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May 17,1938.‘ F. w. TULLY POCKET HOLDING DEVICE Filed Jan. 6, 1957 2,1 1 7,465 2,117,465 Patented May 17, 1938 UNITED STATES PAT ENZT' oral-es; 2,117,465 POCKET HOLDING DEVICE. Francis-W. Tully, Brookline, Mass. Application January 6, 1937, Serial No. 119,239‘ 3 Claims. This invention relates to‘means for the re ception' and retention of pens, pencils and the like, in position in a person’s'l‘pocket and in such away that they shall not be conspicuous. Just‘ as the Scrivener of old was immediately recognizable by his ink horn and quills, which were frequently slung at the belt,—so today, is the average of?ce worker signalized by an array of‘ pens and pencils (often as formidable as an 10 arsenal“ of guns or swords) protruding from his coat or waistcoat pocket.‘ some pens and pencils are provided with clips mounted so near to'the endithat when one is fastened in the pocket just a short portion shows 15 above-it. But even with such arrangements, the ends occupy the opening. of the pocket, bulge it outwardly‘ and arestill noticeable to a consid erable extent. In both cases, the positioning of the penv or 2. ‘pencil‘depends upon the-edge- of the pocketand the clip‘ extends over the edge onto‘the outside of‘ the pocket so that it is more or‘ less con spicuous at all'times and constitutes a badge-of one’s trade which is notv pleasing. At the same 25 time ready access to pens‘and pencils isindis pensable and neither the pockets of garments nor the pens or pencils themselves; as‘ heretofore provided, permit of any other recourse than to clip them over the edge of the pocket or to carry 30 them loose in the bottom1 of. the pocket. which presents other di?iculties. Furthermore,‘ since the clip. portion is always exposed on the out side edge of the pocket, itis subjectto catching on things and ?icking the pen or pencil out of 35 the pocket accidentally. Such pencil clips also wear the edge of the pocket. It is, therefore, an object of, this invention to provide means for properly holding pens or. pen cils in position in the pocket and. at the same time 40 completely out of sight. It is an object also to provide means easily and cheaply attached, in? conspicuous in itself and without e?ectuponthe comfort and appearance of the garment. or the use of the pocket for other things. Other objects will appear from the following disclosure. By the present invention, the pocket of the garment, usually a coat or vest, havinga more -or less horizontal opening and extending ver (01. 2—-250), may be held by the usual stitching along‘ the margins of the pocket if ‘it is built in when‘ the pocket is made. Otherwise, it may be attached to the inside of the pocket in various ways,‘ as by a thermoplastic cement. Both ends of ‘ the band may be attached to the inside of the front wall of the pocket or to‘ the inside of‘ the rear wall of the pocket. Again, the ends may- be attached, one to the front wall and’ one to-the rear wall of the pocket. In any one of these ar l) rangements, the band may be slightly-shorter than the' distance between the two points on the cloth to which it‘ is attached. In this way, the band tends to be drawn tight and the corre sponding portion of the cloth ofthepocket to bepuckered and to \be somewhat loose, in con— sequence. In this way the vpuckered cloth of the pocket stands away from the band, leaving a free opening therebetween to» receive the'clip‘of the pen or pencil, while the’ band is under‘ tension, thus holding it straight and resilient against the thrust of the clip or other fastenerr on the pen or pencil as it is pushed over'the band’to effect engagement therewith. And since the band‘; is below the openingv of' the pocket, when the clip is thus engaged, the‘pen or'pencil can not" be seen‘, because the entire‘ pen'v or’ pencil and the clip also are below the‘ opening and enclosed within the pocket. When needed, the pen or pencil is easily‘. reached and withdrawn, both from. the: pocket and from its engagement with the.band,.inra= sin gle movement. At the same time it. does not catch in things, such as outer garments or'with articles which one may be carrying, which could 35 entangle the exposed‘ clip devices,-—such as the strings on bundles, scarves, or armloads of things whichare held against the body and may disen gage the‘ friction clips ordinarily relied upon, and either draw the pen or pencil out of the pocket or hold onto the object with which it has become" entangled. ‘ A typical embodiment. of the device and ex amples of its practical application are shown in the accompanying drawing in which: Fig. 1 illustrates a band of material and ther moplastic adhesive and reinforcing material ap plied thereto; , Fig. 2 shows the band of Fig. 1- folded and _ready for application in the pocket, more es 50 50 a band of fairly stout, resilient material, per haps an inch wide moreor less, which extends pecially for use in‘ a garment already‘made; Fig. 3 shows the’lband‘. positioned‘ transversely substantially horizontally along the inside of the pocket from one side to the other, a short of the’ pocket and lying ?at. against the inside distance below the opening. This bandmay be of the rear wall. of the pocket, a portion of‘ the 55 front Wall being broken away; 55 sewn to the inside of the pocket‘at eachend or tically downward therefrom, is provided with 2.. . 