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Publication numberUS3482346 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1969
Filing dateOct 6, 1967
Priority dateOct 6, 1967
Publication numberUS 3482346 A, US 3482346A, US-A-3482346, US3482346 A, US3482346A
InventorsCecil B Woofter
Original AssigneeCecil B Woofter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination wall and desk calendar stand
US 3482346 A
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Dec. 9, 1969 c. B. wooF'rEh 3,482,346

COMBINATION WALL AND DESK CALENDAR STAND Filed Oct. 6, 1967 United States Patent 3,482,346 COMBINATION WALL AND DESK CALENDAR STAND Cecil B. Woofter, Newton, Iowa 50208 Filed Oct. 6, 1967, Ser. No. 673,478 Int. Cl. G09d 3/04 US. Cl. 40120 7 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A combination calendar stand including a first paperboard sheet scored so as to define two fold lines with an opening therebetween and a hinge element; a calendar is mounted on the paperboard sheet. A supporting member having two parallel spaced apart plates engage the paperboard sheet and may be attached to a wall with the supporting member and paperboard sheet in substantially the same plane or the paperboard sheet may be folded at one fold line with the hinge element extended and secured to the lower end of the supporting member to form a desk calendar stand.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION There exists in the prior art many types of combination wall and desk stands for calendars. Such devices, however, are usually constructed of expensive materials or are not sufficiently durable.

The present invention provides a wall and desk calendar stand which is formed of durable parts, where necessary, but is relatively inexpensive to manufacture. The paperboard portion of the stand can be stamped from a single blank and provided with a single decorative surface which, after assembly of the stand, is the only surface exposed so as to provide a pleasant aesthetic exterior appearance. The stand can be easily and quickly assembled and the paperboard portion supporting the calendar may be replaced yearly. Moreover, the present invention provides novel means for displaying advertising messages on the paperboard portion of the stand.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention comprises a combination wall and desk calendar stand including a first paperboard sheet suitably scored to define two fold lines thereon, an opening positioned between the fold lines and a hinge element defined by two slits in the sheet. The paperboard sheet engages a supporting member including two parallel spaced apart plates joined with a lateral projection. The folded end of the paperboard sheet is adapted to be securely engaged between the two spaced apart plates and a calendar is mounted on the paperboard sheet. The supporting member may be attached to a wall with. the supporting member and paperboard sheet substantially in the same plane, or the paperboard sheet may be folded at the second fold line and the hinge element extended and secured to the lower end of the supporting member to form a desk calendar stand.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a combination wall and desk calendar stand constructed in accordance with the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is an exploded front elevational view of the combination wall and desk calendar of FIGURE 1 with one of the supporting members shown in layout;

FIGURE 3 is a side elevation view of the combination wall and desk calendar of FIGURE 1 shown in a position for use on a flat surface;

FIGURE 4 is a detailed perspective view of a portion 3,482,346 Patented Dec. 9, 1969 ice DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now to the drawing there is shown a combination wall and desk calendar stand 10 comprising a first supporting member 11 made from paperboard material and a second supporting member 12 made from, preferably, plastic material. As seen in FIGURE 1 a calendar pad 13 is secured by staples 14 to the first supporting member 11. It will be understood that the calendar pad comprises a series of consecutive months on individual sheets, each of such sheets bearing the days of the week in a manner well known.

The first supporting member 11 is shown in FIGURE 2 as a layout and it may be seen therefrom that the paperboard sheet comprising the first supporting member includes a first edge 15. A pair of spaced apart notches 16, 17 are formed in first edge 15. A first fold line 18 is scored on paperboard sheet 11 parallel to and spaced a first distance from first edge 15 so as to define a first fold portion 19. A second fold line 20 is scored on paperboard sheet 11 parallel to first edge 15 and spaced from first fold line 18 a second distance so as to define a second fold portion 21. The second distance (between second fold line 20 and first fold line 18) is no less than and preferably greater than the first distance (between first fold line 18 and the first edge 15). It will be appreciated that with this distance relationship, first fold portion 19 may be folded 50 as to overlap second fold portion 21, while allowing the remainder of paperboard sheet 11 to be folded along second fold line 20 without contacting the edge of first fold portion 19, as may be seen in FIG- URE 3.

An opening 22 is formed in paperboard sheet 11 between fold lines 18 and 20 and extending laterally between a pair of lines spaced inwardly of notches 16 and 17. A pair of slits 23, 24 are formed in paperboard sheet 11 substantially perpendicular to second fold line 20 so as to form a hinge element 25. Hinge element 25 includes a free end portion 26 which extends into opening 22 and has an opening 27 formed therein. At the opposite end of hinge element 25 there is a hinge line 28 about which hinge element 25 may be rotated.

Referring now to the second supporting member 12 it will be seen from FIGURE 2 that this supporting member comprises a first plastic sheet or plate 29 and a lateral portion 30 integrally formed on one end of plate 29 as seen best in FIGURE 6. At the free end of plate 29 an opening 31 is formed for receiving the free end 26 of hinge element 25 when the stand 10 is to be erected on a flat surface. The opening 27 in hinge element 25 is adapted to be secured in opening 31 of plate 29 by engaging the tab 32. A second plastic plate 33 is integrally secured at one end to lateral portion 30 parallel to plate 29. The distance between parallel plates 29 and 33 is approximately equal to the width of paperboard sheet 11. Plate 33 includes a center section 34 secured to the lateral portion 30 and end sections 35, 36 integrally formed with center section 34 and depending below lateral portion 30 a distance no greater than the first distance (between first fold line 18 and second fold line 20) of paperboard sheet 11. The end sections 35, 36 and center section 34 of plate 33 define a cutout portion 3 which is in registry with plate 29. A pair of projections 37, 38 are formed on end sections 35, 36 on the surfaces thereof facing plate 29. A decorative element 39, which may be used for displaying advertising matter, is secured to center section 34 of plate 33.

