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Publication numberUS2541513 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 13, 1951
Filing dateSep 15, 1947
Priority dateSep 15, 1947
Publication numberUS 2541513 A, US 2541513A, US-A-2541513, US2541513 A, US2541513A
InventorsMary Hassett
Original AssigneeMary Hassett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Copyholder for typist stands
US 2541513 A
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Feb. 13, 1951 M. HASSETT 254L513 COPYHOLDER FOR TYPIST STANDS Filed Sept. 15, 1947 .9 IllIVENTOR.

y flaasefif Patented Feb. 13, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COPYHOLDER FOR TYPIST STANDS Mary Hassett, Pipestone, Minn; Application September 15, 1947, Serial No. 774,118

1 Claim.

My present invention relates generally to the class of stationery, and more specifically to an improved copy holder for typist stand of the movable, step by step marker type in which is embodied electro-magnetic means for retaining the marker in sliding relation to the note book or other copy that is held on the stand. The movable marker is manually operated, and means are employed for retaining the marker in adjusted position, together with means for intermittently releasing the marker so that the marker may quickly and easily be moved, step by step, down the page of the note book or other copy.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a copy holder of this character that is composed of a minimum number of parts which may, with facility, be manufactured at low cost of production, and the parts may be assembled with convenience to constitute a copy holder for use by typists that is simple in construction and operation, and which may be located in convenient position at either the right hand side or the left hand side of the copyist.

' The invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combination and arrangement of parts as will hereinafter be described in detail, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

In the accompanying drawings, I have illustrated a complete example of a physical embodiment of my invention, wherein the parts are combined and arranged in accord with one mode I have devised for the practical application of the principles of my invention. It will, however, be understood that changes and alterations are contemplated and may be made in these exemplifying drawings and mechanical structures, within the scope of my claim, without departing from the principles of the invention.

Figure l is a sectional view on the line i--l of Figure 2 of a copy holder or stand of the easel type, in which my invention is embodied, and showing a note book held in position for use by the copyist;

Figure 2 is a front elevation of the copy holder or stand;

Figure 3 is a fragmentary side view showing the upper portion of the stand or frame, with the rear retaining yoke for the book in released position;

Figure 4 is a detail fragmentary view showing a pivotal connection of the brace for the easel frame or stand;

Figure 5 is a horizontal detail sectional view 2 showing the front and rear holders for the note book;

Figure 6 is a sectional detail showing the magnet and the soft iron guide for retaining the marker in slidable relation to the stand or frame;

Figure 7 is a horizontal sectional view at line l of Figure 1 and Figure '8 is a detail View partly in section showing the brace for the copy holder or stand.

In carrying out my invention, I utilize a stand or copy holder of the easel type, the various parts of which are manufactured of suitable and appropriate materials, and the stand includes an open rectangular frame I having a rear U-shaped and foldable wire brace 2, having upper bearing ends 3 that are pivoted in perforated ears or lugs 4 and these angular ends terminate in detents 5 that coaet with adjoining faces of the frame for limiting the movement of the diagonal brace or supporting leg of the stand.

The lower end of the frame is equipped with a front transversely extending cross bar 6, against which the rear face of the note book B rests with the copy in inclined position, and the front portion of the book, as B in Figure 1 hangs between the frame I and the brace 2 when the book is suspended in open position from the top cross bar of the frame.

The lower end of the book, or other notes to be copied, may rest upon a bottom shelf l that is attached by screws 8 to the bottom bar of the shelf, and outwardly projecting end lugs 9 of the shelf are equipped with retaining rubber tipped studs or posts If] for use in supporting and retaining other notes from which copies are to be made.

The exposed pages of the note book B, while in the suspended position of Figure l, are retained by means of a yoke or holder i having a central presser tab l2, and the ends it of the yoke or holder H are secured to the opposite ends of a flat metallic ruler or plate i4, having an upper bevelled edge, which plate forms a step-by-step movable marker or line-ruler for the successive lines of copy. The step-by-step movement is attained through the use of the tab 2 which pulls the ruler [4 equally from each end in a horizontal plane from line to line of the book.

