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June 24, 1958 v. R. YOUNGQUIST 2,840,393
soomspmc PAD ASSEMBLY EMPLOYING v SHINGLED STRIPS Filed June 21, 1955 3 Sheets-Sheet a.
INVENTOR. VINCENT file/1M0 YOU/YGQU/ST June 24, 1958 v. R. YOUNGQUIST 2,340,393
BOOKKEEPING PAD ASSEMBLY EMPLOYING SHINGLED STRIPS 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 21,- 1955 Q LIZP Q NN I INVENTOR. VINCENT RICH/1R0 muA/GQu/ST June 24, 1958 SHINGLED STRIPS 3 Sheets-Sheet-3 V. R. YOUNGQUIST BOOKKEEPING PAD ASSEMBLY EMPLOYING E h v I Filed June 21. 1955 United States Patent BOOKKEEPING PAD ASSEMBLY EMPLOYING SHINGLED STRIPS Vincent Richard Youngquist, Whittier, CaliL, assignor, by mesne assignments, to Burroughs Corporation, Detroit, Micln, a corporation of Michigan Application June 21, 1955, Serial No. 517,012
1 Claim. cl.2a2-22 I i This invention relates to bookkeeping pad assemblies such as check books, receipt books, and the like, and is-a continuation-in-part of my previously filed application for Bookkeeping Pad Assembly Employing Shingled Strips, filed May 20, 1954, Serial No. 431,154, now
abandoned. It is particularly directed to devices of thistype for facilitating the keeping of records and accounts. An important object of this invention is to providea relatively simple device, making it possible to write all extension of the back cover 12 may be inserted between journal sheets 14, as shown in Fig. 3,.to provide a writing base.
The group 15 of preshingled checks may be collated by hand before being attached to the journal sheets 14, or, I if desired, may be produced on that form of checkshingling machine shown inthe co-pending application:
of Dusenbury et al., Serial No.24 9,884, 'filed October 5, 1951, now U. S. Patent No. 2,816,755, or Dusenbury et al., Serial No. 402,066; filed January 4, 1954, no
necessary related records in a single writing operation so.
that information written on the original top sheet is transferred to underlying journal sheets by means of carbon paper. In this way, copying errors are completely eliminated because anything written on the original. top sheet must of necessity-be reproduced without change on the underlying journal sheets. 7
Another important object of this invention isto provide I an improved form of check book or receipt book, having a plurality of duplicate journal sheets bound atone edge, 2
each journal sheet having a group of preshingled or preoverlapping relationship and secured along their left hand edges to the left-hand free edge ofthe journal sheet,
Another object is to provide a check book or-receipt book of this type in which the binding for the journal sheets permits them to be opened to lie flat, and wherein an extension flap on the back cover may be inserted between the journal sheets to serve as a writing base.
Another object is to provide a device of this typewherein entries made upon each check are transferred by carbon paper to an employees compensation record sheet and then to a payroll journal sheet below. I
With the above and other objects in view, as may appear hereinafter, reference is directed to the accompanying drawings in which: a
Figure 1 is aperspective view showing a preferred form of this invention, and illustrating a check book assembly in closed position; i
Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the check book assembly with the 'front cover opened and the back cover extension or flap in open position;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the, check book assembly with the first carrier sheet and preshingled checks in writing position, and showing the extended flap of the back cover being inserted under the second carrier sheet to provide a writing base;
Fig. 4 is a plan view, partly broken away, showing the check book opened to writing position;
Fig. 5 is a view showing a portion of the check book assembly on an enlarged scale and illustrating the use of a compensation record sheet interposed between the group of preshingled checks and the journal sheet; and
Fig. 6 is a sectional elevation, partly broken away, and taken substantially on the lines 6-6 as shown in Fig. 5.
The check book assembly generally designated 10 includes a front cover 11 and a back cover 12, joined by suitable binding means 13. A plurality of duplicate collated checks or receipts placedone upon the other-in U. S. PatentNo. 2,816,756.
The upper edge of each check 16 extends beyond the upper ve'dge of the next adjacent check,,an'd this' extending portion of each check is coated on its under surface with carbon-bearing material 19. This serves to transfer en tries made onthe upper part of each check to the journal sheet 14 below. the back faces of the checks 16, a sheet of carbon paper,
not sh0wn,.may be interposed: between the check group 15 and the journal sheet therebelow. I a
In the embodiment of this invention shown in the drawings, the checks 16 are shorter than the journal sheets 14,
andsince the checks are attached to the free edge 17. there is anexposed-space between the group 15 of checks 16 and the center binding .means'13. In thisexposed space are printed indicia 20 such as vertical lines dividing it into vertical columns and horizontal lines. Thehorizontal lines have the. same spacing as the overlap of each check 16. The indicia 20 extend 'over substantially the 1 full areaof the back face of the journal sheet 14.; Similar indiciai21 having aligning horizontal linesare printed, on.
the front side of each journal-sheet. This provides for columnar distribution, and permits utilization, of both sides of each journal sheet 14.
