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US1493072A
US1493072A US596832A US59683222A US1493072A US 1493072 A US1493072 A US 1493072A US 596832 A US596832 A US 596832A US 59683222 A US59683222 A US 59683222A US 1493072 A US1493072 A US 1493072A
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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
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • 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
    • Y10T24/44923Clasp, clip, or support-clamp cut or shaped from a single sheet of resilient, uniformly thick, planar material

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1,493,072 May 6 1924' A. FRICKER CLASP Original Filed March 1, 1922 gwue nbm atlioz may rea ed Ma 6, 192a.
A NTHONYFRICKER, OF LAKEWOOD, OHIO,
CLASP.
Original application filed March 1, 1922', Serial No. 540,111. Divided and this application filed October 25,
1922. Serial No. 596,832.
. following is a specification.
This invention relates to clasps, such as are used for temporarily binding together thick masses of paper sheets, files or the like, up to thicknesses of an inch or so.
This application is a division of my copending application for method of making clasps, filed March 1, 1922, Serial Number 540,111.
The object -of the present invention is to provide a clasp of special improved form, which can be made from steel strips so that subsequent tempering operations are unnecessary; in which the clasping arms are so formed and are so disposed relative to the joining head that the clasp has maximum inherent spring tension with its arms lying truly parallel up to its maximum open position, and which clasp is strong and durable, simple in construction and inexpensive to manufacture.
Further objects of the invention are in part obvious and in part will appear more in detail hereinafter.
In the drawing, which represents one suitable embodiment of the invention, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved clasp,
and Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof.
As illustrated in the drawing, the clasp is 'made from a single strip of steel of any suitable width and length, one clasp of satisfactory form being about three-quarters of an inch wide and approximately six inches long. Thelhead of the clasp, indicated generally at 1, is in the form of a loop or eye joining the twoarms 2, which lie parallel and in contact over an appreciable portion of their length, due to the formation of the clasp in a manner to impart inherent tension thereto, such that the normal position of the arms. if they could pass each other. would be at approximately right angles to each other.
This effect is secured in the present clasp by forming the eye 1 with two sidebends 3 and an end bend 4, said bends being put into the metal of the tempered strip so that subsequent tempering is unnecessary.
As statedin my copendlng application before referred to, the side and end bends 3, 4
are formed in a manner to overbend the material, or in other words, to put into the clasp more initial tension than-is necessary, after which one or more of the bends are partially straightened to take out a part of the tension and leave just the amount necessary to give the arms sufficient resiliency and, holding ability and also keep them parallel in the various positions of the clasp up to full open position with the arms about an inch apart.
One of the arms 2 of the clas is longer than the other, say approximate y an inch longer, and the end of the shorter arm is flared outwardly, as at 5, so as to form a mouth adapted to readily receive the edges of the sheets of paper, etc. to be inserted in the clasp.
An aperture 6. is also preferably provided in one side of the eye'lor in the inner end portion of one of the arms 2, so that if desired, the clasp can be readily suspended in vertical position.
It will thus be seen that I have provided a clasp of pleasing form and with material gripping tension between its two arms. It can be clasped about a thick 'mass of papers with a good holding quality or ability throughout the length of the arms.
For convenience in' illustration, the side and end bends in the head of the clasp have been shown slightly exaggerated in the drawing.
What I claim is:
A metal clasp formed of a single thin flat I spring strip of substantialwidth and bent to form an intermediate curved portion from the ends ofwhich extend two gradually converging arm portions which meet at a remote point and contact throughout a substantial portion of their length, the metal of the clasp being provided with a transverse bend at the junction of the curved portion with each arm portion. said bends permanently setting the metal of the clasp so that the normal tendency of the arms, 1f moved out of aligned engagement, is to pass each other, and said curved portion being provided substantially midway its ends with a transverse bend which permanently sets the metal and gives the contacting arm portions material and additional gripping tension.
In testimony whereof I hereby aflix my signature.
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US3104473A (en) * 1961-09-28 1963-09-24 John S Rose Cabinet door spacing
US3427695A (en) * 1967-07-19 1969-02-18 Charles V Cowan Easel clip
US3728806A (en) * 1970-09-03 1973-04-24 P Kostiuk Sign holder
EP0525909A1 (en) * 1991-07-31 1993-02-03 Multibridge B.V. Clip for paper or other objects
EP0606949A1 (en) * 1993-01-12 1994-07-20 Multibridge B.V. Clip for retaining and/or holding together sheets of paper or other materials
US5384938A (en) * 1993-03-08 1995-01-31 Frederick; Darrel L. Dinnerware securement assembly
US5697131A (en) * 1996-06-04 1997-12-16 Hunt; Gerald S. Money clip
US5806147A (en) * 1997-06-16 1998-09-15 Sato; Hisao Clip
WO2001025093A2 (en) * 1999-09-09 2001-04-12 Pavel Berger Universal edge protector made from plastics
US20070057011A1 (en) * 2005-06-17 2007-03-15 Acco Brands Usa Llc Stapler
US20070057012A1 (en) * 2005-06-17 2007-03-15 Acco Brands Usa Llc Stapler
US20090078277A1 (en) * 2006-05-08 2009-03-26 Fumiko Uemura Nail Shaper for Ingrown Nail and False Nail
US7730593B1 (en) 2004-09-28 2010-06-08 Juilly Brett A Binder clip with label holder
US8695273B2 (en) * 2012-04-13 2014-04-15 Wayne Tracy Smith Waste fishing line holder
USD756644S1 (en) * 2015-10-14 2016-05-24 H. Stetser Murphy, Jr. Eyeglass holder
US9416803B1 (en) * 2014-05-07 2016-08-16 Geraghty, Llc Clip with aperture opening means
USD779199S1 (en) * 2016-08-10 2017-02-21 H. Stetser Murphy, Jr. Eyeglass holder
WO2018034645A1 (en) * 2016-08-15 2018-02-22 Geraghty, Llc Clip with aperture opening means
USD822383S1 (en) 2017-11-06 2018-07-10 H. Stetser Murphy, Jr. Eyeglass holder

