US 1998232 A
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April 16, 1935. R. GOULD HOLDER FOR COLLAPSIBLE TUBES AND THE LIKE Original Filed, July 10, 1933 ,BY g 3 ATI'ORNEY 7 INVENTOR REUBEN G OULD Patented Apr. 1 6, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HOLDER FOR- COLLAPSIBLE TUBES AND THE LIKE Reuben Gould, Jersey City, N. J.
Application July 10, 1933, Serial No. 679,597 Renewed December 28, 1934 2 Claims.
5 tion of a holder which is adapted to be engaged upon the edge of a shelf or other similar article and which is provided with inturned parallel edges arranged to support a collapsible tube by the neck.
Still further the invention contemplates arranging the holder with a horizontal wall portion having a continuation at one end bent over the top to constitute a clamp for engaging a shelf, and also having continuations at the sides for forming inturned edges adapted to engage heads of collapsible tubes.
Still further the invention contemplates the arrangement of a continuation at the other end of the horizontal wall mentioned in the previous paragraph and formed to hold a safety razor or other similar article.
As another object of this invention an arrangement is proposed whereby one of the ends of the opposed edges for holding the heads of the collapsible tubes is closed so that the tubes may not accidently fall therefrom.
As another object of this invention an arrangement is proposed whereby the opposed sides are provided with a plurality of adjustable plates adapted to engage against the necks of collapsible tubes of difierent diameters so as to be capable of supporting the tubes.
Still further the invention contemplates the construction of a holder provided with a clamping portion to engage the shelf and portions to support collapsible tubes by their necks.
As another object of this invention it is proposed to construct an article as mentioned which is simple and durable and which may be menufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a holder according to this invention.
Fig. 2 is a bottom view of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of a holder according to a modification of the invention.
Fig. 4 is a bottom view of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a side elevational view of another holder constructed according to another embodiment of the invention.
Fig. 6 is a plan view of Fig. 5.
Fig. '7 is a transverse vertical sectional view taken on the line of Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 7 but illustrating a modified arrangement.
Fig. 9 is a plan view of Fig. 8.
Fig. 10 is a side elevational'view of another holder constructed according to another modification of the invention.
Fig. 11 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line llll of Fig. 10.
Fig. 12 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken on the line 12-12 of Fig. 10.
Fig. 13 is a side elevational view of a holder constructed according to another embodiment of the invention.
Fig. 14 is a sectional view taken on the line l4-l4 of Fig. 13.
The holder for collapsible tubes and razors according to this invention comprises a. horizontal wall portion l0 having a continuation II at one end bent over and parallel therewith forming a clamp adapted to engage upon the edge of a. shelf or similar article for the purpose of supporting the holder. Continuations l2 are arranged upon the sides of the horizontal wall portion l0 and have their edges directed towards each other forming a groove into which the head u '3 of a collapsible tube l4 may engage. A continuation l5 from the other end of the horizontal wall portion I0 is disposed downwards and terminates in a horizontal portion l6 formed with a cutout I! in the free end. The fingers l8 formed by the cutout II have their ends l9 turned upwards. A safety razor Eiii's adapted to be supported so as to have handle portions engaged downwards through the cutout l1 and the head of the razor resting upon the fingers I8. The tubes l4 may be slipped free from the holder by moving them frontwards until the heads disengage from the opposed edges l2. may be removed by first lifting it to a position in which it may be drawn rearwards to be removed from the holder. The downward directed continuation I5 is necessary in that a shelf supporting the holder engages in between the clamp portion H and the horizontal wall portion I0, necessitating room for the insertion and removal of the razor.
In Figs. 3 and 4, a modified form of the invention has been disclosed which is very similar to the form illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 except for the fact that it is not equipped with a razor hold- The razor ing portion. The corresponding parts of this holder may be recognized by the same reference numerals as those used in Figs. 1 and 2. The holder distinguishes from the previous holder in the provision of a small continuation II from the free end of the horizontal wall l9 serving to close one end of the groove formed by the inturned ends |2. This holder is adapted to be mounted upon the edge of a shelf and support collapsible tubes by engaging the heads of the tubes into the grooves so that the opposed edges |2 engage the necks thereof.
