US 1848980 A
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C. WALKER SAFETY PENCIL HOLDER I March 8, 1932.
Filed Oct. 10, 1930 C'Jmries WaUre r,
Patented Mar. 8, 1932 CHARLES WALKER, OF TENNESSEE SAFETY IPENCIB HOIiDER Application filed October 10, 1930-." swarm. 4.875% A My invention consists in new and useful improvements in a safety pencil holder and has for its object to provide a device of this character which may be easily and quickly 5 applied to the back or binding of a book, without the necessity of auxiliary securing means and without defacing the book binding in any way. v v
v Of the several articles which we carry about in with us perhaps the common lead pencil is more often lost. School children, especially, are given to losing their pencils. The object of this invention is to provide a simple and safe holder for carrying lead pencils, I fountain pens, etc., it being apparent, from m the following description of the device, that Fig 1 is a perspective view of the pencil holder in place on a book.
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view through the holder.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary View similar to Fig. 1 showing the upper end of the holder with the closure in open position, and
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken on line H of Fig. 2.
It will be understood that I do not limit myself to the particular forms of the de- 0 vice herein disclosed, the figures merely indicating the inventive idea and in no sense defining the limits thereof.
The holder comprises, essentially, a resilient metal sheet 1 which is transversely curved 45 along its longitudinal axis into a segment closed by means of a closure, 2, as shown; a
spring 4 about the pin uniting the parts of the hinge normally retains the closure in closed position. The closure is preferably provided with a knob orthe like 3, for the purpose of opening it.
To secure the holder to the book one grips it with the leftv hand and the book by the right hand and forces the holder onto the book, the edges of the holder sliding along the longitudinal grooves 5 in the binding, these grooves being always made in the scoring process. To insert the pencil into the holder one seizes the knob 3 of the closure 2 and opens the closure, when the encil may be inserted into the holder.
It Will be noted that a pencil holder of the type shown and described herein will not in terfere in the least with the use of the book to which it is attached, in fact such a holder will act as a support or protecting shield for the book binding and will tend to prolong the life of the book.
It will also be noted that this holder is extremely simple and economical to manufacture in that the body portion thereof can be stamped out of a single blank. The factthat the back of the book forms one wallof the holder when the device is applied to a book adds further to the economy of its Q manufacture.
From the foregoing it is believed that the construction and advantages of my improved pencil holder will be readily understood by those skilled in the art without further description, it being borne in mind that numerous changes may be made in the details of construction without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the following claim What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is A pencil receptacle formed of a sheet of substantially resilient material, curved in transverse cross section, its longitudinal edges terminating in converging flanges, the latter being adapted to engage the longitudinal grooves of a conventional book binding, the curved portion of said sheet, intermediate the converging flanges, forming one wall of the receptacle, said wall, when in place on a book, being spaced from the back thereof whereby the back of said book forms the opposite wall of said receptacle, a fixed bottom at one end of the receptacle, and ahinged closure at the other end thereo In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature.