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US2758494A
US2758494A US512202A US51220255A US2758494A US 2758494 A US2758494 A US 2758494A US 512202 A US512202 A US 512202A US 51220255 A US51220255 A US 51220255A US 2758494 A US2758494 A US 2758494A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25BTOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING OR HOLDING
    • B25B13/00Spanners; Wrenches
    • B25B13/56Spanner sets
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25BTOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING OR HOLDING
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    • B25B23/02Arrangements for handling screws or nuts
    • B25B23/08Arrangements for handling screws or nuts for holding or positioning screw or nut prior to or during its rotation
    • B25B23/12Arrangements for handling screws or nuts for holding or positioning screw or nut prior to or during its rotation using magnetic means
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10S403/00Joints and connections
    • Y10S403/01Magnetic
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10S7/901Magnetic feature
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    • Y10S81/90Wrench or screwdriver constructed from specific material
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    • Y10T279/23Chucks or sockets with magnetic or electrostatic means

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Aug. 14,1956 5. J. JENKINS 2,758,494

EXTENSIBLE WRENCH SET WITH MAGNETIZED HEADS Filed May 31, 1955 23 22 z5 l Li /6 23 t 24 y; m

INVENTOR ATTORNEY5 United States Patent EXTENSTBLE WRENCH SET WITH MAGNE'I'IZED HEAD'S Billy J. Jenkins, Birmingham, Ala.

Application May 31, 1955, Serial No. 512,202

1 Claim. (Cl. 81-71) The present invention relates to wrenches, and more particularly to wrenches of the internal or Allen type provided with means to extend the length of the wrench.

The primaiy object of the invention is to provide an Allen wrench with a head for receiving the shank of the next larger wrench size.

Another object of the invention is to provide a wrench of the class described in which the head is formed with a polygonal outer surface to permit the turning of the wrench by means of other wrenches.

A further object of the invention is to provide a wrench of the class described in which magnetic means are used to maintain the wrenches in engagement with each other while in use.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent from the following specification when read in light of the attached drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of the invention.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the invention, shown partly in section for purposes of clarity.

Figure 3 is a transverse cross-section taken on line 33 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 4 is a transverse cross-section taken on line 4-4 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of one of the wrench elements.

Now referring to the drawings in detail, wherein like reference'numerals indicate like parts throughout the several figures, the reference numeral indicates, generally, an Allen wrench having a polygonal shank 11. An enlarged head 12 is formed on one end of the shank 11 and has a polygonal outer surface 13. A socket 14 having a polygonal inner surface 15 is formed in the head 12 and is adapted to fit the shank (not shown) of the next larger wrench (not shown).

A second polygonal wrench shank 16 has a head 17 positioned on one end of the shank 16 and it likewise is formed with an outer polygonal surface 18. A socket 19 is formed in the head 17 with an inner polygonal surface 20. The socket 19 is adapted to receive the shank 11 of the wrench 10.

A polygonal shank 21 is formed with a head 22 on one end thereof with the outer surface of the head 22 having a polygonal surface 23. A socket 24 extends into the head 22 and has an internal polygonal surface 25 formed therein. The socket 24 is adapted to receive the polygonal shank 16 therein.

Each of the heads 12, 17 and 22 is magnetized, so that the shanks ll, 16 and 21 will be magnetically held in the heads after they are inserted in the socket.

In the use and operation of the invention, when an Allen head screw must be turned and the screw is remote from the closest point accessible with the normal tools, the wrenches forming the portions of the kit making up applicants invention are assembled by inserting the shank 11 into the head 17 and the shank 16 into the head 22 to form an Allen wrench having a length substantially greater than normal. Obviously, the Wrenches can be extended in length as far as necessary to accomplish the desired task. The outer polygonal surfaces 13, 18 and 23 provide a means whereby end wrenches, pliers, socket wrenches or box wrenches may be used to turn the Allen wrench after it has been seated in the head of the Allen screw. It should be understood, of course, that various extensions could be made following the teachings of this invention wherein the sockets contained within the heads would be the same size as the shanks, to permit extending the wrenchs effective length without decreasing the size of the available Allen wrench end.

