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Feb. '19, 1929. 1 1,702,660
E. MOCKEL DEVICE FOR INSURING CORRECT FINGER POSITION IN WRITING Filed March 29, 1928 v /n wanton:
Patented Feb. 19, 1929.
EDMUND MOCK EL OF DUSSELDORF, GERMANY.
DEVICE FOR INSURING CORItECT FINGER POSITION IN WRITING.
Application filed March 29, 1928, Serial mi. 265,655, and in Germany March 1, 1928.
and consequently exerts on the person who is writing restrictions beyond the purpose of the implement. The pressure of the finger tips upon the writing implement isthen no longer fully exerted and *the writing no longer fully shows the orthographic individ uality of the writer. In contrast with many guides heretofore constructed the device according to the present invention is not directly connected with the writing implement, which is held -freely between the fingers ori fingertips. Y Only the position of the fingers is positively deter mined. The fingers possess a certain relative movability, and they may slightly alter their relative positions at any moment during the writing; The device may further be used for fingers of almost any thickness, as it is merely necessary to alter accordingly the curvature of the thumb hook and of that of the middle finger, so that this device can be manufac tured in large quantities in standard size. to These advantages are obtained by the following structure. The device consists of a sleeve adjustable as regards width, designed to be pushed over the index finger and serving as carrier for an S-shaped clamp which is somewhat curved. in the longitudinal direction.- One hook-shaped end-of the clamp is designed to be placed from above over the middle finger the other hook-shaped end of the clamp serves as support for the thumb,
* the writing implement resting freely between the tips of the thumb and first two fingers and upon that portion of the palm of the hand between the thumb and index- I and having the hook-shaped ends a and b.
This sleeve a is pushed over the index (Z so that the end hook I) grips from above over the middle finger e thehook 0 serving as support for the thumb I The writing implement grests then freel I between the tips of the index and thumb and on the hand, and is completely exposed to the pressure of the finger tips. The implement rests above the portion h of the clamp which connects the index-and thumb.
I-claim: I A device for, insuring a correct finger position in Writing, comprising in combination a sleeve adjustable in width designed to be pushed over the index, and an S-shaped 7o clamp slightly curved in the general plane of the material in the longitudinal direction fixed to the lower side of said sleeve the one end. hookof said clamp designed to be placed from above over the middle finger and the other end hook supporting the thumb so that the writing implement rests freely between the thumb and index and on the hand, and on the portion of the clamp which connects the indexand the thumb. so
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