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Maj’ 3,_ 1938. o. STOLP 2,116,369 FILING DEVICE /F'iled March 20, 1957 ATTORNEYJ. 3,1153% Patented May 3, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT orifice 2,116,369 FILING DEVICE Oscar Stolp, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application March 20, 1937, Serial No. 132,037 3 Claims. (Cl. 129-4) This invention relates to a bill ?le or the like having a ?ling pin on which the papers are impaled. , An object of the invention is to provide a ?le of the above type having means to protect the 5 point of the ?ling pin so as to prevent injury due to external contact therewith. Another object is to provide a ?ling device of the above type in which the means for protect ing the point of the ?ling pin also serves to push 10 the papers to be ?led down over the point of the ?ling pin. Another object is to provide such a device hav ing means for readily removing the papers from 15 the ?ling pin. Various other objects and advantages will be apparent as the nature of the invention is more fully disclosed. Although the novel features which are believed to be characteristic of this invention will be more 20 particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto, the invention itself as to its objects and advantages and the manner of its organization will be better understood byreferring to the fol lowing description, taken in connection with the 25 accompanying drawing, in which certain speci?c embodiments of the invention are set forth for purposes of illustration. In the drawing: Fig. l is a side elevation, partly in section, of a ?ling device embodying the present invention. Fig. 2 is a front elevation thereof. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section taken along the line 3--3 of Fig. 1. Referring to the drawing more in detail, in the embodiment shown in Figs. 1 to 3 the inven tion is shown as comprising a base ill carrying a bracket II to which a housing I2 is secured. The housing I2 is provided with side members iii in which a rod [4 is pivotally held, as by screws 15. A ?ling pin [6 is secured in the rod l4 and extends upwardly through an aperture I‘! in the housing H. A spring I8 is disposed around the vertical position, so as to form a guard for the purpose speci?ed. A clip 26 is pivotally attached to a hinge 21 which is secured to the bracket H. This clip 26 extends outwardly from the bracket II over the point of the pin I6 and normally bears against the end of the ?ange 25, in which position it is held by a spring 30. The clip 25 extends outwardly past the ?ange 25 and is pro vided with a ?ange 3| which is adapted to be engaged by the ?nger when the clip- 26 is to be depressed. The clip 26 is provided with an ap erture 32 which is of suitable shape to permit passage of the point 2! of the pin It when the clip is depressed. A sleeve 33 may also be provided on the pin it 15 for receiving the papers for ?ling and is adapted to be removed with the papers to form a perma nent ?le. The sleeve 33 is provided with a bot tom flange 34 which prevents the papers from falling off of the sleeve when the latter is re moved from the pin [6. In the operation of the above described de 20 Vice, when it is desired to apply a paper to the ?le, the edge of the paper is pushed over the point 2| of the pin it and under the clip 26. With the same motion the clip 26 is depressed by engaging the same with the ?nger, thereby causing the aperture 32 to extend downwardly over the point 2| and to perforate the paper and start the same down over the pin. The paper 30 may then be pushed down over the pin in the usual manner. It is to be noted that the ?le can be used as conveniently as an unguarded ?le as no addi tional motions are required in applying a paper 35 thereto. The hand, however, cannot come in contact with the point of the ?ling pin. The clip 26 serves the double purpose of guarding the point of the pin and at the same time per forating the paper and starting the same down over the pin. The papers can be removed together for perma nent ?ling by sliding the sleeve 33 from the pin rod [4 to normally hold the ?ling pin in vertical I6, the pin being bent outwardly as indicated in 45 position against the edge 20 of the aperture H. dotted lines in Fig. 1 for this purpose. It is to be understood, however, that the sleeve 33 may The aperture, however, is su?iciently long to per mit the pin to be bent outwardly as indicated in be omitted if this feature is not desired. It is dotted lines in Fig. 1 when the papers are to be further to be understood that the particular construction of the clip 26 and of the housing [2 removed therefrom. The pin it extends up may be varied as desired. “ wardly and is provided with a point 2! at the Although a speci?c embodiment of the inven top end thereof, which is adapted to receive the tion has been shown for purposes of illustration, papers for ?ling in the usual manner. various changes and modi?cations may be made The bracket H extends upwardly and is pro vided with a bent over flange 25 which extends therein, as will appear to a person skilled in the 55 over the point of the pin l6 when the pin is in art. The invention is accordingly to be limited 40 45 50 55 2 2,116,369 'only in accordance with the following claims, when interpreted in view of the prior art. I claim: 1. A ?ling device for papers or the like, com prising a ?ling pin, a. bracket supporting said pin and a plate hinged to the bracket and ex tending over the point of the pin, said plate be‘ extending over the point of said pin above said plate for shielding the pin and forming a stop for normally holding said plate in position above said pin, said plate extending beyond said rigid ?ange to form a ?ange which is adapted to be engaged by the ?ngers for depressing the plate when the papers are to be ?led. ing depressible and having an opening to receive 3. A ?ling device for papers or the like, com the point of the pin so as to perforate a paper prising a ?ling pin, a bracket supporting said 10 which is to be ?led and to start the paper down pin and a plate hinged to the bracket and extend over the pin, said bracket having a rigid ?ange ing over the point of the pin, said plate being 10 extending over the point of said pin above said depressible and having an opening to receive the plate for shielding the pin and forming a stop point of the pin so as to perforate a paper which for normally holding said plate in position above said pin. 2. A ?ling device for papers or the like, com prising a ?ling pin, a bracket supporting said pin and a plate hinged to the bracket and ex tending over the point of the pin, said plate be ing depressible and having an opening to receive the point of the pin so as tov perforate a paper which is to be ?led and to start the paper down over the pin, said bracket having a rigid ?ange is to be ?led and to start the paper down over the pin, said bracket having a rigid flange extending over the point of said pin above said plate for 15 shielding the pin and forming a stop for nor mally holding said plate in position above said pin, said pin being hinged to said bracket to be movable about a horizontal axis whereby the point of the pin is disengaged from. beneath said 20 plate to permit papers tobe removed therefrom. OSCAR STOLP.