|Publication number||US2529367 A|
|Publication date||Nov 7, 1950|
|Filing date||Aug 20, 1948|
|Priority date||Aug 20, 1948|
|Publication number||US 2529367 A, US 2529367A, US-A-2529367, US2529367 A, US2529367A|
|Original Assignee||John Baumgarth Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (4), Classifications (13)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Nov. 7, 1950 J. BAUMGARTH CALENDAR Filed Aug. 2o, 194e 111111111111114 Il? VIII f 11.111111111111111;
Patented Nov. 7, 1950 CALENDARVA Johnaumgarthg-Chicago, Illj.; assigner-'to John` Baumgarth'Co., Chicago, Ill., a-corporationof l' Illinois ApplicationAugust 20, 1948; Serial No. 45,360
(Cl. 40e-121) Claims. 1
The present invention relates to calendars', and concerns itself more'particularly with a plural sheet calendar structure that constitutes an integrated assembly-'in which when the respective calendar sheets are severed from the assembly to expose the subjacen't sheets, the severed sheetsl maybe hung on a bracket at the rear ofthe calendar, to be keptthere for' future reference'.
Calendars have been known heretofore in which a pluralityof month designating sheets are assembled' in an interchangeable manner. Such calendars had to be dismantled at monthly intervals in order to rearrange and make-current the proper-exposures. In a contemplation of the present invention, a calendar construction has been ldevisedwhich obviates the practice of dismantling, thereby safeguarding against error in' rearrangement such as might be inadvertently made by the user during reassembly, while, at the same time;y providinga structure whi'chmay be prodticed'and'assembledunder economies of material and'labor,
Briefly, this -is' accomplished by providing aseriesofcalendar sheets each-'havingl a-month designation' in its exposed section and' eachprovidedA with'a periorated'flapand arectilinearAv mounting aperture: The perforatedaps are an-lA chored to a vbase memberwhich also providesan apron that-'may conceal or partially conceal the nonesthetic features of'tliestructure, exposi'ngtov view only the informative and artisticv elements of theasse'mbly; together with' any other'desired characteristics such asadvertising display" or other as is -the-f-will of the composer.'
Another object oflthe present invention is -to provide alcalendarof theY type deiin-ed, in which' the monthly or other periodic` sheet change-*is made' by a'simple single 'handed operationl and WithoutV incurringtroublesome dismantling and reassembly.
A`further object offthe present invention is to provide; a multiple sheet calendar mountedon a backingvm'ember by permanent securement meansv which are concealed from vievfso as to preserve the artistic and 'ethetic olualities'while the article f is hung as on a wall to Aconstitute lan object ofi ing thel course of the following detailed explanation of the construction', and such as will bein'- dicated in the hereunto appended clairnsj lnthe accompanying drawings Aand inrthe'fol lowing specification similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout.
Figurev l is a perspective view of a multiple sheet recording calendar in which a portion has'been'y broken away-to reveal structural details;v
Figure 2 isa perspective View of one of the` monthly `indicating and recording sheets after it has been torn from the assembly;
Figure 3 is an enlarged transverse'sectional View taken approximately on' line 3-3 of Figure 2 revealing the construction ofl the pocket and monthlycalenda'r panel'which serves' as a re= ceptacle for holding insertable sheets, tickets or other material;
Figure '4 is afragmentary' rear elevational View of thecalendar; and
Figure 5` is a fragmentary perspective view of a mod-ined structural assembly in which the concealment flapiisof length sufficient to cover the nonesthetic elements only.
A principal backing sheet I I made preferably of relatively heavy cardboard or otherfibrous material is doubled over as'atfIZ'forrning' a concealment iiapifwhichextends downwardly of the'r l'and I'ithat are glued to the doubled over or pocket forming section I8.V This forms a pocket that is open vat the'top.
