US 256316 A
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UNITED .STATES GEORGE G. GREEN, F WOODBURY, NEW JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 256,316, dated April 11, 1882.
' Application mea July 22,1879.
To all 'whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE G. GREEN, of Woodbury, in the county of Gloucester and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Almanacs, of which the following is a specification. i.
This invention relates to improvements in almanacs, more particularly those which are made a means of advertisement. At the present day so much is done in the way of advertising and so many ways thereof have been devised that it is essential that adevice should be furnished which will be attractive and desirable,'which the public will want, and which will be kept conspicuously before the people. This is accomplished by the article herein described, which is an-alinanac containing useful and varied items, and which will be in constant daily demand. y
In the annexed drawings, Figure l represents the almanac opened, showing portions.
of the interior. Eig. 2 represents it closed and showing the front page or cover. L
The letter A denotes the almanac itself; b, a map of any desired locality 5 c, memorandumlines,'and d reading-matter.
p In constructing this almanac it is made with the yearly calendar, one page for each month. This page contains the days of the week and month and the zodiacal signs on one sidein columns, and on the other side the rising and setting of the moon and sun. This latteris arranged so as to suit any particularlocality, being changed for different places. 'Between these sides are arranged in the middle of the page horizontal memorandum-lines, one for each day. In this calendar the days of the year are placed in continuous number, each coming on a line with its appropriate day of the month. This furnishes an exceedingly' its making, the sum being adjacent to the day,
on which it is due.
At the foot of the page may be placed an advertisement, and scattered through the all manac at various striking places the same advcrtisement is placed.
Heretofore almanacs of this kind have been gotten up cheaply and notwith much care, be-
ing designed for free distribution; but it is the objectof the presentinvention to present something to the publie which will be ot' benetit to it. The maps herein contained are from the .best authority and accurate, so that they can be relied on. The calendar is correct, and the whole becomes acomplete cade mecum, which will be kept close at hand, and thus made an eftcient'mode of advertising. y
In an almanacin which areindicated the day of the month and weekin columns on one side of a page, the rising and setting of the sun and moon on the other side, and blank meinoran dumlines between them, one for each day, the days of the year arranged in continuous number, each coming on a line with its` appropriate day of theI month and week, as set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I affix mysignaturein presenceof two witnesses.
GEORGE e. GREEN.
'Witnesses A. B. DIGKEY, LEONARD BROWN.