0&1, 194s. 2,408,595 C. L. BEARD POINT mman - ’ Filed June 6, 1944 Y 2; 36,011 v (Ittorneg 2,408,595 Patented Oct. 1, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,408,595 POINT MARKER Charles L. Beard, Lancaster, Pa. Application June 6, 1944, Serial No. 538,915 '1 Claim. (01. 33—189) 2 1 and the arm 4 is placed between the two sheets, as best illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawing. This invention relates to tools for point mark ing sheet material. Suitable manipulation of the tool causes the A It frequently happens that a metal worker has ?nder point II to locate the hidden hole l3, and occasion to drill openings in a sheet of metal to line up or register with openings previously drilled 5 it will be seen that this operation is greatly fa cilitated due to the conical shape of the ?nder, in a second metal sheet whereby the two sheets which readily centers itself in the hole, thus pro can be joined together at the desired place or viding an accurate guide for locating a corre places by means of rivets, bolts or other suitable sponding hole in sheet A. All the operator need fastening means. One of the principal objects of my invention is 10 now do, in order to provide the sheet A with a mark 14, corresponding to the drilled hole in to provide a simply constructed and easily ma sheet B, is to force the leg 3 downwardlyv with nipulated tool whereby the openings in the pre a blow of the hand. During this marking oper viously drilled sheet can be readily located and ation the upper ?at face of the ?nder point 8 thereafter corresponding registering holes formed 15 serves as an anvil like support for the sheet A, in the ?rst sheet. thus offering effective solid resistance to the im Other objects and advantages will be apparent as this speci?cation is read in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved tool with the arms in their open or separated po sitions;~ pact of the member 8.. The drill opening ill in the marker 1 enables the workman to drill a desired guide hole I8 in 20 the metal sheet A by merely inserting a drill of the proper size through the drill opening with out the necessity of marking the location of the hole, by forcing the marker point 9 against the sheet A, as previously described. It will be un ' Figure 2 is a side view partly in section show ing the tool in the markingposition with the lower arm thereof sheets of metal; and between . two superposed 1 25 derstood’ that when the sheet A is seated on the ‘ ?nder 8 and the lower tapered'ends of the mem bers 1 and 8 are engaging the respective sheets A and B, the tapered ends 9 and II will be cc axially disposed with respect to each other. to drill a hole in the marked upper sheet. 30 In Figure 3 the upper and lower metal sheets Referring more particularly to the drawing I A and B are shown with a drill 20 in withdrawn denotes my improved tool of any suitable mate position after the small guide hole l8 has been rial but preferably formed from a vstrip 2 oi.’ drilled thereby in sheet A. _ Thereafter the oper slightly resilient sheet metal. The metal strip ' ator will employ a larger drill, not shown, in en 2 is bent intermediate its ends, as at 3, to pro 35 larging the guide hole Hi to correspondv in-size vide upper and lower resilient arms 3 and 4 re-' with the hole l3 previously formed in sheet B. spectively, which are thus connected at their rear Having thus described my invention, what I ‘Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view show ing the parts in the position assumed after the marking operation and with the drill in position ends or portions. . The forward or free ends of the arms 3 and 4 claim is: > ' 1 A tool for marking sheetv metal comprising a ate provided with registering circular openings 40 strip of resilient material bent intermediate its 5 and 6 in which are suitably secured, what may , ends to form lower and upper connected resili ent arms, each arm provided with a downwardly preferably of solid metal construction. The tapered member at its free lower end, the upper marker 'l-tapers downwardly toward its lower surface of the taperedmember of the lower arm end 9 and is preferably provided with a concen 45 being flat, the free ends of said arms being mov trically disposed drill opening I0 terminating in able towards each other against the inherent re be termed, a marker 1 and a ?nder 8 respectively, siliency of said strip whereby said tapered mem bers are adapted respectively for locating a hid den depression or hole in the upper face voi! a 60 metal sheet and to apply a correspondingly lo 8 are preferably ?at. cated mark in the upperv face of a second metal Where the workman is desirous of securing a I metal sheet A at certain points to'a sheet B,. sheet superimposed on said ?rst mentioned sheet, the point 9. The ?nder 8, like the marker 1, is round and tapers downwardly toward its lower end II. The upper faces of the members land‘ which has previously been formed with openings I3, designating such points of attachment, and when said lower arm is inserted between said metal sheets and said upper arm is moved toward which may form part of an airplane or other 55 said second sheet. assembly, the sheet A is placed over the sheet B v ' , CHARLES L. BEARD.