US2527071A - Magnifying attachment for books - Google Patents

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US2527071A
US2527071A US1319148A US2527071A US 2527071 A US2527071 A US 2527071A US 1319148 A US1319148 A US 1319148A US 2527071 A US2527071 A US 2527071A
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Oct. 24, 1950 G. J. PIERCE MAGNTTYTNG ATTACHMENT Foa Booxs Filed March 5, 1948 INVENTOR.

C'eviruce c Euere@ ATTE R N EYS Patented Oct. 24, 1950 UNITED STATES ENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

My present invention relates to an improved magnifying attachment for books and generally comprises a magnifying lens mounted in a suitable frame to which is attached at one end thereof a spring clamp for securing the ira-me to a 'page oi a book or magazine or other printed or Iwritten :nati-er so that it may be easily slid'iroin top to bottom oi the page or sheet as the matter is read.

In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated one complete example of the physical ein bodiment of my invention according te the vst mode I have thus far devised, but it vill be under-- stood that Various changes and alterations may be made in the exemplified structure within the scope oi the appended claim.

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Fig. 1 is a top plan view oi the attachment oi' my invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view at line S13-. oi Fig'. 2.

4 is a sectional view at line i-i of Fig. l.

Referring now to the drawings wherein I have illustrated the present preferred embodiment of my invention, I employ an elongate magnifying lens or" plastic preferably but which may be made of glass ii desired, having a convex upper face i. and plane lower face 4, with tapered ends ii and S.

This lens, generally of rectangular shape, is secured in the angular groove le of the frame l2 and the lower face of the lens is spaced from the under surface of the frame so that the lens will be spaced from the reading matter.

At one end of the frame, in the slot id I secure the iiXed jaw of the clamp section 55 of angular shape and the cylindrical and resilient tube i8 split at 2@ is mounted by means or" slots 22-24 on this section. In slots ES-ZS, is secured the opposing clamp section or jaw 3Q of angular shape and having an extension 32 extending under the end section of the frame.

It will be apparent that by compressing together the clamp sections, the extension 32 will be spaced from the frame against the tension of the tube, and the frame and lens may be located on the paper or sheet 3F; of bool; and the extension under the sheet will clamp the sheet between the extension and the frame.

Thus the lens will be releasably retained in the selected position and may be easily moved along the edge of the sheet by releasing the clamp sections.

I-laving thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters iratent is:

In a rnagniiyinsY reading attachment, the combination which comprises a flat frame having an angular groove in the inner peripheral edge, a magnifying lens mounted in said frame ywith the edge thereof conforming to and positioned in the said groove so that the face of the lens extends beyond the face of the frame, and a spring clamp having a pair of gripping jaws with outwardly extended handles and a spring for urging the said gripping jaws together, one of said jaws fiXedly attached to said Jdat frame at one end thereof and the other of said jaws positioned to engage the bottom surface of edge of the frame to which the rst jaw is xed to temporarily secure the said frame on an edge of a sheet of material whereby the frame positions the magnifying lens aaginst the surface of the said sheet or" material te enlarge indicia thereon.

GERTRUDE J. PIERCE.

REFERENCES CTTED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 718,291 Swan Jan. 13, 1903 1,907,766 Williams Nov. 7, 1911 1,169,492 Kaufmann Jan. 25, 1916 1,767,177 Hartwell. June 24, 1939 1,773,899 Kaler Aug 28, 1930 1,895,422 Shaen May 19, 1231 2,011,945 Mathi Aug. 20, 1935 2,319,435 Bailie May 18, 1943 2,441,453 Szabo May 11, 1948

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US2722068A (en) * 1953-07-27 1955-11-01 Elsholz Walter True course bracketing means
US2826959A (en) * 1956-02-27 1958-03-18 C J Bates & Son Direction reading and measuring device
US2957390A (en) * 1956-12-04 1960-10-25 Frank W Baukus Book liner and magnifier
DE1101805B (en) * 1957-02-15 1961-03-09 Poul Henning Klein Vergroesserungsglas
US3039350A (en) * 1960-02-02 1962-06-19 Paul J Gollhofer Magnifying device
US3065668A (en) * 1954-12-22 1962-11-27 Leybourn Specialties Inc Map holder and viewing device
US3209648A (en) * 1962-05-11 1965-10-05 William M Chapman Telephone book mark with magnifying lens
US3429638A (en) * 1964-02-27 1969-02-25 Helge S Koenig Combination semi-cylindrical magnifier and guide bar
EP0107256A1 (en) * 1982-10-21 1984-05-02 van Ommeren, Jan Magnifying reading device
US5382053A (en) * 1993-09-07 1995-01-17 Tanaka; Yoshiya Protective jacket having a magnifying lens
DE4424747C1 (en) * 1994-06-23 1995-07-20 Guenther Kasper File, book etc. with magnifying glass
US5943173A (en) * 1998-11-16 1999-08-24 Waterhouse; William H. Illuminated magnifier reading apparatus
US6574051B1 (en) 2001-12-05 2003-06-03 Odie B. Powell Portable reading magnifier
US20060098425A1 (en) * 2004-11-05 2006-05-11 Waterhouse William H Advertising support with illuminated magnifier
US20060096140A1 (en) * 2004-11-05 2006-05-11 Waterhouse William H Advertising support with illuminated magnifier

