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STEPHEN'M. SPRAGENSQOE CINCINNATI, OHIO.
Applicatin filed March l, 1922. Serial NO. 540,316.
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Be it ltnovvn that l, S'rnrrrniv M. SPRAGENS, a citizen or" the nited States, and resident oi" Cincinnati, in Athe county of Hamil- 5 ton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Calendars, of 'which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, re'terence being` had to the accomplir ying` drawings, 'torniin` part of this speoihlcation.
M f invention relates to calendars, particularly of the type lnovvn as art calendars.
Th ere is one torni of art calendar in Which, ior a saving in bulk and economy in paper, there has grown up the practice of providing a monthly calendar on each face, and using each sheet twice, reversing it after the iii-st use.
vln calendars ot this type there is the neeem f ot preserving the used sheets, so that .ey may be preserved until both sides have `been employed.. it is also desirable to provide some means i'or advertising the business or name of the donor, Without interfering the context oit the calendar, and Without ring the eil'ect ol the artistic pictures formed in connection with the register ot days of the month.
lie usual method oi preserving the sheets has been 'to provide a pad and mount it with a cord secured to the upper edges of the l in such a Way that the sheets may be turned haelt ailter use.
My object is to do away with the pad idea entirely and leave the sheets separate.J but to provi e a mounting` card having` proper space ior advertising and forming; in addition :i poexet for mounting with full expos ure the outermost sheet of the pile arranged in said pocket. y
in this Way the tearingoi the corners et the sheets in folding back is obviated, and
. n .nt-ingr card on which the pocket is ed has at its upper extension a space adirrtising.
l' accomplish my object and other incidenadvaut es to be pointed out by that cruistruetion and arrangement of to be hereinafter more specieally is a substantially stiff backing for the device l provide a card ot the desired size formed with a body i, and an upper eXtension 2, of the Width of the completed calen-l dar, on Which the donors name or advertisement may appear.
The body otthe Card is formed With side laps 3, 8, and a bottom flap 4:, said bottoni flap being of full Width of the original card, and the card slit so as to free the lower ends ot the side aps.
The side lia-ps are folded inwardly in maliing` up the device, and the bottom flap then folded up and pasted to the lower portions ot the side flaps to form corners 5.
The outlying ends of the bottom iap are then folded around to the back ot the card, as at d, and pasted down, thereby iirinly securing the side iiaps in their folded condition, and forming the base of a pocket, of which the side flaps form the sides.
rlhe pocket so formed is almost entirely open at the front, so as to fully expose the sheets or leaves ol' the calendar.
Across the tops oi' the side flaps a piece 6 oi' material in strip form and oi the same material (preferably) as the body of the card, is laid over the tace and is secured by paste to the said side ilaps. This strip also is or" suicient length to pass behind the 'body oi the card, Where it is again pasted, as
The strip 6 is thus separated from the body of the card and 'rorms the top of the pocket for the calendar leaves. This strip is the only portion oi* the calendar lea't mounting device which is not integral With the mounting card.
ll`he leaves 7 ot the calendar in the desired number are thrust down between the top strip and the side strips, until they come between the card and the bottom strip, and are thus held 'dat by the said side, bottom and top flaps. lt is easy to remove a leaf and insert it behind the pile, or. if so printed, to reverse it at once, tor the ensuing month.
in aperture 8 in the exposed portion of the cardat the top serves as a means Jfor hanging the calendar to a hook or the like. it the top of the card ended at the upper end ot the pocket, it is obvious that its formation at this point could be exactly like that at the lower end. ln such a case the upper entension 2 Would have to be pasted tothe card.
l am aware that it is known practice to insert a card in a pocket having an open side to expose the card, and` aside from the method ot :forming the pocket and the combination of the pocket with the card, l do not claim invention in the broad idea of the pocket. do not Wish to be limited because of failure to describe obvious mechanical equivalents for the parts shown in the drawings, and in detail described, in my claims that follow.
Having' thus described my invention, what claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is l y A calendar comprising a card having integral `side. flaps and a bottom Hap of the full Width of the body of the card and the side flaps and separated from the side flaps, and
an extension of the Width oit' the body of the card forming an advertising printing space, and a strip for forming the top of the pocket, thereby serving as a top pocket iiap, said side flaps folded in toward the body of the' card, and the bottom Hap and top flap arranged across the card and secured to the side flaps at their upper and lower ends, thereby forming a pocket for receiving date registering leaves of the calendar, said'top flap and bottom Hap folded also back of the card at their ends, and there united With the card, as and for the purpose described.
STEPHEN M. sPRAeENs.