ApplicationNo. 05/856160 filed on 11/30/1977
US Classes:99/419, Spit or impaling type99/421AHand held
ExaminersPrimary: McCarthy, Edward J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA47J 43/00 (20060101)
A47J 43/28 (20060101)
A47J 37/06 (20060101)
AbstractA short generally cylindrical base is provided and an elongated shank has one end supported from and projects endwise outwardly from one end of the base. A follower is mounted on the shank for adjustable positioning therealong between a retracted position closely adjacent the base and an extended position remote from the base. A pair of elongated generally parallel tines are supported from the follower, on opposite sides of the shank, and generally parallel the shank with the tines projecting endwise outwardly from the follower in the same direction in which the shank projects from the base. A tubular combined handle and cover is provided and is closed at a first end thereof and the second end thereof and the base include coacting bayonet connection structure for supporting the cover from the base in selected end-to-end reversed positions. In a first position of the handle and cover, the latter defines a handle projecting endwise outwardly from the base in a direction opposite to the direction which the shank extends. In the second position of the handle and cover, the latter is telescoped over the shank and the tines, when the follower is in the retracted position, and completely encloses the shank and tines.