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US2684545A US230565A US23056551A US2684545A US 2684545 A US2684545 A US 2684545A US 230565 A US230565 A US 230565A US 23056551 A US23056551 A US 23056551A US 2684545 A US2684545 A US 2684545A
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L. G. TALBOT July 27, 1954 CALENDAR Filed June 8, 1951 vPatented July 27, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CALENDAR Leon G. Talbot, Minneapolis, Minn.
Application June 8, 1951, Serial No. 230,565
1 Claim. l
This invention relates to calendars. More specifically, it relates to calendars of the type readily adjustable to show any selected month of a large number of years.
It is a general object of my invention to provide a novel and improved calendar of the perpetual type of cheap and simple construction and operation.
A more specific object is to provide a novel and improved calendar of the perpetual type adapted for advertising purposes and constructed to never vary in width in order to avoid lack of balance in its appearance while mounted on a wall or used as a desk calendar.
`Another object is to provide a novel and improved calendar of the perpetual type constructed to display in prominence a particular month of a selected year and to at the same time provide Without further adjustment ready reference means to other months of other or the same year, thus enabling more than one person to refer to it at the same time.
These and other objects and advantages of my invention will be more apparent from the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and in which:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of one embodiment of my invention;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 2 2 of Fig. 1.
One embodiment of my invention may include as shown in Figs. l and 2 a panel indicated generally as 5 having a horizontal slot E formed therethrough. This panel 5 may be made of any type of suitable material upon which the numbers and legends to be hereinafter described may be imposed.
Directly below the slot B are a plurality of numbers 'l arranged in horizontal columns and showing the days of the various months. These numbers 1 are also arranged in vertical columns as best shown in Fig. 1. By reference to Fig. l it can be seen that the numbers 1 to 7 are arranged in the last seven spaces toward the top right, these spaces being formed by vertical lines 8 and horizontal lines 9. The second horizontal column of numbers from the top commences with the number 2 and runs through the number 14. The third line is comprised of the numbers 9-21 in order. The fourth line or horizontal column is comprised of numbers 16-28. The fth line is comprised of numbers 23-31, the numbers in each such lines beginning at the left hand end of the column. The sixth line is comprised of the numbers 30-31 and also begins at the left hand side of the column.
Arranged immediately above the slot 6 and disposed directly opposite the iirst seven spaces of the horizontal columns is a set of key characters I0. As shown these key characters I0 consist of the numbers 1-7, each of these numbers being disposed directly opposite one of the first seven vertical columns.
Immediately above the set of key characters l0 is a relatively large legend Il for the current year for which the calendar is prepared. The calendar disclosed in Fig. 1 was prepared especially for the year 1950. It will be noted that some of the months are arranged in vertical columns opposite the key characters. This is true because these months present identical numbers selected on the calendar for those particular months. For example, the calendar for October and January of 1950 are identical and so they are both arranged in a vertical column opposite the key character l'. It will be noted also that directly below the indication of the month, there is a small number indicating the number of days in that month, a zero indicating 30 days in that month and a number l indicating 31 days in that month.
Directly above the legend Il for the current year is a similar legend l2 for the next year. Directly above the legend l2 is a similar legend I3 for the previous year. Each of these legends are smaller than the legend ll for the current year so that the current year will stand out with respect to the rest of the calendar to facilitate reference thereto.
Superimposed on the panel in any convenient location such as to the left as shown in Fig. 1 is another legend indicated generally as IA provided for the purpose of making it possible to readily refer to any month of many selected year over a large span of time. This legend i4 is comprised of a set of key characters l5 corresponding with the key characters IE). As shown these key characters l5 are also arranged in a horizontal row but this need not necessarily be the case. Directly below the key characters i5 are a plurality of horizontal rows or numbers I6. These columns of numbers represent specific years in which the calendar for their respective months is identical. These years have been predetermined and grouped accordingly. For example the top group includes the years 1925, 1931, 1936I '1942, 1953, 1959, 1964 and 1970. The months of these years have been arranged in vertical columns I7 directly below the key characters I5 and the months of January and February during the leap years have been indicated by printing the month with slanting letters as at I3 rather than by vertical letters such as are used to indicate the majority of months.
In practice, the months of January and February for the leap years will probably be indicated by printing the month in red in contrast to the usual color.
As shown, advertising spaces I9 and 2i! will be left to provide space for the usual amount of advertising called for in connection with calendars. Securing means 2| is provided at each of the upper corners of the panel 5. The lower cor ners are provided with tabs 2m to maintain the panel spaced slightly from the wall, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1.
Mounted on the panel in superimposed relation is a window framing member 22. This window frame member 22 is preferably constructed of transparent material with darkened border edges 23. It may however, be constructed of solid opaque material formed into a grid work so that each of the numbers 'I will fbe enclosed in a small window. Regardless of the manner in which it is constructed, the main characteristic of it is that it is only slightly larger in width than the space required for seven of the spaces having the numbers 'I therein along a horizontal line. At the top of the grid or window framing member 22, the days of the week are indicated opposite the vertical columns as at 2li. At the uppermost left hand corner of the window framing member 22 is an indicator 25 which passes directly above the key characters i9. The grid 22 is mounted for sliding movement in the slot S by a pair of pins or bolts 26 which extend through its upper corners and through the slot 6 to be secured by a nut 2l. These pins 26 are loose tting to permit the panel 22 to be slid laterally with ease.
