US 738462 A
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PATENTED SEPT. 8, 1903.
R. LINCOLN. COMBINED BOOK CARRIER AND SOHOLARS COMPANION.
APPLICATION FILED DEO. 10, 1902.
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UNITED STATES Patented September 8, 1.903.
REGINA LINCOLN, on NEW YORK, N. Y.
COMBINED BOOK-CARRIER AND SCHOLARS COMPANION.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 738,462, dated September 8, 1903.
7 Application fil d December 10, 1902. Serial No. 134,615. (No model-l To all whom it may concern:
Be itknown that I, REGINA LINCOLN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, county of New York, and State of New York,have invented certain new and useful ImprovementsinaOombined Book-Carrier and Scholars Companion, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
The subject of the present invention is a combined book-carrier and scholars companion.
The invention contemplates a light and flexible arrangement whereby books may be securely bundled and other appurtenances useful to a pupil may be readily provided for.
In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the novel bundlecarrier and scholars companion in an open Fig. 2 is a side view illustrating the bundle-carrier and scholars companion as securing a number of books, the bundlecarrier being expanded to accommodate the books.
As illustrated in Fig. 1, the bundle-carrier consists of a flexible arrangement, preferably of rubber, embodying transverse horizontal loop A, the intersecting and centrally-disposed loop B, andthe extended tongue D. The lower portion of the loop B and a portion of the tongue D are provided with loops or keepers b c, which admit of a rule or equivalent device E being slid therethrough, so as to hold the lower portion of the bundle-carrier rigid, andthus afford a secure base for the books. On the top surface of the loop A are sections a a of extremely flexible rubber or equivalent material, which are secured by vulcanizing or otherwise, so as to each present a series of loops or folds a adapted for the insertion and retention of slate-pencils, leadpencils, and other scholarly appurtenances desirable. At the intersection of the transverse and longitudinal loops A B is located a socket F, of metal, adapted for the engage ment of a spring'ball F, carried by the ton gue in the extreme end thereof. It will be observed that the end of the tongue is guarded by a metal bindingf.
From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that books to the number of which the transverse and horizontal loops afford capacity may be readily inserted from the end of the transverse loop from which the tongue extends. This being accomplished, the tongue is folded over to bind the unsecured endsof the books, and the springball is then clasped in the socket F.
Manifestly the ruler or other rigid appurtenance inserted through the keeper 1) 0 serves as an aid in holding the carrier and companion rigid at the base, besides providing a convenient arrangement whereby this auxiliary may be carried.
Of course the loops a are also useful in that they provide convenient means of carrying both slate and lead pencils.
In Fig. 2 I have shown the device stretched over and securely fastening three books of different proportions; but owing to the elasticity of its composition it is obvious that it has a capacity for holding piles of books of various proportions.
From the foregoing it will be readily seen that besides being extremely useful the de vice iscomparatively simple and inexpensive. It has other novel qualities, which are apparent both from the drawings and preceding detailed description.
I do not wish to limit myself to the precise arrangement of parts or details of construction, as the same may be modified without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Having now described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
l. A combined book-carrier and scholars companion, comprising a transverse loop, a longitudinal loop, centrally intersecting the same, and a tongue extended from one end of said longitudinal loop, all being of flexible material, and adapted for the insertion of books at the point from which the tongue extends, and a suitable fastening device for retaining the free end of said tongue in connec= tion with the transverse loop.
2. In a combined book-carrier and seholars companion, the combination with transverse loop, and longitudinal loop integrally arranged with respect thereto, and a tongue D, extending from one end of said longitudinal and minor loops or keepers b, 0, adapted for loop, a suitable fastening provision for se- I the reception and retention of slate and lead curing the free end of tongue at the intersecpencils or similar appurtenances, substantion of the transverse and longitudinal loops, tially as shown and described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name, inpresence of two witnesses, this 27th day of No- Vember, 1902.
the reception and retention of a ruler, substantially as shownand described.
3. In a combined book-carrier and scholars companion, the combination of the transverse and longitudinal loops and the tongue D, of REGINA LINCOLN minor loops or keepers, b, c, for the reception Witnesses: and retention of a ruler, and external loops B. PATTERSON, or folds secured on the transverse loop for S. M. STONE.