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No. 702,739. K Patented lune `I7, |902.
R. L. MGNIECE.
(Appucatioh med Apr. 1v, 1902.)
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ROBERT L. MONIEOE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 702,739, dated. June 17, 1902.
Application filed April 17,1902- Eerial No. 103,256. (No model.) l
T0 all whom it 11i/ay concern:
Beit known that LROBERT L. MCNIEQE@ citizen of theUnited States, residing at Chicago, Cook county, Illinois, have invented cer-1 tain new and useful Improvements in Penholders, of which the followingis a specilication.
The ordinary penholder is sti and unyielding 'and apt to cause writers paralysis. Moreover, it furnishes no guide or assistance to the proper position of the hand in writing, which therefore must be laboriously acquired. My invention is intended to remove these defects or deciencies; and it consists, in general terms, of an ovnlar handle Aconforming to the oval formed between the'thumb andI first finger when in proper position for'writing, so as to sit in between them, cupped for their reception and to maintain its position without lateral slip, elastic to permit `fierrions, and provided at the end ofthe finger branch with a socket for the reception' of a pen, all as will be hereinafter described.
In the drawings, Figure lis a side elevation of a holder embodying my invention, showing it as grasped in a hand ready for use. Fig. 2 is a bottom p lan view, andpFig.
3 is a second side elevation showingit as it appears when detached from the hand.
A is the holder, formed, preferably, of steel and tempered so as tobe elastic iat thepoint a, where the flexion between the thumbland,
From the base curve ata the branch Bexv tends out to thetip of the firstlflnger'and is cupped its whole length, or practically so, to receive said finger and prevent sidewise slip, being quite deeply cupped at the end to re- Ithe socket D for the pen is located. Preferably" this socket is secured to the cup b in such way as toproject a little to the outer side of the finger-tip but its location will depend upon individual-.cases or preferences. The branch C also extends outward from the base curve to or nearly to the tip of the thumb and is likewise cupped to t the thumb, but
' ceive the tip of the finger, since at this point p need not have the terminal cup. In fact, I
have found that the purpose, so far as relates to the prevention of slide slip, may be accomplished by describing it on a slight spiral, as s hown, the side c, which comes on the outside of the thumb, rising in a sort of liange 'to prevent inward slip and the terminal o' be-V ing twisted oppositely upward to embrace the innerside of said thumb.
Having now described my invention and the best manner at present known to me in which it may be carried out, I declare that what I desire to claim and secure by Letters latent'is` 1. A penholder comprising an ovular handie conforming to the oval between the thumb and rst `iinger when in proper position for writing,so as to sit in between them; cupped for-their reception and to maintain its position without lateral slip; elastic to permit Atlexions, and provided at the end of the iinger branchwith a socket for the receptionof a pen. v
2. The improved penholder havinga curved elastic base conforming to the bend of the base of thumb and forefinger when in proper position for writing, a thumb branch extending out from the lower end of the curve and cupped and spirally twisted for thereception of the thumb, a longitudinally-cupped finger branch terminating in a deepcup for the finger-tip, and a socket lforthey pen projecting 'from said terminal cup.
ROBERT L. MCNIEOE.
HTRosHI MORI, JULES C. DELAUNEY.