US1681235A - Desk calendar - Google Patents

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US1681235A
US1681235A US13913626A US1681235A US 1681235 A US1681235 A US 1681235A US 13913626 A US13913626 A US 13913626A US 1681235 A US1681235 A US 1681235A
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Aug. 21, 1922; 1,681,235

W. c. HIERING DESK CALENDAR Filed Oct. 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 21 v INVENTOR.

A ATTORNEY I Patented Aug. 21, 1928.

UNITED STATES WILLIAM C. HIEBING, OF NEWABK NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO J.

n MERGOTT (50., r;

OI NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE.

DESK CALENDAR.

lpplication fled October 2, 1926. Serial No. 139,136.

This invention relates to calendars and more particularly to types adapted to be displayed on desks, tables and similar places where they are conspicuous to persons in the vicinity. I

One of the advantages of the present invention is that it is provided with a broad base tending to prevent inadvertent overturning and which can be used effectively as a paper weightor disposed on a highly finished surface without doing damage, due

to its cushioned bottom, which is inseparably engaged.

A further feature is in the provision of a series of double faced tablets bearing numerals on each side representing the days of the month and so arranged within a transversely pivoted holder as to display consecutive numerals by merely reversing the holder upon its axis.

Another purpose is to produce an apertured card exhibitor to receive reversible strips bearing the names of the month and means combined therewith for pressing the outermoststrip against the margin of the aperture through which the month appears.

Other objects are the provision of means to resilientl retain the tablet holder in an upright ad]usted position, to design the parts in such manner as to be economically produced and be readily assembled without the use of solder or securing means such as extraneous bolts, screws and rivets.

These important purposes are accom- 5 plished by the original design, construction and combination of parts herein fully described and delineated in the drawings forming part of this disclosure in which:-

Figure lis a front elevational view of an embodiment of the invention.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1. A

Figure 3 is a similar sectional view taken at a right angle to Figure. 2 on line 3-3 thereof.

FigureA is a partial side, partial sectional view looking on line4-4 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view looking down on line 5-5 of Figure 3.

Figure 6 is a bottom plan view of the base, partially in section, the cushion .element being omitted.

Figure 7 is a side view of a frame element in detail. a

shaped to fit within the down turned tudinal casing .24 open at one end and closed Figure 8 is a fragmentary top plan view of the cushion element prior to assembly.

Figure 9 is a longitudinal sectional view taken through the month card exhibitor. ,1 Referring in greater detail to the draw- .ings, the numeral 10 designates generically a rectangular, base having flaring side and end walls and a level top, the lower edges of the walls being turned straight down at i the bottom, the base being made of sheet metal by ordinary power press operations, as are most of the other parts.-

Disposed against the under surface of thebase top is a thicker plate 11 having down reaching ends 12 containing openings 13; other openings in the horizontal port-ionof the plate receive pairs of prongs 14 extendmg through the base from a pair of flat upright brackets 15 disposed adjacently parab- .lel the ends of the top of the base, the brackets being securely held by upsetting the ends of the prongs 14, which also serve tounite the plate 11 firmly to the base. A piece of softtextile fabric 16, as velvet .or felt, is folded over a bottom plate v17 straight edges of the base, the cushion element thus formed extending slightly below by the flaring walls of the base.

Sheared and offset elements 18 of the plate 17, see Figure 3,provide recesses to receive the feet 19 of upright flat springs 20 having outturned lateral ledges 21 adapted to snap into engagement in the openings 13 thus securing the cushion structure to the base in a manner to prevent disengagement. after and is prevented from rising due to contact having been assembled; the feet .19 are formed on the ends of a plate 22 disposed on .1 the backing plate 17 providing additional weight for the base. a I

The inclined front fact of the base ,ispers forated to receive opposed airso'f prongs v23 formed on the lateral e gas of a longiat the other as shown in Figure 9.

The prongs 23-arebent to engageover a strip 25 acting to retain a fiat bowed spring 26 disposed in the casing, the spring beings; fixed at one end by a lug 27 passed through an opening in the base and bent to tightly engage it, the other end of the spring having an inturned lug 28 movable in another opening on the base.

An elongated rectangular opening 29 in the casing 24; is provdied to display the names of the months as disclosed on the faces of slides 30, made of metal, celluloid, cardboard or other suitable material, these slides being imprinted on both sides and entered or removed through the open end of the casing, to be pressed outward against the margin surrounding the openings 29 by the spring 26.

Returning now to the brackets 15, they will be seen to have at their upper ends rotatable pivots 31 and 32, respectively at the left and right, the former having a head 33 and the latter a twirling knob 34.

The inner ends of each pivot are rigidly riveted into central openings 35 formed in a pair of spaced oblong rectangular frame plates 36 held in fixed relation by a fiat cross bar 37 having end projections 38 set in perforations 39 in the plates in register with the central openings 35.

