US 297006 A
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ALONZO O. RAND, OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.
SPECIFICATION forming part ofvLetters Patent'No. 297,006, dated April 15, 1884.
Application died February 18, 1884. (Xo model.) I
' To all whom. it may concern:
Beit known that I, ALONZO O. RAND, a citizen of the United States, residing at Minne apolis, in the county of Hennepin and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Whips, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates more particularly to the construction of driving and riding whips; and the object I have in view is to form a whip of disks, or buttons, or sections which have a flexible core passed through their centers, said core having a button secured or formed upon it at one end, and provided with a screwthread upon an enlargement at the other, adapted to be used with a thumb-screw, whereby the core may be kept taut to press the buttons together, as will be hereinafter more particularly described with reference to a wire In the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification, Figure l represents a longitudinal section divided, and Fig. 2 a plan view of a portion of a finished whip.
In the figures, A and B represent a whiphandle in two parts or sections, one section having a male and the'other a female screw,
` is attached. This wire has a metal button,
E, secured upon its outer end. The end within the handle is enlarged in any suitable manner sufficiently to have a secure screw-thread formed upon it. This wire passes through the partitions d and e. That portion which passes through partition e is made square, so that'it cannot turn, being passed through a square hole in the partition adapted to receive it. The enlarged portion D passes through an opening in partition d made to suit it, and a thumb-screw, F, is passed over it.
c c c represent a series of disks or buttons, half an inch (more or less) in diameter, which are made of wood, or leather, or paper, or other suitable material. These disks have holes thumb-screw and make a finish.
through their centers, through which the wire passes. Their edges are slightly beveled on each side near their peripheries, so thatwhen secured together a small V-shaped groove is formed between each pair.
In making the whip the disks of proper taper are placed over the wire, and then the button E is secured upon its end. By the use of the set-screw F the disks are drawn closely together and the wire is made as taut as desirable. The grooves between th-e disks are now filled with a rubber or other suitable prepa ration, and then dipped in a rubber solution. The whip is then placed under suitable finishing-rollersand iinished up in any of the wellknown and usual ways.
I do not confine myself` to any particular substance for finishing the outside or for closing the grooves between the disks.
Instead of using the handle constructed as described, I may make it of one piece only and pass the wire through it, as seen in dotted line, simply forming a recess in the butt of the whip to contain the enlarged end of the wire and its thumb-screw.V The butt would in this instance be provided with a screw-cap to cover the The body of the whip, by this construction, may, if desirable, be made no greater in diameter t-han that of an ordinary lead-pencil.
When wire is used, it may be rolled in a tapering form.
The stock or body ofthe whip may be molded of paper or wood or other pulp, and then lateral kerfs made a suitable distance apart, nearly to the opening for the wire, thus forming buttons, the space between which is to be filled. with rubber or other suitable preparation and iinished as before stated.
The wire will be so small as to add but little Weight, while great elasticity, strength, lightness, and durability are attained.
Catgut or silk, or any very strong iibrous material, may be used in place of wire.
Talking-canes and iishing-rods may be constructed in like manner.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A whip stock or body having an independent core or center which is capable of be- IOO ing given tension, longtudinaily to the stock, gether and keep the Whip tant, yet still elastic,
by means substantial] y as deseribechand adaptl substantially as set forth.
ed for the purpose set forth. Intestiinony whereof I affix my signature in 2. A Whip Stoel; or body composed of'secpresence of two Witnesses.
5 tions hound together by means ofen independ- ALONZO C. RAND.
ent Core which passes through them, and which Vitnesses: is provided with an enlarged threaded end, and J. J. MGCARTI-IY, a nut adapted to secure the parts 'firmly t0- C. D. DAVIS.