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Publication numberUS2526575 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1950
Filing dateJun 2, 1948
Priority dateJun 2, 1948
Publication numberUS 2526575 A, US 2526575A, US-A-2526575, US2526575 A, US2526575A
InventorsNeal Ray L
Original AssigneePomerantz & Company A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 2526575 A
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R. L. NEAL Oct. l7, 1950 CALENDAR 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 2, 1948 INVENTOR. Ray L. IVZB Z Oct. 17, 1950 R. NEAL 2,526,575

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' L. v 7 BY 3 y lea] Patented Oct. 17, 1950 Ray L. Neal, Drexel Hill, Pa.,assigno1- to A. Pomerantz & Company, Philadelphia, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Application June 2, 1948, Serial No. 30,620

8 Claims.

. The present invention relatesto calendars or the like and it relates more particularly to diarycalendars of the type which indicate the date and also provide space for memoranda, etc.

Anobject of the present invention is to provide'a new and improved construction for a calendar or the like. Another object of the present invention is to provide an inexpensive and efficient diary-calendar which is simple to use. Still another object of the present invention is to provide a diary-calendar constructed and arranged for greater legibility while, at the same time, providing adequate diary space for the notation of memoranda or the like.

Other objects and advantages of the present invention are apparent from the following detailed description, appended claims and accompanying drawings.

It has been suggested in the past to provide calendars which show, simultaneously, the current month as well as the past month and the coming month. It has also been suggested in the past to provide a calendar wherein the dates of the month are printed in squares suficiently large to permit notation of memoranda to form a diary or record of past and future engagements or the like.

The present invention comprehends an im-' proved wall-mounted diary-calendar construction which has not, to my knowledge, been heretofore used or suggested and which provides greaterlegibility and diary-space for the present month, as well as simultaneously visible large-size and legible calendars covering the preceding month and the coming month, and which is constructed and arranged to permit quick and easy change from one month to the next with means for retaining used month-pages in firmly-secured out-of-the-way position while permitting reference thereto without the need for removing the diary-calendar from its wallmounting.

Generally speaking, the present invention contemplates a diary-calendar or engagement-calendar which can be sold in closed form generally resembling-a book having front and back covers of cardboard or the like mounted on a hingemember, and whichcan be mounted on a wall with the free edge of thefront cover member uppermost and with an integrally-formed depending fiange or flap portion at said upper edge within which are mounted one or more concealed spring clamps tending to maintain the flange or flap in closed position so as to provide a resilient frictional engaging surface into i which the edges of individual calendar-pages can be tucked (after the months have passed) to maintain them in firmly-secured out-of-theway position while permitting them to be folded back for reference if necessary. The individual month-sheets which are hingeably-connected intermediate the front and back covers are arranged so that the calendar for the current month appears as the low-er page (the weeks of the month being arranged in horizontal lines, in conventional manner) with the individual days imprinted within squares or the like providing space for memoranda, and so that the preceding and following months appear in smaller size on the simultaneously visible upper page.

For the purpose of illustrating the invention, there are shown in the accompanying drawings forms thereof which are at present preferred, although it is to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which the invention consists can be variously arranged and organized and that the invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and organizations of the instrumentalities as herein shown and described.

Referring to the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters indicate like parts throughout:

Figure .1 represents a perspective view of one embodiment of the present invention shown in closed position, as it would be sold or stored.

Figure 2 represents an elevational view, showing the appearance of the calendar when opened to the first month.

Figure 3 represents a perspective view," on a somewhat reduced scale, showing the appearance of the calendar when hung on the wall and when turned to the next month.

Figure 4 represents a cross-sectional view generally alongthe line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Figure 5 represents a perspective view, on an enlarged scale, of one of the spring-clamps using the'embodiment of Figures 1-4.

Figure 6 represents an elevational view of the front or top cover in unfolded position.

Figure '7 represents an elevational view of the rear or bottom cover in unfolded position.

In one embodiment of the present invention shown generally in Figures 1-3, I may provide a wall-calendar comprising a front or top cover 20,

.a rear or bottom cover 2| and a plurality of intervening pages pivotally mounted upon a hingemember-22.

The top cover 20 is of generally two-ply construction formed from a generally rectangular piece of cardboard, as indicated in Figure 6, by first bending along a central transverse fold line 23 and thereafter bending along fold lines 24 and 25, extending generally parallel to, and equidistant on either side of, the central fold line 23; aligned pairs of openings 26 and 2'! being first formed along the fold lines 24 and 25 to receive a cord 28 by which the calendar can be hung from a nail or the like; the cord being knotted intermediate the openings 21 along the fold line 25 and extending through the openings 26 and 2! to form a loop on the other side of the fold line As can be seen particularly in Figures 3 and 4, the panels 29 and 3|! extending intermediate the fold lines 24-23 and 2523 form a two-ply depending flange at the top of the top cover 26 separated from the inner and outer plies of the cover 2!] by the juxtaposed fold lines 24 and 25.

