US 1793945 A
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Feb. 24, 1931. J MAUTHE 1,793,945
PENC IL FINGER SUPPORT Filed April 25, 1929 Patented Feb. 24, 1931 PATENT OFFICE JACOB MAUTHE, OF WATERBUBY, CONNECTICUT PENCIL FINGER SUPPORT Application filed April 23, 1929. Serial No. 357,414.
The main object of this invention is to provide a device which may be slipped over the body of a pencil for the purpose ofresiliently supporting the forefinger of the hand upon' the pencil so that greater ease and comfort are.
.20 being formed.
Figure 3 Is an end elevational view of the finger support.
t Figure 4 is a top plan view of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional elevational view of the finger support, showing the finger platform in normal position.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral 10 indicates a blank of material which is spring brass or some other similar metal. 3 This blank 10 has a substantiallymirc'ular area 11 blanked outof the remainder of the metaL, The line of shearing between the blanked-out portion 11 and the member 12 is absent at one position so that this blankedout ortion 11 forms a unitar path with the fblan :10. The blank. 10, to t e exclusion of the blanked-out portion 11, is formed into a sleeve 12 which is resilient and is adapted to have a pencil 13 inserted into its bore 14.'
The marginal side edges of the blank 10 after being formed intoa sleeve 12 are separated by a slit 15 which rmits resilient fittin of the sleeve 12 to varlous sizes of pencils wit in a predetermined limit. The circular blanked out portion 11 is negatively arched or curved The above and other objects will become forefinger 17 of the hand and prevent this 1 said sad 1e.
outer free end is provided with a pair of ears 18 which have depressions 19 formed therein. The device is adapted to be used as an aid in writing, and prevents the well-known writers cram The sleeve 12, after the blank 10 illustrate in Figure 2 has been formedcircularly, is slipped over the pencil 13 to its most desirable position alongihe length of the pencil '13. The tip of the forefinger 17 of the hand is then permitted to. rest upon the saddle 16 with the thumb 20 of the hand gras ing the side of the pencil 13, as is usual in t e writing position.- The platform or saddle 16,'on account of its being resiliently attached to the sleeve 12, readily yields to the pressure of the forefinger 17' upon the pencil 13- and permits greater ease in writin than would ordinarily be possible. The depressions 19 on the ears 18 receive the tip of the forefinger '17 from slipping from the saddle 16, which would possibly occur were these ears 18 not provided with the depressions 19.
It is to be noted that certain changes in form and construction may be made without de- '75 I parting from the spirit and scope of the invention.
I claim: A fin er support used in combination with a penci? comprising a slitted sleeve adapted so to slip over a pencil, an upwardly sloping concave saddle having part of its periphery integral with said sleeve, the free portion of said saddle being adapted to gieldably support theforefinger of the ban prominences 95 extending from the upper free ortion of said saddle and depressions in sai prominences adapted to receive the tip of the forefinger for retamin said finger in natural position upon In testimony whereof Iafiix my signature.
JACOB MAUTHE- concavely to form a. saddle 16 u Ii which the forefin r 17 of the hand is a apted to rest when t e hand is in a writing position. The saddle 16, from the position where it joins the sleeve 12, inclines upwardly, and at its