To use calendar for any month of the current year the grid 22 is moved to a position where the indicator 25 is directly below the selected month. When this has been done, the grid 22 will frame the selected month and will be readily visible just as in the conventional calendar.
When a month of the previous or past year is desired the grid 22 is slid to a position where the indicator is directly below the selected month of the respective legends I2 and I3 in the same manner as described for the current year. Likewise, the grid 22 will frame the selected month after this has been done.
When a particular month of any other year is desired, reference is made to the legend I4. The first operation is to iind the group I6 in which the year lies. When this has been done the selected month is referred to to determine which of the key characters I5 is in the same vertical column. By moving the grill 22 so that the indicator 25 will overlie the key character i@ corresponding with the key character I5 found in this manner, the grill member is moved to frame the numbers indicating the days of that month.
Thus it can be readily seen that I have provided a calendar which provides ready reference to any selected month of any selected year over a large span of time. For example if the user desires to see a calendar for the month of September 1953 he will rst locate the group in which 1953 is grouped. The year 1953 is in the top group I6 in the legend I4 and the month of September is directly below the character 5 of the reference characters I5. By moving the grill so that the indicator is directly opposite the character 5 of the key characters it, the grill will frame the calendar for that month of that year.
One important advantage of my invention is that the user may refer to several months without adjusting the calendar whatsoever. For eX- ample, if the user wishes to refer to the month of June 1953 at the same time as he is referring to the month of September, 1953 he could do so readily with moving the grill 22. By referring to the legend I4 visually he could see that the month of J une for that year lies directly beneath the key character t. He could then refer over to the key character of the key character group i8, and he would know that each of the numbers directly below that key character are Sundays of the month of June of that year. He could readily determine what that particular date fell on or what date any particular day of a given week would have. Thus it can be readily seen that with my calendar the user has ready reference to any number of months of any selected year for comparison with any other selected month or year.
It should be noted that my calendar is well balanced because the grill 22 at no time extends laterally beyond the edges of the panel 5. Thus my calendar when hung upon the wall does not tend to tilt and also presents a balanced appearance. The all-over dimensions of the calendar remain the same throughout its operation. It should also be noted that the grill 22 can be readily moved with a flick of the finger, making reference to* any particular month a relatively easy matter.
It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts without departing from the scope of my invention.
I claim:
fr. calendar comprising a panel having a horizontal slot formed therein and being adapted to be secured to a wall, a generally rectangularly shaped window-framing slide member mounted within said slot for free but limited horizontal sliding movement in superimposed relation to said panel and having at least one window within its connues, the sliding movement of said slide member being restricted to within the coniines of said panel, said panel having numbers disposed i horizontal alignment with the window of said member and indicating the daysof the month thereon, said numbers being arranged in evenly spaced horizontal and in evenly spaced vertical columns spaced so that portions of six of said horizontal columns and portions of seven of said vertical columns may be seen simultaneously through the window of said member, said slide member bein'4v no greater in width than the combined width of seven of said vertical columns, an indicator iiXedly carried by said member, said panel having a legend superimposed thereon indicating in vertical columns the months of at least one year and arranged oppo- 5 6 site the path of movement of said indicator, the References Cited in the file of this patent positions of said legend and said indicator being UNITED STATES PATENTS correlated with respect to said member so that when said indicator is moved. directly opposite Number Name Date a selected month of said legend the days of that 5 465394 ROSS Dec' 15 1891 month will be Viewable through the window of llgqfg Peterson -s Jan' 11 192g said member, said member being sufficiently narlzlgxl CHSOI Apr 30 1954 row so that all the numbers of said columns may /nklton Feb g 6 at al1 times be readily viewed for reference with 99329 Pobelfw Fer' 28 1950 iespect to other months of sald legend Without 10 2,584,810 @Kane Feb' 5 1952 movmg Sad member' 2,505,567 Berkower Aug. 5, 1952
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US3209478A (en) * 1963-02-04 1965-10-05 Arthur S Burkert Multiple century calendars
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US2499329A (en) * 1946-07-05 1950-02-28 Charles P Potter Calendar charactered slide type
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US1613769A (en) * 1927-01-11 Calendar
US1711041A (en) * 1929-04-30 carson
US1949328A (en) * 1934-02-27 Calendab
US2397877A (en) * 1946-04-02 Ibdi e
US2499329A (en) * 1946-07-05 1950-02-28 Charles P Potter Calendar charactered slide type
US2605567A (en) * 1947-07-26 1952-08-05 Berkower Louis Perpetual calendar
US2584810A (en) * 1949-01-28 1952-02-05 O'kane Le Roy Thomas Daniel Perpetual calendar

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US3166862A (en) * 1961-11-30 1965-01-26 Jaickles Enrique Fassler Perpetual movable calendar
US3209478A (en) * 1963-02-04 1965-10-05 Arthur S Burkert Multiple century calendars
US6039355A (en) * 1999-05-17 2000-03-21 Durand; David V. Daily planning calendar

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