In order to prevent transfer from'the carbon-bearing strip 19 or the inserted sheet of carbon paper to the back face or underside of each journal sheet, when writing i on the front face or upper side (that is, the right-hand sheets as viewed in-the drawings), a, sheet of tissue paper 19a is inserted between the shingled group of checks or carbon paper and the underside of the journal sheet. a When the journal sheet is opened for the purpose of writing on the checks 16, the tissue paper 19a is withdrawn. In order that the tissue paper will not be inadvertently left in place, it isprovided with a flap 19b which initially overlies the free margins of the checks. With this arrangement, the checks cannot be conveniently filled in without first removing the tissue paper 19a.
It should be observed that if a separate sheet of carbon paper is used, it may be omitted from the initial book of journal sheets and sets of checks, thus eliminating the need of the tissue sheets 19a. In such case the carbon paper is inserted under each set of checks just after the journal sheet is opened and just prior to filling out the checks.
If desired, the entire upper portion of all journal, sheets 14, except the first and last, may be cut away to expose the box heading on the last or base journal sheet. In this way, column titles can be identified by one writing, and this avoids the tedious work of manually entering the title of each column on each journal sheet 14.
To facilitate turning of the journal sheets 14, their upper extended corners may be beveled, as indicated by 14a. Also, the free margins of the journal sheets and the attached margins of the shingled stack of checks 16 Patented June 24, 1958- Instead of carbon-coating portions of r may be provided with a row of perforations or slots 14b for use of a peg board, or the like.
In the use ofthe check book assembly shown in Figs.
the arrangement shown in Fig. 5. As in the previously 1 to 4, the assembly isfirst opened to the'writing position shownin'Fig. 4, with the flap 18inserted'between Thetopcheck 16 in thegroup, or series is then filled out in the usual way, usinga pen, ball pen, indelible pencilporrthe like. j
The date entered along thejupper edge of thechec'k 16 is automatically transferred by ei therthe carbon coating 19 or carbontpaper'todhe proper columnsthereline27. The tabs 26qare attachedto the journal sheet by suitable adhesive-' t below on the journal sheet lflipHorizontal distribution 'of the data written on 'the check. maythen'bemade by making the proper entries in the columns 21 on the The removal or thet op check 16in the series exposes each successive check therebelow'and the operation may be repeated. When alltof the checks'ilfi on the first journal sheet have been removed, the second journal sheet 14 is swung back to writing position to expose its groupof checks, and the fiap'is reinserted between the his procedure is refirst and fourth journal sheetspv peateduntil all ofthe checks are used. 1
Receiptforms may be subst'tutedfor the'checks 1 6 l to provide a receipt book instead of a checkbook, Both the checks and the receipt: forms may be referred to as original-entry documents. The indicia printed on the journal'sheets would, of course, correspond to data, of
the-typetobe entered on the receipt forms; In other respects, the: receipt book and check book are mecbanically the same.
Fig.6 shows how the improved form of checkbook or reoeiptbook may beused in conjunction-with loose data entry sheets 22' so that one writing operation, in making out the original entry document, serves automatically to transfer the data -to"tw o additional documents. The
sheet 22 may comprise acompensation record sheetfor a single employee;*- A diiferentsheet' 22 is inserted for.
each check 16. A sheet of carbdnpaper 23'transfers the data-entry to thejournalsheet 14. Horizontal ,distribuj tion by-columns is providedgflas described above, A tissue sheet, not shown, is also employed initiailyiii the covers and each of the journal sheets forming a pad assembly that may be opened to lie fiat; each of said sheets having a front and a back face, the front face of the sheet being exposed when the sheet is disposed to the right of said binding means, the back face of a sheet being'exposed when the sheet is disposed to the left of said bindingmeans; a group of shingled original entry sheets secured to the back face of each journal sheet at the free verticaledge thereof, opposite the binding means, whereby on opening of each journal sheet said entry sheets overlie the said 'journal sheets in a vertically overlapping relations hipyeach of said journal sheets having horizontal lines imprinted on both faces thereof, spaced apart a distance equal to the amount of overlapping of said entry sheets, the horizontal lines on the back face of each journal sheet being in substantial alignment with the horizontal lines on the front face of the succeeding sheet of said stackj each group of shingled original entry sheets being shorter than its journal sheet to expose a space on its journal sheet between the original entry sheets and the binding means, said exposed space of each journal sheetand the front face of its succeeding journal sheet being imprinted with vertical lines dividing same into vertical columns, thereby utilizing each journal sheet andthe front face of its succeeding journal sheet for horizontal distribution of the data to be written on the original entrysheets; and means for transferring data entries on the original entry sheets tothe journal sheet therebelow.
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