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US1938528A
US1938528A US449562A US44956230A US1938528A US 1938528 A US1938528 A US 1938528A US 449562 A US449562 A US 449562A US 44956230 A US44956230 A US 44956230A US 1938528 A US1938528 A US 1938528A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
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    • A47B23/042Book-rests or note-book holders resting on tables
    • A47B23/043Book-rests or note-book holders resting on tables adjustable, foldable
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
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    • A47B23/042Book-rests or note-book holders resting on tables
    • A47B2023/045Book-rests or note-book holders resting on tables made of metal wires
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B23/00Bed-tables; Trays; Reading-racks; Book-rests, i.e. items used in combination with something else
    • A47B23/04Bed-tables; Trays; Reading-racks; Book-rests, i.e. items used in combination with something else supported from table, floor or wall
    • A47B23/042Book-rests or note-book holders resting on tables

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  • This invention relates to improvements in book holders for supporting books in the proper position to be read, and has more particular relation to improvements in such holders as are adjustable and collapsible, as, for instance, the socalled knock-down holders.
  • the object of the invention is to provide a light and easily adjustedholder for diiierent size books which may be utilized either resting on the leg oi the reader or on a table, and also with the reader reclining in bed with his head resting sidewise upon the pillow.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide a Wire frame-work having book-holding loops and provided with an adjustable book holder by which the book may be held in either an upright or horizontal position.
  • Another object or" the invention is to provide a bookholder of the type mentioned, in which the different parts may be collapsed or knocked down for packing or shipping or for stowing away when not in use.
  • a further object of the invention is to provide a bookholder capable of being rested upon the leg and adjustable for different size legs.
  • the invention also has other objects which will be hereinafter more particularly set forth and claimed.
  • Figure 1 represents a perspective View of the devices embodying my invention.
  • Figure 2 represents a central vertical section through the same adjusted for use with the, book in a horizontal position for reading in bed
  • Figure 3 represents a detail enlarged side elevation partly in section, of the construction of the joint and locking plates.
  • holders or packs made of wire are 46 very old in the art, and applicant makes no claims on such, but holders made of wire or light metal and capable of adjustment for holding different size books either in vertical or vertical-inclined positions or in horizontal positions as desired, in a manner to secure the proper reading vision for both pages, is new as far as applicant is aware.
  • This invention described in detail comprise two inclined wire book supports 1.
  • the lower ends of these side bars or supports are bent forward and then formed into two book holding loops 2 which are parallel with the side bars 1, being bent in slightly as shown in Figure 2.
  • the two loops are connected by a suitable cross bar 4.
  • the upper end of each side bar 1 is slightly offset as at 5 to prevent the sleeve 6 from slipping down on the bar, the upper end of the bar being headed as at '7 to preventthe sleeve from slipping up.
  • Thesleeve is formed on one end of the pivoted locking plate 3 and is curled about the wire while being formed and clamped or swedged in position.
  • One of the plates 3 is located at one end of each of the side bars 1.
  • Each of these plates is provided with a pivoting aperture 8 and a locking aperture 9.
  • the rear inclined rest is formed with side bars 10 bent into loops 11 at their upper ends so that the projecting portion 12 of each loopwill press into its respective opening 9 when the upper end of the support is passed through the pivoting'aperture 8; a corresponding loop 13 being formed on the opposite side of the plate 3 so that the spring action of the two loops will be opposed to each other, and the shaped centers of these loops will tend to meet within the aperture 9.
  • Each of the loops 13 terminates in a downwardly extending bar 14, this bar at its lower end being curled into an eye 15 which surrounds a rod 16, this rod 16, in turn being formed with an eye 17 that surrounds the rod 14, thus making a sliding joint at this point.
  • the rod 16 extends upward and then laterally, forming a yoke 18, the opposite side of this yoke being similarly slidable in a duplicate bar 14 connected to the loop 13.
  • the yoke 18 at its middle is bent into a retaining loop 19 on which is pivoted a stamped holder plate 20 provided at its end with a pivoted spring clip 21 arranged to be slipped over the book in the holder as shown in Figure 2.
  • the lower ends of the side bars 10 are bent inward and upward as at 22 and 23, the end of the'bar 23 being bent into an eye about the bar 22 and the end of the bar 22 being bent into an eye about the bar 23.
  • the bars 1010 may be spread and the diameter of the circle increased to fit different size legs, the spring of the metal 22 and 23 allowing the curvature to shift as the bars 10-10 are separated,
  • the book When it is desired to use the holder with a book in a vertical position, the book is opened to slip behind the loops 2 resting on the inclined portions 24 connecting the bars 1 and the loops, the book being thus held in an open position. At this time if it is desired to change the inclination of the book in the vertical position, it is brought forward from its position of rest against the inclined bars 1-1 and is held in this forward position by the spring clip being snapped over the upper edge of the book and cover and the yoke 18 being raised or lowered to give the proper adjustment.
  • the book is to be held in a horizontal position with the reader lying in bed with his head upon a pillow and the direction of his vision being sidewise and parallel with the bed surface. This usually is almost an impossible position in which to read as it is next to impossible to hold a book in the proper position with the hands alone.