Having thus described a preferred embodiment of the invention, it should be understood that various modifications and structural adaptations may be resorted to without departing from the scope of the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

A wrench of the type having a plurality of diiferent size members each having a polygonal shaft and a head, and each head being integrally connected to one end of a shaft, and having a polygonal outer surface, each head being provided with a polygonal internal socket extending into said head from the side opposite its shaft, each head being magnetized to hold said wrench in engagement with a metallic body, said members being arranged in end to end relation with each shaft being receivable in the magnetized head of the next smaller member and maintained therein by the magnetic attraction of said head.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,619,744 McCloskey Mar. l, 1927 2,457,451 Domack Dec. 28, 1948 2,632,350 Kaster Mar. 24, 1953 2,660,080 De Kam Nov. 24, 1953

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US2973677A (en) * 1958-07-21 1961-03-07 Reiner Kenneth Internal wrenching tools
US3014543A (en) * 1952-06-06 1961-12-26 Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co Roof bolting drill chuck assembly
US4375224A (en) * 1981-01-21 1983-03-01 Acutherm, Inc. Air conditioning control equipment
US4399723A (en) * 1979-07-11 1983-08-23 Gilles Marleau Compact combination tool set
DE3506415A1 (en) * 1985-02-23 1986-09-04 Stellram Gmbh Screwdriver
US4620460A (en) * 1985-07-01 1986-11-04 Gonzales Jr Frank Socket set
US4736658A (en) * 1985-12-13 1988-04-12 Jore Matthew B Screw holding and driving device
DE4240748A1 (en) * 1992-12-03 1994-06-09 Leonhard Hans Dipl Wirtsch Ing Insert for connecting and lengthening screw spanner - has round stops with magnetic face arranged either on free ends of insert or in central region and has long bore for rod
US5522288A (en) * 1994-12-09 1996-06-04 Snap-On Incorporated Reversible ratchet wrench
US5603248A (en) * 1994-11-08 1997-02-18 Snap-On Technologies, Inc. Magnetic bit holder and hand tool incorporated same
US5931065A (en) * 1997-05-19 1999-08-03 Jackson; Roger Lee Hand tool with axially repositionable shaft
US5957014A (en) * 1998-01-13 1999-09-28 Tseng; Hung Kui Tool combination having two sections
US6009779A (en) * 1997-03-15 2000-01-04 Mastroni; Douglas J. Screwdriver set and kit having variable length interchangeable screwdriver shafts and extensions
US6026718A (en) * 1998-09-28 2000-02-22 Anderson; Wayne High energy magnetizer and selective demagnetizer integral with driver tool or the like
US6026717A (en) * 1998-07-23 2000-02-22 Anderson; Wayne Driver tool with high energy magnetizer/demagnetizer on tool handle
US6032557A (en) * 1998-09-01 2000-03-07 Anderson; Wayne Driver tool kit with high energy magnetizer/demagnetizer on tool handle(s)
US6038946A (en) * 1997-05-19 2000-03-21 Jackson; Roger Lee Axially repositionable adapter for use with a ratchet assembly
US6060801A (en) * 1998-09-28 2000-05-09 Anderson; Wayne High energy magnetizer/demagnetizer for drill housing
US6330844B1 (en) * 2000-06-30 2001-12-18 Russell Earl Walker Ultimate nut driver
US20050204873A1 (en) * 2004-03-22 2005-09-22 Ana Giovanni S Tool handle extension
US20060100024A1 (en) * 2004-11-05 2006-05-11 Ming-Ta Cheng Transmission shaft for a hand tool or a power tool
US20060135033A1 (en) * 2004-10-15 2006-06-22 Ross Evans Structure building toy
US20060191383A1 (en) * 2004-11-02 2006-08-31 Woods Anthony T Multiple bit tool system
US20060236822A1 (en) * 2005-04-26 2006-10-26 Nish Jeffery L Threaded member driver with retention system
US20090093182A1 (en) * 2007-10-05 2009-04-09 Cranium, Inc. Structure building toy
US7591207B1 (en) * 2006-10-13 2009-09-22 George Wayne Burkhardt Device and method for remotely manipulating a magnetic object with at least a portion thereof having a substantially prismatic shape
US9248558B1 (en) * 2011-06-21 2016-02-02 George Wayne Burkhardt Device and method for manipulating a magnetic object
US20160074135A1 (en) * 2014-09-12 2016-03-17 Umm Al-Qura University Adjustable dental hand instrument
USD790311S1 (en) * 2015-09-10 2017-06-27 Allium Llc Tool assembly
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US2457451A (en) * 1947-06-16 1948-12-28 Lawrence C Domack Method of making internal wrenching tools
US2632350A (en) * 1950-02-04 1953-03-24 Richard H Kaster Lug wrench support
US2660080A (en) * 1950-06-28 1953-11-24 Kent Moore Organization Inc Internal wrench with fastener retention means

