US 1074430 A
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R. A. HILL. COPY HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED AUG.17, 1912. I
Patented Sept. 30, 1913.
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Specification ot letters latent.
Patented Sept. 30, 1913.
.J Application filed August 17, um. sermno. 716,592.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, RUssELL A. HILL, a subject of the King of Great Britain, and a residentof St. Thomas, in the Province of Ontario, Dominion of Canada, have invented a newand. Improved Copy-Holder,-of which the following 'is a full, clear, and exact description.
My inventionv has for its object .to provide av copy holder having pivoted arms with means for holding the arms normally in-adjusted position, there being an addi- ,tional member having arms pivoted to the first-mentioned arms, so that the member may be moved relatively'to the first-mentioned arms by a rod pivoted at one end relatively to the arms, and at. the other end to the arms on the member at one side-of the pivot point connecting the member with the first-mentioned arms. With this construction the first-mentioned'arms may be held in one-position with the member held to support the copy. in position to be conveniently read and when desired the first-mentioned arms may be moved, when the rod will move the member relatively to the first-mentioned arms, so that the device will be in position to permit the typist to make notes on the member carried by the second arms. This movement 'of the member will also permit the typist to conveniently reach over the device to make corrections on the typewriter when the device is disposed across the typewriter.
Additional objects of my invention appear in the following complete specification, in which the preferred form of my invention is disclosed.
In the drawings similar characters of ref- 40 erence indicate corresponding parts in all the views, in which- Figure 1 is a -'side elevation showing my device in position to support the copy so that it may be conveniently read; Fig.2 is a view showing the device moved so that the copy may be supported on the pivoted member to permit the typist to make notes; and Fig. 3 is a front elevation of Fig. 1. By referring to the drawings it will be seen that two base members 5 are provided, these base members being spaced apart, the arms 6 being pivoted to these base members 5 at the points indicated by the reference characters 7. In the base members 5 there are teeth 8, with which pins 9, which extend inwardly from the arms 6, engage, so that the said teeth 8 engaging the pins 9, limit the movement of the arms 6 relatively to the base members 5.
Pivoted at the points 13 to the upper ter- 69 minals 10 of the arms 6, there are arms 11, which form part of the member 12. Extending upwardly from the pivot points 13 the arms. 11 have inwardly extending telescoping members 14, which connect one of the arms 11 with its companion arm. The arms 11 extend downwardly below their pivot points 13, and tothe lowerterminals 15 of the arms 11 there are articulated the rods 16, the lower terminals of the rods 16 70 ingswhen the arms 6 are moved from the positionshown in Fig. VI of the drawings to the position shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings. When the arms 11 are disposed in the position shown in Fig. 1 of'the drawings, they serve to support copy, which may be conveniently read by the typist, since the base members 5 may be disposed one at each side of the keyboard of the typewriter, and with the arms 6 extending upwardly therefrom. When the typist desires to make notes or to reach over the top of the copy holder to make corrections, on the typewriter, the arms 6 are moved forward to the positions shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, when the arms 11 will be moved by the rods 16 so that the member 12 will be so disposed that a plate member may be supported thereon, and notes may be conveniently taken. It is also possible, when the member 12 is in this position, to reach over the member to make corrections on the typewriter. Guides 18 are secured to the arms 6, and" extend around the rods 16, to limit the movement of the rods 16 away from the said arms 6. The rods 16 may be freed from the arms 11, when the member 12 may be folded between the arms 6. The arms 6 with the base members 5 may then be pushed toward each other telescoping the members 14 so that the device may be packed in very little space. The arms 6 may also be adjusted l relatively to each other to fit any size or kind of typewriter. I
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. In a copy holder, two pivoted arms spaced apart, a member having two arms pivoted adjacent their lower ends to the first arms, transversely telescoping arms connecting the second-mentioned arms, and rods pivoted at one set of ends to the second-mentioned arms, and at their other ends relatively to the arms. I
2. In a copy holder, two base members normally free from each other and having projections, two arms pivoted to the base members, pins on the arms for engaging the projections to limit the movement of the arms relatively to the base member, a member having two arms pivoted at their lower ends to the first arms, transversely telescop ing members connecting the second-mentioned arms, and rods pivoted at one set of ends to thesecond-mentioned arms, and at their other ends to the base members.
3. In a copy holder, two base members normally free from each other, two arms pivoted to the base members, a member having two arms pivoted adjacent their lower ends to the first arms, transversely telescoping members connecting the second-mentioned arms, and rods pivoted at one set of ends to the lower ends of the second-mentioned arms, and at their other ends to the base members.
' In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
RUSSELL A. HILL.
Witnesses ETHEL MAXWELL, I JOHN B. DAVIDSON.