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Publication numberUS1554307 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 22, 1925
Filing dateJan 21, 1924
Priority dateJan 21, 1924
Publication numberUS 1554307 A, US 1554307A, US-A-1554307, US1554307 A, US1554307A
InventorsJoseph Tarantino
Original AssigneeJoseph Tarantino
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1554307 A
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Sept. 22, 1925.

.1. TARANTINO POINTER Filed Jan. 1; 1924 9mm .Ju 52 11. TaranTirLu Patented Sept. 22 1925.



1 Application filed January 21, 1924. Serial No. 687,599.

To allwhomrc'tmag concern."

Be it known that JOSEPH TARANTINO, a citizen of the United States, residing at Quakertown, in the county of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania,;has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pointers, of which the following is a specification.

. This invention relates to a tool for pointing masonry and has for its principal object to provide a device which is especially adaptedtor'use. by masons. or brick layers wherein means is provided for trimming the mortar between the courses of brick or stone to the desired shape.

Another important object of the invention is to provide a device of the above mentioned character which is adapted to remove the surplus mortar between adjacent rows of brick or stone, simultaneously smoothing the surface of the water and giving the same the desired shape.

A still further object is to provide a tool of the above mentioned character, which in cludes penetrating cutters adapted to be inserted between adjacent bricks for trimming the mortar therebetween, said cutters acting as guide means for the trimming member when the tool is in use.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a tool of the above mentioned.

character, which is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, strong and durable and further well adapted for the purposes for which it is designated.

Other objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent during the course of the followingdescription.

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and inwhich like numerals designate like parts throughout the same,- i

Figure 1 is a side elevation of my invention showing the same in use.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the same.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 33 of Fig. 2. v a

In the drawing wherein torthe purpose of illustration is shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 1 designates an elongated member which is substantially cylindrical in cross section and is formed of any suitable metal. This elongated member terminates at one-end in a pair of parallel spaced arms as'is clearly illustrated at 2 and 3 respectively in the drawing,these arms terminating at their outer ends into the cutting portions 4 for the purpose hereinafter to be more fully described.

Formed integrally on the aforementioned end of this elongated member 1 is the mortar trimming meanswhich is substantially V-shapedin cross section and is designated by the numeral 5 in the drawing. The .mor tar trimming means has its apex disposed centrally between the parallel spaced arms 2 and 3 respectively, and the purpose of this arrangement is to have the parallel spaced arms acting as guide means for the mortar trimming means when the tool is in use.

The opposite end of the elongated member 1 terminates in a substantially nose-shaped or ball-shaped member for the purpose of forming a groove in the mortar as will be more fully described.

The use of my tool may be briefly stated as follows: In the building of a wall either of brick or stone, the mortar which is placed between the courses or adjacent bricks is un even and hereto-fore it has been customary for the brick layer or mason to use the point of his trowel in removing the surplus mortar from between the courses of brick or stone, but it has been found that trimming the mortar in this way does not provide an even or smooth surface. l/Vith a tool of the character above described the mortar between the adjacent bricks will be caused to be trimmed in such a manner as to provide a smooth surface and this is ac.-

com-plishzed by placing the cutting edges of the spaced arms into the mortar between the adjacent bricks and having one of the side walls of the mortar trimming means extendin g substantially parallel with the outer face of the brick and engaging the mortar between the courses of bricks. By moving the elongated member 1 in the proper direction, the surplus mortar between the adjacent bricks will be removed and in this manner the mortar between each row of brick or stone will extend substantially flush with the outer faces of the bricks. It is to be understood that during the trimming of the mortar from between the adjacent bricks, the cutting edges of the arms Will facilitate the easy removal of the surplus mortar.

If desired, the opposite end of the elongated member may be used to form a groove in the mortar between the adjacentbricks, the opposite end of the elongated member acting as a handle for permitting the use of my tool.

The simplicity of my device enables the same to be cheaply manufactured and furthermore the construction of the tool is such as to enable the interchanging of the same in order to trim the mortar between adjacent bricks to the desired shape.

From the foregoing description of the construction of my improved apparatus, it will be seen that I have provided a simple, inexpensive and eflicient means for carrying out the objects of the invention, and While I have particularly described the elements best adapted to perform the functions set forth, it is obvious that various changes in form, proportion, and in the minor details of construction may be resorted to, Without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the principles of the invention.

Having thus described my invention, What I claim is A pointer of the class described comprising an elongated metallic member having one end portion thereof cylindrical in design and its free end rounded, the remaining portion of said member being polygonal and terminatii'lg at the opposite end of the member in a pair of parallel spaced apart cutting arms, said arms, being tapered longitudinally and transversely, the outer end of the polygonal body portion of said member between said spaced arms being bevelled from diametrically opposite sides to provide apair of mortar-trimming faces adapted for use simultaneously with the use of the pointer arms, and disposed in a plane at right angles to the vertical plane of said arms, the intersection of said bevelled faces being in the plane of the longitudinal axis of said member, as and for the purposes described.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.


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U.S. Classification30/304, 30/168
International ClassificationE04F21/165
Cooperative ClassificationE04F21/165
European ClassificationE04F21/165