Combined inkstand and calendar
US 455648 A
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D H. B. WEAVER.
l j COMBINED INKSTAND AND CALENDAR. No. 455,648. Patented July 7, 18.91.
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HENRY Blf VEAVER, OF BURLINGTON, NET JERSEY.
COMBINED INKSTAND AND CALENDA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 455,648, daten July 7, 1891.
Application iiled October 9. 1890. Serial No. 367,533. (No model.)
To all whom. t may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY B. WEAVER, a citizen of United States, residing at Burlington, in the county of Burlington and State of New Jersey, have invented certain `new and useful Improvements in a Combined Inkstand and Calendar; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference beinghad to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this speciication.
My invention relates to inkstands, and has for its object to combine an inkstand and calendar so that the calendar will always be eX- posed to view and yet protected against injury or damage by being coniined within the body of the stand in such manner that as the month or week or day changes a leaf can be torn off or removed, so as to bring to view the next day, week, or month. l
To lthe accomplishment of the above objects I have illustrated the preferred -form in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure lis a perspective of the inkstand and calendar with a portion broken away'and representing Athe main portion of the stand as made of metal. Fig. 2 is a vertical section through Fig. l and the cover to -the stand.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view similar to Fig. l,k
but representing the stand of glass. Fig. 4E is a vertical section of a modiiiedform of stand. Fig. 5 isa perspective of the calendarpad detached.
The body of the stand is designated by the letter A-and is formed with the well B,'whioh may be removable or not, as desired, and which is provided with the top or cover C.
Within the body of the stand is formed a cell or recess D, open on one side, preferably on the bottom, as shown at a, for the insertion of a tablet E, composed of a series of leaves, each' havingimprinted thereon either the days of the whole month or of a week or Ya single day or other portion of a year, as desired. This tablet is set up in the recess and entire bodyA hollow, as indicated in Figs. l, 2, and 3, or by making only a portion thereof hollow, as indicated in Fig. 4. It is preferred to make an inwardly-projecting ange b at the base of the body, which will give strength; but the same may be omitted.
The bodyA,instead of being made entirely of glass, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4, may be made of any desired metal or other material, as illustrated in Figs. l and 2, and the body may be l of lany design and made as elaborate or as plain as desired.
Vhen the body is of metal, there will be formed an opening (Z in the front inclined face, as shown clearly in Fig. 2, and a separate glass F will fit across said opening, as indicated` in Figs. 1 and 2, so that the face of the calendar may be viewed through the same.r
This glass F may be held in place by the calendar-pad or otherwise. When the whole body is made of glass, no `such additional glass plate is necessary.
The calendar-pad E is preferably placed flat against the rear of the inclined glass face of y pad, the springs are compressed and the pad removed, and then, after the leafis torn off, the pad is put back in place again. Thepad may also be made to rest on the iiange c at the front of the recess, and said flange will ithus guard against any possibility of the pad slipping do'wn, and will also take some strain or weight from off the spring-clasps, if `the same should be necessary. Y
By forming the inclined face to the stand the calendar can be easily read and all parts of it will be brought clearly to view,a'nd by inclosing the pad withinthe body of the stand it is entirely protected from jdust and from ink, and from injury that might result from various causes, if exposed, and as one calendar can be readily replaced by another when out of date a perpetual inkstand-calendar is formed, the inkstand and calendar together taking up no more room on the desk than the inkstand itself. It will also be observed that roo j by making the front faceot the inkstand inclined all points ot' the face of the calendar can be viewed Whether the calendaritself be inclined or upright.
If desired, a pen-rack l-l may be formed at the base of the inclined front.
The combined inks'tand and calendar, besides being cheap to manufacture., affords an ornamental as well as a useful article for the table or desk of the business or the literary man.
Many modifications can be made without departing from the spirit of my invention; but the form and construction shown and described are what at this time are considered the best form of the invention. A
Having described my invention and set forth its merits, what I claim is 1. The inkstand, substantially as described,
having a recess formed in its body, an opening` in its bottom to permit the insertion of a calendar into said recess, and an opening in its top for an ink-Well, substantiall y as and for the purposes set forth.
2. The inkstand, substantiall y as described, having an inclined front face with a recess formed in its body back of said face, with its under side open, an opening in the top of the body for an ink-Well, and a calendar setin said recessand adapted to be viewed from the inclined face of the stand, substantially as described. y
.ln testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
HENRY B. VEAVER.
HENRY S. PRICKETT, 'JoHN S. WILSON.