Patent Number: 7,131,255

Title: Picking rake with dual handles and dual rake heads for gathering and picking material

Abstract: A household tool for gathering and picking material comprising two rake head and handle units arranged side by side, overlapping, or crisscrossed with both rake heads arranged in substantially the same orientation. The units are temporarily held in this position by several possible fasteners along the length of the units. One version allows both units to be completely disconnected when in the pick-up mode. Another version is additionally joined quasi-permanently at a pivoting joint that allows the units to swing in opposite directions when their undersides are substantially facing each other. One or both of the handles can be extended for raking and retracted for picking. Each unit has a fixed or adjustable hand grip or arm grip for less fatigue when picking. The rake head may partly overlap to provide more picking-up capacity and more stability to the components.

Inventors: Caneba; Mary Ann (Houghton, MI)


International Classification: A01D 7/04 (20060101); A01D 7/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00