US 2093635 A
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Se t. 21, 1937. E. F. CUNNINGHAM COMBINATION STAMP PAD COVER AND BACK Filed June 24, 1955 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 21, 1937 uNrrEo s'r'rEs PATENT OFFICE COMBINATION STAMP PAD COVER AND BACK Edward F. Cunningham, New York, N. Y.
Application June 24,
This invention relates to supporting devices for racks for the support of rubber stamps.
The primary object of my invention is to provide a novel form of stamp pad cover adapted to support a number of. rubber stamps in a neat and orderly manner so that same are readily accessible for instant use.
A further object of my invention is to provide supporting means in combination with a stamp pad cover of an arrangement which is particularly adapted to economic fabrications.
The invention will be fully and comprehensive- 1y understood from a consideration of the following detailed description when read in connectionwith 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 claims.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective View of my stamp pad and cover illustrating the function of same to support a series of rubber stamps; and
Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view thru the stamp pad cover and showing the method of inserting the rubber stamps therein.
Referring now to the drawing for a more detailed description thereof, the numeral 3 indicates the usual stamp pad the face of which is adapted for the application of ink to the printing surface of rubber stamps. The stamp pad 3 is provided with a cover 4 the general purpose of which is to protect the inking surface of the pad 3 from dust. The cover 41 is formed with the usual depending side walls 5 and a top 6 which, in the preferred form of my invention, is
. horizontal for a portion of its area and recedes 1935, Serial No. 28,220
to permit the easy insertion of the rubber stamps as indicated. Projecting inwardly from the rear vertical wall 5 of the cover is provided a longitudinal rib 9 so disposed as to engage the printing surface of a rubber stamp adjacent the lower end thereof. The forward edge of the rib 9 is to be spaced from the front edge of the slot 8 an amount equal to the thickness of the usual rubber stamp so that when the latter comes to rest on the supporting rack the handle of the rubber stamp will take a substantially horizontal position, the hilt of the handle resting against the horizontal surface of the cup.
Reference to the dot and dash outline of the rubber stamp, as shown in Fig. 2, will indicate the ease with which the rubber stamps may be placed within or removed from my cover rack. It will. be noted that the extra width of the slot 8 facilitates the convenient placement and removal. The rubber stamps, as shown in Fig. 1, are retained in an aligned orderly manner and may be conveniently removed for instant use in that the receding top 1 of the cover provides ample clearance for grasping the handle of the stamp.
What is claimed as new is:
1. In an article of the character described, the combination, with an inking pad, of a combination stamp rack and cover for said pad, said cover having a substantially rectangular aperture in its 5 top adapted to receive parts of a series of rubber stamps, parts of the top of said cover adjacent said aperture having an internal rib adapted to support said rubber stamps above said inking pad.
2. In an article of the character described, the
combination, with an inking pad, ofa combination stamp rack and cover for said pad, said cover having an aperture in its top adapted to receive parts of a series of rubber stamps, parts of the top of said cover adjacent said aperture being adapted to support said rubber stamps above said inking pad, said cover being hollow and including an internal rib under said aperture and adapted to abut the bases of the stamps to hold the latter in desired positions.
EDWARD F. CUNNINGHAM.