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Publication numberUS1172606 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1916
Filing dateDec 4, 1913
Priority dateDec 4, 1913
Publication numberUS 1172606 A, US 1172606A, US-A-1172606, US1172606 A, US1172606A
InventorsJoshua W Jones
Original AssigneeJones Company, Jones Joseph R, Miley Jones J, Robert Ross Jones, John Paul Jones, William D Jones, Commw Trust Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper-weight, letter-clip, and calendar-pad holder.
US 1172606 A
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1. w. JONES, DECD. MMONWEALTH TRUST COMPANY EXECUTOR 1,172,606. nted Feb. 22,1916.


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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed December 4,1913- Serial No. 804,68 3. v

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JOSHUA WV. JO ES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Harrisburg, in the county of Dauphin and State of Pennsylvania, have invented acertain new and Improved Paper-WVeight, Letter-Clip, and Calendar-Pad Holder; and I do hereby declare the following to be afull,

papers to be held; as a clip for holding let- I ters Or'papers in upright position on the desk, as, for example, when attention is desired to be drawn to them; and as a holder for a calendar pad, whereby the current date or dates in the current month will be always exposed to view. Incidental to the uses of the device above referredto, itconveniently forms an efiectiveadvertising medium or medium for displaying.advertising matter; thus adapting the article for free distribution where the, advertising-matter will pay for the cost of production and render' the device more attractive than would otherwise be the cases about or conveniently. used as a paper Figure l is a perspectiveview, partly broken away, of an article of manu'facture embody-'- ing" the present improvements, in-its pre-: ferred form. F 1g. 2 1s a s1m1lar vlew show- 'figfures indicate the Same parts, v v

To adapt the device for a paper weight I and to lnsure'its" being held in proper up converging.

ing a slightly modifiedconstruction ,ofithe stillQanother modification, a V L ke'letters of reference in the several article. ig.. 3 is a similar view showing.

Patented Feb. 22,1916.

rightposition, the base portion shouldsbe made relatively heavy and thepoints ofv contact with-thesupporting surface relativelywidely spaced apart. With these con I siderationsin mind the preferred construetion embodies a relatively heavy base which is formed in. two sections, conveniently, separate castings A and ,A which are spaced e5 apart the properjdistance to afford rather wldely separated points of support for the device, and each Oi these base sections is provlded with abroad flat upwardly extending arm B, said arms at their upperendsbe= mg bent laterally or away from each other on y i t form of, curls or on-"'- .largements B, thus adapting them for use,

first, as; a handle by means of whichthe de- I i vice maybe lifted and movedabout on. the desk, and, secondly,,as acalendar oradver-' tislng pad retalningmeans to be presently whereby thetwo'upwardly projecting arms will be-held'towardleach other at. their up- V per endsv but/may be readily separated by In its essential characteristics the device described. The spaced base sections areconthe insertion of papersbetween them, where V the device is utilized as a paper'clip 'for holding papers upright position on ,the desk, as, for example, wheretheyare to be keptin view for special attention.

The bridge piece referred to may-"be formed integral with the metal of which the; upwardly extending arms are formed, for

example, asshown at Din Fig; 2,-in which instanceit is of less width than' -the'said arms and consequently constitutes a flexible ..1or yielding'hmge connection between where/the metal constituting the upwardly eXten ding arms is extended inwardly at the lowerv edge a distance approximately one half the distance between the base sections, as shown at F, and the edges of the inwardly extending portions are connected by a 'pintle hinge connection. The pintle is formed by a resilient wire, for example, a

pair of twisted wires Gr,- said pintle being held under tension by having its opposite ends bent around to lie against the under side of the opposite sections F of the bridge 1 portion of the structure. lVhile the up wardly extending arms may themselves be more or less resilient the main effective reinslots H in the base sections, as shown in F igs, l and 2, or they may beheld in recesses in said base sections by screws or rivets as shown at I, in Fig. '3.

The-broad. flat faces of the upwardly extending and-converging arms are adapted toserve as pad holding faces, and for this purpose are provided, with pad retaining means, the retaining means preferablyemployed consisting of a pocket K formed in the base section at the base of the arm. The lower edge of the calendar pad may be inserted in the-pocket or'recess K and its upper edge in the recess formed behind the outwardly curled enlargement at the upper end, of the arm; With this construction a number'of cards or sheets constituting the pad, say, one for each month in the year may be mounted in the said pockets or recesses and held firmly for ready reference. As is usual in calendar pads the cards may be printed on both'sides, thus requiring but six cards for the months of one year, and this numberof cards may be held in the pockets withoutgivingthe arms the appearance of undue weight or thickness.

