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US1884639A
US1884639A US380852A US38085229A US1884639A US 1884639 A US1884639 A US 1884639A US 380852 A US380852 A US 380852A US 38085229 A US38085229 A US 38085229A US 1884639 A US1884639 A US 1884639A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J29/00Details of, or accessories for, typewriters or selective printing mechanisms not otherwise provided for
    • B41J29/15Script supports connected to the typewriter or printer

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Oct. 25, 1932. c. FENSKY ET AL 1,384,639
I COPYHOLDER Filed July 25. 1929 5| l l 1 .2 !34 i g /NV5N7'051 CAI/116L525 FENSKY MEL/EYJ Rant) 5/5m QTTOE/VEK Fatented Oct. 25, 1932 d 1 13.1mm s'r PATENT oFFljc 3;
CHARLES FENSKY AND HARVEY J'. READEY, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI GOPYHOLDER Application filed July 25, 1929. Serial No. 380,852.
-Our invention relates to improvements in copy holders, and has for its primary object a copy holder which can be used either in a standing position for notebooks, transcripts T and the like, or which can be used in copying from heavy voluines, such as are usually employed in recorders offices and similar places.
A further object is to construct a copy holder in which the ruler or line indicator is movable up and down on th sheet being copied thus obviating the necessity of having a very heavy machine which carries the work up and down. v
A still further object is to construct a copy holder having a line indicator in which the line indicator is composed of two sections telescopically secured so that the indicator can be lengthened when necessary.
A still furth r object is to construct a copy holder in which the copied sheets, such as from stenographers notebooks or typewritten transcripts, can be folded back and retained in position so that,they will not fall down over the work being copied.
A still further object is to construct a copy holder having a movable line indicator or ruler, which can be easily moved so as to take care of various spacing of lines and which will be noiseless in operation.
A still further object is to construct a copy holder in which the ruler moves down or up across the page being copied so that the operator or copyist will not have to hold his head in one position as is the case where the work itself is moved up or down and the ruler stationary. This feature obviates neck and eye strains as well as permitting a much lighter construction.
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Fig. 1 is a face view of our device with one corner thereof broken away;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same in standing position;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmental section a taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 4 is an enlarged section taken on the line l l of Fig. 1.
In the construction of our device we employ a base 5. This base may be either of wood or of sheet metal as desired. Adjacent the upper end of the base 5 are ears or bearings 6, 7 and 8 in which a rod 9 is mounted. The rod 9 carries. a clamping member 10 which is mounted betweenthe bearings 7 and 8 and which is normally forced toward the base 5 by means of a spring 11.
The rod 9'has its end 12 bent at a right angle so as to extend upward, and over this upturned portion is the short arm 13 of a tubular member 14. This member is sub- 0 stantially L shaped and extends parallel to the upper edge of the base 5but is spaced away therefrom so that sheets of paper, as they are copied, can be turned and-slipped thereunder and prevented from falling back over the work.
. The end 13 fits over the upturned end 12 snugly. The purpose of this is to mount the member telescopically on the end 12 so that in copying thick transcripts the member 14 can be adjusted up to make provisions for varying thicknesses.
Parallel to one side of the member 5 is a slide guide 15. This guide may be either U- shaped in cross section as illustrated in Fig. 4, or it may be dove-tailed. The bottom of the guide 15 is preferably serrated as indicated by the numeral 16 and in contact with this serrated or roughened bottom is theend 17 of a flexible tongue 18. This tongue is secured to the underside of the slide 19, which is mounted in the slide guide 15. The slide 19 is provided with a knob'2O by means of which thesame can be moved up and down. The slide 19 also has projecting upward therefrom pins 21. On these pins is slidably mounted a plate 22 which forms a portion of a ruler or guide comprising said plate and the horizontal line guides 28 and 29. This plate is provided with a screw threaded opening 23 through which a screw 24: passes. The screw 24 is rotatably secured in the plate 19. By turning the screw 24: the plate 22 can be raised and lowered. This is for the purpose of adjusting the ruler to'and from the base 5, this distance varying as the thickness of the work varies, and by making this plate adjustable the ruler will always lay flat on the work, no matter how thick it is.
