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Dec.10',1946.
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2,412,343
LAWN MOWER REE-EDGER
Filed April 21, 1944
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
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INVENTOR.
George cZLauer
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Dec. 10, 1946.
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G. J. L'AUER
LAWN MOWER RE-EDGER
Filed April 21,
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Patented Dec. 10, 1946
" UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,412,343
LAWN MOWER RE-EDGER
George J. Lauer, Long Beach, Calif.
Application April 21, 1944, Serial No. 532,074
3 Claims. (01. 51-250)
1
2
The invention relates to a re-edger for the
cutting blades of a lawn mower, and more espe
cially to an automatic sharpener device for lawn
Figure 3 is a, fragmentary front view of the
device.
Figure 4 is a perspective View of one of the
mowers.
clamping bars of the device detached.
Figure 5 is a similar view of the other clamping
bar of the device,
Figure 6 is an exploded view in elevation of one
cutting blades of a lawn mower can be readily
of the hanger bolts used with the device.
and conveniently sharpened when the said mower
Figure '7 is a view similar to Figure 2 showing
is bodily moved and has its wheels contacting a
foundation or the ground or while the said wheels 10 another adjusted position of the mower for sharp
ening purposes.
are out of contact with such foundation or ground
Similar reference characters indicate corre
and turned by hand, to have the stationary blade
sponding parts throughout the several views in
and the rotary blades match one another under
the drawings.
the sharpening operation, in either instance.
Referring to the drawings, A designates gen
_ Another object of the invention is the provi
erally a portion of a lawn mower of any standard
sion of a device of this character, wherein should
construction, it being the hand manipulated type,
the lower stationary blade be out of contour, the
The primary object of the invention is the pro
vision of adevice of this character, wherein the
and is shown merely to illustrate the application
flexibility of such device will permit the rotary
thereto and the operation of the sharpening de
cutting blades to effectively grind for meeting and
conforming with the cutting edge of the said 20 vice'constituting the present invention and here
inafter set forth in detail. The mower A as usual
lower stationary blade of the mower, the said
has supported in its carriage ID a bladed rotary
device being novel and unique.
cutter H, which is driven by the ground wheels
further object of the invention is the pro
l2 in the ordinary well known manner, and the
vision of a device of this character, wherein the
grinding or sharpening medium thereof is sus 25 blades 13 of this rotary cutter ll cooperate with
a stationary lower cutter blade l4 ?tted to the
ceptible of adjustment and such device can be
carriage, while the latter is equipped with a trailer
attached and removed with dispatch to and from
roller I5 arranged rearmost to said blade M, as
the mower.
is common. Associated with the carriage‘ I0 is
A still further object of the'invention is the
provision of a device of this character, which is 30 a handle bar [6, for hand manipulation of the
mower in the cutting operation thereof.
simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and
The sharpening device constituting the pres
e?icient in operation, readily and easily applied
ent invention, comprises a pair of clamping bars
and removed, strong, durable, eliminating hand
I‘! and 18, respectively, the former serving as a
sharpening of the blades of a lawn mower, avoids
the use of steel ?les for sharpening purposes, as 35 hanger piece and is mounted underslung to the
blade M by hanger bolts I9, each being selectively
there is employed emery cloth or other like
engageable in spaced clearances 20 therefor as
abrasive sheets of material in the sharpening
provided in said bar I‘! for the proper detachable
operation with a flexible sweeping action retained
?tting of the same to the under side of the blade
thereby, and inexpensive to manufacture and
40 M, as is clearly shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3, of
install.
the drawings.
With these and other objects in view, the in
The upper forward edge of the bar i1 is ar
vention consists in the features of construction,
ranged so as to be flush with the front edge of
combination and arrangement of parts as will
the blade M, which is the cutting edge thereof,
be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in
and the bar [3 is attached to the bar H by ad
the accompanying drawings, which show the pre
ferred embodiment of the invention, and pointed
out in the claims hereunto appended.
