US202704A - Improvement in clothes-pins - Google Patents

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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
    • F16M13/00Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles
    • F16M13/02Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C11/00Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C1/00 - A45C9/00
    • A45C2011/002Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C1/00 - A45C9/00 for portable handheld communication devices, e.g. mobile phone, pager, beeper, PDA, smart phone
    • 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
    • Y10T24/44573Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof including track or way guided and retained gripping member
    • Y10T24/44581Biased by distinct spring
    • 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
    • Y10T24/4494Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof having gripping member formed from, biased by, or mounted on resilient member having specific handle structure

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H. L. CLARK & A. B. SMITH.

Clothes-Pin.

No. 202,704. Patented April 23, 1878.

WITNESSES gfliz ATTORNEYS.

MPETERS, PHOTO-LITHOGRAPMER, WASHINGTON. D C.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

HENRY L. CLARK AND AUGUSTUS B. SMITH, OF CHESTER, NEW YORK.

IM PROVEM ENT IN CLOTH ES-PINS.

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 202,704, dated April 23, 1878; application filed February 19, 1878.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, HENRY L. CLARK and AUGUSTUS B. SMITH, of Chester, in the county of Orange and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Clothes-Pin, of which the following is a specification:

Figure 1 is a front elevation. Fig. 2 is a side elevation. Fig. 3 is a plan view.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

The object of our invention is to provide a clothes pin or clamp that will securely hold the clothes upon the line.

Referring to the drawing, A is a straight shank, having upon one end a thumb-piece, B, and upon the other end a hook, O, which terminates in a ball, a. Upon the shank A an apertured follower, D, is placed, the aperture being of sufficient size to admit of moving the follower freely on the shank. Two fingers, b, project from the edge of the follower on the hook side of the shank, and are curved toward the hook G, and provided with ball ends 0. The follower is indented at d cl, to receive the ends of the fingers of the person using the pin. A spiral spring, e, is placed on the shank A, and between the thumb-piece B and the follower D, and presses the follower toward the hook C. There is a stop-lug, f, at the back of the hook G, to limit the motion of the follower D.

The device is used by placing two fingers on the follower D and the thumb on the thumb-piece B, and drawing the follower and thumb-piece together, thus separating the fingers b from the hook G. The hook is then placed over the clothes on the line, when the follower is released and is moved forward by the spring 0 against the clothes. The follower clamps the shank A, so that no amount of pressure exerted on the ends of the fingers can retract it.

I am aware that it is not broadly new to make a clothes-pin by combining a hook and spring with the stock; but

What I claim is The combination, with the straight-shanked book A 0, having thumb-piece B and stop f, with the spiral spring 0 and follower D, having the two ball-ended fingers c b, as shown and described.

HENRY L. CLARK. AUGUSTUS B. SMITH. Witnesses:

JOHN T. J oHNsoN, HENRY MASTERSON.

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Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2482625A (en) * 1945-08-31 1949-09-20 Gustave D Kunkel Safety clothespin
US2589526A (en) * 1948-10-12 1952-03-18 Barker Equipment Company Inc Sectionalized bottle carrier
US2675593A (en) * 1953-01-15 1954-04-20 Jean L Okell Clothespin
US2682694A (en) * 1951-12-27 1954-07-06 Paul E Kempkes Clamping device
US2821001A (en) * 1953-12-10 1958-01-28 Du Pont Clamp
US2889720A (en) * 1957-07-22 1959-06-09 Ted H Tozier Stabilizing device for saw chains
US3182373A (en) * 1963-09-03 1965-05-11 Margaret C L Strand Hose clamp
US5624443A (en) * 1992-11-20 1997-04-29 Burke; Dennis W. Clamp for femoral implant

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2482625A (en) * 1945-08-31 1949-09-20 Gustave D Kunkel Safety clothespin
US2589526A (en) * 1948-10-12 1952-03-18 Barker Equipment Company Inc Sectionalized bottle carrier
US2682694A (en) * 1951-12-27 1954-07-06 Paul E Kempkes Clamping device
US2675593A (en) * 1953-01-15 1954-04-20 Jean L Okell Clothespin
US2821001A (en) * 1953-12-10 1958-01-28 Du Pont Clamp
US2889720A (en) * 1957-07-22 1959-06-09 Ted H Tozier Stabilizing device for saw chains
US3182373A (en) * 1963-09-03 1965-05-11 Margaret C L Strand Hose clamp
US5624443A (en) * 1992-11-20 1997-04-29 Burke; Dennis W. Clamp for femoral implant
US5725596A (en) * 1992-11-20 1998-03-10 Burke; Dennis W. Clamp for use with a bone prosthesis

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