US 1830478 A
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Nov. 3, 1931. M. s. MOSELEY 1,830,478
BOOK HOLDING ATTACHME NT FOR TYPEWRITERS Filed Oct. 9, 1930 Patented Nov. 3, 1931 MADGE s. MOSELEY, or MEMIHIS, TENNESSEE I nooxnonnme lrr'rlionivinri'r Fort TYPEWRITERS Application vfiled October 9, 1930. Serial no. 487,567.
This invention relates to an attachment for a typewriter and pertains particularly to an attachment designed to support a typists notebook. V
The primaryobject of, the present invention is to provide a notebook support which may be easily and quickly applied to the frame of a typewriter and after attachment thereto may be allowed to remain without interfering with the operation of the machine.
Another object of the invention is to provide an easily and quickly detachable device '1 of the above described character, which will support the operators notebook at the proper level and angle to enable her to take notes gherefrom while typing with ease and comort.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a book supporting device of the above described character which is designed to be economically produced and may therefore be retailed at a relatively low price.
The invention will be best understood from a considerationof the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawings but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material deperature from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a view in top plan of a portion of a typewriter showing the device embody ing the present invention applied thereto. I
Figure 2 is a View in side elevation of the device.
Figure 3 is a rear view of the same.
While the present invention is of a character that will permit of its being attached to any make of typewriter with only slight alterations thereto to fit the particular machine,
it has been shown in the accompanying draw- I ings as being attached to a typewriter of the make known as a Remington. In view of thefactthat only a slight change in the contour of one of the supportnig arms for the device must be made in} order to adapt the device to typewriters of other makes, it is to be understood that the device is not to be limited to use upon the particular type of machine shown.
-Referring more particularly to the drawings,the numeral 1 indicates generally a portion of the left hand side of a typewriter of the make above named. In this particular type of typewriter themechanism is'enclosed by a casing 2 in the top of which a channel 3 is formed which has an opening 4 formed in the forward wall thereofa slight distance inwardly from the left end. At the front of the machine the keyboard issurrounded by a frame 5 the left side bar of which is indicated by the numeral 6.
The device embodying the present invention comprises an elongated rectangular plate 7 which, atone end,has formed thereacros's a flange 8 which serves to supporta notebook inpositionwhile in use. A p I 1 Securedtransversely of the back ofthe plate 7 is" a pair of spaced sleeveajthe upper one of which is indicated by the numeral 9 while the jlower one is indicated by the numeral 10. 1
The upper sleeve 9 receives in one end the right angularly extending terminal portion 11 of a relatively long supporting bar 12whi'ch, when the device is in applied position on the typewriter, extends transversely of the left side thereof and adjacent the top, as illusend of this bar 15 is formed'to provide a hook 16 whichengages over the adjacent side bar 6 of the frame surrounding the typewriter keyboard; As the bar 15 and the aortion 11 of the arm 12 are round, it will e seen that they maybe oscillated in the sleeves :12, is ofcircular cross-section, and the outer" 9 and 10 in which they are placed so that tilting of the plate 7 within certain limits is permitted thus enabling the user to arrange the plate at the proper inclination. From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that the present device forms a desirable addition to a typewriterby means of which an operator thereof may support her notebook in such a manner that the transcribing of notes therefrom may be accomplished without difliculty.-- 1 Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
1. An attachment for typewriters having a mechanism enclosing structure and a 'key enclosing frame at'the front thereof, comprising a plate, means at one edge of said plate for engaging the *edgeof a bookplaced thereagainst, an armoscillatably attached -to and projecting laterally from one side o'f-said plate adjacent'one end and adapted toengage said ;key enclosing frame,-and a :sec-
ond arm oscillatably attached :to the plate and projecting laterally from the said side and formed for engagement with the mechanism enclosing FSiEI'LlCtllIG.
2. A book-holding attachment for typea writers having a mechanism enclosing structure and a key enclosing framedisposed atthe front thereof, comprising.aiplate, abook-engaging flange formed alongone edge of said plate, a bar mounted transversely-of-the plate and havinga hook at one end: adapted to engage sa1d key enclosing frame an armhavingone end turned at right angles and (115- posedbeneath said,plate,1neansfor securing Writers having a mechanism-enclosing casing and a key-enclosing frame disposed-at the front of the casing, comprising a plate having a flange along one edge, a pair of bearing sleeves extending in spaced parallel relation transversely of the face of the plate opposite that from whichithe flange projects, a bar extending through one of said sleeves "proj ecting beyond one side edge of the plate and terminating in a hook adapted to engage said 7 key framefsaiil bar being oscillatable in the signature.
v MADJGE S. MOSELEY;
said end of said arm totheplate, and a lateral extension formed at the .othe-rrend of saidiacrm and directed-oppositely to the right angularl'y extendingportion thereof and -adapted to .be attached to -an;adjacent-.;portion ofithe mechanism encasing structure said plate be- .ingoscillatable .on--the .arm and --bar for adplate and having ahook atone end adapted to engage sa1d key "enclosing frame, an arm having one end turned at right anglesand disposed beneathsaid'plate, 'meansfor securing-said end of said arm'to the plate, and a lateral extension formed at the otheraend of said arm and directed oppositely .tothe right angularly extending portion thereof and adapted to be attached to an adjacent portion right langularly extendedportion of the arm of :the mechanism-encasing structure, said andsaid bar being oscillatableonthe plate to 1 facilitate the angular adjustment of-the plate 1 relative to the vertical.
4. A book-holding attachment for