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Publication numberUS1531429 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 31, 1925
Filing dateNov 16, 1922
Priority dateNov 16, 1922
Publication numberUS 1531429 A, US 1531429A, US-A-1531429, US1531429 A, US1531429A
InventorsWeis Andrew L
Original AssigneeWeis Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Desk calendar
US 1531429 A
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March 31,1925.

A. L. WEIS mssx CALENDAR Filed Nov. 16. 1922 Patented Mar. 31, 1925.

UNITED STATES PATENT. OFFICE- ANDREw L. WEIS, 0F MONROE, MICHieAN, AssIeNoR TO THE wars MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF MONROE, MICHIGAN, A CCRPORATICN on MICHIGAN.

DnsK CALENDAR.

Application filed November 16,1922 Serial No. 601,223.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, ANDREW L. WEIS, a citizen of the United States, and residentof Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, have in- Vented a certain new and useful Improvement in Desk Calendars, of which the following is a specification.

vThis invention relates to calendar devices, more particularly to those for use as a combined calendar and reminder, and more especially to those which are adapted to be used on the desk. so that memoranda maybe made thereon with reference to things to be doneor things to be given attention on certain dates in the future.

Generally stated, the object of the invention is to provide a desk calendar in the form of a card index having month cards and date cards between which memorandum cards can be placed so that the device may be used as a perpetual calendar andreminder, the month cards and the date cards.

being suitable for use year. after year, in conjunction with new memorandum cards.

It is also an object to provide certain details and features of construction tending to increase the general efiiciency and the desirability of a card index desk calendar of this particular character.

To the foregoing and other useful ends the invention consists in matters hereinafter set forth and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a perspective of a combined perpetual calendar and memorandum device embodying the principles of the invention, showing the condition of the device on a. certain date.

Figure 2 is a similar view showing the condition of the deviceon a different date. Figure 3 is a front elevation of one of the date cards.

Figure 4 is a front elevation of one of the month cards.

As thus illustrated, the invention comprises a suitable tray or'box 1, having an open top which slopes gradually to the front thereof, and which is provided with a transverse and somewhat centrally located partition 2 to divide thebox into two compartments. To facilitate the use of the device, as will hereinafter more fully appear, the partition 2 is preferably provided with a central notch 3, to expose'the date on the calendar, and the front of the box is provided with a similar notch to permittinsertion of the thumb to lift off the-memorandum cards 5 which are kept inv a'st'ack in the front compartment of thebox. The month cards 6 are each formed with an "upper broad flap or tab? havingthe month 8 printed thereon, and each card is also provided with a central round opening 9.21s shown. The date cards 10 are each formed with an upper narrow tab 11, there being.

four variations of this card, each having its tab 11 a ,littlefarther to the right, as indicated in dotted lines in Figure 3,,so that when the four successive cards are viewed from the front their successive numerals are visible at the same time, and it will be understood that the-next four cards are similar and produce the-sameefi'ect, and

that each successive-group of four cards is of the same character, so that the entire number of date cards is made up of a plurality of successive groups, there being four cards in each group. Therefore, as will hereinafter more fully appear, each date card preferably has its date indication not onlyat the center thereof, as at 12, but also on the tab at 13, so that in running'back' through the different date cards it'iseasy to see the dates and to find the one desired, the tabs being an index of'the dates foundio-n the facesor bodyp ortions of "the cards.

Now assuming that the calendar is in the condition shown in Figure 1, starting with the first of January, the'method of .useis as follows: On the day after, theguide or date card having the Figure 1 thereon is taken out and placed back of theFebruary Card 14:, and this is continued fromaday to day until all of the: date cards are arranged consecutively back of said February card.- Then the January card is taken out and inserte d at the extreme back of thegroup of month cards at the .rear of the box. This L method of us'e'is illustratd in Figure 2, in

which'it will be seen that sixteen of the date cards have been taken out and arranged .box, the guide cards having the dates there consecutively back of the February card/14,

on having in the'meantime been placed consecutively back of the month card. This randum card will befo-und in front thereof.

operation is repeated from month to month until the year is up, and then the calendar starts over again, as shown in Figure 1, being in this way a perpetual calendar.

