US 1506245 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Aug. 26, 1924.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SCORE-CARD AND PENCIL HOLDER.
Application filed November 1, 1923.
To all whom it may concern."
Be it known that I, VVINNIFRED C. LY- MAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mansfield, in the county of Bristol and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Score-Card and Pencil Holders; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and
exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to improvements in holding devices for score cards or sheets, and pencils, such as those used in keeping the scores for numerous card games.
The object of the invention is to provide an extremely simple and inexpensive device of the character set forth, yet one which will be highly desirable and may be easily supported upon the wearing apparel of the user, or in any other convenient manner.
With the foregoing in View, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, the descrip tion being supplemented by the accompanying drawing.
Figure 1 is an edge View of the invention showing a card and pencil held thereby.
Figure 2 is a front elevation.
Figure 3 is a plan View of the metal strip from which the device is formed. i
Figure 4} is an edge view showing a slightly different form of construction.
In constructing the device, I make use of a single strip of resilient metal, said strip being preferably of the outline disclosed in Fig. 3. One elongated end portion 1 of the metal strip, constitutes a resilient tongue. Art the lower end of this tongue, the strip is bent backwardly upon itself as indicated at 2 and is then extended throughout the length of the tongue 1, as disclosed at 3. The strip then bent forwardly at 4 and extended inwardly at 5, around the free end of the tongue 1, to provide a jaw which co-operates with said tongue in forming a holder for a card, such as that indicated at 6 in Fig. 1. After forming the 5, the strip is bent forwardly as indicated at 7 in Figs. 1 and 2 or at 7 in Fig. 4, and is then extended vertically at 8, at least throughout the length of Serial No. 672,140.
the aw 5. The free end of the strip is then bent backwardly as indicated at 9 in Figs. 1 and 2 or at 9 in Fig. 4, and extends inwardly adjacent the strip portion 3 which is located behind the tongue 1, thus providing a resilient supporting finger.
In the construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the last bend 9 is sufficiently large to form a clip for a pencil 11. In Fig. 4, however, the next to the last bend, 7 is enlarged to form a holder for a pencil, this being the only distinction between the two forms of construction.
It will be seen that the device is exceptionally simple and inexpensive, yet that it will provide a convenient holder for a pencil and a score card or sheet. By means of the finger 10, the device may be supported in numerous ways. For instance, this finger may be hooked over a waist pocket, over the edge of a. waist-band or belt, over a safetypin pinned onto an article of wearing apparel, or over any other desired support.
As excellent results are obtained from the details disclosed, they are preferably followed, but within the scope of the invention as claimed, numerous minor changes may be made.
1. A device of the class described comprising a strip of metal having an elongated end portion constituting a spring tongue, the strip being bent backwardly upon itself at the inner end of said tongue, extended throughout the length of the latter and then bent forwardly and inwardly around the free end. of the tongue to provide a j aw cooperable with said tongue to form a card holder, the strip after forming said jaw being bent forwardly upon itself and extended throughout the length of said jaw, the free end of the strip being then bent backwardly and extended inwardly adjacent the part of the strip behind the aforesaid tongue to provide a supporting finger.
2. A structure as specified in claim 1; one of the last two bends of said strip constituting a pencil-receiving clip.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto affiXed my signature.
WINNIFR-ED C. ILYMAN.