2,117,485 Fig. 4 is a plan view of the pocket, showing the band attached so as to pucker the pocket wall beneath it, to which it is attached; Fig. 5 is a View similar to Fig. 4 in which both the band and the wall of the pocket to which it is attached lie ?at together; Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view of the arrange ments as shown in Fig. 3 (along the line 6-45 in the direction of the arrows) showing the pen or 10 pencil, as it engages the band and is held in position thereby and completely within the , pocket; Fig. '7 shows a modi?cation at each end of the pocket, in which the band is short and attached 15 (at one end of the pocket) to the back Wall on one side and the other side to the front wall of the pocket, and (at the other end of the pocket) the band is attached at one end to the back of the pocket, curved into a U-shape and attached at the other end of the same side to the front wall of the pocket; Fig. 8 shows a modi?ed-form of band in which the upper edge of the band forms a slight cate nary curve to prevent the tendency of the edge to curl over; and Fig. 9 shows a modi?ed form of band in which theupper edge is reinforced to prevent curling and yet thin enough to receive the usual clip clip portion M of the pen or pencil l5 as it is thrust into the pocket, as shown in Fig. 6. Ordi narily such extra space is not required, for when these parts are assembled ?at as in Fig. 5, there is sufiicient space for the clip, but the additional , tension on the band is effective with some ma terials. Since the band is positioned a su?icient dis tance below the opening l6 of the pocket, the edge of the pocket closes over the top of the pen 10 or pencil, after it is in place (as the garment is actually worn) not only covering it up but more securely holding it in the pocket. In a similar way, one end of the band may be fastened to the front wall 9 and the other to the back wall 8, directly or diagonally across the pocket, as shown in Fig. '7 with a very short band. This draws the band across the end of the pocket and is especially convenient if the device is only called upon to carry a single pen or pencil. Or, a band may be thus placed in each end of the pocket, as in Fig. 7—-one to carry a pen and the other a pencil, thus holding them apart and making it convenient to position the pen or pen cil when putting it into or taking it from the pocket. The band 25 may go across the pocket in a diagonal, as shown, being attached at one end to 30 Referring to the drawing, the band I may be the front wall and the other to the back wall. If this is effected by adhesive, the adhesive will prepared in the form of a strip or ribbon of suit able material of suf?cient sti?ness or “body”, by be applied to one side'of the band at one end coating with a thermoplastic composition on 22 and to the other side of the band at the other end 23. The band, as shown at 24, may be like one side. From this strip a piece of suitable length, such as the individual band I, shown in that shown in Fig. 2, having adhesive at both ends of the same side, 25, 26, one being affixed Fig. 1, is cut, and corner portions 2, 2 are cut out. The shorter section 3 is then folded along to the back wall 8 and the other to the front Wall 9 of the pocket, as shown in Fig. 7. the line 4 with the thermoplastic coating 5 over In either of these two modi?cations, it will be and upon the coating on the larger section 6 and noted that the tendency of the pocket to taper 40 aflixed thereto by heat and pressure. A suitable thermoplastic composition for this toward the ends will serve to direct the pen or 1.1.0 pencil as one inserts it into the pocket and purpose may be made by mixing, in dry pulver ized condition, approximately equal parts of presses it toward either end of the pocket. The ethyl cellulose and a synthetic resin of low melt~ same motion tends to expand the pocket and as the pen or pencil approaches the band, the lat .45 ing point such as orthopara toluene methylene ter is drawn across the pocket in front of it and 45 sulfonamid, having a melting point of about 45° C. This may be dissolved and then diluted to the tighter and tighter and hence ?rmer and ?rmer. desired consistency with a solvent mixture as When the body of the pen or pencil strikes the band and is pressed against it, the band will lie follows: ?at against it. The clip l4 will extend over the 50 Per cent top edge of the band, because one naturally holds Ethyl acetate ____________________________ __ 5 the clip in the forward position, relative to the Toluol __________________________________ __ 45 movement with which he thrusts it into his pock Ethyl alcohol____' ________________________ __ 30 et. Now, in this position (with the thumb usu Dibutyl phthalate ________________________ __ 20 ally behind) the pen or pencil is thrust down, 55 This leaves the end portions ‘I, ‘l coated with the spring clip M slipping over the band and the thermoplastic adhesive and exposed, as shown engaging it in the usual way. in Fig. 2. ' Either the diagonal or U-shaped arrangement The band is then slipped into the pocket, in of the band may be ?xed in the pocket by sewing the ends as well as by adhesive. And the U 60 the position in which it is desired to have it mounted, and ?xed by applying a hot iron, under shaped end may face toward the center of the 60 pressure, against it from the outside. Thus, as pocket or toward the end of the pocket. The shown in Fig. 3, ‘it may be attached transversely various arrangements thus provided may be along the inside of the back wall 8 of the pocket found useful in different types of pockets and 65 9, in an approximately horizontal position and with different kinds of materials of which the ?at against the pocket wall. pockets and garments are made. For example, 65 By making a fold or pleat in the cloth forming the U -shaped band might not be so desirable in the wall of the pocket and applying the band ’ garments of thin materials, because the fold pre across this pleated portion and then ?xing it by sents a double thickness in the pocket which 70 heat and pressure as before, the tendency of the might make it noticeable on the outside as a pocket wall to straighten out holds the band lump or bulge. But ordinarily this would not be relatively taut, as shown in Fig. 4. At the same so. time the pocket wall is puckered as at E2 and Accordingly, when the pen or pencil is put into stands away from the band somewhat, thus as the pocket, it may be pressed toward the back 75 suring a free opening 13 for the insertion of the or front or to one side or the other, with the clip device freely. 