US 1615144 A
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Jan. 189 J- W. SINGLEY TOOL Filed July 9. 1924 attain Patented Jan. 18, 1927.
UNITED S'I'ATES JAMES W. SINGLEY, OF MABSHALLTOVTN, IOWA.
Application filed July 9,
This invention relates to a tool which is adapted to be used in holding a fruit jar against movement while the cover is being removed or secured therefrom.
A. further object of the invention is to provide a tool of the above mentioned character, which may be used in holding the piston rings in a contracted position on the piston so that the latter may be inserted in a cylinder.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a tool of the above mentioned character, which is of such a construction as to enable the same to be adjusted to various sizes whereby the same may be used in connection with jars or pistons of different diameters.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device of the above mentioned character, which is simple in construction, inexpensive, strong and durable and furthermore adapted for the purposes for which it is designated.
A further object is to provide a tool of the above mentioned character, which is of such a construction as to enable the same to be easily and readily placed in an operative position on a fruit jar or piston and will effectively hold the parts with which the same is associated.
Other objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the same:
Figure l. is a top plan view of my improved tool showing the same in operative position.
Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof.
Figure 3 is a plan View of the clamping band in an extended position, and
Figure 4: is an elevational view showing the construction of the gripping jaws.
Briefly considered, the invention comprises a tool including a jar encircling band which has its free end portions disposed in overlapping relation so that they may slide with. respect to each other to permit the diameter of the band to be varied. The underlying free end portion is comparatively wide with respect to the overlapping end portion and it is provided at circumferentially spaced points with pairs of vertically spaced hooks which are struck out therefrom. The hooks 1924. Serial No. 725,01 o.
are spaced inwardly from the upper and lower longitudinal edges of this wide free end portion and the overlapping end porvtion of the band is slidablv confined between them. The extremity of the relatively narrow overlapping end portion of the band is equipped with outwardly projecting vertically spaced apertured ears which are spaced apart a distance which is just sufiicientto permit them to move freely between the aforesaid hooks' Then there is a band coi'itracting device comprising crossed levers having the specially constructed jaws shaped and sized to cooperate with the apertured ears and hooks, respectively.
In the drawing wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, the numerals l and 2 designate a pair of pivoted cross levers which are pivoted adjacent their forward ends as shown at 3. The forward ends of the levers 1 and 2 respectively provide a pair of jaws l and 5 respectively and the ends of the jaws are provided with the lugs 6 and 7 in the manner clearly illustrated in Figure 4 of the drawing. The lugs 6 on the forward end of the jaw 4: extending outwardly therefrom for a greater distance than the lugs 7 on the forward end of the jaw 5 for the purpose hereinafter to be more fully described.
The clamping band designated generally by the numeral 8 has one end thereof provided with the laterally extending lugs 9 and 10 which extend from the upper and lower edges of the band in the manner clearly shown in Figure 3 of the drawing, and the lugs are provided with registering apertures 11 and 12 respectively which provides a means for receiving the lugs 7 formed on the end of the jaw 5, whereby one end of the clamping band is securely held in position by the operating levers. The opposite end of the band 8 is of a greater width than the major portion of the band 8 in the manner clearly illustrated at 13 in Figure 3 of the drawing, and the purpose of this construction will be presently described.
The enlarged end of the band 8 has stamped therefrom, or struck out from the same in any suitable manner the ears let in the manner as clearly shown and the ears are so arranged as to be disposed laterally and are arranged in pairs and in the manner as clearly illustrated in Figure 3. The pairs of cars are also spaced from each other at predetermined intervals and each pair of ears are ofrsuch width as to receive the upper and lower edges of the opposite end of the band in the manner as clearly illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawing. The ears 1a are further stamped to provide the hook portions 15, the construction of which is more clearly shown in Figure 1 of the drawmg.
In use, when it is desired to hold a fruit jar in a rigid position against rotary movement while the cover is being removed there from or secured thereon, the band 8 with the apertured lugs on one end thereof is placed around the fruit jar, and the lugs on the jaws 4 and 5 are disposed within the registering apertures in the lugs 9 and 10 formed on one end of the band. The opposite end of the band encircles the fruit jar and. the end of the band which supports the apertured lugs 9 and 10 will be disposed on the outer face of the enlarged portion 13 of the band 8, so as to be disposed between the pairs of spaced ears 14. The lugs 6 on the jaw 4 are then brought into engagement with one pair of hook portions 15 in the manner clearly shown in Figure 1 of the drawing. By grasping the handles 1 and 2, the clamping band 8 will securely engage the fruit jar and hold the same in a rigid position, thus permitting a person to remove the top from the fruit jar or secure one thereon.
In the same manner a piston ring may be held in a contracted position in the piston ring groove of a piston, so that the piston may be inserted in the cylinder in an efiicient manner.
The provision of a tool of the above mentioned character, enables either a fruit jar or a piston to be held against rotary movement and further the provision of the spaced pairs of hooks provides a means for adjusting the clamping ring to the proper size of fruit jar or piston upon which the tool is to be used. The simplicity of my device enables the same to be manufactured at a very kglv cost and will further be strong and durit e.
In applying the holder to a fruit jar, there will be no possibility of the gripping jaws from coming in contact with the glass jar which would ordinarily cause the breakage of the same.
While I have shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that various changes in the size, shape and arrangement of part-s may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invent-ion and the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is A tool of the classdescribed comprising a jar encircling band, said band having its free end portions arranged in overlapping relation, the underlying end portion being 1 comparatively wide with respect to the overlapping end portions and provided with circumferentia-lly spaced pairs of vertically spaced hooks which are struck out therefrom, said hooks being spaced inwardly from the upper and lower longitudinal edges of said wide end portion, the overlying end of the band being slidably confined between said hooks, the extremity of the last-named end portion of the band being equipped with outwardly projecting vertically spaced apertured ears, said ears being spaced apart a distance to permit them to move freely between said hooks, and a band contracting device comprising a pair of pivotally connected crossed levers, the outer ends of the levers being fashioned to form a pair of lugs, one pair of lugs being comparatively long and intended to engage in a selected pair of said hooks, the remaining lugs being shorter and of a. length for reception in the apertures of the aforesaid ears, said last-named lugs being shorter than the distance between the hooks to permit passage of the lugs between the hooks.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
JAMES W. SINGLEY.