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Publication numberUS1270530 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 25, 1918
Filing dateAug 8, 1917
Priority dateAug 8, 1917
Publication numberUS 1270530 A, US 1270530A, US-A-1270530, US1270530 A, US1270530A
InventorsCharles W Likins
Original AssigneeCharles W Likins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper-hanging tool.
US 1270530 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

C. W. UKiNS.

PAPER HANGING TOOL. APPLICATION FILED Auma. 1911.

Patented June 25, i918.

N %TE% AENT' FTF CHARLES W. LIKINS, OF OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.

PAPER-HANGING TOOL.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES W. LIKINs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Oakland, in the county of Alameda, State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper-Hanging Tools; and I do hereby declare the following 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.

This invention is an improvement in paper hanging tools and has particular reference to a tool for holding the paper when the same is being applied.

An object of the invention is to facilitate the hanging of wall paper by avoiding the repeated necessity of the operator climbing up and down the scaffold after applying paste to the paper and securing the same to the wall and, to this end, use is preferably made of a pair of lamping jaws'or plates between which one end of a strip ofpaper is secured by adjusting said jaws to clamping position through the medium of a rocking frame carried by one of the jaws and engaging the other. The tool is provided with a handle sufficiently long to enable the op erator to properly position the upper end of the stri of paper against the wall from the floor, y holding the devicewith one.

hand. A brush may then be employed to apply the paper in the usual manner. 7

Another object is to provide a tool of this character which is simple in construction, easy to manufactureand effective in carrying out the purpose for which it is designed.

The inventive idea involved is capable of receiving a variety of mechanical expressions, one of which, for the purpose of illustrating the invention, is shown in the accompanying drawing, wherein igure 1 is a plan view of the tool constructed in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 2 is an end elevation thereof.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation.

Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section.

Fig. 5 is a section on the line 55 of Fi Fig. 6 is a section on the line 6--6 of Fig. l.

In the drawing, the numerals 10 and 11 indicate a pair of elongated clamping jaws or plates made of any suitable material and of a length substantially equal to the ordith of strip of wall paper, said Specification of Letters Patent. Pg t gntgdl ujmg 25, 19][ Application filed August 8, 1917.

Serial No. 185,073.

jaws having their rear longitudinal ed es hinged at 12 whereby to pivotally connect t 9 same. The free longitudinal edges of these jaws are normally held apart in spacedrelation by the transverseleaf springs 13 each having one end secured to the jaw 11 and its to lift the end of the strip of paper held between said jaws to the ceiling. Preferably struck from the jaw 11 adjacent the outer edge and the ends thereof are the stop lugs 17 extending at right angles to the jaw and at right angles to said outer longitudinal edge. When the jaws are in clamping posi tion these lugs project through the openings 18 formed in the jaw 10 and the transverse end of a "strip of wall paper is engaged against these stop lugs so that when the strip is applied to the wall there will be no trouble in positioning the same with its longitudinal edges at right angles to the ceilin line.

cans for adjusting the jaws to clamping position against the tension of the springs 13 preferably comprises a pair of pivot ears 19 struck from the jaw 11 adjacent the springs 13 and bent so that the planes thereof will extend transversely of the jaws. The jaw adapted to engage the outer face of the jaw 10 so that when said frame 22 is rocked the ends 24 will force the jaws 10 and 11 together and thus clamp the strip of paper between the ends thereof.

In order to rock the frame 22 the side arms 23 preferably have connected thereto the extremities of the bifurcated end 26 of a wire 27 the other end of which is provided with a transverse pin 28 extending on each side thereof and adapted as engagement with any one of a plurality of notches 29 formed in a plate adj ustably secured to the handle 16 by means of straps or other clamping devices 31. This notched plate is adjustable so thatthe wire 26 may be placed under proper tension at all times. From this description it will be apparent that by detaching the pin 28 from any one of the notches 29-and 'zthen pulling the wire 27 the frame 22 will be rocked about its pivots 21 whereupon the'ends- 24; will be swung toward the free longitudinal edges of the jaws and thus adjust the same toward each other to clamp the paper therebetween. When the pull 1113011? the wire 27 is-released, the springs 13 will force the jaws '10 and 11 apart and thus release the end of the paper.

