US 1712343 A
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Patented May 7, 1929.
UNITED STATES GO'ITFRIED WALTER GERHARDT, 0F CAPE GIRARIDEAU, MISSOURI.
PUNCH HOLDER FOR HAMMER HANDLES.
Application filed March 12, 1927. Serial No. 174,932.
The principal object of this invention is to provide means for holding a nail set or punch in the handle of a hammenor other tool so that the punch or set is readlly acces sihle at all times without the necessity ot' the workman placing the device in his pocket.
This invention also consists 1n certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing my invention indetail, ref erence will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure l is a perspective view showing a hammer provided with my invention and showing a punch or set held thereby.
Figure 2 is an enlarged sectional view through the end portion of the hammer, showing the interior parts of the invention.
Figure 3 is an end view of the handle, with the invention therein.
Figure l is a sect-ion on line 1l of F1 ure 2.
Figure 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the sleeves.
As shown in these views, I form a socket 6 in the free end of the handle A of the hammer or other tool, this socket being countersunk and having an extension (5 its inner end which is of less diameter than the socket. A flanged sleeve 7 is placed the end of the socket with its flange occupying the countersink, the sleeve being held in place by the screws 8 which fasten the flange to the end of the handle. This sleeve is provided with the spring fingers 9 which extend inwardly as shown.
Thus when a punch or nail set B is pushed through. the sleeve, the spring fingers will grip the same and thus frictionally hold the punch in the socket with one end projecting therefrom, as shown in Figures 1 and 2.
The pointed end of the punch will enter the extension 6. The extension bore 6 is of a diameter substantially equal to the external diameter of the tool, so that the tool can be readily centered within the handle when placed therein, without any particular effort on the part of the user. then the tool is arranged within the extension bore 6 it contacts the wall of the latter, this :lrictimial contact assisting the spring fingers 9 in maintaining the tool immovably positioned in the handle. Thus the punch can be taken from the tool handle and used and put back in place with the minimum anujulntol' eli'ort and expenditure of time. It is not necessary for the workman to place the punch in his pocket, where it would be liable to get mixed up with the nails so that it would be hard to find when the workman desired to use it again. The spring fingers firmly hold the punch in place but will permit it to be easily Withdrawn.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features ofmy invention will be readily apparent.
I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
lVhat I claim is A tool handle having communicating bores arranged longitudinally and of relatively ditterent diameters, the smaller here being arranged innermost, said bores being adapted to receive a tool with the smaller bore serving to center the tool and frictionally contact the latter, a sleeve positioned within the other bore, a pair of opposed couvergently disposed resilient fingers projecting from one end of the sleeve and arranged within the larger bore, said fingers being curved longitudinally to embrace the tool, and cooperate with the small bore in holding the tool immovahly positioned in the handle, and an annular flange forming an integral. part of the sleeve and adapted to be secured to the adjacent end of the handle.
In testimony whereoi T aliix my signature.
Gr. W ALTER GERHAEDT.