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Publication numberUS1474885 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1923
Filing dateMay 17, 1922
Priority dateMay 17, 1922
Publication numberUS 1474885 A, US 1474885A, US-A-1474885, US1474885 A, US1474885A
InventorsBoice William T
Original AssigneeBoice William T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined pencil sharpener and holder
US 1474885 A
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Nov. 20 l923.


'atented Nov. 2Q, 1923.



Application filed May 17, 1922. Serial No. 561,670.

To all whom. 'it may concern.'

Be it known that I7 WILLIAM T. Boron,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Nashua, in the county of Chickasaw and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Combined Pencil Sharpener and Holder, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a combined pen- -cil sharpener and holder and has for its principal object the provision of an iinproved structure which may be readily applied or removed from any ordinary pencil now on the market.

Another important object of the invention is to providea device of this nature which is easily assembled and may be conveniently carried about in a. pocket or the like.

Another important object of the invention is to improve upon the Sharpener by providing adjusting means so as. to sharpen the lead of the pencil to varying degrees as may be desired.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a. combined pencil Sharpener and holder which will be extremely simple and efficient in construct-ion, reliable in operation and well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.

With the above and numerous other objects in view as will appear as the description progresses, the invention resides in cer'- tain novel features of construction and the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

In the drawing Figure l is a perspective of the device showing the same disassembled.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section through the Sharpener and a portion of the holder taken on an enlarged scale.

Referring to the drawing in detail it will be seen that the pencil holder consists of a tubular body l provided at one end with a pair of diametrically opposed pins or lugs 2 and yat its other end with a pair of diametrically opposed longitudinally extending slits 3. A bail 4 is encircled about the slitted end of the body l and pivotally supports a clip member 5 which is preferably formed of spring metal terminating at one end with a bent in portion 6 extending between itself and onei portion of the body l, tending to keep the slits 3 closed. It will thus be seen that this spring portion 6 tends to hold the body 1 in firm engagement with the pencil and prevent the same from slipping therefrom. The remaining portion of the clip 5 is of conventional construction and is curved at its end as shown at 7 so that it may be easily slipped over the edge of a pocket and hold the cloth of the pocket in engagement with the holder' preventing the same from being accidentally removed from the pocket.

-Adjacent the other end of the body there is situated a. gripping collar 8 to aid in slightly rotating the body l for a purpose as will appear later.

The pencil Sharpener consists of a body l0 of tubular construction and split longitudinally so as to provide the slit l1. One end of the body l0 is tapered or conical shape as shown at l2 for receiving the pointed end of the pencil. A pair of diametrically opposed bayonet grooves 13 are disposed at the other or larger end of the body l0 for receiving the pins 2 of the' holder l when the two bodies are assembled together.

It is thought that the operation and advantages of the device will be readily understood without a more detailed description or explanation. It is desired, however, to point out that the present modification is merely shown by way of example and that minor' changes in structure and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to that fall within the scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new is A pencil holder of the class described comprising a tubular body port-ion provided at one end with diametrically opposed slits, band yabout the'slitted end of the body, a clip having a curved-in spring extension abutting the holder for normally holding the slits closed.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses J. F. NAFUS, E. L. PAsoHKn.

U.S. Classification24/11.0CC
International ClassificationB43K29/06, B43K29/00
Cooperative ClassificationB43K29/06
European ClassificationB43K29/06