US 2644212 A
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July 7, 1953 A.`A. MARKowlTz 2,644,212
MAGNETIC HOLDER FOR PENCILS v Filed March 5. 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet l July 7, 1953 A. A. MARKowlTz MAGNETIC HOLDER FOR PENCILS 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 5. 1951 r1 .hull All. y
5 III Z INVENTOR. ALBERT A. MARKowlTz BY Patented July 7, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,644,212 MAGNETIC HOLDER FOR PENCILS Albert A. Markowitz, Bronx, N. Y.
Application March 5, 1951, Serial No. 213,904
1 This invention relates to new and useful improvements in magnetic holders or attachments for pencils and other articles, and, more particularly, to improvements onand additions to the magnetic pencil holder disclosed in my co-pending application filed on August 22, 1950, Serial Number 180,733.
In said co-pending application there is disclosed a sleeve-like housing for embracing a pencil and girthwisely gripping the same, said housing being elongated in the direction of length of said pencil and carrying a bar magnet.
One object of the invention is the provision of means clippable on an inside coat pocket or the like and to which the pencil can be secured by the attractive force of said magnet, it thus being possible to secure the pencil in place on the person merely by bringing the magnet into contact with said means. l
. Another object of the invention is to construct said means in such manner, and to modify said holder in such manner, as to provide for a further engagement between the magnet and said means in the event of slippage due to jostling or the like. Y
Still another object of the invention is to provide an improved pencil holder and magnet arrangement.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
y In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is an exploded perspective view of th pencil holder constructed in accordance with the present invention.
A Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the pencil and holder with the pocket clipping means in section to illustrate'the coaction of the parts.
Fig. 3 is a face view of the pocket clipping means as attached to a coat pocket or the like.
Fig. 4 is'an enlarged sectional view on line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
"Fig 5 is an enlarged sectional view on line 5 5 of Fig. 1, but with the pencil removed.
Fig. 6 is a face view of a modified form of pocket clipping means.
fFig. 7 is a sectional view on line 'I-I of Fig. 6. Fig. 8 is a vertical sectional view of the pencil holding means constructed in accordance with another modiiication of the presentinvention.
Fig. 9 is a horizontal sectional view taken on 7 Claims. (Cl. .Z4-201) 2 the line 9 9 of Fig. 8, ibut with the pencil gaging clip shown in full lines. Y I Fig. 10 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line III-I 0 of Fig. 8. y
Fig. 11 is a perspective view of the pencil en-v gaging clip, per se, used in the form of the in` vention shown in Figs. 8 to 10.
Fig. 12 is a view similar to Fig. 8, but illustrating the pencil holding means constructed in accordance with still another modification of thev present invention.
Fig. 13 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line I3-I3 of Fig. 12, but with the pencil 'engaging clip shown in full lines.
Fig. 14 is a perspective View of the pencil en.- gaging clip, per se, used in the form of the invention shown in Figs. 12 and 13. j
Fig. 15 is a side elevational View partly in vertical section of the pencil holding means conV structed in accordance with a further modification of the present invention.
Fig. 16 is a perspective View of the pencil engaging clip, per se, used in the form jof the invention shown in Fig. 15.
Fig. 17 is a View similar to Fig. 15, but illustrating the pencil holding means constructed in accordance with still another modification of the Present invention. y
Fig. 18 is a perspective view of the pencil en gaging clip, per se, used in the form of the in''v pencil is embraced by a pencil engaging 'clip having a housing I8 which consists of a sleeve' like structure of rubber or the like having .the -borethereof provided Withcorrugations 20. As shown, one face of housing I8 is ilattened and has imbedded therein a permanent bar magnet' 2l. According to the invention the magnet '2I' extends longitudinally beyond one end 22 of the housing I8 which is cut back angularly, as shown mostclearly in Fig. 2. Thus, the projecting end of the magnet forms a sort of linger 23 Whose purpose will be described hereinafter.
There also is provided a pocket engaging clip havingl a disc 24 of magnetizable material having alaterally projecting peripheral flange 25 from which an annular lip 26 projects inwardly. Se-v cured to the uniplanar face of disc 24 lby a pair V of rivets' 21 is a vspring pocket clip 28 of familiar design andby which the disc may .be securedt'o the lip of av pocket -30 secured to the outer sidecifV lip 26 and effects an even iirmer holding in place Y of the pencil, see Fig. 2.
