US 3310270 A
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March 21, 1967 r, J. CIANCIO AIR ACETYLENE TANK HOLDER Filed March 21, 1966 FIG. 2.
INVENTOR. JOSEPH CIANCQO A TTORNE X United States Patent Office 3,310,270 Patented Mar. 21, 1967 3,310,270 AIR ACETYLENE TANK HOLDER Joseph Ciancio, 34 N. Iowa Ave., Atlantic City, NJ. 08401 Filed Mar. 21, 1966, Ser. No. 543,453 2 Claims. (Cl. 248210) The present invention relates to an air acetylene tank holder, and more particularly to a holder which may be used by plumbers or others to transport air acetylene tanks from place to place without difficulty.
Air acetylene tanks are cylindrical in shape and very smooth on the surface. Due to these features, they are extremely difiicult to carry. The individual usually transports the tank by gripping the nozzle at the top or by carrying it in his arms. Both of these methods prove to be unsatisfactory.
It is an object of this invention to provide a holder Which will conveniently enable plumbers and/or individuals to transport the air acetylene tank from place to place without difiiculty.
It is another object of this invention to provide a holder for carrying various types of cylindrically shaped tanks.
It is still another object of this invention to enable the holder and tank to be hooked onto the round rung of a ladder. This convenience is provided by the hook at the top of the rod.
Other objects will become apparent as the description proceeds.
To the accomplishment of the above and related objects, my invention may be embodied in the form illustrated in the accompanying drawings, attention being called to the fact, however, that the drawings are illustrative only, and that specific change may be made in the specific constructions illustrated and described so long as the scope of the appended claims is not violated.
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a view of the air acetylene tank holder.
FIG. 2 is a view of the holder when removably secured to the air acetylene tank.
Referring to the drawings, and more particularly to FIG. 1, the illustrated embodiment of the invention comprises a rod 1 hereinafter more fully described to which is secured as by welding a substantially circular band 2 defining opposed coaxial semicircles whose axis parallels rod 1; the free ends 5 of this band, approaching each other substantially diametrically opposite the zone of securement of the band to the rod recurve upon themselves to define smaller outwardly directed semicircles respective ly receiving relatively small cylindrical bodies 4 which with the curved portions of the band ends are perforated for passage therethrough of a threaded bolt 6 carrying a Wing nut 7 whereby the effective length of the band may be varied to clamp it about a cylindrical container 11 and thus secure the holder thereto. The bodies 4 ifdesired may be welded to the band but this is not essential as bolt 6 when wing nut 7 is set up thereon effectively holds them in position to reinforce band ends 5 when employed as feet for the container, as when it is disposed horizontally on a support.
The rod 1 is formed, preferably of ferrous metal bar stock, to define a substantially semicircular hook 9 at one end, usually that nearest the tank control valve when the holder is secured thereto as illustrated, this hook being adapted to receive the rung of a ladder, the edge of an overhang or other substantially horizontal supporting structure (not shown) when the container is to be suspended therefrom, as while its contents are being discharged at a work site or the like.
The other end 8 or rod 1 is laterally offset in the same general direction as hook 9 but is not turned upon itself; it thus defines with the adjacent tank wall a space 10 of convenient width for the passage of a workmans hand which enables this portion of the rod readily to be used as a hand grip when the container is to be carried manually.
Projecting radially outward from one semicircular portion of band 2 is a spring clip 3 conveniently constructed and disposed to receive a tool, such as the handle of a welding or cutting torch with which the container is associated, rod 1 oifering accommodation for a hose connecting the torch with the container, which hose may be wound about handle 8 and hook 9 when not in use.
While I have been herein described with considerable particularity and illustrated in the drawing one embodiment of the invention, it will be understood I do not desire or intend to be limited or confined thereby or thereto in any way as changes and modifications in the form, structure, arrangement and relationship of the components of said embodiment will readily occur to those skilled in the art and may be utilized if desired without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
1. A holder for a generally cylindrical container comprising a substantially circular band adapted to encircle the container and having opposed ends recurving upon themselves and constituting, when the holder is seated upon the container, supporting feet for the latter when its axis is in horizontal position, cylindrical bodies seated in said recurving ends, a tension member extending through said ends and said bodies including means for varying the effective length of said member for clamping the band about the container, a rod substantially paralleling the band axis secured to the band approximately in diametrically opposed relation to said ends, said rod at one end defining a hook adapted to receive a horizontal supporting element to support the container with its axis extending generally vertically, said rod at its other end being laterally offset radially outward from the axis of the band to provide manual gripping means for transporting the container.
2. A holder as defined in claim 1 in which a spring clip is carried by the band in radially outwardly projecting re lation thereto from approximately midway between the zone of attachment of the rod and an adjacent end of the band, adapted for reception of an implement connected to the container.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,464,001 8/1923 Iddings 248313 X 1,641,559 9/1927 Thompson 24-279 2,262,282 11/1941 Helgason 248211 2,45 3,248 ll/ 1948 Much 248 2,725,208 11/1955 Bova 24889 2,861,766 11/1958 Legman 248324 3,158,104 11/1964 Hutchinson 103148 FOREIGN PATENTS 120,523 1l/ 1945 Australia.
CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Primary Examiner.