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No. 737,085. PATENTED AUG.' 25,1903.
f c. W.' T. DAVIES. f f
PEN 0R `PENCIL G1111?.
.APPLICATION FILED AEGL. 30.1.. 1902- N0 MUDBL.
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UNITED STATES vratented August 25,` 1903.v
PATENT 'y OFFICE.
CHARLES W. T. DAVIES, 0F NEW YORK, N. yY.
SPGIFICATION forming part of Letters' Patent o. 737,085, dated August 25, 1903.`
l nApplication filed August 30, 1902. Serial No. 121,595. (No model.) y
`provision of a grip of small and light construction which can be produced very cheaply and made from any desired material, whether resilient or non-resilient--such as brass, celluloid, horn, shell, Wire, rc-adaptedfor application to a pen or p'encil to afford a con-l vvenientmeans for holding the pen or pencil by the use of the thumb and forenger only, thus obviating the necessity for gripping of the writing implement by the third finger and accomplishing the-holding of the pen or.pen cil bya "f pinch hold rather than a. clutch hold and rendering the operation of writing easy and without appreciably tiring the hand or fingers and also preventing writers cra'mp.
The present invention is designed t0 as-y sume the form of an attachment which can be applied to any pen or pencil and placed at any point thereon to suitthe convenience of the writeror to be made so that it will hold a pen-point, thus obviating the necessity of having any handle to the pen. l
A further Objectis to provide a pen or pencil grip which having once been applied to the pen orl pencil will remain lirmlyattached thereto, so that the writer upon taking up the writing implement at any future time willfind it always in-proper position to bring the .shaped to simulatewings.
` Having the foregoing objects -in view, the
invention consists of a pen or pencil grip of pended claims. f
In the accompanyingdrawings, Figure lis a view illustrating themanner ofv using the invention; Fig. 2, a side elevation; Fig. 3, a
ytheimproved and novel construction set forth in detail hereinafter and recited in the apl 55 cross-section; Fig. 4, aview showing h'ow the grip can be usedto support the pen or pencil.y Fig. 5 illustrates 'how-the grip can be made for the direct application thereto of a` c pen-point; and Figs. 6 and? illustrate the use the use of calendars.4
The grip is preferably made ofspring-brass, which can be nickel-plated or covered, if desired, as the resiliency of the material is of of lblotting-paper, a covering for the grip, and
advantage in holding the device, as it insures an easy pinch by the thumb 'and foretinger; but celluloid, shell, bendable metal, wire, or other material may be employed.
The numeral 1 designates the barrel ofthe grip, Which/is of tubular form and somewhat v elongated and adapted to grasp the -pen or gent, as shown, in order to aiord a proper provide a sufficient-ly `broad basic-supportfor the pen or pencil when the'latter ispmade to rest-on the desk or table, as shown inFig. 4. l'
The wings extend above 'the longitudinal aXis of the barrel, and hence thepen-holder or pencil held therein, which renders the holdof the thumb and forefinger easy and positive. For the sake of ornament these Vwings can oe As shown in Figs. 6 and 7, a covering of velvet, leather, paper, or' other material 5 can be employed for the grip, and, if desired, blotting-paper 6 used on the tops of the wings and calendars v'7 underneath the wings, and when so constructed it is preferably with the win gs approximately more nearly a horizontal form than the curved form of Figs. 1 to 5,in elusive. Y f
As shown in Fig. 5, the grip can be provided with a pen-point holder 8 to directly receive a pen-point 9, in whichcase the de- Vhold for the thumband forefinge'r, as also to IOO vice would not be used as an attachment to a. pen-handle, but would comprise in itself the pen-point-holding means.
As shown in Fig. l, the thumb and forenger of the hand are positioned under the wings, and the lateral divergence ofthe wings supports the pen or pencil from the thumb and foretinger, and the pen or pencil is easily held Without necessitating the use ofthe third finger. The grip on the pen or pencil is therefore an easy matter, and the fingers do not become tired or cramped, and writing is rendered pleasant and easy. The resiliency of the wings renders the pinch-hold of the thumb and foretinger even more easy than it the wings were nonresilient, although resiliency is not essential. It will be understood that the grip can be positioned on the pen or pencil at any point and will remain Where positioned, thus insuring proper location for the writer at all times; also, that the grip can be bent as desired to suit the requirements of the individual.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. A pen or pencilgrip comprisinga barrel or body to which the writing implement can be connected, and wings extending upwardly an appreciable distance above the longitudinal axis of the barrel and having thereat lateral extensions, said extensions being adapted, respectively, to receive the thumb and forefinger thereunder.
L. A pen or pencil grip comprising a barrel or body to which the writing implement can be connected, resilient wings extending upwardly an appreciable distance above the longitudinal axis of the barrel and having thereat lateral extensions, said extensions being 4o adapted, respectively, to receive the thumb and foreinger thereunder.
3. Apen or pencil grip comprising a barrel or body to which the Writing implement can be con nected,and upwardly-extending curved spectively, to receive the thumb and fore- 5o finger thereunder.
4. As a new article of manufacture, a pen or pencil grip attachment made from a single piece of material having its intermediate portion bent into a body of tubular form having an opening or slot at one portion thereof, and its end portions thence formed into wings diverging from each other at the slotted portion and adapted to be held by the thumb and forefinger.
5. As a new article of manufacture, a pen or pencil grip attachment made from a single piece ot resilient material having its intermediate portion bent into a body of tubular form having an opening'orslot at one portion thereof, and its end portions thence formed into springy oppositely curved wings diverging from each other at the slotted portion and extending upwardly an appreciable distance above the longitudinal axis of the barrel and Vadapted for holding by the thumb and fore-