US 2194023 A
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March 19, 1940.
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CALENDAR vFiled Sept. 27, 1937 2 sheets-sheet? INVENTOR.
BY ma* ATTORNEYS Patented Mar. 19, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CALENDAR Harry E. Kranhold, St. Paul, Minn.
Application September 27, 1937, Serial No. 165,791
/ 3 Claims.
My invention relates to an improvement in calendars of a type designed to permit the retaining of the calendar sheets throughout the year without in any way affecting the appearance of the calendar.
Calendars have previously been formed in the shape of a book of sheets, some of the sheets of which contain calendar indicia. Various Ways have been employed to fold the sheets over in order than memorandums written on the rear of the sheets or other data incorporated on the sheets with the calendar indicia may be retained. It has usually been necessary, however, in such constructions, to provide a different display to be used in conjunction with each sheet of the calendar in order to permit the various sheets to be folded over at 'the end of the month to display a new sheet. While this construction has the advantage of providing a series of varying disp-lays during the year, it has the disadvantage of being costly to manufacture. These calendars also ordinarily have ythe disadvantage of not folding entirely flat, and therefore get somewhat out of shape before the end of the year.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a calendar formed in two parts, one of which provides a permanent display which may be used throughout the entire year, and the other part of which forms the calendar pad. This calendar pad is preferably bound by means of a spiral binder or a ring or plastic binder, so that the calendar sheets may be folded over onto the back of the calendar pad and will remain flat whether the' sheets overlie the front or b-ack. The two parts of the calendar are pivotally connected together in such a way that the sheets of the calendar pad portion may be folded back and retained throughout the entire year.
It is a purpose of my invention to provide a calendar having a display portion and a calendar pad portion pivotally attached adjacent the binding of the pad sheets. This permits the pad to be supported adjacent its binding and to lie at in proper position.
It is a further object of my invention to provide a calendar pad connected to a display portion in such a way that although the connection supports the pad adjacent the binding, the sheets may be folded from position overlying the front of the pad, to position overlying the rear pad surface. This I accomplish by providing a loop or a pair of oppositely disposed arms which are pivotally connected to the display portion at a 'distance from the edge thereof adjacent the calendar pad. These arms or this loop are pivotally connected to the pad portion adjacent the binding, to support the pad suspended closely adjacent the display portion. This construction y enables the pad to beswung outwardly to a considerable distance from the display portion to permit the sheets o-f the pad to be folded over between the pad vand the display portion to over` lie the back of the pad.
These and other objects and novel features of my invention will be more clearly and fully set forth in the following specification and claims.
In the drawings forming a part of my specification:
Figure 1 is a front elevation view of my cal- .e
Figure 2 is a rear elevation View of the calendar illustrated in Figure l. v
Figure 3 is a perspective view of my calendar, with the uppermost sheet thereof being folded back to overlie the back of the pad and to eX- pose the next uppermost sheet to view.
Figure 4 is a front elevation view of a slightly different form of pad supportingv loop from that illustrated in Figures 1 through 3.
Figure 5 is a detail View of a portion of the rear of a calendar illustrating the supporting loop illustrated in Figure 4 in proper position.
Figure 6 is a detailview of a portion of the rear of my calendar, illustrating the display portion and the supporting device for the pad.
Figure 7 is a cross-sectional view, taken'on the line 'I-'I of Figure 6.
Figure 8 is a front elevation view of a slightly modified form of calendar construction.
Figure 9 is a side elevation view lof the calendar illustrated infFigure 8. f
Figure 10 is a front elevation view of a slightly different form of construction of supporting loop.
The calendar A comprises an upper display portion III and a lower calendar pad I I connected to the upper portion I0 by means of a supporting loop I2. The upper portion I0 is provided with an advertising picture or any type of illustration or indicia which may be desirable for display throughout the entire year.
The lower calendar portion II vcomprises a series of sheets I4 which are connected together to form a pad by means of a spiral binding'lS. As will be clearly understood, the binder I5 extends through regularly spaced openings in the top of the sheets I4 and holds the sheets I4 flat, one upon the othenwhether one sheet is in front or whether any other sheet is in display position,
The loop I2 illustrated in the drawings, comof the calendar.
prises a substantially U-shaped member' having a closed transverse end |6 which is transversely connected to the display portion l@ by means or" a suitable tape il or the like. The manner in which the tape incloses and pivotally supports the loop l2 may best be seen in Figure 2 oi' the drawings. The loop I2 is provided with oppositely disposed parallel arms l@ which have inturned ends 2|] thereupon. These inturned ends 2B extend into the ends of the spiral binder i5 and pivotally connect the loop l2 to the pad portion Figure l illustrates the calendar as it would appear throughout the i'lrst month of the year supported on a suitable nail or hook, not illustrated in the drawings, extending through the opening 2| at the top of the display portion l0. At the end of the month, the outern'lost sheet i4 is folded back to underlie the remaining sheets of the pad. This is accomplished by pivoting the loop lil so that 'the arms i extend at a substantial angle with respect to the display portion lil and the outermost sheet inserted in the opening between the pad ll and the display portion Hl. The manner oi holding the calendar pad during this movement is illustrated in Figure 3 or the drawings, where one end is shown holding the display portion id angularly disposed with respect to the pad li and the outermost sheet l-l is being drawn through the opening between the upper and lower portions of the calendar. The spiral binding maintains the rear sheet flat, well the front sheet of the pad.
