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Publication numberUS1878497 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 20, 1932
Filing dateSep 1, 1931
Priority dateSep 1, 1931
Publication numberUS 1878497 A, US 1878497A, US-A-1878497, US1878497 A, US1878497A
InventorsErich Lehr
Original AssigneeErich Lehr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clip construction
US 1878497 A
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Sept-'20, 1932. E, LEHR 1,878,497

' CLIP cons'rnuc'nou Q I Filed Sept. 1, 1931 INVENTOR I fwfi ATTORNEY the same to the actual vrod or the like.

Fig. 4 is still another modification of my- Patented Sept. 20, 19 32 'nmcn LEHR, F mwyonx, N. Y.

CLIP consmauozrron Application filed' September The present invention relates tov clip construction in general and particularly to the kind adapted to suspend an article, while itself beingsecured to a suspending element.

The prime object of my invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive and efi'ective device of this kind, by means of which articles, as for instance clothes, wet wash, wearing apparel readily hung up from a clothes line or other suspension means without coming in con tact with the latter, and to which my device may be readily attached or with which it may be associated prior to securing articles thereto. e

Another object of my invention is to provide such clips with broadened or enlarged engaging surfaces so as to securely hold an article therebetween.

Another object of my invention is to provide such device in a manner, article to be suspended therefrom will not come in direct contact with the suspension means, to which my device is attached.

The foregoing and still further objects of my invention will become more fully apparentfrom the following description and the accompanying drawing, forming part of my disclosure, but by no means intended to limit showing,and in which Fig. 1 illustrates one of the preferred forms of my device shown suspended from a cord or a clothes line. V

Fig. 2 is a similar device with one of the features left out.

Fig. 3 shows a modified form of my device intended for suspension from a curtain device, similar to that shown in Fig. 3, but

of a more diminutive size.

Referring now to the figures, numeral denotes a suspension element in the form of a rod, cord, clothes line, nail or other form,

to whichmy device is attached. w i

In Figs. 1 and 2 the construction of the latter resembles a hair pin, although the material used is considerably stouter, than hair pin wire. The device consists of a suspension end 11, composed of two legs 12, the up s, curtains or the like may be whereby an and closing the jaws,

1, 1931. "s 'r a no. 560,547.-

per ends of which are undulated,as"ind ica t-' ed at 13. This'undulation serves'for the pur-' pose of-firml gripping the suspension ele- 'ment 10 between legs '12 .v N v I v The en ds of the latter are bent towardone another at14 and continue at 15 ,forinin connections between the legsand the depending jaw ends 16 of. thedevice, the jaws 17 of which are broadened, so as to enlarge the article engagingsurfaces. As willbeclearly seen from these'figures, legs 12 form a continuation ofj aws 17 and cross one another. In Figure 1 the crossing point of members 15is accentuated by the J applicationjfof a ring 18, which is loosely 6 mounted at the crossing point and is intend ed to hold the two leg portions of the device against'ajsidewise movement. v Q The upper or suspension ends of the device is connected by means of a link 19 engaging the two legs 12 and which is adapted to be shifted upwards, as indicated in broken lines, or intothe bends 14 of the device for opening respectively; This link not'only serves for the operation of the 7 devicebut also is intended to'hold it against side movement when ringl18is omitted, as is the case in .Figure2. I 7 V The material usedfor making the, device is preferably-rusteproof wire, so as to enable the user to'hang'wet wash from the device without fear'of causing rustvspots' thereon. The construction shown in Figures 1 and 2 is intended'for permanently'suspending the device from passed through the upper portion of before the latter is put to use.

