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G. L. MERIWETHER. MAGNETIC NAIL Howme DEVICE. APPLICATION FILED NOV. 23. I915- 1,1 74,887. Ptented Mar. 7,1916.
' UNITED STATES PAIENT OFFICE.
GASPARD LOUIS MEBIWETHER, OF ISLAND GROVE, FLORIDA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE HALE TO VINCENT R. BEIGE, OF ISLAND GROVE, FLORIDA.
MAGNETIC NAIL-HOLDING DEVICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. '7, 1916.
Application filed November 23, 1915. Serial No. 63,010.
I use of box makers and other like artisans,
whereby a supply of nails from a holder may be taken up and conveniently employed by the workman in the operation of nailing parts together.
One object of the invention is to provide a magnetic nail holder which may be worn upon one of the fingers of the hand without annoyance or inconvenience, and by means of which a sufficient supply of nails fora certain amount of work may be taken up from a support or stripper and held for use in a ready and convenient manner.
A further object of the invention is to provide a, nail holder of the character described which may be conveniently applied and removed andfwhich is flexible to permit the free flexion of the finger.
The invention consists of the features of construction, combination and arrangement v of parts herein-fully described and claimed,
reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which tudinal section.
Figure 1 is a view showing the application of the invention. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the device detached. Fig. 3 is an end elevation. Fig. 4 is a vertical longi- The device comprises a magnetic body,
.preferably composed of. a series of magnetic steel plates 1, three of which are shown in the present instance. These plates are arranged end to end and are preferably of a width conforming to that of the fore finger of an average person and of an aggregate length approximately equal to such finger. These plates are pivotally or otherwise flexibly connected and are adapted in practice to lie immediately .below the jointed portions of the fore finger and to be flexed Withthe portions of the finger, the central section being shown in the present instance as provided at oneend with a groove 2 at the other end with a tongue 3 to respectively receive a tongue 4 upon the front section rings 7 which are adapted to readily open to admit the finger andthen close about the same to clamp the device in position, allowing said device to be bent or flexed upon itself with the finger. I a
In the use of the device, it is applied to the fore finger of the right hand of the user, if a left handed person, or to the fore finger of the left hand of the user, if a right handed person and the device then brought in proximity to dispose the bottom sides "of one or more of the plates in position to engage a series of nails held by a stripper or other support, by means of which the nails may be withdrawn from said striper or support and held by the magnetic older, thus allowing the operator to hold a sufiicient number of nails to perform any given 'piece of work without interfering with the free use of the hands of the operator.
The device in practice is of suflicient size and power to hold thirty four penny, thirtysix three penny, or twenty-four five penny nails, but may be made of anysize and holding capacity desired Within reasonable limits. Its advantages and conveniences will be manifest to those versed in the art without a further description.
I claim 1. A nail holding device comprising a plurality of flexibly connected magnetic plates, and means for attaching the same to one of the fingers of the human hand.
2. A nail holding device comprising a plurality of magnetic plates arranged end to end and jointed together, and means for attaching said plates to one of the fingers of the human hand.
3. A nail holding device comprising a plurality of magnetic plates arranged end to end and pivotally connected together, and elements upon each of the plates for securmg the same to finger of the human hand.
4. A nail holder comprising a plurality respective plates and adapted for engageof magnetic plates arranged end to end and ment with a corresponding number of pivotally connected, and split spring clips jointed sections of a finger of the human carried by said plates for engagement with hand.
5 a finger of the human hand. In testimony whereof I aflix my signature 1 5. A nail holding device comprising a in presence of two Witnesses. series of three magnetic plates arranged end GASPARD LOUIS MERIWETHER. to end and pivotally connected at their ad- Witnesses: jacent ends so as to be flexible upon one B. L. CLAYTON,
10 another, and split spring clips upon the R. H; CASSELS.