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Publication numberUS3473249 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 21, 1969
Filing dateMar 8, 1967
Priority dateMar 8, 1967
Publication numberUS 3473249 A, US 3473249A, US-A-3473249, US3473249 A, US3473249A
InventorsAnkrum Homer R
Original AssigneeAnkrum Homer R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device and support
US 3473249 A
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0% 9 H. R. ANKRUM DISPLAY DEVICE AND SUPPORT NM Mm e ,4 m 0M Z HV/M/ F D Filed March 8. 1967 US. Cl. 40152.1 7 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A device having a pair of upright members for holding a display panel which in one embodiment is movable between 21 vertical upright position to a lowered angularly disposed position suitable for writing on the panel. The panel display member is adapted to receive a plurality of sheets of paper arranged in a sequential order, the plurality of sheets being limited to half the number of sheets in the sequence with the identifying indicia on opposite sides of each sheet being spaced apart one-half the total units in the total sequence. A series of vertically arranged decorative panel portions may be positioned on the back side of the display panel.

Two items which appear on many ofiice desks are calendars and name plates. This invention combines in one of its uses a calendar panel having the entire month appearing on one side of a calendar sheet and display panel portions on the back side of the calendar panel. The display panel portions may include the persons name and title for example and may be removed and rearranged as desired. Other ornamental or decorative material may be included on one of the panel portions. The calendar sheets are limited to six since the months appearing on the front and back of each sheet are six months apart i.e. January and July. Thus the calendar sheets are arranged in sequential order and as each month ends a sheet is removed from the front and moved to the back and rotated so that the month on the back side will appear when it is again reached in sequence. Thus, a perpetually revolving calendar is provided with a minimum of sheets.

It is frequently desirable to Write appointments or the like on individual spaces for days of the month and when the calendar panel is in its vertical position this is most difiicult if not impossible; however, by the construction of this display device it is possible to readily move the calendar panel downwardly into a generally horizontal plane making it very convenient to write on the face of the exposed calendar sheet. The calendar panel may then be returned to its upright vertical position which occupies a minimum of space. The display device has the capability of moving the calendar panel from a vertical position to a generally horizontal position by virtue of laterally outwardly extending pins which are received in vertical grooves in the adjacent uprights. A portion of each of the grooves has a dead end and is located in a position such that the calendar panel is held in a vertical position. When the calendar panel is in its lowered generally horizontal position, the lower end edge of the panel may rest on the desk or table top while the upper end is supported on the pins in the lower ends of the grooves formed in the upright members.

These and other features and advantages of this invention will become readily apparent to those skilled in the art upon reference to the following description when taken into consideration with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective View of the display device of this invention showing a perpetual calendar on one side of the display device;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the display ted States Patent 3,473,249 Patented Oct. 21, 1969 'ice device with the calendar panel in a lowered generally horizontal position for convenience of writing on the calendar sheets;

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary elevation view of the display device of FIGS. 1 and 2 and showing in particular the pin and groove connection between the display panel and the uprights on opposite side edges;

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of the identifying tabs provided on the calendar pages to indicate the month of the year for each page wherein each page has one month on each side, the two months being six months apart;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of an alternate embodiment of this invention showing one side having the calendar panel; and

FIG. 6 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 5 of the display panel of FIG. 5 but showing the rear side which includes display panel portions.

The display panel of this invention is generally referred to in FIG. 1 by the reference numeral 10 and includes a base member 12 having a pair of spaced apart upright members 14 and 16.

As seen in FIGS. 2 and 3, each of the uprights 14 and 16 have grooves running lengthwise thereof which include an upper centrally disposed groove portion 18 which is in communication with a shoulder or stop groove portion 20 and a second groove portion 22 which extends on downwardly on the upright members. The end of the groove portion 20 terminates in a shoulder 24 and the end of the groove portion 22 terminates in a shoulder 26. The shoulder 24 is located in the top half of the uprights 1-4 and 16.

Between the upright members 14 and 16 is a flat panel member 30 which is provided with a flange on its front face along its peripheral edges which includes vertical portions 32 and 34 which interconnect with a bottom portion 36.

A support pin 40 is mounted on each end of the panel 30 in the upper half and is movable in the grooves 18, 20 and 22 such that the pin 40 may hold the panel 30 in a vertical position as seen in FIG. 1 by the pin resting on the shoulder 24 in the groove 20 or hold the panel at an angular generally horizontal position of FIG. 2 with the pin 40 resting on the bottom end 26 of the groove 22. It is seen that the panel 30 is freely pivotal when in its upright position of FIG. 1 and is appropriately balanced to be maintained in a vertical plane until moved to its lowered writing position of FIG. 2.