I Whafiis claimed is A tool of the class described comprisinglcooperating clamping'jaws, a handle securedto one'of said jaws, pivot ears carried :by one offsaid j awsand extending through the-other jaw, a pivot shaft connecting said ears andextending longitudinally of said v jaws,.a rocking frame mounted upon said shaft and including sides the free extremities .of. which are bent inwardly and curved :to engage said other jaw when said frame is locked whereby to adj ust said jaws toward each other to clamping position, and means carr ed by said handle and connected to said frame for rocking the same.

2'. A tool of the class described comprising cooperating clamping jaws, a handle se- .curedtooneof said aws, pivot ears carried :by one of said jaws and extending through the other aw, a pivot shaft connectin said ears and extending longitudinally of said aws, a rocking frame mounted upon said ,jshaftand including sides the free extremitiesof which are bent inwardly and'curved to engage said other jaw when said frame is locked whereby to adjust said jaws tow-ardeach-other to clamping position, means .carriedfby said handle and connected to said frame for rocking the same, and springs vcarried by ,one of said jaws and engaging the' other jaw to normally retain the same in inoperative positions.

3; A toolof the class described comprising cooperating clampingjaws, a handle secured to one of said jaws, pivot ears carried by one of said jaws-and-extending through the other jaw, a pivot shaft connecting said ears .and'extendfinglongitudinally of said jaws, a rocking frame mounted upon said shaft and includ ng s des the free extremities of which are bent inwardly and curved to engage; said other jaw when said frame is rocked whereby to adjust said jaws toward each otlier to'clanip'ing position, means carried by said handle and connected to said frame for rocking the same, springs carried by one of said jaws and engaging the other jaw to normally retain the same in inoperative positions, and stop lugs carried by one of said jaws and extending parallel to the free longitudinal edge thereof and against which the end of a strip of paper is engaged to properly alinc the same.

4-. A tool of the class described comprising cooperating clamping jaws, a handle secured to one of said jaws, pivot ears carried by one of said aws and extending through the other aw, a pivot shaft connecting said ears and extending longitudinally of said jaws, a rocking frame mounted upon said shaft and including sides the free extremities of which are bent inwardly and curved to engage said other jaw when said frame is rocked whereby to adjust said jaws toward each other to clamping position, means carried by said handle and connected to said frame for rocking the same, springs carried by one of said jaws and engaging the other jaw to normally retain the same in inoperative positions, and stop lugs carried by one of said jaws and extending parallel to the free longitudinal edge thereof to properly aline the sa1ne,'said free longitudinal edge of the last named jaw being rounded to prevent tearing of said strip of paper;

A tool of the class described comprising cooperating clamping jaws, a handle secured to one of said jaws, pivot ears carried by one of said jaws and extending through the other jaw, a shaft connecting said ears, a rocking frame mounted upon said shaft and ongageable with said other jaw when said frame is rocked whereby to adjust said jaws toward each other to clamping position, and means carried by said handle and connected to said frame for rocking the same.

6. A tool of the class described comprising normally opened cooperating clamping jaws, a handle for said jaws, a rocking frame supported by one jaw and having portions thereof engageable with the other jaw to adjust the same to clamping position, means connected to said frame for rocking the same to adjust said jaws. and a notched plate carried by said handle, the notches of which are engageable by a portion of the last named means for retaining the same in adjusted positions.

In testimony whereof, I atiix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

CHARLES W. LIKINS.

Witnesses:

J. W, RUMBLE, M. DIXON.

ftqqpijilpf tlitspatent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

v 1 WashingtonJLQ.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4490198 *Dec 13, 1982Dec 25, 1984Jimmy R. BoboMethod of hanging wallpaper
Classifications
U.S. Classification156/576
Cooperative ClassificationB44C7/06