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Publication numberUS797514 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 15, 1905
Filing dateSep 14, 1904
Priority dateSep 14, 1904
Publication numberUS 797514 A, US 797514A, US-A-797514, US797514 A, US797514A
InventorsHenry M Hinsdill
Original AssigneeHenry M Hinsdill
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for containing articles of ordinary use in connection with books.
US 797514 A
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EATENTED AUG. 15, 1905.

` H. M, EINSDIEL. Y DEVICE EOE GONTAINING ARTICLES 0E GEDINAEY USE IN GQNNEGTION WITH BOOKS.

APPLIEATION FILED SEPT. 14. 1904.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

HENRY M. HINSDILL, OF GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.

lDEVICE FOR CONTAINING ARTICLES OF ORDINARY USE IN CONNECTION WITH BOOKS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug'. 15, 1905.

Application filed September 14, 1904. Serial No. 224,393.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HENRY M. HINsDILL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Grand Rapids, in the county of Kent and State of Michigan, have invented new and useful Improvements in Devices for Containing Articles of Ordinary Use in Connection with Books, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a new and useful device adapted for containing articles of ordinary use in connection With books, and the invention relates more particularly to a booklike receptacle adapted for attachment to books, magazines, tablets, and analogous purposes, and also for the purpose of retaining in convenient form within the receptacle various articles hereinafter described.

The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

The objects of the invention are, first, to furnish a book-like receptacle adapted to hold pencils, erasers and other articles by means of suitable attachment within the receptacle for retaining said articles in place; second, it relates to a book-like receptacle providing suitable means for attaching said receptacle to a book or other article; third,`to provide a convenient book-like receptacle and suitable means for attaching the same to the lid or cover of a book, and also to provide suitable means for retaining in position within the receptacle various articles of use; fourth, other Vobjects hereinafter particularly described. These objects I accomplish by means of the construction and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in Which- Figure 1 shows a plan view of the receptacle opened, disclosing the inside of the receptacle and the inside of the cover, together with the iiap which is used in closing the receptacle. Fig. 2 shows a sectional view on the line a' f1: of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 shows a longitudinal sectional view of the receptacle closed and secured to a book, the section being taken on the line a' y of Fig. 1.

Similar figures referto similar parts throughout the several views.

2 represents the body of the receptacle, provided with a suitable bottom, preferably made thicker than the side walls of the receptacle and indicated by 14. The said bottom is provided with concave depressions for the purpose of making an opening between the bottoln of said depressions and a cross-bar hereinafter described.

3 shows the box lid or cover proper, which lid is provided with a Hap 17, adapted to fold over the edge of the box, the iiap being provided with a locking device 18, which when the Hap is closed engages with the stud or button 19.

4 represents a pouch which may be applied to the inside of the box-lid, and 5 5 5 represent pockets which may or may not be applied to the pouch.

My preferred method of fastening' for retaining the articles inside of the receptacle consists of aflexible cord 6, which iiexible cord 6 engages with a series of cross-bars or rods 7, each cross-bar spanning the concave depression 8, as shown in Fig. 1. rThe form of the concave depressions and the preferred form of supporting the cord are shown in Fig. 2.

In the example of my invention illustrated in the drawings 10 shows an eraser secured in position beneath the elastic cord 6, and 11 shows a paper-cutter. It will be understood, however, that these are merely representative of what may be used and that the receptacle can be made to contain pencils, erasers, scissors, pens, or any other article which would be of convenience to the reader of a book or to a stenographer or other person using the receptacle. It will also be understood that the number of concave depressions 8 and cord-retaining devices 7 may be increased or decreased and may be differently arranged and that the binding or attaching device 6 may be wound in very many different ways within the boxlike receptacle.

In order to attach the receptacle to a book, magazine, or similar article, I provide a strap 12, which strap 12 is preferably elastic and may be provided with a buckle 12, button, or other means for attaching' its ends together. This binding-strap 12 lies near the bottom of the boX and passes through the holes 13 13 and around beneath the bottom of the box, as shown in Fig. 3.

