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'May-:25 1926. 1,585,741
. J. A. WEINGART MEMORANDUM DEV I CE Filed March 18 `1925 Tou/mv@ Erre-M55 aan] raw Harn fas lvl/o'. Wizz ATroRNEY Patented May 25, 1926.
UNITED STATES PATENT QFICE.I
JOHN ALFRED WEINGART, 0F SHELBURNE, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA.
Application filed March 18, 1925. Serial No. 16,291.
enable him to record the desired informa-v tion.
Another object is to provide an improved memorandum device which is particularlyr useful in keeping a record of various items pertaining to the construction or operation of'any piece of work, machine, vehicle, or the like.`
A further object of the invention is to provide av memorandum booklet or folder having an improved type of holder asso-- ci'ated therewith.
Other objects will appear from the following description.
One form of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which,
Y Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a 1nemorandum device constructed in accordance with the invention;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the reverse or under side of the memorandum device illustrated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a transverse section through an automobile instrument panel illustrating the manner in which the memorandum device may be attached thereto; Y
Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the device in open position;
Fig. 5 is a transverse section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is a plan view of a portion of one of the' record sheets showing the various headings that may be provided thereon; and
Fig. 7 is an explanatory perspective view of the folder illustrating the manner in which the record sheet or sheets may be associated with the folder.
The device comprises a holder preferably formed of sheet metal and having a back' plate 1 and a turned over or reflex edge portion 2. A folder 3 of suitable material, such as heavy paper, cardboard; leather or the like, has its back cover pivoted to the holder 1 at 4:. The pivotal connectionmay be con veniently effected by means of a rivet 5 pass`- ing through the holder and the rear cover of the folder as clearly shown in Fig. 2. Normally, the folder occupies the position shown in Fig. l in which its free edges are engaged by the turned over edge portion 2 of the holder. When it is desired to record information in the folder it is moved about its pivot to the position shown in Fig. l in which position the folder may be opened and the desired information recorded as herein afterV described. 4
The holder at its rear side is provided with a spring clip 6 (Fig. 2) which, if desired, may be an integral reflexed extension of the back plate 1. The inherent resiliency of the clip 6 causes it to act as a spring clip to enable the device to be attachedV to a support as hereinafter described. The spring` clip 6 is preferably so shaped as to provide a compartment 7 for receivinga pencil 8.
VThe metal of the clip 6 `adjacent to lone end of the compartment 7 may be formed in to an integral clip 9 which performs two functions; it constitutes a tongue towhich the pencil cord 10 may be attached and yalso constitutes a spring clip for yieldinglyretaining the pencil in the compartments 7. For thisv purpose the tongue 9 maybe deformed or pressed inwardly a small distance so that its inherent resiliency'may be uti liZed to exert sufficient pressure on the pencil to yieldingly hold it .in the compartment. A convenient way of attaching the cord to the tongue 9 is to provide the cord with a loop` 11 which kmay be slipped over the tongue 9 as clearly shown in Fig. 2.
The folder contains one or more record sheets 12 which may be associated with it in anysuit-able way; but they are preferably associated with it in the manner shown in Fig. 7. The type of record sheet shown in the drawing is considerably longer than the width ofthe folderand therefore it is folded in the manner shown in Fig. 7 to enable it to be accommodated Within the folder. The upper part of the record sheet 12 is pre ferably glued or otherwise secured to the inner face of the front cover of the folder. The record sheet is preferably provided with certain indicia or headings, printed or otherwise inscribed thereon, indicating the character of the informationl to be recorded on the sheet, as shown in Fig. 6. For instance, one side of the record sheet may contain the vgeneral heading Car expense and the sheet may be divided into a number of columns e designated by headings which4 indicate that llO `from the lower edge of the panel.
l.zontal ledge 17 l asl shoivn'in 3.
the columns are to be used for recordingl such items as the quantity of gasoline purchased, the quantity of oil purchased, the cost of these;materialaztlie costei? Atires and repairs, the cost oi' repairs to the car and the date on which the expenditures-are made 'for the various items, all as shown in Fig. 6.
The reverse side ofthe record sheet, as shown in Fig. 4f, may belprovided with other indicia Whicliivillbe of assistance in'lreeping afrecord 'of touring expenses. `For instance, the reverse side of thesheet may contain the general heading Touring ,expense. The variouscolumns ot this side of the vsheet may contain such headings as ,Date, Town, c"Hotel, Meals, Amusements, Miscl, etc;
The inner Jface of the baclccover oi'the folder may lbe provided ivitlrapocket 1B which constitutes a. convenient place to keep the Yoperators license and driving permit. Ata suitablepp'lace in the folder,preterab ly on the face oi' the pocket 1'3,-isprovided a suitable VVspace as indicatedat la identilied by appropriate indicia such as Speeolometer reading atlpiesent7 .for recordingthe speedometer reading at-the time ot recordn ing the 'irst item onthe lrecord sheet. A second space l5 may also be provided identified by suitable indicia suoli .as Gallons of f gasoline in tank7 'for recording the amount of gasolinein the tank at the time oi recording the lirstpurchase of gasoline on the record sheet.
