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R. IVL, SHELLABARGER.
HANDLE FOR SHOVELS. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 4. 19M.
Patented May28, 1918.
WITNESSES ATTOR N EY ROBERT M. SHELLAIBAJEGEB, OF WEST LIBERTY, IOWA.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Bonner M. Sammie- BARGER, a citizen of the United States, residing at West Liberty, in the county of Muscatine and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Handles for Shovels, of which the following is a specification. g
This invention relates to handles and especially to handles for shovels, etc., the primary object of the invention being to provide a handle which may be collapsed so as to occupy a minimum amount of space when not in use.
Another object of the invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive handle which may be very readily placed in an operative position without the instrumentality of any tools whatsoever and may likewise be conveniently collapsed without the assistance of v any tools or the like.
lPhe above and other objects and advantages of this invention will be understood from the following description of the present preferred embodiment, the same being illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view of a handle constructed in accordance with my invention, the same being applied to a spade.
Fig. 2'is an elevational view of a spade embodying my improved handle, the latter being shown in a collapsed position.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentaryvertical sectional view of one of the handle sections, and
- Fig. 4 is a perspective view of another sec tion of thehandle.
In the drawings ashovel bladel is provided which has extending upwardly therefrom a handle shank 2, the latter being equipped, adjacent its upper end, with a lu 3.
I'he collapsible handle per seconsists ofa pair of tubular telescopical sections 4 and 5 the former having its opposite ends open.
One end of said section L is sleeved over theouter terminal of the handle shank 2 while the opposite end is telescopically arranged within the section 5. Said section& is provided on its inner periphery with a longitudinally extending groove 6, the latter termioove 7. From the above it will be appreciated that the grooves 6 and 7 comprise a a non snovnts;
' V Specification of Letters Patent. g Patented May 2%, 1918. a lic tion filed me 4., 1917. Serial No. 172,768.
bayonet groove in which the lug 3 of the handle shank 2 rides.
The outer end of the section 5 is closed as indicated at 8. A bayonet groove 9 is formed on the inner periphery of said section .5 and is adapted to receive a lug 10 the latter being carried on the upper outer periphery of the section at of the handle.
"As will be noted more particularly from Fig. 1 of the drawings, the sections 5 and 6 of the handle are-of uniform diameter and uniform thickness throughout their entire length and fit snugly into each other, section 4: snugly receiving the shankfor handle 2 of the shovel. By this means .all .looseness or play between the sections of the handle when in extended position is avoided thus pr'oducing a relatively light but strong and'rigid handle. Also, as lug 10 of section 4 fits into groove '9 of section 5-and lug 3 of section 2 fits into groove 6 of section 4;, these grooves extending the fulllength of the respective sections, I insure that the lugswill be at all times in register with their cooperating 3 and 10, pursuant to which the sections 4 and 5 will telescope into a position as shown in Fig. 2 of-the drawings. a
It will be understood that the above de:
scription and accompanying drawings comprehend only the general and preferred embodiment of my invention and that various minor changes in details of construction, proportion and arrangement of parts may be made within the scope of the appended claims without sacrificing any of the advan tages of my invention I claim:
1. A collapsible handle comprising a shank portion adapted to be secured to a shovel blade, a tubular member slidable on said shank member and snugly receiving the same, said tubular member being of uniform thickness and uniform diameter throughout its entire length and provided with an inner longitudinally extending groove and a groove communicating with said longitudinally extending groove and disposed at right angles thereto, said shank being pro- 'vided with'a, radially projecting lug engag ing into the grooves of the tubular member and an upper tubular member slidably reeeiving the first mentioned tubular member, said upper member being of uniform diameter and thickness throughout its entire length and having an inner longitudinally extending groove and a groove communicatting with said longitudinally extending groove at the. lower ends thereof and disposed at right angles thereto, said first mentioned tubular member being provided with a radially projecting lug engaging into the grooves of the uppermost tubular member.
2. A telescoping handle comprising a lower shank member provided with a radially projecting lug adjacent its' upper end an intermediate tubular member of uniform diameter and thickness throughout its length snugly receiving said shank member and provided in its inner face with a bayonet slot receiving the lug of the shank member, a
said bayonet slot extending to the upper end of the intermediate tubular member, the said tubular member being further provided adjacent its upper end with an outwardly directed radially projecting lug, and an upper ROBERT M. SHELLABARGER.
J AMES B. Turner, CARL R. TEMPLEMAN.