As indicated particularly in Figures 6, the free edges of the plies 3| and 32 are perforated as at 33 and 34 to provide a pivotal connection with the elongated hinge-member 22.

A pair of spring-clamps 35 are mountedso as to straddle the fold line 25 and thereby to press the panel 30 against the upper edge of the inner ply 3|. The spring-clamps may be made of thin flat ribbon steel or the like having legs extending substantially the entire transverse dimension of the panel 30. If desired, a pair of integrallyformed pointed upwardly-projecting lockingears 36 maybe struck out from adjacent the ends of each spring-clamp so as to" protrude'inwardly and partially to pierce the panel 30 and the upper portion of the inner ply 3| so as to prevent dislodgement of the spring-clamps.

However, the locking-ears 36 may be omitted, especially since, as shown particularly in Figures 3 and 4, the fold line 24 overlies the closed ends of the spring-clamps 3650 that the panel 29 and the outer ply '3'2 tend to prevent dislodgement of the clamps.

The function of the clamps in the calendar construction of the present invention will be more fully described hereinbelow.

The rear orbottom cover 2| is also of twoply construction including an inner-ply 37 and being provided with aligned perforations 40 and 4| to permit mounting on the'hinge-member 22.

Alsomounted on the hinge-member 22 intermediate the top and bottom covers 2|] and 2| are twelve cardboard sheets representing the months of the'year.

As shown in Figure 2, the first page or side of the first sheet may have the days of January arranged so that each week runs horizontally in the usual manner.

I prefer to arrange the individual days so that sufiicient space is provided adjacent each datenumber to permit the making of memorandaetc. to permit the calendar to be used as a diary or record of engagements orthe like. This can be done by providing horizontal and vertical'rulinglines 42 and. 43 so that each day has a square for the making of memoranda, with the date-member in one of the upper corners of the square. However, the ruling-lines 42 and 43 may be omitted, if desired.

Upon the inner-ply 3| of the top cover 20 there are imprinted calendar-representations of the preceding and following months, 44 and 45 respectively; that is, the month of December of the preceding year and the following February. These supplemental calendar-representations 44 and 45 are, of course, appreciably smaller in size 4 than the main calendar representation 46 for the month of January and are intended simply to provide ready reference in calculating periods extending beyond the current month.

I also prefer to imprint the month and year designation for the main calendar-representation 46 along the lower edge of the inner-ply 31, as at 41 (instead of at the top of the calendarpage itself) so as to provide more room on the calendar-page for the notation of memoranda, as mentioned above.

After the month of January has passed, the first calendar-page is adapted to be lifted up (pivoting on the hinge-member 22) so that its free edge (which in the upwardly-lifted position terminates about half-way intermediate the upper and lower edges of the downwardly-depending flange portion of the top cover 20) can be tucked underneath the flange portion intermediate the panel 30 and the upper edge of the inner-ply 3|. As can be seen particularly in Figure l, the upper edge is thus frictionally retained in tucked-in position by the springclamps 35.

As can be seen particularly in Figure 3, the reverse side of the first calendar-sheet, which is now visible above the hinge-member 22, contains supplemental calendar-representations 48 and 49 for the previous and coming months, namely the months of January and March. The lower edge of this reverse side also contains the currentmonth-and-year designation 50, namely February 1948. The front side of the next calendarsheet, which is now visible below the hinge-member 22, contains the main calendar-representation 5| for the month of February which is similar to the main calendar-representation 46, except, of course, for the variations in the days of the month.

From the foregoing it is apparent that, as each month passes, another calendar-sheet is flipped up and tucked underneath the flap-portion and is held in place by the spring-clamps 35, exposing successive current calendar-representations and F supplemental calendar-representations.

As indicated in' Figure 7, the inner-ply 31 of the bottom cover 2| may be imprinted with a calendar showing all twelve months of the year.

The reverse side of the last calendar-sheet may be provided with smaller-size yearly calendars (not shown) for the preceding and coming years so that, when the last calendar-sheet is lifted up, complete calendars covering a three-year period are visible simultaneously. This last fea- F ture is important in that it permits brief notations of appointments, dates, etc., far in ad- Vance. As indicated in Figure 1, the novel calendar construction of the present invention can be sold or transported or stored in compact closed book form, which can be quickly and easily opened and mounted on a wall and, thereafter, changed from month-to-month without taking the calendar down and without tearing off or otherwise destroying the month-sheets.

Thus, the novel calendar construction affords a permanent record of memoranda, engagements, etc. which can be easily referred to by simply pulling out the upper edges of the turned-up pages temporarily and thereafter re-inserting them).

