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PATENTED JUNE 25, 1907.
E. STEBBINGSQ FILE FOR PAPERS.- APPLICATION FILED JAN. 22, 1906.
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EUGENE STEBBINGS, OF SPENCER, IOWA.
FILE FOR PAPERS.
Specification of Letters Patent Patented June 25, 1907.
Application filed January 22,1906. Serial No. 297,171.
To LLZZ whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, EUGENE. STEBBrNGs, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Spencer, in the county of Clay and State of Iowa, have invented a new and Improved File for Papers, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The invention relates to that class of files for papers-such as bills and lettershaving a loop for holding the papers; and the object of the invention is to rovide a new and improved paper file whic is simple and durable in construction and arranged to hold a large number of papers, to permit of conveniently I; placing the papers in position on the fileloop or removing any one of the papers from the file-loop without disturbing the others, and to allow ready detaching of the file-loop and its contents from its support or replacing the same whenever it is desired to do so.
= The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same which will be more fully described hereinafter and pointed out in the claims,
2 5 A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both views.
0 Figure l is a perspective view of the improvement as applied; and Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan view of the improvement, the file-loop being shown in section.
The file-loop A, made of metal or other 3 5 suitable material, is adapted to be clamped between the jaws B B of a bracket B, having its base B arranged for attachment to a wall or other support, as will be readily understood by reference to Fig. 1. From the jaw B extend lugs B carrying a pivot C, on which is fulcrumed a cam-lever D, provided with a cam portion D adapted to engage the outer face of the jaw B so as to swing the same into a closed position with a view to clamp the file-loop A securely in position between the jaws B and B As illustrated in the drawings, the file-loop A has the portion to be clamped preferably flattened at opposite sides so as to insure a proper gripping of the jaws B and B on the flattened sides to firmly hold the file-loop A.
The jaws B-and B extend integrally from the base B as shown in Fig. 2, and the jaws are normally in an open position, owing to one end A their own. resiliency, and the jaws are swung into a closed position when moving the lever D into a rearmost position, as shown in the drawings. When the cam-lever D is in a closed position it rests against the rear portion of the jaw B and when the lever 1s swung into an open osition, its cam portion D releases the jaw then the handle end D of the lever D abuts against the forward end of the jaw B to limit the swinging mo- 5 tion of the cam-lever. It is understood that when the cam-lever D is swung into an open position, the jaws B and B open by their own resiliency to release the file-loop A.
The file-loop A, as shown in the drawlngs, 7 is preferably made oval and adapted to open, being in the form of a socket adapted to receive the point A formed on the other end of the file loop. When the point A is disengaged from the socket A, the resiliency of the file-loop will swing the ends apart so that bills, letters or other papers E can be readily passed over the pointed end A onto the file-loop; and when the paers are in place, the point A is re-engaged with the socket A to close the file-loop and thus prevent the papers E from becoming accidentally detached from the file.
Whenever it is desired to remove the fileloop A and its contents from thebracketB, 8 5 it is only necessary for the operator to swing the cam-lever D into an open position and release the file-loop A from the jaws B and B When it is desired to replace the fileloop in position on the bracket, it is only nec- 9 essary to pass the file-loop between the aws B and B and then swing the cam-lever D back into a closed position, to cause the aws B and B to firmly grip the loop A at one side thereof.
The device is very simple and durable 1n construction, can be cheaply manufactured, and is not liable to easily get out of order.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters 1 00 Patent:
A paper file comprising a bracket composed of a base provided with integral lugs projecting laterally therefrom and provided with openings whereby it may be attached to 1 5 a support, arms projecting from the ends of the base, said arms being bent inwardly toward each other and extending from thence in parallel relation, each of said arms near the free end thereof being provided with a n groove, said grooves coacting to form a recess, and one of said arms having lugs proj ecting on each side of the other arm between the groove and the base, a lever pivoted in the lugs and provided with a rounded cam portion for engaging the arm adjacent thereto whereby to clamp the arms together, and a file ring within the grooves.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification 1n the presence of IO two subscribing wltnesses.
- WVitnesses P. J. LAUGHLIN, W. W. CORNWALL.