Now in using the device as a reminder, or

as a calendar for memoranda, it is merely necessary to write the memorandum on the cards 5, and to place them in front of the dates for the ensuing months, so that when any particular date is reached the memo- If memoranda are to be made for dates occurring in some future month, as for exmemorandum cards can then be distributed from time to: time among the date cards when each month is reached. It will be seen, however, that the device can be used in various ways, and the invention is not limited to any particular method of use.

Therefore,'it will be seen that the date cards 10 serve asmean-s for in effect changing the date on any month card 6,'for any date card can be positioned back of the opening 9 in any month card, thus causing any month card to display any desired date. Thus it will be seen that it is the date card which is actually in engagement with the month card which serves to indicate the day of the month, as when the January card is visible, as shown, for it is the date card which'is immediately back of and in engagement with this month card which indicates the day of the month.

What I claim as my invention is "1. In a desk calendar, the combination of month cards having the names'of the months thereon, and date cards having the days of the month thereon, the date cards being-common to the month cards, and being adapted to co-operate with the different month cards successively to show the day of the month, said month cards each having an opening therein and the date cards having numerals thereon to be exposed by said openings of the month cards.

2. In a desk calendar, the combination of v month cards having the names of the 3 months thereon, and date cards having the days of the month thereon, the date cards being common to the month cards, and being adapted to co-operate with the different month cards successively to show the day of the month, each date card having a centrally located numeral thereon, and also a tab with a similar'numeral, and each month card hav ing a centrally located opening to expose the numeral on the face of each date card, each month card having the name of the month month cards.

displayed thereon at the upper'edge thereof, and the tabs of the date cards being flush with the upper edges of the month cards and located difi'erentlyon the different date cards.

8. In a desk calendar, the combination of month cards having the names of the months thereon, and date cards having the days of the month thereon, the date cards being common to the month cards, and being adapted to co-operate with the different month cards successively to show the day of the month, said date cards having a numeral on the face of each card, and said month cards each having a hole to expose the numerals on the date cards, forming a perpetual calendar. I

a. A desk memo calendar comprising month cards formed at their upper edges with wide tabs having the names of the months thereon, means for in effect chang ing the datev on any month card, comprising date cards formed at their upper edges with differently located narrow tabs having the days of the month thereon, so that the cards may be arranged with their narrow tabs disposed in parallel rows, andan open top holder for all of said cards, by which the cards are held one in front of another, the date cards being common to the month cards, and being adapted tocoop'erate with the different month cards successively, by placing any date card in engagement with the month card, whereby the date card in engagement with the visible month card serves to show the day of the month, said month cards each having an opening-therein andthe date cards having numerals thereon to be exposed by said openings of the 5. A desk memo calendar comprising month cards having the names of the months thereon, means for in 'efiect changing the date on any month'card, comprising date cards having the days of the month thereon, and a tray-like holder for holding all of said cards in position, by which the cards are held one in front of another, the date cards beingcommon to the month cards, and being adapted to cooperate with'the different month cards successively, by placing any date card in engagement with the month cards, whereby the date card in engagement with the visible month card serves to show'the day of the month, each date card having a centrally located numeral thereon, and also atab with a similar numeral, each month card-having a centrally located opening to expose the numeral on the" face of each date card, and said holder having a transverse wall formed with a wide notch to expose to view said opening, each month card having the name of the month displayed thereon at the upper edge thereof, and the tabs of the date cardsgbeing' flush with the upper edges of the month cards and located difi'erently on the differentdate cards.

6. A desk memo calendar comprising month cards having the names of the months thereon, means for in effect changing the date on any month card, comprising date cards having the days of the month thereon, and a holder serving as a portable container for all of said cards, by Which the cards are held one in front of another, the date cards being common to the month cards and being adapted to cooperate with the difierent month cards successively, by placing any date card in engagement with the month card, whereby the date card in engagement with the visible month card serves to show. the day of the month, said date cards having a numeral on the face of each card, said month cards each having a holebelow the name of the month to expose the numerals on the date cards, and said holder having an opening to expose to view said hole, the continuation thus forming a perpetual calendar.

ANDREW L. WEIS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/122
International ClassificationB42F17/30, B42F21/00, B42D5/00, B42F21/02, B42D5/04, B42F17/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F21/02, B42D5/042, B42F17/30, B42D5/043
European ClassificationB42F17/30, B42D5/04C, B42D5/04B, B42F21/02