US 2087148 A
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W. B. HEMPY July 13, 1937.
Fil'ed Nov. e, 1936 Patented July 1 937 i Q p UNITED STATES. PATENT OFFICE TooL Walter B. Hempy, Groveport, Ohio. Application November 6, 1936. Serial No. 109,575 .5 Claims. (01. 254-25) This invention relates to a tool of the pinch and a pair of oppositely disposed curved end bar, wrecking-bar and crow-bar type, hereinstretches 8, 9. after termed a pinch-bar designed primarily for Th'eouterportion Illofthestretch 8 is of tapered, wrecking purposes, but it is to be understood that wedge-like form. The stretch 8 constitutes a a tool, in accordance with this invention is to handle. The stretch 9 gradually increases in 5 be employed in any connection for which it may thickness from its point of 'mergence with-the be found applicable, i stretch'lto its outer end. The outer endedge l I of The invention has for its object to provide, in a I stretch 9 is flat. I manner as hereinafter set forth, a'tool of the class For ed integra w h the rear e of and of a 10 referredto having oppositely curved endsfor givlength rr p n Substantially to that of 10 inggreater purchasing power and t obviate the stretch 9 is a rearwardly directed extension I! employment of an independent block for purof segmental contour in side elevation. Theexchase. tension l2 is for the purpose of giving leverage.
A further object of the invention is to provide, or d integral With One Side of Stretch 9 inamanner as hereinafter set forth, a tool of the one s f extension is a laterally sp s d 15 class referred to including a pair of extensions at foot-p e e 0 extension l3 having its ower face one end terminal portion, thereof, one disposed flush with the Outer end edges ll of. Stretch 9. laterally of one, side to provide purchase and the The lowetface 0f the -Di s flat. The other disposed rearwardly of the said end for in- Width of foot-piece I3 is ess than he len th creasing leverage. thereof. The foot-piece l3 gradually decreases in Further objects of h invention an to thickness from stretch 9' to the outer end thereof ride, in a manner ashereinafter set forth, a tool and it constitutes a eans for giving greater of the type referred to which is simple in' its purchasing power the same time obviates construction and arrangment, strong, durable'i the employment of an independent block or other compact, thoroughly emcient for the purpose object for purchase. Formed integral with the 25 which may hereinafter appear, the invention conlower end of the front of stretch 9 and extended forwardly therefrom is a claw M which gradually decreases in thickness from its inner to its outer end. The lower face of claw I 4 is fiat and flush with the edge ll of stretch 9. a
The extension l2 centrally thereof is formed with a circular enlargement l5 having a fiat outer end l6 which-is flush with and forms a continua- 'tion of the rear edge I! of such extension.
- The claw l4is for removing nails or spikes. Theenlargement l5 provides a central reinforcement for the extension l2, increases at the center the width of the rear edge of the latter and may be employed as a hammer when desired. The tool may be reversed and the stretch 8 employed as 40 tended thereby, conveniently handled, formed of a single casting, and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture. I
To the aboveends essentially and to others sists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as will be more specifically referred to' and as illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
In the drawingz 40 Figure 11s aperspective view of the tool in seatan ordinary pmchmar. As the stretches 8 9 are ed Position t curved, great purchasing power is obtained with- Figure 2 is a perspective view of the tool n reout the employment f a block YerSFd Position The intermediate stretch 1' may be of any suit- Figure 3 1s a fragmentary view of t lower able cross section, preferably polygonal. 45
portion of the tool in nail or spike pulling position, What I claim 'Figure 4 is a perspective view,upon an enlarged scale, of the lower portion of the tool inverted and looking t rear therfiof a 'mediate stretch and an outer and an inner end Figure 5 1s a Perspectwe w of the lower stretch, said end stretches being of oppositely tion of the tool, upon an enlarged scale moking curved contour and merging into said intermeditownrds the front h ate stretch, said inner'end stretch graduallyin- The tool inclu s a y P 5 in m creasing in thickness from its point of mergence of a bar-like member of the d s ed length with the intermediate stretch to its inner end and 1. In a pinch baran imperforate integral unit including a body part formed of a straight intering an elongated straight intermediate stretch I including a rearwardly projecting extension segmental contour lengthwise thereof, a foot piece at the lower end of one side disposed at right anles to the extension and a claw at the lower end of its front disposed at. right angles to the foot piece.
2. The invention as set forth in claim 1, having said foot piece of rectangular contour. said foot piece having a part of its inner end integral with the inner end of the extension and its forward edge spaced from said claw.
3. The invention as set forth in claim 1 having said foot piece of rectangular contour, said foot piece being formed with a flat lower 'face