US 1500442 A
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July 8, 1924- A. N. COOPER FLY SWATTBR Filed Feb. 10. 192:5
Patented July 8, 1924.
ALBERT N. COOPER, OF LODI, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed February 10, 1923. Serial No. 618,419.
T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ALBERT N. Coornn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lodi, in the county of San Joaquin and.
State of California, have invented a new and useful Fly swatter, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to fly swatters, one of its objects being to provide a device of this character the body portion of which is flexibly connected to the handle so as to yield when brought violently into contact with an unyielding surface.
A further object is to provide a fly swatter the body portion of which is bordered by a loop or ring of resilient wire having a coil constituting an integral flexible connection between the body and handle.
Another object is to provide a body made up of a metal fabric soldered or similarly connected to the ring so as .to leave no projecting ends of the wires of the fabric.
A still further object is to provide the device with protecting means whereby scarring of furniture will be prevented. 7
With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts which will be hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that various changes in the construction and arrangement of parts can be made without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention as claimed.
In the accompanying drawings the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawings:
Figure 1, is a plan view of the device, parts being broken away.
Figure 2, is an enlarged section on line 22, Figure 1.
Figure 3, is a section on line 33 Figure 1.
Referring to the features by characters of reference, 1 designates a handle preferably formed of a length of stiff wire one end of which is looped as shown at 2. The other end of this handle is soldered, brazed, or otherwise fastened within one end of a coil 3 formed by the ends of a spring wire 4. This wire is looped as shown so as to provide a frame or border for the body portion of the device. Loop 4 extends along and around the margin of a sheet of metal fabric shown at 5, this fabric being soldered,
brazed, or otherwise secured to the wire 4 so as to leave no projecting strands. As the wire at is resilient the body when used can flex in any direction but will always resume its normal shape.
The marginal parts of the body can be bound with a projecting tape 6 of a suitable material. For the purpose of preventing the portion 3 from scarring surfaces on which the device is used, a sleeve 7 of soft rubber or other suitable material can be placed around the coil.
It Will be noted that not only is the body 5 flexible but it can also flex relative to the handle by reason of its coil connections with the handle.
What is claimed is:
;A fly swatter including a handle, a spring wire bent to form a loop, a coil formed by the ends of the wire, said handlebeing secured to that end of the coil remote from the loop, a metal fabric surrounded by the loop and joined at its edge to the inner surface of the loop, said fabric and loop forming a resilient body, the coil constituting a resilient connection between the body and the handle, said coil and handle being normally positioned in the same plane with the body, and a protecting sleeve surrounding the coil.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
ALBERT N. COOPER.
F. F. SINBUER, G. T. FosTER.