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Publication numberUS1563864 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 1, 1925
Filing dateDec 1, 1924
Priority dateDec 1, 1924
Publication numberUS 1563864 A, US 1563864A, US-A-1563864, US1563864 A, US1563864A
InventorsObel Juvet
Original AssigneeObel Juvet
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Operating and maintenance record for vehicles
US 1563864 A
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Dec. 1, 1925 1,563,864

0. JUVET OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE RECORD FOR VEHICLES Filed 86. 1, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 [31:21 Juvet Dec. 1, 1925 1,563,864

0. JUVET OPERATING AND MAINTEIIANCE RECORD FOR VEHICLES Filed Dec. 1, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Dec. '1, 1925.

UNITED STATES OBEL JUVET, OF FERNDALE, WASHINGTON.

v OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE RECORD FOR VEHICLES.

Application filed December 1, 1924. Serial No. 753,349.

To all 10710112. it may concern:

Be it known that I, OBEY. JUvE'r, a citizen of the United States, residing at Ferndale, in the county of VVhatcom and State of lVashington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in an Operating and Maintenance Record for Vehicles, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in maintenance records.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of improved maintenance record structure which may be used on automotive vehicles, for the purpose of recording expenditures in connection therewith, etc.

A further object of this invention is the provision of an improved maintenance record which may be compactly associated with a vehicle, such as on the instrument board thereof, and included as a permanent part thereof, for the purpose of expeditiously entering expenditures and other facts in connection with the maintenance and'operation of the automotive vehicle.

Other objects and advantages of this invention consist more specifically in the details of the improved maintenance record, and will be apparent during the course of the following detailed description.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and wherein similar reference characters designate corre. sponding parts throughout the several views,

Figure 1 is a front elevation, showing the application of the improved maintenance record, upon a vehicle instrument board, or the like, showing it in closed position.

Figure 2 is a cross sectional view taken through the improvedmaintenance record in closed position substantially on the line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a cross sectional view taken through the improved maintenance record, showing the same open and in position to permit entry of record data upon the leaves of the file portion thereof.

Figure 4 is a view taken substantially on the lin 4 4. of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary plan view of the loose leaf binder and indexing features of the invention, with the improved record open.

Figure 6 is a cross sectional view taken through the loose leaf binder and index portion of the improved records, with the details as positioned in Figure 5.

Figure 7 is a cross sectional view taken substantially on the line '4'7 of Figure 4.

Figure 8 is a cross sectional view taken longitudinally through the loose leaf binder structure used with this invention.

Figures 9 and 10 are cross sectional views taken through the loose leaf binder structure of the improved maintenance record, showing the same in closed and open positions.

In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown only a preferred embodiment of this invention the letter A may generally designate the improved maintenance record, which is preferably adapted for use upon a support such as an instrument board B.

The maintenance record construction preferably includes a casing 10'; supporting member or plate 11; closure 12 which like wise acts as a support with the plate 11; loose leaf binder means 13; and lid mem ber 14:.

The casing 10 is preferably of sheet metal, and rectangular in formation, including the top and bottom walls 16 and 17 respectively; front wall- 18; and side walls 19 and 20; all of said walls except the rear wall 18 at their rear edges being outwardly flanged, to provide the rectangular retaining flange 21; the compartment 22 of the casing 10 being opened from this end of the casing to accommodate details of the maintenance record, as will be subsequently mentioned. The casing 10 is preferably supponted in anopening 25 provided in the supporting wall or instrument board B, and so that the retaining flanges 21 abut the outer surface of the instrument board B, substantially as is illustrated in the drawings. In thispositi-on the casing l0 extends forwardly from the plane of the instrument board B, preferably at right angles, and the casing thus has a very compact assemblage upon the instrument board, with the depth of the casing running transversely of said instrument board. The casing 10 is preferably attached to the instrument board B by means of screws 27, or

like securing elements, extending trans- 105 versely through the sidewalls 19 and 20 and the basewall17, as is nuanced in the drawings. By this arrangement'the heads of thescrews face the com artment 22, and

the attachment elements 2 are not visible at the instrument board side of the casing. The side walls 19 and 20 are preferably provided with longitudinally extending slots and 31 therein, and which-slots 30 and 31 at the rear end of the casing, are upturned, at 30, to cooperate with. the support of the filing leaves, as will be subsequently described,

