Accession Number : ADD015715

Title :   Combination Tool and Tape for Measuring Circumference of Flexible Tubing.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 11 Jun 92, patented 9 Feb 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Watrous, Philip J

Report Date : 09 Feb 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A plier-like tool having a resilient spring normally urging the jaws of the tool in an outward direction. One of the jaws is pivotally attached to one end of a flexible measuring tape that has ail offset intermediate its length so that when the tape is wrapped around the tubing that is to be measured, the tape will not overlap itself. The other end of the tape has an aperture therein adapted to receive a pin carried by the other jaw of the tool, so that when the tape is wrapped around the tubing and the pin is engaged in the aperture, releasing the manual pressure on the tool will permit the biasing spring to spread the jaws apart, thus snugly wrapping the tape around the tubing. If the tubing size is correct, indicia on the parts of the tape that are in side-by-side relation around the tubing will register or align.

Descriptors :   *TAPES, *TOOLS, *PATENTS, APERTURES, LENGTH, OVERLAP, PINS, PLIERS, PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE