Title:
Flush clip and monogram plate
United States Patent 2010466


Abstract:
tflig ilvenitifon rtelstts in geri eal to fastLnini deifCes anid more partictiiarltt y as reference ti Ati "imprfived flush clip arid monogiam plate" for methanieal petiils, fountaiin pien aps, dýic the like. iPrevios t t his time, while clips dapable0 o0 lyilg flush with the cap 6f a riiedhamidal...



Inventors:
Robbins, Jesse J.
Application Number:
US61918832A
Publication Date:
08/06/1935
Filing Date:
12/28/1932
Assignee:
STYLOFEDE CORP
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B43K25/02
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Description:

tflig ilvenitifon rtelstts in geri eal to fastLnini deifCes anid more partictiiarltt y as reference ti Ati "imprfived flush clip arid monogiam plate" for methanieal petiils, fountaiin pien aps, dýic the like.

iPrevios t t his time, while clips dapable0 o0 lyilg flush with the cap 6f a riiedhamidal petcil fotirntain pfe, or the lik have been available, th( attfe hiate involved projecting operating eleto ttihts. Also among the disadvanitaget of filish Ocip? rlOevidlsly provided it has been iiecessati to positively hold the clip open when inserting a ltencii or pen in a pocket. This has been af aWkward prdcedure arid made the use of these g othefrise desirable forms of clips dbjedtionabie.

In the past asio where it has been desired td mrarki a mechanical pencii, fotutain pen or the like, for exkatiile with the name of the owner, the cdias of bairels have necessarily beenr the Only SprtIios av'ailabled fd~ miarkirg~ . Such markings have tlheefdoe ýeni incapable of beifig distinictwvly displayed d And the difficulty of asisfactorly sftaring or idntavfiig onf the rotnided surfa ef a aP & r barfel has geiieraldi detracted fg front its appearance.

Ah object of this iinvention is to provide a flush elip fof the cap f a- mifihanical perinii, fountain eii 6t the like fie d from di5eratie elerienits pIojeetiag fMoi the cap.

S Aiotli bject db f this iniietion is to provide Sflne def ip fof the dia oft a mechanical peidicl, fointaii pen of the like, 6ipraile by fotatiod of A pottiodl of the cap; Still Sndtlief objedt of this invention is prd* 1ihia a flash i lip for the cap of a mechanical pefieil, fohfiti lUen or fthe like operable by rota= tion of a portion of the cap whereby the clip is Mfe ih aAft 61Oed Pisifioif adapted to be returifed to thed' led J56sitioii 0oe spiprfig teisiori by press. 4ifi thieo6n: A fuirteid dbiee6 of this invention is to' provide a, flat ni-Ogrf&i plate ifr the ounided cali of a IecChamneaii l P iiene fountaiff pen dr the like.

A sin fifthlie objeto 6f tHis inventiio is tO ,4 poid? a ffluIs clip' for the cap of a meeldiic"al Pcfi~ , fiSUtffi pe dfh the like, free from opeative elements projecting from the d ap' arid adapted to serve as a monfidgri& plate: With these anA O6ther objects ihn ieW, w-hich 5t may be inrident t h my irfprovemenrits the iinveintettr eoristlgt if. the lp~ft and combiiatiodis to be herelialter set fdtth arid laimfed; with ithe utfdeStatiding that the several neces§ary elemerts eGompriising my inveni6tfi inmay be varied in wst crucittion, proptrfios n an t arradigement, withd 6it deiaiting ffriii the spifit aiid scoie do the j appenided claims.

in ordedtr to riiald my iinvntion iiioe F6 idfi i undiest66d, I have shAWii in the addiccoanyifig drawings means for carrying the same into pfcf tical effect With6it liriiitig the improveiiefnt in t, flir Useful afplications to th6 particuiaf constfuctiois, which, for the purpose of explanatidi.

ihaW ee bii Made the subject of illustMation.

S In tie drawings' foringi a part 6f thi§ spI ii cationi: Sig. i is a hotoisoifa top view bf nmy ioVef flush clip arid m6nogramfn plate sho'wr ind6fpotfted in t p f a type of mechanical Pendil firming the subject rittert f my Copendiig application foi t'incils, Serial No. 640,315, fled October 29, 192, of which this pplitcation iS a dontiFilatioi in part.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view from the side takie on line l - of Fig. 1 showiiig the iriunting of the flish clip and mdhogrami plate in iiidperative p6sitffi in the dap of the pe'ndii.

Fig. 3 is als6 a side view showirig the flush c6li aii moii6ogtdmi plate in operative position.

Fig. 4 is a top view taken on line 4--4 of Fig" 2.

Fig: 9 is aifi 6nd sectional view takni ofi line 5-5 of ig.; .; Fig. 6 is an end seotional view taken od iHri e-6 ef Fig. 2.

