US 1337957 A
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w. R. RASMUSSEN.
APPLICATION FILED OCT. I4, 1918.
1,337,957. v Patented Apr. 20,1920.
wiliiamfijasmussen WILLIAM R. RASMUSSEN, 01 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 20, 1920.
Application filed October 14, 1918. Serial No. 258,085.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM R. RAsMUs- SEN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improve ments in Finger-Guards, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a finger guard particularly designed for use by chefs, butchers, and pantrymen in restaurants or hotels, the object of the invention being to provide a guard for the index finger or thumb of the user which will prevent him from cutting this finger or the thumb, when slicing or cutting edibles.
More specifically, the object of the invention is to provide a finger. guard, which is formed of a blank of sheet metal, being bent to form a finger or thumb tip receiving socket havin an apron extending upwardly from the soc ret, the upper edge of which is corrugated or notched to prevent a roughened edge to receive the blade of a knife, and prevent the same from slipping ofl the guard and consequently cutting the users hand.
Other objects of the invention will appear in the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification,
and in which drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the fin er, and showing the same applied.
l i 2 is a side elevation of the guard showing the same mounted upon the'tip oi? -the index finger of the user.
Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the device.
Fig. 4 is a horizontal section through the socket'portion of the guard.
Referring, more particularly to the drawing, 1 generically indicates the guard which is formed of sheet metal, and ma be nickel or otherwise finished to please tie esthetio sense. The guard 1 comprises the socket portion 2, which is formed by bendin the lateral tab 3, to fit about t e tip 0 the index fin or or thumb of the user and the lower en of the socket 2 is inclined to ermit the tip of the finger indicated at to project beyond the guard. The upper portion of the guard 1 forms an apron 1 which is slightly curved and when mounted upon the users finger projects upwardly above the first joint or knuckle of the finger or thumb as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing, forming a protection for the finger of the user in case the knife is brought down over this-finger. -The upper edge of the apron 4: is serrated, formin notches 5 which will receive the knife bla e and prevent its slipping off the upper edge of the apron and consequently cutting the users hand.
The edges of the apron 4 flare outwardly as they extend upwardly from the socket 2, forming a relativel wide'guarding head at the upper end of t e a ron.
It will be noted by re erence to Fig. 4 that the edges of the lateral tabs 3 engage, and these tabs are rolled or bent to form the socket, thus inclosin all of the tip of the finger or thumb wit the exception of the extreme end thereof and by allowing the extreme end or ball of the finger tip to project out of the guard, the free use of this portion of the finger or thumb is permitted, in gripping objects to be cut.
Changes in details may be made without departing from the spirit of this invention,-but;
1. A finger guard comprisin a finger receiving socket and an upwar yextending flared apron formed on one end of the socket, the flared free end of the a ron having a pluralit of inwardly exten ing knife receiving V-s aped notches formed therein to prevent the slipping of a knife off of said flared end.
2. A finger guard comprising a fin r receiving socket and a flared upwar v tending apron formed on the upper edge of the socket, the upper flared end of the apron having a straight free edge. provided with a plurality of cqui-distant y spaced inwardly extending V-shaped notches, said notches forming means for preventing a'knife from slipping off of said straight upper edge.
WILLIAM R. RASMUSSEN. I