US 1927110 A
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p 1933- H. B. BANNISTER ET AL 2 I TOOL CASE Filed June 25, 1931 UULJUU -&
INVENTOR HARRY B. BAMWSTER. CLARE/C5 J. ROBINSON.
ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 19, 1933 PATENT OFFICE TOOL CASE Harry B. Bannister and Clarence J. Robinson, Wilmington, Ohio, assignors to The Irwin Auger Bit Company, Wilmington, Oh1o,a corporation of Ohio Application June 25, 1931. Serial No. 546,742
This invention relates to improvements in holding means for tools, and has for its object to provide a support for one or more tools and an inclosure for the support with the tools thereon, or the support may be used independently of the inclosure.
It is particularly the object of this invention to provide, in connection with a plate, a plurality of resilient holding members for gripping tools such as auger bits. In the present instance the plate is rectangular in form and has on opposite sides prongs formed by slits. To each prong is attached a holder in the form of spring members for engaging certain parts of the tool, such as auger bits and the like.
It is particularly the object of this invention to provide, in connection with a plate having attached thereto by means of welding or rivets, a plurality of prongs for holding tools, and also provide a casing in which the plate is removably attached.
These and other objects and advantages will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawing, in which there is shown a preferred embodiment of this invention.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a box in which the present tool holding means is provided.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the box with the lid removed.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal vertical section through the box as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a side elevation of the plate with the spring holding members thereon.
Figure 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of Figure 2.
In Figure 1 there is shown a box or case 1 which has a lid 2 thereon, similar in shape for closing the box. The lid is attached to the box by means of hinges 3. There is also provided in the front side of the box and lid a latch or catch 4 for holding the lid closed upon the box.
Within the box and suitably located therein is a plate 5 of some suitable metal attached to the bottom of the box by means of screws 6. In the sides of the plate are slits which form therein prongs 7. These prongs are arranged in pairs, one on each side of the plate, the plate being arranged on the bottom of the box transversely thereof so that there are as many pairs of prongs as there are prongs on each side of the plate.
Each prong is bent upwardly to receive between it and adjacent parts of the plate a spring clip for engaging a certain part of a tool. Each spring clip has a base member 8 which fits beneath its prong and is welded thereto. Extending upwardly from each end of the base and. at each side of the prong is a spring holding member 9, as clearly shown in Figure 4. Each spring holding member is bent up on the sides of the prong and over the prong in the form of a spring loop for receiving and holding tools.
The outer ends of cooperating spring holding members are flared, as indicated by the numeral 10, so that the tool to be held by the clip may be easily forced into a bowed part 11 between the ends 10 and the base 8. The intermediate part of the holding members is more or less circular in shape to provide a seat for a tool such as auger bits and the like. As shown in Figure 2, these clips are arranged in pairs and each pair is adapted to receive a tool and support the tool longitudinally of the box.
While this holding member is particularly well adapted for supporting and housing and inclosing auger bits, other tools may be supported thereby. The tools placed in the clips with the box closed by the lid are securely inclosed and protected from moisture and other outside elements. The tool supporting part of this apparatus is composed of a plate with the clips thereon, the clips being inserted beneath prongs formed in the plate and welded thereto so that the parts become one. No rivets, screws or the like are used for the purpose of holding the clips to the plate.
Instead of the parts 7 and 8 being united by means of rivets or welds, the base member 8 of each clip may have a hole 841 therein, into which a part of the clip 7 is pressed, as indicated by the numeral 7a in Figure 5. By this means the clips may be removed from the prongs by merely pressing up the prongs so that the projection 7a is out of the hole 8a.
We desire to comprehend within our invention such modifications as may be embraced within our claim and the scope of our invention.
Having thus fully described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
In a tool holder, a metal plate having at opposite edges prongs formed thereon, said prongs being arranged in pairs, and a tool-holding clip attached to each prong.
HARRY B. BANNISTER.