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' N. P. MIGKBLSON.
COMBINED CARD CASE, HAT HOLDER, &o., FOR CHURCH Paws.
No. 549,145. Patented Nov. 5, 1895.
2 SheetsSheet 2.
N. P. MIGKELSON. GOMBINBD 0mm CASE, HAT HOLDER, &c., FOR CHURCH PEWS.
No. 549,145. Patented NOV. 5, 1895.
ANDREW EGRMAM. PHOTO'LITNO. WASHINGTON} UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
NIELS P. MICKELSON, OF DES MOINES, IOIVA.
COMBINED CARD-CASE, HAT-HOLDER, 800., FOR CHURCH PEWS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 549,145, dated November 5, 1895. Application filed February 16, 1895. Serial No. 538,636. (No model.)
T0 at whom it may concern/.5
Be it known that I, NIELs P. MICKELSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Des Moines, in the county of Polk and State of Iowa, have invented a new and useful Oombined Card-Case, Hat-Holder, &c., for Church- 7 Pews, of which the following is a specification.
with a card-holder and pencil-case, as hereinafter set forth, pointed out in my claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a front view of the complete device; Fig. 2, an edge View of the same. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the complete device. Fig. 4: is a perspective view showing a modified form in which the card-case is dispensed with. Fig. 5 is a vertical transverse sectional view of the same. Figs. 6 and 7 are like views showing modified forms of springs.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, the reference-letter A is used to indicate the base for the device; A a card-case cast integral therewith; A a pencil-holder also cast integral with the base at one side of the cardcase.
B indicates perforated lugs cast integral with the lower end portion and forward face of the card-case. 0 indicates a hook also cast integral with the base-plate and card-case, upon which caps, umbrellas, &c., may be hung.
D indicates a shaft rotatably mounted in the lugs B, having a lever D at one end, projecting upwardly at one side of the card-case and normally held outwardly by a leaf-spring D This upper end is roughened, so that a person may readily depress said lever with a thumb or finger. This is also protected by the'card-case A at one side and by the hook C at its top. The opposite end D of the shaft D is curved downwardly and forwardly, with its lower end normally held in engagement with the lower end of the plate A.
In the modified form shown in Figs. 4 and 5 the card-case is dispensed with. A baseplate F has a hook F cast integral with its top, corresponding to the hook O, and a device H, having overlapping side pieces H preferably connected with the lugs H which are formed integral with the base-plate F. The upper end of the device H is overlapped by the hook F to be protected from blows or from catching the clothing of passers-by, and the lower end J of said device is curved inwardly toward the base-plate and tapered to a point.
The upper end of said device is normally held outwardly from the base-plate by means of a coil-spring K, having its ends connected, respectively, with the upper end portions of the base-plate and the device H.
In the modified form shown in Fig. 6 two lugs N are cast integral with the inner central portion of the device H. N is a loop cast integral with the same below the lugs N. N is a perforated lug cast integral with the baseplate F, and N is a coil-spring resting between the lugs N, with its central portion extended downwardly and passed through the lug N and its ends extended upwardly to enter the perforated lugs N thus drawing the lower end of the device inwardly.
In the modified form shown in Fig. 7 a leafspring T is fastened to the base-plate and engages the upper end portion of the device H.
In practical use the device is fixed to the pew, and it will be obvious that the springactuated hook, as shown in Fig. 1, will be protected from blows or from being caught in persons clothing by the card-case at one side and the hook on the top, and when it is desired to secure a stiif hat the lever D is pressed inwardly, thus raising the hook D The rim of the hat is inserted beneath the said hook, and when the lever is released said hook will firmly engage the rim of the hat, so that it cannot become displaced, and in the form shown in Sheet 2 the device H will be prevented from being caught in the clothing of passers-by by its overlapping side pieces and by the hook F at its top.
To place a stiff hat in position relative to the modified form of the device, the upper end part H is pressed inwardly and the rim. of the hat placed under the hook J.
It is also obvious that the hook projecting horizontally from the top of the device to serve as a guard to the pivoted hook underneath thereof is also adapted to serve as a wardrobe-hook for hanging garments thereon whenever desired.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new therein, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States therefor, is-
1. As an improved article of manufacture, abase plate having a card case at its front, a pencil holder at its side, perforated lugs at the lower end port-i011 of the card holder, and a hook at the upper end of the base plate at one side of the card holder, cast complete in one piece, a second part comprising a shaft having bearings in said perforated lugs, a lever in one end thereof to be protected by the card case and the aforesaid hook, and a hook at its other end, and a yielding pressure device for normally holding said lever outwardly from the base plate, substantially as and for the purposes stated.
2. A hat holder for church pews comprising a flat plate or base adapted to be fixed against a flat surface and provided with an integral guard hook projecting horizontally from its top, and a spring-actuated hook pivoted to the base of the guard hook to move in a vertical plane below the said guard and hook and to engage the'lower end of the base in the manner set forth for the purposes stated.
NIELS P. lVITCKELSON.
J. RALPH ORWIG, THOMAS G. ORVVIG.