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Publication numberUS2868293 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 13, 1959
Filing dateMay 10, 1956
Priority dateMay 10, 1956
Publication numberUS 2868293 A, US 2868293A, US-A-2868293, US2868293 A, US2868293A
InventorsKearse Myra Smith
Original AssigneeKearse Myra Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket calendar device with punch means
US 2868293 A
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s. KEARSE POCKET CALENDAR DEVICE .WITH PUNCH MEANS Jan. 13, 1959 Filed May 10, 1956 MENSES MENSES ME NSBS muses 2 //'MENSES FIG. a

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INVENTOR. TH KEARSE MYMS BY ATTORNEY POCKET CALENDAR DEVICE WITH PUNCH MEANS Myra Smith Kearse, Vauxhall, N. J.

Application May 10, 1956, Serial No. 584,026

4 Claims. (Cl. 164-85) This invention relates to a pocket calendar device of the type useful to record, for future reference, the start and end of a womans menstrual period.

The object of this invention is to provide a compact, light and convenient means for permanently recording the date of the commencement of a womans menstrual period and the date it ends, from month to month.

Another object is to furnish a calendar in a form that may be readily carried in a womans pocketbook with accompanying recording means attached thereto that cannot be mislaid or lost, making it constantly available when needed.

Still another object is to enable the calendar record to be easily filed for future reference to permit ensuing menstrual periods to be anticipated and to furnish data when medical advice is sought.

A still further object is to provide a simple and economical device that may be readily produced and cheaply sold.

Other objects will appear from the description which follows.

Referring to the drawings in which the same reference numeral refers to the same or a similar part:

Figure 1 is a front view of the device with a months calendar insert.

Figure 2 is an end View of the device of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an enlarged side view of the punch unit only.

Figure 4 is a front view of the months calendar insert with which the device of Figure 1 is provided.

The device consists basically of envelope 1 which is open at both ends and into which card 8 may be inserted. As shown, envelope 1 is formed of a single sheet of material, such as plastic or the like, folded on itself with back 3 fitting into an upturned groove 11 along the bottom edge.

Card 8 of paper or plastic stock, in the illustration shown, bears the days of the month of January 1955 arranged in the conventional columnar fashion under letters representing each day of the week. Beneath each date shown are the letters B and E, also in columnar arrangement. The year and month are shown in the upper left portion of card 3. Each month of the year is similarly portrayed on a card of like size, to he slidable within envelope 1.

Envelope 1 has appropriate windows let into its face 2 so that when card 8 is positioned in normal carrying position, i. e., centered within envelope 1, the year and month shown on card are displayed.

Vertical slotted opening 7 in face 2 of envelope 1 is of sufficient width and length to display a single column of dates appearing on card 8. Above slot 7 is a window which exhibits the day of the week for the date column appearing in slot 7.

Arranged to be in registrywith the dates and letters on card 8 are the printed legends on face 2 of envelope 1, alongside of slot 7.

Parallel with slot 7 is slot 4, in which metal slide 5 is slidably mounted. Integral with slide 5 is spring punch arm 6 adapted to cooperate with hole 6 in punching out a hole in card 8.

In addition to serving as a pocket calendar, the device, for its principal value, is used as follows. With the current months card inserted in envelope 1, it may be carried in a ladys handbag. The day the woman who uses it begins her menstrual period is recorded as follows. She shifts card 8 so that the day of the week is shown in the window above slot 7. She then moves slide 5 to position punch 6 above the letter B beneath the date and punches out the B as shown in the example given at 9 in Figure 4. Similarly, she punches out E as I shown at 10 in Figure 4, when her period ends.

When a new card is inserted for the following month the punched card may be filed away to furnish a record for future use.

Envelope 1 and cards 8 may be of any suitable material as may slide 5. Various modifications may also be made in the shape and formation of envelope 1. I do not, therefore, limit my invention in scope to the illustration herein given.

What I claim is:

1. A pocket calendar device comprising an envelope open at each end; a card, bearing calendar indicia in vertical columnar arrangement, laterally slidable in the envelope; two adjacent vertical slots in one face of the envelope parallel to the ends of the envelope; and a card punch slidably mounted in one vertical slot with its punch point poised over the second slot.

2. A pocket calendar device comprising an envelope open at each end and bearing a catamenial legend on oneface; a card, bearing calendar indicia in vertical columnar arrangement, laterally slidahle in the envelope; two adjacent vertical slots in the legend hearing face of the envelope parallel to the ends of the envelope; and a card punch slidably mounted in one vertical slot with its punch point poised over the second slot.

3. A pocket calendar device comprising an envelope open at each end and with windows let into one face and bearing a catamenial legend on such face; a card, bearing calendar indicia in vertical columnar arrangement, laterally slidahle in the envelope; two adjacent vertical slots in the legend bearing face of the envelope parallel to the ends of the envelope; and a card punch slidably mounted in one vertical slot with its punch point poised over the second slot.

4. A pocket calendar device comprising an envelope open at each end; a card bearing a monthly calendar with dates arranged in vertical columnar arrangement and laterally slidable in the envelope; two adjacent ver tical slots in one face of the envelope parallel to the ends of the envelope and co-extensive with the vertical date columns of the card; and a cardpunch slidably mounted in one vertical slot with its punch point poised over the second slot.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification30/358, 283/48.1, 40/107
Cooperative ClassificationB26F1/32