US 769184 A
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v PATBNTED SEPT. 6, 1904. v G. D. REEVE. DEVICE FOR FASTENING FURNITURE TRIMMINGS.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. 31. 1903.
Y MUNITIED STAT S Patented September 6, 1904.
PATENT OFFIC CHARLES D. REEVE, OF GRAND RAPIDSJMICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR TO THE GRAND RAPIDS BRASS COMPANY, OF GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.
DEVICE FOR FASTENING FURNITUIRE-TRIMMINGS.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent 1Y0. 769,184, dated September 6, 1904 Application filed December 31, 1903. Serial no. 187,339. (No model.)
To all whom, it 'Wray concern:
' Be it known that I,'O1-IARLE sD.REEvE,a citizen of the United States, residing at Grand Rapids, in the county of Kent and State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Device for Fastening Furniture-Trimmings, of which the following is aspecification. This invention relates to devices of that class employed for thefastening of furnituretrimmings, particularlydrawer-pulls, knobs, and other devices which are in constant use and which frequently are disengaged by reason of the loosening of the screws or nuts usually employed for securing them in place.
A further object'of the invention is to provide a novel form of fastening-screw which comprises in an integral structure a threaded shank for engagement with the furniture-trimmings,atoolengaging portion, and a radiallyextending arm having a terminal tooth to be driven into the surface of the woodafter the screwhasbeen turned home. I
With these and other objects in View, as will more fully hereinafter appear, the invention consists of the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the appended claim, it being understoodthat various changes in the form, proportions, size, and minor details of the structure may be made without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is asectional plan view of a'portion of a drawer or other article provided with a furniturefastening device constructed in accordance with the invention. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the securing screw as manufactured and placed on the market. of the same.
Similar numerals of reference are employed to illustrate corresponding parts throughout the several figures 0f the drawings.
In securing drawer-pulls, knobs, and similar furniture-trimmings in place it is usual to employ small bolts and nuts which frequently become loosened from constant use, and the or otherwise marring the surface.
Fig. 3 is a plan view knobs and'pulls are disengaged and lead to much inconveniencejin using the furniture.
In carrying out the present invention it is designed to employ a fastening device which when once placed in position may be perma nently secured, so that it will be impossible for the trimming to become loosened as a result of any ordinary wear.
In the drawings, 1 indicates the front of a drawer, door, or other article to which a furniture-trimming is to be applied, and in the present instance there is shown a portion of the drawer-pull 2, including a knob or head 3, having a shank portion 4, which extends through the opening in the front of the drawer, and the shank of the knob is provided with a threaded opening for the receptionof a screw 5,- -having a slotted head 6 to be engaged by a screwdriver. One side of the head is extended on tangential lines, which gradually converge and form a tooth or spur 7 at a point somewhat beyond the body portion of the head. This tooth or spur is bent outward, as indicated in Fig. 2, so that the point shall be in a plane beyond the inner.
surface of the head or that surface which engages with the inner face of the door or drawer, so that the screw may be turned home tight without danger of the spur scratching The screw as manufactured and placed on the market is of the character shown in Figs. 2 and 3, and after being turned home tight a single blow of a hammer or other implement will force the spur downward into engagement with the surface of the wood to a position shown in Fig. l, the screw entering the wood to an extent sufiicient to prevent the turning of the screw, while the furniture-trimming is prevented from turning in any suitable manner, as in the case of a drawer-pull by the handleconnection 2. remove the furniture-trimming, as where the furniture is to be packed or stored, the spur is readily disengaged by bending it upward, a screw-driver. or other similar t'ool being used. for the purpose, and the screwmay then be loosened and removed.
character may be made in large quantities at When it becomes necessary-to- Screws of this a cost but little, if any, greater than the ordihead having an integral radially projecting nary screws, and as it forms an integral strucarm provided with a terminal tooth or spur, 1 5 tnre there is no necessity of employing lockthe pointed end of which is in a plane beyond ing Washers or other auxiliary fastenings, the plane of the inner surface of the head 5 which not only add to the expense, but rethereby to permit the turning of the screw.
quire additional time in placing and fasten- In testimony that 1 claim the foregoing as g $116111 ID position. my own 1 have hereto aflixed my signature 1n Having thus described the invention, what the presence of two witnesses. is claimed is IO The combination with a furniture-trimming having an internally-threaded shank portion, Vitnesses: of a securing-screw provided with a head por- PERRY C. PECKIIAM, tion shaped for engagement by a tool, said JOHN ARTHUR SrooN.
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