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H. F. ALEXIS.
AUTOMOBILE LEAF SPRING OILER.
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Specification of Letters Patent: Patefite d, Aug. 13, 191 8.
Application filed October 18, 1917. Serial No. 197,324.
To all whom z't may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY F. ALEXIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Grandy, in the county of Isanti and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Automobile-Leaf- Spring Oilers; 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 relates to tools, and more particularly to tools for oiling leaf springs and the primary object of the invention is to provide an improved tool for spreading the l aves of vehicle springs and forcing a suitable lubricant between the same.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved tool for lubricating the springs of automobiles which is durable and efficient in use, one that is cheap and easy to construct, and one that can be placed upon the market at reasonable price.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved tool for lubricating the springs of automobiles which includes a fiat elongated bod for spreading the leaves of the springs and a container for holding and forcing the lubricant between the leaves of the springs while the same are being spread apart.
lVith these and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and formation of parts, as will be hereinafter more specifically described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof, in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the improved tool.
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section through the improved tool, and
Fig. 3 is a transverse view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2 showing the holder for the lubricant removed.
Referring to the drawing in detail, wherein similar reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, thenumeral lgenerally indicates the improved tool, which includes the relatively long flat body or blade 2, which is preferably formed of steel or other metal. The front edge of the blade 2 is beveled on opposite sides to provide a Wedge shaped member 3 which allows the blade to be easily insorted between the leaves of a leaf spring (not shown). The rear end of the blade 2 i reduced and rounded to provide a handle 4, whereby the same can be easily handled. The free end of the handle 4is flattened as at 5, which is adapted to be struck by a hammer-to drive the blade between the Thev leaves of the spring (not shown). blade 2 is provided with a centrally disposed longitudinally extending bore 6 which extends from the free end of the blade to a point short of the handle' l. 'An upstanding boss 6 is formed on the blade 2 adjacent the handle and the same is provided with a bore 7 which communicates with the rear end of the bore 6. The boss 6 is provided with external threads 8 Which receive the lubricant holder 9. The lubricant holder 9 is provided with a reduced neck 10 which is internally threaded to receive the threads 8 on the boss 6. The lubricant holder 9 is positioned on the upper surface of the blade 2 so that the contents of the holder will run out of the same by-gravity. The bottom 11 of the lubricant holder 9 is compressible so thatthe lubricant can be forced out of the same when so desired. The lubricant holder is made so; as the same can be readily removed from the blade 2 so that the same can be filled with a suitable lubricant when necessary.
When it is desired to lubricate the leaf spring the blade 2 isdriven between the leaves by striking the flat surface 5 of the handle with a hammer or other tool and the bottom of the container is then depressed so as to inject a portion of the contents thereof between the leaves.
From the foregoing description it can be seen that an improved leaf spring lubricator is provided which is extremely simple in operation and one that is very strong and durable in construction and which is formed of a minimum number of parts, so that there is nothing to get out of order in. the tool.
In practice, I have found that the form of my invention, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and referred to in the above description, as the preferred embodiments, is the most efficient and practical; yet realizing the conditions concurrent with the adoption of my device will necessarily sacrificing any of the advantages of my invention as set forth.
hat I claim as new is 1. A lubricating tool for leaf springs comprising a blade having one end sharpened and the opposite end provided With a handle, said blade being provided With a longitudinally extending bore opening out of the sharpened end of the handle, and a lu- 10 bricant holder carried by the upper surface of the blade and communicating With said bore, as and for the purpose specified.
2. A lubricating tool for leaf springs comprising a substantially flat blade having one cnd sharpened and the opposite end provided With a handle, said blade being provided with a longitudinally extending bore opening out from the sharpened end and a removable flexible lubricant holder carried by the upper surface of the blade, and com- Inunicating With said bore, as and for the purpose specified.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
HENRY F. ALEXIS WVitnesses A. E. WVAHL'sTROM, W. H. BESLIN.
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