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Publication numberUS1723648 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1929
Filing dateNov 1, 1926
Priority dateNov 1, 1926
Publication numberUS 1723648 A, US 1723648A, US-A-1723648, US1723648 A, US1723648A
InventorsHawes George E
Original AssigneeHawes George E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Aug. 6, 1929.



Application filed November 1, 1926. Serial No. 145337.

My invention relates to means for keeping records in stores, factories and other establishments, of stock ordered, received. and. sent out, so that the quantity of stock on hand and on order, may be easily ascertained at any time.

My invention is ad apted for use in depart ment stores, particularly dry goods stores, clothing stores and the like, whereby the quantity of stock may readily be determined by the use of one of my inuproved stock in dicator cards. In this connection, a separate card would be used for each line oil: goods carried, such for instance as corsets, gloves, stockings, and other merchandise, and. whereby the saleslady can. readily note the number of each size of article on order and. also the number of articles of various sizes in. stock, also the quantity that has been sold within a given. time, likewise the number of those which have been returned for one riason or another.

This recording means is u'eferably carried out on a sheet oi. paper or cardboard by n'inting thereon, suitable lines, words, munbers, and characters best adapting it to the particular line of merchandise for which it is to be used. Other portions of this card are blocked oil? by vertical and horizontal creases, forming small squares, and. in which are imlentatiims, preferably round or are nular in lform. and substantially central of the square :tormed by the vertical and horizontal creases referred to.

The object of the invention is to provide a very simple means whereby records, orders,

deliveries, sales, and stock on hand can. be

conveniently kept of the ditlt'erent sizes or styles of articles sold, and. whereby the number of sales of any particular item can readily be ascertained.

lVith these and other objects in view, the invention resides and consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out inv the claims hereto a )pended, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size, and. minor details of construction within the scope of the claims may be resorted to without departure from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advai'itages oi" the invention.

Similar characters of reference denote like 01' corresponding parts throughout the several ligures of the accompanying (.lrawing forming a part of this specification. and upon which F ig. 1 shows a plan view of a stock record card designed. in accordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged. longitudinal. sectional View, taken. on line 2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged plan view of that portion or sectioi'i of the card shown in Fig. 1, across which section line 2 extends, and

Fi '4 shows my invention, in part, as applied to a lunch check.

The record card shown. in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings, is intended for use in a corset department of a dry goods store and would practically be the same form of card. as could be used for corselettcs, ln'assiC-res, and. other articles in this line, and which. are usually bought in dozen or fraction ol. dozen. lots.

These stock cards may be made up in any convenient sizes and a. number of them kept together in a drawer or box, one card to represent cach line or style oi. article carried in that department, and should be re'lin'red to and checked when ordering and receiving goods, as well as when a sale or return is made.

In the upper left hand corner otlf the sheet may be indicated as shown in F lg. l, the stock number 329.1. and also the article it represents, as for instance corsclettes. Arranged along the top portion oi the sheet in proper spaced relation. and divided by vertical lines are numbers, as for instance, 32, El i, 36, 38, etc., to imlicate sizes. ()n. the left edge portion of the card is printed the words Date ordered, and. in line with it beneath each oi? the size numbers, would be indicated the number of articles ordered. as for instance, as indicated in Fig. 1, 12 of size 32; 12 of size 25st; 12 of size 36; (3 of sizes 38 and 4-0. Beneath th' line is to be indicated the number received, it being under stood that all. oil? the goods ordered. are not always shipped and. received, and that it is necessary to keep a record. of such ITQPlPi'S as well as the number ordered. The (.fl'erence between those received and order-ml are usually sent along later and may be later indicated on. the card when so received.

Opposite and to the right of the words Date received, and beneath each of the size numbers, I provide a block of 12 squares. These blocks of 12 squares each are inclosed by parallel horizontal and vertical grooves defined by dotted lines as A and B respectively, see Fig. 3. The individual squares within the block are formed by providing horizontal grooves C, which are preferably arranged beneath the several size numbers, and vertical grooves D, arranged parallel to and between the several vertical dotted lines B. As shown, I have provided two of the horizontal grooves and three of the vertical grooves within each block which as indicated, provided 12 squares.

