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Publication numberUS1961460 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 5, 1934
Filing dateMar 3, 1933
Priority dateMar 3, 1933
Publication numberUS 1961460 A, US 1961460A, US-A-1961460, US1961460 A, US1961460A
InventorsAbraham Slatis
Original AssigneeThomas J Dee & Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Band for pocket pens, pencils, and the like
US 1961460 A
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June 5, 1934. A. SLATIS BAND FOR POCKET PENS, PENCILS, AND THE LIKE Filed March 3, 1933 Patented June 5, 1934 UNITED STATES BAND FOR POCKET IENS, PENCILS, AND THE LIKE Abraham Slatis, Chicago, 111., assignor to Thomas J. Dec & 00., Chicag Illinois o, 111., a corporation of Application March 3, 1233, Serial No. 659,578

10 Claims.

This invention relates to bands for pocket pens, pencils, and the like.

It is well known to incorporate bands, usually of precious metal, in fountain pens, pencils and the like, and frequently in the point cover of such implements. These bands may comprise ornamentation and may also be provided with the name or initials of the owner. Heretofore these bands have been of substantial size and thickness, in order to provide a band of such strength and thickness that it can be engraved. Practically the only way of ornamenting such a band is by engraving. According to the present invention I provide a band of relatively thin metal, attached to the implement or part thereof, in a highly beneficial manner which masks the thinness of the band and presents a finished appearance. I use the thinness of this band to facilitate ornamentation and I am enabled by this thinness to reproduce accurately in the metal of the band-the signature of the owner, on a re duced. scale. Such a signature serves as a simple and effective means of identification, the signature of the owner and the ability to reproduce the signature being practically conclusive evidence of identity.

I prefer to apply the band in the form of a strip of suitable length, the ends of the strip being masked in suitable manner, for example, by the pocket clip.

The invention will readily be understood from the following description of preferred embodiments thereof, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which Figure l is an elevational view of a fountain pen, the cap of which is provided with a band, in accordance with the invention;

Fig. 2 is a sectional fragmentary view of the cap shown in Fig. 1, the section being taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a. section through the cap, taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2; M

Fig. 5 is a perspective View of the band in expanded relation;

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view thereof, taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5;

Fig. '7 is a sectional view similar to Fig. 3, showing a further modification of the invention;

Fig. 8 is a fragment of a similar section, showing another manner of attachment, and

Fig. 9 is a similar fragmentary view showing still another method of attachment.

Referring to the drawing, the reference numeral 10 designates a fountain pen, the cap of which is designated by the reference numeral 11. The cap 11 is provided with a circumferential band 12, which may be ofjprecious metal and is preferably of thin foil.

The band 12 is initially in the form of a strip, as shown in Fig. 5. This strip is wound around the cap of the pen which is preferably provided with a small circumferential recess 13, so that the outer surface of the band may lie substantially flush with the contiguous exposed surface of the pen cap. The circumferential groove 13 is of exactly the same width as the band 12, so that its flush relation is preserved and the appearance of a solid, substantial band is maintained.

The ends of the band 12 are carefully hidden from view, and for this purpose I prefer to associate such ends with the mounting of a pocket clip 14. In the embodiment of the invention shown in Figsnl, 2, 3 and 4, the upper portion of the clip is seated on the pen surface and adjacent thereto the clip is provided with lugs, 15 which project through a relatively wide slot. 16 in the wall of the pen cap. The inner ends of the lugs 15 are turned inwardly towards each other, as best shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, the. inturned ends being designated 17. The clip is held in position by means of a locking bar, 18 which is slid into position beneath the ends .17. This bar is substantially longer than the slot -16 and in final position projects beyond each end thereof. In connection with this structure I make slot 16 slightly broader than the distance between the outer faces of the lugs 15 and I turn the ends of the band into the sides of the slot, as best shown in Fig. 3. The relation between the width of the slot and the distance between the outer faces of the lugs 15 is such that the inturned ends of the band 12 are engaged with a strong friction grip.

In the embodiment shown in Fig. '7, the clip 14 comprises inwardly directed lugs 15 which extend into a pair of spaced, relatively narrow slots 19. After being thus inserted, the ends of the lugs 15 are bent inwardly so as to secure the clip to the cap 11. In this construction I provide small slots 20 along the outer edges of the slots 19 and I turn the ends of the band into the slots 20 so 7 rality of rivets 21. With this construction I permit the ends of the band 12 to lie around the groove 13 of the cap and superimpose the clip thereon. I pass the rivets 21 through both ends of the band 12.

