US 2674005 A
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April 6, 1954 A."SIMON 2,674,005
GLAZIER'S TOOL Filed Jan. 22, 1951 INVENTOR BRHHHM Smow ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 6, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,674,005 GLA ZIERS TOOL Abraham Simon, Philadelphia, Pa.
Application January 22, 1951, Serial No. 207,101
1 Claim. 1
The present invention relates to the art of glazing and more particularly to an improved tool of simple construction which facilitates the Work of a glazier.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a glaziers tool made from a single length of structural metal of angular shape in crosssection having means at one of its ends for removing old putty and means at its opposite end for driving glaziers points and for shaping newly applied putty.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide a glaziers tool in the form of a onepiece body member formed of structural angle steel, the body member being shaped at one of its ends to provide a readily resharpenable point for removing old putty and with a flat member, at its opposite end, for driving glaziers points and for shaping newly applied putty.
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will appear more fully hereinafter, it being understood that the invention consists substantially in the combination, construction, location and relative arrangement of parts, all as described in detail hereinafter, as shown in the accompanying drawings and as finally pointed out in the appended claim.
In the said accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the tool of the present invention;
Figure 2 is an end view of the tool as shown in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a longitudinal view in cross-section as taken along the line 3-3 of Figure 1; and
Figures 4, 5 and 6 are perspective views illustrating the use of the tool on a conventional window sash.
The glaziers tool of the present invention, in its preferred embodiment, designated generally by the reference numeral I in Figure 1 of the drawings, comprises a one-piece body member I I formed of structural steel of suitable angular cross-section, preferably right angular crosssection, one end of the body member being ground to a point, as shown at I2, and its opposite end being shaped to provide a flattened portion I3. The body member II, which may be of any suitable angular cross section, includes a pair of side flanges I4 and I5 which diverge from a longitudinally extending juncture line I6 disposed in the median plane of the member.
The pointed end I2 of the tool is formed by grinding or cutting diagonally across corresponding ends of the flanges I4 and I5 at one end of the member II to provide these flanges with flat end faces I! and I8 which lie in a common plane extending at an acute angle to the juncture lines I6 of the diverging flanges. It will be noted that the end faces I! and iii are angularly related to form an acute angle of which the apex constitutes the sharpened point I2 of the tool. The flattened portion I3 of the tool is formed by flattening adjoining portions of the flanges I4 and it at the end of the member II opposite its sharpened point, the flattened flanges being thus disposed in coplanar relationship to form a flat surfaced member which extends at an angle to the juncture line I6 of the flanges I l and I5. Preferably, although not necessarily, the flattened portion I3 is inclined away from the open side of the V-shaped body member II.
The tool In may be formed of any suitable metal, such as structural steel or the like, which can be hardened to resist wear, especially at the end thereof which is sharpened to the point I2. When this point I2 becomes dull with wear, the tool can be readily repointed by the simple expedient of grinding the surfaces I! and I8 of the flanges to thereby provide a newly sharpened point, the length of the body member being such as to permit frequent regrinding of its pointed end.
In operation, the glaziers tool I0 of the present invention is easy and convenient to use and expedites the glazing of windows, as shown in Figures 4, 5 and 6. Figure 1 illustrates use of the tool to remove old putty 20 from a conventional window sash 2i, for which purpose the tool is grasped in such manner that its open side extends in sliding relation over the inner corner of the sash, while its point I2 digs into the old putty 20 for easy removal of the same from the glass and sash as the tool is moved along the latter.
After removal of the old putty and after insertion of a new pane of glass, either side edge of the flattened portion it of the tool, when employed as illustrated in Figure 5, may be utilized to drive glaziers points 22 into the sash. The flattened portion I3 of the tool also serves to shape the newly applied putty 23 in place, as illustrated in Figure 6.
From the foregoing, it will be noted that the present invention provides a one-piece glaziers tool of a simple construction which greatly facilitates the work of a glazier. It is a tool which is characerized in that it is provided with a readily resharpenable putty removing point and with integrally formed means to drive glaziers points into position and to shape newly applied putty. The tool is further characterized in that the putty removing and putty applying means are formed at opposite ends of a one-piece body member of a length suitable to constitute in itself a convenient handle for utilization of either end of the tool.
What is claimed as new and useful is:
A glaziers tool comprising an elongated structural steel member including a longitudinally extending portion comprising a pair of integral right angularly related opposite side flanges of equal width, said flanges at one end of the member being each provided with a terminal edge disposed at an acute angle with respect to the longitudinally extending line of juncture of said flanges, the acute angles being equal and said terminal edges conjointly forming a sharp puttyremoving point where the same intersects the line of juncture of said flanges, said longitudinal- 1y extending portion of the member being of a major length sufiicient to provide for repeated regrinding of said point forming edges and for holding of the member in ones hand and being integral with the other end portion of the memhen e latter being in the form of a flat blade part extending transversely across the longitudinal median plane of the member, said blade part being turned to form an obtuse angle with the line of juncture of said flanges, the narrow peripheral edges'of said blade part being disposed each in a plane normal to that of said blade part, said blade part being thereby adapted to drive glazier points and the like into position, the flat surface of said blade part being adapted for use as a putty applicator, and the member being adapted to be made from a single length of structural steel stock of uniform angular shape in cross-section.
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