US 2876022 A
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March 1959 J. E. KROVIAK. I 2,876,022
CLIP BOARD ATTACHMENT Filed June 27. 1956 John E. Kro via/r INVENTOR.
M wi mayfim elastic strap makes the clips readily applicable to conventional type clip boards. The attachment may be utilized by merely slipping the anchoring clips 12 and 14 over the diagonally opposite corner portions thus locating the strap at the desired oblique angle and facilitating safe and reliable retention on the users forearm once in place.
Having thisinvention is comparable to having extra hands, as it were. It permits the safe and reliable writing down of measuring dimensions and notes on a scratch pad in high dangerous places and yet is also usable on the ground in the more or less normal way. Having this invention allows both hands freedom and provides a pencil or pen conveniently at hand, insures that the lower end of the sheets or leaves are held down against the pad proper while taking notes in high winds. And yet, and in spite of the over-all simplicity in construction, a user may be assured of maintaining balance on a ladder and may easily move the ladder from window to window without grounding his measuring tools. With this invention, one can be assured that there need be no more mismeasurements, juggling a clip board, pencil or pen, or having the sheets or leaves of the scratch pad flap out of position when the wind is sufficiently high to interfere with ones writing requirements.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and de-.
scribed, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. The combination with a rectangular clip board including a clamp engageable with one end portion of a writing pad for securing same on said board, of a pair of anchors removably mounted on diagonally opposite corners of the board, an elastic strap secured under tension to the anchors for retaining same on the board and engageable beneath an arm of the board user for securing said board thereon, and a resilient finger on one of the anchors engageable with the other end portion of the pad for clamping same to the board.
2. An attachment for a clip board whereby and through the medium of which the board, with a scratch pad clamped accessibly thereon, may be removably attached to either arm of a user while at the same time leaving the users hands free for unhampered use comprising: an adjustable elastic strap of requisite width designed and adapted to yieldingly embrace the users arm so that the board may be conveniently and comfortably perched and reliably held at a desirably angled writing position on the users arm, and upper and lower strap attaching and anchoring clips connected to the respective upper and lower ends of said strap, said clips each embodying a plate adapted to rest firmly against a bottom surface of the clip board and marginal flanges adapted to engage and rest upon a top surface of said board, said flanges being located and shaped so that the clip may be accommodatingly fitted over a corner of the board with the corner pocketed in the clip, and the inherent tension of said strap providing the means which retains the two clips releasably in place.
3. The structure defined in claim 2 and wherein one of the flanges on one of said clips has an elongated projecting member of resilient form which constitutes a leaf hold-down finger.
4. For use on the forearm of a worker when in a position of elevation on a ladder, scaflfold or the like, means whereby memoranda may be written down and during which time both hands are free, one to write with and the other to hold on with, a clip board of prerequisite dimensions and suitable for the purposes intended, a clamp mounted at one end of said board, a scratch pad superimposed in a position for writing atop the board and having one end held against the board by said clamp, an elastic board attaching and retaining strap extending diagonally across the bottom of the board and adapted to embrace the users arm, anchoring clips connected to the respective end portions of said strap, said anchoring clips being of pocket-like construction and being releas ably fitted over diagonally opposite corner portions of said board, one of said clips being at a lower end portion of said board and being provided on a top side thereof with' a resilient finger, said finger being extended in the direction and engaging a lower end of the topmost leaf of the pad to keep the leaf down in writing position, where by the entire construction is substantially foolproof and susceptible of safe and practical use.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Germany Mar. 1, 1,954