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Publication numberUS2974781 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1961
Filing dateJul 1, 1958
Priority dateJul 1, 1958
Publication numberUS 2974781 A, US 2974781A, US-A-2974781, US2974781 A, US2974781A
InventorsZimmerman Karl L
Original AssigneeWoodward Wanger Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Service kits
US 2974781 A
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inv-w March 14, 1961 K, Z|MMERMAN 2,974,781

SERVICE KITS Filed July 1. 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 9 l 6 79 5 :l lNvEN-roR .Z0 ATTO RNEYS March 14, 1961 K. l.. ZIMMERMAN SERVICE KITS 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 1, 1958 lNvENTvoR ATTORNEYS United States Patent O SERVICE Krrs Karl L. Zimmerman, Philadelphia, Pa., assigner to Woodward Wanger Company,` Philadelphia, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Filed July 1,1953, ser. No. '14s-961sv t Y s claims. (c1. zes-1s) This invention relates broadly to maintenance devices and in particular is concerned with service kits suiting the special needs and purposes of plumbers.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a plumbers service kit having a compartment provided with spaced pegs for receiving plumbing items such as bibb washers, slip joint washers, ball cock washers, bonnet packings, swing spout packings, friction rings, O-rings and similar items having a hole therein; and having a plurality of other compartments of various sizes for re` ceiving items such as seat bar bumpers, seat tack bumpers, rubber Stoppers, basin and bath chains, union washers, handle screws, coupling and cleanout washers, bath and sink gaskets, bibb screws, faucet renew kits, tank balls, lever wires, stem wires and the like.

Another object is the provision of a plumbers service kit having a lower compartment provided with pegs for washers and the like, and an upper removable tray divided into a plurality of compartments for receiving other plumbing items.

Another object is the provision of a plumbers kit of the above character in which the removable tray is adapted to cooperate with the pegs to prevent unintentional dislodgment of the washers and the like from the pegs in the handling of the kit.

Other objects have to do with the provision of a parts chart inside the lid is readily readable when the lid is open, and of a chart associated with the pegs to identify the parts on the pegs by stock number. Y

Another object is the provision of top ledges for the compartments of the upper tray to prevent spilling of the contents of the tray in the handling of the kit.

Another object'of the invention is the provision of a kit of the character described which is of simple construction and inexpensive to manufacture.

Figure l is a longitudinal vertical section taken on the line 1-1 of Figure 2 of a kit constructed in accordance with the invention;

Figure 2 is a plan section taken on the line 2-2 of Figure l;

Figure 3 is a cross-section taken on the line 3-3 of Figure l showing the lid in open position;

Figure 4 is an isometric view of the case of the kit;

Figure 5 is an isometric view of the upper tray;

Figure 6 is an isometricview of the peg board;

Figure 7 is an isometric view of the identifying chart of the peg board;

Figure 8 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical section illustrating the relation of the peg board and upper tray; and Figlre 9 is a view representing a chart associated with the cover for the kit.

Referring to the drawing, the kit includes a main case C, a removable cover or lid L hinged at 9 and having a stop strap 10 for positioning the lid when open in the position shown in Figure 3, a flat sheet or board 11 carrying a plurality of spaced pegs 12 extending upwardly for approximately one-half 2,974,781 Patented Mar. 14, 1961 the height of the case C, an upper removable tray 13.

The sheet 11 is preferably constructed of metal and the pegs 1 2 are welded thereto as indicated at 14 in Figure 8. The pegs are for the purpose of stacking various and Y stock items such as bibb washers, slip joint washers, ball cock washers, bonnet packings, swing spout packings, friction rings, O-rings andsimilar items having a hole or aperturey therein.

In order to readily identifyfthe items stacked on the pegs, a chart b oard 270 having a plurality of holes 21 spaced to correspond'to the spacingof the pegs 12 is located on top of the sheet 11, the holes 21 being sutciently large to have clearance with the pegs.

The chart board-20 is made of suitable durable material such, for example, as bristol board coated with plastic and indicia such as the stock numbers of the parts are printed thereon adjacent the pegs as indicated at 22 in Figure 7. The chart board has certain cooperative relation to a parts chart on the cover L as will be explained shortly.

The supporting angles 23 secured to the end wall 24 and partition wall 25 of the case C are adapted to support the tray 13. The partition wall 25 is spaced inwardly from the end wall 26 of the case and divides the kit into a deep compartment 27 for the reception of large items such as tank balls, lever wires, stem wires and the like and a compartment 27a in which are disposedV the peg board 11 and tray 13.

The tray 13 is divided into a plurality of compartments of various sizes by longitudinally extending partition walls 28, 29 and 30 and transverse partition walls 31.

In this instance the partition walls are so spaced as to' provide a plurality of large compartments 32, a plurality` of small compartments 33 and a plurality of compartments 34 of intermediate size. Thus larger items such as bath and sink gaskets, union washers and faucets kits can be conveniently placed in the large compartments; medium size items such as union and ball cockwashers, handle screws, coupling andcleanout washers canrbe conveniently placed in the intermediate size compartments; and smaller items such as seat bar and seat tack bumpers, rubber Stoppers and basin and bath chains can be conveniently placed in the small compartments.

