Combined stopple and hand-hold
US 544990 A
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J. P. MILLER. COMBINED STOPPLE AND HAND HOLD.
No. 544,990. n Patented Aug. 20,11895.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OEEICE.
COMBINED STOPPLE AND HAND-HOLD.
SPECIFCATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 544,990, dated August 20, 1895.
Application ledMay 6, 1895. Serial No. 548,321. (No mocleLl To @ZZ whom it may concern.'
Be it known that I, JOHN PETER MILLER, of Santa Cruz, in the county of Santa Cruz and State of California,have invented a new and useful Improvement in a Combined Stopple and Hand-Hold, of which the following is a specification.
My invention is a combined stopple and I handheld for use on penholders and the like;
and it consists in the novel constructions and combinations ofparts whereby there is provided an efficient stopple connected with the pen-staff in such manner that when the pen is not in use it 4may be held in the ink-well and clear of the ink, and may be conveniently depressed into the ink, the device also forming a yielding bearing for the lingers in grasping the pen-stad.
In the drawings, Figure l is a sectional view of the improved device in a bottle. Fig. 2 shows the device in use, and Fig. 3 shows the stopple and hand-hold formed integral.
The device comprises a lower or stopple portion A and the upper portion or'hand-hold B. These parts A and B may be integral, or
they may be made separate, as shown. When separate the stopple-section A has near its upper nd anrannular groove a, and the part B has at its lower end a bead b, springing into the groove a, and connecting the section B firmly to the section A. This section B is yielding, both laterally and longitudinally, and has at its upper end a tubular portion or nipple b which grips the pen-stad and tends to secure the stopple and'hand-hold upon the staff at any point to which it may be adjusted.
The stopple is made to t the mouth of the bottle or inlwell and the upper portion orhand-hold is preferably made of soft rubber, so that it will forma soft yielding bearing to be grasped by the fingers, and so that it will `longitudinal direction, so that yield and spring longitudinally, the opening through the stopple being sufficiently large to permit the pen-staff to move freely in a when the pen is placed in the inkstand with the stopple closing the mouth, and itis desired to use the pen, it is only necessary to push the pen-staff down to cause the pen to dip the inlr, the elasticity of the portion B returning the pen when it, with its hand-hold and stopple, may be removed from the well and used, and be again placed in the well when not in use.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
l. Astopple and hand hold consisting of the lower or stopple portion ltapered and adapted to lit in the neck of the bottle and the upper portion secured to the upper large end of the stopple portion and provided at its upper end with a nipple to grip the pen staff, the stopple portion being provided with a central opening in line with said nipple andthrough which the pen staff plays substantially as set forth.
2. Astopple and hand hold for pen staffs consisting of the tapered stopple portion having a longitudinal bore and provided at its upper large end with a flexible yielding upwardly eX- tended portion provided at its upper end with a nipple to grip the pen staff the bore in the stopple portion being sufficiently large to receive the pen staff but too small to permit the slipping therein of the upper flexible portion on the handle whereby the stopple portion will operate as a limiting stop to the downward movement of the pen staff all substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
JOHN PETER MILLER.
ALFRED C. ANDERSON WM. T. HARNEY.