|Publication number||US301976 A|
|Publication date||Jul 15, 1884|
|Filing date||Sep 12, 1883|
|Publication number||US 301976 A, US 301976A, US-A-301976, US301976 A, US301976A|
|Inventors||Albert H. Forsyth|
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|Referenced by (6), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
(ModeL) A. H. FORSYTH.
GOMBINED KNIFE AND FORK. No. 301,976. Patented July 15, 1884.
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ALBERT H. FORSYTH, OF 'WOBCESTER, MASSAOHUSETTS.
COMBINED KNIFE AND FORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters, Patent No. 301,976, dated J'uly' 15, 1884-.
Application filed September 12, 1883. (ModeL) To aZZ whom it may concern.- 7
Be it known that I, ALBERT H. FORSYTH, of Worcester, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Knives and Forks, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to combined knives and forks, in which the blade of the knife and the prongs can be passed into recesses in the handles, thus permitting the knife and fork to be carried without placing the person in danger of cutting their hands, or being otherwise injured by the knife and fork.
The object of my invention is to provide certain new and useful means for fastening the knife and the fork to their handles.
Reference is to be'had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figure l is a longitudinal sectional elevation of my improved combined knife and fork, showing them sheathed on the line a: m, Fig. 2. Fig. 2 is a face view of the knife-blade and the plate to which it is fastened. Fig. 3 is a crosssectional elevation of the knife.
The handle A for the knife B or fork C is composed of two sections, a b, which are held to the opposite sides of a metal plate, D, provided at its lower end with a spring-tongue, E, pressed out of the plate and projecting from one side of the said plate D into a recess, a, formed in the inner surface of the handle-section a. The free end of the tongue E is at the bottom of the recess. The base end of the knife-blade B or of the fork G is riveted to that side of the plate D opposite the one from provided with transverse grooves in their outer fork to the plate D are within the handle.
The knife-blade or fork is thus held securely in the handle, and the handle has a very elegant appearance. When the knife and fork are not in use, the knife-blade B is passed into the recess a of the fork-handle, and the fork O is placed into the recess a of the knife-hair dle. The spring-tongues E press-against the knife-blade and fork, and thus hold them in the recesses a until they are drawn apart, and prevent the knife and fork from becoming separated accidentally. When the knife and fork are closed, the upper ends of the handles are in contact. As the handles cover the prongs of the fork and the knife-blade, the hands or body of the person carrying the combined knife and fork cannot be injured by the same.
I am aware that it is not broadly new to make a knife and fork with hollow-handles,
closed at the outer and open at the inner ends,
so that the knife-bladewill slide into the cavity of the fork-blade and the fork into that ofthe ALBERT H. FORSYTH.
THOMAS H. FoRsYTH, ALEXANDER STOREY.
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