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I v R. J. MORGAN. I

. FRUIT PIGKER. r v No. 288,096. Patented Nov. 6, 1883.

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N. FETERs. Phowutm mwm Wash nghm. D4 a verse section of said clipper, and Fig. 3 an Prrreiwr tries,

.RICHARD J. MORGAN, OF ORLANDO, FLORIDA.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 288,096, dated November 6, 1883.

Q Application filed July 24, 1883. (N0 model.)

To ail whom it may concern Be it known that I, RICHARD J. lvIORGAN, of Orlando, in the county of Orange and State of Florida, have invented certain new and use ful Improvements in Fruit Clippers and Pickfruit, and the remaining hand is free to sustain the gatherer or operator on the tree, ladder, or other support, or for any other purpose that may be required, substantially as hereinafter described. 4

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming partof this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Figure 1 represents a view in perspective of my improved fruit-clipper as held. for use by the hand of the operator. Fig. 2 is atransexterior side VlGW of the cutting-jaw of the clipper.

A and B in the drawings represent two jaws, made of any suitablemetal or material, and hinged or pivoted together in their rear, as at 11. These jaws, which may be of arched or curved form, both externally and internally, and of hollow or. half-box likeconstruction, so as to cut from the one side of them, are of convex form in direction of their length, and of fluted or concave shape, as at c c, transversely, externally, or on their backs, to conform to the shape and bend of the fingers by which the jaws are held and operated-that is, the thumb and forefinger of the one hand between'which the device is workedand by pressure of which fingers on the jaws it is closed in clipping. The jaws are opened, and

the clipper is secured to the hand by straps (l G, of leather or other suitable material, attached to the jaws, and arrangedto pass around the thumb and forefinger applied to the exterior of the jaws.

, Secured to the one side of the thumb-jaw B, as by a screw, d, and inside supporting flange, e, is a cutter, D, made of steel or other suitable material, and formed with a, sharp cutting-edge, s, in direction of its length, the same being fitted to work upon the inside of a cutting-flange, f, upon the corresponding side of the other jaw, A; or said jaw A'may likewise be furnished with a sharp-edged cut-- ter; or the cutter D may beapplied to the jaw A and the cutting-flange f to the thumb-jaw B. By the separate attachment of the cutter D to the jaw which carries it, said cutter may be readily removed for resharpening or repair, when necessary. The cutting portions of the jaws being on the one side of them, the

instrument may be held so as to cut close to the fruit.

The combined picker and clipper being held and worked by the thumb and forefinger of the one hand, as described, affords increased facilities for gathering the fruit over, or as compared with, other clippers requiring the use of both hands-that is, one hand to hold the fruit and the other hand to clip itinasmuch as by my improved picker and clipper the same hand which holds and works the instrument may also be used to transfer the fruit to the basket, bag, or other receptacle designed to receive it, the thumb and finger securely carrying and working the devlce, while the remaining fingers of the'same hand may be used to grasp the fruit. This leaves the other hand of the gatherer or operator free to support him on the tree or ladder, as the case may be. r

I do not abandon or dedicate to the public any patentable features set forth herein and not hereinafter claimed, but reserve the right to claim the same either in a reissue of any patent that may be granted upon this appllcation or in other applications for Letters Patent that I may make.

I am aware that two pivoted jaws pro- Vided with teeth at their front ends and operated by the thumb and forefinger have been used in corn-huskers; but

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What I claim as new and of my invention the hand is left to grasp and hold the fruit is While its stem is being out and afterward as In a picker for oranges or analogous fruits, described. the Combination of two rear pivoted jaws RICHARD J. MORGAN. ghaving-longitudinal cutting-edges D f, and Witnesses:

adapted to be Worked by the thumb and fore- J. B. PARRAMORE,

finger, and straps 0, whereby the remainder of CHAS. F SHINE.

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US3374541A (en) * 1967-01-27 1968-03-26 Frank W Earnest Jr Device for cutting flower stems and the like
US5176696A (en) * 1991-09-30 1993-01-05 Saunders Myles L Handles for microsurgical instruments
WO2004037312A2 (en) 2002-10-24 2004-05-06 Tillim Stephen L Handle for forceps/tweezers and method and apparatus for designing the like
US20040199204A1 (en) * 2003-02-14 2004-10-07 Voegele James W. Multifunctional surgical instrument
US20040225217A1 (en) * 2003-02-14 2004-11-11 Voegele James W. Fingertip ultrasound medical instrument
US6944914B2 (en) 2001-10-24 2005-09-20 Tillim Stephen L Handle and forceps/tweezers and method and apparatus for designing the like
US6988295B2 (en) 2001-10-24 2006-01-24 Tillim Stephen L Handle/grip and method for designing the like
US7010835B2 (en) 2001-10-24 2006-03-14 Tillim Stephen L Parallel handle system and method for designing a parallel handle system
US20080188295A1 (en) * 2007-02-05 2008-08-07 Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Inc. Progressive gaming device and method of use
US20150328784A1 (en) * 2012-12-18 2015-11-19 Isao AWAUCHI Hairstyling scissors

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3374541A (en) * 1967-01-27 1968-03-26 Frank W Earnest Jr Device for cutting flower stems and the like
US5176696A (en) * 1991-09-30 1993-01-05 Saunders Myles L Handles for microsurgical instruments
US7506409B2 (en) 2001-10-24 2009-03-24 Tillim Stephen L Handle/grip and method for designing the like
US6944914B2 (en) 2001-10-24 2005-09-20 Tillim Stephen L Handle and forceps/tweezers and method and apparatus for designing the like
US6988295B2 (en) 2001-10-24 2006-01-24 Tillim Stephen L Handle/grip and method for designing the like
US7010835B2 (en) 2001-10-24 2006-03-14 Tillim Stephen L Parallel handle system and method for designing a parallel handle system
WO2004037312A2 (en) 2002-10-24 2004-05-06 Tillim Stephen L Handle for forceps/tweezers and method and apparatus for designing the like
US20040225217A1 (en) * 2003-02-14 2004-11-11 Voegele James W. Fingertip ultrasound medical instrument
US20040199204A1 (en) * 2003-02-14 2004-10-07 Voegele James W. Multifunctional surgical instrument
US20080188295A1 (en) * 2007-02-05 2008-08-07 Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Inc. Progressive gaming device and method of use
US20150328784A1 (en) * 2012-12-18 2015-11-19 Isao AWAUCHI Hairstyling scissors

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