|Publication number||US643925 A|
|Publication date||Feb 20, 1900|
|Filing date||Oct 4, 1899|
|Priority date||Oct 4, 1899|
|Publication number||US 643925 A, US 643925A, US-A-643925, US643925 A, US643925A|
|Inventors||Thomas P Vernon|
|Original Assignee||Thomas P Vernon|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. 643,925. Patented Feb. 20, I900.
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(Application filed Oct. 4, 1899.)
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THOMAS P. VERNON, OF SING SING, NEXV YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 643,925, dated February 20, 1900.
7 Application filed October 4:, 1899. Serial No. 732,449. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, THOMAS P. VERNON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sing Sing, in the county of Westchester and State of New York, have invented a new and usefulImprovement in Ink-Blotters, of which the following is a specification.
Devices for blotting writing in ink which were attached to the hand or wrist of the writer have heretofore been employed. These devices are especially adapted for use in express, railroad, or insurance offices, where a great many receipts and papers are made out and much blotting of ink is'necessary. These devices obviate the necessity of the writer reaching constantly for a blotting-sheet.
My invention is adapted for'similar uses; and it consists of a blotting device comprising connected portions with one part adapted to be attached to the wrist and to the other part of which a folded blotter-sheet is readily connected and as readily removed when soiled, so that the same may be replaced by a fresh sheet.
In carrying out my invention I provide a sheet of press-board or similar suitable material, which serves as a foundation. This consists of a portion provided with snap connections and an elastic by which the foundation portion is connected to the wrist of the Writer, and the other portion of the foundation is connected by eyelets to a second piece of similar outline, the eyelets connecting the two parts being in the central longitudinal line, so that the said connected parts are adapted to spring apart between their opposite edges to receive the edges of a folded blotter-strip.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view illustrating my improvement. Fig. 2 is a vertical cross-section of the same at the line 00a of Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view illustrating the application of the device.
A sheet of press-board or similar suitable material is so shaped as to form the part ct and the rectangular-shaped part a, there being notches 2 3 between the adjacent portions of the parts a and a, so as to permit the respective opposite ends of the part a to bend upward. The part a is provided with studs 4 upon the opposite ends, the stud portions projecting from the under surface, and I provide an elastic b with sockets at the respec-' tive ends and prefer to make one socket on one end and two or more sockets on the 0pposite end, the socket of one end being connected to'the stud upon one end of the part Ct and one of the sockets of the other end of the elastic I) being connected with-the stud 4 upon the other end of the part a, the said sockets providing for the adjustment of the elastic with reference to the part a to provide for differences in the sizes of the wrists of writers, so that the same may fit snug and comfortable.
The studs 4 and the sockets 5 are of usual character and form snap connections similar to glove-fastenings. The part c of the foundation-strip is preferably longer than the part a and is approximately flat and of rectangular form, and I provide a part 0, also preferably of the same material, placed underneath the part c and permanently connected thereto by the eyelets 6, placed in the central line parallel with the longest opposite edges of the parts a and c. This connection and construction permits the parts a and c to be separated slightly along the said opposite longitudinal edges.
One or more folded blotter-strips d are provided with turned-over edges, which edges are tucked in between the opposite longitudinal edges of the parts a and c, and the said edges of the blotter-strip are thus held between the yielding edges of the parts a and c. When this blotter-strip becomes soiled, it can be removed either by pulling out the turnedover edges from between the parts a and cor by slipping the blotter-strip longitudinally of the parts a and c, and a fresh strip can be inserted in like manner.
When this blotting device is in place on the hand of the writer, the part a comes underneath the wrist and the elastic b over the wrist, and the parts a and c, with the folded blotter-strip, come under the fleshy part of the hand, where a pressure can be exerted to advantage by the Writer to blot off the surplus ink, which is done by the simple forward movement of the hand, the said device remaining upon the hand of the writer as long as desired and being readily removed by simply unsnapping the elastic fastener.
I claim as my invention 1. The improved ink-blotter to be worn on the hand, comprising the connected portions a and a, of press-board or other similar suitable material, an elastic removably and adjustably connected to the portion a to pass over the wrist, and a part c and means for connecting the same to the portion a and a folded blotter-strip cl adapted to be received between the parts a and c, substantially as set forth.
2. The improved ink-blotter to be worn on the hand, comprising the integral portions a and a of press-board or similar suitable material, studs connected to the respective ends of the portions a, an elastic band and sockets upon the respective ends thereof forming snap connections with the studs upon the part a, a part c and eyelets for connecting the same to the part a and a folded blotter-strip d adapted to be removably connected between the opposite edges of the parts a and o, substantially as set forth.
3. The improved ink-blotter to be worn on the haud,coinprising the integral portions a ct, of press-board or similar suitable material having notches 2 3 between portions thereof, so that the respective ends of the portion a may bend upward while the portion a remains flat, studs connected to the respective ends of the portion a, and projecting from the under side thereof, an elastic b and sockets upon the respective ends thereof which with the studs form snap connections for removably and adjustably connecting the elastic b to the part a, a part c of similar material and correspondingly formed to the part a, and eyelets 6 in the central longitudinal line of the parts a and c for connecting the said parts permanently together so that the respective opposite longitudinal edges of the parts a and c are adapted to yieldingly separate, and a folded blotter-strip (1 upon the underside of the part c with the edges passed in between the parts a and c, substantially as set forth.
Signed by me this 2d dayof October, 1899.
THOMAS P. VERNON. Vitnesses:
GEO. T. PINCKNEY, HAROLD SERRELL.