US 1205852 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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APPLICATION FILED IEB. 8. I9I6.
Patented Nov, 21, 1916.
Witness@ SAMUEL J. EUEHLEE, or roar WASHINGTON, omo.
Specification of Letters Patent.-
Application flied February 8, 1916. Serial No.77,044.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, SAMUEL J. BUEHLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Port Washington, in the county of Tuscarawas and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in-Tile-Lay- Vers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention contemplates the provision of a tool adapted for use in laying drain tile or conduits in ditches, and by means of which the user of the tool can stand on the bank of the ditch and lower the' conduits therein, thus. protecting the workman from wetting his feet/and subjecting himself to resultant sicknesswhen having to perform v this work in the ditch. f.
rIhe invention aims to. provide a device of this character which is simple 1n ccnstruction, having associated therewith an adjustable handle to permit the different sections of the conduit to be conveniently arranged in their' proper position in the ditch. i
The nature and advantages ofthe invention will be better understood from the. following description lwhen considered in conv nection with the accompanying drawing,
wherein Alike numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the severa-l views and in which i Figure l is a view of the device showing the manner of. using the same. Fig. 2 isfa side elevation of the deviee.` Fig. 3" is a sectionalv view showing the .adjustable con' nection between the device. and handletheref,
for. Fig. 4 isa sectional View taken 'on line4:-4oiiFiglB.V :.-f i
Before proceeding with'a detail description ofthe invention, I desire to have it unc derstood that the device herein shown and described is merely illustrative of one emj bodiment of the invention, and that I do not limit myself to this` constructionvv and arrangement, aspvariousclianges may be ref sorted to when desired as 'fall within thescope of what is claimed. In 'this'speeiic instance yhowever the tool consists of a subf .stantially U-shaped bar which may becon-v structed from any suitable material, preferably iron and of any desired crossl seetional coniguration.v The tool is preferably Patented Nov. 21.71916. i y
constructed fromtlat iron and by reason of its formation comprises theparallel limbs VVV5 and 6 respectively,.the ylatter being of aV considerably greater length than the limb 5 and connected to the latter by means-of the end piece 7.
Pivotally mounted upon the short limb 5' isa vsocket member 8, adapted to receive a handle 9 of any suitable length, the vsocket member having a relatively broad-lower end portionA 10, adapted to be arranged'at one s'ide of the limb 5, the latterfand the end.
portion 10 .of the socket member having cooperatmg clutch faces 11 and 12 respec\ tively for holding the handle in dierent adjusted positions.
The pivot bolt 13 has 1 adjustably mounted thereon a thumb nut 14 l which coperates with the. clutch faces for holding the handle in fixed relation with the member 5 subsequent to itsadjustment.
As hereinabove stated the tool is designed to permit the user to'stand upon the bankl of the ditch while laying .drain conduits or the like in the ditch, and in use a conduit section is arranged upon the. longerlimb 6 of the tool, and the latter 'subsequently low. l ered intothe ditch. The toolv can then be readily and quickly withdrawn from the conduit for the laying of another section,
tion between the -handle and the lshorter limb 5, the saidhandle can be arranged at and so on-until the required number of conduits have been properly lpositioned in the ditch. By reason of the Vadjustable connec-` different inclinations with respect to the tool to permit 'certain'sections of the conduitv to be conveniently arranged in proper position in the ditch. It might further be v stated that, the relative dimensions of -the various parts are of minor importance and canbe varied if desired.`
What isclaimed is -f tool'of the class described comprising a substantiallyI U-shaped member having a lrelatively long liinband, a relatively short limb, a handlehaving a bifurcated end por-4 .-tion' between the separated portions of which the terminalof said short limb is received, said terminal and separated portions `having alined openings, a bolt passed In testimony whereof I affix my signature 1n presence of two w1tnesses.
SAMUEL J. BUEHLEE.
lVitnesses HENRY SCHUG, HENRY STOFER.