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3, 1930. R. C. LIDDELL. 1,762,104
I w STAND FOR FOUNTAIN PENS Filed Feb. 2, 192a INVENTOR.
' ROBERT Patented Juries; 1930 c; IQIDDEL oammtajmms,-mw were,sn sr, Assreivoa TO n11. WATER. MAN COMPANY, ornnw YORK, 1v. Y., A ooRPonA'rroN orm w. YORK V spra n) rbmofim lm rENs Application filed February 2, "1928. Serial No'. 251,244; f: I
V My invention inore particularly relates,
in'one of its aspects, to a stand for a-fountain pen which is constructed and arranged to receiveand hold fountain 'pe'nsof different sizes. *The stand is also constri'icted and arranged so that the finger engaging portion of the fountain pen supported thereon is kept free from ink.
My invention will best be understood by reference to the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a vertical section through a stand for a fountain pen embodying my in ventionyand illustrating a fountain pen held in position therein; Fig. 2 is a cross section taken on the line 22 of Fig.1 1 and F ig. 3
'is a section similar to Fig. 2,but1taken lower and near the point of metrme pen. 1 V v Like reference characters. indicate like i w H v dlalneters and sizes. It will be observed that parts throughout the drawing.
Referring now to the drawing in which I have illustrated the preferred embodiment of my invention, 10 indicates thebase of a stand which may be rectangular or otherwise formed, and provided with an opening 11, preferably inclinedas illustrated, A pen receptacle 12, which ispreferably cylindrical in form as illustrated in' Fi'gsQ and '3,"has
a fairly tight fit in the opening 11 so that i the same is frictionally retained in an inclined position therein. 7 The lower end of, the receptacle 12 is inclined tothe axis ofthe receptacle, as at 12*, so'that the loweri 'recesseswh-ich arefalso adapted to acconi- I modate fountainfipens of differing. sizes.
end of the receptacle may form a flat surface with the lower face of the base 10.-
The receptacle 12is provid d-witha central longitudinally extending opening 13', v
v the upperportion of which is preferably flared upwardly andoutwardly: to form a bell-shaped opening as at 1 l' The wallof the receptable surrounding the opening 13 is provided on opposite sidesflwith grooves 1.5, which are adapted-to receive ;the edges" '16 of a pen nib 17 and thereby accommodate pen nibs ofdifl'ering sizes corresponding to fountain pens of dlfferlng sizes, the barrel of one fountain pen being indicated in dotted linesat 18. The wall of the'rece'ptacle surrounding the, opening 13 is also pr0= vided witha groove 19, preferably located at f.--Thefportion 22 of the pen holder 1 the nib being Widenthan the groove] 19 as right angles to'the' grooves 15, the body thepenis adapted to engage the upper por-;
tion 20 of the wall adjacent to the groove 19;
The pen point 171 is therebyprevented from contacting with l the wall surrounding the opening 13 and the ink from the nib of the pen'cannot be ,depositedon the wall of the receptacle. -Loss-of ink froin the fountain pen and soiling of the stand and the foun tain pen is thereby avoided.
The upper portion of 1 the wall of the re ceptacle surrounding thegopening 13 is preferably Qprovided with a series @of stepped recesses 21 of successively larger diameters,
asillustrated in Fig; .l which are adapted to receive and-holdg'in'positiontheipen sec-1:; I
tions- "Of fountain pen barrels of differing the pen s'ectio'n shoulder-abuts the annular" base of the" corre'sponding recess when the .pen is: seated, andthe depth to which any given-penfimay be inserted is' thereby defisf nitely limited. providing the stepped recesses a's 'shown,- the penbarrel is more i inner face. were. notprovided withreces'ses; L It will be'obvious that-by providing the 'groovesj'15 in opposite sides of the recep-i tacle", a single receptacle is adaptedflto ac- I commodatefountain pens of diiferingsizes,
andthe groovesv cooperate with the stepped "I cluding the penfsection at the lower e'xtrenie ity of the barrel of the pen which is ordinarily engaged by the fingers, the lowermost I one. of which is illustrated at '23, isunconfined by any'surroundingwall's jof thestand, and is freely accessible to the fingers when into contactywiththe walls of the stand engagement. with the stand, and is also presurrounding the'pen in placing thei-jpen in and withdrawing the same from supporting wntedrmmbem soiled with" ink and, in 1:
v turn, soiling the fingers. This is a disadvantage which, in common practice, has been present with stands supporting fountain pens, since the portion of the lower end of the pen holder has been received in a receptacle, s that in inserting the. pen in and withdrawing it from supporting engagement with the receptacle, the portion of the holder contacting with the pen section is frequent-ly soiled with iink from the pen, and the fingers and the pen holder itself become likewise soiled, which is, of course, highly objectionable to the user.
While I have described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understoodthatvarious modifications and changes 1 maybe made therein without departing surrounding said opening-being provided'on opposite sideswith grooves adapted to receive the edges of the pen, nib and accommodate nibs of diiferent sizes, the'wall surrounding said opening also beingprovided with a groove at substantially right angles to the plane of the first mentioned grooves and narrower than said nib and adapted to register with the point thereof, the distance between the :outer walls 'of said opposite groovesv being substantially greater-than that between the outer wall of said groove which is at right angles to the others and the op- I posite wall of said opening whereby the nib ofa pen having substantially the'width of said opposite grooves can be inserted in the receptacle in said first mentioned grooves only, the walls surroundlng said opening on opposite vsides of the last mentioned groove engaging the nib on opposite sides of the center thereof and thereby maintaining the point of the nib out of contact with the walls surrounding said opening.
r 2. In a stand for a fountain pen, a receptacle' provided with'an. opening having a cylindrical portion adapted to receive the nib of the pen, the wall surrounding the upper portion of said opening being adapted to engage the lower end of the pen barrel and support. the same, the wall surrounding said opening being provided on opposite sides with grooves adapted toflreceive the edges of the pen nib and accomodate nibs of different sizes, the wall surrounding "said opening also." being provided with a groove at substantially right angles to the plane of the first mentioned grooves and narrower than said nib and adapted to register with the point thereof, the distance between the outer walls of said opposite grooves being substantially greater than that between the outer wall of said grove which is at right angles to the others and the opposite wall of said opening whereby the nib'of a pen having substantially the width of said opposite grooves can be inserted in the receptacle in said first mentioned grooves only, said last mentioned groove extending from substantially the bottom of said opening to the top of the cylindrical portion thereof, the walls surrounding said opening on opposite sides of the last mentioned groove engaging the nib on opposite sides of the center thereof and thereby maintaining the point of the nib out. of contact with the walls surrounding said'opening.
ROBERT C. LIDDELL.