The exposed area -of the pocket forming section I8'has imprinted on its surface the conventional monthly or other periodic calendar data which maybe observed in Figures land 2, and the pocket which is formed by gluing the section I8lto the` flaps Ilaiiords a receptacle withinv which there may be inserted monthly bills, statements, memoranda or such other materials as a user may wish to retain,
The several sheets I5'being of identical dimensions arealignedand stacked ina predetermined sequence so that the succession'corresponds with the conventional Gregorian calendar arrangen mentor any. other arrangement for "which the calendar isA planned. The assembledsheets.arethen `stapled vas at I9 to the' :backing member' I I' (Fig. 1) or the corresponding backing member I I (Fig. 5). Either before or after the assembled sheets are mounted on the backing member there is also mounted on the backing member I I, by means of a hollow rivet or eyelet 2 I, a mounting bracket 22 of spring sheet metal. The hollow rivet 2| secures the bracket 22 to the backing vmember II, the rivet bearing at one side on the bracket member and bearing on the other side n the backing member I I (Fig. 1), or on the front of the fold I2 (in Fig. 5). The bracket 22 is of rectangular shape, rolled over at the upper end into a cylindrical receptacle 23 for holding a pencil 24 in convenient position for use with reference to the calendar. The pencil is held by the springiness of the bracket. The lower end of the bracket 22 is doubled over in a reverse manner to the holder 23 so as to afford an upstanding lip 25 spaced from the intermediate body portion of the bracket 22 with sufficient clearance to permit the retention thereon of approximately twelve calendar sheets I5, as will later be described. The rivet 2| provides an open eye for hanging the calendar, as for instance, from a nail driven into the wall.
` Each calendar sheet I duringits advance preparation is transversely perforated as at 26 below the tab area 2l through which the staplesV I9 penetrate. Also, each of the series of calendar sheets I5 is punched out as at 2l to provide a rectangular opening of such proportions as to loosely receive the upstanding lip 25 whereby the Vexpired monthly display sheets I5 may :be hung at the rear of the calendar, if it is so desired to do, for the purpose of keeping the recorded data in association with the current calendar until a complete calendar year has expired. The areas I4 of each calendar sheets may be printed with tabular or coordinated interlineations and may be suitably marked with accounting classifications where the apparatus is intended for use in this manner. Alternatively, this area may be made to display artistic or esthetic pictures, or may have any desired information printed thereon. Where the area is used in a utilitarian sense, the current notations or memoranda is appropriately covered by the ap I3 so that it may not be readily manifest to the curious or prying, requiring the overt gesture of raisingthe ap I3 in order to reveal the underlying information.
-As each month expires the user will tear the corresponding sheet I5 on its perforation line 26 and hang it in the same facing direction at the rear of the calendar by inserting the hook or projection 25 through the opening 21. This operation can be accomplished with one hand and notably does not require any removal from the wall or extensive and guardful regulation, since it in nowise dismantles the remaining calendar pages, permitting them instead to securely maintain their ordinal sequence which has been established during the manufacturing assembly.
The flap I3 as has been said conceals from View the upper half of each calendar page and, in addition, it also conceals the nonesthetic characteristics of the mounting staples, the perforations 26 and the openings 27' giving to the assembly a high degree of esthetic and display quality. Where it is desired, however, to make the data receiving area I4 accessible to a single handed entry operation, the flap I3 of Fig. 1 may be made short as at 3|, Figure 5, so that the shortened flap 3-I exposes the area I4 but not the nonesthetic features of the securement. This type of construction may be preferred where the areas I4 4 carry, instead of monthly entry accounting data, picturesque displays.
It is to be noted that the bracket 22 constitutes not only a pencil holder but a means for holding the sheets I5 on the back of the calendar. In some instances it may be desired to omit this latter function, in which case the lip 25 may be entirely omitted. When that is the case the rivet 2| secures the bracket 22 in place in the manner herein illustrated, the bracket 22 then serving only as a pencil holder. This is useful in connection with calendars where the sheets are not to be removed and then replaced.
While the present invention has been explained and described with reference to specific embodiments, it will be understood, nevertheless, that numerous modifications and variations may be incorporated within its essential spirit and scope, for an understanding of which reference will be had to the hereinafter appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A calendar construction comprising a backing and principal support member, a series of calendar pages rectangularly profiled and transversely perforated for tearing along a line marginally spaced from a top edge, said calendar pages having apertures beneath their transverse perforations for hanging said pages during post current severance from said support member, said calendar havingmeans for supporting calendar pages from said apertures after severance of the calendar pages along their transverse perforations, a plurality of securement elements integrating the marginally spaced areas of said pages with said sup-port member, and a flap hanging downwardly from said support member for covering a portion only of said calendar pages to conceal from hanging display said securement elements and said calendar page perforations.
