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E. M. ANDERSON nomsoox HOLDER Filed Dec. 31. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 FMQZ M i moms? NVENTOR Patented June 2, 1925.
EDWARD-M. ANDERSON, orJERs-m crrY, nnwrnaser 'ns'sreivon To ANDE SON: & PRIGGE, INCL, oFNnwYoR-K, N. Y5, A oorir'ona'rro'n OFNEW YORK.
NOTEBOOK HOLDER} To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWARDM. ANDER- son, a citizen; of the United States, and a resident of Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful Notebook Holders, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to note-book holders and the like, and comprises certainimprovements in means for retaining and permitting removal of a book, for keeping the pages and marking aplace inthe book, and for bracing the parts to stand easel-fashion when desired.- The improvements willnow be described in preferred embodiment and will be more particularly pointed out in the claims. a
In the drawings forming part hereof:
Fig. 1 is a perspective vi'ewof' the device in position for transcribi'ng notes, a portion of the book, which'is shown'in the holder;
being tornawayto reveal a part beneath;
Fig. Qis an inner face view of a portion of one of the boards and partsthereon, the page-retainer and book-mark arm being shown folded down and the book-retainer rod being shown in caught and in released positions by full" and dotted lines, respec tively;
Fig.3'is a side elevation looking toward the right in Fig. 2, the lower portions of the boards being broken away;
Fig. 41 is a side elevation looking't'o the left in Fig. 2; and
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary'inner face view of the board which standsinthe rear when the holder is used asan easel support as shown in the drawings, this view illustrating moreparticularly the brace rod seenin action in Figs. 1,2 and-3 and" here shown lying inactive upon the face of the board.
The holder comprises'two boards or covers 1, 1, and a connecting part or binding 2 flexibly connected on either hand to the boards.
A transverse plate 3 is eyelet-riveted to the inner face of the board 1 near its upper 01' binding end, the ends of this plate being bent up at right angles to the board to present side ears 4, 4 which face each other. The ear 4 has a perforation at 5 and the ear 4 has a slot 6. A transverse retainer rod 7 is loosely held at one end in the perforation 5, the end of the rod being enlereed at 8 t k ep th red f om c m g Application filedDecember 31,1923. SeIiaI'N'o. 683,639.
out. The connection'is such as topermit the rod to sWinginto and out of engagemen't at its other end withthe slotted ear P, asindicatedby full and dotted lines in Fig.- 2-, and it is releasably caught in the latter ear by amova'ble catch 9, shown as consisting of a hooked plate pivoted at 10 to the car, its limb '11 being; adaptedto-remain'by frictionor gravity across the slot 6 to imprison the end of the rod' therein. By moving the catch away from the slot the end of the rod is released for insertion or removalof a book 05. The rod is disposed across between the pages of the book,atthe middle or elsewhere. Instead of the catch shown, or a separate catch ,,other forms of means may be used for releasably keeping the rod 7 in the ear 4'.
A; second transverse rod 12 extends across between the ears and is pivotally held there in, A connectinglimb 13' isbent to extend substantially at right angles from thisrod outside the ear 4;, and the wire'is bent again v at the end of this limb to form an offset page-retainer and book-mark arm 14', which extends transversely inward of' the noteboo'lr holder.
When the stenographer is ready totake notes the two 'boards' are folded flat back to back, and the'olfset' arm ltiserected'so that it stands above or beyond the binding 2. The pages as theyare filled with notes are turned over the bar, which thus: marks the starting point for transcribing notes. For transcribing purposes," the holder is'stood uplike a tent, ancl the pages as'they are transcribed are passed beneath the arm, as shown in'Fig. 1. When tl1e''ho1derandbook are closed, the armis automatically folded dowir'withinthe book, overthe board 1, in the'position shown inFi-g. 2. It isnyieldingly held in its erect position by lockcon veniently afforded by a bump or projection 15011 the ear 4, arrangedtocooperate with the limb 1-3. When the arm-is erected the limb is forced past this projection, either the wire or the plate, or both yielding resiliently, and snapping into locking relation. The arm is as easily forced free of the lock when the book and holder are closed.
The pivot rod 12 also performs the function of a back stop or abutment for the cover of the book which is retained by the adjacent rod 7.
' simply a rod having its two ends 17, 17
In order to brace the boards to stand as an easel, abrace 16 is provided. This brace is bent at right angles. Two metal tags 18, 18 are riveted to the inner faces of the boards to present sockets 19, 19 Each tag is made of a piece of sheet metal, doubled upon itself,
the two layers perforated for the eyelet rivets 20, and the connecting portion swelled to form a tubular socket. The end 17* is held in the socket of the tag 18 on the cover I by reason of its extremitybeing enlarged, and can turn, and also slide endwise a short distance, in this socket. The other end 17 can be slipped in and out of the socket of the tag 18. The rod is sufliciently resilient and flexible to permit of this, or the end 17 can be made to have a greater extent of sliding movement in the socket 19 if desired. When the brace is not in use it lies flat against the face of the board 1 Means are also provided whereby the ste no'grapher can brace the boards by means of her pencil. For this purpose two eyelets 21 of appropriate size are shown in the margins of the two boards, preferably at the opposite side from the hinged brace just described. Such eyes afford means both for the bracing of the holder and for holding the pencil Z), and may be used in conjunction with an attached brace or not as desired.
It will be understood that I do not necessarily limit myself to the precise forms shown herein.
What I claim as new is: I
1. Ina note-book holder having a board, a plate secured to the face of the board to present side ears facing each other, one of said ears having a perforation and the "other ear having a slot, a retainer rod which extends substantially across the board, the rod being passed loosely through said perforation and having a retaining head at onev end, and means for catching the other end .in said slot, substantially as set forth.
2. In a note-book holder having a board, a plate secured to the face of the board to present side ears, a retainer rod which extends substantially across the board, the rod being loosely held in one of said ears, and a movable'catch on the otherv ear for releasably engaging the rod, substantially as set forth.
' 3. In a note-book holder having a board, a plate secured to the face. of the board to present side ears, a retaining device on said ears to enter a note-book, and a transverse a plate secured to the face of the board to.
present side ears, a transverse retainer rod loosely held in the ear at one side and releasably held in the ear at the other side, and a second transverse rod pivoted in the ears above and adjacent the retainer rod andcarrying an offset page-keeper and bookmark arm, substantially as set forth.
5. In a note-book holder having a board, a plate secured to the face of said board, and an offset page-keeper and bookmark arm having a pivotal mounting on said plate so that the arm can be erected or folded down over the board, substantially as set forth.
6. In a note-book holder having a board, a plate secured to the face of said board, and an offset page-keeper and book-mark arm having a pivotal mounting on said plate so that the arm can be erected or folded down over the board, with a lock past which the arm is forced yieldingly to erect it, substantially as set forth;
- 7. In a note-book holder having a board, a plate secured to the face of said board, a transverse pivot rod rotatably mounted in said plate. a connecting limb substantially at right angles to said pivot rod and a pagekeeper and book-mark arm extending inward from said connecting limb, together with a yielding-lock projection on the plate cooperative with said connectinglimb, substantially as set forth.
8. The combination with a pair of connected boards, of means comprising suitable eyes on the boards for bracing the boards to stand easel-fashion by means of a pencil or the like passed through the eyes, substan tially as set forth.
9. Thecombination with a pair of connected boards, of two tags on the faces of the respective boards, each tag presenting a socket, and a brace consisting of a rod having its two ends bent at right angles, one of said ends being pivotally held in one of the sockets and the other end adapted to slip in and out of the other socket, substantially as set forth.
EDWARD M. ANDERSON.