING TOOLS Filed Febv 25. 1927 Patented July 1,1930
artnr otros? PROTECTOR FOR MINING TOOLS Application mea February a5, 1927'. n semaine. 1v1,yo47.
rIhis invention relates toa protection device designed primarily for use to prevent theft of the various tools employed by a miner although it is to be understood'that the device can be used for holding other articles.
@ne of the objects is to provide a device of this character which will hold a group of tools assembled so that, after the device has been properly locked it becomes impossible to separate the tools.
lt frequently happens among miners and others using various tools in their labors, that some of the tools are stolen 0r lost when laid aside unused and it is an object of the present invention to provide a means whereby the tools, when not in use, can all be grouped together and securely fastened, thereby to practically obviate all danger of theft or loss of any of the tools. y
A further object is to provide a device of this character which is simple, durable and compact in construction, and which, when assembled with the tools, will permit of all of the tools being carried at one time in a convenient way.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which' will appear as the description' proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts, and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise'embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawings,
Figure l is a side elevation of the device, a set of mining tools being shown assembled therewith.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the structure shown in Figure l.
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the protecting device on an enlarged scale.
Figure 4 is a side elevation thereof.
Figure 5 is an end elevation.
Referring to the figures by characters of reference l designates an elongated frame formed preferably of a light metal rod bent to provide a contracted portion or tongue y2 atone endof the frame, it being understood that the' rod constituting this frame and tongue is .continuous and unbroken. The free end portion of ing 3 extending therethrough while mounted on that end of the frame l remote from the tongue 2 are one or more sleeves'or eyes 4 provided at the free ends of arms 5. These arms diverge from an inverted yoke 6 having long side formed partly of the arms 5 and a short side. with the short side of the yoke and has a iinger 8 at one end merging into an ear Vor lug y 9 provided with an openingflO. This open` ing is ldesigned to register with theV opening 3 when the lug 9, is 'in contact with the `tongue and, with thejpartsthus located, thewfinger 8 will support the strip 7 substantially parallel with theplane occupied by the frame 8 and tongue 2. At a point substantially in line with the short side of thel yoke 6 a cross bar 11 is provided in the frame'4 l, this bar being formed integral withthe sides of the framelas shown.
the tongue 2 has an open- A retaining arm"7 is integral.
ln usingthisdevi'ce those tools of the ham` l mer type'are mounted on the frame l with the heads l.. resting onl the frame land the handles B extending therethrough. vAn axe is usually included as a part -of the equipment of a miner and as the head of the aXe is large it is arranged within that portion ofthe frame l under the yoke 6 so that the handle B of this yoke can extend downwardly7 through the space `between the cross bar l1 and the end of the frame as shown. Other toolssuch as picks C are arranged with their heads resting on the frame and their handles extending downwardly therethrough while the tonguek 2 can be extended through the eyes provided in the handles D and E of a saw and a shovel respectively. Small hammers can also be mounted on the tongue 2, the head F of one of these hammers being shown in` position and the handle G thereof being eX- tended downwardly n through the tongue. After the several tools have thus been assembled relative to the frame 1 and its tongue 2 the retaining strip formed of the yokep, strip 7 and finger 8 iS swung to place with lOO the lug or ear 9 rest-ing on the tongue. The shackle of a padlock 12 is then inserted through the registering openings 3 and l() so that the parts of the protector are thus held together and it becomes impossible to remove or separate the several tools engaged thereby.
What is claimed is: 1. A protector of the class described including a member having an opening for the reception of the handles of certain tools, a
tongue extending ,from one end of said member 'lfor insertion through the handles of other tools, a retaining member movably mounted relative to the handle engaging member, and means for holding the two members against relative movement, thereby to retain the tools against `Withdrawal of their handles Jfrom eny gagement with themember engaged thereby.
2. A protector of the class described including an elongated trame having a con- Y tracted portion at one end constituting a tongueythere being an opening through the member and extending longitudinally thereof, a retaining strip movably connected to one end of the frame, and means for detachably fastening the other end of said strip to the end of Athe tongue.
3. A protector of the class described including an elongated Vtraine having a con- 30 tracted portion at one end constituting a tongue, a retaining strip movably connected to one end of the frame, means for detachabl..r fastening the other end of said'strip to the end of the tongue, and means for separating 35 the frameinto separate spaces for-the reception of the handlesof tools.
A device of the class described including an elongated member for the reception o the handles of tools having heads adapted to of rest on the-member, a tongue at one end of said member for-insertion through tools having eyes, a retaining member movably connected to the tool engaging member and movable to positionto retain the tools in engage- 5 ment with the member and the tongue thereon, and Vmeans for locking the members in tool retaining positions.
In testimony that We claim the foregoing as our own, We have hereto aflixed our signa- 50 tures.
LAWRENCE C. BUR-KS. JOHN A. BUCHHEIT.