Cited By (29)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3104473A (en) * 1961-09-28 1963-09-24 John S Rose Cabinet door spacing
US3427695A (en) * 1967-07-19 1969-02-18 Charles V Cowan Easel clip
US3728806A (en) * 1970-09-03 1973-04-24 P Kostiuk Sign holder
AU656000B2 (en) * 1991-07-31 1995-01-19 Promopont B.V. Clip for paper or other objects
US5357653A (en) * 1991-07-31 1994-10-25 Multibridge B.V. Clip for paper or other objects
EP0525909A1 (en) * 1991-07-31 1993-02-03 Multibridge B.V. Clip for paper or other objects
CN1042309C (en) * 1991-07-31 1999-03-03 多桥B·V· Clip for paper or other objects
JP3114903B2 (en) 1991-07-31 2000-12-04 プロモポント・ベー・ベー Clips for paper or other objects
EP0606949A1 (en) * 1993-01-12 1994-07-20 Multibridge B.V. Clip for retaining and/or holding together sheets of paper or other materials
US5432982A (en) * 1993-01-12 1995-07-18 Multibridge B.V. Clip for retaining together sheets of paper or other materials
US5384938A (en) * 1993-03-08 1995-01-31 Frederick; Darrel L. Dinnerware securement assembly
US5697131A (en) * 1996-06-04 1997-12-16 Hunt; Gerald S. Money clip
US5970777A (en) * 1996-06-04 1999-10-26 Hunt; Gerald S. Method of making a money clip
US5806147A (en) * 1997-06-16 1998-09-15 Sato; Hisao Clip
WO2001025093A2 (en) * 1999-09-09 2001-04-12 Pavel Berger Universal edge protector made from plastics
WO2001025093A3 (en) * 1999-09-09 2002-01-17 Pavel Berger Universal edge protector made from plastics
US7992260B1 (en) 2004-09-28 2011-08-09 Juilly Brett A Binder clip with label holder
US7730593B1 (en) 2004-09-28 2010-06-08 Juilly Brett A Binder clip with label holder
US20070057011A1 (en) * 2005-06-17 2007-03-15 Acco Brands Usa Llc Stapler
US20070057012A1 (en) * 2005-06-17 2007-03-15 Acco Brands Usa Llc Stapler
US20090120993A1 (en) * 2005-06-17 2009-05-14 Acco Brands Usa Llc Stapler
US7681771B2 (en) 2005-06-17 2010-03-23 Acco Brands Usa Llc Stapler
US20090078277A1 (en) * 2006-05-08 2009-03-26 Fumiko Uemura Nail Shaper for Ingrown Nail and False Nail
US8695273B2 (en) * 2012-04-13 2014-04-15 Wayne Tracy Smith Waste fishing line holder
US9416803B1 (en) * 2014-05-07 2016-08-16 Geraghty, Llc Clip with aperture opening means
USD756644S1 (en) * 2015-10-14 2016-05-24 H. Stetser Murphy, Jr. Eyeglass holder
USD779199S1 (en) * 2016-08-10 2017-02-21 H. Stetser Murphy, Jr. Eyeglass holder
WO2018034645A1 (en) * 2016-08-15 2018-02-22 Geraghty, Llc Clip with aperture opening means
USD822383S1 (en) 2017-11-06 2018-07-10 H. Stetser Murphy, Jr. Eyeglass holder

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