US 1919708 A
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July 25, 1933. w. J. ADAMS 1,919,708
JAR CAP WRENCH Filed July 12, 1952 Patented July-25, 1933 I t Q 7 I i I l UNI STATES WILLIAM JACKSON ADAMS, F KNOXVILLE; TENNESSEE i JAR CAP WREN H i 7 Application filed July 12, 1932. Serial No. 622,159.
This invention relates to devices for rethrough the head of'each :section of the moving lids'or caps from jars and particuwrench is an aperture 15 and. extending larly to a "wrench for this purpose which transversely through these alinedapertl lres will clamp upon the jar cap or lid and where? is a bolt 16 having a head at one end and a byjar caps or lids which are difiicult to re-- n'ut andwasher at the other. By turning 50 move may be readily removed. f the nut off or outwardfthyjaws may be The general object of the invention is'to spread apart and byturning the'nut inprovide a very simple, easily operated and ward, the jaws may be narrowed." The effective wrench of this character which is apertures for the.passage of'the bolt are so constructed that thecap or lid is clamped larger than the bolt itself so that the secon uniformly-at all points so that power may tions are in a way hinged with refer ence to be applied to rotate the lid without the lid each other, that is they will rock upon the being mashed or injured and which further bolt so as to permit the-handle sections to} removes all chance of crushing the glass be spread apart for the application of the neck of the jar. wrenchupon a jar cap.-- 7 3 A further object is to provide a device of: As shown in Figure 1, one face ofthethis kind which is adjustable so that the two wrench is rabbetted so as to provide alid jawsof the wrench may be adjusted within engaging surface 17 of relatively large dia relatively wide range of differentsized anieter on one face of the. wrench and a lid 1 jars, and another object is to provide a engaging surface 18 of relativelysmaller di- Tu semi-circular jaw 12 in the head Portion13 held from FOmtiOII t l be a d wrench ofthis character having'the jaws so aineter" on' the other face of 'the wrench. formed that the jaws on one side of the Thus the nut 16a may beset forordinary wrench will engage a relatively large cap or standard jar caps or lids and left in this v lid whilethe same jaws on the other face of diti d th wrench ill th'nlbe a 5 the wrench will engage a relatively small lid, plicable t any ordinary jar, th b aring 75- Other objects will appear inthe cour e 0f surface 17 being used for lids of one size the following description. while the bearing surface 18 which consti-- c 'My invention is illustrated inthe accom tutes a wrench of smaller diameter being panying drawing, wherein 2 used for smaller caps; v Preferably, though Figure 1 1s a plan view partly r e not necessarily, one of the handle sections is 80 away of my improved wrench; apertured at l9'and the. other handle sectior' e 1s a hke j g r 1 b is provided with a dowel pin aowhiclrfit on ll 9 h g the Wrench d, loosely into the aperture 19 so that the two and -ms exasgemtedly the bolt fl d handle Sections are held in apposition at an 7 by he b g actlon} .t times and one handle section will not rotate F F1gur1e 3 1s a sect1on ont e l1ne3 3of p i 9 Onto f pmpv q i i v l i gilre l is a likeview toFigllre Figh 'i z i i i ures 3 and tboth showing in dotted lines Whfle yh q g t a nut"; 4Q the jar and Cap v a j v can-secure consieerab e range o ad ustment Referring to the drawi g, t will beseen for Caps of larger that my improved lid wrench comprises two than Standard-$12? g a be li the r sections 10 and 11, these sections being alike. h n hry l d? not Wlsh 9 ml d 11,30: Each-Of these Section-S .igformed with a th s as 1t 1s obvlousthat thenuti mlght be of the wrench and with a handle 14. The d the adjustment s p y secured by the handle of one section of the wrench mates rocking of the sections upon the bolt. Thus with the handle of the other section so as the boltacts'as a hinge and also as a spring to constitute. a single handle whereby the acting after the jaws have been closed to wrench may be manipulated. Extending cause the opening of thegjaws, the closing of 16};
the jaws acting to flex this bolt to a certain extent.
My wrench fits snugly all the way around the jar lid or cap and engages the top of the lid which is the rigid portion of the lid, thereby not injuring the lid in any way and eliminating any danger of crushing the threaded part ofthe glass jar.
This applies not only to the ordinary fruit jar lids of standard size but to lids for peanut butter and pickle ars.
is. equally adaptable to putting the ar caps inplace or tightening the caps.
One of the advantages of my invention is that it is applicable not only to the ordinary Mason ar caps but also to the new style glass top fruit j ar lid wherein the metal of the lid iscut away to expose atransparent glass disk within the top of the lid. With either of these styles of lid, the wrench engages the upper portion of the lid above they screw threads thereof and cannot be brought down over the screwthreads as shown clearly in Figures 3 and 4 so that when pressure is applied to thehandles of the wvrench, the wrench will not crush the screw-threads or the cap'itself or jam the cap on the jar or possibly break the mouth of the jar.
I claim: ,7 r
1.v cap wrench formed of two mating sections, each section having a head andaghandle, the head of each section having a semi-circular recessformed therein, and mating with the semi-circular recess in the other head, the outer portions of the sections outward ofvthe recesses having confrontingfaces, the outer portions of. each section outward of the recesses being transversely bored from one side edge of the head to the other side edge thereof, and a bolt passing through said bore, the bolt holding the said confronting faces in close. approximation to each other, and yield ingly holding'the handles in divergent relation whereby as thehandles are closed, the bolt-will be bent.
2. A jar cap wrench formed of two mating wooden sections, each of these sections havinga head'and a handle, the head of each section having a semicircular recess therein mating with the semi-circular recess in the other head, the heads of the two sections beyond the recesses being formed with alining bores, and a bolt passing through said bores and holding the confronting faces of the sections beyond the recesses in close approximation to each other, the handles of the sections being held in normally divergent relation by said bolt whereby as the handles are forced toward each other, the bolt will be bent, the resilience of the bolt acting to spread the sections apart when pressure on the handles is relieved.
A jar cap wrench formed of two mating wooden sections, each of'these sec-tions having a head and a handle, the head of each section having a semi-circular recess therein mating with the semi-circular recess in the other head, the heads of the two sections beyond th recesses being formed with alining bores, and a bolt passing through said bores and, holdingthe confronting faces of the sections beyond the recesses in close v approximation to each other, the handles of the sections being held in normally divergent relation by said bolt whereby as the handles are forced toward each other, the bolt will vbe bent, the resilience of the bolt acting to spread the sections apart when pressure on the handles is relieved, and a guidepin mounted in one of the handle sections, the other section having an. openingvinto which the guide pin loosely fits. v
4. Afar cap wrench formed of two mating sections of wood, each of thesesections having ahead and a handle, the head of each section having an approximatelysemicircular recess formed therein matingowith the recess in the other head, theouterends of the sections beyondthe recesses. having ahning bores, a transversely extending bolt passing through said bores, the bolt-having a length slightly greater than the combined width of] the two sections at their outer" ends, the bolt holding the handles in normally divergent relation, whereby as the handles are closed the bolt will be bent, the resilience of the bolt acting to open the wrench, a guide pin mounted in one of the handle sections, the other handle section having, anopening into which the guide pin loosely fits, the bolt preventing the opening of the sections to an' extent where said guide pin will leave the opening into which it fits.
YVILLIAM JACKSON ADAMS.