US 837370 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED DEC. 4, 1906.
G. A. YEATON.
LACE CUTTER AND BELT LAGER.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 14, 1906.
LGE QUTTER 'AND BELT-LAGERQ Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 4, 1906.
Application filed July 14, 1906. Serial No. 326.285.
quickly cut and the ed es of the belt readily and properly trimme and perforated for the reception of a new lace.
. With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of the following claim without de-' parting from the spirit of the invention or manner.
sacrificing any of its advantages.
.In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device constructed in accordance with the invention. Fig. 2is a vertical section through the lower end thereof.
Like reference characters indicate corresponding parts in both figures of the drawings. The reference-letter A indicates a handle which preferably consists of a pair of parallel metallic strips 1, having their lower ends bent laterally in opposite directions, as indicated at 2, to form a guide-plate which extends transversely across the lower end of the handle. A filling-piece 3 is fitted betweenithe lower ends of the strips 1 of the handle and secured therein in any suitable The lower edge of the fillingpiece 3 forms part of the guide-plate-2.
cured to one end of the guide-plate 2 is a spacing-block 4, the edge 5 of which forms a guideshoulder, as will hereinafter appear. The end of the guide-plate 2 opposite the spacing-block is formed with an openended recess 6, whichis elongated, so as to extend from the end of the plate up to the guideshoulder 5 of the spacing block 4. Adjustably mounted upon the spacingblock 4: is a guide-plate 7. The means for adjusting the guide-plate 7 upon the spacing-block 4 preferably comprises an elongated-opening 8, formed in the central portion of the adjustable plate 7 to receive an adjusting-screw 9, which extends through into a suitable threaded socket in the spacing-block 4 and stationary guide-plate 2, as shown. The spacing-block 4 preferably is provided with an angular lug 10, which extends into the elongated opening 8 in the adjustable guide-plate 7, so as to cooperate with the adjusting-screw 9,, and thus prevent any accidental rotation of the adjustable plate 7 with respect to the stationary plate 2. Mounted upon the adjustable guideplate 7 is a cutter, which preferably consists of a flat body portion 11, secured upon the lower surface of the plate 7 by means such as the screw 12. The cutting portion 13 preferably is approximately V- shaped in form-and is bent upward at a right angle with respect to the body portion 1 1 said cutting portion extending, preferably, through a shallow recess 14 in the end of the adjustable plate 7, which serves to aid the screw 12 in holding the cutter securely. in position' The upper pointed .end of the cutter extends into the elongated openended recess 6 in the stationary guideplate 2. I From the foregoing description it will be apparent that the stationary guide-plate 2, adjustable guide-plate 7, and spacing-block 4 serve to produce an approximately U-shaped slot 15, across the outer end of which extends the cutter 13, which is adjustable by means of the adjusting-screw 9. This part of the device is used as follows: If after having removed one lace from the machine-belt it shall be necessary to trim off, say, half an inch from the end of the belt, the cutter 13 is adjusted the proper distance from the guideshoulder 5, and the device is held in the hand in such manner that the edge of the belt can befitted into the approximately U-sha'ped slot 15. By moving the device transversely across the end of the belt a strip of the proper thickness will be cut therefrom, so as to form a clean-cut edge to receive a new lace. By adjusting the cutter 13 toward or from the guide-shoulder 5'the width of the strip to be trimmed from the belt can be changed whenever necessary. p
The means for cutting the old lace of a belt preparatory to supplying a new lace preferably comprises a knife-blade 16, which isand for passing the new lace therethrough preferably comprises a needle 18, which is pivotally mounted between the strips of the handle, a U-shaped spring 20 being preferably mounted between the knife-blade 18 and the needle 18 for holding them properly in closed or opened position.
From the foregoing description it will be apparent that the iinproyed device of this invention is strong, simple, durable, and inexpensive in construction, .as Well as thoroughly efiicient in operation.
It will be understood that the strip which is cut from the end of the belt by means of.
the device of the present invention can be employed as a new lace for seeming together the endsof the belt. The thickness of this strip can be determined by adjusting the outter, as before described. It will be apparent, therefore, that the use of the present device not only furnishes a new lace Which is of the same material as the belt, but also trims the meeting edges of thebelt, so as to provide a I clean-cut edge.
It will be understood, of course, that the esaevo handle A can be covered with wood, horn, or any other suitable material.
What is claimed is A device of the character described cornp having their ends bent lateral y to form a stationary guide-plate, said guide-plate having an open-ended recess in one end thereof, a spacing-block mounted upon the other end of said stationary guideplate, an adjustable guide-plate having an elongated opening, an adj usting-screw' extending through said elongated opening into said spacing-block, a lug on said spaclng-block projecting into said elongated opening of said adjustable guideplate, and a cutter comprising a'flat body portion secured to said adjustable guideplate, and an angularly-bent cutting portion a handle consisting of a air of strips extending through a shallow recess in the end of the adjustable guide-plate and projecting at its point into the elongated recess of the stationary guide-plate.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of tWo witnesses.
' GEORGE A. YEATON.
J. W. BEWLEY, J. T. SIMPSON.