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Publication numberUS651380 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1900
Filing dateJan 2, 1900
Priority dateJan 2, 1900
Publication numberUS 651380 A, US 651380A, US-A-651380, US651380 A, US651380A
InventorsRobert G Odell
Original AssigneeRobert G Odell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper-hanger's combination-tool.
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

No. 65I,380Q


(Application filed Jan. 2. 1900.

(No Model.)




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 651,380, dated June 12, 1900.

Application filed January 2,1900. Serial No. 70. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, ROBERT G. ODELL, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Peekskill, in the county of Westchester and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Paper-Hangers Combination- Tool, of which the followingis aspecification.

My invention relates to tools used by paper-hangers, and has for its object the convenience and saving of time of paper-ban gers by combining in one several of the devices they most employ. This object is attained by the means setforth in the specification and the drawings accompanying it.

An explanation will first be made of the several views of the drawings, in which like letters and numbers refer to like parts in the several views.

Figure I represents a pair of shears having a paper-trimmer and seam-roller attached to the handles thereof. Fig. II indicates how the tool is used on a straight edge as a papertrimmer. Fig. III is an edge view of the paper-trimmer and its shield. Fig. IV is a side view of the seam-roller, and Fig. V is a crosssectional view thereof. Fig. VI is an end view of the paper-trimmer shield. Fig. VII is a cross-sectional View of the shears-handle at line b, Fig. I.

A paper-hangers outfit embraces a pair of shears, a base-trimmer, a trimmer to use on a straight edge, a seam-roller, and a sideseam roller. These, with such other small tools as he needs, he carries in a pouch in his apron, and it is often at great inconvenience that he exchanges one tool for another. Some of the most used of these tools I have combined upon a pair of shears as ahandle without sacrificing any of the advantages belonging to them separately.

As shown in Fig. I, the seam-rollers are applied to the thumb-handle 1 of the shears and the trimmers to the finger-handle 2. An arm 9 is extended from the handle 1. (See Figs. I, IV, and V.) It is a plain extension tapped at the end for a stud 11. The seam-roller 10 may have a straight face, as in Fig. I, or it may be oval, as in Fig. V. Both shapes are used and both would accompany the shears, they being made interchangeable, so that the possessor could use either at will or retain permanently whichever he preferred in his practice.

The handle 2 of the shears is provided with an extension 4, Fig. I, in a form to support a rotary cutter 6, herein called a trimmer. As this support is made broad enough to serve as a shield for the trimmer, it is preferably made thin, a boss 15 being added on the outside to give thickness for a screw-thread. A screw 5, entering the boss, holds the trimmer in place. Opposite the boss 15 is a lower one 13, Figs. II and VI, designed to give a clearance 14., Fig. III, behind the trimmer, so that it will not soon become clogged with bits of paper and paste. As a further shield to the trimmer flange 7 is made to partlyencircle it.

As thus far described the trimmer is com plete as a base-trimmer. To adapt it for straight-edge trimming, guide-flanges 3 and 8 are added to the handle 2; but little change is made in the original shape of the handle. The outer surface is made straight, as at 8 in Fig. VII, and the flange 3 is added. This conformation is extended to and upon the trimmer extension close to the cutter, as in Fig. I. Fig. III shows that the face of the flange 3 and the face of the trimmer lie in the same plane. The manner of using the flange and trimmer on a straight edge is shown in Fig. 2, the straight edge abeing between the observer and the trimmer. Thus the tool shown in Fig. I embraces a pair of shears, a straight-edge trimmer, a basetrimmer, a seam-roller, and a side-arm seam-roller, with no alteration of the handles of the shears that will affect its ordinary handling as a pair of shears, while it brings in play all the other devices as handily as if they were each on distinct handles. The construction adds very little to the weight of the shears.

I-Iaving described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s

1. A combination-tool for paper-hangers comprisingahand-shearshavingatrimmerattached to one of the handles of the shears, and protected by a partially-s11rrounding shield, substantially as herein set forth.

2. In a combination-tool for paper-hangers, substantially as shown, guide-flanges on the edge of one of the handles of the shears and a paper-trimmer supported on the end of the said handle in the same plane with one of the 10 guide-flanges, substantially as herein shown.

Signed at Peekskill, in the county of Westehester and State of New York, this 9th day of December, A. D. 1899.

ROBERT G. ODELL. \Vitnesses:


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