In Figures 3 and 4 a hinge "construction of e my device is shown, which permits the attachment of the clip to alreadyexisting suspension 9 i I elements, and enables the user to secure the, clipsindividually atany point of suchsus-g pensionelement. 7 I- t Referring to Figure 3 there will be again seen legportions 12', made of resilient mate- 95 rial and terminatin v V I I 7 adjacent lips 20 an'd21which normally stand apart "Lipx2l is 'built out into a lug 22. and] at their upperends into.f

is pierced to r ceive a spring 'clo sure 23, adaptl' 1 ed toi swing from one edge of the 'lip's,over 9 a clothes li'ne or the like, which is:

terminating in broadened jaws 17 which are shown in this case specially formed,-b ut' which maybe constructed similarly to the manner employed in Figure 1.

When spring closure 23 is opened, legpors tions 12 may swing out, as will jaws 17.

When the leg portions are brought around a i in elongated article engaging means in the form of jaws substantially parallel and extendingv transversely of the length of the device, anda connecting member in engagement with said suspension means extending 1 in a substantially right angular direction to thenleng th of saidjaws, adapted to actuate the' latter, fOItllQ purpose-of opening or closing, and keeping closed said jaws.

In testimony whereof he aflixes his signature...


suspension element, spring closure 23is closed and bears with its long, indented side's against the; sides of lips and 21, thereby holding. them againstopening and at thesametime.

pre s g h i W the leg portions, between jaws 17 V p and firmly held by them, dueto the resiliency of the clip material;

A similar-. construction is illustrated in together, Q Prior to closing... 7 any article may be slipped,

Fi'gmlea, in which insteadj of flat stockemployed in the constructionshown in Fig'' this modified form there are again constructed leg inembers 112 1 and 112, the former .ure 3, resilient wire material is. used. In

provided with a notch25,. while.leg 112 1termi'na tes'in a loopl26 holding alink27. The Q ,iatteris, adaptedto slip. overthe, end of leg wardly from bends 14"connecting members 115, which: are crossing one another and. are

l ingedfatfl ln Connecting membersrllfitermin'ate. in jaw members" 116, '5 which are equipped with b casein. the. form of bars.

tuber 112, and to engage notch-25 thereof. Fro'mlegs 112 and 112' thereextend down-= roadened jawsfll'l, in thisdisposed: at right 1 an'gles-to jaw .member'sllfi, which may, howr ever, be constructed n thefsame manner. as

shown in Figures land 2. V

Thefoperation of thezdevlce ure l ispractlcally the sam as-thatdescribed in Q0nnecti0n ..W h Figure with the ceptiontha't the wire'clipis intended for heen ng;

' suspending small. articles and for-being. suse.

pendedffrom. a thinner element-10 WhileI have shown specific forms of mydevice," be it understood that modifications and: 'chan gesmay be made :therein'as is elear.-.-.

ly evident from the different constructions illustrated, and I therefore reservea-for myself the right to make such changesand improvements.within' the broad scope of my:

ideaas set forthdn. the annexed claim. i

I claim:

A device for the purpose comprising a symmetrical wire'structurehaving angularly. arranged suspension means, ,nar,,

row at th eirl upper and. widening ,towands: their lower ends, andadantedto straddlex, with their: :upper'. end a suspendingfelement a in theiform, of a nail,, screw, rod 01;? rope a m mi-QQSS Q a a s d er s end n a -,ro1n;sa1d.suspens on,means-and,terminat1ng r

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US2668995 *Mar 7, 1949Feb 16, 1954Walker C MorrowConnector clamp
US3076243 *Apr 25, 1960Feb 5, 1963Andre Fauteux HenriClothes pins
US3772734 *Nov 1, 1971Nov 20, 1973Kimel EOpenable ring for curtains
US4074885 *Nov 2, 1976Feb 21, 1978Hacker Jr Walter LCeiling support clip
US4356600 *Aug 25, 1980Nov 2, 1982Welch George ABag closure device
US4759103 *May 14, 1986Jul 26, 1988Henderson Roy WFor securing a rope/strap to an anchorage to support a person or load
US7581292 *Feb 21, 2007Sep 1, 2009Tenacious Holdings, Inc.Clip
U.S. Classification24/533, 24/543, 24/343, 24/544
International ClassificationD06F55/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F55/00
European ClassificationD06F55/00