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Publication numberUS1763024 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1930
Filing dateAug 27, 1929
Priority dateAug 27, 1929
Publication numberUS 1763024 A, US 1763024A, US-A-1763024, US1763024 A, US1763024A
InventorsJoseph A Underhill, George C Hemenway
Original AssigneeHampden Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card-holding clip
US 1763024 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

June l0, 1930.

J. A. UNDEHILL Er AL CARD HOLDING CLIP Filed Aug. 2T, 1929 INVENTORS 7v/{Underhill @l BY Gear e Jse/v ememvay,

ATTORNEY h5 Patented June l0, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE JOSEPH A. UNDERHILL AND GEORGE C. HEMENWAY, F NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNORS T0 HAMPDEN MANUFACTURING C0., OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK CARD-HOLDING CLIP Application nled August 27, 1929. Serial No. 388,694.

This invention relates to improvements in card holding clips; and the invention has reference, more particularly, to card holding clips adapted for removable attachment to drawer partition walls, pigeon hole walls, shelves and for use in similar locations for carrying index data, identification data, price marks or like information.

This invention has for its principal object to provide a simple, neat appearing and mechanically efficient card holding clip having a maximum card receiving and holding area, and a novel arrangement and construction of gripping means whereby the clip may be firmly and securely engaged over a partition, shelf or like location in such manner as to conveniently display t-he data of the card or cards mounted in connection therewith.

This invention has for a further object, to provide,`in combination with the clip body a novel construction of yieldable or spring-like gripping elements or tongues, which may be readily adjusted for accommodation to partitions or shelves of various thicknesses with out risk of distorting or disturbing the card holding` surfaces and retaining elements.

Other objects of this invention, not at this time more particularly enumerated, will be clearly understood from the following detailed description of the same.

Illustrative embodiments of this invention are shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a portion of a drawer having a partition to which the novel card holding clip of this invention is applied; Figure 2 is a perspective view of the one form of the novel card holding .clip per se, with cards removed; Figure 3 1s a vertical sectional View of the novel card holding clip as applied to a drawer partition or the like, and having cards'mounted thereon.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of a modified form of the novel card holding clip per se, with cards removed; and Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view of the same as applied to a drawer partition or the like, and with the cards assembled in mounted relation thereto.

Figure 6 is a vertical sectional view of another modified form of card holding clip as applied to a drawer partition or the like, and with a card mounted thereon.

Similar characters of reference are employed in the hereinabove described views, to indicate corresponding parts.

Referring to said drawings, the novel card holding clip, as shown more particularly in Figures 1 to 3 inclusive, comprises a clip body preferably made of springy or resilient sheet metal and doubled upon itself to provide a medialk portion 10 and side plates 11 and 12 depending respectively from the respective longitudinal margins of said medial portion 10. V.Preferably said side plates 11 and 12 are angularly related to said medial portion 10 so as to converge somewhat one toward the other. The metal at the juncture of said side plates 11 and 12 with the medial portion 10 is formed to provide longitudinal ribs 13 which slightly overhang the outer face planes of said side plates 11 and 12 along the top margins thereof. These ribs 13 serve not only to stiffen the juncture of the side plates and medial portion, so that said parts are reenforced against distortion, while at the same time said ribs serve as keepers for retained cards` mounted on the side plates 11 and 12 against displacement, as will subsequently a pear.

Said side plates 11 and 12 are of lengths greater than the length of the medial portion 10, thus providing at their respective ends wing-like free end portions, which are doubled back inwardly in outwardly spaced relation to the outer surfaces or faces of said side plates, thus forming vertical flanges 14 defining card receiving channels or grooves 15. In like manner the lower longitudinal marinal portion of each side plate 11 and 12 is provided with an inwardly doubled back yflange 16 to-form a bottom card receiving ychannel groove cooperating with the channels or grooves 15 so as to receive and hold a card 17 upon the outer faces of the side plates 11 and 12 respectively.

Stamped out of the body portions of said side plates 11 and 12 are spring gripping 'tongues 18 which are inwardly bent out of the planes of said side plates so as to incline inlili) fil Cil

, i upwardly. rhe gripping tongues springing trom the side plate 11 are opposed to the gripping tongues springing from the side plz te 12, and the upper tree ends of said oppose(VL gripping tongues are related in con- 9; relation one to the other. lVhile the show two gripping tongues 18 struck out from each side plate, it is not intended to limit the structure to such specilic arrangement, since less or more than the two ongues thus shown may be employed. It will be obvious that the gripping tongues 18 3 vide a means for trictionally engaging a artition, shelf or the like, as, for example, ie partition 19 shown in the drawings. Laid tongues 18 being movable relative to the side plates 11 and 1Q are capable of being bent so as to easily and readily space opposed tree ends thereof in more or less initial spaced rewation, and consetpuentl;v the tongues may be asily manipulated to adjust the same for gripping partitions, she es or other walls ot various thicknesses, without risk of distorting the desired fiat plane surfaces of the `ide members 11 and 1Q on which the cards 17 tre mounted. Furthermore, owing to the fact that the opposed gripping tong` es converge inwardly and upwardly from the open space between the side plates, application ot the "lip to a par ition shelf or tl e like is greatly hcilitated, while on the other hand the gripping action ot the tree ends of the tongues, when engaged with the partition., shelf or the likeY otters a maximum frictional resistance to iccidental displacement of the clip from such partition, shelf or the like.

