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PATENTED JUNE 5, 1906.
J. N. PARKER.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 24, 1905.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
l'atented June 5, 1906.
Application filed November 24:, 1905. Serial No. 288,870.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOSEPH NIoHoLAs PARKER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Bedford City, in the county of Bedford and State of Vir inia, have invented a new and Improved Calendar and Blotter, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved calendar and blotter. Fig. 2 is an end view of the same and Fig. 3 is an enlarged vertical section through a portion of the device, illustrating one of the suspension-rings in side elevation.
The body A of the device consists of a series of leaflets 10, which are in the form of a pad; but each leaflet is preferably independent of the other, yet they are suspended by the same means, as will be hereinafter described. Each leaflet may be made entirely of blotting-paper, although preferably, as illustrated, each leaflet is provided with an outer calendered or hard face 11, suitable for printing upon, and an inner face 12, which is a blottin -surface.
On the outer face 11 of each leaflet 10 the names of the days and the dates of one week in a year are produced in consecutive order and in any suitable or approved manner; but preferably the figures are arranged in a single line. The series of leaflets 10 is provided with apertures 1 3, which extend through from the front leaflet to the rear leaflet, and these apertures are arranged, preferably, one at each side of the center. Suspension-rings 14 are used in connection with the series 10 of leaflets, and the said suspension-rings are of triangular shape, as is shown in Fig. 3, the horizontal member being a long member, and the horizontal members of these rings are passed through the said apertures 13 in the series 10 of leaflets, so that when the rings 14 are suspended the leaflets will hang perpendicularly from the rings close together yet one free from the other.
The suspension-rings 14 at their upper or reduced portions are passed through eyelets 15 adjacent to the lower edge of a suspensionboard 16, which board is usually provided also with an eyelet 17 in the central portion of its upper edge, adapted to receivea nail or a hook attached to the wall, a desk, or other support. Usually panels are provided on the outer face 11 of a leaflet for advertising matter, and the entire suspension-board 16 may be utilized for a like purpose.
In operation at the beginning of each week the combined calendar and blotter-leaflet showing the previous week is pulled off, and the removed leaflet is used as a blotter, and the neXt exposed leaflet will show the calendar for the current week.
The perforations or apertures 13 at the upper edge of the leaflets are near enough to the edge to admit of a leaflet being easily torn off and are yet sufficiently removed from the edge to sustain the weight of a leaflet.
As the leaflets usually represent weekly calendars, large clear figures may be used,
and as there is but one line of figures a common error of confusing the same days of the different weeks of the months is averted.
The calendar may be made for a quarter of a year or for ahalf of a year or anylength of time to suit the seasons of the advertiser.
The calendar may also be made for use as a monthly calendar with only twelve leaflets, on each of which is printed the calendar of a month.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent A calendar comprising a series of leaflets, a suspension-board, and triangular links conneoting the ends of the leaflets and the ends of the board, the apex of the links being connected to the board and the base thereof passing through alined openings in the leaflets vsihereby to permit said leaflets to hang para lel.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
JOSEPl-I NICHOLAS PARKER.
J. M. DANIEL, M. T. HARRISON.