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Publication numberUS1464232 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1923
Filing dateAug 9, 1922
Publication numberUS 1464232 A, US 1464232A, US-A-1464232, US1464232 A, US1464232A
InventorsJohn T. Beam
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1464232 A
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' Aug. 7, 1923. 1,464,232 J11. BEAM TONGS I I Fil ed Aug. 9. 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 u l um Patented Aug. 7,21923. 7

(Joint ri s rinfi SULPHUR}OKLAHoJnLfQ ronesi 1 Apflicatienmed Au u t 9,1922 Serial my 580,700.

To all-whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, JOHN rnmneein Zen of the United States, residing rat Sulhunin the county of Murray and. State of usefullmprovements in T0ngs, of which the following is a specification, referencebeinghad to the accompanying drewinge ij' 1 Thls Invent on relatesto certam 1111 lovemente 'in tong and it is an object of t e inr venti'on to provideca novel and improvedfde vice of this general-1 character embodying means' whereby the load lifted by the tongs niiy be weighed together with fineans to render theweighing meehanismqinoperative. :Ano'ther object'ofithe invention is-toprovide a, novel and improved deviceof this generel charahter embodying a "hollow or seribe: the sa ,e with freference tent-he a -v tubular bodythrough whichflextends- :a spring controlled 7 provided with a handle therein is emploiyed a removable cap to facilitate the remove rod and particularly to facilitate-therequisite adjustment of the spring"associated'with therod."--f -v. The invention consists'in the "details of construction and in the combination and errunge 'nent: of the several parts'of myimproved tongs whereby certain important ad vanta es are attained and vthe deviee ren dered simpler, less e'xpensiveend otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use,

aswillcbehereinafter more fullyset forth; f The novelfeatures of my inventioni will hereinafterbe'definitely claimed. .v g In: drd'e'r'th'at myinvention inay be the better iiiiderstood,' I will now proceed to der companying drawings, wherein F gure 1,115 a yiewin elevation illustretin; constructed-in aiccordancewith an "sitionoicertein of the 2 '08 hexeihfdiselosedr; m-

position of the I: 511 perspeetive of-the embodiment of my invention, a secondpo= 7 parts being indicated bldotted linesi 1 '1- '2 is a fragmentary view partly in and partly in elevation ofthe device may shaft beingindieetedgby dotted lines; Figure 3 is an elevetionel view of therod egehalft and the carried thereby unepoii md iportion of the body-or and application of the cylinder and a: removable body associated therewith as hereincomprised;

. Figure 5 is a sectionalevieiwi-taken sub-i v stentially on the line 5-5 of Figure 2; and I klahoma have invented certain new and ings-,:-1 denotes anelongated hollow or tubu-T lar vbody or cylinderythe inner or lower cap 2. The body or .cylinder 1' is (provided with a flattened face afwhich; has disposed 'end ofwhichib'eing closed bytheheed-or f therealong at thetransvlerse center thereof a. sl0t'3. The face a ior' more; particularly 7 the portions thereof'at 'oppos'i'teeides ofthe slot 3 are held in fixed position by thecapfl and by the cross strip i; arranged fatthe upper or outerend: of the body or'c'ylinder'l; v The upper or. outer" end of thefbody or cylinder 1 is closed by the cap 6 whichywhenin applied position, haSI f y disposed therethrough the outstanding earsfi carried by the walls-of thetbody or cylinder'l and each ofwhich being adapted -to havens sociated therewith a cotter pin "8' or other kindred member whereby the'icap 6'is effectively maintained in applied position yet being capable'of readily and conveniently being removed when The cap 6 is provided with an opening or slot 9 through which is'snugly extended; an

the necessities of'pra'c; 'tice may require.

jacent the straightface wofthe body'or cylinderl and the central *p'ortionoi said streight edge. 5 is-providedwith an outstanding tongue orilip 15 oialength toex- I tendfth roughlthe slot '3, this tdnguejor lip 15 serving as a pointer or index for co-e-etion with weightgraduationsl fi provided on the face atoifi the body orcylinde'r'l'ejnd hereih disclosed as arrangedto one side of-the s1o't3'.

Arranged within the body or- -eyl inderl and surrounding the ;rod'-10is a coil spring hand grasp 20.

