US 1263327 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.` Pagfd 16,
Application filed June 27, 1917. v Serial No. 177,372.A l
a rigid arm and on which display7 matter can be illustrated.y
This invention further comprises parts formed from die stampingsV and which can be easily assembled for use.
These features together with otherA forms 'of construction will be more clearly defined and set forth in the following' specifications and claims l' In the drawing, Figure 1y illustratesy the pencil clip attached to a pencil.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of clip attached to a pencil', a portion barrel being broken away.
Fig, 3 is a central section taken through the pencilclip, a portion of the clip being shown in full lines.
um 'paies yof the Figs. 4, 5 and 6 are details of portions of the pencil clip.
In the drawing, A represents a pencil clip which is adapted to be slipped on to the body of a pencil B and held in place by means of spring arms 1 formed on the .spring 2 of the pencil clip A.V rlhe spring arms 1 are formed on the cylindrical portion 3 of the spring 2 and practically encircle the pencil body when in use. The spring 2 is formed with a depressing finger i having a downwardly bent engaging end 5. The
arms 1 are formed with circular openings 6 which are centrally positioned in the arms 1, thereby reducing the weight of the 'spring 2 and affording a better gripping means to the arms 1.
A rigid arm 7 is adapted to be inserted through the opening S formed inthe spring 2 and is formed with a semi-spherical cup shaped engaging end 9'in which the engag- Ving end 5 of the finger i is 'adaptedrto rest so as to hold the engaging end 9 against the body of lthe pencil oir-against the clothing when the pencil is inserted in the pocket.
The arm 7 is formed with an enlarged portion'lO on the opposite. end to the mem-f ber'9 and onk whicha button 11 is secured by means ,ofdengaging Ilugs 12 which are stamped out of the back 13 ofY thebutton 11 and bent upward so as lto ,engage in the vrecesses 14v formed ineither sideY of the' enlarged portion 10 ofL the arm 7.v `The recesses 14 which are formed in the portion 107 form shoulders on either end of the recesses against which the lugs 12 engage, thereby preventing longitudinal movement of the button.
The button 11 which is formed of anysuitable material, has a display surface 15 on Vitsvouter lside on which any suitable display slots 17 formed yin the HVsides of the .opening 8. The spring2 being wider atthe point where the opening `8 is `formed t'oprevent weakening the same by the hole 8 and slots Y 17. When the arm` 7 is in position `in the (spring 2 and the engagingend 5 is inserted in the cup shaped end of the engaging member9 of the varm 7 and-the spring clip A is Yslipped on to a pencil barrel, the member 9 will be held against the .pencil barrel by means of the pressure of thespring finger 11. If it is desired to release the engaging member 9 from engagement with the surface ofthe pencil barrel, the button 15 is depressed, turning the arm 7 on its fulcrum point, which is formed by the slots 17 engaging the sha-nk 16 and lifting 0r raising theend9... y f ,l
The spring 2 is formed from thin spring steel material so asto give suiiicient resiliency to :the spring linger'i. The engaging end 5 of the springe locks the member 7 placement or disengagement from the same when the clip A is in position on a marking element. Y .z
VThe releasing button 11prevents-the elli-f `gaging member 9 of theclip Afromwearing on Y the clothing VVwhen, the -`clip vispjin use onfazpencil as the engaging end 9` `can be disengaged from the'pencil barrel automatically byethe v.compression of the ngers on the same when the pencil is inserted in the pocket and also when it is removed from the same. The releasing button also overcomes the necessity of holding the pocket or clothing stiff2 when a pencil is inserted in the same. The releasing button also allows the use of a stronger spring member 2 andV still affording easy insertion into the pocket.
The members ,2 and 7 are formed entirely free and separate of each other but, in use of the clip A, are locked together by the end 5 engaging in the recess of the cup shaped 'engaging end 9. The rear portion of the arm 7 is held freely in place in the slots 17. rEhe opening 8 is formed so as to receivethe semi-spherical engaging end freely when the device A is assembled.
`When the device i is nisengaged from the pencil or marking element, the members 2 and 7 can be easily separated by disengaging the end from the member 9 and withdraw-ing it through the opening 8, thus differentbuttons with various displays can be inserted inthe same spring member 2 without necessitating changing the dev-ice or if one member of the device breaks it is only necessary to purchase `or secure the broken member to make up a complete device.
The drawings illustrate a particular construction but l desire to have it understood that I do not wish to confine myself to this lparticular form, as the invention can be carried out by other means and applied to uses other than those above set forth within the scope of the following claims 1. in -a pencil clip, having a member formed of spring material, a-rms formed on `said member for vresiliently engaging the barrel .of a pencil, a rig-id arm passing through said spring member, a semi-spher ical engaging end formed on said arm, a spring finger formed `on said spring meniber and an engaging end formed on said spring finger adapted to engage said engaging end formed on said arm to lock said spring member and rigid arm together against disengagement. n
' 2. In a device of the class described, having a spring member, a cylindrical portion formed on vsaid spring member for resiliently engaging the barrel of a marking element,'a flat spring finger' formed integral with said spring member extending longitudinally of said marking element, an inturned engaging end formed on the 'free end of said finger, a rigid member passing through and under said spring member, a semi-spherical head formed on said rigid member lin which said inturned engaging end of said finger is adapted to engage and slots inv said finger forming a fulcrum point for said rigid member whereby one end of @entes ofthis patent may loe obtained or five cents each, by addressing the .Commissioner of Patents, Y
said rigid men'iber can be depressed to disengage the opposite end from said marking clement against the pressure ofsaid spring finger.
3. In a device of the class described, a spring element having engaging means to resilientlv hold said spring element to the body of a marking element, a spring finger formed integral with said spring element, an opening formed in said spring finger, a non-resilient element passing through said opening and extending longitudinally under said spring finger, a semi-spherical hollow engaging head formed on said non-resilient clement, an engaging end formed on the end of said spring finger which is adapted to engage in said head of said non-resilient member to hold said head against the surface of said marking element by spring pressure and to simultaneously lock said spring element and non-resilient element together and a depressing button rigidly held on the other end of said non-resilient member to disengage said head from said marking element.
In a device of the class described, a spring element 'for engaging about the'barrel of a marking element, a spring finger extending from said engagingA element, a non-resilient element extending through and under said spring finger, a semi-spherical hollow portion formed on .one end of saidnon-resilient element, an inturned end formed ,on the end of said spring finger which is adapted to detachably engage in said hollow semi-spherical end formed on said non-resilient element and slots formed on the free end of said non-resilient element which are adapted to hold a depressing butn ton rigidly attached to the free end .of said noneresilient member. y
5. In a device of the class described, a spring element having an engaging end for engaging the body of a marking element, a spring finger formed with said engaging element, a non-resilient element adapted to extend through said finger and under the same, a semi-spherical hollow end formed on said non-resilient member, an inturned end formed on said spring finger for freely engaging in said hollow semi-spherical end to depress the same, a semi-circular opening formed in said spring finger andtransversely extending slots extending from either side of said semi-circular opening formed in said finger, said slots forming fulcrum bearing pontsfor said non-resilient element and said semi-circular opening in said finger forming an opening so as to allow said non-resilient element to be inserted through said finger and extended Vunder the same for the purposes specified.
FRANK J. KRISTOFEK.