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y 3, 1934- F. OSTRANDER HOLDER OR STAND FOR PINS Filed Dec. 25, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet l mvnmon nk Ostr'aniler July 3, 1934. F, QSTRANDER 1,965,468
' HopDER OR STAND FOR PINS I Filed Dec. 23. 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Frank Ostrander ATTORNEY Patented July 3, 1934 1,965,468
NETE STATES PATEN OFFICE HOLDER on STAND FOR PINS Frank Ostrander, London, England Application December 23, 1932, Serial No. 648,709 In Great Britain April 30, 1932 5 Claims. (Cl. 223-60) This invention relates to holders or stands for such a paper of pins with the uppermost row pins and has for its object to provide holders by projecting through a slot in the top of the box which a straight row of pins can be held verso as to be retained between the front and back tically or slightly inclined in a stand on a table plates of the carrier as in the example last deand presented in a convenient manner to enable scribed.
a pin to be readily withdrawn without disturbing It is convenient in a pin holder such as dethe remainder of the pins in the holder. scribed in order to enable a single pin to be more According to the invention, the improved holdreadily extracted that the heads of the pins er comprises a carrier consisting of two plates should not be presented in a straight level row,
spaced apart and arranged so as to retain a but should form a wavy or zigzag line so that straight row of pins between them with their adjacent heads will be uneven or at different heads projecting clear of the carrier the front elevations. To cause the pins to take such a plate of the carrier being provided with projecposition in the carrier, the front plate may be tions at its upper edge extending towards the provided on its rear side adjacent its lower edge back plate and adapted to engage with the prowith a projection of wavy or zigzag profile to b jecting fold of a paper carrying the pins whereengage with the points of the pins when adjustby the paper is held between the plates withing the front plate thereon so as to force the out interfering with the ready withdrawal of heads of some of the pins upwards through the the pins, and preferably a base to which the carpaper.
rier is detachably or permanently attached where- In order that the nature of the invention may 75 by said carrier may be supported from a table be more clearly understood I have shown in in a vertical or slightly inclined plane with the the accompanying drawings how it may be carried heads of the pins presented uppermost. out in practice in various ways by way of example.
In one form, the carrier is made of metal In said drawings:
plates adapted to retain and hold in position Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing a carrier a single row of pins threaded in paper as orformed of metal plates adapted to hold in position dinarily sold. In one form one of the plates a paper containing a single row of pins as comforms a back plate and its lower portion is turned, monly sold. rolled or otherwise thickened so that it can be Fig. 2 is a vertical cross-sectional view of the engaged in a groove in the base, and the front carrier shown in Fig. 1 drawn to an enlarged plate is arranged to clamp the paper of pins scale. against the back plate. For this purpose the Fig. 3 is a view of the rear face of the front plate front plate may have an edge turned over to of the carrier shown in Fig. 1 showing the projecengage with one edge of the back plate and the tion for causing the heads of the pins to assume other end of the plate is formed with a spring a wavy line. clip or rolled over so that it can be readily Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a holder comprissprung over the corresponding edge of the back ing a carrier similar to that shown in Fig. 1 but plate, thus firmly clamping the paper of pins in which the back plate of the carrier is formed 1 in position. The front plate is provided along integral with the base. its top edge with projections which are turned Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a holder provided over so as to engage with the fold of the paper with a carrier having at its lower portion a box through which the pins are thrust. By this means or magazine adapted to hold a number of rows when a pin is extracted the paper with the reof pins, and maining pins will be firmly held in position. Fig. 6 shows a form of blank from which the At the same time the pins will not be gripped back plate and magazine shown in Fig. 5 may be between the plates to hinder the easy withdrawal constructed. of the pins. Referring now to Figs. 1 to 3, the base 1 has an Pins are very often sold in sheets containing undercut groove 9 of circular cross-section profive, six, or in some cases ten, parallel rows of viding a slot in the upper face of the base. The
50 pins thrust through folds in the paper. Bearcarrier is formed of two metal plates, one of ing this in mind, in another form of carrier acwhich, 10, constitutes the back plate and the cording to the invention the lower part of the other, 11, the front plate. The back plate has carrier, which may be attached or held in 2. its lower edge rolled, as shown at 12, to fit the suitable base, or which may itself form the groove 9 in the base. The front plate is detach- 55 base of the stand, is constructed as a box to hold ably held applied to the back plate by its end edges, one of which is bent over as indicated at 13, and the other of which is bent over as shown at 14 so as to form in effect a spring clip. After the folded edge 13 of the front plate has been engaged with the corresponding edge of the back plate 10 the rounded bent over clip portion 14 of the front plate can be sprung over the corresponding edge of the back plate, thus firmly clamping the two plates together. Fig. 2 shows a paper 15 having folds 16 in which the pins 6 are thrust, and also shows teeth 17 on the front plate 11 which are turned over and which, when the plates are clamped together, engage with one of the folds 16 (the lower fold as shown, for example, in the drawings) of the paper holding the pins.
