US 1449684 A
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Mar. 27, 1923. 1,449,684. P. E. LONG ET AL.
FILED JUNE 6.1922.
Patented Z7, lgZ.
PETER E. LONG AND EDWARD R. CORNWELL, OF POCATELLO, IDAHO.
Application filed June 6,
To a]! whom it may concern Be it known that we, PETER E. LONG and EDWARD R. CoRNwnLL, citizens of the United States, residing at Pocatello, in the county of Bannock and State of Idaho, have invented a new and useful Clip, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a paper clip, one of its objects being to provide a clip of 1mproved construction whereby papers when gripped thereby will be held together securely. the configuration of the clip being such that pressure will be exerted thereby upon the papers both at the end of the clip and at a point between the ends, thus preventing the papers from slipping out of the cli nother object is to provide a clip so. shaped that when papers are held assembled thereby, there is no danger of other papers becoming engaged by the clip inadvertently as is commonly the case with other clips generally in use.
\Vith the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the com bination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that, within the scope of what is claimed, changes in the precise embodiment of the invention shown can bemade without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawings- Figure 1 is a plan view of the clip.
Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3, Figure 1.
Referring to the figures by characters of reference it will be noted that the clip is made in a single length of wire or other spring material bent to form a side portion 1, end arcuate portions 2 and 3, and
intermediate arcuate portion 4, a side portion 5, and outer and inner parallel terminal portions 6 and 7. As shown particularly in Figures 2 and 3 the arcuate portion 3 is 1922. Serial No. 566,370.
obliquely disposed relative to the plane 00- cupied by the side portion 1 and the terminal portion 6 and the arcuate portion 4 is likewise obliquely disposed relative to said plane although inclined oppositely to the portion 3 so that the two arcuate portlons 3 and 4 converge toward said plane. The arcuate portion 4 is of less length from side to side than the portion 3 so that it can project between the side portion 1 and the terminal portion 6. These arcuate portions 3 and 4, which constitute gripping means,'are preferably flattened as shown so as to terminate in blunt gripping edges 8 and 9, the two arcuate portions converging toward the edge 9. The side portion 5 is necessarily inclined relative to the plane occupied by the side portion 1 and the terminal portion 6, said side portion 5 and the terminal portion 7 occupying the same inclined plane.
The two terminal portions 6 and 7 terminate at approximate the same distance from the arcuate portion 2, these terminals being arranged substantially in the same plane with the adjacent portions of the sides 1 and 5.
\Vhen it is desired to use the clip the papers to be held are inserted over the arcuate portion 3 and under the arcuate portion 4 and. are then forced back soas to shift the terminals of the parts 6 and 7 out of their normal plane. Thus the papers will be gripped tightly by the blunt edges 8 and 9 and by the free ends of the terminal portions 6 and 7 and said papers will be held together properly. Furthermore there is no danger of other papers becoming inadvertently inserted into the clip. The free ends of the terminals 6 and 7 will tend to bite into the paper to hinder the withdrawal of the clip therefrom.
What is claimed is:-
A clip formed in a single length of resilient material bent to provide side portions connected at one end, an intermediate arcuate portion at the other end of one of the side portions merging into a terminal portion, and an arcuate end gripping portion at the other end of the other side portion and terminating in a terminal portion, said as our own. We have hereto afiixed our siglntermedlate arcuat' portion and the arcunatures 1n the resence of two witnesses.
ate end gripping ortion being obliquely P TER E. LONG.
disposed and converging toward the grip- EDWARD R. CORNWELL. 5 ping edge of the intermediate a-rcuate por- Witnesses:
tion. J OHN L. Ross,
In testimony that we claim the foregoing J AS. HAWKES.