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US2825160A
US2825160A US604648A US60464856A US2825160A US 2825160 A US2825160 A US 2825160A US 604648 A US604648 A US 604648A US 60464856 A US60464856 A US 60464856A US 2825160 A US2825160 A US 2825160A
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March 4, 1958 A. RQ MELLoR ET A1. 2,825,160

MENU HOLDER AND MAGNETIC SUPPORT MEANS THEREFOR Filed Aug. 17, `1956 v s sheets-sheet 1 36 43 *38 45 47 INVENTORS '7"[7- i RMQZZW ATTORNEY March 4, 1958 A. R. MELLOR ET Al. 2,825,160

MENU HOLDER AND MAGNETIC SUPPORT MEANS THEREEOR Filed Aug. 17, 195e 3 sheets-sheet 2 5a fax.

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21111:: I :lll- TIL INVENTORS .Me lo 7 ZZrecZ United States Patent O MENU HOLDER AND MAGNETIC SUPPORT MEANS THEREFOR Adrien R. Mellor and Noah A. