|Publication number||US2491860 A|
|Publication date||Dec 20, 1949|
|Filing date||Sep 12, 1946|
|Priority date||Sep 12, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2491860 A, US 2491860A, US-A-2491860, US2491860 A, US2491860A|
|Inventors||Robert P Ingraham|
|Original Assignee||Robert P Ingraham|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (29), Classifications (13)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
ec. 20, i949 R. P. INGRAHAM @9393@ MAGNETIC NAIL HOLDER Filed Sept. l2, 1946 @Hoz ne 1544 Patented Dec. 20, 1949 MAGNETIC NAILHLDER Robert P. Ingraham, SanAntoni'o, Tex.
Application September 12, 1946,'Sera`lo. '696,609 l 4 Claims.
This invention relates to a holding device for nails or other similar fastenings, designed for use primarily by carpenters, the primary object of the invention being to provide a holder in the form of a cylindrical body portion adapted to be fitted over the index nger of the hand, the nail holder having a magnetic end adapted to attract nails to be driven for holding the nails in their driving positions during the driving of the nails.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character including an adjustable magnetic end section, which may be moved to various angular positions, whereby the nail being driven may be supported in restricted areas.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a nail holding device in the form of a nger stall having a magnetized end formed with a groove in which the nail to be driven, is held.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which Will appear as the description proceeds, the 'l invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective View of a holding device for nails or other similar fastenings constructed in accordance with the invention, and illustrating the manner of positioning the holder on the index finger.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional View through the holder.
Figure 3 is an end elevational view thereof.
Figure 4 is av plan view of a modified form of the holding device.
Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view through a further modied form of holder, wherein the magnetized member of the holder is adjustable.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the holder comprises preferably, a body portion, constructed preferably of elastic material, the body portion being indicated by the reference character 5 and so designed that it may be tted over the finger, pencil, or similar device, of the user, preferably the index finger, in such a way that the body portion will grip the finger and be held in place thereon.
The reference character 6 indicates a magnetized head or end for the body portion, the magnetized end being tted in the body portion and gripped by the body portion to be held in position.
This magnetized head or end 6, is formed with a V-shaped groove or recess l, the shape of the groove or recess being such that nails and fasteners of various diameters may be held therein.
In the form of the invention shown by Figure 4 of the drawing, the reference character 8 indicates a handle on one end of which is secured a magnetized head 9 formed with a V-shaped groove or recess l, in which a nail or fastener to be driven is positioned and held during the driving operation. This form of the invention is specially designed for use in driving nails and fasteners in restricted areas, as in corners.
As shown by Figure 5 of the drawing, the reference character l l indicates the tubular support that is constructed preferably of elastic material to grip the finger over which it is positioned. In one end of the tubular support is gripped the ball seat l2, which is formed with a socket to receive the ball I3 formed at the inner end of the rod M, the outer end of the rod being provided with a head i5, which is magnetized to attract nails or other articles being driven, to hold vthem in their driving positions.
In this form of the invention, the head is also provided with a V-shaped groove or recess I6 within which the nails being driven, are positioned and held.
From the foregoing it is believed that in view of the illustration and description of the device, further description is unnecessary.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. A device of the class described, comprising a tubular body portion adapted to be fitted over the end of a nger, pencil or similar device, and a magnetized member carried by the body portion and adapted to attract a nail positioned thereagainst, said member having in one end a V -shaped recess fully open to the front and opposite sides of the member, said member and recess being proportioned to permit direct striking of a nail held in the recess by a hammer or the like.
2. A device of the class described, comprising a body portion, a magnetized head, and a ball and socket connection betwen the head and one end of the body portion, whereby to permit universal movement of the head with respect to the body portion, said magnetized head having a recess in which a nail to be driven is held in its driving position.
3. A device of the class described comprising a body portion of elastic material and tubular to receive a finger or the like, a magnetized head,
and a ball and socket connection between thev head and one end of the body portion adapted to permit universal movement of the head relative to the body portion, said magnetized head having a recess in which a nail to be driven is -1' held in a position for direct striking by a hammer or the like. A
4. A device of the class described comprising an elastic finger-receiving body portion, a magnetized head, and a ball and socket connection between the head and one end of the body portion adapted to permit universal movement of the head with respect to body portion, said magnetized head having a V-shaped recess fully open to the front and opposite sides of the head and adapted for holding a nail in position to permit direct striking thereof by a hammer or the like.
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|U.S. Classification||227/113, 211/DIG.100, 294/25, 42/99, 335/285, 7/901, 81/487, 294/65.5|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S211/01, B25C3/008, Y10S7/901|