Title:
Glazier's tool
United States Patent 2076134


Abstract:
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in glaziers' tools and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character embodying novel means for securely holding glazier points in a manner to greatly facilitate driving of...



Inventors:
Charles, Ross
Application Number:
US8018936A
Publication Date:
04/06/1937
Filing Date:
05/16/1936
Assignee:
Charles, Ross
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04F21/28
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Description:

The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in glaziers' tools and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character embodying novel means for securely holding glazier points in a manner to greatly facilitate driving of said points into the window frame.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a tool of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly efficient and reliable in use, compact, light in weight and which may be manufactured at low cost.

All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of an embodiment of the invention.

Figure 2 is a view in longitudinal section, taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a detail view in perspective of the magnetized steel plate constituting a very important part of the invention.

In the arrangement which has been illustrated, the invention has been incorporated in a putty knife which is designated generally by the reference numeral I, said putty knife including a handle 2 from one end of which a conventional blade 3 projects. The other end 4 of the handle 2 is, as best seen in Figure 2 of the drawing, at right angles to a beveled face 5 which is formed on said Shandle 2.

The face 5 of the handle 2 has formed therein a longitudinal recess 6 for the reception of a magnetized steel plate 7. The magnetized plate 7 is flush with the face 5 of the handle 2. Further, 4the outer end of the magnetized plate 7 is flush with the end 4 of the handle 2.

Extending longitudinally into the magnetized plate 7 is a slot 8. A screw 9 is countersunk in Sthe magnetized plate 7 at the inner end of the slot 8 for rigidly securing said plate in position in the recess 6. The slot 8 provides bifurcations 10 on the magnetized plate 7, said bifurcations including free end portions II of reduced thickness forming shoulders 12.

The shoulders 12 are for abutting engagement with the glazier point 13 over which the comparatively thin end portions II of the bifurcations 10 extend when said point is to be driven into the frame 14 of the window in a manner to secure the glass 15. Of course, the glazier points are caused to adhere to the tool by the magnetism of the plate 7, and the shoulders 12 provide a positive drive for the points. Further, the points, when positioned on the tool, are confined against lateral movement by the opposed side walls of the recess 6. While the invention has been shown embodied in a putty knife, the device may be incorporated in any other suitable tool or may be an independent tool in itself.

It is believed that the many advantages of a glazier's tool constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed is:1. A tool for driving glazier points comprising a handle including a substantially flat face having a recess therein, and a magnetic plate mounted in said recess and substantially flush with said face, said magnetic plate including reduced portions for the reception of a glazier point between certain of the walls of the recess, said reduced portions providing shoulders on the plate for abutting engagement with the glazier point.

2. A tool for driving glazier points comprising a handle including a flat face and further including an end extending at right angles to said fiat face, said flat face having a recess extending therein from said end, a magnetic plate secured in the recess and flush with said face, said plate comprising bifurcations including reduced free end portions for accommodating a glazier point, said reduced portions providing shoulders on the bifurcations engageable with the point for driving said point.

CHARLES ROSS.