US 1537998 A
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May 19, 1925. 1,537,998
C. MOHR CRAYON HOLDER Filed March 5, 1923 WITNESS: ATTORNEY Patented May 19 25.
umrso STATES PAT oncimu iron, or sourn nano'ra CRAYON HOLIlEK' Application filed. Iarch 8,1928. 7 Serial 170. 822,598.
, which the following is a specification.
" the prov1sion of a holder This invention relates to stationary apparatus and has for its object the provision of a novel holder for crayon, chalks and the like a feature being that the device is capable of holding crayons of difi'erent sizes with equal efliciency. 5
An important and more specific object is 0 this character including a handle portion and'a metallic sleeve portion slit at intervals to provide resilient gripping fingers held in compress ing engagement upon a crayon by a slidable ring or collar.
Another object is the provision of a device of this character which will be simple and inexpensive iii/manufacture, highly efiicient in use, durable in service and a general improvement in the art.
With the above and other objects and advantagesin view the invention consists in the details of construction to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device in released or ungripping position,
Fi re 2 is a longitudinal section showing di device gripping a piece of crayon and Figure 3 is a cross section. Referring more particularly to the drawings l have shown the device as comprising an elongated preferably cylindrical handle portion 10 constructed of wood, fiber, celluloid or other suitable material, colored, polished or otherwise treated to present a pleasmg appearance and to have a comfortable feel within'the hand of the user. The
device further includes a tubular sleeve 11 of suitable metal, preferably nickel plated, though any other preferred finish might be provided, this sleeve being-held in position as by being engaged upon a reduced extension 12 on one end of the handle 10. Securpi which is that it is capable of NT oFFl cE.
ing might be accomplished by threading though the provision of small indentations 13 by means of a punch or the likewill be sufiicient to efiect the holding action.
The free end of the sleeve 11 is formed with a plurality of spaced longitudinal slits or slots 14 which operate to define a series of resilient fingers 15 which normally iiiverge slightly so as to facilitate the engagement of a crayon A or the like Within the sleeve. It is of course imperative to provide clamping means and to accomplish this I make use of a substantially circular clasp 16 constructed from a single length of spring wire bent into nearly circular form with its ends out-turned as indicated at 17. .This clasp is slidable along the sleeve and after the crayon has been inserted withinthe device the sleeve is slid from its inactive posi tion near the handle into a position at the slit or slotted end, the clasp operating to compress the fin ers 15 onto the crayon and hold the latter Tmlh From the foregoing description and a study of the drawingsit will be a parent that I have thus provided a simp y constructed and consequently inexpensive crayon holder which has many advanta es, one olding cra one of difi'erent diameters, another of which is that it enables use to be made of crayons of such short length that they are incapable of use by being held directly in the fingers. The device has the additional pleasing feature of preventing soiling or the fingers.
While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of the invention it is of course to be understood that I reserve the right to make such changes in the form,
construction and arrangement of parts as will not de art from the spirit of the invention or t e scope of the subjoined claim. Having thus described my invention I claim:
A device of the character described comprising an elongated cylindrical handle member formed with a reduced extension,
an elon ated cylindrical member detachably engag upon said reduced extension, the handle and the shell being of the same diameter and having smooth peripheries, the shell being slit at a plurality of points throughout the major portion of its length, said slits extending through the end most remote from the handle, said slitted ends being adapted to have a crayon inserted therein,
and a contracting sleeve'slidably mounted upon the shell and movable toward the free end thereof for contracting the slitted end mto clamping'engagement upon the crayon,
said sleeve being formed as a s lit metallic ture.