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Publication numberUS1286673 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1918
Filing dateFeb 23, 1917
Priority dateFeb 23, 1917
Publication numberUS 1286673 A, US 1286673A, US-A-1286673, US1286673 A, US1286673A
InventorsJoseph M Linke
Original AssigneeJoseph M Linke
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1286673 A
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1 86,5'Y3 Patented Dec. 3, 1918.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

PatentedDec. 3, 1918.

Application filed February 23, 1917. Serial No. 150,494.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that l, JOSEPH M. LINKE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Utica, in the county of Oneida and State of New York have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Tweezers, of which the following is a specification.

I The present invention relates to an improvement in tweezers or pincers, and has for an object to provide a device of this character which is relatively simple in construe tion, light in weight, and which may be made into various fanciful shapes and designs.

It is a further object of the invention to provide a pair of tweezers of this character which have a pair of relatively sharp points converging in one direction, and a pair of gripping or finger portions which converge in an opposite direction so as to afford a firm grip for the fingers on the tweezers, and admit of a positive and strong clamping action by the use of the same.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a pair of points which are magnetized to attract and draw out small splinters of steel, soft iron and the like, which ma v be embedded in the flesh, the eye, or the like. and to assist the points in locating and grasping the metallic splinter.

The invention still further aims at the provision of a pair of tweezers of this character which may be made from a single metal strip which is overturned upon itself to provide the opposed jaws, and which may be provided with means for suspending the the like upon a watch advantages of this invention will be in part described, and in part understood, from the following detailed description of the present preferred embodiment, the same being illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pair of tweezers constructed according to the present Fig. 2 is a front edge view of the same. Fig. 3 is a transverse section enlarged, taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2. j 1

Figl 4 is an outer 'end elevation of the tweeze enlarged, showing the converging grasping points, and the diverging finger gripping portion. 2

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the tweezers,

showing the same in proper position in the hand.

The tweezers may be made from a single I length of strip metal of the desired. thickness and resiliency, and which. is overturned intermediate its ends to provide a pair of jaws, the jaws being composed of the/inner connected sections or portions 10 which are arranged to normally move into open position, and which merge at their free ends into the outer portions 11. The outer portions 11 extend in an edgewise direction at an oblique angle to the inner connected portions 10, the front and rear edges 12 and 13 of the aws being given any suitable configuration for the purpose of design and ornamentation.

The jaws are bowed apart intermediate their ends to space the angled portions or knees 11 at a relatively great distance apart,

the inherent resiliency of the jaws yieldingly and effectually secures the points 15 against the object. 1

The outer or finger-engaging portions 11 of the tweezers are arranged in diverging relation, transversely, in a direction opposite to the convergence of the points 15 to; space the forward edges 12 'of the finger-en aging I;

with their rear edges 13. By this peculiar formation of the jaws, the same m' y be firmly grasped in the fingers and pr ssure more readily applied to the forward ed es of portions relatively far apart as compared the jaws-to firmly hold and clamp the oints 15 against the object to be grasped the intermediate portions 14 of the ja s are bowed apart, considerable resiliency i im- As we Qparted to the tweezers so that the sam may i.

be compressed to a considerable exten and a relatively great pressure be exerted t the points 15.

For the purpose of strengthenin the 'tweezerathe overturned portion of the eta! which connects the-merging ends of given 'tubulatr strip, the inner portions 10, as

( cylindrical form to provide an eye 16 into the opposite ends of whichmay be fitted I the'extremities of a loop-17 having a ring I 18 thereon for engagement with a snaphook, or the like, usually carried upon a chain. B means of this ring 18, the tweeze'rs may e suitably hung upon a chain or any other desired su port, and the loop 17 and-its arts are ;so ocated; as'to not interfere wit the firm gras' ing-of the tweezers in the hand, as shown n log. 5.

In use,,the tweezershare held'in the hand "as shownin Fig; 5, and the thumb rests; against enact the finger ortionsll while the forefinger rests at its'intermediate part against the opposite finger portion 11. The forward widelyspaced-apart ed s 12 of the finger portions ext'end toward .t e free ends I "of the thumb and the forefinger, and consequently greater pressure may "be exerted upon the jaws at their' forward edges to engagement of the jaws 15 with relatively small objects, t I l The jaws are magnetized so that the points 15 when placed in proximity to small metallic objects, such as'splinters and the like, the

, latter will be attracted to the jaws 15 and may thus be removed from the eye, or other 'secreted places into'which the pointslii cannot be -re'adily introduced without injury to the body. 1 magnetizing the points 15 aeeaeve- "it is also readily understood that objects 111- flnenced by Ina .etism, and which are use A pableofbeing s ifted, may be brought into alinement with the points .15 to be snbsequently grasped thereby.

It is' of course understood that arious changes and modification may he made in the details of the-above-specifically described tweezers without departing from the spirit of the invention, and being restricted only by the scope of the following claims.

.I claim 1. VA pan of tweezers having a pair of connected spring aws arranged to move normally into open position, and magnetized points arranged-upon the free; ends of said i jaws forattracting and positioning objects influenced by magnetism into engagement with and between the points.

2. A pair of tweezers formed from a single piece of spring sheet-metal comprising a pair of spring jaws arranged to move normally into open position, said jaws bent near their connected portions to have their inner surfaces lying infacial abutment and bowed outwardly from the lower terminals of said abuttin portions to provide substantially paral el spaced portions, points formed upon the freeends of said jaws andextending to one side of the edges of the jaws, said points angling'inwardly toward each other, the outer lateral faces of the point extensions of saidljaws curving inwardly at their pointsto provide sharpened points, said sharpened points being magnetized. a

' oearn M. traits.

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U.S. Classification606/131, 7/901, 452/82, D28/55, 294/99.2, 606/210, D07/685
Cooperative ClassificationA61B2017/320004, Y10S7/901