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L. P. FORD.
RBCEPTACIIE DEVICE FOR STATIONERY ARTICLES.
N0. 555,502. atnted Mar. 3, 1896.
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LAURA F. FORD, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
RECEPTACLE DEVICE FOR STATIONERY ARTICLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 555,502, dated March 3, 1896.
Application filed May 9,1895. Serial No. 548,678. (No model.)
T @ZZ whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, LAURA F. FORD, acitizen of the United States, residing at Indianapolis, in the county of Marion, State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Receptacle Devices for Stationery Articles; and I do hereby 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 y make and use the same.
My invention relates to a receptacle device for stationery articles, specially designed for use in public schools.
In public schools it is becoming common for the school-board to furnish pupils with the pens and holders used in writing-lessons, and with pencils and erasers employed especially for drawing lessons. In order to preserve these said stationery articles for the particular purpose for which they are intended, it is usual for the teacher in charge of a class to collect the said articles immediately after the close of the particular writing or drawing lesson and to retain them in her custody until the next lesson, when they are distributed to the scholars. Furthermore, owing to the general tendency of scholars to put the ends of pens or pencils in their mouths, great danger of the transmission of contagious diseases arise, and to avoid such danger as much as possible the school-boards in some places have passed rules requiring the teacher to see that each scholar receives at such distribution the same pen, pencil or eraser. This encumbers the teacher with great additional labor and annoyance, and it is the object of the present invention to overcome the many difficulties and complexities arising from this otherwise advantageous system.
With this object in view my invention consists in a receptacle device which will first be described in connection with the accompanying drawings and then particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a view in elevation of one side of a device embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a ksimilar view taken from the opposite side. Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line ocx, Figs. l and 2. Fig. 4: is a vertical section on line y fg, Fig. l.
Referring to the drawings, A is a sheet of suitable material, which is folded so as to form the back a and the flap a'. This flap a is stitched to the back a by lines of stitching, as shown at a2, thereby forming a series of pockets which are designated by numbers, as shown at a3.
rIo the front of the receptacle A is secured a face-piece B, which extends preferably only over a part of said front A and has a flap I), which is turned up, as shown, the face-piece B being secured to the front of the receptacle by rows of stitching b', whereby pockets are formed, these pockets being designated by numbers, as shown at b2.
It is to be observed that the pockets in the face-piece B are twice the width of the rear pockets and of equal number therewith, and the main part of the receptacle is preferably corrugated, as shown in Fig. 3, each alternate corrugation a4 being deeper than the intermediate ones a5. Furthermore, the iiap a is also corrugated with alternately deeper and shallower corrugations, as shown at a a7, respectively but the deeper corrugations of the iiap a lie opposite the shallower corrugations of the front A, whereby pockets of uniform size are formed by the flap a and the back, while larger pockets are formed between the front A and the face-piece B and between the face-piece and its turned-over portion b.
The face-piece B is secured to the front A by vertical lines of stitching, wherefore the pockets formed between the front A and the face-piece B are open at the bottom.
My receptacle is preferably provided with a binding O around its edge.
The material employed in the construction of my device is preferably a stiffened cloth for the part Aand iiap a and acloth of more flexible nature for the face-piece B.
In using my device the pockets at d3 are filled each with a single pencil,while the pockets at b2 are filled each with an eraser. The receptacle thus initially filled with new pencils and erasers and bearing a number corresponding to the number of the row of seats occupied by the pupils, as No. 2 in the drawings, is passed from one scholar to another until all are removed. At the close of the lesson the receptacle is passed from one scholar to the next, each scholar replacing his IOO article in the pockets bearing the particular number assigned to hini, whereby he can identify his property at the next distribution, while at the saine time any omission to insert an article in the receptacle will be noticed at once by the teacher upon the returnto her of the receptacle and its contained articles.
It will be seen that by my device the distribution and collection of stationery articles is made much easier than in the old way and the scholar insured the use of his or her pai ticular articles. y j
Of course it will be understood that for writingdessons pens are inserted in the pockets at a3 and ink-erasers, if used, may be placed in the pockets at b2;
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
l. In a receptacle for stationery articles, the combination, with a main portion having a fold and a iiap turned upward and stitched by vertical lines forming pockets, of a facepiece secured to the opposite side by vertical lines of stitching, said facepiece having a doublerow of pockets, substantially as described.
2. In a receptacle for stationery articles,
the combination, with a inain portion having an upper fold and a flap turned upward and stitched by vertical lines forming pockets, said main portion and iiap being corrugated1 of aface-piece having its lower portion turned upward and secured by vertical lines of stitch= ing forming a double row of pockets, said stitching being' through the main portion and flap of the opposite side, as and for the pur= pose described.
3. A receptacle for stationery articles coniprising a main portion formed by an upper fold and having an integral liap turned upward and lapping the lower portion of the upper fold, both being secured by vertical lines of stitching forming pockets, and a facepiece having its lower portion turned upward, substantially half the width thereof, whereby a double row of wide pockets are formed, said face-piece being held to the main portion by each alternate line of stitching, substantially as and for the purpose described.
In testimony whereof I afix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
LAURA F. FORD. lVitnesses:
PHILIP MAKER, KATE CooHRANE.