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Publication numberUS2099295 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 16, 1937
Filing dateJul 24, 1936
Priority dateJul 24, 1936
Publication numberUS 2099295 A, US 2099295A, US-A-2099295, US2099295 A, US2099295A
InventorsCanfield Dana W
Original AssigneeCanfield Dana W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wrist-type memorandum pad
US 2099295 A
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NOV. 16, w CANFIELD WRIST TYPE MEMORANDUM PAD Filed July 24, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet l VIII VIII/[III Inventor A itomeys NOV. 16, w c LD WRIST TYPE MEMORANDUM PAD Filed July 24, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 A iiorneys Patented Nov. 16, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2' Claims.

This invention relates to a novel utility memorandum pad of a so-called wrist type for personal adoption and use susceptible of being conveniently worn on the wrist of the user to expedite jotting down notes with a pencil in an obvious manner.

Admittedly, the idea of using wrist straps for holding various accessories in place is not new. Moreover, there is nothing broadlynew in the idea of constructing a miniature memorandum or notation pad applicable to the wrist or hand for expeditious usage. It follows, therefore, that thepresent invention has to do with the addition to this particular line of endeavor of a novel utility type memo pad miniature in character, held in place by a suitable wrist strap, but possessed of features of distinction and refinement making it more aptly fitted for the specific purposes intended.

One feature of the unique assemblage is the adoption of a wrist strap satisfactorily cooperable with the miniature paper pad as to permit the pad to be renewed from time to time so that the perfected principles of the idea of the invention may be adequately fulfilled.

Specific structural novelty may be foundto exist in the special coordination of the renewable pad and wrist strap assembly, though novelty in the pad itself appears to be present to the extent of directing justified attention to the newness of the parts separately and collectively.

Other features and advantages may become apparent from the following description and drawings.

In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views: v

Figure l is what may be called a plan or an elevational view showing how the complete attachment is applied to the wrist of the wearer for convenient use.

Figure 2 is a view of the attachment per se showing it removed from the wrist and disclosing how the strap is slidably and detachably connected with the pad.

Figure 3 is an edge view of the pad showing the strap connecting means from another viewpoint- Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of the double tab-equipped leaves of the multiple leaf memorandum pad.

Figure 5 is an exaggerated fragmentary sectional view showing how the tabs are stapled on the backing member, and how the substantially U-shaped member or bail is fastened to the rivet to accommodate the wrist strap.

Figure 6 is a perspective view of the so-called bail. I Figure '7 is a fragmentary plan view of a modifled type of wrist strapwith the pad removed.

Figure 8 is an enlarged detail section on the plane of the line 88 of Figure '7.

The miniature pad is standardized in construction and here designated as a unit by the numeral 9. It comprises a cardboard backing sheet or member l0, this being of general rectangular form and provided at opposite ends with anchoring extensions or riveting ears ll. Superimposed upon this in customary stacked relationship are the individual tearable memorandum sheets of paper l2. These have corresponding configuration and at the ends are provided with retention tabs I3 joined to the body portion by scored lines H. The tabs l3 are secured by rivets l5 to the extensions ll. Thus, after a notation is jotted down in pencil on the top sheet, one comer portion thereof can be peeled up with the finger and the rectangular portion torn off leaving the tabs It! in place. As the sheets l2 are individual, it is obvious that they can be easily removed and filed away in one pocket or elsewhere for future reference purposes. Each pad also includes a pair of U-shaped wire members l6 conveniently called bails. These are in efiect strap loops and are provided with eyes I! on the ends of the arm portions secured by the clenched terminals [8 of the rivets as shown in exaggerated form in Figure 5. Thus, the simple strap can be passed through these strap loops or bails IE to complete the assembly. The strap may be provided with a buckle l9, the strap itself being differentiated by the numeral 20.

In some instances instead of extending the wrist strap through the shackling bails or loops I6, I have found it expedient and practicable to utilize a special wrist strap of the type shown in Figures 7 and 8. Here the strap is merely differentiated for convenience by the numeral M and has an enlarged adapter end portion 22 which conveniently seats itself upon the wrist as is obvious. This is provided with an appropriate strap and retaining buckle 23. The main feature, however, is in the provision of the longitudinally spaced rivets 24 connected thereto and provided with oppositely extending hooks 25 which may be called keepers for the shackles l6. Under this arrangement the pad is simply placed between two longitudinally spaced keeper hooks 25 and the two end shackles I! are hinged outwardly and connected with the hooks. Fundamentally. how- 'ever, the arrangement is the same in the sense pended upon to retain considerable details in mind and frequently the rush of subsequent customers makes it impracticable to enter charges and the like in the book. Consequently, the

provision of a unique memorandum pad of the type herein disclosed constitutes a convenient worthily endorsed appliance.

Not only is the device an innovation in the line of endeavor above specified, but it is susceptible of adequate and eflicient use as a golf scorer. That is to say, it may be conveniently worn on the wrist of the golf player and thereby be in readiness for convenient use in tallying golf scores. I

It is thought that the description taken in connection with the drawings will enable a clear understanding of the invention to be had. Therefore, a more lengthy description is thought .un-


While the preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and described, it is to be understood that minor changes coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to if desired.


1. A wrist-type memorandum pad comprising a backing member of relatively rigid material formed at opposite ends'with special adapter extensions, a memorandum pad composed of a plurality of individual memorandum sheets stacked upon one another and assembled on said backing member. said sheets being provided with anchoring tabs corresponding to said extensions, said tabs being connected with the body portians of the sheets through the instrumentality' of score lines, rivets passing through the respective sets of tabs and extensions, the rivets being of general U-shaped form and the free ends thereof being fashioned into retention eyes, and a pair of strap accommodation-bails of general U-shaped form having the free ends of their arms provided with eyes hingedly connected with said firstnamed eyes.

2. A wrist-type memorandum pad comprising a relatively rigid substantially rectangular backing and base forming member, said member being provided on opposite edges with outstanding relatively narrow tongue-like extensions, a plurality of individual detached memorandum sheets disposed in stacked superimposed relation, said sheets corresponding in shape and proportions to said backing member, said sheets being provided on opposite ends with retaining tabs, said tabs being detachably connected with the body portion of said sheets by score lines, said tabs being positioned in alignment with the aforementioned extenslons, fasteners passing through the respective sets of tabs and extensions, said fasteners projecting beyond adjacent surfaces of said extensions, and a pair of strap accommodation units hingedly connected with the projecting portions of said fasteners.


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U.S. Classification281/45, D19/86, 108/43, 224/255, D11/2, 224/267
International ClassificationB42D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/002, B42D5/006
European ClassificationB42D5/00B1A, B42D5/00A2