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Publication numberUS2323302 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 6, 1943
Filing dateDec 31, 1941
Priority dateDec 31, 1941
Publication numberUS 2323302 A, US 2323302A, US-A-2323302, US2323302 A, US2323302A
InventorsBlock Samuel E
Original AssigneeBlock Samuel E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attachment for pencils and the like
US 2323302 A
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July 6, 1943. s. E. BLOCK ATTACHMENT FOR PENCILS AND THE LIKE Filed Dec. 31, 1941 ....4.. .w f4 l v 1 l A y Patented July s, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE- 2,323,302 ATTACHLIENT FOR PENCILS AND THE LIKE Samuel E. Block, Philadelphia, Pa. Application December 31, 1941, Serial No. 425,215

' (c1. 21a-i2) 2 Claims.

My invention relates to pencils and 'more particularlyV to an attachment for or an adjunct to a mechanical pencil, the primary object being to provide in connection with a pencil a perfume or other liquid container.

A further object of the invention resides in` the provision of a liquid container readily applied to and removable from a mechanical pencil with means in association therewith for removing the contents of said container and the application thereof to the body or elsewhere, as desired.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a cap for a pencil to which is removably secured the liquid container.

A further object resides in the provision of an applicator on the cap of a pencil adapted to be received in the container removably supported on said cap, whereby the contents of the container may be applied outside of the latter, as desired.

A further object resides in the provision of a means for retaining a stopper for the container in a predetermined position with respect to the applicator.

A further object of the invention resides in so designing the upper portion of the pencil and so mounting the cap with the container thereon in relation to said pencil, that when the cap is applied to the pencil, said container will be retained in a position against movement or casual displacement, nothwithstanding the fact that said container is readily removable from the cap when the latter is removed from the pencil.

A still further object resides in providing a stituting my improved attachment shown in vertical section;

Figure 3 is an elevation of the cap member with the applicator thereon removed; and

Figure 4 is a horizontal section as seen on the line 4 4 of Figure 2.

In describing the invention, I .shall referto the drawing in which similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views and in which the numeral l represents a mechanical pencil of the conventional or any desired construction, the outer body or casing thereof, with the exception of the tip, being preferably formed of plastic material, although it is immaterial as to the characteristics of the pencil proper asmy invention constitutes merely an attachment for the upper end of the pencil. As a matter of fact, my attachment may be equally applicable to use on some other type of instrument which is adapted to be carried about the person, but I have found that it is particularly well adapted for use in association with a pencil which is carried about the person, either male or female and, therefore, readily made useful.

My invention contemplates the provision of a liquid container at the upper end of a pencil or similar device, which container is capable of being observed readily and the contents thereof readily removed, if desired. To this end there is molded, fused or otherwise applied to the upper end of the pencil body l a tubular eX- tension 2 which is preferably formed of a transparent plastic material. The tubular extension 2 may be of any diameter and may be of any length but is preferably of the same diameter as the body of the pencil and of a length such as would not unduly increase the over-all length of the pencil and attachment. The inner wall of the tubular extension 2 at its upper end is internally threaded as shown at 3 adapted to receive the externally threaded and reduced extension 4 carried on the cap member 5. This cap member is preferably made of plastic material similar to the body of the extension 2, and for ornamental purposes it'V may be made in Varied colors.

A recess 6 is formed in the bottom face of the cap 5 and leading inwardlyfrom said recess through the central portion of said cap for a reasonable distance therein is a tubular opening 1 adapted to receive the upper end of a stem or applicator 8. This applicator is secured in place in the cap by means of a cement or the like 9. Applied to the applicator 8 is a tubular stopper l0 which is preferably formed of rubber, although it may be made of any other desired material, the upper face of said stopper being secured inthe recess 6 against the lower face of the cap 5 by means of cement or other adhesive material. The diameter of'the tubular stopper l is less than the diameter of the recess 6 which enables the upper peripheral edge of a container Il to be received therein when the stopper is applied to said container, as clearly shown in Figure 2 of the drawing. This container il is somewhat elongated and preferably tubular, the lower end thereof being conically formed, as shown at I2.' The container is made of glass or other transparent material.

