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Publication numberUS1386526 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 2, 1921
Filing dateAug 20, 1920
Priority dateAug 20, 1920
Publication numberUS 1386526 A, US 1386526A, US-A-1386526, US1386526 A, US1386526A
InventorsOwen Edward W
Original AssigneeOwen Edward W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pencil attachment
US 1386526 A
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1,386,526, PatentedAug. 2, 1921.




Application filed August 20, 1920.

T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, EDWARD WV. OWEN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of. the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, havev invented a new and Improved Pencil Attachment, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The present invention relates to attachments for pens and pencils and it pertains more particularly to a device of this char acter adapted to support one end of the pen or pencil to which it is attached out of contact with a desk, table, or other device upon which the pen or pencil may rest.

It is one of the primary objects of the present invention to so construct a device of this character that it is capable of attachment to pens or pencils without changing the construction thereof.

With the above and other objects in view, reference is had to the accompanying drawings in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of one end of a. pen holder showing the device in place thereon;

Fig. 2 is a sectional View taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a view in front elevation of the attachment.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, the device comprises a plate 5 so cut as to form pointed or tapered ends 6. The plate is formed intermediate of the ends 6, on one of its sides, with a curved portion 7, and on its opposite side with a straight flat portion 8, said straight flat portion 8 formingthe base upon which the plate rests when in operative position. The plate 5 is provided centrally of its ends with two semicircular cut-out portions 10, and bridging the opening formed thereby are two tongues 11, said tongues being formed by cutting the bridging material as indicated by the reference character 12. After these tongues are formed they are bent at right angles to the plate 5, as indicated in Fig. 2.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 2, 1921. Serial No. 404,879.

In the present instance the device is shown as attached to a pen holder of common construction, said pen holder comprising a staff 12 and a pliable cushion element 13 by means of whichthe pen holder is gripped during the writing operation.

To apply the device to a pen holder of this character, the cushion 13 is perforated as indicated by the reference character 20, at diametrically opposite points. After this has been done, the pen holder is inserted through the opening in the plate 5 and the tongues 11 are inserted through their re spective perforations 20 in order to retain the plate 5 in position.

When it is desired to attach the device to a pen holder or pencil on which the cushion i3 is not present, it is merely necessary to insert the pen holder or pencil through the opening in such a manner that the tongues 11 will frictionally engage the pen holder or pencil to retain the plate in position.

\Vith the present device in position upon a pencil or pen holder, it will be noted that when the same is laid upon a table or other support, the writing end of the pencil or pen will be elevated a sufficient degree to permit of ready grasping on the part of the operator, and, at the same time, the attachment does not interfere with the proper manipulation of the pen holder or pencil during the writing operation.


A device of the character described comprising a body, formed from a flat plate having pointed ends, one fiat side and a curved side, an opening formed in said plate substantially centrally thereof, said opening being adapted to receive a writing implement, and resilient legs formed from the said plate within the confines of said central opening, said resilient legs being adapted to be bent at right angles to the plate to embrace the stafl of the writing implement to retain the plate thereon.


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U.S. Classification15/435
International ClassificationB43K23/004
Cooperative ClassificationB43K23/004
European ClassificationB43K23/004