Fig. 7 is an end sectibnal view taken 6i liie 7-. of Fig 2.

Fi, 6 is an erind sectionail view takein cii ihe Fig. 9 is ri end setionia view takehi 6ff ind 9-9 61 Fig; 2.

FP. 10 is nii end deftioial view takin ot lifie' ff-tO of Fig: 2: Fig. 11 is a i@perpetive view of the fitish clip anid iiinogrami late, anid opidrating arii.

Referring fhioe paiticulariy by Miimertls tid the drawings, iii *hhide the same ahd stiýi f dlermeits ar6 designated by like symb6ls6 of fefereince throughoiut, arid more iarticularlt to' g 1, theYe' is shown the fivel ii6echanical penfci descri-ed in- detail ihn my icS ding application referfe6 t&. This pefiil diiiprilss generally a barrel f,, oibpose d6f any uitiabll maferial sutdc as Haid rubbfer. A- ftii.di d heOd ld i§ inserted in the enrd i the barrel which may be' f6oined with an integral periphedal enlargf eent- Sa -- a .5j ehnt the ehnd 6 facilitate grasping ii thie use of the pidriel A lead carrying tutb is adapted te be ni6imted within the barrel, liainfig a c'nicaf poifit 4 for Prlojectfiig thfoiugh the opening in the' head 2. The end of a piece i of w± tifg lead 6 5 is shown extending out of the conical point 4. b The conical point 4 is adapted to reciprocate a with the application of pressure thereon to feed lead out of the end thereof through operation of a clutch mechanism within the barrel 1. The I barrel is also provided with a lead reservoir there- 1 in for feeding refills automatically as the lead j projecting from the conical point 4 is exhausted. t A cap 8 is fitted on the other end of the bar- i rel, which in turn, in accordance with the present r invention, is provided with a supplemental cap T.

The flush clip monogram plate forming the subject matter of the present application is indicated by the numeral 8 and shown fitted in a longitudinal peripheral slot provided in the cap 6.

The lead magazine is adapted to be loaded by removing the cap G, while without removing the cap 8 the supplemental cap 7 may be withdrawn to expose an eraser.

The flush clip monogram plate is adapted to be operated by a partial revolution of the supplemental cap I under tension so that objectionable projecting operating elements are eliminated.

The cap 6, open at both ends as shown in Fig. 2, is fitted over a metallic sleeve 19 composed, for example, of brass, terminating flush with the cover rim of the cap. The sleeve 10 is adapted to be telescoped within and engage the top portion of a similar sleeve 1I projecting from the top of the barrel I with a force fit. The union may be screw threaded if found more desirable.

In Fig. 2 the sleeve I is shown in section, forming a magazine for leads 12 for the pencil, with a guide trough 13 mounted therein, better described in my copending application. Merely a side view of the sleeve i i is shown in Figs. 3 and 4.

It will be appreciated from the foregoing that the lower rim of the cap 6 is adapted to be juxtaposed against the top rim of the barrel 1, by telescoping the sleeve 10 fitted therein within the sleeve HI projecting from the barrel for Sa force fit engagement.

The novel flush clip monogram plate 8 forming the subject matter of this application as already described is adapted to be flush with the periphery of the barrel 6 by fitting in the longiStudinal slot 9 provided therein.

- The clip plate 8 may be solidly composed of any suitable metal or alloy, or as is shown in Fig. 11 may consist of a base plate 14 having a covering 15 of any suitable material folded Sthereover. This cover, for example, may be folded over a plate of baser metal or may be a suitable transparent material so that markings on the plate will be visible therethrough.

The clip plate 8 is adapted to be retained in 60. position and operated by a member I8, as best shown in Fig. 11, projecting from the underside of the clip plate adjacent its top end in central longitudinal relation at one end, the other end having a longitudinal sleeve 17 integrally formed Sthereon. The sleeve 17 is adapted to be engaged Sby a pin 18, rotatable therein, having one end fixed in the periphery of a pin 19 adjacent one of its ends. The pin is provided with a diametrical projection 20 on that end and the rim of its other end is beveled as at 21.

SThe clip plate 14 as shown in Fig. 11 may be split and the clip plate, member 0I and sleeve HI, thus conveniently stamped from one piece.

The pin 19, as is best shown in Fig. 4 is adapt5 ed to be transversely mounted within the cap 6, y insertion prior to assembly in a transverse perture 22 provided in a member 23 for fitting rithin the cap 6.

