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Publication numberUS755172 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 22, 1904
Filing dateMar 31, 1902
Priority dateMar 31, 1902
Publication numberUS 755172 A, US 755172A, US-A-755172, US755172 A, US755172A
InventorsPearl Mulligan Ryan
Original AssigneePearl Mulligan Ryan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket utensil.
US 755172 A
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No 755,112. g PATBNTED MAR. 22, 1904. P. M. RYAN.


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I SPECIFICATION forming Part 0f Letters Patent No. 755,172, dated macs-22; 1904.

Application filed March 31, 1902.

Belt known that l, PEARL MULIJG N RYAN,

of Atlanta, county of i-ulton, and State of Georgiafhave invented certain new and useful Improvementsin PockctUtensils, of which the following is a, specification, reference be ing had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof, in which similar letters of reference indicate correspondin, parts.

This invention relates to a pocket utensil, the object thereof being to provide a device of this character which embodies in compact relative arrangement a whistle or sounding device and toolsadapted for general use.

The invention is especially applicable for use of persons who'coustantly require a signaling device and a plurality of small tools-- such, for instance, as are used by bicyclists and auto1nobilists-and it isalso useful for policemen or others who'are required to give The device is compact in form, durable, and inexpensive, and it embodies a casinghaving a whistle or signaling device forming part thereof and containing a plurality of tools of various kinds.

The invention will be hereinafter fully described, and specifically set forth in the annexed claims. a

1n the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved utensil, shown partly broken away in sectional elevation. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional elevation taken on the line a of Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 is an end view of one form of the casing.

In the practice of' my invention I employ primarily a casing which may embody two parts A A, as shown by Fig. 2 of the drawings, or it may be composed, as shown by A Fig. 3. with all its parts integral. The casing in either construction is provided with an extended mouthpiece A, and it may be formed of hard wood, ivory, bone, celluloid, or any other adaptable material. Leading from the mouthpiece through the top part (6 ofthe casing is a channel (1', which forms the reed being provided to complete thewhistle. Se-

Serial No; 190,713. in. model.)

. ratented March 22, 1994.

cured" between the side walls of the saideasing is a sheath B, which. embodies the me-' tallic plates 0 b and the spring 6'. these two plates I secure any suitable number of hinged blades or tools havingordinary knife-joints and which swing upon the end rivets if in a manner common to the ordinary pocket-knife. These blades may be of any required adaptable number and variety, In the drawings I have shown a knife D and a screw-driver; but it is obvious that I may place within the device a pair of folding sc'issors, a nail-cleaner, a bnt-toirhook, a file, a. wrench, or any other tool of thin blade-like shape adapted to be folded between the walls Between of the inner sheath B. The side walls of the outer casing are secured to the plates 6 b by means of the laterally-extended rivets b and the rivet- ZK, which extends through the whole structure and secures the spring 5', or screws may be through the side walls of the easing into the plates 6 b, if desirable.

The operations and utility of this device are obvious, it being a particularly handy pocket utensil adapted for a signal and a means for carrying small tools.

I do not wish to confine myself to the use of any specific tool or collection of tools, as I' believe that under. the scope of my invention I am entitled to the use of any suitable variety;

neither do I confine myself to the specific outlines or construction of the parts as herein shown and described. I

-Having now described my invention, whatI claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is i 1. The combination with a casing, comprising a back and side walls as specified and having a longitudinal channel, in the said back and an opening in said channel communicating with the external air, and a groove be tween said side walls adapted to-carry oper-. ating elements, of a mouthpiece extending from'said casing through which said channel passes. and a whistle-plug in said mouthpiece, and all forming a sounding device.

' 2. The combination with a casing-comprisin a back and parallel side walls, one of which side walls is removable, andwhich said back is pierced witha longitudinal channel having external air, said side walls haying a groove l)et\yeen tliein adapted to carry operating 1mpleinents, of a mouthpiece extending from 5 easing and through which said channel passes,

and a whitle-plug insaid mouthpiece.

'3. T he combination with a casing comprising a back and parallel sidewalls. and having a groove between said side walls extending through vthe whole length of said back, and

adapted toearry pivoted implements, one of said side walls being removable, and said back being pierced with a longitudinal channel hav- 1 an opening therein communicating the ,ing an opening therein communicating with the external air, of a mouthpiece extending from said casing and through which said'cha'n-t' nel passes, and a wlnstle-plng in said n1ou't;l1


my invention I have signed my name, in preeonce of two w tnesses, this Sxl day of March,

PEARL MULIJGAX RYAN. Witnesses: l e v D. F. M. SMITH;


In testimony that I claim the foregoing as

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Cooperative ClassificationB26B11/00