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Publication numberUS893353 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 14, 1908
Filing dateJan 7, 1907
Priority dateJan 7, 1907
Publication numberUS 893353 A, US 893353A, US-A-893353, US893353 A, US893353A
InventorsGeorge W Mcgill
Original AssigneeGeorge W Mcgill
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spring-clip.
US 893353 A
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No. 898,353. PATENTBD JUL-Y14, 1908.

G. W. McGILL. SPRING CLIP.

APPLICATION FILED JAN. 7, 1907.

7 citizen of'the United States, and a resident of- To all whom a my'amemv vation of the tion of Fig. l, and Fig. 3 is an elevation similar to 1,

, surface 0 the view in perspective of connect with each other, and

I UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

' GEORGE'W. MGGHJL, 0F RIVERDALEQON-HUDSON, NEW YORK.

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n .ees,aee.

Be it known that I, Gnonen W. MGGILL, a RiverdaIe OnrHudson, in the county of New York'and' State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in terial,.and for other similar uses, and it con-' sists. of a clip fashioned fro'ma sheet metal blank of suitable size, thickness, and spring, and roviding two resilient clampin members etween which the pa ers, or other materials to be secured are held, and having means for preventing the unintentional removal of such papers, etc., therefrom.

In the accom anyingdrawing forming I art of this speci ication and wherein similar etters and numerals; of reference indicate corresponding parts, Figure 1 is a front elechp, Fig. 2 is a longitudinal secshowin the opposite or back clip.- *ig. 4 is a front view in perspective of the clip showing that portion of one of its ends wherein its 0 amping members connect with each other bent backward transversely. Fig. 5 is a lan view of the opposite side or surface of Fig. 4., showing such end portion folded down against the back surface. of the chfip. Fig. 6' is a front ig. 5, and Figs. 7, 8, and 9, are views similar to Fig. 6, showing slight modifications in oneof the features of the clip. Fig. 10 is a view of the clip applied in ho ding to ether sheets of a er, and showing unfolded, and projects a ove the clip ed edges of the papers, the end portion of t e clip wherein its clam ing members ig. 11 is asimisuch end portion of the clip lar view showing depending below the clipped folded over and edges of the apers and bearing against the back of the c ip.

Thesheet rhetal blank rovidin the clip is divided in part by a U- a ed s at 1, into two clamping members A an B,, differi ngin size, the outer or greater member A, framing in the inner-or lesser member B with both members integrally connected together at one end and in manner to admit of the lesser g Specification ofLetters Patent. 7

- Application flied. January 7, 1m. 7 Serial no. 851,197.

Spring-Clips, of which the following is a SPGQi-y with the edge of its terminal ali 'Patented July 14, 1908. I

member being moved freely to and fro through the .greater member nearlgite entire length. The body of the member is struck concave-convex, or into spoon-like formation to give it rigidity, to prevent its bending, and to ave it present outwardly'over-the surface surface.

member B from the p ane or front surface of the member A, providin spacerthereat to admit of several sheets 0 paper being held between he upper or attached end of the g the members without their clamped part being forced into or through the member A.

n the unapplied clip, as shown in the drawing, the normal set of the member B 1s such as to cause its free end 4, toreject beond the lane or back surface 0 the memer A, and against one's'urface of the c amped papers biting into or ripping such surface. A portion of the Fower inner edge of the member A {Figs 1-6) is bent out from the plane or front surface of that member in a manner to provide 5, set crosswise the axis of such member an which coacts with the adjacent terminal 4 of the member B in biting into or gripping the opposite surfaces of the clipped papers in securing them in the clip an preventing their unintentional withdrawal therefrom.

portion 0 it to which its clam ing members of the lpapers it clamps a smooth convex rojects slightly, as at 3, outward when the clip is a plied, to bear are rooted and from which t eyspring, is

bent back transversely from its facing or front surface on the dotted lines 6, (Figs. 1, 3, 4). providin the -fiap 7, which is folded down against t e back surface of the clip as shown 1n Figs. 5-9 and 11, and. which, by

doubling the metal thereat, reinforces and guards the junction of the members, disposes below such juncture that portion of the clip providing the flap which otherwise would project above such juncture and above the clip ed edges of the inserted papers where, t rough jects, it woul be liable tocause the jerking of the cli from the papers. This feature is illustrated in Figs. 10 and 11, of the drawing, Fig. 10 showing the unfolded endof the alga projecting above the ends of the slot provi mg the members, and abovethe clipped edges of theinserted papers, (8) and Fig. 11, showing it folded over and de ending below the top of the clip and below t e edges of the loo contact with adjoining obp pers clipped therein. The transverse fold.

providing the flap 7, imparts a transverse curvature to the connecting parts or ends of y y the members A. B rooted therein, whereby 1 v a re clamping I6S1llIlC6 or such members is In the modification shown in Fig. 7 the lip 5 is provided by furnishing the central rower and bending outward from its lane or front surface that part of the meta within curve of such slit. in the modification shown in Fig. 8, an equivalent for the lip 5 is provided by furmshing a similar part of the member A with one or more knobs 5 projecting outward from its front surface, while in Fig. 9, an equivalent for such lip is provided by furthe lower center of the outer edge of free end of the member A with a lug 5 bent forward beyond the front surface of such member.

