Title:
Crayon holder
United States Patent 2302203


Abstract:
This invention relates to crayon holders and is a continuation in part of my co-pending application Serial No. 366,644 filed November 22, 1940. The primary object of this invention is to provide a holder for fragile articles, such as crayons, so that the same may be capable of rough usage...



Inventors:
Frink, James M.
Application Number:
US39028141A
Publication Date:
11/17/1942
Filing Date:
04/25/1941
Assignee:
Frink, James M.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B43K23/016
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Description:

This invention relates to crayon holders and is a continuation in part of my co-pending application Serial No. 366,644 filed November 22, 1940.

The primary object of this invention is to provide a holder for fragile articles, such as crayons, so that the same may be capable of rough usage without likelihood of being broken.

One of the important aims of the instant invention is to provide a crayon holder that is inexpensive to manufacture, comprises but a minimum number of parts, yet is capable of adjustably carrying a crayon stick in a completely encased position where the same will not accidentally break while being handled by the workman.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a crayon holder having a tubular body, one side of which has a longitudinal slot extending the full length thereof whereby when relatively short sticks of crayons are to be used, the operator may engage the same with ease and dispatch, while the adjustable slide or slider is manipulated to secure the crayon against displacement.

A still further object of this invention is the 2 provision of a crayon holder of the aforementioned character having as a part thereof. a specially formed slide that is longitudinally arched in two directions and formed with notches In the edges thereof whereby the same may be 3 slidably mounted upon a substantially U-shaped body with the marginal edges of the slide disposed between the crayon and parts of the body.

Other objects of the invention will appear during the course of the following specification, re- 3 ferring to the accompanying drawing wherein: SFig. 1 is a side elevational view of a crayon holder made to embody the present Invention ig. 2 is an elevational view of the opposite side thereof. 4 ig. 3 is an enlarged longitudinal central sectional view through the holder shown in Pig. 1.

ig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of one end of the specially formed tubular body.

Plg. 5 is a perspective view of the clamping slide showing 'the same entirely removed from association with the remaining parts of the holder.

ig. 6 is a cross sectional view taken on line VI-VI of ig. 3. ig. 7 is an edge elevational view of a crayon holder made to embody a modified form of the invention; and ig. 8 is a side elevational view of that form of the holder llustrated in ig. 7. .55. The crayon with which the holder is to be used is that type conventionally employed by metal workers and it is well-known that the same is quite fragile and breaks into small pieces very readily. It is desirable to use the crayon until the same is worn to a relatively short length and therefore, the invention contemplates the provision of a specially designed body that permits the user to engage the piece of crayon regardless of its length. Also, the holding tongue in both forms of the invention, shown in the accompanylug drawing, is capable of releasably engaging the crayon when it is very short.

In the preferred form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1 to 6 inclusive, the tubular body is generally designated by the numeral 10 and comprises a single piece of sheet metal bent to present a body that is U-shaped in cross section.

The bight 12 of body 10 forms one side thereof and the legs 14 terminate in inturned flanges 16 which are In opposed relation with the free edges thereof and spaced apart to present a longitudinal slot 18 that extends throughout the length of the side opposite to that formed by bight 12. 5 One end of the body 10 is formed as illustrated in Fig. 4. langes 16 terminate in a transverse plane extending through the body 1 spaced inwardly from end 20 of body 10. The legs 14 at this end are inclined upwardly and inwardly !0 from edge 20 of bight 12 and when the hereinafter described retaining member or slide is moved into gripping engagement with crayon 22, extended backing is provided for the crayon against the pressure of the slide to prevent break5 age of the crayon along edge 20 of the holder.

Stop 24 formed on one flange 16 serves as a means for arresting the movement of the retaining member of slide 26 in both directions of its travel. Clip 28 on side 12 of body 10 serves as a ) means for securing the holder In the pocket of the user's garment when desired.

The specific form of slide 26 should be as shown in ig. 5. This slide is created from a strip of spring metal and is provided with notches 30 in the edges thereof. These notches are spaced apart and in opposed relation to engage flanges 16 and hump 32 between notches 30, projects upwardly from body 10 through slot 18 thereof.

