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Publication numberUS1519643 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1924
Filing dateJan 10, 1924
Priority dateJan 10, 1924
Publication numberUS 1519643 A, US 1519643A, US-A-1519643, US1519643 A, US1519643A
InventorsArsdale Henry Van
Original AssigneeArsdale Henry Van
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Memorandum and reminder pad
US 1519643 A
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Dec. 16, 1924.

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Application led January 10, 1924.

T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that l, HENRY VAN AusDALE, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Rochelle, in the county of lVestchester and State of New York. have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Memorandum and Reminder Pads, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to memorandum and reminder pads, and more partici/ilarly relates to pads adapted to be used to keep a record of matters requiring attention on particular dates in the future, and to remind the user of such matters and of the dates designated for giving attention thereto, as such dates approach and arrive,

The principal object of my invention is to provide a reminder or memorandum pad from which consecutively dated memorandum slips may be readily detached one by one in predetermined sequence as the date of each passes. and is adapted constantly to expose for the reception and disclosure of memorandum a constant plural number of consecutively dated memorandum slips which include a slip dated to the current date and a constant number of other slips dated consecutively to a constant number of consecutive dates thereafter7 as said slips are detached from the pad, one by one in their regular sequence, and thus to provide a pad which is adapted to show constantly at a glance memorandum allotted to the current date and to a predetermined constant number of consecutive dates next in advance irrespective of what the current date happens to be.

Another object of my invention is to provide a contrasting appearance between the top sheet of the pad and the next sheet so that the current sheet and current date slip will be prominently distinguishable; and a further object of my invention is to provide means for guiding a users sieht to the cur-v "3 rent date slip. Other objects will be in part obvious and in part pointed out hereinafter.

In accordance with my invention I provide a memorandum pad incorporating a stack of sheets.r each of which includes a plurality of consecutively dated memorandum Serial No. 685,330.

slips, one for each date7 which are adapted to be removed, one by one, and intended to be so removed as each current date, such as a day, passes, the pad being` so arranged that. there will be constantly exposed to view and presented for the reception of memorandum or notes a plurality of date slips, the number of which is constant, and intended to include the current date slip and a constant predetermined number of other date slips, dated in proper sequence with dates next in succession, and the sheets all having the same number of date slips in substantially the saine alignment with the corresponding slips of the next sheet of the pad so that whenever a current date slip is detached from the pad the next succeeding uneXposed date slip will be uncovered and will become exposed to view and presented to receive and disclose memorandum or notes thereon without requiring any sheet of the pad or attached date slips to be lifted up. I associate with these sheets a system of marking or coloring, or both, which causes the uppermos sheet of the pad, or any remaining date portion thereof to be prominently distinguishable from the next sheet in the pad.

ln order that a clearer understanding 0f my invention may be had attention is hereby directed to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this application and illustrating certain possible embodiments of my invention. Referring to the drawings, Fig. l is a perspective view of a pad embodying my invention in one modification, and Fig. 2 is a, perspective view of a pad embodying my invention in. another modification.

Referring to the drawings. as shown,each pad comprises a stack l of sheets bound together only at the top and there attached to a usual backing 2. as by means of wire staples Each sheet comprises the same plural number of horizontally extending yday spaces or slips 4 which are separated from each other by weakened lines 5, of perforations or scoring, so that the day slips 4 of each sheet may be readily detached from the pad one by one in upward succession. Theslips of each sheet are marked in order from the bottom of the sheet upwardly with in- 'fio dici-a olf successive dates, and the sheets are so arranged that the slip at the bottom ot each sheet is marked with the dato next succeeding the date on thel top slip of the previous sheet.v The corresponding slips of all the sheets are in substantial alignment so that whenever a slip of the uppermost sheet is removed the corresponding unexposed slip of the next sheet will become exposed. Thus as the slips ot the current uppermost sheet are removed, one by one, upwardly, as intended, the slips of the next sheet will be come exposed one by one in upwardprogression, thus when the current day slip is reinovedas that day passes, as is intended to bedone, another day slip, which is next in succession to the latest day slip already exposed, will .become exposed, and the pad will constantly' have exposedthe current day slip and a predetermined number vof other slips which .are neXtinproper succession, according .to their dates.y irrespective olf the position of the current .day slip on the current sheet of the pad, and irrespective of .what date and what day of the week the current day happens to be, until the last sheet of the pad is used. For instance, when the slip'dated January 8d isv removed .troni the pad in Fig. 1 .a slip dated January 10th on the next sheet of the pad will be uncovered and become exposed. hen theslips dated Jan. 'l'. J an. 8, and l an. 9 are removed slips dated J an. 14k, Jan. 15. and Jan, 16 on Athe next sheet oie. vthe pad will be uncovered .and become exposed. f

