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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B26HAND CUTTING TOOLS; CUTTING; SEVERING
    • B26BHAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B26B5/00Hand knives with one or more detachable blades
    • B26B5/005Hand knives with one or more detachable blades specially adapted for cutting cardboard, or wall, floor or like covering materials
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
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    • A47G27/0487Tools for laying carpeting

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Dec. 15, 1970 P. s. BIZZIGOTTI CARPET TUCKER Filed Dec. 31, 1968 \IVEN '1 (m. PETER El. BIZZI DTTI ATTORNEY United States Patent O 3,546,726 CARPET TUCKER Peter S. Bizzigotti, 1418 Madison St., Hollywood, Fla. 33020 Filed Dec. 31, 1968, Ser. No. 789,051 Int. Cl. B261) 3/08, 11/00; B25f 1/04 US. Cl. 7-141 8 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A carpet tucker including a connecting means for connecting the tucker to a carpet cutter, and a trailing, truncated, cone-shaped tucker wheel for tucking down the edge of the carpet.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to a new and improved carpet tucker, and, more particularly, to a trailing, carpet tucker attachment for a carpet trimming hand tool.

As is perhaps well-known, hand tools for trimming carpets are old in the art. Such tools leave the cut edge of the carpet in an upturned position. After the operator trims the edge of a carpet with the hand tool, the operator must again move over the same edge to tuck in the edge of the carpet.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to a new and improved carpet tucker that includes a connecting means for connecting the tucker to a carpet cutter, and a trailing, truncated, cone-shaped tucker wheel for tucking down the edge of the carpet. The wheel is biased downwardly toward the floor. The greater diameter of the wheel is placed adjacent or beyond the edge of the carpet to tuck down the cut edge of the carpet during the cutting operation.

It is an object of this invention to provide a noncomplex, combination carpet cutter and tucker.

It is another object of this invention to provide a downwardly biased carpet tucker connect-able to a hand tool for trimming carpets.

A further object of this invention is to provide a truncated, cone-shaped, tucker wheel.

An additional object of this invention is to provide a low cost, carpet tucker attachment.

In accordance with these and other objects which will be apparent hereinafter, the instant invention will now be described with particular reference to the accompanying drawing.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING In the drawing:

FIG. 1, is a plan view, partially in cross section, of the carpet tucker connected to a carpet cutter; and

FIG. 2, is a side view of the carpet tucker.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now in detail to the drawing, wherein an embodiment of the invention is shown, and, referring, particularly, to FIG. 1, a carpet tucker, generally designated as numeral 2, is connected to a hand operated carpet cutter, generally designated by numeral 4. The carpet tucker includes a base plate or connecting hinge plate 6 connected to carriage 8 by axle pin 10. The carriage 8 carries the truncated, cone-shaped tucker wheel 12 on axle 14. The carriage 8 allows the axle 14 to rotate. The tucker wheel 12 is tapered from the larger, outer diameter, shown at 16, to the smaller, inner diameter, shown at 18. The carriage 8 and tucker wheel 12 are biased downwardly toward the carpet by spring 20 connected to the connecting hinge plate 6 by wingnut 22. The spring 20 frictionally engages the carriage 8.

The hand operated carpet cutter may be any one of the well-known types of carpet cutting or trimming tools. The carpet cutter 4, illustrated in FIG. 1, cuts or trims a carpet while the cutter slides over the top of a cushionback carpet. The side of the carpet cutter is moved tightly against an upturned edge of the carpet bearing against the wall in order to trim the carpet adjacent the wall in a normal manner. The tool is designed to sever the edge portion of the carpet on a downwardly inclined angle adjacent the carpet fold. The out is made by knife blade 24 connected to the body member 26 of the carpet cutter 4. The wingnuts 28 and 22 connect both the blade 24 and the carpet tucker 2 to the body member 26 of the carpet cutter 4. Handle 30 is connected to the body member 26 of the tool in order to allow an operator to move the tool easily along the edge of the wall. Various means may be utilized in an ordinary manner to place the blade in proper cutting position.

In use, when the cutter is trimming a carpet, the trailing tucker wheel 12 engages the portion of the carpet cut away or severed from the upturned portion of the carpet. The tucker runs over said portion to automatically move it into place along the edge of the wall.

The instant invention has been shown and described herein in what is considered to be the most practical and preferred embodiment. It is recognized, however, that departures may be made therefrom within the scope of the invention. Therefore, the instant invention is not to be limited to the details discussed herein but to be accorded the full scope of the claims so as to embrace any and all equivalent apparatus and articles.

