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Publication numberUS185977 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 2, 1877
Publication numberUS 185977 A, US 185977A, US-A-185977, US185977 A, US185977A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in scholars companions
US 185977 A
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No.185,977. Patented. Jan. 2,1877.

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Specification forming part of Letters Patent N 0- 185,977,

November 28, 1876.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EMERY W. SMITH, of Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, have invented an Improved Scholars Companion, of which the following isa specification:

The object of my invention isa scholars companion, constructed as fully described hereafter, to constitute a receptacle for mathematical and drawing instruments, a measure, and paperfolder, and book-cutter; and this I attain by the construction shown in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view, form in which the article may be made; Fig. 2, a plan view; and Fig. 3, a cross-section, showing a modification.

A is a metallic case, the ends and one side being vertical, and the opposite side a being curved inward or beveled, as shown. Each side is bent at the top to form a flange, c, which flanges are clasped by the flange-edges e of the cap or cover B, formed of a continuous flat metal plate, which, when in place, en tirely covers the space X in the case A, and when removed serves as a paper-folder. The compartment or space may be subdivided, as shown, into receptacles for writing and mathematical instruments, which are fully protected and confined when the cover is in place, and are readily accessible when the cover is removed. Where the top is hinged or stationary, however, these articles may be placed in a drawer, as, Fig. 3, to be drawn from the end The flange at the rear forms a showing one dated January 2, 1877; application filed protuberance or rib, 3 which keeps the pen from the side in ruling, the sharp edge. t serves as a paper-cutter, and the curved or beveled edge may be graduated to constitute a measure.

It will be seen that the construction above described enables one to make the case of a single piece of metal, bent up to form the sides,ends,and flanges; that thereislittleorno wastein cutting; that the top is made of a single piece without any waste Whatever, thus permitting the article to be very cheaply manufactured.

Instead of lining the inside with fabric, I coat it with adhesive material, and apply flock thereto, forming a neat, durable lining at a small expense.

I claim- The scholars companion, consistingot' the metallic case A, having a curved and graduated face, a, at one edge, a rib, 3 on the opposite edge at the top, and a receptacle, X, open toward the narrow face of the case, and provided with pockets for the reception of writing or drawing instruments, all as set forth.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


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Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/34