US 3637120 A
A holster attachable to a belt worn by a person, the holster removably supporting a soldering iron, the holster including a cowhide leather strap backed by an asbestos paper, the leather strap supporting a galvanized pipe core with six turns of asbestos paper around the pipe core which receives the soldering iron, and a wire cage fitted therearound and secured by straps to the leather strap.
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[ 51 Jan. 25, 1972 United States Patent Clay 1,969,677 8/1934 Stowell..................................224/5A  SOLDER IRON HOLSTER Primary ExaminerGerald M. Forlenza Assistant Examiner-Jerold M. Forsberg 72] Inventor: William C. Clay, PO. Box 931, Ridgecrest, Calif. 93555 Oct. 8, 1970 22 F 'l d: 1 ABSTRACT A holster attachable to a belt worn by a person, the holster removably supporting a soldering iron, the holster including a ......224/5 A cowhide leather strap backed by an asbestos paper, the leather 5/00 strap supporting a galvanized pipe core with six turns of .224/5 A, 5 H, 5 R, 5 B, 26 R,
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Int.  Field of Search asbestos paper around the pipe core which receives the solder- /26 B ing iron, and a wire cage fitted therearound and secured by straps to the leather strap.
4 Claims, 2 Drawing Figures References Cited 3,239,057 Manz...................................,.224/5 A SOLDER IRON HOLSTER This invention relates generally to soldering iron accessories. More specifically the present invention relates to holsters.
A principal object of the present invention is to provide a holster for a soldering iron so that the same can be conveniently carried by a workman on a job while leaving both hands free for other uses.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a soldering-iron holster which can be used as a workbench item for laying flat on the bench without heating the bench, or wherein it can be hung from a chair or which can be strapped over 2- inch iron runners such as a telephone main frame.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a sol dering-iron holster which can be worn from the hip and which will enable a man to climb over a main telephone rack or to be used standing, sitting and the like.
Yet a further object of the presentinvention is to provide a soldering-iron holster which can be worn either a relatively short time or all day long without heating up the persons leg due to asbestos insulation in the holster construction.
Other objects of the present invention are to provide a soldering-rion holster which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.
These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention shown in operative use, and
FIG. 2 is a side elevation view thereof.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, the reference numeral represents a solder-iron holster according to the present invention wherein there is a cowhide leather strap 11 which at its upper end is provided with a loop 12 so that a person's belt 13 may be inserted therethrough and thus allow the holster to be readily transportable alongside a persons hip.
A flexible asbestos paper 14 is positioned adjacent a rear side of the strap II for the purpose of insulation so to arrest heat from a soldering iron carried by the holster from heating up the wearers leg 15.
Upon the front side of the leather strap or main body 11, there is secured a relatively thick pad 16 made of leather or the equivalent and which is secured thereto by means of rivets 17. It is to be noted that the opposite ends of the leather main body member 11 are likewise secured peripherally by means of rivets 18, as shown in FIG. 1 of the drawing.
Upon a front side of the pad 16 there is clamped a cage 19 made of wire or perforated metal, the cage being secured by means of a pair of straps 20 secured at their opposite ends by means of rivets 21.
A pipe core 22 is fitted into the cage, the core having six turns of asbestos paper wrapped therearound first.
A washer 23 may be secured to the upper end of the pipe core and through which the working end of the electric solder iron 24 is receivable.
A strap secured by means of a snap fastener and mounted upon an upper portion of said main body member secures a handle of a solder iron having a working end thereof received within said pipe core.
A convenient securing clip 25 can be additionally secured to a lower end of the holster by means of a securing strap 26, the snap hook or clip 25 being usable for various purposes by the workman during operative use.
In operative use, it is now evident that an electric soldering iron can be conveniently carried in the holster without danger of heating a person s leg.
The holster provides a means for supporting the solder iron and allowing it to be transported in a safe and convenient manner.
As shown by the dotted lines in FIG. 1, the electric extension cord 27 of the solder iron can be simply wrapped around the main body member as shown so that it is out of the way while the workman is transporting the solder iron.
member made of cowhide, said main body member supporting a leather pad, said leather pad supporting upon its front side a cage, said cage containing a pipe core which is wrapped with six turns of asbestos paper, said pipe core being adaptable for supporting a hot or cold solder iron, and a rear side of said main body member being provided with an asbestos paper for thermal insulation to prevent heat transmitted toward a person's leg along side the holster.
2. The combination as set forth in claim 1, wherein said main body member is provided with a loop at its upper end through which a belt of a wearer can be inserted for supporting said holster along side a hip.
3. The combination as set forth in claim 2, wherein said cage comprised of perforated metal or wire, said cage being secured to said pad by means of a pair of clamps.
4. The combination as set forth in claim 3, wherein a strap secured by means of a snap fastener and mounted upon an upper portion of said main body member secures a handle of a solder iron having a working end thereof received within said pipe core.