US 1552906 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 8, 1925.
J. M. BEADLES COMBINAT-ION CLIP AND ENVELOPE OPENER Filed Dec. 24. 1924 INVENTOR 37125 Arron i sIA Patented Sept. 8, 1925.
JOHN M. BEADLES, 013 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
COMBINATION CLIP AND ENVELOPE OPENER.
Application filed. December 24, 1924.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, JOHN M. Bnennns, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Los Angeles, county of Los Angeles, State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in a Combination Clip and Envelope Opener, of which the "following is a specification.
Thi invention relates to a safety fastening device combined with a paper cutter and envelope opener.
An object of the present invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive, practicable and substantial combined clip and paper cutter ot' a type adapted to be permanently incorporated in fountain-pen, and pencil structures, and in any other instrument oi the character such as is or may be commonly carried in a coat or vest pocket.
irnother object is'to provide a combined clip and paper cutter which may be readily in'i iiermanently attached to a pen, pencil or other instrument ordinarily carried in a pocket for convenience, and yet held against loss by slipping out.
An object. is to provide a one-piece clip, opener and mount there-for. An object is to provide an opener having an entering point disposed in a guarded relation so as not to be dangerous and is practically prevented from penetrating the clothing or cutting the cloth while disposed in a pocket.
An object is to provide combined clip and paper cutter which is neat, attractive, has no folding parts and having its etlective members constantly exposed in position for instant use for their given functions without any mechanical manipulations precedent to actual application for the intended function.
Other objects and advantages will be made manifest in the following specification of embodiments of apparatus of the invention as shown in the accompanying drawings, it being understood that modifications, variations and adaptations may be resorted to within the spirit of the invention and the I scope thereof as is here claimed.
Figure 1 is a perspective of a pen in which one form of the invention is structurally incorporated.
Serial No. 757,889.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the device of Fig. 1, disassembled from the pen.
Figure 3 is an end view of the device of Fig. 2.
Figure 4 is a perspective of a pen having a clipped on torm of the device.
Figure 5 is an end View of the clip-on form.
Figure 6 is a perspective of a variant form of the device.
The invention includes a blade 2 having means whereby it may be permanently or removably attached to an. instrument of any character which for convenience is common- 1y carried in a pocket in clothing, though it is to be understood that the device may be variously adapted.
In Figs. 1, 2 and 3 the blade 2 is a part oi a resilient prong 8 having a sleeve 4 which is shown as enclosed in the cap C of a fountain pen P. The prong 3 in this form is extended over the sleeve and is designed to press inward firmly on the cap C so as to hold the pen clipped in a pocket. To prevent undesired projection of the blade 2 it has a normal position below the ridge of the bend 5 of the prong but is well spaced therefrom at 6 so that the tip of the blade can be easily thrust into the corner of the flap of an envelope to be opened. For economy, the sleeve 4, can be rolled from a flat stamping which includes the extended blade and prong in alignment, prior to bending at 7.
ln Figures l and 5 the clip prong and its orertolded blade 2 extend away from and do not overlie the mounting part which comprises a resilient, split sleeve 4 to encompass the cap C of the pen, or other instrument to which it may be attached.
Figure 6 shows a form of the device in which the blade 2 extends from one end of its mounting part t while the retaining clip prong 3 projects from the other end of the mounting, which may be of various forms but is here shown as comprising a small base riveted on the cap C.
What is claimed is:
1. A combined envelope opener and pen and pencil clip having a split sleeve to be associated with the pen or pencil, one end ot the sleeve having an elongated tongue which is bent out laterally at a right angle to the sleeve end and then bending inwardly toward the pen or pencil to form a gripping part, said part having a cutter blade re- 5 turned outward over the tongue.
2. A combined envelope opener and pen and pencil clip having a split sleeve to be associated with the pen or pencil, one end of the sleeve having an elongated tongue which is bent out laterally at a right angle to the 10 sleeve end and then bending inwardly toward the pen or pencil to form a gripping part, said part having a cutter blade re turned outward over the tongue and having its sharpened end lying below the lateral 15 bend in a protected position.
JOHN M. BEADLES.