US 1805833 A
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May 19, 1931. D. MLEoD, JR 1,805,833
Filed Jan. 6, 1930 Swami o1 Dari/H M lam jfl Patented v May .19, 1931 EJNHTEE srarss DANIEL McLEOD, .13., OF DALLAS, TEXAS our AppIication filed January 6, 1930; "Serial No. 415,956.
, .An important object of the invention is to provide an elongated clip which may either be used to bind a plurality of sheets orwhi'ch may be inserted in a folder to provide a resilient binder for clipping a plurality of sheets therein. i
A further object of the invention is to provide an elongated clip utilizing a minimum of material and thus making for simplicity and economy in construction.
Another object of the invention. is to provide a clip in which the connecting bar is positioned close to the marginal edgeof the uppermost sheet and also in which the ends of the clip members extend on the opposite side of the bar from the loops, thus making a clip more easy to apply and detach, and avoiding puncturing of the sheets by sharp ends of the clip members.
A construction designed to carry out the in-.
vention will be hereinafter described together with other features of the invention.
The invention will be more readily understood from a reading of the following specication and by reference to the accompanying drawings in which an example of theinven tion is shown, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a view of a clip constructed in accordance with theinvention, Figure'2 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on the line 22 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a View showing the clip binding several sheets of paper,
Figure 4 is a similar view showing one of the sheets folded back over the clip,
Figure 5 is a view of an open folder showing the clip applied thereto as a binder, and
'wire suitably finished and Per-E r; we e Figure 6 is anenlarged cross-sectional view taken on the line 66 of Figure .5.
In the drawings the numeral 10 designates the connecting bar of the clip, which has at A each end clip members11. -Thebar may be. "of any length within reason and -I-have successfully used clips ten (10)incheslong', however, clips four 1) "inches long have proved equally as'satisfactory, and the invention is not to be limited to the length of the clip. The clip may be made of resilient common use in this art.
At each end ofthe bar 10 the wire is'bent at substantiallyright-anglesto said bar and then bent uponitsel'f to form comparatively narrow loops constitutingthe end members.
The bends may becomparatively sharp, but =need not be exactly at right-angles. -The wire is bent inwardly and the legs 12 of the: loops extend across the bar 10 at substantially right-angles thereto; The ends of the such as now in l legs 12 are. coiled upon themselves to form eyes 13 and these eyes are turned outwardly toward the end of the bar. It will be seen that this structure eliminates allsharpends I and by bending the legs 12" so as to" contact with the bar 10, clamps are provided.
In Figure 3 the clip is shown applied as a binder to a plurality f sheets A. Ifthese sheets are letter size, the clip may be made I long enough to extend along the major por-' 'tion of one edge of each sheet. It is pointed out that the clip is very easy to apply to the sheets and it is simply necessary to grasp one ofthe loop members 11 between the thumb V and forefinger and slip onemember over the edges of the sheets and then grasp the other loops member and slip it over the edges. The single bar 10 will extend across the top sheet .and will lie close to the edge thereof. The eyes 13 will lie inwardly from the bar, thus securely clampingthe clip in place.
The sheets may be readily folded back, as I is shown in Figure 4. It is obvious that the clip may be quickly pulled from the sheets without danger of puncturing or injuring the same. I
One of the is that the eyes 13 and legs 12 maybe passed' great advantages of this clip through apertures B in a filing folder G and the clip thus utilized as a binder. A plurality of sheets D may have one edge engaged under the bar 10 and the exposed portions of the loop members 11. It is obvious that the same clip may be removed from the sheets A, inserted in the folder C and the said sheets secured under the bar 10 in said folder, or the clip may be removed, the sheets taken out of the folder and fastened by the clip, as shown in Figure 8. The fact that the loop members have onlyone element crossing the bar 10 and the whole clip being of a fiat construction makes for its efliciency and utility.
Various changes in the size and Shape of the dififerent parts, as wellas modifications and alterations, may be made within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim, is:
1. A clip comprising an elongated bar having a loop at each end formed by three bends, the first bend being at right angles to the bar, the second bend being inwardly and the third bend being downwardly toward the bar, the loops being substantially in the r plane ofthe bar, the extremity of each loop normally engaging the bar and extending on the opposite side thereof from the loop, and eyes on the extreme endsof theloop extremities bent therefrom.
2. A clip oomprisinga straight elongated bar having its ends bent at an angle thereto *and then rebent inwardly and parallel to the bent portionto form loops, the free end of said rebent portionbeing normally in contact with the bar andterminating at-the side thereof opposite the loop.
3. The clip defined by claim 2, in which said terminations are formed as outturned eyes. a
In. testimony whereof I ai'fix my signature.
DANIEL "MOLEOD, JR.