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Publication numberUS2499652 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 7, 1950
Filing dateJan 17, 1947
Priority dateJan 17, 1947
Publication numberUS 2499652 A, US 2499652A, US-A-2499652, US2499652 A, US2499652A
InventorsKirby John W
Original AssigneeKirby John W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cartridge holder and dispenser
US 2499652 A
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March 7, 1950 J. w. KIRBY CARTRIDGE HOLDER AND DISPENSER 2 Sheets-Shes?I l M702. ./o//v u. K/py Filed Jan. 17, 1947 March 7, 1950 J. w. KIRBY 2,499,552

'y CARTRIDGE HOLDER AND DISPENSER l Filed Jan. 17, 194'?` I 2 sheets-sheet 2 MENTOR Jox/N M K/Q y BY. ,rve W Patented Mar. 7, 195.0

UNITED STATESW PATENT OFFICE CARTRIDGE HOLDER AND DISPENSER f J ohn W. Kirby, iMemphis, Tenn. Application January 17, 1947, Serial No. 722,631

7 Claims.

This invention relates to cartridge holders for l the use as of hunters and other marksmen, and particularly to a holder which is adapted to receive the content of a box of cartridges as a group, and will hold the cartridges so inserted for dispensing, and which may be manuallyoperated to successively dispense the transverse rows, usually of ve cartridges each, as they were packed in the original box. It further relates to such a cartridge holder which may be conveniently supported as by a belt around the waist of the user.

Cartridges for rifles and small arms are usually packed and sold to the users, in boxes holding fifty cartridges disposed in ten transverse rows of five each, and many rifles and most small arms have magazines or chambers holding ve, six, ten, or more cartridges which may at option be lled or partially lled at one time with one or more dispensings.

The objects of the present invention are:

To provide a cartridge holder into which the entire content of the box in which cartridges are purchased may be readily transferred without disturbing the row arrangement of the cartridges as they were assembled in the box.

To provide such a holder which may be manipulated to remove as a group the cartridges of each transverse row in.I succession.

To provide such a holder which will maintain the row relation of the cartridges, whether the holder be full or have one row only remaining at all times; and l Which will simplify and improve the design and construction of such holders and, dispensers.

The means by which the foregoing and other objects are accomplished and the manner of their accomplishment will be readily understood from the followingspecication upon reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a sectional elevation of the holderV fully loaded, taken on the line If-I of Fig. 2.

Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional elevation taken on the line II-II of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a plan view.

Fig. 4 is an inverted sectional plan taken through the dispensing mechanism on the line IV--IV of Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is a sectional elevation taken, as was Fig. l, on the line I-I of Fig. 2, with the closure slide or door raised and a box of cartridges being inserted.

j Fig. 6 is an inverted plan view.

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary section taken on the line VII-VII of Fig. 5 showing the slide lock.

Referring now to the drawings in which` the variousparts are indicated by numerals:

The cartridge holder is a relatively elongated rectangular, box-like structure having vertically disposed side walls I2, aback wall I4, andza horizontal top wall I6v integrated together, the side Walls preferably having bracing portions I2A extending rearwardly of the back wall I4. At its lower end the back wall I4 has a rearward extension I8` which overlies a plate-like top portion 20 ofxan ejector, the extension forming .a cover portion of a housing for the ejector. The extension I8 is braced by the side wall portions IZA and at its rear edge has a downwardlyv extending lange 2-2 forming the back end of. the ejector housing. The side Walls I2 extend downward tothe level of the extension I8 and therebelow have portions I2B, stepped outwardly the thickness of the sides 24 of the ejector, to form the sides ofthe ejector housing. f -The front edges of the sides I2 of the holder have outwardly extending anges I2C which are forwardly and inwardly curved to form grooves adapted to slidably receive the side edges of a front wall or shutter 28 forming a closure for the vfront of the holder. At its lower endthe shutter has a forward extension 30, which is preferably lbraced from the shutter by side flanges 32. The extension has a downwardly anged front edge 34, the extension and flange, whenzthe shutter is seated, forming respectively the top and front end of the ejector housing. DownwardlyV turnedside flanges 36 of the extension form sides completing the forward end of f the housing. Y

The top I 6 of the holder preferably has an upwardly extending flange 38 which is engaged by hook portions AIB at the top of the shutter limiting downward movement. One edge of the wall is notched, preferably adjacent the top, for enf gagement by aklatch 42 securing the shutter when in place. ,44 is a lifting lug. A belt loop 46 may be secured to one of the side walls I2 for hanging the holder, as from the belt of the user. .j

The ejector is reciprocably mounted in the ejector housing andincludes the top portion 2U; of length to be housed in the rear portion of the housing, this top portion having a downwardly extending pusher flange 26A at its forward end and asimilarly extending grip 20B cut out of 'and downwardly bent adjacent its rear end. 'Portions 24A of the sides 24 of the ejector-extend forwardly from the flange 20A to the front wall 28,-,of the cartridge holder and below the wall are con.-vv nected by a front portion 24B, forming a cartridge receiving pocket, fully open top and bottom. Underlying the ejector and forming the bottom of the ejector housing is a plate 48, extending over at least the rear half of the open bottom of the cartridge holder and of the ejector pocket when the ejector is retracted. The rear portion of the plate (Fig. 6) is cut out to allow protrusion of the ejector grip. Extending upward from the plate is a lug 48A which engages one leg of a compression spring 50, having its opposite 'leg engaging the ejector grip to hold the ejector retracted. The sides 48B, and the rear end 48C of the plate are turned up against the' sides IZB and end 22 of the ejector housing and secured thereto.