In the example of my invention shown in Fig. 3 the receptacle is attached to the book fastenings, and an attaching-cord supported 16, the elastic strap 12 retaining the lid 15 of upon the said fastenings which extend over the book between said strap 19. and the bottom 14 of the receptacle. The other lid of the book is shown by 15 and the book itself by 16. The box may be readily attached to a magazine, tablet, or other similar article or may be used to advantage without attachment to any article.

The purpose of making' the depressions 8 as shown is to leave the center of the box substantially unimpeded, so that the articles will lie in close contact therewith.

I have described my preferred form of securing the articles within the box and my preferred form of attaching' the box-like receptacle to a book; but it will be understood that other means may be used and that the cord may be sustained in various ways within the receptacle without departing from the spirit of my invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim to have invented, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isw

1. In a receptacle, a plurality of fastenings secured to the bottom thereof, said receptacle provided with a plurality of depressions arranged below said fastenings, and a flexible means supported by said fastenings and passing beneath the same.

2. In a receptacle of the class described, a plurality of fastenings secured to the bottom thereof, said receptacle having a plurality of depressions arranged in the bottom of said receptacle beneath the fastenings, and an elastic cord supported by the said fastenings and passing beneath the same.

3. In a receptacle having' depressions within the same and at the bottom thereof, the combination of a series of fastenings, one of said fastenings secured above each of said depressions, an attaching-cord supported on said fastenings, said receptacle provided with openings at opposite ends, and an elastic strap passing through the said openings in said receptacle.

et. In a receptacle having depressions interiorly thereof at its bottom, the combination of a series of fastenings above said depressions within the receptacle, an attaching-cord supported on said fastenings, said receptacle provided with openings in its ends, an elastic strap passing through said openings in said rcceptacle, and means for detachably attaching the ends of the said strap.

5. In a receptacle having openings in it-s ends, a lid hinged to said receptacle, means for retaining the said lid closed, a strap passing through the openings of said receptacle, means for securing the ends of said strap together, a plurality of fastenings secured to the bottom of the receptacle, said receptacle provided with depressions beneath the said the depressions within the receptacle.

6. In a receptacle having a plurality of depressions interiorly thereof at the bottom and openings at its ends, a plurality of fastenings secured to the bottom of said receptacle over y said depressions, an elastic cord supported by said fastenings above the depressions, and an elastic strap passing through the opening's in the ends of the receptacle and around the bottom thereof.

7. In combination with the body of a receptacle having openings in its walls, the cover hinged to said body, a ap flexibly connected to said cover, means for locking the said ldap upon the body of said receptacle, a plurality of fastenings secured to the bottom of said receptacle interiorly thereof, said receptacle provided with a plurality of depressions in the bottom of the receptacle below said fastenings, an elastic attaching-cord supported upon the said fastenings above the depressions, an attaching-strap passing through the openings in said walls, and means for detachably connecting the ends of said strap.

8. In a receptacle having a cover provided with a lock, a series of pockets on the inner face of said cover, the ends of said receptacle having openings and further provided with depressions at the bottom of the same, fastening means supported above said depressions, a flexible means supported by said fastening means for forming a retaining device and a continuous flexible strap having fastenings passing through the said openings and the receptacle for attaching' the latter.

9. In combination with a receptacle having ea cover, said receptacle provided with slots near the bottom thereof, a fastening-strap passing through the said slots and around the bottom of the receptacle for the purpose of attaching said receptacle at the bottom thereof, to a book or other article, substantially as described.

lO. In combination with a book-like receptacle having a plurality of fastenings secured to the bottom thereof, said receptacle provided with slots near its bottom in the ends thereof, and a strap passing through the said slots and around the bottom of the receptacle, substantially as described.

11. In a receptacle provided with a cover suitably hinged thereto, a plurality of independent fasteners secured directly to the bottom of the receptacle near the side walls thereof, a plurality of fasteners secured to the bottom of the said receptacle intermediate the fasteners lirst named, and an elastic cord supported on the outer and inner fasteners and normally lying' in close proximity to the bottom of the receptacle.

1Q. A holding means for articles of ordimy hand in presence of two subscribing witnary use, including a base having1 depressions in one of its faces, fastenings above said depressions, and a flexible means supported by said fastenings and passing between the de pressions and the fastenings.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set nesses.

HENRY M. HINSDILL.

Witnesses:

EDWARD TAGGART, MARY S. TooKER.

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Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/34