In Figs. 5, 6 and 7 another modified form of the invention has been disclosed which is very similar to the form illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4 except for the construction of the groove which supports the heads of the tubes. This form of the invention comprises a horizontal wall 2| having a continuation 22 at one end bent over and parallel to the wall for forming a clamp to engage upon a shelf. The horizontal wall 2| is also formed with a central opening 29 which has the opposed sides constituting continuations 24 from material surrounding the opening. These opposed sides 24 have their lower ends 25 directed towards each other. The rear end of the horizontal wall 2| has a downward continuation 2| serving to close the groove formed by the continuations 24 and 26.
In Figs. 8 and 9 another variation of the invention has been disclosed in which the holder is very similar to the holder illustrated in Figs. 5, 6 and 7 except for the fact that the continuations 24 terminate in outtumed edges 25'. In other main respects the holder is identical, and for this reason a full view is thought not necessary. This holder is equipped with atop continuation forming a clamp for which it may be engaged upon the edge of a shelf. A plurality ofplates 26 are arranged in edge contacting relation with each other and are transversely adJustably mounted upon the portions 25'. These plates 26 are formed with transverse slots 21 engaged by rivets 28 engaging through the slots and mounted upon the portions 25' so that the plates 26 are slidably mounted transversely.
A spring 29 is provided for each of the plates and is mounted upon the under side of the horizontal wall 2| and engages the outer edges of the plates so as to normally urge the plates inwards. The plates 26 form the supports for the head of the collapsible tube to support the tube. The tubes may be engaged upon the plates from the end similar to the engagement of the tubes according to the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. -7 inclusive. The plates 26 are adapted to accommodate the necks of tubes of different sizes. Springs 29 hold the plates 26 to accommodate the small necks and if the tubes have larger necks the plates may be manually forced outwards. It must clearly be understood that the slidably mounted plates 29 and the resilient springs 29 may be associated with any of the forms of this invention illustrated in the previous mentioned figures.
In Figs. -12 inclusive another modified arrangement has been disclosed in which the holder comprises a horizontal top wall 39 having a continuation 9| at one side bent therefrom and forming a clamp to support the holder. Other continuations 92 from the sides are fst bent towards each other until they meet and then downwards along the areas 39 and terminate in horizontal portions 94 extended away from each other. These horizontal portions have a plurality of openings 35 communicating with the edges adapted to receive the necks of the tubes in a manner so that the heads are disposed above the portions 34 and so support the tubes. A feature of this construction lies in the fact that the transverse cross section of the holder is substantially that of an I beam, see Fig. 11, whichis a strong structural shape and therefore the holder may be constructed from thin metal and still have great strength.
In Figs. 13 and 14, another variation of the invention has been disclosed in which the holder comprises a horizontal wall portion 36 having a continuation 91 at one end extended thereover and forming a clamp for mounting the holder upon the edge of a shelf and having another continuation 39 at one side only terminating in a horizontal continuation 39 extended beneath the horizontal wall 36. The portion 29 is provided with several edge cutouts 49 adapted to receive the necks of collapsible tubes in a manner so that the heads are disposed above the portion 39 and so support the tubes.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined inthe appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:-
1. In a tube and the like holder, a horizontal wall, spaced continuations from said horizontal wall, a plurality of plates in opposed rows and transversely slidably mounted on said spaced continuations presenting opposed edges to each other for forming substantially a groove for receiving and holding the heads of collapsible tubes, and resilient means urging said plates towards each other.
2. In a holder of the class described, a horizontal wall having a central longitudinal opening with the material at the sides of the opening continued downwards and associated with elements extended towards each other forming a groove for supporting the heads of collapsible tubes to support the tubes, a. continuation from the other end of said wall serving to close one end of said groove, said elements comprising a plurality of plates in opposed rows and transversely slidably mounted on the material at the sides of said opening, and resilient means urging said opposed elements together.