US 1373310 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
F. DE LUCA.
PEN 0R PENCIL ATTACHMENT.
APPLICATION FlL ED FEB. 10, 1920.
Pawnted Mar. 29, 1921.
.2 7 .EaL ma/ entree snares FRANKBE LUCA, OF BOWDENS, NORTH CAROLINA.
PEN OR PENCIL ATTACHMENT.
T 0 all whom it my concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK DE L UoA, a subject of the King of ltaly resldm at Bowdens, in the county of Duplm and tate Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 2%, 31921.
- Application filed February 10, 1920. Serial No. 357,503.
oil 5 being shown herein for the sake of illustration. A resilient sheet metal clip or other form of clasp 6 is provided on the shank of the pencil 5 and maybe provided of North Carolina, have invented certain \with the usual tongue 7 with a ball or other new and useful Improvements in Pen or Pencil Attachments, of which the following is a specification. M
This inventlon relates to certam new and useful improvements in pen or pencil attachments, and is particularly designed to provide an extremely simple but practical attachment for pens or pencils in the nature of a blade capable of many uses such as pencil sharpening, erasing, envelop opening or the like.
One object of the present Invention 1s to so attach a blade to a pen or pencil as to enable a person to move the same from an inoperative to an operative position or vice versa whenever desired with but l1ttle expenditure of time or skill so that the invention may meet with the requlrements of a successful commercial use.
Another object of the invention is to adapt the attachment for use in connect on with substantially the common form of clips which are now in use for retaining a pencll in the pocket of a person.
Other objects will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, and the same consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described in connection with the accom panying drawing.
In the drawing wherein like reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views,
Figure 1 is a front elevational new of a pencil with an attachment embodylng my invention, the pencil belng partly broken away,
F1 2 is a view slmilar to Fig. 1 but showin t e attachment in edge elevat on,
ig. 3 is a transverse sectional v1ew taken upon line III-III of Fig. 2,
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially upon line IVIV of Fig. 2, and 1 Fig. 5 shows by enlarged fragmentary perspective views details of the sliding connection provided between the clip and the blade of the present inventlon.
Referring more in detail to the drawlng, the present invention is deslgned as an attachment to a pen, pencil or the like, a penengaglng member 8 upon its free end adapted to engage the clothing of a person in the usual manner for retainin the pencil 5 in a pocket of said clothing. %iowever, it is to be understood that the inventionis not restrictedfor use in connection with clips or wlth clips having means for retaining a penc1l in a person s pocket. To the contrary, 1t 1s simply necessary that the member 6 provide a support for the blade 7 and be carried by the shank of the pen or pencil, although the use of the clip 6 in connection with the blade 7'is considered preferable.
An ear or extension 9 is provided upon the upper end of the clip or clasp 6, and said extension has a transverse pin 10 which projects inwardly therefrom toward the pencil '5, said pin 10 bein disposed ,within the lon- Fig. 1 wherein the blade 7 is out of the way and not liable to injure a person or his clothing. If necessary, the clip 6 may be offset as at 12 to form a guideway for the blade 7 which is positioned between the pencil and the clip. The inner and outer ends of the slot 10 form stops for limitin the movement of the blade 7 in either direction, and the blade may be of any desired or preferred form to adapt it for special uses if found convenient.
From the foregoing description it is believed that the construction and operation as well as the advantages of the present invention will be readily understood and appreciated.
Minor changes may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
What I claim as new is A device of the class described comprising a resilient sheet metal clip formed to embrace and frictionally engage an article so as to be supported by the latter and havin an outward extension on its outer end, the blade relative to the clip, said clip hava ateral pinrigid with and projecting ining an outwardly offset central uide porwardl from said extension, and a blade 'tion in which the blade is slida ly seated 10 provi ed with a longitudinal elongated slot whereby lateral displacement of the blade into which said pin projects, whereby the is prevented.
blade and clip are connected for permltting In testimony whereof I aflix m si nature. limited longitudinal sliding movement of FRANK DE? L CA.