US 1584444 A
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May 11 ,1926. 1,584,444
I R. FLICK CAUTERY Filed April 7, 1924 IIIAI- IIII INV'EN TOR:
% E 7 I RUDOLPH FL/c/r, 47 I I P Patented May 11, 1926.
RUDOLPH FLIGK, OF ARCADIA CALIFORNIA.
Application filed April 7, 1924, Serial No. 704,686.
This invention relates to devices used in searing 0d the tail of lambs and the like.
One of the objects of this invention is to provide a device in which oppositely ar ranged cutting blades are heated to such an extent as to facilitate cauterizaion.
Another object is to provide a device in which the cutting blades can be swung or moved into a position to be subjected to a torch or other heating element, 'and in which the blades can be moved to be in a position for the cautery or searing.
Another object is to provide a device in which one blade can fall towards the other or move by gravity to the other during the cautery.
Another object is to provide engaging means by which the blades become interengaged sufficiently so as to allow a moving of one blade by the other.
Other objects will appear from the following description and appended claim as well as from the accompanying drawing, in which- Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a simple device embodying the invention.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the support. ing and heating housing of the device in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary detail sectional view on line 3-3 of Fig. 4, illustrating in.- terconnection of the two blades of the device in Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary detail side elevation of the blades of the device of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the clamping member, in form of a yoke, of which two are illustrated in connected condition on the housing of the device in Fig. 1.
Fig. 6 is a front end elevation of the cutting blades, illustrating means for aligning the cutting edges.
Fig. 7 is a detail side elevation of the pivot bolt for actuating and supporting the blades in the housing.
In a cautery it is of great importance that no soreness or sore spot is left after the operation.
If a device operates by searing from one side towards the other through a certain object, there is the possibility of less perfect cauterization on the side towards which the device moves, due to the fact that the outer.
skin or even fleshy parts near the slzin on this side are not fully dried or cauterrzed.
The main object of this device is therefore to assure a perfect cauterization, or as perfect a cauterization as possible.
A housing 8 is provided to form a heating chamber in which the blades can be heated thoroughly by a blow-torch or other heating mediums. The housing is therefore provided with suitable connecting ends 9 and 10; At 9, the housing is formed to eventuallyallow an insertion of the nozzle of a blow-torch, the opening 11 being of a suitable size and form that such a nozzle will easily slip into the housing to be held in position by the upper shoulder and flange portion 12. At 10, the connecting end serves to allow the supply of gaseous or liquid fuel for heating purposes. The housing is a formed, so that blades can swing back and forth through the slot 13 in the top of the housing, to be heated in the housing, and to be used outside of the housing for the cautery operations, the slotbeing clearly illustrated in the top plan view of Fig. 2. Towards one side, the housing is suitably enlarged, as indicated at 14, to form a heating chamber sidewise of the blades when the blades are disposed in the housing. At the opposite end, the housing is provided with apertures 15 and 16, transversely to the slot in the top of the housing, the apertures being in alignment and both of round shape but of difierent sizes. The pivot-bolt 17 illustrated in detail in Fig. 7 is designed to be turnable in the two apertures of the housing, the thinner portion 18 to fit turnably in the aperture 16, and the main body 19 to fit turnably in the aperture 15.
' The operating blades 20 and 21 are provided with apertures to also fit on the pivotbolt 17 the blade 20 having apertures 22 and 23 to fit turnably on the round portions 18 and 19, while the blade 21 is provided with a square aperture 24 to fit on a similarly shaped portion 25 of the bolt 17. The engaging end of the blade 20 is illustrated with a yoke-like termination to engage over both sides of the engaging end of the blade 21 as clearly illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4.
Being designed as described above, the blade 21 is controlled by the movements of the pivot-bolt 17 while the blade 20 can freely swing around the bolt.
To allow a control of the blade 20 to a suitable extent by the pivot-bolt, the blade 21 is provided with a shouldered portion 26 9 having an abutting face 27, to come into touch with an abutting face 28 on the blade 20. The blade 21 can under these conditions move to the position indicated in dotted lines at 29 before the faces 27 and 28 abut one another, the position of the blade 21 be ing illustrated in Fig. 1; p
A crank or handle 30 is provided on the pivot-bolt 17 by which the blades are controlled. \Vhen the blade is in the position indicated in dotted lines at 29, the crank is in the position indicated in dotted lines at 31. The crank as well as the blade 21 being in this position disposed so that they have the tendency to move downwardly,- when the blades are properly heated, a searing can be accomplished by gravity action of the blade 21 and the crank 30. The heated cutting edges of the blades 20 and 21 produce cauterization at the same time from opposite sides of an inserted object. I
To reheat the blades, the crank 30 is moved so as to turn the pivot-bolt and thereby to swing the blade 21 into the housing through the slot 13. As soon as the two shoulders 27 and 28 abut, the blade 20 is taken or moved along with the blade 21., so that both blades can be swung into the heating chamber of the housing 14.
For the cautery-operation, the crank 30 is moved in the opposite direction until the blade 20 comes to rest on the lower side of the housing at 32. The object is then placed between the blades, and the blade with the attached crank is merely allowed to drop or move downwardly, as described above.
Lugs 33 are provided at the front end of the blade 20, as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 6, so that the cutting edge of the blade 21 may be guidedto properly align with the cutting ed e of the blade 20. lamping members 34 are pivotally connected to the housing, by which the housing can be attached to a fence or other article, as a bench, for the cautery operation.
Having thus described my invention, I claim In a cauterizing device, a heating chamber having a longitudinal slot in the upper portion thereof, a pair of blades pivotally mounted near one end of said heating chamber and disposed outside of the chamber during the cauterizing operation, one of said blades having an abutting portion adapted to carlry the other blade through i the slot into the heating chamber upon the actuation of said first-named blade for the purpose of heating both blades preparatory to the cauterizing operation. 7
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name.