US 2127163 A
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Aug. 16, 193s. f DAVIS- y .2,127,163 y l To'oL HANDLE l Filed April 2e, 1938 Patented Aug. 16, 193s 2,127,163
l UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TOOL HANDLE Joseph Davis, South Orange, N. J. Application April 26, 1938, Serial No. 204,423 6 Claims. (Cl. 40-19) My invention relates to new and useful imout in the appended claims. My invention, as provements in tools provided with handles, and illustrated by way of example in the accompanymore particularly to the handles of such tools. ing drawing, is shown applied to a screw driver;
Heretofore, a name, initials, or other identifybut it is apparent that it is equally applicable ing indicia have been either stamped, painted, to other tools having handles. Moreover, it will 5 or engraved on the handle of the tool. This be understood that the invention is not limited method has been found to be unsatisfactory due to the details disclosed but includes all such variato the fact that the identifying indicia may be tions and modications as fall within the spirit scraped off or, after considerable use, became of my invention and the scope of the appended obliterated from wear. A handle formed accordclaims.
ing to my invention is so constructed that any In the drawing: amount of handling will not affect the identify- Fig. 1 is a side view partly in section on the ing indicia, thus providing a permanent means of line I-I of Fig. 3 showing a screw driver having identication. a transparent handle, and the identifying means l5 The primary object is to provide such a tool shown partially inserted in the handle; 15 with a transparent handle and to provide a sim- Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through ple, inexpensive, and practical means for applythe handle portion of the screw driver, the secing a name or other identifying label in the tion being taken along line 2--2 of Fig. 3;` transparent handle in order that the owner may Fig. 3 is an end view o! the handle;
readily identify his tool. Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken sub- 2 Another object of my invention is to provide stantially along the line 4-4 of Fig. 1 in the means for securing the name or identifying label direction of the arrows; and in the handle so that the name or label cannot be Figs. 5 and 6 are perspective views of the opporemoved or changed without causing readily site sides of the 'identifying means.
noticeable damage to the handle, which damage As shown in detail in the drawing, the im- 25 defaces the handle and is not readily reparable. proved screw driver includes a shank i com- Another object of my invention is to construct prising an inner end portion 2 disposed in a the handle in such a manner that upon the sale portion of handle 3, and an outer end portion of a tool of this type either the merchant or the flattened and shaped at its extreme end to propurchaser may quickly and easily insert the idenvide a bit 4. The end portion 2 of the shank is 30* tifying label in the handle, so that it will remain formed with ribs 5, providing a fast nonrotatable as a permanent identification means. and secure connection between the shank cover- A further object of the invention is to provide, ing portion 3 and the shank itself. The complete in conjunction with a hollow transparent handle handle 8, including shank covering portion 3,
foratool, anidentifying slip so proportioned that main portion 1, and cap 9, is cast of clear or it may be inserted in the handle temporarily, and colored transparent electrical insulating material, when desired may be removed, cut down to a size with the usual series of longitudinally extending and shape which will be entirely contained within grooves I0 on the main portion 1 providing ribs the handle and prevent subsequent removal. Il. The portion 3 is cast around the shank 2 A still further object of my invention ls the instead of acommon method of driving the shank 40 provision of a hollow handle having a transparent into the said shank-covering portions. The main side panel and a permanently attached end caportion l must be transparent, at least over some pable of admitting a label slip but satisfactorily of its surface while the shank covering portion 3 preventing its subsequent removal. and the cap 9 may be cast of nontransparent ma Another object of my invention is to form a tool terial or enameled. In order to match the shank 45 handle of a transparent thermoplastic material covering portion with the cap it is preferable which is cast on the tool and thus provide a to use the same color of enamel on both. strong and permanent connection between the The handle portion 1 has a central cavity l. handle and the tool, and which is formed with a The outer end of the cavity 8 has a peripheral 5() recess adapted to receive the identifying means. ETOOVE l2 fOImlng a Seal fOr the Cap 9. 50
With the foregoing and other objects in view The inner face of the cap 9 has a circular rib which will appear as the description proceeds, my I3 which lits tightly within the groove I2 and invention consists in the novel features hereinmay be attached permanently by cement or other after described in detail, illustrated in the acmeans. Centrally the inner face of the cap is companying drawing, and particularly pointed concave and at the center provided with a cylin- 55 drical recess I4. A narrow slot l5 connects the recess il with the outer surface of the cap. This slot flares outwardly, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3 to facilitate introduction of the label slip but prevent its removal. The slot is in a plane parallel to opposite ribs Il which constitute transparent windows serving as lenses through which the label slip is visible and they may serve to magnify the latter.
At the opposite inner end of the central cavity I there is a tapering recess IB, extending in diminishing cross-section therefrom, which recess -IB terminates in an extreme cylindrical recess I1 adapted to center the inserted label slip. 'I'he slot I5 is very narrow, but sumcient to permit the paper label I8 to be inserted into cavity I and preventing the paper label from falling out easily. One end of the paper'label comes to rest in the cylindrical recess I1 and the other end rests in the cylindrical recess I4. The cavity 8 being much larger than the paper label, allows the label to bend and iloat or turn freely within recess 8, making the label more attractive and ornamental.
I provide a paper label or slip i8. Originally,
this is long enough to extend all the way through the cavity 8 with its inner end in the recess Il but the opposite end outside of the cap 9. After the main portion o1' the slip has been appropriately marked the slip is inserted as indicated 'above and the operator then observes whether the marking is satisfactory. If so the slip is removed and tab I9 cut oil' or bent backward leaving the slip with a length shorter than the length of the cavity 8. When the slip is next inserted it passes completely within the cavity and is prevented from inadvertent removal by the form and size of the slot I5. As an indication of the proper length, the slip is marked or perforated as shown at 20 on Figs. 5 and 6.
This arrangement is an eiective Way of providing suitable identifying marks permanently in the handle oi a tool or the like and may obviously be varied within the scope oi' the follow- Y- ing claims.
What I claim is:
1. A handle for a tool or the like comprising a body portion having a transparent side wall, a cavity within said portion, a cap for the cavity, said cap having a restricted opening and an identifying member insertable through said restricted opening.
2. A handle for a tool or the like comprising a body portion having a. transparent ribbed side wall, a cavity within said portion, a. cap for the cavity, said cap having a restricted opening and an identifying member insertable through said restricted opening.
3. A handle for a tool or the like comprising a body portion having a transparent side wall of electrical insulating material, a cavity .within said portion, a cap for the cavity, said cap having a restricted opening and an identify-V ing member insertable through said opening.
4. A thermoplastic handle for a tool or the like comprising a body portion having a transparent side wall, a cavity within said portion, a cap for the cavity, said cap having a restricted opening and an identifying member insertable through said restricted opening.
5. A handle for a tool or the like comprising a body portion having a transparent side wall, a cavity within said portion, a central tapering recess in the inner end of said cavity, a cap for the cavity, a central tapering recess in said cap, a restricted opening through the cap, and a slip or label insertable in the cavity with its ends in said recesses.
6. In combination, a handle for a tool or the like comprising a body portion having a transparent side wall and a cavity within said portion, a slotted closure for the cavity and an identifying slip of greater length than the cavity, said excess length being removable or bendable to permit the passage of the slip completely inward of the slotted closure. y