US 2021007 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 12, 1935. H. s. HOLLAND 2,021,001
TACK REMOVER Filed Sept. '12, 1954 Patented Nov. 12, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TACK REMOVER HerbertS. Holland, Orange, Conn.
Application September 12, 1934, Serial No. 743,659
My invention relates to an improved tack reto reinforce the connection of the head with the handle, certain of said concavely formed por- 15 tions serving as a fulcrum in the operation of removing a tack.
Preferably, the tack remover is of greatly reduced dimensions, for the essential purpose of its assembly upon and in association with a set of 20 tacks, such as celluloid headed tacks, mounted on a board, usually rectangular, the board being of minimum dimension. The tacks are preferably arranged artistically at uniform spaces from one another and with relation to the outline of 25 the board, the artistic effect being further enhanced by locating the tack remover substantially at the center or in other symmetrical relationrelative to the tacks.
Further features and objects of the invention 30 will be more fully understood from the following detail description and the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a plan view of a preferred form of assembly embodying my invention.
35 Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation on line 2--2 of Fig. 1, viewed in the direction of the indicated arrows.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of my improved tack remover at a stage of removal of a tack.
40 Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view on line 4-4 of Fig. 3 in the direction of the indicated arrows.
Referring to the drawing, my improved tack remover, designated generally 10, has the general simulation of a miniature spoon; however,
45 any other suitable configuration may be employed.
For the purpose of economy of material and particularly for strength yielding qualities, the tack remover as an entirety is preferably formed 50 of sheet metal.
Essentially, the tack removed In comprises a head ll of general flat configuration; the head is provided with a slot l2, preferably inwardly convergently tapered, the slot affording the head 55 II to be positioned under the head [3 of a tack and about its stem M. Integral with such head formation II is the handle portion l5, terminating at its end l6 in any suitable configuration adapted to facilitate manual grasping. Preferably, the terminal formation l6 extends down- 5 wardly relative to the body l5 of the handle, and the handle l5'inclusive of its terminal portion I6 is concavely formed. Such formation of the handle inclusive of its terminal portion 46 affords the simulation of substantiality to the handle, 10 in that its hollow construction is concealed, the concave configuration serving further to impart sufilcient rigidity to fulfill the requirements of the tool.
Further rigidity is had by the downwardly concave formation of the oppositely disposed portions l1, l8 connecting the handle [5 with the head II.
My tack remover embodies the further distinctive structural feature of the oppositely disposed portions 19, 20, substantially at the location of connection of the stated portions ll, IS with the handle, and extending laterally of the handle, said oppositely extending portions i9, 26, see particularly Figs. 3 and 4, being downwardly concave on their respective opposite sides of a median ridge designated Isa of the projecting portion I9 and similarly with respect to the median ridge 25a of the portion 2e.
Such oppositely projecting portions I9, 20, serve also as a fulcrum during the stage of removal of a tack, as appears from Fig. 3, the pressure applied manually upon the handle terminal it being transmitted through the body E5 of the handle, thence through the respective terminal portions i9, 20, and thence through the head connecting portions ll, E8, to the head proper H.
Desirably, the edge at the front portions indicated at Ha, Ha, of the head iii, immediately adjacent the opening of the notch 12 are convergently tapered toward the front, to facilitate entry of the stated portions under the head of a tack.
My tack remover is applicable for use not only for facilitating the removal of tacks i3 from a display board 2! but also for removal of such tacks from any location, and generally for the removal of all types of tacks.
The board 2i for the display of tacks and my improved tack remover may be of any suitable material, advantageously of paper stock which may be faced wtih an artistic finish material. The tack remover may be removably secured to such board by means of a staple 22 or equivalent.
My improved tack remover is readily formed from sheet metal by blanking and forming. The faces of the metal may be coated with nickle or otherwise treated to be immune to atmospheric efiects. i
1. A tack remover formed wholly of integral sheet material, comprising a head portion provided with a slot, a handle portion, and an intermediate portion integrally connecting the handle portion to the head, said intermediate portion being concavely'formed, said intermediate portion including a fulcrum comprising opposingly projecting portions extending laterally thereof and integrally connected therewith,
2. A tack remover formed wholly of integral sheet material, comprising a head portion pro ,vided with a slot, a handle portion, and an inter-' mediate portion integrally connecting the handle portion tothe head, said intermediate portion in-- ly connected therewith, said laterally extending portions being of concave formation.
3. Atack remover formed wholly of intergral sheet material, comprising a head portion pro-' vided with a slot, a handle portion, and an intertermediate portion integrally connecting the handle portion to the head, said intermediate portion including a fulcrum comprising portions extending laterally on opposing sides thereof and integrally connected therewith, said laterally extending portions being of concave formation, said. handle portion and said intermediate portion beingof concave formation; V V
4. A tack 'removerformed wholly of integral sheet material, comprising a head portion provided with a slot, a handle portion, and an inportion being concavely formed, said intermediate portion including concavely formed portions extending longitudinally of the handle and -mer'ging integrally with the head, said intermediate portion including a fulcrum comprising con- 20 cavel y for-med laterally extending portions and integrally connected therewith.
HERBERT S. HOLLAND.