US 1895322 A
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Jan. 24, 1933. R. M. HALL. 1,895,322
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Patented Jan. 24, 1933 PATENT OFFICE noir MQHALL, oF vALrARnIso, INDIANAy UNIVERSAL DESKCALENDAR A' 1 lAippliesdc'ionv filed Novem'oer 3, V1930. y Serial No. 492,939. Q
My invention relates toimprovements'in universal desk calendars and it vmore espe` i cially consists of the features pointed out v1n the claimsf l Y.
The purpose ofrmy invention is to provide a turn-over loose leaf calendar whichobvil ates the necessity for printingV new calendars year by year; that provides a sheet metal support which will fit over any standard subbase having split lwire orl other` retaining arches; that comprises a bead Aformed along the upper edge of the support on whichresilient indicators may be slid to, the right and left; that hasa plurality of loose sheets s secured on the retaining arches-the one face of thesheets carrying monthly indicia positionable face upv onfthe left hand portion` of the support and theothei1 rface of the sheets carrying'we'ekday indicia positionable face up on the right hand portion of the support; that divides all the sheets into tweive.` groups] of thirty onesheets each; that consecutively numbersboth faces of the sheets ineach group consecutively from" one .to thirty-one inclusive; and that provides engagement periods on both` 'sides of eachfsheet,. in .half `hour intervals, from l 8 O0` A. fMggtoylO O0 P. M.
' t. With these f and othery ends in view, I2 il-f Y lustrate'in the accompanying drawing such` instances of yadaptation as will disclose they broad underlying principles of my invention without limiting myself -to the specific details shown thereon and described herein,
Figure 1 is a plan viewshowing a-twol page calendar openedffor use at the begin! ning `of a. year.
Fig. 2 is a detached view at A Aofthe sec.-l`
ond day 'of January, 1930, and atB of the .'46 thirty-first day of January, 1930. r c
Fig. 3 is a diagrammatic representation of `monthly indicia faces of someof'the calendar sheets in each of four months, respectively February,March, April vand May, in
45ugroupsA and B. e y
Figl' 4 illustrates in a diagramma-tlc man?r ner detached portions Aof weekdayindicia sheetsranging froni August to October from"y which only arbitrary "portions have been se Bb* lected.
` Fig. 5 is an enlarged lside elevation of an kelastic indicator. 't `r In utilizing my invention I may` employ ment of parts that the exigenciesof varying 55 conditions may demand without 'departing from theybroad spirit'of the invention. f.
A suitablejbase 1 is used. It maybe formed of sheet metal or otherwise with slot ted yopenings 8, through which'upstanding 60. Well known split wire "arches 7l project from a subbase 26. If desired, the `base l'may, have similar retaining arches secured `to'fit sofas to'serve as a self contained unit, NAS shown, the slots 8 make the base l` adaptable 65 to existing subbases 26. Along thetop edge of the base or support la bead 2 constituting a guideway or runway is formed, .as shown in section in Fig. 5.: VOn this bead semi-'tubu-` j lar sliders 3 are placed. These sliders carry 70 elastic extensions 5 which terminate in pointsl ersy. Betweenthe bead 2 and thefbasel an offset 4 isl formed which serves lto hold' the pointers 6 in alignment. Eyelet-holes 9 are formed inthe calendar sheets, thus permitting them to be turned overfrom `day` toda.
`The calendar "comprises 372 perforated sheets which are assembledon the wirearches 7 on the right /hnd portion of thebasei' 86' l to y be turned totheleftday .by dayf The sheets are printed on bothfs'ides 10 fandll.V
. Assuming all ofthemto be assembled on `.the
right hand Vportion of the base, then rthe first or top sheet on its upper face might only conlY 35" tain the name of the calendar, andthe naine4 I Y of the vproducer or distributor, as desired.. On the lupper face 1Q of alltheother "sheets l along theirtopfedges at 17 .the days of'theffl ,-1
Week af@ Printed advancing conseentiyelylw" from day to and sheet to sheet,horizon' Vtally and vertically.` The names:areposi;
tioned so that, from sheetf to sheetptheyare in register lwith each other. The second' sheet. e
from the top commences with 'Sunday,'and 95 mencing with any one of the week day names 160 i whatever alternative-and equivalent arrange.- fs Y they always progress consecutively throughout the entire pack in twodirections.
Each one of these sheets also contains appointment periods 1G, in half-hour intervals, from 3200 P. M. to 10; O0 P. M. and in additionv the sheets bear numerals 18 near the right hand lower corner which are arranged in twelve groups. Each group is numbered .from one to thirty-one inclusive.
