US 1730774 A
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.Oct- 8, 1929. L LEsrAK v 1,730,774
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Patented Oct. 8, 1929 UNITED f STATES LEONARD I... LESIAK, OF FULLER-TON, NEBRASKA PENCIL HOLDER Application filed January 29, 1929.
This invention relates to the class of buckles, buttons and clasps and pertains particularly to a pin clasp device designed to hold pencils or similar articles.
The primary object of this invention is to provide, in a manner as hereinafter' set forth, an improved pencil clasp which may be readily attached to any part ot the clothing to permit of the convenient attachment thereto or removal therefrom ot a pencil as desired, and which will retain its resilienc7 and pencil gripping qualities for a long period of time and with consistent use.
The invention will be best understood trom a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specilication, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing ot the drawing but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modiiications mark no material departure from the salient teatures ot the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a view partly in transverse se^- tion and partly inelevationl oi the clip embodying this invention;
Figure 9. is a view in side elevation of the device;
Figure 3 is a top plan view et the same.
Reterring to the drawing in detail wherein like numerals ot reference indicate corre-V sponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 1 indicates the back et the present clasp device, which asl shown, is in the form ot an elongated plate. To one tace ot this plate l at one end is secured a coiled spring end or portion 2 ot a pin 3, the tree end ot' the pin being designed to be engaged,-
in the usual manner, in a hooked keeper 4 secured to the same tace of the plate adjacent the opposite end.
The body of the plate or back l of the pin extends through what constitutes the yoke portion of a substantially U-shaped pencil clasp indicated as awhole by the numeral 5, the yoke portion which is indicated by the numeral 6 being flat and as shown, extending Serial No. 335,870.
across the flat under face ot the back to which it is secured.
The lower or inner end portions of the side members of the U-shaped clasp 5 are bent sharply inwardly as indicated at 7, over the top face of theback 1, these inwardly extending portions being broughtinto relatively close relation.
FromV the portions 7 the side members ot the clip are each formed to provide the outwardly bowed or arcuately shaped portions 'i 8 which adjacent their free ends come ink again to relatively close relation, as indicated at 9 and finally terminate in the laterally directed tabs 10.
F rom the foregoing description it will be seen that the pencil clip may be formed of a single body of suitably resilient material and when it is shaped in the manner described andsecured, as shown, to the backv portion of the pin, the side portions 8 there? ot may be sprung in and out an unlimited number of times without weakening or otherwise affecting the serviceableness oi the articles. 1 While a great deal ot the bending and iiexing is taken by the bowed portions 8 of the clip when in use, a great deal of this also takes place at the points 7 and through the portions of the side members ly ing between the points 7 and the point oi". attachment ot the back l or" the pin.
lilhile in the foregoing description I have specifically described the use ot a back plate l to which the clip 5 may be attached, it is,
ot' course, apparent that the pin 3 may be yoke of the device with the by said clip, and a pin member mounted on said body plate.
3. A pencil clip Comprising a substantially U-shaped clip having tsropen ends turned outwardly, a body plate fretonally mounted Within said Clip at its inner end, and a pin secured to said body plate.
In testimony whereof I hereunto ax my signature.
LEONARD L. LESIAK.