US 1637485 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 2, 1927. 1,537,435
. w. c. HIERING 1 DESK RAD HOLDER Filed April 1. 1926 ATTORNEY l as Patented Aug. 2, 1927.
TUNITETD STATESPATTENT OFFICE."
WILLIAM C. HIERING, OI NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, LASSIGNOR TO 3'. E. MERGOTT 00., OF
' NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE.
Application filedApril 1, 1926. Serial No. 98,994.
This invention relates to desk pad holders and has as one of its features to provide an appliance for-retaining a plurality of paper sheets, arranged in the form of;a pad, in a- 6 manner convenient for instantuse, the pad being perforated adjacent its marginal edge to permit sheets. I 7
Another object is to provide a holder in ready separation of individual which the pads are replaceably clamped at abrasion'of the surface on which the device may be placed, the entire" structure being economically manufactured from a single piece of sheet metal and provided with interchangeable name plates, thereby constituting a desirable article for advertising purposes.
Other advantages will later appear in the following detailed description taken a together with the drawing forming a component hereof, and in which 1 Figure 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the invention illustrating its application. I
Figure 2 is a top plan view of theholder, partially broken away and the pad omitted.
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary plan" view of a front corner thereof.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of an interchangeable name plate in detail as usedin connectionrwith the holder. I
Figure .5 'is a longitudinal sectional View taken on line 55 of Figure 2. v
The pad, designated in general by the numeral 10, is of conventional type having a plurality of leaves or sheets 11, of oblong rectangular contour, connected at one end 12 in the usual manner and provided with a straight row of line perforations 13 to facilitate tearing away one of the leaves when memoranda has been made upon it.
The holder is composed of a single sheet of any preferred sheet metal shaped to present a fiat base plate 14, having near each of its four corners, downwardly extending, protuberances 15 spherically curved to actas sliders, raising the plate slightly above holder provided with feet designed to avoid a supporting surface and so finished as to avoid scratching or marring the surface.
The plate has" upturned side flanges 16 which, as shown, are preferbly higher at the'rearthan at the front to facilitate maneuvering the leaves 11, fitting loosely between the sides and at the outer end against a front flange 17, the same presenting openings 18 between its ends and the 'side flanges 16.
The base plate 14 is bent up to form a back 19 extending at a right angle to a height slightly in excess of thethickness of the pad and then blended by a curve 20 into a forwardly extending shelf 21 reaching downwardly to grip the solid portions 12 of thep'ad closely adjacent the row of peforations 13. I
As shown in Figures 1 and 5, the curved element 20 is adapted to receive a pencil 22 or the like, pressing it with suflicient ten-' slon to retain it on the pad portion 12 but allow it to be easilywithdrawn when its use is required.
The'extreme forward edge of the shelf 21 is quite firmly pressed on the pad by the inherent resilience of the material of which the structure is made, and it will be seen that in the endsof the shelf are notches 23.
It may now be stated that the holder is designed with special reference for use as an advertising device, which feature is supplied by an interchangeable plate 24.
This plate has a re-entrantly folded lip 25'extending along its forward edge and is adapted to engage over the front edge of the shelf 21, forming a smoothly rounded finish, the lip 25 being interposed between the shelf and pad. I I
In order to hold the plate 24. securely in position on the shelf, tabs 26 extend from its end edges, the same being bent sharply downward and are partially engageable in ticle, the name plates 24 are specific to some particular customer.
The body of the structure may be finished eer lee by polishing, plating, etc, but is particularly adapted to receive a coat of enamel, as japan, by dipping, as'indicate'd inl igure 3, any excess escaping through the recesses or openings 18, thereby assuring a. smooth coating: of the, enamel. p I I In operation awpad is entered below the shelf 21 and selected name plate by pressing the shelf upwardly with the fingers, after which the shelf is released to grip the pad securely, permitting the leaves 11 to be removed at will, each leaf tearing on the perforated lines 13 in an obvious manner.
lVhile certain preferred embodiments of thisdevice have been shown and described, it- Will be'understood that changes in the form, arrangements, proportions, sizesand details thereof may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A pad holder comprising a flat base plate to receive a pad, an upright Wall at one end of, said plate, a downwardlyinclined shelf blended by a curved connection with said Wall, said shelf having end notches, a plate overlying said shelf folded to engage longitudinally over its front edge, and tabs on the ends of said plate to enter the mentioned notches. and be clinched therebelow, the for- Ward edge of said plate presenting a smoothly finished surface pressing on the top of a pad on said base due to the resilience of said shelf.
This specification signed and witnessed this 31st day of March, 1926.
WILLIAM G. HIERING.