On the underside 11 of each one of the 372 sheets there is printed appointment ,periods 13 in half-hour intervals, from 8:00 A. M. f1 to 2: 30 P. M. Along the top edge thenamesv of the` twelve monthsin a year are printed at 12.V They are in duplicate and in register with each other .for thirty-one sheets. The
i first group commences with January and" ends withy December. Each sheet has a numera'l'14V .printed nearY theY left hand lower' corner. v`These numerals progress consecutively sheet to sheet from `one to thirty-one inclusive. 'In' the next group of thirty-oney sheets the names of the months kare advanced one month; They commence with February and end with January. This group also carries `the numerals 14 from one to thirty-one.
30. group, thus the third one will commencev with VVMarch and end with February, the" The namesofV the months are positioned in register with each other from sheet to sheet in all thegroups. The mont-hs of Veach succeeding group advance a month for each f'groups following commence respectively "l There are thirty-one sheets allocated to each with April, May, June, July, August, Sep-y tember,'October, November and December.
' month regardless of some months having onlythirty days and February aless number.
' l vi5 Y fWe'd'which corresponds to the first of Jan- The monthly indicator 'need not be` changed for an entire year but the week day'.
first dayy of the 'selected month. 'Thus it will f It will now be seen 'that the names of the y months `progress consecutively from group 'ite-group vertically Vand horizontally.
When the top sheet is turned yto the left'as for 1930 use, shown 4in Fig.'1`,-v the monthly indicator 6 is placed YVopposite Jan4 and they weekday indicator is placed opposite uary.
indicatoris shifted at'the end ci" each month, to the day ofthe week corresponding to the be seen that my calendar can-beputinto im- L mediateuse at any time'during any given year by starting'with the topsheet. It is this facility that completely eliminates the accumulation of outofdate calendars at the end ofreach'year, which are a dead loss tothe producer,'under the present practice. f y One or more'perforated referencesheets `may be provided (not shown) either atvthebeginning yor at the end of an entire group-of sheets on which kannual calendars are printed for any r de years.
sired number of consecutive'V VThe]nucyirnthlyf indica, 12 printed near'ylth,
In Fig. 4 the August portion of theweek-l vday faces-10 is indicated by25. The September Jby 23,. and. the OGtOlOGI Vportion by 24, r'Fig. 1 atie the'numeraione isl Shwn corresponding to ythe'firs't day cf the month.A
Adjacent this numeral'the figure .2 'occur-4 Y ring onfthe under side of the sheet'isshown in dotted lines as'numer'al 14'. When this sheetv is turned overto the left onthe arches 7 over the space 1,5,the dotted line2iwill" bef uppermost on the left hand' side as shown at,
A, Fig. 2, thusk it willbe seen that there'are y always two duplicate numerals associated l with each day.
fWhatIclaimis: -V 1. Incalendarrs, aplurality of. slieetsdivided into"v twelve groups of thirty-one sheets each, days of the-month numerals lprinted Y consecutively on bothfaces'of the'sheetsin each group, the lseven days of a week` printed on one facein close'proximity to the same edge of eachsheet, theV twelve months of a year printed on the otherffacefadjacent the "same edge of each sheet,vjthe:i`1 amesof thev Vmonths positioned-in register wlthl each -oth-y er on allthesheets', the 'names vof 'the week;V
positioned' in registerwith' eachlother `onl allV the sheets', fthe Am'onthlyindicia progressing j L one monthfrom-groupto group; the week day indicia advancing one da'y "romjv sheet tosheet', abase for thesheets,ineansjadapted to hold the sheetsloosely"assembledfinfturn-Y' over relation, and separate pointers movable;4 on theV base adjacent the'monthly indicia and the week day indicia respectively.
2. In calendars, 'a supporting vbase, split wirey arches securedthereon, a supplemental base having slots to pass over the arches, means at one edge of the latter basegconstituting a guideway, :slidableiresilient pointers positioned on the.guideway,:and aplurality of imprinted and perforated calendarsliee'tsl assembled on/the arches. v
3.- A, plumiay offk thirty-,on- 'periti-ated calendarsheets comprising a unitary'group,
seven'week-day advancingfindicia printedon` each sheet on'one face, twelvejmonths indicia-- printed in'duplicate on theoppositeface of Veach sheet, numerals printed on eachfacejad- Q,
vancing consecutivelyffrom one t0 thirty-one inclusive from SheetlOSheet, positioning ,the indicia from sheet to 'sheet in register, ad y vancng the week day names from sheet to sheet, another group similarly assembled, the names of the months also printed in duplicate and advancing one month over the previous group, a support for twelve groups, and indicators movable on the support adjacent the monthly and Week day indicia.
In testimony whereof I ax my signature.
ROY M. HALL.