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Publication numberUS1056875 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 25, 1913
Filing dateMar 18, 1912
Priority dateMar 18, 1912
Publication numberUS 1056875 A, US 1056875A, US-A-1056875, US1056875 A, US1056875A
InventorsRoy E Allen, Leo G Bollman
Original AssigneeRoy E Allen, Leo G Bollman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Record means for watches.
US 1056875 A
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1,056,875, Patented M31125, 1913.




Specification of Letters latent.

Patented Mar. 25, 1913.

Application filed March 18, 1912. Serial No. 684,395.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, Ror E. ALLEN'and- Lao G. BOLLMAN, citizens of the United States, and residents of Adrian, 1n the county of Lenawee and State of Michigan, have invented a certain new and useful Record Means for Watches; and we do hereby declare the followlng to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the :characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

Our invention relates to card record means, intended more particularly for use by jewelers in keeping a record of the sales and repairing of watches.

It has heretofore been customary so far as we are aware, to enter in chronological order in books kept for such purpose, records of sales and repairs of watches, so 'that by running back through such records the date of sale or repair of a watch together with the data pertaining thereto can be found. With such record means, it is a difiicult and slow process-to find the date of sale or repair of a watch, especially if the records for several months need to be examined.

The object of our invention is to provide simple and eflicient means for keeping a record of this nature, which will enable the record of any prior sale or repair ofa particular watch to be easily and quickly found.

Th invention is. fully described in the following specification, and while, in its broader aspect, it is'capable of embodiment in numerous forms,-a preferred embodiment thereof is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which is a view in perspective of a drawer containing the means comprising our invention, with one card partly raised above the othersand with a portion of the drawer front broken away.

In the drawing, 1 designates a suitable for retaining record cards therein, 2 designates a plurality of division cards having tongues 2 projecti from the top edges thereof in various positions, as is customary with the division members of card records, and 3 designates one of a plurality of record drawer cards suitable for the entry of the records of watch sales or repairs thereon.

Watches are known to the trade as comprlslng five standard sizes, and in order to with the sets preferably of different colors. The blank cards are preferably placed at one end of the drawer with a plurality of facilitate the distributing of the record facilitate-a distinct classification of each, a number of sets of cards 3 are provided cards of watches of differentnumbers therebetween, as hereinafter more fully described. In the use of our improved card record means for watches, a Jeweler, upon receiving a watch, notes the size of the same and takes the same by 2, the quotient indicating the number of the division card in advance of which the record card is to be placed. For instance, should the number of the watch be 149,613, the lasttwo figures of the number, 13, divided by 2 would be 6% or less than 7, so that the record card would be filed in advance of number 0 partition. If the next to the last figure of a number is a cipher, such cipher is dropped and the third from the last and the last figures are read together, and upon dividing this number by 2, the division in which the card should be filed is ascertained. For instance, should the number of the watch be 610,806 the cipher is dropped between the last and the third from the last figures giving 86 and this number is then divided by 2 giving 43 as the number indicating the division card in advance of which the record card is to be filed. Should several of the last characters of a watch number each be ciphers then the first preceding figure would be taken with the adjoining cipher to indicate the number 'to be divided by 2 to find the division card. For instance,

should the number of the watch ,be

14,350,000, 50 would be the number to be divided by 2, giving 25 as the number of the division card, While any of the divisions may contain quite a number of record cards, such cards would be divided'into a number of different colors so that a person knowing the number of the watch and its size would easily and quickly locate the-desired record card, as he needonly examine the cards of the color indicating the size of the watch, to find the number desired, it being understood that the division in which the card desired is filed is that hearing the number which is one-half of a predetermined pormeans very materially simplifies the watch.

recording means now commonly employed, and enables a record card of any'particular watch to be easily and quickly found with out running back through the records for a number of months, and possibly years, to find the desired record.

\Ve wish it understood that our invention is not limited to any specific construction or arrangement of the parts except in so far as such limitations are specified in the claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is,-

1. A watch record means, comprising a plurality of division cards having different number designations thereon, and record cards of different colors, with each colorplurality of division cards bearing number designations 5 to 49, and a plurality of record cards which are differently colored toindicate difierent watch sizes and having watch numbers and other desired-record data thereon, the record cards being filed next to division cards which have numbers bearing a predetermined relation to the watch numbers on the cards.

,3. A watch record means, comprising a plurality of division cards bearing different number designations, with such numbers ranging from 5 to 49, and a plurality of record cards, which are difi'erently colored to indicate different watch sizes, with each bearing a Watch number and other desired record data and filed next to a division card bearing a number that is a quotient of a predetermined portion of the watch number, the divisor being the same for the watch numbers on all record cards.

Intestimony whereof, we have hereunto signed our names to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


Witnesses Geo H. GENAC, JAMES CARE.

U.S. Classification40/384, 101/127.1
Cooperative ClassificationB42F17/00