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Publication numberUS492640 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 28, 1893
Filing dateMar 9, 1892
Publication numberUS 492640 A, US 492640A, US-A-492640, US492640 A, US492640A
InventorsThomas Thompson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Washer-cutter and carriage-tool
US 492640 A
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Patented Feb; 28, 1893-.


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:SPECIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 492,640, dated February 28, 1893.

Application filed March 9, 1892. Serial No. 424,309. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it concern.-

Be it knownthat I, THOMAS THOMPSON, of New London, in the county of WVaupaca and State of lVisconsin, have invented a new and Improved Washer-Cutter, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description My invention relates to improvements in carriage tools, and the object of my invention is to provide a tool which may be easily carried in a carriage, which may be conveniently shafts in a raised position when the carriage is notin use, which will hold the shafts securely so that they cannot he accidentally displaced, which is provided with a convenient form of wrench to apply to the axle nuts, and which has also a washer cutter at one end, by means of which washers for the axles or other parts of the carriage may be out.

My invention is embodied in the construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and more specifically indicated in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar figures of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figures 1 and 2 are side views of the tool. Fig. 3 is an enlarged longitudinal section of the washer-cutter. Fig. 4 is a cross section on the line 55 of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view of the washer-cutter, showing the cutters in position for use.

The toolhas abody portion 10, which serves as a handle when the wrench is to be used. At the upper extremity of the body 10, is a ferrule 17, the upper portion of which is reduced and screw threaded, as shown at 18, so that a cover 19 may be screwed thereon, and this cover has on its top end, a small wrench head 20, which may be used for adjusting the nuts on the shafts or pole. The ferrule 17 is also interiorly screw-threaded, and screwed into it is a plug 21, which has on its outer end a post 22, terminating in a brad 23. The plug 21 has a longitudinal bore 24., arranged at one side of the post 22, and this bore is adapted to receive the shanks of the elbow cutters 25, these cutters being of a com.- mon kind and terminating at one end in cutting edges 26.

"When the cutters are not in use, their shanks are thrust into the bore 24, as shown in Fig. 8, and the outer portions of the cutters will thus lie flat upon the plug 21, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, so that the cover 19 may be screwed to the ferrule 17.

The post 22, has a transverse slot 27, and when the cutters are to be used for cutting washers, they are Withdrawn from the bore 24, their shanks are placed in the'slot 27, so

that the cutting edge of one will project be yond the cutting edge of the other, as shown in Fig. 5, and then by grasping the elbows of the cutters, the plug 21 is screwed inward so that the shanks of the cutters are held between the post and the outer end of the ferrule 17, as shown in Fig. 5, and the washer cutters are then ready for use. To use them the brad 23 is pushed downward upon a piece of leather, and the body 10 is revolved, thus swinging the cuttihg edges 26 of the cutters in a circle, and the inner cutter will cut the hole in the washer, while the outer cutter will sever the washer from the piece from which it is cut.

The tapered lower end'll of the tool has a rubber block 12 afiixed to it, and also a metal clasp, consisting of parts 13, 14, 15 and 16 as shown. These attachments enable the tool to be applied to a carriage, as shown in Fig. 1, for the purpose of supporting the thills, the rubber block being placed against the axle 31 and the clasp catching over the latter, while the upper end of the body 10 bears against the cross-bar 28 of the thills.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. The combination, with the body of the tool, of an interiorly threaded ferrule secured to one end thereof, a plug having a longitudinal bore and a central projecting post with a transverse slot therein, said plug being adapted to screw into the ferrule, and elbow cut ters having their shanks adapted to enter the bore of the plug and the slot of the post, substantially as described.

2. The combination, with tool, the threaded ferrule thereon, the plug secured in the ferrule, said plug, of a cover applied to the ferrule, substantially as shown and described.

and cutters carried by the body of the

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