US 1878410 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 20, 1932. H N 1,878,410
PLANE FOR LEATHER AND THE LIKE Filed Oct. 9, 1930 Patented Sept. 20, 1932 i I I r UNITEDSTA'IE'ES orricn:
HARRY LYON, F BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
PLANE FOR. LEATHER AND THE LIKE Application filed October 9, 1930. Serial No. 487,445.
This invention relates to planes particuside edges of the blade 1 are also beveled as larly suitable for removing surface blemishes shown at 4 for engagement in mating grooves from leather, such as fleshy parts, wrinkles, 5 in the lower inner edges of the wall porscratches or stains, which heretofore have tions 6 of a semi-tubular handle member 7.
5 been ordinarily removed by bufing. When When the blade is in position between the 5 the grain of the leather is thick as on the wall portions 6 they are drawn together in neck where Wrinkles are likely to occur, a clamping relation therewith by means of a considerable thickness of material may be threaded rod or tie member 8 extending removed to'remove the wrinkles without detthrough openings in the wall 6 and having rimen't. The device of this invention is also nuts 9 on its outer ends. When the blade is useful when after splitting a shoulder it is so clamped to the handle the plane of its found that the split layer is too thick for the lower face 10 at the long side of the bevel splitting to have removed all of the fleshy 2 is in alinement with the lower edges of the parts. These fleshy parts may be removed walls 6.
by means of the plane without requiring that The forward end of the handle member 7 65 the shoulder be run through the splitting mahas fixed thereto a gage plate 12, adjustable chine a second time. For many purposes vertically tomove its lower edge 13 toward the slight inequality in thickness thus proand away from the face 10 of the blade.
. duced is immaterial. V For this reason it is shown as provided with In accordance with this invention the slots 14 for the reception of fastening screws 7 plane is provided with a cutting blade bev- 15 which are threaded into the forward edges eled at one edge and presented with its fiat of the wall portion 6. This gage plate is face at the long side of the bevel flat against positioned slightly forwardly of the cutting the work. The relative softness. of the edge of the blade and the height of its lowleather permits the blade to be pressed into er edge from the plane of the lower face of 75 the surface sufliciently to takeacut,the thickthe blade 1 determines the thickness of the ness of the shaving removed'being regulated shaving 20, which is cut by the blade. by a gage plate adjustable transversely of Leather being somewhat soft material, the the faceeof the blade adjacent to its cutting blade which is presented with its face fiat o edge. against the work may be pressed thereinto 80 For a more complete understanding of this sufliciently for its cutting edge to bight into invention, reference may be had to the acthe work and take a shaving. This shaving companying drawing in which in this form of the device passes along the Figures 1 and 2 are side and rear end eletop face of the blade and escapes at the rear vations, respectively of one form of this in end of the handle 7 vention. In Figures 5, 6 and 7 a modified construc- Figure 3 is a sectionon line 3-3 of Figtion is shown in which the handle member ure 2. is provided with a forwardly and down- Figure 4 is a view similar to a portion wardly sloping front face 26 which extends to of Figure 3, but showing a different adjustdown substantially to the upper face of the 90 ment of the gage plate. blade, the side wall portions 27 of the handle Figure 5 is a side elevation partly broken member which receive the blade therebetween away showing a modified construction. being extended forwardly of the lower edge Figure 6 is a top plan of the construction of the wall portion 26 and adjustably supshown in Figure 5. porting the gage 28 at theirforward ends. 98 V Figure 7 is a section on line 77 of Fig- As shown in Figure 5, these portions 27 may ure 5. be extended forwardly above the plate 28 and Referring first to Figures 1 to 4, at is inbe provided with adjusting screws 30 engagdlcated a cuttmg blade having abeveled foring the gage plate 28 adjacent to opposite I ward end 2 formlng a cuttlng edge 3. The 1 ends and thereby form means for positively O0 moving the blade toward the lower face 10 of the blade 1, lock nuts 31 having been provided for securing these screws 30 in adjusted position. The face plate may be fixed in adjusted position by tightening its securing screws 32, which pass through a slot 33 therein and are threaded into the forward ends of the portions 27.
The handle portion, at the wall 26 and the rear end wall 35, may be cut as by the kerf 37 and opening 38, respectively, .to cause the wall portions 27 to be resiliently held together so that they may be brought into clamping relation to the cutting blade 1 by the tightening screw 89, which is shown as threaded in one side portion of the handle member as at 40 and provided with a head ll at the opposite end having a screw driver slot 42 therein to facilitate tightening and loosening. It will be noted that the plane so constructed has no portion projecting below the plane of the lower face of the blade where the cutting edge is located. Thus the plane may be presented flat against the work.
From the foregoing description of certain embodiments of this invention, it should be evident to those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications might be made without departing from the spirit or scope of this invention as defined by the appended claims.
1. A device of the class described comprising a blade having a beveled cutting edge at one end, a handle member having wall portions spaced to receive said blade with its side edges therebetween and with its face at the longer side of said bevel flush with the edges of said wall portion, and means for clamping said wall portions against the edge-s of said blade. 1
'2. A device of the class described comprising a blade having a beveled cutting edge at one end, a handle member having wall portions spaced to receive said blade with its side edges therebetween and with its face at the longer side of said bevel flush with the edges of said wall portion, means for clamping said wall portions against the edges of said blade, and a gage plate bridging said wall members forwardly of said cutting edge and adjustable to move its lower edge toward and from the plane of said face.
3. A device of the class described comprising a flatblade having a beveled cutting edge at one end, a semi-tubular handle member having opposed wall portions formed to engage the side edges of said blades therebetween with its face at the longer side of the bevel flush with the edges thereof, and a threaded tie member extending from one to the other of said wall portions abovesaid blade for springing said wall portions into clamping relation thereto. a g
4. A device of the classdescribed comprising a flat blade having a beveled cutting edge at one end, a semi-tubular handle member having opposed wall portions formed to engage the side edges of said blade therebetween with its face at the longer side of the bevel flush with the edges thereof, a threaded tie member extending from one to the other of said wall portions above said blade for springing said wall portions into clamping relation thereto, and a gage plate bridging said walls at the forward end of said handle member adjacent to said cutting edge and spaced above the plane of said face.
5. A device of the class described comprising a blade having a beveled cutting edge at one end, a handle member having spaced wallportions for engagement with the side edges of said blade with their lower edges flush with the face of said blade at the longer face of said bevel, said handle member, having a forward sloping face back from said cutting edge over which the chip cutby said blade may pass, and means to clamp said member to said blade.
6. A device of the class described comprising a blade having a beveled cutting edge at one end, a handle member having spaced wall portions for engagement with the side edges of said blade with their lower edges flush with the face of said blade at the longer face of said bevel, said handle member having a forward sloping face back from said cutting edge over which the chip cut by said blade may pass, means to clamp said member to said blade, and a gage plate carried by said member forwardly of said cutting edge and adjustable to present its lower edge a predepermined distance from the plane of said ace.
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