Title:
Pencil guide
United States Patent 2498105


Abstract:
This invention relates to means for improving writing, and also facilitating writing. More specifically, it relates to a guide for a pencil or a pen, for improving writing, etc. The invention is applicable for children, and also for adults. It is well known to parents and teachers, among...



Inventors:
Dolan, Thomas T.
Application Number:
US64435746A
Publication Date:
02/21/1950
Filing Date:
01/30/1946
Assignee:
Dolan, Thomas T.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
15/437, 401/6, 434/162
International Classes:
B43L15/00
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US Patent References:
0258254N/A1882-05-23



Description:

This invention relates to means for improving writing, and also facilitating writing. More specifically, it relates to a guide for a pencil or a pen, for improving writing, etc.

The invention is applicable for children, and also for adults.

It is well known to parents and teachers, among others, in the case of children, their difficulty in learning to write, and that they frequently will write in a curved manner instead of in a straight line.

According to the principle of my invention, I provide a movable support on the writing paper, with the support being more or less secured to the pen or pencil.

In the form shown, I have provided a pair of legs, to give steadiness to the guide.

I have also provided an opening for the pencil or pen, and, there may be also provided a slit above the opening, to permit pens or pencils of larger size to be inserted.

There also may be provided a cut-out underneath the opening, to permit the legs to be pulled together to allow the slit to open.

Other objects and advantages will appear and be brought out more fully in the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which: Fig. 1 is a side elevation, shown applied to a pencil in use.

Fig. 2 is a plan side elevation.

Fig. 3 is a front elevation.

Fig. 4 is a top elevation.

Referring to the drawing in detail, in which I have shown the preferred form for the purpose of illustrating the principle of my invention, I 3 have shown a pencil support 5, having legs 6 and 7, and a pencil-gripping portion 8, which is slit as at 9.

I have also provided a cut-out, as at 10, if desired, to facilitate the legs 6 and 7 being pulled * together, to permit the entry of pencils of larger sizes.

It will be understood that some people may prefer that the device be reversed, and this may 4 be done as illustrated in dotted lines in Fig. 1.

It will be observed that the opening 8 is inclined, as at I, and provides a different angle when the pen or pencil is reversed, as will be readily apparent unnn uhin, It will be manifest that the pencil may be inserted in the opening 8 in either direction, as desired, and the pencil may be used to write as in the usual way.

Then it will be found that, especially where the pages are lined, the guide will serve very effectively to keep the writing in a more or less straight line.

Also, it will be found that the legs, in contributing to steadiness, will contribute to better forming of the letters.

The operation and its advantages, it is believed, will be apparent without further description.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such varia0 tion and modifications as come within the scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 25 A guide for a writing instrument comprising a ring-like gripping portion having opposed faces substantially parallel to one another, said gripPing portion being formed with a passage extending in a direction inclined with respect to said '0 faces and which passage is adapted to receive a writing instrument, and a pair of legs formed integrally with said gripping portion and extending outwardly in diverging relation in directions substantially parallel to the planes of said faces, 5 said gripping portion being formed with an external notch between said legs and split at a point substantially diametrically opposite said notch.

STHOMAS T. DOLAN.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent: 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 258,254 Schevenell -------- May 23, 1882