US 1666514 A
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April 17, 1928. 1,666,514
c. c. SIGLER PAPER CLIP Filed Oct. 13. 1926 gnvwnfoz S5WMF% Patented Apr. 17, 1 928.
UNITED s'rarss PATENT OFFICE."
CARLTON 0. 8161533, 0] CLEVELAND, OHIO.
Application filed October-18, an. serial in. 141,904.
This inventionrelates to improvements in paper clips, and more particularly to clips which are formed by bending a continuous wire into open loops, two of which 100 s extend in the same direction and have their ends spaced a com aratively short distance apart, said loops ing capable of being spread apart laterally of the clip thereby,
rangement of parts shown in the drawings,
wherein Fig. 1 represents a plan view of a portion of one or more sheets of paper having one of my cli s applied thereto; Fig. 2 a plan view and ig. 3 a sideelevation of the said clip; Fig. 4 a side elevation of the clip and paper shown in Fig. 1.
Referring to the form of my invention shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, the clip as a whole comprises a resilient wire having the portions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
The portions 1, 2 and 3 are so bent as to provide a pair of converging legs 1 and 3 and a connecting member 2 for the divergent ends of said legs, the said parts forming an open loop having the part 2 deflected upwardly and above the plane of the parts 1 and 3 forming a hump. The legs 3 and 5 are connected at their convergent ends by a narrow bend 4 forming a second open loop extending in the opposite direction from the first loop. The wire of which the clip is formed is further bent at 5, 6 and 7 to form a third open loop which is wider than the first loop and which encloses the widened art of such first loop. The part 6 of this thir loop is bent downwardly and out of the plane of the parts 1, 3, 5 and 7, to form a hump projecting in the opposite direction from the hump 2, the said humps projecting transversely of the plane of the clip. The part 7 is bent upon itself at 8, forming a bar orvle 9 which is preferably parallel with the leg and the end of which 1s bent at substantially right angles to provide a sharp point or pin 10 of suflicient length to extend throu h several sheets of pa er. .The parts 8 an 9 constitute a loop which is located outside of the loops 2, 4 and 6.
The clip is applied to two or more sheets of paper b springing the perts2 and 6 apart, so t at the downwardly projecting hump 6 will engage the top of the upper most sheet while the upwardly projecting loop or hump 2 will engage the underside of the bottom sheet,-thus clamping the sheets between the humps 2 and 6 on the jaws provided by the closed ends of the loops.' By bending the sheets 11 and 12 downwardly on that side of a clip which carries the arm 9 and pm 10, as the clip is being slipped over the sheets, the point 01 pin 10 can he slipped along'the top sheet without difliculty,
after which it can be pressed through the sheets by straightening up the latter and pressing down upon the arm or leg 9.
With this construction of clip, the sheets will be clamped securely between the oppos1te1y extending humps on the jaws formed by the closed ends 2 and 6 of thecorresponding loops, thus enabling the clip to clamp the sheets firmly and also to prevent the accidental insertion of sheets between said humps or loop ends and the sheets which are secured together thereby. Furthermore, as the point or projection 10 extends at right angles to the body of the clip, it will secure the sheets together in the manner of a pin and thus prevent their unintentional removal from the clip. I
When it is desired to remove the clip, the paper on the side thereof which carries the pin or point 10 may be bent downwardly to disengage it from such point and the parts 2 and 6 may be then separated a sufficient "distance to enable the sheets to be removed.
Reference has been made hereinbefore to the divergence of the wires 1 and 3, 5 and '8' toward the ends or humps 2 and -6 of their respective loops and to the convergence of the legs 3 and 5 toward the end 4 of the oppositely extending loop. This enables me te secure a firmer gripping enga ement between the legs 1, 3, 5 and 7 an the paper interposed between the gripping loops than if a clip of the ordinary shape were employed. Unless the sheets to which the clip is applied are particularly stifi, the humps 2 and 6 will bend the paper in opposite directions, enabling the legs of the clamping loops to engage opposite sides of the sheets.
In Fig. 4, for clearness of illustration the legs forming the sides of the clamping loops are shown as spaced from the sheets 11 and 12. In practice, however, unless the sheets be particularly stifi, these legs will engage the sheets and will provide a firmer gripping engagement with said sheets, even without the hum s 2 and 6, than can be socured by the or inary clip. v
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. A paper clip consisting of a continuous wire bent to form an outer loop and an inner loop continuous therewith, the said loops extending in the same direction and being connected by a loop extending in the opposite direction, the wire forming one side of the outer loop being bent upon itself to form a loop outside of said loops and the extreme end of such wire being bent at substantially a right angle to the plane of the clip and providing a projection of suflieient length to be inserted through several sheets er.
of palp 2. paper clip consisting'of a continuous 2 Wire bent to form an outer loop and an inher loop continuous therewith, the said loops extending in. the same direction and being connected by a loop extending in the opposite direction, the wire forming one side of the outer loop being bent upon itself to form a loop beside said loops and the extreme end of such wire being bent at substantially right angles to the plane of the clip and providing a projection of sufiicient length to be inserted through several sheets of paper and the ends of the outer and inner loops being deflected in opposite directions transversely of the (plane of the cli to provide humps adapte firmly therebetween.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto afix my signature.
CARLTON C. SIGLEB.
to grip the sald sheets 40