US 1662906 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 20, 1928. 1,662,906
6 H. E. SHEDD CALENDAR Filed July 14, 1926 Patented Mar. 20, 1928.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HUGHE. SHEDD, OF MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA.
Application filed July 14, 1926. Serial No. 122,465.
v This invention relates to an improvement in calendars of the type employing a plurallty of separate leaves each divided and marked to indicate a definite period, as a week, or a month, with the leaves bound together in unit form and adapted to be successively displaced to expose a particular month or week, as is usual in calendars of this type.-
The main object of the present invention is the provision of a calendar of sheet form in which each of the sheets are provided a with a pocket substantiallyco-extensive with the sheet and providing a receptacle in which it may be placed and retained.
' through the suspending. means to draw the calendar into and maintain it in snug relation to the'back may also be utilized to hold independent memorandum sheets. in snug relation to the back, or may hold the calendar sheets when their calendar period has expired. Under these conditions the expired sheets may beturned up beneath the cover and retained in a'concealed inoperative position. In connection with the cover, means are provided for supporting the calendar as a whole for convenient support, the said means cooperating with the cover to draw the latter toward the backing sheet when the calendar is supported to thereby cause the cover to directly engage and bear upon the calendar sheets which have been.
turned into an operative position. Thusthe weight of the calendar as a whole acts to clamp the discarded calendar leaves between the cover and backing'sheet preventing undue projectionand also serving to retain in the pockets of such discarded sheets any data which it may be desired to retain therein. 7
A further object is the provision of a blank constructed with a view to providing two calendar sheets, each with the'necessary pocket formation permitting a calendar of the desired number of calendar sheets to be readily secured to the backing by a simple binding means and atthe same time facilitating the turning of the sheets into an inoperative position Without bending or creasmg such parts.
This invention is illustrated in the accome panying drawings, in which Flg. 1 1s a face view of the calendar.
Fig. 2 is a section of the same, the cover.
being shown moved upwardly in dotted lines in the position occupied when placing a discarded calendar sheet therebeneath;
Fig. 3 is a plan of the blank forming two calendar sheets.
Fig. i is a broken perspective of the same made up into calendar sheet form. Fig. 5 is a perspective View of a modification.
The calendar sheets are preferably,
though not necessarily, constructed of a blank 1, having an aggregatejle'ngth including the combined length of two monthly or weekly sheets and the length of the pocket section thereof in the respective ends and throughout that length commensurate with the depth of the desired pocket the blank has marginal projections or tabs 2. This blank is designed to be folded along the A transverse median line indicated at3 and the respective end sections of the blank are to be folded back upon themselves substantially at the lineindicated 'at' 4:. The folded portions 5 overlie the face sections of the blank and when the tabs 2 are foldedaround the edges of the face sections of the blank andsecured in position the folded portions,
5 provide with'such face sect-ions pocket formations asindicated at G 'inVFig. 1. The
outer orexposed surface of the pocket formed portions are suitably printed withcalendar data, such being here shown as covering a period of a month, the character of ruling,.names'of the days of the week, and
figures indicating the days of the month being wholly immaterial so far as the present invention is concerned, and any and all variations in these particulars are contemplated.
lVit-h a calendar designed for example for a monthly period, on each sheet such blanks are provided which are secured to a backing sheet 7 in super-imposed order by staples or other fastening means 8 applied on the fold line 3,'the upper sections of the sheets as thus applied are then folded down upon the lower sections, thus arranging twelve such sections in supermp d r la a h having its individual pocket, and each marked on theouter face of such pocket to indicate a calendar designation of a month. The backing sheet 7 extends abovethe line of connection of the calendar sheets thereto and is provided on its frontfaee;
throughout substantially such extended portion with a cover 9. Thisco-ver which is preferably of cardboard or like sheet is secured at'its upper edge to the upper edge ofthe backing sheet, preferably by a bellows whole from; a nail'or other fixture, and itwill be apparent that when so supported the weight of the calendar acting through said corddraw's the cover 9 toward the backing sheet;
As the period for which a particular calendar sheet is marked expires, and it is desired to expose the next calendar sheet, the expired calendar sheet will be turned up to the position beneath the cover 9 and as the calendar is again hung from its support the cover will be drawn tightly against such turned up or discarded calendar sheet, main taining a smooth even appearance and holding such sheet snugly in position against thebacking sheet while at the same time effectivelyconcealed. As the successive calendar sheets are turned up beneath the cover the latter will. accommodate the increased thickness by bodily movement of the bellows connection 10, thus maintaining a flat relationof the cover to the backing sheet.
A particularlyimportant feature of the present invention is the provision of a pecket on each calendar sheet which not only bears the calendar markings, but also pro vides an accessible receptacle. in which 'memorandum having relation to the particular calendar period may be conveniently placed, such for example as bills to be paid during the'month, engagementsto'be carried out, or the like. It is noted that the pocket formation when folded up beneath the cover is'through the clampedwaction oft-he cover substantially closed. against the-escape of anymemoranduinit may be desired-to retain, as suchvwill be clamped and heldby the cover and prevented: from-escapefromr the pocket.
The connectionofthecord 1'1'tothe cover-- 8 is beyondthe' area of the calendar sheets when turned up beneath the cover and if desired reinforcing strips 13 may be appliedto the edge of the cover to insure the clamping action of the cord, and assist in preventing the cord from being disconnected fromthe cover.
In the fornrof theinvention illustrated in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive the calendar sheets as their calendar periods are exhausted, are turned up beneath the cover 9 and the latter acts to hold these exhaust-ed calendar sheets in compact relation with the backing not only to prevent unsightly bulging but to retain any material which may be placed in the pockets. The'use of the cover however, may provide a memorandum calendar such as shown in Fig. 5 wherein thebacking sheet 15 has a pad thereon indicated at 16,
the lower portions of thesheets of which are calendar sheets, and the upper portions serve as a memorandum. The cover 17 which is substantially equivalent to that shown in Figs. land 2 is connectedto the terminals ofa supporting cord 18 which passes through the backing sheet 15 and when hung from a fixture by the loop of such cord the cover 17 is drawn down tightly onto the memorandum portion of the pad holding the leaves thereof in compact relation and preventing .bulging at this point. Obviously other constructions can be provided for calendar memorandum orlike pads where the backing sheet is perforated to permit the passage of suspending cord the terminals of which are connected to a hinged cover sheet so that the weight of the article whcnsuspended actsto draw the cover ti ghtly into closed relation with the backing sheet to hold any intervening parts of the structure in close contact with the backing sheet.
WVhat is claimed as new is 3 A calendar comprising a backing, a series of superimposed leaves connected along one edge of such leavesto the backing on a line.
substantially intermediate the upper and lower edges .of the backing, each of the leaves having a sectionof the full width of the leaf and of-less height thereof-to provide a pocket onthe face of the leaf accessible from theupper portion of the leaf, the face surfaces of the pocket sections being printed 011 the successive leaves to provide a calendar, the leaves being adapted. tobe turned upwardly onto the backing sheet to arrange the pocket inwardly ofLthe leaf and wholly concealed thereby, and means for binding the upturned leaves against the backing sheet to prevent displacement of the contents of the pockets;
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