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US2367540A
US2367540A US503809A US50380943A US2367540A US 2367540 A US2367540 A US 2367540A US 503809 A US503809 A US 503809A US 50380943 A US50380943 A US 50380943A US 2367540 A US2367540 A US 2367540A
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  • My invention relates to pens for lettering
  • the particular feature of my invention is to provide a form of detachable or displaceable fountain that may be snapped into position with respect to the pen, and which may be readily displaced or removed from the pen for a cleaning operation.
  • I may provide a fountain attachment wholly removable from the pen for a cleaning operation, or I may pivot or hinge the fountain attachment at one side of the pen body so that it may be swung out of position with respect to the nib portion of the pen when it is desired to clean the pen and the fountain.
  • the fountain attachment forming the subject of my invention includes a blade overlying the pen nibs and a clamping band which may be integral with the blade partially encircling the body of the pen intermediate its ends.
  • this clamping band has a reversely bent portion adapted to engage one edge of the pen body; the latter being preferably notched so that when the clamping band is in place, the fountain will be properly positioned with respect to the nib portion of the pen, while-in the other arrangement of my invention the clamping band of the fountain may be pivotally connected or hinged to the body of the pen longitudinally of the sameat one side thereof and in the same relation as the rst mentioned form; the pen being notched at the side adjacent such pivotal connection in the same manner as in the rst arrangement referred to.
  • the free end is bent to form a (Cl. 1Z0-*114) spring catch that will snap into engagement with the edge of the pen body and hold the attachment firmly in place, with the forward end of the same disposed in proper relation with respect to the writing table or other paper-engaging portion at the forward end of the nibs.
  • the catch is of the same character in both forms of my improved fountain attachment.
  • a further feature of my invention is the stiffening or reinforcing of the fountain structure-f particularly the connection between the blade and the clamping band-with a View of avoiding possible distortion of the parts of the same when placing it upon or removing it from the pen.
  • Figure 1 is a plan view, on Aan enlarged scale, of one.form of pen of the type to which my invention relates, with a fountain attachment within the scope of my invention applied thereto.
  • Fig. 2 is a side .elevation of the pen and fountain attachment shown in Fig. 1.
  • Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view, further en'- larged, taken on the line III-III, Fig. 2.
  • Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional View, similar to Fig. 3, illustrating the pivotal type of structure.
  • FIGs. 5 and 6 are fragmentary views illustrating details of my invention.
  • Fig. 7 is a plan view, on the same scale as Fig'.v 1, of a fountain attachment embodying a further feature of my invention.
  • Fig. 8 is a cross-secional view on the line VIII-VIII, Fig. '7.
  • My improved construction is of a simple and inexpensive character and, by reason of complete separation or displacement of the fountain with respect to the nib portion of the pen, it is most easy to clean the respective parts.
  • I0 represents one form of lettering pen with which my improved fountain attachment may be employed; such pen having a nib portion Il which, in the present instance, has a turned-up writing table l2, and a shank portion, indicated at I3.
  • This pen may be any form of those pens familiarly known as lettering pens and it will be understood that other types of pens with or without turned-up writing tables-those, for instance, with broad nib endsare susceptible of receiving the improved fountain attachment which forms the subject of my invention.
  • my improved fountain attachment may comprise a blade I5 overlying the nib portion of the pen with a forward portion of the same taper or contour as the pen and having a rounded end I6 adjacent to the writing end thereofin the present instance, the diagonally disposed writing table I2.
  • the blade I5 ⁇ extends rearwardly of the nib portion of the pen and is spaced from the same in the manner indicated; the forward end I6 being substantially in engagement with the nibs behind the writing table, while the rear portion of the blade is spaced some distance from the upper surface of the pen.
  • a neck portion I1 Continuous with the blade is a neck portion I1, and this is bent downwardly with respect to the pen and joins a substantially semi-circular clamping band I8 which partially embraces the body of the pen.
