US 794099 A
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No. 794.099. 7 PATENTED JULY 4, 1905. G. B. HEANEY.
GOPY HOLDER FOR TOUGH TYPE WRITING.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 21, 1904.
Patented July 4;, 1905.
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GEORGE ltl. HEANEY, F PRUVTUENCE, RHODE ISLAND.
SPEGIJEIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 794,099, dated July 4:, 1905.
Application llled July 21, 1904- Serial l lo. 217,593.
To all 7.0700777, it m/(ty concern:
lie it known that ii, GEORGE E. T'TlllANlilY, aresident of the city of Providence, in the county of Providence and. State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Copy-Holders for Touch Type-\Vriting; and .l do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the numerals of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specilication.
This invention relates to improvements in co ')y-holders adapted to be used in connection with type-writers, and has for its object to provide a stiff and rigid holder of simple and inexpensive construction which is universally adjustable and may be readily set and retained in any dcsircdl position with reference to the ty pe-writer and when not in use may be folded into a compact form and closed out of the way in the desk with the machine.
An essential feature of my device is the touch type writing attachment, for use in schools to facilitate the teaching of touch typewriting. By this attachment the scholar will learn much more readily this system of typewriting, as the keys are entirely covered. the pupil therefore being obliged to follow the chart or diagram retained on the holder. The diagram or chart used for this purpose shows the arrangement of keys and indicates the par tieular linger to be used for each individual letter.
il l ith these and other objects in view the iiivention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination, and arrangement of parts, as will be more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
in the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a perspecti ve view showing my device attached to a type-writer and the upright position of the operator using the same. Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view showing my device with the type writer removed therefrom, partly in section, illustrating the construction. Fig. 3 is a pers iective view showing the adjustable slide connection to the back of the holder. Fig. l shows a perspective view of a portion of the holder in section, illustrating the grooved slide on the back of said holder. Fig. 5 is a detail showing the back of the holder and the adjustable leaf-retainer.
Referring to the drawings, at 1 is the frame or base of the device on which the type-writer stands. This base is preferably made of castiron and with a hollow center portion forming a rigid and solid base for the holder, which is supported therefrom. At 2 2 are lips on either side of this base, inside of which the legs of the type-writer sit to hold them in position. At the rear end of the base is the projection 35, that has a hole in it at l, into which hole sits the upright tubular post 5. This post made slightly tapering at its lower end and lits tightly and lirmly into said hole i; and yet maybe readily removed therefrom. At 6 is an :uljustable tube which sits into said post 5 and is held at any desired elevation by the set-screw 7 in said post. The horizontal arm 8 has one end turned down at 9 into the end of said tube 6 and held to swing therein with its lower end resting on the pin 10. The opposite end of said arm is turned up at 11 and has a short sleeve 12 fixed thereto. At 13 is a second horizontal arm turned down at 1 T into the upper end of said sleeve 12 and held to swing therein. The opposite end of said arm 13 is bent down on an angle at 15 and then up at 16. Unto this end 1.6 is lined a short sleeve l7. At i8 is a 'pin extending down from the under side of the tilshape binding-holder 1%) into said sleeve and is held to turn therein. Extending outward from. the back side of the adjustable slideplate 21 the car 20, which is bound in any desired position. in the holder 19 by the screw 22. W hen this slide-plate is in place, each of its edges 23 23 extend under the lips E L 524.- of the grooved member 26 on the back of the co )yholder and is held in any desired po sition in said grooved member by the tension ol the bow-springili'. The copy-holder itself is preferably a thin sheet metal plate 25, rouruled or bent back at its upper edge 28 to allow for the turning back of the leaves of the copy-book 29. (See il ig. 1.) At 30 is a binding spring-arm for holding the co py-book in place. This arm is fixed at one end to the holder25 and has several turns in it at 31, giving it a spring tension against the plate. The opposite end of said arm is free and extends out beyond the edge of the plate a short distance and is slightly turned up to facilitate the passing of the copy beneath it. At 32 is an adjustable leaf-retainer made in a U shape,laid on its side and pivotally held by its lower leg in ears 33 33. This retainer has a coil-spring 34 attached to the pivoted leg and by which it receives a tension to hold it in any desired position. (See Fig. 5.) It may be turned up and held in the notch 3st or turned back to bind and hold the leaves of the copybook firmly. The lower edge of this plate 25 is turned up at 35 to better support the bottom edge of the copy-book, (see Fig. 1,) and also to receive the edge of the touch type-writing attachment 36, which hooks over said edge 35 and is supported therefrom. This attachment is also made, preferably, of sheet metal and has its lower edge turned up at 39 and its side edges turned over at 37 to receive the touch typewriting chart which is held therein. Another feature of this attachment is that, while it is arranged to cover the keys of the machine, yet the carriage and the writing may be seen through the aperture 38, which is made through the upper portion of this attachment for this purpose.
