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N0 12, 1946. A. LANSDEN 2,410,882
SURE GRI} SCYTHE HANDLE Filed Dec. 26, 1944 INVENTOR.
difisgfl A'ITD RN EYE Patented Nov. 12, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SURE GRIP SCYTHE HANDLE Gail A. Lansden, Woodburn, Oreg.
Application December 26, 1944, Serial No. 569,900 2 Claims. (01. 287454) My present invention, in its broad aspect, has to do with improvements in adjustable handles for snaths. In agricultural tools of the scythe variety, there is the blade, and the snath, and to the snath is attached an adjustable hand grip or handle for swinging the snath to draw the scythe blade through the vegetation. Adjustment of the snath handle is necessary for various reasons to accommodate different arm lengths, strokes, position of the blade with reference to the ground, and the like. Looseness of the hand grip or handle is very disconcerting and undesirable. More particularly, my present invention is designed to provide improved means for firmly and positively looking a hand grip or handle firmly in adjusted position on a snath.
My invention also has for its purposes and objects to provide a simple, effective and practical device adapted generally for structures now in use with only slight modification and may be used with scythes and snaths now in use without modification.
Other and equally important objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following description and drawing, but it is emphasized that changes in form, size, shape, arrangement, and construction of parts is permissible provided same falls within the purview of my broad inventive concept and the scop of the appended claims.
In the drawing wherein I have illustrated a pref erred form of my invention- Figure 1 is a side elevation of a snath handle, the snath being shown fragmentarily;
Figure 2 is a longitudinal section;
Figure 3 is a front view of the semi-circular locking strip, and
Figure 4 is an end View of the handle.
In the drawing wherein like characters of reference are used to designate like or similar parts:
. The numeral l is a portion of a snath to which the snath hand grip o handle 2 is attached. In ordinary practice, the snath loop 3 is placed with the circular portion 4 around the snath and with the split shank 5 in the heavy beveled ferrule 6 and the shank body in the hollow part I of the handle 2 with the threaded end 8 projecting from the end and held and taken up by the nut 9. In practice,
a wrench is placed on the nut 9 and the nut is tightened down to pull the split shank 5 into the beveled opening of the ferrule 6 thereby tightening the loop about the snath to hold it in adjusted position. It has been found, however, that the connection between the loop and snath which is frictional tends to work loose.
To remedy this condition, I provide a lug It] on the inner face of the loop which selectively fits into a series of spaced, aligned indentations II in a semi-circular band I 2 which may be fitted into a groove in the snath l to be flush and which in the present form has inturned pointed ends l3 to engage into the snath and securely mount the same as shown in Figure 2. The beveled face of the ferrule 6 is ribbed at M so that the combination gripping action of the 111g [0 in the indentations i I of band 12 and of the ribs M in the snath holds the handle firmly in place. In practice, all that is necessary to firmly hold the handle is the band and lug, and in place of the pointed ends I3 screws or small nails may be substituted.
From the foregoing, it is believed the operation and advantages of my invention will be apparent, but it is again emphasized that interpretation of its scope should only be conclusive when made in the light of the subjoined claims.
1. Means for positively holding a handle on a snath, said handle being of the type having a loop and split shank, and a wedging ferrule, including a lug on the inside of the loop, at a point diametrically opposed to said split shank, a seat formed in said snath, a semi-circular band positioned in the seat in the snath, said band having a series of indentations uniformly spaced apart and aligned to selectively receive the lug, said indentations being formed on the outer surface of said band and inturned points on the inner side ends of said band at right angles thereto adapted to engage said snath for attaching the band on the snath.
2. The invention as in claim 1 wherein the inner face of the wedging ferrule is provided with ribs adapted to engage the snath on the portion not covered by the band.
GAIL A. LANSDEN.