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Dec. 19, l 9
933. RUDOLPH 1,939,793
MANIFOLDING SALES PAD Filed March 15, 1933 Planter No. Ba5kets Tun/way RUDOLPH Patented Dec. 19, 1933 UNITED STATES PATEL-NT OFFICE Z V MAmroLniNGsaLEs PAD l V Turnley Rudolph, Springfield, Tenn. J Application March'15, 1933. Serial No.sso,9o1 5 Claims. (01. 232 -22) This invention relates to improvementsin manifolding sales pads designed particularly; for use in auction sales where receipts mustbe written outand duplicated quickly; and where it is necessary, because of the haste in writing the receipts, that the parts of the pad may be readily separated from each other without danger of smudging or smearing any of the elementsof the The main object of the invention is to provide a pad of this character having acomparatively .stifl foundation sheet'of cardboard onwhich is mounted superimposed flexible sheets, each having a carbon backing and adapted to be separated from the other, or others, by the actof bending .the foundation sheet to raise the several carbon baeksheets therefrom. e
A further object of theinvention is'to provide a manifolding sales pad'in which theedges of some of the superimposed sheets may'have'flnger .cutouts so arranged that each sheet can be removed by the user'from the pad without rubbing the carboned back against any of theunderlying Other-objected the invention will become apparent as. the detailed description thereof proceeds.
In the drawing: 7
Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating a complete manifold sales book embodying this invention; V
Figure 2 is a perspective view illustrating the same sales book with the upper sheets removed;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary plan view of one corner of the sales pad illustrating the arrangement of finger cutouts referred to; and
Figure 4 is a horizontal section taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.
As shown in the drawing, the invention comprises a foundation sheet 1, preferably rectangular in shape and formed from a good quality of thin cardboard. The sheet 1 is divided into two parts 2 and 3. The part 2 forms a hand grip by means of which the entire sales pad may be handled without danger of smearing the face of any sheet by pressing the carboned back of any up per sheet thereon.
Suitably secured, as by staples 5 and 6, to the.
' printed matter.
sheets therefrom. As illustrated in Figure 'matically separates its free edge-from the sheet intended to be provided with lines and printed matterreferring tomerchandise sold and giving the date, number of units, the name of the buyer and other desired information relating to the sale of such merchandise. a
r The sheet 7 is of the same dimensions as the part 3 of the sheet 1 and is provided with similar This sheet 7 has its upper corner cut out diagonally along the line 10 so as to expose theupper right hand corner of the sheet the part 2 as illustrated in Figure 1, applying his thumb to the part lleof the sheet 1 exposed by the cut away portion 10 of the sheet 7, and then bending the cardboard sheet 1 backwardly to raise the free edges of sheet 7, and superimposed 1 and can be readily torn off from the said sheet 1 without the necessity of having to rub or press the carbon back of'sheet 7 against the sheet 1.
It is obviously' desirable to be able to separate so these sheets from the cardboard sheet 1 and from each other without being compelled to smudge the lower sheets, as is usual where the cutout portions are not provided.
The two upper sheets 8 and 9 are intended to be separated bodily from the sheets 7 and 1.
For this purpose each of these sheets 8 and 9 is provided with a finger cutout 12 on its outer edges. In the particular industry for which these manifolding sales pads are intended to be used,
reason, the two upper sheets have their finger cutouts registering with each other so that all that is necessary to remove them is for the user to grip the portion 2 with one hand, apply the thumb of his other hand to the cardboard and the part of the sheet 7 immediately under these finger cutouts. The bending of the foundation sheet 1 and the sheet 7 will then cause the sheets 8 and.9 to separate from sheets 1 and. 7, and to be readily torn off without danger of smearing each other or the sheets 1 and 7.
While I have shown only three sheets secured to the foundation sheet 1, it is obvious that any number of such sheets may be used to form the manifolding pad, depending upon the number of receipts or sales records which must be made 1; the sheet 7' auto- 75 for each transaction. If any other sheets be superimposed on the sheet 9 and these superimposed sheets are intended to be removed separately from the lower sheets, it is obvious that these additional sheets must be provided with finger cutouts similar to the cutout 12, but displaced downwardly from the said cutout 12, so that the thumb of the user may grip the lower sheets to prevent their rising up from the famdation sheet while the outer sheets are removed or separated by the act of bending the foundation sheets backwardly to effect this separation.
It is thought that the invention and numerous of its attendant advantages will be'understood from the foregoing description, and it is obvious that changes may be made in theform, construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit or scope of my invention, or sacrificing any of its attendant advanuses; the form herein described being a preferred embodiment for the purpcse of illustrating my invention. 7
What I claim is:
1. A Manifolding sales pad a comparatively stifi flexible sheet at material divided into two parts, one of said parts having printed matter trim-eon, carbon backed triplicate leaves mperimposed on the printed part of said slmet, mid leaves having the same dimensions as said part and having similar printed matter thereon,
leaves havim one edge of each seemed to said sheet at the junction between said parts, the free aiges of said leaves being partly .eut
away to form cut-outs disaligned depthwise of the pad to facilitate the separation of the leaves from each other and iron said sheet.
2. 'A manifolding sales pad comprising a comparatively stiff flexible sheet of material divided into two parts, one of said parts having printed matter. thereon, carbon backed triplicate leaves onthem'intedpartot saidshee't, said leaves having the same dimensions as said .part and having similar printed matter thereon,
said leaves having one edge of each scarred in said sheet at the junction between said parts, the leaf next to said sheet having a portion of its free edge cut away to expose a part of said sheet. 7
3. A manifolding sales pad comprising a comparatively stiff flexible sheet of material divided into two parts, one of said parts having printed matter thereon, carbon backed triplicate leaves snpa'impomd on the printed part of said sheet, said leaves having the same dimensions as said part and having similar printed matter thereon, said leaves having one edge of each secured to said sheet at the junction between said parts,
the leaves above the leaf next to said sheet having portions of their free edges cut away to expose apart of laid leaf.
. 4. .A manifolding sales pad comprising a comparatively sm'r flexible sheet of material divided into two parts, one of said parts having printed matter thereon, carbon backed triplicate leaves (m me printedpart of said sheet, said ieaveslnvimg' them dimensions as said part and hn'mrgsirmiar prmi'edmatter thereon, said ieaves having-one edge or each secured to said meet at the Junctim between said parts,10() the leaf next tnsaid sheet having a portion of its'fr'ee edgemrt away to expose a part orsaid sheet, and the leaves above said leaf having portions of their free edges cut away to exposea portion of i v V 5. A manif-olding sales pad mprising a'enmpamxively sfifi sheet or material divided into two parts, one'of saidpu'is having printed matter thereon, carbon backed triplicate leaves superimposed on the painted part of said sheet, 11
iree edgecmt away to expose part of said sheet,
and they free-edges etjthedeaf above said sheet having partials of their free ekeseut away in expose part of the free edge of said leaf.-.
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