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Publication numberUS970103 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1910
Filing dateJun 24, 1910
Priority dateJun 24, 1910
Publication numberUS 970103 A, US 970103A, US-A-970103, US970103 A, US970103A
InventorsRichard D A Parrott
Original AssigneeRichard D A Parrott
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Memorandum-rack.
US 970103 A
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R. D. A. PARROTT.

MEMORANDUM RAGK.

APPLIOATION FILED JUNE 24, 1910.

Patented sein. 13,1910.

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MEMORANDUM RACK.

APPLIoATIoN FILED JUNE 24, 1910.

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NTTED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

RICHARD D. A. PARROTT, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

MEMORANDUM-RACK.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, RICHARD D. A. PAR- Ro'r'r, a citizen of the United States, and a resident ot the city ot' New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State ot' New York, 'have invented a new and [inproved Memorandum-Rack, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact descrip tion.

The invention relates to receptacles, and its object is to provide a new and improved memorandum rack for use on a table or on a desk, and arranged to provide a convenient means for containing readily removable cards bearing legends relative to engagements for each day of the current .month and the next following one, and to enable the user to quickly and accurately determine daily the engagements made.

For the purpose mentioned, use is made ot a receptacle having transverse partitions forming card-receiving pigeon holes, one alongside the other, and monthly calendars, one above and the other below the said pigeon holes, one calendar indicating the week days and the days ot the present month and the other calendar indicating the week days and the days of the ensuing month. Y

A practical embodiment ot the invention in represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both views.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the memorandum. rack; and Fig. 2 is an enlarged transverse section of the same.

The usual system of entering engagements in a book provided for that purpose conceals them from view until the particular place of entry is open. W'here engagements are so entered, any change of date by reason of postponement or otherwise requires a second entry to be entered by hand. The book entries ot engagenients do not permit of using the memoranda in any place except where the book happens to be. The system of tiling cards ot' invitation or any written evidence of an engagen'ient, cannot accomplish what is desired when the several days of the month are not represented by a pigeon hole, and, when such space is pro vided, without displaying the day of the week as well as the day of the month, work is not facilitated and time is not economized.

In order to overcome the objections above Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed June 24, 1910.

Patented Sept. 13, 1910.

sei-iai No. 568,752.

mentioned, use is made of a memorandum rack arranged in detail as follows: A receptacle A, ot' suitable material and dimensions, is preferably opn at the front and provided with a series oi' spaced transverse partitions l it'or forming pigeon holes or compartments, adapted to receive cards C, each bearing a legend for an engagement at a future date. Each ot the partitions B is provided at its frontedge with a cut out portion B, so as to permit of conveniently taking hold ot' a card C in any one of the pigeon holes. for relnoval ot the card and inspection ot the same at a particular date.

Two monthly calendars D, D are arranged on the front of the receptacle A, the calendar D being preferably located above the pifreon holes, while the calendar D is locatedj below the same, as plainly indicated in the drawings. The calendars D and D are alike in construction and hence it sufiices to describe but one in detail. Each of the calendars consists of a series of staples E attached to the front of the receptacle A, in alinement with the partitions B, the said staples E forming guideways for a ribbon or a strip F to slide in, in the direction of its length, as will be readily understood by reference to F ig. 1. The ribbon F is provided on its face with the names of the week days for a whole month, each name being adapted to be displayed between adjacent staples E. Consecutive numerals G, from 1 to 31, are arranged on the 'front of the receptacle A, adjacent to one edge of the ribbon F and in alinement with the corresponding pigeon holes, and the names of the week days appearing on the ribbon F. The calendars D and D are also provided with legends H and H, of which the legend Il reads Calendar for this month and the legend H reads Next month Now by adjusting the ribbons F of the two calendars D and D at the beginning ot each month, one calendar indicates the days ot' the week and the days of the present month, while the other calendar D reads for the days of the week and the days of the next following or ensuing month. Thus each of the two calendars provides for thirty days in advance, and with adjustment once a month the device practically affords a calendar for an indefinite number of years.

The user of the memorandum rack on receiving an engagement card C places the same into the pigeon hole indicating the l. A memorandum rack, comprising' a receptacle having transverse partitions form#v ing card-receiving pigeon holes, one alongside the other, Y*and monthly calendars on thefsaid receptacle, one above and the other below the said pigeon holes, one calendar indicating the week days and days of the present month, and the other calendar indicating the week days and the days of the ensuing month.

2. A memorandum rack, comprising a receptacle open at the front and having spaced transverse partitions forming card-receiving pigeon holes one alongside the other, each partition having its front edge provided with a cut out portion for convenient removal of the cards, and monthly calendars on the front of the said yreceptacle one above and the other below the said pigeon holes, one calendarA being for the present month and the other for the ensuing month, each calendar consisting of guideways, a ribbon mounted to slide lengthwise in the said guideways and bearing the names oi the days of the week for a month, and consecutive numerals fixed on the front of the receptacle adjacent to one edge of the said ribbon and adapted to register with the said week day names.

3. A memorandum rack, comprising a receptacle open at the front and having spaced transverse partitions forming card-receiving pigeon holes one alongside the other, each partition having its front edge provided with a cut-out portion for convenient removal of the cards, and monthly ,calendars on the front of the said receptacle one above and the other below the said pigeon holes, one calendar being for-the present month and the other for the ensuing month, each calendar consisting of guideways, a ribbon mounted to slide lengthwise in the said guideways and bearing the names of the daysof the week for a month, and consecu tive numerals iXed on the front of the receptacle adjacent to one edge of the said ribbon and adapted to register with the said week day names, and legends on the calendars, one indicating the present month and the other the ensuing month.

4. A memorandum rack, comprising a receptacle open at the front and having spacedV transverse partitions forming card-receiving pigeon holes one alongside the other, each partition having its front edge provided with a cut out portion for convenient removal of the cards and monthly calendars on the front of the said receptacle one above and the other below the said pigeon holes, one calendar being for the present month and the other for the ensuing month, each calendar consisting of spaced staples in transverse alinement with the said partitions and forming guideways, a ribbon mounted to slide lengthwise in theV said guideways and bearing the names of the days of the week for a month, and a row of consecutive numerals fixed on the front of the receptacle adacentone edge of the ribbon and in alinement with the pigeon holes and the names of the week days on the corresponding ribbon.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

RICHARD D. A. PARROTT.

Witnesses F. J. LEYENDECKER,

CHAS. C. HUNT.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47B57/04, A61J7/0481