Improvement in putty-knife
US 98949 A
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SELAA W. GERELDS, OE WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS.
Letters Patent No. 98,949, dated .Tamm/ry 18, 1870.
IMPRVEMENT 1N PUTTY-KNIFE.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and makgg part o! the Same.
` To all 'whom it may concern.-
Be. it known that I, SELAV. GERELDs, of the cit and county of Worcester, State of Massachusetts, have in ven ted certain new mld useful Improvements in Putty- Knives; and Irdo hereby dechire the following t0 be 2L full and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, by the letters of reference marked thereon, in which drawingslwith a spring, as at E, to hold the teat into place.
The blades are made long enough to have a. hole near the end, to receive theteat when shut, and also to extend beyond the handleA and form a screwdriver, es shown nt E.
The operation is simply to press on the lever et D', and it withdraws the teat, allowing the blade to be turned, and on removing the pressure, the spring forces the tent into the hole, and holds the blade open or shnt, as the cztse may be, and by removing the screw C, the blade may be removed, and :mother inserted.
W'het I yclaim as new, end desire to secure by Letters Patent, isy The putty-knife, composed of blade A, handle B, moi'zrbleipivot C, thumb-lever D D', and spring E, constructed as described.
SELA W. GERELDS.
Witnesses C. M. MILEs, J G. ARNOLD.