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Publication numberUS356299 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 18, 1887
Filing dateJun 21, 1886
Publication numberUS 356299 A, US 356299A, US-A-356299, US356299 A, US356299A
InventorsJames H. Alexander
Original AssigneeEnoch M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 356299 A
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(No Model.)



Patented*Ja.n..18, 1887.

x No. 356,299.






SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 356,299, dated J'anuary18, 1887.

Application filed June 21, 1896.

struction of a mallet or hammer head having a face of leather or other analogous material, which face possesses superior capacity of resisting the wear incident to the impact of said tool with the objects struck thereby, and in a great measure protects said objects from injury by said impact, and also relieves thesaid mallet or hammer from jars when in use; and the invention also consists in certain peculiarities of the detail construction of the mallet and the attachment of its aforesaid face, which per mits of taking up the wear of the face and of readily renewing the same when required, all as hereinafter more fully described, and specifically set forth in the claims.

In the annexed drawings, Figure 1 is aside view of my improved mallet. Fig. 2 isalon gitlidinal section of the same online as m, Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 is a face view thereof.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

A represents a mallet head, the main or central portion of which consists of a solid wooden block which has diametrically through it a socket for the attachment of the handle H. This wooden main portion has its ends cut off straight and at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the head, and around said ends are circumferential rabbets a a, formed on the eX- terior of the head. H

To the rabbeted portions of the head are closely fitted the large ends of the two collars O O,which are tapered and have their smaller ends projecting from the head. Said collars are detachably secured to the said rabbeted ends of the head by means of screws 0 a, passing through the collars and entering the wooden head, or by any other suitable and well-known removable fastenings.

In the cavity ofthe projecting portion ofeach collar 0 is inserted a plug, P, which is composed Serial No. 205,823. (No model.)

of layers of leather or rawhide or other analogous material, united by'glue or cement and thoroughly compressed upon each' other, and is tapered to correspond to the taper of the aforesaid cavity, so as to be closely embraced by the collar. The largeend of the plugabuts against the end of the head A, and the small end protrudes from the end of the collar, and forms the face to receive the impact from the object struck by the mallet, and thereby relieves' the latter from jars.

In case the plug P should shrink circumferentially and become loose in the collar G,a liner or liners, Z, can be interposed between the plug and head to crowd the latter toward the tapered end of the collar and thus tighten it therein. The collar being detachable from the head permits of readily introducing the said liners.

WVhere the plug P is worn out, it can be readily removed by detaching the collar 0 from the head A and pushing the plug out through the large end of the collar, and then a new plug can be inserted in the collar.

Having described my invention, whatI claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. The combination, with a mallet or hammer head, of a collar tapered internally, and detachably connected at its large end to said head, and projecting with its smaller end from the same, and a plug of leather or otheranalogous material tapered correspondingly and compressed in the cavity of the collar, substantially as described and shown.

2. The combination, with a mallet or hammer head, of a collar detachably connected to said head and projecting therefrom, afaee detachably inserted in said collar, and a liner or liners interposed between the head and face, substantially as and for'the purpose setforth.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal, in the presence of two attesting witnesses, at Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga, in the State of New -York, this 14th day of June, 1886.

JAMES H. ALEXANDER. [L. s] \Vitnesses:



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Cooperative ClassificationB25D1/02