US 2174834 A
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Oct. 3, 1939.
I Filed Nov. 21, 1958 5 I i a '4 L9 x M 5,4. I I
Patented Oct. 3, 1939 NETED STATES ATENT OFFIQE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to pen and pencil holders, the primary object of the invention be ing to provide a holder which will securely hold the pen or pencil with which it is used, against accidental displacement from the pocket of the wearer.
An important object of the invention is to provide a holder of this character having means to bite into the cloth of the pocket to hold the pen or pencil by means other than friction.
Another object of the invention is to provide means for stripping the cloth material from the spur or'prong forming a part of one of the jaws of the holder, when the jaws are separted to remove the holder.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein described. may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the invention.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a pen and pencil holder constructed in accordance with the invention, showing the holder as positioned.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the holder.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through the holder, showing the jaws as moved to release the holder from the pocket of the wearer.
Figure 4. is a sectional view taken on line 5-4 of Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a sectional of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a view illustrating the blank from which the clipping means for clipping the holder to the pen or pencil, is constructed.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the holder comprises a body portion including pivotally connected members 5 and 6. The member 5 is stamped from a length of sheet metal material and is constructed to provide parallel side members 1 which are formed with openings through which the pivot pin 8 extends. The member 6 is also constructed of sheet metal material and provided with spaced parallel side members 9 that fit over the side members 1. The pivot pin 8 also extends through openings in the parallel side members 9 pivotally connecting the members 5 and 6, at points intermediate their ends.
Due to the construction of the members 5 and view taken on line 5-5 6, it will be seen that when the side members are pivotally connected, the side members provide a housing for the length of wire material 40, which is coiled around the pivot pin 8, portions of the wire material engaging the member 6, adjacent to the ends of the wire material, as clearly shown by Figure 3 of the drawing. One end of the length of wire material is pointed, providing a spur or prong II, which passes through an opening in the member 5, to pierce the cloth material over the pocket, in which the which the holder is secured, is positioned. The opposite end length of wire material It extends downwardly as at l2, where it rests on the member 5, normally urging the adjacent end of the member 6, away from the member 5, with the result that the spur or prong H is forced through the opening of the member 5. under normal conditions. Thus it will be seen that due to the construction of the member 5, the member 5 will act as a stripper, to hold the cloth material while the spur or tong H is being withdrawn therefrom, thereby insuring against tearing the cloth material of which the pocket is formed.
It might be further stated that the free edges of the spaced parallel side members of the members 5 and 6, are inclined from a point intermediate their ends, providing ample clearance for the pivotal action of the members 5 and 6, when pressure is brought to bear on either of the ends thereof. The clip by means of which the holder is clipped to a pen or pencil, which in the present to provide a pair of spaced arms [3 and a wide clamping member M, the members l3 and M being bent in circular formation to fit around the pen or pencil, the resiliency of the metal of which the clip is formed, acting to grip the pen or pencil. This clip is secured to the body portion of the holder, by means of the rivet l5, which is shown as passing through the central portion of the clip, and extending into the member 5, near one end thereof.
From the foregoing it will be seen that due to the construction shown and described, the spur or prong II will pass through the opening of the member 5 and embed itself in the cloth material, the pointed end of the spur or prong contacting with the pen or pencil, with which the device is used.
What is claimed is:
1. A pen and pencil clip comprising a body portion embodying a pair of members, flanges extended along the longitudinal side edges of the members, the flanges of one member embracing the flanges of the adjacent member, a pivot pin extending through the flanges of the members at points intermediate the ends of the flanges pivotally connecting the members, said flanges cooperating in providing a housing, a wire member coiled around the pivot pin, one of the ends of the wire member being pointed and extending through an opening in one of said members of the body portion to pierce the cloth material to which the clamp is secured, the opposite end of the wire material acting to urge the members of the body portion away from each other, and means for securing the body portion to a pen or pencil.
2. A pen and pencil holder comprising a body portion embodying a pair of members pivotally connected intermediate their ends providing jaws and finger pieces, a length of wire material fitted within the body portion, one end of the length of wire material acting to urge the finger pieces away from each other, a prong formed at the opposite end of the length of wire material and adapted to pass through an opening in one of the jaws of the body portion to pierce the cloth material of the pocket on which the holder is positioned, and a clip for securing the holder to a pen or pencil.
NATHAN M. PURVIANCE.