US 2549200 A
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April 17, 1951 N. T. HOOKS PAPER AND PENCIL CLIP Filed June 15, 1949 Inventor Null 7. Hooks iatented Apr. 17, 1951 UNITED "sTATE 's eAT NT OFFICE Nall 'r. Hooks, Hopkinsvill, Ky., assignor of fifty per cent to J. A. Burks,- -Hopkinsville, Ky.
i Applicationi'Jnne 13, 1943, SerialNo. 98,785
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in clips and the primary object of the present invention is to provide an attachment' for books and the like that will yieldingly retain a sheet of paper or a pad clamped against a book and which will support a pencil or scriber in a conveniently accessible position.
Another very important object of the present invention is to provide a book clip, a pencil receiving sleeve and embodying novel and improved means for detachably holding the sleeve relative to the clip.
Yet another object of the present invention is the provision of a paper and pencil clip consisting of a leather sleeve for receiving a pencil so that a user can safely contact the edges of the sleeve without a harmful effect.
A further object of the present invention is to provide paper and pencil clip so constructed as to retain a pencil or scriber between the two edges of the backs of a book and which will in no way restrict the stacking of a plurality of books having the present clip applied thereon.
A still further aim of the present invention is to provide a pencil and paper clip that is simple and practical in construction, strong and reliable in use, small and compact in structure, neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for Which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout and in which:
Figure l is a fragmentary perspective view of a book and showing the present invention applied thereon and urging a pad against the book, also a pencil, in dotted lines, received in the pencil holding portion of the present clip;
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken substantially on the plane of section line 2-2 of Figure 1 and with the pad removed therefrom;
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the present invention applied to a book and supporting a pencil; and
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the blank forming the clip portion of the present invention.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein, for the purpose of illustration, there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral IIJ represents an elongated strip of resilient material that is bent to ,5 Claims. (01. 24-66) provide a U-shaped clip having first and second leg portions l2 and I4, and a web portion [6.
One half of the web portion 16 is pressed inwardly between the leg portions [2 and I4 to form a U-shaped seat or recess l8 having spaced portions 20 and 22. The portion 20 :is spaced parallel to the leg portion l2 of the clip and the portion 22 bears against the inner surface of the leg portion M.
The leg portion I4 is provided with an integral extension 24 having an outwardly flared end portion 26 for a purpose which will later be more fully described.
The numeral 28 represents a strip or loop of flexible and pliable material, preferably leather, having a roughened inner surface. The ends 30 and 32 of the loop 28 are fitted into the seat [8 and are yieldingly retained in the seat l8, between the portions 20 and 22, due to the resilient characteristic of the strip H].
In practical use of the present invention, one edge 34 of a book leaf or cover 36 is placed between the leg portion 12 and the portion 20 with the leg portion [2 yieldingly bearing against the outer face of the leaf 35 and the portion 20 yieldingly bearing against the inner surface of the leaf 36.
A pencil 38 is held in the loop 28 with the inner roughened surface of the loop restricting sliding movement of the pencil 38 relative to the loop. The pencil 38 is disposed between the forward and rear leaves of the book and any suitable sheets or pads of material 40 are clamped against the inner surface of the leaf 36 by the extension 24.
In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.
It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention, the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and within the scope of the appended claims.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A pencil holder comprising a substantially U-shaped clip of resilient material having a web portion, said web portion having a recess therein, and a pencil embracing strip having juxtaposed ends mounted in said recess and yieldingly held in said recess.
2. A pencil holder comprising a substantially U-shaped clip of resilient material having first and second leg portions and a web portion, a 5
U-shaped seat provided in the web portion of said clip and'having first and second portions, the first portion of said U-shaped seat being spaced from the first leg portion of said clip to receive one end of a book leaf, and a pencil and second leg portions and a web portion, a U- shaped seat pressed in the web portion of said clip and having first and second portions, the first portion of said U-shaped seat being spaced from the first leg portion of said clip and cooperating therewith to receive one end of a book leaf, and a flexible strip having its ends flattened against each other and yieldingly retained in said seat.
4. The combination of claim 3 wherein said sleeve is constructed of leather material to eliminate sharp edges contacting a user's fingers.
5. The combination of claim 3 wherein the second leg portion of said clip is elongated to yieldingly urge a sheet of material against the outer face of a book leaf when one edge of a book leaf isplaced between the first leg portion of said clip and the first portion of said clip.
NALL T. HOOKS.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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