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Publication numberUS1795824 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1931
Filing dateMay 14, 1929
Priority dateMay 14, 1929
Publication numberUS 1795824 A, US 1795824A, US-A-1795824, US1795824 A, US1795824A
InventorsPaul J Bellavance
Original AssigneePaul J Bellavance
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Penholder
US 1795824 A
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March l0, 19341. P J. BELLAVANCE 1,795,824

PENHOLDER Filed May 14, 1929 ,257347277574 fall? Z'ZZaWnce ma G. 627727779 Patented Mar. 10, 1931 UNITED STATES PAUL J. BELLAVANCE, or ATTLEBoRo, MAssAoHnsErrs lP1:informan,

Applicatin'mea nay 14, 1929. serial No. 352,979.

VrMy invention relates to universal mountings, particularly of a type adapted to hold a fountain pen in a suitable base. y

An object of my invention is to provide a universal mounting of this type having a portion 4thereof rotatable in a horizontal plane, movable means to frictionally engage the rotatable portion of said mounting to limit the free rotational movement thereof, means mounted on said rotational means pivotable in a verticaly plane and adapted to have the pen holder attached thereto to pivot therewith and-movable means to limit the pivotal movement lof saidpen holder and p-ivotable means. I thus providea universal mounting for said pen holder in which the universal movement thereof may be readily limited as the parts thereof wear down in use, a feature I believenovel to universal mountings for pen holders of this type. 1

A further object of my invention is toprovide a universal'mounting relatively cheap, strong, easy Ato construct and whichwill al-V ways stay in the desired set position.I

These and. such other objects of my invention as may hereinafter appear will be best understood from a description of the accompanying drawings, which illustrate an em? bodiment thereof. y i

In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved mounting VVmounted on a suitable base, a fountain pen in the holder thereof being shown in dotted lines.

Fig. 2 is a sectional iview through the shown in elevation.

Fig. 3 is a detached front elevation partly in section of the rotatable member of my mounting and the parts carried thereby.

4. In the drawings, whereinlikecharacters of referenceindicate like parts throughout,; 10 generally indicates a suitable base whichl may be constructed of onyx stone, celluloidA 45 or other suitable material and is adaptedy to of a table. While my -improved universal mounting 14 for the pen holder 16 maybe mounted on said base in any suitablemanner I preferably provide the base 10. with'the well 18. I also preferably provide'a hole mounting and base, thepen holder beingrest on a suitable surface 12 such as a top f 20 extending fromthe lower end of said well 18 to the bottom of the base 10 in my pre;

4ferred embodiment to the inset 22. As stated,

I preferablyv provide va universal mounting of a type wherein a portion thereof adapted 55.

to contain the pen holder is pivotable in a vertical plane. In my preferred embodiment,

I preferably vconstruct myk improved universal mounting as follows: I' provide a suitable retaining cap member 24 having an outer 60. wall 26 of a configuration to be inlaid in said well 18, an internally threaded inner. circular wall 28 Vand a top wall SO'eXtending radially inwardsV a substantial distance thereof to forma centralfhole 32. For the rotatable 65s member of my' improved universal mounting I provide the circular-plate 34k of aylarger`v diameter than saidhole 32 in said cap mem? ber 24.,` Said rotatable plate 34 is preferably provided with the'two spaced pivotr ears` 36 70.,- havlng the transverse holes 38 therein up-`v standing therefrom through said hole32 Vin said capl member 24. I provide the `pivot bar 40 rigidly mounted in said transverse holes in any suitable fashion, such as by the 75. pin 41. As the portion of my improved pivotal mounting pivotal in a vertical plane, I provide the collar 42 having the central hole 44 therein yfor pivotal mounting on said bar 40 between said ears 36 having an extension 80s 45 projecting radially upwards therefromA having an internally threadedbore 46. Fory a purpose to be described, I provide the solder, 48, soft metal, Babbitt metal or other resilientI substance in the lower portion of said bore 851 46 adjacent the pivot bar 40 to limit the free pivotal movement ofy said collar 42. f As al pen holding device'16 Iprovide a pen holding tube 50 having a tapered lower end 52 ex ternally threaded vas at 54 threadedly retained 90 I-` in the upper portion of said collar extensionv bore 46. It is thus obvious that by screwing the fountain pen lholder down within said threaded bore 46 that it will force the solder 48 against the pivot bar 40 to limit the free 95 pivotal movement of said collar 42 and pen holder 50. The pen holder 50 is hollow and l is adapted to receive therein a fountain or'` other pen 56 as shown in Fig. 1. It 1s thus f obvious that I have provided a 'universal 190 mounting having a portion pivotal in a plane at right angles to the base thereofwith movable means therein to limit the free pivotal movement of said portion.

