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Publication numberUS839537 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1906
Filing dateJun 21, 1906
Priority dateJun 21, 1906
Publication numberUS 839537 A, US 839537A, US-A-839537, US839537 A, US839537A
InventorsDavid W Beaumel
Original AssigneeDavid W Beaumel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for fountain-pens, &c.
US 839537 A
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No. 839,537. PATENTED DEC. 25, 1906. D. W. BEAUMEL.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 25, 1906.

Application filed June 21, 1906- Serial No. 322.674.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, DAVID W. BEAUMEL, a citizen of the United States, residing in Brooklyn, Kings county, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holders for Fountain-Pens and the Like, of which the following is such a full, clear, and exact description as will enable any one skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference beinghad to the accompanying drawings, forming part vof this specification.

In the use of fountain-pens a large variety of ornamental holders or barrels have been adopted and employed to a great extent. One very popular and desirable formof such holders has the main exterior portion of the holder provided with a wide zone or band of ornamental material encirc the body thereof and with smaller retaining-bands at each end thereof. Heretofore this general construction of holder has been made by turni down or reducing the circumference of the older, which is usually made of hard rubber, so as to receive thereon a tube or sleeve of metal with a snug fit, and the ornamental material, usually made in strips, has been made fast to the exterior of the metallic sleeve, and retaining-bands have been applied to each end of this ornamental section. One serious drawback to this construction is that in order to slip the metallic tube over" the holder the latter has to be reduced in size to such a degree that the butt-end of the holder (over which the tube is generally slippedb becomes too small to retain thereon the ordinary protecting-cap when the pen is in use, so that this butt-end cannot be made in the desirable solid form integral with the main holder or barrel, but must necessarily be made ofa separate piece fitted thereto. Again, the old form of cylindrical or straightsided barrel does not furnish the most dcsirable gripping-surface for the fingers in writing. In order to overcome this and other drawbacks to such holders, I provide the construction hereinafter fully set forth, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

I have illustrated types invention in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a side view of a fountainen, showing my improvements in the ho der thereof. In this view the detachable protective cap, which is placed over the writing tion thereof.

end of the instrument when not in use, is shown as removed from such end and mounted temporarily on the butt-end of the holder for convenience while the pen is in use. Fig. 2 is an enlarged view, in central longitudinal section, of the rear portion of my improved holder with the protective cap removed from the butt-end thereof. Fig. 3 is an enlarged view of a cross-section of my holder, taken centrally through the swelled ornamental sec- F i s. 4 and .5 are enlarged views of central ongitudinal sections of a ortion of the holder in which certain modications are shown and with parts of the structure omitted, as hereinafter described.

Referring to the drawings, in which like numbers of reference designate like parts throughout, lindicates the pen-nib, 2 the feeder for supplying ink from the reservoir to the pen-nib, and 3 the detachable nozzle of an ordinary fountain-pen and which is mounted upon the lower and open end of the tubular ho der or barrel 4, the upper or butt end 5 ofwhich is closed against the admission of air upon the principle of operation well known in fountain-pens.

In my invention the holder or barrel 4, containing the ink-supply, has the u per and closed end'5 formed integral with t e barrel, and at a point about midway of the lengthof the barrel the exterior circumference thereof is reduced at 6 for a considerable length in order to let down into the material the parts forming the ornamental band or section. In the construction shown in Figs. 2 and 3 the filling or packing which is interposed between the reduced exterior 6 of the barrel and the ornamental strips 7 consists in a suitable sheet of fabric or linen 8, which is coated with cement or glue 9 and is placed against the surface of the reduced part 6 and wound around the same, the first art of the windin of the fabric bein a broa strip, as indicate in Fig. 2, and -t en gradually tapering off into a narrow strip or tape. This fabric is wound around the reduced art 6 to give it the swelled shape indicated in Fig. 2, the longitudinal section showing the swelled part as having asubstantially uniform curvature. The strips of ornamental material 7, which may be made of suitable shell, such as mother-ofearl, are shaped so as to be bowed slightly outwardly and when placed longitudinally'in the .reduced part 6 over the filling to fit snugly together at their long sides, with their ends resting on the shoulder 11. at the respective ends of the reduced part. Each of the strips 7 are cemented in this position to the filling, and they are each notched at 12 upon the exterior at each end, so as to receive the overhanging edge of the retain-' ing-bands 13, which are made of suitable materialsuch, for instance, as metaland may be ornamented as desired. These retaining-bands fit tightly upon the exterior of the barrel 4 and serve to hold securely the ends of the ornamental strips 7 and at the same time concealing such ends and giving a finished appearance tothe article. The construction just described gives a very solid and substantial finish'to the structure and Y particularly when the same includes the thin strips 7 of,ornamental shell.