. The pockets'or recesses in the base sections limit the movement lof the cards edgewise,

no limiting stops at the upper ends being required. When it is desired to removeand shift the cards it. is a simple matter to slip a finger behind them at an intermediate point, bend them outwardly, so thatthe upper ends or edges are released. and after the proper card is brought to the top, reversing the operation for inserting them again into place,

The'curled upper ends of the converging 7 members having arms and the surface of. the basesections maybe conveniently utilized for advertislng matter, and the pad or cards held on oneof the arms may be utilized for the same 1 purpose, thuskeeping constantly before the person. on whose desk it is located arreminder of the advertiser, ,and making the 1 device a medium formost effective adven tismg purposes.

Obviously, the particular formof the basesections and detail construction of the a device may be modified without departing from the presentinvention which contem plates 1n its broadest aspect a weighted.

base with upwardly extendingconverging and resiliently held arms which, at their.

upper ends form'a handle by-whichfthe device may be moved about, said arms provided with divergent end surfaces for as.

sisting in the convenient insertion of papers to be held upright 1n the device and pad.

holding means onthe outer face of one of" the arms, whereby not only are the papers to which attentionis to be drawn held in conspicuous position, but they will. be held in such position without concealing the face i of the pad. The weight-of the papers in the clip rests on the bridge piece or hinge connection and tends tohold the upper ends of the arms closed on the papers.

Having thus described my invention,-what. I claim as new and desireto secure'by Leta ters Patent of theUnited States, is:

1. A device of the character described,,.

comprising a base having heavy side portions connected by a relatively light intermediate portion, and upwardly extending substantially fiat plate members converg-r" ing toward each other at their upper ends, said device-embodying means for holding. said plate members yieldingly 1n pixtaposition at their upper ends, one of said plate means on its outer side. J

2. A device of the character described, comprising a base. embodying heavy side portions and an intermediate-portion. con-=7 necting theside portions, upwardly con-verging substantially fiat plat-e members. said device embodying means for yieldingly holding said plate members in juxtaposition calendar pad holding at their upper ends to form a papersclip, one of said'plate members having a calender pad edge, receiving recess therein.

3. Adevice of thejcharacter described; comprising a base having a relatively light 3 intermediate portion. connecting its heavy side portions, upwardly converging substan tially ii at arms, said device embodying means for holdingsaid arms yieldingly in juXta-.

position at their ,uppereends, the upper ends 1 of the arms, belng extended laterally to form a handle whereby the device may be lifted, f

the proximate faces of said {lateral eaten? sions be ng divergent toguxde papers bee tween the arms, one of said arms being provided with calendar pad holding means on its outer side.

4:. A device of the character described comprising a heavy base formed of two parallel sections flexibly connected together, and an upwardly extending arm mounted on each of said base sections, said arms converging toward their upper ends to form a paper'clip.

5. A device of the character described,

comprising a heavy base, formed oftwo parallel sections, an upwardly extending arm on each section, and a-yieldingconnection between said sections bridging the spacebetween the base of the arms, whereby papers held between the arms will rest on said connection and tend to holdthe ends of the arms closed.

6. A device of the character described comprising a heavy base formed of two parallel sections spaced apart and each having an upwardly extending arm, the sald arms Copies of this patent may be obtained for converging toward theirupper ends and a,

hinge connection between saidbase sections bridging the space between the base of the arms and adapted when moved downwardly to move the ends of the'arms toward each other. Y t

7. A device of the character described, comprising an upwardly extending substantially flat plate-likemember, said member being weighted at its lower extremity, another upwardly extending plate member, said members converging toward each other at their upper ends, and connecting means intermediate said members, said device embodying means for holding said plate members yieldingly in juxtaposition at their upperends, one of said members having calender'pad'holding means on its outer side.


five cents each, by addressing the Gommissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G. Y i

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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2444116 *Nov 17, 1944Jun 29, 1948Rossi RichardSandwich holder
US2877582 *Dec 3, 1956Mar 17, 1959Julian HollandCombined stand holder
U.S. Classification248/473, D19/97, D19/22, 40/120, 40/121, D19/21, D19/96
Cooperative ClassificationG09F1/14