Having thus fully described the object, construction and operation of my invention,

what I claim therein as new and desire to secure-by Letters Patent is 1. A spring-clip of the character described consisting of a piece of resilient sheet metal slotted in a manner to provide two clamping members difiering in size and integrally connected in one end of the clip and having such end including the rooted end of the lesser or inner member folded transversel into parallel contact with theback s ace of the clip. 7

2. A springclip consisting of a plece of resilient sheet metal slotted in a manner to provide two'clamping members differing in size and integrally connected at one end of the clip and having such end folded transversely below the junction of the memberstherein withthe area of such junction-and the'topof the clip-blank seated hansversel in parallel contact with a porthan of the ack surface of the 3. A spring-cl ip 'of the character described consisting of a single piece of resilient springm etal having a portion of one of its ends prD- vi a flap which is folded back trans verse y upon one of its surfaces and having its body part provided with a U-shaped slot extending lengthwise throughout such bod part with thete'rminals of such' slot exten part of the member A with a curved of the character described Q, consistingof a piece 0 members -.and ha v said me n ers providediwith a projecting season;

ing into the folded over end portion or flap of the clip.

4. A spring-clip of the character described composed of a single piece of resilient sheet metal having a ortion'of one-0f i-ts'ends providing a flap w llCll is folded back into parallel contact with one surface of the clip, the

clamping members of the clip being rooted in r and springing from such flap.

5. A spring-clip of the character described consisting of a piece of resilient spring metal slotted in a manner to provide two clamping members didering in size and integrally connected at one end, the lesser orinner member being framed in by the reater or outer member and one surface of t e free end of the latter member rovided with rigid projecting stam ed up obs adapted to bear against and ite into the surface of articles clamped between the members.

6. A spring-clip of the character described consisting of a piece of resilient spring metal slotted in manner to provide two clamping members differing in size and integrally connected at one end, the lesser or inner member being framed in by the greater or outer member'with a portion of the lower inner edge of the slot of such greater member stamped outward from the plane of that member into a rigid lip ada ted to bear thereat tagainst articles clamps between both memers.

consisting of a single piece of resilient sheet 'metal slotted in manner to provide two.

clamping members tegrally connected near one of its ends and having such end inclus've the roots of the clampin members fol ed over transversely and set 111 parallel contact with one of its surfaces.

8..ln a spring clip of the cliaracter'de scribed a portion of one end of the strip of metal forming the clip folded over.11pon itself in manner to provide ashort flap 7 of doubled over metal seated there'at in perma nent parallel transverse contact with the 7. A spring-clip of the character described back surface of the clip and having thc'body I portion of the clip provided withfa U shaped slot 1- extended through such fold and into said flap 7 providing the clip "its clamping members'A- and B and rooting the latter in said flap, such clamping members diiferin in size and the free end of the lesser mom or adapted tornove through the free end of the greater member. 1 v i 9,. spring-clip of the character described f sheet metal slotted in manner tigrovlde' two resilient. clamping V I ering in-size and integrally con .nectedat "one end and having such end includin" the'inte a1 connection ofboth mem-' .bersf t erein f0 dedover transversely into parallel contact with one surface of the clip,

the free endsof the outer one of rigiol lip eolepted to beer eneinst encl. bite into one sn-riece oi the articles clempecl between the members.

10. A spring-clip of the cherecter ole scribeol consisting of e piece of sheet metel slotted in e. manner to provide two resilient claim ing members differing in size end integrell v connected et one end, end heving swirl end With its eree connecting both members folderl over transversely into erellel contact With one surface of the clip, the lesser member being set Within the greeter member and heving the upper or connecting enri of such lesser member projectin out- Ward et its transverse told from the p sin or "front snrince of the greeter member, end heving the terminal of the free end of such lesser member normally projecting ontvverd. from the plene or beck surface or such greeter member.

it. spring clip of the cherecter deseribeel eving t't-pOKtlOlll of one enciof the metnl strip from which it is fashioned folded. ever into perellel contact with itself end providing such enol with e short transverse reinforcing lisp oi doubled over metal in Which ere rooted the clemping members of the clip, seirl, rlonbiecl over fold of the metel providing the device e. raised transverse surface forming e ridge by meens of which it mey be securely held. While meteriel clamped in it is being removed.

Signed st ltiverdele-on-Huolson in the county of New York and State of New York this 20th. clny of November A. D. 1906.

GEQRGE W. McGlLL.

Witnesses:

W. HARRY ll/liCGILL,-

ilncor N. Hnrenr.

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US4934304 *Mar 31, 1989Jun 19, 1990Rosen Jan ANovelty clip
US6015166 *Feb 24, 1997Jan 18, 2000May; Robert M.Bookmark
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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationD06F55/00