Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS902795 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 3, 1908
Filing dateFeb 18, 1908
Priority dateFeb 18, 1908
Publication numberUS 902795 A, US 902795A, US-A-902795, US902795 A, US902795A
InventorsJohn Appleton
Original AssigneeJohn Appleton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 902795 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)


AEPLHJATION FILED 13313.16, 190s.

htented Nov. 3, i968.

transverse section Atibi-ITE@ blflitflthlb Uf JOHN APPLETON, OF PINE GROVE, CALIFORNIA.


Application filed February 18, 1908.

T 0 all 'whom' it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN APrLuToN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pine Grove, in the county of Amador and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Robe-Holders; and I do declare the following` to be a full, clear, and exact description of the saine, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this application. l

'lliis invention relates to improvements in clips or clasps for holding buggy robes and the like in proper position, the object of the invention being to produce such a clip or clasp as will firmly and effectively grip the material to be held, and in such manner that the same may be held without danger of pulling loose until the same is desired; also a device which will be sini )le and inexpensive for the purpose. 'lhis o ject I accomplish by means of a spring clip or clasp havinga central pivot member and cuiieiform finger members and a cuneiform adapted to be received intermediate said 'finger members; also by such other and further construction and relative arrangement of parts as will appear by a perusal of the followingr specification and claims.

In the drawings similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several views. v

Figure l is 'a side elevation of the device as used as a rohe holder. Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the saine as used for a paper holder or for similar purposes. Fig. 3 is a vert' :al

' of Fig. l. Fig. 4 is a perspective View of the device as used as a trousers or clothes holder.

The device may of course be used for holding any manner of materials, hence l do not confine myself to any of the specific purposes described herein, as thc same general construction applies to all.

Referring now more particularly to the characters of reference on the drawing l designates the clip or holding the same beingr provided with cuneiforiii tinfei'niembei's 2, there being members 3 disposed intermediate the saine, and also a transverse pivot or retaining mem ber 4, the orifices 5 m which said member 4 jaws of the device,

suitable spring Specification of Letters Patent.

i i l.

l l l Patented Nov. 3, 1908.

serial No. 416.467.

rests being flared outward from the inner faces `of the members l`to permit of the said jaws l being o `iened and closed as is necessary, said member 4 having il anges G bearing against thc outer faces of the said inembers l.

7 is a cuneiforni member made of any suitable material such as hard rubber, leather or the like, and loosely swung on the member 3 and adapted to be inserted intermediate the members 2.

In practice the jaw members 1 are inserted lover the material to be. held, such as a robe c or the trousers?) and ,then the cuneiform '7 is wedged intermediate the ymembers 2 which action binds the Iiaws l tightly in position without possibility of pulling loose until the euneiforni is removed. Thus for liolding buggy robes, papers, clothes, trousers, and all other possible materials it will be seen that the same is most advantageous.

lfdesired a looped wire or retaining inember Sinay be swung on my device for hanging or securing the same in position on a hook or other device.

t) is a turnable locking wire Vfor retainingl the member 7 in position.

From the foregoing description it will be seentliat I have produced a holder for the purpose which substantiall \Y fulfils the ob-.

forni a departure from the spirit of the mj ventiion.

llaviiig thus described my invention, what Vl claim as new and useful and desire to secure by Letters Patent is :e1-Y

ln a device of the character described two ja\\"nieiiibers pivotallr mounted one upon the other, handle members on said aw niembers, a key member adapted to be inserted between said handle members, and a turnable member adapted to engage and one of said handle members said key iii position7 as set forth.

ln testimony whereof l atlix my signature iii presence of two uitliesses.

.lOllN AllliETON.

Witnesses luncr S. ll'icns'rnu, FRAN it ll. tairrriu.

said keyto retain CIK Slt)

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3879814 *Feb 25, 1974Apr 29, 1975Mo Clamp Co LtdClamp
US4457159 *Aug 18, 1982Jul 3, 1984Jarman Davis RSheet metal pull clamp
US5457857 *Jan 31, 1994Oct 17, 1995Lam; Ching-KeungPivoted clamp
US5732921 *Jun 17, 1996Mar 31, 1998Allen Field Company, Inc.Clip with serrated locking means
Cooperative ClassificationA41F11/02, C14B1/26