Fig. 3 shows the arrangement whereby the heads of the pins may be caused to assume a wavy line. The back face of the front plate 11 is provided with a projection having its top edge waved. Said projection may conveniently be made by soldering to the front plate a plate 18 having its upper edge formed with the desired profile. When applying the front plate to the back plate of the carrier, the upper edge of the plate 18 is gently forced against the points of the pins, thereby pushing some of them through the folds 16 of the paper and forcing their heads to assume a line similar to the upper profile of the plate 18.
Referring to Fig.4, the upper part of the carrier is similar to that shown in Fig. 1, and the same reference characters have been accordingly applied thereto but the back plate 10 is integral with a tubular base 19. The base 19 has a flat bottom and may be filled with or contain a weight '20 of iron, lead or other suitable metal so as to enable it to stand steadily on a table.
Referring now to Fig. 5, a carrier, the upper part of which corresponds to that shown in Fig. l
and bears the same reference characters, has the lower portion of plate 10 formed into a box or magazine 21 to hold the remainder of a paper of rows of pins of which the uppermost row projects through a slot in the top of the box and is held between the clamping plates of the carrier. As shown, the magazine is formed to a triangular shape so that it can engage with a dove-tailed groove 22 in the base. Obviously a carrier of the form shown in Fig. 5 could be used without a base if the bottom portion were made heavy enough to enable it to stand steadily without overbalancing. For this purpose the bottom portion may be provided with a sole plate of a suitable metal such as lead or iron.
The back plate 10 of the carrier, together with "the magazine for the device of Fig. 5, may be conveniently formed from a stamping of the shape shown in Fig. 6, in which the part 23 forms the back of the magazine 21, the back plate of the carrier rising therefrom. The ends of such magazine are formed by the trapezoidal portions 24, 25
and the front of the magazine is formed by the rectangular portion 26. The blank may be folded along the dotted lines shown, and the edge portions 27, 28 joined together by soldering or brazing, for which purpose portion 2'7 is a flap provided on one of the end extremities of the blank as indicated by broken lines in the drawings. It will be understood that a carrier and magazine formed from a blank of the shape shown in Fig. 6 must be used with a base which may be of any suitable form such for example as shown in Fig. 5.
It will be understood that the invention is not limited to the precise constructions shown in the drawings and hereinabove described, as various alterations in detail may be made without transgressing the bounds of the invention. The bases of the holders shown in Figs. 1 and 5 may be made of moulded material, such, for example, as the materials formed by the well known phenolformaldehyde reaction and commonly known by the trade-mark Bakelite. The carriers in Figs. 1, 4, and 5 are intended mainly for use with a row or rows of pins stuck in papers, such as commonly sold, but papers of pins for refills may be specially made to fit the carriers if desired.
1. A holder of the class described comprising spaced apart plates to retain a pin carrying support, means extending from one plate toward the other plate between pins and engageable with said pin-carrying support to retain the support in the holder independently of engagement with the pins, and a support for the lower ends of the pins extending from one of the plates, one of said plates being displaceable relatively to the other plate.
2. A holder according to claim 1 wherein the support for the lower ends of the pins has an uneven upper surface for the purpose specified.
3. A holder of the class described comprising spaced apart plates to retain pins therebetween, and means between the plates on which the lower ends of the pins rest, the pin-engaging surface of said means being uneven whereby the heads of the pins will be disposed at different heights to facilitate removal of the pins.
4. A holder for pins, comprising a carrier including a pair of spaced apart plates adapted to retain in the space between them a paper bearing a row of pins with the heads of such pins projecting clear of the carrier, one of said plates having at its upper edge projections extending towards the other plate between certain adjacent pins and engaging a portion of such paper to hold such paper between the plates without interfering with the ready withdrawal of the pins, one of said plates having an enlargement at its lower edge, and a base having an undercut groove in its upper face to receive said enlargement whereby said carrier is supported in an upright position with the heads of the pins presented uppermost.
5. A holder for pins, comprising a pair of plates spaced apart and adapted to retain in the space therebetween a paper bearing a row of pins with the heads of such pins projecting above the upper edges of said plates, one of said plates having