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A. F. RECORD.
ATTACHMENT FOR PENCILS 0R PENS.
APPLICATION FILED act. 5, 1920.
'LQYBA w Patented Apr. 26, 1921.
Uhltg ADAM 1?. RECORD, OF KOKOMO, INDIANA.
ATTACHMENT FOB PENCILS 0R PENS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 26, 1e21 Application filed October 5, 1920. Serial No. 414,807.
To all whom it mar concern Be it known that I, ADAM F. RECORD, a citizen of the United States, residin at Kokomo, in the county of Howard and btate of Indiana, have invented a new and useful Attachment for Pencils or Pens, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to pencils or pens, one of its objects being to provide means whereby the user must necessarily hold the pencil or pen in correct position for writing, thus rendering the invention part1cularly useful for beginners in writing.
Another object is to provide a pencil or pen with an annular enlargement or sleeve so shaped as not to interfere in any way with the use of the pencil or pen but, on the contrary, insures the proper placing of the,
thumb and finger.
A. further object is to provide a device of this character which can be adjusted readily to proper position on thepencil or pen.
l/Vith the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the c0mbination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that, within the scope of what is claimed, changes in the precise embodiment of the invention shown can be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings the preferred forms of the invention have been shown.
In the said drawings Figure 1 is an elevation of a pencil having one form of the device constituting the present invention, applied thereto.
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the attachment in section.
Fig. 3 is an elevation of a pencil showing two of the devices in position.
Fig. 4 is an elevation of a pencil showing, in section, a modified form of the attachment.
Referring to the figures by characters of reference 1 designates a sleeve which can be made of wood, rubber, metal or any other desired material and which is of much greater diameter at its center than at its ends, as will be apparent by referring to Fig. l. The central enlarged portion of the sleeve has been indicated at 2 and the outer surIace of the sleeve 1s dished annularly from the central portion 2 to each of the ends of the sleeve so as to present rounded concave surfaces for engagement by the thumb and finger of the user. Each end of the sleeve presents a feather edge and the longitudinal opening 3 in the sleeve is of the same diameter as the pencil A on which the sleeve is mounted. Thus it will be seen that an attachment such as described can be placed on a pencil and adjusted there along to any desired position relative to the point of the pencil and by grasping the pencil with the thumb and forefinger resting on the sleeve said pencil will necessarily be held in correct position.
Instead of mounting a single sleeve on the pencilas shown in Figs. 1 and 2, two sleeves can be so mounted as shown in Fig. 8, these sleeves being adjusted relative to each other and to the pencil so as to present an annular seat between the two sleeves in which the ball portion of the thumb will rest comfortably.
Instead of utilizing two sleeves on a single pencil one elongated sleeve, indicated at 4 in Fig. 4 can be employed, this sleeve being provided with two annular enlargements 5 spaced apart by an annular rounded depression 6 while from each of these annular enlargements extends an annular concave end portion 7 terminating in a feather edge at the end of the sleeve.
Although the sleeves have been shown and described applied to lead pencils it is to be understood that they can also be used in connection with pens and the like.
lit is to be understood that any of the sleeves herein described is reversibly mounted on the pencil and has a-bore extending therethrough of uniform diameter. Furthermore that portion of each sleeve between the center and one end is a duplicate of the other half of the sleeve so that the sleeve will have the same appearance no matter which end is nearest the point of the pencil.
What is claimed is:
1. An attachment for pencils and the like comprising a reversible sleeve having each end forming a feather edge and having an annular enlargement, there being concave annular surfaces diverging inwardly from the annular enlargement, that portion of the sleeve between its center and one end being a duplicate of the other half of the sleeve.
2. The combination with a pencil or the like, of a reversible sleeve adjustably mounted thereon and having'a feather edge at each end and an intermediate annular enlargement, there being an annular concave surface extending from each side of the annular enlargement, that portion of the sleeve between its center and one end being a duplicate of the other half of the sleeve.
3. The combination with a pencil or the like, of a sleeve adjustably mounted thereon, said sleeve having a feather edge at each end, annular enlargements upon the sleeve, an annular concave surface interposed between the enlargements, and annular concave surfaces extending from said enlargements to the feather edges of the sleeve.
4. The combination with a pencil or the like, of annular enlargements thereon, an
as my own, I have hereto ar'lixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
ADAM F. RECORD; Witnesses:
C. E. MIDDLETON,
T CHARLEY WINBURN.