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PE." WIPEB. (Application flle'd Aug. 18, 1902.) I
UNITE STATES kATENT FFIGE.
FRANK J. MULLER, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
.SPEGIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 716,740, dated December 23, 1902. Application filed August 13, 1902. Serial No. 119,482. (No model.)
To all whmn it may concern..-
Beit known that I, FRANK J. MULLER,a citi zen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, county of Philadelphia, and State'of Pennsylvania, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Pen-Wipers, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a new and useful improvement in pen-wipers, and has for its object to provide a perrwiper which maybeattached to any inkstand or ink-bottle and easily removed from the same to be attached to another one when desired.
\Vith this end in view this invention consists in the details of construction and combination of elements hereinafter set forth and then specifically designated by the claims.
In order that those skilled in the art to which this invention appertains may understand how to make and use the same, the construction and operation will now be described in detail,referring to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of an inkbottle having my improved pen-wiper attached thereto; Fig. 2, a perspective View of a pen-wiper of my improved construction in which strips of clothor other absorbent mateterial are used instead of bristles.
A represents a block in which is secured in any suitable manner the material upon which the pen is adapted to be wiped. I have found by experiment that bristles are the most suitable to use for a pen-wiper because of the fact that they leave no lint upon the pen, and in Fig. 1 Ihave illustrated bristles B secured in the block A; but as the material upon which the pen is wiped does not enter into my invention I desire to use any material suitable for the purpose, and in Fig. 2 I have illustrated strips of cloth or other absorbent material G'secured in the block A.
D represents an elastic band secured to the block A in any convenient manner, and this band'is designed to be stretched around an inkstand or ink-bottle, so as to hold the penwiper in close contact therewith; and the object of my invention is that the pen-wiper may be removed at any time ,from the inkstand or inkbottle and attached to a new ink stand or ink-bottle when desired, and the pen-wiper by being made virtually a part of the ink stand or bottle is always in a convenient position for cleaning the pen, and by the use of an elastic band the device may be attached to either a large or small bottle or inkstand, and the whole device may be manufactured at a comparatively small cost and still a very durable and effective pen-wiper will be provided.
Of course I do not wish to be limited to the exact construction here shown, as slight modifications could be made without departing from the spirit of my invention.
' Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and useful is- 1 In a pen-wiper, a block or base, material upon which the pen is adapted to be wiped secured in said block or base and extending upward therefrom, and an elastic band attached to said block or base, as and for the purpose specified.
2. In a device of the character described, a block of bristles, an elastic band secured to said block of bristles and adapted to pass around an ink-bottle or inkstand, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
3. In a device of the character described, a
block or base, material upon which the pen is to be wiped secured in said block or base, and means attached to said block or base and eX- tending upward therefrom for removably attaching the pen-wiper to an ink stand or hottle, as and for the purpose specified.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
FRANK J. MULLER.
A. E. CoLnLnsn, A. D. HEINRIOHS.