US 2143529 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 10, 1939. w. w. WHITE 2,143,529
HOLDER FOR PORTABLE ELEGTRiCAL APPLIANCES Filed May 8, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 WTFF T 1 T a 7 -84-INVENTOR 25 \A/ITI. Wallace A/hiTE! Jan. 10, 1939. w w w Tg 2,143,529
HOLDER FOR PORTABLE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Filed May 8, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 32 12 FIE. E.
, K I'NVENTOR Wm. Wallan WhITQ Patented Jan. 10, 1939 UNITED STATES HOLDER FOR PORTABLE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES William Wallace White, Pelham, N. Y. Application May 8, 1937, Serial No. 141,505
My invention relates to improved holders for portable electrical appliances adapted to be used in conjunction with flexible current supply leads, and the invention is particularly applicable to a holder for an appliance such as an electric shaver.
One object of the invention is to provide a holder recessed for the reception of the electric shaver or other like appliance and having means for receiving and retaining the flexible lead which thus forms part of the holder or container for the appliance. Another object of the invention is to provide a holder having a recess shaped to receive an electric shaver or the like, and having sockets shaped to receive terminal members on the ends of the electric lead. A still further object is to provide means whereby the holder accommodates the shaver or other appliance and the lead is wound around the holder and the appliance so that the lead is conveniently carried and stored and at the same time serves as a protective covering for the said appliance.
With these and other objects in View, the invention consists in the novel construction hereinafter described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportions, and minor details may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a plan view showing an electric shaver accommodated in the holder and having the electric lead wound thereon;
Fig. 2 is an inverted plan view of the same;
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; with the lead omitted and with the shaver shown in side elevation;
Fig. 4 is a plan view of a modified form of the device;
Fig. 5 is a plan view of another modified form of the device; and,
Fig. 6 is a similar view of stillanother modification.
Although the improved holder is particularly applicable for use with an electric shaver, it may also be readily adapted for use with other portable electrical appliances, such as hair clippers, soldering irons, lamps, hair curlers for ladies use, and other like appliances.
The holder may be made of plastic material, or may be stamped or cast of metal or other suitable or convenient material or combinations of materials, or may be molded or formed from soft rubber or other like resilient material or composition.
Referring to Figs. 1 to 3, the holder comprises a tray or somewhat cradle-like body part 5 having a recess 6 accurately shaped to receive and to conform to the particular contour oi. the appliance for which it is intended-in the case illustrated an electric shaver l-and at the ends of the recess 6 raised flanges or ridges B and 9 are provided for the further protection of the implement 1. At the under side of the holder, two recesses l0 and II are provided, one at or near each end. The recess I0 is accurately shaped to receive and to retain with a friction grip the usual soft rubber or rigid plug member I? for application to the usual electric supply socket, and the recess II is accurately shaped to receive and retain with a friction grip the usual soft-rubber or rigid terminal member l3 for application to the implement I when the latter is in use. The flexible electric lead [4 extending between the members I2, I3 is wound or coiled around the holder 5, being accommodated between shoulders l5, 16 so that when not in use the lead I4 is conveniently disposed of without harmful bends or kinks, and also serves to hold the implement 1 snugly in its recess and provides an efiective protective covering for the implement.
In the modified form illustrated at Fig. 4, the holder I1 is formed with a recess l8 to receive the implement l and with end recesses l9 and- 20 to receive the terminal members l2 and I3 respectively, the three recesses I8, l9, and 20 in this case all being formed in the same face of the holder and between the said recesses 19 and 20 the holder I1 is formed with spaced side and bottom grooves 2| for the reception of the lead 1 M which is adapted to be wound or coiled aroundthe holder and implement and serves to retain the latter in position in its recess and also serves as a protective covering therefor.
In the modification shown at Fig. 5, a holder 21 is provided with recesses 28 and 29 for the terminal members l2 and I3 respectively, but in this case the arrangement is' such that the terminal member l3 remains attached to the implement I while the lead I4 is coiled or wound about the holder and implement. A guide groove 30 of suitable shape is provided for the accommodation of that part of the lead I 4 extending between the terminal member l3 and the portion of the lead that encircles the implement I.
Fig. 6 shows a modified form of the device in which the lead I4 is coiled upon a holder 3| and at Figs. 1 to 4, the implement is first placed in its recess while the holder is conveniently held in the hand, the larger terminal member I2 is then pressed firmlyinto the appropriate recess and the lead I4 is then wound or coiled around the holder and implement either in closely coiled formation as shown at Figs. Land 2, or in the spaced recesses as shown at Fig. 4, and the second terminal member I3 is then pressed into the recess provided therefor. In using the holder shown at Fig. 5, the implement l is placed in position without removing the terminal member l3, the lead I4 is then wound or coiled around the holder and implement with the coils located in their grooves in spaced relation with each other, and the terminal member I2 is then pressed into its recess. In using the form shown at Fig. 6, the implement I. is first placed in position and the terminal member i2 is then introduced into its recess 34. The lead i4 is then coiled or wound upon the holder and implement, the coils being passed over the implement I and under the wings 32, 33, and the second terminal member i3 is then inserted in its recess 35 so as to retain the parts in their assembled position and so that the coils of the lead ll serve to protect the implement 1.
