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May 17, 1927. 1,629,291
A H. MUSCATE AUTOMOBILE MEMO Filed July 16. 1926 ZSheets-Sheet l May 17 1927. 1,629,291
A H. MUSCATE.
AUTOMOBILE MEMO Filed Ju y 6, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor Patented May 1.7, 1927.
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A HENRY MUSCATE, OF MANI'IOU, COLORADO.
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Application filed July 16, 1923. Serial No. 122,903. I
the same having more particular reference ii to' adevice of this kind whichis in the form of an attachment for an automobile steering post to dispose the attachment in a; position to permit it to be conveniently viewed while driving. I
-Briefly, the invention has reference to' an attachment of this kind which includes a casing for a memorandum pad, the casing being provided with a glass panelthrough which the writing on the pad may be viewed while driving, and novel ejector mechanism being arranged in the casing for aiding in removing the pad.
The features and advantages of the invention will become more plainly apparent from the following description and drawings.
In the accompanying drawings wherein like reference characters are employed to designate like parts throughout the same:
Figure 1 is a side view of a device con- 'structed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is an enlarged top plan view of the device removed from the steering wheel.
Figure 3 is a horizontal section taken approximately upon the plane of the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a central longitudinal section through the structure showing the details in relative association more plainly.
Figure 6 is likewise a perspective view of another one of the details, and
Figure 7 is a fragmentary detail sectional view.
The device is generally designated by the reference character 1 and an attaching clamp therefor is designated by the reference character 2. This is of a conventional form and r is connected with a substantially T-shaped bracket 3 which the devicecarries.
The device 1 comprises a substantially rectangular casing 4 which is open at one end to permit insertion and removal of the memorandum pad 5. In practice this pad is rested upon a shelf 6 formed on the lower end of a follower plate 7 which is slidably mounted in the casing. It will be noticed from Figure 5 this follower plate is provided with a downwardly struck portion 8 which is spaced below the shelf 6 and then by re- Figure 5 is a perspective view of one of ferring to Figure it will be seen that a spring arm 9 is fastened 1n the casing as at 10 and has one end engaged witlrthe part 8. The natural'resiliency of the strip 9 serves to return the followerte a predetermined position in an obvious manner; "Attention is also directed to thefact that theres ilient arm or spring9 is provided adjacent its free end with an opening through which the lowerhooked ends of the arms of awire link.
12 pass and are connected This link is of general U-shaped' form, and the bight portion is connected to "a bracket 13 on the. under side of a l-id 14: which is hingedly connected to the casing as at 15. Itis yet tobe pointed out that the front face of the cas-l ing is open and a glass panel 16 is employed for closing it. 'Thus permitting the inscription on the .pad to be easily read through this window. At this time I would direct attention to the fact that the length of the link 12 is such that when the cover or lid 14 is swung to open position as represented in Figure 4, it exerts an upward pull on the spring 9, and thus acts as an ejector for the follower plate .7. Obviously, this lifts the pad upwardly so that it may be "readily grasped to be removed from the follower plate. In this connection it will be noted that one end or corner of the follower plate is notched or cut away to facilitate grasping of the pad in the fingers.
In practice it is obvious that the clamp 2 encircles the steering post or steering post casing as represented in Figure 1, thus disposing the memorandum device 1 in a substantially inclined horizontal position beneath the steering wheel. The transparent side of course is disposed upwardly so that the inscription on the pad may be readily viewed through the window. Consequently, the device will always be in a position to permit the notation to be borne in mind while driving. The device will be found exceptionally successful for use by doctors. For instance, the clerk in the doctors office may take phone calls, and make notatlons on the pad, and when the'doctor is leaving the office he will hand this pad to him and he will insert it in the carrying casing on the steering post so that each item may be attended to in proper order. Then too, the device will be found successful for the housewife who drives downtown and has notations on the pad for various stops or calls to make in attending to a business trip. In 7 fact, various other uses can be found for such a device and in view of the simplicity and practicability it is believed to be exceptionally advantageous and novel. 'Undoubtedly, a careful considei'zation of the description in connection with the draw ings will enable a clear comprehension of the invention to be had. Therefore, a. more lengthy description is thought unnecessary.
Vhile the preferred embodiment ofthe inventionhasbeen shown and described, it is to be understood that minor changes coming within the field of invention claimed 1na vbe resorted to if desired.
-Having thus described the invention, what Iclairnas new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is i v f i '71. In-astructure of the class described, a
ca in o one on. a V .owe'nc s a t eend, foll i late 1n sai' casingincluding a shelf upon which a pad is adapted to be supported, a tongue carried by the shelf equipped end of the follower plate, a spring arm anchored at one end, to said casing andhaving its opposite end cooperable with said tongue, a hingedly mounted closure plate for the open end of the casing, and a connect-ion between the closure plate and free end Off the spring arm for sliding said follower plate in opposite directions.
2. In structure oi the class described, a
casi'ng'open at one end, a follower plate slid-- with said tongue, a hingedly mounted closure plate for the open end of the casing and a connecting length between'the hinged end of said closure plate and the free end of the spring arm for sliding; said follower plate upwardly and through the open end of the casing when the closure open positlon. I
In testimonywhereof plate is swungto I affix my signature.
A HENRY MUsoATn.