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US936157A
US936157A US48667009A US1909486670A US936157A US 936157 A US936157 A US 936157A US 48667009 A US48667009 A US 48667009A US 1909486670 A US1909486670 A US 1909486670A US 936157 A US936157 A US 936157A
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    • G01BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
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WQP. PHENIX.
MEASURING INSTRUMENT.
APPLIOATION IILED MAR. 30, 1909.
936,157. Patented Oct. 5, 1909.
INVENTOR T henix stars easiest.
WILLIAM PRESTON PHENIX, OF TAI-IOKA, TEXAS.
MIEASURING INSTRUMENT.
Application filed March 30, 1909.
To all whom "it may concern:
Be it known that I, IVILLIAM P. PHENIX, a citizen of the United States, residing at Tahoka, in the county of Lynn and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Measuring Instruments; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in measuring devices and it is an objectof the invention to provice a novel device of this character wherein a mul tiplicity of devices are contained within the article.
It is also an object of the invention to provide a novel device of this character which may be employed as a level, square, rule, gage, bevel and compasses.
It is also an object of the invention to provide a novel device of this character including a protractor, saidprotractor affording a hand grasp to permit the ready manipulation of the instrument.
It is also an object of the invention to provide a novel device of this character which will be simple in construction efficient and advantageous in practice and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.
lVith the above and other objects in view the invention consists of the details of construction and in the novel arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more particularly referred to. Y
In describing the invention in detail reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts in the several views and in which,
Figure 1 is a view in plan of the invention, said invention being folded in the position to be used either as a bevel or compasses. Fig. 2 is a view taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1, and, Fig. 3 is a view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
In the drawings, 1 denotes one section of the instrument having formed therewith the protractor 2, said protractor extending from one end of the member to point intermediate the length thereof. Pivotally se cured by the bolt 3 to the member 1 is a second member l, the pivotal connection of the member 4 with the member 1 being cen- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Get. .5, 1909.
Serial No. 486,670.
trally of the protractor for a purpose which is believed to be obvious. The member 1 is divided by the lines 5 from its pivotal point to an end thereof into graduations while the member l is similarly divided. This is done so that the members 1 and t may act or serve as a rule more especially when the said sections are so moved one with relation to the other as to be in approximately the same longitudinal plane. The member 1 is provided with a plurality of perforations 7 to'permit the device being employed as a gage, it being stated that it will be only necessary to insert a marking instrument through the desired perforation.
When the instrument is to be used as a bevel, the member 4 is swung or moved on its pivot 3, the angle of the level being assured by the protractor 2. This same statement applies when the instrument is to be employed as a square, which use is believed to be apparent. To hold the member l: in the desired position with relation to the member 1, a curved arm 8 is affixed to the member 1- adjacent a longitudinal edge thereof and said arm 8 extends over the protractor 2. In threaded engagement with this arm 8 is a binding screw 9' which contacts with the protractor 2 and eflectually binds the member 4 thereto and as the protractor 2 is carried by the member 1, it will be readily perceived that the member 4 will be held against movement.
To expedite the use of the instrument as a square one longitudinal edge thereof is provided with afiange 10 extending at right angles thereto. This flange also permits the instrument to be employed as a level, said flange being provided with an elongated opening 11 beneath which is positioned the liquid glass 12. This glass is carried by a protective metallic casing 13 fixed to the member at. The member 4 is also provided with an elongated opening 1st, so that the bubble within the glass may be seen therethrough.
l/Vhen the device is not in use the members are swung one above the other and in order that no obstruction may be afforded by the arm 8, an edge of the member 1 is provided with a recess 15 in which said arm will. be positioned when the instrument is folded.
The free end of each of the members 1 and 4 is provided with a projecting point 16 which permits the device to be used as a compass. It is also to be observed that the end of the member adjacent the point 16 is recessed as at 17 in order to enhance the operation of the device as such,
Movable laterally of the members 1. and 4c in alinement with the end graduations or lines 5 thereof are the point pins 18 which are held within the brackets 19 by the binding screws 20. These pins are employed to readily mark each two feet measured by the instrun'ient, it being stated that the instrument as disclosed is graduated to measure two feet. In order to permit the device to be readily folded it is to be stated that the pin 18 of one member is on the face opposed to that of the pin of the second member. hen the device is being used as a level, the pins 18 are so held as not to projectbeyond the edges of the members 1 and 4. And to hold the instrument in such a position as to enable it to be employed as a level, the angular foot 21 is secured to the flange 10 of the member 4, the extended portion of the foot being flush with the lower edge of the flange.
I claim:
An instrument of the character described comprising two members pivotally connected one to the other, means for holding said members against movement on their pivot, a flange carried by one of the members, said flange having an elongated opening, a bubble tube carried by the member having the flange, in a position beneath the opening in the flange and a foot carried by the mem ber having the flange for holding the instrument in position when used as a level.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
lVILLL M PRESTON PHENIX.
Vitnesses MURRELL SKINNER, Anion McDANmL.
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Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2718703A (en) * 1953-03-06 1955-09-27 Charles R Chilcote Compass protector
US4901444A (en) * 1988-04-13 1990-02-20 Maschmeier Frederick W Method and apparatus for guiding a saw relative to an angular cut of a board
US20040216315A1 (en) * 2003-05-01 2004-11-04 Ellis Merle R. Angle measuring device
US9599447B2 (en) 2012-02-06 2017-03-21 Greg Wayne Cruickshanks Large T-square protractor for use in construction

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2718703A (en) * 1953-03-06 1955-09-27 Charles R Chilcote Compass protector
US4901444A (en) * 1988-04-13 1990-02-20 Maschmeier Frederick W Method and apparatus for guiding a saw relative to an angular cut of a board
US20040216315A1 (en) * 2003-05-01 2004-11-04 Ellis Merle R. Angle measuring device
US20050081394A1 (en) * 2003-05-01 2005-04-21 Ellis Merle R. Angle measuring device
US6954990B2 (en) 2003-05-01 2005-10-18 Ellis Merle R Angle measuring device
US9599447B2 (en) 2012-02-06 2017-03-21 Greg Wayne Cruickshanks Large T-square protractor for use in construction

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