'Fig r3 illustrates how the devicemaybe conveniently attached to the instrument panel of an automobile. ,The linstrument panel is represented at'land has the usual horizontal ledge 17 `projecting rearwardly This ledge 17 is usually one side .of an angle iron remployed for stiffening and bracing `the panel. If the .automobile is provi-ded with a metal instrument panel, tlie,lo\ver.edge is usually turned inwardly to 'form a correspondiiighorizontalledge 1"?. The spring clip 6 serves as means for ,removably attaching the |memorandum deviceqto the hori- ,It Will be seen thatthe memorandum deviceis so designedl that. it normally may-be carriedby a part of the automobile Where it is out of the Way and yet Within convenient `reach loi the driver so that it maybe readily Aremoved ivlien' it is desired to, record therein information pertaining to the operation of the automobile.
lVhen itis :desired-to useithe device it is removed from 'the liorizontalt'ledge i7, and the folder is thenmoved about its .pivot l to vWithdraw its edge from the turned over portion 2 ofi the metalholder. The folder is then. opened tothe position slioivn in vFig. Ltand the record sheet is unfolded. 'The desired items are'then recorded, after which the device is closed and again attached to the horizontal ledge 17 by means et th. spring clip. Obviously the device may be at taclied toanv other part et' the automobil Where it ivill be readily accessible to the driver.
It .vill now be seen that with the :if-'sis- 'tance of the memorandum device the oivner in space l5 should be added to the total amount purchased to obtain accurate results in calculating' the average number ot miles per gallon ot gasoline.
The article constitutes a handy devicel'oi keeping a record or account of the operating expense or other facts pertaining to the operation of an automobile. lVhile the device` has been described above with particular emphasis on its adaptability and advantages .tor this purpose, it is not limited to such use because by providing the folder with difi ent record sheets, Ahaving appropriate printed headings, the device may be usedcto keep a costor other account of any machine, vehicle or piece of Work. For instance, it may be used to keep a record ofthe costotq constructing a machine, or'for keeping-a record of various facts pertaining to itsV operation after its construction. lVhen a record sheet isf'iull or on completion of a piece of Work, the sheet maybe removed from the ilolder and led. vThe' clip@ may be used Yfor clamping the device to any dat surface in an automobile or on a machine or other device in connection with which it is used. For instance'ivhen the device is'used for keeping -a record of the facts pertaining to a niachine, the device may be vclamped to some projecting ledge on that particular machine.
l. A device ,of the class described comprising a `holder having refleXed edge portion, afolder adapted to contain at least one record sheet-pivoted -to the holder and normally having one edge Yportion engaged by the reieXed edge portion of the holder but out of engagement With which it may be moved `by pivotal movement of the folder, and a spring clip associated vWith the holder, one portion ot which is shaped to form a pencil receiver, -a spring clip having a tongue serving to yieldingly engage t-he pencil to hold it in'` the receiver and also serving as an attaching device for a cordon the pencil.
:2, A devieevot the class described comprising a holder having a reflexed edge portion, a folder comprising hingedly connected front and back covers, the back cover being pivoted to the holder and the nnhinged edges of the folder being normally engaged by the reflexed edge 'portion of the holder but ont of engagement with which they may be moved by pivotal movement of the folder, and a spring clip by means of Which the holder may be attached to a supporting ledge, said holder having a pencil receiver associated therewith.
3. A device of the class described comprising a holder having a reflexed edge portion, a folder comprising hingedly connected front and back covers, the back cover being pivoted to the holder and the nnhinged edges of the folder being normally engaged by the reflexed edge portion of the holder but ont of engagement With which they may be moved by pivotal movement of the folder, and a spring clip by means of Which the holder may be attached to a y supporting ledge.
4. A. device of the class described comprising a holder having a rcl'lexed edge portion, a folder comprising hingedly connected front and back covers, the back cover being pivoted to the holder and the unhinged edges of the'folder being normally engaged by the reflexed edge portion of the holder but out of engagement with which they may be moved by pivotal movement of the folder, and a pencil receiver associated with said holder.
5. A device of the class described, comprising a holder having a reflexed edge portion, a folder comprising hingedly connected front and back covers, the back cover being pivoted to the holder and the unhinged edges of the folder being normally engaged by th c retlexed edge portion of the holder but outof engagement with which they may be moved by pivotal movement of the folder, and means associated with the holder by Which it may be attached to a supporting ledge.
6. A recording device comprising a holder having a turned over edge portion, a memorandum book having a hinged cover pivoted to the holder and normally having its unhinged edge portion engaged by the turned over portion of the holder bnt ont of engagement with Which it may be moved by a pivotal movement of the memorandum book, a pencil receiver associated with the holder, and means associated with the holder by which it may be removably attached to a support.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature JOHN ALFRED WEINGART.