US 2823470 A
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Feb.- 18, 1958 PAGE 7 2,823,470
SNOW SCOOP Filed Aug. 3, 195a Philip N. Page 7 INVENTOR.
- I BY 4/ O mm United States Patent SNOW SCOOP Philip N. Page, Leominster, Mass.
Application August 3, 1956, Serial No. 601,932
1 Claim. (Cl. 3753) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in snow scoops of the hand type and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, novel means for greatly increasing the capacity of the implement and retaining the snow therein until it is full or substantially so and ready to, be dumped.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a snow scoop of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, compact, of light weight, highly eflicient and reliable in use and which may be manufactured at low cost.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a snow scoop constructed in accordance with the present invention;
Figure 2 is a view in side elevation thereof; and,
Figure 3 is a view in vertical longitudinal section, taken substantially 0n the line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a blade of suitable metal which is designated generally by reference character 4. The blade 4, which may also be of any desired dimensions, is mounted on one end portion of an upwardly and rearwardly inclined tubular metallic handle 5.
The blade 5 includes a substantially flat bottom 6 having upwardly inclined marginal side and back portions 7 and 8, respectively. The back 8 of the blade 4 is provided with a rolled upper edge 9.
Mounted transversely on the bottom 6 of the blade 4 is a riflle 10 of suitable metal. The bottom 6 of the "ice blade 4 terminates, at its forward end, in an upwardly and reversely bent flange 11 which overlies and is secured on the forward end portion 12 of the riflle 10 in the manner shown to advantage in Figure 3 of the drawing.
The handle 5 includes a pair of parallel tubes 15 which are secured together, as indicated at 16. The tubes 15 terminate in outturned upper end portions 13 having grips 14 mounted thereon. The tubes 15 further include outwardly, downwardly and then forwardly extending lower end portions 17 which straddle the blade 4 and which are secured to the side and back portions 7 and 8 thereof as indicated at 18 and 19.
It is thought that the use of the implement will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, with the flat bottom 6 of the blade 4 resting horizontally on the ground, the scoop is pushed forwardly through the medium of the handle 5. Snow entering the blade 4 rides rearwardly over the riflle 10 to the rear end portion of said blade. Thus, the snow which initially enters the implement is retained in the rear portion of the blade thereby facilitating the complete loading of the device. The flange 11 functions as a shield for the forward end of the riflle 10 in addition to materially reinforcing or strengthening the forward end of the bottom 6.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
A snow scoop comprising: a handle, a blade mounted on one end portion of said handle, said blade including a substantially flat bottom and upwardly inclined marginal side and back portions, and a rifile mounted transversely on the bottom and having a front portion constituting a flange seated on the bottom of the scoop, said bottom including an upwardly and rearwardly bent flange on its forward end overlying the flange of the riflle.
Furnas Apr. 10, 1900 Wenner Feb. 21, 1950