US 1980635 A
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Patented Nov. 13, 1934 THUlVIB GUARD William R. Rasmussen and Thomas Ogden, Lynwood, Calif.
Application June 5, 1931, Serial No. 542,380
1 Claim. (Cl. 2-21) 'Ihis invention relates to improvements in a on the thumb in such a manner as to catch the thumb guard, its primary object being to proknife when pressed toward the thumb, the corruvide a guard for the thumb to be used when gations 12 will prevent the knife from slipping peeling potatoes or fruit or when cutting or when it touches the guard. The concave top'11 is 5 carving wood and numerous other articles. for the same purpose. 60
A further object is to provide such a thumb It is believed that the construction and advanguard that will be very inexpensive to manufactages of the structure shown may be apparent ture and an improvement in the art. from the foregoing paragraphs taken in connec- With these and other objects in view that may tion with the accompanying drawing without appear while the description proceeds the infurther detailed description. 65
vention consists in the novel construction and While the preferred embodiment of the invenarrangement of parts as hereinafter more tion has been disclosed itis understood that minor specifically set forth, claimed, and shown in the changes in the details of construction, may be accompanying drawing forming a part of this resorted to within the scope of what is claimed,
present application and in which. without departing from the spirit of the inven- 70 Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the improved tion. thumb guard. We claim:-
Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional elevation of the same. A thumb-guard comprising an elongated tubu- Fig. 3 is a view showing the guard on the lar metal body conforming in shape to the conwearers thumb. tour of the thumb, said body having its upper 75 Referring moreindetail to the drawinginwhich end closed and concaved, the lower end of the similar reference characters designate correbody being disposed on a plane at right angles to sponding parts throughout the several viewsit the axis of the body and provided with a recess will be seen that the invention comprisesatubular in its peripheral edge to fit the crotch of the shaped thumb guard 10 having a closed concave thumb whereby the guard is held against rotary 80 top 11 and a corrugated front portion 12. The movement, and corrugations formed in one side lower edge 13 of the guard is rolled and provided of said body for a portion of its length, said corwith a recess to lit the crotch between the thumb rugations being disposed at right angles to the and index linger of the hand whereby the guard longitudinal axis of said body.
is held against rotary movement. 85 The thumb guard will be made of some suit- WILLIAM R. RASMUSSEN. able metal such as aluminum. It will be worn THOMAS OGDEN.
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