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W. M. CALDWELL.
FLY PAPER HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 9, 1912,v
Patented Feb. 24, 1914.
TES PATENT OFFIC "WILLIAM M. CALDWELL, DE LOS ANGELES, GALIFGRNIA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO BESSIE A. RUSGO, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 24, 1914.
Application filed June 9, 1913. Serial No. 772,560.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that .l, WILLIAM M. CALD- WELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Fly-Paper Holder, of which the following is a specification.
The main object of the invention is to provide convenient means for supporting a sheet of fly paper in position in which it is effectively exposed to catch flies, and is not liable to contact with other articles.
Uther objects of the invention will appear hereinafter.
The accompanying drawings illustrate an embodiment of the invention, and referring thereto Figure 1 is a perspective view of the fly paper holder with the paper in position thereon. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device with the fly paper removed. Fig. 3 a. sectional view, showing the manner in which the two upright members of the holder interlock. Fig. 4 is a side elevation of one of said upright members. Fig. 5 is a side elevation. of the other of said upright IIlQlIlbGl'S. Fig. 6 is a plan view of the base member.
The invention comprises a base member 1 and two upright members 2 and 3, said upright members interlocking with or secured to each other, and with the base member, and being arranged transversely to each other so as to form a frame or support for the fly paper. Said base and upright members may be made of any suitable material and form, but for chcapness of construction and convenience in use, I prefer to form the same of cardboard as shown in the drawings, the base member 1 consisting of a square of cardboard having its edges turned up as shown at a: to form a flange around the base and the upright members 2 and 3 being formed of strips of cardboard which extend through slots 5 in the base at right angles to each other. Upright member 2 is provided with a vertical slot 7 which receives and fits the upper portion of the up right member and said upright member 3 is provided with a. vertical slot 8 extending upwardly from it: lower edge, said slots 7 and 8 being of sufficient length and the cardboard being of sufficient flexibility to enable the lower portion of member 3 at one side of slot 8 to be slipped through the slot 7 in member 2. Member 3 is provided with a notch 9 at its upper edge to engage the memher 2 at the upper end of the slot 7 Member 2 is provided with an up ard extension 10 extending above member 3 when the parts are assembled and preferably provided at its upper end with a handle in the form of a hook or loop 11 for convenience in carrying the device or for suspending it from a suitable support. Each of the members 2 and 8 is provided near its lower end with notches 12 extending inwardly from the side thereof and adapted to engage with the base 1 at the ends of the slots 5 in said base, the members 2 and 3 being of a width which is greater than the length of said slots 5, so that when the parts are assembled the members 2 and 8 engage with the upper and lower faces of the base at the ends of these slots The base 1 is provided with a lug 13 at one end of each slot 5, said lug being formed by cutting out portions of the cardboard at the end of each slot, leaving it attached at one edge to the base.
The device is assembled as follows: The lower corner portion of member 3 at one side of the slot 8 in said member is slipped obliquely through the slot 7 and when the upper end of the member 3 comes below the top of slot 7, the member 3 is tipped to upright position, relatively to member 2 and is then pushed upwardly so as to bring the notch 9 in member 3 into engagement with the member 2 at the upper end of slot 7. The lugs 13 on the base are then turned up and the members 2 and 3 are then pushed through the slots 5 in the base, each of said merit bers being first tipped slightly and pushed to one side as it is inserted and then brought back to central position, causing the notches 12 to engage at both ends of each member with the upper and lower faces of the base. In this position of the parts the lugs 13 on the base extend upwardly alongside of each of the members 2 and 3, so as to maintain the said members in upright position. The portions of the members 2 and 3 which extend below the base, serve as supports or feet for the device. The base member 1 serves as a guard for preventing accidental contact of any article with the fly paper and also serves as means for receiving any drip or liquid materialv running down off of the fly paper.
The device is used as follows: The fly paper 15 of any suitable make, coated with adhesive material on one side, is formed into a continuous cylinder or tube by fastening its ends together as indicated at 16, and this cylinder or tube is slipped over the frame or support formed by the transversely disposed members 2 and 3, said members engaging with the fly paper to hold the same distended and in upright position. In placing the fly paper on the holder or in removing it therefrom, it is not necessary for the person handling the fly paper to touch the outside of the paper, as he can manipulate it by placing the fingers inside the cylinder or tube. The base 1 projects a considerable distance beyond the members 2 and 3 at each side, so that in case the device tips over when in use, no part of the sticky surface of the fly paper can come in contact with the table or surface on which it is placed.
The construction as above described, in which the several members of the device are formed of flat flexible material interlocking as stated, enables the said parts to be shipped and stored in flat or knock-down position and to be conveniently assembled for use.
WVhat I claim is:
1. A fly paper holder comprising a base and two upright members, each formed of flat flexible material, one of said upright members having a vertical slot in its upper portion, and'the other said upright members having an open ended vertical slot at its lower portion, the said upright members extending transversely to each other, with an unslotted portion in each of said members engaging in the slot of the other of said members, said base having transversely disposed slots and said upright members being provided with notches in their outer edges engaging with the ends of said slots to attach the said upright members to said base.
2. A fly paper holder comprising a base and two upright members, each formed of flat flexible material, one of said upright members having a vertical slot in its upper portion, and the other said upright members having an open ended vertical slot at its lower portion, the said upright members extending transversely to each other, with an unslotted portion in each of said members engaging in the slot of the other of said members, said base having transversely disposed slots and said upright members being provided with notches in their outer edges engaging with the ends of said slots to attach the said upright members to said base, said upright members extending below said base, and said base having an upwardly extending flange around its edge and being provided with upturned lugs engaging the sides of the respective upright members.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at Los Angeles, California, this 3rd day of June, 1913.
ARTHUR P. KNIGHT, MARTHA M. LANGE.
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