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GEORGE .STAVENS, 0F COEUR DALENE, IDAHO.
Specication of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 6, 1911. Serial No. 619,412.
T o all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, GEORGE STAvENs, citizen of the United States, residing at Coeur dAlene, in the county of Kootenai and State of Idaho, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Note-Books, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to note and other books, and has for its object to provide at the corners of the leaves of the book beveled incisions passing from cover to cover of the book so that the leaves may be quickly grasped one by one and turned as the writer is taking notes or making memoranduins.
The ordinary note book has its leaves with their edges lying in edges in planes at right angles to the outer faces of the cover and consequently in taking notes it frequently happens that two or more leaves are turned.
The object of the present invention is to obviate this difliculty by having at the corners only of the edges of the leaves beveled incisions cut in the leaves from cover to cover and including the covers, so that the writer may insert the tip of the thumb under the top leaf at the said beveled incisions in order that Jthe leaf may be turned singly whn his writing has covered the said top lea In the drawings illustrative of the preferred embodiment of the invention, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the note book; Fig. 2 is an end view of the same; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the book, illustrating a manner in which the leaves may be manipulated.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the accompanying drawings by the same reference characters.
As illustrated in the drawing, the book consists of cover leaves 1 and leaves 2. Throughout the major portions of their lengths the side edges of all of the leaves are cut square and at right angles to the planes of the outer faces of the cover leaves when the same are closed. However, the leaves at the corners of their side edges are provided with beveled incisions 3 which eX- tend from cover to cover, the bevel at one side of the book being parallel with the bevel at the other side. At the left hand side of y the book the bevel extends under and down through the leaves. Consequently when the book is turned over or reversed this same disposition of the bevel is preserved. Therefore while a stenographer is taking notes the thumb of the left hand may be inserted un- Patented Deo. 12, 1911.
der the uppermost leaf when the right hand is making notes at the bottom thereof, so that the said uppermost leaf may be turned singly and certainly, thereby avoiding the annoyance incident to turning two or more leaves. This is facilitated by reason of the fact that the said bevel extends from the writing surface of the uppermost leaf down through the lower leaves in an inclined direction, as indicated. By this simple arrangement much of the annoyance and delay .incident to taking notes and making memorandums is eliminated, while at the same time the general contour and arrangement of the note book is preserved.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
A bound volume in which the major portions of the edges of the leaves are trimmed at a right angle with the planes of the leaves, the leaves at their corners and at their free ends being trimmed at an acute angle with the planes of the leaves, whereby reverse overhangs are provided at the corner portions only of the leaves, the cover having its corners recessed at the overhanging portions of the leaves to provide space to insert the tip of a nger under the overhang.
ln testimony whereof, I aiiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
GEORGE STAVENS. [1.. s]
F. W. LEWIS, O. E. ARNDT.
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