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US1070683A
US1070683A US70365312A US1912703653A US1070683A US 1070683 A US1070683 A US 1070683A US 70365312 A US70365312 A US 70365312A US 1912703653 A US1912703653 A US 1912703653A US 1070683 A US1070683 A US 1070683A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B42BOOKBINDING; ALBUMS; FILES; SPECIAL PRINTED MATTER
    • B42FSHEETS TEMPORARILY ATTACHED TOGETHER; FILING APPLIANCES; FILE CARDS; INDEXING
    • B42F1/00Sheets temporarily attached together without perforating; Means therefor
    • B42F1/02Paper-clips or like fasteners
    • B42F1/04Paper-clips or like fasteners metallic
    • B42F1/06Paper-clips or like fasteners metallic of flat cross-section, e.g. made of a piece of metal sheet
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
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    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/44Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof
    • Y10T24/44641Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof having gripping member formed from, biased by, or mounted on resilient member
    • Y10T24/44769Opposed engaging faces on gripping member formed from single piece of resilient material
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J. B. HALE.

PAPER CLIP.

APPLICATION FILED JUNE 14, 1912.

Patented Aug. 19, 1913.

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JOSHUA B. HALE, OF PROVIDENCE, RHGDE ISLAND, ASSIGNOR TO WALTER H. BARNEY, 0F PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.

PAPER CLIP.

Application filed June 14, 1912.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JosHUA B. HALE, a

citizen of the United States, and resident of the city of Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper-Clips, of which the following is a specification.

he object of this invention is to provide a spring clip for temporarily holding papers or sheet-like articles, and to so construct the clip that it will be of the minimum thick ness to but slightly add to the thickness of the articles gripped by it. This object is accomplished by forming the clip from acontinuous strip or coil of flat spring metal having both ends cut on an angle to the body portion thereof, said body being folded between its extremities upon itself forming two contacting opposing spring arms united by a bridge or saddle port-ion, the free ends of said arms being reduced or pointed on substantially diagonal or angular lines from opposite edges toward their respective points whereby an entering space or mouth is formed between them.

A further object and essential feature of the invention is the construction wherein the middle portion in transverse section of the arms are each bent outward or provided with an-outward curvature, thereby forming a space between them at the point of intersection of their substantially angular or diagonal lines permitting a sheet of paper to enter the angular mouth of the clip and to be easily passed betweenthe arms forcing them very gradually apart, which gradual opening is due to the length of the angle or the distance between the point of intersection and the actual meeting of the members at their'outer edges.

It is found in practice that where the arms actually contact at the point of intersection of the angular edges, difficulty is experienced in entering the edge of a thin sheet of paper between them, for the reason that the arms when so formed are called upon to yield and separate immediately or abruptly the full width of the entering sheet or sheets, instead of opening gradually as is the case in my present improved construction.

iVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully de- Specifioation of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 19, 1913.

Serial No. 703,653.

scribed and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

Of the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a greatly enlarged perspective view of my improved clip. Fig. 2 is an-enlarged View of a strip of metal from which the clip is formed showing one end of the strip as out on an angle. Fig. 3'- is a transverse section on line 3-3 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4- is a longitudinal section on line 4-4 of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 shows a pair of strip cutting dies formed to produce the desired curvature or transverse bend in the stock while cutting the same from the continuous strip. Fig. 6 shows the preferred form in which the angular edges'o'f the free ends are formed with an outward curvature instead of a dtraightline as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

In practice a clip for holding papers should be made with the maximum engaging grip and yet should be made so that the edge of even a thin sheet of paper can be readily passed between the gripping arms. This cannot be satisfactorily accomplished wit-h a clip made of flat spring metal where the angular ends meet at the point of intersection.

Referring to the drawing, 10 designates a continuous strip or ribbon of flat spring metal which may be fed from a roll by any suitable means to the dies 11 and 12 in the clip forming machine where it is cut offat suitable intervals on an angle to the body portion of the strip, which angle may be formed by a straight line as illustrated by dotted lines 1314 in Fig. 2, or on a curved line as shown at 27 in Fig. 6, formingangular tapering projections having obtuse or rounded points.

An essential feature of my invention is that these ends are not only cut at an angle, but are also, by the same or a separate operation, slightly bent, dented or concaved on their inner faces so that the two ends, when opposed, are slightly separated at the point where the lines of the edges of the two ends cross each other. The body of the strip is then folded midway between its extremities back upon itself forming a loop 15 at the bend, the opposing arms 16 and 17 lying in contact with each other for a portion of their length, as shown at 18 in Figs. 1 and 4, the same being joined together at the loop by a bridge or saddle portion 19. The folding of thesearms locates the points 21 and 22 and also locates the concaved' faces of the arms opposite each other whereby a space 20, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and i, is provided between them at the'point of intersection of their angular lines, the stock in the arms meeting again at their outer edges at the base of the angles 23 and 2a. The space thus provided by these oppositely curved surfaces permits the sheets to readily enter between the arms and very gradually force them open or apart as the edges of the sheets approach said contacting outer edges, which gradual opening action is due to the angular cut of the ends, together with their transverse concavity.

