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Publication numberUS1868430 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 19, 1932
Filing dateMar 18, 1931
Priority dateMar 20, 1930
Publication numberUS 1868430 A, US 1868430A, US-A-1868430, US1868430 A, US1868430A
InventorsPla Costa Jose Miguel
Original AssigneePla Costa Jose Miguel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Monthly almanac and the like
US 1868430 A
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July 19, 1932. FLA COSTA 1,868,430

MONTHLY ALMANAC AND THE LIKE Filed March 18, 1931 U33 FEEBRUARY [1%(3 SUN MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT '2 25 4C@@ 7 s3 9%) km 02m ME 1]@ W M32 1]@ m 211% Patented July 19, 1932 UNETED STATES PATENT OFFHIE MONTHLY ALMANAC AND THE LIKE Application filed March 18, 1931, Serial No.

This invention consists of improvements in date indicators on monthly almanacs, or similar advertising boards etc. and is carried into effect by the use of a simple apparatus,

which undoubtedly ofiers great advantages over all other apparatus for the same ObJGCt, used up to now, due its low cost and easy application, as well as other factors whlch will be referred to hereafter.

This invention is also applicable to other purposes, as will be observed in this report, as detailed in the claims hereafter.

In order to offer a clear explanation of this invention, the attached drawing illustrates one form thereof.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 shows a front View of a monthly calendar, to which the date indicator has been fixed, in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 shows a front view of one form of the indicator.

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the device shown in Fig. 2.

In the drawing attached, the same numbers are used to indicate similar or corresponding parts.

The device of this invention, with its arrow indicator, is composed of a small ring 0 or frame (1), which may be perfectly flat, or have an added edge (2), to facilitate its handling.

This ring, or frame, may be square, round or oval, or of any other intermediate shape, and in its lower part has one or more pieces (3), which may be cut out of the same piece forming the ring, or consist of pins or similar means, fixed into the lower part of the ring (1).

The piece or pieces (3), when out from the same ring, are provided with an extra thickness (3) to prevent doubling when fixing them.

The ring (1), as well as the piece or pieces (3), whether cut from it, or fixed to piece (2) are made of tin, or of any similar material, preferentially of a flexible character, convenient for manipulation, whilst the rin or frame can easily be doubled, when the 523,614, and in Argentina March 20, 1930.

piece orpieces (3) have to be fixed in the paper.

As already remarked, the latter constitute a strengthening piece (3) which serves to procure greater rigidity.

The ring (1) also has in its lower part a small orifice, (4), through which runs a thread (not shown), united to any part of the almanac, so as to prevent it being lost.

The application of this apparatus to monthly almanacs, or commercial advertising boards, is very simple, and can be done by slightly raising the leaf or sheet thereof, and perforating it with the piece or pieces (3), which are applied to the paper itself, and then the apparatus remains fixed, as demonstrated in drawing 1, and in such a manner that the frame or ring (1) encircles the date or mark requiring to be emphasized.

As may be remarked, this system, when compared with others of a similar nature, offers characteristical advantages to the extent that even when the indicator is fixed on any number whatever, the leaf can be raised up in order to examine the others underneath it, without any diflioulty, an operation which is very difficult in the case of all other known indicators, for the reason that in the latter case, we have to take away the indicator altogether, for as a rule the leaves'of the almanac are all joined together by means of apparatus which prevents us from seeing all the leaf itself; by using our invention, the whole leaf remains free, as well as visible in all its extension, and solely the date to be marked has to be encircled by the marker. Moreover, in its application, this apparatus is not only sure, but of extremely easy use, and in that respect it should be observed its cheapness, for due to that circumstance, it may be made of tin, or of any similar material, as well as the part used to fix it on the leaf, or made independently.

Although I have already said that on one of the edges I have added the piece marked (2), to make it more easily handled, at the same time the ring may be made without it, if that be more convenient for the transport g of the almanac, or for other reasons.

1 My invention, as above explained, is very easy to comprehend, and requiresno further explanations for persons understanding its technical aspect.

It is evident that diverse modifications might be introduced in the construction and details of this apparatus, without losing its characteristics, as hereinbefore described and as set forth in the following claim.

Having already described in detail the' characteristics of this invention, as well as its practical application and use, I hereby declare that I claim as my own invention, and exclusive rights and property, as follows V 1 A calendar indicator, comprising a flat, annular ring adapted to frame'the desired figure on the calendar, a triangular pin depending radially fromrthe inner circumference of the ring, the pin being biased with respect to the ring so as to beadapted to enter the paper of the calendar, and means for gripping said indicator, said means consisting of a flat, circular, radial projection from the upper circumference of the ring in line with the pin, the projection being biased to provide a grip for the indicator on the side opposite to that of the point of the pin.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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US6698120 *Feb 2, 2001Mar 2, 2004William J. BundyScheduling sign system
U.S. Classification40/110, D19/21
International ClassificationB42D5/00, B42D5/04
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/047
European ClassificationB42D5/04E