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Publication numberUS1727110 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 3, 1929
Filing dateJan 17, 1928
Priority dateJan 17, 1928
Publication numberUS 1727110 A, US 1727110A, US-A-1727110, US1727110 A, US1727110A
InventorsLecroy Thomas T
Original AssigneeLecroy Thomas T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shading fountain pen
US 1727110 A
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-- Sept. 3, 1929. T. T. LEcRo-ly SHADING FOUNTAI/N PEN Filed Jan. 1'7, 1928 7: Leary.

I 6 him/mug Patented Sept. 3, 1929.

UNITED stares THOMAS '1. LFCBOY, OF IE'I-IOENIX, ARIZONA.

SHADING FOUNTAIN PEN.

Application filed January 17,1928. Serial No. 247,423.

This invention relates to shading pens for lettering and provides an article which admits of twocolor writing, the body of the letter or character being of one color or hue, and the shading of a different color or hue, said pen including a fount for the ink and a valve for regulating the flow to suit the depth of color.

For convenienceof handling to insure uniformity of writing the fount is tubular and longitudinally curved and when two founts are employed their position may be changed to vary the work. 'The end of the valve inclined for better control of the ink flow by varying the effective size of the ink outlet from the feeder to the tip.

While the drawing illustrates a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that in adapting the means to meet specific needs and requirements, the design may be varied and other changes in the minor details of construct-ion may be resorted to within the scope of'the invention as claimed, without departing from the spirit thereof. 1 I

- For a full understanding of the invention and the merits thereof, reference is to be had to the following description and the drawings hereto attached, in which,-

Figure 1 is a perspective View of a fountain pen embodying the invention.

Figure 2 is an enlarged detail sectional view on the line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional View on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a transverse sectional View on the line 44 of Figure 2.

Figure 5 is a detail view of an end portion of the pen with the tip detached.

Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5, with the tip omitted and the parts reversed to show more clearly the outlet of the feed ers, and the inclined ends of the valves.

Figure 7 is a sectional view on the line 77 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and designated in the several views of the drawing by like reference characters.

The numeral 10 denotes the fount for holding the ink to be supplied to the point of the pen when writing. The fount or holder 10 is longitudinally curved for convenience of handling and consists of soft rubber siteends of the fount and may be cemented or frictionally held in place. When the pen includes two founts or holders 10, they are retained in place at one end by means of a clip 13, and a tip or point 14 is utilized as means for securing the opposite end of the founts. A feeder is applied to the writing end of each of the founts 10, and comprises a tubular portion 15 and an extension 16 which is flanged along its opposite longitndinaledges, as indicated at 17 to provide a passage for the flow of the ink. An opening 18 is formed in the bottom wall of the tubularportion 15 for the outflow of the ink to the point. A valve 19 slidable in thembularportion 15 of the feeder controls the opening 18, the inner end of the valve 19 being'inclined, as shown most clearly in Figure ,6 of the drawings, whereby to better regulate the effective size of the opening 18 and the flow of the ink. The outer or forward end of the valve 19 is upturned, as indicated at 20, to provide a finger piece for convenience of manipulating the valve. The feeder is flat and the extension 16 forms a continuation of the bottom wall of the tubular part 15 from which the flanges 17 depend to form the passage for the flow of the ink to the point.

In the form illustrated the tip 14 is double, each being the counter part of the other. A longitudinalridge 21 separates one part of the tip from the other and prevents the different inks from mixing. This ridge also serves to stiffen and reinforce the tip. Each part of the tip is tubular to receive that portion of the feeder projecting from the plug 11. The top wall of each tubular portion of the tip is cut away, as indicated at 22, to provide clearance for the upstanding portion or finger piece 20 of the valve 19. The cut away portion 22 extends from the inner or rear end of the tip to within a short distance of the front or writing end, leaving a space for movement of the part 20 when operating the valve 19. The tip 14 is slidable upon the projecting ends of the feeders, and may be readily removed and easily replaced.

Another advantage results The writing point is broad, corresponding to the width of the letter or character to be formed. When the pen includes two writing points they may be of different widths, the one forming the body of the writing and the other forming the shading. The ink in one of the founts or holders, may be of a difierent color or hue from the ink in the companion fount, thus the body of the writing may be-of one color and the shading of a different color or hue. The founts may be interchanged to vary the character of the writing, as will be readily appreciated. The clip 13 and the tip 14: provide for ready interchange of the founts, or separation thereof for cleaning, filling or other purpose Having thus described the invention, I claim:

1. In a fountain pen, a holder for receiving ink, a feeder applied to the holder and comprising a tubular portion and an extension, the bottom wall of the tubular portion having an outlet formed therein for the discharge of ink, a tip slidably engaging the projecting portion of the feeder and having a side portion cut away, and a valve for controlling the ink outlet of the feeder slidable in the feeder and formed with a finger piece projecting through the cut away portion of the tip.

2. A fountain pen comprising a holder, a feeder comprising a tubular portion and an extension, the latter having longitudinal e edge portions deflected downwardly, and the tubular portion having an outlet in its bottom wall for the discharge of the ink, a tip slidable upon the projecting portion of the feeder, and having a portion of its top wall cut away, and a valve for controlling the ink outlet and having an upstanding portion projecting through the cut away portion of the top wall of the tip.

3. A fountain pen comprising a plurality of founts, each having a feeder for the outflow of ink, and a multiple tip including corresponding portions slidably engaging the respective feeders of the founts, and forming connecting means therefor.

4. A fountain pen comprising a plurality of founts, each having a feeder for the outflow of ink, and a multiple tip including oorresponding portions slidably engaging the respective feeders of the founts, and forming connecting means therefor, said tip having a ridge separating the feeders and delivery points to prevent mixing of the ink contained in the different founts.

5. A pen comprising longitudinally curved soft rubber founts, a clip connecting the founts at one end, feeders at the opposite end of the founts, and a multiple tip slidable on the feeders and serving as means for connecting the opposite ends of the founts.

6. A fountain pen comprising a multiple tip including tubular portions and a ridge separating the tubular portions, the upper part of each tubular portion being cut away, a fount for each tubular portion of the tip, a feeder for eachof the founts having an extension to slidably engage a tubular portion of the tip, and a valve for each feeder slidable therein and formed with a finger piece projecting through a cut away portion of the tip.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.

THOMAS T, LEGROY. [1 8.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/35, 33/41.4, 401/266, 401/263
International ClassificationB43K8/00
Cooperative ClassificationB43K8/00
European ClassificationB43K8/00