The support member 11, on which the loose leaf binder structure is carried, is preferably formed of a sheet 'of metal, or any approved material adaptable for the purpose. It is preferably rectangular in formation, and of just sufficient width that the same may comfortably slide in the compartment 22. For the major length thereof it is plane, and at, the rear end 35 thereof it is upturned out of its plane, and rolled at 36, to support a pin 37 therethrough.v

This pin 37 at itsends extends into slots 30 and 31 of-the casing 10, and isprovided with heads 38 to-prevent detachment of the pin from the casln'g andfrom the support member 11. The. member 11 slides longl ludinally within the casing 10,-and when entirely disposed in the casing 10 it. lies parallel upon the bottom 17 of the casing 10, exceptthat at the front-end the member 11 is upturned,a s is illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawings. In order to withdraw the loose leaf binder supporting member 11 from the casing 10 it is merely neces-. sary to rearwardl pull the same, and it will slide rearwardily through the opening in the casing 10, and, as the whereby to facilitate entry of recordson the 'leaves of the'binder structure. In order. to

hold the loose leaf binder supporting mem ber 11 in retracted position in the. compartment of the casing 10, it is preferred to provide a; spring40, which at its'lower end is arcuated, and adapted to snap behind the barrel portion36 of the binder supportin member 11, when the latter is in retracte "position in the compartment of the casing 1( and as is illustrated in Fi re 2 of the drawin 's. In this position t e spring 40 will he dthe binder supporting member 11 retracted, requiring manual urge to displace" the same from the casing. -It is to be noted that the lower swinging end of the spring in 37 slides into the upwardly curved en s 30 of the .slots" 30 and 31,, the member 11 1 will tip downwardly at the instrument board B, to

incline at a slight angle to .the horizontal,-

the loose amazes beneath the binder supporting member 11 when the closure 12 is in open position, in order to support said closure 12 1n substantially the same plane as the binder sup ortlng member 11. This provides a plat form for support of a persons hand when writmg on the leaves of the binder structure. The closure 12 is provided with a finger engaging projection 45, at the free edge thereof.

In closed ition when the binder su porting mem r 11 is in the casing 10, t e closure 12 may be swung from a horizontal position upwardly into closed relation with the open end of the casing'lO. It is held in closed position by means of a springtongue 47, which engages through an openmg 48 in the outer end of the closure 12, substantially as is illustrated in the drawmgs. It is to be noted that a recess 49 is geferably provided in the instrument board and in the rear end of the casing 10, to facilitate swingin of the lug 44 so-that the closure 12 may positioned in horizontal or closed vertical relation.

' Referring to the construction of the loose leaf binder device 13, the same is preferably fixed upon the top surface of the member 11, longitudinally thereof, and referably adjacent one side thereof. T is loose leaf binder preferably comprises a back 49, in the form 'of a casing or housing which comprises the arcuate sprin pieces 50 and 51,

longitudinally connecte at their edge, so that in cross section these portions provide an oval sha ed chamber 55, with the piece 51 connect at 51' to the member 11. At its ends the back 49 provides the caps 53 and 54 to enclose the compartment or chamber,

55. Within the compartmentit is preferred to provide ring sup orting strips '57 and 58,-which are prefera 1 plane, and at their meeting edges are hel 1n assembled relation by means of rivets 59. At the remote longitudinal, ed esthereof the same are in engagement wit the meeting edges ofv the s ring ieces 50 and 51 to normally retain t e springs 50 and 51 under a tension with the strips 57 and'58 in the same plane. The improved loose leaf binder structure 13 includes a plurality of .rings for supporting eaves, and each of said rings includes segments 59 and 60, respectively su ported bythe strips 57 and 58, and extendlng through openin 61 provided in the top portion 50 of the binder back; the meeting edges of said ring segments 59 and be1ng adapted to move into'spaced relation when the strips 57 and 58 are obliquely disposed, as is illustrated in Figure 10 of the drawings.

The lid 14 is preferably provided for cooperation over the loose leaves supported by the binder structure 13, and it: is preferably formed of a one-piece body which at fner lugs 62, depending from the plane of the lid 14, and having openings therein adapted to align Withopenings provided in upstanding lugs or ears 63 carried by the loose leaf binder supporting member 11,adjacent the binder back 49. In closed position on the suppoiting member 11 the lid or support member 14 is located as is illus: trated in Figure 7 of the drawings. At its free swinging end it is preferred to provide the same with a pencil supporting clip 65, which may support a pencil 66 longitudinally at the lower side thereof; the pencil clip being adapted to engage the supporting member 11 when the lid 14 is closed, as is illustrated in Figure 7 of the drawings. ,In open position the lid 14 swings as is illustrated in Figures 5 and 6 of the drawings, and when in open position the same is supported in open relation by the loose leaf binder supporting member 11, to receive the leaves from the loose leaf binder structure, and provide a support therefor.

