US 2497249 A
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Feb..14, 1950 v g, WESTON 2,497,249
Original Filed Aug. 14, 1944 :EIEJi I N VENTOR. DWI/l0 C W56 TON Patented Feb. 14, 1950 PEN David C. Weston, Descanso, Calif.
Substituted for application Serial No. 549,416, Au-
gust 14, 1944. This application April 7, 1947,
Serial No. 739,741
This invention relates to an improvement in pens of the type usually inserted in a conventional pen holder.
One of the greatest objections to the ordinary type of dip pen is that it will safely hold ink only for a very short period of writing. If the attempt is made to use a large amount of ink, as for lettering or the like, the common pen is exceedingly liable to blot. Attempts have been made to provide such pens with large reservoirs to enable them safely to carry an increased amount of ink. All such pens with which I am familiar involve certain drawbacks, such, for example, as the requirement for additional pivoted or otherwise mounted elements which add to the expense of production and are liable to get out of order.
It is an object of my invention to provide a pen having a large ink capacity.
A further object is to provide a pen simply constructed from a single piece of metal.
These and other objects and features of advantage will become apparent in the following description.
Figure 1 is a plan of the blank from which my pen may be constructed.
Figure 2 is a top plan of the completed pen.
Figure 3 is a side elevation.
Figure 4 is a bottom view.
Referring to the drawings, in Figure 1 there will be seen a flat blank cut from a single sheet of metal and having thereon all the elements necessary for the completion of my pen. Indicated are portions I and 2 which when suitably formed constitute the shank and bowl or ink reservoir respectively. Reference numeral 3 indicates lines on which the two like elements 4 are to be folded up to constitute the pens point. As indicated in Figures 2 and 4, the outer edges of nibs 4, as seen in Figure 1, when folded together define the pens capillary ink passage 5. Corners of the nibs are cut away so as to provide in the pen a feed aperture 6. The pen may be provided with the usual hardened point I, if desired.
Shank l is designed to cooperate with the usual penholder but it will be observed that as compared with the more usual type pen point, the shank as shown is inverted. This is not necessary, as the blank may be so formed that the shank is convex on top.
It is believed apparent that the construction shown will provide for a large ink capacity, that it may be constructed with a minimum of expense, and that there are no loose parts to get out of order or to be lost.
This is a substitute for my abandoned application Serial No. 549,416, filed August 14, 1944.
A pen consisting of a one piece member having a central arcuate portion having one arcuate end formed for insertion in a conventional pen holder and its other arcuate end enlarged with respect to the first portion to provide an ink reservoir bowl, said other arcuate end having a mb portion formed along each longitudinal marginal edge of said other arcuate end portion, each nib portion being bent arcuately back over said other arcuate end portion and inwardly toward the other nib portion to terminate in a spaced relation thereto to provide a relatively narrow ink feed slot extending to a common writing point at the ends of said nib portions to conduct ink from between the other arcuate end and the superimposed nib portions, each nib portion extending beyond the end of the other arcuate end portion with which it is integral to a writing pen point end.
DAVID C. WESTON.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 688,834 Deck Dec. 17, 1901 818,258 Kepner Apr. 17, 1906