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Publication numberUS762922 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1904
Filing dateMay 22, 1903
Priority dateMay 22, 1903
Publication numberUS 762922 A, US 762922A, US-A-762922, US762922 A, US762922A
InventorsStephen J Meyerpeter
Original AssigneeStephen J Meyerpeter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 762922 A
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I ll UNITED STATES rat-ma June 21, 1904.


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To In whom. it,.ln.n. concern: i

Be it known that I, S'rarna'N J. Marmara- 'raa, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the countyof Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Holder, of which the following is a spceifica;


This invention relates to means for holdingpens, pencils, and the like usually carried loose y'in the pockets.

The object is to provide an extremely'simple device of this character that can be readily attached to an article of clothing and will constitute a secure holder for small articles of various kinds and (liifGlGhh sizes, permitting the ready insertion or removal of said articles without'material' interference.

In the drawings forming part'of this application, Figure 1 isa. perspective view of the preferre form of holder. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectiona view through the same. Fig. 3 is a horizon l sectional view taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2, and Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view through a slightly-modified form of construction. Fig. 5 is a rear perspective view of the holder illustrated in Fig: 1.

Similar reference-numerals. indicate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.

In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in the first three figures of the drawings it will be seen that the holder comprises a rear wall 10, preferablystiifened by a reinforcing core-plate 1 1,'thatis covered with a sheathing 12. The wall 10'is provided at its opposite side edges with outstanding attaching-ears 13, by means of which the holder can be fastened .to an article of clothing. A

front flexible wall 14 is secured at its edge to the side edges of the rear wall 10 and terminates short of the top edges thereof, being practically nothing more than a flexible band.

. in and fastened.

pads 15 are secured to the opposing inner faces of the mouth, or, in other words, to the MI,

jacent faces of the'walls l0 and 14. These padscarry op msitely-projecting teeth or studs 16, that extend across the mouth and have taining elements in the form of compressible their free portionsinteriitting to leave spaces between them, through which the articles to be held are passed,.as illustrated in Figs. 2'

and 3. r a a The device can either be placed in an ordinary pocket and secured therein by sewing or otherwise fastening the ears 13 to,one of the walls ofthe pocket or an opening may be made in the cloth and the device inserted there- The pen, pencil, or other similar article is simply pushed into the open mouth of the receiver and passing between adjacent sets of the intorfitting teeth will force said teeth apart. Their resilient action will cause them to frlctionally engage the article with sufiicient force to hold the sameagainst accidental movement andyet will permit the ready removal of the same'without interference. Articles of different sizes may be placed in; the holder side by side, and all will he retained. Moreover, the removal of one will not affect the security of the remainder.

the elements perueare extremely simple. The upstanding portion of the rear wall 10 is also an important feature, as it affords an abutment and guide against which the articles are placed and which'directs said articles into the holder. v Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of 'a:

slightly-modified form of construction. In this instance the receiver is in the form of a sack or pocket having coaeting front and rear walls 10 and 14, the bottom being closed by the securing o-f said'walls together. The remainder of the structure is substantially the same as thatslready'set forth, and it is helieved to be unnecessary to describe it further, the same reference-numerals being employed to designate similar parts. Furthermore, the action and manner of securing the ,holder' is the same. as the holder illustrated in the first three figures.

From the foregoing it is thought that the construction, operation, and many advantages The device can be manufactured at smallcost, as

of the herein-described invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art without further description, and it will be understood that'various changes in the size, shape, proportion, and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

Having thns'described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

' 1. In a holder of the class described, the combination with a rear wall comprising a reinforcing stifl "core-plate and a sheathing covering the same, of a non-reinforced flexible and easily-bendable front wall secured at its side edges to the rear wall, and compressible yielding pads located on the inner faces of the walls and in opposing relation to' each other, said pads permitting the passage therebetween of and binding upon the articles tobe held, and the front wall and pad being yieldable to permit said passage. 2. In a holder of the class described, the combination with'front and 1'68!" walls, of

spaced sets of oppositely-extending yielding teeth projecting from the inner faces of the walls and located between them, said teeth having their free ends disposed in overlapping relation, the various sets being interfitted to leave spaces between them through which the articles to be held are passed.

3. In a holder of the class described, the combination with a reinforced stili' rear wall, of a flexible front wall securmi at its side edges to the rear wall, and compressible pads secured to the opposing inner faces of the walls and having spaced sets of yielding teeth, the free ends of which overlap, said sets being interlitted and spaced apart to form passageways between them through which articles may -be inserted.

Intestimony that I claim the foregoing as my own 1 have hereto afiixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.


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US3056180 *Sep 25, 1958Oct 2, 1962Harry Gink ArnoldGripping device for pencil and the like
US6264080May 10, 1999Jul 24, 2001Stephan C. EwingBody mounted marker holder
US6626334Jul 24, 2001Sep 30, 2003Stephan C. EwingBody mounted marker holder
Cooperative ClassificationB43K23/001