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LOOSE-LEAF CALENDAR HANGER Filed March 26, 1951 FIG. 3;
I7 Imventor I ORION P-WINFORD F162. W 4
Ottomeg Patented Jan. 27, 1953 LOOSE-LEAF CALENDAR HANGER Orion P. Winford, St. Paul, Minn., assignor to Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, Minn., a corpora tion of Minnesota Application March 26, 1951-, Serial No. 217,461
"' Claims. (01. 283-2) My invention relates to an improvement in a loose-leaf sheet calendar hanger.
It is a feature of my invention to provide a loose1eaf sheet calendar including a back sheet support member having a front face member folded downwardly therefrom and including a removable flexible member adapted to rem'ovably support a series of calendar sheets in flattened position whereby the calendar sheets may be easily mounted, dismounted or rearranged.
It is a further feature of my invention to provide a loose-leaf sheet calendar which may be constructed of material which is low in cost but which effectively supports a series of calendar sheets for easy hanging and sheets of which may be easily removed or rearranged.
It is an additional feature to provide a pocket on the lower end of the loose-leaf sheets in which notes, recipes, etc., may be filed for future use inasmuch as the construction of my calendar permits the placing of a sheet at the rear of the pack of sheets for future use. Another feature of my invention is to provide monthly calendar indicia on the front of each of the pockets of the sheets. With the construction of my calendar, I provide a loose-leaf sheet calendar which may be simply constructed and is economical to manufacture. In addition, the front face member may carry a photograph or piece of art work, and the upper portion of each of the sheets may carry indicia on which records may be kept.
The invention will appear more clearly from the following detailed description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, showing by way of example a preferred embodiment of the inventive idea.
In the drawings forming part of the application:
Figure 1 is a perspective View of my loose-leaf calendar hanger with the bottom of one of the sheets slightly upturned.
Figure 2 is a plan view of a died-out form of the back support member and connecting front face member.
Figure 3 is a plan view of a sheet of the calendar illustrating the lower portion thereof, which forms a pocket in a flattened exended position.
Figure 4 is an enlarged partial sectional view on the line l% of Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a view of the loop hanger member separated from the calendar support.
Figure 6 is a sectional view similar to that illustrated in Figure 4 but with the loop hanger member secured to the back surface of the front face member.
My loose-leaf sheet calendar hanger A is composed of the back support member H) to which is connected the front face member H by means of the intermediate transverse portion I2, which forms the top edge of the calendar hanger. The fold lines 13 and it allow for easy folding and positioning of the front face member ll over a portion of the back support member Ill, as particularly illustrated in Figures 1 and 4.
The front face member I i may be of any length or width and tends to maintain the upper portion of the sheets 55 in flattened position against'the back support member It]. The sheets l5 are formed with the transverse opening or slot it, which is positioned adjacent the top edge of the sheet E5. The sheet It has formed on the lower end thereof the extended portion if, having the extensions it formed thereon. The extended portion H is folded up against the front surface of the sheet if on the fold line l9, and in this position the extensions it are folded and secured to the back surface of the sheet l5, thereby forming a pocket 2E1 on the lower front surface of the sheet I5 on which calendar in'dici'a may be printed, as illustrated in Figure 1. Recipes, notes, etc., may be kept in the pocket 20 for future reference.
The back support member I0 is formed with the transverse slot 2!. The front face portion II has formed therein holes 22 adapted to align with the slot or opening 2| when the front face portion H is folded over and in front of the back support member l0, as illustrated in Fi'g'urel.
I further provide the loop hanger'support member 23, the ends of which are secured by the gripping member 26. In constructing my calendar, the free ends 25 of the loop hanger member 23 are inserted through the holes 22 from the front of the face member H and secured in the hanger clamp member 24. A series of sheets, such as 15, are then positioned on the back support member it so that the opening If; aligns with the transverse opening 2|. The clamp member 24 is then inserted through the openings such as It and onward through the opening 2| and drawn up into position shown in Figure 1, thereby maintaining the sheets [5 in the position shown in Figure l. The sheets 15 are removed by lifting up the face member H and drawing the loop 23 together with the clamp member 24 out through the openings I6 of the sheets if: and the opening 2i of the back support member if].
The loop clamp member 24 has formed therethrough the hole 25 through which a suitable screw or hook support may be inserted for supporting the calendar on the wall.
The holes 22 are sufficiently separated and the transverse opening 2| is of a sufficient length to coincide therewith so that, the support of the sheets is quite stable with my new construction. The holes 22 may be any distance apart, but being relatively widely separated, as illustrated, gives the abovementioned stability of the sheets in the hanging position and tends to maintain the sheets one directly over the other and further prohibits the sheets from hanging at an angle, particularly when there may be something in the pockets formed on the sheets.
I have also provided a further method of securing the hanger loop member 23 to the front face member II by securing a portion of the loop member 23 to the under surface of the front face member I I as at 21. With this construction, the hanger loop member 23 is not seen from the front of the calendar as it is in Figure 1, and with this further construction, the holes 22 are there- 'one or more calendar sheets having a transverse opening formed therein adapted to align with said transverse opening of said back support member, a pocket formed on the lower portion of each of said sheets, a calendar on said pocket, a flexible hanger loop secured to said frontal member and adapted to be removably inserted through said openings of said sheets and said opening of said back support member and be folded in an upward manner to hold said sheets together and removably support the same.
2. In a loose-leaf removable sheet calendar hanger, a back sheet support member having a transverse opening formed therein, a front face member connected to said back support member and having a pair of holes formed therein adapted to align with said transverse opening of said back support member, a series of calendar sheets each having a transverse opening formed therein and adapted to align with said pair of holes and said transverse slot of said back support member, a hanger loop member secured through said holes of said front face member and adapted to be removably inserted through said openings of said sheets and said opening of said back support member to be drawn upward against said support member and said sheets to keep the same together.
3. A loose-leaf removable sheet calendar hanger comprising a sheet support member having a portion folded upon itself, one or more looseleaf sheets having an opening formed therein, said sheet support member having an opening formed therein adapted to align with said openings of said sheets, removable flexible hanger loop means connected to said folded portion of said support member adapted to be inserted through said openings of said sheets and said support member and be folded upwardly and against the same to form a hanger therefor.
4. A loose-leaf sheet calendar including a back support member having an opening formed therein, a front member, a pack of sheets each having an opening formed therein, a pocket formed on the bottom end of each of said sheets, monthly calendar indicia formed on the outer surface of said pockets, a loop hanger member of formable composition secured to said front member and extending through said openings of said sheets and said opening of said back member and upwardly against said back member to form a loop for hanging and removably support said sheets in line one back of the other.
5. A loose-leaf calendar including a series of individual sheets each having a pocket on the lower end thereof, a transverse slot formed near the top of each sheet, a supporting back member having a front portion adapted to overlie the top portion of each of said sheets when the same are held in a pack one above the other, said back member having a transverse slot and a flexible retainer secured to said overlying front portion of the back member and adapted to extend through the slots in said calendar sheets and said back member to hold the same pressed together, said flexible member forming a hanger for said calendar.
ORION P. WINFORD.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,268,599 Neal June 4, 1918 2,068,214 Winford Jan. 19, 1937