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Feb. 14, 1928. 1,658,886
A. DICKEY SOCKET WRENCH Filed Feb. 25. 1924 I 8 gvweufoz Patented Feb. 14, 1928.
UNITED STATES ALEXANDER DIGKEY, OF BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA.
. SOCKET WRENCH.
Application filed February 25, 1924. Serial No. 695,042.
This invention relates to socket wrenches or the like, and aims to provide novel means whereby wrench socket members may be readily and easily inserted and removed from the wrench supporting the same, thereby adapting a single wrench for use in connectionwith wrench sockets of various sizes.
Another important object of the invention is to provide means for locking the wrench sockets within the wrench against accidental displacement, the locking means being such as will operate to release, under a pull directed thereto, longitudinally of the wrench proper. I I
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, theinvention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Referring to the drawing: f
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a removable wrench socket, constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof.
30 Figure 3 is an elevational view of the re movable socket wrench, the removable socket being shown in section.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference character 5 designates the wrench proper, which may be formed of the usual one end thereof secured to the wall of the hollow portion, at 9, the opposite end of the connection with practically, any size nut, by
merely removing and inserting the proper sized socket member in the Wrench.
When itis desired to remove a wrench socket, it is only necessary to pull the same longitudinally of the wrench supporting the same, to'the end that the finger 10 will ride over theshoulder, removing the spring arm and releasing the wrench socket member, whereupon another wrench socket may be readily inserted, the spring arm acting to automatically move the finger to its active position.
I claim In a wrench, a socket having an internal shoulder, a removable socket having. an extension formed with a bore and having an opening in one wall thereof, said extension being fitted in the first mentioned socket, a spring arm secured within the bore at one side, and adjacent to one end of the bore, saidspring arm extending across the bore, 7 a pin on the opposite end of the spring arm and extending through the opening in the socket, to engage the shoulder of the first mentioned socket.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto afiixed my signature.
- ALEXANDER DICKEY.