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Publication numberUS989213 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 11, 1911
Filing dateJun 13, 1910
Priority dateJun 13, 1910
Publication numberUS 989213 A, US 989213A, US-A-989213, US989213 A, US989213A
InventorsArnold C G Wahl
Original AssigneeArnold C G Wahl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 989213 A
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A. G. G. WAHL.


APPLICATION FILED JUNE 13. 1910 989,21 3. Patented Apr. 11, 1911 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 11, 1911.

Application filed June 13, 1910. Serial No. 566,492.

to the accompanying drawings, forming a My invention relates to improvements in rule holders, especially designed for mechanics and buildersnse and arranged to 'firmly 'retain rules, and the like, in garment pockets, the object of mylinvention being to construct, from a single piece of sheet metal, an improved rule holder arranged to receive rules and the like, there being integral friction devices for engagement wlth the rule and an integral part arranged to secure the holder within the pocket.

For the above purposes my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, pointed out in the claim and illustratedby the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a (perspective illustrating my invention applie to a rule pocket on a pair of overalls, showing a rule and pencil held therein; Fig. 2 is a perspective of the complete holder removed from the pocket; Fig. 3 is an enlarged, sectional. elevation illustrating my holder as applied to a pocket and showing therein, in dotted lines, a pencil; Fig. 4 is a sectional plan taken on the line 4 4 of Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a rear elevation.

of the complete holder; and Fig. 6 is an illustration of a blank from which the-complete holder may be made.

Referring by numerals to the accompanying drawing: 1 designates the front of the holder; having at the upper margin an integral extension 2 in which there are V- shaped incisions 3 from which are struck the spurs 4, the extension 2 being bent downwardly and outwardly to stand in a positionforward of the front 1, the spurs 4 being inclined toward the front as required to securely hold the holder within the pocket by engagement with the body of the pocket adjacent its top margin.

5 designates the right hand side wall of the pocket and which is formed integral with the front 1.

6 and 7 designate the back portions of the holder which are formed integral with the side wall 5.

8-8--8-designate integral rule-holding leaf springs with their upper margins united withthe back portion 6, their lowermost margins bein free from the back portion 7. Each of t e side margins of each spring inclines so that the sprin s may of the rule holder.

9 and 10 design te the left hand wall members of the rul holder, the wall memberfi) being formed tegral with the front 1 and the wall member 10 being formed integral with the back portions 6 and 7. The side wall member 9 is p ovided with notches 11 in its upper and lo\ er margins and the wall member 10 is provided with integral flaps f2 at its upper and lower margins, which flaps coact with the notches 11 for securely holding the wall members} and 10 together.

As shown in Fig. 6, the blank is provided with angular cut away ortions 13 which, when the parts are fol ed, form angularupper margins 14.- for the side walls and' chamfered corners 15 for the upper end of the back.

freely move relatili each. other and t ebody By such a construction of holder I am pendently of each other, and are wholly within the compass of the holder proper, thereby protected from outside pressures.

As shown the holder is provided with three separate springs 8, therefore, it is obvious that this particular form of holder i may hold separately and independently three separate articles or, as shown in Fig. 1, a ruler and pencil may be held. In this case, two of the springs 8 engage and hold the ruler while the third spring 8 engages the: pencil only. By reason of the arrangement of the back portions6and 7 the pocket fie 989,21

is held open for considerable of its length and the ruler or pencils are engaged only by said springs, thereby making the insertion of the rulers or pencils an easy operation for the reason that the pocket proper is fully expanded to receive them. The notch 11, at the upper end of the holder to gether with the adjacent chamfered or inclined upper edge i l of the side Wall 10 expedites the Withdrawal and replacement of the rule. Furthermore, the flaps 12 engaging the notches 1i, in both the upper and lower ends of the said side Walls 9, not only prevent the vertical movement of the overlapping side Walls,.but they also prevent horizontal-movement of the same, and if, for any reason, it should become de s-irable to repair or readjust the ends of the the said flaps 12 in a manner previously described I claim:

An improved rule holder, comprising a single sheet of metal bent" to form a rigid and substantially rectangular body, having a side-Wall made up of vertical overlapping members, the outer of which has at its upper and lower edges notches, integral bendable flaps projecting from the opposite overlapping member and engaging said notches to detaehably hold the side Walls in position suitable retaining springs projecting inwardly from the back of the holder, and a suitable device at the, end of the back for retaining the holder in position within the wearers pocket. v

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specifieationpin presence of two subscribing Witnesses. I


lVitnesses: I

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US3056180 *Sep 25, 1958Oct 2, 1962Harry Gink ArnoldGripping device for pencil and the like
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US4529111 *Jun 24, 1982Jul 16, 1985Hayakawa Industry Co., Ltd.Buckle for a belt
Cooperative ClassificationA45F5/022