Referring now t0 Figs. 6 and `.7,.thereis-disclosed a modied form of the invention. In these figures like parts are given the same reference numerals as hereinbefore but witha prime.add. ed. As shown, the disc 24 is made somewhat larger but is provided with the flange 25.,1the lip 26' and the pocket clip 28 the same as hereinbefore.; .Mounted within the ange v25' -is a disc 32 of paper or cardboard or 'thelike containing suitable 1advertising.matter. In Aorder Vto facilitate removal of a disc 32 for-.replacementthereofla Igentered-.opening33 is provided in the. disc 2.4, @y :mserting a pencil or the .like intosaid opening the disc 32 is readily removed.
l flfteferringvnow.toEigsj-ll, there .is disclosed a.modiijled pencil .holding means .for use with a pocket clip disc24. .A A-horseshoe magnet 35 is made in the' form of va disc havinga diametral.
grooveor troughA 36 vin one -face thereof. Acentrally .disposed hole in `groove 35 serves to accommodate a'rivet 31 which also passes through a washerain .the .groovea sleeve 4U which abuts the unifplanarffaceof .the .magnet, and the central portion of a breached, ring-like clipmember 4l lof .anysuitable'springy material. In obvious fashiongclipmember-M .may be utilized to secure a pencil .or .thelike .to ythev magnet 35.
'The'pencil engaging-.clip just described, is illustrated as used with ja .pocket clip .disc 2.13 such as .that shown .in Figs. 3 and 4, buit itlis appreciated'that 'this modiiiedclip could .also be. used with-the,pocket clip .shown in Figs. and?. As illnstratedjthe diameter of magnet "35fis-smaller thanvjthat vof the .opening surrounded .by lip '25, soithlt'the former is readily brought against Ythe disc .2.4for magnetic attachment thereto. As shown dot and 'dash lines 35a in Fig, "10, the magnet 35 becomes 'firmly lodged behind the'lip 2,ifdownward slippage Ithereof occurs. `Thus, the`. poss`ibility Lof dropping or losing av pencil gripped by the clip member 4| is greatly reduced. The'lmodi'flcation 'of Ythe invention shown in Figs. 12fto 1'4 vis characterized Y.by another .form oijpencl engaging .clip which is shown in -use with pocket-engaging clip similar to that descibedfinlconnection with Figs. ,1 to .5. .Here afgin, .appreciated that the l.pencil engag- 'f lmodied vform can also be usedwith the'pocketengaging clipshon'zn in Figs..6 .and 7. modified .form `of vpencil .engaging .clip is characterized hyabreached, ring-like clip memberffSliLormed' of .springy metallic .material .for frictionally maintaining'itself in a desired position 'along the 'length-of the pencil upon `which it.is engaged.Y Cut 'from vthe material ofthe clip member 50"there is apair of .opposit'ely disposed end alignedtongues'l which are bent .tohave their inne'rgface's.spacedromthe outer periphery offthel '.Elipfmember 50 a .distance just slightly glfeater .than titre thickness .of the). annular` lipVv 2.6 offthe'pocketfengaging clip, for a purpose which willY become clear :as .the Y description 4 proceeds.
Secured to the outer faces of the tongues 5l, there is a bar magnet 52. The magnet 52 can be secured to the tongues 5l by a suitable muoilage or by Welding, brazing or in any other similar manner. Such attachment of the magnet 52 to the tongues 5I leaves one face of the mag.- net free to be attracted to the exposed face of the disc 24 of the pocket engaging Iclip for releasably attaching the pencil carried by the clip member 15!) .to' that pocket engaging clip. 1
With theibar magnet---52-attractedf tothe exposed face of the disc 24, as shown in Figs. 12
and 13, the spacing of the inner faces of the vtongues-5| Afromthe outer periphery of the clip member 50 will permit the lowermost tongue 5l and the adjacent end of the bar magnet to engage behind thelip 26 of the pocket engaging clipv inthe event any downward slippage of the bar magnet should occur with relation to the exposed face of the disc 24.
the .modifiediormof the invention shown in Fig's. '.15 .and lfstill another form kof pencil engaging ,clipis illustrated in use with a pocket engagingclip. similar to .that shown in Fgs.`.1'to"5".
