US 1670199 A
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May 15, 1928.
E. E. LA SCHUM COMBINATION NOVELTY Filed 001;.15, i926 I Patented May 15, 1928.
' UNITED STATES EDWARD E. LA SCHUM, OF YORK, N. Y.
Application filed October 15, 1926. Serial No. 141,861.
My invention relates to a novel form of bottle opener, for corked and wired or metal capped bottles, which may be assembled for pocket carrying in a manner which eliminates the protrusion of any sharp points or bulky portions which would catch in the clothing or cause the pocket thereof to bulge a sealing wire, the cork'puller functions as" a handle for the ',wire snapper; and when removing the metal cap from a bottle the cork puller functions as a lever, and the point of the wire snapper functions as a pivot L element therefor, the actual cap removal .25 being accomplished by a shoulder formed on the head of the cork puller.
Several methods of employing the novelty are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, of which:
Fig. 1 illustrates the novelty as assembled for pocket carrying;
Fig.2 illustrates the novelty as assembled for use as a corkscrew;
Fig. 3 illustrates the novelty as being employed for removal of a metal cap;
Fig 4 illustrates the employment 'ofthe nove ty as a tool for breaking the sealing wire on a bottle; and.
Fig. 5 illustrates the screw-driver as removed from the corkscrew for independent employment. J My combination novelty bottle opener comprises, in its present form, a-cork puller 1 and a wire snapper in the form of'a screw driver 2. The cork puller comprises a helicoid spindle or screw 3 pointed at one end and flared outward at its opposite end to form a cylindrical head 4. The head 4is provided with an annular groove 5, for pur poses hereinafter described, and a cylmdrical opening 6 of even diameter throughout, the said opening 6 extending completely through the head 4, and substantially at ri ht angles to theaxis of the screw 3. a will be noted that the screw 3 is left-.
for the purpose'of perpetrating a humorous situation at the expense of a person using the device, who is unfamiliar with this idiosyncrasy of the device, the natural inclination .of the user of a corkscrew being to turn the corkscrew clockwise in order to cause the screw to penetrate the cork, whereas it requires a turning in an anti-clockwise direction of my novel corkscrew to effect.
the penetration of the cork.
The wire snapper or screw-driver 2 comprises a spindle or shank 7 and a nurled head 8. The shank 7 is flattened or wedge- ,shaped at the end opposite the head 8 in the usual manner, but lntermediate the point of the screw-driver and the head thereof the shank 7 is slightly tapered toward the point.- When the screwdriver 21s employed as a handle for the corkscrew the shank 7 is inserted in the opening 6 of the head 4 of the cork puller, as shown 'in Fig.
of the shank 7 is such as to.
2. The taper a partial longitudinal movepermit only ment through the opening 6, the wall of which binds against the shank and maintains the screw-driver in a position extending a substantially equal distance from either side of the head-4, as shown in Figs. 2, 3., and 4; I
The annular groove 5, in the head 4 of the cork puller, functions when the device is employed for removing metal caps from' shown in Fig. 3, the lower wall bottles as of the groove providing a shoulder 9 which is adapted to engage the lower crimped edge 10 of the bottle cap at one side of the bottle, and the point 11 of the screw-driver engages the top 12 of the .ca at the side opposite that engaged by the s oulder 9.
The process of breaking the sealing wire of a bottle will be obvious to Fig. 4, which illustrates the point 11 of the wire snapper or screw-driver as having been forced under the wire 13, the cor puller 1 acting in the capacity of a handle or lever to snap or pry the wire loose from the cork. 4
'The screw-driver 2 and the inner diameter of the helicoid spindle 3 of thecork puller are of such relative proportions that the shank 7 of the screw-driver maybe coaxially alined with and positioned within the centrally formed channel of the helicoid spindle 3 for carrying, as shown in Fig. 1, the taper of the shank7 functioning to cause the said spindle to be engaged by the first turn of the screw, and thereby fnctlonally upon reference leis ; co-operating" therewith to retain the spindle 7' within the helicoid spindle 3. Th'epoint 14 of the helicoid spindle 3 adheres closely'to the tapered sha'nk7 intermediate ,the'head 4 of the cork-puller and [p the head 8 of the screw-driver, therebypre vehting the point 14 from catching 1n the clothing of a person carryingthe device. In manufacture, the'cork puller and the screw-driver may .belturned from a round p rod of adiamete'r substantially equal to the diameter of the headscof these elements, on automatic machines, thus rendering the manufacture of the device inexpensive and "rapid.
' 16 The outer diameter of the helicoid spindle 3, in the finished form of the cork puller, is substantially equal to the diameter of the head4 of this element. Thus when the I cork puller and the screwdriver are assem- 20 bled! for carrying, the whole constitutes an article of substantially the same diameter throughout its entire length, with no protherewith to perform bottle-opening functuberances to catch in the clothing.
1. Thecombination in a bottle opener, of
[an element comprising a helicoid spindle and a cylindrical head integrally formed therewith, said head having an; annular groove and a transversely \exteniiing openi ing formed ther ein; and a second element 'having-a shank adapted to be positioned within. said helicoid spindle for carrying purposes, or to be positioned within the "opening in the head of the first element for perform bottleopening functions.
2. Thecombination in a ho tle' opener, of anfelement comprising a he icoid spindle *and a substantially cylindrical head integrally formed therewith and, being of :a
diameter substantially equalto that of the outer diameter of said helicoid spindle, said head having an annular groove and a transversely -extending vopenin formeditherein;
' I and afsecond element having a shank adapted to be positioned within said helicoid spindle for carrying purposes, or to be sitionedfwithin the opening in the head 0 the first element; for cooperating therewith to 6Q perform bottle-opening functions.
. 2:"3kThe combination iin a bottle opener, of J an element comprising a helicoi S's foo-operating therewith to perform-bottlehead' of the first element for lo-operating I I fpindletherewith to 1" and a cylindricalgjhead integrally: firmed tlierewith,'- said, heath-having an" annular so grooveand a trans versely extending. 'substantially cylindrical opening formed there'- in; and a second element having-a substan- 1 for carrving purposes, or to be, positioned Within the opening in the. head of the first element for cooperating"therewith to perform bottle-opening functions.
4.-The combination ina bottle opener, of .an element comprising a helicoid spindle and a substantially cylindricathead inte grally formed. therewith 'an'dbein g of adi-j; ameter substantially equal to that of the, outer diameter of said helicoid spindle,psaid headhaving an annular groove and a transversely extending substantially cylindrical opening formed therein; and a second elenient having a substantially round and tapered shank adapted'to be positioned within said helicoid spindlefor carrying purposes, or to be positioned within the opening in the head of the first element for co-operating and a cylindrical h'ead integrally formed therewith, 1 said head having an annular groove and a transversely extending open-' ing formed therein; apd'a second element having'a shank a provlded with a wedge shaped point'and a nurled'gcylindric'al head,
said shank being adapfedyto be positioned '90 within said 'helicoid spindle for carrying purposes, or' to be. positioned Within the opening in the head of the first elementfor opening functions. 6. The combination in a bottle opener, of I an element comprising: ahelicoid spindle in "the form of a left-hand screw and, a cylindrical. head integrally formed 'ftherewith, said head having an annular groove-"and a transversely extendin opening- .formed.
therein; and w a secon *element' having a shank adapted, tdbe positioned within said helicoid spindle for-"carrying purposes, or to .be positioned within theopening Ina-the perform bottle-opening functions. s
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