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M. B. FOUNTAIN.
SIDE ARM SUPPORT. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 17, 1910.
Patented Feb. 14, 1911.
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SIDE ARM SUPPORT. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 17. 1910.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 14:, 1911.
Application filed June 17, 1910. Serial No. 567,444.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Maine 15. llonx'raix, a citizen of the United States, residing at Green Lake Station, Seattle, in the county of King, State of Vashingtomhave invented certain new and useful lmprovenrents in Side-Arm Supports; and i do hereby declare the following to he a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to side arm supports particularly to holster supports, and has for an object to provide a support which can be hooked in a pocket, arm hole in the rest, or over the trousers hand and will have novel means 't'tor preventing the displacement of the support when drawing the tirearm, this means also preventing the de't'acement of the garment.
Hitherto great ditticulty has been experienced in maintaining the holster support in position without defacing the garment. I obviate this ditliculty by means of a resilient guard plate carried within the hook-like support and having flat garment engaging portions which engage the garment without injury to the latter.
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification: l igure 1 is an end elevation of a holster equipped with my improved support. Fig. 2. is a front elevation of the support. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of the support. Fig. 4t is a transverse sectional view taken on the line Il;ll-, Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the hook.
The reference cha -acter 1O designates a revolver holster of ordinary construction. The support for such a holster comprising the subject matter of this invention is formed from a single length of still wire looped upon itself intermediate its ends to form a shank 11, the terminals of which are stranded together for a considerable portion of their length as shown at 12, and this stranded portion directed back upon itself to form a. hook 13, the extreme ends of the terminals being separated from the strand and directed laterally and looped upon themselves to provide a bar-like stop 14L at the bill of the hook. A plural ity of eyes 14: y
are struck from the hack of the holster and through these eyes the terminals of the stops are inserted and secure the holster in place.
The shank ll of: the hook 13 is designed to he hooked over a trousers hand, belt, pocket. arm-hole ot a vest, according to the position in which the wearer desires to carry the holster. For preventing the displacement ot this hook from the garment and also for preventing injury to the garment when the hook is in position, l provide a guard plate 15 formed from a single strap oit' resilienti material hent upon itself intermediate its ends to form a loop 1t which is inserted in and conforms a pproximately to the outline of the hook 12-). one end of this loop being bent over the shank 11, ol. the hook adjacent the hill of the hook and clamped thereto in any preferred manner as for instance. bending the sides ot the plate over the shank and pressing them into snug engagement with the shank by pressure, this latter method being illustrated at '17. The free end of the plate is bent inwardly and disposed in engagement with the secured end as shown at 18 and cooperates with the sccured end of the loop to -form clamping jaws between which the garn'ient is inserted, the extreme ends oi. the free end of the loop being directed outwardly so as to diverge "from the shank 11 ot the hook in the direction of the harrel end ot the holster, as shown at 19. The tree end it) ot the guard plate eooperates with the adjacent portion of the shank 11 ot' the hook to form inclined guides which direct the garment to the clamping portions so that the wearer need not take particular care in hooking the support upon the garment.
By referring to Fig. 1 it will he seen that the transverse stops ll of the hook 13 are disposed in close proximity to the clamping portions ot? the guard plate, and it is clear that these transverse portions perform the Tllllit'iiOllS of stops that hold the tree end portion of the guard plate against being pressed [lat against the holster and thus the gripping power ot the plate lessened. lt is evident that the stops l-t have a double function namely in addition to the above described lunction o'l holding the tl ree end of the guard plate against; displacement, of
also forming means to secure the holster to the hook.
R will he seen by relerring to the drawings that the clamping portions ot the side plate are su'tliciently wide to present broad bearing surfaces against the fabric and While gripping the fabric at the same time preserve the same from injury.
V hat is claimed is l. A side arm support consisting of a hook provided with side arm cover securing portion, and a resilient fabric gripping guard plate carried Within and conforming to the outline of said hook.
2. A side arm support consisting of a hook having a transverse stop arranged on its bill, and a resilient fabric gripping guard plate carried Within said hook and having afree end portion bearing against said stop.
A side arm support consisting of a hook hai' ing transverse holster engaging portions arranged upon its bill, and a resilient guard plate carried Within and con forming to the outline of said hook, said guard plate having a fabric gripping per- M. B. FOUNTAIN.
engaging Witnesses Crmsn C. GEN-18H, EMMA HARRis.