To limit the free rotational movement of the rotatable plate 34 I preferably provide the locking plate 62 externally threaded as at 64 and provided with the central hole 66 therein and threadedly engage the exterior threaded surface 64 thereof within the lower portion of the threaded circular wallv28 of said cap member. Said locking plate 62 is provided with suitable means such as the diametrically opposite holes 68 therein to turn it. Said locking plate 62 is also provided with the upstanding outer top edges 7 0 adapted to bearagainst the lower surface of said rotatable plate 34 to limit the free rotatable movement thereof within said cap member 24 on upward rotation of said loclrVT ing plate within the threaded interior of said cap member, Itis thus apparent that I have provided a universal mounting having a suitable rotatable plate freely rotatably mounted within said mounting and movable means such as the locking plate 62 to limit the free rotational movement of said rotatable plate.

As stated my improved universal mounting is preferably inset within the well 18 of the base l() preferably so as to be iiush therewith and suitably secured within said hole to the base member 10. In my improved embodiment for this purpose I preferably provide bolt means extending through said hole 66 in the locking plate and said hele 20 in said base to rigidly secure said m-ountingto said base, which in my improved embodiment comprises the bolt 7 2 projectingl downwards through said hole 66 and hole 2U into the inset 22 in the bottom of the base and the -nntV 74 threaded on tothe lower end of said bolt.

It is thus obvious that l provide ,a novel type of universal mounting particularly adapted for pen holders which includes a member rotatable in one plane and a. portion pivotable in a plane at right angles thereto on which the pen holder 5() is mounted and suitable movable means in said mounting to increase the friction against the rotatable member and pivoting means to limit the free respective rotation and pivotal movement thereof with the advantages described above.

It is understood that my invention isnot limited to the specific embodiment shown and that various deviations may be made therefrom Without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

`Vhat I claim is: l

l. A pen holder, comprising a base having a well therein said well having a hole extending to the bottom of said base, a universal mounting comprising a retaining cap member having an outer wall of configuration to be inlaid in said well, an internally threaded circular inner wall and a top wall extending radially inwardly a substantial distance thereof providing a central hole7 a rotatable plate of a larger diameter than said hole in said cup member having pivot earsv having transverse holes therein upstanding therefrom through said hole in said cap member, a pivot bar rigidly mounted in said transverse holes, a collar pivot-ally mounted on said bar between said ears having an extension projecting radially upward therefrom having a threaded bore, solder means contained in the lower portion of said bore adjacent the pivot bar to retard the pivotal movement of said collar, a pen holding tube having a tapered externally threaded lower end threadedly contained in theupper portion of said collar extension bore whereby screwing down of said pen holding tube may force the solder against'the pivot bar to re- .f tard the free pivotal movement of said collar and pen holder, an externally threaded locking plate having a central hole therein threadedly engaged in the lower portion of the threaded circular inner wall of said cap member having means to turn it and upstanding outer top edges adapted to bear against said rotatable plate to retard the free rotational movement of saidplate within said cap member on upward rotation of said locking plate and bolt means extending through said hole in said locking plate and hole in said base torigidly secure Said universal mounting to said base. Y

2. A pen holder, comprising a base having a well therein said well having .a hole extending to the bottom of said base, a universal mounting comprising a retaining cap member having anouter wall of a coniiguration to be inlaid in said well, an internally threaded circular inner wall and a top wall extending radially 'inwardly a substantial distance thereof providing a central hole, a rotatable plate of a largerdiameter than said hole in said cap member having pivot ears having transverse holes therein upstanding therefrom through said hole in said cap member, a collar pivotally mounted between said ears having an extension projecting radially upward therefrom having a threaded bore, a pen holding tube having a tapered externally threaded lower end threadedly contained in said collar extension bore, an externally threaded locking plate having a central hole therein-threadedly engaged in the lower portion of the threaded circular wallof said cap member having means toturn it and upstanding outer top edges adapted to bear against said plate to retard the free rotational movement of said plate within said cap member on upward rotation of said locking plate and bolt means extending through said yhole in said locking plate and hole in said base to 'igidly secure said universal mounting to said ase. Y

