US 2262540 A
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R. sToN'E TOOL HANDLE 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed July' 11, l1940 il; Il
Inventor Nov. l1, 1941;- v R. L.' STONE TOOL HANDLE' Filed July l1, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 'HHH I I' V Inventor Sio/7e V f A ttorney' Patented Nev. 11i, 1941 UNITED N STAT c 'rooL HANDLE Ralph LeevStone, Randolph, Mass. Application July 11, 1940, serial No. 344,995 j z claims. `(ci. 27e-s3) This invention relates broadly to tool handles,
and an `object of the invention is to provide a handle that is particularly designed for use with i discarded hack-saw `blades whereby such blades may be used `with facility and to advantage by slight alteration thereof in other capacities such| as a screw-driver, knife, chisel, orthe like.
In this connection itmay be observed that hack-saw blades are generally made of the best grade of `steel and hence when no longer useful for the purpose intended may have an end thereof suitably transformed so as to serve in the nature of one of thetools above mentioned.
At the present time when the blade has been" so transformed, it has been the practice to wrap the end ofthe `blade to be held by the hand with paper, tape, or some other material so as to pro-` tect the hand.
e In `accordance with'the present invention a' handle isprovided whereby after` the blade has been so transformed for use as a screw-driver, or the like, said blade can be associated with a handle embodying the features `ofthe invention and thereby 'used to better advantage in its new capacity.` c e The invention together with its objects'and advantages will be best understood from a study of the following description` taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is a plan view showing a handle emf bodying the features of the present invention applied to achack-saw blade that has beenreformed for use as a punch,ror in an analogous capacity;
Figure 2` is an taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is an enlarged transverse'sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1. e e
Figure 4 is a view somewhatsimilar to Figure 2 and illustrating a somewhat slightly modified form of the invention.
Figure 5 is a detail sectional view through onehalf of a plug member illustrating still another form of the invention.
Figure 6 `is aplan View of a hack-saw blade re-formed for use as a screw-driver.
Figure 7 is a detail sectional view taken substantially on the line 1-1 of Figure 6v.
Figure 8 is a plan view of a hack-saw blade reformed for use as a chisel.
Figure 9 is a fragmentary plan view of c a hacksaw blade re-formed for use as a knife.
Referring more in detail to the drawings it will be seen that the handle constituting the salient enlarged detail sectional view feature Lof the inventionis indicated generally by the reference numeral 5 and embodies a knurledtubular body portion 6 into which are fitted plugs 'l and 8. e
Iln each of the several forms of the invention the plugs 1 and 8 are, respectively, divided into two .complemental sections, oneof which, 9, is positivelysecured within the body 6 of the handlethrough the medium of a pin or 'other fasten, ing element I Il, while the other half, Il, is rethe `ends of movably positioned withinsaid` end of' the body E of the handle. Also, the front plug section 9 is formed with a teat 9 which lits in a hole 9" in thehandle, this arrangement also acting to holdthe saidfront section 9 in place. v Also, eachof the plugs; as'shown, is y,reduced diametrically so as to provide' a shoulder' `I2 against which the adjacent end of the handle body B abuts. l ,x
,Also, in each form of the invention the handle is equippedwith a retaining pin or stud I3` that extends through a boreprovided" therefor in the plugsection 9 to project beyond the section 9 atthe confronting faces of `therear plug sections 9 and `Il as shown in Figures 1 and 4 to engage in the aperture 14a usually provided in the body `of the hack-saw, and which body is indicated generally, throughout the fseveral views, bythe plugs 1 and 8 in a manner clearly shown in the drawings.
In the form of the invention shown in Figures 1 and 2, the means for securing the respective sections Il of the respective plugs 1 and 8` in position are shown as being in the forms of screws I5 and i6, respectively, that thread through apertures provided therefor in the tubular body B and into threaded `openings .provided in said plug sections Il and aligning with the openings in the referred to handle body 6.
In the form of the invention shown in Figure 4 the means for releasably securing the plug sections II in position are in the form of springpressed plunglers I1 and I8, respectively, the outer ends of which are normally urged outwardly into engagement with the openings provided therefor inthe body 6 of the handle through ,the
medium of coil springs I8il housed within bores provided therefor in the plug sections I I and impinging at one end against collars I9 on the locking plungers I1 and at their respective opposite ends against plug members 20 tted snugly in the inner ends of the said bores of the plug sections I I.
To remove a plug section I I it will be apparent that the looking plunger I1 or I8, as the case may be, is pressed inwardly so that the outer end thereof will clear the body 6 of the handle, whereupon the selected plug section II may be axially withdrawn from an end of the handle body 6 in an obvious manner.
In the form of the invention shown in Figure 5, springs I8a and plugs 20 are dispensed with, and in their stead there is employed, in connection with each plug section I I, a substantially U- shaped spring 2| that has one end thereof anchored to the plug section as at 22 and a second end thereof anchored to the locking pin or plunger 23; with the last-named end of the spring 2I being accommodated in a suitable slot 24 provided therefor in the inner end of the plug II.
The exposed or working end of the hack-saw blade I4, as shown in Figure 1, may be shaped or re-formed as at 25 so as to render the blade useful as a punch or analogous tool; or as shown in Figure 6 the exposed or working end of the blade body may be formed so as to present a screwdriver 26; or as shown in Figure 8 the exposed or working end of the blade body may be formed to provide a chisel or analogous tool 21; or as shown in Figure 9, the exposed or working end/ of the blade body may be formed and sharpened to provide a knife 28; the handle 5 being readily associated with the re-formed hack-saw blade to facilitate the use of the blade for the purpose intended in accordance with the re-forming thereof. l
It is thought that a clear understanding of the construction, utility, advantages and mannerl of applying they handle to a re-formed, discarded hack-saw blade will be had without a more detailed description thereof.
It is also to be understood that while I have herein shown and described preferred embodiments of the invention, it is in no wise intended to restrict the invention to the precise details of construction, materials, combination and arrangement of parts as so illustrated and described, other than as may be required by the prior art and scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new is:
1. A tool handle embodying an elongated body for receiving one end of the tool for which the handle is provided, said body having plugs in the respective opposite ends thereof, and each plug being divided into two complemental half-sections adapted to accommodate therebetween a portion of the tool body; one half-section of each plug being positively anchored in position on the tool handle body and the other half-section Vof each plug being readily removable, and quick releasable means coacting with the handle body and the respective removable sections of the plugs for releasably securing said removable sections of the plugs in position on the handle body, and a pin carried by a side portion of the rear end of the body and passing through the xed section of the rear plug with its inner end projecting from said xed section for engaging a hole in the rear end of the tool for releasably securing the tool against longitudinal movement relative to said handle.
2. A handle for a blade having .a hole at one end thereof, said handle comprising an elon'- gated tubular member, front and rear plugs in the ends of the handle, each plug being formed of two sections, the blade passing between the sections of the front plug and having the end With the hole therein passing between the sections of the rear plug, the rear end of the handle having a hole in a side part thereof, a pin passing through the hole and through a section of the rear plug with its inner end projecting from the said section to engage the hole in the rear end of the blade, a second pin passing through portions of the handle and through the said section of the rear plug to hold the rear plug section in place, a pin passing through the handle and a section of the front plug, a teat on said section of the front plug and the front end of the handle having a hole therein for receiving the teat and means for removably holding the other sections of the two plugs in the ends of the handle.
RALPH LEE STONE.