US 2596652 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
ATTACHMENT FOR PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS Filed July 8, 1949 2 SHEETSSHEET l 24 I c m L I 56 I INVENTOR I VLADIMIRLCHWLICEK ATTOR May 13, 1952 v. CHVILICEK ATTACHMENT FOR PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS Filed July 8, 1949 AT QRNEY Patented May 13,1952
NITED STAT-ES FPATENT OFFI E.
2,596,652 .s'rrxormigiv'r FORIBORTABLE "TYPE-WRITERS viaaimirgnz.chvi1ieek;naeme,:we. Apriliczitionfiiilyi8, 194's,sriarmz'ioassi clips, stamps and the like, withinthe convenient reach of the typist when the case'i's openua nd which will fold back into the caseoutof the :iway of the typewriter'when the typewriter isnot in use and when the case is being carried.
Another salient object of the invention'is'to provide a unitary device embodying a;se1"ies,'of stepped compartments for holding respectively typewriting paper and the like,v envelopes,.jand typist equipment, the stepped compaiitment being so designed as to avoid contactwithth'etypewriter when the case is in its closed position. i p
A further object of the inventionis .theprovision of means for pivotally mountingtheu-nitaryattachment within the coversothattheattachment can be swung outwardlylandforwardly of the cover, within easy reachof.the-.typist-when the cover is in its open position.
A further important object of ..the invention is the provision of a normallynclosedpivotedecompartment for containing .stampsrand the. like, with a novel latch for holding the hinge compartment in closed position and for holdingthe -en- 2 of? the "case being shown in its open position and the attachment-in its operative position.
"Figure'Zis'a view similar to Figure 1 but show- "ingthe case in its closed position with the at- ..tach'ments-in 'its'collapsed or inoperative position. fFigure '3 is a longitudinal sectional view through the'case taken on the line 33 of Fi ure 2;lodking in the direction of the arrows.
tire attachment in its inoperativelposition within hereinafter more specifically described .xan'd claimed, and illustrated in :the "accompanying drawings, in which drawings,
Figure 1 is a transverse'sectionalzviewtthrough the carrying "case of :a spoftable :typewi'iter equipped with the novel attachment, the coverv -closedlockedposition with thebase, when the "i iguiee is :a fragmentary detail sectional view shewingfthe novel latch for the pivoted compartmentand' for the attachment, the latch being in fposition to permit the release of the attachment forthe'forward swinging movement thereof.
"Figure '5 is a view similar to Figure 4, and showing the latch in position forholding the attachment against swinging movement and the pivoted compartment for opening movement.
1 Figure dis a fragmentary detail sectional view taken 'at-rightangles to Figures 4 and'5, and on Z' foii'nd jonfthe open..market and is merely being .ishown in dotted lines in Figures 1 and2.
"The portable case C. is also of the same char-- acter nowlfound inthe open market, and hence includes a base '50 and a cover II. The base It! embodies a bottom wall i 2 and side and end flanges i 3. The: typewriter T is securely bolted to the wail'i 2, as is common practice, and when the 'base iii-is laid fiat on a surface, as shown in Fig- 'ure 1, with'theicover H open, the typewriter T exposed .to view for typing purposes. The cov- "er'l l, is 'of agreater size thanthe base ID for --cor'n'p'lete ly housingthe typewriter T when the ==saine"is*swung :over the base and the cover .ineludesthe'outer wall" M, side walls I 5 and I6, and end wane I i.
\ The wall I6 is connected to the base "16 oy detachable "hinges l7. Suitable latches 1-8 are provided for holdingthe cover in coveris'inits closed'position. The wall I'5 of "the cover supports the'carrying handle l9 and "h-ence'the wall l5 would be the top wall during thecarrying of the case and typewriter.
My.:'novel-attachment A comprises a series of "stepped compartments 20,"2l and 22, and these compartments form a single unitary structure se that the complete attachment can be easily mounted within the cover I l. The compartment 20 is comparatively narrow so as to lie substantially flat against the wall M of the cover, when the attachment is in its closed position and so as to occupy a minimum amount of space. This compartment receives sheets of paper. The compartment 2| is of considerably less height than the compartment 20 and is considerably wider than the compartment 20, for receiving envelopes. The compartment 22 is carried by the outer end of the compartment 2| and isof considerably less height than the compartment 2| and is particularly adapted for receiving paper fasteners, clips, erasers and other typist equipment. Great stress is laid on the stepped arrangement of the compartments in that the construction is such,
that while the compartments efiectively perform their purpose, all of the compartments skip the typewriter when the attachment is in its folded position.