Six sheets of calendar pages 44 are inserted on the front side of the panel member 30 under the flanges 32, 34 and 36 and are arranged in sequential order of the months of the year. A tab 46 extends upwardly from each of the sheets and has indicated thereon the month for each side of the sheet. The month on one side is six months spaced apart from the month on the opposite side as seen in FIG. 4 wherein July is on one side and January is on the reverse side. Accordingly, as a sheet is removed it is turned over and placed at the rear of the stack of sheets against the panel 30 and this sequence is continued for a full year. Accordingly, it is seen that a twelve month calendar may be represented on only six sheets by utilizing the front and rear sides of each sheet. Tabs similar to tab 46 are provided on the other sheets and are indicated by the reference numerals 48, 50, 52 and 54 and are staggered along the top edge of the panel so that they are all exposed from the front side.

In the embodiment of this invention illustrated in FIGS. 5 and 6 a base portion 60 is provided with upright side members 62 and 64 each having a pair of vertical grooves 66 and 68. The grooves 66 and 68 respectively in the upright members 62 and 64 are in alignment with each other. A flat panel board 70 is provided in the groove 68 and provides a back panel for the calendar sheets 44 which are arranged in the grooves 68 in a manner similar to the arrangement of the calendar pages 44 on the panel 30 of the embodiment in FIG. 1. The rear grooves 66 are shown holding the panel portions 72, 74- and 76 which may be arranged in any desired vertical order and may have any desired height. As seen in FIG. 6 a name plate 78 is provided on the center panel portion 74 and the title of the person is shown on a plate 89 below the center panel portion 74. The upper panel portion 72 is blank and provides a decorative effect. It is understood that with the display device of FIGS. 5 and 6 that when placed on a persons desk the panel portions 72, 74 and 76 would be exposed from the front of the desk while the calendar pages 44 would be in view of the person sitting at the desk.

Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of my display device without departing from the real spirit and purpose of my invention, and it is my intention to cover by my claims, any modified forms of structure or use of mechanical equivalents which may be reasonably included within their scope.

I claim:

1. A display device, comprising,

a frame having a pair of spaced apart upright members,

a flat display member, and

connecting means detachably connecting said display member between and to each of said upright members,

said display members being pivotal on said connecting means for positioning said display member in an upright position in the plane of said upright members movable to a second position with said display member extending at an angle to the plane of said upright members, said connecting means including means to lower said display member with respect to said upright members when said display member is moved to its second position, the plane of said display member intersecting the plane of said upright members between the mid-points of said upright members and the lower ends thereof when said display member is in its second position.

2. The structure of claim 1 wherein said connecting means includes a pin and groove connection between each side of said display member and the adjacent upright member.

3. The structure of claim 2 wherein said groove extends lengthwise of each of said upright members and a pin is secured to each side of said display member and is received in the adjacent groove.

4. A display device, comprising,

a frame having a pair of spaced apart upright members,

a fiat display member, and

connecting means detachably connecting said display member between and to each of said upright members,

said display member being pivoted on said connecting means for positioning said display member in an upright position in the plane of said upright members movable to a second position with said display member extending at an angle to the plane of said upright members,

said display members being movable downwardly between said upright members when being moved to said second position,

said connecting means including a pin and groove connection between each side of said display member and the adjacent upright member,

said groove extending lengthwise of each of said upright members, a pin secured to each side of said display member and being received in the adjacent groove,

said pins being mounted on said display members between the top edge and the horizontal center line or said display member.

5. The structure of claim 4 wherein stop means is provided for limiting the lowering of said display member between said upright members, said stop means limiting the travel of said pins in said grooves, and means for releasably holding said pins in said grooves against vertical movement when said display panel is in said upright position.

6. The structure of claim 5 wherein said means for releasably holding said pins in said grooves is further defined as a dead end groove portion communicating with each of said grooves, the lowest point on said dead end grooves being at a vertical height sufiicient to hold said display panel upright in the plane of said upright frame members.

7. A display device, comprising,

a frame having a pair of spaced apart upright members,

a flat display member, and

connecting means detachably connecting said display member between and to each of said upright members,

a plurality of sheets of display material being positioned on said display member, each sheet having identifying indicia on each side thereof to indicate the content of copy on the respective sides of said sheets, said indicia having a sequential order and said plurality of sheets being limited to half the number of sheets in said sequence, the indicia on opposite sides of each sheet being spaced apart one half the total units in the total sequence,

said display member being pivotal on said connecting means for positioning said display member in an upright position in the plane of said upright members movable to a second position with said display member extending at an angle to the plane of said upright members, said connecting means including means to lower said display member with respect to said upright members when said display member is moved to its second position, the plane of said display member intersecting the plane of said upright members between the mid-points of said upright members and the lower ends thereof when said display member is in its second position.

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Referenced by
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US4028826 *Mar 15, 1976Jun 14, 1977Angelo BrandifinoPerpetual memory bank calendar
US4703571 *Feb 13, 1986Nov 3, 1987Mccarthy Francis WCalendar/file/memo systems
US4951968 *Jun 20, 1989Aug 28, 1990Mary AdamsPeriodic reminder system
US20030167664 *Mar 6, 2003Sep 11, 2003Bruce MullinaxOverlay calendar
US20030192208 *Apr 10, 2003Oct 16, 2003William BillingWall-mounted calendar frame with a custom insert
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/747, 40/765, 40/107
International ClassificationB42D5/04, B42D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/043
European ClassificationB42D5/04C