2,117,465 pointing in that direction (corresponding to the type of arrangement adopted) and then pushed downwardly, whereupon the clip is certain to engage and slip over the top edge of the band, being directed against it by the walls of the pocket. While the thermoplastic material serves to stiffen and strengthen materials which might be too soft and fold or roll easily as the clip is thrust 10 over it, it is to be understood that it will not be necessary with materials of sufficient ?rmness and body. As above pointed out, the edge of the band is drawn taut by the wall or walls of the pocket to which it is attached. In addition to this, how ever, it may in some instances be helpful to have the upper edge of the band follow the lines of a catenary curve 21 between the points of at tachment (Fig. 8) so that, as the clip is pushed over it, the thrust will be transmitted directly 3 is not the preferred form of the invention,--that nevertheless, the band may be attached loosely to the pocket so as to pucker itself slightly and thus stand away from the wall of the pocket to which it is attached, It will also be understood that in the U-shaped modi?cation shown in Fig. 7, whether the U may bow inwardly of the pocket or outwardly toward the end of the pocket,-both arrangements present certain advantages, in attaching the pen or pencil thereto and in the security with which the attachment resists the effects of use and wear. It is also to be understood that the band may be made of various materials, within the above de scription, though in general textiles will be prefer 15 may carry a binding cord or strip of cloth 3!} over able and the bands of the desired resiliency and ?rmness at the edges to receive the clip, of the desired “body” to prevent the band from buck ling or folding over as the clip strikes it and of suf?cient “give” and roughness to make the clip bind and cling after it has been thrust into posi tion. I claim: 1. In combination, a pocket and a holder there~ in to engage the clips of pencils, fountain pens and the like, comprising a ?rm, resilient non metallic band, of su?icient width and thickness which it is folded at 3! and stitched as is shown at 32 (Fig. 9). A folded edge alone, which is tached at its ends transversely within the pocket from this point to the points of attachment 28, 29 along the edge of the band, making the band resistant to rolling over at the edge and serving to draw it up under the clip and in ?rm engage ment therewith. To further reinforce the edge of the band, it stitched down or a folded edge reinforced by a second fold a short space from the edge so as to provide a wedge-shaped edge may also assist in both sti?ening the edge of the band and more positively engaging and securing the clip after it is in place. If the band is made su?'lciently wide to receive and engage the clip, the band may- be sewn to the pocket wall along its bottom edge, as well as at its ends, to advantage, but this is not necessary. The holder as thus arranged permits one to Iii) carry one or more pens or pencils in his pocket, more securely than heretofore, and yet completely covered and concealed by the pocket. It thus avoids the conspicuous array of pens and pencils which must sometimes be carried by many people in the course of their daily occupation and which they would willingly "avoid, especially during those parts of the day when such instruments are not needed. It is easily provided in the course of 50 making the pocket or after the garment and pocket are all ?nished, as above described. It is simple and yet certain in operation and secure in retaining pens or pencils within the pocket. It avoids the use of metals or other stiff materials, 55 and functions without adjustments. It will be clear from the foregoing that, al though it is not so illustrated in the drawing and to receive the clip on the pencil or pen, and at by a thermoplastic adhesive at a point su?‘iciently 30 below the opening and leaving an unattached por tion intermediate of the ends, thereby to receive the pen or pencil and hold it completely within the pocket and obscured from view. 2. A holder to engage the clips of pencils, foun 35 tain pens and the like, comprising a ?rm, resili ent, stiffened band of ribbon, of su?icient width and thickness to receive the clip on the pencil or pen, and coated on each end with a thermoplastic adhesive composition, leaving an uncoated space intermediate of the ends, thereby to provide for attachment of the band, at its ends, transversely within the pocket and below the opening thereof and to leave an unattached portion to receive the pen or pencil. 3. A holder to engage the clips of pencils, foun tain pens and the like, comprising a ?rm, resilient band, composed of a tightly folded strip of ribbon containing sti?ening material within the fold and coated on each end with a thermoplastic adhesive 50 composition, leaving an uncoated space inter mediate of the ends, thereby to render the same stiifly resilient and provide for attachment at its ends transversely to the inside of the pocket and below the opening thereof and to leave an un 65 attached portion to receive the pen or pencil. FRANCIS W. TULLY.