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Publication numberUS799873 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 19, 1905
Filing dateJun 5, 1905
Priority dateJun 5, 1905
Publication numberUS 799873 A, US 799873A, US-A-799873, US799873 A, US799873A
InventorsLiborius Senge
Original AssigneeGlobe Wernicke Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 799873 A
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Patented Sept. 19, 1905.

Application filed June 5, 1905. Serial N0. 263,755.

1'0 (Ll/1 who/)2 it may concern:

Be it known that I, LIBORIUS SENGE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Crescent Springs, in the county of Kenton and State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper-Clips, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.

My invention relates to a well-known form of paper-clip for holding letters, bills, invoices, or other papers temporarily upon a stiff-back piece or board, which clips are of the spring clothes pin type and have one member rigidly secured to the back piece or board, while the other member acts as a jaw or clamp in connection with the board to hold the papers securely in place, while at the same time it is capable of being pressed downward at its rear end to unclamp the papers for the removal of any one or the insertion of others and then being reclamped to hold them all in place.

The novelty of my invention consists in a cheap, simple, and eflicient form of this class of clips whereby when the clamping-jaw is tilted to acertain degree to release the papers it is automatically held open until the adjustment or the readjustment of the papers is afiected, whereupon it can be tilted forward and brought under the action of the spring to reclamp the papers.

The novelty of my invention will be hereinafter more fully set forth and specifically pointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of a paper-clip embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of the same.

Fig. i is anenlarged sectional side elevation of the clip mechanism and the end of the board upon which it is secured, the clip being closed, on the dotted lines 92 of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a view corresponding to Fig. 4. with the clip shown open on the dotted line y g of Fig. 3.

The same numerals of reference are used to indicate identical parts in all the figures.

1 represents the base piece or board of the paper-clip. 2 is the sheet-metal. base-piece riveted or screwed at the upper edge, as at 3, to the base-piece, said piece having a forward right-angular extension 4, with'turnedup ends 5 at its extremity, and also having punched-out upturned lugs 6, which are connected to downturned lugs 7, bent from the upper member 8 of the clip, the two member 2 and'which is surrounded by a stifi coiled spring 11, whose lower member is formed into a loop 12, bearing upon the base-piece 2, and whose outer members extend up to the corners formed by bending down the lugs 7. This construction forms a strong spring to hold the downturned edge of the clip portion 8 against the base-piece.

The upper projecting ends of the lugs 6 are slightly curved and extend outward through a curved slot 13 in the adjacent lugs 7, and said slots 13 have a depression 14 at their for-' ward ends, into which said depressions the projecting curved ends 15 of the lugs 6 fit to form a lock with the base-piece 2 of the clamp to hold the upper jaw 8 open, as seen in Fig. 5. This lock is easily broken by pressing upon the clamping end of the clip-piece 8 to close the same upon the papers, as will be readily understood.

By the foregoing very cheap and simple construction I provide an efficient clip in which there is a double lock for holding the clip-jaw open evenly on both sides and pivoted on both sides, so that when released it will descend upon and grip the filed papers evenly, so as to prevent their slipping.

Having thus fully described my invention, I claim In a paper-clip of the character described, the clip mechanism comprising a metal basepiece with lower upturned ends and upturned lugs slotted near their bottom and provided with outward locking projections at their upper ends, a superimposed clamping-piece with downturned lugs fitted by the sides of the upturned lugs of the bottom piece and having slots therethrough near their upper ends for the passage of the looking projections, said slots having depressions for said locking-pieces to hold the clip open, a pivotal pin uniting the lugs on both parts of the v clip, an interposed coiled spring, the upper ends of Which engage the clamping-clip member in rear of the pivotal pin and its lower end engaging the lower clip member in rear of the pivotal pin, substantially as described.

. LIBORIUS SENG-E. \Vitnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationB42F9/001