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Sept. 6, 1938. v R. P. DICKERSON 2,
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Patented Sept. 6, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BOOKLET CALENDAR Rawson P. Dickerson, East Orange, N. J.
Application December 22, 1936, Serial No. 117,143
The invention relates to calendars, more especially to a calendar comprising a monthly pad of a' plurality of leaves, upon which are indicated respectivelythe days of the successive months of the year.
The invention has for an object the provision of a calendar of this nature which may be folded into compact form suitable for mailing and with the pad protected and concealed temporarily, the whole being so designed as to allow of standardizing the calendar portion and enabling the display, throughout the life of the calendar, of individual advertising or other matter to be effected r with but a single imprint.
A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a support member for the calendar pad, having a portion which may be utilized, if desired, for a mailing address and which portion, when the calendar is subsequently put into use, is notvisible; or said portion as Well as a further portion of the support member may carry advertising and like matter not visible when the calendar is in use.
Still another object of the invent. n is to afford 25 means for retaining a calendar wf in raised position and at the same time displaying thereby matter provided on the reverse or normally disposed under face of such leaf, and/or concealing after a momentary display matter which might, for example, detract from the appearance of the calendar as a whole when suspended for use.
The invention has for an object, also, the provision of a continuous strip for the supporting member for the pad and so constructed as to secure the aforementioned objects.
In carrying out the invention, a supporting or backing member is provided preferably as a single continuous strip of suitable material such as heavy paper, cardboard, and the like, the same being scored or weakened transversely intermediate its ends to divide the strip into three sub stantially equal foldable sections. The lowermost of these sections is designed to receive the calendar pad, while the intermediate or adjacent 4 section is designed to receive an upturned leaf or sheet of the pad.
The uppermost section in accordance with the invention is provided with a window or aperture of the desired design and swings inwardly over 50 said intermediate section when the calendar is in use; and, if desired, for mailing purposes it may be brought over the folded-in lowermost section and attached thereto along its edge temporarily to seal the booklet. The address, which has been afiixed to the underside of the said lower section,
will then be exposed through the aperture of the said flap section.
When the calendar is in service and hung from the flap and the intermediate section, the said flap not only retains an upturned sheet or cal- 5 endar leaf in position against said intermediate section to expose matter applied to the underside of the sheet; but, if advertising matter, or other matter to which attention is desired to be called, has been printed thereon, such matter will remain constantly displayed during the full period of use of the calendar. It will be understood, however, that matter exposed through the window of such flap may be changed from month to month in accordance with the particular matl5 ter provided on the under face of the sheet for the month turned upwardly.
The nature of the invention, however, will best be understood when described in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the rear face of the supporting member for the calendar.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the novel calendar with its flap: folded into position for use; and Fig. 3 is a side elevation thereof.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 and illustrates a calendar leaf exposed for use with that of a previous month retained by the flap and exposing through the window of the latter matter on the under surface of the upturned retained leaf.
Fig. 5 is a plan view showing the booklet calendar folded, for example, for mailing; and Fig. 6 is an enlarged edge view thereof.
Referring to the drawing, l0 designates a strip of suitable material such as heavy paper, cardboard, and the like, which is scored or weakened intermediate its ends as at l l and I2 to divide the strip into three substantially equal-length sections-a lower section l3, an intermediate section l4, and an upper section or flap I 5. @As a result of the scoring, the lower and upper sections are foldable over the intermediate section; and the said upper section is provided with a suitable aperture or window I6 of any desired contour, which may, for example, simulate the trade-mark of a merchant or manufacturer distributing the calendar for advertising purposes. 1 The section I3 is designed to carry a calendar pad I! comprising a plurality of leaves or sheets [8 respectively ruled for the various months of the year. If desired, the first sheet or leaf IQ of the pad may bear upon its upper face matter other than calendar data, as, for example, a greeting, instructions, information, etc, so that u the calendar may be useful even before and after the period covered by the calendar.
Such top sheet I9 will then preferably be provided on its under surface with a picture or suitable copy for display through the window I6 of flap I5 when such top sheet I9 is brought into the raised position against the intermediate section I4, as indicated in Fig. 4 of the drawing, the first sheet I8 of the actual calendar portion then being rendered visible. This latter sheet, as well as the remaining sheets of a pad, will be correspondingly imprinted on the underside so that when swung into the upward position, the various matter depicted thereon will be exposed to view through the window I6.
In raising the said flap to position an upturned sheet, any matter provided on the exposed upper face of section I4, as about the aperture location, may be displayed temporarily and then concealed by the border portion of the flap as the latter subsequently depends to retain the sheet.
In the dependant location, the flap I5 may be held in its retaining position and the calendar as a whole supported, as on a nail, pin, hook, or the like (not shown), by providing in the flap when in the raised position below the window I6 thereof a perforation I5 and a similar perforation I4 in the intermediate section I4 designed toregister with perforation I5 when the flap I5 is folded over the said intermediate section I 4. In addition, perforations I8 are provided through all of the leaves at the bottom thereof to register with both of the perforations I4 and I5 when a leaf is turned upwardly over said intermediate section andunder the flap l 5.
Moreover, before the sheet I9 is swung upwardly, the flap arrangement, when the latter is folded over said intermediate section, affords also means for .display, of further.copy,-etc., as in providing such copy upon, the upper face of the intermediate section -I 4. corresponding to the aperture location, in additionto ,any matter, of course, which may beprovided on the back faceof the ;fiap itself.
The particular arrangement set forth lends itself particularly tothe mailing of these. pads, as they lower section,I3,of thesupporting member may befolded over ,along the score-line II upon the intermediate section I4 and the flap I5 then brought over both, as indicated in Figs. 5 and 6, with an adhesive securing strip 20 or the like folded over the exposed edges. Window I6 will then expose any matter imprinted on the under face of the lower section I3, for example, the name and address of the person to whom the calendar is to be mailed.
1. A booklet calendar, comprising a supporting member adapted'to fold substantially midway of its length, a pad of leaves carried upon the lower half, and a retaining flap at the top and foldable over the upper half of said supporting member, the said flap being provided with a window to expose and to frame matter imprinted on the underface of a leaf of the pad when the latter is turned upwardly over the front face of the said upper half and to retain said leaf in its raised position, and said flap being perforated below the window to register when folded over the upper half of the supporting member with a similar perforation therein and with similar perforations located at the bottom of the leaves composing the pad when a said leaf is turned upwardly over the front face of the said upper half.
2. A booklet calendar, comprising a single strip of supporting material weakened intermediate its ends to divide said strip into three foldable sections of substantially equal length, a pad carried upon the lowermost section adapted to be folded therewith over the intermediate section, and the uppermost section being provided with a window and foldable over the intermediate section, whereby when sheets of the pad are brought over the intermediate section, said flap may be folded thereover to retain the same in position and to display through the window of said flap matter on the underface of said sheet, and when said flap is brought over the underside of the lowermost section as folded upon the intermediate section matter thereon will also be displayed through said window of the uppermost section, together with means for temporarily securing the free edge of the uppermost section to the remaining sections.
RAWSON P. DICKERSON.