  • the clamping band I8 shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 is detachably connected with the pen and for this purpose one end of the same is bent back upon itself for the desired extent, as indicated at I9, and this portion is arranged to engage a notched portion 20 at one side of the pen body (see Fig. 5) so that the blade may be properly positioned lengthwise of the pen with respect to the nib portion thereof.
  • the opposite end of the clamping band I8 is bent to form a spring catch 2I, which engages the edge of the pen body directly opposite the notched portion of the same.
  • the clamping band may be arranged initially so as to be slightly smaller than the pen body or rather to be bent inwardly slightly at its free end so that when snapped over the edge of the pen body it will have the eiect of a spring and be firmly held to the same.
  • the catch may extend a slight distance below the edge of the pen body, as indicated in the drawing.
  • the clamping band I8a is pivotally connected or hinged to the pen body, longitudinally of the sani'e, and this may be effected by longitudinally notching the pen body, as indicated at 2i)EL and, in addition to such notching. longitudinally slotting the side of the pen body, as indicated at 22 (see Fig. 6).
  • end portion is shaped as indicated at I9, Fig. 4, to pass through the slot 22 and form a hinge or pivotal connection with the pen.
  • Fountain attachments of the type of my invention are quite small; the metal of tlie same is quite thin and, by reason of the reduced neck portion between the blade and the clamping band, require more or less careful handling to avoid displacement or derangement of the parts when apshown this rib as semi-circular in cross-section. it will be understood that it may have a different contour--in the form of an inverted V, for instance, or other shape.
  • My improved device may be readily snapped into position and as readily displaced or removed by operating the catch 2 I. l
  • a snap-on fountain attachment therefor comprising a flat blade overlying the nib portion of the pen, in an inclined position, a clamping band fitting the body of the pen intermediate its ends, and a narrow neck angularly disposed connecting the blade and band; said band having a relatively Wide bent-up portion in engagement with one edge of the pen and a catch in engagement with the opposite edge of the pen.
  • a snap-on fountain attachment therefor comprising a ilat blade overlying the nib portion of the pen in an inclined position, a clamping band fitting the body of the penhintermediate its ends, a narrow neck -angularly disposed connecting the blade and clamping band; said band having a bent-up portion in engagement with one edge of the pen and a catch in engagement with the opposite edge of the pen, and a raised rib with tapering ends substantially centrally disposed and extending from the blade to the band and including the angularly disposed neck portion of the attachment.
  • a fountain attachment for pens comprising a ilat blade disposed in an inclined position, a clamping member for embracing the body of the pen, a narrow neck angularly disposed connecting said parts; and a raised rib substantially centrally disposed extending from the blade to the clamping band and including the angularly disposed neck .portion of the attachment.
  • a fountain attachment for pens comprising a at blade arranged to overlie the nib portion of the pen in an inclined position, a clamping band, a narrowl neck portion angularly disposed connecting the blade and clamping band, and a raised rib arcuate in cross-sectional contour sube stantially centrally disposed extending from the blade to the clamping band and including the angularly disposed neck portion of the attachment.

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jan. i6, 1945. R, E, SCOTT 2,367,540
PEN AND FOUNTAIN ATTACIJf/lji` T THEREFOR Filed Sept. 25, 1943 Patented Jan. 16, 1945 PEN AND FOUNTAIN ATTACHMENT THEREFOR Russell E. Scott, Laurel Springs, N. J., assignor to The Esterbrook Steel Pen Manufacturing Co., Camden, N. J., a corporation of New Jersey Application September 25, 1943, Serial No. 503,809
4 Claims.
My invention relates to pens for lettering,
drawing, and the like, and. to fountain attachthem are, it is somewhat difficult to clean the pens "and the attachments; particularly `those fountains which are in the nature of a blade overlying the nib portion of the pen. Additionally,
there is some danger of displacing the forward part of the fountain with respect to the writing end of the pen during a cleaning operation.
