US 1389754 A
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F. A; HALE.
CALENDAR PAD AND HOLDER THEREFOR. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 23; 1920.
1,339,754. PatentedSept. 6,1921.
Prim/E A. Hale UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FRANK A. HALE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR 'IO HALE SPECIALTY COMPANY,
OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
Application filed June 23,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK A. HALE, a citizen of theUnited States, and resident of Chicago, county of Cook, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful lmprovements in Calendar-Pads and Holders Tlierefor, of which the following is a specification, and which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof.
The invention relates to calendars comprising separate leaves which afford relatively large spaces for receiving entries of daily memoranda, the object of the invention being to provide an improved pad of such calendar leaves and a holder ther for.
.lVhile calendar leaves of'a length which does 14,442 granted to me March 5, 1918, for
stand for memorandum calendars, would result in one f-the arches being of undue size without satisfactorily holding the leaves against lateral displacement in their lower portions. On the other hand, the location of all of the arches along one side of the pad would bring one of the arches so near the lower end of the pad as to interfere with the writing of memoranda upon the upper portions of the leaves. The present invention accordingly contemplates a calendar pad of long leaves having filing apertures confined to the upper portions of the leaves, but divided between the end and an adjacent side edge of the pad, and a holder of improved construction having a corresponding arrangement of filing arches.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of a memorandum calendar embodying the improved construction, the base, which is of wood or like material, being partly broken away;
Fig. 2 is an inverted plan view of the calendar illustrated in Fig. 1;
Specification of Letters Patent.
CALENDAR-PAD AND HOLDER THEREFOR.
Patented se t. e, 1921.
1920. Serial No. 390,989.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the lin 8-8 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view part1 in section, showing the improved holder havmg a base composed of sheet metal or the like, and
Figs. 5 and 6 are detail perspective views showing respectively a clip employed for retaining the filing arches in place upon the holder and an end portion of one of the arches.
As is usual in memorandum calendars the pad 10 will preferably be composed of a number of separate leaves equal to the number of days in the year and each leaf is printed upon both sides with calendar information. Since the invention more particularly contemplates a calendar intended for use by persons who desire to make and proserve extended entries of daily memorandum, the leaves 11 of the pad are shown as being longer than usual, with the printing of calendar information, as 12, principally confined to the upper portion of the leaf. In order that such leaves may be satisfactorily held against displacement, they should be engaged at widely separated points. For this purpose each leaf is punched. with a filing aperture 13 in the upper end of the leaf and with a second aperture 14 at the side of the leaf.
For holding leaves punched, as shown, the stand or holder 15 is equipped with two arches 16, 17, which are of different span and are located in different planes. The larger arch 16 is engaged with the filing apertures 13 at the ends of the leaves 11., while the smaller arch 17 enters the filing apertures 14 at the sides of the leaves. lVhen this arrangement is employed the larger arch 16 need not be of unusual size and there is no obstruction to writing upon any unprinted portion of the pad. Obviously, the arches 16, 17, must be removably held in the base 18 or 19 of the stand to permit renewal of the pad at the end of the year.
l/Vhen the base 18 of the stand 15 is composed of wood or the like, as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, the ends of the arches 16 and 17 may be entered in sockets, as 20 or 21, which preferably do not extend entirely through the material of the base. Under these circumstances the arches are readily held against accidental displacement if the sockets 20 and 21 are intersected by horizontal kerfs 22 and 28 and spring clips, as
24, are entered in the said kerfs for engagement with notches, as 25, formed in the ends of the arches. Since the two arches 16 and 17 are located in differentplanes, the kerfs 22- and 23 are conveniently formed in the I side walls of a single groove 26, provided ,in the underside of the base 18.
'leg for supporting the base along its rear edge and the spring clips 24 may be applied to the notched portions of the arch between the upper edges of the side walls of the channel 28 and the under surface of the base. Similar seats for the ends of the arch 17 are provided by'securing a separatepiece 30 of grooved sheet metal to the underside of the base 19 in line with theopenings, as '31,
through which the ends of the arch 17 are inserted.
I claim as my invention:
1. A memorandum calendar pad compris-c ing a series of separate relatively long and narrow leaves of uniform size each printed with calendar information adjacent one end and having a pair of filing apertures, one in a side marginal portion of the leaf at a substantial distance from the said printed end of the samebut at a greater distance from the other endof the leaf, and the otherfilingaperture being 111 a marginal portion 'of the leaf at the said printed end of the same but at a substantial distance from the side edge of the leaf along which the first separately mentioned aperture is located whereby, a major portion of the length of each leaf remote from the said printed end is clear for the entry of memoranda thereon.
'2. A'memorandum calendar pad comprising a series of separate relatively longand narrow calendar leaves of uniform size each having a filing'aperture in ,a sidemarginal portion of the leaf at asubstantial distance from one end of the leaf and a second filing aperture in a marginal portion of the leaf at the said end ofthe same but'at a substantial distance from the side edge of the leaf along which the first mentioned aperture is located. I
3. A memorandum calendar comprising, in combination, a'base, a pair of parallel inverted U-shaped filing arches of different span rising from the base in different transverse planes, the plane of the smaller arch being at a substantial distance in front of r the plane of the larger arch, and a pad of separate relatively long and narrow calendar leaves of unlform size each engaged wlth the smaller arch at one side ofthe leaf 2. I
substantial distance from the top of the leaf and with the larger arch at the top of the leaf a substantial distance from the said side of the same.
4:. A calendar stand comprising, in combination, a solid base block having two pairs of sockets entering from the upperside of the block in parallel lines, a groove in the underside of the block between the two lines of sockets and a horizontal kerf in each of the two side walls of the groove intersecting both of the correspondingsockets, a pair of filing arches having notched ends re- .movably seated in the sockets of the base block with the notches registering with the sa1d kerfs and spring clips entering in the said kerfs and each engaging a notched end of one of the arches. I
FRANK A. HALE.