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WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS (storing or packaging B65)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Work benches; Portable stands or supports for positioning portable tools or work to be operated on thereby comprising table type, trestle type or storage compartments; provisions for shielding the work area.

Storage means or arrangements for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments, e.g. boxes, racks or trays;

Tool, instrument or work supports or storage means used in association with vehicles; Workers supports, e.g. mechanics creepers;

Marking-out or setting-out work comprising devices, e.g. scribers, for marking;

Relationship between large subject matter areas

B25H covers workshop equipment, e.g. work benches, portable stands or supports for positioning tools or workpieces, storage means for tools, workpieces or instruments and marking-out or setting-out workpieces.

A47B 37/00 and A47B 81/00 cover tables, cabinets, racks or shelf units specially adapted for other particular purposes. B25B 1/00; B25B 5/00; B25B 11/00; B25B 27/00; B25B 29/00 cover hand tools or bench devices, vices, clamps, work holders or positioners and accessories. B65D cover containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents in general, while B25H 3/00 refers to storage means or arrangements specially adapted for workshop equipments.

B23B and B23C cover drilling and milling related devices.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Spanner sets

Equipment for use with tools or cutters when not in operation, e.g. protectors for storage

Chests; Dressing-tables; Medicine cabinets or the like; Cabinets characterised by the arrangement of drawers

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

In this subclass, the following terms are used with the meaning indicated:

Tool

Any instrument of operation for performing, assisting the work or facilitating mechanical operations

Workshop

A room or building where tools and machines are used for making or repairing things

Portable

Includes suspension for easy manual handling, e.g. in connection with spring-suspended portable apparatus for use along assembly lines

Work benches; Portable stands or supports for positioning portable tools or work to be operated on thereby
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Tool, instrument or work supports or storage means used in association with vehicles

Examples of places where the subject matter of this group is covered when specially adapted, used for a particular purpose, or incorporated in a larger system:

Workshop stools

Vehicles adapted to transport objects, e.g. workshop for servicing

Floating workshops

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Arrangements or auxiliary devices for supporting or guiding torches, electrodes and carriages for supporting the welding or cutting element: B23K 5/24, B23K 7/10, B23K 9/28, B23K 37/02.

Means for holding or positioning work, e.g. clamping: B26D 7/02.

Components or accessories for saws, e.g. saw benches, frames, pillars, or beds and work-tables: B27B 5/16, B27B 11/08, B27B 13/04.

Arrangements for guiding or supporting the tool, e.g. tool rests: B27C 7/06.

Accessories for supporting or holding work: B28D 7/04.

Devices holding, supporting or positioning work or tools, e.g. work-table or tool-slide: B23Q 3/00, B23Q 3/02.

Component parts of grinding machines or devices, such as frames, beds, carriages or headstocks; work supports: B24B 23/00, B24B 41/06.

Separate supports or holders for parking or storing cycles: B62H 3/00.

Reading-desks; Lecterns; Pulpits: A47B 19/00.

Storage means or arrangements for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work tools or instruments (containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents B65D 83/00; {nail dispensers B25C 3/00})
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Holders, Boxes, Racks, Trays.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents

Nails dispensers

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Miscellaneous supports, holders, or containers for household use

Storing of cleaning tools, e.g. containers therefor

Show stands, hangers, or shelves characterised by their constructional features

Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials

Structural combinations of lighting devices with hand tools or Toolboxes

Containers for rod-shaped or tubular articles

Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problem

Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials

Hand carts having only one axis carrying one or more transport wheels

Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels

Chests of drawers

Cabinets or racks specially adapted for other particular purposes

Tool, instrument or work supports or storage means used in association with vehicles (means for holding wheels or parts thereof B60B 30/00); Workers` supports, e.g. mechanics` creepers {(collecting or removing exhaust gases in worshops B08B 15/002; vehicle lifting devices, e.g. jacks, platforms or ramps B66F)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Tool, instrument or work supports or storage means used in association with vehicles.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Means for holding wheels or parts thereof

Workers' supports, e.g. mechanics' creepers [N: (collecting or removing exhaust gases in worshops

Vehicle lifting devices, e.g. jacks, platforms or ramps

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Servicing, maintaining, repairing or refitting of vehicles

Devices for collecting oil or other fluids under parked cars

Means for collecting, retaining, or draining-off lubricant in or on machines or apparatus

Removable external protective coverings specially adapted for vehicles or part of vehicles

Marking-out or setting-out work (measuring, gauging G01; optical apparatus G02B; by photographic means G03C)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

devices, e.g. scribers, for marking or setting-out work; to be used on flat surfaces as well as on for example pipes.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Appliances or methods for marking-out, perforating, or making buttonholes

Optical apparatus

By photographic means

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Instruments characterised by the use of mechanical measuring means, e.g. rulers or tapes, compasses, micrometers and gauges

Cut-marking templates for rafter

Templates for marking the position of apertures in fittings for locks

Templates for marking the position of apertures in fittings for hinges

Slotting or mortising machines for making holes designed for taking up fittings

Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of mechanical means

Devices for positioning picture hooks on a wall

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