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Publication numberUS3032904 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1962
Filing dateApr 18, 1960
Priority dateApr 18, 1960
Publication numberUS 3032904 A, US 3032904A, US-A-3032904, US3032904 A, US3032904A
InventorsWashburn Henry M
Original AssigneeWashburn Henry M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coupon calendar
US 3032904 A
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May 8, 1962 H. M. WASHBURN COUPON CALENDAR Filed April 18, 1960 IN VEN TOR.

HEA/ev M h AsHaue/v United States Patent 3,032,904 COUPON CALENDAR Henry M. Washburn, P.O. Box 155, Oildale, Calif. Filed Apr. 18, 1960, Ser. No. 23,068 1 Claim. (Cl. 40-422) This invention relates to a combination calendar and advertising novelty, and particularly to a device to permit a give-away bonus or other merchandise.

Advertising novelties of various types involving calendar pads and collection calendars are known, the present invention being directed to a unit which will provide a calendar, the name of the advertiser, and a coupon which is easily detachable from the calendar to permit its being taken to the advertiser to receive various free items of merchandise being dispensed by the advertiser. For in stance, the unit may consist of an easel having a pocket therein for a plurality of calendar and coupon cards, the lower portions of the cards behind the pockets providing the name and address of the advertiser, the intermediate portions of the cards behind the windows showing the calendar months, while the upper portions of the cards extending above the windows contain the free coupons which are good for various items.

To facilitate the removal of the coupon, one lower corner of each card is notched, while the upper edge of the pocket is saw-toothed to permit easy tearing of the coupons from the cards.

Although the unit may be used in various ways, one suggested use of the device is that One coupon attached to one calendar card is good only during that particular month and by the particular advertiser.

The principal object of the invention, therefore, is to provide a combination calendar and advertising novelty.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device which provides a calendar, advertising space, and a coupon easily removable from the device.

A better understanding of this invention may be had from the following description when read in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a unit embodying the invention;

FIG. 2 is a side view of the unit shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view of the card used in the unit; and

FIG. 4 is a partial cross-sectional view taken along the line 4-4 of FIG. 1.

Referring, now, to the drawings in which the same reference numerals indicate the same elements, a full backing sheet 5 has an overlying edge sheet 6, which may be glued or otherwise suitably fastened to one another over a portion of the outer edge portions of the overlying sheet 6. The sheets 5 and 6 may have a hole 7 at the top thereof for hanging the unit on a wall or may be provided with a backing brace 8 attached to the full backing sheet 5 in any suitable manner, such as by gluing or stapling.

A pocket 10 is shown formed by any suitable transparent plastic material and is rectangular in shape with an opening at the top. The pocket has three extending edge portions as shown by the dotted lines 12, 13, and 14, these edge portions being mounted between the full Patented May 8, 1962 backing sheet 5 and portions of the edge sheet 6. The edge portions 12, 13, and 14 and the contacted portions of sheets 5 and 6 may be glued to one another or attached in any other suitable manner. The upper edge 16 of the pocket 10 is sawtoothed to permit the easy separation of the coupon portion of the card from the portion of the card within the pocket when the coupon portion is bent forward.

There is a card for each month of the year, the cards being stacked on one another within the pocket, as shown at 17 in FIG. 4. These cards have a lower portion 18 which may provide the name and address of the advertiser and the nature of his business, a central calendar portion 19, and the upper coupon portion 20, a notch 21 being provided at the lower right hand corner of the coupon. This will insure easy and correct starting of the tearing of the coupon portion 20 from the calendar portion 19.

As mentioned above, the unit may be used in different manners for providing coupons for free merchandise and for advertising products of the advertiser. A complete unit is given to a customer or prospective customer who will maintain it on display by hanging it on the wall or in a standing position on a desk as a reminder of the free item from the advertiser.

I claim:

A pocket type novelty advertising display device adapted to display cards and the like, certain portions of which cards are within said pocket and other portions of which cards extend externally of said pocket and are separable from said certain portions of said cards at predetermined positions characterized by notches, said device comprising said cards, a rectangular backing sheet, a frame sheet having an open center and having its edges attached to the outer portions of said backing sheet, and a rectangular member secured to said backing sheet along three of its four edges with its fourth edge being serrated and having a front portion parallel with said backing sheet, three edge portions at right angles to said front portions and three portions attached to said attached portions and parallel with said front portion, said last-mentioned portion being inserted between portions of said frame sheet and said backing sheet, the position of said serrated edge corresponding to the position of said notches in said cards, said separable portions of said cards being adapted to be separated from said certain portions of said cards by severing said cards along and by the aid of said serrated edge.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 442,023 Dickinson Dec. 2, 1890 936,848 Avery Oct. 12, 1909 2,282,872 Mayer May 12, 1942 2,496,141 Abrams Jan. 31, 1950 2,787,067 Nichols Apr. 2, 1957 2,833,064 Parker May 6, 1958 FOREIGN PATENTS 160,179 Switzerland May 1, 1933

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US3290812 *Jun 7, 1965Dec 13, 1966Hunkins James JCoupon calendar
US3490162 *Aug 31, 1967Jan 20, 1970Twinlock LtdCard holders
US3628266 *Jan 21, 1970Dec 21, 1971Federal Business Products IncRetail price tag and protective envelope assembly
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US4643451 *May 1, 1985Feb 17, 1987Holmes & Marchant Promotions, LimitedEnvelope for receiving a plurality of coupons or promotional vouchers
US6966134Dec 3, 2003Nov 22, 2005Chi Lung NganPocket calendar
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U.S. Classification40/122
International ClassificationB42D5/04, B42D5/06, B42D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/043, B42D5/06, B42D5/046
European ClassificationB42D5/04C, B42D5/06, B42D5/04D