I claim:

1. A carpet tucker comprising,

base member,

a means for engaging a portion of a carpet to turn down an upturned edge, and

a biasing means connected between said base member and said engaging means to bias said engaging means downward.

2. A carpet tucker as set forth in claim 1, wherein said engaging means is a wheel.

3. A carpet tucker as set forth in claim 2, wherein said wheel is in the shape of a truncated cone.

4. A carpet tucker as set forth in claim 3, wherein said wheel is tapered from the outer diameter toward the inner diameter.

5. A carpet tucker as set forth in claim 4, wherein said wheel is connected to a carriage member, said carriage member is movably connected to said base and frictionally connected to said biasing means.

6. A carpet tucker as set forth in claim 2, wherein said base member includes connecting means to connect said base member to a hand operated carpet cutter.

7. A carpet tucker as set forth in claim 6, including a carriage rotatably connected to said wheel and hingedly connected to said base.

3 4 8. A carpet tucker as set forth in claim 7, wherein said 2,624,938 1/ 1953 Davis 30 -124 bias means is frictionally connected to said carriage. 2,772,474 12/ 1956 Hill 30293 L 3,130,472 4/1964 Bickford 26-51X References Cited 3,171,200 3/ 1965 Poppenga 30130 UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 3,255,650 /1966 Simmons 26-51X 1,984 2/1841 Robbins 3,382,579 5/1968 Prater 30293X 41,797 3/1864 Van Derventer 30293 1 15 7 3 10 1915 Kane 30 123 WAYNE MORSE, 'y Examiner 1,729,232 9/1929 Waner 30128 2,483,092 9/1949 Hanke 30124X 10 2,615,516 10/1952 Hyde 30-123 26-7; 30124, 293; 813.1

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US3737932A (en) * 1972-01-27 1973-06-12 J Armijo Carpet trimming and finishing device
US3934342A (en) * 1974-08-30 1976-01-27 Katsumi Matsushita Carpet cutter
US4283804A (en) * 1978-11-13 1981-08-18 Mahoney Morgan D Swimming pool structure
US4750226A (en) * 1986-10-20 1988-06-14 Costill Robert G Carpet laying tool and process for using same
US4790059A (en) * 1988-01-12 1988-12-13 Killpack Ronald E Carpet laying tool and method of use
US4797963A (en) * 1988-04-15 1989-01-17 Roy Gulino Carpet finishing tool
US5203852A (en) * 1992-01-17 1993-04-20 Downing Keith A Carpet tucking device
USD415174S (en) * 1998-04-01 1999-10-12 Napolitano Michael J Roofing tool
GB2336308A (en) * 1998-04-16 1999-10-20 J F C Precision Eng Ltd Carpet tucking tool
US5984392A (en) * 1997-09-23 1999-11-16 Ibf Tool Company Carpet tucking apparatus
US6073328A (en) * 1998-02-28 2000-06-13 Hendricks; James Carpet installation tool
US20040168258A1 (en) * 2003-02-28 2004-09-02 Roger Mills Pliable membrane installation tool
US6938292B1 (en) 2003-02-05 2005-09-06 Quick Tuck, Llc Carpet trimmer and tucker
US20060118769A1 (en) * 2004-12-06 2006-06-08 The Slick Company Backer rod installation tool
US8136255B1 (en) * 2008-05-22 2012-03-20 Reel Terry A Broadloom carpet wall trimmer and method of use thereof

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US3737932A (en) * 1972-01-27 1973-06-12 J Armijo Carpet trimming and finishing device
US3934342A (en) * 1974-08-30 1976-01-27 Katsumi Matsushita Carpet cutter
US4283804A (en) * 1978-11-13 1981-08-18 Mahoney Morgan D Swimming pool structure
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USD415174S (en) * 1998-04-01 1999-10-12 Napolitano Michael J Roofing tool
GB2336308A (en) * 1998-04-16 1999-10-20 J F C Precision Eng Ltd Carpet tucking tool
US6938292B1 (en) 2003-02-05 2005-09-06 Quick Tuck, Llc Carpet trimmer and tucker
US6964075B1 (en) 2003-02-05 2005-11-15 Quick Tuck, Llc Carpet trimmer and tucker
US20040168258A1 (en) * 2003-02-28 2004-09-02 Roger Mills Pliable membrane installation tool
US6792634B1 (en) * 2003-02-28 2004-09-21 Roger Mills Pliable membrane installation tool
US20060118769A1 (en) * 2004-12-06 2006-06-08 The Slick Company Backer rod installation tool
US8136255B1 (en) * 2008-05-22 2012-03-20 Reel Terry A Broadloom carpet wall trimmer and method of use thereof

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