US 1681842 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
DANIEL COLLEN, F TILSTON, MANITOBA, CANADA.
DEVICE FOR USE IN WRITING.
- Application filed June 9, 1928. Serial No. 284,090.
My invention relates to a device for use on a pencil, stylus or pen to correct hand-writing and to insure that the writing implement 1s held in the correct position.
The general object of my invention 18 to provide a simple and practical device for the indicated purpose which may be adjusted for convenient and effective use.
The nature of my invention and its d stinguishing features and advantages Wlll clearly appear as the descrlptlon proceeds.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, it being understood that the drawlngs are merely illustrative of examples of the invention. I
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a device embodying my invention showing the same applied to a pencil;
Figure 2 is a cross section as lndicated by the line 22 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the device on a pencil and in its preferred form, the dotted lines indicating the position of the device on the hand;
Figure at is a cross section on the l1ne 1-4 of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a perspective vlew similar to Figure 3 but showing a different ad ustment of the slide as regards the location of the set screw forming part of the devlce, the pencil protecting tube shown in Figures '1 to 4 being omitted; t
Figure 6 is a perspective View similar to Figure 5 but showing the use of two slides and their rings.
In carrying out my invention in accordance with the illustrated example, an elongated tube 10 is provided in the preferred form of my invention to form a protector for the pencil A and adapted to lit the same whereby to prevent marring of the pencil by the device, said tube 10 preferably having a band 11 of enlarged thickness at the rear end to improve the appearance. To fit either the pencil A or the tube 10 according to whether the said tube is employed, I provide a tubular slide 12 which is held in adjusted position along the tube 10 or the pencil A by a set screw 13.
A ring 1 1 is provided on the tubular slide 12 at a side thereof and loosely held to a shank 15, the base 16 of which is swiveled to the slide 12, as shown in Figure 2.
The preferred form of the invention shown in Figure 3 includes the tube 10 which is fitted on a pencil A, or a stylus, pen or other writing implement. The slide 12 may be of a size to fit the pencil A as indicated in Figure 5. The slide 12 having been adjusted to the proper position along the length of the pencil or tube 10, set screw 13 is tightened to hold the device in a given position.
In use the ring let receives a thumb as shown in the drawings in Figures 3 and 5. However, asshown in Figure 6, two of the slides 12 may be employed with a c0mplement of the ring 14 and set screw 13. In a case where two slides are employed, as shown in Figure 6, the index finger is passed through the other ring.
Comparing Figures 3 and 5, it will be seen in Figure 3 that set screw 13 is positioned under the index finger, whereas in Figure 5 it is sleeved on the slide 12 to dispose the I set screw 13 between the thumb and the index finger, the particular position being according to the convenience afforded to any particular writer.
I would state further that while the illustrated examples constitute practical embodiments of my invention, I do not limit myself strictly to the exactdetails herein illustrated, since, manifestly, the same can be considerably varied without departure from the spirit of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
I claim: 1.- A device for use in writing to insure proper position for correct writing, said dethereof, a. set screw fastening said slide in adjusted position on the Writing implement, and a ring held to the slide at a side thereof and adapted to receive the thumb of the 5 Writer.
3. A device of the class described, including a tubular slide, a set screw to fasten the slide in adjusted position, a shank swiveled to the slide distant from the set screw, and a ring loosely held to the shank and adapted 10 to receive the thumb of the user of the writ ing implement.