The plate 19' is provided with a pair of eyes 25 through which a pin 26 passes. Located between the eyes 25 is an eye 27, which is carried by the portion 28 of the ruler or guide. This ruler or guide is arranged to have a member 29 telescopically mounted therein so that this member can be pulled out and pushed in as the width of the pages being copied varies. By the hinged construction the ruler can be readily swung away from the base 5 so as to perlgit the work to be readily inserted.
The sli e 19 is also provided on its outer ed e with a turned down portion 30 which is esi ed to have its end 31 extend beneath the sli e guide 15 thus additionally stifiening the slide 19 and prevent the possibility of its wobbling or twisting when being moved up and down.
Iivotally carried by the sides of the base 5 is a stand 32. This stand is so arranged that it can be swung backward and act as a suprt when the copy holder is used on the desk has eliminating the necessity of using screws to hold the copy holder and thereby make it readily portable.
It will be noted from Fig. 1 that the member 28 is provided with a downwardly bent portion 33 adjacent the hinge. This permits the ruler or indicator to lie flat on the base 5 so that it can be used on one sheet of paper as well as a number of sheets.
It is also our intention when using the device as a line indicator for bound volumes, such as record books in a recorders office, to make the base 5 of sheet metal. In this instance also the stand 32 may be removed.
When using the device in bound volumes, the base 5 is placed in the book several pages below the page to be copied; also the clamping means at the upper end of the base 5 is removed.
We have made our device with the ruler or indicator so arranged that its longitudinal edges are parallel to each other. This permits the device when being used in bound books to be used from either side so that the knob or handle can be operated by the righthand when copying from a page extending to the right of the binding and by reversing the base 5 it can also readily be used on the op osite pages.
e may also, if desired, arrange the ends of the slide guide 15 so that the slide 19 can not be accidentally removed therefrom. This is preferably done by placing blocks 34 in the ends of the guide and pass the screws or fastening means 35 therethrough thus closing up the ends of the guide 15 as well as securing the ide 15 to the base. In this way there will e no possibilit of the slide and ruler becoming detached rom the device.
We may also, if desired, form a slot in the short ortion 13 of the tubular member 14 throng which a pin 36 extends, this pin be- 1ng secured in the arm or end 12 of the rod 9. The purpose of this is to prevent the member 14 from becoming separated from the arm 12.
We may also, if desired, and in order to prevent any possibility of the device tipping while in use, use a gear wheel 37 which extends through the slide 19 and engages with the corrugations 16 of the slide guide 15. This gear 37 is mounted on a shaft 38, which is mounted in suitable bearings on the slide 19 and the shaft is provided on its outer edge with a knurled thumb-wheel 39. In this way by turning the thumb-wheel the gear 37 will be rotated and on account of it engaging with the corrugations or teeth 16 the slide 19 will be readily moved up and down. This also permits a. finer adjustment of the slide and the guide ruler with reference to the lines of the aper being copied.
aving fully described our invention, what we claim is A copyholder of the kind described, comprising a base having a guide along one side edge with ratchet teeth therein, a slide movable longitudinally within said guide and provided with a spring pawl ratcheting along said teeth, a ruler extending transversely of said'guide, manually operable screw means rotatably journalled in said slide and threadedly engageable with a portion of said ruler to adjustably connect one end of the latter to said slide and support the same spaced from said base any predetermined amount in either direction of movement, a plurality of pins in said slide engageable within recesses in the said portion of the ruler to assist in holding said ruler in its adjusted spaced pos tion relatively of said slide while permitting spacing movement relatively therefrom. In testimony whereof we have afiixed our signatures.
CHARLES FENSKY.
HARVEY J. READEY.
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Cited By (4)

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US2465698A (en) * 1945-07-26 1949-03-29 Nat Blank Book Co Copyholder device
US2598358A (en) * 1948-08-09 1952-05-27 Mcbee Co Collating writing board
US2864337A (en) * 1955-12-16 1958-12-16 Clarence J Reuter Overlay read-out device
US2923991A (en) * 1960-02-09 Paper clamp for a copy holder

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2923991A (en) * 1960-02-09 Paper clamp for a copy holder
US2465698A (en) * 1945-07-26 1949-03-29 Nat Blank Book Co Copyholder device
US2598358A (en) * 1948-08-09 1952-05-27 Mcbee Co Collating writing board
US2864337A (en) * 1955-12-16 1958-12-16 Clarence J Reuter Overlay read-out device

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