In Figures 4 and 5 I disclose a slightly different form of calendar construction. In this form of calendar B, the upper display portion 22 and the calendar pad 23 are substantially identical to the form previously described. A spiral binding holds the sheets of the pad 23 together. In this form, however, a supporting loop is provided which is substantially U-shaped. lIhis supporting loop 25 is provided with a closed end which extends through the spiral binder 2d and which extends upwardly at 2l, forming a pair of oppositely disposed supporting arms. The ends Z9 of the arms 2'! are bent inwardly and extend through a transverse journal 30 on the clip 3|, which clip is fastened to the display portion ci the calendar by anchoring lips 32. The ips of the ends 29 are bent backwardly upon themselves as indicated at 33, so as to hold the loop '3l' in proper engagement with the clip 3|.
In Figures 6 and 7 o the drawings, I disclose a calendar C. This form of calendar provides a display portion which extends from the lower edge 3d adjacent the spiral binder 35 upwardly to the top edge of the display. The calendar then folds downwardly and the extreme end of this por-tion of the calendar is bent inwardly and upwardly at Clips 3l or the like, extend through the iront panel portion 3g, the downwardly extending flange lil extending down from the top of the sheet t@ and the upwardly extending portion 3E of the calendar to hold these portions urely together.
A loop l is provided to hold the pad portion to the upper portion 39 of the calendar. This :i il is secured to one or" the sheets 43 for ning cf-d i2 by means of tape which is adhered e sheet 1li and which extends over the transsely extending portion #l5 of the loop 4|. The lfp 4l! is provided with oppositely disposed side sans i6 having inturned ends 41 which extend between the upturned end 35 and the portion d The extreme end 9 of the loop En: A,
5| is bent at right angles to the portion 41 and extends out through a notch 50 in the fold between the portions 36 and 40 to hold the loop 4| properly in place.
With this construction, the loop IH may be readily inserted in place after being preformed and the loop may be attached to the pad by tape and need not be extended through the binding member.
In Figures 8 and 9, of the drawings, I illustrate a permanent type of calendar. This device comprises a display portion 5| having a suitable picture or other indicia thereupon. A pair of ears 52 extend rearwardly from the back of the display portion 5| to support the ends of the wire loop 53. This loop 53 extends through the rings 5d of the binder which supports the sheets 55 forming the calendar pad 55. The sheets 55 in tis construction are formed of relatively stiif material such as cardboard, so that they may e used time after time and accordingly in order to avoid the necessity of bending these cards as they are turned, the loop 53 is of sufcient length to permit the sheets 55 to be turned to overlie the back of the binder without bending these sheets. The sheets 55 preferably bear1 indicia rorn l to 3l, and may be used continuously month after month.
In Figure i0 of the drawings, I show a modied form of loop 5l of substantially a U-shape, r
having a closed end 59 and side arms S0. The closed end Sil is adapted to be supported to the display portion of the calendar by tape, as illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawings, or this p0rtion 59 may extend through the fold between the portions 35 and d of the calendar C. The ends 6| are looped or are hook-shaped to connect onto the ends of whatever type of binding is used.
The operation of my calendar is believed clear from the foregoing description. When it is desired to turn a sheet of the calendar it may be done as best illustrated in Figure 3 oi the drawings. When the sheet has been properly turned, the calendar may be supported by inserting the saine over a suitable supporting nail or the like.
In accordance with the patent statutes, I have described the principles of construction of my calendar, and while I have endeavored to set forth the best embodiments thereof, I desire to have it understood that this is only illustrative of means of carrying out my invention and that obvious changes may be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.
1. A calendar comprising a supporting portion, a calendar pad portion comprising a series of sheets, a binder for said sheets, and means swingably connecting said calendar pad portion to said supporting portion, said connecting means comprising arms pivotally connected to said supporting portion at a point spaced from the lower edge thereof and pivotally connected to said binder to support said calendar pad portion normally suspended below said supporting portion, and means on said arms limiting the pivotal movement between said arms and said supporting portieri to assist in maintaining said arms normal substantial alignment with said supporting portion.
2. A calendar comprising a supporting portion, a calendar pad portion, a binder for said calendar pad portion, loop means connecting said binder and said supporting portion, and means securing `said loop means pivotally to the rear surface of said supporting portion, said loop extend` ing beyond the side and bottom edges of said supporting portion.
3. A calendar comprising a supporting portion, a calendar pad portion and means connecting said pad portion to said supporting portion, said connecting means comprising a loop pivotally