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P 1956 B. G. WALLNEY 2,762,100
CLIPS FOR PAPERS Filed May 10, 1954 INVENTOR ATTORNEY United States Patent CLIPS FOR PAPERS Byron G. Wallney, Van Nuys, Calif.
Application May 10, 1954, Serial No. 428,513
1 Claim. (Cl. 2466) My invention is an improvement in clips, particularly clips made of resilient and flexible material for engaging loose sheets of paper, writing pads, etc., in ofices and other places.
The chief object of this invention is to provide a clip comprising an elastic strip adapted to receive and hold an unusually large number of sheets of paper that must be kept together and given attention.
Another object is to provide a clip consisting of an elastic strip bent into such form that several difierent sheafs of papers can be inserted into the slip and easily detached when needed.
A further object is to provide a clip of this kind which can be inexpensively produced and finished and is strong and durable, so as to be capable of giving long and ellicient service.
The nature and advantages of the invention are clearly set forth in the ensuing description and the novel features are defined in the appended claim. On the drawings a preferred embodiment of the device is illustrated, but I may vary the structure in minor respects without alteration or omission of any of the essential characteristics.
On said drawings,
Figure 1 is a side view of a clip according to this invention; and
Figure 2 is a front view thereof in mounted position.
The clip is made of a strip of spring steel or other suitable material, with a bend 1 between which and one end of the strip is a length or section 2. At a distance from this bend approximately equal to the length 2 is another bend 3, the strip between these two bends having a length or section 4 extending reversely with respect to the section 2. From the bend 3 another length or section 5 extends in the same direction as the section 2; and the end portion of the section 5 is turned over to form a hook 6.
The section 2 is not straight throughout, but has an inclined planar portion 7 near the bend 1 that is bent or sprung slightly towards the section 4. The outer sections 2 and 5 are substantially flush with each other at both their ends and are approximately parallel, but the intermediate section 4 which is set or sprung, extends diagonally from the bend 1 towards the section 2 and makes a yielding contact therewith near the aforesaid end as indicated at the point 8. Between the point 8 and the bend 3 the section 4 has an inclined planar spring portion 9 that extends away from the point 8.
From the bend 3 the section 5 is set or sprung so that it makes yielding contact with the section 4 adjacent the bend 1, as indicated at 10. The section 4 can easily be forced away from the section 2, and the section 5 from the section 4. Hence papers, such as bills, letters or memorandum slips can be inserted between the sections 2 and 4 and 4 and 5 and gripped so as to be held firmly in position.
The clip with the bend 3 uppermost can be attached by means of a screw 11 through a hole in the section 2 to a support 15. A hole 17 is provided in each of sections 4 and 5 for the optional use of a screwdriver in setting the screw 11 into support 15. The clip may alternatively be secured with the section 2 afiixed to a plate or other support 12 having a projection 13 with hole 14 to enable the plate to be hung up on a nail. In use, one slip-s papers to be kept on hand up and between the sections 4 and 5, or down between the sections 2 and 4. The hook can be utilized for papers or to support a pad, pencil, or other article. When the papers in the clip are needed they can easily be withdrawn.
The clip thus comprises three gripping sections, two of which have yielding contact with each other at one end of the clip, and the third has yielding contact with one of the first two at the opposite end of the clip. The clip is thus compact, and has a relatively large holding capacity due to its two outer sections and the intermediate section connecting the outer sections as above described.
The hook 6 also serves as a convenient tab for pulling the sections of the clip apart to release sheafs of paper supported therein. One merely takes hold of the hook 6 and pulls outward so as to separate slightly the section 5 from the section 4 and the section 4 from the section 2.
Having described my invention, what I believe to be new is:
A clip for paper, the clip comprising a strip having a section to be attached to said support, said section having an inclined planar portion at one end, said strip being bent to form an intermediate section joined at one end to said inclined planar portion and overlying the first-named section, said intermediate section having an inclined planar portion at its opposite end bent away from the first-named section, the point of junction of said lastnamed portion and said intermediate section being in contact with the first-named section, the strip being bent further to form an outer section joined to the inclined planar portion of the intermediate section, and overlying 'both the aforesaid sections, the outer section having yielding contact with the intermediate section adjacent the inclined planar portion of the first-named section, the outer section having a hook-shaped extremity bent outward adjacent the last-named inclined planar portion, all said sections being approximately equal in length; and resilient to permit papers to be inserted at one end of the clip between the first-named section and the inclined planar portion of the intermediate section, and at the other end of the clip between the outer section and the intermediate section behind said hook-shaped extremity.
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