2. rA calendar construction comprising a backing member of relatively stiff material, a series of calendar pages permanently secured to said backing member at an uppermost transverse strip area thereof, transverse severance elements on each of said calendar pages intervening their principal areas and said transverse strip areas, linear suspension perforations in each of said calendar pages beneath their .said severance elements, and a suspension bracket on said backing member affording a pencil holder evolved by a forwardly and do-wnwardly rolled portion at the uppermost end of said bracket and affording an upstanding hook member to enter said linear suspension perforation of calendar pages severed from their permanent securement evolved by a rearwardly and upwardly bent portion at the lower end of said bracket.
3. A calendar construction comprising a principal backing member of relatively sti brous material having secured at its upper end a suspension bracket comprising a sheet metal member bent forwardly and downwardly to afford a pencil receptacle at its upper end and bent rearwardly and upwardly to afford a suspension hook at its lower end, a series of calendar pages permanently secured to said ibacking member by means of a plurality of securement elements positioned along a transverse uppermost strip area, severance perforations along a transverse line beneath said strip area, and suspension perforations in said calendar pages beneath said severance perforations for reeciving said suspension hook during post current storage of said calendar pages.
4. A calendar comprising a-principal backing member, a series of calendar and memorandum pages supported on said backing member, each of said calendar pages having a perforation therein, and a mounting bracket comprising a sheet metal member rolled over at its upper extremity to form a receptacle for holding a pencil and doubled over rearwardly and upwardly at its lower extremity to form a suspension hook to support said calendar pages by insertion through their said perforations, and said bracket being secured to said backing member at an intermediate area of said member between the rolled upper end and the doubled over portion.
5. A calendar having a main body portion, a calendar mounting bracket, means for securing the bracket to the main body portion and for mounting the calendar, said bracket extending above the main body portion, and said bracket having a pencil-holding socket as a part thereof spaced from the securing means and having an upwardly facing paper-receiving hook at the back thereof. I
6. A calendar comprising a main calendar body portion, means for hanging the body portion comprising a hang up bracket, means securing the bracket to the main body portion adjacent the top thereof, said bracket member extending above the main body portion and with the part of the bracket that is above the main body portion curled to form a pencil-holding socket, and the portion of the bracket below the top of the main body portion having a rearwardly extending hook for receiving loose calendar pages.
7. A calendar comprising a main calendar body portion comprising a backing member having calendar sheets secured thereto, means for hanging the body portion comprising a hang up bracket, means securing the bracket to the main body portion adjacent Vthe top thereof, said bracket being a sheet metal member extending above the main body portion and with the part 0f the bracket that is above the main body portion curled to form a pencil-holding socket, and the lower part of the bracket having paper holding means extending therefrom for receiving and supporting calendar sheets that are separate from the main calendar body.
8. A calendar construction comprising 4a backing and principal support member, a series of calendar pages rectangularly profiled and transversely perforated for tearing along a line marginally spaced from a top edge, said calendar pages having apertures beneath their transverse perforations for hanging said pages during post current severance from said support member, a plurality of securement elements integrating the marginally spaced areas of said pages with said support member, a flap hanging downwardly from said support member for covering a portion only of said calendar pages to conceal from hanging display said securement elements and said calendar page perforations, a bracket formed of sheet metal and secured to said backing and principal support member, said bracket including a portion bent cylindrically at its upper end to form a receptacle for holding a marking pencil and bent in rectangular reversal to present an upstanding hook for passing through the suspended apertures of said pages for post current storage.
9. A calendar having a main body portion including calendar sheets, a bracket having a hang up hole therethrough, means around said hole securing the bracket to the main body portion, said bracket extending above the main body portion, said bracket having a pencil-holding socket as a part thereof spaced from the securing means, and said bracket having at the back thereof means for holding calendar sheets that have been separated from the main body portion.
v10. A calendar having a main body portion, calendar pages secured to the front of said main body portion, a bracket having a hang up hole therethrough, means at the periphery of said hole securing the bracket to the main body portion, the portion of the bracket that extends below said hole being bent rearwardly to form an upwardly facing hang up hook from which calendar pages may be hung at the rear of the main body portion.
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|U.S. Classification||40/121, 211/50|
|International Classification||B42D5/06, B42D5/00, B42D5/04|
|Cooperative Classification||B42D5/06, B42D5/041, B42D5/045, B42D5/046|
|European Classification||B42D5/04A, B42D5/04C1, B42D5/04D, B42D5/06|