US 1054498 A
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G. B; BLEAKNEY. PAPER OLI'P'OR FASTENBR. APPLICATION FILED O01. 19,.1912.,
1,054,498. Paw-MEN; 191's.
INVENTOR CZQrZeJEBZea CHARLESR. BLEAKNEY, 0F SIDNEY, OHIO PAPER CLIP OR FASTENER.
\ Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 25, 1913.
Application filed Gctober 19, 1912. Serial No. 726,792.
To all whom'z't may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES-R. BLEAK- NEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sidney,in the county of Shelby and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and use- .ful Improvements in Paper Clips or F asteners, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings. I
This invention relates to paper clips or fasteners and has for its object the production of a simple and eflicient paper clip which is formed from sheet metal and which may, therefore, be manufactured at a minimum .cost. Another object of the invention is the production of a simple and ellicient paper clip which'is so constructed as to efficiently grip the paper and prevent the clip from twisting upon the paper in such a manner as to work itself loose. I I
lVith these and other objects in view, this invention consists in general of certain novel construction, combinations and arrangements of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and'specifically claimed.
In the drawings :Figure '1 is a perspec-' tive view of the paper clip looking from-the rear thereof. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the clip before the same is folded over the paper. Fig. 3 is a central longitudinal sectional view of the clip after the same is folded upon the? paper. Fig. 4 is a plan view of the clip before the same is folded. Fig. 5 is a'plan view of the device in its folded condition straddling a corner of asheet of paper showing the 'manner in which the device appears upon a sheet of paper. Fig. 6 is a plan view of a modified form of the invention showing a seven-point star.
By referring to the drawings by numerals it will be seen that the clip is formed from sheet metal and comprises-a body 1 which is preferably formed in the shape of astar so as to produce a plurality of diverging points which will efliciently grip the paper and prevent the device from 'slipping'upon the paperadapted to be clipped thereby. As illustrated in Figs. 1 and 4 the body 1 1s preferably provided with five points 2. Of
course, it should be understood, however, that any number of'points such as five, six, seven or eight may be employed and still accomplish the same purpose, as is illustrated in l ig. 7 wherein a seven-pointed star is em? ployed.
The body 1 is provided with an outwardly punched rim 3 which rim constitutes a finger gripping means, and this rim is scalloped so as to produce a plurality of roughened portions around its periphery as indicated at 4. EV means of this roughened portion the finger may readily grip the body of the fastener and more easily hold the same in a.
set position upon the paper, while fastening the same thereon.
An aperture 5 is formed centrally of the body 1 and constitutes a substantially thimble like.in\\'ardly edge of this flange 1S provided with aplurality of scallops (5 which scallops are adept ed to grip the paper sheet 7 for firmly holding the body 1 a in engagement. with the paper.
A clamping section 8 is connected to the body 1 by having its legs each connected to a pair of points 52. This clamping section 8 is adapted to'be bent down upon the body 1 so as to extend parallel thereto. The clamping section 8 is )rovided with an inwardly punched substan ially V shaped tongue 10 which tongue is adapted to register with the opening 5 and penetrate the paper sheet T adapted to be clipped by the fastener. A plurality oftslightly punched portions constituting reinforcing knobs ll are formed near the corners of the aperture which is formed by punching the tongue 10 and it will be seen that thcsereinforcing portions will greatly reinforce the device near the' the pockets formed in the punched-in por tions 10 as illustrated in Fig. 2, thereby constituting an additional gripping means for holding the paper in engagement with the'paper fastener. The body 1 of the-star may be scored as indicated at 11" for the purpose of decoration.
The -ends 12' of the points 2 are bent inwardly so as to grip the paper sheet 7 rojecting flange. The
and prevent the paper fastener'or clip',fr.oin twisting upon the paper after once-being secured thereto.
I It will be'seen that by having the plural ity of diverging arms having their outer ends gripping the paper, the paper clip will be efliciently-heldupon the paper sheet and prevented ,from twisting and thereby becoming detached from the paper;
Inmperation the --de vice is preferably placed over the corner of asheet of paper as -illustrated'in Fig. 5, having-the corner of the paper-passing through the 'i Perture 13 formed between the body '1 and thecla np ihg portion The star body. 1- is prefei ably placed upon the top of the sheet and will therebycenstitute a decorating means Git-course, it should be understood that the paper fastener or clip for the paper.
will set efiiciently also if placed over the sides of a sheet of paper instead of the oor-v her as illustrated in Fig. 5.
From the foregoing description and by carefully considering Figs. 2-and 3,,it-will be seen that the inwardly extending flange formed aroundthe aperture 5 protrudes beyond, the inner edge of the body 1 thereby cbns'tituting means for eificiently grippingthepaper and'clamping the paper between the 'clamping member andth'e upper seal:
1 loped or roughened edge 6 .It will be tt'uragainst movement upon the ther' obvious that by having 'th'e I sta'r' straddling the corner of the paper in themanner as illustrated in Fig.6, the paper fastener will be v even more. securely held paper after once being secured thereto. ,Having thus desc'r'bed the invention. What is claimed as new, is 1 1. A paper fastener of the class described comprising a body provided with a plural-j ity of radiating points, said points terr'ninat- I ing' in in-turned outer ends, an out vardly 'projep ping fiange formed centrally ofsaid and provided with. a roughened pe- .riphery, said body provided/With an aperbody ture, a flange formed around said aperture and extending inwardly relative to said -body and projectingbeyond the inner face of said body, said flange provided with a roughened inner edgeadapted to firmly grip aplnraiity'of sheets of ipape'i for holding the paper ni engagement with said body,
and a clamping section adapted to be 'ld ed upon said body" and provided wi hfa penetrating tongue adapted to pass through said aperture' and penetrate the paper ene gagcd by said hody for firmly clamping the paper in'engageme'nt with said body'.-
QQA paper clip of ,the 'fclass. described com rising a substantially st'arshapedbody comprising a plurality; of points, theends of .said points being bent inwardly for constituting a paper gripping vmeans for holding the body; against swinging movement npon a plurality .of sheets of paper. finge r gripping means formed 'upon said body, said body-provided with a "central, aperture, .paper c'llp'p ngmeans formed upon said body, a clamping section secured to said :body adapted 'tobe folded thereon, said clamping sect-ion provided with a lurality of legs secured to some of the polnts ofsa'id body, said b'ody provided \vithan,
aperture formed therein adjacent said clamping .section"f or allowing a plurality of sheets .of'paper to pass there hrouglr whereby said bodywill be vfirmly held upon said paper 'agai'nst' fa swinging norenienithereon.
3. .A paper fastener of the class described c0nipris1ng"a bodyprovided with a plu iality of radiating points, said points. ler-' paper fastener upon said paper.
' In testimony whereof-I- hereuntoafiix any,
signature i i-presence of two witnesses.
, CHARLES R. BLE'AKNEY \Vitnesses: ANDREW J, Hnss A Re POLLOCKQ