US 1365366 A
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C. F. ASHBY.
CALENDAR ATTACHMENT FOR FOUNTAIN PENS.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 24.1920.
1,365,366. Patented Jai1.11,1921;
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES F. ASHBY. OF CHICAGO. ILLINOIS.
CALENDAR ATTACHMENT FOR FOUNTAIN-PENS.
To a 'II'IIOIH if may concern:
Be it known that I. (nannns F. Asnnv, a citizen of Great Britain. residing at Chicago. in the county of (ook and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful linprovements in Calendar Attachments for Fountain-Pens. of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to calendar attachments for fountain pens. pencils and the like. and its object is to provide a novel and improved device of this kind consisting of a charactered strip which is carried in rolled up form by a cap mounted on the rear end of the fountain pen barrel or the pencil. said cap having means whereby the characters on the slip are exposed to view. and. also means for withdrawing the slip so that successive sections may be torn off each day to expose a new section.
The object stated is attained by means of a combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter described and claimed. and in order that the same may be better understood. reference is had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification.
In the drawing,
Figure 1 is a plan view showing the application of the invention; Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan view of the device, partly in section; Fig. 3 is a cross section on the line 33 of Fig. 2, and Fig. 4 is a plan view showing a fragment of the calendar strip.
Referring specifically to the drawing. the invention is shown applied to a fountain pen, but it will be understood that it is not limited thereto but may, with equal facility, be applied to pencils and the like. The barrel of the fountain pen is shown at 5, and on its rear end is mounted a cap 6 carrying an outer cap section 6 which is the supporting member of the calendar attachment. The cap 6 may be internally threaded to screw on the barrel 5, or it can be made plain for slidable connection with the barrel. The section 6 may be screwed on the cap 6 as shown in Fig. 2.
The calendar is a long narrow strip 7 of paper divided into sections by transverse lines of perforations 7 so that the successive sections may be readily torn off. The sections are charactered to denote the names of the days of the week, the names of the Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 11, 1921.
1920. Serial No. 398.628.
months of the year and the number of the days of the month, these inscriptions appearing in the proper consecutive order in the strip.
The strip 7 is rolled up and placed in the cap 6 to be fed from the same one section each day, the exposed section being torn off and the next succeeding section being drawn out to display position each day. In order that the strip may be manipulated in this manner, the cap has two longitudinal slits 8 and 9 in its side of a length corresponding to the width of the strip. and a similar third slit 10. Between the slits 8 and 9 the outer surface of the cap has a depression 11. and on one side of the slit 10, the outer face of the cap has a recess 12. In the recess 12 1s mounted a clip 13 which is pivoted at 14 so that it. may be swung out of the recess.
The outer end of the strip 7 is threaded outward through the slit 8 and extended across the depression 11, and then threaded inwardly through the slit 9. and finally again threaded outwardly through the slit 10, with its end terminating in the recess 12 to be engaged and held down by the clip 13. That portion of the strip which extends across the depression 11 is one of'the charactered sections, which is here exposed so that the inscription may be read.
After each day enough of the stri 7 is drawn out to bring the next section in exposed position across the depression 11, the previous section being torn 011'. Before the strip can be unrolled to bring another section into display position the clip 13 must be swung out of the recess 12 clear of the end of the strip seating therein, and upon grasping said end, the strip can be withdrawn to expose the next section, after which the clip is swung back into the recess to again engage the endof the strip seating therein. The slit 10 and the clip 13 are so positioned that the latter has one of its lon itudinal edges located close to a line of per orations separating the sections of the strip, and
hence after the strip is withdrawn to expose a new section, the clip may be swung back to holding position, and the projecting section then torn off, the edge of the clip serving as a guide.
The depression 11 and the recess 12 are deep enough to seat the parts entering the same, so that said parts do not project from the surface of the cap, and the latter is left smooth and free of projecting parts to catch on the wall of the pocket in which the fountain pen may be carried.
The-strip 7 may be made long enough to serve as a calendar for a whole year, and at the expiration of the year, a new strip will be-supplied for the following year.
The device may be manufactured as a permanent part of the pen, the regular cap being made deeper to accommodate the calendar strip, and access to the cap for insertion and removal of the strip being had by unscrewing a small disk closing the outer end of the cap.
1. .A calendar attachment for fountain pens and the like, comprising a 'cap having spaced side slits and a depression in its outer surface between said slits, said cap also having a third slit and its outer surface being recessed at one side of said slit, a charactered strip rolled up and seating in the cap, the end of the stri being threaded outwardly through one o the first mentioned slits and inwardly through the other one of said slits, that portion of the strip which is between said shts seating in the depression, and having its characters exposed thereat and the end of the strip also being threaded outwardly through the third slit and seating in the recess adjacent thereto, and'a clip mounted in the recess and engagea-ble with the end of the strip therein for holdin the same.
2. A ca endar attachment for fountain pens and the like, comprising a cap having spaced side slits and a depression in its outer surface between said slits, said cap also having a third slit and its outer surface being recessed at one side of said slit, a charac-' tered strip rolled up and seating in the cap, the end of the strip being threaded outwardly through one of the first mentioned spaced side slits and a third slit, a charactered stri rolled up and seating in the cap, the end of the strip being threaded back and forth through the slits and terminating adjacent to the third mentioned slit on the outside of the cap, and a clip pivoted adjacent to said third mentioned slit to swing transversely across the terminal portion ,of the strip for holding the same.
In testimony whereof I aflix my si nature.
CHARLES F. AS BY.