US 549748 A
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REBATE. HUSKING PIN. No. 549,145. Patented Nov. 12, 1895.
ANUREW B-GRANAM. PHUDUTHWSHINGTON. IN2.v
UNITED l STATES PATENT EETCE.
EDIVARDhF. RATE, OF IOVA CITY, IOIVA.
SPECIFICATION forming' par-trof Letters Patent No. 549,748, dated November 12, 1895.
Application filed March 20, 1895.
T0 all whom, it may concern.-
Beit known that I, EDWARD F. RATE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Iowa City, in the county of Johnson and State of Iowa, have invented a new and useful Husking-Pin, of which the following is a specification.
In devices as heretofore constructed, so far as I am aware or have been able to discover, the huslring-pin has been permanently secured to either the cot or the hand strap or guard, or both. Hence the husking device is limited in its use, being capable of being fitted to one hand of the operator only, and is not susceptible of being fitted to and worn upon either hand. Moreover, the devices now in use for husking corn are not constructed with reference to have the position of the cot or finger changed or other cots attached thereto, if desired, to protect any one or more iingers of the hand which may be required.
The purpose of the present invention is to enable the position of the cot or finger to be changed at will or other cots or fingers applied to the hand-strap as may be required to secure ease and comfort to the user or wearer.
With these ends in view the improvement consists, essentially, of a hand strap provided at intervals in its length with a series of transverse slits or openings, a lace attached at one end to the hand-strap, and adapted to pass alternately in and out through the openings or slits in one end portion of the handstrap, a husking-pin designed to pass through the openings or slits in the other end portion of the strap in a similar manner to the lace, and having an eye at the end opposite its point to receive the lace which ispassed therethrough and fastened to secure the pin in place, and a cot or finger, one or more, secured to the hand-strap by means of the pin passing through registering openings in the side thereof after its passage through adjacent openings or slits in the cot or cots to be held in place.
For a full understanding of the invention reference is to behad to the following description and the figures of the accompanying drawings, in which-n Figure l is a perspective view of the invention as arranged to be worn on the right hand.
Serial No. 542,530. (No model.)
l Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. l, showing the device arranged to be worn on the left hand, the position of a second cot being indicated by the dotted lines. Fig. 3 is a view of the cot or finger detached from the hand-strap.
- Fig. 4 is a detail view of the hand-strap. Fig.
5 is a detail view of the husking-pin.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral l represents the hand-strap; 2, the cot or finger; 3, the husking-pin, and 4 the lace.
The hand-strap I will be of suitable length to nearly or completely encircle the fingers of the hand and is provided at intervals in its length with a series of slits or openings 5, for the purpose hereinafter to be more particularlyv set forth.
The husking-pin 3 may be of any suitable design and construction and is provided at the end opposite the point with an eye G to receive the end portion of the lace 4. This husking-pin is secured to the hand-strap by being passed alternately in and out through the slits or openings 5, near the end portion of the said hand-strap, and is held in place by means of the lace 4, which is passed through the eye 6, said end portion of the lace being fastened by making a turn around the end of the husking-pin and being passed between said pin and a turn of the lace and drawn taut.
The cot or finger 2 is provided in one side with corresponding or registering openings 7, through which the huslring-pin passes, to secure the said cot or finger to the hand-strap. From this construction it is obvious that the cot 2 may be readily detached from the handstrap and have its position reversed to adapt it to be worn on either the right or the left hand, as clearly indicated in Figs. l and 2 of the drawings. It is also manifest that one or more cots may be applied to the handstrap, as shown by the full and dotted lines in Fig. 2; also, that the relative position of the cot may be changed to adapt it to be worn on any desired finger of the hand.
The lace 1i may be of any desired form and is preferably a narrow strap tapering at its end to enable it to be readily passed through the slits or openings in the hand-strap and through the eye of the husking-pin. This lace is firmly attached at one end to the handstrap and is designed to be passed alternately IOO in and out through the slits or Openings in the opposite end portioii of the said handstrap, to secure the two ends of the said handstrap together to adapt it to be worn upon the hand. The free end portion of the lace is engaged with the husking-pin in the inanner hereinbefore specified and serves to secure the parts in the adjusted position.
The disposition of the parts herein shown is preferred. However, changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to Without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the ad\\'antages of this invention.
Having thus described in y invention, what I claim isl. A corn-husking device, comprising, es sentially, al hand strap, a husking pin, and a cot, or finger, detachably and reversibly secured to the hand strap by means of the said huskin g pin, substantially as and for the pur-l pose set forth.
2. In a cornhusking device, the combination with the hand strap,provided at intervals in its length with a series of slits, or openings, and a cothaving correspondingslits, or openings, in one side, of a husking pin adapted to pass through the slits, or openings, in the said hand strap and cot, and detachably and re versibly secure the said cot and hand strap together, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
In a corn-husking device, the combination with the hand strap, provided at intervals in its length with a series of slits, or openings,
and a huskin g pin adapted to be passed through the openings nearone end portion of the said hand strap, and havingan eye in the end opposite its point, o' a lace to secu re the ends oi' the hand strap together, and adapted to be passed through the eye ol' the husking pin and fastened so as to secure the said huskingpin in proper position, substantially as set forth.
4. The herein shown and described cor11- husking device, comprising the hand strap, provided at intervals in its length with a series of slits, or openings, a lace firmly attached at one end to an end of the hand strap, and adapted to be passed through the openings, or slits, provided in the opposite end portion of the said hand strap, a cot, or finger, having corresponding slits, or openings, in one side, and a huskin pin adapted to pass through the slits, or openings, in the opposite end of the said hand strap, and through the openings in the cot, to secure the latter to the said hand strap, and having an eye in the end opposite to its point to receive the end portion ol' the aforesaid lace, whereby the said husking pin is held in the proper position, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that l claim the 1" orcgoing as my own I have hereto affixed inysignature in the presence of two witnesses.
EDXVARD F. RATE. lvitnesses:
JoE A. EDWARDS, MARY L. MORRISON.