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Publication numberUS1328476 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 20, 1920
Filing dateJun 15, 1915
Priority dateJun 15, 1915
Publication numberUS 1328476 A, US 1328476A, US-A-1328476, US1328476 A, US1328476A
InventorsAverill William H
Original AssigneeOwl Supply Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Copy-holder
US 1328476 A
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w. H. AV'ERILL. COPY HOLDER.

. APl LlCATloN FILED JUNE I5, 1915- FE I I\\\\\\\\ I F I Patented J an. 20, 1920.

BILL. a citizen of the United UNITED @TATES PATENT FFICE.

VILLIAIII AVEEELL, GE BQSTON,

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Application filed June 15, 1915.

To all whom it may concern:

it known that 1. WILLIAM H. rivn- States and resident of Boston Dorchester Dis, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Copy-Holders, of which the following is a specification.

This invention has for i s object to provide a copy holder adapted to be detachably secured to the frame of a typewriter and to adjustably support copy in practically any position relatively to the keyboard that the convenience of the operator may require.

The invention consists in the improvements which I will now proceed to describe and claim.

Of the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification:

Figure 1' represents a transverse section of one of the frame members of a typewriter and an elevation of a copy holder embodying my invention attached thereto;

Fig. 2 represents a side view of a fragment of the frame member shown by 1, and a corresponding elevation of the copy holder;

Fig. 3 represents a section on line 33 of Fig. 1;

Fig, 4: represents a section on line l4 of Fig. 1;

Figs. 5 and 6 represent perspective views of different forms of copy-engaging devices, each adapted to constitute a part of the copv holder as a whole.

The same reference characters indicate the same or similar parts in all the views.

In the drawings,

12 represents a member of the lower or base portion of a typewriter frame, said member being relatively thin and having vertical parallel sides. The form of said member varies in different mahines, the member here shown being thickened at its lower edge by an inwardly projecting bead or rib 12.

A copy holder embodying my invention includes a base member formed to bestride the lower edge of the frame member 12 and composed of an outer arm 13, an inner arm 14, and a neck 15 connecting said arms. the inner arm as here shown having an offset portion 14 accommodating the rib 12' Obviously said ofiset portion may be omit- Specification 01 Letters Patent.

' stud.

CC'MPGRATIGN latented Jan. 20, 1920.

Serial No. 3%,l57.

ted if the frame member is not provided with a rib.

The inner ear 1% bears on the inner side of the frame member 12 and the outer car 13 has a tapped orifice through which passes a clamping screw 16 having a knurled operating head 1'? and a swiveled foot 18 adapted to bear on the outer side of the frame member 12 said foot being preferably faced with yielding material. The outer ear 13 is provided with a. vertical socket 19 in which a stud 20 is closely fitted to turn with a sutlicient degree of frictional resistance to prevent loose or accidental turning. 1 1e upper end of the stud is provided with an upwardly projecting fiat-sided ear 21 forming a member of a friction hinge which connects an adjustable arm with the Said arm is preferably telescopic, so that its length is variable, and is composed of a tubular lower member 22, and an upper member 23, preferably tubular, fitted snugly to slide in the member and sustained by friction at any point to which it may be moved.

T he lower arm member 22 is provided at its lower end with a pair of flexible ears 2-4: which bear on opposite sides of the stud ear 21, and constitute complemental members of the said friction hinge.

A pintle 25 passes through alined openings in said ears and has a head 26 bearing on one car 24-, its opposite end portion being screw-threaded and provided with a clamping nut 27 hearing against the other ear 2%, said head and nut constituting a means whereby the ears or hinge members 21 and 24 may be frictionally connected to cause the arm to stand either vertically or at any desired inclination.

The outer end of the arm is provided with a suitable copy-engaging device whi-h may be adiusted in various directions relatively to the typewriter frame by either or all of the following movements, viz., turning the stud 20 in its socket, swinging the arm on the stud. and moving the arm members 23 endwise in case the arm is telescopic. Provision is therefore made for locating the copy-engag ng device hereinafter described in many different positions.

To permit still o her adjustments of the copv-engaging device I provide the arm with an extension 29 which is connected with the arm by a friction hinge and is adapted to stand in different positions rela tively to the arm, as indicated by full and dotted lines in Fig. 1.

Said extension, which is tubular and constitutes a socket for the shank of the copyengaging device, is provided with an ear 30 at its lower end constituting a friction hinge member. The arm is provided with a pair of flexible ears 31 hearing on opposite sides of the ear 30, and constituting complemental friction hinge members. The ears 31 are preferably the ends of a sheet metal strip, which is bent as shown by Fig. 4 to form a, sleeve 32 having a close frictional fit on the arm member 23 and adapted to turn thereon.

