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Publication numberUS1257383 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 26, 1918
Filing dateNov 1, 1917
Priority dateNov 1, 1917
Publication numberUS 1257383 A, US 1257383A, US-A-1257383, US1257383 A, US1257383A
InventorsAndrew P Olson
Original AssigneeAndrew P Olson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

A. P. 0LSON..



1,257,383. Patnted Feb. 26, 191&


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 26, 1918.

Application filed November 1, 1917. Serial No. 199,817.

To all whom it'mag concern:

Be it known that I. Axnnizw P. OLSON, a.

citizen of the llnitedfitates, residing at Chicago, in the county of (ooh and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful ln'iprovt-ments in Combination-Tools, of which the following is a specification, reference being bad therein to the aeeompanying drawing.

My invention relates to a combined pencil protector. eraser holder. and cigar cutter, and it consists in the matters hereina't'ter described and then pointed out in the appended claims.

.ln the accompanying d rawing- Figure l is a side view of my device applied to a pencil;

Fig. 2 is. a front view of the. device applied to the sharpened end of a pencil;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the device on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1 and applied to the sharpened end of a pencil:

Fig. 4 is an end view of the, device in position for use as a cigar cutter; and

Fig. 5 is an end view of the device.

The combined pencil protector, eraser holder, and cigar cutter represented in the drawing consists of a length or strip of thin metallic material. such as brass. bent back upon itself in a cylindrical curve at its center to form a bow or body 10, which is not,

entirely closed at it lower end. and then projected from the open ends of the body in an opposite pair of arms Y11 and 12 which tern'iinate at their freeends in; inwardly bent. wings .l4'and 13 which are arranged in different. planes and stand with their inner edges overlapping when the arms are spread to their outer posit ion or relation. The arms are cur ed in cross-section and are. arranged so that they expand or extend outwardly from the body toward their free ends when they are in closed position as shown in Figs.

- i 2 and 3. The wings are provided with openings or passages 15 which register when the arms are in their inner position and are large enough to receive the body of an associated lead pencil, and the inner wing 14 has a straight edge 16, the material of the wing .being sufiiciently thin for'its straight edge to form 'a cutting blade or being beveled to a knife edge to serve. as a cutting blade. The body 10 contains and supports a length or strip of rubber E whose ends project beyond the body to permit their ready use as an eraser and form an anchor to retain the device-in the pocket. of the garmentof the user. The rubber strip is also transversely cut away or recessed as at e to form a recess or pocket for the sharpened end of the pencil. The material of the body may be resilient and set to stand in position to hold the free ends of the arms in their extended relation or spread apart as shown, or it may be nonrcsilient and the. expansion or resiliency of the strip E may be utilized to act as a spring to open the arms and maintain tension to hold them in this relation. \Vhen the arms are moved to their inner position or relation by pressure on their sides as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 the-pointed end of a pencil P may be inserted through the openings in the.

wings, and when the pressure is relaxed or released the spring ,actiontends to force them apart so that, the peripheries 0d the wing-openings grip the body of the pencil as shown in Figs. 2 and 3 to hold the parts together. When the sharpened end of the pencil is thus gripped its projecting lead is protected by the arms. When the device is used as a cigar cutter the arms are allowed to spring apart, the tip of the cigar C is inserted in the openingof the lower wing as shown in Fig. 4, and when the arms are moved to their inner position by pressure the edge 16 will cut. the tip off the end of the cigar.

I claim 1. A. device of the class described consist.- ing of a thin strip of metal bent to form at one end a curved bow or body open at its lower portion and having an opposite pair of arms curved in cross-section and extending outwardly from the body toward their free ends, the arms being normally spread apart and being provided with an opposite pair of inwardly extending o\'e|.'la -)ping wingchaving passages theretln'ongh adapted to register when the arms are pressed toward. each other to their inner position.

2. A device of the class described consisting of a thin stri p of resilient metal bent to saga therethroug their free endslgl the body being set to nefmally spread t e arms, and the arms being provlded with an oppesite pair of inwardly extending overlafiping wings having pasadapted to register when the arms are pressed toward each other to their mner position.

In testimony whereof I eflix my signature m presence of two witnesses.




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US3846866 *May 1, 1973Nov 12, 1974Burnett GEraser for ball point pen
US5555602 *Dec 14, 1994Sep 17, 1996Leamond; William T.For use at the writing end of a writing instrument
US6241413 *Mar 10, 2000Jun 5, 2001Sonny Ah PuckGolf-theme writing related articles
US20100257741 *Apr 12, 2009Oct 14, 2010Shih-Chin LinEasy operated cigar cutter
U.S. Classification401/52, 15/427, 401/98, 7/160, 30/112, D19/58, 131/248, 30/111
Cooperative ClassificationB43K29/02