A follower 52 is slidably disposed in the car-1 tridge holder, and a compression spring 54 interposed between the top I6 and the follower. The follower is preferably of open top box type having a thin head portion 52A against, which the spring bears, and side walls 52B which cooperate with the walls of the holder to guide the follower, and house the spring; The spring preferably is of light weight wire, and its consequent pressure on the follower is sucient only to hold the cartridges lagainst displacement in the holder, a1` lowing dispensing largely to be effected by the weight of the cartridges.

It will be understood that the holders mus't be of size to accommodate the particular ammunition and the box in which it is purchased, except tliat a holder, having fore and aft depth for long cartridges, may also be used for shorter cartridges.

In use, the latch 42 is displaced, releasing the shutter 28 and the shutter lifted by the lug 44 sufficiently to provide `for insertion of the cartridge box, or if desired, the shutter is entirely re'- moved. The cover is removed from the box i'n which the cartridges are contained, leaving the cartridges 55 as originally packed in the lower half of the box 58. The follower 52 is raised against the pressure of the Yspring' 54 and the box with the cartridgesl packed therein is inserted in the holder with the open top of the box facing inward, until'the cartridges seat against the back f4 and the follower is released against the box; The holder is then tipped until the back I4 beco'mes the bottom a'nd the box is withdrawn, l'eav'- ing the cartridges in the holder and the follower pressing against them. The shutter 28 is re"- pla'ced and latched.

Removal of the cartridge box allows the fol# lower to press the cartridges toward the ejector,

and the lower row of cartridges into the ejector and against the plate 48 forming' the bottom of the ejector housing. To eject cartridges fr'om the holder the grip 20B is `engaged by the oper@ ators finger and the ejector shifted forward until the lower row of cartridges is-displaced from the 'plate 48 and drop from 'the holder. 4As this' displacement takes place the top 20 of the ejector is shifted into yplace below the next row of 'cartridges, holding them until release of the ejector grip allows the spring 5U to shift the ejector into position to receive the next lower row, and Ythe row to drop into the ejector pocket. Y Y `It will be understood that many of the details herein are illustrative only and that it is not my intention to confine myself to Asuch detail except as in any claim it is 'specifically set out.

-It"wil1 be also specifically understood that the bottom 48` may underlie the entire 'o'pen bottom of the holder and the side 'wall portions 241A `'and forward end of the ejector 24B may be eliminated without departing from my invention.

I claim:

1. A cartridge holder and ejector, including an elongated rectangular box-like structure, having upright back and side walls and an upper end rigidly secured together, and a removable front wall. and means for latching said front wall in closed relation to said side walls and end, the lower end of said holder being open, a follower within said holder slidable along said walls and a compression spring interposed between said upper end and said follower; a relatively shallow ejector housing disposed transversely across and below the open lower end of said holder, said housing having top wall portions respectively extending forward and rearward from the lower end of the front and back of said holder, side walls' having their inner surfaces continuing the outer surface of the side walls of said holder and extending forwardly and rearwardly therefrom; and a bottom spaced at its forward end not more than half the fore and aft depth of said holder rearwardly from said front wall and extending rearwardly beyond said back wall; a manually operable ejector, `slid'ably disposed i'n said housing, said ejector having 'a front member, side inembers and a transverse member underlying the Vwa'll's of said holder, said members outlining a pocket whioh is open top and bottom, said pocket conforming to the cross section of said holder and being adapted in retracted position of said ejector to underlie 'said holder, said ejector having a plate-like top portion extending rearwardly from the top of said transverse member, and a spring cooperating with said ejector and said housing to urge said ejector into retracted position.

2; A cartridge holder and ejector in conformity with claim l, in which the top wall portion of said housing is respectively secured to and braced from said front and back walls.

