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April 23, 1946. R. J. POMEROY I STRIKING LINE HOLDER Filed Oct. 6, 1943 IN V EN TOR. fla /f flan/520v H Patented Apr. 23, 1946 v fillies STRIKING- LINE" HotbER Roy-J Pbmeroy, Los Angeles'i G aIifi, assignor to This invention relates; to striking line hemerisj; org cation ole thelpa pts i b r m, and such as are employed by carpenters for marking more articularl-y setfiorth in the accompanying lines onsurfaces, by shipfitters fo r marking: deel; w r plates and the like, and in similar; situations wherein aline is to be indicated on a surfaceas accompanying. drawing, illustrating a pre r ol embodimentt the invention;
' 1 is y a vertical section through the ,device pontionofthe spring, housing, showrr- "in taken about on the line l l" of Fig, 2; ea vertical; ,section taken about on the a'gui'de for workmen or artisans. I a 1 It is the present practice '11 some shipy rds to mark a line on deckpl'ates Ioy usinga chalked cordfthat is extended over the area to be marked. This .eord is then. snapped against the surface x t s 7 offth'e plate 'to'transferchalk from the "cordtto s I a; raginentary section showing: the the surface of the plate. But as thechalkedlline h portion f g. 2; upon an enlarged scale, formedon the plate is-notdefinite' andiperi'nanent hjsyiew shows the squeegee in its'nature, its position on theplate isf-then H pos ion that is, the position" it marked by using, a punch s'uch' asthe cornrnon assugies whenthe cord is unning freely in onto center punch to rorm..a;1m of. iriden'tations in the. 1fe e1;, an 1-.. f 7 1 the plate; after which, in'lcase the rr'iarked plate i amend; e of thespring housingand is not to be workedonimrn'edi'atdy, itji th e I h the outer portion of: the casing practice" to daub paint nearthe indentations; leyy shows certain parts This "procedure involves a considerableinun her lie pring broken away of time consuming operations, Moreover, even 1-: w t h mint m e bede the-'ie f n: tatioris; the indentations a requently sorheg w at ,difiicult to'findtat a subsequent-em f An object of the presentinvnti'on to pr ide a strikeeline holder and reel foracord that; is 1 capable of "making a more permanent marlgon suchj'a surface, "anawmcn will? (eliminate the, 1 necessity for'iising the 'cen'ter'punchindentations l ,I A the 1g n nstance includes an opening- A] through the-c rcumferential wall 5- of- ;'e .p 9 h e h w 0011" H e t n etal, the interiorof .eieeet eheineer re; ar n "a w ith the w l fi qu i Q le and the operationqf' d'aubing spots of painjtlifri' H theiryicinitmaswell as the subsequent Search 11 the casing. s i t paint sno i de t n afl i- 1, 11, 6.Est-We ?t QPi to a s r n -two thereby. a H 1 The invention provides an improved st" g line holder involving the use ofa' liq id, m rking substance havinga color contrastingji-wit the color of the suri a'cef being. marked, and; r this pur'po se;I may use a" liquid lacquer," or'any'oth'er I H suitable marking liquidcapable of marki fa ent instance consists of a long spool. Thisen.- clean" and relatively permanent visible line. 40 ables thenpul ey to;guid e. ,the cord properly re- Another object of the invention-is to'prov i de get ss f where itiis comingroff thereeh; r si'mfile means for exerting a squeezing GffQCtf Qn In he math ,of the corrieas it passes to, th the cord to remove thefiexcess mute-marking substance, and which: is so constructed and-ar ranged that-the cord will move freely through it 'when passing into the holder and ontothe-reeh In'the preferred embodimenfiof the 'inventiong I provide a guide pulley located opposite to the outlet, and one of the object's of the invention is to provide simple brakinglmeansl forprevehti'ng racingof the reel to'insure thatthe' cord will be' maintained against the pulley. as: itI-comesl off the reel: and: moves toward-the squeegee that removes the excess markingliquidfromdt. a .1 Another object of. the. invention: is toirprovide asimple? construction for housingithe coil spring; that maintains the: brakexpressure .in the: reel; and a further andmoregeneralobjectistto imaprove the general construction: oi a striking; line: holder of the character mentioned.
TIhisinvention consists in the novel parts and g rrr po s edgof equidistant pins or fianges fi connected-byan integral-neck would interfere with its free rotation, and to establish the right angle position of ing the ruling-in operation.
