Pen Holders

I guess that you’ve got the idea that I “really” like this bindery stuff!  The subject for this eblast is “pen holders”!   I am fascinated by the number of “pen holders” I have collected or manufactured over the years.  I sorted through the pile and came up with 8, very unusual pen holders.

Picture #1 could be made of cloth, vinyl or leather.  The unit is permanently attached to the inside back cover, and then flipped over the head of the book.

Picture #2 is simply a coloured cloth covered elastic strip which has been eyelet/washer riveted to the book cover.  When the book is closed the pen protrudes at the face.

Pen Holders

Pen Holders

Picture #3 is a flat metal spring that is riveted (at least in these 2 pictures to a metal clip board) to any surface such as chipboard or a case wrapped cover.

Pen Holders

Pen Holders

Picture #4 show a very simple, cheap and durable holder which consists a sample of a “loop” of elasticized cloth, looped and glued through a simple hole.

Pen Holders

Pen Holders

Pictures #5 is the most common style with the exception that the pen is held tighter by the closer flap.

Pen Holders

Picture #6 is a double eyelet style which could be applied to almost any book cover surface.

Pen Holders

Pen Holders

Picture #7 really caught my attention.  This style can be put onto almost any style of book…….very simple and easily.

Pen Holders

Pen Holders

Picture #8 is simple and very easy to insert and remove pens, but very expensive to manufacture and is limited to only a very few binding styles.

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