|Publication number||US3588931 A|
|Publication date||Jun 29, 1971|
|Filing date||Jul 25, 1969|
|Priority date||Jul 25, 1969|
|Publication number||US 3588931 A, US 3588931A, US-A-3588931, US3588931 A, US3588931A|
|Inventors||Jones Richard L|
|Original Assignee||Jones Richard L|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (6), Classifications (9), Legal Events (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
June 29, 1971 R, L JQNES 3,588,931
COMBINATION TOOL DEVICE Filed July 25, 1969 United States Patent O 3,588,931 COMBINATION TOOL DEVICE Richard L. Jones, 2614 E. Routt, Pueblo, Colo. 81004 Filed July 25, 1969, Ser. No. 844,827 Int. Cl. B251? 1/02 U.S. Cl. 7-8.1 13 Claims ABSTRACT F THE DISCLOSURE A combination tool device readily disassembled into compact components for positioning in a belt-worn carrying pouch. The device comprises an elongated tubular handle having a storage compartment therein for protecting matches or the like. Also provided are closure means at one end of said handle, a plurality of attachments securable at either end of said handle; one of said attachments comprising a combination axe-hammer head, another attachment comprising a combination knife-saw head.
This invention relates to a tool device particularly useful to hunters or the like, having interchangeable head attachments securable to either end of a handle.
Although the art is replete with multi-purpose tool devices, such prior art devices are generally bul-ky in construction, cumbersome to use, and require excessive storage space. As will be readily appreciated, outdoor tools require protection from the elements and yet must be readily available when required; they must be capable of performing multiple functions and yet be compact and unobtrusive; they must be effective in use and yet be lightweight for carrying.
Accordingly, a primary object of the present invention is to provide an improved tool device of efhcient design having the aforementioned desirable characteristics.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a multi-purpose tool device capable of speedy disassembly for positioning in a belt-worn pouch.
Still another object of this invention is to provide a combination tool device having a detachable handle with interchangeable attachments, one of the attachments comprising a combination axe-hammer head and another attachment comprising a combination knife-saw head.
Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a combination tool device, as aforementioned, having internal storage space for carrying and protecting small items such as matches or the like.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a combination tool device, as aforementioned, wherein the head attachments are securable to either end of the handle.
These and other objects of this invention will be readily apparent from the disclosure and attached specification and from the accompanying drawing, wherein:
FIG. 1 illustrates the rear portion of the tool device comprising the present invention, showing the combination axe-hammer head attachment secured to one end thereof;
FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of the tool device of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a plan view of the tool device as shown in FIG. 2;
FIGS. 4 and 5 illustrate another embodiment of the tool combination of the present invention with a combination knife-saw attachment attached;
FIG. 6 is an end view of the handle, showing the closure means provided therein;
FIG. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken substantially along line 7-7 of FIG. 1, illustrating internal storage space provided therein; and
FIG. 8 shows a wrench for operating the handle and shank closure means.
Referring now to the drawing, wherein like numerals indicate like elements throughout the several views, preferred embodiments of the combination tool device comprising the subject matter of the present invention are generally designated by numerals 10 and 12, each comprising a handle 14 to which interchangeable attachments 16, 18 are secured.
The handle 14 is preferably formed of a rigid tubular material such as steel pipe or the like, and includes an internal storage compartment or cavity 20 which extends the length of the handle, as shown in FIG. 7. Internal pipe threads 22 and 24 are provided at ends 23 and 25 for receiving closure means. For example, threaded plugs 26 and 28 are used, each having a hexagonal recess in its outer surface for receiving Wrench 32`- Preferred embodiment 10, illustrated in FIGS. 1 3, is termed an axe-hammer combination tool and comprises a head attachment 16 with integral upper, intermediate and lower portions 40, `42, 44, respectively, disposed perpendicular to the handle. A shank 46 is provided with male threads 48 at its rearward end for threadable attachment to the handle and a forward end -50 joined to intermediate portion 42 at its inner edge 52, as by Welding or the like. Shank 46 is preferably formed from a pipe member of any desirable length with internal pipe threads 49 at its rearward end for receiving plug 96.
Forward end 50 of shank 46 is preferably formed with a generally U-shaped slot (not shown) for receiving inner edge 52 of intermediate portion `42, after which, the outer portions of the end 50 are attened or swaged to conform to the head. The additional contacting area thus provided between the shank and the head results in an exceptionally strong joint after being joined together as by welding, riveting or the like.
Upper portion 40 of attachment 16 is generally thicker and of heavier construction than either the intermediate or lower portions 42 and 44 having a substantially flattened outer surface 60, which is useful for hammering or the like. Surface 60 is substantially rectangular in shape having opposing parallel edges 62 and 64 and opposing arcuate edges 66 and 68. As best shown in FIG. 3, surfaces 70 and 712 curve inwardly and downwardly connecting the edges 62 and 64 of the upper portion to the intermediate portion 42, thereby reducing unnecessary weight at that end as well as minimizing the concentration of working stress at 70 and 72. Intermediate portion 42 converges at the lower or fan-shaped portion 44, as shown in FIG. 2. A sharpened edge or blade 74 is provided at its lower edge which is useful for chopping, splitting wood or the like.
