Adjustable length handle for flat finishers

  • US 5,088,147 A
  • Filed: 09/24/1990
  • Issued: 02/18/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/08/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A handle for a pivotable flat finisher, said handle comprising:

  • first and second tubes, said first tube being inserted telescopically into said second tube with the amount of insertion adjustable within a range of insertion,said first and second tubes defining an adjustable first length of said handle, one of said tubes having a lever mounted on a free end portion thereof, and the other of said tubes having a locking mechanism mounted on a free end portion thereof and adapted to lock said flat finisher in a selected position,means for locking said first tube to said second tube at any of various amounts of insertion within said range of insertion andmeans for mechanically interconnecting said operating lever and said locking mechanism, said means for mechanically interconnecting having an adjustable second length,said second length being automatically adjusted when said first length is adjusted.

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