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Get. 23, 1928.
M. B. SANDERS RECORDING DEVICE Filed March 7. 1928 I flier-3mm;
Patented Get. 23;, 1928.
UT -EKTED MORRIS B. SANDER-S, 0F LIT.TLE;ROC.K, ARKANSAS.
Application filed March 7, 1928. Serial No. 259,853.
The present invention relates to recording devices, and aims to provide a novel device of simple and inexpensive construction to be secured to the instrument board of an automobile to indicate, in association with the mileage register, when the motor oil should be changed and the car greased or lubricated.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will be apparent as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the construction and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without depart ing from the spirit of the invention.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a front view of the recording device, and
Fig. 2 is a rear perspective view thereof.
The device comprises a back 7 of wood or other suitable material, in front of which are placed the sheets 8 and 9 of paper, metal or other suitable material, which are spaced apart to accommodate the disks 10 and 11 of paper, sheet metal or other suitable material, each of which has on the face thereof the numerals O to 9, inclusive, to be exposed through the respective openings 13 in the front sheet 9. There are two sets of disks, each including the side disks 10 and the intermediate disk 11. The side disks project slightly from the sides of the body composed of the back 7 and sheets 8 and 9, while the disks 11 pro trude slightly from the ends of said body, in order that the disks may be conveniently turned by the fingers. The sheet 9 has print- 7 ed or otherwise provided thereon the false openings 14 with naughts therein to complete the five numeral spaces, and the units and tens are ignored so that only the first three numerals require changing. Pins 12 extend through the sheets 8 and 9 and disks 10 and 11 into the back 7, to mount the disks for rotation, and'the disks may be readily turned, when changing motor oil and greasing the car, in order to indicate at what mileage of the machine the next change of oil and greasing should be made.
The sheet metal frame 15 is disposed in front of the margins of the sheets 8 and '9, to
- hold the edges and ends of the sheets in place,
and has spaced portions 16 at its ends bent across the ends of the sheet-s and back and behind said back. The frame 15 also has tongues or straps 17 at its side edges near the.
corners bent across the edges of the sheets and back and behind the portions 16. The
frame 15 has portions 18 bent rearwardly across the edges of the sheets and back between the ends thereof, and said portions 18 have outstanding ears 19 in order to fasten the device to the instrument board or other surface by means of screws, nails or other securing elements. The portions 16 are spaced apart to accommodate the disks 11, and the portions 18 are located between the disks 10, so that the rearwardly bent portions of the frame 15 are located between the disks and will not interfere therewith. i
A piece '20 of celluloid, glass, or other suitable transparent material is preferably disposed across the sheet 9 behind the frame 15, to protect the sheet 9 and openings 18.
The device is convenient in use, being readily set by hand, without. requiring operating mechanism or pencil notations. VVit-h the exception of the'pins 12 the entire device is composed of sheet material, and may be manufac tured at small cost.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed'as new is I 1. A device of the character described comprising a sheet having openings therein, a back behind said sheet, disks mounted for rotation between said sheet and back and having numerals to be exposed through said openings, said disks projecting beyond said sheet and back, and a frame in front of said sheet having portions extending across the edges of. said sheet and back and engaging behind said back.
2. A device of the character described coinprising a sheet having openings'therein, a back behind said sheet, disks mounted for rotation between said sheet and back and having numerals to be exposed through said openings, and a. frame bearing against the marginal portion of said sheet and having portions extending rearwardly and engaging behind said back andportions adapted for attachment to an in'st-rument'board or other support, said disks projecting from said sheet and back between said portions.
3. A device of the character described comprising a sheet having openings therein, a
back behind said sheet, disks mounted for rosecuring elements to fasten the device to an tation between said sheet and back and havinstrument board or other support, said disks ing numerals to be exposed through said projecting from said sheet and back between openings, and a frame in front of the marsaid portions.
ginal portion of said sheet and having rear- In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my wardly bent portions, some of which engage signature.
' behind the back and the other portions having outstanding ears for the engagement of MORRIS B. SANDERS.