US 2046244 A
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June 30, 1936. W. S `CARNER 2,046,244
MINE TOOL LOGKER Filed July 16, 1955 Z3 INVENToR ArjronNEY /flwlmm l f Patented June 30, 1936 UNITED STATES; PATENT OFFICE MINE TOOL LOCKER Walter S. Garner, Goodwill, W. Va. Application July 16, 1935, Serial No. 31,649
The invention relates to a kit box and more especially to a mine tool locker.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of a locker of this character, wherein the same is in the form of a boX having suitable openings, these being adapted to accommodate tools aiording equipment for a miner so that the latter will always have at hand such tools as are absolutely essential for the execution of his routine in coal loading and mining activities, thereby assuring a higher tonnage average per man and a better production tonnage to an operator of the mine and is an assurer of safety.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a locker of this character, it in the construction thereof enabling the placement of the necessary kit or tools required by the State mining laws for mining purposes and assures safety in the keeping thereof.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a locker of this character, which is simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and eilicient in its purpose, strong, durable and inexpensive to manufacture. Y
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which discloses the preferred embodiment of the invention and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a locker constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view therethrough.
Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the locker comprises a box-like body A including the spaced front and rear walls I0 and II, respectively, end walls I2, bottom I3 and top I4, respectively, the bottom I3 being joined with the front wall I0 and one end wall I2 while the top I4 is joined with the rear wall II and the other end wall I2. This bottom I3 is connected with the rear wall I I by hinges I5. The bottom and top I3 and I4 overlap the front and rear walls II! and II at the disconnected meeting points thereof when the body is in a closed condition.
The top carries a swinging hasp IB engageable with the keeper staple I'I on the front wall I0 so that a suitable lock I8 will fasten the body A in a closed condition.
(c1. e-1s) (not shown) while beneath the opening- I9 is the 10 opening 23 for accommodating a shovel and shooting needle (not shown) while at one side of this opening 23 is another opening 24 for-accommodating an axe (not shown) and in the bottom I3 close to the opening 23 is a hole 25, this receiving 15 a breast plate receptacle (not shown) while within the body A, which aiords a compartment 26, can be placed a slate wedge, iiles, battery and cable or other tools essential for mining purposes.
On each end Wall I2 is hinged a loop handle 21 so that the locker may be conveniently transported from one point to another or handled in an easy manner.
Beneath the bottom I3V of the body A is a Slat 28, it being spaced parallel with the body through the medium of spacer blocks 29 and aiTords a shelf for the breast plate receptacle when in the hole 25.
On the front wall I 0 is hinged a relatively large hasp 30 which is'engageable with the keeper staple I 1 and this hasp fastens in place a miners auger (not shown), the lock I8 serving to fasten both hasps I6 and 30 to the single keeper staple I1. The breast plate is carried by the shelf 28.
Attached to the front wall I0 is a chain 3| one end thereof being loosely connected to an anchoring eye 32 and its other end may be attached to a hook 33 and this chain carries a ring 34 susceptible of being opened and closed and such ring enables a shovel to be secured to the chain. This chain can also be utilized as a hanger for garments as worn by a miner. One end wall I2 is provided with a horizontally disposed slot 35, this providing a clearance for a slate hammer or other tools for placement within the locker.
The locker promotes safety in the storage of the tools required by a miner and also holds such tools handy for use.
Swingingly supported by the rear wall II is a container 36,'which is carried by hinges 3'I secured to the said rear wall II and at the upper end of this container is a hinged lid 38 so that access may be had to the interior of such container. This container Y36 is to provide a Ycom- V partment forY les, Vcheokaia'mp parts, nails and of the same carry latches 39 for engagement with Y Vkeepers 40 provided atopposite ends of said containe'rV 36 Y s'o.V that ,when the locker is closed' thev said container VWill be .heldin upright position interiorly of theV locker as shown'in Figures 1 and 2 of'the drawing. On the opening Yof the locker lines in Figure 2 of the Vdrawing. Y
What is claimed is: 1 i Y one end and one side beingV` connected with'the Y,bottom andthe other end and one sidejrconnected to the top, means jV swingingly connectV Y ing the side Connected 'with th top 1:0 Said bottom, one side land one enclk having openingsVY from thebottomand a container within the boxlatohing engagement with the, ends 'oftheV body r when in normal position Withintheflatter.V Y the containerV 36 will be held upright and sup-'- Y ported upon'therrear Wall llas shown bsfdotded'A i. 'i Y 'Y WALTER S. CARNER.
V,for ,tool receptio'm a shelf Vcarried by and spaced Y Vlike body and carried byrone side and. having 1