US 1192160 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. Tt BOBCE.
CORN HUSKING DEVICE.
APPLICATION FxLEv'JAN. 2l, 1916.
Patented Juy` 25, 1916.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 25, l1916.
Application led January 21, 1916. Serial No. 73,353.
To all 'Lo/bom t may concern:
Be 1t known that I, WILLIAM T. Boron, a citizen of the United1 States, residing at Foley, in the county of Benton and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Corn-Husking Devices; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, andeXact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention has for its object to provide an extremely simple and highly efficient husking device adapted to be strapped to the hand of the operator and used to relieve the operators hand from strains that are incident to the gripping of a husking peg or hook.
The husking device comprises a stiff plate preferably of metal, which is applicable to the palm of the hand and is provided with straps or similar devices for securing it to the hand; and further comprises a husking hook or peg rigidly, but adjustably securable to the plate with its end projecting downward and backward and located in such position that it may be drawn through the husks of an ear of corn held in the other hand of the operator.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate the invention, like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views.
Referring to the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the improved husking device applied to the hand of an operator; Fig. 2 is a view partly in edge elevation and partly in section taken longitudinally through the husking device; and Fig. 8 is a plan view showing in detail a modified form of the h usking hook or peg.
The metal anchoring plate which is fitted to the palm of the hand, is indicated by the numeral 1, and in Figs. 1 and 2, the numeral 2 indicates the husking hook or peg, the same having a pointed end 2a that is bent at an angle to the body portion thereof, so that when the body portion is applied to the plate 1, as shown in Fig. 1, the said end 2LL will be offset from the lower edge of the plate and will project rearward. The inner surface of the metal plate 1 is faced by a heavy pad 3 preferably of leather, and which at one edge, isri'gidly secured to said plate by rivets 4, and at its upper edge, is provided with slots 5 and 6. A strap 7 is passed through the slot 5.. and is secured to the plate 1, preferably by a rivet 8. The numeral 9 indicates a strap that is folded upon itself, both ends being brought back and secured to one corner of the plate 1 by a rivet 9. One of the ends of the double strap 9 is passed through the slot 6 of a pad 3. In this way the front edge of the pad or leather facing plate 3 is anchored to the front edge of the metal plate 1 by the straps 7 and 9. At the free end of the togglepstrap 9, is a buckle 10 that is adapted to engage the end of the strap 7 and thus will clamp the front edge portion of the anchoring plate and pad over the knuckles of the wearer. The numeral 11 indicates a loop or strap which is engageable over the base of the thumb, the ends of which are attached to the plate l by a rivet 9 and one of the rivets 4. The rivets 4, also serve to attach to the plate l, one edge of the intermediate portion of a wrist strap 12, the ends of which, at the back of the wrist, are adapted to be connected by a buckle 13 indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 1.
The metal anchoring plate 1 is provided with a multiplicity of tapped or screw passages 14 and the hook or peg 2 is provided with tapped screw seats adapted to receive the threaded ends of screws 15. The screw passages 14 are so arranged that by means of the screws 15, the husking hook or peg 2 may be secured to the plate 1 in various different adjustments or positions. The full and dotted lines in Fig. 1 show forward and rearward adjustments of the hook, but by shifting the hooks inward, so that the inner screw 15 isjpassed through one or the other of the uppermost holes 14, the point 2a of the hook may be adjusted closely to the lower edge of the plate 1. Adjustments in this direction will depend on the width of the hand of the person to use the husking device. It has been found that the husking device will work best with the point of the hook projecting' approximately a predetermined distance from the lower portion of the hand of the operator. Furthermore, the screw j nassages 15 permit the hook to be given angular adjustments, so that ythe angle of the point 2@ will vary in respect to the adjacent lower edge of the plate 1.
The husking peg lsliown-in Fig. 3 is straight and it has tapped screw seats 17 so spaced that the screws 15 may be used to anchor the same to the plate 1, in lieu of the husking hook or bent husking peg 2.
Otherwise stated, the different types of huskingfpegs are interchangeably usable on the same place.
By reference to Fig. 2, it will be seen that the heads of the screws 15 are on the inner side of the plate 1 and are covered by the pad 3. It is also important to note that the straps 7 and 9, while they normally anchor the adjacent edge of the pad 3 to the plate 1, nevertheless permit the same to be moved free from the same7 so as to afford ready access to the heads of the screws 15, when it is desired to remove or apply a husking peg'. The pad 3, ot course, comes next to the palm of the hand, and protects the same from the screw heads and Jfrom directY contact with the metal plate 1.
In actual practice, the etciency of the husking device described has been demonstrated.
What I claim is: Y
1. A husking device comprising a plate having means for anchoring it to the hand of the operator, and a husking peg secured to the said plate and with its point projectf ing below the lower edge thereof in a downward and rearward direction.
2. In a husking device.l the combination with an anchoring plate having means for detachably securing the same to the hand of the operator, and ahusking peg secured to said plate and provided with a hook-like point offset from the lower edge of said plate and projecting in a rearward direction. 3. A huslnng device comprising a plate 7 having means for anchoring it to the hand ot the operator, and a huskingpeg secured to the said plate with its point projecting inV a downward direction transversely of the Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.
Washington, 1D. C.