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Publication numberUS2237712 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 8, 1941
Filing dateJun 4, 1940
Priority dateJun 4, 1940
Publication numberUS 2237712 A, US 2237712A, US-A-2237712, US2237712 A, US2237712A
InventorsMullins Grover F
Original AssigneeMullins Grover F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cartridge holder
US 2237712 A
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April 8, 1941. MULLlNs 2.237.712

CARTRIDGE HOLDER Filed June 4, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet l A ttorney April 8, 1941. e. F. MULLINS CARTRIDGE HOLDER Filed June 4, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 In ventor fro Ver [7 (flu 7\s Patented Apr. 8, 1941 UN IT ED: STAT. ES I QFFII'CM.

CARTRIDGE HOLDER? Grover F. Mullins, Westwood," Calif.-

Application "June; 4, 1940, SeriaLNo. .338g800 (o1. slz-m' A 2 Claims.

This invention relates; to; a. cartridge holder;

and-has for the primaryhobject the provision;

of a device-of this characterwhich willaccomwith the utmost. safety;

Another object of this invention is the" pro-- vision of means for supporting; the cartridges in a doublecolumn with the.-cartridgesiofeach column lying longways one: on thepther and. the operating means for dispensing the car tridges, actuated in such a way that the. cartrigeswill be released first from one column and then the other. column until all:cartridgeshave been: dispensed. from the device;

With these and other objectsinview, the invention consists in'xcertain novel fea-turesioi con-. struction, combination and arrangement-of partsas will behereinafter-more. fully described'and claimed;

For a complete understanding of: my inven tion, reference is to be had to-"the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation, partly in section, illustrating a cartridge holder constructed in accordance with my invention.

Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view illustrating the device.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a plan view, partly in section, illustrating a follower plate and a portion of a spring connected thereto.

Figure 5 is a side elevation illustrating one of the springs of the followers.

Figure 6 is a side elevation illustrating a control gate.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 5 indicates a rigid casing constructed of metal or any other material suitable for the purpose and arranged over said casing is a covering 6 constructed of leather or any other material suitable for the purpose. of the walls of the casing and carried by the covering is a belt strap 1 to permit the device to be readily mounted on a waist-encircling belt (not shown).

The lower end of the casing is fully open to form a discharge end or mouth to the casing designated by the character 8 and one of the walls of the casing is extended below the other Located on one walls and curvedg-toriorm a lip 9 to coact'with a controlling; gatemlllfor. the release of? cartridges from the casing.

The casing." has: mounted:v therein a partition I I :dividing :the casing into compartments l 2 and i3; Theacartridges are arranged in'the compartments in superimposed relation lying'endwise, as.=-clearly,=shown in Figures. 2 and 3 of the drawings. The cartridgesthus arranged. in. the compartmentsform. a doublecolumm of cartridgescheld'in the'compartments by the controlling gate I 0; The cartridges are urgedin the direction of ;the mouth .8 :by spring influenced followers. l5. slidably; mounted in 'thexcomparta mentsqand :each consisting of an elongated plate l6 hearing: onrtheuppermost-cartridge and on which arerformedzlipssor tongues: I] for scouring,thereonamexpansion spring l8 of the. type shown% in'. Figurety5.. The" springs also bear against the top:wall'of theicasing."

Finger-piecesl8"are-Lpivotally'secured to the follower-plates: I611 and-extend. through slots I9 formed. in' opposite walls of" the casing 5 and covering:- 6.. The upper: ends of the slots are provided. with ofiset branches lll in which the finger: pieces:.'may be moved for. holding 'the springs compressed and t-he follower plates in the upper ends of the compartments so that the cartridges may be readily placed in the compartments.

Opposite walls of the casing 5 are provided with entrances 20* normally closed by slidable doors 2| for the purpose of permitting when the doors are open the cartridges to be placed into the compartments. The doors are slidably mounted on the casing by pins 22 carried by said casing and extending through slots 23 in the doors. The headsof the pins have a frictional fit with the doors so as to retain the doors either in their open or closed positions.

After the cartridges have been arranged in the compartments, as shown in Figure 2, the finger pieces [8 are moved out of the branches IQ of the slots l9 so that the followers are free to act on the cartridges for urging them in the direction of the mouth 8.

The gate HI consists of a substantially flat elongated member 24 provided with pintles 25 on the ends thereof which are journaled in opposite walls of the casing 5 adjacent to the mouth 8. A substantially L-shaped arm 26 is formed on one end of the member 24 adjacent one of the side edges and carries at its free end a rounded portion 21 received within a forked end 28 of a substantially L-shaped operating lever 29 pivotally mounted on the casing, as shown at 30. A finger grip 3| is connected to the operating lever 29.

A coil spring 32 has one end connected to the arm 26 and the other end connected to the pivot 30. The purpose of the spring 32 is to maintain the gate to either side of a dead center position. The opposite faces of the member 24 have formed therein grooves 33 in which the cartridges may rest. Also it is preferable that the member 24 have openings 34 formed therein which extend the full length thereof for the purpose of reducing the weight of the member 24.

The member 24 of the gate acts to control the movement of the cartridges one at a time from the compartments and in an alternate manner from said compartments. To remove cartridges one at a time and alternatingly from the compartments, the lever 29 is moved first in one direction on its pivot to rotate the member 24 in one direction which. releases the lowermost cartridge from one of the compartments and the lever is then moved in a reverse direction to rotate the member 24 in a reverse direction to release the lowermost cartridge from the other compartment. The described movements of the lever 29 are repeated until all cartridges are dispensed from the casing.

By referring to Figure 2 it will be seen that when the lever 29 is moved downwardly the member 24 of the gate I is caused to rotate in a clockwise direction with a portion thereof moving away from the lip I9 and coming to rest against one of the shorter walls of the casing. This movement frees the lowermost cartridge in the compartment l2. An upward movement of the lever 29 in Figure 2 brings the member 24 of the gate l0 back into the position as shown in Figure 2 and- Having thus described my invention, what I.

claim is: v

1. In adevice of the class described, a rigid casing having a mouth, a partition in said casing V to form compartments to receive cartridges, spring pressed followers in said compartments for urging the cartridges toward the mouth, a gate for controlling the cartridges through said mouth one at a time and alternatingly from one compartment and then from the other compartment, an operating means for said gate, said casing having openings communicating with the compartments to permit cartridges to be placed therein, doors for opening and closing said openings,

' said casing having slots communicating with the compartments, and provided with lateral branches, and finger pieces pivoted on the followers and operating in the slots and adapted to be moved into the branches for holding the followers at one end of the compartments to permit filling of said compartments with the cartridges by way of the openings.

2.- In a device of the class described, a casing containing cartridges and having a mouth, a spring influenced follower acting on the cartridges to urge them in the direction of the mouth, a gate member having two positions pivotallymounted in the mouth of'the casing for rotation into either of its positions, an arm secured on the gate member and. having a rounded end, a substantially Lshaped operating lever pivoted on said casing and provided with a finger ring and having a forked end to receive the rounded end of said arm, and a coil spring connected to the pivot of said, operating lever and to said arm for retaining the gate member in either of its positions.


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U.S. Classification221/112, 206/3, 312/45, 221/227, 42/88, 221/67, 221/281, 221/274, 211/59.3
International ClassificationF41A9/67, F41A9/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41A9/67, F42B39/26, F42B39/02
European ClassificationF42B39/02, F42B39/26, F41A9/67