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Publication numberUS2591805 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 8, 1952
Filing dateJun 23, 1950
Priority dateJun 23, 1950
Publication numberUS 2591805 A, US 2591805A, US-A-2591805, US2591805 A, US2591805A
InventorsGossett Homer E
Original AssigneeGossett Homer E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for implements
US 2591805 A
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Patented Apr. 8, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT @EFEQE This invention relates generally to holders and particularly to a holder for implements, such as knives, screwdrivers, chisels, auger bits and similar devices.

The main object of this invention is to provide an inexpensive form of holder which will securely hold implements of widely varying thickness.

The second object is to so construct the holder that it may hold a plurality of tools at the same time and that the space in the holder will be divided among the various tools in proportion to the space actually required by each tool.

The third object is to so construct the holder that the implements may be inserted or withdrawn without injury to the implement or holder and with a uniform holding pressure being exerted against all of the implements.

These and other objects are accomplished in the manner set forth in the following specification as illustrated by the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a holder showing a screwdriver being held thereby.

Fig. 2 is a section taken along the line 2-2 in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one end holding unit.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one intermediate holding unit.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary View of one end of the holder base showing the manner of inserting the end gate.

Like numbers of reference refer to the same or similar parts throughout the several views.

Referring in detail to the drawing, there is shown anelongated channel consisting of a bottom it! having sides H and inturned edges l2 provided with notches it.

In Fig. 4 is shown the form of intermediate holding block it of sponge rubber or other very resilient material, on opposite sides of which are secured the face plates [5 whose shanks l6 extend into the base between the sides H and the notches ll engage the inturned edges i2.

The jaw ends 18 of each plate It extend beyond the face IQ of the block it and are inclined somewhat from the face It.

The blocks I4 and their face plates l5 are slidable within the channel walls ll.

At each end of a row of blocks I4 is placed a block 20, as shown in Fig. 3, having but one face plate although two may be used if desired.

The blocks are held in the channel by the end gates 2| having the rounded end 22 which can pass between the sides I i The end 23 is provided with a hole 24 for a fastening screw (not shown). The end 23 can pass downwardly through the notches l3 and the end 22 is bent inwardly, as shown in Fig. 5, to expose the hole 24.

It can be seen that when an implement like a screw driver 25 is inserted between a pair of face plates 15 they engage the screwdriver shank using the edges 26 as a line of contact. When this insertion is made all of the other blocks M are moved slightly until the pressure on all of the blocks is equalized.

This insures a uniform holding action on all of .the tools or implements held in the holder.

I claim:

1. A holder comprising an elongated channel having inturned edges, a plurality of resilient blocks slidably mounted on said channel and face plates having shanks with notches engaging the inturned edges of the channel secured to opposite sides of said blocks normal to said channel, said face plates having jaws extending therefrom inclined away from the outer faces of the plates.

2. A holder comprising an elongated channel having the edges of the sides of the channel inturned, laterally notched face plates engaging said inturned edges and slidable therebetween, resilient blocks between and secured to each ad,- jacent pair of plates and means for confining said blocks and plates within said channel.

3. A holder for implements comprising a channel, a series of face plates slidable within said channel, resilient blocks between and secured to pairs of adjacent plates, the plates of each pair flaring outwardly beyond the blocks and means for confining all of the blocks and plates within said channel.

4. In a holder of the class described, a channel having inturned edges, the inturned portions of each edge having notches cut therein near the end of the channel, and an end gate of ductile metal mounted in said channel'capable of passing through said notches and out of the end of the channel and to form a closure for the end of said channel;


REFERENCES CL'TED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:


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U.S. Classification211/89.1, 211/124, 211/70.6
International ClassificationB25H3/00, B25H3/04
Cooperative ClassificationB25H3/04
European ClassificationB25H3/04