Another advantage offered by the novel card holding clip construction ot' this invention is that the entire outer surface of the side plates may be utilized to back the cards 17 mounted thereon, thus permitting the use of comparatively large cards; and, furthermore, the gripping tongues 18, while struck out from the side plates, nevertheless do not obstruct or otherwise interfere with use of said side plates as a card supporting or carrying surface. The ribs 13, as above mentioned, serve as adetent for preventing cards from riding or shitting upwardly out of engagenent with the bordering retaining 'flanges 14 and 16. lt may also at times be desirable to nount cards at a height in excess ot' the height of the side plates, in which case the lower portions of such cards are securely engaged by the 'flanges 14 and 16, while the upper porion projects upwardly beyond the medial portion 10. lVhen such large cards are employee, the ribs 13 tend to maintain the same slightly ilexed and thus frictionally engaged with the vertical flanges 1dso as to be eihciently retained against accidental displacement from the holding clip.

Referring now to Figures l and 5 of the drawings, there is shown therein a card holding clip of the same general construction alsin ready above described, but having in connection with its medial portion 10 means tor mounting a card on the surface thereof. This means comprises free wing-like extensions at the ends of said medial portion, which are inwardly doubled over in upwardly spaced rclationto the top surta-ce of said medial portion 10, thus forming card retaining ianges 2O to provide receiving grooves beneath which the ends of a card 21 may be engaged. To retain the card u1 against displacement, one or more stop tongues 22 may be struck upwardly out of the medial portion 10 ad] acent to a longitudinal margin of the latter, i l beneath which a longitudinal edge of the sorted card may be pinched, as shown more especially in Figure 5.

Vhile in the previously described construc- Y, I et' card holding clip, both side members 11 and 12 have been shown to have card retaining elements and gripping tongues 18, it is deemed within the spirit and scope of this on to provide but one side member of p with card retaining element-s, and to provide gripping tongue or tongues in con n with but one side member of the clip. i 's illustrated in Figure 6 of the drawings ii shown a clip having a medial pord side members 24C and 25. The side meniber il provided with marginal card u iges 2G in connection with its o "tom marffins, to receive and hold A resilient gripping tongue 28 is struck out ot the side member E so as to pr upwardly and inwardly within the sp. between the side members. lVhen the eliV o constructed is engaged over a partition .i9 'he side member 2l will bear on one t side of said partition and the gripping tongue on the ther side of the latter, thus frictionally engaging the clip with said partition. It will be obvious that the gripping tongue or tongues may be struck out ot the side member Q4- instead oi the side member should it be so desired. in which case the side member 25 would bear on one side ot the partition 19 and the tongue or tongues on the opposite side thereof.

Vhile in the accompanying drawings we hr te shown our invention and have described the same in the above specification merely in connect-ion with illustrative preferred forms by way ot example, it will nevertheless be obvious that many other alter-nations and variations may be made therein and in the mode of application or use thereof, which will still be comprised within its spirit. Generally speaking, we desire it to be understood that we do not limit ourselves to any specific form or embodin'ient except in so tar as is specilied in the herefollowing claims.

le claim 1. A card holding clip made of sheet metal comprising a body havinpr a medial portion and side plates respectively extending angularly in spaced apart relation from the longitudinal margins of said medial portion, at least one of said side plates having integral with its end and free longitudinal edges inwardly turned flanges spaced outwardly from the face thereof to form card receivin and retaining channels, and at least one o said side plates having inwardly and upwardly inclined resilient gripping tongue means projecting from its inner face for the purposes described.

2. A card holding clip made of sheet metal comprising a body having a medial portion and side plates respectively extending angularly in spaced apart relation from the longitudinal margins of said medial portion, at least one of said side plates having integral with its end and free longitudinal edges inwardly turned ianges spaced outwardly from the face thereof to form card receiving and retaining channels, said side plates each having inwardly and upwardly inclined resilient gripping tongue means prog'ecting inwardly rom the inner face thereo and said gripping tongue means of the respective side plates being opposed one to the other in converging relation.

3. A card holding clip as defined in claim 2 having a longitudlnally extending outwardly bowed rib at the juncture of said medial portion with said card holding side plate for the purposes described.

4. A card holding clip as deiined in claim 2 having integral with the ends of said medial portion inwardly turned flanges spaced outwardly from the face thereof to provide additional card receiving and retaining channels, and a stop tongue struck upwardly from the body of said medial portion adjacent a longitudinal marginal portion thereof.

5. A card holding clip made of sheet metal comprising a body having a medial portion and side plates respectively angularly extending in spaced apart relation from the longitudinal margins of said medial portion, each side plate having in doubled back spaced relation to its outward face marginal flanges springing from its end and free longitudinal margins to form card receiving and retaining means, and said side plates having struck inwardly therefrom upwardly projecting gripping tongue means in opposed converging relation one to the other.

6. A card holding clip made of sheet metal comprising a body having a medial portion and side plates respectively angularly extending in spaced apart relation from the longitudinal margins of said medial portion, each side plate having in doubled back spaced relation to its outward face marginal flanges springing from its end and free 1ongitudinal margins to form card receiving and retaining means, said side plates having struck inwardly therefrom upwardly projecting gripping tongue means in opposed converging relation one to the other, and longitudinally extending outwardly bowed ribs at the junctures of said side plates with said medial portion to stiften the clip and serve as stops against displacement of cards from M.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/666, 235/70.00B, 24/564, 160/DIG.500
International ClassificationB42F21/08
Cooperative ClassificationB42F21/08, Y10S160/05
European ClassificationB42F21/08