US 2029236 A
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Jan. 28, 1936. L PH -U 2,029,236
COMBINATION PEN AND CALENDAR F iled A rii 24, 1934 2 fife/war Klo o haus ATTORN EY Patented Jan. 28, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,029,236 COMBINATION PEN AND CALENDAR Werner Klophaus, New York, N. Y.
Application April 24,
This invention relates to devices for containing or displaying calendars and other tabular data.
It is the object of my invention to provide a simple, compact and convenient arrangement for the retention of a strip calendar which is readily accessible for instant reference to the user and which may be conveniently attached to the case of a fountain pen or pencil.
The invention will be fully and comprehensively understood from a consideration of the following detailed description when read in connection with the accompanying drawing which forms part of the application, with the understanding, however, that the improvement is capable of extended application and is not confined to the exact showing of the drawing nor to the precise construction described and, therefore. such changes and modifications may be made therein as do not affect the spirit of the invention nor exceed the scope thereof as expressed in the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail and the particular physical embodiment illustrating the invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts thruout the several views.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the device.
Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the device, attached to a fountain pen; and
Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawing for a more detailed description thereof, numeral 4 indicates a cylindrical casing in the ends of which is journaled a hollow spindle 5 within which a torsional spring 6 is housed. This spring has its lower end fixed to the casing 4, its opposite end being extended radially protrudes into an aperture 1 in the spindle 5. A flexible tape or strip 8 has its one end 1934, Serial No. 722,175 (Cl. 40-108) affixed to the periphery of the spindle 5 upon which it is spirally wound. The free end of the tape 8 is provided with a tab or loop 9 to assist in the extension of the tape. The tension of the spring 6 imparts to the spindle 5 a torque which acts to wind up the entire tape and thus retract same into the casing subsequent to its extension. The spring 6 is amply resilient to permit the extension of the entire tape.
Upon the face of the tape is inscribed in tabular form such reference data as is required by the user. The drawing illustrates an annual calendar in that it is one of the most universally required reference tables. To simplify the use of my device as a calendar reference I have arranged the indicia of same to show the first six months of the year on one side of the extensible tape, the succeeding six months being arranged in consecutive order on the opposite side thereof.
Since the use of my device in practice is related to the use of writing instruments a suitable method of attachment is required. I have illustrated one form of attachment which comprises a depending tubular ferrule Ill afiixed to the casing 4 of my invention and adapted to fit onto the cap II of a fountain pen.
What is claimed is:
A device of the character ing a. cylindrical casing (4) for a tape (8), said casing including a top and a bottom, a hollow spindle (5) journalled in said top and bottom of the mentioned casing, a torsional spring (6) within said casing, one end of said spring being attached to the bottom of the casing and the other end to said spindle, a tape (8) spirally 5 wound around the spindle and having one end secured thereto, said spring being adapted to wind up said tape within the casing, and a slotted ferrule (I 0) extending centrally from the bottom of the casing and of smaller diameter than said casing.
described, compris- WERNER KLOPHAUS.