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. I. R. SMITH WRITING U I'ENSIL HOLDER Filed dam F, 1924 VENTOR;
Patented Oct. 7, 1924 UNITED STATES mvme a. SMITH, or WAUWATOSA, Wisconsin.
Application filed January 7, 1!}24. Serial No. 684,898.
To all whom it may concern;
Be it known that I, IRVING R. Saturn, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Wauwatosa, in the county of Milwaukee 5 and State of Visconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Writing-Utensil Holders, of which the following is adescription, reference being had to the ac companying drawings, which are a part of this specification.
This invention relates to holders for writing instruments, such as ens and pencils, and has for one ofits o jects to provide a device of this character which may be readily, cheaply and efiiciently constructed from stamped sheet metal. y
A further object of the invention is to provide a holder of the character described which is particularly, although not solely adapted for supporting writing instruments upon telephone stands.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a holder which may be readily clamped to a telephone stand or any other suitable support, and which will receive and etficiently hold both the pencil and a fountain pen.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a holder of the class described having a resilient socket member for receiving and holding the fountain .pen.
With the above and other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel details of construction and combinations of parts more fully hereinafter disclosed and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
Referring to the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters designate like parts in all the views;
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a holder constructed in accordance .with this invention, showing the same as a plied to the standard of a telephone stan and,
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the parts shown in Fig. 1, the telephone stand being shown in cross section.
Referring more particularly to the said drawings, the numeral 5 indicates generally the holder, which, as will be readily apparent, may be formed from astrip of stamped sheet metal, one end of which is bent to form a substantially circular eye 6, having the clampin ear 7, which eye may be sprung about the tubular standard 8 of the telephone transmitter or any other suitable similar support. The holder 5 may be clampingly secured to the said standard 8 by means of a suitable clamping bolt 9. extending through the ear 7 and the body of the holder 5, as will be readily apparent. i
The other end of the sheet metal strip 'is preferably reduced somewhat in width, and is bent obliquely as indicated at 10 so that the said reduced end will bemore or less angular-1y disposed relative to. the body portion of the holder. The said reduced end is further bent reversely upon itself to provide an eye portion 11, which receives and encircles a socket member. 12, which ma be formed of relatively thin sheet meta, and which may be provided with the longitudinally extending slits 13, providing a yielding tongue 14 to facilitate the entry, holding and removal of a fountain pen within the member 12.
The reversely bent reduced end of the strip 5 is extended toward the left, as seen in'the drawings, and is secured as b the bolt or rivet 15 to the body portion of t 1e holder whereby the socket 12 may be securely fastened within the eye 11 and the said end is further extended and curved, as indicated .at 16, to coact with the body portion 5 and form a pencil receiving and holding clip. The extreme end 17 is preferably reversely curved somewhat relative to the curved portion 16 to provide a thumb or finger grip to assist in releasing the pencil, and also to facilitate its insertion into theclip in a lateral direction.
As above stated, while the device is particularly adapted for use with telephone stands, it is readily apparent that it may be-em'ployed in other connections and that it will efliciently receive and hold a pencil 18 within the clip 16, as well as a fountain pen 19 within the socket 12. The said socket, being closed at one end, may serve as a cap for the fountain pen, so that the usual cap for the said pen may be dispensed with.
While one form of the invention has been of construction as well as the arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention, and therefore it is not wished to be limited to the above disclosure except as may panying claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A device of the class described comprising a metal strip, one end of which is provided with an eye adapted to be clamped to a support, the other end of said strip being provided with a second eye for re ceiving and holding a fountain pen and with a clip for receiving a pencil.
2. A device of the class described comprising a metal strip, one end of which is provided with an eye adapted to be clamped to a support, the other end of said strip being angularly disposed relative to the body portion and provided with a second eye for receiving and holding a'fountain pen'and with a clip for receiving a pencil.
3. A device of the class described comprising a metal strip, one end of which is be required by the accomprovided with an eye adapted to be clamped to a support, the other end of said strip being provided with a second eye which embraces a resilient socket member for receiving and holding a fountain pen and with a clip for receiving a pencil.
4. A device of the class described comprising a metal strip, one end of which is bent reversely to form a substantially circular eye and a clamping ear, the other end of said strip being reduced in width and obliquely bent transversely of said strip, said second end being also reversely bent upon itself to provide an eye for embracing a fountain pen and a curved pencil receiving cli and means engaging the body portion 0 the strip and said clamping ear for securing the device to a support.
In testimony whereof, ll affix my signature.
IRVING 1e. SMITH.