US 1191810 A
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snow SHOVEL AND SCRAPER.
APPLICATION FILED OCT. 15, 1915. a
Patented July 18,1916.
GEORGE W. MILLER, 01 SHARPSBUBG, PENNSYLVANIA.
SNOW SHOVEL AND SC .5
Application filed October 15, 1915.
To all whom it may concern:
Be itknown that I, GEORGE W. MILLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sharpsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Snow Shovels and Scrapers; and I'do hereby declare the followin to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The invention relates to improvements in snow shovels and scrapers.
The object of the present invention is to im rove the construction of snow shovels an scrapers and to provide a simple, practical and inexpensive device adapted to enable snow and ice to be readily removed and capable also of being changedto form either a scraper, or a snow shovel whereby snow may be scraped into piles and shoveled from sidewalks and other surfaces after being arranged in piles, thereby enabling such surfaces tov be cleaned with greater rapidity than is possible with an ordinary snow shovel.
With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the claim hereto appended, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the-drawing Figure 1 is a plan View of a snow shovel and scraper constructed in I accordance with this invention, Fig. 2 is a side elevation of; the same, Fig. 3 is a cen tral longitudinal sectional View, Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view illustrating the con-,
struction of the cap at the outer end of the handle.
Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in the several figures of the drawing.
In the accompanying drawin in which is illustrated the preferred embo iment of the invention, the combined snow shovel and Specification of Letters Eatent.
Patented July is, 1916. Serial No. 56,068.
tapered throughout the major portion of its length to provide opposite side faces arranged at an acute angle to each other, the inner side face being fitted against the inner portion of the blade 1 at the center of the same. The block is also provided at its inner side with a face 7 arranged in parallelism with the opposite side face of the to the face 7 may be changed .if desired. The block 2 is secured to the blade 1 by rivets 8 or other suitable fastening devices passed through the inner or rear portion 9.
of an angle brace 10 which has a front or outer portion 11 extending in advance of the block and fitted against the blade. The front portion 11 of the angle brace is bevface of the block but the block with respect eled at its front end 12 and it is secured to the blade by short rivets 13. The blockwhich has its inner or rear portion arranged at an angle to the blade 1 has its sockets 4 and 5' reinforced with threaded metallic thimbles 14 and '15 adapted to receive the handle 3'which has a threaded metallic cap ,16. The socket 4 extends longitudinally of the inner portion of the block and is arranged at an obtuse angle to the plane of the blade. The other socket 5 is arranged at an acute angle to the socket4 and it extends inwardly from the upper side of the block when the parts are arranged to form a shovel as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 and it permits the handle to be arranged at nearly right angles to the blade for forming a scraper as illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawing. The blade is reversed in changing thedevice to form a shovel or scraper.
What is claimed is A combined shovel and scraper including of the block being fitted against the blade, In testimony vghereof I aflix my signature an angle fibrage having alrligutliu'lly disgosiald in presence of two Witnesses.
ortions tte against t e a e an t e block, fastening devices securing the angle GEORGE brace and the block to the blade and a re- Witnesses: movable handle adapted to be fitted in either F. W. SGIIRANDT, socket of the block. R. E. CAMPBELL.