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Aug- ‘6, 194s; R. E. BARBER , 2,405,E76 SAFETY CLII' Filed June 19, 1944 / 2 4. -—— ) //Z’ 3 § I 16 7/§ 10 Q 15 , s 9 - 5 1/ 6 .5 15 8 17 INVENTOR RoyEBaz-ber' _ 7 BY ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 6, 1,946 2,405,176 UNITED "STATES PATENT‘ OFFICE , Roy E. Barber, Berkeley, Calif. Application June 19, 1944, Serial No. 540,968 2 Claims. (Cl. 24—11) 1 This invention relates to, and it is an object to provide, an improved safety clip for pens and pencils; such clip being arranged to ?rmly at ; 2 ‘ i _ _ _ V , pends from the neck 4' in adjacent but spaced parallel relationship alongside the barrel I. The tach the pen or pencil to a person’s pocket where ?nger-like housing 5 includes a front wall 6 and by to prevent accidental loss or unauthorized a back wall ‘I, and said housing is closed and withdrawal of said pen or pencil therefrom. rounded at its lower end as at 8. A further object of this invention is to provide A lever 9 is disposed within the hollow housing a clip, for the purpose described, which includes 5 and extends for substantially the full length of quick releasable, spring actuated means to posi the latter, said lever 9 being pivoted, intermediate tively engage a person’s pocket. 10 its ends, as at ID, for swinging movement at its An additional object of the invention is to pro lower end toward and away from the barrel I. vide a pen or pencil clip, as above, which includes, The front wall 6 is cut away adjacent its upper with an attaching member, a hollow ?nger-like end to provide an opening II through which a housing depending alongside the pen or pencil rounded ?nger-piece I2 on the upper end of the in spaced parallel relation, a pivotally mounted 15 lever 9 is adapted to project, and the back wall 'I swing lever disposed in the housing, the upper having its lower portion cut away to provide an end of the lever including an outwardly project opening I3 through which the corresponding por ing ?nger piece and the lower end including an tion of said lever 9 can swing inwardly beyond inwardly projecting garment engaging prong, the the vertical plane of the remaining portion of housing being cut away so as to permit said ?nger 20 said wall. piece and prong to extend outside said housing, The lever 5 is of substantial width and is and a spring in the housing engaging said lever formed with parallel sides which engage with a and urging ‘the latter in a direction to project close running ?t with‘ corresponding sides I4 of said prong outside the housing and into a gar the housing 5, as clearly shown in Fig. 5, whereby ment portion disposed between the housing and 25 swinging movement of said lever is guided. pen or pencil. , At its lower end the lever 9 includes an in A further object of the invention is to provide wardly projecting, garment engaging prong I5, a simple and inexpensive device, and yet one and a bowed leaf spring I6 is secured onto the which will be exceedingly eifective for the purpose inner face of back wall ‘I and engages the lever for which it is designed. 30 9 above its pivot III, whereby to normally urge These objects I accomplish by means of such said lever in a direction to cause the prong I5 and structure and relative arrangement of parts as the corresponding part of said lever to swing out will fully appear by a perusal of the following of the housing 5 and toward the barrel I. ' speci?cation and claims. When the above described safety clip is in use In the drawing similar characters of reference the front ll of the pocket is engaged between indicate corresponding parts in the several views: the barrel I and depending housing 5, as clearly Figure 1 is a side elevation of the clip as in use; shown in Fig. l; the prong l5, under the in?u the housing being in section. ence of the spring I6, being engaged with the Figure 2 is a similar view but showing the clip front of the pocket and thus effectively prevent as released for removal of the pen or pencil from the pocket. I ing escape of the pen or pencil from said pocket. To release the pen or pencil from the pocket, Figure 3 is a side elevation of the clip, detached. the rounded ?nger-piece I2 is engaged and de Figure 4 is a top plan view of the clip, detached. pressed inwardly, which‘ causes the lever 9 to Figure 5 is a cross section on line 5-5 of Fig. 1. swing about its pivot ID in a direction to retract Referring now more particularly to the char 45 the prong I5 into said housing 5, as clearly shown acters of reference on the drawing, the numeral in Fig. 2, whereupon the pen or pencil can be I indicates the barrel of a pen or pencil, which readily withdrawn from the pocket. barrel includes a removable head 2. From the foregoing‘description it will be read The safety clip to which this invention relates ily seen that I have produced such a, device as. comprises the following: An attachment ring or collar 3 is engaged, sym metrically, between the head 2 and the adjacent end of barrel I in non-movable relation; such attaghment collar including a laterally extending nec 4. . An elongated clip or'?nger-like'housing 5 de-' substantially ful?lls the objects of the invention as set forth h'erein. While this speci?cation sets forth in detail the present and preferred construction of the device, still in practice such deviations from such de 56 tail may be resorted to as do not form a depar 2,405,176 3 ture from the spirit of the invention, as de?ned by the appended claims. Having thus described my invention, what I 4 2. A safety clip for a pen or pencil comprising an elongated, hollow ?nger-like housing, means to secure the housing to the upper portion of a pen or pencil with the housing extending in sub stantial parallelism with such pen or pencil, the Letters Patent is: inner face of the housing being open at the bot 1. A safety clip for a pen or pencil comprising tom portion thereof, and the outer face of the an elongated, hollow ?nger-like housing, means housing being open at the top portion thereof, a to secure the housing to the upper portion of a lever pivoted intermediate its ends at a point pen or pencil with the housing extending in sub stantial parallelism with such pen or pencil, the lu in the housing intermediate the openings therein, inner face of the housing being open at the bot a bowed leaf spring engaged betweenlthe inner back wall of the housing and the lever at a point tom portion thereof, and the outer face of the above the pivotal axis of the latter whereby to housing being open at the top portion thereof, normally maintain the upper and lower ends of a lever pivoted intermediate its ends at a point the lever projected out of the top and bottom in the housing intermediate the openings therein, openings, respectively, of the housing, a garment yieldable means normally maintaining the upper claim as new and useful and desire to secure by and lower ends of the lever projected out of the top and bottom openings, respectively, of the housing, a garment engaging means on the lower end of the lever and a, ?nger-engaging piece on p the upper end 0i‘ the lever.‘ engaging means on the lower end of the lever, and a ?nger-engaging piece on the upper end of the lever. ROY E. BARBER.