|Publication number||US1896935 A|
|Publication date||Feb 7, 1933|
|Filing date||Dec 14, 1931|
|Priority date||Dec 14, 1931|
|Publication number||US 1896935 A, US 1896935A, US-A-1896935, US1896935 A, US1896935A|
|Inventors||Bloomfield Arthur E, Bloomfield Kenneth G|
|Original Assignee||Bloomfield Arthur E, Bloomfield Kenneth G|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb- 7, 1933- A. E. BLOOMFIELD ET L STRIP MAP HOLDER Filed Dec. 14, 1931 3 Sheets-Sheet cANlsTER duotm? Feb. 7, 1933.
A. E. BLOOMFIELD ET AL STRIP MAP HOLDER Filed Dec. 14, 1951 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Feb- 7, l-93.3 A. E. BLooMFlELD ET Al. 1,896,935
STRIP MAP HOLDER Filed Deo. 14, 1931 3 SheetS-Sheet 3 Patented Feb. 7, 1933 UNITEDl STATES PATENT OFFICE -.ARTHUR E. BLoomrrELn AND KENNETH e. BLooMFIELD, or WEST WEBSTER,
NEW Yonx STRIP HAI HOLDER Application illed December 14, 1931.
other matter thereon so that the strip mayv be rolled to occupy a small space and for convenience of handling when adjusting the same to expose portions for ready reading of theJ matter appearing thereon.
In accordance with the invention the designating strip has end portions reversely rolled, a supporting member being disposed between the rolls and maintaining them in spaced relation, and an elastic retainer engaging the rolls and supporting member to hold the parts in cooperative relation and subject the rolls to a braking action to prevent accidental unwinding of the strip and buckling or wrinkling of the exposed portion bearing the route or matter under observation for read- For a full understanding of the invention and the merits thereof reference is to be had to the drawings hereto attached and the subjoined description in which corresponding parts are designated in the several views of the drawings and referred to in the specification by like reference characters.
In the drawings Fig. 1 is a front view illustrative of an embodiment of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a rear view.
Fig. 3 is a transverse section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view of a modification. l
F 5 is a perspective view of the modified form of holder illustrated in Fig. 4, the indieating strip being omitted.
Fig. 6 is a front view of a further modification.
Fig. 7 is a rear view of the modification shown in Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a transverse sectional view on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7.
Fig. 9 is a detailed perspective view of the supporting member provided with opposite seats for receiving the reversely rolled end 4portions of the strip.
Fig. 10 is a side view of a further modifii, cation, parts being broken away.
Fig. 11 is a detail perspective/view illus- Serial No. 580,948.
trating the arrangement of the end wall which is located at each end of each roll receiving depression or seat of the form or embodiment of the holder, as further shown in Figs. 12 and 13.
Fig. l2 is a rear view of a holder in which the supporting member or plate extends the full length of and in fact slightly beyond the rolls carried thereby, a portion of this view being partially broken away.
Fig. 13 is a transverse, sectional view taken on a vertical plane indicated as by the lines 13-13, looking in the direction of the arrows.
The numeral 1 designates the strip upon which is delineated the route, diagram or other matter of a directional character. Opposite end portions of the strip l are reversely wound to provide rolls 2 and 3 which are normally spaced apart to expose an intermediate portion of the strip for ready reading of the matter thereon. A supporting member is disposed between the rolls 2 and 3 to maintain them in spaced relation. This supporting member may consist of a plate 4 having seats 5 at opposite ends Which receive the rolls 2 and 3. Opposite portions of the plate 4 are bent laterall in the same direction and are depressed to orm the seats 5. The supporting member is provided with attaching v means usually in the shape of a suction cup 6, whereby the device may be supported upon the windshield, instrument board or other convenient part of a motor vehicle or other type of carrier.
An elastic retainer may be provided to hold the rolls 2 and 3 in the seats 5, as Well as exert a braking action on said rolls to prevent accidental unwinding of the strip and an annoying looseness of that portion of the strip exposed between the rolls. In vthe form illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 the elastic retainer consists of a metal strap 7 having opposite .end portions recurved, as indicated at 8, to
end walls 5a located at each end of the depressions or seats 5.
In the modification shown in Figs. 4 and 5 the supporting member 4 has openings 10 adjacent the offset portions 5 and these openings receive the retainer 7 e which consists of a spring strip having end portions 7t projecting beyond the elements 5 and recurved to engage about the rolls of the indicating strip. The reversely curved ends Tf of the strip 7 e also act as stops to prevent displacement of the retainer from the supporting member. This retainer is self-conformable to the rolls of the indicating strip as will be readily colnprehended.
In the form shown in Figs. 6, 7 and 8 the elastic retainer 7EL consists of a rubber band Which passes around the rolls 2' and 8 and the supporting member 4. y This arrangement necessitates the provision of a supplemental support 4a which is similar in formation to the supporting member 4 and to which the suction cup 6 is directly attached. The member 4a is formed with side Wings or flanges 4b, the ends of which are indented, as indicated at 4c, to receive the offset portions 5 of the member 4.
In the modification shown in Fig. 10 the supporting member consists of a block 4d, preferably of Wood. Opposite edges of the block 4d are grooved to provide seats 5 to receive the rolls 2 and 3, which are retained in place by a rubber band 7. A groove l1 is formed in a side of the' block 4d to accommodate a run of the rubber band 7a. A suction cup 6 is applied to the grooved side .of the block 4d to provide attaching means for the device.
lVhat is claimed is:
1. A strip having directing matter thereon and having opposite end portions reversely rolled, a supporting member disposed between the rolls and holding them in spaced relation with the intermediate portion of the strip taut and exposing the matter thereon for ready reading, and an elastic retainer member engaging the outer portion of the rolls and cooperatively arranged With respect to the supporting member in a manner to prevent displacement of the rolls and simultaneously subjecting them to a braking action to prevent casual unwinding of the strip and a loosening of the intermediate exposed portion thereof.
2. The combination with an indicating strip having opposite end portions reversely rolled about transversely extending axes, a
supporting member having spaced seat portions receiving the said rolls and an elastic retainer member holding the rolls in the seats while exerting a braking action thereon,
which said retaining member is free to move longitudinally in respect to the supporting member according to the change of the diameters of the rolled ends of the strip.
3. The combination with an indicating strip having opposite end portions reversely rolled each about a transversely extending axis, a spacing member having spaced seat 4. The combination with an indicating n strip having opposite end portions reversely rolled, a supporting member disposed between the rolls and provided with seats in which the said rolls are received and an elastic retainer consisting of a strap having opposite end portions recurved to engage about the rolls and hold them in the seats and exert a braking action thereon.
5. The combination With an indicating strip having opposite end portions reversely rolled, a supporting member provided With seats for reception of the rolls land an elastic retainer consisting of a strap held to the supporting member and having a limited movement, and having opposite end portions reversely curved to engage about the rolls and exert a braking action thereon and self-confolming to the change of diameters of the ro s.
6. The combination With an indicating strip having opposite end portions reversely rolled, a supporting member having spaced seat portions provided with end Walls receiving the said rolls and an elastic retainer holding the rolls in the seats between the end walls and exerting a braking action thereon.
ln testimony whereof We have hereunto set our hands this 30th day of November 1931.
' ARTHUR E. BLOOMFIELD.
KENNETH G. BLOOMFIELD.
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