This device is of an exceedingly simple and practical construction, is universally adjustable, is rigidly held without vibration, and may be manufactured and placed upon the market at a price to make it universally adopted.
The touch type-writing attachment is especially adapted for use as a self-teacher of touch type-writing in school work; but the device Without this attachment may be used as a holder in connection with any type-writer for ofiice work. IVith this device the operator may sit upright, as the holder is adjustable and the copy may be set at exactly the right elevation to suit.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a copy-holder, a universally-adjustable copy-holding plate, means by which said plate may be adjusted, a spring-arm on said plate free at one end for engaging and holding the front leaves of the copy-book, and a pivotally-hung arm having the axis of its motion in a plane parallel with the plate, to turn down over the back of the plate, one end of said arm also being free to engage and hold the leaves of the copy-book back.
2. In a copy-holder an upright post, a vertically-adjustable member held on said post, a jointed horizontal arm pivotally held to said adjustable member to swing laterally, a copybook-holding plate pivotally held in the outer end of said arm to swing laterally, a slide on the back of said plate by which said plate may be adjusted vertically, and adjustable means for holding back the leaves of the copy-book.
' 3. In a copy-holder an upright post, a verti Cally-adjustable member supported from said post, a jointed horizontal arm pivotally held to said adjustable member to swing laterally, a copy-book-holding plate pivotally held in the outer end of said arm to swing laterally, and a slide on the back of said plate, a spring on said slide by which said plate may be adjusted vertically and held by the pressure of said spring.
4. In a copy-holder, a tubular upright post, a vertically-adjustable member set in said post, means for securing said latter member in said post, a jointed horizontal arm pivotally held in said adjustable member, and a copy-bookholding plate adjustably held on the outer end of said horizontal arm.
5. In a copy-holder, a baseplate, atubular post set in said plate, a vertically-adjustable member set in said post, means for securing said latter member in said post, a jointed horizontal arm, a h0lder-plate supported from said arm, a slide on the back of said holder-plate, a spring on said slide and means whereby said plate may be adjusted vertically and held in any desired position by the pressure of said spring.
6. In a copy-holder an upright post, a vertically-adjustable member held on said post, a
jointed horizontal arm pivotally held to said adjustable member to swing laterally, a copybook-holding plate pivotally held in the outer end of said arm to swing laterally, a slide on the back of said plate by which said plate may be adjusted vertically, a spring-arm on said plate free at one end for engaging and holding the copy, and a pivotally-hung springtensioned arm also free at one end for engaging and holding the leaves of the copy-book back.
7 In a copy-holder, a base-plate, a tubular post set in said plate, a vertically-adjustable member set in said post, means for securing said latter member in said post, a jointed horizontal arm pivotally held in said adjustable member, a plate for holding the copy-book adjustably held on the outer end of said horizontal arm, a pivotally-held spring-actuated arm for holding the leaves back and means on the back of the holder-plate by which it may be vertically adjusted.
8. In a copy-holder, a base-plate, a tubular post set in said plate, a vertically-adjustable member set in said post, means for securing said latter member in said post, a jointed horizontal arm pivotally held in said adjustable member, a holder-plate, means for adjustably IIS "mtoee supportlngsaicl plate on the outer encl of said horizontal arm, a pivotally-held spring-ten- SlO'l'lGLl arm, located on the back of the holderplate to hold the leaves of the copy-book back,
' and 2t spring-arm on said plate free at one end for engaging and lxoltling the front pages of the copy-book.
In testimony whereof I have hel eunte set myhand this 20th day of July, A. D. 1904;.
GEORGE l5. HEANEIL'.
In presence 0f- HOWARD E. HARLOW, E. l. @GDEN,