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Publication numberUS3287042 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1966
Filing dateSep 29, 1964
Priority dateSep 29, 1964
Publication numberUS 3287042 A, US 3287042A, US-A-3287042, US3287042 A, US3287042A
InventorsBaer Roger T
Original AssigneeBaer Roger T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clip for holding knots
US 3287042 A
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Nov. 22, 1966 R. T. BAER 3,287,042

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Illh m INV E NTOR. ROGER T. BAER ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,287,042 CLIP FOR HOLDING KNOTS Roger T. Baer, 742 /2 N. Brauchiforte Ave., Santa Cruz, Calif. Filed Sept. 29, 1964, Ser. No. 400,075 1 Claim. (Cl. 289-17) This invention relates to a clip which is useful as an aid in tying knots. It is particularly useful for tying knots on packages.

In tying knots on packages and the like, it is difficult to hold a first knot tight while a second knot is tied on top thereof, and normally it is necessary to utilize the services of a second person to hold the first knot while the second knot is being tied.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a knot holder which enables one person to effectively tie a double knot.

Another object of this invention is to provide a knot holder which will automatically slip out of the second knot 50 that the second knot automatically will overlie the first knot.

In the drawings forming part of this application:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view showing a device embodying the present invention in use in tying a knot.

FIGURE 2 is a side view of the device.

FIGURE 3 is a plan view of the device.

FIGURE 4 is a sectional view from the line 4-4 of FIGURE 2.

Turning now to a description of the drawings by reference characters, the device comprises a base member, generally designated 6, and a top member, generally designated 8. The base member 6 has a first end 10 and a second end 12, with a pair of upstanding lugs 14 therebetween. Top member 8 has a first end 16 and a second end 18 with a pair of downturned lugs 20 therebetween. A pin 22 passes through the lugs, providing a pivot point, while a spring 24 presses against the inner surfaces of the top and bottom members biasing the first ends 10 and 16 against each other in a gripping arrangement.

The front portion of the bottom member is tapered almost to a thin edge as at 26, and its upper surface is roughened or knurled as at 28. The first end of the top member is pointed as at 30, while its upper surface is abruptly curved as at 32. The bottom surface is tapered to correspond with the taper 26. If desired, a magnet 34 can be provided so that the clip can be easily fastened to a scissors or other metallic support.

FIGURE 1 shows the device in use. In order to use the device it is only necessary to tie a loose knot at the desired point and then clip the knot between the ends 10 and 16. The ends of the spring may then be pulled 3,287,042 Patented Nov. 22, 1966 as tight as desired, and the knot Will slip under the pulling pressures and will be retained by the clip in its tightened position. A second knot is then tied and pulled and as it is pulled the second knot comes in contact with the abruptly curved surface 32, and as the pulling is continued, the device is automatically slipped backwards and out from between the two knots, allowing the second knot to overlie the first. If the second knot is tied fairly rapidly, the clip will be flipped some distance from the knot.

It is believed apparent from the foregoing that I have provided a simple, yet effective, device whereby one person can effectively tie a double knot in string or the like.

I claim:

A clip for holding knots or the like comprising in combination:

(a) a substantially flat elongated, rectangular base 7 member;

(b) said base member having a first end and a second end and having upstanding lugs near the center thereof;

(c) a top member overlying said base member and being substantially coextensive therewith and having first and second ends and having downwardly extending lugs near the center thereof;

(d) pivot means extending through the lugs of the base and top members;

(e) spring means associated with said pivot means, biasing said first ends of the top and base members toward each other;

(f) knurling on the upper surface of the first end of the base member, said base member tapering to a thin edge; and, v

(g) the first end of the top member curving inwardly from both sides to form a pointed nose portion, said pointed nose having an abruptly downwardly curved top portion whereby a knot tied over the top member and pulled will force the clip oil the knot.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 614,387 11/1898 Hargis 269-238 X 723,627 3/ 1903 Underwood 289--17 745,623 12/1903 Hunton 289-17 800,849 10/1905 Holly 289-47 1,883,081 10/1932 StuIm 8l420 2,175,633 10/1939 MoDermOtt 289-17 X 2,578,985 12/1951 Schmidt 8l5.l X 2,595,235 5/1952 Emrich 26943 ME'RVIN STEIN, Primary Examiner. L. K. RIMRODT, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification289/17, 269/238, 81/302
International ClassificationB65B67/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/00
European ClassificationB65B67/00