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June 20, 1933. P Q UNGER 1,915,138
READING STAND FOR RECORDS AND VISIBLE RECORD BINDERS Filed Sept. 30, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet l czal 0, C(rzyr? June 20, 1933. P. o. UNGER 1,915,138
READING STAND FOR RECORDS AND VISIBLE RECORD BINDERS Filed Sept. 50, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 20, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PAUL O. UNGER, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO WILSON-JONES COMPANY, OF CHICAGQILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS BEADING STAND FOR RECORDS AND VISIBLE RECORD IBINDE RS Application filed September 30, 1931. Serial No. 566,012.
This invention relates to a reading stand for visible record binders.
In the use of visible record binders which 7 contain numerous sheets in shingledorover- 7 upon the Tit lapping relation having columns of data thereon, it is frequently desirable to support the'binder so that the columns of data can be readily collated or computed in the event that the same constitute numbers or sums.
This invention contemplates a stand upon which a visible record binder can be easily sustained in its open'position in combination with a line guide that can be raised or lowered in accordance with the capacity of the binder. In connection therewith, means are provided for properly positioning the record binder and supporting the back thereof in adjusted position. I
The invention comprises the novel structure and combinations of parts hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out and defined in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate a preferred form of this invention and in which similar reference numerals refer to similar features in the different views:
Figure 1 is an interior plan view of a record binder in open position supported upon a reading stand involving this invention. s
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of such a binder.
Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken upon the line IIITII of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional v1ew taken upon the line IV-IV of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is an enlarged sectional v1ew taken line V'V of Figure 3 illustrating one'of the plungers.
One form of the embodiment of this invention is illustrated in the drawings and in referring to the different figures, it will be noted that the ledger reading stand consists of a pair of base stripsl to which U-shaped frame members 2 are attached; These frame members 2 consist of front vertical portions 2 which terminate in upper horizontal portions 2". The topportions 2 extends downwardly at their rear ends and are attached to the base members 1. A strut 3 in spaced relapressed seat.
tion to a leg 2 of one frame member extends H between the base strips 1 and the top of the U-shaped frame member? for forming a guideway. Likewise, a strut 3 extendsparallel to the front leg 2 of the frame member for forming a guideway for a purpose, that will later appear. The legs 2 may be connected by a transverse brace 30.
A metal strip 4: extends upwardly and rearwardly from the rear end of each base strip 1. Each strip t has a forwardly and downwardly inclined portion 4 which forms a rest the portions 4 with the back portion of the members 4. The members 4 are connected by a transverse bar 63 for assisting in supporting the cover of a binder.
A tube 6 isattached to each brace member 5 just below the portions 4 of the de- A plunger 7 which extends through a suitable aperture in the portions 4 and brace 5 extends into each tube 6. "Each plunger has a collar 8 within the tube and a coiled spring 9 within the tube presses against the collar 8 for normally projecting the plunger 7 These plungers 7 are adapted to form a yielding support for the back portion of the ledger in order that the same may be supported at various elevations.
The top portions 2 of the U-shaped frame members support a plate 10 which serves as a by it may be swung inwardly or outwardly.
This clip 18 is provided with an overhanging flange 18 which is clearlyshown in Fig.- ure at for engaging the edge of the coverand maintaining the same in its proper position.
These bars 16 extend to the opposite side of the stand where they are equipped with at-' taching flanges 17 as shown. in Figure These attaching flanges 17 carry a U-shaped bar'18, the legs 18 of which support a rod 19. A line guide 20 which is adaptedifor positioning over the loose'sheets'of the binder has a depending portion 21 which isslidably mountedupon the rod 19 so that the line guide 20 may be readily swung upwardly or downwardly upon said rod or may be shifted lengthwise thereof for aligning successive rows of figures or data. The depending portion 21 of the line guide preferably carries a leaf spring 22 which is adapted forbearing against the rod 19 for'yieldingly retainin the line guide in adjusted position.
twill be obvious that the bars 16 can be swung upwardly or downwardly so that the line guide 20 cangrest upon the sheets of the binder at different elevations. The bars 16 may, however, be held in any adjustedposi- 'tion by means of a yieldingly .mounted plunger 24 which is encased in a cylindrical tube 23 carried by one of the bars 16 and urged by a spring 25. through anaperture in the bar 16 to frictionally engage the rear upright portion 2 of one of the U-shaped frame members.
Inthe use of the ledger stand herein described, the visible index binder or ledger is positioned upon the plate 10 with its adjacent edges under the flanges 11 and 12. The clip 13 which of courseinust be swung out of the way before the binder is placed upon its platform may then be swung inwardly to engage the edge of the binder. The upper cover member is then swung upwardly as shown in Figure 2, while-the back of the binder rests against the yielding plungers 7. Of course,
I while the binder is positioned upon the platform '10, the line guide is swung to one side of the stand upon its supporting rod19. The line guide 20 may then be swung over the sheets of the'binders as shown in Figures 1 I and 2 and the support therefor constituting the bars 16 and the member 18 maybe raised and lowered as desired according ,to the height of the sheets above the platform 10. During the process of computing or totaling, the line guide maybe shifted upon the rod 19 as occasion requires. While the stand is illustratedin connection with a visible record binder embodying shingled or overlapping sheets, it is obvious that the same may be used with other forms of binders in that it provides a supporting platform for the binder and a depressed rest for accommodating the binder back which may be held in any adjusted position in such depressed rest by means of the yielding plungers.
It will also be appreciated that the adjust ability of the line guidewhereby it may be raised or lowered according to the number of sheets in the binder rendersthe stand capable of use with binders ofvarying capacities.
It will further be appreciated that this stand greatly facilitates the use of such visible record binders embodying shingled sheets wherein it is desired to compute the figures in a transverse column or'in which it is desired to copy the data'in a'transverse row.
I am aware that many changes may be made and numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of thisinvention, and I therefore do not purpose limiting the patent granted hereon otherwise than is necessitated by the prior art.
I claim as my invention: I 1. A binder stand comprising a base, an inclinedplatform supported upon said base for supporting the binder, a depressed seat porting platform supported upon said legs, a
pair of bars pivoted to a pair of said legs and extendingacross the sta'nd,'a rod carried by said bars and 'a line guide mounted upon said rod, said bars being swingable upwardly and downwardly to support said line guide at different elevations;
3. A binder stand having an inclined platform, a channel-like groove above said platform, yielding plungers extending-into said groove and means above said groove for sup porting a binder cover.
4. In a binder stand, a frame, a platform supported upon said frame, a pair of parallel bars pivotedtoone side'of said frame and extending to the other side thereof, a rod car- .ried by said bars and a line guide pivotally mounted upon said rod, said barsbeing swingable upwardly and; downwardly to support vsaid line guide at different elevations with respect to said platform. 7
. 5. In a binder stand,a frame, a platform supportedupon said frame, a rod, aline guide slidably and pivotally mounted upon said rod, andmea-nsfor supporting said rod upon one side of said frame below said platform forbodily up and down movements for varying the elevation of said line guide with respect to said platform.
6. In a binder stand, a supporting platform having overhanging flanges u on adjacent edges for receiving adjacent e ges of a binder cover thereunder, and a latch member pivoted to an unflanged edge of said platform and adapted to be swung over an edge of the binder in opposed relation to one of the flanged edges of said platform.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name at Chicago, Cook County,
PAUL O. UNGER.