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Patented Sept. 6, 1938
2,129,355 >
UNITED STATES
PATENT u OFFICE
2,129,355
HANDLEv "
Carl H. Hemming, New Haven, Conn.
Application November 7, 1936, Serial No. 109,713
3 Claims.
The present invention has relation to` the man
ufacture of handles for knives, forks, spoons, and
other hand tools. An object of the invention is to
provide a handle composed mainly of a trans
parent material covering a design which is added
to the handle as an ornamentation to increase the
attractiveness of the handle, or other designs such
as trade-marks, trade names, advertisement, or
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other matter may be employed.
Another object of the invention is to produce a
strong and durable handle in which the design
covered or embedded can be easily seen through
the transparent covering plates, and being so cov
ered or embedded within the handle,'the design or
15 other matter will not wear away.
Heretofore it has been proposed to- employ
transparent plates covering printing or the like to
form a handle, and in known prior instances the
plates are secured in an ordinary or conventional
20 Way to the tang of a knife blade or other operative
member of a hand tool, by means of rivets which
are conspicuous so as to mar the appearance of
the handle, and thereby destroy the effect sought
to be obtained by addition of the design.
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Furthermore, the transparent plates employed,
were preferably made of a composition such as
celluloid or other non-breakable material which is
apt to warp when the tool is placed in hot water.
With the present invention the transparent plates
30 are held securely by improved non-conspicuous
means which also tend to keep the plates from
warping, and this may be considered as being the
salient feature of the present invention.
An embodiment of the invention will be herein
35 after described with reference to the accompany
ing drawing wherein
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a complete knife
having the improvements;
Figure 2 is a longitudinal section taken on line
40 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a cross section taken on line 3-3 of
Figure l;
Figure 4 is a fragmentary view of a portion of a
knife blade having an extended tang;
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Figure 5 is a plan view of one of the handle
plates;
Figure 6 is a plan view of a cut out strip of
material on which a design or other matter is
printed or otherwise placed thereon, and
50
Figure ’7 is a plan View showing a fragment of a
knife blade with a modified form of tang.
Referring to said drawing, I is a knife blade
having a tang 2 and 3 is the handle secured to said
tang. The handle is built up by means of the
55 transparent plates 4 secured on both sides of the
tang 2 by means of rivets 5 and 8. Reinforce
ment plates 6 are located at the butt end of the
handle by the rivets 5 and similar plates l are
secured at the other end of the handle by the
rivets 8. The plates 6 and 1 serve as reinforce
ments and permit the drawing together of the
plates 4 soI that they are tightly held in close con
tact with the inserted strips 9 which are placed
between the inner surfaces of the plates 4 and the
tang 2. These inserted strips 9 have printed or 10
placed thereon a design or other matter l0.
I_n assembling the improved handle the strips 9
are secured to the tang 2 with the printed or pre
pared surfaces facing outwardly. These strips 9
can be composed of paper and then a suitable 15
cement must be employed for securing said strips
to the metal tang, and also` the cement must have
an affinity with the substance used for the plates
4 so as to permit securing of said plates to the
strips 9. Plates 4 are preferably of a cellulose 20
material, and it is found in practice the strips 9
should with advantage be made of same material
as the outer plates 4.
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In order to insure close adherence of the handle
plates or sheets to the metal tang to prevent entrance and accumulation of matter under said
plates it is proposed to employ cement as an addi
tional securing means for said plates and perfo
rate the tang 2 with holes l l or openings l2. The
purpose of these holes or openings is to allow the
same to receive cement which will fill said holes
or openings and thereby provide a homogeneous
connection between the plates on both sides of
the tang. It will be understood that this method
of uniting the plates can best be used when the
covering plates and the intermediate sheets or
strips are composed of the same substance, cellu
loid for example which is found to be suitable ma
terial to use. This method of uniting the plates
can also be used with advantage when the intermediate sheets Il] are eliminated and the design or
other matter is printed or otherwise placed di
rectly on the inner surface of the covering
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plates 4.
The end or reinforcing plates 6 and 1 can be 45
made of different designs both as regards shape
and ornamentation so as to provide handle end
reinforcements of attractive appearance. These
plates 6 and 'l are seated in recessed ends I3 of
the plates 4 so as to lie flush with the surface 50
of the latter plates.
It is obvious with use of part of the present
invention the covering plates 4, may be composed
of an opaque material.
Other modifications may
be made in carrying out the details of the inven- 55
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> tion hereinbefore described, and it is to be under
stood that any modiñcation coming fairly Within
the terms of the appended claims shall be covered
thereby.
I claim:
1. An article of manufacture of the class de
scribed comprising a blade or operative member,
a tang extending from said member, a handle
composed of a pair of covering plates secured one
10 on each side of said tang, said tang extending the
full length of said handle, means for securing "said
on each side of said tang, said tang extending the
full length of said handle, means for securing said
covering plates to said tang, said means compris
ing retaining plates being seated in recessed ends
of said covering plates, all of said plates being
secured at each end to said tang by rivets pass
ing therethrough and said covering plates being
composed of transparent plastic material cover
ing and exposing advertising matter thereunder.
3.< An article Aof manufacture of the class de 10
scribed Acomprising a blade, a tang extending
from said blade, a handle composed of trans
covering plates to said tang, said means compris
ing retaining plates being seated in recessed ends `>parent plates secured at each side of said tang,
of said covering plates and all of said plates being said tang extending the full length of said handle,
15 secured at each end to said tang by rivets passi-ng ' `advertising matter borne by an inserted strip or 15
therethrough.
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2. An article of manufacture of the class de
scribed comprising a blade or operative member,
strips located under said covering plates, and said
covering plates being secured to said tang through
means comprising reinforcement plates set in
a tang extending from said member, a` handle . l recessed `ends of said covering plates.
CARL H. HEMMING.
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20 composed of a pair of covering plates secured one `
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