US 1182246 A
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W. S. BRIDGES.
APPLICATION FILED MAY \2. 1914.
1,182,246. Patented May9, 1916.
WM new e0 M GHOYHOLM WALTER S. BRIDGES, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 9, 1916.
Applicatign filed May 12, 1914. Serial No. 838,109.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WALTER S. BRIDGES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Penholders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in pen-holders and its object is to provide a very simple and efficient device for holding the pen-point, which enables the same to be easily and quickly removed or slipped on, and which renders the pen-point slightly flexible so that writing therewith will become less tiresome.
The invention also has for its object to provide a holder for the pen-point which enables the latter to be reversed so that the penholder, with the pen-point attached, may be carried in a persons pocket without the pen-point being liable to injury.
In the accompanying drawing forming a. part of this specification, Figure 1 is an elevation of a pen-holder and the device for securing the pen-point thereto, and Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
In carrying out the present invention there is provided an ordinary pen-holder stem 5 over the forward end of which is slipped a resilient sleeve 6 having a fairly snug fit so that it is held in place by friction. The sleeve is of rubber. The pen-point 7 is slipped between the side of the stem and gated interiorly the inner surface of the sleeve as shown in Fig. 2. The inner surface of the sleeve is roughened, as indicated at 8, to increase its grip, and also to prevent the pen-point from slipping when in use. The sleeve renders the pen-point slightly yielding and thus makes writing less tiresome.
If the pen-holder, with the pen-point, is to be carried in the pocket, the pen-point may be removed and slipped under the inner end of the sleeve, as shown dotted in Fig. 2. This will protect the point and enable the pen-holder to be safely carried in the pocket.
The device is very simple, and forms a cheap and handy means for securing the pen-point.
The combination with a staff having a substantially cylindrical forward end; of a locally expansible and elastic rubber sleeve surrounding the forward end and corruthroughout its length, the sleeve terminating flush with the forward end of the staff whereby a pen point may be inserted between the forward ends of the staff and sleeve, the rearward end of the sleeve engaging the staff.
In testimony whereof I afiiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
WALTER S. BRIDGES. Witnesses:
S. J. LEI-IRER, H. G. BATGHELOR.
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