In connection with the support of the loose leaves, it is preferred to provide a back leaf 70, which may have a pocket 71 therein, within which the drivers license; registration certificate; and like may be carried. The loose leaves 73 are carried by the rings of the binder structure 13, resting on the back 71, and these leaves 73 may be suitably indexed, with tabs 74, or like expedients, to ascertain the correct position in which particular entries may take place, in connection with recording data pertinent to the maintenance and operation of the vehicle upon which the improved maintenance record A is provided.

From the foregoing description ofthis invention it is apparent that a. novel type of maintenance record has been provided,-

which may be compactly located on vehicle instrument boards and the like, in order to conveniently make entries pertinent to oper-' ation and maintenance of the vehicle.

Various changes in the shape, size, and arrangement of parts may be made to the form of invention herein shown and described, Without departing from the spirit of this invention or the scope of the claims.

I claim:

1. In a maintenance record of the class described the combination of a casing having an opening therein, a suppoiting plate slid-ably connected to the casing so that it I may be positioned Within the casing or extended from the opening thereof in supported relation by said casing, and loose leaf binding means connected adjacent aside edge of said supporting plate.

2. In a maintenance record construction the combination of a supporting casing providing a compartment therein and having an opening at an end thereof, a supporting plate slidably connected to said casing-so that the same may be disposed within the compartment of the casing I or extended therefrom through the opening f the easing, and binder means carried by the sup-- porting plate.

-3. In a maintenance record construction the combination of a supporting casing providing a compartment therein and having an opening at an end thereof, a supporting plate slidably connected to said casing so that the same may be disposed Within the compartment of the casing or extended therefrom through the opening of the easing, binder means carried by the supporting plate, and spring means carried within said casing for holding the supporting plate in retracted relation therein.

4. In. a device of the class described the combination of a casing of substantially rectangular formation providing SlClGS having slots longitudinally thereof, the slots at an end of said casing being upturned, a binder supporting plate, and pins carried by the binder supporting plate extending into said slots whereby the plate binder supporting plate extending into said slots whereby the plate will be guided in its movement with respect ,to said casing, said pins when in the upturned portion of said slots being adapted to position the supporting plate in tipped relation outwardly of the opening of said casing, and spring means carried within said casing for en-- gaging the supporting plate to hold the same retracted with respect to the casing.

6; In a record device of the class described the combination of a supporting case providing a compartment therein open at an end of said case, a supporting member, means slidably connecting the supporting member at its inner end to said case so that the supporting member may he slid entirely thereof, a supporting member slidable in 4 the easing adapted to extendthrough said opening and a member hingedly carried by said supporting member adapted to swing closed over the opening of the casing when the supporting member is retracted 1n the casin S. In a device of the class described the combination of a casing open at an end thereof, a supporting member slidable in the casing adapted to extend through said opening, a member hingedly carried by said supporting member adapted to be closed over the opening of the casing when the supporting member is retracted in the casing, and loose leafbinding means sup orted by the supporting member and mova 1e there with. j

9. In a device of the class described the combination of a supporting casing including side walls and being open at one end thereof,"said sidewalls having slots extending longitudinally thereof. which at the ends thereof adjacent said opening of the casing are upturned, a supporting member of platelike formation including an" upturned end, said upturned end having laterally extending projections extending into said slots for slidahly connecting the supporting member to the casingwhereby the supporting member may be extended in retracted relation in the casing or extended from the opening thereof into a tipped relation with respect to the casing when said projections are in the upturned portions of said slots, and closure'means for the casing.

10. In a device of the class described the combination of a supporting casing includmg side walls and being open at one end thereof, said side walls and slots extending longitudinally thereof and at the ends thereof adjacent said opening of the casing being upturned, a supporting member of platelike formation including an upturned end, said upturned end having laterally extending projections extending into said slots for shdably connecting the supporting member to the casing whereby the supporting member may be placed in retracted relation in the casing or extended from the opening thereof into a tipped relation with respect to the casing when said projections are in the upturned portions of said slots, closure means for the casing carried by said supporting member at the end thereof 0 posite to said projections, and loose leaf bin er means carried by said supporting member.

