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Publication numberUS654722 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 31, 1900
Filing dateFeb 27, 1899
Priority dateFeb 27, 1899
Publication numberUS 654722 A, US 654722A, US-A-654722, US654722 A, US654722A
InventorsWilliam Hughes Francis
Original AssigneeWilliam Hughes Francis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for pencil leads, crayons, leads, & c.
US 654722 A
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No. 654,722. Paten ted July 3|, [900. w. nhFnAucls.


(Application filed Feb. 27, 1899-) (No Modei.) 2 Sheets-Sheet ATTO (Nd WILLIAM "H FRANCIS $10 a? w L z 3 A izzfk fii i 52 I 77 F. 5 :EF LE? L F No. 654,722. Patented July 31, I900.


(Application filed Feb. 27, 1899.)

2 Sheets-Sheet 2,

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srncrrrcnrro iv forming part of Letters Patent No. 654,722, dated July 31, 1900. Application filed February '27, 1899. Serial No. 707,023. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM HUGHES FRANCIS, a subjectofthe Queen of Great Britain, residing at 64: Wind street, Swansea,

in the county of Glamorgan, Wales, England,

have invented certainnew and useful Im-i provements in or Relating to Holders for Pencil Leads, Orayons,and the Like, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in holders for pencil leads, crayons, and the like,

' the object being to dispense with the necessity of cutting the outer casing of the holder, as is usual in the case of an ordinary lead-pencil or a crayon surrounded bya fixed wooden casing.

In carrying outiny invention I form the casing or holder in two parts, preferably of wood, one only, or both, being provided with a groove adapted to inclose the lead or crayon. They are also recessed to contain a bodysay india-rubber or other suitable materialor a collar-say ofjwire -for the purpose of engaging the lead or crayon for retaining same in the required position for use. The

two half parts are' held together by outside rings or collars, and I find it convenient at the point end of the holder or casing to fashion it like that of an ordinary pencil when ready for use, when the point-rim g is removed from said point, so that those portions may be separated for the purpose of adjusting the position of the lead or' crayon. The other ends, forming theholder, are suitably shaped and are maintained in the required closed position by a ring or collar, preferably crushed on to act as a sort of hinge or pivot. When the two parts arein their open position, thelead or crayon may be drawn or pushed out sufficiently to present a point or surface for use. The sections when closed can be secured by point ring or collar to make the pencil or crayon ready for use.

My invention will be clearly understood from the representations on the annexed drawings.

Figure 1 is an internal elevation of one half-round rod, Fig. 2, a section of the same through internal face-recess of said halfround rod on line a a of Fig. 1; Fig. 3, asection of two half-round rods With resilient grippers in corresponding recesses thereof;

. Fig. 4; an elevation of half-round rods hav ing short gro'ove for lead or crayon and provided with two recesses; Fig. 5, an elevation of two half-round rods bound together by ex ternal metal rings; Fig.1), an elevation of two half-round rods separated by a side pinch of finger and thumb after removal of pointring; Fig. 7, an elevation of two half-round rods bound together rubber rings sunk in outside annular channels; Fig. 8, an elevation of two half-round rods bound by metal rings near each end, one of which, with the ends of the rods, has an eraser cap aifixed. U A represents one-half pencillead or crayon holder with the long grooveB for the reception of the lead or color stick, also with a single semicircular recess 0, in which the re taming-rubber or other resilient body is insorted, which may be a short length of rub ber tubing or of separate pieces of rubber. I

Fig. 2 is a section of each half-holder A through the line a a of Fig. l. 1 Fig. 3 is a section through two half-holders A D, with semitubular retainers E E in the respective recesses of the two half-holders A D. Fig. 4 is an internal elevation of one holder with a short groove B and having two recesses O (J and into which separate retainers E E can be placed to centralize and fix the lead or color stick, (crayon) The views Figs. 1 and 4 show a V shape or chamfer F at the inner face of the back end of the half-holder A, this being repeated at the inner face of the back end of the other half-holder I), as represented at Figs. 5 and 7.

Fig. 5 is an exterior elevation of two halfholders A D, secured together by external rings G H, of, say, metal. The rings H at the back end," after being passed over to about the most forward edge of the chamfer-face F and then slightly crushed into the wood of the two half-holders A D, serve as a kind of hingejoint, which will enable the points I J of the two half-holders A D after the point-ring G is removed to be opened outward, as at Fig. 6, to permit of the lead or color stick (crayon) K to be pushed out, so that the writing or sketching point may be exposed to the required degree, the point-ring G being then reously described, being used I may form annular grooves in the outside of the two halfholders A D and arrangev india-rubber rings. G H in such grooves for gripping the halfholders in position, in which case I deepen the back annular channel, so as to embed the rubber ring H in its groove to be about flush with the outside surface of the two half-holders A D; but I make the annular groove at the point of less depth, orv I employ a stouter rubber ring, so that it may project and so serve to be peeled out of the groove when the points .IYJ

have to be separated for the adjustment of. the lead or color stick K, (crayon) The rubber ring G need not be removed from the point end of the two half-holders A D, but may be peeled back on the half-holders to a suflicien-t distance to allow of the separation of the point portions. 7 v

The back metal ring or the back rubber ring my hand'in presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationB43K21/22