US 1936664 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 28, 1933. A. FRANSOSI 1,936,664
CONTAINER HOLDER Filed Aug. 16, 19s:
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Patented Nov. 28, 1933 .Nirso STATES riser CONTAINER HQLDER I Antonio Fransosi, Providence, I.
Application August 16, 1933. Serial No. 685,378
6 2 Claims. (01. 248-20) for use.
Another object of holder which will be symoned that smaller and less 1 be used while providing a to guard the me extent against injury.
' or" the invention the pro- 181' hcider which wil be less acture and yet one which function more efficiently than those which of a support for metrical and so 2 tter su wnl are known to me at the present time.
nese and other objects in view, the 1 consists certain novel features of uc on, as will be more fully described, cularly pointed out in the appended accompanying drawing:
pective View of a standard iiproved holding device Eottle mounted in position.
e elevation of the hol i part of the standar ng device d broken 3 is a View similar to Fig. 2 showing a a device as raised to a position to permit oral of bottle.
erspective view of a band-shaped 5 is a perspective View showing the bandder with the front member swung moval of the bottle.
6 is a sectional View thru the holder as mounted upon the upper end of of the support rods.
7 a perspective view of one portion of the holding device equip ed with means for mounting it on differently positioned rods.
S a perspective view of one member of inflating it upon a single upright rod.
In the use or" oil burners, it is usual to provide the invention is the provision mhracing element equipped with means for.
a reservoir for oil, such as a bottle, which will be supported at the proper height to supply the oil burner thru some suitable conduit'and as it is necessary to frequently remove and fill this bottle to replenish the supply of oil as used and in orde' that the bottle may be removed, it is usual to provide some sort of detachable clamping'device for the upper end of the bottle, and for such clamps there have been used partial bands which have some resiliency to spread and then con ract about the bottle, while others embrace the bottle and have detachable parts to swing open as a door in the plane of the clamping device. This latter requires an additional part, such as a locking pin, which may become lost or misplaced to the annoyance of the user and in order that there may be positive holding by a complete encircling band and yet one which may be readily manipulated for removal ofthe bottle, I have divided the band into two members and pivoted thein'together at generally diametrically opposite points so that when in holding position they will be in the same plane but may be moved at right angles with onemember above the end of the bottle to permit removal of the bottle while this member may be swung down so that both of the semicircular members will be in the same plane to embrace the bottle, and in order that this band may be securely supported I have provided two rods extending upwardly from diametrically opposite points which securely support this band in position and also guard the bottle from being struck and serve to enhance the ornamental appearance of the standard as well as to increase its efiiciency and strength; and the following is a detailed description of the present embodiment of this invention illustrating the preferred means by which these advantageous results may be accomplished:
With reference to the drawing, 1 have shown at 10 a pedestal standard from which there arises an adjustable post 11 supporting an oil chamber .12 which may be of any suitable configuration altho I have shown one of diamond shape in this instance. A cover 13 extends across this chamher and is provided with an opening to receive the neck 15 of the bottle 16, there being suitable con trols provided in the chamber to govern the flow of the liquid from the bottle. At diametrically opposite points bosses 1? are provided which support the lower ends of the upright rods 18, e2- tending along diametrically opposite sides of the bottle 16. These rods are reduced in diameter at their upper ends, as at 20, to provide shoulders 21 and are threaded as at 19, see Fig. 6.
The holding device for the upper end of the bottle consists of an element embracing the bottle and is formed of two members 22 and 23. The member 22 is substantially semi-circular and is rolled at its ends 24 to provide eyes 25 to receive the reduced upper ends 20 of the rods 18 and is held in place on these reduced upper ends against the shoulders 21 by nuts 26 engaging the threaded ends of the rods. These nuts may be provided with ornaments 27 to enhance the appearance of the structure, if desired.
In some instance, it is desirable to thread the lower end of the rods 18 and I will in that case mount a similar ornamental nut such as 26 and 27 upon this lower end, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3.
The member 23 is also semi-circular in shape and its ends fit just inside of the ends of the member 22. Pivots 28 extend thru these overlapping portions above the centers of the bands and at a point along the upper edge of each of the members so as to provide an eccentric pivot. This member 23 is also provided with a handle 30 by which the member 23 may be moved from the position illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 4 to the position illustrated in Figs. 3 and 5.
When in the securing or working position illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, the bottle is encircled by the embracing element and when the member 23 is in the position illustrated in Figs. 3 and 5, the upper end of the bottle is free to be removed from the back member 22 to be filled and replaced or replaced by a different bottle, when desired.
This swinging of the part 23 about its pivot may be accomplished without the removal or detachment of any of the parts and thus as the entire assembly remains intact regardless of the position to which the members are moved there is no opportunity for misplacing or losing any of the parts.
In some instances, it is desirable to provide the rods at a point other than at the ends of the band and thus I have provided ears 31 and 32, as illustrated in Fig. '7, at points other than at diametrically opposite points on the embracing band for the reception of the rods placed in such position.
In other instances, a single rod may be used and a resilient pair of jaws 33 and 34 provided. each having an opening thru which a bolt and nut may extendto contact them, in order that my improved band may be mounted upon a single rod.
The foregoing description is directed solely to wards the construction illustrated, but I desire it to be Lmderstood that I reserve the privilege of resorting to all the mechanical changes to which the device is susceptible, the invention being defined and limited only by the terms of the appended claims.
1. A container holder comprising an embracing band element having two members pivoted together at substantially diametrically opposite points to swing from a common plane to planes at substantially right angles to each other to selectively embrace or permit removal of the container, and means for supporting one of said members in a position adjacent the upper end portion of the container.
2. A container holder comprising an embracing band element having two members pivoted together at substantially diametrically opposite points to swing from a common plane to planes at substantially right angles to each other to selectively embrace or permit removal of the container, and spaced supports secured to one of said members adjacent the pivotal points for supporting the members in position adjacent the upper end portion of the container.