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June 30, 1959 B, WOO TER 2,892,275
INTERCHANGEABLE CALENDAR Filed Dec. 26, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 P 24 1 '66" V FIG.7.
- Ennenfor V I CEClL. l3. WOOFTER 2,892,275 INTERCHANGEABLE CALENDAR Cecil B. Woofter, St. Paul, Minn., assign'or to Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, Minn.
My invention relates to an improvement in a calendar, and more particularly of a type wherein pictures, illustrations, or indicia are simply, effectively, and interchangeably associated with an interchangeable calendar unit in a new and novel manner.
It is a feature of myinvention to provide a calendar including a plastic one-piece hanger-mount member which has formed thereon an open face pocket portion adapted to hold the calendar unit composed of a series of envelopes, each having calendar month indicia on the front thereof. I
It is also a feature to provide a well on the upper rear portion of the hanger-mount adapted to support a series of pictures or illustrations with an opening formed in the hanger-mount for exposing the pictures or illustrations in conjunction with one of the calendar month envelopes of the calendar unit. With my construction, the desired illustration may be positioned so that it appears in the opening formed in the hanger-mount along with the current month envelope which is positioned in the pocket above referred to. In present types of calendars having illustrations, the illustrations are secured to the hanger-mount in a fixed order, and a calendar pad is generally mounted on the hanger-mount below the illustrations, neither of which are interchangeable. In addition, the series of envelopes having calendar month indicia are handy receptacles for notes, recipes, etc., the same being neatly and securely held in position by means of the pocket member. Further, with a series. of illustrations placed in the well member, the user of the calendar may have a selection of illustrations to be used in conjunction with the particular month displayed in the pocket member.
It is a further feature to provide a pencil holder member formed from a portion of the hanger-mount for use with the envelope calendar members.
The invention will appear more clearly from the .following detailed description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings showing by way of example a preferred embodiment of the inventive idea wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout. 7
In the drawings forming part of this application:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my calendar.
Figure 2 is a section on the line 2' 2 of Figure I.
Figure 3 is a rear view of my calendar showing how the calendar envelope is inserted in the pocket of the hanger-mount.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the rear. of one of the envelope calendars.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the rear of my device.
Figure 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of Figure 5.
Figure 7 is a rear view of my calendar illustrating how a picture or illustration is inserted in the well formed on the rear of the hanger-mount.
My calendar A consists of the vertical frame support member 10 which has formed therein the opening 11. The support 10 has formed on the vertical edges thereof ted States Patent C "ice the side members 12 formed with the recesses 13. With the recesses 13 formed in the die for producing the support 10, numerals for the current year may be inserted in the die so that the same appear in the recesses 13 without changing the die which is used to produce the support 10.
On the lower front surface of the support 10, I provide a pocket member 35 which is composed of the side members 14 and 15 together with the partial front walls 16 and 17. The partial front walls 16 and 17 are joined by the partial bottom wall 18. The partial walls 16 and 17 have formed thereon the extended end portions 19 and 20 thereby forming the opening 21.
My calendar A further consists of the well 21 formed of the back portion 22, the bottom portion 23, and the side portions 24 and 25. The well 21 is open along the top edge as at 26 so that a series of looseleaf illustrations or pictures may be inserted in the well and rest on the bottom portion 23, the illustration or picture being clearly viewable through the opening 11. The illustrations such as B are larger in size than the opening 11 which permit the same to be positioned behind the upstanding wall portion 27 formed as part of the support member 10, and also behind the edges of the side frame members 28 and 29 and the upper frame portion 30, all of which are formed integrally with the body support member 10. The numerals C are used to designate the current year and may be changed in the die for forming the hanger-mount without disturbing the formation of the die for the mount.
In addition to the above, I also provide the arcuated pencil holder portion 31 which is formed integrally with the lower partial wall 18, whereby the pencil 32 can be held in place for use with the calendar envelopes hereinafter referred to. The envelopes D have printed on the front surface thereof monthly calendar indicia and may have budget information formed on the rear flap of the envelopes, such as illustrated in Figure 4. The envelopes D are neatly and interchangeably positioned in the packet 35, and the current month may be positioned in the foremost position relative to the group of envelopes for viewing by the user of the calendar. Further, the user may select any one of a series of illustrations, such as B, that he may desire to go with the current month, such as illustrated in Figure l. The user of the calendar may prefer certain of the illustrations, such as B, and may reject others. As a result, the user of the calendar can combine with the current month any one of a number of illustrations held in the well 21. In present day calendars the illustration is generally torn off if it is not desired, and the relationship between an illustration and the current month is a fixed one. In addition, in present day calendars the illustrations are not interchangeable and further must be torn from a hanger-mount. Also, in present day calendars the monthly calendar sheets are secured to the hanger-mount and generally when removed cannot be conveniently reattached to the mount for future reference. With my calendar, the monthly calendar envelopes D may be filed in the pocket 35 for future reference, and, as pointed out above, recipes, etc. mav be filed in one or more of the envelopes.
I further provide the angular member 33 which has the hole 34 formed therethro-ugh for hanging the calendar A on a nail or hook secured to the wall on which the calendar is hung. 7
With my construction the same may be formed of plastic to produce a neat, easily cleaned calendar and one which will lie flat'against the wall, in addition to giving a pleasing appearance. The companion well 21 and the pocket 35 provide an association of month and illustration desirable in calendar presentation.
