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Dec. 13, 1938. M. OPPENHEIMER 2,140,090
MANUSCRI PT HO] IDER Filed May 13, 1957 llllllh 7 g5 4 i I I fi 4. I WWW Milieu Oppmeflner Patented Dec. 13, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in holders for manuscripts and the like.
The object of this invention is to provide a device especially adapted for use by radio announcers, lecturers, and speakers in general.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device adapted to mount a roll of paper containing written matter in a manner whereby the subject matter contained thereon can be exposed as the user desires.
A further object of the invention is to provide a self-contained illuminating means for the device permanently secured thereto.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the specification of which the drawing forms a part and wherein:-
Figure l is a top plan view partly in section of the invention,
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the same,
Figure 3 is a sectional view partly in elevation on the line 3-3 of Figure 1, and- Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view on the line 44 of Figure 1.
Referring more particularly to the drawing wherein like reference characters designate like or corresponding parts in the different views, the holder comprises a frame l0 having a casing H formed integral therewith and at one end thereof.
A shaft I2 is journaled in casing II and is provided with operating means comprising a crank I3 and a knob l4 keyed thereto.
Casing II is cylindrical in shape and is provided with a cover I5 which forms a part of the casing II and which is pivotally mounted by means of cars It to the flanges I I of frame Ill. Cover [5 is provided with a latch l8 adapted to engage a keeper 20 on the lower portion H of casing H.
The flanges I! are a continuation of end portions 2| of casing ll. Portion l9 and cover l5 have corresponding flanges 22 forming the opening 23 which extends the length of casing H. A supporting surface 24 is secured between flanges l1 and has its opposite ends engaging the lower flange 22 and a rod 25 extending between flanges IL.
Flange I1 is bent downwardly to form the ends 26 in which are journaled shaft 21 to which is keyed knobs 28.
A roll of paper 29 is adapted to be, mounted on shaft l2 in casing H and to have one end thereof extending through opening 23 and engaging shaft 21. The exposed portion of paper 29 rests upon and is adapted to slide over surface 24.
A flashlight 39 is mounted in the opposite ends of a bracket 3| which is secured to cover l5. Flashlight 30 provides illumination for the exposed portion of paper 29 and also serves as a handle for the frame l0 when held by the user.
A wire stand 32 is pivotally connected to shaft 5 2i and is provided with an outturned foot portion 33 adapted to rest upon a supporting surface to elevate one end of frame l0 when the device is used with a table or the like.
To assemble, the cover I5 is opened permitting 10 removal of shaft l2. The roll of paper 29 is then mounted on shaft I 2 and the exposed end is passed through opening 23 over surface 24 and secured to shaft 21. Cover [5 is closed and secured in a latched position by parts l8 and 20. 15 Thedevice can then be held in the hand using the barrel of flashlight 30 as a handle or placed upon a supporting surface with stand 32 and part 19 supporting the device. Used in either positionjone of the knobs 28 is revolved clockwise 20 to revolve shaft 21 to cause the paper 29 to be drawn over surface 24 so that the written matter thereon can be read. If light is necessary flashlight 30 can be turned on illuminating the exposed p'art of the paper. When no longer re- 25 quired, crank I3 is turned counter-clockwise to rewind paper 29 on shaft l2 so that it can either be removed from or stored in casing ll.
It is to be understood that the word manuscript is intended to include any paper or like material 30 which could be wound upon shafts l2 and 21 and which might contain any letters, words, marks, or symbols which may be printed, drawn, typed, written or otherwise placed thereon.
Only the preferred embodiment of the inven- 5 tion has been shown, the right being reserved to make such changes and modifications as will not depart from the spirit and scope of the invention.
I claim as my invention 1. A manuscript holder comprising a frame, 40 shafts journaled therein in spaced relationship and adapted to mount a manuscript, the intermediate portion of said frame forming a support for the intermediate exposed portion of said manuscript, a casing mounted at one end of said 45 frame to enclose one of said shafts and provided with a pivoted cover for removal of the manuscript from said shaft, a bracket mounted on said casing, and a flashlight mounted in said bracket at an angle to the intermediate portion of said frame whereby the light rays therefrom will. be directed on the exposed portion of the manuscript, the barrel of said flashlight forming a handle for manually supporting the manuscript holder. 56
2. Inamanuscript holder, aframe, shafts ,ioursaid frame, and a flashliaht mounted in said naled in said frame in spaced relationship and bracket and providing a handle for manually adapted to mount a manuscript, an inclined sursupporting the manuscript holder, said flashlight face between said shafts for supporting the exbeing arranged at an angle to said inclined surposed portion of said manuscript, means to operface to direct the light rays therefrom on the 5 ate said shafts to move the manuscript over said exposed portion of the manuscript.
- inclined surface, and means for resting said holder on a supporting surface; a bracket secured to MILTON OPPENHEIMER.