  • the book is placed in this position and the holder 21 and yoke 18 adjusted so that the line of vision between the two exposed pages is practically the same and the pages are extended practically at right angles to the line of vision, and not an acute angle in which the reading becomes very difiicult and injurious to the eyes.
  • the pivoted portion 20 of the book holder allows for different size books being used and readily held in position by forcing the clip 21 over the free pages of the book.
  • This clip when no pages are between it, practically has its two spring sections in contact so that no matter how few pages are to be held in the clip, they will be firmly clamped in position as shown in Figure 2.
  • the reader in order to turn a page, simply applies slight pressure to the curved portion of the clip 21, and with his other hand moves the page until it slips from under the clip, and then drops it in position back of the two clips 2.
  • the bar 4 When the device is to be used resting upon the leg of the reader, the bar 4 will rest at one point while the curved bars 22 and 23 will rest at a point near the knee, and these bars may be forced together or spread apart to properly clamp the knee so that the holder will not slip, and in order to adjust it for different size legs.
  • the eyes 15 and 17 may be so closely fitted to the yoke as to hold the yoke by friction in its elevated or depressed positions.
  • the length of the arms of the yoke 18 is such that the yoke cannot be disengaged from the eyes 15 and 17 as the upper eyes 17 will contact with its particular loop 13 before the lower ends of the yoke rod have disengaged from the eyes 15.

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1386- 1933. F. J. MARSEGLIA ADJUSTABLE BOOKHOLDER Filed May 3, 1930 m J ma My T? m MM m PM A w 5w Patented Dec. 5, 1933 UNITED STATES ADJUSTABLE BOOKHOLDER Faust J. Marseglia, Astoria, N. Y.
Application May 3, 1930. Serial No. 449,562
4 Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in book holders for supporting books in the proper position to be read, and has more particular relation to improvements in such holders as are adjustable and collapsible, as, for instance, the socalled knock-down holders.
The object of the invention is to provide a light and easily adjustedholder for diiierent size books which may be utilized either resting on the leg oi the reader or on a table, and also with the reader reclining in bed with his head resting sidewise upon the pillow.
Another object of the invention is to provide a Wire frame-work having book-holding loops and provided with an adjustable book holder by which the book may be held in either an upright or horizontal position.
Another object or" the invention is to provide a bookholder of the type mentioned, in which the different parts may be collapsed or knocked down for packing or shipping or for stowing away when not in use.
A further object of the invention is to provide a bookholder capable of being rested upon the leg and adjustable for different size legs.
The invention also has other objects which will be hereinafter more particularly set forth and claimed.
In the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, Figure 1 represents a perspective View of the devices embodying my invention.
Figure 2 represents a central vertical section through the same adjusted for use with the, book in a horizontal position for reading in bed, and
Figure 3 represents a detail enlarged side elevation partly in section, of the construction of the joint and locking plates.
Of course holders or packs made of wire are 46 very old in the art, and applicant makes no claims on such, but holders made of wire or light metal and capable of adjustment for holding different size books either in vertical or vertical-inclined positions or in horizontal positions as desired, in a manner to secure the proper reading vision for both pages, is new as far as applicant is aware.
This invention described in detail, comprise two inclined wire book supports 1. The lower ends of these side bars or supports are bent forward and then formed into two book holding loops 2 which are parallel with the side bars 1, being bent in slightly as shown in Figure 2. The two loops are connected by a suitable cross bar 4. The upper end of each side bar 1 is slightly offset as at 5 to prevent the sleeve 6 from slipping down on the bar, the upper end of the bar being headed as at '7 to preventthe sleeve from slipping up. Thesleeve is formed on one end of the pivoted locking plate 3 and is curled about the wire while being formed and clamped or swedged in position. One of the plates 3 is located at one end of each of the side bars 1. Each of these plates is provided with a pivoting aperture 8 and a locking aperture 9. The rear inclined rest is formed with side bars 10 bent into loops 11 at their upper ends so that the projecting portion 12 of each loopwill press into its respective opening 9 when the upper end of the support is passed through the pivoting'aperture 8; a corresponding loop 13 being formed on the opposite side of the plate 3 so that the spring action of the two loops will be opposed to each other, and the shaped centers of these loops will tend to meet within the aperture 9. This normally holds the bars 10 in their inclined extended positions as shown in Figure 1 but when the device is to be collapsed for shipping or storing away, the bars 10 are forced toward the bars lwhen the loops 11 and l3'will snapout of the apertures 9, but these loops continue to bear upon the plates 3 and will hold, the rear support member in its position close to the bars 1.
This makes a package that is very much smaller in area, and can be stored away when not in use by the purchaser in a limited space.
Each of the loops 13 terminates in a downwardly extending bar 14, this bar at its lower end being curled into an eye 15 which surrounds a rod 16, this rod 16, in turn being formed with an eye 17 that surrounds the rod 14, thus making a sliding joint at this point. The rod 16 extends upward and then laterally, forming a yoke 18, the opposite side of this yoke being similarly slidable in a duplicate bar 14 connected to the loop 13. The yoke 18 at its middle is bent into a retaining loop 19 on which is pivoted a stamped holder plate 20 provided at its end with a pivoted spring clip 21 arranged to be slipped over the book in the holder as shown in Figure 2.
