US 1011853 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. L. ROCKWELL.
DESK PAD SUPPORT.
'APPLIOATIDH FILED Plum, 1911.
Patented Dec. 12,1911.
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CHARLES L. ROCKWELL, OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO ROCKWELL PRINTING 00., OF HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES L. RoonwnLL, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, United States of America, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Desk-Pad Supports, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in holders or supports for pads, such as daily niemoranda or calendars, and its object is to provide a simple and inexpensive device which occupies but little space when in condition for shipment, and which can be arranged to support the pad upon a desk or table in a convenient inclined position.
I will describe my invention in the following specification and point out the novel features thereof in the appended claim.
Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation, partly in section, of a pad supported upon one of my improved holders. Fig. 2 is a sectional rear elevation of the same parts, the section being taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Figs. 3 and 4 are, respectively, a rear elevation and a bottom plan view of the pad and its holder with the parts of the latter in the relative positions in which they are to be shipped. In Figs. 5 and 6 I have shown in detail a bracket strip in plan view and in end view, respectively.
Like characters of reference designate corresponding parts in all of the figures.
10 designates a round wire of spring steel or other desired material which is bent into the peculiar shape shown in the drawings and which I will now particularly point out. The central portion of this Wire is bent over into an arch-like form 11. At 12 the ends of this arch-like portion are bent back at right-angles.
13, 13 are straight shanks which are adapted to support the under side of the ad. p At a desired distance from the bends 12 the ends of the wire are bent upward at right-angles as at 14 to form projecting pins or pegs 15 which are therefore parallel with the arch 11.
20 is a bracket strip which is constructed of a piece of sheet metal with its ends bent up at right-angles to form ears 21. The distance between these cars is preferably Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed February 4, 1911.
Patented Dec. 12, 1911.
Serial No. 606,520.
the same as that of the width of the pad. Two holes 22 are drilled through this strip at fixed distances apart and of suitable size to permit the wire 10 to pass through them.
The pad is designated by 30. This is made up of a plurality of sheets or leaves each of which, if desired, may represent one of the days of a year. Upon each of these sheets may be printed a date or advertising matter, or any other desired words or characters. The pad may, of course, be made up of blank sheets if this is preferred. Near one end of the pad are punched holes 31 similar in size and position to the holes 22 in the bracket strip. These holes need not pass through the pad but must be of suflicient depth to accommodate the pegs 15 which, as will be presently described, will be inserted in them.
\Vhen the wire 10 is bent as before pointed out the shanks 13 may take some such relative positions as those in which they are shown in dotted lines at 13 in Fig. 4:. By bending the ends together the pegs 15 may be thrust through the holes 22 in the strip 20. The pegs 15 will then point toward each other slightly. They may, however, be bent apart into parallelism and then forced into the holes 31 in the pad. Their tendency to spring apart will cause them to firmly grip and hold the pad and at the same time the bracket will also be rigidly held in position between the wire frame and the pad. WVhen the parts have been thus assembled the cars 21 of the bracket strip will overlap the sides of the pad and the arch-like portion 11 of the wire frame will extend up over one end of the pad. The whole device thus occupies but little more space than that taken by the pad itself, and in this condition, which is illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4, it may easily be mailed or shipped, or a plurality of them may be conveniently packed together.
\Vhen it is desired to use the device the ends of the supporting bracket or strip, which project at either side of the wire 10, may be bent down by the fingers into the positions shown in Figs. 1 and 2, when these bent down portions will form legs for raising this end of the pad above the desk, and the ears 21 will form feet for these legs. The pad will thus be supported at an angle to the surface of the desk so that the printed matter on the sheets thereof will be more easily seen and the upper surface of the pad will be so inclined that writing upon it will be facilitated.
What I claim is- The combination of a pad constructed with holes therein near one of its ends, a support for said pad comprising a bent wire frame having an arch-like portion adapted to lie over that end of the pad which is opposite the holes, shanks underthe lower surface of the pad, and upwardly extending pegs projecting into the pad; and a sheet metal bracket having ears overlapping the sides of the pad and provided with holes intermediate said ears and registering with the holes in the pad, these portions of the bracket between the holes and the ears being so arranged that they may be bent down to form legs for the support.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHARLES L. ROCIUVELL.
Witnesses ERNEST MARSHALL, ELLA TUOH.
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