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Publication numberUS1268558 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1918
Filing dateDec 11, 1916
Priority dateDec 11, 1916
Publication numberUS 1268558 A, US 1268558A, US-A-1268558, US1268558 A, US1268558A
InventorsJohn Faix, Samuel Faix
Original AssigneeJohn Faix, Samuel Faix
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1268558 A
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To all whom it mayl concern? Be it kno'wn lthat we, JOHN FAIX and SAMUEL FAIX, citizens of the United States,

residing at San Francisco, in the county of San Francisco and State of Californi:1 have invented new and useful Improvements 1n Combination-Tools, of which the following' is a specification.

It is a common occurrence with workers, and persons in general working in proximity to wood having rough surfaces, to havea splinter of wood enter the hand. Sometimes, especially if the splinter is a 'very small one, it is difficult to extract the splinter from the hand by an ordinary tool, such as a pocket knife. The object of the present invention is to provide a' small implement, convenient fo'r lcarrying in the pocket, by which such splinters, and other sniall objects, can beeasily and quickly extracted'froin benea-th the skin and other iny juries of a simi-lar characterwholly or partly repaired.

In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a side view of our improved implement closed; Fig. 2 isa plan view of the same;

' Fig. 3 is a side view ofthe implement, showing two parts thereof partly extended.; Fig. 4 is a broken side view, showing a blade fully extended; Fig. is a similar View showing a pair of tweezers fully extended; Fig. Gis a cross sectional view on the line 6-6 of Fig. 2. i

Referring to the drawing, 1 indicates a casev or frame -for the implement, which is. here shown as formed of a' single piece of' sheet metal bent into a trough-shaped form,

` the sides of the case beingat one end pressed into contact with veach other, as shown at 2, and having an apertures 3 therethrough, and at the other end being pressed closer to one another than atvthe middle, as shown at 5, the back being cut away at said latter end.

Between said sides 'at said `latter end is pivoted, upon a pivot pin 8 extending through said sides, a pair of tweezers 9, said tweezers being made of a` single piece of metal folded double in`the middle, the two halves of the tweezers diverging from said pivot to points near their free ends 10 and thenconverging, each of said free ends being sharply pointed. The sharply pointed ends 10 of the tweezers permit the tweezers to bel inserted below theskin 'to grasp a minute object,- as a small splinter, embedded in the Specification of Letters Patent.

wood-A Patented June 4, 1.918.

Application 'med necember 11, 191s. serial No. 136,346.

liandbeneath the skin. For withdrawing the tweezers from the frame oi' case, cach side of the ltweezer is formed in its outer surface, near its outer edge, with a longitudinally extending groove 11 to receive a finger nail, and the sides of the case l are cutaway, as shown at 12, to permit of easy access of the finger nails to 'the grooves.

The sides ofthe tweezers, when free, are so l,

far apart that they have to be sprung invwaid toward each other to' be received within the walls of the case, and, when received therebetween, they spring outward an'dpress against said walls and are held b vsuch pressure in the case with the points of the tweezers touching each other. However,

v.after removal from the case, said tweezers spring outward still farther from each other, so that their points are spaced a convenient distance apart.

Between the two halves of the tweezers there is pivoted upon the pivot pin-8 a blade 13, said blade having a knife edge 14, terminating in a sharp broad prong 15, said blade having also at the back .a slender pricker 16- tapering to a sharp point, and curved'lipwai'dly, orout of the plane ofthe blade, at

its point, as shown at 17 in Fig. 2. Said.'

one side, for the purpose of filing the nails,

The blade near its pivot-8 is cut away to form a shoulder 1,9fwhich rests upon a shoulder Q0 formed by the doubled central portion of the tweezers, while theblade' itself swings on said pivot 8 through the'cutaway front part of the central portion of the tweezers. In the closed position of the tweezers its two halves are pressed toward each other so that they are pressed against the sides of the blade near'the pivot so ,as to exert sufficient friction against said sides to prevent-it from slipping from any position to which it has been moved. f

.The blade can be withdrawn from between the tweezers by first pushing vgently outward upon a. part of its front edge which lies between recesses 20 in Athe 'inner' edges of the two halvesof the tweezers. and then grasping between the thumb and finger.

' We claimz- 5 In combination a case formed of a single piece bfisheetmetal having a trough-"shaped form, the sideeof the case at one end extending in' Contact with eah 'other-'and atthe other end extending nearer together than '10 in the man'bdyof the case and havinga pin-ot pin therethrough,A a pair-of't-weezer formed of a single piece o f spring vsheet metal4 doubledin the'middle and pivoted on I saidpivot piu between the ides' ofthecase,'

and a pric'ker pivotedon said pivot pin he- 15 tween the two halves of the tweezers and frictignally engaging 4sadllalve's when vsaid halves are-within 'the case. l y


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U.S. Classification7/118, 132/76.2, 30/152
Cooperative ClassificationB26B11/00