Improvement in combination-tool
US 102677 A
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@anni @ittica GEoRGE w. GREGORY,
OF NEW YORK, 4N. Y.
' Leners .Patent No. 102,677, ma May 3, 1ero.
IMPROVEMENT IN COMBINATION-TOOL.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part bf the same 1, GEORGE W. GREGORY, afNewYork city, New York, hareinvented a new and useful Improvement in a Combination-Tool, of which the following is a Figures 3, 4, 5, are views of a'modified form of toolholder.
A is a hammer-head, in this instance shaped as an ordinary riveting-hammer, but it may be constructed as an -ordinary tack-hammer.
B is the hammer-handle hollowed out, forming a chamber, C, for the reception of tools b b, which may consist of small -gouges, chisels, saws, gmlets, ,bradawls, screw-drivers, and tack-claws.
lThe opening into the chambers is, in this instance,
fiom 'the side, and such opening is covered with-a steel or wood strip, scaled as a rule, and one end of the strip is attened for a screw-driver. 'This'strip may be secured in place in ,any suitable way.
On the end of the handle I place a tool-holder, D, composed of two pieces, d d', one portion, d, serving the purpose of a ferrule for the end ot' the handle, and it is also provided with a tubular-threaded projection, x, which is slotted transversely, and throughout its length, so as to form such tubular projection into .two or four projections. I intend making such projection conical toward itsend, so that, when a tool, b, is placed between such projection, and the nut d, screwed thereon, they will be compressed, and gripe and hold such tool'frmly.
The piece ll may be provided with a milled nut, to assist in turning it up tightly.
In fig.' a tool is shown as secured in the holder, y
but broken ofi' at its end.
In iig.2,'the tool isremoved from the end of they Figs. 4 and 5 show a modified. forrnv of holder, the part F being adapted to screw on the bendle, and f is the nipple, to screw over the projections ffl When a tack-hammer is used, it may be magnetized.
The w'ood of the handle may b'e astamped in gnres for a rule, or the handle may be made of metal, or
part metal and part wood. Y
By using the parts'represented in figs. 34 5, I may make. the handle in one piece, and bore it from the end farthest from the hammer, for a distance suicient to form -a suitable space to receive the tools,` and then screw the part F on and on the handle, to v gain access to the tools. y
The handlemight be made oi' a tubeof metal.
By combining the tool-holder with the ohambered hammer-handle, I am enabled to produce a very useful improvement, and adapted to meet vmany wants.
I am aware that sets of small tools have been held in handles similar to awl-handles, but such I de not claim; and I :un also aware that a screw-driver has been permanently attached to a hamme'rhandle.
Having described my invention, I claim- Y The implement herein described, composed of the hammer, chambered-handle, and tool-holder, when constructed and arranged substantially in the manner