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Publication numberUS1237912 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1917
Filing dateSep 22, 1914
Priority dateSep 22, 1914
Publication numberUS 1237912 A, US 1237912A, US-A-1237912, US1237912 A, US1237912A
InventorsFred J Klein
Original AssigneeFred J Klein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Note-book holder.
US 1237912 A
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F. 1. KLEIN.



1,23?,912. Patentec1A11g.2l,19l7.

U D MATES PATENT om n "Fania J. KLEIN, or new YORK, N. Y.


To all whom concern:

Be it known thatl, FRED J. KLEIN, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of theborough of Bronx. in the city of N ew York,countyof Bronx, and State of N ew; York, have inventedcertain new and usefulv Improvements in Note-Book Holders, of which the following is a specification.

f The objectof this invention is to provide an inexpensive and convenient holder for stenographers" note books which will serve as a protectionto a book when carried, at

ford a back to preserve anv even surface when held in the lap and taking dictation, and will serve as a support for the book at a convenient angle beside the typewritingmachine when transcribing. Afurther object is to combine with the holder asuitable page-marker. i I

In the accompanying sheet of drawings which forms a part of this application Figure l is a perspective view of a notebook-holder constructed in accordance with my invention and arranged to support the hoto book in position for reading when 7 machine for copying.

copying on a typewriting-machine.

Fig. 2 is a perspective of the holder broken away and Without the note book.

Fig. 3 is an edge view showing the holder when closed over the book.

The holder comprises a pair of binders boards, slightly larger in length and width than a standard stenographers note book in which one serves as a back board 1 for the note book when taking notes and as a support when transcribing, and the other serves as a cover board 2 when the book is carried and as a prop for the first mentioned board when set up beside a typewriting- The boards are hinged together through a connecting section 3 so that each board can fold to a right angle either way with the face of the Con necting section. The board which supports the note book has riveted to it adjacent to the hinge a steel angle strip a with one side projecting outwardly toform a rib against which the bound edge of the book abuts. The angle strip is slightly longer than the width of the bookiand has a bent portion 5 at the left end through which one branch of a pointed bent wire 6 passes and lies in the angle of the angle strip. A tongue 7 cut from the angle strip is bent over this branch of the wire and holds it rigidly.

Specification of Letters Patent. 7 P gmented Aug, 21, 11917;

Application filed September 22, 1914. Serial No. 863,053.

At the other end of the angle stripis a bent portion8 through which pass both branches of a pointed bent wire 9 the point of which faces the point of theother wire and. the two wires constitute facing points for engaging'the leaves of the hook adjacent to fastened at one end by an eyelet12 to the face of the .back board. At its other end the strip carries a clasp 13 which maybe engaged either with a button 14L on the back board when laid flat along the, edge of the board, or may be engaged with either of a seriesof buttons 15 l-5-along the edge of the cover board to hold the two boards in angular relation or spread of the boards depends upon which button is clasped, and may be greater or less to suit the convenience of the user.

The connecting section carries a page marker 16 consisting of a bent wire one branch of which lies along this section guided by staples 17 l7 and secured at its end which has a short bend by a staple 18. From this branch at one end of the connecting section the wire is bent upward and back parallel to the face of the section to form a marker spaced from the section sufficiently for passing the leaves of the book thereunder. The marker is set in a plane at right angles to the middle line of the section and in this position lies most naturally as a marker for about the middle leaves of the book when the covers are folded together with the book between, but the branch book with this holder the book will, bQwrit ten through, Writing on one side oi eachleaf only. When taking dictation the leaves are thrown over the top of the marker as each, page is filled and the marker is not shifted,

then, thrownbackto the point of beginning shown by the marker and on transcribing each leaf is passed under the: marker as the "sid'e'of the strip facing outwardly from the board, and two facingpoints lying in the angle of the angle strip for engaging the leaves of the book adjacent toits binding, one of the points being longitudinally movable, substantially as described.-

'2: A book-holder comprising" a pair of boards hinged together, means adjacent to the hinge for engaging the leaves of the book adjacent to its binding, a flexiblestrap pivoted-at one end to the inside face of one of theboards whereby it may be laid flat along thatface of the board orturned and folded over the edges of both boards and secured, at its other end to the face of the other board to hold the two boards in angular relatiOD, and buttons on the faces of both boards for securing the free end of the strap, substantially as described.

3. A book holder comprising a pair of I boards, a connecting section, hinges at opposite marginsofr the connecting section for connecting the boards, means adjacent to the connecting section for engaging the leaves. oi? the book adjacent to its binding, and a, marker consisting ofi a wire which is secured, to the connecting section and carried opposite and parallelto the middle of the connecting section to form a marker spaced; from the section sufficiently for conveniently passing the leaves of the hook thereunder, substantially as described;

Signed: byv me at New York, in the borough of; Bronx, New York this 21st" day of September, 1914. I J

' FRED KLEIN. \Vitnesscs:


' Gopies ,ofthis'patent may, be obtained for'five cents each, byv addressing the Commissioner of lac fints,

' a I Washington, 13.0

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US4603995 *Jan 24, 1985Aug 5, 1986John S. FosseEasel binder
U.S. Classification281/33
Cooperative ClassificationB42F13/402