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May 3, 1960 H. P. SHEDD CALENDAR CONSTRUCTION 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May 19. 1959 INVENTOR. HUGH R Susan BY ATTORNEYS 1960 H. P. SHEDD 2,934,845
CALENDAR CONSTRUCTION Filed May 19, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. HUGH P. SHEDD AT TORNEYS CALENDAR CONSTRUCTION Application May 19, 1959, Serial No. 814,318
4 Claims. (Cl. 40-119) My invention relates generally to calendars and more particularly to wall type calendars wherein the calendar pads are fixed to relatively rigid mounting sheets.
Still more specifically my invention relates to calendars known in the art as memo calendars, that is, calendam of the type wherein the sheets representing a given period of time are provided with spaces for memorandum which is preserved for later reference. A typical example of such memorandum is tax memorandum which becomes of importance at the end of a given calendar or fiscal year. In calendars of this type, it is obviously important that the sheets, with the memorandum thereon, be retained intact. Consequently, in the past it has been common practice to secure the calendar pad to the mounting sheet by means of ring binders which are received in apertures in closely spaced relation to the extreme upper edge of the mountingsheet. By this arrangement, each outdated sheet is swung upwardly and rearwardly on the ring binder, to accumulate and be stored on the back side of the mounting sheet. This arrangement is undesirable in that it requires removal of the calendar from its wall-mounted position in order to swing the outdated sheets from the front surface of the mounting sheet to the rear surface thereof.
The primary object of my invention is the provision of novel mounting means for the calendar pad whereby the outdated sheets or leaves of the calendar may be swung about a conventional spiral binding, to be collected on the front side of the mounting sheet in underlying relationship to the current and unused sheets of the calendar pad.
A further object of my invention is the provision of a device of the class described wherein the mounting means retains the calendar pad in a centered position on the mounting sheet with a minimum of freedom for lateral swinging movements as well as a minimum of movement of the hinged upper end of the calendar toward and away from the mounting sheet.
A further object of my invention is the provision of a device of the class described which is extremely simple and inexpensive to make, and which is rugged and durable.
The above and still further objects of my invention will become apparent from the following detailed specification, appended claims and attached drawings.
Referring to the drawings wherein like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views:
Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of my novel device and illustrating the use thereof; 7
Fig. 2 is a view in top plan on a slightly reduced scale;
Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation of the structure of Fig. 2 and illustrating by dotted lines the method of removing and storing of the outdated memorandum bearing calendar sheets;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 44 of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 5 is an enlarged view in transverse section as seen from the line 55 of Fig. 2.
tes 7Patent A F CC Referring with greater particularity to the drawings,
the numeral 1 indicates a relatively rigid mounting sheet formed from cardboard or the like, whereas thecalendar pad, superimposed thereon, is identified by the numeral 2, the separateleaves or sheets thereof being identified by 2a.
Carried by the mounting sheet 1 is a hanger bar identified in its entirety by the numeral 3 and including anintermediate rail portion 4, depending laterally spaced generally parallel pad centering legs 5, shank portions 6, and finally anchoring feet 7. As shown, the intermediate hanger rail portion 4 is closely spaced outwardly from the adjacent face 1a of the mounting sheet 1 and is parallel thereto. rail portion 4 and the adjacent face 1a of themounting sheet 1 is less than the radius of the ring binder means 8 mounted thereon. With this arrangement, the upper end portion of the calendar pad 2 which is in turn anchored to the rail portion 4,through the medium of the ring binder means 8 is retained in closely spaced relationship to the mounting sheet 1 at all times and for a purpose which will hereinafter become apparent. The aligned apertures in the several sheets 2a comprising the calendar pad 2 through which the ring binder means 8 pass, are identified by the numeral 9.
As shown particularly in Figs. 3 and 4, the depending pad centering legs 5 diverge downwardly with respect to the plane of the mounting sheet 1 a distance greater than the thickness of the calendar pad 2, the pad 2 being of a width to be snugly received therebetween. The shank portions 6 are generally normal to the plane of the mounting sheet 1 and extend between the outer projected ends 10 of the centering legs 5 in closely spaced relation to an opposite side 11 of the calendar pad 2. By this novel arrangement, it should be obvious that a minimum of lateral swinging movements of the pad 2 with respect to the mounting sheet 1 is permitted. irrespective of the position of the ring binder means 8 with respect to the mounting sheet 1, for the close spacing of the rail portion 4 with respect to the mounting sheet 1 does not permit the ring 'binder means 8 to be moved outwardly with respect to the mounting sheet 1 sufficiently to avoid engagement with the centering legs 5 and the shank portion 6.
Anchoring feet 7, as shown, project laterally outwardly from the inner ends of the shank portions 6 and are rigidly secured to the mounting sheet 1 in closely spaced relation to an opposite side edge 12 thereof by any suitable means such as grommets 13. Preferably and as shown in Fig. 5, the inner ends 14 of the shank portions 6 and the connected inner end portions 15 of the anchoring feet 7 are spaced from the adjacent face In of the mounting sheet 1 sufficiently to permit passage therebetween of one of the outdated sheets 2a of the calendar pad 2 as same are being swung about the ring binder means 8 from a viewing to a storage position as indicated by full lines in Fig. l and dotted lines in Fig. 3. It might here be stated that the ring binder means 8 forms no part of the instant invention and may be of any of the commercially available forms.
Preferably and as shown particularly in Figs. 1, 2 and 5, the mounting sheet 1 intermediate the opposite side edges 12 thereof and in underlying relationship to the calendar pad 2, is provided with an elongated slot 16 through which an operator may extend a wetted finger for engagement with the back surface of an outdated sheet 2a as the same is being backturned as shown by full lines in Fig. 1, or in dotted lines in Fig. 3.
My invention has been thoroughly tested and found 0 to be completely satisfactory for the accomplishment Patented May 3, 1960 Preferably, the spacing between the may be capable of modification without reparture from the scope and spirit of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
, 15A pad type calendar'and mounting meanstherefor comprising a relatively rigid mounting sheet, a hanger bar extending transversely of said mounting sheet and carried thereby, said hanger bar comprising an intermediate rail portion in outwardly spaced parallel relation to the adjacent face of said sheet and depending laterally spaced generally parallel pad centering legs, a calendar pad comprising a plurality of relatively flexible leaves superimposed on said mounting sheet, and ring binder means encompassing said rail portion and suspending said pad therefrom with the upper end portion confined between said centering legs.
2. The structure defined in claim 1 in which said centering legs diverge in a downward direction with respect to the plane of said mounting sheet from points spaced from said mounting sheet a distance less than the thickness of said calendar pad to points which are spaced laterally outwardly from the inner ends of said shank portions, and in further combination with means rigidly securing the outwardly extended ends of said feet to said mounting sheet.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,602,251 Friedman July 8, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 11,957 Denmark Mar. 10, 1909 633,941 France Oct. 31, 1927