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Publication numberUS2826206 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 11, 1958
Filing dateFeb 5, 1954
Priority dateFeb 5, 1954
Publication numberUS 2826206 A, US 2826206A, US-A-2826206, US2826206 A, US2826206A
InventorsSlater Leonard N
Original AssigneeSlater Leonard N
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article holder and support therefor
US 2826206 A
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March 11, 1958 L. N. SLATER ARTICLE HOLDER AND SUPPORT THEREFOR Filed Feb. 5, 1954 i? Es INVENTOR. Leonard N. Ski fe my wm" United States Patent Ofilice 2,826,206 Patented Mar. 11, 1958 2,826,206 ARTICLE HOLDER AND SUPPORT THEREFOR Leonard N. Slater, Indianapolis, Ind. Application February 5, 1954, Serial No. 408,533 1 Claim. (Cl. 131257) This invention relates to article holders and support therefor and more particularly to a holder for attachment to a golf cart handle or like structure, whereby a golf score card, writing instrument and lighted cigarette can be readily supported thereon.

An object of the invention is to provide a clip device which is adapted to be readily attached or detached from a supporting structure such as a golf cart handle, whereby a golfer will have ready and convenient support of a lighted cigarette, pencil, golf score card and the like.

Another object of the invention is to provide a holder for holding a plurality of articles such as a cigarette, pencil, etc., the holder being constructed from resilient sheet metal and wherein the holder can be attached to a supporting structure by various means, such as a bolt and nut.

Additional objects, advantages and features of invention will be apparent from the following described and accompanying drawing, wherein,

Figure 1 is an elevational view showing the holder of the present invention attached to a golf cart handle and showing a score card, cigarette and pencil supported thereby.

Figure 2 is a cross sectional view on the line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an exploded perspective view of the several parts constituting the invention.

Figure 4 is a side elevation of the holder as seen in Figure 1, but detached from the handle, the pencil, score card and cigarette having been removed.

Referring to the drawing, and as seen in Figure 3, the holder comprises two clasp members and 16 and a clip 17 all constructed from resilient sheet metal, the clasp members 15 and 16 being arranged as to be assembled in a nested relation one above the other, while the clip element 17 is constructed to embrace and retain the first two clasps in such assembled relation, as will be apparent as the description proceeds.

The clasp member 15 comprises a flat sheet metal band 18 of suitable length bent into arcuate rform as shown in Figure 2, the terminal end 19 of which is reversely bent, while the other terminal end 20, which is of greater length, is recurved upwardly to form an arcuate seat 21 for reception of the pencil 13. The end is preferably outwardly curved to more readily engage a pencil in the seat 21. The end 19 of the band 18 is in resilient contact with the band of the clasp member 16 for a purpose as will appear. Intermediate the bight portion 22 the opposed edges of the band 18 are formed with inwardly extending notches 23.

The member 16 is likewise formed from a flat sheet metal band 24 of a contour corresponding to the member 15, but of lesser diameter so as to nest therein. The opposed edges of the band 24 are [formed with notches 25 adapted to register with the notches 23 of the member 15 when the two members are brought into nested relation. The band 24 is of a diameter to freely encircle the handle 11 of a golf cart, the terminal ends 26 being apertured as at 27, for a purpose presently to be explained.

The assembly clip and cigarete support 17 is stamped from a single piece of sheet metal and is of substantially U-shaped formation having a flat bight portion 28 from which a pair of fingers 29 extend as shown in Figure 4, each finger being formed with an inwardly curved portion 30 defining a reduced space 31 and immediately thereabove, the fingers 29 are outwardly curved as at 32 forming a seat for a cigarette 12. The terminal ends of the fingers are recurved outwardly as at 33, to enable ready engagement of the cigarette between said fingers.

In assembling the holder, the clasp member 15 is nested upon the clasp member 16 with the notches 23 and 25 in registry, then the clip 17 is passed into the member 16 with the fingers 29 in alignment with the notches 25 and 23. With the fingers in such relation with the notches, pressure upon the bight portion 28 of the clip in the direction of the clasp member 16 will cause the fingers 29 to flex outwardly permitting passage of the reduced width of the bands 24 and 18 through the reduced space 31, so that the member 16 will rest upon the bight portion 28 of the clip 17; with the member 15 resting upon the member 16, the clasp members being positioned below the inwardly curved portion 30 of the clip 17, and thus all parts will be held in assembled relation.

In use, the terminal ends 26 of the clasp member 16 are passed around the handle 10 so as to embrace the same and a bolt 34 is passed through the openings 27. A wing nut 35 is threaded upon the bolt, which when tightened upon the bolt will draw the clasp tightly upon the handle. The cigarette 12 may be readily positioned between the fingers 29 for removable retension; while the pencil 13 may be removably supported in the semi-circular seat 21; and the score card 14 may be removably re tained by virtue of its resilient engagement between the clasp members 15 and 16, as shown in Figure 2.

While I have shown and described a preferred form of the invention, this is by way of illustration only, and I consider as my own, all such modifications in construction'as fairly fall within the scope of the appended claim.

I claim:

As a new article of manufacture, a pair of arcuate clasp members each formed from a resilient sheet metal band and arranged in nested relation one above the other, each clasp member being formed with opposed notches in the edges thereof said notches being in registry, a clip member of resilient metal of substantially U-shaped formation having a bight portion and a pair of opposed fingers, said bight portion being adapted to engage the lowermost clasp when said fingers are passed through the notches of said clasps, said lowermost clasp further having means for securement to a support member, one end of the band constituting the upper clasp member having a clip seat, the other of said band having resilient contact with the band of the lower clasp member and the fingers of said clip being provided with opposed recesses forming a seat.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 581,568 Wilde Apr. 27, 1897 1,268,622 Reynolds June 4, 1918 1,346,393 Woodhouse July 31, 1920 1,425,089 Henry Aug. 8, 1922 1,521,481 Spencer Dec. 30, 1924 1,530,180 Holmes Mar. 17, 1925 1,884,135 Nett Oct. 25, 1932 2,536,725 Cleveland Jan. 2, 1951 2,640,596 Reeder June 2, 1953 FOREIGN PATENTS 207,250 Great Britain Nov. 21, 1923 508,002 Great Britain June 16, 1939

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U.S. Classification131/257, 248/229.14, 224/571, 24/339, 224/558, 248/316.7, 224/277, 224/274, 224/570
International ClassificationB43K23/00
Cooperative ClassificationB43K23/001
European ClassificationB43K23/00B