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March 28, 195() G A, CAGLE 2,501,757
COMBINATION HAND TOOL Filed MaICh 26, 1948 rfi/ff" v ,fL//M/ 550,965,104 @LE .ze 4 ,5' 49 fa Patented Mar. 28, 1950 orme coMrNa'rroN HAND 'rooL George A. Cagle, Mineola-Tex. Application March 126, 1948,' A'scifiartic.',f17.,-1c2, l
1 This invention relates to a combination hand tool and more particularly toa tool 'having a body provided with means for demountably supporting a plurality of-tool `blades or Work engaging elements whereby the tool readilyr lends itself for a vplurality of uses eliminating. the need :for a separate tool for each of the various operations of which the combination tool is intended.
Still a further object ofthe invention is to provide a combination tool and including la body constructed similar to a section of a hammer and which is readily adapted for demountably supporting the numerous blades or work engaging elements capable of being demountably attached thereto.
Various other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter become more fully apparent from the following description of the drawing, illustrating preferred embodiments thereof, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view, partly in section showing the tool with an ax blade detachably connected thereto;
Figure 2 is a sectional view through the tool head taken substantially along a plane as indicated by the line 2--2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary plan view of the shank end of the tool handle and showing a tool blade demountably attached thereto;
Figure 4 is a cross sectional view thereof taken substantially along a plane as indicated by the line 4 4 of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view of a slightly modified form of the tool handle for demountably sup-porting a screw driver blade;
Figures 6, 7, 8 and 9 are side elevational views of work engaging implements adapted to be demountably supported on the tool head of Figure 1, and
Figures 10, 11 and l2 are plan views of work engaging implements adapted to be demountably supported on the handle of the tool in the manner as illustrated in Figure 3.
Referring more specifically to the drawing, the combination tool in its entirety Ais designated generally It@ and includes an elongated handle l5 which is preferably hollowA or tubular and which is preferably inscribed with a linear measure I6 including one-half inch and inch graduations and inch markings. The handle l5 preferably is Vprovidedv at its outer end with a detachable cap l1 affording access to the interior thereof and the inner end of said handlev is suitably secured-'rigidly to a head I8 which is 'disposed 1 claim. (el. 30e- 1) transversely of the -aX'is of ythe handle l5 and which 'is `provided 4at one endth'ereof with a hammer head 19. g
The opposite end of the head IB is recessed to `provide an outwardly oper-ring' socket 20 Vpreferably of non-circular 'cross section and has 'a bore '20' extending transversely therethrough Aand through the socket 2U.
An ax blade 2.2 is `shown ldemountably supported on the last mentioned end of the tool head :|18 by `:means of a shankportion 23 which yprojects from the intermediate portion'of the back edge .thereof and which snugly ts the recess 20, as
` of which defines the shank 43 corresponding tov seen in Figure 2 and which is detachably retained therein by a retaining pin 2l which extends through the bore 2li and through a bore 24 of the shank 23 which aligns therewith so that when the blade 22 is demountably supported on the tool head I8l the tool I4 readily adapts itself for use as a hand ax.
Figure 6 illustrates a claw head adapted to be substituted on the ltool head I8 for the ax blade 22 and having a shank 21, corresponding to the shank 25 which is adapted to be detachably secured in the socket 2li by the retaining pin 2l. Figure 7 illustrates a hatchet blade 28 having a shank 29 which is adapted to be demountably secured in the socket 20; Figure 8 discloses a tack hammer head 30 with a similar shank 3| for the same purpose and Figure 9 illustrates a ball pin hammer head 32 having a shank 33 likewise adapted to be demountably supported in the socket 20.
As seen in Figures 3 and 4, a band or strap 34 is detachably disposed around the handle l5 adjacent its shank end and is provided with an outwardly offset lportion 35 which combines with the adjacent portion of the handle l5 to form a socket for receiving the restricted shank end 36 of a claw bar and wire puller blade 31 which projects longitudinally from said end of the handle. The handle l5 and the strap or band 34 are provided with aligned, diametrical openings 38 and 39, respectively, for receiving a retaining pin 40 which extends therethrough and through an aperture 4Iv of the shank 3E to demountably se cure theA blade 3l to the handle l5 and it will be readily apparent that said pin 4Q also detachably fastensthe band 34 to the handle. Figure 10 discloses-'a staple puller and pinch bar 42 one end thevshakrgand which is' adapted to be similarly secured'by"a'ffastening 4l! and band 34 to the handle |5;Figure 11 illustrates a chisel 44 having a restricted shank also adapted to be `re 3 ceived in the oiIset portion 35 of the strap or band 34 and secured thereto and to the handle l5 by the retaining pin 40 and a punch 46 is illustrated in Figure 12 having a shank 41 for the same purpose as the shank 36.
Figure 5 illustrates a slightly modied form of the tool handle, designated generally I5' and wherein the cap i1 thereof is elongated and threadedly connected as at 48 detachably thereto. The handle end or cap-fil has 'a' longitudinally extending outwardly opening threaded bore 49 `for receiving the restricted threaded shank 50 -o fv mountably attached thereto. v
The caps I 1 and i1. :are detachable to afford access to the hollow bore or interior of the handle I 5 or I5 so that certain of the-blades or work openings to align with said yopenings of the band,
said work engaging implement or blade having a restricted shank for detachably tting the socket A formed by the outwardly offset portion of the ascrew driver blade"5l which is thereby df..
band and handle and having an aperture therein to align with the handle and band, and a retaining pin extending through said openings and aperture for detachably connecting the work engaging element or blade and band to the handle.
engaging elements 'as :illustrated may be stored therein.
Various modifications and changes are contemplated which may obviously-be.,resorted,to, `without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter dened by the appended claim.
I claim as my invention:
A combination tool comprisingv a. body portion .including an elongated handle having a trans"- yersely disposed head secured to one end thereof, said body portion constituting a portion of a vconventional hammer-like tool, and' meansjvfor :demountably attaching a blade or workengaging limplement thereto, said means comprising a GEORGE A. CAGLE.
REFERENCES CITED The fl'lowing references are of record in the le of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Switzerland Jan. 31, 1939