US 794419 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED JULY 11, 1905.
s. N. MoGLOUD. COPY HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED OUT. 26. 1904.
UNITED ST TES Patented July 11,1905.
SMITH NEWTON MOOLOUD, OF MARYSVILLE, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE DAVIS CHAIR COMPANY, OF MARYSVILLE, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 794,419, dated July 11, 1905.
Application filed October 26, 1904. Serial No. 280,071. I
ble or other suitable support, such as the back of a type-writing machine, and capable of holding a note-book or other copy in convenient position to be readily seen by an operator.
A further object of the invention is to provide a copy-holder of this character adapted to be readily removed when not in use and capable of enabling a note-book or other copy to be quickly applied to and removed from it.
With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size, and minor details of construction within the scope of the claims may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of a copy-holder constructed in accordance with this invention and shown fitted in a socket. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the copy-holder, taken from the opposite side from the view shown in Fig. 1 and illustrating the manner of holdmg a note-book and showing the copy-holder arranged in a metal strap. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the socket. Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view on the line 4 4 of Fig. 2.
Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.
The device is constructed of a single piece of stout wire or other suitable material, which is doubled near its center to form two sides and to provide a short shank 1, adapted to be inserted in a socket 2 of a support 3 or in a socket formed by a metal strap 4:. The sides of the wire are bent to form a lower oblong loop 5 and twisted above the same at 6 to stiffen or strengthen the copy-holder. The sides are then bent to form an upper approximate] y U shaped loop 7. The upper and lower loops 5 and 7 and the intermediate twisted portion form the stem of the copyholder. The material is extended laterally and bent upwardly at the top of the stem to provide substantially L-shaped arms 8 and 9 for supporting a note-book 10 or other copy. The upwardly-extending portion of the arm 8 is shorter than the upwardly-extending portion of the arm 9, and the metal at the arm 8 is extended transversely across the holder to form a resilient tongue or jaw 11, which is adapted to engage the book at the base thereof. The metal at the upper end of the arm 9 is extended across the holder to form a transverse supporting rod or portion 12, against which the book is placed. The arms 8 and 9 and the transverse supporting portion or rod form a tongue or jaw to receive the book, and the tongue or jawll extends across the base of the book to hold the same firmly against the said tongue or jaw. The transverse rod or portion is provided at its end with an upwardly-extending hook 12*, which is adapted to engage the edge of the book. The hook is approximately L-shaped and has an inwardlyprojecting transverse bill which extends from the same side of the'holder as the resilient tongue or jaw.
By this construction the book or other copy is readily introduced beneath the resilient tongue or jaw and the book. The arms 8 and 9 and the transverse top portion 12 form a transversely-disposed copy-supporting loop which is oblong and open at one end to receive the resilient tongue or jaw 11, which eX- tends from the bottom side of the loop, the upper side of the loop being bent to form the hook. The U-shaped loop 7 by being open at the top increases the resiliency of the copyengaging top or head of the copy-holder.
Although substantially square bends have been shown in the drawings in the construction of the copy-holder, yet it will be readily apparent that the parts may be curved at the ends of the transverse loop or otherwise varied in shape.
The support 3 consists of a circular base 13, provided with an upwardly-extending portion 14:, having an opening to form the socket 2. The upwardly extending portion is provided at its top with a transverse groove 15, forming opposite shoulders for engaging the lower end of the oblong loop 5, whereby the stem of thecopy-holder is interlocked with the support to steady the same. The base 13 is provided with perforations for the reception of screws or other suitable fastening devices for securing it to the top of a table or other suitable supporting-surface. The shank may be of any desired length, and a set-screw 17 is mounted on the upwardly-extending portion near the top thereof for engaging the shank to permit an adjustment of the copyholder. In practice an adjustmentof an inch or more will be provided. The shank of the stem may also engage an opening or slot of the metal strap 4, which is bent or bowed between its ends and which is provided at opposite sides of the bent or bowed portions 16 with perforations for the reception of screws or other suitable fastening devices for securing it to the back of a type-writer or to any other suitable support.
The copy-holder is adapted to be readily placed in and removed from the socket of the support 'or the socket of the strap to enable it to be removed when not in use.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. Acopy-holder provided with a copy-engaging portion composed of a loop arranged to receive a copy, a resilient clamping-tongue arranged within the loop and having one end free to permit a copy to be introduced beneath the same, and means located exteriorly of and in the same longitudinal plane as the loop for engagingthe copy at one side thereof.
2. Acopy-holder provided with a copy-engaging portion composed of a loop arranged to receive a copy, aclamping-tongue arranged within the loop and having one end free to permit the copy to be introduced beneath the same, and an eXteriorly-arranged hook located beyond and in the same longitudinal plane as the loop for engaging one side of the copy.
3. A copy-holder provided with a copy-engaging holder consisting of a loop open at one side of the holder, and a resilient tongue extending into the loop from the open side thereof.
4. A copy-holder provided with a copy-engaging holder consisting of a loop open at one side of the holder, and a resilient tongue extending into the loop from the open side thereof and terminating short of the opposite side of the loop.
5. A copy-holder provided with a copy-engaging holder consisting of a loop open at one side of the holder, a resilient tongue extending into the loop from the open side thereof, and means located eXteriorly of the loop for engaging the copy beyond the same.
6. A copy-holder provided with acopy-engaging holder consisting of a loop open at one side of the holder, a resilient tongue extending into the loop from the open side thereof, and a hook located exteriorly of the loop for engaging the copy.
7. A copy-holder, provided with acopy-engaging portion comprising a loop open at one side of the holder, a resilient tongue extending into the loop and connected with one of the sides of the same, and a hook connected with the other side of the loop, and arranged exteriorly of the holder.
8. A copy-holder provided with acopy-engaging portion consisting of a narrow transversely-disposed loop open at .one side of the holder, a resilient tongue extending into the loop and connected with the lower side of the same, and a hook connected with the upper side of the loop and having a transverselydisposed hill.
9. A copy-holder comprising a stem provided with an upper substantially U-shaped portion, substantially L-shaped arms extending from the sides of the U-shaped portion, a transversely-disposed top portion extending across the holder from one of the arms and provided at the opposite side of the holder with a hook, and a resilient tongue extending from the other arm in the opposite direction to that of the top portion.
10. A copy-holder constructed of wire and comprising a stem having upper and lower vertical loops, and an intermediate twisted portion, and copy-engaging means connected with the sides of the upper loop.
11. A copy-holder constructed of wire and comprising a stern having a loop and provided at the bottom thereof with a shank, copy-engaging means arranged at the upper end of the stem, and a socket receiving the shank.
12. A copy-holder constructed ,of wire, and comprising a stem having a loop and provided at the bottom thereof with a shank, copy-engaging means arranged at the upper end of the stem, and a socket receiving the shank and provided with shoulders engaging the bottom of the loop.
13. Acopy-holder constructed of wire and In testimony that I claim the foregoing as comprising a stem having a loop provided at my own I have hereto aflixed my signature in the bottom thereof with a shank, copy-enthe presence of two Witnesses.
gaging means arranged at the upper end of SMITH NEWTON MOCLOUD. the stem, and a socket receiving the shank Witnesses: and provided with means for adjustably en- NELLE Gr. MOCLOUD,
gaging the same. CHAS. F. MeCLoUD.