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Publication numberUS291879 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 15, 1884
Publication numberUS 291879 A, US 291879A, US-A-291879, US291879 A, US291879A
InventorsLe Roy W. faiechild
Original AssigneeLe Roy W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 291879 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 291,879, dated January 15, 1854.

Application tiled September 25. 1883.

To all 2071,0122, it may concern:

Be it known that I, RICHARD M. OoLLl-rnn, of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain Improvements in a Combined Pen-Holder, Ieneil, and Tooth-Pick, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a combined penholder, pencil, and tooth-pick; and it consists in a novel arrangement of the tubes and slides, whereby I am enabled to place all of said parts in a shell or case of small size, as hereinafter fully set forth. a

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents an elevation of the device, showing the pen and pencil-point projected from the shell; Fig. 2, a similar elevation,with said parts drawn in and the tooth-pick projected; Fig. 3, an enlarged longitudinal central secti'on,-with the-parts in the latter position; Fig.

. 4, a like section, with the pencil-point extended; and Figs. ,5 and 6 perspective views, illustrating the internal construction on an enlarged scale.

The object of my invention is to produce a device which shall contain in one shell or case a pen-holder, pencil, and tooth-pick, but which shall nevertheless be capable of closing into very compact form, and of being so extended as to form along and desirable handle or stem for the pen-holder when required.

With these objects in view, I provide a suitable shell with a central tube to guide the pencil-point and toothpick, spirally-slotted tubes to effect the necessary travel or movement of said parts, and a pen slide encircling the sheath of said tubes and occupying a space between it and the outer shell. This will be better understood upon referring to the accompanying drawings, in which A represents acentral guide-tube providedwith two straight longitudinal slots, a and b, the former serving to guide the pin or stud 0 of a pencil-point, B, and thelatter to guide a similar stud, d, of a toothpick point or stem, 0. The pencil-point is projected and withdrawn by a combination of spirally-slotted tubes, commonly known as the magic movement, a movement possessing the advantages of quick operation and great extensibility of the pencil-tubes, so as to form (No model.)

when extended an implement of good length for writing with, whether the pencil-point be used to write with or merely to give the desiredlength to the pen-holder. This so-called magic movement is known to the trade in several forms, any of which may be used,though I prefer that shown in the drawings, in which it will be seen that the stud or pin a of the pencil-point extends through the slot a of guide-tube A, and projects into a spiral slot, 0, of a surrounding tube, D, which, tube can ries ator near its inner end a stud or pin, f, in turn working in a spiral slot, 9,, of atube, E, closely encircling tube D, the directions of the two spirals being reversed. The inner end of tube E is furnished with a collar, h,

slightly larger in diameter than the tube, which ted lines in Fig. 5, and the outer end of said central tube is encircled by and has rigidly secured upon it a collar, j, against which-the forward end of the tube D abuts, and to-the exterior of which is soldered or attached the ornamental sheath or sleeve H of the penciltube. To the outside of this sheath, at its forward end, is secured an ornamental head or enlargement, k, by which to take hold of and draw out the pencil extension, and which serves also to limit the inward movement thereof.

- From the above description it will be apparent that if the shell or case G be held by one hand and the enlargement or head is be drawn outward by the other hand, the extension as a whole will be drawn from the shell or case, and at the same time the pencil-point willbe protruded from the pencil-extension, because the knob or head It being fast upon the sheath H,