To facilitate removal of the terminal member l3 from its recess, a tapered groove or recess 22 Fig. 2, 23 Fig. 4, or 36 Fig. 6, may be provided, so that the said member may be readily pried from position. In the case of Fig. 5 the terminal member to be first removed from the holder is the member I2, and a suitable tapered groove or recess 31 may be provided to facilitate this removal.
The holder may also provide suitable accommodation for other devices, such as a cleaning brush 24, Fig. 4, as used in connection with electric shavers, the brush being accommodated in a bore 25 where it is held by friction and is readily accessible. The outer extremity of the bore 25 is fiared or enlarged at 26 so that the end of the other hand, when soft rubber terminal members are employed the holder is preferably formed of rigid or unyielding material.
Although the drawings and the above specification disclose the best modes in which I have contemplated embodying my invention, I desire to be in no way restricted to the details of such disclosure for in the further practical application of my invention, many changes in the form and proportions may be made as circumstances require or experience suggests for the accommodation of various appliances, without departing from the spirit of the invention within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. A holder for an electric appliance and for a flexible lead, comprising an open recess for the reception of the appliance, and recesses for retaining the lead in wound formation in close contact upon the holder and the appliance and serving as a protective covering for the latter.
2. A holder for an electric shaver and for an electric lead with terminal members thereon, comprising a recess shaped to the contour of the shaver, and two recesses for the frictional engagement of said terminal members, the said lead extending between said members, and being wound in substantially helical form around the central part of the holder and implement.
3. A holder and flexible lead of the character described for use with an electric shaver, comprising a recess formed in one face of the holder and shaped to the contour of the shaver, soft rubber terminal members on the electric lead, recesses formed in the said holder and located at opposite ends thereof and shaped to receive and frictionally retain said terminal members, the said lead being wound in substantially helical form around and in close engagement with the holder and the shaver to retain the latter in its recess and to serve as a protective covering therefor.
4. A cradle-like holder of rigid material for an electric appliance, comprising a recess for the appliance, a flexible electric lead adapted to be wound tightly upon the holder and the appliance to serve as a protective covering for the latter, recesses and shoulders on the holder for maintaining the convolutions of the lead in parallel relation to each other, and a pair of recesses for retaining the ends of the said lead on the holder and for retaining the lead in its tightly wound condition.
5. A tray-like holder for an electric appliance and for a flexible lead, comprising means for the reception of the appliance, spaced means for the reception of the ends of the lead, end shoulders on the holder for engaging the lead and for maintaining the convolutions thereof in substantially parallel relation to each other, and means for retaining the lead in wound formation embracing and closely engaging the central part of the holder and the appliance and serving as a protective covering and as retaining means for the latter.
6. A soft, resilient holder and a flexible lead for use with an electric shaver, comprising a recess formed in one face of the holder and shaped to the contour of the shaver, terminal members formed on the electric lead and recesses formed in the opposite face of the said holder and located at opposite ends thereof and shaped to frictionally anchor said terminal members, the said lead being wound in substantially helical form around and in close contact with the holder and the shaver to retain the latter in its recess and to serve asa protective covering therefor.
'7. A holder for an electric appliance comprising, a tray-like member, a recess in the upper face thereof to receive the appliance, a flexible electric lead with end terminal members thereon, recesses formed in the two ends of the said upper face of the tray-like member and shaped to frictionally engage said terminal members, and spaced grooves in-the sides of the tray-like member for positioning the lead in uniformly spaced convolutions and substantially helical form around and in close contact with the said traylike member and the appliance when the terminal members are retained in their recesses.
8. A holder for an electric appliance comprising, a tray-like member, a recess formed in the upper face thereof for receiving the appliance, an 7 electric lead with end terminal members thereon, recesses formed in the two ends of the under face of the tray-like member and shaped to receive and anchor said terminal members, and shoulders for positioning the lead in substantially helical form around and closely engaging the said traylike member and the appliance when the terminal members are anchored in their recesses.
9. An implement holder of the character described comprising a recessed tray shaped to accommodate both the implement and an electric lead with a terminal member attached thereto, and an end recess in the tray for receiving and retaining by friction the said terminal member to hold the lead in assembled position closely engaging the tray and the implement, the lead beingcoiled around the implement and the tray to protect the implement and hold same in close contact with the tray, and means for maintaining the convolutions oi the coiled lead in uniformly parallel relation to each other.
10. A holder of the character described for an electrically operated appliance, comprising a tray for the reception of the appliance, a flexible electric lead, end terminals thereon, and recesses in the tray for frictionally engaging and anchoring the said terminals, the locations of the said recesses, the dimensions 01' the assembled tray and appliance, and the length of the lead all being such that, when wound about the tray and appliance, the lead is held by the said recesses in such close relation to the tray and appliance that the latter is retained in position and is protected by the lead.
11. A holder of the character described for the reception of an electrically operated appliance, comprising a tray in the form of an open-mouthed shell shaped to closely engage one face of the appliance, a flexible electric lead with end terminals thereon, and two sockets formed in the shell to receive and trictionally retain the said terminals, the location of the sockets, the dimensions of the assembled tray and appliance, and the length of the lead all being such that, when wound about the tray and appliance, the lead is held in close relation to the tray and the appliance, and the latter is thus retained in position and is protected by the lead, and the tray being formed with recesses for the accommodation of the lead when in its wound position.
WM. WALLACE WHITE.