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Publication numberUS3090143 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 21, 1963
Filing dateMay 16, 1961
Priority dateMay 16, 1961
Publication numberUS 3090143 A, US 3090143A, US-A-3090143, US3090143 A, US3090143A
InventorsArnold Harold G
Original AssigneeArnold Harold G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Calendar
US 3090143 A
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United States Patent 3,099,143 CALENDAR Harold G. Arnold, 1201 Forest Drive, Wooster, Ghio Filed May 16, 1961, Ser. No. 110,412. 4 Claims. (Cl. 4fi119) This invention relates to calendars, and, more particularly, is concerned with desk type calendars including means for supporting the calendar in a substantially vertical position upon a desk but allowing individual calendar sheets to be turned over as they expire.

It is the general object of the invention to provide a relatively simple, inexpensive, attractive desk type calendar having appropriate spaces thereon for bearing advertising messages, pictures, and the like and in which the individual calendar sheets are very visible, and which can be readily repositioned as they expire.

Another object of the invention is to provide a calendar and a support means combination wherein the calendar includes relatively stilf front and back covers hingedly connected along an upper edge to flexible calendar sheets, the stilf covers releasably engaging with but supported by the support means so as to position the flexible calendar sheets as on a display easel, and with the calendar sheets as they expire being flipped over from the front to the hack of the easel.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a calendar combination of the character described wherein dignified advertising messages can be associated with the lower edge of the front of the back cover, this edge extending beyond the front cover and the calendar sheets so as to be visible when the calendar is folded for p ackaging or positioned upon the support stand.

The foregoing :objects of the invention, and other objects which will become apparent as the description proceeds, are achieved by a calendar comprising flexible calendar pages, relatively stiff cover means for the calendar pages, binder means connecting the upper edges of the calendar pages and cover means and providing for the hinged movement of the calendar pages and cover means, said cover means when opened up at least about 340 degrees forming a rigid triangular wedge supporting the calendar pages.

Stated in more specific terms, the invention provides a calendar comprising a stiff back cover, a plurality of flexible calendar sheets, a stiff front cover, hinge means securing the sheets and covers together along their upper edges, and a support bar for supporting the calendar on a horizontal surface, said bar having a substantially central longitudinal groove receiving the lower edge of the front cover and supporting it in substantially vertical position after it has been swung around the hinge means almost a full 360 degrees, said bar having a longitudinal groove along its back edge and receiving the lower edges of any out of date calendar sheets swung around the hinge means to the back of the calendar, said bar having a tilted back front edge flatly engaging the lower edge of the back cover of the calendar which back cover is of greater dimension vertically then the calendar sheets and front cover whereby the support bar holds the calendar as an inverted V with the unexpired calendar sheets tilted back slightly from the vertical and free to be turned over one by one as they expire.

For a better understanding of the invention reference should be had to the accompanying drawings wherein FIG. 1 is a front elevation of a calendar incorporating the principles :of the invention; and

FIG. 2 i an end elevation of the calendar of FIG. 1.

In the drawings, the numeral indicates a relatively stiff back cover for the calendar, for example, made of cardboard or the like, this back cover being made someififidglfi Patented May 21, 1963 what larger, both in width and vertical height than a front cover 12 whereby an advertising message 14 can be placed upon the front of the lower edge of the back cover 10, and always be exposed whether the calendar is mounted on a support stand 16, as seen in FIG. 2, or is positioned fiat for packaging with the front cover 12 swung back to the front of the calendar. The front cover 12 is of the same relatively stiff material, for example cardboard, as the back cover 10.

Positioned between the front and back covers 10 and 12 are a plurality of calendar sheets 18, for example one for every month, these sheets being relatively thin and flexible, and conventionally made from paper. As seen in FIG. 1 each calendar sheet 18 may bear on its front the various dates of the month and a particular month in substantially conventional form but preferably each day of the month is printed in a relatively small number at the lower right hand corner of a relatively large square so that engagements can be written into the blank for each day, or other notations made thereon. On the back of each calendar sheet 18 there is preferably printed an at-' tractive and artistic picture so that when each calendar sheet is flipped over the back side of the supported calendaI, as seen in FIG. 2, the attractive and artistic picture will be viewable from the back side of the calendar.

The front and back covers 12 and 10, and the calendar sheets 18 are all hingedly connected together along their upper edges, as by a Well known type of circular plastic hinge members 20, extending through slots 22 in the upper edges of the joined members. The hinge members 20 allow the cover 12 and calendar sheets 18 to be swung through substantially a full circle from front to back without necessitating the bending or changing in dimension of the hinged member.

Corning now to the support 16, this is conveniently made of wood or plastic of the cross-sectional shape shown in FIG. 2 and of a length substantially equal to the calendar sheets 18, and the support stand is formed with substantially a centrally positioned longitudinally extending groove 24 which is adapted to receive the lower edge of the front cover 12 when it is swung from its front position to just slightly less than 360 degrees, all in the manner illustrated in FIG. 2. The front cover 12 then serves to support the calendar in the manner illustrated with the back cover 1% having its lower edge engaging with an inclined front edge 26 of the trout of the support stand so that the advertising message 14 is continuously viewable beneath the calendar sheets 18.