.Thefurthermodication of the ,pencil engaging .clip is characterized by a breached, ring-@likeV side ofthe clip member (il), the material thereof y is Ldoubled back upon itself 'forming Ya 'double layer mountingportionBZ which is'flat throughout its Ylength and width.
vAttached v.to the 'double layerv mounting portion 52, there Yis a magnet '63 of the bar-type.V
Attachment of the. magnet `(i3 tothe mounting portion'fz is accomplishedby gluing, AWelding or in any similar manner Vwhich'leaves the opprosite face .of the magnet free to beattracted to theexposed face ofthe disc 24 of the'pocke't engaging clip 4for releasably 'attachingthe pencilV carried by the clip member 6Utonthat pocket engaging yclip.' u y The modiii'cation `of' 1t-he `invention Ishown in Figs. 17 and 18 is similar to that describedin connection with Figs. I5 4and rfdiffering only in that one endjof fthe-double layer mounting iper-y ti'on 6'2" is out away rvexposingpne 4end portion of themagnet 63. v'Ilie Iconstruction is Lsuchpas is flearly apparent `Ifrom Fig. '17, that with'the magnet 63 attractedtothe'exposed face of 'the disc "2B ofY the pocket 'engaginggclin that exposed end of the magnet will become engaged 'fb'ehind thelipZB of thepooket .engaging clip-inthe eventv of v'any 'downward vslippage 4of 'the bar imagneti should occur With relation to` theexposed face of the Adisc. Thus, :complete separation lof 'the magnet"3 "fromfthe .disc "is prevented/.by such doWnWardfslippa-ge.
trates Figs. 15ans-16am thev like reference numerals are used to identify like uparts in V:all ofthe-views.v
While the modiedffform's lof perron engaging clips-'of Figs.' 1-5 and f6 and 17 and 181are illustrated in use with the pocket engaging "clip shownY inFigs. 1 Mto 5,"it is vappreciatedthat those pencil engaging clipsV can also be vused vwith the modied'orm o'f thevpocket engaging clip .shkivvnA yIn `otherd'espects the vform Aof Ythe v'invention shown'fin Figs. "17 and,v 118 -is similarto'that illusthese members are made of a non-magnetic substance, the annular lip 26 or 26 will prevent the respective pencil holding clips from falling off the disc 24.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what. I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. Means for securing a pencil or the like on the person, which includes a flexible sleeve-like housing removably secured on the pencil Vand having a flat longitudinal face, a bar magnet imbedded in said at face and extending beyond one end thereof to form a nger, the edge of the housing adjacent said linger being angularly undercut toward the finger, a disc of 'magnetizable material, a laterally directed peripheral flange surrounding the other face of the disc, and an inwardly directed annular lip extending from said flange, said linger having a thickness less than the lateral extent of said flange.
2. Means for securing a pencil or the like on the person, which includes a ilexible sleeve-like housing removably secured on the pencil and having a flat longitudinal face, a bar magnet imbedded in said at face and extending beyond one end thereof to form a nger, the edge of the housing adjacent said finger being angularly undercut toward the nger, a disc of magnetizable material, a laterally directed peripheralv ange surrounding the other face of the disc, and an inwardly directed annular lip extending from said ilange, saidrnger having a thickness less than the lateral extent of said flange, said Vmagnet being secured to the said other face of said disc by contact therewith, and said nger becoming lodged behind said lip in the event of slippage of the magnet across theface of the disc.
3. Means for securing a tool to Athe person comprising an apertured housing to receive the tool, a magnet embedded in said housing having one end extending therefrom and a clip holding disc of magnetizable material, said disc ineluding an annular flange on the periphery thereof, said flange having an annular lip spaced from said disc, said disc and lip forming a pocket, the magnet being received in said pocket, whereby the flange and lip prevent accidental separation of said magnet and disc in the event of slippage.
4. The combination of claim 3 wherein said apertured housing includes a corrugated tool gripping means. v
5. The combination of claim 4, wherein said housing is of non-magnetic material.
6. The combination of claim 5 wherein said housing is of compressible material.
7. The combination of claim 3 wherein said annular flange is of a diameter large enough f to receive a portion of said housing.
' ALBERT A. MARKOWITZ.
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