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Publication numberUS2379060 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 26, 1945
Filing dateApr 26, 1944
Priority dateApr 26, 1944
Publication numberUS 2379060 A, US 2379060A, US-A-2379060, US2379060 A, US2379060A
InventorsBacheldor Newell G
Original AssigneeBacheldor Newell G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article holder
US 2379060 A
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June 26, 1945. BACHELDOR I 2,379,060

ARTI CLE HOLDER Fil ed April 26, 194-4 Patented June 26, 1945 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ARTICLE HOLDER Neweu GaBacheldonAkromohio 7 Application April 26, 1944, 'Serial'No. 532,922

' lcll'Glaims ((124-254) This invention relates "to improvements in holders, and, while adapted to be designed to hold articles of different kinds varying greatly in cross-sectional shape,the invention is adapted to be applied to a holder for handles, particularly broom handles, in which connection it is illustrated in the dr'awing and hereinafter described. Objects of the invention are to provide a'holder of simple durable construction which can be' economically manufactured, and which may be quickly and conveniently operated by manipulation of the article tof'hold it in a desired position or to release it therefrom.

Another object is to provide a holder of the character above indicated which can be quickly and conveniently adjusted to hold articles of different sizes. I

A'p'articular object is to provide'a holder having a toggle arrangement'o'f hingedly mounted arms, each carrying a jaw member, operable by Proceeding now to a detailed description of-the particular embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawing, the reference numeral 6, denotesa base plate which is preferably formed of a single sheet of metal, but may be 'madeinany manner of any suitable material. As shown; the sheet of metal is rectangular in shape "and the end portions 6a and 6b thereof are stamped to movement or the amen against the jaw members to close the same when moved 'to a position past aline extending between the axes on which the arms are hinged and to securely'hold the article with a force greatly exceeding the operating force required to open or closesaid jaw'members. v

The above objects are accomplished and additional ends are attainedby the novel. construction, combination and arran'gementof parts illus'trated in the drawin'gwherein there is shown one form of the inVl'ltlOhfit being understood that changes and modifications may be made which come within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

In'the drawing: v

Figure 1 is a front elevational'view of "a holder constructed in accordance with this invention, the "same being shown in an operated position with a portion of a handle "operatively held thereby.

'Figure '2 is a top plan view illustrating the holder in an open position 'and illustrating in cross-section a handle as the *same'ispresented to the holder preparatory to locking it in the holder.

Figure 3 is a similar'viewillustrating the holder in a closed position with a handle shown in-crosssection held therein.

Figure 4 is aside elevational view' of the outer lateral'sid'e of one of the jaws forming apart of the holder herein disclosed, the same being-shown mounted on an arm which is shown in crosssection;

Figure 5 is acentral horizontal sectional View of one of the jaws and the arm 'on which it is ad'justably secured.

extend in the same direction, at a right angle to the main body thereof, to form the brackets land 8. The brackets 1 and 8 are formed by folding the portions 6a and -6b inwardly to form the channels 9 which are disposed in the sameplan'e and presented toward each other.

The numeral I'll denotes "arms which are substantially square in cross-section, but the corners are roundedandprovided'with screw threads ll. Each arm [0 is providedadjacent one end thereof with a bore 12 *andthe sidewalls of the brackets is formed to project cutwardly'at Mia at a right :angle to contact witha wall laor 8a of its adjacent bracket 1 or 8 (see Figure 3). The arms It are positioned to limit inward movement "of the arms I0 toward the plate 6 to a position, past a line extending between the pins 14 on which said arms are pivoted, that is, to a position past dead center.

The numerals 3 denote jaw members each composed of a block which, in the adaptation shownin the drawing, has a straightsideliia, A square cavity 20 extends inwardly of each block l8 from said straight side 13a thereof, and at least the free end portion Ilia of each arm It is squared to be non-.rotably and sliclably received in said cavities 20. Nuts 11 are threaded on the arms for adjustment of blocks IS in effective operative relation to each other, as will be described later. f

Each jaw member P8 .is provided with a rounded forward side 18b and is curved inwardly onthe side presented toward the other jaw member 18 as indicated at I toreceive a handl 22 or other article to beheld. A coilspring 23 is attachedto the arms 16 to normally .hold .theearms In with the jaw members 18 in an'open-or non-gripping positionasshown in Figure ;In Lthis. position a handle or other article :can 'Joe'preserxted *to the jaw members l8 and forced rearwardly to the position shown in Figure 3. With the jaws positioned as shown in Figure 3, the brackets 1 and 8 are sprung outwardly and as the arms I will then be beyond the previously described deadcenter position thereof the article 22 will be securely held between said jaw members. A slight pull on the article will swing the jaws l0 outwardly and release the article from the holder.

In operation the multiplication of force resulting from the toggle action of the arms In and jaw members l8 will cause the article to be held between the jaw members with a much greater force than is required to swing the jaw members to a closed position. When the arms 10 have been swung past the line of dead-center extending between the pivots [3 the jaw will be securely held in position, but can be easily'released date the holder to articles of different sizes.

As shown by dotted lines in Figure 2, the hinged ends of the arms I 0 terminate a sufficient distance from outer lateral walls la and 8a of the brackets l and 8 to be engageable therewith for limiting the outward swinging movement of the arms I0.

