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CARD HOLDER Filed Jan. 15, 1925 INVENTOR.
Patented Sept. 8, 1925.
Application filed January 15, 1925. Serial No. 2,665.
tion and other cards to a freight car is by tacking them in place on the car door or other convenient position. This ultimately results in much injury to the car. v
One important object of the invention is to provide a novel general construction of card holder especially adapted for holding such cards as are usually displayed on a freight car and which may be manufactured in a highly economical manner.
A second important object of the invention is to provide a device of this description formed of a single length of spring wire bent and arranged in a novel manner.
A third important object of the invention is to provide, in a device of this sort formed of wire, certain portions of the wire with means to prevent slipping of the card.
lVit-h the above and other objects in view as will be hereinafter apparent, the invention consists in general of certain novel de tails of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically claimed.
In the accompanying drawings like characters of reference indicate like parts in the several views, and:
Figure l is a front elevation of one form of the invention.
Figure 2 is a section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 showing the device open.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of a second form of the invention.
Figure 5 is a detail showing a modification of one part of the first form.
Figure 6 is a view showing one of the means adopted for keeping the card from slipping.
Figure 7 shows a second form of anti slipping means.
Figure 8 shows a third form of anti-slipping means.
the base and the portions In the form of the invention shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3 it will be seen that the device is made from a single length of wire, spring wire being preferably employed. The ends of the wire are united in some suitable manner, here shown as an ordinary splice 10. From the connection point or splice 10 the wire extends in opposite directions as at 11 and eachend is then carried up as at 12 thus making a U-shaped frame or member of Which the portions 11 form 12 the legs. At the wire is bent extended downtoform torsion The wire extends downwardly the upper end of each leg to form an eye 13 and then wardly and coiled as at 14 springs.
from these springs parallel to the legs 12 to l form the legs 15 ofa second U-shaped member and, between thelower ends of these legs the wire extends across to form the base portions 16 of said second member, the centenof the wire being bent downwardly in U-shape to form a tongue 17. Between the arms of this tongue is located a one-armed turn button 18 forming a latch and swinging to either engage the tongue or lie free therefrom.
In this form of the device the inner member formed by the parts 11 and 12 at all times rests against the door or base 18 while the outer member may be sprung out, as in Figure 3, and a card G inserted between the two. The outer member is then allowed to spring back and clamp the card, the turnbutton being turned to lock it down.
To facilitate lifting the outer. member, a loop 20 may be formed on one side of the tongue, this loop constituting a finger grip.
As anti-slipping means to prevent accidental dislodgment of the card the legs of one or both of the members may be provided with corrugations 21 as in Figure 7, serrations 22 as tions 23 as in Figures 3 and 8.
As a modification a spring coil 24 maybe provided at each corner of the outer or movable member as shown in Figure 5.
A modification of the device employing only one member is shown in Figure 4. This form, like the other, is formed from a single length of spring wire doubled and bent to form an attaching eye 25, the parts on each side extending parallel from the eye in the same direction as at .26 and having right angled bends 27. Coiled torsion springs are formed at the ends of the portions 26 and from these springs the wires are extended first divergingly as at 28 and then convergingly as at 29, coiled springs 30 being formed at the junctions of the diverging converging portions. The proximal ends of the converging portions 29 are twisted together to form a coil 31 and one of the extremities of the wire extends from the coil to form a tongue 32 engageable by the turn button 33.
In this form the card is simply held beneath the device against the tag-board on which it is mounted.
There has thus been provided a simple and 'effiicient device of the kind described and for the purpose specified.
It is obvious that minor changes may be "made in the form and construction of the invention without departing from the material spirit thereof. It is not, therefore, desired to confine the invention to the exact form herein shown and described, but it is desired to include all such as properly come 'withinthe scope claimed.
I Having thus described the invention, is claimed as new, is:
1. A card holder" for freight car doors and the like consisting of a single length of spring wire bent to provide a pair of cooperating what U-shaped members having securing eyes at the ends. of the legs of the U, one of -engaging the swinging member.
2. Acard holder for freight car' doors and the like consisting of a single leng h of spring wire bent to provide a pair of cooperating U-shaped members having securing eyes at the ends of the legs of the U, spring coils formed on the legs of one member adjacent said eyes whereby the tree portion of said member may be sprung away from the other member to permit insertion of a card between said members, serrations formed on one of said members, a latch tongue formed on the base'of said movable member and a latch pivoted to pass between the sides of theportio'n of the wire forming said tongue and engaging the swinging member.
In testimony whereo'ii I aflix my signature.
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