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P. W. GROOM.
SHOVEL HANDLE. No. 245,818. Patented Aug. 16,1881.
0 N M A? A v v UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GROOM, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, ASSIGNOR TO EZRA H.
LINLEY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 245,818, dated August 16, 1881.
7 Application filed June 10, 1881. (No model.)
To all whom tt may concern:
Be it known that I, PATRICK W. GRooM, of the city of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shovel-Handles, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawin gs, making part of this specification.
This invention is an improvement on the shovel-handles described and claimed in the PatentsNos. 203,359 and 206,814, granted to J. F. Milligan and E. H. Linley, and hearing date respectively May 7, 1878, and Au gust 6, 1878.
My improvement consists in combining with the metal side bars of a handle having ledges on theinside ahand-bar or cap of metal, formed with ears adapted to rest on said ledges, and extensions forming covers to the ends of said bars, as hereinafter set forth.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the cap and side bars of the handle or tang detached. Fig. 2 is a view of the handle, part in side view and part in section axial to the hand-bar.
A is the socket that receives the end of the staff.
B B are side bars, having upon the inner sides curved ledges I), forming a bearing for the ends of the hand-bar. The side bars have also shoulders 1), against which the end extensions of the cap hear.
The hand-bar consists of a metallic cap, (3,. and a wooden core or filling-piece, D. The cap has a curved part, c, nearly semi-cylindrical in form, and ears 0, fitting the inner sides of the ears I) and the ledges b. The cap has end exspecial metal.
This invention is applicable to shovels generally; but it has particular value as applied to tamping-shovels, because the cap C is extended over the ends of the side bars, and consequently there is no joint or seam into which particles of gravel or earth may be forced by the use of the shovel as a tamper; also, the ledges b give ample support to the ends of the hand-bar.
I claim herein as my invention- 1. A shovel-handle consisting of metal side bars,B, formed with bearing-ledges b b, shoulders b I), and ears b b and the semi-cylindrical metal cap C, formed with curved portion or body 0, ears 0 c, and extensions 0 0 as set forth.
2. The combination of the cap C, with ears 0 and extensions 0 the side bars, B, with bear- PATRICK W. GROOM.
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