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US3014543A (en) * 1952-06-06 1961-12-26 Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co Roof bolting drill chuck assembly
US2973677A (en) * 1958-07-21 1961-03-07 Reiner Kenneth Internal wrenching tools
US4399723A (en) * 1979-07-11 1983-08-23 Gilles Marleau Compact combination tool set
US4375224A (en) * 1981-01-21 1983-03-01 Acutherm, Inc. Air conditioning control equipment
DE3506415A1 (en) * 1985-02-23 1986-09-04 Stellram Gmbh Screwdriver
DE3506415C2 (en) * 1985-02-23 1987-02-12 Stellram Gmbh, 6056 Heusenstamm, De
US4620460A (en) * 1985-07-01 1986-11-04 Gonzales Jr Frank Socket set
US4736658A (en) * 1985-12-13 1988-04-12 Jore Matthew B Screw holding and driving device
DE4240748A1 (en) * 1992-12-03 1994-06-09 Leonhard Hans Dipl Wirtsch Ing Insert for connecting and lengthening screw spanner - has round stops with magnetic face arranged either on free ends of insert or in central region and has long bore for rod
US5603248A (en) * 1994-11-08 1997-02-18 Snap-On Technologies, Inc. Magnetic bit holder and hand tool incorporated same
USRE38778E1 (en) 1994-11-08 2005-08-23 Snap-On Incorporated Magnetic bit holder and hand tool incorporating same
USRE36797E (en) * 1994-11-08 2000-08-01 Snap-On Technologies, Inc. Magnetic bit holder and hand tool incorporating same
US5522288A (en) * 1994-12-09 1996-06-04 Snap-On Incorporated Reversible ratchet wrench
US6009779A (en) * 1997-03-15 2000-01-04 Mastroni; Douglas J. Screwdriver set and kit having variable length interchangeable screwdriver shafts and extensions
US5931065A (en) * 1997-05-19 1999-08-03 Jackson; Roger Lee Hand tool with axially repositionable shaft
US6038946A (en) * 1997-05-19 2000-03-21 Jackson; Roger Lee Axially repositionable adapter for use with a ratchet assembly
US5957014A (en) * 1998-01-13 1999-09-28 Tseng; Hung Kui Tool combination having two sections
US6026717A (en) * 1998-07-23 2000-02-22 Anderson; Wayne Driver tool with high energy magnetizer/demagnetizer on tool handle
US6032557A (en) * 1998-09-01 2000-03-07 Anderson; Wayne Driver tool kit with high energy magnetizer/demagnetizer on tool handle(s)
US6060801A (en) * 1998-09-28 2000-05-09 Anderson; Wayne High energy magnetizer/demagnetizer for drill housing
US6026718A (en) * 1998-09-28 2000-02-22 Anderson; Wayne High energy magnetizer and selective demagnetizer integral with driver tool or the like
US6330844B1 (en) * 2000-06-30 2001-12-18 Russell Earl Walker Ultimate nut driver
US20050204873A1 (en) * 2004-03-22 2005-09-22 Ana Giovanni S Tool handle extension
US7364487B2 (en) 2004-10-15 2008-04-29 Cranium, Inc. Structure building toy
US20060135033A1 (en) * 2004-10-15 2006-06-22 Ross Evans Structure building toy
US20060191383A1 (en) * 2004-11-02 2006-08-31 Woods Anthony T Multiple bit tool system
US20060100024A1 (en) * 2004-11-05 2006-05-11 Ming-Ta Cheng Transmission shaft for a hand tool or a power tool
US20060236822A1 (en) * 2005-04-26 2006-10-26 Nish Jeffery L Threaded member driver with retention system
US7591207B1 (en) * 2006-10-13 2009-09-22 George Wayne Burkhardt Device and method for remotely manipulating a magnetic object with at least a portion thereof having a substantially prismatic shape
US20090093182A1 (en) * 2007-10-05 2009-04-09 Cranium, Inc. Structure building toy
US9248558B1 (en) * 2011-06-21 2016-02-02 George Wayne Burkhardt Device and method for manipulating a magnetic object
US20160074135A1 (en) * 2014-09-12 2016-03-17 Umm Al-Qura University Adjustable dental hand instrument
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