A pintle 33 passes through coinciding oritices in the cars 30 and 31, and has ahead 34 hearing on one ear 31, its opposite end portion being screw-threaded and having a clamping nut 35 bearing on the other car 31, said head and nut being adapted to frictionally connect the ears 30 and 31.

The copy-engaging device shown by Figs. 1 and 2 is a wire frame 37 having at one edge a tapered loop 38 constituting a shank adapted to enter and frictionally engage the socket of the extension 29. At the opposite edge of the frame is a narrower loop 39, which is formed to serve as a prong on which a copy sheet 40, shown by dotted lines in Figs. 1 and 2, may be impaled, the upper end of the sheet being forced onto said prong so that the body of the sheet depends from the prong across one side of the frame 37, said frame causing the sheet to face in a direction determined by the rotative adjustment of the frame shank 38 in the extention 29.

The copy-engaging device shown by Fig. 5 is a clip formed by bending a length of wire into a tapered loop 42 constituting an extension-engaging shank, and diverging arms 43 terminating in helical coils 44 adapted to detachably engage a cover member 45 forming a part of an ordinary notebook whi h includes a cover member 45 and a pa k of leaves 52 permanently connected with the cover. After engaging the shank 42 with the extension 29 the cover member 45 may be turned over and caused to hang between the arm extension and the operator, the note-book leaves being similarly turned over one at a time to expose the copy.

The copy-engaging device shown by Fig. 6 lncludes, first, a note-book cover, which may be a loose-leaf binder having means such as an elastic band 46 for detachably securing a pack of leaves 5%, and secondly, a wire arm hinged to the member 47 of said cover. Said arm may be composed of a single length of wire bent to form a tapered loop 48 constituting an extension-engaging shank, diverging arms 49, and pintles 50 engaging sockets 51 attached to the cover member 47. In this modification the cover forms a part of the copy-engaging device, the detachable connection between the cover and the pack 52 enabling different packs to be used interchangeably with the same cover. In the modification shown by Fig. 5, the cover may be considered a part of the copy, the copy-engaging device being the wire clip.

It will be seen that the base of the holder is attachable to various parts of the typewriter frame, so that the arm may be located at either end of the frame or at the back or the front thereof.

It will also be seen that the described provisions for adjusting the arm enable the copy-engaging device to be supported in practically any position relatively to the base and to the key-board of the typewriter that the operator may desire.

The fixed socket l9 confining the stud 20 in a vertical position, enables the stud to be rotated on a vertical axis, and the friction hinge including the horizontal pintle 25, connecting the stud member with the swinging arm formed by the members 22 and 23, enables said arm to swing on a horizontal axis and in various vertical planes. For example, the stud member 20 may be turned to a position permitting the arm to swing in I a vertical plane which is substantially parallel with the frame member 12, so that the copy-holder device carried by the outer end of the arm may be swung outward and from the front of the type-writer. Or the stud may be turned in the socket to permit the arm to swing in a vertical plane, causing the copy-engaging device to swing laterally toward and from one side or end of the typewriter.

Having described my invention, I claim: 1. A. copy-holder comprising a base formed to bestridea horizontal member of a typewriter frame, and composed of outer and inner ears and a connecting neck, said outer car being provided with means for clamping the base to the frame member, and with a vertical socket, the upper end of which terminates approximately in the plane of the upper edge of said outer ear, a short stud shaped to removably engage said socket and adapted to turn on a vertical axis in said socket, a supporting arm, one end of said arm and the upper end of said stud having complemental frictional hinge members located contiguous to the outer end of said socket, a horizontal pintle connecting said hinge members and provided with means for regulating the frictional engagement thereof to maintain the arm either vertically in alinement with the stud or at various inclinations thereto, and copy-engaging means carried by said arm at the other end thereof, the copy engaged by said means being adjustable by rotative formed to bestride a horizontal member of a typewriter frame, and composed of outer and inner ears and a connecting neck, said outer car being provided with means for clamping the base to the frame member, and with a vertical socket, the upper end of which terminates approximately in the plane of the upper edge of said outer ear, a short stud shaped to removably engage said socket and adapted to turn on a vertical axis in said socket, a supporting arm, one end of said arm and the upper end of said stud having complemental frictional hinge members located contiguous to the outer end of said socket, a horizontal pintle connecting said hinge members and provided with means for regulating the frictional engagement thereof to maintain the arm either vertically in alinement with the stud or at various inclinations thereto, and copy-engaging means carried by said arm at the other end thereof, the copy engaged by said means being adjustable by rotative movement of the stud in the socket, and by swinging movements of the arm on the stud, the said supporting arm being telescopic to vary the height of the copy engaged by the guide engaging means.

