Magnetic attachment for articles of everyday use
United States Patent 2385859

This invention relates to magnetic devices adapted to be employed in articles of every day use and utensils, such as razors, knives, pencils, pin holders, and the like. It is an object of the present invention to provide a device of the aforesaid nature which is inexpensive to manufacture...

Ernest, Jacobson
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Ernest, Jacobson
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15/143.1, 15/432, 24/303, 30/74, 30/296.1, 131/254, 131/257, 211/DIG.1, 223/109A, 248/309.4, 294/65.5, 335/302, 401/131, 401/132
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B26B21/40; B43K29/00; H01F7/02
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This invention relates to magnetic devices adapted to be employed in articles of every day use and utensils, such as razors, knives, pencils, pin holders, and the like.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a device of the aforesaid nature which is inexpensive to manufacture and which can be easily mounted on or incorporated in certain parts of articles of every day use.

It is another object of this invention to provide magnetic means interchangeably connected to a carrier which may form part of or which may be removably attached to an article of every dhy use.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide means which may be utilized to more conveniently and more readily pick up or grasp therewith, sharp, pointed or edged parts of articles which require cautious handling, since those parts often cause injuries to i person who must manipulate them.

With these and other objects in view the invention resides in certain novel structures and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed; it being understood, however, that various modifications and arrangements may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the result and spirit of the invention.

In the drawing: Fig. 1 is an elevational view (partly broken away) of a safety razor with magnetic means incorporated in the lower part of the handle, adapted to be employed in connection with the invention.

Fig. 2 is a bottom view of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of a removable clip attached to a pencil, said clip having incorporated therein a magnetic device made in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 4 is a front elevational view (partly broken away) of the pencil with attachment shown in Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a side elevational view of a pencil cap (partly broken away), with the magnetic device removably attached thereto in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 6 is a front elevational view of the pencil cap shown in Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 shows in detail a magnetic device employable in connection with the invention.

Referring now particularly to the drawing, there is disclosed in Fig. 1 a safety razor 10 provided with handle II and knob 12. The head 13 of the safety razor 10 may carry blade 14, which is placed and may be fixed in position in the conventional way between the guard member 15 and the top member 16. Knob 12, which may be made of plastic material of which handle II may also i consist, has incorporated in its free end a horse shoe shaped magnet 17 which may be molded therein in any convenient manner. Instead of a plastic handle II ordinary steel handle may be used for the purpose intended, which may be magnetized so that its end may attract the razor blade as hereinafter described. Horse shoe magnet 17 may be conveniently used when dismantling the safety razor to pick up the razor blade, i. e. when the same is to be discarded, the blade being generally very difficult to handle and often causing injuries to the hand of a person.

Instead of having horse shoe magnet 17 fixed to the knob or handle of the safety razor 10 the magnetic means may be interchangeably con0O nected to a carrier which in turn may be removably attached to an article of every day use, such as pencil 20, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4. To this end, a clip 21 of the pencil may be provided at its lower end with a magnet 22. Magnet 22 is shown in greater detail in Fig. 7. The sleeve 23 of the clip 21 serves the purpose of holding magnet 22 and may be provided with projections or tits 24, adapted for engagement with recesses 25 in horse shoe magnet 22. Magnet 22 thus 0 somewhat projects at 26 beyond the edge 27 of sleeve 23, and may be easily utilized to pick up pins, nails or any such sharp and pointed articles very often causing injuries to a person's hand.

Figs. 5 and 6 show in respective side and front elevational views a modified attachment 31 which may also be equipped with a magnet for use in connection with a pencil or similar article of every day use. The magnet 22 is set into the sleeve 21, the latter being provided with an opening 32 having inturned prongs 33, 14 stamped out of the sleeve material for engagement with recesses 25 of magnet 22, so that the forward ends 26 of this magnet may project beyond sleeve 45 31 to attract steel and ferrous articles or parts thereof.

It is to be noted that instead of a horse shoe magnet any other form of magnet or magnetic device may be proposed, which may be fixedly or slidably positioned in a holder for removal therefrom.

It is well apparent from the disclosure herein set forth that for the ordinary erasers removably inserted in the sleeve or clip of a pencil a magnetic device may be substituted, so that a set of pencils often used by draftsmen, business people and students may be easily equipped respectively with erasers and magnetic devices of the kind herein disclosed.

It is understood that the various magnetic de- a vices disclosed in the drawing may be adapted. respectively, to any of the accessories Illustrated as well as to other suitable accessories or articles.

While there have been shown and described and pointed out novel features of the invention as applied to the above embodiments, it will be understood that various admissions and substitutions and changes in the form and details of the means illustrated and its operation may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is: An attachment for oblong articles, such as pencils, razor handles and the like comprising a hollow member made of yieldable material and having one end adapted to be slid over a corresponding end of said articles, yieldable projections struck out of said member and positioned adjacent the other end thereof, and a magnet body provided with a recess, said recess extending into said magnet body at its outer periphery, said magnet body being slidably engageable with and substantially at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of said member adjacent said other end, said projections being engageably received in said recess when said magnet body is slid into said hollow member and for release therefrom, said magnet body being provided with two spaced-apart poles projecting beyond the outer periphery of said member in said engagement position to thereby expose said poles at the periphery of said member.