The cord 2 should be wound on the reel in the the bardurdirection indicated in Fig. 2 so that the pulley. 8
acts as a guide for it, but in order to insure; this,
and prevent the reel from racing so 'asto' carry construction illustrated and described, without departing from the spirit of the invention,
I claimz l a Y- l. A striking-line h der including a casing having a chamber therein; a reel for carrying a marking cord wrapped thereupon; said casing the take-ofi point of the cord over to the right.
and off the pulley, I prefer to provide a resistance devic'e i'or the rotation of'the'reeL; This preferably consists of a brake disc l3 that is springpressed against the side of the casing. This disc is mounted 'nonrota'tively on a neckM that extends out from the trunnion [5 of the'reel, which trunnion is rotatably-mountedin the adjacent end wall of the casing. Thisneck l4 may have flat side faces I6 (see Fig; 4) between circumferential faces, and the brake-disc I3 has a sleeve on the trunnion 5 with a reduced-extensionsleeve ll having an opening through it that is shaped to mm the neck I4. At the root of the extension sleeve H a shoulder I8 is formed'operating as'a seat for a light coil spring'l9, The end of the having means for holding a marking liquid so as 3 to'transfer a portion of the same to the cord;
means for effecting the guiding of the cord to the exterior of the casing when the cord is being extended over a surface that is to be marked, including an opening'in the casing wall through which the cord passes, and a guide for the cord opposite said opening; and a squeegee supported between the said guide and said opening so that itis capable of moving toward the outlet when the cord is running out, and toward said guide when the cord is runningin, said squeegee having a guide passage therethrough' for the cord the axis whereof is disposed substantially in line with said guide and thefopening'when the cord is running in, and substantially out of line with the said guide and theiopeningwhen the cord is running out, said squeegeeoperatingin .the latter position to remove excess liquid. front; the cord as it'pas'sesout II If Q 2. A striking-line holderincluding a casing for holding a liquid "and having'an outlet for the cord; areel for the cord rotatably mounted in spring presses the brake l3 againstthe casing, it 1 11 the inner face of its end wall. I I I The housing -22 also operates as a knob or handle for supportingthe holder and may be ro -s tated' tdwind up the cord onthe reel; When'this occurs, the cord will pull thebar 9 down against the fixed-stop lZQQF ig. 13). is the release position for the squeegee and brings theaxis of the hole It! into substantial; alignment with the path of the cord so that the cord will run freely through it onto the reeL I I a "At the outlet opening 4fro'm the casing, and preferably on the outer'side; I provide a fitting 24 with a stuffirig box ZUiniit to hold a 50ft wiper also pulls the adjacent hea'dZG of the reel jagainst material. This wipes off any excessof theliquid that maybe slinging to the surface-of the-cord;
A' ballhead plug 24a may'be used to retain this tt V, I. r The casingis provided with suitablemeans io r replenishing theliquid within it. In the present instance, one'of thefen'ds or heads of the casing is provided with an integral sleeve 26 coaxial with the casing and a squeegee operable on the cord between the reel and-the outlet, said squeegee embodying a movably mounted corcl e'ngaging member movable to a position to expressexcess liquid from the cordvby virtue of movement of the cord in a direction from the re'elto the cord outlet,
and movable to a position torelease the cord'for free running action by virtue oimoveme'nt of the cord in a direction from the Icord routl'ettoward the reel.
casin and a squeegee operable on the cord between the reeland theoutle't, said squeegee embodying a cord-engaging j member s, movably mounted on said casing and movable between one position in which it deflects the cord and so opv d g I erates to express excessliquid from the co'rd,'and such as raw cotton or other-suitable absorbent an'otherpositionjin which it releasesthe cord for free running travel, andb'eingarranged to automatically assume the formerof said positions by virtueoof travel of the cord fromreel towardcord outlet, and the latter offsaid positions -by virtue the-casing and formed with a spunithreadto re ceive'a screw cap 21.1 I I I I In operating the device; thegcord pulled out from the casing over the line that is'to be marked off. As it comes outof the casing the tensionin thecord pulls the squeegee 9 into its operative v position indicated in Fig; 2. 1 As the cord" pulls through the inclined hole lllythe'exce'ss liquid is After being extended over the surface to "be release-position indicated-in Fig. '3, in 'which'the II cord will rumfre'ely through the holef l l- 'jjj Many changes may ofcourse be made inthe taut and snapped against of travel of the cord from cordoutlettowardireel.
.4, striking-line holder including a casing for di s a liquid and ha i tlet or th r a reel for the cord rotatably mountedin thecasing; a squeegee movably mounted in the path of the cord, having an opening throughwhichthe cord passes, said squeegee being mounted and:arranged for movement by virtue of travel of the cord out of: the casing .to a position inwhich it deflects the path of'thecord and thereby expresses liquidtherefrom; and" for Smove'rnent' by Y "ROY J. Porn or.