11. In a device of the class described the combination of a casing, a supporting member connected with the casin for extension therefrom, binder means carried by the supporting member, and a member hingedly connected to said supporting member adapted for lateral extension therefrom when the supporting member is extended from the casing whereby to support leaves of said binder.

12. In a device of the class described the combination of a casing, a supporting member connected with the casing for extension therefrom, binder means carried bythe supporting casing, a member hingedly connected to said supporting member adapted for lateral extension therefrom when the supporting member is extended from the casing whereby to support leaves of said binder, and a closure for the casin hingedly carried by said supporting mem er.

13. In combination a casing including top and bottom walls, side walls, and a front wall, said casing being open rearwardly thereof, said side walls having aligning slots extending longitudinally thereof which at their rear ends upturn toward said opening, a spring carried by the front wall ex ending into'the casing and at its free end extending into the space between said slots, :1 supporting member including projections extending into said slots for guiding movement of the supporting member in retracted or extended relation from the casing, said member when within the casing being adapted to be engaged by said spring to hold the same retracted in the casing, a closure member for the casing hingedly carried at the rear end of said supporting member, and a loose leaf binder structure carried by said supporting member adjacent a side edge thereof.

14. In combination a casing including top and bottom walls, side walls, and a front wall, said casing being open rearwardly thereof, said side walls having alignin slots extending longitudinally thereof WhlCh at their rear ends upturn toward said opening, a spring carried by the front Wall extending into the casing and at its free end extending into the space between said slots, a supporting member including projections extending into said slots forguiding movement of the supporting member in retracted or extended relation from the casing, said member when within the casing being adapted to be engaged by said spring to hold the same retracted in the casing, a closure memher for the casing hingedly carried at the 7 15. In a record device of the class described the combination of a supportingcase providing a. compartment therein open at' an end of said case, a supporting member, means slldably connecting the supportmg member at 1ts mner end to said case so that the supporting member may be slid entirely into 7 the case and extended therefrom through the case opening to provide a table, record entry means on said supporting member, closure means for the opening of said case, and spring means carried by the supporting case at the inner end of its compartment for engaging the supporting member when the latter is retracted in the case to hold the same steady and normally retained within the case against accidental displacement.

16. In a maintenance record of the class described the combination of a casing having an opening therein, a supporting plate slidably carried within said casing and adapted to be extended through the opening thereof and supported in tipped relation thereby, a loose leaf binder member carried by said supporting member upwardly thereof at a side thereof, a closure member hinged to the outer end of said supporting member, and catch means for connecting the closure member to the casing to provide a closure for the opening thereof when the supporting member and binder are within the casing.

17 In a maintenance record of the class described the combination of a casing having an opening therein, a supporting plate slidably carried within said casing and adapted to be extended through the opening thereof and supported in tipped relation thereby, a loose leaf binder member carried by said -,-Su(pporting member upwardly thereof at a s1 e thereof, a closure member hinged to the outer end'of said supporting-member, lock means for connecting the closure member to the casing to provide a closure for the opening thereof when the supporting member and binder are within the casing, and spring means for normally holding the supporting member within the casing.

18. In a maintenance record of the class described the combination of a casing having an opening therein, a supporting plate slidably carried within said casing and adapted to be extended through the opening thereof and supported in tipped relation thereby, a loose leaf binder member carried by said supportin member upwardly thereof at a side thereo a closure member hinged to the outer end of said supportingmember, latch means for connecting the closure member to the casing to provide a closure for the opening thereof when the supporting member and binder are within the casing, spring means for normally holding the supporting member'within the casing, and a leaf suporting member hingedly connected to said hrst mentioned supporting member adapted for lateral extension therefrom when opened.

19. In combination a casing, a supporting plate slidably carried by the casing adapted or extension therefrom, closure means carried by said supporting member adapted to close the casing when the supporting member is within the casing, a ring shaped loose leaf binder carried by said supporting plate upwardly 1 thereof and longitudinally at a side thereof, leaves carried by said binder Within the area of the edges of said supporting plate, and a hinged leaf supporting member pivotally carried by said supporting plate adapted to close as a lid over said leaves within the ed e area of said supporting plate to permit sliding with the supporting plate into said casing, and when extended from the casing being adapted to extend laterally from the supporting plate for supporting eaves.

OBEL JUVET.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/231, 281/44, 180/89.11, 224/483, 312/333, 296/37.12, 248/298.1, 402/4, 281/33, 108/45, 312/242, 312/323, 224/281, 312/334.46
International ClassificationB60R7/00, B60R7/08
Cooperative ClassificationB60R7/08
European ClassificationB60R7/08