Improvement in hoes
US RE6419 E
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2 Sheets--Sheet T.
Reissud May 4,1875.
WITNESSES FNVENTOR M ATTORNEYS I 2 Sheets Sheet 2.
No, 6,419, Reissued May4, I875.
WITNESSES 'INVENTOR ATTORNEYS Fig. 4 is a modification of my hoe.
UNITED STATES MOSES JOHNSON, OF THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR TO THE UNION PATENT QFFICE.
MAN UFAOTURING GOMPANY V IMPROVEMENTINTHROES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 159,332, dated February 2, 1875; reissue No. 6,419, dated To all whom it may'concerm.
Be it known that 1, Moses JOHNSON, of Three Rivers, in'the county of St. Joseph and- State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Hoes; and I do hereby declare that the'following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings making part of this specification, in whic Figure 1 is a perspective view of my hoe. Fig. 2 is a transverse section through the same. 'Fig. 3 is a plan viewof the hoe-blank. Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional view of Fig. 4. Figs. 6, Land 8 are views of modifications. of my hoe, Figs. 6 and 8 being of the hoe-blank.
This invention has relation to bees; and it consists in a hoe which is stiffened at its contracted part by making such part concave or convex transversely, forming an arch from edge to edge, and flaring toward the blade, and flush therewith at its terminus; also in a hoe which is cut out of a single piece of metal, with ears on opposite sides of a narrow transversely-curved portion, as will be understood from the following description.
In the annexed drawings, A represents a broad hoe-blade, and B a smaller blade, while 0 G designate two ears, which, when they-are bent, as shown in the drawings, se1 ve, in connection with screws or rivets, as means for securing the hoe to a handle, D. The four parts, A, B, and O O, are struck 'ontof a piece of sheet metal, as represent-rd in Fig. 3, which is May 4, 1875'; application filed "March 30, 1875.
the blank for a double-blade hoe. The narrow connecting-portion a between the blades is curved transversely, the concavity, or convexstiffening this part, and it-also, in a measure,
strengthens and stifi'ens the blades. It'desir able, one of the blades may be omitted.
The modifications shown on Sheet 2 consist in making the attaching-portions C C flat instead of curved, and alsoin making the portion a convex instead of concave. D
What I claim as new, and. desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A hoe, the contracted portion a of which forms an unbroken arch from edge to edge in cross-section, and flares toward'the blade, and is flush therewith at its terminus, substantially as shown and described.
2. In a hoe, the ears 0 0,-combined with the narrow curved-portion a, substantially as described.
v In testimony that-I claim the ab0ve,'I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.
. MOSES JOHNSON.
J. J. ARNOLD, JAMES W. EEssENnEN.