Title:
Magnetic glazier's tool
United States Patent 2369021


Abstract:
This invention relates to tools, and more particularly to a glazier's tool having a magnetized tip for detachably holding a triangular glazier's brad which is to be driven into a window frame for securely holding a pane of glass in position therein. One object of the invention is to provide...



Inventors:
Cloney, John H.
Application Number:
US53212944A
Publication Date:
02/06/1945
Filing Date:
04/21/1944
Assignee:
Cloney, John H.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04F21/28
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Description:

This invention relates to tools, and more particularly to a glazier's tool having a magnetized tip for detachably holding a triangular glazier's brad which is to be driven into a window frame for securely holding a pane of glass in position therein.

One object of the invention is to provide a glazier's tool of the above nature, in which provision is made of a handle having a depressed magnetized forward end provided with a raised slot on its under surface for receiving the rear end of the triangular brad.

A further object is to provide a glazier's tool of the above nature, in which the forward end of the tool has a tongue located above and extending forwardly of the brad-holding slot, and adapted to form a gauge to limit the distance that the brad may be driven into the window frame.

A further object is to provide a glazier's tool of the above nature, in which the rear portion of the glazier's brad will be raised slightly from the surface of the window pane while the brad is being driven into the window frame-said rear portion being adapted to drop down into contact with the glass pane when the tool is removed therefrom.

A further object is to provide a device of the above nature which will be simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to install and manipulate, compact, ornamental in appearance, and very efficient and durable in use.

With these and other objects in view there has been illustrated on the accompanying drawing, one form in which the invention may conveniently be embodied in practice.

In the drawing, Fig. 1 represents a top plan view of the glazier's tool.

Fig. 2 is a side view of the same, showing the brad located in operating position.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged bottom plan view of the forward portion of the tool and brad.

Fig. 4 is a side sectional view showing the first step in the method of inserting a brad into the window frame.

Fig. 5 is a similar side sectional view of the same after the brad has been driven fully into position and before the tool has been removed.

Referring now to the drawing in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 indicates a rear handle portion having parallel sides, which are connected by an intermediate tapered portion 1 I to a reduced neck portion 12, also having parallel sides. The forward end of the neck portion 12 is joined to a downwardly inclined section 13 having diverging sides and terminating in a horizontal thickened magnetized bottom base portion 14, having a flat undersurface 15 which is provided with an overlying forwardly-extending tongue 16, the undersurface 16a of which is slightly inclined.

In order to hold a glazier's brad in position to be driven into a window frame 21, provision is made of a short raised slot 17 extending rearwardly from a shoulder 18 at the forward end of the base 15, said slot being adapted to receive the rear end of a triangular steel glazier's point or brad 19. The width of the slot 17 is slightly greater than the thickness of the brad 19 so that said brad may be easily inserted therein.

By magnetizing the thickened portion 14 of the tool, the glazier will be permitted to easily pick up the brad 19 from the window pane 20 by means of the magnetic tip of the tool, and insert said brad manually into the slot 17 of the tool prior to driving said brad 19 into the base of the window frame 21, which has the usual shoulder seat 22 for receiving the edge of the window pane 20.

Operation In operation, when it is desired to insert a steel glazier's brad 19 into the edge of the window frame 21, the tool will be held so as to bring the point at the forward end of the brad 19 into contact with the window pane 20 with the flat base 15 of the tool resting on said pane.

The brad may then be pushed into the window frame 21 by the tool as far as it will go-no hammer being needed for this operation.

It will be understood that the projecting tongue 16 will strike the frame 21 and serve as a gauge to prevent the brad 19 from being driven too far into said frame. It will thus be seen that the rear edge of the brad will always project outwardly the proper distance over the pane 20, thus insuring uniformity in the operation of driving said brads into the window frame 21.

While there has been disclosed in this specification one form in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that this form is shown for the purpose of illustration only and that the invention is not to be limited to the specific disclosures, but may be modified and embodied in various other forms without departing from its spirit. In short, the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claims.

Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new, and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent, is: 1. In a tool for driving a steel glazier's brad into a window frame, a handle having a downwardly offset flat base at the forward end thereof adapted to lie flat upon a window pane, said base also having a rearwardly-extending slot raised a slight distance from the bottom surface thereof, and a tongue on said base located above said slot and extending forwardly therefrom to form a stop guide to limit the distance a brad may be inserted into said window frame, the entire forward portion of said handle being magnetized so that said brad will be held from falling out of said slot.

2. In a tool for driving a steel glazier's brad into a window frame, a handle having a downwardly offset flat base at the forward end thereof adapted to lie fiat upon a window pane, said base also having a rearwardly-extending slot raised a slight distance from the bottom surface thereof, and a tongue on said base located above said slot and extending forwardly therefrom to form a stop guide to limit the distance a brad may be inserted into said window frame.

3. In a tool for driving a steel glazier's brad into the edge of a window frame for holding a glass window pane in said frame, an elongated rear horizontal handle having a downwardly offset flat base at the forward end thereof adapted to lie flat upon said window pane, said base having a rearwardly-extending slot raised above the bottom surface thereof, and a tongue on said base located above said slot and forming a stop guide to limit the distance a brad may be inserted into said window frame.

JOHN H. CLONEY.