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Publication numberUS1928063 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 26, 1933
Filing dateFeb 21, 1931
Priority dateFeb 21, 1931
Publication numberUS 1928063 A, US 1928063A, US-A-1928063, US1928063 A, US1928063A
InventorsJohn T Lehmann
Original AssigneeJohn T Lehmann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for headed tools
US 1928063 A
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Sept. 26, 1933. J T LEHMANN HOLDER FOR HEADED TOOLS Filed Feb. 21, 1951 as MW to be readily detached when 9 is capable of receiving Patented Sept. 26, 1933 1,928,063 HOLDER FOR BEADED TOOLS John 'nn hmann, Los Angeles, Calif. Application FebruaryZ I, 1931. iser ainm s'nl n 2 Claims. (01. 225-2) This invention relates to a support or holder for a headed tool and while the invention is capable of use in any situation where a headed tool, for example, an axe or hatchet, is to be supported 5 or carried in a manner which will enable it to be readily removed from the support for instant use, in the present specification the invention is described as applied to a firemans axe-belt to enable the axe to be carried and readily detached for use.

The general object of the invention is to provide a support of this character which will operate eflectively to support the tool that it carries but which is so constructed as to enable the tool desired.

It is quite common in tools of this kind for the helve to have a slightly enlarged portion at the point jacent to which the helve is formed with a slight- 1y reduced neck. One of the objects of this invention is to provide means for supporting'the tool which is so constructed as to enable it to cooperate with this reduced neck to enable the tool to be readily detached from the holder.

Further objects of the invention will appear hereinafter.

The invention consists in the novel parts and combinations of parts to be described hereinafter, all-of which contribute to. produce an efficient 3 holder for headed tool.

A preferred embodiment of the invention is described in the following specification, while the broad scope of the invention is pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawing:

Figure l is a side elevation illustrating a firemans belt provided with my holding device and illustrating the same as supporting a fireman's axe, the lower portion of the handle or helve of I the axe being broken away.

Figure 2 is a vertical section upon an enlarged scale, taken about on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a perspective illustrating a portion of the firemans belt and showing parts of the holding apparatus detached as though preparatory to removing the axe from the belt.

Before proceeding to a detailed description of the invention it should be stated that the invention particularly concerns a holding means that the helve of the tool adjacent the head, at which point the helve is of slightly larger dimension than it is just below this point; in other words, the invention embodies a holding means capable of co-operating with the reduced neck which is usually present on the headed tool, such as an axe,

where it receives the head of the tool, ad-

, across in the'opposite to form a gap 14. at which helves 30f this type to enable the helveto bet;

moved without pulling it lengthwise out of the holder. This removal is "effected by pulling the tool up a short distance to bring the reduced neck opposite my holding means, and then rotating the helve on its axis to efiect its detachment from r the holder.

In applying the invention to a firemans belt I 1, I provide a rigid holding member 2 which is secured on its under side to thebeltor to a pad 3 which extends from the belt. This holder 2 is in the form of a clip or eye of strap metal, preferably covered with leather or otherwise covered to prevent its injuring the side of the helve 4 of that is supported in it. In tools of this kind the helve is of relatively large dimension at the point 5 adjacent to the head 6 of the tool, and below this point the helve tapers downwardly so that it has a'neck 7 of reduced dimensions. The clip 2 is. of sufficiently small dimensions to fit neatly on the portion 5 of the helve so as to support thetool with the head 6 disposed against the face of the belt.

Such a belt is usually provided with a'guard or shield 8 of leather mounted to slide on the belt and capable of being the axe. This sleeve orv guard 8 maybe provided on its side adjacent the belt with a strap 10 (see Figure 2) that enables it to be slid on or off of theedge of the axe. When it has been slid over theaxe a short strap 11 carried by the sleeve is secured by means of a small detachable leather sleeve 12 tov the pick 13 at the other end of the axe (see Figure l). p

The clip 2 is of substantially annular form and is formed on its outer side with a. relatively short inner tongue 2a that projects partially across the outer face of the axe-helve, and has a relatively long. outer tongue 21) that projects direction and cooperates with the other tongue point the material of the tongue 2?) is bent outwardly to form an outwardly'projecting curved guide lip 15.. This tongue projects sufficiently across the front to prevent the axe helve from being detached simply by pulling'the axe handle outwardly, and the form' of the eye issuch as to enable the helve to be detached from it'by pulling it upwardly so as to bring the reduced neck '7 opposite the eye and then rotating the axe helve on its longitudinal axis as indicated by the v arrows in Figure 3.

This invention is particularly useful when applied to a rfiremans axe-belt because, it enables the axe to be very quickly taken outof the holder is usually at a time tions.

It is understood that the embodiment of the invention described herein is only one of the many embodiments this invention may take, and I do not wish to be limited in the practice of the invention, nor in the claims, to the particular embodiment set forth.

What I claim is:

1. A firemans axe-belt comprising a belt to be attached at the firemans waist, said belt having a rigid clip to receive the axe-helve adjacent the head, with the head of the axe'lying on the outer side of the said belt, said clip forming a socket and having an inner relatively short tongue projecting partway across the socket, said clip also having an outer relatively long tongue extending partway across the socket opposite the first named tongue, the outer tongue having an outwardly curved. lip and cooperating with the inner tongue to formra gap at the side of the clip and operating to enable theaxe-helve to be detached by raising the same androtating the axe-helve on its longitudinal axis.

2. A firemans axe-belt comprising abelt to be attached at-the firemans waist, said belt having a rigid'clip to receive the axe-helve adjacent the head, with the said head lying on' the side of the said clip forminga socket and having an inner relatively short tongue projecting partway

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U.S. Classification224/234, 224/247, 224/907, 224/674, 224/676
International ClassificationB25H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S224/907, B25H3/00, B25H3/006
European ClassificationB25H3/00, B25H3/00C