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Publication numberUS820361 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1906
Filing dateOct 6, 1905
Priority dateMar 27, 1905
Publication numberUS 820361 A, US 820361A, US-A-820361, US820361 A, US820361A
InventorsFred J Klein
Original AssigneeFred J Klein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 820361 A
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No. 820,361. PATENTED MAY 8, 1906.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 8, 1906.

Original application filed March 27,1905, Serial No. 252,364. Divided and this application filed October 6, 1905. Serial No. 281,695

1'0 all whom it may concern: 7

Be it known that I, FRED J. KLEIN, a citizen of the United States, residin in the city, county, and State of New York, av'e invented a new and useful Improvement in Pa er- Clips, of which the following is a spec' cation. v

The present application is a divisional ap ipllication of application Serial No. 252,364,

led March 27, 1905, for paper-clips.

The object of my invention is to provide an efl'icient paper clip or holder constructed so that it can be easily a plied, presents no sharp points to mutilate t e papers, yet holds firmdv, and can be economically manufac ture The accompanying drawing shows the form of my paper-clipreferred by me, although Variations therei fi may manifestl be made without departing from the princi e of f the per member. B B are the side arms orlengt s. 0 Care the fore arms. D D are the terminal arms. a a are the first bends; b b, the second bends; c c, the third bends; d d, the points of the terminal arms; 6, a crossing of the fore arms.

A is then In carr ng out my invention I construct the cli o a single length of straight resilient wire 0 suitable size by bending the same at a a to form s metrical angles, the upper member A an the two side arms or len ths B B so that they shall lie in the same p ane and on the same side of the upper member. 'Having done this, I now bend said side arms or lengths at the points I) 1) between their against the other side arm or length. As thus formed the fore arms 0 0 cross one an' minal arm, said terminal arms ending at the points (1 d, at or below the bends a a.

The cli as thus made, if the bending is done in t e same plane, will have a certain amount of tension or tendency of each fore arm and terminal arm to displace the other side arm and fore arm and throw it out of line, which tension is very necessary to its efliciency.

Having thus described my invention in detail, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

A paper-clip formed from a single length of wire bent to form an upper member, side arms extending from the same side thereof at symmetrical angles,fore arms at the ends of said side arms crossing and pressing against each other, extending toward said upper member and ending in terminal arms, the terminal arms resting on the side arms in parallel spring-bearing contact; each side arm,

fore arm and terminal arm connected therewith being on the same side of the other side arm, fore arm and terminal arm.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

, FRED J. KLEIN. Witnesses:



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Cooperative ClassificationB42F1/08