US 2366457 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 2, 1945.
K. E. PINKHAM PENCIL HOLDER Filed May. 18, 1944 izzi'sham IN V EN TOR.
I Patented Jan. 2, 1945 UNITED STA as PENCIL HOLDER Kermit E. Pinkham, Champaign, 111.
Application May 18, 1944, Serial No. 536.2%?
This invention relates to a device designed primarily for holding lead pencils, one of the objects being to provide a device of this character made from a single blank of sheet material, preferably paper which, after being properly assembled, can be applied to any convenient support where the held article will be within easy reach.
A further object is to provide a pencil holder which can be made of material such as resilient paper stock and which includes as integral parts thereof, resilient gripping elements which serve to engage the pencil or other object so as to prevent it from slipping out of position.
A still further object is to provide the holder with a gummed surface by means of which said holder can be affixed to a notebook or other supporting structure.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
In the accompanying drawing the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the device affixed to a supporting structure and holding a lead pencil. I
Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical section through the structure shown in Fig. 1, said section being taken on the line 22.
Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3, Fi 2.
Figure 4 is a detail view of the blank from which the pencil holder is made.
Referring to the figures b-y characters of reference, A designates a blank formed preferably of a resilient paper stock such as ninety per cent sulphite document manila, caliper .010. Obviously, however, a paper having greater strength and elasticity could be used. This stock is cut to form the blank shown in Fig. 4 which, as illustrated, includes a rectangular central section I and oppositely extending wings 2 and 3. The wing 2 is divided from the section I by a score line 4 or the like alined with the adjacent side edge of the middle section 5. The side section or wing 3 is also separated from the middle section I by a score line 5 or the like alined with the adjacent side of the main or middle section I. The side sections 2 and 3 do not extend the full height of the central section 4 but terminate adjacent to the center thereof and the side section 3 is provided, along its upper edge, with an elongated flap 6 preferably divided from the section 3 by a score line i or the like. top edge of the section 3 alines with short incision or slit 8 extended into the central or body section I and alines with the corresponding edge of the side section 2. The upper end of the central or body section I forms a flap Q which is divided from said central or body section by a score line It or the like.
One side of the side section 2 is covered with an adhesive, indicated at It which is of such a nature that, after being moistened; it will adhere quickly and strongly to any surface to which it may be applied. The opposite surface of the middle or body section 5 is alsoprovided with a like adhesive. indicated by dotted lines at 82. This adhesive, however, does not cover that portion of said surface located between the incision 8 and the bottom edge of the section E.
After a blank has been prepared as described, the flap s is folded onto the main section I away from the adhesive on said section and the flap 6 is likewise folded onto the side section 3 in the same general direction. After the flaps have thus been folded along the lines 59 and '5, side section 3 is folded on line 5 so as to overlie the main or central section i, and to bring the folded flap 6 against the pencil P when inserted so that said pencil is thus forced by the flap against the flap 9 thereabove as clearly indicated in Fig. 2. The adhesive M having been moistened, the side section 2 is folded over and affixed to the side section 3, thus completing the structure. Inasmuch as an incision 8 is extended into the central or main section I, a spring is formed by that portion of the blank at opposite sides of the line 5 and this spring permits the overlapping affixed portion of the structure to spring outwardly away from the central or main section I, thereb adding to the gripping action of the holder and insuring proper retention of the pencil.
With the parts assembled as described, the back surface of the central or mail surface I on which the adhesive I2 is located can be affixed to the cover C of a notebook or the like or to any other suitable supporting structure thereby insuring assembly of the pencil with said structure under normal conditions.
Because of the resilient nature of the paper used, the flaps E5 and 9 will act as eiiicient resilient gripping elements and the desirable spring action will also be secured adjacent to the fold 5.
What is claimed is:
1. A pencil holder formed of a single blank of resilient paper stock including a central main section having a folded flap at the upper end, side sections extending laterally from the other end portion of said main section and secured together in overlapping relation, and a flap folded onto one of the side sections and supported between said section and the main section, both flaps being adapted to yieldingly grip a pencil when supported between the main and side sections.
2. A pencil holder formed of resilient paper stock and including a single blank providing a central main section having an adhesive on one side and a flap at the upper end folded toward the opposite side, overlying side sections joined together, there being an incision in the main section alined with one edge of one of the side sections for defining a resilient area along the line of connection between said side section and the main section, and a flap overlying and integral with one of the side sections and extended between said section and the main section, said flap and the first named flap being adapted to grip a pencil extended between the sections. KERMIT E. PINKHAM.