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Jan. 19, 1937. ~ D. YARDLAY ' ' ' 2.068,046 sLUlcE PIPE CLEANER ' Filed April 29, 1935 ָהה / i. g ~ _4 Z Q, \_ l, f ._ ' ?F1474? ל i www Wav/(ֽ Kim/Zay. ` ` Attorney 2,068,046 Patented Jan. 19, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,068,046 SLUICE PIPE CLEANER David Yardlay, Coudersport, Pa. Application April 29, 1935, Serial No. 18,923 1 Claim. (Cl. 294-55) This invention relates to a. cleaner for sluice pipes and the like, the general object of the inven tion being to provide a device which will effec tively clean sluice pipes very easily and quickly 5 even though the material is hard and contains a great many stones and the like. This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of several parts, to be herein10 after fully described, illustrated in the accom panying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claim. In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein 15 like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several Views, and in which: Figure 1 is a side view of the device. Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the shovel part and the coupling 0f the two» sec tions of the handle. Figure 3 is a top plan view. Figure 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Figure l. InV this drawing, the numeral I designates the shovel which is of substantially trough shape in cross section and has its rear end closed as shown 2 Ul at 2 with its front end rounded as shown at 3. A hole is formed in the rear end 2 for the pas sage of the front section 4 of the handle, the end of this section being turned downwardly and then flattened as shown at 5, with the flattened part 30 welded or otherwise fastened to an intermediate part of the bottom of the shovel. The rear or outer end of this section 4 is bent downwardly as shown at 6 and the extremity is threaded to re ceive a coupling sleeve ?l which also receives the 3 01 threaded end of the extension section 8. By pro viding this coupling, extension sections of diifer ent lengths can be used with the shovel and by providing the bent part 6 the point or front end 3 of the shovel is kept on the bottom of the pipe being cleaned. This device will effectively clean sluice pipes and the like and by providing extensions 8 of dif ferent lengths sluice pipes of any length can be cleaned. This device will effectively remove gravel, mud, sand and the like as well as any size of stones that may get into the pipe. Very often sand and mud will bake in the pipes and this necessitates a great deal of pressure to dis lodge the material, but this device will take care of these conditions in a very satisfactory manner. By reason of the downward inclination of the lsection 8, which constitutes the major portion of the handle, the rear end of the shovel I may be conveniently elevated while the device is engaged in the pipe thus causing said shovel to travel on the cutting edge at the forward end thereof in a manner to facilitate rem?oval of the coating. 15 It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the in vention will be readily apparent. It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the ap pended claim. What is claimed isz A sluice pipe cleaner comprising a shovel part substantially trough shaped in cross-section and having itsl front end rounded, a closure part for the rear end arranged at right angles to the axis of the shovel part and having a substantially centrally arranged hole therein, a handle having 30 an elongated straight part, an intermediate por tion of which passes through the hole and is fixed to the rear closure part with its front end curv ing downwardly and forwardly with its extremity flattened and substantially straight and fixed to 35 the bottom of the shovel part at an intermediate point, said handle, at a point spaced rearwardly of the closed end of the shovel, being bent slightly downwardly to permit the outer part of the handle to slope downwardly from the part which is con 40 nected with the shovel. DAVID YARDLAY.