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Publication numberUS1898137 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 21, 1933
Filing dateMar 18, 1932
Priority dateMar 18, 1932
Publication numberUS 1898137 A, US 1898137A, US-A-1898137, US1898137 A, US1898137A
InventorsNeely Guy Y
Original AssigneeNeely Guy Y
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1898137 A
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Feb. 21, 1933. 5 NEELY 1,898,137

CALENDAR Filed March 18, 1932 5 Sheets-Sheet l AR H 5932 Invnlor Guy Y Neely By I s. Y. NEELY Feb. 21, 1933.

CALENDAR Filed Mafch 18, 1952 :5 Sheets-Sheet 2 Guy YJVeeZy I Q By ,flllomey Feb. 21, 1933. Y NEELY 1,898,137

CALENDAR Filed March 18, 1932 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 I l/II/I/I/III 5 s S Inventor 5 Guy Y. Neely Patented Feb. 21, 1933 UNITED STATES GUY Y. NEELY, OF LIMA, OHIO CALENDAR Application filed March 18, 1932.

The present invention relates to a calendar which is particularly intended for use bythe Masonic Lodge but it is understood, of course, that the calendar may be used by any lodge or organization for which the same may be found adapted and desirable.

The primary object of the invention is to provide, in the manner as hereinafter set forth, a calendar of the aforementioned character embodying a novel construction, combination and arrangements of parts thru the medium of which the meeting dates of the various branches comprising a lodge may be expeditiously determined.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a calendar of the character described which will be simple in construction, durable, efficient and reliable in use, attractive in appearance, and which may be manufactured at low cost.

All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts thruout the several views, and where- 1n Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of the calendar constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a view in front elevation of the calendar with the month bearing web removed and the front of the cabinet swung to open position.

Fig. 3 is a view in vertical section taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4: is a fragmentary detail view in horizontal section, taken substantially on the line 44 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary detail view in horizontal section, taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 6 is a detail view in perspective of one of the background strips.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a cabinet 1 of suitable size, shape and material, having hinged to its front a door 2 in Serial No. 599,784.

which is mounted a glass 3. Fixed in the cabinet 1 in spaced relation to the door 2 is a panel 4: also of suitable material having transverseslots 5 in its upper and lower portions through which a web 6 is operable.

The web 6 is mounted in roll form on a spool 7 which is journalled in the lower portion of the cabinet 1 and is connected to a spool 8 journalled in the upper portion of the cabinet to be wound thereon from the spool 7. The spools 7 and 8 are located adjacent the slots 5 between the panels 4 and the back of the cabinet 1 said spools having suitable means on one end projecting through the adacent side of the cabinet to facilitate shift- 5 ing the web 6, such as through the medium of keys 9, as best seen in Fig. 1 of the drawings.

The web 6 has printed on its for-ward side monthly calendarswhich are arranged in the order in which the months occur. These monthly calendar-s comprise vertical and transverse intersecting lines defining squares in which the dates 10 appear and further defining, below each of the date squares, the spaces 11 in which, if desired or necessary, 2 the names of the different lodges of an order may appear. Adjacent all of the dates 10 on which a lodge may meet there is provided an opening 12.

Mounted on the front. of the panel 4 is a 8.0 series of elongated, transparent pockets 13 on any suitable material such as celluloid, the pockets may be secured in position on the panel 4 in any desired manner. The pockets 13 are adapted for the reception of the removable background strips let which are of such length that the upper end portions thereof will project above the pockets to facilitate the insertion and removal of said strips. The strips 14 are of variously colored and also multi-colored according to the identifying colors of the various branches of the lodge or order by which the calendar is to be used.

For example, the Masonic Order comprises 9 blue lodges, having blue as an identifying color, the chapter, the identifying color of which is scarlet, the council, the identifying color of which is purple, and etc.

The web 6 is actuated to bring the current .100

month over the pocket 13, so that the background strips 14 will be visible through the openings 12. The variously colored background strips 14 are, of course, properly arranged in the pockets 13. Now, anyone observing blue through the opening 12 may know that blue lodges meet on the dates indicated by the numerals 10 adjacent the openings through which the glue appears. The same is true, of course, for the other branches of the order.

If there are more blue lodges than one, for example, in a city, the names of the lodges may be placed in the spaces 11, and should the two lodges having the same identifying color, such as blue, be meeting on the same night, a line may divide the color on the background strip to indicate this.

It is believed that the many advantages of a calendar in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although the preferred embodiment of the invention is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details and construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts, may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is 1. A structure of the class described comprising a cabinet, a panel mounted in the cabinet having spaced slots therein, spools journalled in the cabinet, pockets mounted on the panel, colored strips removably mounted in the pockets, and a web operable thru the slots and over the strips, and windable on one of the spools, from the other of said spools, said web having a monthly calendar thereon, the web further having openings therein adjacent certain of the calendar dates through which the colored strips are visible.

2. A device of the class described comprising a supporting member, means for removably supporting a transverse row of elongated colored members thereon, a calendar carrying member having the date numerals for each day of the week arranged in a longitudinally extending row and said member having openings therein arranged adjacent certain of the date numerals thereon, and means for removably supporting said calendar member on the supporting member over the colored members with each longitudinally extending row of numerals over a colored member, whereby portions of said colored members will appear through the openings.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


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US2549418 *Mar 29, 1948Apr 17, 1951 Calendar
US4178019 *Apr 28, 1978Dec 11, 1979Milton GedzelmanDate reminder calendar
US4591840 *Nov 4, 1983May 27, 1986International Business Machines Corp.Method of building a readily interpretable monthly calender
U.S. Classification40/107, 40/110
International ClassificationG09D3/10, G09D3/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09D3/10
European ClassificationG09D3/10