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June 16, 1942. J. H. SMITH FIREPLACE IMPLEMENT Filed March 25, 1941 2,286,387 2,286,387 Patented June 16, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICEv 2,286,387 FIREPLACE IMPLEMENT James Hopkins Smith, Falmouth Foresidc, Maine Application March 25, 1941, Serial No. 385,182 3 Claims. (01. 294-14) This invention relates to implements and more particularly to implements adapted for use as open ?replace tools. . One end of the staff has attached thereto a head l2 having a base l4 ?xed within one end I6 of the staff I0. The head is preferably formed at its base with an undercut or grooved portion I8 The conventional ?re poker frequently found in open ?replace implement sets is neither of UK extending circumfe-rentially thereabout into which undercut portion one end of the staff may such size nor con?guration as to adapt it to be spun in order to effect a substantial joint be practical use in the manipulation and the stimu-‘ tween the two members. lation of a burning log ?re; consequently its The head I2 is relatively short and has its function is largely that of an ornament. It is the object of this invention to provide an 10 outer end 20 suf?ciently pointed to provide a log engaging portion extending in an axial direction. implement which is both ornamental and of such Substantially midway between the base l4 and size and construction as to lend itself to practical the point 20 there is formed a hook-like prong use in the manipulation of logs and in the stimulation of a ?re. 22 which extends in a lateral direction. The prong 22 is particularly useful in engaging the 15 To the end that the object of the invention rear sides of logs for the purpose of moving them may be attained, the implement embodies a tubular staff having attached to one end thereof a head which has a pointed projection extending forwardly in the ?replace. An important feature of the invention involves the means provided herein for stimulating the in an axial direction and a hook-like prong ex tending from the head in a lateral direction. 20 ?re as may be found desirable from time to time. This feature involves the formation of passages The prong and projection are so arranged that communicating with the interior of the staff If] at the region of its headed end, providing egress either one or both and manipulated with ease. for air at this point. The passages referred to The head is attached to the staff in a manner to shown in the drawing as constituting di provide passages communicating between the 25 are ametrically disposed grooves 24 formed through hollow interior of the staff and the exterior the peripheral surface of the head I2 near the thereof in the region of the head. This latter base thereof. The total cross sectional area of feature enables one to blow into the open end of the passages 24, whether there be one, two or the staff and direct the blast of air issuing from more, should be less than the total cross sec the opposite end to points of the ?re most need 30 tional area of the interior of the tubular staff ing the stimulus. The implement is of such ID. This latter construction permits the dis length as to permit the performance of all its charge of air through said passages at a, rela intended functions without requiring the user to tively high velocity while requiring supply there approach so close to the ?re as to be endangered to at a much lower velocity. The unheaded end 35 or inconvenienced by either heat or fumes. of the staff remains open so that one may blow Other objects and advantages of the invention into the open end while standing away from the will become clear as the more detailed descrip ?re, yet being able to direct the passages 24 to tion thereof is read with regard to the drawing such areas of the ?re requiring stimulation. forming a part of the disclosure, in which like The speci?c form of the invention is obviously logs lying in the ?replace may be engaged by reference numerals indicate like parts. and in 40 susceptible to variations within certain limita which: tions and the practice of the invention shall be Figure 1 is a greatly reduced scale view of the not limited other than by limitations in the sub implement throughout its entire length; joined claims. Figure 2 is a view of the headed end of the I claim: 45 1. An implement consisting of a tubular staff Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view of the headed having therein a head having its base attached end of the staff taken on lines 3-3 of Figure 2; to one end of said staff, the outer end of said Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view of the headed head being pointed, a hook-like prong extending end of the staff taken on lines at right angles to 50 laterally from said head, a plurality of passages line 3—-3 of Figure 2; and formed at the headed end of said staff, said Figure 5 is a cross-sectional view on line 5-5 passages providing communication between the of Figure 3. interior of said sta? and the exterior of its The speci?c embodiment of the invention in headed end and being of less aggregate cross cludes a tubular staff 10 which may be formed 55 sectional area than the cross-sectional area of stall; from a length of highly polished metal tubing. 2 2,286,387 the interior of said staff, and an opening at the opposite end of said staff. 2. An implement consisting of a tubular sta? having therein a head having its base attached Within one end of said staff, the outer end of said head being pointed, a hook-like prong extending laterally from said head, a plurality of passages formed in the periphery of the body of said head, said passages providing communication between 3. An implement consisting of a tubular staff having a head at one end thereof, the outer end of said head being pointed, a hook-like prong extending laterally from said head, a passage formed at the headed end of said staff providing communication between the interior of said staff and the exterior of its headed end, said passage being of less aggregate cross-sectional area than the cross-sectional area of the interior of said the interior of said staff and the exterior of its 10 staff, and an opening at the opposite end of said headed end and being of less aggregate cross staff. sectional area than the cross-sectional area of J. HOPKINS SMITH. the interior of said staff, and an opening at the opposite end of said sta?.