US 1429182 A
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F. M. ASHLEY.
A BINDING CLIP' APPLICATION FILED JAM-1.19215 I 11,429, 1 82 Patented Sept. 12, 1922.
Fatented Sept. 12, 1922.
stars FRANK N ASHLEY, or Nnw YORI N. Y.
Application filed January 4, 1921. Serial No. 434,970.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that FRA K M. AsHLnY, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the city of New York, in the county of Kings and State of New York, has invented certain ing its jaws made sufiiciently stiff to prevent their bending from a relatively parallel position. i
Referring to-the drawings which form a part of this specification,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a clip embodying my invention and showing a form in which one side presents a flat plane surface with the spring formed integral and lever extending over the spring of the clip;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the blank as first formed from the sheet material;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a form in which the least amount of metal is used and showing the levers formed by punching a portion of the metal from the body of the clip and bending said portions to provide the lever members; i
Fig. 4 illustrates the blank which is bent to form the clip shown in Fig. 3;
Figs. 5 and 7 show other forms in which the form of the spring which comprises the fulcrum for the levers is slightly changed from that shown in Figs. land 3, the spring,
in Fig. 5 having a straight back and that in Fig. 7 a back formed with a reverse curve.
Figs. 6 and 8 show the respective blanks from which clips 5 and 7 are made. i
For the purpose of description, I will assume that the clips are made of thin metal having resilient qualities to permit the metal to act as a spring by means of which i Y the aws are forced together to hinder hold articlesplaced between them. e j
A, indicates a sheet of metal formed with embossed ribs A -Af etc., which serve to stiffen the lever armsBe-B of the clip. -G indicates the back or spring portionof the clip which maybe curved in form asshown in Figures 1 and 2 orstraight as shown in Figure '3.
The respective blanks are formed into i the clips by bending them while in an an- 1 nealed or soft state and then tempering them to a spring temper. It will be observed that the jaws D and D are double the thickness of the single sheet by reason ofthe metal being bent back in. a foldwhich reinforces the stiffness of the jaws. The lever portions B-l3 are formed either as shown in Fig-1 ures 1-5 and 'Z or punching out a part of the metal from the body as'shown in Fig. 3, and bending said parts on thelines FE-E as indicated in Fig. 4: to form the lever elements. By extending .theembossed I or ribbed construction A below the fulcrum,
the levers'are rendered sufficiently'stiff .to
prevent undue bending when the jaws are forced apart thereby against the resistance of the spring. i
n will be observed that the clip is made,
complete in a single integral construction. a
It is evident that many changesin form may be provided without departing from the invention disclosed.
Having thus described invention, I
claim as new A clip formed from a single sheet of spring material comprising oppositely disv FRANK ASHLEY." 1 I 'posed jaw members and levers by which