3. A universal mounting comprising a retaining cap member having an internally threaded circular inner wall and a top wall extending radially inwardly a substantial distance thereof providing a central hole, a rotatable plate of a larger diameter thansaid hole in said cap member having pivot ears having transverse holes therein upstanding therefrom through said vholes in said'cap member, a pivot bar rigidly mounted in said transverse holes, a collar pivotally mounted on said bar between said ears having an extension projecting radially upward therefrom having a threaded bore, soft metal vcontained in the lower portion of said bore adjacent the pivot bar to retard the pivotal movement of said collar, a pen holding tubey y having a tapered externally threaded lower end threadedly contained in the upper portion of said collar extension bore, whereby screwing down of said pen holding tube may force the soft metal against the pivot bar to retard the free pivotal movement of said collar and pen holder, an .externally threaded locking plate threadedly engaged in the lower portion of the threaded circular wall of said v cap member having means to turn it and upstanding outer top edges adapted to bear against said plate to retard the free rotational movement of said platev within said cap member on upward rotation of said locking plate.A

4. A universal mounting comprising a retaining cap member having an internally threaded circular inner wall and a top wall extending radially inwardly a substantial distance thereof providing a central hole, a plate of a larger diameter than said cap member having pivot ears having transverse holes therein upstanding therefrom through said hole in said cap member, a collar pivotally mounted between said ears having an internally threaded bore, a pen holding tube having a tapered externally threaded lower end threadedly contained in said collar extension bore, an externally threaded locking plate threadedly engaged in the lower portion of the threaded circular wall of said cap member having means to turn it and upstanding outer top edges adapted to bear against said plate to retard the free rotational movement of said plate f within said cap member on upward rotation ltained in the upper portion of said collar extension bore,'whereby vscrewing down ofl said l plate of a larger diameter 'than said hole in f said cap member, a pen holder pivotally mounted on said plate in a plane at right angles to said plate, an externally threaded locking plate having a central hole therein threadedly engagedin the lower portion of the threaded circular wall of said cap member having means to kturn it and upstanding outer top edges adapted to bear against said plate to retard the free rotational movement of said plate within said cap member on upward rotation of said locking plate and bolt means extending through said hole in said locking plate and hole in said base to rigidly secure said universal mounting to said base. 7 A pen holder, comprising, a base having a well therein and a universal mounting rigidly inset in said well comprising a plate rotatably mounted Wtithin said mounting, movable means in said. mounting to frictionally bear against said plate to retard the rotational movement thereof, mounting means including a portion rigidly' mounted on said plate to'rotate therewith, and a portion pivotal on said rigid portion ina plane at right angles to said plate, a pen holder mounted ony said pivotal portion and movable means to frictionally bear against said rigidly mounted portion to retard the pivotal movement of Y said pen holder and pivotable portion.

S. A universal mounting, comprising a plate rotatably mounted within said mounting, movable means in said mounting to frictionally bear against said plate to retard the rotational movement thereof, mounting means including a portion rigidly mounted on said plate to rotate therewith, and a portion pivotal on said rigid portion in a plane at right angles to said plate, a pen holder mounted on said pivotal portion and movable means to frictionally bear against said rigidly mounted portion to retard the pivotal movement of said pen holder and pivota-ble portion.

9. In combination, a stationary member, a

member pivotally mounted on said stationary member, one of said members having a threaded hole extending through it to the other member, soft metal contained Within the base of said hole adjacent the other member and screw means adapted to be threaded down said hole to force said soft metal against said4 other member to retard the pvotable movement ofsad pvota-ble member.

10. In combination, a stationary member, a member pvotally mounted on said stationary member, having a threaded hole extending vthrough it to the stationary member, soft metal contained Within the base of said hole' adjacent the stationary member and screw means adapted to be threaded doWn said `hole to orcesad soft metal against said stationary member to retard the pvotable movement of said pvoteble member.

In testimony whereof I ax my signature.

PAUL J. BELLAVANCE.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4291809 *Jan 11, 1980Sep 29, 1981Lyon Edwin JPencil holder
US4669617 *Sep 19, 1985Jun 2, 1987Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph, Inc.Pen holder device
US6964403 *Feb 21, 2003Nov 15, 2005Steven Alfred FoxMiniature flag holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification211/69.7
International ClassificationB43M99/00
Cooperative ClassificationB43M99/003
European ClassificationB43M99/00B2B