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5min nilt ASSlGNGR TO A. B. SHIPLEY, OF SAME PLACE. Letters Patent No. 83,499, dated October 27, l1868.
MROVEIENT IN BOX-OLPBNERS.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making pari: of the same.
To all whom 'it may concern: I
Be it known that I, LEONARD lon'rzscnnrrnn, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented an Improved Box-Opener; and I do hereby declare the following to be ai full, clear, und exact description of the sinne.
My invention consists of en instrument oon'iposed of e handle, n blade, und n block, the Whole being constructed and arranged, as' desciibed hereafter, so that in one and the saine instrument are combined n blade for prying open the lid of e box, a neil-extractor, und a, hammer for driving the nails.
In order to enable others to make and use my invention, I will now proceed to describe its construction and operation, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, which forms n part of this specification,
` andin Whichblook, C, forming the hee-td of the hammer, of which the hondlc or stock und blade constitute the shaft.
'llo the opposite end ofthe lutndle, between the side plantes A A', is hinged a binde, D, rounded :nul sharpened at its outer end, and having on one edge t notch, e.
When the instrument is to be used in opening u, cigm' or other box, the edge of the blade I) is introduced between the lid und side ot' the box, And the handle used its u lever to detach the licl, alter which the nuils or tacks muy be extract-ed, by applying the notch to the heads, und using the stock asn lever.
W'hen it is desired to close the lid, the instrument may be used as a. hummer to drive the noils.
The. blade D may, when the instrument `is not in use, be turned upon its hinge, und enclosed within the hundle, as :u1 ordinary` huile-blade.
. I claim :is my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent- The within-described instrument, composed ot' the luuulle A, blade D, und head C, constructed and nrmnged as set forth, for the purpose specified.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my naine to this spceiiicntion in the presence oi' two subscribing witnesses.
Witnesses: LEONARD HOL'IZSGHEITER.`
JOHN WHITE, WM. A. STEEL.