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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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R. J. PAYNE BOOKHOLDER Oct. 31, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 10, 1947 INVENTOR, v RAY J. PA VNE.
ATTQRNEYZ Patented Oct. 31, 1950 v OFFICE- 2,528,318 BOOKHOLDER Ray J. Payne, San Francisco, Calif. Application June 10, 1947, Serial No. 753,654
This invention relates to book holders and, more particularly, to improvements in book hold- 'ers of the character adapted to support bulky reference books, suchas telephone directories and the like.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a book holder adapted to support and contain telephone directories or other similarly bulky references, and which enables the contained book to be easily perused. It is another object of the present invention to provide book holders of the character mentioned which may be attached to a Wallor similar surface and which occupies a minimum of space when in operative and inoperative positions. A further object of the present invention is to provide a book holder of the character mentioned, comprising means to support adequately a relatively bulky reference while in operative or inoperative position.
A further and specific object of the present invention is to provide means to connect a refer ence book to a book holder and yet which enables easy visual access to all parts of the said book. A further object of the present invention is to provide a book holder comprising means to contain reference books of the character of telephone and city directories of varying thicknesses.
6 Claims. (Cl. 4585) dicatedgenerally at 2, adapted to be afiixed to a wall or like structure, indicated at A, by means of conventional fastening devices such as screws or the like. The wall bracket 2 is provided with two arms- 3 at opposite ends/thereof to which is attached pivotally as at 4, a bottom book support member indicated generally at 5.
Further objects of the present invention are to J provide a book holder of the character mentioned, which is comparatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture and yet which is sturdy of construction and facile of installation.
Further objects of the present invention will become apparent upon reference to the specification and accompanying drawings in which similar characters of references represent corresponding parts in the several views.
Referring to the drawings:
Fig. l is an isometric view of the invention showing the same in an open horizontal position.
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view, partly in section, of the invention and showing theholder in inoperative position in broken lines.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a sectionalview taken on line 44 of Fig.2. g
Fig. 5 is a diagrammatic view of the book retaining member applied to a book and illustrates the book securing portion thereof offset from the pivotal axis of the hinged book supports.
Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5 indicating r0- tation of the book securing portion with the leaves of the book.
The book holder comprises a wall bracket, in-
The member 5 comprises a support portion 6, flanged at opposite sides as at l and 8 to form respectivel a back and front confining portion. The member 5 is provided with a right angularly disposed book support portion 9 which functions as a. book supporting member when the holder is in vertical or inoperative position, illustrated in broken lines in Fig. 2.
The member 5 carries a pair of complementary,
oppositely disposed, spaced, projected ears l2 ad jacent an edge thereof, which said ears are pro the said member 65, and formed with a plurality of apertures 2i The cars 88 which depend from the bottom side of the cover member l 5 when the holder is in closed position, as indicated in Fig. 1, are positioned for juxtaposition with corresponding ears l2 and complementary apertures i4 and 2! are adapted to register with one another to receive a book retaining member generally indicated at 22.
It might be noted that the ear :8, positioned adjacent the wall bracket 2, isnotched, as at 23, so that when the cover is opened in the direction of arrow B of Fig. 1 the cover member l5 will effectively clear the side arm 3, which is straddled by the members l5 and 5. It is again noted that the back supports 7 and Il are provided with corresponding protuberances 24 which are adapted to abut against one another when the cover piece is swung into the open position, indi cated by the directional arrow B, in. order to af ford mutual support to the supports 15 and 5 when the holder is in open position, as mentioned.
The member 6 and portions 1 and 8 extend rearwardly beyond the support 9 to form an extension member, generally indicated at 26. Adjacent the top of wall bracket 2 in arms 3 there is provided stop members 21, horizontally aligned with one another. abut against the. stops 2'! and thus limit the vertical tilting movement of the holder from the broken to the full line position, illustrated in Fig.
Extension 23 is adapted to 2. It is noted that on occasions I have referred to the position illustrated in broken lines as the inoperative. position of the book holder, whilst the full line position is sometimes referred o as the operative position, although it is understood that to be operative as a support enabling visual access to the interior of a book carried by.
the holder, the cover member must be moved to open position in the direction of arrow B in Fig. l. The arrow C, indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, il1ustrates direction of movement of the book holder comprising members 5 and as a unit from operative to inoperative position.
The book retaining member 22 serves a dual function in that it acts as a hinge member to connect pivotally the cover and support member 5 together, as well as acting as a book securing member. Member 22 comprises a wire or rod bent at right angles adjacent opposite ends, as at 3!, and then re-bent in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the rod as at 32, to form offset terminal portions 33 and 3A which, in effect, op-
erate as hinge portions while the portion of the rod between the bends operates essentially as a book securing member. Terminal portions 33 and 34 are adapted for insertion through complementary aligned apertures i4 and 2f.
As illustrated herein, the terminal 33 is threaded to receive a nut 35 while the opposite terminal E i is formed as a finger hold. It is obvious that directories of various thicknesses may be accommodated in the holder by raising and lowering the cover member 15 relative to the member 5 and selectively positioning the book retainin member 22 in position in appropriate apertures pro- K vided in the ear l2 and [8.
