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Publication numberUS579474 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 23, 1897
Filing dateSep 2, 1896
Publication numberUS 579474 A, US 579474A, US-A-579474, US579474 A, US579474A
InventorsJoseph S. De Barry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 579474 A
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(No Model.)


No. 579,474. Patented Mar. 23, 1897.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 579,474, dated March 23, 1897. Application filed $eptember 2, 1896. $erial No. 604,612. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, J OSEPH S. DE BARRY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Medicine Holders and Indicators, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to means for holding medicine-receptacles or such like articles and for indicating or recording time in connection therewith, the object of my said invention be ing primarily to provide or produce a simple, cheap, and effective article or device of the class indicated and subordinately to supply an attractive and valuable advertising medium. To accomplish all of this and to secure other and further advantages in the matters of construction, operation, and use, my improvements involve certain new and -useful features of invention, as will be herein first fully described, and then pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved holder and indicator, the same being shown in connection with a bottle of ordinary form. Fig. 2 is a plan View of the back of the base, representing the disk locked in place thereon; and Fig. 3 is a plan of the face of the disk as it appears when detached from the card. Fig. l is a sectional view on a plane passing through line w or of Fig. 1.

In all the figures like letters of reference, wherever they occur, indicate corresponding parts.

A is the base of the device, which may be made of metal, wood, cardboard, or other suitable substance. One portion of this base, as at a, is reserved for and is supplied with adhesive material. (Indicated in the drawings by the crossed lines.) This in the form of gum is conveniently and easily applied by ma-- chinery, and the gummed surface may occupy any desired portion of the whole surface.

Any medicine-bottle, as B, or other bottles or boxes or papers are easily affixed to the base by moistening them and then pressing them on the gummed portion. Vhen thus affixed, the base becomes a part of the receptacle, so to say, and it affords an enlarged bearing, preventing upsetting or spilling,

and, what is of equal importance, the two parts are prevented from being separated, whereby the record or indication on the one is connected with the other in a manner to obviate mistakes, as will be understood.

One section of the base, as b, is reserved for and contains convenient partial directions, to be completed according to circumstances, as teaspoonfuls, powders, pills, or such like, and a place for marking the intervals at which the medicine is to be administered, as every hours. This section is also supplied with some suitable character pointing to the indicated clock-time at which the next dose is to be administered. A convenient pointer will be a representation of an arrow with the words next dose, substantially as depicted.

A section, as c, of the card is reserved for any desired advertisement or announcement, which may be printed therein.

In the section b is a perforation, as at (I,

through which the figures on the dial-disk may be viewed as they maybe exposed therethrough.

O is the dial-disk, suitably marked with hours and half-hours or other divisions of time, as shown in Fig. 8. This disk opposite each set of figures is cut or formed with tabs, as e e, and it is made of flexible material of any suitable kind. It is pivoted on the under side of the card, as at f, and may be moved by touching the tabs, which project beyond the margin, or otherwise, and when brought around so that the desired figures are exposed through the aperture it is locked at that point by simply turning the tab up through the aperture, as indicated in Figs. 1, 2, and 4;. Being thus locked and in place on the table, the indicated time becomes practically fixed in connection with the receptacle and cannot be accidentally changed, for in order to change it the device as a whole must be purposely lifted and the locking-tab forced back and another one projected, for if no tab is projected through the opening the attendant understands that no particular time is intended to be indicated.

The locking feature or construction of the dial-disk will be found serviceable in other devices than medicine-holders, and it is 111- tendcd to so use it.

By making the device applicable for advertising purposes it Will generally be given away with medicines, &c., purchased, and will therefore be of no expense Whatever to the user; but aside from this its construction is very simple and inexpensive, as will readily appear, and it is Well calculated to answer the purposes and objects of the invention herein alluded to.

Having now fully described my invention,

what I claim as new herein, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In a holder and indicator of the class named, the flat base or card supplied in one portion of its face with a layer of adhesive material for the purpose of affixing the receptacle, and in the other portion With the indicator, the card forming an enlarged base for the receptacle, in the manner and for the purposes set forth.

2. The herein-described holder and indicator comprising the base supplied with adhesive material upon its face and having an aperture and blank directions also on its face, and the disk pivoted under the base and supplied Witli. marginal,locking-tabs, one for each set of figures on the disk, said tabs being arranged to be projected through the aperture, all combined and arranged substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

Signed at New York,in the county and State of New York, this 31st day of August, A. D. 1896.


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Cooperative ClassificationA61J7/04