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Patented Nov. 22, I898. s. E. BARR.
(Application filed Apr.
SAMUEL E. BARR, OF NElV BRUNSWICK, NElV JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 614,644, dated November 22, 1898;
Application filed April 29, 1897. Serial No. 634,339. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, SAMUEL E. BARR, of New Brunswick, in the county of Middlesexo and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Blotter- Holders; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The invention relates to a novel construction of blotter-pad or holder therefor.
It will be understood from the following description and claim, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective View of a blottingpad and holder, showing the several features ofimprovements referred to. Fig. 2 is an end view of the same.
1 indicates a roller formed of spring sheet metal bent into the cylindrical form shown and provided at its adjacent parallel edges with inturned lips or flanges 22, adapted by the spring action of the metal to be brought snugly together for grasping the edges of the sheet or sheets of blottingpaper rolled smoothly upon the face of the roller between them. The inner face of one or both of these inturned lips may be roughened or corrugated, as indicated at 3,for the purpose of more firmly grasping and holding the edges of the blottingsheets. These may be formed in said inturned flanges by puncturing them for giving them grasping-surface similar to the manner of puncturing nutmeg-graters and other similar articles.
The manner of using a roller thus constructed will be readily understood. After the sheets of blotting-paper have been applied smoothly to the surface thereof, with their edges grasped between the inturned lips or flanges, the blotter is used by simply rolling it upon the surface to be blotted.
For the purpose of avoiding the soiling of the hands in the use of the roller-pad described one of the inturned lips maybe provided at its inner end, at or near the center of the cylinder, with an extension bent into tubular form indicated at 4, adapted to receive pins or handles projecting from the ends of the roller. By the aid of these the roller can be operated without the hand coming in contact with the surface thereof.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is I A blotter-holder made of spring sheet metal bent into cylindrical form and having inturned parallel edges or flanges one of which is bent at its inner end into tubular form to receive a handle or handles for the purpose and substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
SAMUEL E. BARR.
WILLIAM LYNCH, CHARLES H. BALLOU.