In order that .the current .sheet and day slip may be readily 4discerned I may mark l the dates on .all slips ot alternate .sheets in one style oit letteringfsuch .as on the upper-v .most sheet o' Fig. 1, and mark the dates on alrlslips of intermediate sheets in another, and .preferably distinctively different,r style of lettering, as on the next sheet in llig. l. llnstead of, or in addition to, changing the .s leA oit lettering"onsuccessive sheets diilerent coloringmay be applied, or all sheets Amay be the same in appearancein themselves =and,.as.shown in Fig-2, narrow strips ,.--otpapenof distinctive app.earanceeither .1o

of color orfotherwise, may beinterleaved hetween .each two vsuccessive sheets of .the padY lfhese strips will .show where the second vsheet in the .pad is exposed .and will not where adayportion of the top sheet remains, .thus establishing'. a prominently visible demarcation .between the current sheet and the current -day slip under which the colored strip*.di'sappears) and the next sheet of `the pad. These marking strips 7 should ybe narrow enough and be so'located as not to interfere with .marking downV orreading memorandum or notes on the second sheet, and unless lthe strips .carry date markings,

'y as at 8, aligning withy and corresponding with the day slip of the second sheet (as shown), these strips should leave the dates on the second sheet exposed also. By marking a vertical line 9 on these strips 7 Jr'or their full length and by vmarking small arrow heads 11 at the bottom of each day slip in position to align with the line 9 on thestrip 7 'which is beneath the day slips oi the upperinostfsheet, when each strip becomes eX- posed the line 9 will term with the arrow head on the lowest (cnrrent) day slip of the top sheet an arrow marking leadingy to that particularI vcurrent slip irrespective of its position on 'the sheet. When all the slips ot the top sheet'liave been removed and all the slips ol"- the next sheet have becoineeX- posed, the strip ,7 which will now be vuppermost on the pad is intended to be torn oli' bodily, thus permitting the strip which is beneath the memordandum sheet whichis. now on lthe uppermost of 'the pad to function in its turn as the slipsot such sheet are removed. l

As shown in the drawingeach sheet comprises seven day slips and an attachment. portion l0, and. as -will be well understood from the above description, the pad is adapted to constantly expose the lproperly dated vcurrentiday slip and siX other slips yproperly dated in successive order for the siX da. s next in succession. VObviously the pad may vbe arranged yto show constantly the current day and any predetermined arbitrary constant vnumber` of days next insuccession, merely by predetermining the number of.v day slips to each sheet. Thus, to show constantly only two slips, one for the current Vday and the otherl for the next 'day, each sheetwill comprise only twoday slips. To show constantly the current day and three.. successive days in advance, each sheet will comprise tour day slips. As will .be rea`dily apparent, in any case the pad is adapted constantly to discloses-t Aa. glance, and to receive, vmeinoranduinor notes allotted to specific days including the current day and a. certain `constant :number of days immediately.V succeeding that day without requiring any sheet or day slip to bellitted up.-

As changes could be made inthe above construction Vand as v many different embodiments of this invention coul'clhemade without departing from .the -seopelthereot it isfintended that all matter contained.- in

.the above .description or shown inthe accompanying `drawings be -interpreted'fas illustrative andnotin a .limiting sense.

What I claim is: Y ,5;

Inra pad .of they character described, in .combina-tion, a .staclt of sheetsfeach includ. ing a plurality ot separatelyl detachable memorandum slips. the slips kof each sheet being .in .substantial alignment over the slips of the nextsheet .of the pad. so that'whena slip of the uppermost sheet detached, a slip vof thenetsheet will become uncovered und exposed 'for the reception lcmd disclosure of memorandum, and a narrow strip of material of distinctive Color interleaved loetween the uppermost sheet of the pad and v the next sheet, said strip being arranged to be removed from its position over said next sheet when all the slips of the uppermost sheet have been detached from the pad, said narrow strip constituting means for distinguishingl the slips of Said uppermost sheet 10 from the slips of said next sheet.

This specification signed this 9th day of January, 1924.


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U.S. Classification283/2, 40/121
International ClassificationB42D5/04, B42D5/06, B42D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/042, B42D5/065
European ClassificationB42D5/06B, B42D5/04B