US 781948 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED FEB. '7, 1905.
H. W. HEGELE. POCKET MEMORANDUM BOOK.
APPLICATION FILED MAR.14,1904.
UNITED STATES Patented February 7, 1905.
HERBERT 1V. HEGELE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 781,948, dated February '7, 1905.
Application filed March 14, 1904. Serial No. 197,908.
To /r.// u-imnt if Ill/(by concern:
Beit known that I, H ERBERT 1V. HnonLn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago. in the county of Cook and State of lllinois. have invented acertain new and useful Improvement in Pocket Memoranduni-Books, of which the following is afull, clear, concise, and exact description, reference being had to the accom pauying d rawings,forming a part of this specification.
Hy invention relates to pocket memorandum-bo(, ks; and its principal object is to provide a simple, inexpensive, and convenient form of pocket memorandum-book and one which is especially adapted to contain and carry a memorandum-pad.
' In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a view of a pocket memorandum-book embodying my invention in an open condition. Fig. is a longitudinal section of the same. Fig. 3 is a cross-section, and Fig. 4 is a view of a detail of construction.
The book which I have shown in the drawings for carrying out my invention comprises a cover conveniently consisting of two sides 1 and 2, a connecting portion or back 3, and a flap 1- at the end of the cover section or side 2. The cover can be made of any suitable material. but is preferably made of leather, so that it is reasonably flexible and soft and the parts 23 and 1 can be readily bent as required.
The side 1 is made with two pockets or receptacles 5 and 6, which are conveniently formed by making said side 1 of two plies or layers T and 8 and interposing a strip 9 between the same and securing one of its ends to the ply 7 and the other to the ply 8, as well shown in Fig. 2. In a similar manner the side made with two pockets 10 and 11, formed by making said side of two plies 12 and 13 and securing a strip 14 between the same, with one end attached to the ply 12and the other to the ply 13. The receptacles or pockets 6 and 10 open toward the inner end of the sides 1 and 2, and the pockets 5 and 11 open at the outer ends thereof.
A inemorandtun-book 15 is attached to the side 1, the cover 16 thereof being inserted into the pocket 6, so that the book is held thereby.
An elastic band 17 is placed about the book 15 and cover side 1, so as to hold the end of the former in place. This band is attached by means of a clip 18, having asniall opening 19, so that while the clip (n-dimn'ily holds the elastic in position and permits it to be moved to release the pages of the book 15 at the same time the elastic can be withdrawn from the clip 18 by stretching it sufliciently to allow it to be moved out through the opening 19 to replace it with another band, if desired.
The side 1 is provided with a band 20, and a pencil 21 is inserted therein. This band is so located as to cause the pencil when inserted therein to abut against the book 15, thereby holding or locking said book in posit-ion.
The ply 12 of the side 2 is desirably made of celluloid, as shown in Fig. 1, so that it is transparent, thereby permitting any object which is placed in the pocket 11 to be easily visible while so inserted.
The flap 1 and the side 1 are provided with cooperating members 22 and 23 of a clasp device, by which the memoranduni-book can be held securely closed.
The niemoranduni-hook is especially well adapted for use by physicians, in which case different desired data such as calls, prescriptions, Ineniorauda, &c.' are entered on the different pages of the pad 15 by using the pencil :21. The different pages of this pad can be lillcd in succession, after which it can be removed by witlulrawing the pencil and then the cover 16 from the pocket 6, and a new pad can be put in its place. The pad 15 can of course be of any suitable or desired construction and can be provided with carbonpaper or the like, if desired. The pocket 11 is particularly serviceable for a card bearing different facts, figures, and data especially useful to physicians, in which also such card can beinserted in said pocket and can be conveniently referred to by the physician while he has his memorandinn-book outwithoutoccasioning the notice of the patient. The other pockets of the device can be employed in various Ways, as desired.
It Will be seen that the device is particularly useful and advantageous and at the same time can be made at low expense. It can be used, of course, for various other purposes aside from physicians pocket-book with equal facility.
Changes and modifications can be made in With a pocket, a memorandum-pad having a cover fitted into said pocket, an elastic band arranged around said cover side and said pad, a clip 18 having an opening 19 for holding the band in place, and a pencil-holder secured to the pocket-book cover opposite and close to the opening of said pocket, substantially as described.
3. A pocket-book comprising a cover having its opposite sides each provided With two pockets, whereof those on each side open at opposite ends of said side, the Walls of one of said sides being composed of transparent material, in combination With a memorandumpad having a cover fitted into one of the pockets of the other side, an elastic band holding said cover and pad together, a clip 18 having an opening 19 holding the band in .place, and a pencil-holder secured to the cover opposite and close to the opening of the pocket in Which the cover of the memorandum-pad is inserted, substantially as described.
4:. A pocket-book having one side of its cover provided With an inner layer or ply adapted to form a pocket on said cover, said inner layer or ply having a cut-away portion Which is covered by a layer of transparent material, substantially as described.
In Witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name this 25th day of February, A. D. 1904.
HERBERT l/V. HEGELE.
A. MILLER BELFIELD, l. C. LEE.