Carrier or holder
US 610870 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nu. 6l0,870. Patented Sept. l3, I898.
CARRIER 0B HOLDER.
(Application filed Mat. 28, 1898.)
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CARRIER OR HOLDER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 610,870, dated September 13, 1898.
Application filed M rch 2 3 1 89 8- T0 aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN QUIGLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Blossburg, in the county of Tioga and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Carriers or 1'Iolders,0f which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a portable holder or carrier; and the object of the invention is to provide a device adapted to be applied to the handles of umbrellas and canes or in the manufacture of the handles to form a part of the same for the purpose of holding a hat, gloves, and similar articles and to carry letters, papers, and railroad-tickets and the like, said device being provided with a springhandle whereby the device may be suspended from a hall rack or stand, or from the arm or back of a railroad or vehicle seat, or from a bicycle, with or without its being applied to an umbrella or cane.
The invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts.
In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this application, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention applied to the arm of a seat and to the back of the seat in dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the device applied to an umbrella-handle. Fig. 3 is a vertical section of the device. Fig. 4. is an elevation of a modification.
The same numeral references denote the same parts throughout the several figures of the drawings.
The device consists of a tube or barrel 1, having a vertical slot 2, a top end closed by a cover 3, having a central aperture 4, an open bottom end made to fit over the end of a cane or umbrella handle 5, and an elastic holder 6, having one end secured to the tube at 7, the other end being held by a clasp 8, said clasp being attached to a plunger 9 by a set-screw 10, passed through the said slot 2. A plug or anchor 11 is secured in the tube below the slot 2 and has one end of spiral spring 12 attached thereto, the other end of said spring being attached to the said plunger 9. A stem 13 is secured at one end to the plunger and projects through the aperture 4, and at the other end is provided with a suitable knob 14:, which forms a hat-rest or a suitable head to an umbrella or cane.
Serial No. 674,926. (No model.)
The top of the tube is provided with a spring-handle 15 for the purpose of hooking over the arm 16 or back 17 of a chair or seat and when not so employed-to form a convenient handle for a cane or umbrella.
In Fig. 4 is shown a carrier constructed in substantially the same manner, except that the lower end is provided with a wire spring 18, and a like spring 19 is secured to the top of the tube 20, while the handle 21 is made of stiff spring-wire. The springs 18 and 19 are adapted to hold the staff of an umbrella or cane to the tube. A cord or twine 22 is attached to the tube for carrying bundles or 9 articles too large to be carried by the elastic holder.
It is obvious that the stem may be drawn out to expand the elastic and tighten it upon the articles placed between it and the tube, and when such articles are removed the spring 12 will return the elastic to normal position.
It will be understood that the carrier may be applied to umbrellas or canes now in use, or it may be made a part thereof in their manufacture. It may be used independently and applied to a bicycle or other vehicle to carry various articles.
I do not wish to limit myself to any particular material, size, or shape in the manufacture of my carrier, nor do I wish to be restricted in its application.
Having thus described my invention, what a 2. A carrier of the character described,com-,
prising a slotted tube having a spring-handle, a stem projecting through the top of the tube, an elastic holder having one end secured upon the outside of the tube and the other end. connected to the said stem upon the inside of the tube.
3. A carrier of the character described, comprising a slotted tube, a stem projectingvfrom the tube, an elastic holder having one end secured to the tube and the other end connected to the stern upon the inside of the tube, and a spring in the tube connected to the latter and to the said stem.
4. The combination, with the slotted tube, and the spring-handle secured thereto, of an article-holder upon the outside of the tube, a spring-controlled plunger in the tube to which the said holder is connected, and a stern secured to the plunger and projecting from the tube for operating the holder, as set forth.
5. A carrier comprising a slotted tube hav- JOHN QUIGLEY.
MATTHEW A. BLAIR, LEWIS O. CLARK.