Patented Jan. 19, 1915.
lNVE'NTOH 17/77/74 flag/m ATTORNEY EMMA SEABAUGH, 01? DALLAS, TEXAS.
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Be 117 known that I, EMMA SEABAUGH,
I citizen of the United States, residing at Dallas, in the county of Dallas and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pen and Pencil Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to new and use ful improvements in pen and pencil holders.
The object of the invention is to provide a writing instrument adapted to be engaged on the index finger of the writer and provided with a socket on the underside which.
is arranged to receive either an ordinary pen point or a pen orapencil supporting cl p.
Finally the object of the invention is to provide means ofthe character described that Willbe strong, durable, elrlcient. and easy of operation, simple and comparatively inexpensive to construct, and also in which the several parts will not be likely to get out of working order.
lVith the above and other objects in View, the invention has relation to certain novel features of construction and operation. an example of which is described in this specification andillnstrated in the accompanying drawings. wherein:
Figure 1. is a side elevation of the holder with an ordinary pen point supported therebv. Fig. 2. is a vertical sectional view of the ho der and a pencil hplding clip embrac ng a fountain pen attached to the ho der. Fig. 3. isa side elevation of the clip. Fig. 4. is a transverse vertical sectional view on the line w-r1: of Fig. 2, and Fig. 5. is a front elevation of the clip.
In the drawings the numeral ldesignates a forwardly tapered thimhle or sleeve which is open at both ends and is adapted to be applied to the index finger ot the hand of the writer. the slee e an extension 2 is provided on one side. This extension forms a rest against wh ch the thumb may rest and thus help guide and control the pen. On the unde side of the sleeve a socket 3 is provided. This socket in cross section exhibits a con,- cavo-con'vex shape and is provided with a t ansverselv curved pocket 4. as shown in Fig. 4. This pocket has substantially the same cross sectional shape as that of an or.
dinary pen pointlike that shown at 5 in Fig. 1 and which mav be readily inse tedn Specification of Letters Patent At the rear and larger end of Patented Jan. 19, 1915.
I Application filed December 10, 1916. Serial No. 596,503.
to support the pen point from the underside of the sleeve than from the upperside.
Where the pen point is supported from the upperside the lower edge of the sleeve is often brought into contact with theipaper which is being written on and either causes the scoring of the paper or a poorly formed I letter. Further where the socket is'formed on the bottom it is not necessary to bend the index finger or cramp the hand to such an extent as where the pen point is supported from the top.
One of the essential features of the invention is to provide a. socket on the sleeve which will support an ordinary pen point or a clip for holding a pen or pencil. If the socket was formed on top'of the sleeve this would hardly be possible as the pen or penoil would be held in an awkward position and so ,t'ar above the index finger asto be beyond control. The socket '3 is formed to receive either'the penpoint 5 or the shank 6 of the clip7. The said shankG has substantially the same curvature as the body of; the pen point 5 and is inserted in the pocket 4. At its "forward end the shank is fixed to therebetween for the socket 3. Tue clip 7' is in the form of a split sleeve as shown in Figs. 4- and 5. the split portion being on the underside. By forming the clip of spring metal it is obvious that writing instruments of various diameters may be'engaged therein. In Fig.2 a fountain pen 9 is shown engaged in the clip, but it is to be understood that other writing instruments such as pencils and shortpen holders may be supported by the clip.
Where a person is writing with both a pencil and a pen, the pencil may beinserted in the clip and when it is desired to .use the pen. the clip may be disengaged from the socket 3 without removing the pencil from said clip and the pen point inserted in the pocket 4. The pen point can be readily removed and the clip with pencil already inserted replaced in the socket.
By observing Fig. 4 it will be noted that the sleeve 1 and socket 3 are shown as formed from a single piece of sheet metal. While the sleeve and socket could be separately fo med. and suitably secured together, the construction shown is believed to be more simple and less expensive and at the same .folded elements forming a guide and terminating at one side in a tongue bent'uption and then backwardly over said cylin- 15 drical portion and in spaced relation thereto to form amale member to fit into the guide formed by said oppositely curved folded elements, whereby the pencil may be substituted for a pen in said guide. v 20 In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. 1
time more durable as the socket cannot become unfastened or unsoldered.
What I claim is:
A pen and pencil holder comprising acylindrical' finger inclosing member formed from a single sheet of material and terminating at one side, in oppositely curved holder fora pen' in combination-with a pencil holding device also formed from a single sheet,of material and consisting of a cylindrical portion for inclosing a pencil and Witnesses:
' J ACK A. SCI-ILEY, wardly from one end of the cylindrical por- L. E. Xenon.
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