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Publication numberUS307655 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 4, 1884
Publication numberUS 307655 A, US 307655A, US-A-307655, US307655 A, US307655A
InventorsBeenhaed Jacob
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 307655 A
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(No Model.)




Patented NOV.

lUNirnn raras Patr-nar @ittica BERNHARD JACOB, OF SELMA, ALABAMA.


SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 307,655, dated November Il, 1884.

` Application filed June l2, 1854. (No model.)


The object of my invention is to provide a pistol-holster with means whereby the holster may be readily applied to a belt around the body of a person `or to the waistband of the pantaloons worn by a person,and in such manner that there shall be no liability of casual detachment of the holster therefrom.

f In the accompanying drawings, Figure lisa perspective view of my improved holster, the same being shown attached to a belt supposed to be worn around the body of a person in the usual manner. Fig. 2' is a view in elevation of a peculiarly-constructed spring which forms a part of theholster, the front portion or spring proper' being broken away in order to.

expose to view the inner surface of the back part or attachment-plate of the spring. Figs. 3 and 4 are longitudinal sectional views of Fig. 1 in the line '0U n: of Fig. 2, and Fig. 5 is a tranverse section of Fig. l in the line y1/ 1/ of lfig.

ln the drawings, A indicates the holster proper; I3, a belt supposed to be applied around the body ol" a person, and C a claspspring having its back plate 01 portion, d, fixedly secured to one side of the holster proper by means of lugs b I) and rivets c, as shown.

' The holsterV proper, A, as usual, I make of leather or other suitable material and in the ordinary form, as represented. The spring C is composed of steel, and, for ornamentation and to avoid corrosion from contact with a person, is nickel-plated, and is constructed of a single broad piece of mctahwith lugs, as Z) Z, proj ecting from either sideof its back plate, (l, thus adel-ding the means of attachment by rivets to the holster proper, as indicated in the urcs. The back plate, d, ofthe spring C at its lower end terminates with a tapering upwardly-inclined portion, as d,whieh, as well as the lugs b b, is provided with a perforation, as e, for the reception of rivets c, for securing the spring to thehol'ster proper, A.

As shown clearly in the figures, the broadV metal plate C has about one-half of its length bent or bowed down, as in Figs. l, 3, and 4, and this bent-down portion d2 is so formed,

and with a spring-temper, that its terminating end d is made to firmly abut against the back plate, d, at a poi ntimmediately above the inclined portion d/ of the back plate, :as shown, said end (Z3 being made to turn up, as represented, so that the thumb of a person `can be 6o slid up upon d under d, and thus force outwardly the spring-plate d2, for the purpose of releasing the holster from the belt, as will be hereinafter more particularly explained.

As shown clearly on reference to Figs. 2, 3,

and 4, semieircular catches, as ff, are cut and turned outwardly from the bach plate, d, so as to upwardly and obliquelyprojeet through holes j", made in the spring-plate di, when said plate is in its normal. position, as represented in 7o Figs. l, 3, and i.

Thus formed my improved holster for pistols is ready for use, for which purpose (the belt C being around the body ofa person) the end d ofthe spring-plate d2 is drawn over the 7 5 edge g of the belt, whereupon by drawing down upon the holster the plates are forced apart, and the belt is made to occupy a position above thc scmicircular catches f j', as shown in Figs. l and 3, when the plates are auto 8o matically closed and ]j ractically locked together, and the holster securely held from acc'r dental displacement.

In Fig. 3 I have for illustration shown the holster drawn down fully upon the upper edge,

f/, ofthe belt,while in Fig. a the holsteris represented as having been casually moved or thrust upward upon the belt, vbut this latter movement will bring the lower edge of the belt directly against and with a full.bearing 9o upon the catches f f,while no appreciable pressure is exerted upon the spring-plate d2 to force it from engagement with the catches f, and thus the holster' must remain secured to the body of the person carrying the same.

When it is desirable to take the holster off from the belt, the operator, by thrusting his thu mb under d and up along d, will thus disengage the spring plate Z2 from contact with the .back plate, d, and alsothe catches f f from the Ico holes ff, whereupon the holster may be slid. up and Off from the belt.

Of course it is plain that the holster may be applied to the waistband of a pair of pantaloons instead of a belt, and be held securely in position by reason of the catches f forcing a portion ofthe waistband into the holes f, this in conjunction with the normal spring action of the plate d2 securely holding the pistol-holster in placeupon the waistband. It will be seen that as the spring C is iiXedly attached to theholster proper, A, by rivets, as at c e', through the lugs e e of the attachmentp'late d, the spring action of the spring proper, di, will practically cease at a point indicated by dotted lines i/ y in Fig. 2, and that the spring C, although of one piece, is practically composed of a rear or attachment plate, d, and afront plate or spring proper, d2. It will also be seen that by my invention the holster may be slid into vits locked position upon the belt B simply by passing the end d3 over the belt. and then drawing down upon the holster, and that when drawn into position, as in Fig. 1, the holster has, so to speak, locked itself upon the belt.

It is obvious that the pistol, when in the holster, 'forms a support for the flexible side of the holster, to which the spring is attached, and this being so the attached part of the spring cannot be bent or deflected below the bowed portion, and thus this part of the spring is rendered unyielding to any strain which may be brought upon the catches, and there fore the holster is not liable to be casually detached from the wearer of the pistol-holster; and in this respect my invention diiiers from and possesses an advantage over the ordinary style of pistol-holster which has. the catches attached tothe yielding front portion of the spring.

I do not claim t-he invention shown and 4o oclaimed in Letters Patent No. 118,228; but f what I do claim is- 1. A pistol-holster which comprises in its construction a spring, C, composed of an attachment-plate, d, provided with one or more catches, f, and with a front portion or spring proper, di, having one or more apertures, f', substantially as and for the purpose described.

2. The spring C, having its attachmentplate d provided with the inclined portion d, substantially as and for the purpose described.

3. The combination,with the holster proper, A, of a springff), having a rear or attachment plate, d, provided with catches f f, and an inclined portion, d', and a front plate or 55 spring proper, di, provided with holes f, substantially as and for the purpose described.




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US6889879Jan 30, 2002May 10, 2005Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.Carrier for attaching a multipurpose tool to a belt
Cooperative ClassificationF41C33/0209, F41C33/041, A45F5/021, Y10S224/911
European ClassificationF41C33/04B, F41C33/02B