US 1405818 A
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E. W. DICKERSON.
APPLICATION FILED DEC.20, I920.
1,405, 1 Patented Feb. 7,1922.
Gamma EARL W. DICKERSON, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. '7, 1922.
Application filed December 20, 1920. Serial No. 431,871.
'- To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EARL W. DioKnRsoN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Book Hangers, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to a book hanger and l1asfor its object to provide a very simple, effective and inexpensive device for supporting a book such as a telephone directory so that it may be suspended upon any suitable support. A further object ofthe invention is to provide a hanger of this type in which the metal of the hanger will be 50 disposed as not to come in contact with the surface of a desk upon which the book may be opened for use.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the hanger applied to a book; and v Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the hanger.
As shown in the drawings, the hanger consists of a single length of wire bent upon itself between its ends at 1 to form two parallel portions 2 and 3. One of the free ends is formed into a loop 4 by which the device may be suspended upon any suitable support. The other free end is bent substantially at right angles at 5 toward the parallel member 2 and is again bent to form a hook 6 adapted to engage the parallel member 2. The distance between the portions 2 and 3 will of course be dependent upon the nature of the binding of the book upon which the hanger to be used.
As shown in Figel, the hanger is placed upon the book so as to extend lengthwise of the back. The portion 3 lies in the grooves 7 which is usually formed in a paper bound book when it is opened flat upon a table and the member 3 will therefore not be in contact with the surface of the desk on which the book may be lying. Even if it should come in contact with a smooth surface, it has no rough projecting part to scratch the surface and the loop 4 is of such size and so arranged that it does not extend as far to the side of the member upon which it is formed as the distance between the two parallel members so that, as shown in Fig. l, the loop 4 will not come in contact with the flat surface when the book is opened.
The distance of the hanger from the surface of the book will of course be adjusted according to the form of support with which the hanger is to be used. Thus in the case of a thin book, the hanger may be placed in the center, or with a very thick book, itmight of course be placed nearer to one side if the book is to be suspended in contact with a wall.
hen the book is suspended, the curved portion 1 connecting the two parallel portions 2 and 3 engages the lower end of the back of the book.
Changes in the size and proportion. of the parts to adapt the hanger for use with books of different sizes and proportions may of 'course be made wiuthout departing from the spirit of my invention.
As a means for suspending a book, a hanger comprising a wire having a portion adapted to extend between two leaves of the book,- having a bend at the lower end to form a loop to act as a support for the lower end of the back of the book, and thence to extend upward along the back of the book to a point above the top, the upper end of the portion which lies between the leaves of the book being bent to form a suspension loop and the end of the portion extending on the outside of the book being bent inward toward the book and formed into a hook to engage the other portion of the wire between the book and the suspension loop, all portions of the hanger except that which extends along theback of the book ,lving on one side of the plane of said last men tionecl portion. In testimony whereof I affix my signature 1n presence of a witness.
EARL \V. DICKERSOX.
O. F. BARTHEL.