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US718291A (en) * 1901-05-04 1903-01-13 Peter Swan Book-mark.
US1007760A (en) * 1910-10-27 1911-11-07 Charles D Williams Calendar date-indicator.
US1169492A (en) * 1913-12-29 1916-01-25 Ignacz Kaufmann Apparatus for facilitating reading.
US1767177A (en) * 1929-08-26 1930-06-24 Hartwell Mabel Combined reading guide and bookmark
US1773899A (en) * 1929-06-21 1930-08-26 George M Kaler Scale magnifying attachment for rulers
US1806422A (en) * 1928-09-05 1931-05-19 Robert H Shaen Scale reader for draftsmen
US2011945A (en) * 1933-08-04 1935-08-20 Walter E Mathi Magnifying device
US2319436A (en) * 1940-12-26 1943-05-18 Alfred J Bailie Reader's aid and bookmark
US2441453A (en) * 1945-01-25 1948-05-11 Gustav V Szabo Device for mounting loupes on spectacles

Patent Citations (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US718291A (en) * 1901-05-04 1903-01-13 Peter Swan Book-mark.
US1007760A (en) * 1910-10-27 1911-11-07 Charles D Williams Calendar date-indicator.
US1169492A (en) * 1913-12-29 1916-01-25 Ignacz Kaufmann Apparatus for facilitating reading.
US1806422A (en) * 1928-09-05 1931-05-19 Robert H Shaen Scale reader for draftsmen
US1773899A (en) * 1929-06-21 1930-08-26 George M Kaler Scale magnifying attachment for rulers
US1767177A (en) * 1929-08-26 1930-06-24 Hartwell Mabel Combined reading guide and bookmark
US2011945A (en) * 1933-08-04 1935-08-20 Walter E Mathi Magnifying device
US2319436A (en) * 1940-12-26 1943-05-18 Alfred J Bailie Reader's aid and bookmark
US2441453A (en) * 1945-01-25 1948-05-11 Gustav V Szabo Device for mounting loupes on spectacles

Cited By (16)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2722068A (en) * 1953-07-27 1955-11-01 Elsholz Walter True course bracketing means
US3065668A (en) * 1954-12-22 1962-11-27 Leybourn Specialties Inc Map holder and viewing device
US2826959A (en) * 1956-02-27 1958-03-18 C J Bates & Son Direction reading and measuring device
US2957390A (en) * 1956-12-04 1960-10-25 Frank W Baukus Book liner and magnifier
DE1101805B (en) * 1957-02-15 1961-03-09 Poul Henning Klein Vergroesserungsglas
US3039350A (en) * 1960-02-02 1962-06-19 Paul J Gollhofer Magnifying device
US3209648A (en) * 1962-05-11 1965-10-05 William M Chapman Telephone book mark with magnifying lens
US3429638A (en) * 1964-02-27 1969-02-25 Helge S Koenig Combination semi-cylindrical magnifier and guide bar
EP0107256A1 (en) * 1982-10-21 1984-05-02 van Ommeren, Jan Magnifying reading device
US5382053A (en) * 1993-09-07 1995-01-17 Tanaka; Yoshiya Protective jacket having a magnifying lens
DE4424747C1 (en) * 1994-06-23 1995-07-20 Guenther Kasper File, book etc. with magnifying glass
US5943173A (en) * 1998-11-16 1999-08-24 Waterhouse; William H. Illuminated magnifier reading apparatus
US6574051B1 (en) 2001-12-05 2003-06-03 Odie B. Powell Portable reading magnifier
US20060098425A1 (en) * 2004-11-05 2006-05-11 Waterhouse William H Advertising support with illuminated magnifier
US20060096140A1 (en) * 2004-11-05 2006-05-11 Waterhouse William H Advertising support with illuminated magnifier
US7621060B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2009-11-24 Waterhouse William H Advertising support with illuminated magnifier

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