US 1955613 A
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April 1934- IF. THEILENGERDES 1,955,613
COMBINED SPECTACLE CASE AND MEMORANDUM PAD HOLDER Filed Aug. 22, 1933 Patented Apr. 17, 1934 UK? STTES PATENT GFFECE OOIVLBINED SPECTACLE CASE AND MEMORANDUM PAD HOLDER 3 Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in spectacle cases and has reference more particularly to a spectacle case which is provided with means for attaching a memorandum pad to the bottom thereof so that the pad will always be available whenever the spectacle case is at hand.
People who are obliged to wear spectacles or eye-glasses nearly always carry a case for the same and this is especially true with those people who only wear spectacles for reading and on special occasions only.
The usefulness of a memorandum pad is well recognized by everybody, but many people find it dimcult to keep a memorandum pad with them at all times, and are therefore frequently inconvenienced by the absence of suitable paper to make memoranda on.
It is the object of this invention to provide a suitable place for memorandum pad so that any one who carries a case for eyeglasses or spectacles will always be provided with suitable paper for making and keeping memoranda.
This invention, briefly described, consists of a spectacle case having a hinged cover and in which 5 the bottom of the case is provided with a recess having parallel side walls into which recess a memorandum pad of the proper size is placed. The bottom of the recess curves upwardly at the ends so as to merge with the outside of the casing and is preferably transversely concave on its inner surface.
Having thus briefly described the invention, the same will now be described with greater detail and for this purpose reference will be had to the 5 accompanying drawing in which the preferred embodiment of the invention has been illustrated, and in which:
Fig. l is a perspective view of my improved spectacle case showing the cover in open position 4 and the memorandum pad in place therein;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section taken on line 22, Fig. 1; and
Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken on line 33, Fig. 2.
The spectacle case illustrated in the casing has the general appearance of the ordinary spectacle case in common use and consists of a case having curved end walls 5 and a straight side wall to which the cover 6 is connected by means of 50 a hinge 7. The front edge of the case has a rearwardly extending portion 8 to form a troughlike recess which facilitates the placing of the spectacles therein. The case has a lining 9 and the bottom 10 is provided with a longitudinally '55 extending recess having parallel side walls 11.
The bottom 12 of the recess is preferably transversely curved as indicated in Fig. 3 so as to be slightly concave on its inner surface. The ends of the bottom which has been indicated by reference numeral 13, are curved upwardly so as to merge with the end portions of the case as shown in Fig. 2. Located within the recess is a memorandum tablet 14 which is preferably provided with a cardboard 15 on one side and this cardboard is slightly wider than the distance between 5 the walls 11 so that in order to insert the tablet, the cardboard is curved as shown in Fig. 3. The natural resilience of the cardboard produces a pressure against the side walls 11 that acts to hold the tablet in place and prevents it from dropping out of the recess. By extending the bottom beyond the ends of the tablet as shown in Fig. 1 and curving the ends of the bottom upwardly, spaces are provided for the insertion of the finger to facilitate the removal of a sheet of paper from the tablet. The tablet is glued along one edge in the ordinary way and can be thicker than the depth of the recess because the spectacle cases are usually deeper than actually necessary for the reception of the spectacles or eyeglasses.
By employing a case like the one shown and described here memorandum paper is always available and any one who carries a spectacle case can always be assured of having memorandum paper handy and having a place to keep the memoranda until they have been acted upon.
From the above description it will be seen that by a simple change in the construction of the ordinary spectacle case it can be made so as to provide means for securing a memorandum tablet to the bottom thereof, thereby increasing its usefulness without in any material way affecting its appearance or increasing its size.
I wish to call attention to the fact that the back side of each leaf of the memorandum pad can be used for advertising as it cannot be used for memorandum purposes unless the leaf is torn 01f and in this way a valuable advertising medium is obtained.
In the above description the depression for the reception of the memorandum pad has been referred to as located in the bottom, but I want it understood that it may be provided in the cover if this should prove to be preferable.
Having described the invention what is claimed as new is:
1. A spectacle case having a hinged cover and in which the bottom is provided with a recess for 3. A spectacle case having a hinged cover, the bottom of the case having a recess in its inner surface for the reception and holding of a memorandum pad, the recess having parallel vertical side walls and a bottom that is slightly transversely convex on its inner side.
FREDERICK 'IHEILENGERDE S.