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Publication numberUS1324308 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1919
Filing dateJul 10, 1919
Publication numberUS 1324308 A, US 1324308A, US-A-1324308, US1324308 A, US1324308A
InventorsEdward R. Crossan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1324308 A
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1,324,808., Patented Dec. 9,1919.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. a, rare.

Application filed July 10, 1919. Serial No. 309,814.

To all whom it may concem:

Be it known that I, EDWARD R. CROSSAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hannibal, in the county of Marion and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pencil-Holders; and

I do declare the following to be a full, clear,

and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to improvements in pencil holders, although it need not be restricted to such use.

The main obj ect of the invention is to construct a device of the above mentioned character which is simple in construction and can readily b applied toa workmans shirt with or without pockets.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of the above mentioned character which is strong, durable, practical and inexpensive to manufacture.

' Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same Figure 1 is a view showing the'holder attached to the pocket of the shirt.

Fig. 2 is a side or edge view of the holder.

Fin. 3 is a vertical section of the same.

Fig. 4 is a front elevation of the holder.

Fig. 5 is a section on the line 55 of Fig. 3.

In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my l11V81'1tlO11,th6 numeral 1 designates a substantially circular clip which is adapted to engage a pencil as shown in Fig. 1. The clip is preferably constructed of a single piece of resilient metal so as to adapt itself to pencils of different thicknesses. One end of the same is substantially flat and the opposite end is curved toward the flat end. The numeral 2 designates a garment or pocket engaging clip. This clip is also preferably made of a single strip of spring metal, and, as shown, is bent upon itself at its center to form a loop including a pair of legs of approximately the same length.

One leg is substantially fiat and is disposed between the opposed ends of the circular clip 1 and the opposite end normally bears against the outside face of the flat end of the circular clip 1. The extreme portion indicated at 3 is flared or turned outwardly so that theclip can readily be guided onto the garment or pocket to which it is attached. A pivot 4 preferably in the form of a rivet, connects the flat ends of the two members and permits relative rotary movement between the two.

In use the pocket engaging clip 2 is at tached to the lip of the pocket in the usual manner. It will be obvious that the flared end 3 of the garment engagingclip will readily guide itself onto the edge of the pocket. IVhen the pencil is inserted into the clip 1 it will assume a somewhat inclined position as shown in Fig. 1.

In some instances, workmens shirts are not provided with pockets, and the clip will necessarily have to be attached to the buttonhole strip of the shirt. In fastening the ordinary type of clip to this part of the shirt it is not always advantageous, as the pencil will assume a cross-wise position and will be in the way of the user. With my device it is different, as the pivoted clip member 1 will allow the pencil to assume a vertical position, thus making the use of my holder more convenient.

Having described my invention what I claim is:

An article holder of the type specified comprising a garment engaging clip con structed from a. single strip of resilient material bent upon itself at its center to provide a pair of legs of approximately the same length, one of said legs being substantially fiat and having an enlarged head at its end, the other leg being directed toward the fiat leg, the extremity thereofbeing directed outwardly, a substantially circular article engaging clip, one end of which is flat, the oppositeend being curved toward the flat end, the flat end thereof being disposed between the two legs of the garment engaging clip, and a pivot pin extending through the flat end of circular clip and through the head on the flat leg of the garment engaging clip, the curved leg normally bearing against the outer face of the flat end of the circular clip.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.


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U.S. Classification24/11.0CT, 24/339
Cooperative ClassificationB43K23/001