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May 26, 19 70 J. R. CHRISTENSEN CALENDAR WITH PICTURE GOMPLEMENT Filed Dec. 29, 1967 INVENTOR JOHN R. CHRISTENSEN JM ATTORNEYS BsY m United States Patent 3,513,579 CALENDAR WITH PICTURE COMPLEMENT John R. Christensen, P.O. Box 2382, Green Bay, Wis. 54306 Filed Dec. 29, 1967, Ser. No. 694,483 Int. Cl. G09f 11/06 US. Cl. 40-102 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A calendar with a plurality of pages, each page having a picture thereon and a paper honeycomb complement to the picture which is foldable from a storage position substantially coplanar with the page to a display position projecting from the page.
This invention relates to a display device, and more particularly to a calendar having a foldable ornament on pages which are intended for display in a generally vertical plane.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a book, codex or a calendar having a plurality of pages and a picture on each page with a three dimensional complement to that picture or photograph being foldable from a flat storage position to an erected three dimensional position. A further object of this invention is to provide a calendar which is economical and easy to manufacture and at the same time offers a variety to the viewer by means of a three dimensional projection as a part of the decorative picture on the calendar sheet.
Although it has long been customary to provide decorative photographs or pictures on calendar pages, it has been found that such a photograph can be considerably enhanced by a three dimensional projection therefrom. Of course any substantial projection creates a considerable storage problem since only one page of the calendar is displayed at a time and the other pages not being used would be bulky and difiicult to store unless some specific provision were made for folding the three dimensional projection flat when not in use. Thus the present invention may utilize a standard foldable honeycombed construction such as sometimes used for Christmas ornaments or party favors.
Other objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings in which is set forth by Way of illustration and example certain embodiments of this invention:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a calendar of this invention with the expansible element in the folded position;
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the calendar of this invention showing the calendar of FIG. 1 with the expansible element in the projected position;
FIG. 3 is a side view of a calendar of this invention.
Referring now to FIG. 1 in detail, the calendar has a plurality of pages 12 bound together at the top by a suitable binding which permits one page to be completely flipped over to the back of the calendar as for example the spiral binding of 14. In connection with a picture of photograph such as the Palace Guards shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, there is provided a complement or three dimensional supplement to the photograph in order to add interest and variety thereto. In this case the complement is an expandable honeycombed paper ornament shaped to appear like a Busby or a tall fur hat. This honeycombed paper 16 has at least one metal tab 18 which is designed to be quickly inserted and retained by bending in hole 20. This tab 18 also forms a quick detachable release so that the ornament 16 can be folded out of the way to a flat storage position which is substantially coplanar with the sheet 12 after it becomes time to return that particular calendar sheet to a flat position.
It thus is possible to provide each page of the calendar with at least one three dimensional complement to the picture thereon which can be opened to project from the plane of the page to which it is fastened when it is desired to do so. At the same time it is possible to have a calendar or display device which will be readily foldable and compact so as to be easy to ship and store when not in use. This compactness in folding and storage is illustrated in FIG. 3 which shows a side view of the calendar of FIGS. 1 and 2 with honeycombed construction 16 folded as shown in FIG. 1. The calendar pictures can be selected so that the honeycombed attachments on adjacent sheets can be staggered to a different position on the page so that the folded calendar will be even more compact than shown in the illustration of FIG. 3.
Since the picture complement is a foldable separate item, the calendar can be manufactured in the usual manner, leaving a blank space in the printing where the foldable element is to be attached. After the printing step has been completed the honeycombed element in its folded position can be readily attached to the surface of the calendar sheet by means of a suitable adhesive. It thus becomes apparent that manufacturing economies can be easily effected and at the same time the combination of this invention can be readily assembled.
The preceding examples have been given by way of illustration only and are not intended as limitations on the precise size or dimensions of this invention which may, of course, be varied according to the requirements of a particular situation.
What is claimed is:
1. A book of multiple pages, only one of which is intended for display in a generally vertical plane at any time, comprising a picture on each page and a complement to the picture on that page, said complement being movable from an open position projecting from the plane of the page to a closed position substantially coplanar with the page and quick detachable means to hold said complement in the projected position, said complement comprising a honey-comb paper section having a front and back cover, said back cover being secured to said page and said front cover being free to be movable in an accurate path between the closed position and the open position, said complement projecting in a substantially semi-circular form when in the open position.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,974,673 9/ 1934 Goerchler et a1. 2,160,104 5/1939 Kulow 40-119 2,974,434 3/ 1961 Gibson.
FOREIGN PATENTS 137,416 1/ 1920 Great Britain.
EUGENE R. CAPOZIO, Primary Examiner W. I CONTRERAS, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R. 40119