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Publication numberUS112816 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1871
Publication numberUS 112816 A, US 112816A, US-A-112816, US112816 A, US112816A
InventorsJoseph Kintz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in drawer-pulls
US 112816 A
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ittici tata @anni f @fitte JOSEPH KINTZ, 0E WEST MEEInEN,'ooNNEcTIoUT, 'ASSIeNoR To AEnvi- SEEE 'AND P. J. CLARK, 0E SAME PLAGE. i

Letters Patent No. 112,816, datediMareli 21, 1871.


The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making paxtof the same.

To all whom it 'may concern.-

` Be it known that I, JOSEPH KINTZ, of West Meriden, in the county of New Haven and State of Gonnecticut, have' invented anew and improved Drawer Pull; and I do hereby declare that the following .is a full, clear, andexact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this specitication.I

This invention relates to improvements in that class of drawer-pulls in which the handles are jointed to a shank-so as t'o hang downward therefrom, the shank being attached to the drawer; and

It consists- In the employment of a ball-'and-Socket joint for connecting the handle to the socket-ed part, which .is on the shank in this example, having a notch 'at the lower side, into which the stem which connects the ball with the handle swings when suspended.

The invention also consists in the construction of the eScutcheon-plate of the shank, to which the handle isy connected, of au iron or other cheapmetal base, and a covering o1' thin soft metal, spun upon or otherwise attached to the base, and having the socket for theball formed on or attached to it.

Figure 1 is a section of the escntcheon-plate and socket, and side view oi' the handle; and

Figure 2'is a front elevation.

Similar letters oi' reference indicate corresponding.


A is a knob-handle, which may be of any kind, with a stem, B, t0 which I attach a ball, C, preferably by a neck, D, as small as may he, and preserve the requisite strength.

This ball, which is spherical, is fitted into and coninedin the socket E in the shank F, the connection being in the sameway the ball-and-socket joints are usually made, but in addition thereto, in order to admit ot' the handle hanging vertically, I provide the notch G in the lower side of the cup, forming the socket for the neck D to swing into.

As this construction requires a metal back to the escutcheon-plate 1H, to give strength and solidity, I propose to make the same of cheap cast metal I, and cover itfwith a brass or other soft-metal cap, which Iv prefer. to attach-by spinning the edge over the edge of the hack, which I provide with an annular rebate, K, on the inner face, to make `room'for the edgefof the cap which is fitted into it. v

The socket for the ball Ais formed of a ferrule or short tube, L, of metal, attached to the center of this cap or inserted in a hole through it, and fastened by soldering, brazing, or otherwise; or it may be made by casting a piece with a socket and attaching it; or it may be formed in the cap by stamping it out. It is obvious that the ball may be attached to the shank and the socket to the handle, which I intend to do, -if preferred. f

Having thus described my invention,

I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1, The improved drawer-pull, having the handle attached to the shankvby a -ball-and-socket joint,rthe.

socketed part having the notch G, to admit the stem D of the handle and allow it to hang vertically, all substantially-as specified. v

2'. The socketed escntcheon-plate of the shank, consisting of the iron back I and sheet-metal cap, the latter having the socket either formed out of it or of arirother piece, Vand attached, all substantially as speci ed.

Witnesses: JOSEPH KIN TZ.


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US4915396 *Mar 31, 1989Apr 10, 1990Chaisson Joseph LGripping device for use in exercising or dancing
Cooperative ClassificationA47B95/02