UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ALBERT D. GOODELL, OF MILLER'S FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS,
ASSIGNOR TO THE MILLERS FALLS COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No.
293,651, dated February 19, 1884.
Application filed November 30, 1883. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALBERT D. GOODELL,
residing in Miller's Falls, in the county of Franklin
and State of Massachusetts, a citizen of the United
States, have invented a new and useful Improvement
in Spokeshaves, of which the following is a full,
clear, and exact description, reference being had
to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this
specification, and in which like letters indicate
My invention relates to improvements
in spokeshaves, by which, by the use of a circular
knife or cutter and other novel features, much better
work can be done and a far greater variety of forms
of material operated upon the [sic] by the use of
any existing tool known to me.
Figure 1 represents a general view of
the article, having part of the body and one handle
cut away to exhibit the threaded screw in the body
for holding the cutter, and also the screw by which
the handles are detachably connected with the body.
Fig. 2 represents the body without the handles, and
shows the edge of the circular cutter and the front
bevel of the body. Fig. 3 represents the knife or
cutter C with beveled edge z. Fig. 4 represents
a cross-section of the body, taken at y y,
Fig. 2, and illustrates the manner in which the body
is cut away, to form the mouth for discharge of the
chips or shavings.
A is the body, preferably of metal.
B B are the handles, which are made
detachable from the body by means of a screw inserted
in the end of the handle, and threaded orifice formed
in the end of the body, into which the threaded screw
C is the circular knife or cutter, and
is secured to the body, which is preferably made of
the same circle as the cutter, by the round-headed
set-screws b b. Upon the cutting-face of the
shave the body is slightly beveled, preferably at
a slight angle from the cutting-edge of the circular
knife or cutter. This face-bevel is indicated by x¹,
the body under the knife or cutter being cut away,
as shown in section, Fig. 4.
a is the portion of the body not cut out, and
x represents the cut-away portion under the
knife or cutter, and which forms the mouth for discharge
of the chips.
The great difficulty heretofore experienced in tools
of this kind I seek to obviate. I form my knife or
cutter circular, in order to obtain a clean cut instead
of a scraping action, so common to most tools for
the same purpose. Besides, this form of knife or cutter
will not chatter, cannot get caught upon any part
of the work, nor upon the clothing of the operator.
The finest work can be done without danger of injury
to the face of the material, and the ample opening
in the body under the knife or cutter prevents clogging
and facilitates the freest discharge of chips or shavings.
It will be further observed that I am
enabled to securely hold the knife or cutter by the
direct action of the round-headed set-screws, and
no unnecessary protuberance is placed anywhere upon