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Publication numberUS510966 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 19, 1893
Filing dateOct 27, 1892
Publication numberUS 510966 A, US 510966A, US-A-510966, US510966 A, US510966A
InventorsHarvey R. Fuller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 510,966. 'Patented Dec. 19, 1893.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 510,966, dated December 19, 1893.

Serial No. 450,118. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, HARVEY R. FULLER, of Payne, county of Paulding, State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Printing-Pens, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to that class of pens used in lettering, or printing penmanship andv has for its object the production of shaded or unshaded lines of one or more colors at a single stroke of the pen. This pen is specially adapted for the production of the letters in system penmanship on which Letters Patent were granted me June 28, 1892, No. 47 7,653, and it does the samestyle of work as lead and crayon pencils on which Letters Patent were granted me December 29, 1891, No. 466,300.

In the construction of my pen a metal tube forms the holder which has flattened ends that are formed into two pens' of diierent widths and which with the holder are constructed of asingle piece. In some instances this particular holder may be dispensed with and the peu supported in an ordinary holder or by other means. The pen lpart consists of a blade turned over to form an upper and lower portion having the same general direction and between which is the ink space. This blade is corrugated to assist in holding the ink and retarding its iow outward. The parts of the pen proper are united in the turn that forms the point which is perforated or slitted along its entire marking surface, and the `lower part in some cases is united to the upper part at its inner end or at its side. The

pen as described is iexible but it may be rigid if desired the workexecuted with it 5o the edge thereof but which maybe placed at any other point desired along the blade; d, the perfor-ations or slits in the point of the pen through which the ink fiows; e, the holder. f represents the corrugations in the blade; g the rounded corner or corners of the pen.

In operating my pen I dip it into the ink or color employed and then place the marking surface of pen squarely on the object'to be marked holding the pen rmly but without pressure and moving the same in any desired direction there being no sharp corners on-the pen to hinder such movement. I secure the best results by preparing an inkstand with thin vertical sides or outer walls, having thin vertical partitions that divide the stand into two or more cells so as to receive the desired color or ink. I then dip the pen into the inkstand allowing one portion to pass down on the outside of the stand whereby one part only receives ink; this will give unshaded work; but when the pen is dipped entirely into the cell both parts receiving ink it will produce shaded work in one color. I also dip the pen so that the open slot receives the thin partition, thus receiving two colors which will give shaded work in the two colors. I use ordinary ink or iiuid water-colored with dyes or picron paint` and avoiding using fluid when too thick or heavy.

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

1. In a printing pen the blade a, formed with the corrugations f rounded corners g, point b, perforated or slitted along its entire marking surface through which the ink flows outward substantiallyas described and shown.

2. In a printing pen the blade a, slot or slots H. R. FULLER.



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