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Mar. 20, 1923.
H. c. HOLLANDER INDEX HOLDER AND RECAPITULATING FRAME Filed Aug. 25, 1921 Patented Mar. 2t), 1923.
HEBNIAN C. HOLLANDEE, 0F VICKSBUBG, MISSISSIPPI.
INDEX HOLDER AND RECAPITULATING FEAIWE.
Application filed August 23, 1921.
To all whom may concern.
Be it known that T, :HERMAN C. Hon-- LANDER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Vicksburg, in the county of Warren and State of Mississippi, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Index Holders and Recapitulating Frames, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to indexing and recapitulating devices, and more particularly to a device adapted to be removably placed upon a work sheet or other convenient record-receiving element.
The objects of my invention are to provide a recapitulation device which will be so constructed as to permit entries to be made upon a work sheet beneath it while the device is in position; which. will. have means for receiving or holding rows, groups, or series of visible indicia or neadings, and associated therewith openings through which suitable entries may be made upon the wor: sheet; and which will insure the placing of the work sheet in proper position relative to the overlying recapitulation device.
In the accompanying drawings,
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the'device;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. is a sectional view partly broken away, taken on line 33 of Fig. 1; and,
Fig. 4c is a perspective view of the preferred form of the invention.
The invention comprises a frame 1, having a column portion or a plurality of parallel spaced column portions 2, extending across the frame, there being an opening 3 through the frame adjacent to each column. The column portions are for the purpose of receiving and holding in position columns or lists of articles or other indicia concerning which it may be desired to collect and record certain data. inscribed directly upon the face of the column portion, either permanently or removably, but I prefer to inscribe the indicia upon strips of paper orother suitable material. Any suitable means such. as clips may be employed for retaining the strips in The indicia may be.
Serial No. 494,450.
relatively fixed but removable relation to the column portions. For convenience in at taching and removing the indicia strips, I prefer, however, to make each column member in the form of a pocket into which the indicia strip 4 may be readily inserted and from which it may be as readily removed. The pocket may be of any suitable material, such as paper, cardboard, leather, 'etc., but it is essential that provision be made to en- 'able the indicia upon the strip within the pocket to be viewed from the front of the frame, and this may be accomplished either by providing slots in the column portion or as shown by constructing the column portion or the front portion of the pocket of transparent or semi-transparent material, such as celluloid, mica, etc. The ends of the column portion may be attached to the frame directly or by means of an overlying binder strip 5, as shown in Fig. 3.
In using the device, the frame 1 is designed to be placed upon a work sheet or record element 6, of paper or cardboard. To obtain a proper positioning of the entries upon the work sheet relative to the lists or indicia on the frame, it is important that there be some means for insuring the accurate placing and replacing of each work sheet in a predetermined relation to the frame so that entries upon the sheet will always aline with the appropriate designations upon the index on the frame. Any well known. means for accomplishing this result may be used. The work sheet may be attached to the frame by clips or other suitable removable fastening means so arranged as to hold the sheet to the frame. Perhaps the most convenient and satisfactory arrangement, where the frame is thus merely laid upon the work sheet Withoutother positioning means, is to use a work sheet of the same size and shape as the frame.
My preferred form of device and manner of use, however, are as illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings, wherein the frame is shown as hingedly attached to a support 7, adapted to hold thereupon a work sheet. 6 of the desired size. The support is shown pro great variety of specific applications.
vided with corner tabs 8 under which the corners of the work sheet may be slipped in the usual manner.
The device is adapted and intended for recapitulation purposes and is capable of a As a concrete example, exact information as to the stock of merchandise of a wholesale cOn cern on hand at any time may be quickly and easily ascertained by recording with the aid of my invention the amount of sales from day to day or from week to week. The entire stock of merchandise would be indexed, the names of the various articles separated, if desired, according to grade, price or size, being inscribed in rows or series either upon one or more of the column members or upon the detachable strips. The aggregate number of each item sold each day or each week could be obtained by entering upon the work sheet opposite the proper item on the frame the exact amount or quantity of that article sold, as shown by the various shipping tickets or invoices.
For example, it will be assumed that the several invoices or shipping tickets show separate shipments of ceiling brooms in the quantities of 6 dozen, 5 dozen and 3 dozen; whisk brooms, two shipments of 4 dozen each; ginger snaps, 7 barrels, 12 barrels and 2 barrels, and canned apples, 4 1 cases, 8' cases and 2 cases; These items are entered up on the work sheet opposite the appropriate index designations on the frame.
The entries opposite the item ceiling brooms would appear as 6-58, thus showing that 14 dozen ceiling brooms were shipped during the period covered by the invoices posted. The Work sheet thus becomes a stock record for each item of merchandise carried in stock. When the operation is completed it shows the total amounts of each item shipped and maybe made to show balances on hand from day to day.
Thestock record sheets may be ruled and designated with lists of the various articles in stock and for'convenience and accuracy in'the keeping of the balance records. the lists upon the stock record sheets and the frame are maintained in the same order and index designations, and so formed as to permit appropriate entries to be made through a frame comprising a plurality of column,
portions each adapted to receive a member tions between adjacent column portions.
4. In a device of the character described,
a frame comprising a column portion adapt ed to detachably receive an index member capable of bearing any desired indicia or headings, and an opening adjacent to said column portion. I p
5. In a device of the character described, a frame comprising a column portion and an opening adjacent thereto, an index member adapted to receive any desired indicia or headings,'the column portion being adapted to removably receive the index member, so as to render the indicia on said index member visible from the front of the frame.
6. In a device of the character described, a frame comprising a column member of transparent material, an index member adapted to receive a column of headings and to be positioned behind said transparent hearing a group of headings and open por member, there being an opening in said frame adjacent to said column member.
- 7. In a device of the character described, a frame adapted to be superposed upon a record sheet, and comprisinga column member adapted to receive a removable index member, there being an opening in the frame adjacent to said column member to permit the entrv of items upon the record. sheet opposite the index member.
8. In a device of the character described, a support for a record sheet, a frame superposed on said support and comprising a column member adapted to receive a mem ber upon which-any desired indicia or headings may be placed, there being an opening in the frame adjacent tosaid column memcolumn strips of transparent material, an
index strip adapted to receive a column of headings and to be attached behind each of said transparent strips, there being open portions between said column strips.
10. In a device of the character described, a frame adapted to be superimposedupon a record sheet and comprising a plurality of spaced pockets each designed to receive an index strip, there being open portions between adjacent pockets to permit the entry of items upon the record sheet opposite the index strips.
11. In a device of the character described,
' a support for a Work sheet, a frame superimposed on said support and comprising a plurality of spaced pockets each designed to receive a strip adapted to receive any desired indicia or headings, the said pockets being so formed as to render the indicia on 1 said strips visible from the front of said frame, there being open portions between each pair of pockets, whereby entries may be made on the Work sheet opposite any of the desired headings When the frame is 15 closed.
In testimony whereof I afiiX my signature.
HERMAN C. HOLLANDER.