The marker or ruler, which extends transversely across the copy sheets, is also equipped with a rear transversely arranged and resilient presser yoke or holder l5 that impinges against the back of the book B, or against the back sheet of a stack of sheets, to coaet with the yoke or holder II for retaining the pages or copysheets. The ruler l4 may, however, be moved by means of the tab l2 without releasing the pressure yoke or holder IS. The angular ends it of this rear holder are journalled in bearing lugs or cars 11, H of the members 28, and the ends of the yoke terminate in handles 18 for pressure by a thumb or finger for releasing the rear holder, and these handles coact with stop lugs I9, 19 of the marker to limit the movement of the yoke or rear holder.

By finger pressure against either of the handles it, the rear retaining yoke or holder may be released, as in Figure 3, to permit the step by step movement of the marker as it is man ually slipped downwardly along the stationary book. When the handles #8 are on one side of the lugs E9, the bar i is placed under pressure to hold the book against the ruler. When the handles are on the other side of the lugs 19, it holds the bar [5 out so the book may be inserted under the bar.

The marker is held in operative position for Sliding movement with relation to the copy, and the frame of the stand, by the use of magnetic means including two magnetized members 28, 29, each of which is rigidly attached at the end of the marker as by screws 2i, and the marker, with the members 29, 2i), forms a conductor bar or magnetv that spans the distance between two parallel U -shaped members or bars 2! which are engaged by the magnets 20, 20 for retaining the marker.

The members 2|, which are constructed of soft iron, are preferably mounted in complementary grooves 22, 22 in the front faces of the two side bars of the frame I, and the exposed or front faces of the members 2! project slightly from the faces of the side bars, to provide clearance for movements of the marker. For guiding and retaining the armature, the front faces of the members 2! are grooved, as at 23, and the contact heads of the magnets make a slid,- able connection with the members 2| as the heads ar guided by the grooves 23. The magnets 28 are made of any well known material to which polarity has been applied. There are sev-.

eral that are available on the market at the present time.

The copy holder may be controlled from either the left hand side or the right hand side for 4. convenience of the copyist, and the marker with its holding parts may readily be moved, either step by step, or with a long sliding movement, when one of the handles I8 is depressed by finger pressure.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

A copy holder comprising an open rectangular frame, a U-shaped wire brace having upper bearing ends pivotally connected to the, top of said frame for supporting the latter, said bearing ends terminating in detents for limiting movement of said brace, a cross bar extending across the front of said frame and secured to the bottom thereof, a shelf arranged contiguous to said crossbar and secured thereto for supporting the lower portion of the copy, a pair of lugs projecting outwardly from said shelf, a rubber post secured to each of said lugs, a ruler provided with a beveled edge adjustably mounted on the front of said frame, a retaining yoke having its ends connected to said ruler, and a presser tab arranged intermediate the ends of said retaining yoke and secured thereto for moving said ruler, a holder arranged rearwardly of said ruler and connected thereto, handles for actuating said holder, stop lugs for limiting movement of said holder, and magnetized members for maintaining the ruler immobile in its adjusted position.


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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 93,931 Westcott Aug. 17, 1869 469,658 Chapman Feb. 23, 1892 1,208,687 Steinbrunn Dec. 12, 1916 1,469,749 Woodrufl Oct. 2, 1923 2,219,255 Doerr Oct. 22, 1940 2,239,791 Lemperle Apr. 29, 1941 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 567,258 Great Britain Feb. 5, 1945

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US3129695 *Sep 21, 1962Apr 21, 1964Adelman Pauline FLine guide
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U.S. Classification40/352
International ClassificationB41J29/15
Cooperative ClassificationB41J29/15
European ClassificationB41J29/15