Another preferred embodiment 12., illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5, is termed a knife-saw combination tool and comprises head attachment 18 formed of an enlongated blade member 80. Blade includes an upper edge or knife section 82 sharpened for cutting, and a lower edge or saw section 84 provided with a continuous row of teeth for sawing or the like. Knife 82 curves downwardly at its forward portion 86, terminating at a point 88. Shank connects the blade to the handle. As in the case of shank 46, shank 90 'is provided with a U-shaped slot 91 at its forward end for receiving the blade which is thereafter iixedly secured thereto. The free end 92 is threaded for engagement with either end of the handle. Further, shank 90 may be of any desirable length and may also include a storage compartment, as in shank 46.
In using the combination tool device of the present invention, one must merely assemble the various components starting with the handle 14. Indentations I102 provide a slip-free handle both during assembly and use.
Access to storage compartments 20 and 47 is readily accomplished by inserting the appropriate end of wrench 32 in the recess provided in plugs 26, 28 and 916. Matches, pills, needles, or the like, may then be placed within the compartments and thereafter sealed prior to assembly of the head attachment.
If desired, one attachment may be secured to one end and another attachment simultaneously secured to the opposite end of the same handle, thereby giving the user an opportunity to have available all of the functions of the tool device, as described.
One of the important features of the present invention is the relative ease by which the device may be assembled for use and disassembled for compact storage. The components are preferably placed in a belt-worn pouch provided for that purpose and having dimensions approximating 5" Wide, 7 tall and 11/2 deep.
Although not wishing to be bound by any specific dimension disclosed herein, it is to be understood that such dimensions are given for illustrative purposes only. For d example, handle 14 may be formed of Ss" standard steel pipe having an overall length of approximately 6 inches. Internal threads, N.P.T., are provided at both ends. Attachments 16 and 18 are preferably formed having an overall length of approximately 6 inches. The hammering surface 60 of attachment 16 approximates 2" by 1". In attachment 18, the blade portion 80 is 4%" long and 1%" wide. Thus, it may be seen that the tool device of the present invention is formed of components adapted to be compactly stored.
While preferred embodiments of an improved combination tool have ybeen described above, it should be understood that this invention is not limited in scope to the embodiments described, and variations in the form of the invention are contemplated thereby.
What is claimed is:
1. A combination tool device readily disassembled into compact components and adapted to be stored and carried in a belt-worn pouch comprising:
(A) an elongated handle including means at both ends for detachably securing a shank;
(B) interchangeable tool attachments adapted for use at either end of the said handle;
(l) a multi-purpose working head portion, (2) a shank xedly secured to said head portion at one end, the other end adapted to be received Qin said handle securing means.
2. A device in accordance with claim 1, wherein said tool includes internal storage space for small items necessary for outdoor use.
3. A device in accordance with claim 2, wherein said storage space is provided in the handle and shank.
4. Adevice in accordance with claim 3, wherein said handle and shank include closure means for sealing said storage space from the atmosphere.
S. A device in accordance with claim 1, -wherein said handle is a tubular element including internal pipe threads at both ends.
6. A device in accordance with claim 5, wherein said handle includes a plurality of transverse notches for finger receiving purposes.
7. A device in accordance with claim S, wherein the length of said internal threads at one end is suicient to simultaneously receive both a threadable plug and said shank free end.
8. A device in accordance with claim 1, wherein one of said interchangeable attachments includes an axe-hammer combination head comprising:
(A) a thickened upper end portion with a flat outer surface for hammering,
(B) a lower end portion including a sharpened edge for chopping,
(C) an intermediate portion connecting said upper and lower portions, and
(D) a shank fixedly secured to the lower edge of said intermediate portion.
9. A device in accordance with claim 8, wherein said shank includes means for receiving the lower edge of said intermediate portion, whereby a strong joint is subsequently effected.
10. A device in accordance with claim 8, wherein said shank includes storage space having closure means provided at the free end.
11. A device in accordance with claim 1, wherein one of said interchangeable attachments includes a knife-saw combination head comprising:
(A) an elongated flat blade,
(l) a sharpened edge along its upper edge portion,
(2) a pluralityof teeth along its lower edge portion for sawing,
(B) a shank ixedly secured to the rear portion of said blade.
12. A device in accordance with claim 11, wherein said upper knife edge and said lower saw edge converge at the forward portion of said blade.
13. A device Iin accordance with claim 11, wherein said shank includes means for receiving the rear portion of said blade whereby a strong joint is subsequently effected.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 660,204 10/l900 Seelye 7-8.l 810,987 1/1906 Spicer 7-8.1X
TRAVIS S. MCGEHEE, Primary Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R. 7-14.1, 15
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|U.S. Classification||7/145, 7/148|
|International Classification||B25F1/00, B25F1/02, B26B23/00|
|Cooperative Classification||B25F1/02, B26B23/00|
|European Classification||B26B23/00, B25F1/02|
|Mar 26, 1984||AS02||Assignment of assignor's interest|
Owner name: JONES, DOROTHY
Owner name: JONES, RICHARD L.
Effective date: 19831011
Owner name: YALOTZ, WILLIAM M., JR.
Owner name: YALOTZ, WILLIAM M., JR. 165 ENCINO, PUEBLO, CO 810
|Mar 26, 1984||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: YALOTZ, WILLIAM M., JR. 165 ENCINO, PUEBLO, CO 81
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNORS:JONES, RICHARD L.;JONES, DOROTHY;YALOTZ, WILLIAM M., JR.;REEL/FRAME:004236/0398
Effective date: 19831011