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Publication numberUS1138325 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1915
Filing dateMay 6, 1913
Priority dateMay 6, 1913
Publication numberUS 1138325 A, US 1138325A, US-A-1138325, US1138325 A, US1138325A
InventorsHarry L Snyder
Original AssigneeHarry L Snyder
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Memorandum device.
US 1138325 A
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' 1,138,325, Patented May 4, 1915.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Application med May c, 191s. serial No. 765,743@

To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, HARRY L. SNYDER, citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of Denver and State 0f Colorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Memorandum Devices; and I do declare the following 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 tothe letters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

VMy invention relates to improvements in memorandum devices, adapted for use in various relations.

One particular use which I have in mind is the employment of the article as a kitchen memorandum with the names of various articles for household use, printed or otherwise formed upon the outer case which partially incloses a receptacle which is extended at its bottom in front and open to give access to pins contained therein, which may be inserted in holes formed in the outer case opposite the names of the various articles which it may be necessary for the housewife or maid to order, from the grocer, for instance. |Ihis particular use which is illustrated in the drawing will suggest the use of my improvement in many other relations where a convenient memorandum is `necessary and where it is desirable to obviate the necessity for writing the names of the various articles which may be required on any particular day. Furthermore, the use of the pins when placed opposite the names of the articles to be ordered makes the memorandum exceedingly conspicuous since it is always practicable to locate the device where it will be readily seen, thus making it almost impossible for the housewife or maid to forget to order any article which she has previously had in mind and which she has marked upon the case of the device by the introduction of one of the pins in a perforation of the case.

Having briefly outlined my improved construction, I will proceed to describe the same in detail, reference being made to the accompanying drawing, in which is illustrated an embodiment thereof.

In this drawing Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved memorandum device. Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on the line 2 2, Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a'fraginentary vertical section taken through the lower part of the device at right angles to Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a detail view showing one part of the device extended or in its fiat position, the position of certain parts when in the assembled relation being indicated by dotted lines.

The same reference characters indicate the same parts in all the views. f

Let the numeral 5 designate the receptacle or body member of my improvement, the

Patented May 4, 1915.

same consisting of top, bottomV and side y walls 6, 7 and 8, and a rear wall 9. Attached to the lower portion of the receptacle 5 is a member 10 consisting of a body part 12 adapted to engage the bottom 7 of the `receptacle and extend forwardly therefrom, as shown at 18 (see Fig. 2).V Formed integral with this body part l2 is a part 14 which is bent upwardly from the part 12 to aid in forming a shallow forward Vprojection 15, the part 14 having at its opposite extremities side parts 16, which extend into the lower portion of the receptacle 5, the inner extremities 17 of the part 16 being bent on lines 18 to form relatively short tongues which are passed through slots 19 formed in the lower portions of the Yside members 8v of the receptacle.

In connecting the construction just described with the receptacle, it is preferable to hold the part 12 in vertical position being bent on the dotted line 20, during the insertion of the extremities or tongues 17 in the slots 19. rIhe part12 is then dropped down into place between the sides 8 of the receptacle and has a tendency to lock the part 16 in position as the part12 fits closely between the two parts 16 and has a tendency to retard the inward movement of these parts and consequently a tendency to lock the tongues 17 in their assembled relation with the slots 19 of the receptacle. The part 15 thus formed constitutes a sort of cavity open at the top and in communication with the lower portion of the receptacle 5, whereby if pins 21 are contained in the receptacle 5, the said pins, when the device is placed in the upright position, will move outwardly, whereby a portion of them will be exposed in the part 15. As these pins are used, others will take their places until all the pins of the receptacle have been used.

An outer casing 22 is applied to the receptacle 5 in telescopic relation, the said outer casing being of approximately the same length or vertical depth as the reeepta- Y Upon front of the telescopic cas ing,22 names or other indicia aie formed having relation to the use ofthe device as. af

memorandum. For instance, in the particularuseinquestion, that is to say, where the device c is employed as a. kitchen memorandum, the various articles which the housewife or maid may be accustomed to order from her grocer are formed and opposite each of these names is a small perforation 23, adapted to receive a pin 21. I prefer to form the perforations 23 opposite adjacent names but at the reverse extremities thereof,

25 so that theinsertion of one pin will not be in any manner obstructed or interfered with by reasonof the previous insertion of a pin in a perforationL opposite an adjacent name.

As further illustrating the use of the memorandum, andrefer-ringto Fig. 1 of the drawing, it may be statedl thatfif the house-l wife or maid wishes to order sugar, coffee, butter or eggs, she will insert pins in the perforations adjacent these articles as indicated in this figure. Then, when the ordermancalls at the house, she has only to glance at this device when she will immediatelyrecall the articles she requires'. Infact, the order-man by glancing at this device himself 40 will-readily see even in the absence of the person who does the ordering just what is required. The pins 2l are conveniently exposed in the lower front portion of the device for convenient use. In fact, these pins may be matches, in which event the article maybe used as a combined match-case and memorandum device, since matches will serve equally as well as pin-s of any other character. y t

From the foregoing description the use of my improvement will be readily understood.-

Beforefapplying the outer case 22, assuming that the partl2 and its connections have been applied to the receptacle, the latter is laidupon` its rear wall -9a and filled with the matches,;or other pinsl which may be eni-4 ployed in connection with the device. Then while the receptacle is in this position, the outer' case 22 is applied in telescopic relation untillit assumes the position shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The article may then be placed in the upright position land hung upon a han- Upi'es of `this patentmay ybex obtained for` tive,

ents', ny-addressing the Commissioner of IPatnts,

position indicated by dotted lines in Fig.` 2

and will lock the receptacle and the outer casing together whereby the receptacle is prevented from falling downwardly or disconnecting itself froin the outer casing. It will be understood that the front wall of the except the lower portion of the latter, which is in communication with the open part 15 for the purpose' stated.

Attention it @tutti tt the ftttthtt my im! pfoved` devi@ may befemployed @Se l'ecfepf tacle'or original package for. variou'sjarticles, such asshredded cocoanutwhich in` this outer casing closes the receptacle in :fi-ont.

event would be placed directly in the receptacle 5 andthe telescoping outer case 22 applied, whereby the case 5 will be closed at the top or what is the front side thereof when in the upright position shown in Figs. l and 2. Under these circumstances, the lmember, lO

will be placed withinthe casingf22' and ad-y jacent the open vside of the receptacle 5, the member 10 being held in place by 'the casing 22. e This casing will then extend the whole length ofthe receptacle 5, whereby the openings 24- and 25 will be thrown out of register,'thus making a perfectly tight and entirely satisfactory package for an article of the character stated.

by the maid or housewife, the parts may be assembledto form the memorandum device shown in Figs.` l and 2 and which, when matches are placed in the receptacle 5,Ibereceptacle and l comes a combined match consisting of a body member, which extends` forwardly beyond the teleseopin'gilnembers, a vertically disposed front vengland,reari wardly extending side parts adapted to enter thelower part of the inner member, the inner extremities of the sideI parts being bent As soon as the package has beenV emptied"l passed.

InA testimony whereof, I ailix my signale' ture in presence of twowitnesses.

f v HARRY L. SNYDER. NVitnesses;y t

A. J. lOBRIEN, i C..M. VVAUDBYl,-- A

toform tongues and the inner member only f "i i

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U.S. Classification206/124, 116/325, 206/102
Cooperative ClassificationA24F27/10