The member 22 is rotatable with respect to the .members l5 and 5 and, in view of the fact that the portion 35 thereof is not coaxial to the pivotal axis of the members 15 and 5, it is possible to ensure visual access to all parts of a bulky book, such as a metropolitan telephone directory, inasmuch as the portion 35 which is offset from the pivotal axis may move arcuately as the pages of the book are opened. a
Diagrammatic illustrations indicating the problem of visual access to portions of a large book of the order of a metropolitan directory is illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6. The difficulty of visual access to the relatively small print i particularly inherent when endeavoring to see telephone numbers and the like adjacent the back binding when the book has been opened to a page near a front or back cover.
Fig. 6 illustrates diagrammatically the present invention showing that the book securing means rotates in conformity with movement of the leaves of the book and enables an unrestricted view of the heretofore visually unaccessible marginal print adjacent the back binding cover of a directory.
I prefer to attach pivotally the holder to the wall bracket as at 4 in a position so that when the holder is moved upwardly into the broken line position of Fig. 2, it is inclined slightly toward the wall A in order to prevent effectively the holder from falling into the full line position which, obviously, would occupy a greater area.
I prefer to cut away a part of the support 8, as at 37, to allow a user manual access to a directory for purposes of thumbing through the pages thereof.
The invention, though simple, is effective to support and contain in a minimum of space directories or the like of varying thicknesses and which allows the user complete and unrestricted access to all parts of a directory contained therein.
While certain features and parts of the present invention have been set forth in detail for purposes of clarity of example and illustration, it is understood that various changes and variations may be practiced within the spirit of the invention and scope of the appended claims.
I claim:
1. A book support comprising a book support member provided with a pair of projected cars, a cover member provided with a pair of projected ears, apertures in said ears, a book retaining member having portions thereof inserted through registered apertures in said ears to connect said cover member and support member pivotally, said book retaining member comprising a book securing portion disposed parallel to and offset from the pivotal axis of said cover member and support member.
2. A book support comprising a firstbook support member provided with a pair of ears,a cover member provided with a pair of ears,apertures in said ears, means comprising a book retaining member and said ears to connect said cover and support member pivotally, a bracket support connected pivotally to said support member and means to limit the pivotal movement of said support member relative to said support bracket comprising an extension of said support mem ber and a stop formed in said wall bracket.
3. A book holder according to claim 2 having an operative and an inoperative position and means comprising another book support member carried by said first book support member to support a book when said holder is in inoperative position.
4. A book holder comprising a first book upport member connected pivotally to a wall bracket, an extension formed integrally with'said sup port member, means comprising a stop member formed in said wall bracket to coact with said extension to limit pivotal movement of said support member relative to said bracket, a cover member, complementary ears carried by said support member and cover member, apertures in said ears, and. a book retaining member comprising terminal portions and a book securing portion, said terminal portions secured removably and rotatably in apertures provided in said ears to connect pivotally said cover member and support member, said hook securing portion disposed parallel to the pivotal axis of said cover and support members and spaced inwardly from said pivotal axis.
5. A book holder according to claim 4 and wherein said first book support member is provided with a right angularly disposed second book support member arranged and constructed to support a book contained in said holder when said first support is tilted vertically relative to said wall bracket.
6. A book holder comprising a first book support member connected pivotally to a wall bracket, an extension formed integrally with said support member, means comprising a stop member formed in said wall bracket to coact with said extension to limit pivotal movement of said support member relative to said bracket, a cover member, complementary pairs of ears carried by said support member and cover member, apertures in said ears, at least one ear of each said pair of cars provided with a plurality of apertures, and a book retaining member comprising terminal portions and a book 'securing portion, said terminal portions securdjremovably and rotatably in apertures provide'di'in said ears to connect pivotally said cover iiiember and support member," said book securing portion disposed parallel to the pivotal axis of r said cover and support members and spaced inwardly from said pivotal axis, an aperture in one said ear registrable with a plurality of apertures in a complementary ear whereby the book support member and said cover member may be positioned adjustably withrespect to one another and secured in adjusted position by said terminal portions.
s RAY J. PAYNE.
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US2770913A (en) * 1954-11-19 1956-11-20 Pressed And Welded Steel Produ Book rack
US2784522A (en) * 1955-01-07 1957-03-12 Art Steel Co Inc Rotatably mounted book holder
US2978831A (en) * 1961-04-11 Rack for telephone directories
US3508803A (en) * 1968-07-18 1970-04-28 Bell Telephone Labor Inc Telephone directory mounting

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US173047A (en) * 1876-02-01 Improvement in newspaper-files
US1454197A (en) * 1921-10-13 1923-05-08 Walsh William James Bookrest
US1893976A (en) * 1929-06-15 1933-01-10 Anderson Harrison Bookholder
US2365607A (en) * 1943-05-29 1944-12-19 Thomsen Hugo Binder

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US173047A (en) * 1876-02-01 Improvement in newspaper-files
US1454197A (en) * 1921-10-13 1923-05-08 Walsh William James Bookrest
US1893976A (en) * 1929-06-15 1933-01-10 Anderson Harrison Bookholder
US2365607A (en) * 1943-05-29 1944-12-19 Thomsen Hugo Binder

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2978831A (en) * 1961-04-11 Rack for telephone directories
US2770913A (en) * 1954-11-19 1956-11-20 Pressed And Welded Steel Produ Book rack
US2784522A (en) * 1955-01-07 1957-03-12 Art Steel Co Inc Rotatably mounted book holder
US3508803A (en) * 1968-07-18 1970-04-28 Bell Telephone Labor Inc Telephone directory mounting

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