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Publication numberUS2371686 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 20, 1945
Filing dateMay 10, 1944
Priority dateMay 10, 1944
Publication numberUS 2371686 A, US 2371686A, US-A-2371686, US2371686 A, US2371686A
InventorsGaulke Erich
Original AssigneeGaulke Erich
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Serving mallet
US 2371686 A
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March 20, 1945. E AUL 2,371,686

' SERVING MALLET Filed May 10, 1944 INVENTOR ATT S Patented Mar. 20, 1945 2 ,371,sc SERVI NG MALLET 1 Erich Gau lke, Newi B edford. Masai Application May 10, 1944, Serial No.-53'4,928 I "3 claims. (01.57-10) This invention relates to a serving mallet for 1 use in rigging and the like. Serving mallets which are in use at the present time are usually provided with some sort of a spool or core upon which the strand material which is to be used for serving must be wound in order to cause the same to properly feed in the use of a serving mallet. Strand material such as marline which is supplied usually comes in coreless balls and consequently an operation must be performed to trans-- ing the work which is to be wound with the strand material. The arrangement of the palm is such I- that it' may be adjusted thata most convenient fer the strand material from the ball Onto the spool or core of the mallet in order thatit may be mounted on the device.

One of the objects ofthis invention is to provide an arrangement whereby a ball of marline or other strand material such as is sold on the market may be bodily positioned within a receptacle formed therefor on the serving mallet and the end of this strand material then led from the receptacle about the shank of the mallet and to the palm thereof.

Another object is to provide a serving mallet in the use of which it is unnecessary to rewind the strand material from the package in which it is supplied onto a separate core.

Another object of this invention is to provide an arrangement for a ball of marline or like material so that the marline cannot be tangled as the marline and mallet using the same is manipulated. Another object of this invention is to provide an arrangement whereby a certain amount of tension may be applied upon the ball of strand material while in the receptaclethat it may remain stationary in place. i r

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawing: i

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the serving mallet;

Fig. 2 is a central sectional view thereof; and

Fig; 3 is a fragmental sectional view illustrating the mounting of the palm in position.

In proceeding with this invention I provide a receptacle sufficient to take a ball of marline the form in which it is supplied on the market. This ball is usually careless and thestrand material may most conveniently be led from the inside of the ball. An opening is provided in the receptacle for leading the strand material outwardly therefrom. A shank is attached to the receptacle about which the strand material may be wrapped to acquire a sufiicient tension and at the end of this shank a palm is provided for engagposition of the palm-with reference to the pack age container may be provided.

With reference to the drawing l designates the shank of the mallet which is formed tubular having a hollow bore I l. A palm designated generally l2 consists of an arcuate member I3 grooved as at M for guiding the strand material and "provided with a stud l5 having a reduced portion It to extend into the hollow bore of the shank III. This stud I6 is secured in position by a suitable method such as a set screw ll having threaded engagement as at l8 through the end portion of the shank to bind thisstud in such adjusted position as may be desired. Shoulder 19 engages the end of the shank to limit the insertion of the same thereinto.

At the opposite end of this shank I0 I provide a receptacle designated generally 20 which has a bottom wall 2| and a cylindrical side wall 22. The same is suitably attached to the shank [0, such for instance as by means of spot welding 23 along one portion of the shank which is cut away to receive the receptacle 20. This receptacle is of a size to receivea complete ball of marline or the strand material 25 which is utilized in serving and which is usually in a 'coreless form.

An opening 26 is provided in the bottom wall 2| of this receptacle and a grommet 21 is provided in this opening which will have rounded edges so that the strand material 28 may be led from the center of the ball or package 25 outwardly through this guiding I grommet to be wrapped one or more turns as at 29 about the shank l0 and then directed to one of the grooves [4 of the palm whichassists in maintaining the strand in position which is usually taut as it is wound .upon the rigging or other work to be served.

A cover 30 is provided for the receptacle 20. and consists of a top wall 3| having a circular for forcing the same inwardly or pulling the same outwardlyfrom the receptacle as may be desired. By arranging the top wall or cover of the receptacle so that it will. telescope into the receptacle I may move the cover inwardly until it engages the package 'or ball of strand material so as 2 I, to hold the same firmly in position and. which will have the effect, if the ball becomes smaller in size,

of applying sufficient tension on the ball so that the same will not move around unduly in the receptacle.

By the arrangement which I have provided it is unnecessary for a second person to be present to pass the ball of marline around the rope or rigging while the server uses the mallet, as the ball of marline will pass about the work as the mallet is rotated.' Further the ball of marline cannot become dropped and roll along the floor so as to interrupt the Work of the server and package therein.

the ball cannot get into such locations that the strand material may be easily snarled while being used. This may all be accomplished without rewinding the ball of marline onto a separate spool to be supported on a serving mallet.

I claim: 1. A serving mallet comprising a palm, ashank extending therefrom, areceptacle for receiving a complete package of strand material mounted on said shank; with a, fixed end nearest said palm,

. said receptacl having an opening therein through i which a strand may be drawn to said shank and palm and a removable cover closing the receptacle at a-location thereof remote from the palm.

2. A serving mallet comprising a palm, a shank extending therefrom, a receptaclefor receiving a complete package of strand material mounted on said shank said receptacle having an opening therein through which a strand may be drawn to said shank and palm, and a cover telescoping within: said receptacle adapted to engage the 3. A serving mallet comprising a tubular shank, a palm having a stud extending into said shank at one end thereof, means to hold the palm in adjusted position in-said shank, a hollow receptacle at the other end of said shank having an opening in the wall thereof toward said palm, a

"ball of strand material within said receptacle having the strand material extending through said opening and about said shank to said palm, a cover telescoping within said receptacle and touching said ball of strand material to hold the same in position.


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U.S. Classification57/10, 242/137.1
International ClassificationB65H49/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65H2701/31, B65H49/08
European ClassificationB65H49/08