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Sept. 30. 1947. GLOEDE 2,428,213
MARKING IMPLEMENT HOLDER Filed Sept. 6, 1945 l9 fiat; 56.4 5 .5 Ir v x I 14484777 6104725 1 v m'vewm Patented Sept. 30, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MARKING IMPLEMENT HOLDER Albert Gloede, Poughlreepsie, N. Y.
Application September 6, 1945, Serial No. 614,786
1 Claim. 1 This invention relates to a marking implement holder for sign painters, for aiding and assisting a sign painter in laying out the letters or characters used in a sign.
An object of the invention is to provide a marking implement'holder for sign painters which.
will, in every stroke, give a uniform thickness or blocking layout to each letter or numeral being placed on the sign.
Another object of the invention is to provide such a device that, when used as hereinafter set forth, a sign painter will have an accurate guide for the outline of the letters or numerals used and further measuring will be unnecessary.
.A further object of the invention is to provide a marking implement holder for sign painters which is of .simple construction, is durable, is inexpensive to manufacture, is neat in appearance and is handy to use for the purpose intended.
Other objects of the invention will be apparent I from the following description and drawings which illustratea preferred embodiment thereof, it being understood that the enumerated objects of the invention are intended to generally explain the nature thereof and not to limit it in any manner.
With the above objects in view, the illustrated embodiment of the invention is comprised of a novel combination of a spreader support and the detachable pencil holders, and a handle by which the device is manipulated affixed to the middle of the spreader support.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is an isometric side view of the complete embodiment of the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation view of the device showing graduation markings on the side of the spreader.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the partially split stud portion of one of the pencil or other marker holders.
Fig. 4 is an end view of the stud.
Fig. 5 is a partially broken away side elevation of the tightening nut which coacts with the stud to both fixedly engage the holder to the spreader and also fixedly engage the pencil or other marker in the holder.
Fig. 6 shows schematically the use of the tool herein set forth in making shaded letters.
Fig. 7 shows schematically the use of the tool in making block letters of uniform thickness.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, a marking implement support for sign painters constructed according to the preferred embodialong its longitudinal axis, one on each'side the center portion 3. A handle 4 is attached at this center portion. A pencil or marker holder generally indicated at 5 is aflixed in each of the slots 2. Each holder 5 is composed of a stud 6 and nut as shown in detail in Figs. 3 and 5 respectively. The studB is centrally bored at 8 at a size'suitable for the free insertion of a pencil or other marker (see Fig. 4) and has an enlarged diameter head 6. A screw thread is provided on the remainder of the stud as at 13. Two flat parallel faces I0 are formed also along the remainderof the length of the stud. A slot I l is cut in each of the flat faces I 0 as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. A tell-tale mark I! is proon the enlarged head portion 9, directly in line with the center of the flat faces Ill. The nut I has an enlarged diameter end portion I2 equal to the enlarged diameter head portion 9 of the stud 6 and forthe remainder of its length is of a somewhat smaller outside diameter. The nut I is likewise centrally bored andprovided with a taper thread I4, the same being of larger diameter at I6 than at I5.
,The combination of the stud 6 and nut l operates to both firmly grip a pencil l9 (see Fig. 2) or other marker and at the same time firmly affix the holder in the slots 2 at a predetermined place as will be presently described.
In the art of sign painting certain more or less relations between thickness of characterbeing printed and the height of the same are followed. As for instance, for characters of 5 inches in height, a thickness of one inch is generally used and for characters of 6 feet in height, a thickness of 10 inches is generally used. It is to be understood, of course, that these are not fixed rules but are somewhat generally followed. Accordingly in the instant embodiment I have made the length of my spreader I such that when the holders 5 are used in the extreme ends of the same, the center lines of the holders shall be 10 inches apart and likewise when used in the most central portion of the spreader, the center lines shall be one inch apart. In order to facilitate the exact equidistant spacing of the holders from the center of the spreader, I have provided a series of tell-tale marks at /2 inch intervals on the lengthwise edges of the spreader as shown at I3.
Having determined the desired width of the character to be outlined as related to its height,
out as a shaded letter.
a stud 6 is inserted in one of the slots 2 of the spreader l, the slot being of such a width as to just freely accommodate the flat faces of the stud 6. It is moved along until the tell-tale mark I! on the stud registers with the predetermined tell-tale mark 18 on the spreader, A pencil IE or other marking device is inserted in the central bore 8 of the holder, as shown in Fig. 2, and the internally taper threaded nut is then turned up on the stud. Since the flat faces l0 prevent the turning of the stud 6 in slot 2, and the taper thread end of the nut I is smaller in diameter than the straight threaded stud diameter, the turning up of the nut will result in a partial collapse of the slotted end of the stud E, thereby firmly clamping the pencil or other marker in the centrally bored portion 8 of the stud and when completely turned up will firmly clamp the spreader between the enlarged diameter portions 9 and [2 of the stud and nut respectively. The second holder is aflixed the other slot 2 at a point equidistant from the center of the spreader in a like manner.
An illustrative use of the device is shown in v Fig. 7, wherein the letter F has been blocked out, using both vertical and horizontal strokes. For making block letters of uniform thickness, the device is used with the spreader at right angles tathe center line of the portion of the letter being drawn at all times. i
A further illustrative use of the device is shown in Fig. 6, wherein the letter S has been blocked For making shaded letters, the device is used with the spreader in etherizontal position at all times.
While I have shown and described but one form of my invention embodied in certain details of construction, it is to be understood that it is primarily for the purpose of illustrating. the principles of the invention.
In a multiple marking implement support, the combination including means for effecting a predetermined horizontal spaced relation between .edges thereof at equi-distant points from the center of the bar and guide slots through the flat face of the bar extending longitudinally on each side of the mid-point thereof, a plurality of two piece marking implement holders, each of which comprising a, centrally bored, partially split stud having an enlarged diameter head portion with indicia means on the periphery thereof in the plane of the split in the stud adapted to register with said first mentioned indicia means to visually indicate the relative positions of the holders from the mid-point of the spreader bar, the remaining portion of the partially split stud having a screw thread turned thereon and cut away to provide two parallel flat faces equi-distant from the central axis of the stud and in planes perpendicular to the first named plane, and an elongated coacting nut having an inside taper screw thread, the greater diameter end being nearer the head portion of the stud and or substantially the same size as the thread on the stud and the smaller diameter end being substantially less than the diameter of the thread on the stud, and adapted, when turned up full length on the stud, to compress the split portions of the stud. and grip a marking. implement and, at the same time, fixedly engage the spreader bar between the head portion; of the stud and the larger inside diameter end of the nut, and a hand grip attached at the mid-point of the spreader bar and extending in'a plane perpendicular to the flat face thereof whereby the implement support may be manipulated.
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