Clip for papers
US 513772 A
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' G. P. FARMER.
. CLIP FOR PAPERS, 8w.
$10,513,772. Patented Jan. 30, 1894.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE P. FARMER, or MONTOLAIR, NEW JERSEY.
CLIP FOR PAPERS, 800.
srnormonrron forming part of Letters Patent No. 513,772, dated January 30, 1894.
Applioationiiled April 27, 1393. Serial No.472,045. (N model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, GEORGE P. FARMER, of
- Montclair, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Clips for Papers, 850.; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, making a part of this specification.
This invention relates to spring clips for temporarily securing papers together or for attaching tickets to fabrics or for other like purposes.
The object is to produce a practical and effective clip which may be stamped or cutout from sheet metal or other suitable material and may therefore be manufactured at a much lower cost than the clips now in common use. 1
The invention consists essentially in a spring clip formed in one piece from a sheet of metal or other suitable elastic material with an endless loop or body and an intermediate tongue which is free at one end and at the other is connected to the middle portion of the loop or body, the adjacent edges of the tongue and loop or body being waved or indented to secure a firmer grasp upon the paper or other material.
The drawing presents a perspective view of the improved clip.
The outline of the improved clip may be varied to suit the particular use to which the clip is to be put or the desires or taste of the manufacturer, but in all cases it is formed in one piece from a sheet of spring metal or.
tween the lateral edges of the tongue and the adjacent edges of the loop or body to permit the tongue to return nearly to the plane of the body or loop when the clip is applied in use. The length of the tongue may be varied to suit the conditions of use. In order to give the clip a firm grasp upon the fabrics held by it the adjacent edges of the tongue and body are indented, corrugated or waved, as shown at h, h. Thereby shoulders are formed which, as the paper or other fabric is more or less crumpled or bent by the application of the clip, will offer considerable resistance to the withdrawal of the clip.
I am aware that many different forms of wire clips have been devised, and that they are effective in use though comparatively expensive to manufacture; but I am not aware that a practical, efficient and durable clip whichv can be formed in one piece and with all its parts in one plane, at a single operation from a sheet of suitable elastic material, and which at the same time is so formed as to offer considerable resistance when pulled off, has ever been produced prior to my invention. a
I claim as my invention A clip for papers, 850., formed in one piece from a sheet of elastic material and composed of an endless loop or body and an intermediate tongue which lies within the loop or body and is connected to its middle portion, the ad-