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Publication numberUS927653 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 13, 1909
Filing dateDec 8, 1908
Priority dateDec 8, 1908
Publication numberUS 927653 A, US 927653A, US-A-927653, US927653 A, US927653A
InventorsJesse M Heckman
Original AssigneeJesse M Heckman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tool for bearing bands, wire, and the like.
US 927653 A
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Patented July 13, 1909.

y katchewan, Canada, have invente 1new and -Bands',.



Application filed December To all 'whom it may concern;

citizen of Canada, residingatl Al ha, Sasuseful Inprovements" in Tools for Breaking 1re, and the Like, of Whichthe f'ollowing isas cificationf My invention .rtains to means for break- 1n wire, metalhc strips and other material he d under tension; and it has for its object to `provide. asimple and ine' ensive metallic tool, designed more es cial y for. use-to advantage in breakin ba e bands.-

The novelty, uti tyand practical advantages of the invention will be fully understood from the following description and-claims when the same are read in connection with the drawings, accompanyin and forming part of this specification, m w 'chz Figure A1 is 'at perspective view of a bale band 'or wire breaking tool constituting a practical embodiment of my invention.

1g. 2 is a view of the blank from which said tool is formed. Figs. 3, 4 and 5, are pers ective views of modified tools constructe in accordance with my invention, as' hereinafter set forth in detail.

Referring by letter to the said drawings, and more particularly to Figs. 1 and 2 thereof: A is the handle of my novel tool, having adjacent to one end an opening a to permit of the same bein hung on a nail or the like, and B is the toohead. `The said head B is of channel-form in cross-section and is generally disposed at a lright angle to the handle, so that its mouth b is at a oint remote from the handle. The forward) 'side wall of the head B is continuous, as indicated by c,

` .while the rear or inner side wall is formed by two sections d separated by an intervening space. This latter is due to the fact that the tool is struck or otherwise produced from bendable metal in the form shown in Fig. 2,

and the head B is provided by bending or working the comparatively wide portion of the form or blank into the position shown in Fig. 1, relative to the. remainder or handle portionof the blank.

Manifestl the tool shown in Figi may be and cheaply produced in the expeditious y Y manner shown and described, and when so produced is strong and well adapted to Withstand the strains to which tools of correspending character are ordinarily subjected.

In thepractical use. of the tool described,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 13, 1909.

8, 1908. Serial No. 466,500.

the head B is placed over the taut bandor wire to be broken so that the latter rests lengthwise between the opposed walls c and d of the head, and the too is then, through the medium of its handle A, forcibly swung or moved first in one direction and then in the other, whereupon the sharp bends formed in the band or wire under tension will quickly cause the same to break.

The modified ty e of tool illustrated in Fig. 3 comprises a andle N similar to that l of the tool in Fig. 1. The head B however, of the modified tool differs from that shown in Fig. 1 in that it is formed by four sections d dis osed at right angles to the handle A and ivided into inner and outer pairs between which pairs a channel b is provided to receive the taut band or wire'to be broken. When the tool shown in-Fig. 3 is applied and manipulated in the manner before described withreference to the tool shownrin Fig. 1, it will be or Wire disposed in the channel b will be sharply bent by .first 1n one direction and then the other, with the result that the wire or band will be quickly broken.

rises a Before described, and a head B2 which is formed by bending one end portion of the handle into channel form, as indicated by b2. It will be noticed in this construction that the mouth of the channel bzin the head B2 is adjacent one side the handle A2, and that the wall c of the mouth remote from the handle is flared or deflected forwardly. From this it follows that the said wall may be readily introduced between a bale of material and a taut bandthereon, so that the band is received in the channel b2 of the-head B2, and thenby forcibly swinging the tool first in one direction and then in the other the band may be 'quickly broken.

The 'embodiment shown in Fig. 5, is slmllar in 'general coniiguration and mode of use to that shown in Fig. 4. Itdiffers from the latter, however, in that its handle A3 and head B3 are formed of a suitable piece of wire, `and the end-of the handle remote from the head B3 is shaped to form an eye a.

It will be gathered from the foregoing that each of the practical embodiments of my 1nvention are susceptible of being'quickl'y and inexpensively produced, and that through observed that the .taut band the edges of the `sections d ilo - ent, is:

1.*A toolfor breaking,` taut bands, `Wires and lthe like, comprising a handle, sections formed lntegral 4Wlth the handle and arranged at and extendingat right yangles to the edges y of the handle, and means integral with and disposed angularly to the handle and separated from the said sectionsl by an intervening space and copejrating with the secjtions to form al channel extending in the I direction of the Width ot the handle.

f 2. A tool for breaking taut bands, wires 2 Itand lthe like, formed of va blank of bendable metal, and comprising a handle, sections i formed integral with and bent at rightangles to the handle; and disposed at opposite sides of and sepa-rated by the handle, and means bent at right angles to the handle and arranged in front of and separated byran inter'- vening' space fromthe sections andco'perating with said sections?. to forni a channelV extending lin thedirection of. the .width ol" the handle.,- i s .-v.

vIn testimony 'lleieoflflnrve hereunto set.- my hand in presence of two .subscribing Witnesses.

'JESSE M. neurona, f f1 litnessesz I DELL WHITE,


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Cooperative ClassificationB26D7/1818, B67B7/92