US 2652610 A
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T. M. CRUCE Sept. 22, 1953 CHAIN CLIP Filed Aug. 15, 1952 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 22, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.
The present invention relates to a new and useful improvement in clips for use particularly in clipping papers together.
Generally there is provided a clip formed of one continuous length of suitable wire, consisting of two oblong loops, one within the other, an eye formed in each end portion and the free ends terminating in a hook-like form beyond said eyes.
The principal object of this invention is to provide a device for clipping various papers together in such a manner as to permit such papers to be turned over without removal from the clip.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a clip as described that permits of any number of such clips to be joined together in a chain-like form that permits the papers clipped in each of the clips to be turned or removed from its clip without interfering with the papers held in the other clips in such chain.
Other objects than those stated in the foregoing will be attainable in the use of the device and from a reading of the description herein and in conjunction with the associated drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a front view of the invention in elevation.
Figure 2 is a front end view.
Figure 3 is a rear end View.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary side view showing the eye in particular.
Figure 5 is a view of one clip with fragments of two other of the clips to show the manner of joining any desired number of the clips together in one chain.
Describing the drawings, the numeral l, refers to the hooks formed on the free ends of the clip, 2 are the eyes formed on the end portions of the clip adjacent the hook ends, 3 refers to the inner oblong loop and 4 the longer oblong loop.
It will be understood that the device is formed from a single length of spring-like wire and that the two oblong loops 3 and 4 are adapted to provide a clip means for supporting a paper or papers removably therebetween. The invention may then be used singly or in any number to form a chain by inserting the hook ends in the eyes 2 of the one above it and in this manner they will depend downwardly with the last one so joined being the lowest in the chain.
With the invention in the assembled or chain form as described above, the papers clipped in any one of the clips may be turned or removed from the clip independently of those in any of the other appended or joined clips, without disturbing any of the papers in the other clips in such chain.
The convenience of the invention resides in the manner in which it is adapted for use, namely, with one of the clips placed on a support such as a wall by means of the hook ends, any number of the clips may be added as needed until the end or" the chain thus formed extends downwardly as far as desired, the papers in each of such clips being separate from the adjoining clips.
I have shown my invention in a desired form, however minor changes may be required without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is:
1. A device of the type described comprising a length of spring-like wire, and having a hook formed on each of the free ends, an eye formed adjacent each of said hook ends, and two oblong loops formed in the greater portion of said wire intermediate the said eyes.
2. A device as described in claim 1, the said hooks formed by bending the free ends of said wire inwardly and toward each other at a right angle relative to said wire, said eyes consisting of a single twist of said wire, said loops consisting of an inner and an outer loop, said inner loop of less length than the said outer loop, and said inner loop lying within the said outer loop and in the same plane.
3. A device as described in claim 2, said eyes adapted to receive the hook ends of another of said device as a means to removably support such device in a depending position, and the said loops providing a means for removably clamping papers or the like therebetween.
THOMAS- M. CRUCE.
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