US 527350 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
F. W. TAYLOR. SKATE SHARPENING DEVICE.
No. 527,350. Patented Opt. 9,1894.
m: uomus FEYERS co. vncToLmm wnsumamu. n. c
U NFITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FRED W. TAYLOR, or WEBSTER, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFIOATI ONforming part of Letters Patent No. 527,350, dated October 9, 1894.
Application filed February 5, 1894. Serial No. 499,215- (No model.)
To 00% whom it may concern a Be it known that I, FRED W. TAYLOR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Webster, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Device for the Purpose of Sharpening Ice-Skates, (which has not been patented in any country to my knowledge,) of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improved device for the purpose of sharpening ice skates, which is made in six parts or pieces, viz: two pieces of steel about five inches long and an inch and a half or two wide, and a small file about four inches long by three quarters wide, (a file either rounding or flat can be used as preferred,) and three screws, or screw bolts, to hold the device together and also to widen or narrow the sharpener upon the skate blade. The two halves are of a proper thickness when joined together to fit snugly,
but not tightly, upon a skate blade, and are deeply grooved upon the inner side of each half orpart to hold the file.
The object of the invention is to provide a small, useful and handy device for the sharpening of ice skates that can be used by both old and young at any time or place.
The following is a description of the accompanying drawings.
Figure 1 shows an inner view of one half of the sharpener without the file. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the complete device Fig. 3, a perspective view of the file. Fig. 4: is a View showing retaining screw engaging the file transversely at the endof the device holding it in place.
Similar letters refer to similar parts ineach view.
The sharpener is composed of two iron or steel plates M, M, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, so shaped as to fit upon a skate blade closely and to hold a file F, shown in Fig. 3, level and true upon the bottom of the skate runner. Upon the inner side of plates M, M, are grooves as shown by G, in Fig. 1, to hold the file F, Fig. 3. The file is inserted in the end of the sharpener at t which is the end of groove G, Fig. 1, and held in by screw (2, shown in Fig. 2. The three screw bolts N, N, and d, serve to hold the plates M, M, together and also for the purpose of contracting or expanding the sharpener to fit any thickness of skate blade. Screw cl, Fig. 2, also serves to prevent the file F, Fig. 3, slipping out of the groove G, at the end of the sharpener at A, Fig. 1.
The screws N, N, and d, in Fig. 2, are to be unscrewed or screwedup as required to cause the device to fit any thickness of skate blade. The two flanges H, H, in Figs. 1 and 2, serve as holders to keep file F, Fig. 3, level on the bottom of the skate runner so the skate will be sharpened level and true and keep the sharpener from inclining to either side of the blade.
To use the sharpener, screw up thescrews N, N, and d, as shown in Fig. 2, until flanges H, H, Figs. 1 and 2, fit snugly against the sides of the skate blade but loosely enough to allow the sharpener to slide on the skate blade and then rub the sharpener from heel to toe upon the skate blade until the latter is sharp.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The combination in a skate sharpener of two side plates M, provided with flanges H, and grooves arranged to lie opposite each other, a file seated. in these grooves, a retaining screw engaging the file transversely