Envelop-okrip and pen or pencil back
US 1375509 A
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A w. c. HEATLIE. ENVELOP GRIP AND PEN OR PENCIL RACK. APPLICATION FILED JULY 20,1920.
1,375,509. Patented Apr. 19, 1921." I
, UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM HEATLIE; OF BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS.
ENVELOP-GRIP AND PEN OR PENdIL RACK.-
Application filed July 20, 1920. Serial No. 397,757.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM C. HEATLIE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Beverly, in the county of Essex and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Envelop-Grips and Pen or Pencil Racks, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to envelop grlps and pen and pencil racks and has special reference to a new article of manufacture in the form of an envelop grip and rack of the character described.
One important object of the invention is to provide an improved and simplified form of such device the body of which is manufactured from a single piece of sheet metal stamped and bent into appropriate form to constitute the body of an envelop grip and pen and pencil rack.
A second important object of the invention is to provide an article of manufacture of this character wherein'no screws, rivets, springs, or other like devices will be needed to hold the parts together or in place, the device consisting of a one piece body and a gravity actuated grip.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in general of an envelop grip and pen and pencil rack having a body formed and bent from a single piece of sheet metal.
In the accompanying drawings, like characters of reference indicate like parts in the several views, and
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the com plete grip.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the blank from which the grip is formed.
Fig. 3 is a detailed section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1 after the cam groove of the grip has been struck up.
Fig. 4.- is a side elevation showing a modified form of base or bottom part for such a device.
In the embodiment of the invention herein discussed the body of the device is made nected at its base with the lower part of the main portion of the blank. At each of the lower corners are punched openings 16 for fatsteznng screws in the form shown in Figs.
In forming the blank into the finished article there is stamped in the center of the tab 15 a cam groove 17. The tab is then bent outward as at 18 and downward as at 19 so that the shallow point of the cam groove is lowermost but before completing the bending ofv the apron downward there is inserted in this cam groove a ball 20 Which can play up and down in the groove so that letters or papers may be slipped between the body and the tab and will there be gripped by the ball. Furthermore the prongs or projections 13 are bent in the form of hooks as shown in Fig. 1.
In the embodiment illustrated in Fig. 4 the body is considerably len hened and the lower part is bent forward y as at 21 and then rearwardly as at 22 to form a base so that the device may be set up on a table or desk.
From the foregoing it will be seen that the body consists merely of a single piece of metal stamped and bent as described and that the entire device has but two parts, the body and the ball. Thus there is provided a new article of manufacture of great econom in construction and simplicity of form.
aving thus described the invention what is claimed as new is 1. A letter grip body formed from a blank consisting of a single piece of metal having substantially elongated pentagonal form, two of the sides being perpendicular to the base and the remaining two sides converging upwardly therefrom, said blank being out along lines parallel to the upper part of the perpendicular sides and to the converging sides to form a tab, said body being formed from the blank by pressing a cam groove into the tab and then bending the taboutwardly at its attachment to the remainder of the body and then downward in spaced relation thereto whereby a ball may be held between the tab and the lower part of the body in said cam groove to constitute the movable part of the letter grip.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a paper and envelop grip having a body constructed of a single piece of sheet metal having cuts in its upper part to define a foldable tab, the base of said tab remaining at- I Specification of Letters Patent. I Patented Apr. 19, 1921. i
tached to the body, said tab having a por tion pressed out to form a tapering groove, said tab being bent outward on the base line and downward on a line spaced from 5 the base line to lie par-allelto the main portion of the body, the groove being so pressed that. it will face the main portion of the 7 base with its shallow portion downward when the tab is in its bent position where- 'by a hall mayqbe placed in the groove to 10 constitute a grip in connection with the main portion. I In testimony whereof I a-flix my signature. WILLIAM C. HEATLIE.