US 1033171 A
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W. J. HIGGS. HANDLE FASTENER. APPLICATION IILED MAR. 1, 1911.
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WALLACE J. HIGGS, F LEI-II, UTAH.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented J uly 23,1912;
Application filed March 1, 1911. Serial No. 611,589.
' To all whom 'it may concern: V Be it known that I, WALLACE J. Hioos, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lehi, in the county of Utah and State of Utah, haoe invente'd'a new and useful Handle-Fastener, of which the following'is a specification.
' This invention relates to implementsembodying a tool and a helve or handle, such as picks, axes, hammers, and the like,'and this invention has for its object to provide a helve adapted to clamp the tool on the outer end thereof between apair of flanges and at the same time 'distend' that portion of the helve fitting through the socket or hole of the tool, thereby locking the tool against longitudinal, transverse and revoluble motion, the locking means being controlled from the inner end of the helve.
To. the above ends, this invention is enibodied in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings wherein similar reference characters indicate similar parts, and
.- wherein Figure 1 is aside elevation ofthis device, parts broken away. Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal section thereof, with the tool re- 80 moved. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the helve or handle, parts broken away. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a modifiedwedge and the rod connected thereto, showing the nut disengaged from the end of the rod.
85 Referring' in detail to the drawings, the letter T designates the tool proper, in this case the same being illustrated as a pick, havin the usual tapering hole or socket theret rough of elli t-ical cross section, the
40 hole or socket tapering from the inner side.
outward, or having the smaller end disposed inwardly.
The helve-or handle is designated by the letter H, the same-being tubular and having 4 the ends thereof closed with the outer end thereof having an elliptical cross section I mergin into the intermediate tubular portion. he helve or handle H has an exterior fiange'5 at the outer end thereof and is provided with spaced pliable actuate wings 6 beyond the said flange. 'These wings ,6 are passed through the hole of the tool from the smaller end to the larger end thereof, and are adapted to readily pass throu h the smaller end of the tool. A wedge 8 o elliptical cross section fits between the wings 6 and has an external flange l5 projecting from the outer end thereof. A rod 9 is passed longitudinally through the handle or helve H and also passes through the wedge 8, the said rod having a square ornon-circular head 19 on the outer end thereof fitting into a socket in the outer end of the wedge 8 of corresponding contour. The helve H is provided at its inner end with the annularrabbet- 1'3- and a nut 11 is screwthreaded upon the inner end of the rod 9 and has an annular flange 1'2 projectingfrom the inner end thereof andfitting into the annular rabbet 13. Thehelve or handle 7 is constructed ofsuitable metal to give the wings 6 a proper resiliency and to give the tubular portion of the handlea proper rigidity. Inuse, by tightening the nut 11 the rod 9 7 is. "drawn inwardly. thereby drawing the wedge 8 between the wings 6 to spread the said wings within the hole of the tool to dis"- tend that portionof the helve fitting through the "tool, and at the same time the tool is clamped betweenthe flanges 5andl5. In this manner the tool is firmly held upon the outer end of the helve against longitudinal, lateral or revoluble motion, and the tool is 7 not likely to become loosened as the same is 5 used. By unscrewing the nut 10 and removing same from the inner end of the rod, the rod 9 may be withdrawn from the. handle together with the wedge 8, whereupon the tool may ,be removed from the wings 6. In this manner the tool may be readily attached and detached ,from the .helve, and the helve may be utilized forva rious tools. By the provision of the means for distending that portion of the helve passing through the tool and for clamping the tool between the flanges a substantial structure is provided.
The wedge as shown in Fig. 4 is not provided with the flange 15, this form of wedge being adapted particularly for use in 'con- 'nection with tools'not requiring hard usage.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is: 4
In a device of the character described, the combination of a tool having an elongated tapered hole therethrough, a handle-having an exterior flange at its outer end and spaced pliable wings beyond the saidflange passing through the hole in the tool from the smaller 11o end'to the larger end, a wedge fitting between the said wings and having an outer flange, a rod connected to the said Wedge and passing through the handle to the inner end thereof, and a nut screw-threaded 0n the inner end of the rod and bearing against the inner end of the handle to distend the said Wings and to clamp the tool between the said flanges.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
WALLACE J. HIGGS.
EDWARD SOUTHWIOK, Vv'M. SOUTHWICK.