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Publication numberUS1708915 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1929
Filing dateApr 1, 1927
Priority dateApr 1, 1927
Publication numberUS 1708915 A, US 1708915A, US-A-1708915, US1708915 A, US1708915A
InventorsDeli Frank C
Original AssigneeDeli Frank C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1708915 A
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A ia! 9, 1929. a F. c. DEL] 1,708,915

PENCIL Filed Apfil 1 1927 k iii "Patented Apr. 9, 1929.

outrun "STATES 1,708,915 PATENT OFFICE.



Application filed April 1,

The device of my inventionconsists of a device for use in connection with pencils, and more particularly a ring holder or eye for mechanical pencils.

The ring holder contemplated herein is small in size adapted to be readily attached to a hollow barreled mechanical pencil, and presents an attractive appearance.

An object of my invention is to provide a ring holder which is substantially inconspicuous, inexpensive, easily installed and permanently eficient.

Another object of my invention is to pro-- vide a ring holder which will be permanently eficient as long as the life of the pencil. The use of the ring holder contemplated herein is in connection with a ring attached to a cord or chain whereby the pencil attached thereto may be kept at all times within reach of the telephone. However, undue strains on the ring holder are apt to pull out the holder or otherwise bend the ring or eye and eventually cause it to break. However, the ring holder of my invention is fastened at two polnts and nor pul till til

eye itself cannot be bent or broken ed out without the greatest strain onthe cord. i

The device oi my inventionis particularly adapted for use with mechanical pencils of the hollow-barrel type, especially in connection with a pencil such as specifically set forth in my copending application, Serial No. 180,- 198, filed April 1, 1927, and this invention is an improvement over the ring holder illusthe ring trated in the above identified application.

The invention herein contemplated will be more readily understo'od by reference to the acompanying drawing, in which 12 i ,3. 1 is a side elevation, partly in section,

showing a ring holder constructed according to my invention;

' Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the ring holder,

before the projection has been bent up.

Fig. 3 is an end elevation thereof.

Fig. l is a top plan view of the ring holder,

showing the washer with aperture therein.

From the drawings it will be seen that the device oi my invention comprises a base or washer, 10, with a finger or lateral projection, 11, thereon, and a polygonal-headed screw 12. The base is provided with an aperture, 13, therein to receive the screw, 12, and opposite sides, 14-, 15 ofthe washer 10 arebent down to contact'the sides of the barrel.

Before the device is installed on the pencil, as indicated in Fig. 1, it is bent into the shape 1927. Serial No. 1so,1a7.

11 is received into a hole, 19 cut into the barrel and communicating with. the bore thereof, and is bent backward to contact the under side of the barrel by means of a plunger or other suitable means within the barrel, thus securely anchoring the eye to the body of the pencil. This serves to reduce the strain otherwise imposed on the screw. v It will be seen that the device is of simple construction, cheaply made and easily in stalled. The bending of the oppositesides of the washer to insure contact with the barrel, and the forming of the semi-circular ring receptacle may be done before installation. All that remains to be done is inserting the screw through the aperture in the base, and bending backward the lower extremity of the finger. Thus the device is firmly fastened from two points and cannot become loose or unscrew, and will insure etficiency with the greatest pull on the cord. Since the diameter of the ring receptacle need be only substantially the thickness of the ring, a very low projection will result which would otherwise be objectionable when using the pencil.

Modifications may be made herein according to the skill of the mechanic, and I do not wish to be limited except as indicated in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In combination, a body having an axial bore and a lateral opening communicating with the bore, a washer, screw means for attaching the washer to the, body, said washer having an extension bent to form a loop that acts as an eye, theterminal portion of the extension entering the lateral opening and I serving as an anchor.

2. In combinatlon, a cylindrical body having an axial bore and a lateral opening com-' sitely disposed shoulders on said washer bent down to contact the sides of said cylindrical body, and a lateral projection on said base, 15

a portion of said projection adjacent to said base being bent to provide an eye, the side of the eye opposite the base being extended downwardly at right angles to the plane of the base into said aperture and bent at its 20 extremity to form an anchor.

In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature.


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U.S. Classification401/52, 24/116.00A, 24/3.13, 24/299
International ClassificationB43K23/00
Cooperative ClassificationB43K23/002
European ClassificationB43K23/00B2