The particular feature of my invention is to provide a form of detachable or displaceable fountain that may be snapped into position with respect to the pen, and which may be readily displaced or removed from the pen for a cleaning operation. In carrying out this feature of my invention I may provide a fountain attachment wholly removable from the pen for a cleaning operation, or I may pivot or hinge the fountain attachment at one side of the pen body so that it may be swung out of position with respect to the nib portion of the pen when it is desired to clean the pen and the fountain.
The fountain attachment forming the subject of my invention includes a blade overlying the pen nibs and a clamping band which may be integral with the blade partially encircling the body of the pen intermediate its ends. In one arrangement of my invention, this clamping band has a reversely bent portion adapted to engage one edge of the pen body; the latter being preferably notched so that when the clamping band is in place, the fountain will be properly positioned with respect to the nib portion of the pen, while-in the other arrangement of my invention the clamping band of the fountain may be pivotally connected or hinged to the body of the pen longitudinally of the sameat one side thereof and in the same relation as the rst mentioned form; the pen being notched at the side adjacent such pivotal connection in the same manner as in the rst arrangement referred to.
At the opposite side of the semi-encircling clamping band, the free end is bent to form a (Cl. 1Z0-*114) spring catch that will snap into engagement with the edge of the pen body and hold the attachment firmly in place, with the forward end of the same disposed in proper relation with respect to the writing table or other paper-engaging portion at the forward end of the nibs. The catch is of the same character in both forms of my improved fountain attachment.
A further feature of my invention is the stiffening or reinforcing of the fountain structure-f particularly the connection between the blade and the clamping band-with a View of avoiding possible distortion of the parts of the same when placing it upon or removing it from the pen.
These and other features of my invention are more fully set forth hereinafter; reference being had to the accompanying drawing, more or less diagrammatic in character, in which:
Figure 1 is a plan view, on Aan enlarged scale, of one.form of pen of the type to which my invention relates, with a fountain attachment within the scope of my invention applied thereto.
Fig. 2 is a side .elevation of the pen and fountain attachment shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view, further en'- larged, taken on the line III-III, Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional View, similar to Fig. 3, illustrating the pivotal type of structure.
Figs. 5 and 6 are fragmentary views illustrating details of my invention.
Fig. 7 is a plan view, on the same scale as Fig'.v 1, of a fountain attachment embodying a further feature of my invention, and
Fig. 8 is a cross-secional view on the line VIII-VIII, Fig. '7.
My improved construction is of a simple and inexpensive character and, by reason of complete separation or displacement of the fountain with respect to the nib portion of the pen, it is most easy to clean the respective parts.
In the drawing, I0 represents one form of lettering pen with which my improved fountain attachment may be employed; such pen having a nib portion Il which, in the present instance, has a turned-up writing table l2, and a shank portion, indicated at I3. This pen may be any form of those pens familiarly known as lettering pens and it will be understood that other types of pens with or without turned-up writing tables-those, for instance, with broad nib endsare susceptible of receiving the improved fountain attachment which forms the subject of my invention.
As illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, my improved fountain attachment may comprise a blade I5 overlying the nib portion of the pen with a forward portion of the same taper or contour as the pen and having a rounded end I6 adjacent to the writing end thereofin the present instance, the diagonally disposed writing table I2.
The blade I5` extends rearwardly of the nib portion of the pen and is spaced from the same in the manner indicated; the forward end I6 being substantially in engagement with the nibs behind the writing table, while the rear portion of the blade is spaced some distance from the upper surface of the pen. Continuous with the blade is a neck portion I1, and this is bent downwardly with respect to the pen and joins a substantially semi-circular clamping band I8 which partially embraces the body of the pen.
