US 673153 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN D. BASELER, OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, ASSIGNOR, BY DIRECT AND MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, TO AUGUSTUS W. STEPHENS, OF CAMBRIDGEPORT, MASSACHUSETTS.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 673,153, dated April 30, 1901.
Application filed August 8, 1899. Serial No. 726,550. (No model.)
T all 1071/0170 it y 007106770: with a lower upwardly-extending short claw Be it known that I, JOHN D. BASELER, a o The bearing-point a of the upper jaw a citizen of the United States, residing at Richis preferably sharpened and formed with a mond, in the county of Henrioo and State of shoulder a The object of sharpening the Virginia, have invented certain new and usebearing-point and forming it with a shoulder 55 ful lmprovementsin Stopper-Extractors; and is that when it is applied to the cork for ex- I do hereby declare the following to be a full, tracting the same the cork will be punctured clear, and exact description of the invention, in the act of extraction, so as to render the such as will enable others skilled intheart to same worthless for further use. In the inwhich it appertains to make and use the same. terests of health these corks should not be re- 60 My invention relates .to improvements in used, and that is one reason why they should cork'extractors, and is designed forextracting be destroyed in the act of extraction from the the type of cork or stopper generally known bottle. as the crown. In order to accomplish this The short upwardly-extending lower claw [5 result, it is necessary that the part of the ima is provided with a tooth or separate short 65 plement which is directly used in grasping teeth 0, so as to more positively grip'the unand extracting the cork or stopper should be der side of the flangeof the cork. The lower provided with a fulcrum-point which bears claw must be at such an angle with reference on the top of the stopper and with a lower to the lever-handle a that when first applied upwardly and slightly inwardly extending to the under side of the flange of the cork it 70 claw which is designed to engage the crimped will practically stand vertically or parallel portion of the cork or stopper, whereby upon therewith, so that when the lever-handle is pulling up the lever or handle of the impledrawn upwardly it forces the bearing-point ment the cork or stopper will be unseated upon or through the upper surface of thestopz 5 from its position in the mouthof the bottle. per. The short claw will so positively engage 75 Another object of my invention is to pro-- the flange of the stopper as to lift the stopper vide a cork puller or extractor which will in from its seat when the lever-handle is drawn the operation of extracting the same pierce upwardly without the liability of the lower the said stopper, so that it will be destroyed claw being disengaged from the stopper. The
for further use. outer surface of the lower claw a is prefer- 80 In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is ably slightly concaved, as at (1 to more pera perspective view of my improved cork-exfectly conform to the shape of the lower rim tractor. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of a poror projection on the neck of the bottle. Untion of a bottle, showing my improved corkless the lower claw is shaped and arranged 'in extractor applied thereto for the extraction this exact manner it will not perform its de- 85 of the cork. Fig. 3 is a side View of my imsired functions. proved cork-extractor, showing it piercing The under side of the upper jaw is preferthe cork. ably beveled, as at a, to form an edge, which The necessity for a cork-extractor which is beveled surface is roughened to form a file,
40 so constructed that it will remove the type of which is found very convenient for severing o cork known as the crown-cork and also the wire on a bottle. The head of the impleone which will pierce a cork in the act of rement is preferably hinged to a suitable casmoving it, so that it cannot be used again, is ing a which forms an operating lever or hanvery great; and the object of my invention is dle and also forms the means by which the the production of such a cork-extractor. said head can be folded into the same and can 5 A in the drawings represents the head of be thus conveniently carried in the pocket, the implement, which is formed with a comso as not to injure the same. The handle paratively long upper jaw a, which extends also carries asuitable corkscrew a and blades upwardly and forwardly and terminates in a a, all of which are adapted to be folded into bearing-point a, said head being also formed the same, the whole forming a very neat im- 10o tie-seals, said tool having a jaw or projection adapted to take under the edge of the seal, a
nose extending above and beyond said jaw I and adapted to overlie the top of the seal, and a sharp point on the under edge of said nose, located in position to strike at or near plennentto' be carried in the pocket and when opened to extract the form of stopper known as the crown.
Having now described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is- I 1. A tool for canceling and removing bottle-seals, said tool having a jaw or projection to take under the edge of the seal, a nose extending above and beyond the said jaw and adapted to overlie the top of the seal, and a sharp point on the under edge of said nose,- locatedin position to strike at or near the middle of the seal, and constructed to perforate the same when pressure is exerted to re= move the cap.
2. A tool for canceling and removing bot= the middle of the seal and constructed to perfor-ate the same when press-ere is exerted to remove the cap, said jaw, nose, and point being located in one plane and forming a fiat head-on the tool.
3. A toolfor canceling and removing bottle-seals, said tool having a jaw or projection limit the penetration of the point.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix iny signature in presence of two witnesses;
JOHN D. BASELER. Witnesses:
O. H. PHILLIPS, J t D; CRAIG, J r.