The front and back covers 12 and 10 when positioned on the support stand 16 in the manner described provide an easel of inverted V shape or wedge shape upon which the unexpired calendar sheets 18 are positioned in a rearwardly inclined direction, and with each calendar sheet as it expires being readily turned about the hinge means 29 and to be positioned in substantially a vertical direction between the hinge means 20' and the support stand 16. Preferably the rear edge of the support stand 16 is formed with a longitudinally extending groove 28 into which the lower edges of each expired calendar sheet 18 may be cut in the manner shown in FIG. 2.

It is the usual practice to provide either on the front of the front cover 12 or on an extra sheet positioned between the front cover 12 and the first calendar sheet 18 suitable instructions for the use and mounting of the calendar. In the use of the calendar it is possible to write engagements or other data on any individual day space while the calendar is positioned on the support stand 16, but because this is somewhat awkward the assembly of parts is such that the calendar can be lifted off of the support stand 16 and laid flat on the desk to mark appointments and the like on the calendar with the calendar thereafter being quickly repositioned upon the support stand in the manner described. It is possible to put a new yearly calendar upon an old support stand, after the expiration of a given year, but the stand itself is so simple and inexpensive that each new calendar may he provided with a new support stand. It is likewise possible to provide a new insert of calendar sheets'only at the expiration of a given year, and with a little work to substitute these new pages for the expired calendar sheets to thereby adapt the calendar for another year of use.

The calendar of the invention is a particularly attractive and functionary combination which adapts itself to the desk of a busy executive so that its advertising message becomes very evident to the executive himself or any visitors to his ofiice.

While a certain representative embodiment and details have been shown for the purpose of illustrating the invention, it will be apparent to those skilled in this art that various changes and modifications may he made the-rein without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention.

What is claimed is:

l. A calendar comprising a stifi back cover, a plurality of flexible calendar sheets, a stiff front cover, hinge means securing the sheets and covers together along their upper edges, and a support bar for supporting the calendar on a horizontal surface, said bar having a substantially central longitudinal groove receiving the lower edge of the front cover and supponting it in substantially vertical position after it has been swung around the hinge means almost a full 360 degrees, said har having a longitudinal groove along its back edge and receiving the lower edges of any out of date calendar sheets swung around the hinge means to the back of. the calendar, said bar having a tilted hack front edge flatly engaging the lower edge of the back cover of the calendar which back cover is of greater dimension vertically than the calendar sheets and front cover whereby the support bar holds the calendar as an inverted V with the unexpired calendar sheets tilted back slightly from the vertical and free to be turned over one by one as they expire.

2. A calendar comprising a stilf back cover, a plurality of flexible calendar sheets, a stifi front cover, hinge means securing the sheets and covers together along their upper edges, and a support means for supporting the calendar on a horizontal surface, said means receiving the lower edge of the front cover 'and supporting it in substantially vertical position after it has been swung around the hinge means almost a full 360 degrees, said support means engaging the lower edge of the back cover of the. calendar which back cover is of greater dimension vertically than the calendar sheets and front cover whereby the support means holds the calendar as an inverted V with the unexpired calendar sheets tilted hack slightly from the vertical and free to be turned over one by one as they expn'e.

3. A calendar comprising a stiff back cover, a plurality of flexible calendar sheets, a stiff front cover, hinge means securing the sheets and covers together along their upper edges, and a support bar for supporting the calendar on a horizontal surface, said bar having a substantially central longitudinal groove receiving the lower edge of the front cover and supporting it in substantially vertical position after it has been swung around the hinge means almost a full 360 degrees, s aid bar having a tilted hack front edge flatly engaging the lower edge of the back cover of the calendar which back cover is of greater dimension vertically than the calendar sheets and front cover whereby the support bar holds the calendar as an inverted V with the unexpired calendar sheets tilted back slightly from the vertical and free to be turned over one by one as they expire.

4. A calendar as defined in claim 3 wherein said back cover is longer and Wider than the calendar sheets and said front cover is of substantially the same size as the calendar sheets whereby space is provided for exposed printed material to appear at all times on the lower edge of the back cover and beneath the calendar sheets and front cover regardless of the positioning of the front cover and calendar sheets;

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,980,453 Tucker Nov. 13, 1934 2,112,583 Tucker Mar. 29, 1938 FOREIGN PATENTS 24,178 Great Britain Nov. 16, 1898

Patent Citations
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Referenced by
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US4365434 *Oct 22, 1981Dec 28, 1982Doyel John SDisplay stand for sheet material such as photographs
US4740932 *May 26, 1987Apr 26, 1988Ernest CephasDesk top swing calendar
US4867594 *Dec 8, 1987Sep 19, 1989Armand PoulouinDevice for supporting a block of sheets
US5715618 *Sep 3, 1996Feb 10, 1998Whang; YoonsukBiennial photo album calendar
US5927672 *Apr 29, 1997Jul 27, 1999Jim Beam Brands Co.Card holder
US7219455 *Dec 15, 2004May 22, 2007Dong Hwi LeeThree-view foldable calendar
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/119, 248/460, D19/20, 402/19, 40/120
International ClassificationB42D5/00, B42D5/04
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/043, B42D5/041
European ClassificationB42D5/04A, B42D5/04C