Oct. 22, 1946. ’ ' T_ J. MCINTOSH ' 2,409,879 ADJUSTABLE TOOL HAN‘DEE FASTENING Filled Feb. 28, 1946 l Inventor, Moms _JWEI/23051:, 89 T - attorneys, Patented Oct, Z2,_?1946 um i“). 2,409,879 12,409,879 ADJUSTABLE TOOL HANDLE FASTENING ‘ Thomas J. McIntosh, weenie, s. 0., assignor'of' ‘one-half to Edgar Moore, Cha‘rlottaN. C'. ' Application February‘ 28, 194.6, serial‘ No. 350,861 ‘ 3 Claims. (o1. s0c—12) 1 This invention relates to a reversible fork, rake, or hoe. An object of this invention is the provision of simple and efficient means for adjusting a tool for use as a fork, or a rake, or a hoe. Another object of the invention is to reduce to a minimum the number of parts of a reversible or convertible tool. 2 portance because it moves readily into a particu lar socket 4, even though the socket is not fully registering with the center of the spur; the pointed end of the spur I3 rides down the in clined'wall of the conical socket, causing a slight movement of the head I, as the spur assumes its complete seated position, as shown in Figure 4; in other words, by reason of the spur I3 being conical shape, if at ?rst only the point thereof A still further object of the invention is the provision of a simple and ei?cient handle struc 10 engages the side of the socket 4, by continuing the rotary movement of the handle 9, the spur ture whereby the movement of the handle alone I3 will ride into and be fully and snugly seated will entirely control the locking of a tool head in in the socket 4. an adjusted position. In operation, when the tool is in a locked posi With the foregoing and other objects in view, my inventioncomprises certain novel construc 15 tion as shown in Figure 4 all that is necessary tions, combinations, and arrangements of parts‘ to unlock the tool is for the operator to impart rotary movement to the handle to cause it to be threaded outwardly which will remove the coni cal spur I3 from the tool head I, where-upon the 20 tool head can be rotated on rivet 8 to the desired In the drawing: I position, as for placing the tool in condition to Figure 1 is a top plan view of a fork constructed be used as a rake, then by rotating handle 9 to in accordance with the present invention, while cause it to move inwardly, conical spur I3 will Figure 2 is a view in side elevation thereof. ride into a registering socket 4, and be seated. Figure 3 is a fragmentary view in side eleva tion, showing the tool as it appears when being 25 therein, where-upon the tool can be used as de sired, without the fork 2 moving on the socket used as a rake. ' ‘ device 5. Figure 4 is an enlarged, fragmentary longitud In Figure 5 the tool head I is shown on a hoe 7 inal sectional view of the tool or device. blade 3. The structure of the tool head I and the Figure 5 is a view in side elevation of the device 30 operation of the device is the same as hereinbe used as a hoe. fore described for the fork structure. Referring to the drawing, in which the pre Other tool blades or instruments can be used ferred embodiments of this invention are illus provided the novel structure of the disc tool trated, I designates the tool head which may be head is embodied on the tool,because the socket a part of a fork 2 or a hoe blade 3. This tool head is disc-shape, and is provided with parallel flat 35 device 5 will receive the tool disc-head irrespec tive asto the type digging, raking, or‘ cutting sides. In the periphery of said tool head is a blade or instrument contemplated. plurality of conical sockets 4. While I have described the preferred embodi A socket device 5 comprises an internally . threaded collar 6 and two clamping jaws ‘I. The . merits of my invention and illustrated the same clamping jaws ‘I engage the flat sides of the disc 40 in the accompanying drawing, certain‘ minor changes or alterations may appear to one skilled head I. A rivet 8 extends through the jaws 1, in the art to which this invention relates during and disc-head I securing the same in an assem the extensive manufacture of the same, and I, bled position, but permitting said tool disc-head therefore, reserve the right to make such changes I to be rotated upon said jaws or socket device 5, or alterations as shall fairly fall within the scope su?lciently to adjust fork 2 to the position of a of the appended claims. fork as shown in Figure 1, or adjusted to form a What I claim is: V ' rake as shown in Figure 3. -1. In a device of the class described, the com The handle 9 is provided on its inner end with bination of a tool providedv with a disc-head, said a sleeve device III. This sleeve device is provided with 2 cars II and is externally threaded on its 50 disc-head provided with a plurality of sockets in its periphery, a socket device provided with outer end, as clearly seen in Figure 4. A plug I2 clamping jaws, said jaws being against the sides is rigidly secured in the sleeve device I0, and is of said disc-head only, fastening means extend provided with a conical spur I3. Therefore, when ing through said jaws and disc-head, said socket handle 9 is rotated the ?xed pin or spur‘ I3 moves v bodily therewith. The conical spur I3 is of im 55 device provided with an internally threaded as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and more parti cularly pointed out in the appended claims. 2,409,879 sleeve, a handle provided with a ?xed spur, and said handle normally threaded into said sleeve with said spur extending into one of said sockets of~the disc-head. 2. vIn a device of the class described, the com bination of a tool provided with a disc-head, said disc-head provided with a plurality of conical shaped sockets in its periphery, a socket device '4 3. As a new article of manufacture, the com bination of a tool provided with a disc-head, said disc-head provided with a plurality of conical sockets in its periphery, a socket device provided with two clamping jaws and with an internally threaded collar, said clamping jaws engaging the V 7 sides only of said disc-head, a rivet/extending through said clamping jaws and said disc-head, provided with clamping jaws, said .jaws against a handle provided on its inner end with‘ a sleeve the sides ‘of said disc-head only, fastening means 10 device, said sleeve device ‘provided on its inner extending through said jaws and disc-head, said end with two ears engagingsaid handle and on socket device provided with an internally ‘its outer end with external threads, and a plug threaded sleeve, a handle provided with a coni provided with ‘an outwardly extending conical cal shaped spur, said spur being rigidly ‘mounted spur ?xedly secured within said sleeve device, upon said handle, and said handle normally ,15 whereby when said handle is rotated inwardly threaded into said sleeve with ‘said conical shape spur extending into one of said conical sockets of the disc-head. ' r ‘ ‘ said conical spur will ride into and be seatedv within one of said conical sockets. ‘ ‘ v ' THOMAS J. McINTOSH.