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Publication numberUS2936992 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 17, 1960
Filing dateDec 5, 1957
Priority dateDec 5, 1957
Publication numberUS 2936992 A, US 2936992A, US-A-2936992, US2936992 A, US2936992A
InventorsHarrison Browning
Original AssigneeArizona Gear & Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for cylindrical containers
US 2936992 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 17, 1960 H. ROWNING 2,936,992

HOLDER FOR CYLINDRICAL CONTAINERS Filed Dec. 5, 1957 INVENTOR. Herr/son fire 01/27/07 ATTORNEY United States Patent 2,936,992 HGLDER FGR CYLINDRICAL CONTAINERS 7 Harrison Browning, Tucson, Ariz., assignor to Arizona Gear d: Manufacturing Co., Tucson, Ariz., a corporation of Arizona Application December 5, 1957, Serial No. 700,901 1 Claim. (Cl. 248361) This invention relates to means for storing the fuse for the propulsion unit of a guided missile in close proximity thereto.

It is an object of this invention to provide a simple device of the type described that is adapted to store various sized fuses.

Another object of the invention is to provide means which'will permit storing the fuse securely and safely, on the one hand, while permitting rapid release of the fuse from its storage place, on the other hand.

Another object of the invention is to provide a storage rack for an arming device which retains the arming device in its stored position inside a desiccated storage container by means of a single strap.

Other objects of the invention will become apparent from the specification and claim which follow.

Although my invention will be described in connection with a device for storing the fuse for the propulsion unit of a guided missile inside a desiccated guided-missile storage container, it is to be understood that the invention applies to devices for storing any fuse or arming means in close proximity to any type of device adapted to be armed.

In the past it was necessary to store the fuse used for firing the propulsion unit of a guided missile at a place remote from the propulsion unit and the missile. This caused great inconvenience when thernissile was readied for use by necessitating an extra trip to the area where the fuses were stored. The problem was further complicated by the fact that the fuse had to be stored in a desiccated area.

It is now safe to store the fuses in close proximity to the missiles, provided, however, that the fuses are firmly secured in their storage place. My invention permits such storage by welding or bolting an M-shaped trough inside the missile-storage container and securing a fuse case to the trough by means of a web strap or similar fastening means which is adapted to be quickly released when it is desirable to remove the fuse case.

The invention will be'more readily understood by reference to the drawings which form a part hereof and wherein like reference characters designate. similar elements.

Figure 1 is a to the invention;

Figure 2 is a vertical, end view of the device looking in the direction of the'arrows on line 22 of Figure l; and

Figure 3 is a sectional view, partly in'elevation, showing the device of the invention associated with a guided missile storage container.

As shown in Figure 1, a cylindrical case containing a fuse, not shown, is secured to an M-shaped carrier perspective view of a device according or trough 11 by means of a strap 12.. The carrier or trough 11 may be made of plastic, lightweight metal or other suitable material and comprises a, body portion 15 provided with base portions 16 and 17. The base portions 16 and 17 may be an integral part of the body portion 15 or they may be rigidly afixed thereto, asby welding. A slot 20 is provided on one side ofthe body portion 15 intermediate its ends and'an opening 21 is placed diametrically opposite the slot 20 on the other side of the body portion 15. A projection 22 isattached to the ice body portion 15 over the opening 21. It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that the opening 21 and projection 22 may be formed by stamping the body portion 15.v The holes 25 may be provided at the outer corners of the base portions 16 and 17 for a purpose to be hereinafter explained.

The strap 12, made of any suitable material, such as webbing, has a fixed clip and a releasable clip 31 and is used to secure the cylindrical case 10 to the M-shaped trough 11. The fixed clip 30 engages the slot 20 in body portion 15 and may be retained in position thereon by any suitable means, such as a spring clip 32 engaging the outside surface of body portion 15 and a shoulder, not shown, engaging its inside surface. The releasable clip 31 has a lip 33 which engages projection 22 on the body portion 15. The clip 30 is somewhat R-shaped, as shown in Figure 2, to give it suificient resiliency to permit the lip 33 to pass the projection 22. The strap 12 and clip 30 are stiff enough to cause the lip 33 to tightly engage the projection 22 so that the cylindrical case 10 will be firmly secured in place on the trough 11. The clips 30 and 31 are provided with slots 34 (as best seen in Figure 1 on the clip 31) so that the length of strap 12 can be varied to accommodate cylindrical cases of various sizes. A larger case 10a is shown in broken lines in Figure 2. Such a case is secured in position by moving the clips 7 30 and 31 sufliciently near the ends of the strap 12 to permit the lip 33 to tightly engage projection 22 while strap 12 encircles the case 10a having the larger periphery.

As shown in Figure 3, the trough 11 having a case 10 secured thereto is rigidly afl'ixed to the wall 40 of a storage container 41 for a guided missile 42. The trough 11 may be secured to the 'wall 40 by welding or by means of bolts, not shown, engaging the holes 25 in base portions 16 and 17.

When the missile is ready for use, the case 10 is removed from the trough 11 by releasing the lip 33 from projection 22 by pulling on the strap 12. a

It will be seen that the invention provides a simple, inexpensive means for storing fuses for the propulsion unit of a guided missile in close proximity thereto.

It will be obvious that various modifications of the embodiments of the invention shown and described for purposes of illustration can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. For example,

retaining means may be provided near theends of thetrough 11 to engage the ends of the case 10 thereby preventing longitudinal movement thereof in case the strap 12 stretches during long storage periods. It should, therefore, be understood that I do not wish to limit myself to the exact structural details of the device shown herein for purposes of illustration, but not of limitation.

I claim: A fuse-case holder of the type described comprising an M-shaped trough, having a slot and a projection intermediate, its ends, and a strap having first and second hooks intermediate its ends, said first hook being substantially 'R-shaped and adapted to fixedly engage said slot, said second book having a lip portion adapted to engage said projection, said R-shaped hook having sufficient resiliency to maintain said strap taut when said I lip is in engagement with said projection.

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U.S. Classification248/499, 248/313
International ClassificationF16B2/02, F16B2/08, F42B39/00
Cooperative ClassificationF16B2/08, F42B39/00
European ClassificationF42B39/00, F16B2/08