Having thus illustrated a preferred form of my invention and described the same in detail, what I claim as new and desireto secure by Letters Patent is: r 1

1. In a holder of the character described, a base member of resilient material, having its opposite end portions stamped to form parallelmembers,

- the outwardly presented end portions of said members being folded to provide brackets having channels presented toward each other; a pair of arms, each arm pivotally secured in one of said channels for limited swinging movement in the same plane; a jaw member slidably mounted on the free end portion of each arm; a nut threaded on each arm, each nut bearing against the jaw member thereon; said nuts operable to regulate i.

the distance between said jaw members, said jaw members having oppositedly arched cooperating faces arranged, when an article is placed therein and forced toward said base member to jincline the arms toward theplane of said base member, to securely hold the article between said jaws, yieldable means normally holdin the arms with the jaws in an open position and means limiting the movement of the arm toward said base member. v

2. In a holder of the character described, a base member, having its opposite ends stamped to form parallel members, the outwardly presented end portions of said members being folded to provide brackets having channels presented toward each other; a pair of arms, each arm pivotally secured in one of the said channels for limited swinging movement in the same plane; a jaw member slidably mounted on the'free end portion of each arm; a' nut threaded on each arm, each nut bearing against the jaw member thereon; said nuts operable to regulate the distance between said jaw members, said jaw members hav-- ing oppositely arched cooperating faces arranged, when an article is placed therein and forced toward said base member to incline the arms toward the Plane ofsaid base member, to securely hold th article between said jaws and yieldablemeans normally holding the arms with the jawsinanopen position.

3. In a holder of the character described, a base member of resilient material, having its opposite end portions stamped to provide brackets having channels presented toward each other; a pair of arms, each arm pivotally secured in one of said channels for limited swinging movement in the same plane; a jaw member slidably mounted on the free end portion of each arm; a nut threaded on each arm, each nut bearing against the jaw member thereon; said nuts operable to regulate the distance between said jaw members, said jaw members having cooperating faces, arranged, when an article is placed thereagainst and forced toward said base member to incline the arms toward the plane of said base member, to securely hold the article between said jaws.

a 4. In a holder of the character described, a

' base member, a pair of brackets projecting in parallelrelation from said base member; a pair of arms pivotally secured to said brackets for limited swinging movement in the same plane; a jaw member slidably mounted on the free end portion of each arm; a nut threaded on each arm; each nut bearing against the jaw member thereon; said nuts operable to regulate the distance between said jaw members, said jaw members having oppositely arched cooperating faces arranged, when an article is placed therein and forced toward said base member to incline the arms toward the plane of said base member, and securely hold the article between said jaws.

5. In a holder of the character described, a base member; brackets projecting therefrom; a pair of arms, each arm pivotally secured to one of said brackets for limiting swinging movement in the same plane; a jaw member slidably mounted on the free endportion of each'arm; means operable to adjust the position of the jaw member on each arm; said jaw members having cooperatingfaces arranged,when an article is placed thereagainst and forced toward said base member to incline the arms toward the plane of said base member, to securely hold the article between said jaws; yieldable means normally holding the arms with the jaws in an open position and means limiting the movement of the arms toward said base member.

6. In a holder of the character described, a base member; two brackets projecting in the same general direction from said base member;

an arm hinged to each bracket for swinging movement in the same plane; spring means normally moving said arms to an outward position; a jaw non-rotatably mounted on each arm for sliding movement thereon; adjustable means to limit the sliding movement of each jaw; said jaws having opposed faces cooperating to receive the article to be held; each of the article engaging faces of said jaws having an inwardly presented portion which project laterally toward each other for engagement by the articles to be held, to swing said arms by toggle movement toward said base to an article retaining position, spaced inwardly from the line of their pivotal mounting; and means to limit the inward movement of said arms to said article retaining position. 3 l

7. In a holder of the character described, two brackets mounted to project in the same general direction; an arm hinged to'each bracket for swinging movement in the same plane; spring means normally moving said arms to an outward position; a jaw non-rotatably mounted on each arm for sliding movement thereon; said jaws having opposed faces cooperatingto receive the each arm, said jaws having opposed faces for receiving the article to be held; the article engaging faces of said jaws having portions engageable by the article to be held to swing said arms by toggle movement toward said base member, to an article retaining position spaced inwardly from the line of their pivotal mounting; and

means to limit the inward movement of said arms to said article retaining position.

9. In a holder of the character described, a base member; spaced brackets extending from said base member, an arm hinged to each bracket for swinging movement in the same plane; a spring normally moving said arms to, an outward position; a jaw mounted on each arm, said jaws adapted to receive the article to be held; said jaws engageable by the article to be held, to swing said arms to an article retaining position spaced inwardly from the line of their pivotal mounting.

10. In a holder of the character described, a base member; two resilient brackets projecting in'the same general direction from said base member; an arm pivoted to each bracket fo swinging movement in the same plane; a spring normally moving said arms to an outward position; a jaw non-rotatably mounted on each'arm for sliding movement thereon; adjustable means on each arm to limit the sliding movement of each jaw; said jaws having opposed faces engageable by the article to be held for toggle movement to and from an article retaining position.

11. In a holder of the character described, two brackets mounted to project in the same general direction; an arm hinged to each bracket for swinging movement in the same plane; spring means normally moving said arms to an outward position; a jaw non-rotatably mounted on each arm for sliding movement thereon; said jaws having opposed faces cooperating to receive the article to be held; the opposed faces of said jaws having portions engageable by the article to be held, to swing said arms by toggle movement inwardly to an article retaining position spaced inwardly from the line of their pivotal mounting; means to limit the outward swinging movement of said arms to an article receiving position and means to limit the inward movement of said arms to an article retaining position.

NEWELL G. BACHELDOR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/113, 248/316.7, 248/316.5
International ClassificationA47L13/10, A47L13/512
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/512
European ClassificationA47L13/512