.In Fig. 4 the 8 is shown as being of solid material -such as a light wood, for instancewhich is glued in the reduced part 6, with the. ornamental strips 7 glued to the swelled exterior thereof after the manner.

described in reference to the construc'tion shown in Figs. 2 and 3. In Fig. 5 an 1nde pendent filling is dispensed with beneath the ornamental strips 7 and the strips themselves made suificiently thick to permit of this, as indicated in the drawing.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that by my particular construction of the central section on the exterior of the holder I am enabled to provide a desirablestyle of holder in res ect to its being swelled out uniformly at suc point to afford a convenient form of body for holding in the hand in the operation of writing, and at the same time the. desirable ornamental feature is present, At the same time the closed end -5.

. ofthe barrel is made integral with the barrel, whichis the desirable construction, and the exterior taper 14 at such end, which corresponds in size with the taperin exterior 15 of the nozzle 3, can be employe for the reception and gripping of the. protective cap 16, which is p aced upon the butt-end of the holder, as shown in Figlilsl, when the pen is being written with. T tapering surface 14 at the u per end of the holder is thus preserved in t e integral structure, because the thickness of the wall of the reduced part 6 about corresponds with the thickness ofthe wall at 17 at the extreme upper end of the barrel, which would not be the case if the end tire mounting of the ornamental section had i to be slid over the end of the barrel instead the respective ends of sai the largest part of which is at the center (indicate at 18) and gradually tapering off uniformly toward each end. This peculiar construction of this part of the holder provides av most desirable form for gripping the holder in the fingers during the writing operation.

While the invention has been described into make the construction clear, for it will be understood that it is sufficien-t to thoroughly ,coat the strip of fabric with the cement or glue before wind ng it on in order to carry out the idea. Y

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

1. A holder-fora fountain-pen or the like having a portion of its exterior circumference slightly cut away or reduced substantial-l between the ends of the body, a suitablefil ing surrounding said'red-uced part, and Ion,- gitudinally-extending stri s of material secured to and covering sai filling.

' 2. A holder for a fountain-pen or the like havin a portion of its exterior circumference s ightly cut away or reduced substantially between the ends of the body, a suitable filling surrounding said reduced part and swelled or enlar ed near its center, and longitudinally-exten g strips of material secured to and covering-said filling; 3. A holder for flwfGUlIltBdIL-PQD. or the like having a portion of its exterior circumfer ence slightly cut away or reduced substantially between the ends of the body, a suitable filling surrounding said reduced part,

longitudinally-extending strips of. material secured to and covering said filling, and re taining-bands on said bod and surrounding d strips.

4. A holder for a fountain-pen or the like having a substantial portion of its exterior at about or approximately its center of length provided with an enlarged or swelled part composed of none-yielding longitudinal stri s of material mounted u on said holder an retaining-bands surroun ing the respectlVQGIldS of said stri s.

5. A holder for a ountain-pen or the like having a substantial portion of its exterior at about or approximately its center of length provided with an enlarged or swelled part composed of non-{melding longitudinal strips of material fixed y secured upon said holder.

6. A holder for a fountain-pen or the like having a substantial portion of its exterior at a point nearer to the rear than the forward end thereof provided with an enlarged my hand in the presence of the two subscribing" witnesses.

or swelled part com osed of non-yielding'l DAVID B longitndinal stri s 0 material fixedly se-l Witnesses:

cured upon said older. I XVILLISE FgWLER,


In testimony whereof I have hereunto set

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Cooperative ClassificationB43K7/02