The closed book form of the calendar takes up little space so that a large number of them can be conveniently stored away to enable records to be kept over a long number of years.

The simplified one-piece construction for the assemble so that it can-be sold at relatively low cost. I

Thepresent invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit -or essential attributes thereof, and it is therefore desired that the present embodiments be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, reference being had to the appended claims rather than to the foregoing description to indicate the scope of the invention.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent:

1. A calendar comprising a air'of covers including a top-cover and another cover both formed of generally form-retaining cardboardlike material, hole-engaging loop type hingemembers intervening the two covers, said hingemembers being spaced apart from each other along the adjoining marginal zones of said covers and a plurality of monthly-calendar panels of relatively form-retaining cardboardlike material all pivotally mounted upon said hinge-members, each panel having hinge-loopre'ceivin holes along one of its edges and being loosely and hingedly'threaded onto said loop type hinge-members between said covers, whereby the calendar can be closed book-wise and opened and hung on a wall or the like for display in generally vertical position with the topcover extending upwardly from said hinge-members, said monthly-calendar panels being substantially smaller than the top cover in the direction at a right angle to the hinge-line, said topcover having an uppermost fold-line and an integrally-formed in-turne d flap-portion extending inwardly from said fold-line and back upon,

the inner surface of said top-cover a distance substantially greater than the difference in the aforesaid dimensions of said top-cover and of said monthly-calendar panels, but a distance lessthan a third of the dimension of said topcover from hinge-lineto outer edge thereof, said flap-portion being secured to said top-cover near the fold-line between said cover and said flapportion to resist the unfolding of said flap-portion in relation to said top-cover and to keep said flap-portion against the inner surface of said cover, but with the innermost edge-zone of said flap-portion being unattached to said cover so that the marginal zones of said monthlycalendar panels may be tucked beneath said flap-portion when said panels are turned into their positions against said top-cover, and resilient tensioning means operatively connected to,-said flap-portion and to the portion of, said top-cover adjacent to said fold-line tending to hold said flap-portion to closed position, and means at the edge-zone of said top-cover at which said flap-portion is located for suspending said calendar on a wall or the like, with the topcover in the upper position and with the other cover depending downwardly from the hingeedge of the top-cover and with each of said monthly-calendar panels normally extending downward from said hinge-member but being constructed and arranged to be turned upward and to have its upper edge tucked underneath said flap-portion and to be retained thereby in upwardly-extending position so as to expose the next successive panel and also to expose the major portion of the reverse side of the turnedup panel below said flap-portion; said flap-portion leaving the major back-surface of the fin turned-up panel fully exposed when held'in place in the turned-up position by-said flap-portion.

2. A calendar comprising a top-cover and a plurality of monthly-calendar sheets all pivotally mounted upon a hinge-member whereby the calendar can be closed book-wise and opened and hung on a wall or the like for display in generally vertical position with the top-cover extending upwardly from said hinge-member; said top-cover having an uppermost fold-line and an integrally-formed flap-portion depending there-' from, and a spring-clamp tensioning said flapportion to closed position, each of said monthlycalendar sheets normally extending downward from said hinge-member but being constructed and arranged'to be turned upward and tucked underneath said flap-portion and to be retained thereby in upwardly-extending position so as to expose the next successive sheet, said springclamp comprising a strip of thin flat resilient steel or the like transversely folded generally at 1 its center to provide juxtaposed arms normally tensioned to abutting position and constructed and arranged resiliently to grip the flap-portion, at least one of said arms being provided with a pointed locking-ear structure struck out integrally therefrom and bent so as to protrude inwardly with its point extending toward the fold-line so as to prevent dislodgment of said spring-clamp from said flap-portion.

3. A calendar comprising a top-cover and a plurality of monthly-calendar sheets all pivotally mounted upon a hinge-member whereby the calendar can be closed book-wise and opened and hung on a wall or the like for display in generally vertical position with the top-cover extending upwardly from said hinge-member, said topcover having an uppermost fold-line and an integrally-formed flap-portion depending a short distance therefrom, a spring-clamp fitting over said fold-line and bearing against said flap-portion thereby resiliently to maintain it in closed position, each of said monthly calendar sheets normally extending downward from said hingemember but being constructed and arranged to be turned upward and to have its upper edge tucked underneath said flap-portion and to be retained thereby in upwardly-extending position so as to expose the next successive sheet and also to expose the major portion of the reverse side of the turned-up sheet below said flap-portion.

