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Publication numberUS1207960 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 12, 1916
Filing dateAug 2, 1915
Priority dateAug 2, 1915
Publication numberUS 1207960 A, US 1207960A, US-A-1207960, US1207960 A, US1207960A
InventorsRobert Clark Mcneill
Original AssigneeRobert Clark Mcneill
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Trick device.
US 1207960 A
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R. C. McNElLL.



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Application filed August 2, 1915.

To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, ROBERT C. MGNEILL, citizen of the United States, residing at J ersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Trick Devices, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a trick device which may be employed as a means of diversion and to present the appearance of a. relative heavy nail or the like, and utilized for attaching an object to a wall or floor so that it presents the appearance of being nailed or otherwise fastened to a wall or a floor and without injury to the object thus fastened.

lVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction as hereinafter shown and described and then specifically pointed out in the claim; and in the drawings illustrative of the preferred embodiment of the invention, Figure 1 represents a coat suspended from a hook upon a wall with the improved device applied to one ofthe sleeves. Fig. 2 represents a hat resting upon the floor with one of the improved devices attached to the rim. Fig. 3 is an enlarged side elevation of the improved device in which the representation of the head and the adjacent portion of the stock of an ordinary wire nail is employed, this figure being partly in section. Fig. 4: is a similar view, in which the representation of a head and the adjacent portion of the stock of an ordinary cut nail is employed.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the accompanying drawings by the same reference characters.

The improved device comprises a body portion 10 having a head 11, the body and head being formed to represent the head and the adjacent portion of the stock of an ordinary nail, preferably of large size. The body 10 and head 11 may be constructed to repre sent an ordinary wire nail, as in Figs. 1 and 3, or the same parts of an ordinary cut nail,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. f2, 1916.

Serial No. 43,208.

as in Figs. 2 and 4;. The sides of the stock or body 10 extend in parallel relation and the lower end 12 of the stock is flat and at right angles to the sides of the stock, as shown in Fig. 3. A relatively small needle 13, preferably of tempered steel, is inserted in the body 10 at the lower end thereof and extends in advance of the flat lower end of the body 10, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4. The needle will preferably be as small or fine as possible and enables the body 10 to be supported from a wall or floor with the lower end in contact with the garment and thus presenting the appearance of a nail driven therein. lVhen the needle 13 is thrust into a yieldable body suchas a garment, the flat lower terminal of the stock sinks for a slight distance into the soft material of the garment and thus materially increases the illusion and without injury to the garment.

The implement may be employed for supporting a portion of a garment by forcing the relatively fine needle through the garment and into the wall, as illustrated in Fig. 2. WVhen thus applied, the garment appears as if nailed to the wall while at the same time the fine needle will not injure the fabric.

A hat may likewise be apparently nailed to the floor, as illustrated in Fig. 2, but without injury to the hat and thus deceive the owner of the hat or other garment until the trick is discovered.

The device may be employed to amuse and divert without injury to the garment to which it is applied.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

An article of the class described including a stock having its sides extending in parallel relation and a flat lower end merging without projections into the sides and at right angles thereto, and a pin directed d0wn wardly from the center of the flat bottom of the stock and projecting beyond the flat bottom of the same.

. In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


Uopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification472/51, 472/69, 24/711.4, 411/439
Cooperative ClassificationA63H37/00