The attachment A can be constructed in va rious manners and out of different kinds of materials. It is preferred, however, to construct the same of metal, and then paint or otherwise treat the same to harmonize with the color of the case so as to present a pleasing appearance. As illustrated in the drawings, the compartment .20 includes a flat rear wall 23, a spaced fiat front wall 24 and connecting bottom and side 25 and 23. The upper edge of the front wall 24 is cut as at 21 to facilitate the removal of sheets of paper therefrom and this wall can also be cutaway as at 28 at its lower end to also facilitate" the're' moval and placing of papers in the compartment. The compartment 2| includes a front wall 29, a bottom wall 30 and side walls 3|. The bottom 1 finger is arranged in the path of the swinging and side walls 30 and 3| are riveted or otherwise stated, this compartment is for the reception of pencils, paper clips, erasers and the like. 7
In connecting the attachment with the case, hinges 36 are employed for uniting the lower end of the attachment to the inner face of the wall M of the cover I adjacent to its lower end, and as illustrated, the hinges have end leaves connected to the bottom wall 25 of the compartment 20, and to the inner face of the wall l4, respectively. Hence, the attachment can be readily swung forward. To limit the outward swinging movement of the attachment hinge, toggle links 31 are pivotally secured to the inner face of the wall M of the cover H and to the side walls 26 of the compartment 20. Particular attention is invited to the fact that the entire attachment A is secured closer to one end wall H of the cover, than the other end wall, so that the attachment will not strike the carriage and platen lever.
Also forming an important part of the attachment A, is the hinged compartment 38, which is arranged directly below the compartment '22-, and in front of the compartment 2|. This hinged compartment 38, includes a downwardly and inwardly inclined front wall 39, a rear wall 49, a
supporting a calendar.
movement of the rear wall 40 of said swinging compartment. The compartment can be provided with a transverse partition 46, and stamps can be placed in the compartment on one side of the partition and paper clips and other material canbe placed on the other side of the partition.
Novel means is provided for holding the swinging compartment in its closed position and the attachment A in its swung back inoperative position against movement. This means includes a rotatable disc shaped latch piece 41, pivotally mounted at its axis on a pivot pin 48, carried by the frontwall 33 of the uppermost compartment 22. The wall l4 of the cover I is provided with a depending keeper bracket 49, and when the attachment is swung to its inoperative position as shown in Figure 2, the latch 41 is rotated so as to bring the latch in rear of the keeper bracket. It is to be noted that the latch is provided with a cut out portion 50 and that when this portion registers with the keeper bracket then the attachment can be pulled out. The latch carries a fingerpiece 5|, which not only facilitates the turning of the latch but also functions as means for permitting the operator to pull the attachment out to its operative position. The rotatable latch 41, has formed thereon adjacent to the cut out portion 50, a bent back lip 52, and when the latch is turned so that the lip is directly above the hinged compartment 38, the compartment can be swung out.
Particular attention is directed to the fact that when the attachment is in its swung back operative position that the wall l5 of the cover overlies the compartments 20, 2| and 22 and functions as a cover therefor (see Figure 2), to prevent loss of articles therefrom. This is also another important feature of the invention.
The attachment can be provided with other typist adjuncts, such as spaced, resilient paper clips 53, so that material to be copied can be conveniently held in front of the typist. This is indicated by the reference character 54 in Figure 1 of the drawings. Likewise, the front wall 24 of the compartment 2|], below the compartment 2| can be provided with means 55, for As shown, this means can merely consist of upper and lower parallel guide tracks 56, for slidably receiving a stack of calendar leaves.
From theforegoing description, it can be seen that I have provided an exceptionally simple and novel device for carrying needed typist material in a portable typewriter carrying case.
Changes in details may be made without departing from the spirit or the scope of this invention, but what I claim as new is:
In a carrying case for a portable typewriter, a cover section comprising a back wall, side walls and end walls, an attachment for carrying and dispensing typist supplies including a main elon gated compartment for paper sheets, an intermediate compartment connected to the main compartment adjacent to the upper end thereof and protruding from the front face of the main compartment for envelopes and having a lesser height than the main compartment, an outer compartment carried by the intermediate compartment and of a less length than the intermediate compartment and carried by the front face thereof, all of said compartments having their upper ends terminating in the same plane, means hingedly connecting the main compartment at its lower end to the inner face of the back wall of the cover section, whereby said attachment as a unit can be swun into and out of the cover section, said attachment lying fiat against the inner face of the back wall when the attachment is swung into the cover, means limiting the outward swinging movement of the attachment, the upper edges of the compartments being disposed in close proximity toone end wall of the cover when the attachment is swung into the cover and means releasably holding the attachment in the cover against swinging movement, a hinged compartment mounted upon said intermediate compartment having an upper open end movable beneath the outer compartment and in close proximity thereto in one position and forwardly of the outer compartment in another position, said releasable means for holding the attachment in the cover including a rotatable latch button carried by the outer com- Y REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,147,077 Collier July 20, 1915 1,485,496 Elliott Mar. 4, 1924 2,215,158 Rickard Sept. 17, 1940