To further carry out the principle of my invention and to gain the greatest advantage by my improved construction I may, as illustrated in Fig. 6, round off the angular edges at 28 so as to increase the length of the angle from the intersecting lines 29 to the meeting outer edge 30 This rounding of the edges also again serves to facilitate the entering of thepaper between the opposing arms as it removes the sharp angle or angular shoulders which are formed when the angular ends are made on a straight line from the outer end to the point of contact. By this construction it will be seen that the separation of the arms will be still more gradual as the edge of a sheet is passed between them than when these angular ends are formed on a straight line.

By my improved construction of providing concavcd ends on the pieces when out from the strip to form an entering space between the planes of the opposite arms, itis entirely unnecessary to chamfer or turn the edges and 26 outward exceptwhatis naturally done by the action of the cutter in severing the strip.

A feature of my improved clip is that it is made of very thin liat metal and when bent into the desired form, the thickness of the whole clip, including both arms, does not exceed the diameter of one of the two arms of an ordinary clip made of round wire, thus reducing to the minimum the space required for articles held together by this clip. The clip may be made to hold any desired number of sheets by regulating the width of the bridge or saddle which connect the arms or gripping members. Another feature of my improved clip is that it.-

flat upon the papers, will not injure or mark the papers engaged, and because of its being so thin it will not in any way interfere with the automatic canceling operation of the postage stamps either while incloscd in the envelop or used on an uninclosed folder. The members of the clip are so extremely thin that they do not contribute materially to increase the contents of tiles or other receptacles in which the articles so clipped are stored. Then again, my improved -clip has no sharp points and cannot become tangled either with other clips or with other papers lying about. It is very readily applied; and has a large engaging area for firmly retaining the articles engaged. Owing to its compact form it can be stowed in boxes of theminimurn dimensions for shipment or use.

The phrase angular lines in the specification and claim, is intended to cover the formation of the arm ends whether such lines are straight or curved.

I claim:

As an article of manufacture, a paper clip formed of a ribbon of thin metal of uniform width bent upon itself to form opposing contacting spring arms united by a bowed saddle portion, the free ends of said arms being inclined at an angle to each other, said arms being bent slightly outward in transverse section adjacentsaid free ends toform a space between them at the point where the angular edges cross each other, whereby an easy entrance is afforded between said opposing arms. I

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

JOSHUA B. HALE.

\Vitnesses DANIEL L. McGINIs, VIOLA FoLLis.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cent each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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US2586631A (en) * 1947-11-21 1952-02-19 Carleton B Esch Automobile window armrest
US2592362A (en) * 1947-06-27 1952-04-08 Weeks Wendy Hem guide clasp
US2825171A (en) * 1955-04-01 1958-03-04 Gadget Of The Month Club Inc Fish lure
US3050884A (en) * 1959-08-05 1962-08-28 Takeda Motosuke Clamp for pressing trousers
US3376612A (en) * 1966-05-11 1968-04-09 Bishop & Babcock Corp Device for separating arms of c-clip
US3508521A (en) * 1965-06-18 1970-04-28 Vladimir N Filatov Balance weight for instrument pointer arm
US5357653A (en) * 1991-07-31 1994-10-25 Multibridge B.V. Clip for paper or other objects
US5432982A (en) * 1993-01-12 1995-07-18 Multibridge B.V. Clip for retaining together sheets of paper or other materials
US20060277725A1 (en) * 2003-03-24 2006-12-14 Peter Weingartner Clip for clipping sheets together
US20110239929A1 (en) * 2010-03-30 2011-10-06 Bookamajigs, LLC Bookmarks including ribbon holding features and related methods
US8701588B2 (en) 2011-06-10 2014-04-22 Franklin Mill, Llc Bookmarks including coupling features and related methods

Cited By (14)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2592362A (en) * 1947-06-27 1952-04-08 Weeks Wendy Hem guide clasp
US2586631A (en) * 1947-11-21 1952-02-19 Carleton B Esch Automobile window armrest
US2825171A (en) * 1955-04-01 1958-03-04 Gadget Of The Month Club Inc Fish lure
US3050884A (en) * 1959-08-05 1962-08-28 Takeda Motosuke Clamp for pressing trousers
US3508521A (en) * 1965-06-18 1970-04-28 Vladimir N Filatov Balance weight for instrument pointer arm
US3376612A (en) * 1966-05-11 1968-04-09 Bishop & Babcock Corp Device for separating arms of c-clip
JP3114903B2 (en) 1991-07-31 2000-12-04 プロモポント・ベー・ベー Clips for paper or other objects
US5357653A (en) * 1991-07-31 1994-10-25 Multibridge B.V. Clip for paper or other objects
US5432982A (en) * 1993-01-12 1995-07-18 Multibridge B.V. Clip for retaining together sheets of paper or other materials
US20060277725A1 (en) * 2003-03-24 2006-12-14 Peter Weingartner Clip for clipping sheets together
US7712190B2 (en) * 2003-03-24 2010-05-11 Peter Weingartner Clip for clipping sheets together
US20110239929A1 (en) * 2010-03-30 2011-10-06 Bookamajigs, LLC Bookmarks including ribbon holding features and related methods
US8307777B2 (en) * 2010-03-30 2012-11-13 Franklin Mill, Llc Bookmarks including ribbon holding features and related methods
US8701588B2 (en) 2011-06-10 2014-04-22 Franklin Mill, Llc Bookmarks including coupling features and related methods

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