The primary idea of my calendar A resides in forming out of plastic a calendar back in a single integral piece which may be mounted by injection molding or otherwise formed to provide a pair of pockets such as-21 and 35 which are located one above the other respectively. The pocket 21 is adapted to receive picture illustrations in loose-leaf form so that they can be changed at will, and the pocket 35 is adapted to receive loosely disposed envelopes D having a month of the year displayed on the face thereof. These envelopes may act as receivers for various materials such as bills, etc. which occur during the month shown on the face of the envelope.
Thus it is apparent that the body of the calendar A may be formed economically once a mold is made for the same even though the shape of the body of the calendar is designed to provide the respective pockets 21 and 35.
With my calendar A the recipient can be supplied with new pictures B and new envelopes D and thus the utility of the calendar A is extended year after year.
The surface of the calendar A as indicated by the portion located between the pockets 21 and 35 provides an ideal place for the advertisement of the giver of the calendar or other indicia which may be desirable to place on said surface. Where the giver of the calendar A is a merchant, manufacturer or other person, any advertisement or indicia which is placed on the surface 10 by such parties will be visible to the recipient all through the time that the recipient uses the calendar A as a reference.
In this manner the recipient of the calendar A may use the same for many years and so long as the giver will supply the recipient with the change of the illustrations B the attractiveness, thus when the recipient receives the calendar A he prices it as a very valuable and pleasing decoration rather than just a plain paper calendar. This will encourage the recipient to retain the calendar for a long time and the recipient can change the pictures in I the pocket 21 at will to display the most desirable picture or illustration.
The pocket 21 may be used also for recipes, if it is desired, which are household utilities, thereby making a ready reference pocket for the recipient. Sometimes these recipes are printed on the back of the pictures. If the recipient should be a housewife she can placethe recipes so that they are visible through the opening 11, and thus the recipe would be clearly visible to the housewife while she is using the recipe.
1. A wall calendar having a flat plasticbody formed in a single piece including an upper pocket well having an open upper surface, a lower pocket well, said upper pocket well projecting from the back of said body and providing a compartment for holding a series of looseleaf sheets Witha display and indicia on the surface thereof, an open front window formed in said body and opposite said upper pocket, said lower pocket well projecting from the front of said body with the front wall thereof inclined upwardly and outwardly from the bottom of said body, said front wall having a cut-away rectangular window therein framed by said wall, theupper horizontally extending portion of said frame extending partially across the top of said lower pocket, the upwardly facing surface of said lower pocket being open to admit loose display sheets and envelopes thereinto, said open surface and upper horizontally extending portion of said 4 frame providing an easy means of engaging said display sheets and envelopes to insert or remove the same.
2. A wall calendar display having a flat body formed of plastic, an upper pocket well formed with an open upper end projecting from the back of said body, a lower pocket of substantially the same height and length as said upper pocket formed on the front of said body having a forwardly inclined front wall, said upper pocket being adapted to display a series of loose-leaf sheets through an open window formed therein, said lower front pocket being adapted to support a series of individual envelopes havin monthly calendar indicia on the front surface thereof the substantially similar height and length of said pockets providing adaptability thereto for supporting said loose-leaf sheets and individual envelopes within either of said pockets, and an open upper edge on said front pocket wall to give easy access to the envelopes or loose-leaf sheets held in said pocket.
3. In an article of manufacture, a single flat body portion, an upper well formed on the rear surface of said body portion including a bottom portion extending outwardly from the rear surface of said flat body portion, a back portion and side portions, the front surface of said flat body having an opening opposite said upper well to expose a portion of said rear upper well, a pocket formed on the lower front surface of said body including a bottom portion, inclined side wall portions and partial front walls, said partial front walls comprising a pair of vertical and a plurality of horizontal members positioned along the outer periphery of said pocket for forming a rectangular window frame, the upper portion of said frame having a pair of said horizontal members extending inwardly toward each other from said side walls with inner free ends thereof terminating in spaced relationship with each other to permit easy access to said lower front pocket.
4. In an article of manufacture having upper and lower pockets, a common wall supporting said pockets, said upper pocket projecting from the back of said common wall, said lower pocket projecting from the front of said common wall, said wall having an opening formed therein exposing said upper pocket and the upper portion of the front wall of said lower pocket being cut away to give free access thereto.
5. A wall calendar comprising a flat plastic body portion having an upper and a lower pocket integrally joined to said body portion, said upper pocket formed on the rear surface of said body portion and including a bottom wall extending outwardly from the rear surface of said body portion, a back wall and a pair of side walls extending upwardly from said bottom wall for forming a first compartment to hold a series of loose-leaf sheets, an open front window formed in said body portion opposite said upper pocket for exposing said loose-leaf sheets held therein, said lower pocket formed on the front surface of said body portion and including a base wall extending outwardly from the bottom of the front surface of said body portion, a pair of inclined side walls extending upwardly from said base wall and a partial front wall extending upwardly and outwardly from said base wall, said partial front wall having a vertical member extending along each side of said lower pocket integrally joined to said inclined side walls, an elongated lower horizontal member integrally joined along its lower side to said base wall, the outer ends of said horizontal member integrally joined to said vertical members and a pair of upper horizontal members each positioned along the same horizontal and vertical plane at the top of said lower pocket said horizontal members extending inwardly toward each other from each of said vertical members and having free ends terminating in spaced relation from each other for forming a rectangular window frame with an open spaced top, said base wall, inclined side walls and partial front wall having a rectangular window frame with an open spaced top forming a second compartment to hold loose display sheets and envelopes therein, said open spaced window frame providing easy access to said display sheets and envelopes and a window for viewing the same, said second compartment being substantially the same size as said first compartment whereby said loose-leaf sheets, display sheets and envelopes may be supported in either of said compartments.
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