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Aug. 5, 1952 G. L. JORGENSEN ET AL MAGAZINE SOCKET WRENCH Filed Nov. 9, 1950 INVENTOR. Y Gordian Jorgehsaq B Irvin A.
Jorgenscn 1 Patented Aug. 5, 1952 MAGAZINE soclnrrvvieslvoir Gordon L. .lorgensen and A. Jor en'sn;
Application November 9, 1950, Serial No. ream Socket wrenches for removing the wheel holding nuts from automobiles generally retain only a single nut, so that the wheel nuts are usually removed separately, placed together on the ground, and then separately replaced in wheel holding positions. As a result considerable time and inconvenience is encountered in a wheel removing operation.
It is an object of this invention, therefore, to provide an improved socket wrench for vehicle wheel removing purposes.
A further object of this invention is to provide a magazine socket wrench having a socket portion rotatable on a stem member which is manually held against rotation by a handle.
Still another object of this invention is to provide a magazine socket wrench of a. simple construction, economical to manufacture, and efficient in operation to store nuts concurrently with their removal, and to release the nuts concurrently with their replacement.
Further objects, features and advantages of this invention will become apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the magazine wrench of this invention showing the same in an inverted position;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the wrench shown in Fig. 1; and,
Figs. 3 and 4 are enlarged detail sectional views as seen on the lines 3-3, and 44, respectively, in Fig. 2.
With reference to the drawing the magazine wrench of this invention is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 as including a longitudinally extended tubular member ID having a magazine section I l and a reduced bearing section I2. A transverse handle I3 is secured, as by welding, to the tubular member I at the junction of the sections H and I2.
The section I] (Figs. 2 and 3) has the bore [4 thereof of a polygonal shape in transverse cross section to receive nuts 16, and to hold the same against rotational movement relative to the tubular member Ill.
A stem l1, positioned within the tubular member I0, has a threaded section l8 in a concentrically spaced relation within the magazine section II, and a shaft section l9 rotatably supported within the bearing section I2, The threads 1Claim. (01. 81-1241) 2 I, on the threaded section threads in the nuts I6; I 1
Rotatably positioned about thefree end 22 of the tubular section I2 is a tubular rubber hand grip 23, having at its closed end 24 a fixed internally threaded ring shaped insert 26 which is threadably engaged with a threaded portion 21 at the terminal end of the shaft portion [9. The insert 26 is engageable with the end face 28 of the bearing section l2 to limit the axial movement of the hand grip 23 inwardly of the wrench.
A tubular insert 29 fixed at the open end 3! of the hand grip 23 is integrally formed with a pair of oppositely arranged spring fingers 32 (Figs. 2 and 4), which project outwardly from the open end of the hand grip. The fingers 32 are engageable with an annular shoulder 33, formed on the bearing section [2, to limit the axial movement of the hand grip 23 in an outward direction.
It is seen, therefore, that when the hand grip 23 is held in one hand, and the handle [3 is turned with the other hand, that the tubular member I0 is rotated about and relative to the stem member l1.
In the use of the wrench of this invention, when a nut I6 is to be removed from a stud (not shown) of a vehicle wheel, the nut is partially received within the magazine section II and with the hand grip 23 held in one hand, the handle I3 is manipulated by the other hand in a direction providing for the removal of the nut from the stud. Concurrently with its removal from the stud, the nut I6 is threaded upon the stem portion [8, as a result of the nut being rotated with the magazine section I I relative to the stem portion l8. When the nut I1 is removed from the stud it is at the position A, shown in Fig. 2, and located within the magazine section II.
The same procedure is followed for the removal of a second nut from a vehicle wheel. During the removal of the second nut, the first nut is threaded further upon the stem portion [8 so as to be at the position B, illustrated in Fig. 2, when the second nut removed is at the position A. Thus on the removal of successive nuts It, the nuts are stacked in the order of their removal upon the stem portion [8, and within the magazine section II.
In replacing the nuts I6 upon the wheel studs, the handle I3 is manipulated in an opposite direction, relative to its turning movement when the nuts were removed, so that a nut 16 at its position A is threaded upon a stud concurrently with the unthreading or release thereof from the i8, correspond to the 3 threaded portion [8 of the stem l1. It is apparent, that with the release of a nut I6 from the magazine section I I, that the next succeeding or following nut I6 is at a position for threaded engagement with a corresponding stud.
Although the invention has been described with respect to a preferred embodiment thereof it is to be understood that it is not to be so limited since changes can be made therein which are within the full intended scope of this invention as defined by the appended claim.
In a magazine wrench having a longitudinally extended tubular member with an elongated nut engaging socket portion at one end thereof,- a stem member within said tubular member rotat ably supported Within the other end of said tubular member, and having a section projected outwardly from said other end portion, with the section of said stem member within said elongated socket portion being threaded to threadably engage nuts received within said socket portion, means for holding said stem against axial movement relative to said tubular member, a manual grip on said projected stem section to hold the stem for rotation of said tubular member thereon, and means for rotating said tubular member, whereby nuts rotated by said socket portion are concurrently threadably moved on said stem member longitudinally of said elongated socket portion.
GORDON L. JORGENSEN.
IRVIN A. JORGENSEN.
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