17 which is interposed betweenthe plate or body or casing 1 when applied thereto. The outer or extended end portion of the rod 10 has engaged therewith a handle member or Mounted upon the body or cylinder 1 for movement lengthwise thereof is a slide 21 provided with oppositely disposed outstanding ears 22 which is pivotally engaged as at 23 to the inner extremities of the tongs 24. The tongs 24 are of suitable dimensions and configurations and are of a type particularly adapted to grapple ice and other articles to be weighed. The links 25 operative ly connect intermediate portions of the tongs24 and the lowerportion of the body or cylinder 1, the inner portions of said tongs 25 being'herein disclosed as pivotally connected by the commonpintle 26 to the outstanding wing or flange 27 carried by the cap 2. i

- Movement of the slide 21 inwardly of the body or cylinder 1 is limited by the outstanding stop members 28 carried by said body {or cylinder 1 and inward movement of the slide 21 may be elfected by engagement of'a'. digit of a hand with the finger piece 29 herein disclosed as pivotally engaged with one of the clips 22. This finger piece 29 also provides means whereby the digit of a hand engaged with the handle member or hand grasp 20 may be employed to maintain thetong 24 in separated relation as illustrated in Figure 1.

With the tongs 24 engaged with a load a lifting movement effected by requisite pull upon the handle member or hand grasp 2O will cause the desired endwise relative move ment between the rod 10 and the body'or cylinder 1, resulting in the index or pointer 15 co-acting with the graduations 16 to readily determine thezweight of such load.

In lifting articles of unusual bulk or weight such as large pieces of ice, box goods, etc, itis-essential that the weighing mechamsm be rendered inoperative as the weight of such heavy articles have a tendency to interfere with and injure such mechanism. As herein'disclosed, the outer or upper end portion] of the body or 'cylindervll has threaded therethrough the clamping bolt 30 which, upon being urged in one-direction passes through an opening 31 provided in a wall of, the cuff or sleeve 19 and engages within a recess or cavity 32 produced in a side casing of the rod 10 and whereby said rod 10 and the body or cylinder 1 are effectively locked against relative or independent movement.

From the foregoing description 1t 1s thought to be obvious that a tong constructed in accordance with.n1y invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated, and it will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification without departing from the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish tobe understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangcmentand formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention in practice except as hereinafter claimed- WVhatis claimed is 1. A device'of the class described c0mprising a scale including a body, a rod passing within the body and provided with a handle, tensioning means associated with the rod and body tongs slidably and pivotally connected. to the body, links connecting the tongs to the body, and means for locking the rod against movement.

2. A device of the class described comprising a scale including-a body, a rod passing within the body and provided with a handle, tensioning means associated with the rod and body, tongs slidably and pivotally connected to the body, links connecting the tongs to the body, and means carried by the body and engaging the rod for holding the {0d against movement independently of the Jody.

3. A device of the class described com prising a body, airod insertable within the body through an end thereof, a cufi' within the body through which the rod extends, a stop member carried by the inserted end of the rod, a spring encircling the rod and interposed between the stop and cuff, and grappling means carriedby the body.

.4. A device of the class described comprising a body, a rod insertable within the body throughan end thereof, a cuff within the body through which the rod extends, a stop member carried by the inserted end of the rod. a spring encircling the rod and interposed between the stop and cufi, grappling means carried bythe body, said cuff being provided with an opening, anda member threaded through a wall of the body, said member being adapted to extend through the opening in the cuff and engage the rod. to hold the rod'against movement independently of the body.

5. A device of the class described comprising a tubular member having one end open, grappling means-associated with the body, a cap for theopen end of the body,

said cap being providedwith openings, outstanding ears carried by theopen end portionof the body and extending through certain of the openings in the cap, means ,in-

sortable through the ears for holding the cap in applied position, a rodslid'ably extending Within the body through another opening in passing Within the body and provided, with ahandle, tensioning'means associated with the-rod and body, tongs slidably and pivotally connected to the body, links coninecting the tongs to the body, and means for limiting sliding movement of thetongs inwardly of the body.

7 A device of the clas's described coinprising a scale including a'body, a rod passing Within the bodyland provid i handle, tensioning means associated with f the rod and body, tongsslidably and pivotally connected to the body,--links connecting the tongs to the body, and outstanding members carried by the body for limiting sliding movement of thetongs inwardly of the body.

.28. A devic e of the class described comprising a scale including'ja body, a;r0dpassing within the body and provided with a handle, tensioning means associated Withthe rod and body, tongs slidably and pivotally tongs to thejbody,fand means associated with the tongs and engageable by the digit of a hand grasping the handle for vholding the tongs against sliding movement relative tothe body, f1 o r .In'testimony whereof Ihereunto afiix my signature connected to the body, links connecting the '7 f JoiIN T, BEAMQJ Y

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U.S. Classification177/131, 294/16, 177/233
Cooperative ClassificationG01G19/58