US 1193590 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
I. WITNESSES I c E.'NAPP. TE'LEPHQNE DIRECTORY. APPLICATION FILED JUNEI. I9I5.
Patented. 8; 1916,
' OFFICE'QJI sHARLnsn mrr, or LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
all whom it may com cam I Be it gno'wir that-I, GHQ-y .s EA NAPP, a ,fci'tjizenof the United states'yr esiding at Los Angelesg n jtlie eountyi pf Iuos Angeles and- State "of .Galii'ornia; have iniv'ented a new nd psefu' phone dire story, v ,the arrowi 'l in Fig. 2. Fig. 2 is a front. ele- "ation, as seen looking in the fdirection ofrrow 2 inFig'. 1. Fig. 3 is a pla n view of base and supporting frame, tli e calendar plate, as seen looking from theiunder side.
' Fig-.fl-is anenlargedvertical sect onal de-. tail view takenlupon the lines 55 of Figs. 2, 3. and 6. Fig. (5 is an enlarged horizontal sectional view taken upon'the hne 6-45 of- Fig; 5. N detail of the hollow hinge pintle and hinge members, as seen looking in the'direction of arrow- 7 in Fig. 6. Fig.8 is a perspectlv'e view of the hollow hinge pintle. I Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 in a general way designates the supporting frame, which is stamped from. thin sheet metahand comprises the base plate 2, which supports the memorandum pad, and the index g I legs 4 and 5 are struck from the: p'la'te 2 upon the foot 6- thereofat-the other ;end
. -th'e'reby*causing said plate to-Stand at an angleto 'faci-li tatefwriting. The index sup porting plate 3 is formed mtegral with the end of the plate 7 and 8. -I1'1deX fingers9. andlO are struck from :the lowerend of said plate 3 and are Specification of Letters Patent. ti'on filed June 1', 1915. Serial No. 31355. i
. concentric with the .The index cards 11 are placed upon these f l hg qph-e tmi- 1f hi h venientlyselected.
- themenlbersi of my invention is to provide Figure 1 's" a side elevationot my telelooking in the direction of.
to and index cards being removed. Fi'g. ill-the P151fi V lii s a detached plan view'ot he'calendar Fig. 7 is an enlarged;fragmentary inserted throug 1 the hinge mem supporting plate 3. Supporting andextenddownwardly so that saidbase plate rests upon these legs at one end and ELEPHONE-DIRECTORY.
Patented Aug. 8. 1911s.
hinge members fingersandrest against theplate 3, the tabs 7 and 8.
12 thereofextend'ng upwardly a distance ao above said plate so that they may. becom The calendar plate: 13 is provided with hinge members :Ltizutd 15 to register with and; S f. the plate 3 and a hollow hinge pintle 516 extends through said hinge members andfser'vestohold the late 13 hingedly seeured to the plate g 17 and 18 .11-e f rmea in the lower end of.
plate 13 fortl ierebjeptioh of the fingers 9 saltlgplate may rotate around and 10 so that said fingers- 5; i i 1 i 16 is a hollow cylinder and The pintle center and ending in a transverse notch 20.
is provided with a longitudinal slot 19 extending from one enfd thereof to near the The outer end ofsaid @pintle' is provided with a tongue 21} adapted to engage in' notches i 22 in the hinge member 1A.. One end ofai coil spring 23]engages in=the notch in said pintl'e 1 extends out a rdly thro gh an opening 24 mally holdgt The calendali cards i25 ai'e held in place. upon the calendar pla te byi fingers 26istruck -up from the p1ate11 3. .-The memorandum pad rests iipon the plla tef 2 and is adapted to 'be' engaged by hooks 28 struck upfrom the plate 2 and is 'lie-lfd from lat -.l 1n0vementby the'flanges 29 and 30 formed upon the sides ofithe plate 2.- A' loop 31 is formed atone side of theplate 3 for the reception is'o tjarid encircles the pintle and 7 Sai f s ring tends to nor he calendgr plate 133 closed;
of a pencil 32 said pencil restingupon an ear 33. A hook 3% is secured to the backfof, the plate for the reception of memoranda which is'of importance. I In asscmblin the parts the girdle 16 is er 14 upon the."plate .13, and hinge member 7 of the p'lateQ; then the spring 2.3 iS inserted ,upon':
the pinl'lej with one? end engaging in thenotch 20. Then the pintle is insertedon v through thehinge members 8 and 15.-'I..-he
intle 16, so that when said'pintle' isin 20,.the vpintle may be rotated to tighten the spring 23. When it is tightened to the desired extent, the 1ip21 upon the pm'tle 1s other end of the spring is insertedthroughifm the. opening 24- in the plate 3. driver slot-35 "is vformed.imon'e ,en of the screw lace and the-spring hookedin the notch to support a set of allowed to engage one of the notches 22 in the hinge member 1- so that the tension of the spring tends to normally hold the calendar plate 123 closed against the index eiirds.
It is obrious that many changes may be made in the details of construction, without departing from the spirit of my invention, as set up in the following claims.
What' I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
l. A telephone directory comprising a base plate, an index supporting plate formed integral with the base plate, index fingers formed upon said index supporting plate and adapted to extend through a set of index cards so as to hold and cards on said plate, a calendar plate hingedly secured to said index plate, a calendar on ,said calendar plate, and means for normally holding said calenda'r plate closed against said in dex cards.
2.1K telephone directory comprising a base plate adapted to support a memorandum pad, an index supporting plate formed integral with the base plate and adapted index cards, hingememhers upon said index plate, a calendar plate, hinge members on said calendar plate adapted to register with the hinge members on said index plate, a pintle extending through said hinge members and a spring attached to said pintle and said index plate to normally hold the calendar plate against the index cards.
3. A telephone directory comprising a base plate,an index supporting'plate formed integral with said base plate, index fingers upon the supporting plate adapted, to ex-.
tend through a set of index cards, hinge members upon said supporting plate, a calendar plate, hinge members on said calendar plate, registering with'the hinge members on said supportin plate, a pintle extending through said mem ers and a spring attached to said pintle, and means for adjusting the tension of said sprin at. In a telephone directory, comprising a base plate, an index supporting plate formed integral therewith, index fingers upon said hinged members on said supporting plate,
a pintle extending through said hinged members and a spring normally holding said index cards.
5. A device of the character disclosed comprising a base, said base being adapted to support a writing forming part of said base and extending upwardly from said base, fingers stamped out of said supporting plate adapted to extend through a set of index cards to support said cards on said plate and to permit said cards to be swung down from said plate so that the respective cards may be read, hinge members stamped out of said supporting plate, all of the above specified parts being stamped out of a single piece of sheet metal, a calendar plate, hinge members on said calendar plate registering with the hinge members on said supporting plate, a pintle extending through said hinge members, a spring adapted normally to hold said calendar plate against said index cards and lugs on said calendar plate for holding a calendar on said plate.
6. A device of the character disclosed comprising a base, said base being adapted to supportia writing pad, a supporting plate forming part of said base and extending upwardly from said base, fingers stamped out of said supporting plate adapted to extend through a set of index cards to support said cards on said plate and to permit said cards to be swung down from said plate so that the respective cards may be read, all of said parts being stamped out of a single piece of sheet metal, and means for normally maintaining said index cards in superimposed position on said supportim plate.
CHARLES EfNArr. Witnesses:
C. J. WILLIAMs WM. S. Nn lms.
said calendar plate against attached to said pintle for pad, a supporting plate