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' ‘Sept. 6, 1938. 2,129,160 R. H. COLOMY PAPER CLIP Filed Oct. 11, 1935 Rely H. CoZonJ 6* m ATTORN EY 2,129,160 Patented Sept. 6, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT FFEQE 2,129,160 PAPER CLIP Roy H. Colomy, Springdale, Conn, assignor of twenty-?ve percent to Carl W. Olson, Darien, Conn. Application October 11, 1935, Serial No. 44,621 5 Claims. This invention relates to paper clips and has for its primary object the provision of a device of this character which may be placed on sheets of paper in any direction, that is, so that any portion of the perimeters of the clasping mem bers may be employed to effect the initial place ment of the clip on the paper sheet. Another object of my invention is to provide a 10 paper clip which presents a particularly attrac tive appearance by embodying a symmetrical de sign of pleasing arrangement without detracting from its intended function. A further object of my invention is to provide a clasp of novel form which is adapted to be fabricated by the economical production meth ods now employed in the manufacture of such devices. The invention will be fully and comprehensive ly understood from a consideration of the fol lowing detailed description when read in connec tion with the accompanying drawing which forms part of the application, with the understanding, (01. 24—261) form of clip made from a single piece of wire. The numeral Hi indicates an outer circular loop, from one end of which the wire is bent to form a portion H disposed diametrically of the outer loop. The wire, continuing from one end of the portion I l, forms an inner loop G2, which is con centric with the outer loop Hl. As shown in Fig. 3, the inner loop is offset from the plane of the outer loop. Attention is now directed to Figs. 4, 5 and 6 10 for a description of the second form of my paper clip. In this form, which is also made from a single piece of wire, the outer loop, indicated by numeral i3, is oblong in outline and the inner loop is of similar form. The connecting portion 15 i5 is disposed preferably diagonally of the inner and outer loops and joins opposed corners of the loops. Reference is now directed to Figs. 7, 8 and 9, illustrating the third form of my invention, in 20 which the outer and inner loops, l6 and l ‘i, re spectively, are of diamond or lozenge shape and however, that the improvement is capable of ex- ' are joined by the connecting portion l8, which tended application and is not con?ned to the 25 exact showing of the drawing nor to the precise construction described and, therefore, such changes and modi?cations may be made therein as do not affect the spirit of the invention nor exceed the scope thereof as expressed in the 30 appended claims. In the drawing: Fig. l is an elevational view illustrating the use of the ?rst form of my paper clip in clasping paper. 35 ~ Figs. 2 and 3 are front and side elevational views respectively of the ?rst form of my paper clip. Fig. 4 is an elevational view illustrating the use of the second form of my paper clip. Figs. 5 and 6 are front and side elevational 40 views respectively of the second form of my paper clip. Fig. 7 is an elevational view illustrating the use of the third form of my paper clip; and Figs. 8 and 9 are front and side elevational 45 views respectively of the third form of my paper clip. My paper clip comprises, brie?y, a pair of adjacent loops connected to each other diago 50 nally or across the opening bounded by the loops and preferably formed of a continuous wire, the said loops being, preferably, one within the other. Referring to the accompanying drawing for a detailed description thereof, and at ?rst to Figs. 55 1, 2 and 3, the latter ?gures illustrate a circular is preferably arranged to join the loops at op posed corners thereof, but may be arranged to 25 connect the loops at opposed sides. It is like wise desirable that the connecting portion i8 intersect the common center of the loops. While I have described the several forms of my invention as comprising one loop within the other, it will be apparent that the pair of loops comprising my paper clip may be arranged so that the ?rst loop is in substantial registry with or superimposed upon the second loop. With reference to the Figs. 1, 4 and '7, it will be 35 apparent that the placement of my paper clip on a sheet of paper may be effected in any direc tion in that the perimeters of the component loops present a continuous clasp means; there fore, the initial placement of the clip may be 40 effected at any portion of the perimeter with equal facility. What is claimed is: i 1. A paper fastener comprising a single piece of resilient wire bent in the form of a plurality of loops arranged one within the other and the intermediate portion of said wire forming a cross bar extending across said loops whereby any por tion of the fastener may be used for effecting the initial placement of the fastener. 50 2. A paper fastener comprising a single piece of resilient wire bent in the form of a plurality of substantially rectangular loops arranged one within the other and the intermediate portion of said wire forming a cross bar extending dia- 55 2 2,129,160 metrically across said loops whereby any portion of the fastener may be used for effecting the initial placement of the fastener. 3. A paper fastener comprising a single piece of resilient wire bent in the form of a plurality of substantially diamond-shaped loops one with in the other and the intermediate portion of said wire forming a cross bar extending diametrically across said loops whereby any portion of the 10 fastener may be used for effecting the initial placement of the fastener. v 4. A paper clip comprising a resilient wire bent to form a pair of loops disposed closely adjacent each other about a common axis normal to the planes thereof and a connecting element ex tending across said clip substantially through said axis from a point on one of said loops to a point on the other of said loops. 5. A paper clipv comprising a resilient wire bent to form a pair of loops disposed closely ad jacent each other about a common axis normal to the planes thereof, one of said loops being of substantially rectangular conformation, and a connecting element extending across said clip 10 substantially through said axis from a corner of said rectangular loop to a point on the other of said loops. ROY H. COLOMY.