Carrying iron

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CARRYING IRON Original Filed Nov. 20, 1956 INVENTOR. BY J5 e70; Cfe/rezfe ATTORNEY. Patented Nov. 7, 1939 UNITED STATES.- PATENT orFwE-r, CARRYING IRON Joseph 0. Ohenette, Flat Rock, Mich. Refiled for abandoned application Serial N; 111,791, November. 20, 1936;. This application- July 12,1939, Serial No. 284,020 7 Claims; 51 the object oftheinvention is toprovide an ironwhich is sheathed in rubber and shaped for use in carrying heavy articles havingno hand holdsfor carrying. Oneof the particular objects of theinvention articles as refrigerators, stoves, gasranges, circulatingheaters, heavy boxes, modern furniture, and other similar articles and arranged so that the carrying iron will not mar the finish-of-thearticle being carried. A further object ofthe invention is toprovidea-carryingiron having a foot for engagement beneath the article to be carried and having-a curvedbearing portionr'arranged to engage the wall of the article and a handle extending from the bearing portion by means of which the article may be lifted. A further object of the invention is to provide a carrying iron sheathed in rubber to provide firm hand holds and also to prevent marring the finish of such articles as porcelain enameled refrigerators, gas ranges and circulating heaters and furniture. Another object of the invention is to provide a carrying iron arranged to be made up in pairs, each pair consisting of a right and left iron adapted to be applied to the article being lifted and having extending hand hold portions whereby the article may be very easily carried. These objects and the several novel features of the invention are hereinafter more fully described and claimed and the preferred form of construction by which these objects are attained is shown in the accompanying drawing in which- Fig, 1 is a perspective view showing the carrying irons as applied to a refrigerator for carrying. Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing both the right and left irons. Fig. 3 is an enlarged section taken on line 33 of Fig. 2. The iron comprises a metal bar I shown more particularly in Fig. 1 having a foot portion 2 provided with an upturned end 3. At the top an arcuate bearing member 4 extends from the member I on the same side as the foot 2 and is provided with an arcuate face 5 as shown in the several views. The hand hold members 6 are each a press fit in an aperture provided therefor in the bearing member 4 as will be understood from Fig. 3 and when so fitted the hand hold is toprovide a carrying iron for carryingsuch member is also welded in place in the memb'er5 and' the end of the hand hold member 6 is: ground ofi on the same radius as the remainder: ofthe arcuate surface 5 of thebearing member 4; After being made up in this form, the entire :3. device is covered with a. rubber sheath .1 shownmoreparticularlyin Fig.3 and this rubbersheath covers all 'ofthe metal parts so that only the rubber sheath is seen in the completed 'iarticle. Inoperation, the right and left Iironsare used' as a pair. as shown in Fig. 2.1 The. iron: shown a' the left of Fig. 2 i..may. be. applied" to a foot 2 beneath the leg of the refrigerator showninrFigrl; The carrying ironshownsatthe: right ofFig. 2 is1then applied in the same .mannerto the otherside of the refrigeratorso that thetwo hand holds extend outwardly toward the person to carry the article andin a convenient position for such carrying. In this connection, it will be noted that the curved face 5 of the bearing member 4 which is covered with rubber engages against the wall of the refrigerator and this curved face 5 provides a bearing against the wall of the article being carried even if the wall is set back from the base or forward therefrom, the radius 5 allowing for line contact between the bearing member and the article being carried. This arcuate bearing surface also allows the foot ends 2 to be engaged further toward the center of the article being carried, if desired, and will still maintain the line contact. A refrigerator of this type may be readily carried by two persons by applying one pair of irons to one side of the box for one person to lift with and by applying another pair of irons to the other side of the box for the other. person to lift with. By means of the rubber covered curved bearing surface 5, the finish of the article being carried will not be marred and the carrying irons may be used in carrying fine pieces of furniture, porcelain enameled articles or other devices having a surface which will damage easily. This prevents loss through cracked porcelain finishes and allows refrigerators and other articles to be moved about in a factory or in a store without damage to the finish. The arrangement of the shaped metal hearing member extending at a right angle to the end of the bar and on the same side as the foot and with an extended handle member made rigid to and extending at a right angle from the bearing member, forms a compound axis 55 of the bearing member for carrying difierent articles. From the foregoing description it becomes evident that the device is very simple and efficient in operation, is practically a unitarystructure when completed and sheathed with rubber, is very useful in stores and factories for moving or carrying articles about and provides a device which accomplishes the objects described. Having thus fully described my invention, its utility and mode of operation, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is 1. In a carrying iron, 2. metal bar formed to provide a hook at one end, a bearing member extending from the opposite end of the bar and on the same side of the bar as the hook, said bearing member having an arcuate face on one side arranged to engage the article being carried, a hand hold member extending from the opposite side of the bearing member and a continuous rubber sheath extending over all parts of the carrying .iron. 2. In ac'arrying iron," a metal bar formed to provide a hook at one end, a bearing member extending at a right angle from the opposite end of the bar and on the same side of the bar as the hook, said bearing member having an arcuate face on one side arranged to engage the article being carried and a hand hold member extending from the opposite side of the bearing member. 3. A carrying iron comprising a longitudinal bar having an inturned foot at the lower end, a bearing member extending inwardly from the top of the bar on the same side as the foot, the bearing member having a curved face on one side and a hand hold member extending outwardly at a right angle from the bearing member on the side opposite the curved face. A, A carrying iron comprising a metal bar havingan inturned foot at one end, a bearing member extending from the opposite end of the bar, said bearing member having a rounded face on one side and a hand hold member extending outwardly from the bearing member. 5. A carrying iron comprising a metal bar having an inturned foot at one end, a. bearing member extending at a right angle from the opposite end 'of the bar on the same side as the foot, a handle. member ilextending from" the bearing member and. a' rubber cover forming a nonmarring sheath for said device. 7 6. Acarrying iron comprising a. metal bar having a hook at one end, a. bearing member extending at a right angle from the same side of the bar as the hook, the hook being arranged to be engaged beneath an article to be carried and the bearing member being arranged to engage against the side of said article and a hand hold member extending from said bearing member. '7. A carrying iron comprising a. metal bar having an inturned foot at one end,-a bearing member extending from the opposite end of the bar in the same plane as the foot and a handle member extending from the bearing member transversely to the plane of the foot and bearing member. JOSEPH C. CHENET'I'E.

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