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N. GALLIEN, JR 2,222,744
RING REMOVING DEVICE Filed April 6, 1940 L9 Z 5 7 g /5 INVENTOR.
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Patented Nov. 26, 1940 I 2,222,744
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE RING REMOVING DEVICE Napoleon Gallien, Jr., Opelonsas, La.
Application April 6, 1940, Serial No. 328,324
2 Claims. (01. 128330) This invention relates to a ring removing dethrough an opening formed in the cartilage of a vice and while it is particularly adapted for use hc-gs nose and has a pair of jaws l and 2 which when removing a ring from the nose of a hog, taper forwardly toward their free ends so that it is to be understood that it is not limited to they may be passed through a ring 3 until the 5 this use, ring fits tightly about the jaws. The jaws will 6 One object of the invention is to provide a then extend through the ring in engagement with device of this character by means of which a diametrically opposed portions thereof and, when ring may be easily spread and removed from an the jaws are moved away from each other, force opening formed through the cartilage of a hogs exerted by the jaws will spread the ring, as shown 10 nose without tearing the cartilage. It will thus in Fig. 2. The ends of the metal strand from 10 be seen that a ring may be temporarily applied which the ring is formed will then be spaced from to a hogs nose to prevent it from rooting while, each other a suificient distance to allow the at the same time, allowing the animal to eat cartilage to pass between them and the ring may potato vines and the like, the ring being easily be removed without tearing the cartilage. Since removed by use of the removing device without the cartilage is not torn, another ring may be 15 injuring the animals nose and leaving the nose applied when desired. in such condition that a ring may again be ap- The two jaws are pivoted in side by side enplied when desired. gagement with each other by a pivot pin 4 which Another object of the invention is to provide a passes through their rear end portions 5 and 6 tool of this character resembling a pair of pliers and from their rear ends extend handles 1 and 8. 20
' but so constructed that when pressure is applied The handles are curved longitudinally and exto its handles, its jaws will be moved away from tend rearwardly in spaced relation to each other each other for expanding a ring through which when the jaws are closed. The handle I is apthe jaws ar passed, preciably shorter than the handle 8 and has its Another object of the invention is to provide a rear end portion pivotally and slidably connected 25 tool having the handle of one jaw appreciably with a lever 9 which is pivoted to the handle 8 shorter than the other and actuated by a lever adjacent the forward end thereof by a pivot pin pivoted to the long handle and having pivotal l0. A pin H serves to pivotally and slidably and sliding connection with the short handle. connect the lever with the short handle and may Another object of the invention is to provide be carried by the lever and pass through a slot 12 30 a tool wherein, in addition to providing a pivotal formed in the handle longitudinally thereof, as and sliding connection between the lever and the shown in Figs. 1 and 2, or the pin may be carried short handle, the forward end of the lever is by the handle 1 and pass through a slot formed pivoted to a link having pivotal and sliding conin the lever, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. When nection with the jaw having the short handle, the slot is formed in the lever, the portion of the 35 thus providing means for applying force to the lever at the rear end of the slot is widened, as jaw itself as well as to the handle and allowing shown at [3, to reinforce the lever and prevent it a stiff ring to be easily forced open. from breaking when subjected to strain during Another object of the invention is to provide use of the tool. When the handle 8 and lever a ring spreading tool which is simple in con- 9 are grasped and forced toward each other, the 40 struction, easy to operate, and not likely to get handle I and the jaw I will be rocked about the out of order or become broken. pin 4 and the jaws l and 2 shifted apart and The invention is illustrated in the accompanymoved from closed position to open position. ing drawing, wherein: Since the jaws are passed through a ring when 5 Fig. 1 is a side elevation showing the jaws in in closed position, movement of the jaws to open 5 closed position. position will exert force to spread the ring, but
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing the the ring will remain in engagement with the jaws jaws moved apart to spread a ring through which and not drop from the same as it is withdrawn the jaws pass. from the hogs nose. In order that a ring formed Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1, of a modified of very stiff metal may be easily spread, a link 50 form of tool. I4 is provided. This link is pivoted by a pin 15 Fig. 4 is a view showing the tool of Fig. 3 with to the forward end portion [6 of the lever which the jaws moved apart to spread a ring. projects forwardly from the handle 8 and the This improved ring spreading tool is intended other end of the link carries a pin ll which for use when it is desired to spread a ring gassing passes through a slot l8 formed in the rear portion or shank 5 of the jaw l, longitudinally thereof. When the handle 8 and lever 9 are forced toward each other, opening movement will be imparted to the jaw I by the link and its pin, as well as movement being imparted to the handle I by the pin ll carried by the lever. Therefore, the jaw I will be very effectively moved in an opening direction and sufficient force exerted to easily spread a stiff ring.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is: l
1. A ring removing tool comprising jaws pivoted in side by side relation to each other and having rearwardly extending handles integral with their rear ends, said handles extending rearwardly in diverging relation to each other when the jaws are in closed position, the handle of one jaw being shorter than the handle of the other jaw and formed with a longitudinally extending slot near its rear end, a lever pivoted in spaced relation to its front end to the longer handle adjacent the front end thereof and extending rearwardly in diverging relation to the longer handle and across the rear end portion of the shorter handle, a pin extending laterally from said lever and through the slot to slidably and pivotally connect the short handle with the lever, said lever having its front end portion projecting forwardly from the longer handle, the rear portion of the jaw having the short handle being formed with a longitudinally extending slot, a link pivoted at its rear end to the front end of said lever, and a pin carried by the front end of said link and passing through the slot of said jaw to pivotally and slidably connect the link with the jaw.
2. A ring removing tool comprising jaws pivoted in side by side relation to each other and having rearwardly extending handles integral with their rear ends, said handles extending rearwardly in diverging relation to each other when the jaws are in closed position, the handle of one jaw being shorter than the handle of the other jaw, a lever pivoted in spaced relation to its front end to the longer handle adjacent the front end thereof and slidably and pivotally connected with the shorter handle for imparting movement thereto and swinging the jaw of the shorter handle away from the other jaw to open position when the lever is forced toward the longer jaw, and a link pivoted at one end to the forward end of the lever, and a pin and slot connection between the other end of the link and the rear portion of the jaw of the shorter handle to force said jaw toward open position when the lever is forced toward the longer handle.
NAPOLEON GALLIEN, JR.