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Publication numberUS2345051 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 28, 1944
Filing dateMar 23, 1943
Priority dateMar 23, 1943
Publication numberUS 2345051 A, US 2345051A, US-A-2345051, US2345051 A, US2345051A
InventorsJensen Adolph
Original AssigneeJensen Adolph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holding device
US 2345051 A
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March 28, 1944.

A. JENSEN HOLDING DEVICE Filed March 25, 1945 u :Elm

IN VEN TOR.l ,49m pH Jam/55N BY Patented Mar. 28, 1944 "UNITED STATES PATENT fox-neg Application March 23, 1943, Serial No. 480,144

(Cl. Zei- 3) 3 Claims.

This invention relates to holding devices suitable to hold pencils. and is herein illustrated in the form of a clip device carried on and cooperating with the stiff body of a helmet so that a pencil may be held securely gripped between the clip and the helmet body.

Ship workers, iron erectors and carpenters who wore heavy smooth protective helmets, have hitherto deemed it impossible to take hold of a pencil or crayon readily, especially when wearing gloves. Such men, especially when doing outdoor work have carried a pencil in a pocket, usually a pocket inside a coat, with the result that the typical worker, who unexpectedly needed a pencil, first removed a glove, unbuttoned his coat, felt for the pencil, and, having found it, pulled it out, fbuttoned his coat, put on his glove (at least if an iron erector), and then proceeded to make the desired mark. When the mark or marks were made, the process was reversed to put the pencil back, and go to work again after replacing the glove a second time.

In a large shipyard, for example, this series of wasted motions takes place several thousand times a day, thus wasting hundreds, if not thousands of man-hours each day.

According to the present invention the workman may be able to quickly seize his pencil from his protective helmet, even wearing his gloves, and after using the pencil, quickly and securely replace it on the helmet in a small fraction of the time now wasted.

In the form disclosed in some detail the stiff body of a helmet is perforated to receive a screw body which is adapted to press against the helmet a spring blade, with the result that the blade serves to hold the pencil Eby gripping it :between the blade and the helmet surface.

Other features and advantages will hereinafter appear.

In the accompanying drawing:

Fig. 1 is a side view of a helmet showing a clip holding the pencil in place;

Fig. 2 is a sectional View on the line 2-2 of Fig. l;

Fig. 3 is a face View of the clip and some parts seen from the helmet side; and

Fig. 4 is a face view seen from the other side.

In the form shown a rigid workmans helmet I0 made of fibre-reinforced synthetic plastic to make a resilient structure is perforated at II about level with the top of the usual suspended sweat-band support, and a headed screw I2 is passed through the perforation so that the broad fiat head I3 lies against the inner surface of the helmet, and the screw body I4 projects, say, onehalf inch outside the helmet.

Then a spring clip I5 perforated at I6 and carrying a dished spacer I1 is slipped over the screw body I4 so that its arched body I8 stands free of the helmet surface while its downturned bend I9 lies against the helmet at a point 2l) where the helmet is turning well inwards. From the bend 20, above the bend I9, the end of the clip I5 bends slightly away from the helmet, or standing vertical, so that a pencil is readily caught by the free end 2I.

In fact, a workman, holding his pencil between his thickly gloved fingers, finds it easy to slip his pencil down the smooth hard surface of the helmet and catch the pencil behind the end 2| by feeling, despite the awkwardness caused by the thick glove.

The clip I5 may have about the resilienecy of corset steels and extends below the spacer I1, bending toward the helmet I0 at 22.

The dished spacer I1 is shown in the form of a flat annular rim 23 lying upon the surface of the helmet II) and a dished body 24 larger in diameter than the half-inch side clip I5, and slotted at 25, 26 to receive the clip I5 at its upper and lower parts (as seen in Figs. 2 to 4), so that it firmly holds the clip against turning, because the clip enters beneath the surface 0f the dished body 24Y at the slot 25 and comes out at 26.

The clip I5 is held to the spacer I1 by being upset at 21 or riveted where it is perforated at I6 to permit the screw I4 to pass, the spacer being correspondingly perforated, so that the edges of the clip around the perforation I6 overlie the edges of the spacer I1 as best shown at 21 in Fig. 2.

When the clip I5 lies upon the surface of the helmet I0 and the screw I4 is in position in the perforations II and I5, the clip I5 is readily locked in place by screwing down a wing-nut 28 on the screw and tightening it against the spacer I1 or the upset edge 21. For convenience in releasing the screw head I3 may be slotted at 29.

A stationary total length of clip from the perforation I6 to the end 2| about 2% inches, and the whole device or any part may be made lof galvanized or rust-proof or stainless steel.

Having thus described one form of the invention in considerable detail, what is claimed is:

l. The combination of a resilient clip adapted to bear against the hard surface of a head piece, a spacing member through which the clip is passed, and a screw device having a head behind the surface and passing through the clip and spacing member to hold the clip to the outer surface.

2. The combination of a resilient clip adapted to bear against the surface of a hard helmet, a spacing member having a rim which bears against the helmet, and a dished portion having slots through which the clip passes, a headed screw adapted to bear against the interior of the helmet and passing through perforations in the helment and spacing member and clip, and a nut screwed down on the screw against the spacing member and clip to hold them to the helmet.

3. A pencil clip including a. resilient strip having an outturned end, a dished member having slots through which the strip passes, a headed screw passing through perforations in strip and dished member, up set margins on the strip perforations overlying the edges of the dished member perforation to hold the strip to the member, and a nut screwed down on the screw to draw the head ofthe screwagainstY the interior of the helmet. I I l ADOLPH JENSEN.

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U.S. Classification24/3.12, 24/458, 40/329
International ClassificationA42B3/04, A42B1/24, B43K23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA42B3/04, A42B1/24, B43K23/001
European ClassificationA42B3/04, A42B1/24, B43K23/00B