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Publication numberUS2527161 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1950
Filing dateFeb 20, 1948
Priority dateFeb 20, 1948
Publication numberUS 2527161 A, US 2527161A, US-A-2527161, US2527161 A, US2527161A
InventorsTyll Nick J
Original AssigneeTyll Nick J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lathe tool bit container
US 2527161 A
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Oct. 24, 1950 TY U.

LATHE TOOL BIT CONTAINER Filed Feb. 20, 1948 llllll'l Patented Oct. 24, 1950 UNITED STATES? PATENT OFFICE 2,527,161 I LATHE TOOL arr CONTAINER Nick J. Tyll, San Francisco, Calif.

Application February 20, 1948, Serial N 0. 9,693

This invention relates to an improved lathe tool bit container and has for the primary object the provision of a specially constructed container that can be opened and readily converted into a stand for holding the tool bits and other articles of manufacture in a substantially vertical position and accessible for use.

One of the objects of the present invention is the provision of an adjustable cover, which cover, when opened in a certain position will function as a fixed base for supporting the container, whereby the said containeris converted into a stand for displaying the tools.

Another object of the present invention is the provision of a hingedly secured tool bit holder in the container and means for retaining the holder in a substantially vertical position when the container is converted into a stand for displaying the tools.

A further object of the present invention is the provision of a resilient means for automatically forcing the said holder to its outer displaying spaced position from the container when the cover is opened.

A still further object of the present invention is to shape the bottom of the container and also the bottom of the hingedly secured holder in angular positions, whereby the container extends at an angle from the holder when the device is converted into a stand.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a specially constructed combined container and stand of the character described that is simple in construction, economical to manufacture, positive in operation and highly efiicient and serviceable in use.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of the specification, wherein for the purpose of illustration like numerals designate like parts throughout the same,

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of the container shown in its closed position,

Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1, looking in direction of the arrows,

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on the same line as that shown in Fig. 2, illustrating the cover in its open supporting position with the holder moved outwardly to a substantially vertical position whereby the container is converted into a stand for displaying the articles therein,

Fig. 4 is a front elevational view of the device 2 Claims. (91. 206-17) converted into a stand, looking in direction of the arrow 4 in Fig. 3,

Fig. 5 is a horizontal sectional view taken on line 5 5 of Fig. 1,

Fig. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view similar to that shown in Fig. 5, except particularly illustrating the tool bits positioned in the various compartments of the container.

Fig. 7 is a vertical sectional view of the container with the cover in its closed position, taken on line 7-1 of Fig. 4, particularly illustrating one of the curved springs employed for automatically forcing the holder outwardly when the cover is opened.

Referring in detail to the drawing and to the numerals thereof, the numeral 9 designates as a Whole, the body of the container formed with an angular bottom portion ID, as disclosed in Fig. 2, a pair of oppositely disposed sides II and I2 as disclosed in Figs. 4 and 5 and open at the front and top as shown at I3 and I4, respectively, in Fig. 3. A cover l5, having an angular top portion It, is hingedly secured to the bottom of the container as at ll. A substantially rectangular open ended holder I8, formed with inwardly extending lips I 9, providing a plurality of compartments 2!) for retaining the tool bits 2|, is positioned in the lower portion of the container and hingedly secured thereto by a suitable shaft 22 extending through the sides of the container as illustrated in Figs. 5, 6 and '7. The bottom of the said holder is preferably shaped at a suitable angle to rest on the cover I5 and be retained in a substantially vertical position. When the device is converted into a stand as illustrated to advantage in Fig. 3. Outwardly extending front flange portions 23 and 24 project beyond the sides of the holder for accommodating a pair of curved spring members 25, whereby the holder is automatically forced to its outer position when the cover is opened. The said curved spring members are welded to the back of the container as shown at 26 in Fig. 7 but ma be secured thereto in any suitable manner and can be any suitable type of spring that will serve the purpose of the invention.

The outer central portion of the covers top I6 is bent downwardly as indicated at 21 to provide a catch for retaining the cover in its closed position.

From the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing it is obvious that when the device is in its closed position as shown to advantage in Fig. 2, will form a compact container for retaining the tool bits or other articles provided therein and when converted to the open position as illustrated in Fig. 3 provides a unique stand for displaying the articles or otherwise retaining them in a position accessible for use. While the present illustration has been particularly designed for retaining lathe tool bits it will be apparent that the same principle can readily be adapted for accommodating various other types of tools and many different types of articles desirable to serve.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the shape, size, material and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit ofthe invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. A combined lathe tool bit container and stand comprising a substantially rectangular container, an opening in the front portion thereof, a substantially rectangular open ended holder positioned in the lower portion ofthe container above the bottom thereof and hingedly secured thereto means dividing the holder into a plurality of compartments for individually retaining a plurality of tool bits therein, a cover positioned over the front of the container and hingedly secured to the bottom thereof, the said bottom extending upwardly at an angle, the said cover being capable of folding beneath the said bottom providing a base capable of supporting the container in an upright position, the bottom of the said holder extending upwardly at an angle and adapted to rest on the bottom of the container when the cover is in its open position.

2. A combined lathe tool bit container and stand comprising a substantially rectangular container, an opening in the front portion thereof, a substantially rectangular open ended holder positioned in the lower portion of the container above the bottom thereof and hingedly secured thereto, means dividing the holder into a plurality of compartments for individually retaining a plurality of tool bits therein, a cover positioned over the front of the container and hingedly secured to the bottom thereof, the said bottom extending upwardly at an angle, the said cover being capable of folding beneath the said bottom providing a base capable of supporting the container in an upright position, the bottom of the said holder extending upwardly at an angle and adapted to rest on the bottom of the container when the cover is in its open position, and a spring for automatically fo ci e h ai hold outwardly on the bQttOm of the container when the, cover is in its. open position.

NICK J. TYLL.

erEst E 1m The following referenoes'are of record in the file of this patent:

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US6186343 *Jun 24, 1999Feb 13, 2001Rexite S.P.A.Element for supporting optical disks or optical disk containers in a substantially vertical position
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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/372, 206/45.23
International ClassificationB23Q13/00, B25H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB23Q13/00, B25H3/003
European ClassificationB25H3/00B, B23Q13/00