Device for cleaning gun-barrels
US 358304 A
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J. S. SIMPSON,
DEVICE FOR GLLTABTIIVG: GUN BARRELS, FLUES, &c. No. 358,304?
witnesses UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN SPEAKE SIMPSON, OF AUSTIN, TEXAS.
DEVICE FOR CLEANING GUN-BARRELS, FLUES, 80c.
SPECIFICATION forming part'oif Letters Patent No. 358,304, dated February 22, 1887.
To all whom it may concern/.-
Be it known that I, JOHN SPEAKE SIMPsoN, acitizen of the United States, and a resident of Austin, in the county of Travis and State of Texas, have inventedcertain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Cleaning Gun- Barrels, Flues, 850.; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, and in which-- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved device for cleaning gun-barrels, flues, tubes, 850. Fig. 2 is an edge view of the same. Fig. 3 is aperspective detail view of the slotted head of the cleaningrod with its removable collar. Fig. 4. is a longitudinal sectional view of the same. Fig. 5 is a cross-section on line 00 m, Fig. 2; and Fig. 6 is a perspective detail view of the swab at the end of the device.
Like letters of reference denote corresponding parts in the several figures.
My invention has relation to implements for cleaning the inside of tubes and removing dirt, soot, or scale therefrom-such as gun-barrels, boiler-fines, stove-pipes, &c.; and it consists in the construction and combination of parts of the reversible cleaning device,\vhich will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, R denotes the head of the cleaning-rod B, to the end of which my device is affixed. This rod may be of any suitable material and dimensions, and made either in a single piece or in sections, according to the particular purpose for which the device is intended to be used The head A of my cleaning device has at one end a screwthreaded projection, C, whereby it may be screwed into a threaded recess in the end of rod B, and is slotted longitudinally, as shown at D, for the insertion of the shank E, which is inserted into the slot and fastened therein, either permanently or removably, by means of screws, bolts, or other suitable means.
Upon the flat part of theshank E is pivoted the reversible cleaner-head F, which is in two parts, each part being fastened .upon the squared end of the pivot-bolt G, which works with its round middle part in a bolt hole in shank E, as illustrated in Fig. 5. One end of the bifurcated head F is spherical or rounded, and into the opposite flat end are inserted a number of spring-metal Wires, 0, the outer ends of which diverge from one another, as shown; or, instead of metallic wires, pieces of rattan, brush, or any other suitable material may be used. This construction of the head F permits it to turn freely upon the shank, so that it may be reversed from one position to another, as indicated in dotted lines.
At the outer end of shank E is a slot or aperture, H, for the insertion of the cleaning clothor swab I, (shown in Fig. 6;) but, if desired, the shank may be broken off, as indicated by the broken line marked y y in Fig. 1, in cases where it is not desired to use a swab or cleaning-cloth with the implement.
When this apparatus is to be used as a fluecleaner, for cleaning boiler-fines or stove-pipes in which the soot and other matter has caked, a beveled collar (shown at J) may be inserted upon the screw-threaded head A, said collar being of such a diameter that it will fit the flue closely, and with its sharp edge scrape off the soot and sediment on the inside of the flue. WVhen the device is constructed for cleaning gun-barrels, a brush or polishing-collar of suitable material may be substituted for the metal collar J.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the drawings, the use of the device will be readily understood without further explanation. After the cleaner-head F has been pushed through the flue or gun-barrel, as the case may be, from one end to the other, the head is reversed and the rod is pulled back again. Thus each pushing or pulling of the cleaning-rod enables the cleaner to be used properly and efi'ectively, and there is no waste of time and labor in using the implement.
Having thus described my invention, 1 claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States 1. The combination of a cleaning rod, a shank secured thereto, and a cleaning-head, F, pivotally secured to said shank, said head consisting of two parts, one upon each side of said shank.
2. The combination of a head, A, having a longitudinal slot, a fiat shank secured. in said slot, and a cleaning-head, F, pivotally secured swab, and a cleaning -head, F, pivotally seto said shank, and means, substantially as decured upon said shank, and means, substanscribed, for securing the head A to a rod. tially as described, for securing said shank to 3. The combination of a flat shank having the end of the cleaning-rod.
a hole in its intermediate portion, a pivot-bolt In testimony that I claim the foregoing as having its middle round and its ends square, I my own I have hereunto afllxed my signature andacleaning-head, F, secured upon said bolt, I in presence of two witnesses.
said head consisting of two parts, one part be- I JOHN SPEAKE SIMPSON.
ing secured upon each end of said bolt.
4. lhe combination of a flat shank having a slot at its outer end adapted to receive a Witnesses:
. M. R. SPRINGER, JNO. D. KINNEY.