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No. 793,252. PATENTED JUNE 27, 1905. F. A. WEEKS.
APPLIOATION FILED APB.24.1905.
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FRANK A. \VEEKS, OF PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 793,252, dated June 27, 1905.
Application filed April 24,1905. Serial No. 257,153.
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Be it known that I, FRANK A. Weeks, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of llainfield, in the county of Union and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Calendar-Stands, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in desk calendar-stands; and it consists in the novel features of construction hereinafter described, and particularly pointed out in the claims.
The stand of my invention is adapted to detachably receive a calendar of pad characterthat is, one having a leaf for each day in the yearand to support the same in an inclined position, said calendar being secured at its upper end only, and the said stand will he in one integral casting and furnish below the calendar a commodious receptacle for pens, pins, or other small articles, said calendar affording the cover for said receptacle.
The stand possesses other novel details and features, all of which will be fully understood from the description hereinafter presented, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a top view of a calendar-stand embodying my invention and shown as supporting a calendar. Fig. 2 is a bottom view of same, and Fig. 3 is a vertical section of same on the dotted line 3 3 of Figs. 1 and 2.
1n the drawings, 10 designates the calendarstand, and 11 the calendar, the latter being of usual pad character and secured at its upper end upon a bolt 19., having a knob at one end and thence passing downwardly through the calendar and an aperture 14 in the bed 15 of the stand 10. The lower end of the bolt 12 is threaded and receives a nut 16, by which the calendar and bolt are securely held in place. The bolt 12 is detachable to provide for the replacement of the calendar from year to year.
The stand 10 is of special formation and is preferably in one integral casting, comprising the bed 15, rear legs 17, and receptacle 18, the latter depending from the bed 15 and having a flat lower end in line with the lower ends of the legs 17, whereby said receptacle and said legs afford a substantial support for the stand. The bed 15 is inclined, as shown in Fig. 3, so as to hold the calendar in an inclined position, and the said bed is in the form of a skeleton frame comprising a transverse front member 19, a corresponding transverse rear member 20, and two side members 21, which are formed with vertical ribs 22 to engage lower side edges of the calendar 11 for centering the latter upon the bed 15 and preventing the same from having accidental swiveling motion upon said bed. The calendar is supported at its edges upon the skeleton bed 15 and somewhat above its middle portion rests upon the upper edges of the rear wall 23 of the receptacle 18, as illustrated in Fig. 3, beyond which wall the bed 15 is entirely open, as at 24., the opening being surrounded by a depending flange 25, from which the rear legs 17 extend. The rear legs 17 are of arc formation in cross-section, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, whereby the appearance of the stand is improved.
The receptacle 18 extends from one side member to the other of the bed 15, and hence affords a very commodious compartment for receiving pens, pins, and other small articles, the cover for the receptacle 18 being furnished by the pad 11, which is of flexible charactor and only secured at its upper end, so that the lower end of the calendar may be turned laterally to expose the said receptacle. 1 provide the front transverse member 19 of the stand with a concave recess 26, which extends below the lower edge of the calendar 11, so as to enable the user of the calendar to insert the end of his thumb slightly below the lower end of the latter when it is desired to move the same from over the receptacle 18, this recess 26 serving to facilitate the grasping of the lower portion of the calendar between the thumb and finger. The receptacle 18, due to the inclination of the bed 15, is deeper at its inner or rear end and furnishes a broad surface at its bottom for supporting the front portion of the calendarstand.
The stand 10 has been constructed with the view of using the minimum amount of metal therein and of presenting an attractive appearance and affording conveniences in use, the said stand properly holding the calendar possessing the receptacle 18 and having the recess 26 by which the calendar which forms the cover for or is over said receptacle may be readily grasped and swiveled from over the receptacle. The ribs 22 center the calendar 11, so that the latter normally remains over the receptacle 18. The opening 24: in the rear portion of the bed 15 serves to lighten the stand without unduly weakening the same, and said opening also affords a means for observing the bottom of the upper portion of the calendar whereon may be placed any desired readingmatter-such, for instance, as a small monthly or yearly calendar or calendars. The bolt 12 serves to detachably receive the calendar and as a pivot therefor. In lieu of turning the calendar sidewise to expose the receptacle 18 the lower end of the calendar may be turned upwardly to effect that result.
, WVhat I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. The calendar stand hereinbefore described comprising the bed for the calendar, the receptacle below the same, and means for holding the calendar at its upper end, leaving the lower end of the calendar free to be moved to expose said receptacle; substantially as set forth.
, 2. The calendar stand hereinbefore described comprising the bed for the calendar, the receptacle below the same, and means for holding the calendar at its upper end, leaving the lower end of the calendar free to be moved to expose said receptacle, and said stand being recessed at the lower end of said calendar for facilitating the grasping of thelatter; substantially as set forth.
3. The calendar stand hereinbefore described comprising the bed for the calendar, the receptacle below the same, and means for holding the calendar at its upper end, leaving the lower end of the calendar free to be moved to expose said receptacle, and said stand having side ribs to engage side edges of the calendar and prevent accidental displacement of the latter; substantially as set forth.
4. The calendar stand hereinbefore described comprising the bed for the calendar, the receptacle below the same, and means for holding the calendar at its upper end, leaving the lower end of the calendar free to be moved to expose said receptacle, and said stand having side ribs to engage side edges of the calendar and prevent accidental displacement of the latter and also a recess at the lower end of the calendar to facilitate the grasping of the latter; substantially as set forth.
5. The calendar stand hereinbefore described comprising the bed, legs and receptacle, the latter being below the bed and calendar, and said bed being open beyond said receptacle and below the calendar; substantially as set forth.
Signed at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 21st day of April, A. D. 1905.
FRANK A. WEEKS.
CHARLES C. GILL, ARTHUR MARION.