In Fig. 9 I show the construction which I prefer to employ in the case of a clip 14 which is secured to the cap 11 by a single rivet 22, or by a plurality of such rivets located on the axis or center of the clip. In this case I prefer to provide a groove 23 longitudinally with respect to the cap, and I prefer to tuck the ends of the band 12 thereinto. The rivets 23 cause the clip 14 to bear strongly against the ends of the band and secure them firmly in position.

By employing a relatively thin band 12 I am enabled to apply ornamentation and configurations thereto in a very simple manner. Thus, I may make male and female dies having any desired pattern thereon, and merely impress the pattern upon the strip. I may make such dies so as to reproduce, usually on a reduced scale, the signature of the owner of the pen, the signature being preferably embossed so that it stands out above the exposed surface of the pen. The making of such dies can readily be accomplished by well-known photo-chemical methods and need not be described. The band thusprovided with a facsimile of the owners signature may be attached to the cap of the pen in any of the ways described above, or other ways more appropriate to the manner. in which the clip is secured to the pen cap, using the attachment of the clip to the cap to conceal the ends of the band 12.

Although the invention has been disclosed in connection with the specific details of preferred embodiments thereof, it must be understood that such details are not intended to be limitative of the invention'except in so far as set forth in the accompanying claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A pocket implement having a clip mounted thereon, and a thin metal strip directly mounted upon the implement as a band, the ends of the strip extending below, and being hidden by the clip.

2. A pocket implement having a clip mounted thereon, and a thin metal strip located around the implementas a band, the ends of the strip being secured to the implement by the clip.

3. A pocket implement having a clip mounted thereon, and a thin metal strip directly mounted 2 upon the implement as a band, the ends of the strip extending below, and being hidden by the clip, said strip having embossed thereon a facsimile of a signature.

4. A pen cap having a clip mounted thereon, said cap having a slot and said clip having lugs extending into said slot, and a thin metal strip around the cap, the ends of the strip being turned into said slot and being held firmly therein by said lugs.

5. A pen cap having a relatively broad longitudinal slot therein; a clip seated on said cap and having marginal lugs extending into said slot adjacent its sides, said lugs having their ends turned towards each other, a locking bar located between said inturned ends and. the wall of said cap, the .locking bar extending beyond the ends of said slot to engage said wall, and a thin metal band around said cap having its ends turned inwardly into the longitudinal edges of said slot and secured therein between said edges of said lugs.

6. A pen cap provided with a clip, said clip having a seat upon said cap, a strip of thin metal located around said cap and having its ends located between said clip and the wall of the cap, and rivets securing the clip to the cap andfirmly holding the ends of the strip.

'7. A pen cap provided with a clip, said clip having a seat upon said cap, a strip of thin metal located around said cap and having its ends located between said clip and the wall of the cap, and rivets securing the clip to the cap and passing through the ends of the strip.

8. A fountain pen cap having a clip, and a band comprising a strip of thin metal mounted directly upon said cap as a band and having its ends projecting below, and being concealed by said clip, said strip having a facsimile of asignature embossed thereon.

9. A fountain pen cap having a clip, and a band comprising a strip of thin metal mounted around said cap and having its ends concealed by said clip, said strip being located within a circumferential groove on said cap so as to lie flush therewith.

10. A fountain pen cap having a clip, and a band comprising a strip of thin metal mounted around said cap and having its ends concealed by said clip, said strip being located within a circumferential groove on said cap so as to lie flush therewith and having a signature embossed thereon.

ABRAHAM SLATIS.

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US6308380 *Jan 14, 2000Oct 30, 2001Di Do ChengPen clip mounting arrangement
US6426139 *Dec 22, 1999Jul 30, 2002Funky Girlz ProductionSticker blank for attachment to writing implements
US6471433Jul 31, 2001Oct 29, 2002Ding Area Enterprice Co., Ltd.Pen having a 3-dimensional pattern thereon
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/334, 24/11.00F, 24/11.00R
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/12
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/12
European ClassificationG09F3/12