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Publication numberUS1436254 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1922
Filing dateMar 19, 1921
Priority dateMar 19, 1921
Publication numberUS 1436254 A, US 1436254A, US-A-1436254, US1436254 A, US1436254A
InventorsHenry Jr Charles W
Original AssigneeHenry Jr Charles W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mortar rake for bricklayers and masons
US 1436254 A
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C. W. HENRY, In. MORTAR RAKE FOR BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS.

' APPLICATION FILED MAR. I9. 1921 r l lllllllllflll HHI mmfllllllll nu;

l law 1 Patented Nov. 21, 19220 Patented Nov. 21,

earner reins.

CHARLES W. HENRY, JR, 016 VANDEBGRIFT, ?ENNSYLVANIA.

FOR BRIGKLAYERS AND MASON'S.

T all; whom may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES W. HENRY,

J12, a citizen of the United States, residing at Vandergrift, in the county of VVestmoreland and Sta e of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mor ar Rakes for Bricklayers and Ma: sons, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a mortar rake for use by brick-layers and masons for laying bricks or blocks by what is known as the rake joint method, in which the mortar between the bricks or stones is raked out to a slight depth on the front face of the structure in order to add to the appearance of the work.

My invention has for its object to provide in a single tool a raking device having raking means of different kinds TfOfHSG under different conditions, and havingsmoothing and finishingmeans for smoothing and tinishing the joint after being raked.

My invention be readily understood by rererence to the accompanying drawings, in which: I j

Fig. '1 is a plan view of invention Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the tool in one operating position for y g a joint, showing a partially raked joint; and

Fig. 4t is another view showing a different part of the tool being used to rake a vertical joint.

In the drawings, 5 indicates the handle portion of the tool. The ends of the handle portion are inclined at 6 and 7. Inclined portion 6 is in the same longitudinal plane as the handle, and is extended into the hook carrying portion 8 at the end of which is a raking hook 9, which is in the same longitudinal plane as the handle, and which is turned in a direction reverse to the direction of the inclined portion 6. he hook is rounded at 10 and at 11, the rounded places forming finishing or smoothing surfaces.

As shown clearly in Fig. .1, the inclined portion 7 is offset laterally well as vertically, and it is extended to form portion 12 which is preferably parallel with the handle, but in a different longitudinal plane, and which is inclined or angular with relation to the handle portion. Extending at right anglee to the portion 12 at the end thereof, antformed integrally therewith, is a transverse Application filed March. 19, 1921. Serial No. 453,742.

guide member 13 from which projects, at an angle, raking tongue 14. The end 15 of member 13 is square and forms means for raking and tamping in small, joints and corners. i

The end of part 12 is rounded, as indicated at 16, to form a smoothing surface. it will be noted that the thickness of the metal at 16 is considerably less than the rounded surface ll'at the other end of the tool. The square end of the tool, that is, the edge of the member 13, also forms a tamping and finishing edge.

It is believed that from the foregoing, the method of using the tool may be readily understood. After the mason or brick-layer has laid a number of stones or bricks, he may rake the joint by pulling the tool along the completed portion of the structure with the tongue in the mortar filled space between the stones. The transverse bar 13 resting against the face of the stones enables the tool to be easily and steadily drawn along the joint, and keeps the tongue at an even depth. By reason of part 12 being inclined with relation to the handle, the part 12 may bear against the sides of the blocks or bricks, while the handle is spaced therefrom. The tongue moving along by movement of the tool forces'the mortar out, forming a groove or recess.

The hook 9 is particularly useful in raking vertical joints, as indicated in Fig. 41, but is also useful in raking other joints, while the tongue 14: may also be readily used for raking vertical joints. The finishingsurfaces of different thicknesses are valuable features of the invention, and the raking device formed by the end of transverse member 18 is useful in working on small joints and corners.

The device being an integral structure cheap to manufacture. and convenient to handle. Being free of adjustable parts, it has no parts to become rusted and clogged with mortar.

I claim as my invention:

1. A raking tool having a handle portion, an inclined portion at one end of the handle portion, said inclined portion also being offset laterally from the handle, a transverse guide member on the end of the inclined portion which extends to one side thereof, and a raking tongue angularly disposed on the transverse guide, said guide being adapt;

ed to bear against the face of blocks being laid when the tongue is raking between the blocks.

2. A raking tool having a handle port-ion, an inclined portion at one end of the handle portion, said inclined portion also being offset laterally from the handle, a transverse guide member on the inclined portion Which extends to one side thereof, and a raking tongue angularly disposed on the transverse guide, said guide and inclined portion being adapted to bear against the face of blocks being laid when the tongue is raking between the blocks.

3. A raking tool comprising a handle, an angularly extending portion at one end of the handle, a transverse guide member on the angularly extending portion, and a raking tongue on the transverse member, the end of the transverse member extending beyond thetongue and providing another raking and. finishing means.

4. A raking tool comprising a handle, an angularly extending portion at one end of the handle, a transverse guide member on the angularly extending portion, and a raking tongue on the transverse member, the end of the transverse member extending'beyond the tongue and forming another raking and finishing means, and the point of connection With the transverse member at the end of the angularly extending portion being rounded to provide a finishing means.

5. A raking tool comprising a handle having inclined portions of difi erent thickness at each end thereof, a relatively thick hook carried by the thicker one of the inclined portions, a transverse member carried by the other inclined portion, and a raking tongue on the transverse member, parts of said inclined portions being shaped to pro vide finishing surfaces.

6. A raking tool comprising a handle hav ing inclined portions at each end thereof, a hook carried by one ofthe inclined portions, a transverse member carried by the other inclined portion, a raking tongue on the transverse member, and a separate raking device formed by one end of the transverse member.

7. A raking tool comprising a handle having inclined portions at each end thereof, a hook carried by one of the inclined portions, the other inclined portion being laterally offset from the handle, a transverse member carried at the end of the ofiset inclined portion, and an angularly'projecting raking tongue on the transverse member.

' 8. A raking tool comprising a handle having integral inclined portions at each end thereof, a hook carried at one end of one of the inclined portions, a transverse member carried by the other inclined portion, a.

raking tongue on the transverse member,

and curved finishing surfaces of different thicknesses at the free ends of the inclined portions of the tool. H

9. A raking tool having a handle portion, an inclined portion at one end of the handle portion, a lateral ofiset in the handle portion whereby the inclined portion is out of longitudinal alinelnent with the axis of the handle. .a guide member extending from one side of the inclined portion in a direction opposite the direction of the olfset in the handle, and a raking tongue on the transverse guide member extending toward the axis of the handle.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature .in presence of tWo Witnesses.

CHARLES W. HENRY, JR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/105.5, 30/317
International ClassificationE04F21/165
Cooperative ClassificationE04F21/165
European ClassificationE04F21/165