To assemble the combination wall and desk calendar stand, first fold portion 19 on paperboard sheet 11 is folded over in contact with second fold portion 21. The paperboard sheet 11 is then inserted between first plate 29 and second plate 33 of second supporting member 12. It will be appreciated that as paperboard sheet 11 bears against projections 37, 38, plates 29 and 33 will be separated until the projections snap into notches 16 and 17. In this manner, the paperboard sheet is securely held to the second supporting member 12 with the fold line 20 (now defining the upper edge of paperboard sheet 11) abutting lateral projection 30. It will also be appreciated that the opening 22 of paperboard sheet 11 is so formed as to receive first plate 29 of second supporting member 12 so that through the arrangement of the end and center sections of second supporting member 12 with the paperboard sheet 11 only a single thickness of paperboard sheet 11 is secured between parallel plates 29 and 33 of second supporting member 12. Furthermore, the reverse surface of the first fold portion 19 may have advertising material imprinted thereon or otherwise decorated since this portion of paperboard sheet 11 will be exposed between end sections 35, 36 of second supporting member 12 as seen best in FIGURE 1.

The combination wall and desk calendar after assembly is substantially flat and may be used as a wall calendar. To convert stand 10 for desk use, paperboard sheet 11 is folded along second fold line 20 and hinge element 25 is extended or rotated so that opening 27 in hinge element 25 engages tab 32 in opening 31 of plate 29, as seen best in FIGURE 3.

From the foregoing description, it will be evident that the present invention has provided an improved combination wall and desk calendar stand. While a particular embodiment of the present invention has been shown and described it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that changes and modifications may be made without departing from the invention in its broader aspects. Accordingly, the aim in the appended claims is to cover all such changes and modifications as fall within the true spirit and scope of the invention.

I claim:

1. A combination wall and desk calendar stand comprising: a first supporting member comprising a flat rectangular sheet of paperboard including a first edge having a pair of spaced apart notches formed therein, said sheet having a first fold line parallel to and spaced apart a first distance from said first edge, said sheet having a second fold line parallel to and spaced apart a distance not less than said first distance from said first fold line, said sheet having an opening between said fold lines, said sheet having a pair of spaced apart slits sub stantially transverse to said fold lines defining a hinge element, the free end of said hinge element having an opening and protruding into said opening between said fold lines; a second supporting member comprising a first plate having a length greater than said second distance; a lateral projection integrally formed on one edge of said first plate, a second plate integrally formed on the other end of said lateral projection, substantially parallel to and spaced apart from said first plate, the surface of said second plate facing said first plate having minute projections thereon for receiving said paperboard sheet notches, the free end of said first plate having an opening with a tab extending therein; said paperboard sheet being folded along said first fold line and inserted between said second member first and second plates so that said minute projections are secured in said notches and so that said paperboard sheet may be folded along said second fold line and said hinge element free end opening may be inserted into said first plate opening and secured to said tab.

2. The combination wall and desk calendar stand of claim 1 additionally including a calendar secured to said first paperboard sheet on one surface thereof.

3. The combination Wall and desk calendar stand of claim 2 wherein said second member first plate is laterally spaced from said second plate a distance substantially equal to the thickness of said paperboard sheet.

4. The combination wall and desk calendar stand of claim 3 wherein said minute projections on said second member second plate have a length substantially equal to the thickness of said paperboard sheet.

5. The combination wall and desk calendar stand of claim 4 wherein said second member second plate extends in the same direction as said first plate relative to said lateral projection a distance from said lateral projection no more than said first distance.

6. The combination wall and desk calendar stand of claim 5 wherein said second member second plate has a cut-out portion in registry with said first plate.

7. A combination wall and desk calendar comprising: a first supporting member comprising a flat rectangular sheet of paperboard including a first edge having a pair of notches formed therein; said sheet being scored parallel with said first edge a first distance therefrom, said sheet being scored parallel to said first edge a second distance from said first score line not less than said first distance; said sheet having an opening defined by said score lines and lines spaced inwardly of said notches; said sheet having a pair of spaced apart slits defining a hinge element having its hinge axis parallel to said first edge; a second supporting member comprising a pair of fiat parallel and laterally spaced plates, one of such plates including a center section and two end sections, said center section having a lateral projection interconnecting said plates, said end sections having minute projections on its surface facing the other of said plates and extending from said lateral projection a distance not greater than said first distance, the other of said plates extending from said lateral projection substantially further than said end sections, said other plate having a width less than the width between said end sections and substantially equal to said paperboard sheet opening, said other plate having an opening at its free end for receiving the free end of said hinge element.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,954,625 10/1960 Nichols 40120 2,992,500 7/1961 Hayhow 40-120 3,110,977 11/1963 Paschal 40120 3,152,415 10/ 1964 Nichols 40120 EUGENE R. CAPOZIO, Primary Examiner W.- J- CQNTR R i t n Examiner

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/120
International ClassificationG09D3/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09D3/00
European ClassificationG09D3/00