and this in turn rigidlyattached to the central guide-tube, A, said tube .is necessarily drawn out from the case by the outward movement of the knob or head, and as this tube moves outward the collar i causes the spirallyslotted tube D to move forward. oroutward with it; but as the tube D thus moves outward its stud f traverses the spiral slot g of In rotating, the tube, by reason of its spiral slot and the stud -orpin c of the pencil-point, causes said point to be-projected from the end of central tube, A, in which it is guided and prevented from rotating by the stud or pin 0 traveling in the straight guiding-slot a. By moving the knob inward toward the case or shell the reverse of this action is produced, and thus the extension is carried into the shell or case and the pencil-point withdrawn into tube A. It is particularly to be noted that in the act of projecting the pencil-extension the central guide-tube, A, is moved longitudinally within the shell or case G. This is an important feature of my construction, because the end of said tube from which the toothpick G is protruded projects beyond the ease or shell, as in Fig. 2, when the pencil-point is not projected, in which position it would be liable to be dipped into the ink in using the pen, which is projected from the same end of the case or shell. However, as the pencil-extension is drawn out preparatory to using the pen in order to produce a convenientlylong handle, this objection will be entirely obviated by the retraction of the projecting endof tube A into the case. The tooth-pick point C is operated by the ordinary screw movementthat is, a single spirally-slotted tube encircling the central guide-tube Aand servingby its rotation to give motion to the toothpick point C, the stud or pin d of which projects through the straight guide-slot b of said central tube, and into the spiral slotlof the tube I, as shown in Fig. 6'. Owing to the connection of the tube A with the shell through the medium of the collar h, tubes D E, and pins of, the central tube may be held against rotation by holding the shell or case in the fingers; and, consequently, when it is thus held, if the tube I be rotated in the proper direction, the toothpick point C will be projected, or if rotated in the opposite direction it will be drawn in. The tube I is held in place upon the central guide-tube,A, by a collar,m, and an ornamental tip, J, is secured to the tube I, and extends over the outer'end of tube A, to giveafinish to the same and to afford means for rotating tube I. The shell or case is held in one hand and the tip J turned by the fingers of the other, whereupon the tooth-pick will travel in or out, as explained. The tip J, which is never projected entirely beyond or clear of tube F, should fit the latter closely in order to prevent the entrance of dust and dirt and to give a support to the tube A.

A pen-slide, K, of ordinary form, encircles the tube F, and is furnished with an external operative band or slide, L, encircling the shell or case,andrigidly connected with the pen-slide by small rivets a passing through a longitudi nal slot, 0, in the case or shell G, or in any other convenientmanner. Thus it will be seen that by holding the shell in the fingers of one hand and drawing out the knob k, a pencilpoint is projected and a handle of convenient length is produced, serving also as a handle for the pen, which may at the same time be projected from the opposite end of the case by moving the slide L; or these parts may be left within the shell and the toothpick protruded by turning the tip J.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- 1. In combination with a shell or case, a pencil-point provided with a magic movement and adapted to be projected from one end of the shell or case, a tooth-pick point furnished with a simple screw movement and adapted to be projected from the opposite end, and a penslide encircling the screw movement and adapted to be protruded from the same end of the case as the tooth-pick.

2. In a combined pencil and tooth-pick, the combination of a central guide-tube, slotted longitudinally, a pencil-point, and a toothpick arranged to slide within and guided by said tube, and means, substantially such as shown and described, for independently moving said points within the tube and causing them to project therefrom.

3. In combination, slotted tube A, pencilpoint B, and spirally-slotted tubes D E, adapted and arranged to move said point, as explained, tooth-pick slide 0, and spirally-slotted tube I, adapted and arranged to move said point, substantially as set forth.

4. In a combined pen-holder, pencil, and tooth-pick, the combination of an outer shell or case, a pen-slide adapted to be protruded from one end of the case, and a central tube carrying at opposite ends, respectively, a pencil-point and toothpick, said tube being arranged, substantially as shown and described, to move longitudinally, and to have its toothpick end drawn within the case when the pencilpoint is projected, for the purpose explained.

The herein-described implement, consisting of shell, G, having inner tube, F, slotted central guide-tube, A, pencil-point B, and its.

operating-spirals D E, sheath H, and head h, tooth-pick O, and its operating-spiral I, and the pen-slide K L, all combined and arranged substantially as shown and described.

6. In combination with tube F, central guidetube, A, provided with pencil-point B, and tooth-pick O, spirally-slotted tubes D E, for operating the pencil-point, and spirally-slotted tube I, provided with tip J, by which to rotate tube I, and serving also to support said tube and the central guide-tube laterally.




Cooperative ClassificationB25F1/02