US 1428285 A
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F. S..HERB ERT. HANDLE. .AP-PLI'CATION man ew. 1920 m'hteasept; 5,1922;
Patented Sept. 5, 1922.
Application filed November 29, 1920. Serial No. 427,079
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that FRED S. HERBERT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Colorado Springs, in the county of El Paso and State of- Colorado, has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Handles, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying draw.- ings. I
This invention relates to handles and particularly to handles for use in lifting filled sacks and like cumbersome articles.
An object of the invention is to provide a device of this character capable of being readily applied to the arm and hand of a person to permit the person to obtain a firm hold upon the sack or the like.
Another object is to provide a device of this character which also and clothes of the user.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character having a hook member on one end adapted to engage the sack, and a hand grip carried by the def vice adjacent the hook member with Whlch the hand of the operator is engaged, the
hook member serving to temporarily con.- nectthedevice to the sack so as to permit the operator to handle the same as though the hand grip was permanently connected to the sack.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in the improved construction and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more particularly described, fully claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a side elevation of a handle constructed in accordance with an embodiment of the invention;
Figure 2 is a rear elevation, and
Figure 3 is a section taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Referring to the drawings, 5 designates a body member constructed from a single strip of material, said strip being substantially as wide as the hand of the person and of a length to extend from the palm of the hand to a point adjacent the elbow. The end portion 6 of the body member is extended back upon the front face 7 of the body member in angular relation thereto to provide a book 8, said book being adapted to extend a considerable distance beneath the sack or article to be lifted to rovide a substantial support for the sack. 'Fhe end of the hook 8 is beadprotects the hand.
ed to prevent said end from'damaging the sack.- It is of course obvious that the body member is made ofsubstantial material sov that the weight of the sack Will not distort the hook, v I
\ The opposite end of the, body member, is provided with an arm strap 10'which projects from the rear face 11 of the body member. Thisstrap is secured to the face 11 and is adaptedto be passed around the arm of j 4 the user adjacent the elbow to hold the body;
member in the proper' position on the arm of the user. v The straplO 1s relatively wide, and has its GIIClPOI'tlOIl 12Ireduced and provided with abuckle 13, while secured to the endportion-l l is a relatively narrow fastenmg strap 15. By this means. the buckle and fastening strap 'do notcome in contact with the arm of the user. At the same time the broad strap s permitted to enclrcle' the arm.
In order to permit the operator to obtain a I firmhold with .the device, there is provided a U-shaped bracket 16, which is disposed adjacent the hook '8, and projects from the lower face 11 of the'body member; 'This bracket member may be riveted or formed integral with the member'ifdesired.
Disposed "between the cars 17 'of bracket is a hand grip 18, said hand being disposed in spaced relation to the portion of the bracket connected to the body member so as'to permit the hand of the user' to pass between the hand member.
It will be noted that the hand grip 18 and strap 10 project from the rear face 11 of the body member. Consequently, there are no projections of any kind on the front face 7 with the exception of the hook 8, so that the sack may be properly positioned on the device without danger of the same being grip and the body damaged. In addition to this, the hand of the. user does not come in contact at any time with the sack as it is fully protected by the body member.
To apply the device, the strap '10 is passed around the arm of the user adjacent the elbow while the-hook portion 8 is positioned adjacent the palm of the hand of the user.- The strap 10 is then adjusted to properly position the body member on the arm. The device is then ready for use as all that is necessary is for the operator to grasp the hand grip 18, and insert the book 8 be neath the sack to be lifted. This device will be found especially useful in lifting cement sacks as it protects the clothes of the user as well as the hands and at the same time permits a firm hold to be readily obtained on the sack in view of the length of the hook member 8. In addition to this the hook member 8 serves to temporarily connect the device to the sack so that the user may grasp the hand grip 8 as though it were permanently attached to the sack, it being impossible for the sack to slip.
From the foregoing it will be readily seen that this invention provides a novel form of handle which permits cumbersome objects that are difiicult to handle to be moved readily from place to place without injury to the object or the hands and clothes of the person handling the same. In addition to this, it permits moving of these objects in considerable less time. and with less labor than was possible heretofore.
What is claimed is 1. A handle of the character. described comprising a plate having a hook member on one end thereof, fastening means carried by the opposite end of the plate for securing said plate to the arm of a person and a hand grip carried by the plate between the fastening means and said hook member.
'2. A handle of the character described comprising a plate, one end of said plate being formed into a hook, means carried by the opposite end of the plate for securing said end to the arm of a person and a hand grip carried vby the plate between the arm engaging means and the hook, said hand gripand arm engaging means extending in the opposite direction to that of the hook member.
3. A handle of the character described comprising a plate having a hook formed on one end and extended back upon the platetowards one face thereof, a strap carried by the opposite end and face of the plate and arranged to embrace the arm of a person,
and a hand grip carried by the last mentioned face of the plate, adjacent the hook member.
4. A handle of the character described comprising a relatively broad plate having one end extended back upon the plate towards one face thereof to provide a hook, said hook extending laterally of the plate, a flexible arm strap immovably secured to the opposite end and face of the plate and arranged to embrace the arm of a person, and a bracket projecting from the last mentioned face of the plate, a hand grip carried by said bracket in spaced relation to the plate.
5. A handle comprising a relatively broad plate, having one end thereof extended in angular relation to the major portion of the plate to provide a hookor support, said hook or support substantially inclining toward the front face of the plate, a U- shaped bracket secured to and extending laterally of the rear face of the plate adjacent the hook or support, a handle member disposed between the aims of the U- shaped bracket in spaced relation to the body portion of the bracket, and an arm strap having one end portion thereof immovably secured to the rear face of the plate at the opposite end of said plate.
In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature.
FRED S. HERBERT