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Publication numberUS794663 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date11 Jul 1905
Filing date10 Oct 1904
Priority date10 Oct 1904
Publication numberUS 794663 A, US 794663A, US-A-794663, US794663 A, US794663A
InventorsHenry W Daly
Original AssigneeHenry W Daly
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ammunition-box.
US 794663 A
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PATENTED JULY 11, 1905.

H. W. DALY. AMMUNITION BOX.

APPLICATION FILED OCT. 10,1904.

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PATENTED JULY 11, 1905.

H. W. DALY.

AMMUNITION BOX.

APPLICATION FILED 00T.10,1904.

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NITED STATES Patented July 11, 1905.

HENRY WV. DALY, OF LEAVEN WORTH, KANSAS.

AMMUNITION-BOX.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 794,663, dated July 11, 1905.

Application filed October 10, 1904. Serial No. 227,941.

To ctZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, HENRY W. DALY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Leavenworth, county of Leavenworth, State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ammunition-Boxes,

of which the following is a specification con taining a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.

My invention relates to improvements in ammunition-boxes; and it consists of the novel features herein shown, described, and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation showing a pair of my improved ammunition-boxes in use. Fig. 2 is a perspective of one of the ammunition-boxes. Fig. 3 is a cross-section on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2 and looking in the direction indicated by the arrow, the door of the ammunition-box being open. Fig. 4 is a perspective analogous to Fig. 2 and showmg the other ammunitionbox. Fig. 5 1s a'sectional detail and upon an enlarged scale through the latch and taken upon the line 5 5 of Fig. 2 and looking in the direction indicated by the arrow. Fig. 6 is an enlarged detail showing the roller upon which the ammunition-case rides in and out of'the box and which holds the ammunitioncase in the box, taken upon line 6 6 of Fig. 4. and looking in the direction indicated by the arrow, parts being broken away to economize space.

Referring to the drawings in detail, my improved ammunition-boxes are made in pairs, the box 7 being adapted to be mounted upon the left-hand side of the aparejo or saddle and the box 8 being adapted to be mounted upon the right-hand side. The boxes are interchangeable from one side to the other, it only being necessary that they should be mates. Attaching-plates9 are secured to the left-hand lower corners of the box 8, said plates extending a short distance along the lower sides of the end of the box and a short distance upwardly, as clearly shown in Fig.

corners of the box 7, and hinge-plates 12 are pivotally connected to the. attaching-plates to-swing up and down parallel with the faces of the ends of the box. Hooks 12 are hinged to the plates 12 to engage the pins 10, so that the relative positions of the boxes 7 and 8 may be adjusted by applying the hooks 12 to the desired ones of the pins 10. The boxes are placed upon opposite sides of the aparejo with the door sides downwardly and w1th the line of the back of the. animal between the two boxes.

Each ammunition-box comprises a bottom 13, an upper side 14, a top 15, two ends 16, said bottom, upper side, top, and two ends being securely framed together to form a rectangular box, the door 17, the hinges 18, connecting the door to the lower edge of the bottom 13 in position to form the lower side of the box, the roller 19, mounted in the bearings 20 in the ends 16 and near the lower edge of the bottom 13 and near the door-opening, the guide 21 in front of the roller 19, the strap 23, connected to the end 16, swinging up and down in front of the door to hold the door closed, and the latch 24, approximately at the center of the door, to hold the strap in its closed position. Metallic plates 25 are secured to the inner lower faces of the ends 16, and the roller 19 is inserted through the plates, The bearings 20 are embedded into the inner faces of the ends 16 inside of the plates 25. f

The ammunition-cases 26 are of the usual rectangular form constructed to fit in the boxes, and the cases ride in and out over the guides and over the rollers 19, and after passing over the rollers 19 the cases drop down upon the bottom 13 above the rollers, so that the rollers hold the cases in the boxes. When the cases are inserted into the box, the upper corners engage the wedges 22 and fit tightly between the wedges and the bottoms 13, so that the cases will not rattle in the boxes.

The handle-plate 26 is secured to the strap 23 at its center, the ends of the said plate forming bearings in which the shaft 27 is rotatably mounted, and the handle 28 extends from the shaft between said bearings, so that the handle will swing up and down.

The latch-housing 29 is attached to the front face of the door around the latch-recess 30. The latch 24 is secured at its upper end to the door by a screw 31, the lower end of said latch swinging backwardly and forwardly in the recess 30, and there being a latch-shoulder 32 projecting forwardly in position to engage the top of the strap 23. That portion of the latch between the screw 31 and the shoulder 32 is springy or yielding, so that the shoulder may swing backwardly and release the strap. The lower end of the latch serves as a handle and is accessible through the Opening 33 in the housing 29.

Handles 34 are secured to the ends of each box to be used in handling the boxes, and spring-strap loops 35 are secured to the attaching-plates of the handles 34 upon the box7. The loops 35 carry pins 36, having heads 37 in position to engage the hooks 12, so that when the box is to be handled the hooks 12 are swung backwardly upon their pivots and snap behind the heads 37, so that the hooks will be within the boundaries of the box and not liable to catch obstructions and be damaged.

When the ammunition-boxes are mounted upon the animal, as shown in Fig. 1, and the doors closed and latched, the cases 26 rest against the rollers 19, and the wedges 22 hold the cases from rattling. When it is desired to remove the cases, the lower ends ofthe latches 24 are engaged through the openings 33, the latches pushed backwardly into the recesses 30 until the shoulders 32 release the straps 23, then the handles 28 are manually engaged to raise the straps and allow the doors to swing downwardly. Then the case is manually raised over the roller 19 and will slide outwardly and downwardly.

I claim- 1. In an ammunitionbox, a box adapted to receive an ammunition-case and open at one side; and having a wedge in the upper inner corner of said box to tighten up the case and hold it from rattling.

2. In an ammunition-box, a suitable box open at one side; a door hinged in position to close the opening; a strap connected at its ends to the ends of the box and adapted to swing in and out of engagement with the door; and a latch for holding the strap in its closed position.

3. In an ammunition-box, a pair of boxes; a plurality of pins extending from the ends of one box; and hooks extending from the ends of the other box to engage the pins, so that the boxes may be adj ustably connected together.

4. In an ammunition-box, a pair of boxes; pins extending from the ends of one box; hooks extending from the ends of the other box and engaging the pins; and means of turning the hooks to points within the boundaries of the ends of the box.

5. In an ammunition-box, a suitable box open at one side and adapted to receive an ammunition-case; and having a wedge at its upper inner corner to tighten up the case; and a roller at the lower side of the opening to carry the ammunition-case.

6. In an ammunition-box, a suitable box adapted to receive an ammunition-case and open at one side; and having a wedge at its upper inner corner to tighten up the case; a roller at the lower side of the opening and adapted to carry the ammunition-case; and a guide in front of the roller.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in subscribing witnesses.

HENRY W. DALY.

Witnesses:

ALFRED A. Eioxs, Enw. M. HARRINGTON.

presence of two.

Referenced by
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US2889751 *21 May 19579 Jun 1959Bilek Andrew GAmmunition magazine
US3180224 *28 Jan 196327 Apr 1965Mach Tool Works OerlikonRocket containers
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationY10S224/905, A01K97/04, A45F5/00