US 1053008 A
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APPLICATION FILED JUNE 2, 1910.
f w A M JAMES OARBS, F DENVER, COLORADG, ASSIGNOR 0F ONE-HALF T0 R-YIVIOND L. SSSE, 0F DENVER, COLORABG.
Specication of Letters Patent.
Fatented Feb. 11,1913.
Aimplication filed .Tune 2, 1910. Serial No. 564,622.
To all iii/tom 'z' may confer/n Be it known that l, Winnaar Canine, citizen ot the United States, residing at Denver., in the county ot' Den and State of olorado7 have invented certain and useful improvements in Taper-- Clips, of which the following is a spr-f'ilieation.
This invention relates to paper fasteners,
and more particularly to that type ot fas tener known as tlie paper clip, and bas tor its object to provide a. paper clip which may be made of a single length of wire` and which will have especial featuresl ot' advantage.
l narticular advantage of this present e tira it can be engaged with a paper or s papers from either end ot the clip, time materially facilitating its use, and a in theft' advantage lies in the tact that not does tbe clip engage with the paper against the surfaces off the lont it also acrimpine action lille paper to further retard accidental isengi ement oi the clip. v p
.in ie drawings forming a portion of tliis peeiiication and in which like. numerals or eterenee indicate siniila parte in tlie several 'rieiria-lijenre l is au elevational view or tlie clin. 2 sliows the manner of erf tl'ieelip at one end upon a paper.' rig, 3 snows the manner ot engaging tlie oppor- Le end of tlie elip upon a paper. llig, is an edue View allowing' the Crimping `grip of tlie fastener upon theI paper, the clip being engaged wit-li the paper slionn in Figz 3.
Referring now to the drawings, the presn entitastener is termed oi' a single length bent at a sl'iarp angle at I:ente as shown at 5, tbe portions directly adjacent to this angle, indicated at. il; being divergent as shown. :it a point wl'iieli is to be one end of tliiefastener, and thus spaced a dstance from tlie angle equal to tlie desiretl length of the fastener, tbe portions il are bent fnitwardljyT in elinement with eaef'n other as sliown at "l, these 'portions 'Y beingy elatively short, and, beyond them, the tw ertions of the wire are bent at right angles again as shown at and are continued in tlie saine general direction as the portions 6,- to points in alinenient transrersely of the fastener with tlie angle 5, when the two portions of the wire are bent inwardly as shown att), in alinement with each other, to points in relatively close relation to the angle 5, where the two portions of tlie wire are again bent at. right angles to extend between the portions S, as shown at l0, and to extend over the diagonal portion 6. At the extremities of these portions l0, the wire is bent out-- wardly and curved to forni a pair of terminal eyes 1l. and these eyes are given a turn to twist the portions l0 and throw the eyes at. an angle to each other and out of the plane oil the remainder of the fastener, to direct the mutually adjacent edge portions et tlie eyes between tlie divergent por.
tions (l, tlnis eansing' the eyes to intersect the plane of these portions G.
F rom tlie drawings, it will be seen that the two portions l() considered together, co-
-act to torni. a tongue directed toward one end of tlie clip, and tliat the two portions 6 wliicli are connected at the 'angle 5, coact to form a tongue turned in the opposite dir .ation The ends of these two tongues are tree, and it. Awill be seen that the Clip may be engaged with a paper in either diret-tion, one of the tongues lying at earli side of the jclip. For 'facility in tlie Claim, the two porangles to the arms connecting tliearms to side members and-formed e.with eyes, eonnamed verging .fums disposed between the Side members, the convex-ging; nuns being 30nnected together at their wnvrueni; ends at a peint between the attached ends the insb yizu'mS, and members, mnnectng the divergent ends of the converging umn@A with the sde members, hereby papers en be inselled between the gripping arms nml uenverging arms from eithelhend of the cl'pvto the attached ends of the :1r-ms. In testimony whereof afx my signature,
n presence of Jmio Witnesses.
WILLIAM JAMES CAR-B18 Vinesses J. M. KNOWLCES, L. Gf. CUMMINS.