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Publication numberUS1533297 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1925
Filing dateNov 5, 1923
Priority dateNov 5, 1923
Publication numberUS 1533297 A, US 1533297A, US-A-1533297, US1533297 A, US1533297A
InventorsJoseph Aller
Original AssigneeJoseph Aller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1533297 A
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April 14, 1925.


Aram" Price.

Jos-EPH ALLER, or Los ANGELES, onrrrennrn. v


Application filed November 5V, 1923. Serial No. 672,876;

To all ywhom fr may concern.'

Be it known that I, JosnrH Annan, a citi- Zen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county Aof Los Angeles, State of California., have invented a new and useful Memorandum, of which the following is a specification. Y

This invention relates to articles of the class generally known as memorandums or ticklers upon which memoranda of engagements or work to be accomplished are made so that the attention of the party concerned willbe directed thereto.

It is an object of the invention to equip a time piece such as a watch, clock or otherl chronometer device with receptive surfaces on which notations may be made, these receptive surfaces being arranged in positions cooperative with the indicating element time piece so that the attent-ion will be directed thereto and the time for accomplishment noted.

A simple form ofthe invention consists of a casing arranged for placement on a watch, this casing Y having an lopen work front providing radial bars with slots in the edges thereof for holding transparent cards, preferably of celluloid, in front of the watch dial.

It is desirable to employ a, dozen of these transparent cards which are of sector form and arranged so that each card will be in position above ione of the hour indicating numerals of the dial, thus providing a space for a notation at each hour indicated on the dial. The transparent cards are removably secured and may be replaced by unmarked cards or, if it is desired to change the engagement noted on any one of the cards, it may be removed and placed in another of the spaces provided by the case'.

The especial advantages of the invention and. further objects thereof will be made evident hereinafter.

Referring to the drawing which is for illustrative purposes only,

Fig. 1 is a face view of a watch equipped with an embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 2 is an elevational view partly in section `on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. f

Fig. 3 is an enlarged section on a plane represented by the line 3 3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged view of one of the marked receptive: members.

In the simple form of the invention shown, an auxiliary case llinay be used,

this case being preferably in the formof a. cup member 12 and a cover frame 15 consisting of a center plate 17 having arms 18 radially extending therefrom. The arms 13 have. channels or slots 19 formed in the sides thereof, which slots receive the edges 20 of transparent mark receptive members 22, having the surfaces thereof prepared to retain pencil or ink markings by coating with a cellulose product, or the members 2,2 may be made from Celluloid. The ends 23 of the radial bars 18 have inwardly projecting arms 24, on the ends of which hiooks 25 are formed. These hooks engage an annular groove 27, formed in the external face of the cylindrical wall 29 constituting a por-` tion of the cup member 12 and situated near the outer edge thereof. The back 30 of the cup member 12 also provideschanneled bars 75 as indicated at 31, these bars being slotted to receive the members 22 and serving as a means for carrying an auxiliary supply so that any of the members 22 which are employed in the frame may be renrovedl and preserved in case it is not desired to erase the notation thereon, this sometimes being the case as it is frequently desirable to retain the notation as a record. It is desirable to employ twelve of the radial bars 18'so that 85 twelve sector spaces will be formed tlierebetween, each of these spaces being representative of an hour.

As indicated at 35 notations may be made on the surface of a member 22, this being done preferably with a pen or pencil in the manner shown in Figs. 1 and 1. If an engagement with John Doe is made for two thirty, the member 22 disposed in front of the numeral 2 on the clock dial is properly 95 marked. Each time the time piece is referred to for the purpose of determining the lapse of time, the notation is brought to the observers attention and is positioned so as to immediately call his attention to the time.

By this device and the arrangement of receptive spaces, it is possible to write the notations in the consecutive order in which the subject matter thereof is to be attended. In other words, an engagement between the hours one and two is shown in its relative position to the engagements made at other times. Thus by merely following around the dial, the engagements may be noted in their consecutive order. This feature is not present in the common form of nnemoranQ dum in which the notations are made in the consecutive order in which they are received, and are therefore not in the order in which they should be attended to, wherefore it is very easy to overlook an important matter.

If it is desired to change an engagement from one time to another, the certain member 22 upon which the notation is written may be removed from the space in which it was originally placed, and inserted to the space corresponding to the new time set for the engagement, or it is possible to advance or recede the time for all the engagements by rotating the frame 16 relative to the dial of the watch 14.

It will be noticed that on the inner end of each plate 22, al tongue or projection 40 having an opening 41 therein is formed. These tongues 40 are arranged to extend under the center plate 17 of the frame 16 and spring over humps 42 disposed on the under face of the plate, the hump 42 engaging the opening 41 when the plate 2O is fully inserted. This means for retaining the members in place is simple, yet eifect-ive.

This disclosure of a simple form of the invention represents but one of the many forms in which may be practiced the prin ciple of incorporating a surface on which notations may be made with a time indicating member, which is referred to quite frequently for the well known purpose. It is intended that the disclosure of the drawing and specification be considered as merely a presentation of a simple embodiment of the invention and that the scope of the invention shall be defined only by the following claims.

lf claim as my invention:

1. ln combination: a chronometer having a time indicating member; and transparent mark receiving means presenting a surface for receiving notations; and means for supporting said transparent mark receiving means in front of said time indicating member, whereby said time indicating member may be viewed through said transparent mark receiving means and in its movement will point out said mark receiving` means in consecutive. order.

2. in combination: a. time piece; a frame disposed in front of the dial of said time piece; and transparent mark receiving members removably held by said frame.

3. ln combination: a time piece; a frame disposed in front of the dial of said time piece, said frame having radially disposed slots in the sides thereof; and triangular transparent members removably held in said frame by edge engagement with said slots.

4. in combination: a time piece; a frame disposed in front of the dial of said time piece, said frame having radially disposed slots in the sides thereof; triangular' transparent members removably held in said frame by edge engagement with said slots, said members having perforated projecting lugs; and projections on said frame arranged to engage the perforations of said lugs and to thereby resist removal of said members from said frame.

In testimony whereof, l have hereunto set my hand at Los Angeles, California, this 29th day of October, 1923.


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U.S. Classification368/88, 368/41, 40/5, 968/344
International ClassificationG04B37/12, G04B37/00
Cooperative ClassificationG04B37/125
European ClassificationG04B37/12C