4. A calendar comprising a top-cover and a plurality of monthly-calendar sheets all pivotally mounted upon a hinge-member whereby the calendar can be closed book-wise and opened and hung on a wall or the like for display in gen: erally vertical position with the top-cover extending upwardly from said hinge-member, said top-cover having an uppermost fold-line and an integrally-formed flap-portion depending a short distance therefrom, a pair of spring-clamps made of thin flat metal or the like fitting over said fold-line in laterally-spaced relationship and bearing against said flap-portion thereby resiliently to maintain it in closed position, each of said monthly-calendar sheets normally extending downward from said hinge-member but being constructed and arranged to be turned upward and to have its upper edge tucked underneath said flap-portion and to be retained thereby in upwardly-extending position so as to expose the next successive sheet and also to expose the major portion of the reverse side of the turned-up sheet below said flap-portion.

5. A calendar comprising a top-cover and a plurality of monthly-calendar sheets all pivotally mounted upon a hinge-member whereby the calendar can be closed book-wise and opened and hung on a wall or the like for display in generally vertical position with the top-cover extending upwardly from said hinge-member, said top-cover being integrally formed of cardboard or the like folded into a generally 2-ply structure bent over at its upper edge to provide a depending doubleply flap-portion having a fold-line at its lower edge and having juxtaposed inner and outer foldlines at its upper edge, and a concealed springclamp fitting over the inner fold-line and tensioning said flap-portion to closed position, each of said monthly-calendar sheets normally extending downward from said hinge-member but being constructed and arranged to be turned upward and tucked underneath said flap-portion and to be retained thereby in upwardly-extending position so as to expose the next successive sheet.

6. A calendar comprising a top-cover and a plurality of monthly-calendar sheets all pivotally mounted upon a hinge-member whereby the calendar can be closed book-wise and opened and hung on a wall or the like for display in generally vertical position with the top-cover extend- :ing upwardly from said hinge-member, said topcover being integrally formed of cardboard or the like folded into a generally 2-ply structure bent over at its upper edge to provide a depending double-ply flap-portion having a fold-line at its lower edge and having juxtaposed inner and outer fold-lines at its upper edge, and a concealed spring-clamp fitting over the inner fold-line and tensioning said flap-portion to closed position, each of said monthly-calendar sheets normally extending downward from said hinge-member but being constructed and arranged to be turned upward and tucked underneath said flap-portion and to be retained thereby in upwardly-extending position so as to expose the next successive sheet, said spring-clamp comprising a strip of thin flat resilient steel or the like transversely folded generally at its center to provide juxtaposed arms normally tensioned to abutting position and constructed and arranged resiliently to grip the intervening plies of the flap-portion.

7. A calendar comprising a top-cover and a plurality of monthly-calendar sheets all pivotally mounted upon a hinge-member whereby the calendar can be closed book-wise and opened and hung on a wall or the like for display in generally vertical position with the top-cover extending upwardly from said hinge-member, each of said sheets having the days of the month imprinted on its front side with the days of the week arranged horizontally, and with space provided adjacent each date-imprint for the making of memoranda or the like, the reverse side of each sheet being imprinted with two smaller-size monthly-calendar representations so that, when a sheet is turned upward its reverse side will'show the monthly-calendar representations for the past and coming months simultaneously with the current monthly-calendar representation of the next successive sheet, and means provided at the upper edge of said top-cover for releasably retaining said sheets in turned-up position; said retaining means comprising a depending flapportion integrally formed at the upper edge of said top-cover and a spring-clamp, fitting over said fold-line and bearing against said flap-portion thereby resiliently to maintain it in close position whereby it will frictionally retain the upper edges of turned-up sheets inserted underneath the flap-portion.

8. A calendar comprising a top-cover and a plurality of monthly-calendar sheets all pivotally mounted upon a hinge-member whereby the calendar can be closed book-wise and opened and hung on a wall or the like for display in generally vertical position with the top cover extending upwardly from said hinge-member, each of said sheets having the days of the month imprinted on its front side with the days of the week arranged horizontally, the reverse side of each sheet being imprinted with two smaller-size monthlycalendar representations so that, when a sheet is turned upward its reverse side will show the monthly-calendar representations for the past and coming months simultaneously with the current monthly-calendar representation of the next successive sheet, and means provided at the upper edge of said top-cover for releasably retaining said sheets in turned-up position; said retaining means comprising a depending flap-portion integrally formed at the upper edge of said topcover and a pair of spring-clamps made of thin fiat metal or the like fitting over said fold-line in laterally-spaced relationship and bearing against said flap-portion thereby resiliently to maintain it in closed position whereby it will frictionally retain the upper edges of turned-up sheets inserted underneath the flap-portion.

RAY L. NEAL.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in'the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/119, 402/19, D19/91, D19/20, D19/65, D19/22
International ClassificationB42D5/00, B42D5/04
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/046, B42D5/042, B42D5/041
European ClassificationB42D5/04D, B42D5/04A, B42D5/04B