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Publication numberUS896221 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 18, 1908
Filing dateNov 27, 1907
Priority dateNov 27, 1907
Publication numberUS 896221 A, US 896221A, US-A-896221, US896221 A, US896221A
InventorsEdward P Lynch
Original AssigneeEdward P Lynch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 896221 A
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PATENTED AUG. 18, '1908.



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uuullor wi h1 @ons Holders; and I EDWARD l?. LYNCH, OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 18, 1908.

Application :filed November 27, 1907. Serial N o. 404,101.

To all whom 'it may concern:

Be it known that I, EDWARD P. LYNCH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Salt Lake City, in the county' of Salt Lake and State of Utah, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Stationery- (fh hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to improvements to aid letter writers, consisting of an improved stationery holder and other conveniences.

It is made up of novel features and improved construction, all with the view of adding to and making more complete my improved stationery holder for which a patent was granted Feb. 2, 1907, No. 844,948.

The new features in art consist'of arranging and constructing a lilotter, a combination by which a dictionary becomes a part of a holder, a novel arrangement of dictionary and multiple calendar and a new construction of a stationery holder pocket.

In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a plan view of a holder in an open position; Fig. 2 is a section through Fig. 1 on line 2 2. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view of a slightly modified form of a stationery holder and attachments forming part of the present invention.

In forming a stationery holder embodying the improvements herein claimed, I provide a comparatively stiff supporting back 1, in size slightly larger than the standard .size of writing paper the holder may be designed for. To an end ofback 1 is secured a strip 2 by a connecting strip 3 in such manner that 4when 1 and 2 are closed upon each other, there will be a space between them sufficient to hold sheets of writing paper in number equal to those held in the ordinary tablet. At the ends of strip 2 and near its other edge,-strips or members 4 and 5 of elastic, or other fabric, connect the u per part of 2 to 1 for forming the pa er hol ing pocket 2. This pocket is of suc depth that the paper placed in it, with the lower end of the aper resting on the bottom of the pocket viz. the strip 3) will be held in positlon withoutother fastening. The member 2 in addition to forming the face or front of the pocket acts as a cover to keep the paper from being soiled and as a rest or pad for the hand when the paper is being written on. This member 2 is supplemented by the blotter 9 which is preferably made to cover its face. The blotter 9 will be hereinafter more fully described.

The object in placing the members 4 and 5 at a short distance below the opening of the pocket 2 is to permit the use of the shorter, or wider stationery that comes in folded sheets. While the outer sides of the folded sheets can be written on by inserting the lower end of the sheet in the pocket 2, the inside of the sheet could not be used without reversing the fold; but by lowering the fastenings 3 and 4 slightly, the space between the fastenings and the top of back 1 is sufficient to accommodate the shorter papers, and.

the eXtra width of the folded sheet, can project out over the edge of the holder, while the upper edge of 2 projecting above 4 and 5 holds the sheet open.

To the back 1 is secured a cover 8 by hinge 12 of flexible material, preferably some strong cloth. The material of which cover 8- is made, is preferably of such length that in addition to making cover 8 it will form the front 14 of the pocket 15 by bending the sheet upon itself at 13, and also the cover 17 by making a reverse bend at the vouter edge of the pocket 15. pleted by securing the front 14 to cover 8 by the fabric 16. If desired a calendar may be placed on cover 17. This pocket is designed principally to hold envelops.

While the dictionary 17 can be attached,

to the holders in different places and in many ways, I preferably secure it to, and along the upper edge of the pocket 15 and between-Hap or cover 17 and front 14, its leaves turning upward similar to the cover 1.7. The matter contained in the dictionary is in columns lengthwise of the holder and is read on the outer surface from the edge fastened to the The pocket 15 is com-k holder down the columns tothe edge along the joint 13. On the underside of the leaf arrangement of words is reversed. Either of the faces of flap or cover 17 present surfaces upon which can be placed calendars for the present year and those of several years to cpme, preferably I place them on the outside o 17.

Positioned upon the cover 8 above the pocket 15 is another construction 18 secured in place by members 19 and 20 this forms a pocket to hold stamps and a pen or a pen holder.

Covering the face of the member 2 is a blotter 9; This blotter is hinged by means of members and 11 along' 6r 'near the line of the' opening of pocket 2 thus bringing the hinged connection close `to the central portion ofthe paper to be written on when positioned in the pocket 2 Preferably ythe blotter 9 can be made of a sheet larger than member 2 (practically twice its size); This sheet bent upon itself centrally is secured to member 2 by placing one of the doubled back ends in the pocket 2. An end View of this form is shown in Fig. 3, in which a pocket 24 similar to 2 is formed between covering member 25 and back 1. Positioned in pocket 211v is a part blotter 26, the balance of the blotter resting on the face of member 25 or its equivalent member2 Fig. 1. The central bend in this blotter forms a hinge. It can readily v be seen that the blotters 9 and 26 are equivalent devices in respect to their use for blotting surfaces, as each can be turned upwards and over so as to cover all or a large portion of the back 1, not covered by the pocket member 2, 4thus enabling the blotting of a written surface when the holder is in use. The blotter 26 has an advantage in that four times the blotting surface of 9 can be obtained by reversing the bend and changing its sides. In case a user is writing near the upper edge of the sl1eet,the blotter 26 can be pushed up and out of the pockets 2 or 24 .so as to form a pad or rest for the hand and parts such as the location of the dictionary,

and a dictionary secured to said pocket beneath said member.

2. A device of the character described, comprising a back, a cover hinged tol said back, a receiving pocket and a cover therefor, said first mentioned cover being formed by bending at the hinged end upwards to form the face of said receiving pocket and back upon itself to form said second mentioned cover.

3. In a device of the character described, the combination of a stationery holder comprising a back, a cover, a receiving pocket and a dictionary secured to said pocket, said cover being bent for forming a cover for the dictionary'.

4. In a device of the character described, the combination of upper and lower hinged backs, a pocket positioned on said upper hinged back, and a dictionary hin ed to saidr pocket and a cover formed integrak with said pocket for said dictionary.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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