In order to assist in the retention of the stopper in place on thestem and against the lower face of the cap member 5, when the cap member is being removed from time to time from the container, the stem 8 is slightly distorted as shown at I3 at a point just below the lower face of the stopper l0.

It will be seen from this construction that the `cap member carries the container Il, the latter being adapted to receive a liquid therein, such as perfume. The carrying of this container on the cap is effected by the snug engagement of the stopper Il! with the neck of the container. When the cap member is removed, obviously the container will be removed therewith and then said container may be readily removed from the cap member by obvious twist of the latter with respect to the container, whereby the liquid contents of said container may be applied to the person or elsewhere. If perfume is used in the container, the applicator 8 will enable the same to be applied to the body or to a handkerchief or other wearing apparel. It is possible, of course, to utilizethis container for displaying oils or the like and if the applicator is used, it may be for the purpose of` applying the contents of the container to the hands for testing the viscosity thereof. It may `well be that if oils are used for display in the container, the applicator may be omitted as an unnecessary adjunct.

As aforesaid, the lower end of the container ii is preferably conically formed and the 'lower end of the extension 2 at its junction with the body of the pencil i is formed with a conical base i6 to receive the lower end of the container therein. The lower end of said container contacts lightly with the conically formed base or wall ld when the cap with the container thereon is applied to the extension 2, as shown in Figure 2 of the drawing, whereby movement of said container or casual displacement will be prevented. When considering that this attachment is applied to a pencil'which is thrown around promiscuously, the advantage of having a means provided to prevent movement or casual displacement of the liquid container appears obvious.

This attachment when applied to a pencil enables the device Vto be utilized usefully as an adjunct to the person and at the same time affords means for advertising the product carried in the container, should the device be used for such purpose.

From the foregoing description of the construction of my improved pencil attachment, the method o! applying the same to use will be readily understood and it will be seen that I have provided a simple, inexpensive and eiiicient means for carrying out the various objects of the invention.

While I have particularly described the elements best adapted to perform the functions set forth, it is apparent that various changes in form, proportion and in the minor details of construction may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the principles of the invention.

I claim:

l An attachment for pencils and the like comprising a housing having a dished bottom and an internally threaded mouth portion, a threaded cap member screwed into the muth portion of said housing, an elongated applicator carried by said cap and depending therefrom, a stopper fitting snugly about said applicator and abutting the lower face of said cap, a portion of the applicator below the stopper being bent to form a transverse oliset'thereon constituting an abutment engaging the lower end of the stopper for retaining the latter in position against the cap member, and a transparent container having the mouth thereof fitting about and frictionally engaged with said stopper, the container being spaced from walls of the housing and removable from said housing with said cap, the lower end of said container being tapered and disposed in close proximity to the center of the dished bottom of the housing to coact therewith and prevent casual lateral displacement of the container while within the housing.

2. An attachment for pencils and the like comprising a housing open at its top and having a lower wall, a cap removably engaged with the upper end of said housing, the lower face of the cap being recessed to form a seat therein, said cap being also formed with a socket centrally of the seat, an elongated applicator securely mounted in the socket and depending from the cap centrally of the seat, a stopper ntting snugly about the applicator and iitting into the seat with its periphery spaced from side walls of the seat, an abutment on the applicatorv engaging the lower end of the stopper to retain the latter in its seated position against the cap, and a transparent container having its upper end portion tting snugly about the stopper and into the seat of said cap, said container being normally closed by the stopper and adapted to be removed with said stopper from the housing upon removal of the cap from the housing.


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U.S. Classification401/128, 401/192, 215/12.1, 401/21
International ClassificationB43K29/00, B43K29/20
Cooperative ClassificationB43K29/20
European ClassificationB43K29/20