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Publication numberUS1387625 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 16, 1921
Filing dateOct 21, 1920
Priority dateOct 21, 1920
Publication numberUS 1387625 A, US 1387625A, US-A-1387625, US1387625 A, US1387625A
InventorsWilliam L Stein
Original AssigneeEdward A Stein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Changeable exhibitor
US 1387625 A
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W. L. STEIN.

CHANGEABLE EXHIBITOR.

APPLICATION FILED OCT. 21. 920.

1,387,625. Patented Aug. 16,1921.

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WILLIAM L. STEIN, OF NEW YORK, N. 'Y., ASSIGNOR 0F ONE-HALF TO EDWARD A. STEIN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

CHAN-GEABLE EXHIBITOR.

Application filed October 21, 1920.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, lViLLn-Qr L. STEIN, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the city of New York, in the county of Bronx and State of New York, have invented cer ain new and useful Improvements in Changeable Exhibitors, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to change able exhibitors, that is to say to display devices wherein pictures, inscriptions, etc., are successively presented for observation.

One of the objects of the invention is to produce an exhibitor attachment specially designed for use in connection with pencils or pen-holders.

Another object of the invention is to provide a pencil attachment of the type mentioned which is simple in construction, eliicient in operation and capable of being mounted upon a pencil without material changes in the construction of the latter.

A further object of the invention is to so construct the attachment that it does not materially increase the cost of the pencil, thereby permitting of a production of the same on a commercial scale.

With these and other objects in view, which will more fully appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the combination, arrange.- ment and construction of parts hereinafter described, pointed out in the appended claim and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, it being understood that many changes may be made in the size and proportion of the several parts and details of construction within the scope of the appended claim, without departing from the spirit or sacriticing any of the advantages of the invention.

One of the many possible embodiments of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front elevation of a pencil with a changeable exhibitor, constructed in accordance with the present invention, mounted thereon; Fig. 2 is a section taken on line 22 of Fig. 1, partly in elevation, on a larger scale; and Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

In the drawings the numeral 10 indicates Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 16, 1921.

Serial No. 418,477.

a pencil of the usual construction, including a pencil casing 11 of wood, inclosing longitudinally a thin strip 12 of graphite or similar material. To one end of the casing is attached in any suitable manner a tubular body 13, in which is mounted a suitable erasmg material 14-, as usual in devices of this type. On the outer face of the tubular body 1s formed a circular projection or bead 15 iii a plane at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the said tubular body, and above this bead the said tubular body bears pictures 16, preferably all around the same. These pictures may be provided upon thetubular body in any suitable manner, for instance they may be printed thereon or they may be carried by a flexible strip of material which is wound around the tubular body and secured thereto in any preferred manner. Over the tubular body is drawn a sleeve 17, having an aperture or sight opening 18 in. alinement with the pictures on the tubular body. The sleeve is rotatably mounted upon the tubular body,but is held thereon againstlongitudinal movement. For this purpose the said sleeve is provided in its inner face with a groove 19, in which the bead 15 is seated. The sleeve is made of sheet metal and provided with a longitudinal slot 19 adjacent its groove, to permit of a convenient mounting thereof on the tubular body 13.

In use, the apertured sleeve is held stationary, while the character bearing tubular body is rotated by turning the pencil casing in the desired direction, whereby the different pictures on the said tubular body successively appear to the observer through the aperture or sight opening 18.

It is obvious that, while herein the tubular body has been shown as bearing pictures, suitable inscriptions, memoranda, etc., may be carried thereb Attention is ca led to the fact that the exhibitor may be mounted on pen-holders, penoils and similar devices, which serve as a handle for said exhibitor.

The device herein described is capable of use as an advertising medium, amusement device, general information conveying contrivance, etc.

What I claim is An exhibitor attachment for pencils, coma pencil bearing upon its outer face char- 7 esters, said tubular body being provided on its outer face With a bead in a plane at right angles to. the longitudinal axis thereof, and a sleeve rotatably mounted upon said tubular body having a sight opening in alinement with said characters, sald sleeve being provided in its inner face With a groove in which said bead is seated, said sleeve being also provided with a longitudinal slot adjacent its groove to permit of a mounting thereof on said tubular body.

Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York this 7th day of October, A. D. 1920.

WILLIAM L. STEIN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/334, 40/905
International ClassificationG09F23/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F23/00, Y10S40/905, G09F2023/0016
European ClassificationG09F23/00