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PATBNTED AUG. 13, 1907. J. A. HOLLAND.
CLIP FOR PEN GAPS.
APPLICATION FILED APE.15,1907.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN A. HOLLAND, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE JOHN HOLLAND GOLD PEN CO., OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO.-
CLIP FOR PEN-GAPS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 13, 1907,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN A. HOLLAND, a citizen the United States of America, and a resident of Cincinnati, county of Hamilton, State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Clips for Pen- Caps, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to clips for attachment to the caps of fountain pens, for the purpose of holding the samein a persons pocket.
1G The object of my invention is a clip of a form which may be readily manufactured andreadily attached to the cap of a pen and which will not break in use.
This object is attained by the means illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,
Figure l-is a perspective view of the pen-cap and a clip embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is an end view of the same. Fig. 3 is a perspective viewof the clip.
Fig. 4 is a similar view of the spring. Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the pen-cap and clip showing them in the relative position they occupy when the clip is being engaged, or disengaged, from a persons pocket.
Referring to the parts: cap, H, has upon diametrically opposite sides, perforations A, A. The clip is formed of a metal bar, B, formed integrally with which 2 5 are downwardly projecting arms, I3, B, which are curved to conform to the shape of the body of the pen and have their lower ends, 13, B, bent inward and journalcd in the perforations, A, A. Between the arms, B, B, a pin, C, is secured, upon which is mounted a spring, C, one of whose ends contacts cap, H, and the other end of which bears against the underside of the bar, B. Spring, C, normally holds the end, B, of lever, B, in contact with the pen-cap or when the cap is in the pocket, grips the goods between the pen-cap, H. and the end, B, of the lever.
When it is desired to engage or disengage the clip from the pocket. pressure upon the end, 13", of the lever, causes it to be revolved about the ends, 13", B in the perforations, A, A, to the position shown in Fig. 5."
Since the clip is formed from a single piece of metal, it is very readily manufactured. It is likewise less apt to become broken in use than it would be were it formed of separate pieces of metal.
In engaging the clip with the cap, it is necessary only to press the ends of the arms, B B into the periorations, an operation which requires little time and skill.
What I claim is:
The combination of a pcncap having perforations in its sides, a lever having integral with it arms projecting downward from it, the ends of the arms being inturnec'l and journalcd in the perforations in the cap and a spring engaging the lever and the cap to hold one end of the lever normally in contact with the cap.
JOHN A. HOLLAND. \Vitncsses Wnurnn 1 MURRAY, AGNns McCormick.