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PATENTED JULY 31, 1906.
GLKOHLIMEYERM REVOLVING PEN AND PENCIL CASE.
APPLIOATION FILED APR. 26, 1906- @Mowmgo CTON, ING
GEORGE KOHLMEYER, OF COLLEGE POINT, NEW YORK.
REVOLVING PEN AND PENCIL CASE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 31, 1906.
Ap lication fil d April 26,1906. Serial No. 313.886.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE KOHLMEYER, a citizen of the United States, residing at College Point, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Revolving Pen and Pencil Cases; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to improvements in holders or cases for pens, pencils, erasers, and the like, commonly known as scholars companions.
The object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which will be of simple, strong, durable, and comparatively in expensive construction, very convenient in use, and well adapted for the purpose intended.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination, and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved pen and pencil case. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the same. Figs. 3 and 4 are transverse sectional views, and Fig. 5 is a perspective view, of the rotary barrel or cylinder of the device.
Referring to the drawings by numeral, 1 denotes the outer casing of the device, which casing is preferably of cylindrical formand constructed 'of sheet metal, as shown, but which may be constructed of paper, wood, or any other suitable material. Adjacent to one' of its open ends is provided a transverse partition 2, which forms in said end of the cylinder or casing a compartment 3, in which rubber erasers, pen-points, and other small articles may be kept. This compartment 3 is closed by a removable cap or cover 4, having an annular flange to frictionally engage the outer surface of said end of the casing. In the opposite open end of the casing 1 is rotatably mounted a barrel or cylinder 5, formed, preferably, of wood and having in its outer surface a radially-arranged series of longitudinally-extending pockets 6 to receive pens, pencils, and the like. These pockets are formed by grooving the cylinder or barrel 5 longitudinally to leave radial ribs 7, which separate said pockets. One of the ribs 7 is somewhat broader than the others and is formed with a longitudinally-extending groove 8,in which a ruler 9 may be removably placed. Any desired number of the pockets may be provided, and they may be of any length, shape, and size, according to the character of the penholders, pencils, or the like to be placed in them. The barrel or cylinder 5 is retained in the casing 1 and permitted to rotate therein in order'to bring any one of the pockets or rooves 6 or 8 into alinement with a longitudinal slot 13, formed in the casing, by means of a screw 10, which is engaged with a screw-threaded opening adj acent to the end of the casing and has its inner end projecting into an, annular groove 11, formed in the outer end of the barrel or cylinder 5. This end of the latter projects beyond the end of the casing 1 and is shaped or turned to provide a finger-piece 12, by means of which the barrel may be readily rotated in the casing. It will be seen that any one of the pockets or grooves may be readily turned into alinement with the slot or opening 9 to permit a pen, pencil, ruler, or the like to be inserted in or removed from the same and that when said barrel is turned to cause one of the ribs 7 to aline with the center of the slot the articles in the two adjacent pockets will be prevented from dropping out of said slot, as Well as the articles in the remaining pockets, as clearly shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, the construction, use, and advanta es of the invention will be readily understoo Without requiring a more extended explanation.
Various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention as defined by the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A device of the character described comprising a cylindrical casing having open ends and a lon itudinal slot, a transverse partition in sai casing adjacent to one end of said slot, a removable cover upon one end of said casing, a cylindrical barrel projectin into the other end. of said casing and forme at its outer end with afinger-piece, at its inner end with longitudinal grooves or pockets adapted to be moved into and out of alinement with In testimony whereof I have hereunto set the slot in said casing, and intermediate its my hand in presence of two subscribing witends with an annular groove, a screw extendnesses' ing through said casing and'into said groove GEORGE KOHLMEYER. to retain said barrel in said casing and per Witnesses: mit it to rotate therein, substantially as JACOB KOHLMEYER, shown and described. v JOHN P. KRAEBEL.