US 1835909 A
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DBC. 8, 1931. R, SHOEMAKER, JR 1,835,909
MEMORANDUM PAD Filed Nov. 24, 1930 RICH/7K0 SHOEMHKER, ai?.
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v ArToRNEv Patented Dec. 8, 1931 UNITED STATES RICHARD sHoEMAxER, JR., lor NEW Yonx, N'. Y,
MEMORANDUILTAD c Application mea November 24.1930. serial No. 497,873..
This invention relates to memorandum pads and has for its principal object the provision of a pad which will have groups or sections of sheets of varying lengths, the
) longer ones being at the bottom thereof and the shorter ones at the top, thus producing a stepped construction. v
Another object of the invention is to provide a memorandum pad of this kind wherein the outer or free end of the top sheet in each section will be visible, thereby keeping in view many items for quick and constant reference until disposedof.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a memorandum pad, chiefly for temporary use, wherein the sheets will have a number of perforations, thus enabling one to readily tear out that part of the sheet which is used, thereby 'leaving additional sheets which may likewise be referred to instantly.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter specifically pointed out, or will become apparent, as the specification proceeds.
With the above indicated objects in view, the invention resides in certain novel constructions and combinations and arrangement of parts, clearly described in the following specication and fully illustrated in the accompanying drawings which latter show em-V bodiments of the invention as at present preferred.
In said drawings:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the embodiment. l
Fig. 2 is a section on line 2 2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a top plan view showing the con# struction of several units of the embodiment, side by side; this really being a diagrammatic or development view, showing in laterally adjoining groups the newpad as more and more built up with additional sections as the verticafltpanels shown are examined from right to le Referring now more particularly to said drawings, the embodiment, as at present preferred, includes a base member 5, which Vmay be made from cardboard or otherk suitable material, upon which are mounted the leaves or sheets 6, said sheets being bound to the base member by means of wire staples I7, or in any other suitable manner. y There vare provided a Aplurality `of sheets 8v which yare adjacent to the base member and are ofthe' same length as 'saidbase'm'emben' These sheets Sconstitute `55 a section, The sheet'slQvin ,the1 sectionnext above the first section are somewhat shorter as shown, thereby leaving the. Vouter o'rlfree ends ofthe topsheet in the first seCtionfrvislible without raising the sheets ,inv the next l section thereabove. y
Each succeeding higher section is likewise shorter, the top section 10 being somewhat' less than half the length of the lowest section. All of the sheets are providedwith a 1'(55 perforation 11 near the staple 7 n order that the entire sheet may be easily removed.- The sheets are likewise provided with one ,or more intermediate perforations 12, in order that only a part'of the sheet may be removed. 170
Whereas lthe number of such intermediate perforations is optional itis preferred to have one in the first two top sections andl two 'or more in the next succeeding lower ones,
and in such manner that the intermediate perforations define sheet subdivisions such that when all the latter of the sheets of an upper section have been tornl 0E, that section will be stepped down relative to the next v y below section and at the same time previously 50 hidden intermediate perforations for the sheets of the last-mentioned section will'be exposed. As a result the pad is gradually used up,v but all the way down additional, easily separable subdivisions are progres# sively uncovered and made available for use.
It will be appreciated that the number, of leaves in each section as well as the-number of sections may vbe increased or decreased to I meet any special needs and purposes.
In manufacturing, two or more units may be constructed with intermediate perfora-` tions as shown in Fig. 3.
The binding of the sheets into tablet formk may be done by wire stitching,crash padding, eyeleting, or through punched holes byfas-v teners.
The hereinbefore described lconstruction admits of considerable modification without departing from the invention; therefore, it
is the Wish not to bev limited to the precise arrangements shown and described, which are as aforesaid, by Way of illustration merely. In other Words the scope of protection contemplated is to be taken solely from the appended claim, interpreted las broadly as is consistent With the prior art.r y i What I claim as new is l Y .Y Y A memorandum pad including a base .mem- H, ber and a plurality of sheets of paper `se cured to one end of said base'member, said sheets being arranged in groups each containing a number of sheets of the same length', theV first group being adjacent to saidbase inember and containing the'longest7 and each succeeding upper groups containing sheetsrof less length than the preceding group to pro# vide stepped groups, the sheets of each ofa I plurality ofvv said roups being perforated ltransversely to de ne matching sheet subdivisions in each of said groups, the perfora- `tions, in one group being offset from the perforation in a contiguous group. i
In testimony whereof I hereby aiiix my signature.y
RICHARD sHoEMAKER, JR.