Each of these squares contains a depression or pocket E which may be of any preferred shape and required depth. These depressions are adapted to receive marks which, being thus disposed, are not liable to wear oil by handling, and which provide uniform indications that may be quickly counted. A series of depressions are thus provided in which the sales can be quickly indicated with a pencil and subsequently easily referred to.

The horizontal and vertical grooves in the card may be formed at the same time the depressions E are made. These grooves are also for the purpose of receiving pencil marks F, to properly guide the pencil between the squaresin a straight, uniform and reliable manner, so that the squares may be quickly divided off as indicated. In the block below size 32, I have marked off by the assistance of these grooves, six of these squares which in practise would indicate that twelve articles had been ordered, but six had been received, and that six were still on order. This form of marking as applied to the block beneath size FM shows that eight had been received and tour were still on order.

This system of marking off a certain number of squares can be applied to each of the blocks below the several size numbers, if necessary in case the full number ordered were not received, as for instance as indicated in the squares of the blocks beneath sizes 32 and 34, wherein three of the pockets in the squares'below size 32 and two below size 34 are marked out, which would 1nd1- cate that three eorselettes size 32 had been sold out of the six received, and that two of size 34 from the eight received had been sold.

This series of blocks of squares opposite the words Ordered and Received or other similar matter, may be repeated upon the card as represented, as often as may be necessary to meet the requirements of the store, and in fact the blocks so-called, may include as many squares as desired.

On another part of the card, as for instance along the bottom, as shown in Fig. 1

of the drawing, a further series of squares and depressions may be provided for the purpose of similarly noting the number of articles returned, as for instance it will be seen that two of the depressions E in lower block beneath size 32 have been marked to indicate that two articles oi. that size had been returned.

In Fig. 4-, I have shown the depression feature E, applied to a lunch check by arranging them opposite the series of numbers 5, 10, 15, 20, etc., and between the gromes A and B so that as purchases are made, the waiters can indicate the amount of same vwith a pencil, simply by marking over the bottom of the particular depression opposite the amount of the purchase made. The production of a card of this kind including depressions produces a check which can be quickly marked and read and ]')rovides protection tor the markings which cannot be rubbed out through handling, and furthermore obviates the necessity of using pen and ink.

Having thus described my irwention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent ;is:

1. A stock recording means comprising a card or sheet bearing printed words and numbers, squares marked out on said cards opposite one or more of the numbers by vertical and horizontal grooves.

2. A stock recording means comprising a card or sheet bearing printed words and numbers, a square marked out on the card opposite one of said numbers by vertical and horizontal grooves and a. depression formed in said square.

A stock recording means comprising a card or sheet bearing printed words and numbers, a series of horizontal and vertical grooves arranged crossing each other in a manner to form a block opposite each of said numbers and words, a series of squares within each block, and a depression formed in each square.

4. A stock recording means comprising a card or sheet bearing printed words and numbers, a series of horizontal and vertical grooves arranged to cross each other in a manner to form a block of squares opposite each of said numbers and words, and a series of vertical and horizontal. grooves within said block forming a series of squares within each block, and a depression formed within each square.

5. A stock recording means comprising a card or sheet bearing printed words and numbers, a series of horizontal and vertical grooves arranged with relation to said words and numbers and crossing each other in a manner to form a block of squares opposite each of said, numbers, and a depression formed in each square.

6. A stock recording means comprising a lltl said block to form a series of squares within each block.

Signed at Bridgeport, in the county of 1 Fairfield and State of Connecticut, this thirtieth day of October, A. I). 1926.


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U.S. Classification283/48.1, 283/117, 281/38
International ClassificationB42D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/0053
European ClassificationB42D15/00F