The clamping band I8, shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, is detachably connected with the pen and for this purpose one end of the same is bent back upon itself for the desired extent, as indicated at I9, and this portion is arranged to engage a notched portion 20 at one side of the pen body (see Fig. 5) so that the blade may be properly positioned lengthwise of the pen with respect to the nib portion thereof. The opposite end of the clamping band I8 is bent to form a spring catch 2I, which engages the edge of the pen body directly opposite the notched portion of the same. To provide the desired spring eiect the clamping band may be arranged initially so as to be slightly smaller than the pen body or rather to be bent inwardly slightly at its free end so that when snapped over the edge of the pen body it will have the eiect of a spring and be firmly held to the same. The catch may extend a slight distance below the edge of the pen body, as indicated in the drawing.
In the form of structure illustrated in Fig. 4, the clamping band I8a is pivotally connected or hinged to the pen body, longitudinally of the sani'e, and this may be effected by longitudinally notching the pen body, as indicated at 2i)EL and, in addition to such notching. longitudinally slotting the side of the pen body, as indicated at 22 (see Fig. 6). In lieu of bending one end of the clamping band to .engage the notched side edge of the vpen in the manner illustrated in Fig. 3, such end portion is shaped as indicated at I9, Fig. 4, to pass through the slot 22 and form a hinge or pivotal connection with the pen. In Fig. 4 I have illustrated by dotted lines the position of the fountain attachment when it is displaced for a cleaning operation; the broken line :D indicating the contour when it is in engagement with the pen, In the arrangement shown in Figs. l, 2 and 3, the fountain attachment is wholly removed from the pen for a cleaning operation.
Fountain attachments of the type of my invention are quite small; the metal of tlie same is quite thin and, by reason of the reduced neck portion between the blade and the clamping band, require more or less careful handling to avoid displacement or derangement of the parts when apshown this rib as semi-circular in cross-section. it will be understood that it may have a different contour--in the form of an inverted V, for instance, or other shape.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that I have provided a very simple and eiicient form of fountain attachment for pens of the character described; that it may be readily removed or displaced for the purpose of cleaning the parts, and that when replaced it will occupy the proper position with respect to the nib portion of the pen; serving as a reservoir for the storage of a. supply of ink and feeding the same in a proper manner to the pen.
My improved device may be readily snapped into position and as readily displaced or removed by operating the catch 2 I. l
While I have described and have shown in the drawing certain specific embodiments of my invention, I do not wish to be limited to such constructions since modifications may be made in the same without departing from the spirit of my invention; all of which' is deemed to be within the scope of the appended claims.
I claim:
1. The combination with a pen of the class described, of a snap-on fountain attachment therefor comprising a flat blade overlying the nib portion of the pen, in an inclined position, a clamping band fitting the body of the pen intermediate its ends, and a narrow neck angularly disposed connecting the blade and band; said band having a relatively Wide bent-up portion in engagement with one edge of the pen and a catch in engagement with the opposite edge of the pen.
2. The combination with a pen of the class described, of a snap-on fountain attachment therefor comprising a ilat blade overlying the nib portion of the pen in an inclined position, a clamping band fitting the body of the penhintermediate its ends, a narrow neck -angularly disposed connecting the blade and clamping band; said band having a bent-up portion in engagement with one edge of the pen and a catch in engagement with the opposite edge of the pen, and a raised rib with tapering ends substantially centrally disposed and extending from the blade to the band and including the angularly disposed neck portion of the attachment.
3. A fountain attachment for pens comprising a ilat blade disposed in an inclined position, a clamping member for embracing the body of the pen, a narrow neck angularly disposed connecting said parts; and a raised rib substantially centrally disposed extending from the blade to the clamping band and including the angularly disposed neck .portion of the attachment.
4. A fountain attachment for pens comprising a at blade arranged to overlie the nib portion of the pen in an inclined position, a clamping band, a narrowl neck portion angularly disposed connecting the blade and clamping band, and a raised rib arcuate in cross-sectional contour sube stantially centrally disposed extending from the blade to the clamping band and including the angularly disposed neck portion of the attachment.
RUSSELL E. SCO'I'I.
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