The member 23 is adapted to have its lower )ortion fitted for rotation in the sleeve I1. The ower portion of the member 23 is cut away adacent the end to accommodate the member 16, he end terminating in a collar 24, integrally ormed on the lower end of the member 23 by a emaining tubular segment. A diametrical slot 26 communicating withthe aperture 22 is provided for receiving the pin 28. It will be seen from the foregoing that with rotation of the member 23 within the cap 6 the clip plate 8 is adapted to be thrust outward or drawn inward by reason of the sleeve H formed on the member S6 carried on the underside of the clip plate, being engaged by the pin i8 seated in one end of the transversely mounted pin i9, carried by the member 23. The member 23 is provided in addition with an axial threaded extension 30 on its top end having a transverse slot 31 at its end for securing the top end of a helical spring 32 mounted over the body of the extension. The top rim of the sleeve I1 is provided with oppositely bent splines 33 and 34 as shown in Fig. 7 for fitting in opposite longitudinal grooves 35 and 36 provided in the interior of the cap 6 to prevent relative rotation between the cap and the sleeve. The lower end of the spring 32 is fixed to the sleeve I by an integral flange 37 as also shown in Fig. 7, cut away from the rim of the sleeve. It will thus be apparent that rotation of the member 23 relative to the sleeve 1I is against the tension of the spring 32 as already described, and with further reference to Fig. 2 the supplemental cap 7 is adapted to be mounted on the top of the cap G. The cap 7, having a conventional closed end 39 is mounted on the cap 6 by tele- 40, scoping over a sleeve 40, having opposite longitudinal ribs 41 and 42 integrally formed thereon, for example, by stamping, as also shown in Fig. 6.

These ribs are adapted to engage in corresponding grooves 43 and 44, as also shown in Fig. 6, 45, with fitting of the cap 7 over the sleeve to lock the same against relative rotation therebetween.

The sleeve 40 is formed with indentations around the periphery at substantially its center, forming integral projections 45 and 46 around its in- 50. terior for fitting in corresponding indentations provided in the periphery of a nut 47 to lock the nut and sleeve in engagement. The nut 47 is adapted to be screwed on the threaded extension 30 of the member 23, the end of the spring 32 55, extending through the slot 31 therein acting as a stop.

It will be seen from the foregoing that rotation of the cap 7 relative to the cap 6, will rotate the member 23 against the tension of the spring 32. The member 23 is mounted for rotation in the sleeve I 1 independent of the sleeve and cap 6.

The member 23 is caused to rotate with the cap 7 through the engagement of the cap with the sleeve 40, positively connected to the nut 47 carried on the member 23 and screwed against the end of the spring 32.

Rotation of the member 23 is limited to one half of a full revolution in the provision of a stop 48 for fitting in a slot 49 in the sleeve 1 i as is shown 70, in Figs. 8 and 9, for engaging the projection 20 on the pin 19. When the member 23 is rotated the half revolution to project the member 16 carrying the clip 8 outwardly, the clip will remain open until pressed so that it will close under spring 75. tension. The stop 48 is formed by turning end of an annular wire 51, and the stop may bent as at 50 to insure contact with the proj tion 20. The wire 51 encircles the sleeve II fits within the peripheral channel 29. It will seen that in operation the clip plate 8 is h seated in the slot 9 and the cap 6, or agains pocket or the like to secure the pencil there by the tension of the spring 32. The clip pi; It may be fully raised by rotation of the cap 1 half revolution relative to the cap 6 against t tension of the spring where it will catch in t open position and may be closed by pressi thereon to return it to the closed position und lI, tension in the manner already described.

An eraser 52 is adapted to be mounted in t sleeve 40, accessible by removal of the cap 7. T eraser is fitted in a casing 53 having opposi longitudinal slots 54 and 55 to allow for expansi o2 with the insertion of an eraser. The casing adapted to be mounted in the top end of the slee by a force fit. The casing is formed with i enlarged knurled rim 56 to facilitate its inse tion and removal in the sleeve. Upon the erase becoming worn a new one may readily be subst tuted either by removing the casing and inser ing a new eraser or inserting a new casing wit an eraser already fitted therein.

The attachment of the clip plate to a resilier member will be Particularly noted. In prior con struction the clip has usually formed the resilier member. If made of precious metal, a substai tial loss has resulted where it has been necessar to substitute a new clip by reason of loss of resil iency. In the present construction the clip plat is retained, and a separate resilient element of baser metal capable of having longer life, pro vided, which may be substituted without discard ing the clip plate.

4o There is accomplished by this invention a flusl clip and monogram plate for the cap of a me. chanical pencil, fountain pen or the like in whict the clip plate does not form, but is attached t( a tension element and in which there are no projection operating elements.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, I wish it tc be understood that I do not confine myself to the precise details of construction herein set forth, by way of illustration, as it is apparent that many changes and variations may be made therein, by those skilled in the art, without departing from the spirit of the invention, or exceeding the scope of the appended claims.

I claim: 1. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising a clip member, a helical spring connected thereto, and means to move the clip against the tension of the spring.

2. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising a clip member normally fitting, flush with the surface thereof, a separate resilient member connected thereto and to the cap, and means to raise the clip against the tension of the resilient member by rotating a portion of the cap.

3. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising a clip member normally fitting in a slot provided in the cap, flush with the surface thereof, a helical spring enclosed in the cap connected thereto, and means to raise the clip out of the slot against the tension of the spring.

4. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising a clip member northe mally fitting in a slot provided in the cap, be flush with the surface thereof, a helical spring ec- enclosed in the cap connected thereto and to nd the cap, and means to raise the clip out of the slot be against the tension of the spring by rotating the eld cap.

a 5. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen in, or the like, comprising a clip member normally ate fitting in a slot in the cap, flush with the surha face thereof, a separate resilient member enhe closed in the cap, and means to raise the clip he out of the'slot against the tension of the resilng lent member by rotating a portion of the cap ler with respect to the remaining portion.

6. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen he or the like, comprising a clip member normalhe ly fitting in a slot in one section of the cap, ote flush with the surface thereof, the cap comprison ing two sections, a separate resilient member is enclosed in the cap, and means to raise the clip ve out of the slot against the tension of the ren silient member by rotating one section of the cap r- with respect to the other section.

r 7. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen i- or the like, comprising a clip member normally b- fitting in a slot in one section of the cap, flush h with the surface, the cap comprising two sections, a helical spring enclosed in the cap connected to it the clip, and means to raise the clip out of the i- slot against the tension of the spring by rotating Lt one section of the cap with respect to the other - section.

y 8. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen - or the-like, comprising a clip member normally e fitting in a slot in one section of the cap, flush a with the surface thereof, the cap comprising two - sections, a helical spring enclosed in the cap con- nected through intermediate couplings to the clip, and means to raise the clip out of the slot Sby rotating one section of the cap with respect to -the other section.

o 9. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen Sor the like, comprising a clip member normally fitting in a slot in one section of the cap, flush with the surface thereof, the cap comprising two sections, a helical spring enclosed in the cap, connected to one section of the cap and to the clip, and means to raise the clip by rotating one Ssection of the cap with respect to the other.

10. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising a clip member normally fitting in a slot in one section of the cap, flush with the surface thereof, the cap comprising two sections, one rotatable with respect to the other, a helical spring enclosed within the cap, connected to one section of the cap and through intermediate couplings to the clip, and means to raise the clip by rotating one section of the cap.

11. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising a clip member normally fitting in a slot provided in one section of the cap, flush with the surface thereof, the cap comprising two sections, a helical spring enclosed within the cap connected indirectly to one section thereof, and to the clip, and means to raise the clip by rotating one section of the cap with respect to the other.

12. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising a clip member normally fitting in a slot provided in one section of the cap, flush with the surface thereof, the cap comprising two sections, a helical spring enclosed within the cap connected to one section thereof and indirectly to the clip, and means to raise the clip by rotating one section of the cap with respect to the other.

13. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising a clip member normally fitting in a slot provided in one section of the cap, the cap comprising two sections, the clip member comprising an exposed surface forming a monogram plate, a helical spring enclosed within the cap, connected to one section thereof, and to the clip, and means to raise the clip against the tension of the spring by rotating one section of the cap with respect to the other.

14. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising a clip member normally fitting in a slot provided in one section of the cap, the cap comprising two sections, a helical spring enclosed within the cap, connected to one section thereof and to the clip through intermediate couplings, means to raise the clip by rotating one section of the cap with respect to the other, and a stop for limiting rotation of the section to limit raising of the clip.

15. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like comprising a clip member normally lying flush with the cap, means to raise the clip to a permanently open position, and means to return the clip to a closed position under spring tension.

16. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like comprising a clip member normally adapted to lie flush with the cap, means to raise the clip to a permanent open position against spring tension by rotation of the portion of the cap, and means to lower the clip nder spring tension for fitting flush with the cap by pressing on the clip.

17. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising two portions, one rotatable with respect to the other, a clip connected in one portion, and means to raise the clip by rotation of the other portion.

18. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising two portions, one rotatable with respect to the other, a clip normally adapted to lie flush with the periphery of one portion, and means to raise the clip by rotation of the other portion.

19. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising two portions, one rotatable with respect to the other, a clip normally adapted to lie flat on one portion, and means to fix the clip in a raised position by rotation of the other portion.

20. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising two portions, one rotatable with respect to the other, a clip normally adapted to lie flat on one portion and means to fix the clip in a raised position by rotation of the other portion against spring tension. 21. A cap for a mechanical pencil, fountain pen or the like, comprising two portions, one rotatable with respect to the other, a clip normally adapted to fit flush with the periphery of one portion, a spring member connected between the clip and the other portion, and means to raise the clip against the tension of the spring by rotation of the other portion.

JESSE J. ROBBINS.