3. A cartridge holder and ejector, including an elongated rectangular box-like structure, having upright back and side walls and an upper end rigidly secured together, and a removable front wall, and means for latching said front wall in closed relation to said side walls and end, the lower end of said holder being open; a follower within said holder slidable along said walls and a compression spring interposed between said upper end and said follower; a relatively shallow ejector housing secured transversely across and below the open lower end of said holder, said housing having a top wall apertured to conform tothe 'open lower end of said holder, side walls substantially co-exten'sive with said top wall, and a bottom spaced at its forward end not more than halfnthe fore and aft depth 'of 'said holder 'rearwardly from 'said front v'ri/allmand extending rearw-ardly beyond 'saidb'ack wall; a manually operlable ejector, 'sl'i'dably disposed in said housing,

said ejector having a front "member, side members and a transverse member, Vsaid members 'outlining a pocket which is ope'n top 'and bottom, said pocket conforming to the cross 'section of said holder and being adapted in retracted position of'said ejector to underlie said holder, Said ejector having a plate-like top portion extending rearwardly from the top of said transverse member; and a 'spring cooperating with said ejector and said housing to urge said ejector into retracted position.

y 4. A` cartridge holder and eiector, including an elongated rectangular box-like structure having upright `back and side walls, and an upper end ,s rigidly secured together, and a front wall, the front edges of said side walls being grooved to slid-ably receive said front wall, and means for latching said front wall in closed relation to said side walls, the lower end of said holder being open; a follower within said holder slidable along said walls and a compression spring interposed between said upper end and said follower; a relatively shallow ejector housing secured transversely across and below the open lower end of said holder, said housing having a top wall apertured to conform to the open lower end of said holder, side -walls substantially co-extensive with said top wall, and a bottom spaced at its forward end Asubstantially half the fore and aft depth of said holder rearwardly from said front wall and extending rearwardly beyond said back wall; a manually operable ejector, slidably disposed in said housing, said ejector' having front and rear transverse members, and side members, said members outlining a pocket which is open top and bottom, said pocket conforming to the cross section of said holder and being adapted in retracted position of said ejector to underlie said holder, said ejector having a plate-like top portion extending rearwardlyl from the top of said rear transverse member, and a spring cooperating with said ejector and said housing to urge said ejector into rectracted position.

5. A cartridge holder and ejector, including an elongated rectangular box-like structure, having upright back and side -walls and an upper end rigidly secured together, and a removable front wall, and means for latching said front wall in closed relation to said side walls and end, the lower end of saidholder being open; a follower within said holder slidable along said walls and a compression spring interposed between said upper end and said follower; a relatively shallow ejector housing secured below the open lower end of said holder, said housing having a top extending forwardly and rearwardly from said holder and apertured to conform to the open lower end'o'f said holder, side walls substantially (3o-extensive l with said top, and a bottom portion underlying said holder and extending rearwardly beyond the back wall thereof; a manually operable ejector, slidably disposed in said housing, said ejector having a transverse memberadapted in retracted position of said ejector to underlie said holder, and having a plate-like top portion extending rearwardly from the top of said transverse member; and a spring'cooperating with said ejector and said housing to urge said ejector into retracted position.

6. A cartridge holder and ejector, including an elongated rectangular box-like structure, having upright back and side walls and an upper end rigidly secured together, and a removable front wall, and means for latching said front wall in closed relation to said side walls and end, the lower end of said holder being open; a follower within said holder slidable along said walls and a compression spring interposed between said upper end and said follower; a relatively shallow ejector housing secured below the open lower end of said holder, sa-id housing having a top extending fore and aft of said holder and apertured to conform to the open lower end of said holder, side walls substantially (zo-extensive with said top, and a bottom portion underlying said holder and extending rearwardly beyond said back wall; a manually operable ejector, slidably disposed in said housing, said ejector having a front member, side members and a transverse member, said members outlining a pocket which is open top and bottom, said pocket conforming to the cross section of said holder and being adapted in retracted position of said ejector to underlie said holder, said ejector having a plate-like top portion extending rearwardly from the top of said transverse member; and a spring cooperating with said ejector and said housing to urge said ejector into retracted position.

'7. A cartridge holder and ejector, including an elongated rectangular box-like structure, having upright back and side walls and an upper end rigidly secured together, and a removable front wall, and means for latching said front wall in closed relation to said side walls and end, the lower end of said holder being open; a follower within said holder slidable along said walls and a compression spring interposed between said upper end and said follower; a relatively shallow ejector housing secured below the open lower end of said holder, said housing having a top extending fore and aft of said holder and apertured to conform to the open lower end of said holder, side walls substantially co-extensive with said top, and a bottom spaced at its forward end not more than half lthe fore and aft depth of said holder rearwardly from said front wall, and extending rearwardly beyond said back wall; a manually operable ejector, slidably disposed in said housing, said ejector having a transverse member adapted in retracted position of said ejector to underlie the rear wall of said holder, and having a platelike top portion extending rearwardly from the top of said transverse member; and a spring cooperating with said ejector and said housing to urge said ejector into retracted position.

JOHN W.y KIRBY.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATNTs Number Name Date 138,847 Brabson !May 13, 1873 225,169 Sauerbrey Mar. 2, 1880 673,269 Jacobs Apr. 30, 1901

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/276, 193/32, 221/185, 221/232
International ClassificationF42B39/02, F42B39/00
Cooperative ClassificationF42B39/02
European ClassificationF42B39/02