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A. E. COOPER.
BILLIARD CUE HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 22. |921.
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, f nari-init n. coornn, or Beacon, `new YORK.
` T all 'w 720m t 07mg/ concern Be `it known that l, Anriarna E. Coornig* a citizen of the United States, residinv at Beacon, in the county of Dutchess and Sitate of New York, have invented certai'nnew and useful Improvements in? Billiard-Cue Holders'and l do hereby declare the following to be 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 they Same.
The present invention relates to a device for holding or suspending a billiard cue or other similar object or stick and aims to provide a novel and improved as well as simple and inexpensive device of that character into which `the cue can be conveniently inserted to be held-thereby, and from whichV the cue can be readily removed. v
`A further object is the provision of such a holder having novel means for receiving and clamping the cue or stick using a gravity roller. p
With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will be apparent as the descripg tion proceeds, the invention resides in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed, it being u-nderstood that changes can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.V
f The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a front view of the improved holder showing the cue therein.
Fig is a horizontal section on the line 2--2 of Fig. 1.
` Fig. 3 is a vertical section on the line 8--3 of Fig. 1. y
The holder comprises a vertical back plate 5 of any suitable kind, which, as shown, has
`its vertical edge portions overlapping andsecured to a pair of vertical supportingbars or brackets 6, which have their terminals vprojecting above the upper and lower edges w.of said plate for attachment to awall or f Birmania-cnn nonnen.
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the convenient withdrawal of said cue from va channel member 141 of sheet metal or other suitable material secured against the bar .8 between the flange 10 and plate 5, and having a pair of vertically spaced transverse rollers 15 mounted for rotation vtherein or axles or pins 16 secured to the flanges of said member 14, for the contact-of the cue with said rollers.
,A gravity roller 17 of larger diameter and of rubber or other resilient material is disposed in the groove between the flange 9 and pla-te 5 opposite to the rollers 15, and the adjacent surface of the bar 7 is inclined, as at 18,V whereby the roller 17 in rolling down said inclined surface 1S will roll toward the lower roller 15. The roller 17 can be prevented from being moved upwardly out of. its groove, by means of a stop piece 19 secured between the upper end ofthe flange 9 and late 5.
In using tiie holder, when the cue is inaow serted upwardly into the holder, the roller y 17 is shoved upwardly, and will gravitate down the inclined surface 18 and lodge between'said surface and the cue. The roller 17 will thus bind between the surface 18 and `the cue, and will Contact with the cue at a point intermediate the points of'the cue which contact with the rollers 15, whereby the cue is clamped or gripped between the opposite rollers 15 and 17. The roller 17 is also-compressed slightly,` whereby to assist inthe binding of the cue, and thereby prevent the cue from falling. However, byV lifting the cue, the roller 17 is raised, thereby releasing the cue, and permitting it to be lifted forwardly out through the slot. The rollers 15 provide-for the free vertical movement of the cue without a' scraping or frictional engagement, and thus preserve the cue. The cue is readily inserted by simply raising' it into the holder, and then by raising the cue and moving it forwardly, it is readily removed.
Having thus d'escribed the invention,
' what is claimed as new is :M
l. A holder of the kind described having rollers supported in vertically spaced positions for the engagement of a cue or stick,
and a gravity member opposite to s aid ro'll' ypositions forthe engagementof a cue or stick,l a member opposite to said rollers having an inclined surface, and a gravity roller rolling on said surface to bind between said surfaceand cue.
` holder of the kind described comprising spaced members having a slot between them for the passage of a cue or stick, and .providing channels, vertically spaced rollers mounted for rotation in one channel for the Contact of a cue or stick, the opposite member having an inclined surface, and a gravity roller movable in the other channel along said surface to gravitate and bind between said surface and cue.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ARTHUR E. COOPER.
'JAMES L. MEKEEL, WiLLrAM MILLER.