Wood-worker s dog
US 294777 A
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WOOD WORKERS DOG. No. 294,777. Patent edMar. 11,1884
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PATENT OFFI E.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 294,777, dated March 11, 1884.
Application filed January 8, 1884. (No model.)
To ctZZ whom it ntcty concern: Be it known that I, JOHN FORBES, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of San Francisco, and State of Califor nia, have invented a new and useful VVoodlVorkers Dog, of which the following is a specification. The object of my invention is to provide a means whereby workers in wood are enabled to join the meeting ends of their work in a permanent manner and flush with the finished surfaces, to which my device is applied.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and to which reference is had, 'Figure 1 is a perspective View of my wood-workers dog. Fig. 2 is a bottom view of the body of the dog. Fig. 3 is a crosssection showing the inner edge of one arm.
The dog is constructed with two points or arms, A, at right angles to the body or longitudinal piece B. The arms and body are triangular in form in cross-section, so as to form acute or cutting angles or edges inwardly along the entire-length of the arms and the body or head, or otherwise are beveled upon both sides to form inverted-Vshaped cuttingedges. The ends of the arms are beveled flatwise to form a chisel-shaped cutting-point.
In p'ractice,when it is desired to unite pieces of wood-such as in making patterns for models and molders use-the meeting ends are j oined closely, and one arm of the dog placed upon one side of the joint and the other arm upon the opposite side of the joint, when the dog is the dogs a sufficient depth, which a hammer would not do without bruisingthe wood.
It should also be observed that the points may be turned at right angles to the position shown in the drawings, or to conform to the difierent position of the grain of the wood to be joined.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-
The herein-described dog for wood-workers,
' consisting of a body and two depending arms constructed at right angles to thebody, and provided with inwardly-beveled or V-shaped edges, and adapted to be driven into the wood so as to be flush with the surfaces thereof, in the manner and for the purpose as set forth and specified.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand and seal.
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