US 1572289 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 9 1926. 1,572,289
W. HOGAN HOLDER FOR BEET TOPPERS mums Fild July 21, 1924 enemies tea a, rest;
WKLLIAM HOG-AN, QF FILLMOJRE, UTAH.
HOLDEBJ IEQB BEET-TOPPERS File Application filed July 21, 1924. fierial .lt'o. 727,266 7 To all whom it may concern: In order to relieve the strain caused by Be it known that T, WILLIAM HOGAN, a the lifting of the beets by the knife and to citizen of the United States, residing at prevent the person using the knife permit- Fillmore, in the county ofMillard and State I ting his hands to be swollen caused from the E of Utah, have invented certain new and useuseof the knife, T provide a sling 5. The
ful Improvements in Holders for Beet-Topsling comprises an elongated strip of leathpers Knives, of which the following is a er which is folded intermediate its ends and specification. the free ends thereof are secured together The invention relates to new and useful in any suitable manner whereby a loop is W improvements in holders for kni.es which provided for permitting the wrist of the are principally adapted for use in the harperson using the knife to pass therethrough.
vesting of beets, and has for its principal For adjusting the size of the loop in order. object to provide means in connection with to enable the sling to be properly supported the knife for relieving the strain caused by in position on the wrist of the person using. iii the person using the knife in lifting. and the knife, the adjusting means designated cutting beets. generally by the numeral 6 is slidably assoit further object of the invention is to ciated with the strap. The ends of the strap provide a holder for a beet toppers knife have secured thereto the attaching hook 7 of the above mentioned character, wherein and the same is adapted for engagement a sling is detachably associated with the with the registering eyes formed on the free knife adjacent the handle portion thereof, ends of a single strand of wire 8 which is means being associated with the sling for bent back upon itself intermediate its ends securing the same in position around the and isdisposed on opposite sides of the knife wrist of the person using. the knife. blade 1 adjacent the handle 2, the free ends A further object of the invention is to of the strand of wire being looped as illusprovide a holder for a beet toppers knife trated at 9 and 10 respectively in the drawof the above mentioned character, which is ing and adapted to overlap each other so simple in construction, inexpensive, strong that the looped portions will register and and durable and furthermore adapted for permit the hook 7 to pass therethrough and the purposes for which it is designated. secure the sling in position on the knife.
@ther objects and advantages of this in- The spring wire 8 will fit around the vention will become apparent during the knife 1 adjacent the handle portion 2 in course of the following description. such a manner as to prevent the accidental in the accompanying drawing forming a displacement of the same when thehook 7 at part of this specification and in which like is in engagement with the looped portions numerals designate like parts throughout 9 and 10 and will enable the sling to be supso the same: ported on the knife at all times. This con Figure 1 is a side elevation of my imstruction furthermore enables the sling and proved device showing the manner in which spring wire to be readily detached from the 4'4 the sling is'used, and knife whenever it becomes necessary.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the knife The provision of a sling attachment for a and sling attachment-associated therewith. beet toppers knife of the above mentioned in the drawingwherein for the purpose character, will enable the person to usethe of illustration is shown the preferred emknife more easily and comfortably and will bodiment of my invention, the numeral 1 furthermore increase the efficiency inthe use designates a beet topper-s knife of any conof the knife. The sling attachment may not we ventional construction having the usual only be used in connection with beet tophandle 2 at its forward end and provided pers knives but also may be used for various at its forward end with-the downwardly exother purposes such as in connection with tending pointed member 3 secured at its hand rabs or hooks or the like. outer end. The pointed end 3 extends belNhile ll have shown the preferred em- 10 yond the cutting edge 4t of the knife 1. and bodiment of my invention, is to be underis used in lifting the basin from the, soil stood that various changes in the size, shape "h mann r well known in the art. and arrangement of partsrnay be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention an the scope of the appended claims.
Having thusdescribed the invention, what I-olaim is 2- I'. In combination with a lifting element and the handle therefor, a sling, a hook carried by the sling, a strand of wire clamped back upon itself and extending around (the lifting element adjacent the handle; the free 7 ends of-the wire having loops formed therein, said looped ends overlapping each other a d registering to-receive said hook.
/In combination with a lifting element and the handle therefor, a sling, a hook carried by the sling, a strand of wire 'c-lamped back upon itself and extending around the lifting element adjacent the handle, the free ends of the wire having loops formed therein, said looped ends over; lapping each other and registering to receive said hook, and means associated with the sling for adjusting the size of the loop thereof.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signa-