US 1071406 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. F. ENGEL.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 19, 1911.
1,071 ,406. Patented Aug. 26, 1913.
est: Inventor: A by y UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ARTHUR I. ENGEL, OF NEW YORK, N.
Specification of Letters ream. P t t d 2 ,19 3 Application filed June .19, 1911. Serial No. 634,022.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ARTHUR F. ENGEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at 305309 Broadway, New York, N. Y., have invented new and useful Improvements in Eyelets, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improvement in eyelets and the like and has for its object to provide devices of this character, which may be more conveniently handled and by means of which the feeding of the e elets to a machine or the like is greatly facilitated.
Other objects will in part be obvious and in part be pointed out hereinafter.
In the accompanying drawing, in which the invention is illustrated, Figure 1 is a plan view of the eyelets constructed in accordance with the invention. Fig. 2 is a side elevational view thereof, parts being shown in section for the sake of clearness. Fig. 3 is a view similar'to Fig. 2, showing a modified form of eyelet.
While the invention is peculiarly adaptable for use in eyeleting machines, by means of which the eyelets are inserted through papers and then headed or flanged to hold the papers together, it will, of course, be understood that theinvention is not to be limited to this use, as it is adapted for use wherever eyelets are used.
According to the customary practice, at present, eyelets are formed individually, separate and distinct from one another, and it is more or less diflicult to handle the individual eyelet on account of its small size. Furthermore, it is usually necessary to place each individual eyelet in position by hand, thus necessitating a certain expenditure of time, which time is saved by the use of eyelets constructed in accordance with this invention.
Referring now to Figs. 1 and 2, in which the preferred form is illustrated, there is shown a plurality of eyelets A, provided with the usual flange portions B. The formation of each eyelet as a unitis similar to the formation of eyelets now in use. As clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2, however, the
eyelets, according to this invention, are all connected to one another to form a continuous row or strip. In the present instance, by way of illustration, sixteen eyelets are shown, but, of course, it will be understood that this number canbe varied to suit requirements. As clearly shown in Fig. 1, the e elets are connected to adjacent eyelets at t e flange portions, as indicated at C, and the width or thickness of the connecting metal is such that although the eyelets will be connected to one another they can nevertheless be readily separated from one another when used, and the general continuity of the outer edge of the flange will not vary to any material extent from a com lete circle. Of course, there will be a slig tly flattened portion at the place where the eyelets were connected, but by properly proportioning this portion, the general ap earance of the eyelet, when inserted and fliinged, will not be aflected. While as indicated in Fig. 1, all of the eyelets are stamped or formed from a single sheet of metal, it will, of course, be understood that the invention is not limited to such construction. Moreover, it will, of course, be understood without further illustration that the eyelets instead of being formed in a straight row, as shown, may be formed in. a curve, if the requirements of using the same demand such construction.
Referring to Fig. 3, the construction is substantially the same as that above described, the only difi'erence being that in place of the ordinary open-end eyelet, there are shown eyelets D of the closed-end type, having slits E, formed in their walls and flanges in the usual manner.
Havingvdescribed this invention in connection with the illustrative embodiment thereof, to the details of which disclosure the invention is not, of course, to be limited, what is claimed as new and what is desired to be secured by Letters Patent is set forth in the appended claim.
I claim A plurality of flanged eyelets formed from a single strip of metal, the flange of each name to thisspecification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses,
ARTHUR F. ENGEL Witnesses:
WM. WALLACE WHITE, JOHN A. PERcIvAL.