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Sept‘ 6, 1938. R. E. SCHOOLEY 2,129,039 DEVICE FOR HOLDING FIRECRACKERS AND THE LIKE Filed March 19, 1937 3 nventor FoBerfE Jc?oa/ey ‘ (Ittorneg Patented Sept. 6, 1938 2,129,039 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFicE 2,129,039 DEVICEFOR HOLDING FIRECRACKERS AND THE LIKE Robert E. Schooley, Buffalo, N. Y. Application March 19, 1937, Serial No. 131,899 3 Claims. (Cl. 102—22) This invention relates to a device for holding tageously by die pressing operations, into the ?recrackers or like pyrotechnic articles, and it is particularly concerned with the provision of a safe and simple means which can be utilized 5 for such purposes. While I am aware that it has been heretofore proposed to provide a stick having means there on for holding a, ?recracker, which may be held in the hand after the ?recracker is ignited, such 10 holding devices with which I am familiar have been open to a number of practical objections. As such holders are attractive to children, they must have a reasonable degree of ruggedness, but must be quite simple to operate. Likewise, they 15 must be inexpensive, since they are used only in frequently on the occasion of holidays,and are apt to be lost or discarded before a subsequent oc casion occurs. They must not only be sufficient ly strong to withstand the rough usage to which 20 children subject their toys, but also resistant to the force of the explosion of the ?recracker. The essential object of the present invention is to devise a holder which will satisfactorily meet the foregoing requirements. The nature of the 25 invention may be readily understood from the accompanying description of a preferred em bodiment illustrated in the accompanying draw ing, wherein: Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the device, with 30 a ?recracker held therein; Fig. 2 is an enlarged end view; and Fig. 3 is a plan of the invention. The device comprises a wooden stick II], which may be held in the hand during use, having a 35 metal ferrule l l secured to one end thereof. The ferrule consists of a cylindrical band l2 which may be pressed tightly on the end of the stick, and an integrally formed V-shaped trough l3, the apex of which is substantially continuous with 40 the lower trace of the cylindrical portion. The side walls of the trough l3 project outwardly a greater distance than the side traces of the cylinder 12, thus providing metallic guard mem bers which prevent the wide diffusion of pieces 45 of the ?recracker under the force of its explo sion. This ferrule may, of course, be readily and cheaply made by recourse to well known metal working operations. The trough of the receive and partially when inserted in the 1. The ?recracker ferrule is of such size as to encompass a ?recracker I4, device, as illustrated in Fig. is adequately held in the trough by a retractable slip member l5, pivotally secured to the stick ID. The clip member I5 55 is formed from a. single piece of metal, advan slightly curvilinear form shown, with downward ly extending side margins I6 and centrally dis posed ears IT. The ears I‘! are so spaced as to en gage the stick I 0 at diametrically opposed points, Oi and are secured thereto by a through pin IS. The forward end IQ of the clip 15 extends over the trough of the ferrule H, and is formed with outstanding wings 2| which are bent slightly below the horizontal plane, so that the wings 2| and side walls l3 of the ferrule practically en compass the ?recracker to prevent the scattering of fragments upon explosion. As the stick I0 is intended to be of such length as to discour age an attempt to point the ?recracker in to ward the body, it will thus be seen that, in nor mal and natural use, the child using the device will be fully protected from flying bits of paper or powder which might otherwise cause injury. The portion of the extension [9 overlying the trough of the ferrule II is formed with a down wardly struck tongue 22, which engages and clamps the ?recracker M, as best shown in Fig. 1. In order to maintain a sui?ciently tight contact, a spring leaf 23 is inserted under the clip IS in free resilient engagement at one end, while the other end is held under the cylinder l2 and against the stick it). The spring thus serves to keep the tongue 22 pressed down into the trough of the ferrule, but manual pressure on the end of the clip I5 is su?icient to raise the tongue to permit insertion of a ?recracker. The ?xed end of the spring furthermore serves as a wedge or shim to enhance the engagement of the ferrule on the stick, thereby simplifying the assembly. It has been found that even small ?recrackers have enough explosive force to split clamps or ferrules made of wood, and therefore the present invention utilizes metal for the parts around the ?recracker, and a wooden handle to give lighter 40 weight. It will, of course, be understood that while the invention has been described with reference to a single speci?c embodiment, modi?cations and changes may be resorted to without departure 45 therefrom, as set forth in the following claims. I claim: 1. A ?recracker holder comprising a stick adapted to be held in the hand, a metallic ferrule disposed on the end of the stick, said ferrule hav ing a trough portion extending beyond the end of the stick, a clip member pivotally mounted on the stick adjacent the ferrule, said clip having a forwardly extending portion overlying trough portion of the ferrule, a downwardly struck 2 2,129,039 tongue on said extending portion adapted to en gage a ?recracker disposed in said trough por rule disposed on the end of the stick, said ferrule comprising a cylindrical portion encircling the tion, and a spring disposed under the clip to urge end of the stick and a trough portion projecting said forwardly extending portion toward said trough. spaced beyond the side traces of the stick, a one 2. A ?recracker holder comprising a stick adapted to be held in the hand, a ferrule disposed on the end of the stick, said ferrule having a cy lindrical stick engaging portion and a projecting 10 trough portion, a clip pivotally mounted on the stick adjacent the ferrule, said clip having a forwardly extendingwportion overlying the trough,_ and a spring disposed under the clip to urge said forwardly extending portion toward the trough, 15 said spring having one end engaged between said stick and said cylindrical portion and the other end in free resilient engagement with the under side of the clip. beyond the end of the stick and having wings piece clip member formed with down-turned spaced ears at substantially the mid portion thereof, said ears being pivotally secured to said stick at a point more remote from the end there of than said ferrule, a spring disposed beneath 10 the under side of the clip and between the ferrule and stick to urge one end of the clip resiliently toward said trough, said end of the clip overlying said trough and being formed with a downstruck tongue adapted to engage a ?recracker disposed 15 in the trough, said end being formed with side ?anges adapted to cooperate with the Wings 01 said trough to shield said ?recracker. 3. A ?recracker holder comprising a stick adapted to be held in the hand, a one piece fer ROBERT E. SCHOOLEY.