US 1790994 A
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Feb. 3, 1931. E. L MccoQK 1,790,994 LAUNDRY LIST Filed AprilI 22, 1929 zo 1% J5 Gf//l' iQ/5' IST C'ia favs PRY' CLEIV//V' Patented Feb. 3, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EDWARD L. MCCOOK, OF SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA LAUNDRY LIST Application filed April 22,
6* means for recording the number of pieces of linen or articles of Wearing apparel that are sent to the laundry.
A further object of my invention is, to provide a laundry recording list of the character referred to that is provided on a portion of its face with a space adapted to receive advertising matter and thus the list suitably printed may be distributed by laundries or other business establishments as an advertising medium.
A further object of my invention is, to provide a laundry recording list that utilizes pins or tacks for marking the number of articles that are sent to the laundry and, to provide on the face of the list a cushionlike member that receives and holds the pins or tacks while the same are not in use upon the printed lists that appear on the face of the device.
lVith the foregoing and other objects in view, my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts that will hereinafter be more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a front face view of a laundry recording list constructed in accordance with my invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged section taken on the line QQ of Fig. 1.
Referring by numerals to the accompanying drawings which illustrate a practical emf bodiment of my invention, 10 designates a square or rectangular section of relatively thin sheet material such as cardboard, fibre board or wood veneer and printed or marked on the greater portion of the face of this thin body l0 are lists that include the names of articles of wearing apparel and household i use and which are generally sent to a laundry.
The names of the articles that comprise these lists are printed between horizontally disposed lines 11 that are printed or marked on the face of the panel 10, and immediately to the right of each list is printed or marked 1929. Serial No. 356,966.
a series of vertically disposed lines l2 that intersect the horizontal lines 11, thereby forming a row of squares that follows the printed name of each article in each list.
The members forming each horizontal row of squares are numbered consecutively from 1 to 10 or more and beginning with the first s uares or spaces immediately to the right o the printed names in the lists, and these numbers, when marked as hereinafter more fully described, designate the number of articles that are sent to the laundry.
In order that the list may be suspended from a nail, hook, and the like, a ring or loop 13 is secured to the upper edge of the panel 10, or if desired the ends of a cord or ribbon may be'secured to the upper edge of the panel and which cord or ribbon functions as a hanger.
Secured in any suitable manner on the face of the panel above the printed lists, and preferably in the upper left hand corner, is a cushionlike body 14, preferably in the form of a disc, and which body may be formed of cork or other material that will readily rel ceive the pointed ends of tacks or pins.
If desired, this tack or pin holding member may be in the form of a cushion composed of an outer layer of fabric or leather and filled with sawdust or the like. .Y The means utilized for marking the laundry lists comprises a series of sharp pointed tacks or pins 15, preferably of the type having spherical heads 16.
These tacks or pins are normally seated in the cushion member 14 and when a number of different articles are assembled to be sent to the laundry the pins are withdrawn from member 14. and by means of pressure on heads of said pins the same are forced into the body of the panel 10, so as to record the different articles or pieces that are sent to the laundry.
For instance, if the bundle of laundry includes three shirts, six collars and five handkerchiefs, a pin is inserted in the space or square numbered 3 in the row following the word shirts on the list, a pin is inserted in the space or square numbered 6 in the row following the word collars and a third pin is inserted in the space or square numbered 5 in the row following the word handkerchiefs.
This method lof recording the various articles and pieces that are sent to the laundry is followed out through the various lists and thus the pins inserted in the numbered squares constitute a complete and accurate record of the various articles and pieces of wearing apparel that are sent to the laundry;
A space 17 on the face of the panel above the printed lists and to the side of the cushion 14 is adapted to receive advertising matter.
While I have shown and described my invention as being especially designed for use as a record for articles to be laundered, the
same idea can be advantageously employed as a shopping or marketing list by printing in the various columns the names of various household supplies and particularly grocer ies, meats, vegetables and the like.
Thus it will be seen that I have provided a recording device that is relatively simple in construction, inexpensive of manufacture and very effective in performing the functions for which it is intended.
It will be understood that minor changes in the size, form and construction of the various parts of my improved laundry recording list may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without departing from the yspirit of my invention, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claim.
I claim as my invention:
As a new article of manufacture a laundry list, comprising, a panel bearing on the intermediate and lower portions of its face, printed lists of various articles, the printed name of each article being followed by a row of consecutively numbered spaces, a flat faced disk of relatively soft material secured on the face of said panel in one of the upper corners of said panel, the space on the face of the panel above the printed lists and to the side of the disk of cork being adapted to receive printed advertising matter and a plurality of headed pointed members normally positioned in said member and adapted to be removed therefrom and inserted in the numbered spaces.
In testimony whereof I aiix my signature. EDWARD L. MCCOOK.