US 868878 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED OUT. 221-1907.
H. A MARSHMAN.
APPLICATION FILED 1120.17. 1906.
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UNITED STATES HENRY A. MARSI'IMAN, OF ALBANY, NEW YORK.
Specification of: Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 22, 1907.
Application filed December '7, 1906. Serial No. 348,312.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that HENRY A. MARsHMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Albany, in the county of Albany and State of New York, has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Calendars, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to advertising calendars, and the object of my invention is to provide a perpetual calendar, in which advertising matter may be displayed and changed at frequent intervals, if desired. 1 attain this object by means of the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which: 7
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a modified form thereof. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a further modified form of my invention.
Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
It is desirable to construct a calendar in such a manner that the letters of the day and month, and the figures designating the date shall be large and conspicuous. Calendars made of cards and many handsome lithographed advertisements cost a great deal of money and are useful for but one year. By my invention I can utilize the expensively decorated cards for a long space of time, many years, by arranging for changing the date year after year in the perpetual calendar arrangement, which is operated independently of the advertising matter. I also arrange my calendar so that the advertising matter may be changed, if desired.
In Fig. 1 I place a card, or other suitable plate, A, containing advertising matter upon the staples, B and C, said staples being preferably driven into the wall, or other support, not shown, and said staples passing through said card, A, at each end thereof, respectively. Upon the staples, B and O, I thread the rods, D, and E. The rod, D, being bent just below the card, A, and extending parallel to said lower line of said card, except for an offset therein, and at the end of said card bent substantially parallel with the end of the card.
Upon the rod, D, by suitable rings, G, G, I mount a series of cards, If, said cards, H, having upon their surfaces the name of one of the days of the week, preferably. For the purpose of displaying different cards the rod, D, may be lifted upon the staples, B and G, as pivots, and the cards, H, turned upon the rings, G, G, from the front to the back. The rod, E, mounted at its ends upon the staples, B and O, in the same manner as the rod, I), and extends downward below the cards, If, and across from one side to the other in the same manner as the rod, D, and upon rod, E, by means of the rings, K, K, I mount a series of cards, L, upon which maybe placed the numerals corresponding to the numbers of the days of the month, These cards may be turned over from the front to the back by lifting the rod, E, in the same manner as the cards, H, are changed. M
The rod, F, is mounted at its ends on the cross-over portion, e, of the rod, E, as the rods, D and E, are supported by the said staples, and carries, by means of rings, M, M, a series of cards, 0, upon which I preferably place the names of the months, respectively, and the cards, 0, may be turned from front to rear by lifting the rod, F, in the same manner as the cards, L and H, are manipulated.
My invention provides for the use of small cards, which may be made inexpensively, and at the same time the advertising matter may be preserved for a long time, adding greatly to its value as an advertisement.
I have shown in Fig. 2 a modified form which provides a means for hanging a calendar on a nail or other projection, in which is provided a wire hanger,- P, having a loop, a, adapted to be placed over a nail or suitable support. The ends of the wire hanger, I, are preferably bent over upon itself, as at Q, and upon the hanger; I, are mounted therings, R, R, carrying the card, S, having preferably printed upon it the words Today is. The hanger, P, also carries a swinging frame, T, which extends below the card, S, and across from one side to the other of the hanger, P, and by rings, t, carries the cards, U. Mounted on the hanger, P, is the frame, V, similar to the frame, T, and carries, by means of rings, 1), t, the cards W. Upon the cards, U, I preferably place the day of the week and on the cards, W, I place the numbers corresponding to the days of the month. On the frame, V, I hang a frame, J, to which I secure, by means of rings, 7', the cards, 7, upon which I place the names of the months. I may turn the cards, U, from the front to rear and in the same way I turn the cards W and 7 from front to rear.
In Fig. 3, which is another form of my invention, I arrange for securing the calendar to the wall, preferably by the loop, 51), in the hanger, Y, which is made similar to the hanger, P, carrying a series of cards, Z, mounted to be turned from front to rear over the hanger, Y. I may put the advertising matter on these cards Z. On the frame, 8, mounted on the hanger, Y, as hereinbefore described in reference to the card supporting frames, I arrange two series of cards 9 and 10, upon one of which I may place the day of the week, and upon the other the month. These cards may be turned about the frame, 8, as hereinbefore described in reference to the other cards. The frame, 11, mounted on the frame, Y, carries the cards, 12 which may contain the numbers of the days of the month, respectively. These cards may be turned from front to rear in the manner already described.
It is understood that I do not limit myself except as required by the scope of the appended claims to the construction of the parts forming my invention. It is, of course, unnecessary that the offsets in the frame, with which the rings carrying the cards engage, should be made as shown, for the Wire may continue from one side of the calendar to the other without break in its continuity, if desired.
By the term cards in this specification and claims I include not only cards made of paper but also those constructed of aluminium, tin or other substances.
What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
a series of front to rear of said calendar; said series of cards placed I one above the other when the calendar is in operative position, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof he has atfixed his signature in presence of two Witnesses.
HENRY A. MARSHMAN.
Witnesses FREDERICK W. CAMERON, LO'LTIE PRIOR.