US 370793 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
' G. H. KNIGHT.
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- No. 370,793. Patented Oct. 4,1887. I
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CLARENCE H. KNIGHT, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 370,793, datedOotober 4, 1887.
Application filed December 4, 18 B6. Serial No. 2%,74-2. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern..- v
Be it'known that I, CLARENCE H. KNIGHT, of Boston, county of Su'fiolk, and State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Pocket Memorandum-Books, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like letters on the drawings representing like parts.
This invention relates to diaries and other like note-books, and has for its object to improve the construction of the same.
In accordance with my invention the back of the assembled signatures for the book is provided with a binding-strip, which is glued or cemented to the body of the book so as to form a pocket or holder for the pencil, as will be described, and thereafter the cover is applied and held in place upon the book and about the said pocket by glue or other usual cement. If it be desired that the pocket at the back of the book be stiff rather than soft or flexible, the back of the signature will have a paper or other tube laid against it before the bindingstrip is applied, as stated.
Figure l in section elevation shows a diary or note-book provided with a pencilholding pocket embodying my invention, a pencil being inserted therein, the section being on line y y, Fig. 2; Fig. 2, a section on line a: 00,- Fig. 1; Fig. 3, asectional elevation showing' a modified form of holder, the section being on line y 3/, Fig. 4; and Fig. 4, a section of Fig. 3 on line 00 a. g
The body a of the diary or other book may be composed of any desired number of signatures and be of any material, shape, or size.
In the manufacture of my improved diary or note-book the body a, composed of a num-' ber of independent leaves or signatures, is first formed by uniting the said leaves or signatures at their back in usual manner. The back of the body a has applied to it a strip, b, of leather or other suitable material, which is glued or cemented to the sides of the said body, so as to leave between the strip and body a space to constitute a pocket or holder for the reception of a pen or pencil, b, the said pocket extending the length of the book.
Should it be desired to impart greater stiffness to the pocket or holder, it may be provided, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, with a tube, a, of pasteboard or other material of the desired stiffness, which in practice will be inclosed by the strip b,- but the said tube may be omitted, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the back of the book being softer without it.
After the pocket or holder has been formed, as described, the cover d of the book will be glued, cemented, or otherwise secured to the book to embrace it and the strip b, as shown.
In Fig. 3 I have shown the holder or pocket as made of two narrow strips extended from the ends of the book for but part of itslength. With the cover d secured to the book, the strip 1), forming the pocket or holder, is supported at its back by the said cover, so that the said strip retains substantially its original shape.
The size of the pocket may be determined by placing against the back of the book a pencil' such as is to go with the book.
I claim- The herein-described diary or blank-book, composed of a body, a, having a binding-strip, b, applied to it to form a pocket independent of the cover between the inner side of the said strip and the back of the said body, combined with the cover glued or cemented to the body and inclosing the said pocket, all substantially as described. I
In testimony whereof I. have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CLARENCE H. KNIGHT.