In the accompanying drawings:
justable clamping bolts 2!, these being in clear
ances therefor disposed crosswise of the bars I‘!
and I3, intermediate and near the outer ends
thereof. The bolts l9 and 2| carry winged nuts
Figure 1 is a fragmentary top plan view of a
lawn mower of standard construction showing 50 22, for convenience in handling.
Adapted to be replaceably clamped between
the device constructed in accordance with the
invention applied for sharpening purposes.
Figure 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view
of the mower and device with the said mower in
an adjusted position for sharpening purposes.
the bars l1 and 18 for ?exibly overlapping the
blade H! at one edge portion is a strip-like emery
cloth or other abrasive sheet of material 23, over
55 which sweeps and contacts the blades 13 of the
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cutter at the grinding face of such cloth or sheet
of material 23, so that when the cutter H ro
tates the blades l3 thereof will become sharpened.
Now, by positioning the mower A as shown in
Figure 2 of the drawings with the device applied,
type of mower for sake of simplicity of under
standing, but is not intended to mean that it can
not be used on any other type of lawn mower
or shearing device.
the wheels I2 elevated from a foundation or the
l. A sharpening attachment for a lawn mower
having a stationary cutting blade and rotary cut
ting blades coacting therewith, comprising a pair
of adjustably connected clamping bars, means
for detachably fastening one bar underslung to
What is claimed is:
ground, the latter can be hand turned for the
driving of the cutter ll, so that the blades l3
can be automatically sharpened by the said de
vice. In Figure '7 of the drawings, the wheels 10
l2 of the lawn mower are in contact with the
foundation or ground, so that when the mower
the stationary blade so that the upper forward
edge of said bar is ?ush with the front edge of
7 said stationary blade, and the other clamping
bar connected to said ?rst clamping bar so that
the upper edge of said bar lies in the same hori
zontal plane as the upper end of said ?rst clamp
is pulled upon the wheels I2 will drive the cutter
II and in this fashion the blades l3 thereof will
be automatically sharpened by the device when
applied to such mower, The ?exibility of the
cloth or sheet of material 23 will permit the ro-.
tary cutter to effectively grind for meeting and
conforming with the cutting edge of the lower
stationary blade l4, especially when the latter
has become worn unevenly, for satisfactory co
ing bar, a ?exing abrasive strip clamped by said
bars andoverlapping the cutting edge of the sta
tionary blade for sweeping engagement by the
20 rotary cutting blades.
operating cutting action between the blades I3
and IQ of the lawn mower.
The bars 11 and I8 may be made of any se
lected or suitable material for effecting proper
clamping, action therebetween and durability.
It is, of course, understood that changes, vari
ations and modi?cations may be made in the
invention as fall properly within the scope of the
appended claims, without departing from the 30
,
2. A sharpening attachment for a lawn mower
having a stationary- cutting blade and rotary cut
ting blades coacting therewith, a bar removably
connected to the lower face of the stationary cut
ting blade so that the upper forward edge of said
bar is ?ush with the front edge of said stationary
cutting blade, and a ?exing abrasive strip carried
by the bar and extending over the cutting edge
of the stationary blade.
3. A sharpening attachment ,for a lawn mower
having a stationary cutting blade and rotary cut
ting blades coasting therewith, a, bar removably
It is believed that a clear understanding of the
connected‘ to the lower face of the stationary
invention as to its construction and operation
cutting blade, a, clamping. bar removably secured
will be had from the. foregoing description when 35 to the forward face of the ?rst mentioned bar,
taken in connection with the drawings, so a more
and a ?exible abrasive strip clamped between
extended explanation has. been omitted for the
said bars and extending upwardly and rearwardly
sake of brevity.
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over the cutting edge of the stationary blade.
spirit of the said invention or sacri?cing any of
its advantages.
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All foregoing description is used to, describe
the device in operation on a hand manipulated 40
GEORGE J. LAUER.
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