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March S, T958 M. s. FRED I 2,827,309
WRIST BAND AND INSERT MEMORANDA TAPE COMBINATION Filed June 25, 1955 INVENTOR.
Unite rates Patent WRIST BAND AN@ lNSERT MLEMIORANDA TAPE CMBNAT-GN P/larlr S. Fred, Lebanon, @hic Application June 23, 1955, Serial No. 517,484
Z Claims. (Cl. 231-) This invention relates to a wrist band and insert memoranda tape combination, and it particularly pertains to a conventional wrist bracelet or watch, provided with an annular chamber, having an arc section removed therefrom to present an opening in the wall of the chamber for exposing portions of the insert memoranda tape as it moves across the opening in being manually turned within the chamber of the wrist band by grasping the exposed tape portion.
The written notes or memoranda placed on the tape can be read from the exposed portions as the ribbon or tape is turned. The tape may be paper strips which can be written on and then discarded after use, or it may be of more durable material on which the notes or memoranda are written and then erased. Or the tape may be of some light weight plastic or metal with which a strip of paper, with the notes thereon, is temporarily associated for use of the written memoranda, after which the memoranda paper is stripped from the tape for replacement of new ones. This Wrist band and insert memoranda tape combination is particularly suitable for speakers and others using notes or references and desiring to have them always conveniently at hand and to be readily accessible for use.
Accordingly, one of the main objects of the invention is a wrist band and insert memoranda tape unit which is simple in construction and convenient for use.
Another object of the invention is a wrist band and insert memoranda tape unit in which relatively long strips of tape are used.
Another object of the invention is one which is readily adapted for conventional wrist bands.
A still further object of the invention is a wrist band in which the tape may be easily turned within said band for exposing portions thereof.
A still further object of the invention is a wrist band in which the tape portion is an inconspicuous part of the unit.
Further objects, and objects relating to details of construction and economies of use, will readily appear from the detailed description to follow. In one instance, the objects of the invention have been accomplished by the device and means set forth in the following specification. The invention is clearly defined and pointed out in the appended claims. Structures constituting preferred embodiments of the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the memoranda insert.
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of the insert memoranda tape in the opening of the wrist band.
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of another embodiment of the invention.
Referring specifically to the drawings in which like numerals designate like parts, numeral 2 (Fig. l) is a wrist band of metal or other resilient material commonly used for making wrist bracelets. This wrist band is in the form of a hollow tube, of any cross sectional configuration, to provide therein an enclosed chamber 3. An arc section of the band is removed to leave an arcuate opening e of any desired length. The wrist band is sufficiently rigid to hold its shape but resilient enough to be slipped onto the wrist over the hand.
An insert tape 5 of indefinite length, with written memorandum 5 thereon, is threaded into the chamber 3 with its outer surface bearing the memoranda. The opposite ends 7 and S of the tape are lapped, and the tape is turned in the wrist band in the direction of the exposed lapped end so that the lapped end portions of the tape will pass across the opening 4 in the band without any tendency for it to leave the chamber. As it is probably more convenient for the wearer to pull the tape towards him, the upper free end 7 of the tape preferably forms the outer lap when the tape is to be moved downwardly in the direction of the arrow (Fig. l). If, however, it were desired to turn the tape away from the wearer in a direction opposite to the arrow, then the lapped ends '7 and t5 would be reversed, with the end 8 being the outer rather than the inner lap.
This tape may be made of any ilexible material that is easily flattened out to be written thereon and then bent in conformity with the wrist band when inserted into the chamber thereof. Paper or plastic material is suitable, and this may be material on which the memoranda is placed and easily erased for the tape to be used again, or the memoranda tape can be discarded to be replaced by a new one.
In practicing the invention, it has been found advantageous to use a plastic tape 5 which is somewhat less flexible than paper and have it serve as a reinforcement for a paper band 9 through which the plastic tape is threaded as a core. This paper band 9 need not necessarily entirely surround the core band 5 but may simply be folded double so as to be slipped over one longitudinal side edge of the band 5.
Referring to the embodiment in Fig. 4, the wrist band il is a conventional wrist watch band with a watch 12 fitted thereto, the band portion being substantially identical with that described in Fig. l. Quite frequently this band has the opening bridged over by an expansible link section 13 in which construction the inserted tape is disposed so that it will ride over this connecting link section. The connecting link section is in alignment with the bottom wall of the annular chamber in the band.
From the foregoing description, the construction of the wrist band, whether it be in the form of a bracelet or a Wrist watch, is provided with an annular chamber in which the memoranda tape is inserted, the tape being of any suitable material for being turned in reference to the wrist band for exposing memoranda on the portion which is exposed in the cut-out opening in the wrist band.
l am aware that there may be various changes details of construction without departing from the spirit of my invention, and, therefore, i claim my invention broadly as indicated by the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and useful and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent, is:
l. A wrist ban-:l and insert memoranda unit comprising a tubular wrist band having an open arc section of substantial length between spaced-apart free end portions and an elongated memoranda insert tape, separate from the wrist band and of a length exceeding the circumference of said wrist band for its opposite ends to be s References Cited in the file of Ythis pglgt lapped, contained within th tubular band and spanning Y UNITED STATES PATENTS the open arc for exposing a portion of the insert tape. Y
2. Thounit of claim 1 in which'the following end of 272,985 Stoll@ T- Feb. 27, 1883 the insert tz1p`e',when` the tape is turned, constitiites che 5 392,357 Newman Nov. 6, 1888 oute'i lap.Y Y 1,333,284 'Schreiber Mar. 9, 1920