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1939- J. c. KANIPE 2,143,012
COMBINED PEN AND PENCIL HOLDER Filed Aug. 5, l937 Jase 6% 6/7 0272 6 IN 'ENTOR ATTORNEYS Patented Jan. 10, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
My invention relates to new and novel improvements in a combined pen and pencil holder and point protector.
One of the principal objects of my invention is 5 to provide a pen and pencil holder for reliably holding pens or pencils, equipped with means for protecting the points thereof.
Another object of my invention is to provide a device of the above described character equipped with means whereby pencils or pens of various lengths are reliably secured in the holder and the points protected.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the above described character equipped with means for retaining lengths of lead accidentally dislodged from mechanical pencils or the like in order that the same may be reinserted in said pencil for use.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent 20 from the following description, appended claims and annexed drawing.
Referring to the drawing wherein like reference characters designate like parts throughout the several views:
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
. Fig. 3 is a detail vertical sectional view on an enlarged scale.
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the sleeve and finger, Fig. 6 is a sectional view on the line 8-6 of Fig. 3. 35 Fig. 7 is a front elevation of the clamp for securing the holder to a garment.
Fig. 8 is a cross sectional view illustrating. a modified form of barrel and sleeve.
In practicing my invention, in the preferred form illustrated in Figures 1 to 7 inclusive of the drawing, I employ a barrel l0 having a closed end II and an opened end l2 flared as at IS. The flared portion coacts with a pencil M to guide the same when it is being inserted within the barrel Ill. The upper end of the-barrel, alfiacent the flared portion i3, is provided with a clamp. fastener l5 for securing the barrel to a garment and is preferably constructed of'a piece of flat metal l6, bent to form upper and lower jaws which will allow the garment to beslipped between them. For holding the jaws in place and operating them, there is provided a second U-shaped piece of metal I! enclosing the jaws and provided with a a lever l8. These jaws are preferably provided with Fig. 4 is arear elevation of the sleeve and teeth IQ for more securely holding the material inserted between them.
The barrel, intermediate of the ends, is formed with a plurality of elongated slots 20 for receiving an offset end 2| of a pencil or pen positioning 5 means 22. x
The means 22 comprises a sleeve 23 mounted on the barrel l0 and formed with an elongated re-' silient finger 24 terminating inthe offset end 2|.
The upper end of the barrel adjacent the flared portion is formed with an aperture 25 for receiving an offset rounded end 26 of aleaf spring 21, said leaf spring being secured to the barrel by means of rivets 28 or the like at the opposite end. The offset section 2| of thefinger 22 inclines inwardly and downwardly towards the barrel, the lower end being bent upon itself to form a looking means, the upper end being rounded at the jointure with the finger proper. In use, the sleeve is slid upwardly or downwardly as the case may be to permit the offset end 2| to move into one of the desired slots 20 and move downwardly a sufiicientdistance to permit the lower bent end of the offset section to engage the inner periphery of the barrel adjacent the lower face of the slot, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawing. A pencil or pen is then inserted, the lower tapered end engaging the lower end of the offset section 2| as illustrated in 30 Fig. 2 of the drawing. When the lower end of the offset section engages the tapered side of the pencil, the offset section is prevented from moving outwardly due to the lower end of the section engaging the inner peripheral wall of the barrel adjacent the lower face of the slot 20. Due to the resiliency of the lower offset section, the tapered end.- of the pencil or pen eflects a clamping or locking of the offset end in relation to the barrel to preventsizzteral movement of said end. When a pen or pencil is inserted in the barrel, the rounded end 25 of the spring 21 will effect a clamping of the pencil or pen within the barrel and prevent accidental dislodgement therefrom,
as clearly illustrated in- Fig. 2 of the drawing. When it isdesired to secure a pencil or pen of relative short length within the holder, the sleeve is gripped by the fingers and an upward sliding movement applied thereto. This movement effects a camming action between the upper face of the slot 20 and upper inclined face of the offset section 2|. Continued upward movement of the sleeve causes the upper inclined face of the offset section to engage the upper face of the slot 20 with the resultant engagement of the lower end of the oflset section with the outer peripheral face of the barrel above the upper face of the slot 2|. Obviously, continued upward movement of the sleeve permits of the oifset section II moving into the adjacent slot formed thereabove. When a pencil or pen of relatively longer length is to be held within the barrel, the sleeve is moved upwardly to eifect a disengagement of the oil'set section from within the slot 20 in the same manner as heretofore described.
In order to move the offset portion downwardly for engagement within a subjacent slot, the sleeve is rotated on the barrel a suiilcientfldistance to permit the offset section to move downwardly without snapping into the slot it has been priorly disengaged from. In this position the oifset portion is moved downwardly, through the medium of the sleeve, to a position laterally of a slot it is desired to position the offset section in. A slight rotation of the sleeve will permit the offset section to register with the slot and snap therein.
From the foregoing, it will be apparent that pencils or pens of various lengths are reliably secured within the holder a sumcient distance to prevent the points of pencils from engaging the closed bottom of the barrel and being broken. In the instances of mechanical pencils, should the points be accidentally dislodged therefrom, the same will be retained within the lower part of the barrel and may be extracted therefrom for further use.
As illustrated in Fig. 8 of the drawing, the barrel may be formed with an offset longitudinally extending rib Il operable within an offset section ll of the sleeve 23. This construction prevents rotation of the sleeve relative to the barrel. To eifect sliding action of the offset section 2| downwardly and prevent the same from moving into undesired slots during the course of its travel downwardly, the pencil I I is inserted within the barrelinaimannerthattheverticalsideswillpreventthelowerendsoftheoifsetsectionfmmmqvingintothebarrel. Themetalofthebarrel being relatively'thin, the lower rounded end of theoflsetlectionwillbecammedoutwardlyas the same moves downwardly, thus eliminating the necessity of rotating the sleeve relative to thebarreltopositiontheoifset sectioninasub- Jacent slot.
Itistobedistinctlyunderstoodthatwhilel have illustrated and described my invention in connectionwithsecuringpencilsorpensina manner to protect the points thereof and which isadaptedtobereliablysecuredto agarment or the like, theme may be utilized for other articlessuchastools andthelikewithoutdeparting from the spirit of the invention or scope of the appended claims.
Having described myinvention, what I claim is:
1. A device of the character described comprising a barrel formed with a plurality of longitudinally arranged slots, and an adjusting means slidably mounted on said barrel and fashioned with a section extending through one of said slots for engagement with a pencil within said barrel in a manner to engage the tapered end of the pencil to form a-stop therefor.
2. A device of the character described comprising a barrel formed with a plurality of longitudinally arranged slots, an adjusting means slidably-mounted on said barrel and fashioned with asection extending through one of said slots for engagement with a pencil within said barrel in a manner to engage the tapered end of the pencil to form a stop therefor, said section bent upon itself to form a hook engaging the inner periphcry of the barrel to prevent displacement of said section by the pencil.
JOSEPH C. KAHIPE.