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P. A. HALE. STANDARD FOR DESK CALENDARS.l
APPLICATION FILED SBPT-19, 1906.
916,550. Patented Mar. 3o, 1909.
STANDARD FOR DE SLK-CALENDARS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented March 80, 1909.
Application :tiled September 19, 1906. Serial No. 335,285.
To all whom 'it may concer/Iz:
Be it known that I, FRANK A. HALE, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Chicago, county of Cook, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Standards Afor Desk-Oak endars, of which the following is a speciiication, and which are illustrated in the accent panying drawings, forming a part thereof.
The invention relates to standards for desk calendars of that type having a base adapted to rest on a desk or table, and having a seat for supporting a pad of calendar leaves each of which is preferably so printed as to provide a space for the making of notes or memoranda which may be identi-fied by the calendar information printed on the leaf.
More particularly, the invention relates to that form of standard for desk calendars in which there is also provided a second seat to which the leaves of the pad may be turned, and 'filing wires or arches for maintaining the leaves in their proper relation and for guiding them as they are moved between the two seats.
The object of the invention is to provide a standard for calendar pads, upon which such a pad may be supported with the face of one of its leaves and the back of the next adjacent leaf simultaneously exposed in a convenient position for writing thereon, the filing Wires or arches of the standard being so arranged that they do not ailord any obstruction to the hand or pencil in writing, nor obscure any printed portion of the calendar leaves when the device is viewed from the front.
The invention consists in a holder' for desk calendars having Yliling arches of different span in order that these arches niay, if desired, occupy the saine plane.
A detail of the invention provides iinproved means for securing the filing arches to the base of the standard.
In the accompanying drawnigseFigure 1 is an inclined plan view of a standard for desk calendars constructed according to the invention and showing some of the leaves of a calendar pad in place on the standard; Fig. 2 is a detail bottom plan view of one corner of the same; Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the saine, the direction of view being slightly inclined as in Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a sectional detail on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a vertical section on the line 5-5 of Fie'. 1; Figs. 6 and 7 are sectional details illustrating inodiiied methods of securing the end of one of the iiling arches to the base.
A holder for desk calendars is shown in the drawings comprising a base 1() and having two seats 11, 12, for calendar leaves X, the two seats being side by side as viewed from the front. Preferably these two seats 1 1 and 12 are in the saine plane and, as shown, they are forined upon the base 10, each being a portion of an inclined table 13 which constitutes the top of the base.
A pair of vertical iiling arches 1i, 15, of different span are provided ,for supporting the pad leaves X upon the two seats 11 and 12. As shown these arches are in the saine plane near the rear or higher edge of the table 13, and they are preferably parallel in order to serve as a guide when the leaves are overturned from one seat to the other.
Most conveniently both of the iiling arches 1li, 15, are fornied from a single rod, being connected by a short horizontal section ofthe rod designated 16 (Fig. 5) and adapted to rest in a suitable socket 17 provided in the base for that purpose. As shown the archconnecting portion 1o of this rod is bowed upwardly intermediate its ends, as indicated at 1S, and it is clamped to its seat 19 at the bottoni of the socket 17 to support the arches, by a lever 2O pivoted to the under 'face of the base at 21 and having a lip 22, which engages the curved portion of the rod by a cam action. rl`he base 10 is also provided with sockets 23, 24, to receive the rod ends 25, 26, each of which forms a leg of one of the arches 14, 15. The bottoni of one of the sockets, as 23, is preferably apertured to permit the end 25 of the rod to protrude, and as shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 5 of the drawings, this end of the rod is provided with a notch 27 to receive the point of a retaining lever 28 pivoted to the under face of the base at 29. 'hen constructed in this way the iiling arches 141, 15, may be bodily removed from the base 10 for the insertion or removal of calendar leaves, by operating the lever 2() to release the arch-connecting portion 1G of the rod and by operating the lever 2S to re lease the end 25 of the rod. If desired either of the 'unconnected ends 25, 26, of the rod may be reduced and threaded, as shown in Fig. 7 at 32, and a clamping nut 30 applied thereto, or the end of such rod may be rigidly secured in its socket by ineans of a set-screw 31 entering the wall of the socket (Fig. G). I Find, however, that by clamping the arch-connecting portion 16 of the rod and one of its ends, as 25, a sufficiently rigid connection between the arches 14k, 15 and the base is obtained.
I claim as my invention l. In a device of the kind described, in combination, a base having a pair or' sockets, a pair of filing arches of unequal span and formed of an integral rod, the ends of the rod formingl one leg of each arch and beingseated in the sockets, means for securing one end of the rod in its socket, and a lever pivoted to the base and adapted to bear on the arch-connecting` portion of the rod.
2. In a device of the kind described, in combination, a base having a pair of sockets, a pair of filing arches of unequal span and formed of an integral rod, the ends of the rod forming one leg of each arch and being seated in the sockets, means for securing one end of the rod in its socket, and means for securing the arch-connecting,` portion of the rod to the base.
3. In a device of the kind described, in
combination, a base having a pair of sockets, a pair of tiling arches of unequal span and 'formed of an integral rod, the ends of the rod forming one leg` of each arch and being seated in the sockets and one ol" the legs being;l notched, a lever pivoted to the base and adapted to engage the notch, and means for securing the arch-connecting portion of the rod to the base.
A calendar stand comprising, in coinbination, a base having a socket, a pair of filing arches of unequal span formed of an integral rod, the ends of the rod each formingI one leg of one of the arches, the end of the rod forming a part of the larger arch and the arch-connecting portion of the rod being secured to the base, the end of the rod forml ing a part of the smaller arch being loosel)T seated in a socket in the base.
FRANK A. HALE.
Witnesses GEORGE L. CHINDAHL, CHAnLEs B. GILLSON.