US 1377578 A
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H. H. HARRIS.
COMBINED CLIP AND THERMOMETER CARRIER.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT.9, I920.
Patented May MI, 1921.
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that T, HUGH HARRIS, citizen of the United States, residing at Alexandria, in thecounty of Arlington and State of Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Clips and Thermometer-Carriers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention is a novel combined pencll clip and thermometer carrier and consists in the construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and as set forth in the claims.
In the said drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the novel clip applied to an ordinary fountain pen.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged front view of the Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 33, Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line 4-4,
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%ig. 5 is a similar sectional view illustratin fla slight modification.
The clip as shown comprises a supporting or gripping member which may be made out of sheet metal, and is provided with an annular clamp l and a tongue 2 connected with the clamp. The clamp ll is'adapted t'oembrace a pencil or pen as usual, as indicated in Fig. 1, and may be provided internally with a frictional surface 7) of rubber or any other suitable material to prevent the clamp sliding upon the article with which it is ena ed, such as a fountain pen-as indicated in ig. l of the drawings.
The bayonet-shaped gripping" tongue 2 extends from the clamp and is adapt'd to engage the edge of the pocket in who i the pen 1s laced, as usual. This tongue 2 is provide with a perforation or opening 2 near its lower end adapted to receive the bulb of a thermometer hereinafter referred tongue.
.opposite sides of the thermometer stem 3.
to, and its lower end is turned inwardly and upwardly upon itself asat 2 for a purpose hereinafter explained. 1
Near'theupper end of the tongue 2 are opposite retaining fingers or lugs 2 which may be struck up out of the metal of the These lugs are adapted to engage The thermometer may be of any suitable kind and that shown has a bulb 3 and a stem '3 'as usual. The bulb 3 is of slightly larger diameter than the opening 2 in the tongue;
and the stem is first inserted through the openmg from the rear and then laid flat against the face of the tongue, and is secured by bending the lugs 2 against the opposite sldes thereof, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4:. The lower end of the tongue is bent inwardly and upwardly as shown in F ig. 2, so as to protect thebulb of the thermometer while neatly securing 1t in position. By this arrangement the transmission of heat to and from the thermometer bulb is in no way impeded by the metal of the clip, as there is a direct confact between the liquid and the thermometer marks may be formed on or applied to the tongue in any suitable desired way.
The GXtt-L'IIOI' of the clamp member 1 Specification of Letters Patent. 7 Patentd pl 1) 1 2 Application filed. September a, 1920. Serial ml 409,1 i-2.
which engages the pencil or penmay be ex- I ternally ornamented in any desired manner with monograms, initials or insignia.
I do not consider the particular point of attachment or connection between the clamp and tongue members a material feature of the invention. The tongue 2 may be connected with the clam member at any desired oint, preferab to the lower ed e thereo as shown in h gs. 1- to 3; or to tide upper edge thereof, as shown in Fig. 5. In the former case the clamp would be visible when the pen was inserted in the pocket; in the latter case the clamp would be concealed in the pocket when the pen was placed therein. The utility, novelty and attractiveness of the device is apparent from the drawings. I
What I claim is:
1. A device of the character specified comprising a temperature indicating device and a resilient member having means to substantially encircle a pencil or pen and means engaging the temperature indicating device,
substantially as described. 4
near its lower end, and retaining lugs stamped out of the metal of the tongue, adjacent the clamp; said opening and lugs being adapted to retain an object on the face of the tongue, substantially as described.
4. A device of the character described; comprising a supporting and gripping member having a clamp at one end adapted to engage a pencil or pen, and a tongue extending from said clamp having an opening near its lower end, and its lower extremity turned inwardly and upwardly upon itself; and retaining lugs stamped out of the metal of the tongue adjacent the clamp; said opening, upturned end and lugs being adapted to retain an object on the face of the tongue, substantially as described.
5. A device of the character described; comprising a supporting and gripping member having a clamp at one end and a tongue extending from said clamp and having an opening near its lower end, and its lower extremity turned inwardly and upwardly upon itself; and a thermometer having its ber having a clamp at one end adapted to engage a pencil or pen, and atongue extendmg from said clamp and having an opening near its lower end and its lower extremity turned inwardly and upwardly upon itself, and retaining lugs stamped out of the metal of the tongue near the upper end thereof; and a'thermo-meter having its stem inserted through and confined in said opening by the upturned extremity of the tongue, and its stem confined by said lugs, substantially as described.
7 In a device of the character described, a clip adapted to encircle a pen or pencil, a tongue extending from said clip. having a perforated bent end, a thermometer inserted through'the perforation and carried by the tongue, the bent end ,of the tongue being curved about the bulb of the thermometer to protect said bulb without interfering with the transmission of heat to or from said bulb. 1
In testimony whereof I affix my signature. HUGH H. HARRIS. Witnesses:
A. D.- MANSFIELD, M. V. SHUMAN.