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Publication numberUS1337607 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1920
Filing dateApr 14, 1919
Priority dateApr 14, 1919
Publication numberUS 1337607 A, US 1337607A, US-A-1337607, US1337607 A, US1337607A
InventorsKlenke August C
Original AssigneeBradley L Benson, John O Winks
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1337607 A
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Patented Apr. 20, 1920.

IN V EN TOR I 1, sensor,



Application filed April 14,

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Auousr C. KLENKE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Berkeley, county of Alameda, State of California, have made a new and useful Invention-to wit, Clip; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, concise, and exact description of the same. 7

This invention relates to a paper clip which is of novel construction as far as I am aware.

The object of this device is to provide a paper clip which will be easy to place upon the paper, and easy to remove when desired.

Another object is to provide a clip which will slip upon the paper and hold the various sheets in position without the danger of becoming separated through the accidental removal of the clip.

Another object of this device is to provide a clip which will hold papers securely, and

- at the same time will allow the filing of the same without the danger of one paper being slipped under a clip by error and consequently lost as far as proper filing is concerned.

In this specification and the annexed drawings, the invention is illustrated in the form considered to be the best, but it'is to be understood that the invention is not limited to such form, because it may be embodied in other forms, and it is also to be understood that in andby the claim following the description it is desired to cover the invention in whatever form it may be embodied.

In the drawings Figure ldiscloses a perspective view of my improved clip.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of my improved clip.

' Referring to the drawings more in detail, the numeral 5 designates a wirejwhich forms the body or clip when properly bent. Starting at the point 6, the same is given a slight bend as at 7. At the point 8, I prefer togive my clip substantiallya sixty degree bend, but at right angles to the plane of the bend made at the point 7.

At the point 9, I again make a bend substantially semi-circular in shape and in the same plane as that of the bend indicated at 8, forming a V portion at this point 9.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr, 241, 1920.

1919. Serial no. 290,301.

At the points 10 and 11, I make bends of sufficient contour to bring the part 12 substantially Within the center of the side members 13 and A, the part 13 passing beneath the part 15 before making the bend 10 and over the part 15 after making the bend 11. I carry the part 12 to a point in close proximity to the V-be'nd 9, at which point 16 I bend the end 17 at right angles to the plane of the bend 11. This forms a clip having one end substantially looked over one side of the clip, and having its free end upturned near the lower extremity of the clip.

In applying this clip, the first and second fingers are placed beneath the points 8 and 10, and the thumb brought to bear upon the member 12 at substantially the point 18. Holding the clip in this position, it will be seen that by pressing slightly with the thumb upon the part 12 at the point-18, the upturned end 17 will be forced below the plane of the side members 13 and 14. This will allow the papers to be held, being placed between the sides and the member 12,

placed, the upturned end 17 can be forced through the papers by a slight pressure upon the lower extremity of the member 12.

To remove the papers, it is only necessary to 'reverse the operation, that is to press slightly on the papers at a point above 18 which will cause the point 17 to be disengaged from the small hole which it has punched in the paper;.then by a slight pull upon the portion between the points 10 and 11, the clip canbe easily removed. It will be seen by this structure that I have provided a clip which is cheap to manufacture, and at the same time combines all of the advantages of the clips now upon the market, but with the increased advantage that my clipcannot be accidentally withdrawn from the paper nor is it possible for other papers to accidentally engage my clip, which is really a great advantage.

It will also be noted that the loop formed between the points 10 and 11 forms a convenient means by which papers held within the clip may be hung upon a nail or file without injuring the paper by punching large holes therethrough, it being understood that the hole made by the clip is very small and therefore not to be considered. When hung upon a file, papers cannot drop out of my clip because of the portion 17 which passes through all of the papers.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is as follows a In a paper clip formed of flexible resilient material of a substantially V-shaped portion, one end of said portion being bent so as to overlie the otherside of said V in such a manner as to close said V and engage said other side, said other side of said V being formed in a loop adapted to underlie said cross member at one point and overlie it at a point near the center of said cross member in such a manner that said cross member will serve as a fulcrum for said overlying portion, the free end of said overlying portion extending to a suitable point within In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at San Francisco, California, this 31st day of March 1919.

- AUGUST C. KLENKE. In presence of- A. J. HENRY.

said V and provided with an upturnedend.

U.S. Classification24/551, 24/711.4, D19/86, D19/65
International ClassificationB42F1/08, B42F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F1/08
European ClassificationB42F1/08