The arched portion 34 of slide 26 between hump 32 and one end of slide 26 has the marginal edges thereof between crayon 22 and flanges 16 when the slide is at one end of its path of travel, shown in full lines of Pig. 3. The force exerted to straighten arched portion 34 when it is moved between flanges 16 and crayon 22, is sufficient to preclude accidental displacement of the crayon and the same will not move longitudinally along holder 10 unless the operator moves slide 26 by engaging hump 32 to project a part of the arched portion 34 beyond the end of holder 10. Manifestly, crayon 22 may have any part thereof extended beyond the specially formed end of holder 10 and very minute adjustment may take place when the holder is constructed as just above set down. 1l In the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 7 and 8, crayon 60 is provided with a series of notches 52 along one edge thereof. The holder broadly designated by the numeral 53, is of the same cross sectional contour as the holder just 1 above described and has inturned flanges 64 between which longitudinal slot 56 is created. It is through this slot that the user may engage the crayon 50 regardless of the length thereof.

An opening 58 formed through one of the edge 2 walls of body 53 receives the free end of a retaining member or tongue 60 that is formed to enter one of notches 52. Clip 62, at one end of this form of body 52, is made of a rebent portion that serves the same function as the aforesaid clip 28.

The cross sectional area of crayon 22 or 50, as the case may be, is slightly less than the cross sectional inside area of bodies 10 or 53 as the case may be, to not only permit freedom of movement, but in the case of the form of the invention shown in Figs. I to 6 inclusive, to allow arched portion 34 of tongue 26 to enter its operative position.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is: 1. A crayon holder of the character described comprising a tubular body having a longitudinal slot extending inwardly from one end of the body along one side thereof; and a slide mounted for engagement with the edges of the body forming the slot for longitudinal movement within the slot; said slide having yieldable portions bearing against the body and said crayon to grip the crayon in the holder.

2. A crayon holder of the character described comprising a tubular body having a longitudinal slot extending inwardly from one end of the body along one side thereof; and a slide mounted for engagement with the edges of the body forming the slot for longitudinal movement within the slot, said tongue having a hump thereon movable to and from a position within the body against the crayon to hold the same against accidental displacement.

3. A crayon holder of the character described comprising a tubular body having a longitudinal slot extending inwardly from one end of the body along one side thereof; and a slide mounted for engagement with the edges of the body forming the slot for longitudinal movement within the ) slot, said tongue being longitudinally arched and positioned where a portion thereof is movable to and from a. position within the body to exert holding pressure on the crayon.

4. A crayon holder of the character described comprising a tubular body having a longitudinal slot extending inwardly from one end of the body along one side thereof; and a slide mounted for engagement with the edges of the body forming the slot for longitudinal movement within the !0 slot, said slide being longitudinally arched and positioned where a portion thereof is movable to and from a position within the body to exert holding pressure on the crayon, said slide having a hump thereon projecting outwardly through )5 the slot.

5. A crayon holder of the character described comprising a tubular body having a longitudinal slot extending inwardly from one end of the body along one side thereof; and a slide mounted for 30 engagement with the edges of the body forming the slot for longitudinal movement within the slot, said slide being longitudinally arched and positioned where a portion thereof is movable to and from a position within the body to exert 35 holding pressure on the crayon, said body having a stop thereon limiting the movement of the slide in both directions of its travel.

6. A crayon holder of the character described comprising a tubular body of U-shaped cross 40 section; opposed, inturned flanges along the edges of the body, having their inner edges spaced apart to provide a longitudinal slot throughout the length of the body at one side thereof; and a slide provided with notches in each edge there45 of for engaging said flanges, said slide being arched outwardly through the slot to present a grip for the operator and longitudinally arched between the grip and one end, the marginal edges of the slide along the lengths thereof to each 50 side of the grip being normally beneath the flanges of the body.

JAMES M. FRINK.