The plates 36 are provided in their end portions with die formed flat projections 40 against which is received the side elements of an enclosing casing composed of two equal and uniform parts'll and a2 presenting in effect a pair of shallow boxes having rectangular apertures 43 and at in their upper and lower respective faces.

The straight meeting edges of these casing members are held together by spring clips 45 fixed in one member as 12, to extend into the other member, which is provided with nodes as to engage in eorrespondin depressions 47 in the clips, as best seen in igure 2.

A spacing washer 48 on the pivot 31 is interposed between the bracket and side elements of the casing, through which the pivot passes and on the other side a flat spring 49, fixed in the base, extends upwardly to receive the pivot 32 and is provided with a transverse recess 50 receptive of an inturned node 51 formed on the inner surfaceof the adjacent side member of the casing, this device acting to retain the casing in its normal upright position irrespective of which face may be presented towards the front.

Referring to Figures 2 and 3, a plurality of tablets 52, sixteen being indicated as necessary to bear numerals from 1 to 31 consecutively, having numerals imprinted on both sides, are shown as having frames 53 loosely held in the casing.

Nine of the entrained tablets rest in the lower compartment of the casing and seven on the bar 37. The tablet adjacent the opening 43 may start the series disclosing the numeral 1 representing the first day of the month.

It will be understood that upon rotating the casing, by the knob 34:, in the direction of the arrow shown in Figure 2, the tablets "restin on the bar 37 will move into contact with the wall of the casing member 41, further movement of the easing, into a fully reversed position, causing the tablet in the lower row, adjacent the casing member 42 to slide by gravity into the other compartment, past the edge of the bar 37 and the nuincral carried on its outer face becomes disclosed through the opening 44.

Obviously repeating this performance, that is turning the tablet holding casing end for end, will cause exhibition of all the numerals on the tablets and if they are properly arranged in the casing the days of the month will appear in consecutive rotation.

Due to the action of the spring 49 in engaging the detent depression, the casing is held upright at each half turn against casual movement, but yields readily upon applici tion of force as applied to the actuating knob 34; changing the month bearin strips is accomplished in a manner believed clearly evident, thus producing a calendar of undoubted merit irrespective of the year in which it is used.

Although the foregoing is descriptive of a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is manifestly subject to such minor structural changes as may fall within the spirit and scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described my invention and set forth the manner of its construction and operation, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:-

1. A desk calendar provided with a hollow rectangular base having flaring side and end walls, a bottom member having a cushioned lower surface, and means to permanently and inseparably engage said bottom member to said base, a portion of said bottom member being within the base.

2. A desk calendar provided with a hollow rectangular base having flaring side and end walls, a bottom member having a cushioned lower surface, spring detents fixed in said bottom member, and means carried by the upper portion of said base to inseparably engage said detents.

A desk calendar provided with a hollow rectangular base having flaring side and end walls, a bottom member having a cushioned lower surface, spring detents fixed in said bottom member, to extend into said base, and a plate fixed in said base having down-reaching apertured ends to receive said dctents, said bottom member forming a close fitting closure to said base and extending slightly below the edges thereof.

4. A desk calendar composed of sheet metal to present a raised integral hollow base, a bottom plate provided with a cushion, said cushion completely enveloping the plate, spring detents fixed in the bottom plate to extend into the base, means in said base to inseparably engage said detents, means at the front of said base to carry a card designating the months, and revoluble means supported by said base to carry cards months, revoluble casing supported by said bearing numerals representing the days of base to carry cards bearing numerals desigthe month. nating the days of a month, and resilient 5. A desk calendar composed of a sheet means to retain said casing in adjustment. 5 metal base having divergently inclined side This specification si ned and witnessed walls, means on the front side walls in which this 30th day of Se tem er, 1926. may be inserted cards designating the WIL IAM C. HIERING.

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US3192622A (en) * 1956-05-07 1965-07-06 British Insulated Callenders Method of attaching fittings to rods or tubes of resin-bonded fibre
US3680867A (en) * 1970-04-22 1972-08-01 Roger W Zimmerman Flip over game
US20080037373A1 (en) * 2006-08-07 2008-02-14 James Allen Scurlock Perpetual day reminder calendar

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3192622A (en) * 1956-05-07 1965-07-06 British Insulated Callenders Method of attaching fittings to rods or tubes of resin-bonded fibre
US3680867A (en) * 1970-04-22 1972-08-01 Roger W Zimmerman Flip over game
US20080037373A1 (en) * 2006-08-07 2008-02-14 James Allen Scurlock Perpetual day reminder calendar
US7397731B2 (en) 2006-08-07 2008-07-08 James Allen Scurlock Perpetual day reminder calendar

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