The lower ends of the side bars 10 are bent inward and upward as at 22 and 23, the end of the'bar 23 being bent into an eye about the bar 22 and the end of the bar 22 being bent into an eye about the bar 23. By this means the bars 1010 may be spread and the diameter of the circle increased to fit different size legs, the spring of the metal 22 and 23 allowing the curvature to shift as the bars 10-10 are separated,
the eyes on the bars 22 and 23 having sufficient friction to retain the parts in their adjusted positions.
When it is desired to use the holder with a book in a vertical position, the book is opened to slip behind the loops 2 resting on the inclined portions 24 connecting the bars 1 and the loops, the book being thus held in an open position. At this time if it is desired to change the inclination of the book in the vertical position, it is brought forward from its position of rest against the inclined bars 1-1 and is held in this forward position by the spring clip being snapped over the upper edge of the book and cover and the yoke 18 being raised or lowered to give the proper adjustment.
As shown in Figure 2, the book is to be held in a horizontal position with the reader lying in bed with his head upon a pillow and the direction of his vision being sidewise and parallel with the bed surface. This usually is almost an impossible position in which to read as it is next to impossible to hold a book in the proper position with the hands alone.
With the present invention, however, the book is placed in this position and the holder 21 and yoke 18 adjusted so that the line of vision between the two exposed pages is practically the same and the pages are extended practically at right angles to the line of vision, and not an acute angle in which the reading becomes very difiicult and injurious to the eyes.
The pivoted portion 20 of the book holder allows for different size books being used and readily held in position by forcing the clip 21 over the free pages of the book. This clip, when no pages are between it, practically has its two spring sections in contact so that no matter how few pages are to be held in the clip, they will be firmly clamped in position as shown in Figure 2. For instance, the reader, in order to turn a page, simply applies slight pressure to the curved portion of the clip 21, and with his other hand moves the page until it slips from under the clip, and then drops it in position back of the two clips 2.
When the device is to be used resting upon the leg of the reader, the bar 4 will rest at one point while the curved bars 22 and 23 will rest at a point near the knee, and these bars may be forced together or spread apart to properly clamp the knee so that the holder will not slip, and in order to adjust it for different size legs.
When the yoke 18 is not in use, it, of course, will drop to its lower position, and if desired, the eyes 15 and 17 may be so closely fitted to the yoke as to hold the yoke by friction in its elevated or depressed positions.
It will further be seen that the length of the arms of the yoke 18 is such that the yoke cannot be disengaged from the eyes 15 and 17 as the upper eyes 17 will contact with its particular loop 13 before the lower ends of the yoke rod have disengaged from the eyes 15.
As before stated, when it is desired to collapse or knock down this book holder either for shipping or for storing it away when not in use, the holder is grasped in the two hands and the bars 10 and 1 drawn together by pressure of the fingers. This causes the loops 11 and 13, to snap out of the apertures 9 in which they are normally held in position, and the bars 10 to assume a position adjacent to the bars 1.
This brings the whole structure into practically a single horizontal plan as shown in full lines in Figure 3. In this position the whole device takes up very little room and is only about two and one-half to two and three-quarters inches thick.
Having now described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by-Letters Patent is:
1. In a book-holder, the combination with an inclin d book supporting frame having book retaining loops, of a supporting frame pivoted to the first mentioned frame, and having a rigid upwardly curved laterally adjustable thigh rest and brace at its lower end.
2. In a book-holder, the combination with an inclined book-holding frame, of a supporting frame for the first mentioned frame, a vertically adjustable frame connected to the second frame and a pivoted book-holding spring clip mounted on the vertically adjustable frame.
3. In a book-holder the combination with an inclined frame having side members and a cross member and book holding loops, of a pivoted supporting frame having side members and connected to the first mentioned frame, and a laterally adjustable curved thigh rest connecting the pivoted side members of the supporting frame for holding the book in positions of different inclinations as desired and adjustable to the contour of the thigh upon which it rests.
4. In a book-holder, the combination with a book holding frame having inclined book supporting bars, of an adjustable frame carrying a book clamp whereby the inclination of the book may be changed at will, and a pivoted support with spring devices for holding the inclined book supporting bars in supporting or collapsed positicns.
FAUST J. MARSEGLIA.
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US6015129A (en) * 1998-07-09 2000-01-18 Harrigan; Christopher L. Universal reading and writing surface support
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US5114110A (en) * 1986-11-20 1992-05-19 Vohora Ashni K Support apparatus
US6015129A (en) * 1998-07-09 2000-01-18 Harrigan; Christopher L. Universal reading and writing surface support
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US20130286555A1 (en) * 2012-04-27 2013-10-31 Erik D. Jensen Apparatus for suspending and releasably holding an electronic media device having a viewable screen
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US20150028175A1 (en) * 2013-07-25 2015-01-29 Matthew K. E. Larson Apparatus for Holding Portable Devices
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