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No. 626,685. Patented lune 13,1899, R. s. c. FULLER.
(Application filed. Jan. 26, 1899.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ROBERT s. o. FULLER, on NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 626,68 5, dated June 13, 1899.
- Application filed January 26, 1899. $erial No. 703,403. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that 1, ROBERT S. O. FULLER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, (Brooklyn,) county of Kings, and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Writing-Pads, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a writin g or memorandum pad adapted to be suspended from a finger and to be held within the palm of a hand. The pad is composed, preferably, of a number of leaves or tablets turning on a common stud and combined with a wire loop that ,embraces the finger and which will automatically adjust itself to difierent diameters.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a front perspective view of my improved pad, showing it secured to the hand. Fig. 2 is a rear perspective View of the pad; and Fig. 3, a cross-section on line 3 3, Fig. 2.
The letters a a represent a number of superposed leaves or tablets made of cardboard, ivory, celluloid, silicate, slate, or similar ma terial and preferably of circular shape. The several leaves a are pierced near their periphery for the reception of a common connecting pivot or eyelet 1), upon which the leavesare rotatable, so that their writing-surfaces may be successively exposed.
At the back the pivot or eyelet b is extended and to this projecting end there is secured a continuous spring wire, which is doubly looped, as at c c. The loop 0 lies fiat against the rearmost tablet a, while the loop 0' extends at aboutright angles therefrom, the bend in the wire being formed at. about the crossing-point of its shanks.
In use the loop 0 is slipped over the finger, so that the pad is held securely against the palm of the hand. The loop 0' will automatically adjust itself to the diameter of the finger, its increase or decrease being taken up by a corresponding decrease or increase in the diameter of loop 0. This latter loop 0 thus forms the complement of loop 0' and serves at the same time to form a rigid backing for the pad.
It is evident that the pad may be composed of a single writing-tablet instead of a number of such tablets, as illustrated in the drawings.
What I claim is.
1. A writing-pad composed of a tablet and of a doubly-looped wire bent at an angle, one of the loops forming a backing for the tablet and the other loop forming an attaching medium, substantially as specified.
2. A writing-pad composed of a number of tablets, a rearwardly-extending connectingpivot, and a doubly-looped spring-wire connected to said pivot, the loops extending at an angle to one another, substantially as specified.
7 ROBERT S. O; FULLER. Witnesses:
WILLIAM SoHULz, F. v. BRIESEN.