US 2370876 A
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March 6, 1945. -c RlCHARDSON 2,370,876
HANGER FOR SLENDER ARTICLES Filed Jan. .29, 1944 I Inventor QESU CV/Q/CA/AZQDSO/V.
y WWW ep Patented Mar. 6, 1945 HANGER FOR. SLENDER ARTICLES Presly Richardson, Benson, Ariz. Application January 29, 1944, Serial No. 520,241
This invention relates to hangers for slender articles, such as billiard cues, pipe sections, et
The primary object of the present invention is to provide a hanger by means of which slender articles may be suspended from a wall or other support, the construction being such that the articles may be readily engaged in the holder or disengaged therefrom.
A more specific object of the present invention is to provide a holder of the above kind including cooperating fixed and movable ripping jaws, the
fixed jaw being adjustable toward or awayfrom the movable jaw so asto adapt the holder for use in suspending slender articles of different widths or diameters.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a holder of the above kind which is efficient in action, simple and durable in construction and easy to use.
Further objects and features of the invention will become apparent from the followingde scription when considered in connection with the accompanying drawing, and the invention consists in the novel form, combination and arrange- 'ment of parts hereinafter more fully described,
shown in the accompanying drawing and claimed.
In the drawing, wherein like reference charactersindicate corresponding parts throughout the several views:
support and having a pair ofspaced cooperating gripping jaws 6 and l on the front thereof, the jaw 6 being fixed in use and the jaw 1 being in the nature of a pivoted eccentric or cam normally yieldingly swung toward the jaw G by spring means 8 so that a slender article 9 will be gripped between said jaws after upward insertion between the latter. When the article is suspendedfit has a tendency to swingthe jaw l downwardly into tighter'gripping engagement so that the degree of gripping engagement is mainly. dependent upon the weight of the suspended article. As
shown, the element 8 preferably consists of a helical tension spring attached at one end toa pin l0 projecting forwardly from the supporting plate and at its other end to the end of jaw 8 most remote from the fixed jaw 6. The arrangement is such that the article 9 may be forced upwardly between the jaws and in so doing will cause pivotal movement of the jaw "I in the direction in which it is moved for release from the supported article. On the other hand, the arrangement is also such that when the article is suspended, the frictional engagement between said article and the jaw 1 causes the latter to swing in a direction to tightlybind against the article and bind it against the jaw 6 so that said article is effectively gripped and suspended. The jaw l is pivoted upon a horizontal axis, as at H, nearer one end than the other, and the jaw 6 is preferably adjustable horizontally toward or away from the jaw 7 so that the holder may be adapted for use in connection with articles of different widths or cross sectional diameters. For
it in any desired horizontally adjusted position.
relative to the movable jaw 1. Suitable stops l4 and I5 may be struck from the plate 5 to limitthe movement of jaw 6 when adjusted and the downward movement of pivoted jaw 1.
In the embodimentshown in Figures 1 to 3, in-
elusive, the plate 5 isapertured, as at l6, to'facilitate nailing or otherwise securing thepsameto a wall .or other vertical support, and the gripping edges of the jaws are left smooth so that they will not bite into or mar the slender article supported thereby. This is highly desirable in supporting such articles as billiard cues, and such a cue suspended by a holder of this kind from its smaller end will remain in a true or straight condition and will not readily warp as is the case when such cues are supported or rested upon a. 0 horizontal supporting member at their lower' larger ends.
From the foregoing description, it is believed that the construction and operation, as well as theadvantages of the present invention, will be readily understood and appreciated by those skilled in the art. I
What I claim as new is:
1. A holder of the character described cor n.
prising a. flat vertical supporting plate having apertures therein for reception of driven fasteners to facilitate rigid fastening of the plate to a supportfa stationary jaw in the form of a vertical cam plate disposed against the front face ofthe supporting plate at one end of the latter,
a movable jaw in the form of a vertical cam plate pivoted at its outer upper portion to and against the front face of said supportin plate at the other end of the latter and for vertical swinging movement, a stop lug projecting forwardly from the supporting plate for limiting downward swinging movement of said movable jaw, a spring of adjustment toward or away from the movable jaw, and a guide lug projecting forwardly from the supporting plate and projecting into said slot of the stationary jaw to guide the latter in the adjusting movements thereof;
2. The construction defined in claim 1, wherein the stop lug is struck forwardly from the supporting plate, and wherein said spring is of the tension type connecting the outer end of the mov- 10 able jaw to the supporting plate.
PRESLY C. RICHARDSON.