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E. R. EICHNER Oct. 8, 1935.
TOOL RACK Filed Dec. 13, 1933 INVENTOR 54mg/ MM ATTORN EY Patented ct. 8, 1.935
Toor. RACK Edward ll. Eichner, Montclair, N. J., assignor to SoconyX-Vacuum Oil Company, Incorporated, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application December 13, 1933, Serial No. 702,123
grease for a dilerent use, and possibly each itted/I with -diiering attachment means for the servicing of different portions of the machine. In addition, there are required numerous tools of more ordinary kinds for various purposes connected with the work.
In order that the`required tools might always be at hand conveniently when wanted, it has long been customary to supply racks upon which these tools might be placed. These racks afford conf venient display surface when properly designed, and it has been customary to make use ofthis .display surface )for advertising the products or service offered. In the case of organizations selling at widely distributed points, it is important that4 the advertisingfin size, rkind and type of display, be uniform. It follows that the basic design of the tool racks should be uniform.
The tool requirements of any particular station are apt to vary, a station whose trade `on the average is of high priced cars, may require a very different assortment of tools from one serving a diierent class of trade. In order to place the required tools upon the standard board, under these conditions, it frequently was required to make each board a specially arranged layout, and l standardization at best could not be carried beyond several types of layout.
To properly solve the problem of standard equipment for large companies of wide spread distribution and necessity for many assortments of tools, with high interchangeability of equipment, it has been desirable to devise a standard rack, capable of wide variation in type and placing of tool holding equipment.
It has therefore been an object of this'invention to supplya universal tool rack adapted to carry a variable number of special tool holders in variable positions. A further object has been the provision of specialized tool holders for use with said rack. Further objects have been the provision of a tool rack of the utmostexibility in. number and type of tools supported, adaptability to change in type of tools and their number, ready portability, and such other objects and advantages as may hereinafter appear.
All of these objects and advantages have been attained by the design of rack which I disclose here, which can be more readily understood by reference to the drawing attached to and forming a part of this specification.
In the drawing, Figure l is an isometric view of `5 the front and one side of the rack, Figure 2 is a similar view of the back of the rack. Figure 3 is a view of one of the special tool holders, and Figures 4, 5, 6 and 7 are various sections explanao tory of details of the tool holder.
In general form, my tool rack consists of two rectangular planes joined along their edges at the top and held spaced apart at the bottom, with tool holding devices upon either face. l5
In Figure 1, the rack is seen to consist of two rectangular frames of light angle iron, the one in front designated by I-I-I--|, and the rear frame by 2 2, etc. "The frames are held in a spaced apart relationship near th'ebottom by bars 20 3, and are joined at the top by a long narrow plate 4, fastened to the top member of each frame. 'I'he front frame is covered with a sheet panel 5 of steel, and the rear frame with a similar panel 6. Forming a floor for the interior space between the 25 panels 5 and 6, a panel of,` sheet steel 1 is fastened between the lower horizontals of I and 2 and bars 3. On this floor there is placed a box 8, constructed of sheet metal, for receiving the odds and ends of small ttings, etc., which it maybe 30 convenient to have at hand, the interior position of the box serving largely .to conceal it. On the front panel 5, for the support of the grease guns and similar tools to be placedvhere, I have provided two panel rails 9 and 9,'. These rails are 35 formed of angle iron, and the upstanding leg of the bar is provided with a series of notches l0. These notches serve to receive the special tool holder, which is later explained, and this arrangement permits me to mount any reasonable num- 40 ber of grease guns and the like in any desirable order unon the face of the tool rack.
The back view, Figure 2, shows a plurality of small tool holders ll, fastened upon the panel 6. These small tool holders are formed of a sheet of 45 metal bent into a Z shape, one leg being fastened against the panel, the other 4two cooperating as for portability. The largest, most important, most frequently |55 used, and. from a display standpoint the most attractive and most interesting tools used in conjunction with this board are the grease guns.
. Theseare accordingly displayed upon the front.
In form they are cylindrical of body, two to three inches in diameter, and ten to eighteen inches long. To support these I have provided a Vspecial tool support, an isometric view of which is shown in Figure 3. In this gure, I3 is a carriage bar adapted to extend between the two rails 9 andY 9' on the front of the tool rack (Figure 1) and to rest in and be engaged by the notches in those rails. Attached near the middle portion of bar I3 are two curved bracket arms, I4 and I4. These arms are formed to provide a socket wherein agrease gun may be placed andare secured to bar I3 in such manner that they may be positioned any distance along it in a manner best suited to the length of the grease gun to be supported. Above the bar I3 there is a sign plate I5, supported by two arms I6 and I6. This sign may carry a name, a number, a color, or other indicia to indicate the use of the gun belonging in the particular holder. It is my practice to use a name, or number. At either end of the bar I3 there are plates I'I and I1', provided with suitable holes and notches wherein'special small ttings, such as adapters and the like to be/used with the particular g'uh supported by the carriage, may be placed. j v
Figure 4 shows a sectional view of a portion of the special tool holder, giving more detailof ,the tool support bars I4, and showing the manner in which they are fastened upon carriage bar I3 by means of screws I8.
Figure 5 shows a section through the special tool holder with detail of theY sign I5. its support I6, and their engagement with bar I3 by means of screw I9. v
Figure 6 is a. section taken thru the tting bracket I'I, showing how it is formed and positioned with respect to the bar I3, to which lt is secured preferably by spot welding.
Figure '7 is a section of a slightly different form of tool holder, `taken at the point indicated by 'I'I on Figure 3, which diiers only in that a 5 different style of gun bracket and sign are made use of. This form of tool holder is designed for the smaller Tguns, such as suction and water I guns, and the support bar IIA is curved to a slightly smaller radius, and formed to provide a 10 surface to which a sign ISA may be spot welded 'or otherwise fastened. The bar s HA are held to bar I 3 by a screw ISA as before.
In the use of the tool rack, any suitable number of special tool holders of either type may be l5 .curvilinear tool-cradle formed arms so mounted onnsaid bar, as to be variably positionable along its length, and on each arm, adjustable friction means to hold said arm in a selected position on 3 0 said bar. v
2. A tool carriage adapted to be supported between aligned spaced supporting members and to hold a tool of bulb cylindrical form comprising a horizontal bar, 'a plurality of curvilinear toolcradle formed arms so mounted on said bar as to be variably positionable along its length, and on each arm, adjustable friction means to hold said arm in a selected position on said bar.
EDWARD R. EICHNER.