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Publication numberUS423678 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 18, 1890
Filing dateNov 5, 1889
Publication numberUS 423678 A, US 423678A, US-A-423678, US423678 A, US423678A
InventorsHenry Fancotjrt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Henry fancotjrt
US 423678 A
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' (No Model.)


Patented Mar. 18. 1890.





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 423,678, dated March 18, 1890.

Application filed November 5,1889- Serial No. 329,354. (No model.) I

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HENRY F'ANCOURT, of Opoho, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, have invented a new and improved Combined Pencil-Sharpener and Pencil-Holder, of which the 7 following is' a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved pencil sharpener and holder for use on school-slates, serving to conveniently hold the pencil when not in use,

i and also forming a ready means for sharpensection of the same.

ing the pencil for use.

The invention consists of a plate provided with a roughened surfaceand with curved projections on one edge to receive the pencil. The invention also consists in certainparts and details and combinations of the same, as

-will be fully described hereinafter, and then pointed out in the claims. 7 1

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures. V Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improvement as applied. Fig. 2 is a transverse Fig. 3 is a plan view of amoditied form of theimprovement; and Fig.

4 is a transverse section of the same.

The improved pencil-sharpener and holder A is provided with a plate B, adapted to be secured to one side-C of the wooden frame of Y illustrated in Fig. 3. This roughened surface serves to sharpen the pencil. 7

From the outer edge of the plate B extend two or more projections G, curved downward and inward and serving to hold the pencil H in place.

Instead of fastening one plate B on the slate several may be employed with differentlyshaped-roughen ed surfaces F, so that either of the latter or all may be used in sharpening, pointing, and smoothing the pencil. The manner in which the sharpening, pointing, and. smoothing of the pencil is to be performed is by taking the pencil in they hand with the end projecting, then laying the end of the pencil upon the roughened surface of the plate B and rubbing it thereon until the pencil is tapered ofi to a smooth point.

To secure the pencil from loss when not in use, insert the point of the pencil between the curved projections G and the edge of the wooden side 0, and then press the pencil forward until it is firmly gripped between the wooden frame and the curved projections G.

The plate B is preferably made of steel or other suitable metal, so that the projections G firmly engage the pencil when the latter is pressed into the same to hold it firmly in place.

Having thus fully described my invention, I

claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A combined pencil sharpener and holder comprisinga plate provided with a roughened surface and curved projections extending from one edge of the plateand'serving to receive the penciL'substantially as described.

-2. The combination, with a slate, of a plate provided with a roughened surface and secured on the wooden frame of the said slate, and having curved projections extending from one edge of the said plate over one edge of the slate-frame, so as to form a convenient holder for the receptionof the pencil, substantially as shown and described.

I v HENRY FANOOURT. Witnesses:

PETER DUNCAN, N'otury Public, Dunedin, New Zealand.

DAVID THOMSON AITKEN, 7 Ole to lllessrs. Duncan d2 MacG'regor, Solicitors, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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