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Publication numberUS918672 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1909
Filing dateJan 29, 1907
Priority dateJan 29, 1907
Publication numberUS 918672 A, US 918672A, US-A-918672, US918672 A, US918672A
InventorsRasmus P Hansen
Original AssigneeRasmus P Hansen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Compound tool.
US 918672 A
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Specieation' of lhetterel Patentl Patented apn-1' zo, iena.

Miniemen med January 29, 1.907. serial Nq. 354,711.

To all whom it 'may concern:

Be it known that I, RAsMUs- P. HANsEN, a citizen ofv the f United States, residing at Knob, in the county of Shasta and State of Californim have invented certain new and useul Improvementsin Compound Tools, of

which thefollovving isa specification, refer'-A ence being .had t'hereinto the accompanying My invention relates toimprovements in compound tools and more particularly to one by means of which a farmer or teamster ma readily apply or remove the shoes 'of thelr 'horses or otherwise repairl any damage that tool of this character which is o simple,

may occur'while their teams are on the road. The object of the invention is to rovide a strong, durable '-.and com aratively ineX lensive construction andw 'ch may be 4e 'ectively used. for a variety of purposes. -With the above and otherobjects in view,

i the invention consists in the'novel construction, combination and varrangement of parts 'hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a side elevaticnof my im roved compound tool. Fig. 2 is a longitu mal section taken on-the plane indicated by the line 2 -2 in Fig. 1, Figs. 3 and 4 are ofthe two members of t e tool and Fig. 5 isy a detail view of the Vpivotal connec- 4 tion ofthe levers showing the positions they assume with respect to each other when they are beingconnected or disconnected. f

My improved compound tool is in the form of a pair of pincers and consists of two hand levers or members 1, 2, provided. with a detachable pivotal connection 'so that they may beseparated to enable them to beused independently or to permit one to be used in connection with the other as presently explained. 'The members or levers 1, v2 are similar' in construction and each comprises a vsubstantially straightdongitudinal tapered handle ,portion 3, formed adjacent tol its larger end jfwith a semi-circular enlargement 4, and Vterminating at said end in a broad beveled pincer jaw 5. Formed integral with thefcurved outer end of each of the members or leversl is a lateral rojection 6 adapted 'for use as av hammer ead. Formed integral withl the innerfendof the lever 1` is a transversely vextending projection 7 having one of its ends tapered to a point 8 to permit it to be used as a punch. 'lhe opposite end of the cross piece or projection 7 is enlarged and perspective views 1 'rounded'.tfo provide an anvil or head Qin longitudinal ahnement with the punch point 8,

sothat it 'may be struckby the hammer 6 upon the lever'2 whe'nfthe two members ofl the tool are separated. inner end of the lever 2 is a transversely'extending enlargement 1'0 which has one ot its" longitudinalA edges beveled and sharpened to providea cutter blade 111 which may be used Formedv upon the for,trim-ming` the'hocf of a horse or for other purposes. he opposite longitudinal edge 01:'- the enlargement 10 is curvedand adaptedlto' serve as an' anvilv or head -12- which may bel struck by the ham-mer 6- on the lever 1; when uit is desired to `'drive the cutting edge .1*-1l through the object tobe cut.

The detachable ivotalconnection between the two mem ers lor levers is effected by forming upon the semi-'circular portionl 4 'of lthe lever-'1 `a concentrically dis osed and laterally projecting pivot stud 13 aving at `its outer end diametrically op osed lugs 14 so that said stud 1s substant1a y T-shaped.

Formed in the corres onding portion.4 of the lever 2. is a'circu ar pivot opening 15 adapted to receive the pivot stud 13 and provided at diametrically opposite points with communieatingl grooves or recesses 16 to receive the lugs 14. Thelugs 1.4 and the grooves 16 are so arranged with respect to each otherthat when the jaws are open to their fullest extent the grooves aline with the lugs so that by moving one lever laterally with respect to the other they-may be se a: rated 'or connected. In order to ena le said grooves and lugs to be properly alined with'each other so that the two levers may' lbe quickly separated, each of the levers is formed at one end of its semi-circular portion 4 with a fiat angularly disposed face 17 and' at the other end of said portion with a laterally projecting enlargement 18 having an angularly disposed face 19 which is adapted to be-engaged by the face 17 of the 'other' lever when the jawsv are open to their'v `fullest extent, as shown 'in Fig. 5.- By constructing said levers in this manner, it will be seen that whenever they are open to their fullest extent and their faces 17, 19 are in contact, the grooves 16 will be in register with the lugs 14 so that the levers may be readily engaged with or disengaged from each other by moving one laterally with respect to the other.

' This combination tool is especially adapted for the use of teamsters and -others who frethe punch quently have trouble with their horses owing to the loosening and the loss of horse slices While their teams are upon the road. fit will be seen that when the levers are pivotally connected, the pine-ers 5 may be effectively used as such and that either of the hammers 6 may be conveniently used for driving nails or the like. The pincer blades 5 are made broad and Vyshaped in cross section at their edges so that they may be effectively engaged with the bent ends of nails and used as clench cutters. When it is desired to punch a nail from a horse shoe or from the hoof, the levers l, 2 are separated, 8 is placed upon the nail and the y end 9 of the punch. is struck by the ha-rminer 6 on the lever 2. Similarly, when it is desired. to trim the hoof, the cutting blade 1 0 is properly placed against thehoot and theopposite end l2 of the cutter is struck by the hammer upon the lever l. bers or levers are separated they may be used independently for other purposes than. those mentioned.

Having thus described my invention what l clain'r and desire tosecure by Letters Patent is: i

The herem described tool comprising two einem .'detacl'rably connected hand levers lniviirer cooperating:r devices, both or said levers havH ing` the enlarged semi-circular portions` -lformed at one end of said portion with the stop face 17 and at the other end ol the same with the lateral projection .ll having' ther at its center with a circular pivot openinpT 18, the Walls of the latter being;r grooycd at diametrically7 opposite points, and a pivot stud projecting; laterally from the center of the semiecircular portion of the other lever and formed at its outer extremity with oppositely projecting` lugs, said pivot stud being adapted to enter said pivot opei'iing and said lugs to pass through said gmoves in conner-tingr and diseonneetinzgY the levers, said grooves and lugs beiner adapted to register or aline with each other when the fare [7 ol one lever engages the face lf) of the other, substantially as set forth.

ln testimony whereof l hereunto allix my signature in presence of two witi'iesses.

i RASMUS P. lIANSlCN. Witnesses: l AUGUST Swanson,


stop face 19, one of the levers being` formed 1

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