US 338235 A
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F. P. P. MULLINS.
.PAPERWEIGHT. No. 338,235. Patented Mar. 1.6, 1886.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIcE.
FENTON P. F. MULLINS, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
5PBCIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 338,235, dated March 16, 1886.
Serial No. 138,766. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Fnn'ron P. F. MULLINS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and Stateof Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper- Weights; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form part of this specification, in which- I Figure l is a perspective with covering turned up on corner, and Fig. 2 a vertical transverse section of my invention.
My invention has for its object to provide a device primarily designed for use as a paperweight, (though capable of other employment,) which shall be of small compass but relatively great gravity, and the heavy material of which shall be protected from the atmosphere, 8m, and at the same time and by the same means prevented from soiling articles with which it comes in contact.
My invention consists in the combination, with a metal block, of a double pellicle of leather adhesively fastened thereto, as hereinafter fully set forth.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, A represents a metallic block, preferably a lump of lead, of any suitable or desired shape and dimensions. Said block has a leather covering, B, composed of two thicknesses of leather,b b. The inner thickness,b,is caused to adhere to the metal by the application of glue, while the outer thickness of leather is made fast to the inner by means of bookbinders paste. Iuse the two different adhesive compositions, as paste will not firmly and durably fasten leather to metal, while glue will not give a good finish if employed to secure two leathers together.
The object of fastening the leathers to each other and the innermost one to the metal is to obtain a close adherence and prevent puffing, bulging, or swelling.
The leathers are used to prevent the lead from soiling paper, &c., on which it may be laid and moved, and also serve to protect the metal against oxidization, 8130. The outer leather is designed to be of a fine grade-such as morocco,&c.-and to protectit against wear and to provide a cushion between it and the metal (as well as to get the adherence of the parts, as above set forth) the intermediate or inner leather, which may be of inferior grade, is used.
O 0 represent concavities in the edges of the block, to facilitate grasping, by affording catches or bearings for the thumb and fingers. To cause the covering to fit snugly in these recesses, the leather is moistened and then worked or pressed by a suitable tool.
The device may be used merely as a paperweight. It will also serve as a substitute for clamps or tacks in holding drawing-paper, &c., particularly large sheets, on draftingboards. It may also be employed as a scaleweight, and in every case will form an ornamental appendage to ataole, desk,or counter.
Other equivalent materialsuch as papermay, if desired, be substituted for the leather covering.
Vhat I claim as my invention is as follows:
A weight composed of a metal block having a covering or pellicle consisting of two thicknesses of leather fastened thereto by adhesive materials, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand this'22d day of July, 1884.
FENTON P. F. MULLINS.
M. D. OoNNoLLY, WILL H. POWELL.