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Sept. 3, 1957 A, uc ETAL 2,804,970
WRENCH HOLDER Filed May 13, 1955 INVENTORS. AA/T/lO/V) K06 -\/0///V K06 United States Patent WRENCH HOLDER Anthony Kuc, Chester, and John Kuc, Swarthmore, Pa.
Application May 13, 1955, Serial No. 508,037
3 Claims. (Cl. 20616) The present invention relates to wrench holders of the type commonly employed to hold a plurality of hex keys or wrenches in assembled relation and is concerned primarily with the provision of such a wrench holder that is of a sturdy and simple construction, which is easily manufactured, and which will maintain a plurality of Wrenches in assembled relation from which they are easily accessible.
At the present time, hex keys and wrenches are provided in sets so as to fit socket heads and hollow-head set screws of diiferent sizes. This means that a plurality of such keys or wrenches making up such a set should be assembled in such a manner that any one of these may be easily selected and separated from the remainder into a position in which it may be conveniently used.
The present invention has in view as its foremost objective the provision of a wrench holder of the character above indicated which is of a highly simplified and sturdy construction.
More in detail, the invention has as an object the provision of a wrench holder of the character indicated which consists, essentially, of two complemental halves, each of which is fashioned from a metallic plate that is deformed to provide a central web that is normal to the main body of the plate. The two halves are assembled with the webs in overlapping relation, and the webs are spot welded together. This leaves a structure at each end for re ceiving a bolt on which the wrenches are assembled.
Various other more detailed objects of the invention, such as arise in connection with carrying out the above noted ideas in a practical embodiment, will in part become apparent, and in part be hereinafter stated as the description of the invention proceeds.
The invention, therefore, comprises a wrench holder consisting, essentially, of two complemental halves, each of which comprises a metallic plate having a central web bent therefrom in a position normal thereto with the webs in overlapping relation and spot welded thereto together with a pair of transverse bolts extended across the plates beyond the opposite ends of the webs.
For a full and more complete understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following description and accompanying drawing wherein:
Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a wrench holder that is constructed in accordance with the precepts of this invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the wrench holder.
Figure 3 is a transverse vertical section taken about on the plane represented by the line 3-3 of Figure 2 and with the bolt omitted; and
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the two complemental halves in exploded relation.
Referring now to the drawing wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts and first more particularly to Figure 4, the wrench holder of this invention is shown as comprising two complemental halves A and B. Each of the parts A and B is made from two metallic plates or pieces, such as steel, and each of which comprises a main body portion 10, a central web 11, and circular end portions 12 and 13. The body portion 10 has an outer edge that merges in with the circular end portions 12 and 13 and an intermediate edge between the end portions to which the web 11 is joined. The central web 11 is struck from the main plate and assumes a position substantially normal thereto. The circular end portions 12 and 13 are formed with apertures 14.
Referring now more particularly to Figure 3, it will be seen that the two parts A and B are assembled with the webs 11 in overlapping relation. These webs are then secured together in any preferred manner, such as by spot welding, as indicated at 15. This completes the assembly of the two parts A and B. A bolt 16 having a head 17 is now passed through the aligned apertures 12 at one end, and this bolt 16 carries a nut 18 in a well-known manner. Likewise, a second bolt 19 having a head 20 and nut 21 is passed through the apertures 14 of the circular portions 13.
It is notable that the bolts 16 and 19 are spaced from the webs 11 an appreciable distance so as to provide suflicient room for manipulating the wrenches that are assembled on the bolts.
It is evident that either of the bolts 16 and 19 may be removed so as to permit the assembly of a plurality of hex keys and wrenches thereon, as indicated by the broken lines in Figures 1 and 2. When not in use, such wrenches may be assembled in a compact manner by being swung into position over the webs 11. When some particular wrench is required, it is selected and swung outwardly into an extended position in which it may be conveniently used.
While a preferred specific embodiment of the invention is hereinbefore set forth, it is to be clearly understood that the invention is not to be limited to the exact constructions, mechanisms, and designs illustrated and described, because various modifications of these details may be provided in putting the invention into practice within the purview of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. A wrench holder comprising two complemental parts, each of said parts consisting of a main body portion having an outer edge and an intermediate edge with a central web normal thereto and formed integrally therewith at said intermediate edge, the central webs of said two parts being in overlapping relation and joined together by a fused joint, and a pair of bolts extending across said main body parts beyond the opposite ends of said overlapping Webs, both of said intermediate edges being disposed substantially midway of the holder with the outer edges being alternately arranged.
2. A wrench holder comprising a pair of complemental steel pieces, each consisting of a main body portion defined by an outer edge and an intermediate edge, end portions on the opposite ends of said intermediate edge, and a central web formed integrally with and normal to said body portion, said webs being in overlapping relation and spot welded together, and a pair of bolts extending across said end portions, the outer edges of said body portions being alternately arranged whereby the outer edge of one body portion defines the top of the holder while the outer edge of the other body portion defines the bottom.
3. A wrench holder comprising a pair of complemental steel pieces, each consisting of a pair of circular end portions joined by a main body portion together with a central web formed integrally and normal to said main body portion, each of said body portions having an intermediate edge extending between said end portions and an outer edge merging in with said circular end portions, said web leaving a recess between said circular end portion above the line of joinder of the webs to the main body portion, each of said circular portions being formed with a central aperture, said webs being assembled in overlapping relation and spot Welded together, and a pair of headed bolts, each passing through the apertures at one end and having a nut on the end opposite to that formed with the head, said intermediate edges being disposed substantially midway of the holder with the outer edges being alternately arranged whereby one outer edge defines the top of the holder and the other outer edge the bottom.
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