US 1795963 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. J. OBORSKI TooL RETAINER Filed sept. 16,1929
f 25 the description and claims to follow, a better medial pocket for the head 15 of a long cali- 75 Patented Mar. 10, 1931 i ADOLPI-I J. OBOIRSKI, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS TOOL RETAINER Application led. September 16, 1929. Serial No. 392,955. i
-y invention relates to. devices for the are subjectto drop and become damaged or retention of tools to prevent their loss, and lost; also, in changing the garment atvlunch more particularly to such devices as may be time, one or another article in the pocket may worn or carried by the mechanic to prevent slide out and fall to the iioor or drop into a the loss ot such tools as calipers, scales and pile of shavings or refuse and so become lost. 55 the like, and my main object is to provide a lt is, therefore, appreciated that an article retainer which may be nnndily attached te h aving the objects outlined above is a neces# the jumper, apron or overall suit worn by Sltythe mechanic, Referring to the drawing in greater detail, io A further Object of the invention is to deit will be noted that l provide a base strip 10 60 sign the same with a number ot receptacles as atoundation for the novel retainer, such particularly suitable for the customary tools Stlp belng of lirm sheet metal and prefercarried in the breast pocket of the garment. ably enlarged With 8021110195 1000 CO Slt the v Another Object f the invention is t0 conretainer securely against the garment. The l struct the novel retainer with means eXertbaSe plate is secured tothe garment by a 65 ing an inherent tension upon the articles re- Safety pin l1, the base ot the pin being tained t-o hold them with a irm grip. preferably held to the plate by hooks 12 A final but nevertheless important object struck from the plate and pressed into enof the invention is to construct the novel regagelnent with the pin'base; and the keeper tainer of few and simple parts, whereby to 13 torl the pin may also be a strip struck 70 make its production inexpensive and its use rearwardly from the base strip 10. easy, On the frontal side, the base plate receives With the above objects in view, and any a serpentine strip 14 of spring sheet metal, the others which may suggest themselves from strip being so formed that it has a large understanding of the invention may be per 15a, a smaller pocket at one side tor the gained by reference to the accompanying ratchet screw 1.6 of a short caliper 16a, a
drawing, in whichpocket on the opposite side for a pencil 17v Figure 1 is a perspective view ot the novel and pockets at the extreme ends for scales 18. retainer as 1n use; The medial pockets are rounded, since the 80 Figure 2 is a plan View oit' the retainer on parts they receive are cylindrical or substanthe larger scale, showing the positions of artially so; but the terminall pockets are narticles received there by means of dotted lines row, since the scales are narrow strips of steel.
Figure 3 is a front elevation of the view The material at the bottom of the terminal in Figure 2; pockets is squared to form heel portions 140 85 Figure 4 is a rear elevation of the retainer; iatly seating against the base plate and so and stabilizing the strip relative to the same.
Figure 5 is a cross-section on the line 5-5 The strip 14 has a generally horizontal of Figure 2. position, but its width is varied as indicated In the average machine shop environment, at 14a for purposes of ornamentation. Also,
the lathe or bench hand usually selects the the entrances to the pockets are slightly concalipers, the scale, and the pencil as the clos-` sricted, as indicated at 14?), so that a slight est or most frequently used tools, and these amount of force would be required to insert hekeeps in the breast pocket of the jumper the tools in the respective pockets, that they or other work garment, so that they may be may be held therein with tension. The device 95 handily removed for use or replaced. Freis fastened to the garment at a point above quently, however, the worker stoops or bends the pocket, the height being suitable to red own, such as to bring up an object or eX- ceive the tools as indicated in Figure 3. amine objects close to the floor, in which rlhe retainer strip 14 is secured to the base event the articles carried in the breast pOClet strip by intermediate rivets 19, although spOt m welding may be employed in preference to rivets. Outside the ends, the strip is retained byend pieces or tongues 2O struck forward from the ends of the base strip 10, these end pieces engaging the terminal sections 14d of the strip whereby to maintain the compression initially imparted to the strip for properly holding,` or retaining the tools. The end pieces 20 and the said terminal sections are in substantially vertical planes, affording alined seats for the terminal section against the end pieces and rendering the assembly firm.
It will be seen that the article described provides a simple method of holding the upper parts of the tools usually held in the pocket, so that when the worker stoops or discards the garment, the tools will not fall out and suffer damage or loss of adjustment when striking the floor or other surrounding objects, or become lost. The article is ef;- treinely light and easy to secure to the garment, and the retaining strip may be designed vto exert the proper amount of tension whereby to firmly hold the tools in place, yet permit their easy removal if desired. Finally, the device is constructed of a minimum of parts, so that it i ay be produced at low cost.
I claim: Y
l. A ltool retainer comprising a backing` plate, a frontal spring, strip of sinuous form and presentinga series of pockets separated by loops, and end pieces carried by the backing plate and clamping the strip in lineally i compressed state.
2. The structure of claim l, said end pieces being cut and struck forward from the ends of the plate.
3. A tool retainer comprising a backing pla-te, a frontal strip appli-ed to the latter and shaped to present resilient tool clips, squared heel portions in the terminal regions of the strip and atly seated against the plate to stabilize the strip relative to the latter, terminal sections projected from the heel portions, and end pieces carried by the plate and engaging the terminal sections to clamp the strip in lineally compressed state.
1i. The structure of claim 3, said terminal sections being flat and in substantially vertical planes, and the end pieces also being fiat and in substantially vertical planes for the alined seating of the terminal sections thereagainst.
In testimony whereof l aiiix my signature.
ADGLPH J. ononsKi.