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J. J. O'BRIEN. RETAINING CLIP. APPLICATION FILED FEB. 55. I920.
Patented July 11, 1922..
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FATENT JOSEPH J. OBEIEN, OF SPRILTGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 11, 1922.,
Application filed February 5, 1920. Serial No. 356,523.
ject is to provide a retaining clip which will v support a fountain pen so that its upper end will be substantially invisible or largely ob soured and the garment'gripping arm may be moved away from the garment by pressure against the upper end of the pen or other instrument held by the retainer.
Another object of the invention is to provide a retaining clip which can be loclred to a pen cap against longitudinal movement. A still further object of the invention is to provide a pen clip comprising a cap encircling band having a pendant spring tongue and a lever having'fianges or lugs bent against the sides of said tongue to hold I the lever connected thereto, the spring tongue comprising relatively movable portions whereby the same may be forced between the lugs and the body of the lever to hold the two parts relatively locked to each other.
With the above and other objects in view this invention relates to certain new and useful constructions, combinations and arrangements of parts, clearly described in the following specification and fully illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in
which Figure '1 is a side elevation showing the clip attached to a pen cap.
Figure 2 is a similar view showing the clip removed.
Figure 8 is a view in elevation of the pen cap by itself.
Figure 1 is a top plan view of Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on line A of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a sectional view taken on an enlarged scale on line B of Figure 1.
Figure? is a side elevation of the band.
Figure 8 is a front elevation thereof.
Figure 9 is a front elevation of the lever partly formed.
Referring to the accompanyin drawings 5 designates a pen cap which is s own to be formed with circumscribing grooves 6 and 7 formed in the upper ends 10 thereof and longitudinally spaced from each other. A U shaped band 8 is mounted on the upper end of the pen cap 5 and is provided with opposing lugs 9 adapted to engage the groove 6 and with opposing lugs 10 adapted to engage the groove 7 as shown in detail in igure 6, so that the band will be held against slippage or displacement on the pen cap 5.
The band 8 is formed with a pendant spring tongue 11 which is shown to be formed with a longitudinal slot 11 providmg relatively yieldable portions 12 and 13 each of which is provided with a recess 14 located on the outer edge portion thereof.
The spring tongue 11 is connected by a loop portion 11 with the upper edge portion of the band 8 and is coupled to the lever or grlpping bar 15 by means of lugs 16 and 1? formed on the sides thereof. The lug 16 is adapted to snugly fit in the recess 14 of the portion 13 and the lug 17 is adapted to snugly fit in the recess 14 of the portion 12 of the tongue 11. In assembling the two members the lugs 16 and '17 are turned over as shown in section in Figure 5 and the spring tongue 11 forced between the lugs and the body of the lever or gripping bar.
The lower end of the gripping bar is equipped with a ball or thelike 18 and the upper end of the gripping bar-or lever is bent to an almost right angle to provide a depressible handle 19 which is adapted to overlie the pen cap as shown in Figures 1 and 2.
The band 8 is sprung into gripping position as indicated in Figures 1 and a so that the lugs 9 and 10 will snap into the grooves 6 and 7 By pushing the handle portion .19 toward the pen cap or article retained thereby the ball or gripping terminal of the bar or lever 15 will be moved away from the garment and the pen or other article held by the clip can be withdrawn. The loop 11 which connects the spring tongue 11 to the band 8 is preferably wide enough to receive the edge portion of a vest or coat pocket and sits directly on the edge of the vest or coat pocket so that the upper end of the pen cap or article retained by the band 8 will lie on about the same level or slightly below the pocket edge engaged by the loop 11*, and be practically obscured from ordinary observation.
Having described my invention, I claim:
1. The combination with a pen cap or the like having an encircling groove ofa retaining' member having a band in gripping relation to the cap or th like and alug interlocked with said groove.
2. A retaining clip consisting of an article gripping band having longitudinally spaced l. A retaining clip comprising an article engaging member having a pendant split tongue prov-ldlng relatlvely yleldable P01".-
tions, and a gripping bar having lugs directed toward each other and adapted to receive the relatively yieldable portions of the tongue, whereby the grippingbar and the member may be positively united to each other. I
5. A retaining clip comprising an article engaging member and a gripping bar car.- ried thereby and having spring connection With said member and provided with a laterally deflected portion to overlie the article to be retained.
6. A retaining clip comprising a gripping lever having a laterally deflected upper end,
a spring fulcrum for said lever and means for securing said fulcrum to the article to be retained.
7. A retaining clip comprising a gripping lever having a laterally deflected upper end,
aspring fulcrum for said lever and means for securing said fulcrum tothe article to be retained capable of having-interlocking engagement with the article to be retained to prevent slippage thereon.
8. A retaining clip comprising a band having a split spring tongue providing relatively yieldable portions, at least one of said portions having aned e recess, and a gripping lever having a clamping lug on each side thereof adapted to connect said grippinglever to the tongue, one of said lugs being adapted to interlock with the recess.
9. A retaining clip for pens and pencils consisting of a lever, means for connecting the lever, to the pen or pencil, providing a fulcrum therefor, the lever having a laterally deflected upper end, adapted to project inwardly over the end of the pen or pencil.
10. The combination with a pen ,cap or the like having an encircling groove, a band having a clasping fit with the cap and an inset portion to engage the groove and prevent relative longitudinal movement of the band on the cap, and a gripping member carried by said band. 7
11. A retaining clip consisting of an attaching portion having a pendant spring tongue extending from; the upper end of said band, and a gripping lever having lugs folded on said tongue and interlocked therewith against longitudinal movement.
12. A retaining member having a portion adapted to be connected to a pen cap or the like and a gripping bar connecting portion, said last named portion consistingof a split spring tongue providing relatively yieldable portions, one of said portions last named having an edge recess therein.
Signed by me at Springfield, Massachusetts.
JOSEPH J. OBRIEN.