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Publication numberUS1046100 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1912
Filing dateMay 15, 1912
Priority dateMay 15, 1912
Publication numberUS 1046100 A, US 1046100A, US-A-1046100, US1046100 A, US1046100A
InventorsGranville J Miller
Original AssigneeGranville J Miller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Telephone-desk and book-support.
US 1046100 A
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G. J. MILLER.

TELEPHONE DESK AND BOOK SUPPORT.

APPLICATION FILED MAY 15, 1912.

0 1,046,100, Patented Dec. 3, 1912.

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support a book or GRANVILLE J.

MILLER, 015 FORT DEFIANCE, VIRGINIA.

TELEPHONE-DESK AND BOOK-SUPPORT.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 3, 1912.

Application filed May 15, 1912. Serial No. 697,578.

To all whom ii may concern:

Be it known that I, GRANVILLE J. MILLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Fort Defiance, in the county of Augusta and State of Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Telephone- Desks and Book-Supports, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to an improved telephone desk and book holder, the object of the invention being to provide a device of this character adapted to be secured to side of the telephone to the like and is particularly valuable for use in stores, when taking orders over the telephone.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which will securely hold the book in place, whereby a person can hold the receiver in one hand and at the same time can be writing in the book with the other hand.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which will ossess advantages in points of efficiency and durability, is inexpensive to manufacture and at the same time is simple in construction and operation.

Nith the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel features of construction and the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, pointed out in the claim, and shown in the accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved telephone desk and book holder.

the wall upon one Fig. 2 is an end elevation. Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 indicates the substantially rectangular inclined body of the support which is formed of sheet metal or other suitable material and is provided at its intermediate portion with a substantially semicircular longitudinal groove 2. The upper edges of the groove are curved as shown at 3, so that when a book is placed upon the body 1 and the back of the book arranged in the groove, the upper curved edges 3 will resiliently engage the back of the book to hold the same securely in place and prevent any movement thereof. Pivotally secured to the upper corners of the body 1 are the resilient clips 4 which engage over the leaves of the boo-k, when the same is open, so as to hold them securely in place when writing thereon.-

The body plate 1 is secured to the wall and supported in an inclined position as shown in Fig. 2 by means of the angular brackets 5 arranged at each end thereof. The lower edge of the body plate 1 is secured to the inwardly turned ends ,6 of the horizontal portions of the brackets by means of the rivets 7, and the upper edge of the body plate is secured to the inwardly turned ends 8 of the vertical portions of the brackets by means of the rivets 7. The brackets 5 are secured to the wall by means of the screws 9 which pass through the openings 10 in the vertical port-ions of the brackets 5. It will be understood that the horizontal portions of the brackets 5 may be made any desired length according to the inclination desired by the body plate 1.

While I have shown and described the above device adapted for use as a telephone desk or book holder, it will be understood that the same may be used for any desired purpose, and it will be readily apparent that I have provided a simple, inexpensive an durable device of the above character which can be manufactured at an extremely low cost.

While I have shown and described the preferred form of my invention it will be obvious that various changes in the details of construction and in the proportions may be resorted to for successfully carrying my invention into practice without sacrificing any of the novel features or departing from the scope thereof.

What I claim is In a device of the character described, the combination of a metallic body plate having a substantially semicircular longitudinal groove formed in its intermediate portion,

the upper edges of said groove being bent inwardly to resiliently engage the back of a book, angular brackets arranged at each end of the body plate, said brackets having their ends bent inwardly and secured to the upper In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my gnature 1n the presence of two wltnesses. 10

GRANVILLE J. MILLER.

and lower edges of the body plate and means Witnesses:

for securing the brackets to a wall or other J. C. BELL,

stationary support. P. W. BELL.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,- Washington, D. C.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/452
Cooperative ClassificationA47B23/042