US 1468347 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 18, 1923. 11,468,347
F. G. GRAVES v SKATE SHARPENER g illlllllnh., nnnumnm etented Sept. i8, i923.
Application filed April 17, 1922. Serial No. 553,471.
Y To all wkom'z't may concern:
Be it known that I, Foiznns'r G. Giziivns, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mc- Cook, in the county of Redwill'ow and State ofNebraska, have invented a new and usei'ul Skate Sharpener, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to sharpening devices, and more particularly to a sharpening device especially designed for sharpening skates or the like.
The primary object oi the invention is to provide a device of this character operated over the runner of a skate by the hands of the user, novel means being provided or preventing lateral movement ot the4 sharpener during the sharpening operation to insure the runner being formed with a true edge.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which may be adjusted for use in connection with skate runners of various thicknesses. j
A still further object of the inventionis to provide means for securing iles'of various widths `to the device.
l/VithV the `foregoing and other objects in l view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangementfof parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it beingunderstood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, with Y,out departing from the spirit of the invenright angles to Figure 2.
vFigure is a sectional view taken transversely of thebody portion and Y `Figure 6 is a sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Figure 4;,
Referringto the drawing in detail, the device includes a body portion embodying opposed sections 5 and 6, each of which being formed preferably of cast metal and provided with adjacent runner engaging surfaces 7, which are relatively wide to contact with a skate runner throughout substantially the entire width of the runner.
Secured to the section 5 ot the body portion are pins 8 which extend laterally from the runner engaging surface thereof, ,and ai'e designed to move in the openings 9 formed in the opposed section 6, whereby the' sect-ions may be adjusted towards and away from each other to vary the distance of space between the sections to accommodate runners of various thicknesses.
vEach section is formed with a cut out portion or tile receiving opening l0, the
openings of the sections being disposed di-4 rectly opposite each other to align for the reception of a tile as indicated in dotted lines in Figure l of the drawings.
A bar l1 extends over each cut out portion and is formed with a suitable threaded opening` to accommodate set screws l2, which set screws may be moved into engagement with a tile positioned in the file receiving openings for securing the le against movement relatively to the body portion of the device.
In the use of the device, a tile is positioned in the tile openings of the section, the Sections are then moved to the proper distance apart to receive the skate runner to be sharpened. The set screws 12 are now operated, to secure the ile in position, whereupon the sections are `prevented from moving with respect to each other.
ith' the Sharpener properly adjusted, the device is moved longitudinally ot a Vskate runner, the tile carried thereby contacting directly with the surface engaging portion of the runner to sharpen the same.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is In a skate sharpening device, a body portion including opposed sections, said sections adapted to move with respect to each other, saidy sections having tile receiving openings, set screws carried by the sections and adapted to engage a file positioned in Jche file receiving opening to hold the sections in spaced relation With each other, the space between the adjacent Walls of the op- 5 posed section providing a Clearance to pei*- mt a` skate blade to be passed thei'ebetween. In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own7 have hereto aiiiied Iriyrsignad ture in the presence of two Witnesses.
FORREST GLEN GRAVES. r/Vitnesses: d
- J. L. BOHANNON,
P. R. doA'is.