3. A copyholder comprising a base formed to bestride a horizontal member of a typewriter frame, and composed of outer and inner ears and a connecting neck, said outer ear being provided with means for clamping the base to the frame member, and with a vertical socket, the upper end of which terminates approximately in the plane of the upper edge of said outer ear, a short stud shaped to removably engage said socket and adapted to turn on a vertical axis in said socket, a supporting arm, one end of said arm and the upper end of said stud having complemental friction hinge members located contiguous to the outer end of said socket, a horizontal pintle connecting said hinge member and provided with means for regulating the frictional engagement thereof to maintain the arm either vertically in alinement with the stud or at various inclinations thereto, a socket extension carried by said supporting arm, the extension and arm having complemental friction hinge members, a horizontal pintle connecting said hinge members and provided with means for regulating the friction engagement thereof to maintain the extension at various angles relatively to the arm, and a guide engaging device having a shank adapted to frictionally engage said extension.

4. A copy-holder comprising a base formed to bestride a horizontal member of a typewriter frame, and composed of outer and inner ears and a connecting neck, said outer ear being provided with means for clamping the base to the frame member, and with a vertical socket, the upper end of which terminates approximately in the plane of the upper edge of said outer car, a short stud shaped to removably engage said socket and adapted to turn on a vertical axis in said socket, a supporting arm, one end of said arm and the upper end of said stud having complemental friction hinge members lo-- cated contiguous to the outer end of said socket, a horizontal pintle connecting said hinge members and provided with means for regulating the frictional engagement thereof to maintain the arm either versically inalinement with the stud or at various inclinations thereto, a socketed extension carried by said arm, means whereby said extension may be adjustably held at various angles relatively to the arm, and a copy engaging device having a resilient shank adapted to frictionally engage said extension.

5. A copyholder comprising a base formed to bestride a horizontal member of a typewriter frame, and composed of outer and inner ears and a connecting neck, said outer ear being provided with means for clamping the base to the frame member, and with a vertical socket, the upper end of which terminates approximately in the plane of the upper edge of said outer ear, a short stud shaped to removably engage said socket and adapted to turn on a vertical axis in said socket, a supporting arm, one end of said arm and the upper end of said stud having complemental friction hinge members located contiguous to the outer end of said socket, a horizontal pintle connecting said hinge members and provided with means for regulating the frictional engagement thereof to mainta n the arm either vertically in alinement with the stud or at various inclinat ons thereto, a socketed extension supported by said arm, the arm being provided with a sleeve adapted to turn thereon. the arm being provided with a pair of friction h nge members carried by said sleeve, while the extension is provided with complemental hinge member interposed between said sleeve ears, a horizontal pintle connecting said hinge members and having means for frictionally connecting the same to maintain the extension at various angles relatively to the arm, and a copy-engaging device having a resilient shank adapted to enter and frictionally engage said extension, the said device being adjustable by swinging movements of the extension and by relative movements of the sleeve on the arm.

6. A copy-holder comprising a base formed to bestride a horizontal member of a typewriter frame, and composed of outer and inner ears and a connecting neck, said outer car being provided with means for clamping the base to the frame member and with a vertical socket, and adjustable copysupporting means the upper end of which terminates approximately in the plane of the upper edge of said outer ear, a short stud shaped to removably engage said socket and adapted to turn on a vertical axis in said socket, a swinging arm, a friction hinge connecting said arm and said stud at a point contiguous to the outer end of the socket and permitting the arm to swing on a horizontal axis and in vertical plane, and a copy-engaging device carried by the outer end of said arm, the said stud and socket permitting the arm to swing in various vertical planes.

7. A copy holder comprising a base formed to bestride a typewriter frame member, articulated members extending there from, one of which is provided with a socket adapted to receive a copy-engaging member, said copy-engaging member being provided with a wedge-shaped portion adapted to enter said socket and formed so as to frictionally engage the socketed member with a force increasing with the depth of the insertion of the Wedge-shaped portion.

8. A copy holder comprising a base formed to bestride a typewriter frame member, articulated members extending therefrom, one of which is provided with a socket adapted to receive a copy-engaging member, said copy-engaging member being provided with a tapering loop-portion adapted to enter said socket and formed so that it frictionally engages said socket member with aforce increasing with the depth of insertion of the loop said copy-engaging member being arranged to lie substantially flat against the back 01" the copy held thereby when removed therewith.

In testimony whereof I have afliXed my signature.

WILLIAM H. AVERILL.

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US4197026 *Aug 4, 1977Apr 8, 1980Siemens AktiengesellschaftDevice for holding down copy material in sheet form for office, data, or telex machines
US4243335 *Jan 8, 1979Jan 6, 1981Singley Ariel JTypewriter copy holder
US6390426 *Apr 3, 1997May 21, 2002Blackberry TechnologiesDevice for mounting an accessory to a wheelchair
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/447, 248/442.2, 248/451, 248/447.2, 248/282.1
International ClassificationF16M11/24, F16M11/20, B41J29/15
Cooperative ClassificationF16M11/24, B41J29/15
European ClassificationF16M11/24, B41J29/15