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Publication numberUS1092529 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 7, 1914
Filing dateMay 15, 1913
Priority dateMay 15, 1913
Publication numberUS 1092529 A, US 1092529A, US-A-1092529, US1092529 A, US1092529A
InventorsWilliam J Horn
Original AssigneeWilliam J Horn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Butcher's skewering-awl.
US 1092529 A
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Patented Apr. 7, 19%

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if nn'ronnn s sKEwEaING-Awn Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. '7, 1914.

Application filed llay 15, 1918. Sorta-1R0. 767,918.

To all whom, it may concern Be it known that. I, WILLIAM J. Horn, a citizen of the United States, residing at St.

Joseph, in the county of Buchanan and 6 State of Missouri, have invented certaln new and useful Improvements in Butchers Skewering-Awls; and I do'hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as w1 ll enable others skilled in the art to WhlCh 1t appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in butchers implements or tools and has particular reference to that class of such devices known to the trade as' skewering awls.

As its particular object thls invention contemplates the provision of a skewering awl which is formed of a relatively small number of parts and may be conveniently and effectively employed in sewing together or skewering by thread the various portions of a roast, or other out of meat.

A further object is to provide the skewering awl with a cord magazine in which a spool of cord may be placed and threaded through the awl to permit the operator to pass the thread through the meat simultaneously with the insertion of the piercing point of the instrument.

A still further object is to provide in connection with the piercing point a cuttin edge disposed in such relation to the cor feed opening that after the cord has been drawn through the meat it. may be readily severed by this cutting edge, at a point a sufljcient distance from the threaded opening of the needle to prevent the accidental return of the free end of the cord into the 40 hollow portion of the needle.

An object of equal importance with the foregoing is to construct the awl with such regard to proportion, number and arrangement of parts that it may be chea ly manufactured and be durable and effective.

, The above and additional objects are accomplished by such means as are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, described in the following specification and then more particularly pointed out in the claims which are appended hereto and form a part of this application.

With reference to the drawings, wherein I have illustrated the "preferred embodiment of my invention as it is reduced to practice, and throughout the several views ting a spool of cord or of which similar reference numerals designate corresponding parts: Figure 1 is a longltudmal section ta en through the instrument with the various elements in assembled positlon. Fig. 2 is a side elevation. Fig. 3 IS a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Proceeding now to the description of the drawings the numerals 1 and '2 designate respectively the hollow needle and cord magaz ne of this invention. The hollow needle 1 1s formed of any suitable metallic substance and is preferably formed integrally wlth the cord magazine 2 which is substantially cylindrical in conformation and is internally screw-threaded at its lower end to receive a threaded closure plug3. Formed 1ntegrally with the plug 3 and extending vertically from a central point on the upper face thereof is a spool spindle 4 which is provided for the obvious purpose of permitthread to be rotatably mounted in the magazine for a purpose to be hereinafter disclosed.

As stated above the needle 1 is hollow throughout a major portion of its length, thus forming a cord passage or bore as at 5. The free terminal of the member 1, however, is solid as will be readily observed 'by reference to the drawing and is shaped to produce a piercing point designated as an entirety in Fig. 1 by the numeral 6. Refer-ring now more particularly to Fig. v3 it will 'be observed that the piercing point 6 is substantially V-shape in cross section, the one edge of the member 6 being blunt as at 7, and the other edge being ground to produce a cutting edge as at 8. The extreme terminal of member 6 is tapered to a point as at 9 in Fig. 1.

In feeding the cord from the magazine 2 to a point adjacent the member 6 the needle 1 1s provided with. a cord aperture 10, which is bored to communicate with the passage 5, and is arranged at a point in the member 1 more nearly adjacent the blunt edge 7 than the cutting edge 8.

The actual construction of the device being thus disclosed it now remains to de scribe the operation of the instrument when employed in skewering or basting meats. Briefly the operation is as follows: The threaded plug 3 is removed from the magazine 2 and a spool of cord or thread is placed on the spindle 4. A wire or other suitable 110 instrument is then employed to thread the free end of the cord through the apertures of meat to be skewered the operator, using the cylindrical magazine 2 as a handle, inserts the point 6 through the meat with the result'that the free end of the cord is by engagement with the meat bound against the exterior face of the member 6 and is projected through the meat. When the point 6 and aperture 10' of the needle have passed through the meat the cord is grasped and pulled out the desired distance. The

needle is then turned to bring the cutting edge 8 into osition to sever the cord and I the awl may then be withdrawn. It is desired to emphasize at this point the fact that when the cord is cut as above described after the completion of one stitch the cut through the cord can be made only at a considerable distance from the aperture 10 thus leaving a length of cord sufiicient to prevent the accidentalrecession of the free end of the cord into the assage 5.

In re uction to practice, I have found that the form of my invention, illustrated in the drawings andreferred to in the above description as the preferred embodiment, is the most el licient and practical; yet, realiz- 7 ing that the conditions concurrent with the adoption of my device will'necessarily vary, I desire to emphasize the fact that various a cor minor. changes in details, of construction, proportion and arrangement of parts may be resorted to, when required, withoutsacrificing any of the advantages of my invention, as defined in the appen ed claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A skewering awl including a hollow needle having an aperture formed in its wall and communicating with the hollowed portion, a cylindrical spool magazine formed integrally with the said needle, a threaded plug removably mounted in said magazine, a spool spindle formed integrally with said plug and adapted to rotatably support a spool of cord, and a flat head formed integrally with the free end of said needle. 2. A skewering awl comprisin a cylindrical magazine, a removable p ug screw threaded into the lower end of said magazine, a spindle secured to said plug and extending longitudinally of the magazine and ada ted to support a ball of cord, a hollow nee le formed integrall with the magazine,

a flattened head forme on said needle, said head being tapered transversely and lon itudinally thereof forming a cutting ed ge and a ointed end, said needle provided with (i aperture adjacent the cutting. edge of said head.

In testimon whereof I aflix my signature 65 in presence '0 two witnesses. V WILLIAM J. HORN.



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U.S. Classification223/104, 30/315, 606/146, 30/125
Cooperative ClassificationD05B81/00