In order toprevent spilling of the contents of the tray compartments during handling of the kit, the tray is provided with ledges 35 in the form of longitudinallyextend-V ing angle irons, it being noted that these compartment' ledges are located toward the hinge side of the case.

The case is similar in form to a traveling bag and is provided with a handle 36 and suitable fasteners 37 on the front wall 38. The rear wall 39 is provided with nubs 40 projecting the same amount as the hinge 9 so that the case will stand in upright position when placed at rest with the rear wall down. When the kit is in such a position, the ledges 35 serve as barriers to keep items within the compartments.

The inner face of the lid L of the case is provided with a parts chart 41 such as shown in Figure 9, preferably in the -form of a sheet of plastic coated material cemented v to the inner face 'of the lid. The chart 41 is divided into three sections 41a, 41b and 41e. The section 41a has several subsections corresponding to the compartments 32, 33 and 34 of the tray 13. The section 41b corresponds to the sheet 11 and section 41c corresponds to the compartment 27. The subsections in compartment 41a have indicia 41d which describe and give the stock number of the parts to be stored in the compartments 32, 33 and 34. The section 41e has similar indicia 41e. The section 41b has a listing 41) of the stock numbers appearing on the chart 20 on the sheet 11 and associated with each stock number is the size, dimension 'and use of the particular items stackedon the pegs. The abovedescribedv arrangement is particularly useful in keeping a' manner to prevent unintentional Ydislodgmentfofvitemsfrom the pegs; As will be seen in' Figure 1, the'top flanges of the, supporting angles 23 are positioned at aV levelsomewhat above the level of the tops ofthe pegs.V

The thickness of the material 46 is such that when theY tray 13 is resting on the supportingangles'ZS', thev materialA is pressed against-the tops ofthe pegs; Thev pegs preferably will be somewhat embedded in the resilientmaterial as is clearly shown in Figure 8. Thuswhen the case isI handled, the items carried by the pegs cannot be dislodged. Ordinarily the weight of the tray and the items thereon causes the yieldable material to press on the pegs and/or the tray to rest on the angles. Otherwise the lid L will bear on the tray and efect the desired engagement between the pegs and the yieldable material.

The provision of this resilient sheet is very advantageous from the viewpoint of manufacturing costs because, in the absence of yieldable material, very close tolerances would have to be maintained on the cover, the'tray, the support for the tray-and between the bottom of the tray and the tops of the pegs to prevent dislodgment of the items carried by the pegs. In addition, it is pointed` out that even if, with precision iitting in initial manufacture, close tolerances were provided, these tolerances would be upset if, duetorough handling, the bottom of the trayv The yieldable material is of ample thickness to sealv or maintain the items on the pegs which is eiective even with: wide tolerances in manufacture and buckling due to hardfusage of the kit.

" It is also contemplated in some instances to secure the pegs 12 directly to the bottom of the case instead of securing them to the removable sheet 11 of the preferred form of the invention.

- I claim: Y

` 1. A plumbers service kit'comprising: a casing having a fiat bottom member and four sides extendingupwardly therefrom together with a cover removably mounted on the sides; a plurality of pegs connected with and extend` ing upwardly from said bottom member, the pegs being ofV substantially the same height; a tray including abottom having on the underside thereof a sheet of resilient material; and means connected with said sides and supraemfnsi ,y p a ,u

. 4 porting the tray in the casing with the resilient material engaging the tops of said pegs, the pegs beingrfor use in holding apertured items in stacked fashion and the engagement between said resilient material and said tops being -for use in preventing unintentional dislodgment of such items.

2. A plumbers service kit comprising: a casing having a at bottom member and four sides extending upwardly therefrom together with a coverremovably mounted on the sides;v a vplurality of pegs connected with and extendign upwardly fromsaid bottomV member, the pegs being of substantially the same height; a tray includingl a bot- Y, tom having, on lthe underside thereof a sheet of resilient material; a board formed with a plurality of apertures disposed on said bottommember with Vsaid pegs respectively extending upwardly through said apertures; and means connected with said sides and supporting the tray in the casing with the resilient material engaging the ,tops of said pegs, the pegs being for use in holding apertured items in stacked fashion and the engagement between said resilient material and said tops being for use in preventing unintentional dislodgmentof such items and said board being for use in having'indcia to indicate items stacked on'thepegs. e

3. A plumbers service kit comprising: a casing having a flat bottom member and four sides extending upwardly therefrom together with a cover hinged to oneA of said sides; a plurality of pegs connected with and extending upwardly 'from saidbottom member, t-he pegs being of substantially the sameheight; a tray including a flat bottom and having on the underside thereof a sheet of resilient material; support means connected with said sides and supporting saidtraywith the resilient material engaging the tops of said-pegs, thepegs being for use in holding apertured items in stacked fashion and the en gagement between said resilient material and saidA tops such items; a plurality of partitions in said tray forming a plurality of compartments for use in stocking plumbing service items; and a plurality of ledges on said tray extending parallel to said `hinge side and respectively overhanging said compartments and serving as barriers to prevent dislodgment of items stocked in the compartmentswhen the casingv is disposed on its hinged side.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/303, 312/351, 211/59.1, 206/459.5
International ClassificationB25H3/00, B25H3/02
Cooperative ClassificationB25H3/021
European ClassificationB25H3/02B