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    • B23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B23DPLANING; SLOTTING; SHEARING; BROACHING; SAWING; FILING; SCRAPING; LIKE OPERATIONS FOR WORKING METAL BY REMOVING MATERIAL, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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    • B26HAND CUTTING TOOLS; CUTTING; SEVERING
    • B26BHAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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J. J. GOLDMAN. DEVIGE FOR DETAOHING BUTTONS.
No. 496,407. Patented May 2, 18973.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JACOB J. GOLDMAN, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
DEVICE FOR DETACHING BUTTONS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 496,407, dated May 2, 1893.
Application filed July 5, 1892. Serial No. 438, 929- (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, home J. GOLDMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of St. Louis, State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Detaching Buttons, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to devices to be used in detaching buttons, particularly from shoes, and has for its object a simple, inexpensive device, easily and conveniently operated,and adapted to collect the buttons as detached.
It consists in the adaptation of a pair of pliers with side cutters to the requirements of such a device and in attaching a pocket to the rear side of the jaws of the pliers to receive the buttons when detached.
In the accompanying drawings, in which like numbers of reference denote like parts in the several views, Figure 1 is a side elevation of a pair of pliers, with my improved details incorporated therein. Fig. 2 is an edge elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a sectional view, taken on the line 33 in Fig. 2; and Fig. 4 is a detail view of a modification of the form of the detachable cuttingblades.
The principal feature of my invention is in the special form of the operative edge given to the detachable cutter of the blades and in off-setting the sides of the pliers to which the cutters are attached, so that the same can be conveniently used in detaching buttons from a flat surface.
As shown in Fig. l, the cutters 1 and 2 are detachably secured to the sides of the noses 3 of the pliers, which are hinged at 4 and automatically opened by the flat spring 6 acting on the handles 5.
As shown in Figs. 2 and 3,.the nose end of the pliers is made comparatively thicker than the body or handle part of the same, forming an offset portion extending .some little distance from the side surface of the pliers. It is to this projecting surface of the noses 3 that the cutters 1 and 2 are secured, in order that, when the detacher, as a whole, is used, as might sometimes be required, to detach buttons from a fiat surface, there will be room for the hand of the operator. The interior surfaces of the noses 3 are hollowed out, forming a conical-shaped opening 8 between them, as shown in Fig. 3. This is to allow for plenty of room for the heads of the buttons, and to present an inclined surface for the buttons to roll down when detached.
As shown in Fig. 1, the operative edges of the cutters 1 and 2, that is, the edges that come together, are formed V-shaped, and only the bottom of the V formed with a cuttingedge in each case. The contiguous surfaces of the blades 1 and 2 are flat, and the operative edges of both are inclined or wedgeshaped at all parts not designed to out, being rounded off. The extending .corner of the blades, which form the V-shaped edge, next to the joint is preferably made somewhat longerthan the outer cornersufficiently long that, when the pliers are opened to their fullest extent, that part of the cutters is not separated, forming practically a V-shaped opening between them, open toward the extending ends of the noses 3. The practical object of forming the operative edge of the cutters in this manner, is to, when the detachers are applied to a button, detach it, the fastening material of the button will be pushed to the bottom of the V shaped opening in the edges, where the same is cut and not before, thus rendering it almost impossible, in the use of the pliers, to cut any of the material to which the buttons are attached, at .the same time,
stretching the thread by which the button is secured prior to its being out. The object in so forming the rear edge of the cutters that they remain closed, is that, when the pliers are applied to a fastened button, to detach it, the button will be entered in the open space between the blades 1 and 2 and cannot be passed, but will be included in the bight of the pliers.
As shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, I have attached to the rear side of one of the noses 3 a pocket 7, in which the buttons are received as they are-cut off. In this manner, the buttons are conveniently collected while cutting off a number, and then the whole number emptied into any convenient receptacle.
The-form of cutters shown in Fig. 1, is
suitable when the buttons are secured by thread or a closed wire fastening. When, however, the fastening is a staple, with the two legs of the same left in a comparatively relatively removed position, the form of the cutting edges of the blades should be formed comparatively longer, and, preferably, circular-shaped, as shown at 9 in the blade 1 in Fig. 4. The general shape of the operative edge is the same as in 1 and 2, and the resultant effect would be the same, cutting off both legs of the staple at the same time.
I claim- 1. In a button-detacher, the combination with a pair of side-cutting pliers, of a pocket secured to the reverse side of one of the noses of the pliers, substantially as and for the purposes described.
2. In a button-detacher, the combination with a pair of side-cutting pliers, of a pocket secured to the reverse side of one of the noses of the pliers, the operative edges of the cutter-blades beingV-shaped, and sharpened only near the apices of the V-shaped openings, whereby the fastening material of the button is forced to the bottom of the V-shaped opening before it is cut, substantially as and for the purposes specified.
3. In a button-detacher, the combination with a pair of side-cutting pliers, of a pocket secured to the reverse side of one of the noses of the pliers, the jaws of the said pliers being formed in their opposing faces with a recess extending laterally from the cutter-blades to the said pocket, whereby a convenient race or channehway is provided to direct the detached button from the cutter-blades to the pocket, substantially as and for the purposes specified.
In testimony whereof I have aifixed my signature, in presence of two witnesses, this 18th day of June, 1892.
JACOB J. GOLDMAN.
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ALBERT H. ENGEL, A. RAMEL.
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Cited By (7)

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US2556559A (en) * 1948-11-26 1951-06-12 Albert L Smith Wire cutter
US2711584A (en) * 1954-12-17 1955-06-28 Florence M Crider Attachment for wire severing tool
US2741841A (en) * 1954-01-06 1956-04-17 George J Egeth Device for removing plastic buttons
US4742616A (en) * 1986-12-16 1988-05-10 Hilti Aktiengesellschaft Cutting device
US5361498A (en) * 1990-05-21 1994-11-08 Josef Bohle Stiftung + Co. Kg Cutting nippers
US20030172533A1 (en) * 2002-03-15 2003-09-18 Alexander Pamela K. Scissors type element for sectioning and retaining a candle wick
US6813832B2 (en) * 2002-03-15 2004-11-09 Pamela K. Alexander Scissors type implement for sectioning and retaining a candle wick

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2556559A (en) * 1948-11-26 1951-06-12 Albert L Smith Wire cutter
US2741841A (en) * 1954-01-06 1956-04-17 George J Egeth Device for removing plastic buttons
US2711584A (en) * 1954-12-17 1955-06-28 Florence M Crider Attachment for wire severing tool
US4742616A (en) * 1986-12-16 1988-05-10 Hilti Aktiengesellschaft Cutting device
US5361498A (en) * 1990-05-21 1994-11-08 Josef Bohle Stiftung + Co. Kg Cutting nippers
US20030172533A1 (en) * 2002-03-15 2003-09-18 Alexander Pamela K. Scissors type element for sectioning and retaining a candle wick
US6813832B2 (en) * 2002-03-15 2004-11-09 Pamela K. Alexander Scissors type implement for sectioning and retaining a candle wick

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