Hoe and Rake Combination (Patent No: 416838)
Inventor: Kallal, Frances L.
Comments: see family history prepared by Rita Dickson; b Illinois 1890; great gardener; Master Farm Family; asked local blacksmith to rivet together the head of a rake and a hoe; further refined by her son; still in use; daughter Margaret Dickson donated example
Description: Combmaison de houe et de rateau.
Frances L. Kallal. Tofield, Alberta, Canada. 7th December, 1943. Filed 16th February, 1942. Serial No. 490,033
Claim.—A garden tool comprising an elongated rectangular flat metal plate having a row of spaced apertures along its longitudinal median line, grooves in one face of said plate extending from said apertures to one edge of said plate, a tang attached to the other face of said plate intermediate its length and along one edge thereof, and a series of prongs seated in said grooves with me end bent to extend through said aperture? and riveted therein, the opposite ends of said prongs extending beyond the edge of said plate to form teeth.
Claim allowed, 1.