US 2804198 A
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2,804,198 r., FILE Allg 27, 1957 H. Rx-:KoN'rY POCKET CALENDAR CABINET HAVING A MIRROR, RULER, LEVE AND PENCIL SHARPENER THEREIN Filed Feb. 9, 1956 United States Patent O POCKET CALENDAR CABINET HAVING A MIRROR, RULER, LEVEL, FILE AND PENCIL y SHARPENER THEREIN Harry Rekouty, Norfolk, Va.
Application February 9, 1956, Serial No. 564,522 3 claims. (ci. 2064-1) housing is also provided with a mirror, ruler, file, spirit level and a pencil Sharpener.
The purpose of this invention is to provide a calendar portable, such as a pocket calendar, in which space is provided for a mirror, rule, tile, level and a pencil Sharpener so that with the device on a desk or the like substantially all articles that may be required around a desk are at hand.
Various types of utility cabinets have been provided and numerous elements and devices have been combined therein, however, such devices do not combine a general run of devices used throughout a day and, consequently, considerable valuable space is utilized by the different articles. With this thought in mind this invention contemplates,a calendar cabinet such as may be used on a desk or the like in which a plurality of articles, such as a mirror, rule, ile, spirit level -and pencil Sharpener are combined so that the same area usually required for a calendar or calendar pad includes a plurality of useful articles.
The object of this invention is, therefore, to provide means for incorporating a plurality of articles or devices in a pocket calendar cabinet.
Another object of the invention is to provide a combination calendar and mirror cabinet which is so constructed that a pencil Sharpener may be provided therein and wherein a ruler, tile, and spirit level may be positioned on the outer surface.
A further object of the invention is to provide a combination calendar and mirror cabinet in which the device is of a simple and economical construction.
With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a comparatively small rectangular-shaped housing having a calendar pad slidably mounted in a frame in the face or front thereof, a mirror positioned in the back, a pencil Sharpener incorporated therein and also with a spirit level formed in one side and a ruler and le positioned on the surface.`
Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is an elevational view of the cabinet showing the side in which the mirror is positioned.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the cabinet also showing the side in which the mirror is positioned, and showing the mirror partly extended from the cabinet.
Figure 3 is a plan view looking downwardly upon the upper end of the cabinet showing an opening for a pencil and through which a pencil to be sharpened may be inserted.
Figure 4 is a view similar to that shown in Fig. 3
' 2,804,198 Patented Aug. 27, 1957 showing a slide for gripping the pencil in the'pencil sharpener'extended from one side of the housing.
Figure 5 is a front elevational view of the improved calendar cabinet showing the device positioned on one end and showing the ruler and tile on the lower surface thereof.
Figure 6 is a sectional plan through the housing taken on line 6 6 of Fig. l with the parts shown on an enlarged scale.
Figure 7 isa view looking upwardly toward the under surface of the cabinet showing a ruler and tile and with the parts shown on an enlarged scale.
Figure 8 is a plan view showing the upper surface of the cabinet also with the parts shown on an enlarged scale.
Figure 9'is a longitudinal section through the cabinet taken on line 9-9 of Fig. 4 also with the parts shown on an enlarged scale and showing, in particular, the spirit level glass and pencil Sharpener. Y
Figure 10 is a view showing a holder for the blade of the pencil Sharpener to facilitate sharpening the blade,
- part of the handle of the holder being broken away.
Figure 11 is a cross section through the blade holder taken online 11-11 of Fig. 10 with the parts shown on an enlarged scale.
Referring now to the drawing wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts the utility calendar cabinet of this invention includes a calendar pad 10 mounted in grooves 11 and 12 of end walls 13 and 14 of the cabinet and adapted to slide through a slot 15 in the end wall 16, a mirror 17 mounted in slots 18 and 19 in the walls 13 and 14, a spirit level glass 20 having a bubble 21 therein mounted between the upper panel or wal-l 13 and an intermediate partition 22 and positioned to register with an opening 23 in the wall 13, a ruler 24 on one side of the wall 14 and a file 25 on the opposite side, and a pencil sharpener including a block 26 having a conical-shaped opening 27 extended inwardly from an opening 28 in the end wall 16 `of the cabinet and having a cutting blade 29 secured in operative position upon the block 26 with a screw 30.
The cabinet is preferably of rectangular-shape with the end wall 14 forming the base and the wall 13 providing the top and with the end wall 16 providing a closure at one end and an end wall 31, a closure at the `opposite end. The front in which the calendar pad 10 is positioned is provided with a rim 32 and the opposite side or back, in which the mirror 17 is positioned is provided with a rim 33.
The end 16 is provided with a slide 34 having an opening 35 positioned to register with the opening 28 whereby the slide is adapted to be actuated to grip a pencil in the openings to facilitate sharpening the point thereof. The outer end of the slide 34 is provided with a finger nail slot 36 to facilitate removing the slide.
The cutting blade 29 is provided with a sharp cutting edge 37 and the device is provided with a holder 38 having a handle 39 to facilitate sharpening the blade, the holder being provided with a recess 40 in which the blade 29 is secured by a screw 41, as shown in Fig. 11. By this means. the blade may readily be stropped or sharpened by other means.
With the calendar cabinet assembled as illustrated and described the cabinet is adapted to be used as a calendar and the rule, le, level, mirror and pencil Sharpener used as desired.
The interior of the cabinet is substantially hollow providing an area for pencil shavings from the Sharpener, the shavings being adapted to be removed by sliding the mirror 17 upwardly, as shown in Fig. 2.
It will be understood that modifications, within the y `3 scope of the. appended claims, may be made'in the de sign and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.
yWhatisclaim'edis; i' I y 1. A pocket utility calendar cabinetcomprising a rec tangular-shaped housing'having a base, a top,- and.. end
walls and. having an open front, one of said end walls having. a..slot. therein and saidkbase, top., and endwalls opposite to the end wall in which the slot is positionedhaving grooves. aligned. iwith the slot, a calendar pad extended through thev slot` oftthe end: wall and slidably mounted in said grooves, a horizontally disposed parti# tion spaced. downwardly fromthetop of thecabinet,.said
top` of the cabinethaving al Slotr therein', a spirit level mounted between the. top-.of the cabinet and partition and positioned. to` showfthrough the slot in,` the top, said cabinetA also; having an. open back, and' a mirror remov-V ably mounted in the back of the cabinet.
2'. .A pocket utility calendar cabinet comprising a, rectangnlar-shaped` housing having. a base, a top, rand endwalls.; and `having anzyopen front; one'` of said end wallshaving a slot therein. and; said base, top, andend walll opposite.. to` the. end. Wallin which the slot is. positioned having grooves aligned withthe sl`ot,.alcalendar` pad ex tended through, the slot of the: end' wall'` and. slidablyv mounted in` said grooves, said, cabinet also having an open back a mirror` removably mounted in* theback of prises a rectangular-shaped housing having a base, a top,`
andend walls, the front and back being open, one of said end walls having slots therein and said base, top, and end` walls opposite to the end wall having the slot therein having grooves therein'a'nd saidl grooves being aligned with the slots, a calendar pad slidably mounted inthe grooves in the front of the cabinet, a mirror slidably mounted in the grooves at the backof the cabinet, the outer surface of the base of the cabinet having a rule and a file thereon, the top of the cabinet having a spirit level incorporated therein `and the intermediate part of the cabinet having a pencil Sharpener therein.
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