Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1555653 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 29, 1925
Filing dateJul 17, 1924
Priority dateJul 17, 1924
Publication numberUS 1555653 A, US 1555653A, US-A-1555653, US1555653 A, US1555653A
InventorsMartin Frank
Original AssigneeMartin Frank
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination handy tool
US 1555653 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

ept. 29, 1925.

1,555,653 M. FRANK COMBINATION HANDY TOOL Q Filed July 1'7, 192

I l 1/! l l I TI I ||||W i /m E M IJHIIIIW" O lNVENTOR muffin yranif ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 29, 1925.



Application filed July 17, 1924. Serial No. 726,461.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MARTIN FRANK, a citizen of Hungary, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and userul Improvements in a Combination Handy Tool, of which the followmg IS a specification.

This invention relates to a combination handy tool adapted for general use in homes, o ifices, stores, factories, garages, shops, or in any place desired.

The invention has for an object the provision of a novel tool of this sort, of simple construction and having the various operating or cutting elements thereof arranged in a novel manner.

For further comprehension of the lnvention, and: of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in wh ch the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

Fig. 1 of the drawing is a face view of my improved tool;

Fig. 2 is an edge view thereof;

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a like view to Fig. 8, but showing the device as in use in opening cans;

Fig. 5 is a face view of the blank from which the main element of my improved tool is formed; and

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary edge View showing a safety-razor blade mounted on the tool.

In constructing my improved tool I make use of a main sheet-metal element which is cut to the form of an elongated strip 10 as shown in Fig. 5. A slot 11 is entered for a distance into this element from one end thereof and midway between the sides thereof, while the other end is cut to form a pointed member 14 near one edge and a curved blade 15 near the other edge, this blade having its convex edge suitably sharpened to form a can-opener. This member 10 is folded along its median line to assume the doubled form shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and the two halves or leaves of the member may be secured together at suitable points by the rivets 16. Theblade 15 is turned out at right angles to the main member, which forms the shank of the tool. At the slotted end of the shank th t p rts th reof a e sp par as shown at 10 in'Fig. 2 to straddle a handle element. This handle element is in the form of a flat bar 18 which is formed with a suitable aperture midway between its ends through which may be passed a bolt 19 which eatends also through suitable apertures 20 in the parts 10, and thereby secures the handle member on the shank.

This handle member may be constructed to perform various functions, having a scale 22 formed along one edge, which edge is notched as at 23 to enable a metal crown cork on a bottle to be gripped and the crown cork forced off the bottle. It is also formed at one end with a notch 24 which is suitably shaped to sharpen knife blades which may be drawn therealong, while this end of the handle may be magnetized to facilitate picklng up small metal objects. A triangular aperture 25 is also formed in the handle to enable the heads of nails to be gripped and the nails pulled. When utilizing the point 14 to pierce obects it may be desirable to hammer on the tool and I therefore provide a removable cap which may be slipped over the top edge of the handle to receive the blows of the hammer. This removable element is in the form of a bar 28 of generally channeled cross-section and having its flanges turned inward to engage slidably in grooves 29 in the sides of the handle 18.' To yieldingly retain the cap against displacement from the handle I may fix to the inner faces of the shank elements 10 the fiat spring fingers 30 which extend longitudinally therefrom and which are adapted to spring into recesses 31 in the underside of the bar to retain the latter in position on the handle. I may utilize these spring fingers to mount a safety-razor blade in the shank, in place of the handle 18, for use in cutting corns or various other purposes. To this end the spring fingers are formed with suitable apertures and are adapted to receive the razor blade 33 therebetween. A bolt 19, may be passed through my improved tool Will be apparent from the foregoing description.

Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is as follows:-

1. A device of the class described comprising a shank having a pointed end, and a curved cutting blade extending at right angles from said shank adjacent said end, said shank and blade being formed of a single piece of sheet metal folded longitudinally along its \m'edian line to form two leaves, said point-being formed on one of said leaves and saidblade on the other leaf.

2. A device of the class described comprising a shank having a pointed end, and a curved cutting blade extending at right angles from said shank adjacentsaid end, said shank and blade being formed of a single piece of sheet metal folded longitudinally along its median line to form two leaves, said point being formed on one of said leaves and said blade on the other leaf, said leaves being spread apart from one another on the slotted end of the shank to receive a handle therebetwe'en.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature. 1


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5228226 *May 6, 1992Jul 20, 1993Theodore PoroskyGaff and measuring device
US5289637 *Mar 25, 1992Mar 1, 1994John CoffeyUtility knife
US5749153 *Sep 14, 1995May 12, 1998Viens; Raymond J.Wallboard T-square with sharpener
U.S. Classification30/415, 33/485, 7/163, 30/429
International ClassificationB67B7/00, B67B7/46
Cooperative ClassificationB67B7/30
European ClassificationB67B7/30