US 304089 A
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S. W. ENTREKIN.
COMBINED CUTTER, PUNCH, AND PLIERS. No. 304,089.
Patented Aug. 26, 1884..
UNITED STATES n'rnnr Oriana.
SAMUEL JV. ENTREKIN, OF HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO JACOB XV. MEESE, OF SAME PLACE.
COMBlNED CUTTER, PUNCH, AND PLlERS.
Z5PL'CIFICAIION forming part of Letters Patent N02 304,089, dated August 26, 1884.
Application filed December 14, 1883. No model.)
.To 60% whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, SAMUEL W. ENTREKIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Harrisburg, in the county of Dauphin and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Combined Gutter, Punch, and Pliers for use in Connection with Sewing-Machines, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part thereof, in which my new instrument is represented partly open in Figure l and closed in Fig. 2.
The object of my invention is to provide a convenient tool by which the round or halfronnd belts of sewing and other similar machines may be quickly and conveniently fitted to a proper length when they are to be ap plied to the machines, or may be shortened when they have become stretched and loose from use.
To this end my device consists of two jaws, H, pivoted together at J, and having handles like ordinary pliers. The jaws H are provided on their inner sides with half-round recesses D, A, and G, the recesses Gbeing much smaller than the recesses D and A. To the side of one of the jaws H, adjacent to the recesses D, is attached the knife or cutter E, and in the same jaw in the recess A is secured an ordinary hollow punch, B, of sufficient length to reach the bottom of the opposite recess when the instrument is closed.
The operation of my device is as follows:
When a belt-is to be fitted, the same is out to a proper length by placing the end thereof in the recess D and closing the instrument to cause the cntter E, which shears against the opposite jaw, to cut off the end projecting be yond the cutter. Holes for the belt-fastening link or hook may next be made by the punch B operating in the recess A, by which latter the belt will be held, and the fastening link or hook may next be bent into proper shape by forcing the jaws H, together with the link or hook, in the recesses G, which will hold the same from slipping when under pressure.
Thus it will be obvious that by the use of my tool a belt may be quickly fitted to its proper length, punched, and the ends secured together by the fastener.
Having thus described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent- The combined cutter, punclnand pliers herein described, the same consisting of two pivoted jaws having handles, said jaws being pro- 5 vided with belt-recesses of proper size to hold a beltwhile being cut and punched, and hook or link recesses smaller than said belt-recesses for holding a link or hook while being bent, one of the said jaws having a punch and cutter operating in connection with said belt-re cesses, substantially as set forth.
SAMUEL XV. ENTREKIN. lVitnesses:
J. FRANKLIN Rnrennr, J. W. Mnnsn.