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Publication numberUS2532487 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 5, 1950
Filing dateJul 26, 1948
Priority dateJul 26, 1948
Publication numberUS 2532487 A, US 2532487A, US-A-2532487, US2532487 A, US2532487A
InventorsFaulkner Roy M
Original AssigneeWilson Jones Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Notebook clamp
US 2532487 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 5, 1950 R. M. FAULKNER 2,532,487

. NOTE BOOK CLAMP Filed July 26, 1948 rga czfwm. BY

Patented Dec. 5, 1950 NOTEBOOK CLAMP Roy M. Faulkner, Chicago, 111., assignor to Wilson-Jones Company, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Massachusetts Application July 26, 1948, Serial No. 40,670

3 Claims.

This invention relates to a note book clamp, particularly to a clamp adapted to hold the stiff covers of a note book in angular relationship so as to support the note book in standing position.

Although the clamp of the present invention is specifically described in connection with a stenographers note book it may also be advantageously used with any stiff covered note book that the user wants to support in an upright position.

It is an object of my invention to provide a simple and inexpensive clamp that may be easily and quickly applied to or removed from the covers of a note book. It is a further object to provide a clamp that will securely hold the covers of a note book in spaced angular relationship. Other objects of the invention will become apparent upon reading the following description, in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a front elevation of a note book with the clamp applied to corresponding edges of the note book covers;

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the note book shown in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a detail perspective view of the clamp;

Figure 4 is across sectional view taken along the line 4-4 of Figure 2; and

Figure 5 is a cross sectional view taken alon the line 5-5 of Figure 2.

In the drawing, the reference numerals 2 and 3 designate a pair of note book covers. The covers and a plurality of sheets :3 are bound together at one end by a wire binding 5. The sheets and covers can be stitched together, or secured in any other suitable manner. The only essential characteristic of the note book, so far as the present invention is concerned, is that the covers must be stiff enough to support the weight of the sheets and the binding when the note book is stood in upright position as shown in Figures 1 and 2.

The clamp comprises a flat strip of resilient sheet metal bent to form a web 6 having its lower edge 1 longer than its upper edge 8. Each end of the metal strip is bent at approximately right angles along the lines 9 and I0 formin the ends of the web 6 to form end walls H and l2.- The extreme ends of the strip are then bent back upon themselves to form ears l3 and M. The lines upon which the ears i3 and [4 are bent are preferably parallel to the lines 9 and H). The ears l3 and I4 are spaced slightly from end walls H and i2 and are curved inwardly, as indicated at E5, to provide a positive clamping action against the edges of the note book covers, and then outwardly, as indicated at It, to facilitate application of the clamp to the note book covers. The ears I3 and I4 The clamp is removed from the note book, by-

pulling it laterally from the covers, when the stenographer wants to take notes or to lay the note book in her desk. When she wants to transcribe the notes she simply presses the clamp inwardly with one cover between car 13 and end wall ll and the other cover between ear M and end wall I2. The clamp is held frictionally with sufficient force that it will not be accidentally disengaged from either cover. The note book may then be stood on the bottom edges of the covers, as shown in Figure 2, and the sheets may be freely turned without effecting the position of the clamp. The angular relationship of the opposite ends of the clamp will conform generally to the angular relationship between covers 2 and 3 when the note book is in its upright position. The degree of angularity between the covers will depend upon the length of web 5 and the distance between the binding end of the note book and the clamp.

Although I have described a preferred embodiment of my invention in considerable detail, it will be understood that the description is intended to be illustrative, rather than restrictive, as many details may be modified or changed without departing from the spirit or scope of my invention. Accordingly, I do not desire to be restricted to the exact structure described, except as limited by the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A note book clamp comprising a resilient flat metal strip bent at each end along lines converg ing upwardly to form a pair of end walls, and bent again in reverse direction to form ears spaced outwardly of said end walls.

2. A note book clamp comprising a web shorter at its upper edge than at its lower edge, a pair of end walls extending at approximately right angles to opposite ends of said web, and a pair of ears spaced from end walls and adapted to cooperate with said end walls to clamp the covers of a note book.

3. A note book clamp comprising a flat web of resilient metal, the upper edge of said web being shorter than its lower edge, the resilient metal 3 4 being bent at each end of said web along converg- UNITED STATES PATENTS ing lines to form end walls and then bent along Number Name Date lines parallel to said first lines of bending to form 567 221 Cook Sept 8 1896 ears spaced outwardly of said end Walls. 7333763 Boden I pt. 15, 1902 ROY FAULKNER- 5 59,405 Traher May 24, 1910 1,194,016 Harford Aug. 8, 1916 REFERENCES CITED 1,321,592 Brown 1 Nov. 11 1919 The following references are of record in the 1,811,124 Greeley June 23, 1931 file of this patent: 2,443,216 Larsen June 15, 1948

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US2801689 *Mar 15, 1954Aug 6, 1957Andrew J TotiVertical slat venetian blind antirattle clip
US5713551 *May 13, 1996Feb 3, 1998Doerner; UlfDevice for supporting of file wrappers
US6745989 *Oct 24, 2002Jun 8, 2004Ricardo G. DomasinCard holder
US20050100395 *Nov 10, 2003May 12, 2005Brann Michael K.Display binder with offset binding mechanism
DE1019995B *Apr 15, 1955Nov 28, 1957Richard NaumannTischkalender
U.S. Classification24/555, 248/313, 248/441.1
International ClassificationB42D3/16, B42D3/00, B42D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/006, B42D3/16, B42D5/008
European ClassificationB42D5/00B1A, B42D3/16, B42D5/00B2