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Feb. 12, 1952 R C. ZAUTNER 2,585,526
CLAMP TYPE SCREW DRIVER FOR CANS Filed Aug. l0, 1949 ATTE RN EYS Patented Feb. 12, 1952 UNITED STATES PATE T O F FI C E CLAMP TYPE SCREW DRIVER FOR CAN S Richard Carl Zautner, Manila, Philippine Islands Application August 10, i949, Serial No. 109,519
1 Claim. l
This invention relates to a tool, and more particularly to a screw driver for attachment to a can.
The object of the invention is to provide a screw driver for attachment to a can, such as a can containing cigarette lighter fluid, whereby the screw driver is readily accessible when needed.
Another object of the invention is to provide a. screw driver for attachment to a can containing fluid, and wherein the screw driver can be readily moved into and out of operative position as desired.
A further object of the invention is to provide a screw driver for a can which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufacture.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are used to designate like parts throughout the same:
Figure 1 is a perspective view with the screw driver mounted on a can, the screwdriver being shown in inoperative position;
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device with the screw driver in its operative position;
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the screw driver per se;
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4 4 of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is an end elevational view of the screw driver.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral I designates a can which contains fluid such as cigarette lighter fluid or lubricating oil, and the can Ill is provided with a rolled rim or bead I I on its upper end, Figure 1. A discharge spout I2 projects from a base I3 and the base I3 is secured to the top of the can Ill. The can I0 is of conventional construction, and when the contents thereof are to be dispensed, the cap is removed from the spout I2 so that the fluid can be dispensed therethrough.
Cperatively connected to the can Il) is a tool such as a screw driver I4, the screw driver I4 being mounted for movement into and out of operative position. Thus, when the screw driver I4 is not being used, it is in the position shown in Figure 1, and when the screw driver is to be used, the screw driver is moved to the position shown in Figure 2. The screw driver I4 is preferably fabricated from a single piece of material and comprises a flat body member I which has its sides bent to define a pair of transverse anges I6 and I'I that slidably engage the longitudinal portions of the rim I I of the can II). The flanges I6 and I'I permit sliding movement of the screw driver I4 into and out of operative position, and the flanges I6 and I'I prevent accidental removal of the screw driver from the can.
The body member I5 of the screw driver I4 is provided with an elongated slot I8 through which projects the base I3 of the discharge spout I2. It will be seen that the slot I8 permits movement of the screw driver I4 along the top of the can I0, and this construction of the slot limits movement of the screw driver I4 in its forward and rearward directions, since a portion of, the bodr member I5 will contact the base I3.
Arranged on the front end of the body member I5 is a blade I9 which is adapted to be arranged in engagement with a securing element. such as a screw, when the tool is being used. Arranged on the other end of the body member I5 is a curled portion 20, and the curled portion 2Q denes a finger piece whereby the screw driver I4 can be manually moved into and out of operative position.
From the foregoing, it is apparent that a screw driver I4 has been provided which can be readily attached to a can containing fluid, such as cigarette lighter iuid. Thus, the screw driver I4 will always be available when needed and the necessity of carrying a fluid can and a screw driver as separate implements is eliminated. When the screw driver I4 is not needed, it is arranged in the position shown in Figure 1. When the screw driver blade IS is to be used, the user merely pushes forwardly on the curled portion 2li to thereby slide the screw driver to the position shown in Figure 2, so that the blade I9 projects beyond the end of the can Ill. The screw driver of the present invention can be used for cans containing any type of uid, such as cigarette lighter fluid, or lubricating oil.
In combination, a can containing uid therein, a spout projecting from the top of said can for the egress therethrough of fluid, a rolled rim arranged around the top of said can, a screw driver operatively connected to said can and mounted for sliding movement into and out of operative position with relation to said can, said screw driver comprising a body member provided with a pair of longitudinally-extending anges for slidably engaging the rim of said can, there being a slot in said body member for the projection therethrough of said spout, a blade arranged on one end of said body member, and a curled portion arranged on the other end of said body member for manually moving said screw driver into and out of operative position.
RICHARD CARL ZAUTNER.
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