US 803464 A
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No. 803,464. PATENTED OCT. 31, 1905. E. H. BECK.
PENCIL HOLDER AND BOOK MARK.
APPLICATION FILED r23. 29, 1904. xnmwnn AUG. 15. 1905.
lmuenfoz EDWARD H. BECK, OF FORT SCOTT, KANSAS, ASSIGNOR JAMES, OF FORT SCOTT, KANSAS.
TO JOSEPH H.
PENCIL-HOLDER AND BOOK-MARK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 31, 1905.
Application filed February 29. 1904. Renewed August 15, 1905. Serial No. 274,345.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWARD H. BECK, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Fort Scott, in the county of Bourbon and State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pencil-Holders and Book-Marks, of which the following is such a full, clear, and exact description as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.
This invention is a pencil-holder and bookmark for stenographers use; and it consists in a certain device which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings and hereinafter first fully described and then particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the device in use, and Fig. 2 is a similar view of the device detached.
In carrying out the invention, I employ a strip of flat spring metal having its end doubled on itself, thereby presenting a flat base A and a clip or holding-loop B, which reaches back to the base, the extremity of the said loop being curved away from the base, as shown .at C, so as to facilitate the application of the device to a book. On the upper side of the base are formed or secured the oppositely-extending longitudinally-disposed spring arms or hooks D, which rise from the base and are curved slightly toward the base, but have their ends turned up, as shown at E.
The device is designed particularly for the use of stenographers to enable them to readily find the place for work in their note-books and also to prevent loss or displacement of the pencils. The device is slipped over the ends of the pages and the back of the book with the flat base resting on the pages, thus holding the used portion of the book closed and causing it to open at the place where work will be commenced. The pencils are slipped bodily sidewise into or under the arms or hooks D, and will be held against loss thereby. The curved extremity of the holding-loop B facilitates the application of the device to a book and also presents a slight projection, by which its removal may be quickly accomplished when the book is filled. The pencils will be held firmly and-can be instantly re-' moved or inserted.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
l. A pencil-holder and book-mark consisting of a flat base having one end doubled on itself to form a spring-holding loop, and having longitudinally disposed pencil holding arms rising from its upper side.
2. A pencil-holder and book-mark consisting of a flat base having one end doubled on itself to form a spring-holding loop, and having longitudinally disposed oppositely extending pencil-holding arms rising from its upper side.
In testimony whereof I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
EDWARD H. BECK. Witnesses:
H. T. HANSFORD, L. V. RAWLINGS.