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Патент USA US2408954

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Filed May 18, 1945
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Joseph 5. Ray
By "5%Q/JM
Patented Oct. 8, 1946
Joseph E. Bay, Denver, 0010.
Application May 18, 1945, Serial No. 594,437
2 Claims.
(Cl. 51—186)
and 8 are mounted, the lower roller 8 being
This invention relates to a reed sander and it is
formed of metal, or other suitable material, and
one object to provide a device by use of which
constituting a pressure roller carried by‘ a pin or
reeds of musical instruments may be sanded to
axle 9 and the upper roller being a sanding roller
smooth them and reduce them to the correct
UK and carried by a bolt or axle ID. The upper roller
is formed as shown in Figure 5, and referring to Another object of the invention is to provide
this ?gure it will be seen that it has an elastic
a sander which may be readily held in a person's
body or roller proper ll formed with a bore
hand between the thumb and ?rst ?nger and
snugly receiving the bolt Ill but loose enough to
pressure applied to cause sanding of a reed en
gaged between rollers at ends of resilient arms 10 permit the roller to be turned about the bolt or
axle when necessary. A sleeve l2 formed of
of the device.
sand paper ?ts snugly about the elastic roller l0
Another object of the invention is to provide a
and when the nut I3 is tightened and the ears 6
sander wherein one arm thereof carries a pres
of the upper arm 2 are forced towards each other
sure roller and the other a sanding roller which
is formed of elastic material and mounted about 15 into pressing engagement with ends of the roll
er, the roller will be expanded diametrically as
a bolt or pin carrying a thumb but which, when
well as compressed longitudinally and caused to
tightened, causes the elastic roller to be ex
have tight binding ?t within the sand paper
panded to frictional gripping contact with a
sleeve of sand paper about it to prevent rotation
sleeve l2. Therefore the sleeve will be prevented
of the sleeve about the roller, tightening of the 20 from turning about the elastic roller and the
nut also serving to prevent free rotation of the
roller itself will be prevented from turning about
roller about the bolt during use of the sander.
the bolt by frictional binding action. Near its
Another object of the invention is to provide a
head M the bolt in is formed with a squared
sander which is quite small and may be carried
portion [5 ?tting within a squared opening [6
in a pocket when not in use.
The invention is illustrated in the accompany
ing drawing wherein:
25 formed in the ear through which it passes and
this squared portion prevents the bolt from turn
ing during use of the sander as well as allowing
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the improved
the nut to be tightened or loosened easily without
30 the bolt turning with the nut.
Fig. 2 is a front view thereof.
During use of the sander it is held between
Fig. 3 is a side view of the sander.
the thumb and ?rst ?nger of a hand and the
Fig. 4 is a view looking down upon the sander.
portion of the reed I‘! to be sanded engaged be
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken longitudinally
tween the rollers. Reciprocating movement is
through the sanding roller.
This sander is particularly adapted for sanding 35 imparted to the sander and as it is moved lon
reeds of musical instruments but it is to be under
gitudinally of the reed the roller 8 will force the
stood that it may be put to other uses. The body
reed against roller 1 but will turn so that this
I of the sander is formed from a strip of resilient
roller will move easily along the reed. The fact
sheet material which may be sheet metal, plastic,
that the roller 1 is prevented from turning about
or other suitable material. The strip of resilient 40 the bolt It causes the sand paper sleeve to have
sheet material is folded midway its length to
rubbing contact with the reed. When a portion
form arms having their rear ends connected by a
of the sand paper sleeve in use becomes worn
curved bridge portion 3 serving as a spring con
the nut I3 is loosened, the rubber sleeve I I turned
necting the arms and cut to provide an opening
4 for imparting added ?exibility to the bridge 45 a partial rotation about the |bolt to bring another
portion of the sand paper into position opposite
and permitting the arms 2 to be readily moved
roller 8 and the nut again tightened to secure
towards each other when pressure is applied by a
roller ll against turning movement. After the
thumb and fore?nger between which they are
sand paper sleeve [2 has been entirely worn be
grasped during use of the sander. Depressions
5 are formed near front ends of the arms to re 50 yond further use the bolt is removed, the rubber
roller removed from between ears of the upper
ceive the thumb and the ?nger and prevent the
device from slipping out of place between the
thumb and the ?nger between which it is held.
arm‘, the worn out sleeve l2 removed and a new
one slipped into place, and the roller l I then re
placed between the ears and the bolt thrust into
Forward end portions of the arms are formed
with ears or tongues 6 between which rollers 1 55 place and its nut applied and tightened.
Having thus described the invention, what is
gagement with the bolt and the sleeve to prevent
claimed is:
1. A sander, comprising a body formed from a
turning of the elastic roller and the sleeve.
2. A sander comprising a body having arms
strip of resilient; sheet material folded midway
its length to form arms connected at their rear
ends by a spring-forming bridge, front ends of
the arms being formed with ears at opposite sides
thereof, a pressure roller rotatably mounted be
shiftable towards and away from each other and
having bearings at their front ends,v a pressure
tween the ears of one arm, an‘ elastic roller be
roller rotatably mounted between the bearings
of one arm, and a sanding roller between bear
ings of the other arm including a roller formed
of elastic material and having a longitudinally
tween the ears of the other arm, an abrading 10 extending bore, an abrasive sleeve ?tting snugly
about said elastic roller, a bolt passing through
sleeve ?tting snugly about said elastic roller, a
the bore of said elastic roller and through the
bolt passing through the elastic roller and the‘
bearings between which it is located and held
ears between which it is located and having a
against rotary movement, and a nut screwed up
non-circular portion engaged through a similar
ly shaped opening in one ear to prevent rotation 15 on said bolt and tightened to force the bearings
through which the bolt passes into contact with
of the bolt, and a nut carried by said bolt and‘
ends or the elastic roller to compress the‘ roller
tightened to draw the ears between which the
longitudinally and expand it diametrically into
elastic roller is located towards each other and
binding engagement with the bolt and the sleeve
apply pressure to opposite ends of the elastic 20 and prevent turning of the elastic roller and the
roller to compress the elastic roller longitudinal
sleeve about the bolt..
ly and expand it diametrically for binding en
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