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July 23, 19305- H. KocH 2,009,360 v PEN STAND Filed oct. 16, 1953 Patented July 23,A 1935 PATENT oFFicE PEN STAND Henry Ludwig Koch, Milwaukee, Wis., assigner of one-half to Theodore Kramer, Milwaukee, Wis.
Application October 16, 1933, Serial No. 693,727
This invention relates to pen stands and more particularly to apen stand adapted for use with a fountain or other pen for placement on a desk.
An object of the invention is to provide adevice of the type which may readily be moved from place to place as may be found necessary due to the amount of space available where work with a pen is being done.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device ofthe type which, when placed, will securely `fasten itself and will not readily be dislodged wth ordinary care.
Another object is to provide'a device for the purpose which will be very economical of manufacture and highly eiiicient in use.
The constructional features of the improved surface at i2 for use of the vacuum principle in attachment-oi' the device to a plane surface. In the preferred form of the invention the upper lportion or sleeve I3 is obliquely disposed. The upper inner end of the sleeve has the inwardly directed. rib or flange I4 which serves to more adequately secure a pen which may be placed therein. The inner end of sleeve I3 is formed with a concave surface at I5 which also serves to invoke the'vacuu function in retaining therein a pen cap, l
In use, the socket I3 is maintained .to hold the (Cl. 1Z0-108) cap I6 of a fountain pen Il, after which the pen proper may be removed and re-inserted into the cap. It will readily be seen that the socket, due to the vacuum effect, will very rmly hold the cap against withdrawal and that the annular 5 ilange I4 will assist in this function, and that the concavity I2 of the basal portion II will employ the vacuum principle for the placement and securing of the entire unit in'any desired location on a desk or other plane surface on which it may l0 be used.
'I'he device is capable of various modifications in structure without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims.v
The `device is very easily manufactured by pouring rubber in granulated form into 'a mould which is heated to fuse the rubber and thus form the finished product.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:- l
1. An article of the class described formed of one piece of resilient material comprising a basal vacuum suction cup, and an upwardly disposed sleeve.
2. An article of the class described formed of one piece of resilient material comprising a basal downwardly disposed vacuum suction cup, and an upwardlyidisposed sleeve.
3. An article of thev class describedv formed of one piece of resilient material comprising a basal vacuum suction cup, an upwardly disposed sleeve, and an inner flange adjacent the mouth of said sleeve.
4. Anl articlel of the class described formed of one piece of resilient material comprising a basal downwardly directed vacuum suction cup, an upwardly disposed sleeve, and an annular inner flange within said sleeve.
HENRY LUDWIG KOCH.