|Publication number||US1868778 A|
|Publication date||Jul 26, 1932|
|Filing date||May 22, 1930|
|Priority date||May 22, 1930|
|Publication number||US 1868778 A, US 1868778A, US-A-1868778, US1868778 A, US1868778A|
|Inventors||Tomney Charles C|
|Original Assignee||Tomney Charles C|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (8), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jul 26, 1932.
c. c. TOMNE Y ILLUMINAT ED TOOL Fildmay 22, 1950 Patented July 26. 1932 PATENT OFFICE y CHARLES C. TOMNEY, OF NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY ILLUMINA'IED TOOL Application filed m 22, 1980. Serial 1%. 454,599.
The object of the invention is to facilitate the application and manipulation of tools,
such as screw drivers and the like, in difiicultly accessible places where the light is indifferent at'best, or under conditions requiring artificial light; and more particularly to provide a tool equipped with an emergency light such as a standard flashlight adapted and arranged so that the operator may use both hands on the tool and thus give his entire attention to the same and to the work in hand instead of, as heretofore, attempt to work with one hand while holdin a light in the other.
.One embo iment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing where- Figure 1 is a sectional elevational view of a screw driver constructed in accordance with the invention.
Fig. 2 is a similar view, the handle being shown in longitudinal section.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view on line 3-3 of I Fig. 4 is an end view of the handle. Referring to the drawing, the numeral 5 represents a tool shank terminating at one end in a driving bit 6, and at the other end in a yoke 7 whereby parallel arms 8 are established which adequately are anchored incor- 0 responding longitudinally ranging recesses in a handle 9. By securing the shank to the handlein the manner described, I am enabled to employ a handle having an axial bore or passage 10 adapted to receive a standard flashlight 11 in such way that its bulb 12' is directed towards the bit of the tool, the proximate face 13 of the yoke being beveled in order not substantially to interrupt or de-' flect the beam of light. A shoulder 14 arrests ability of tools and also makes it possible to use the light source of the handle while separated from the tool.
Having described the invention, what is claimed is:
A handle to provide for the removable connection of tools therewith and to provide for the illumination of such tools, said handle comprising'a member formed with an axial bore having a diameter corresponding to the external diameter of the conventional flashlight, the bore near one end being of reduced diameter to provide an interior shoulder to limit movement of the flashlight in one dimotion, the opposite end of the bore being circumferentially enlarged, and a washer removably secured within said enlargement and having a central opening less than the diameter of the bore, the washer servin to cooperate with one end of the fiashlig t when in-place in the bore to prevent separation of the flashlight from the handle, said handle being formed with diametrically opposite undercut tool-receivin channels opening throughone end of the iandle and terminating short of the opposite end.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature. CHARLES C. TOMNEY.
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|International Classification||B25B23/00, B25B23/18|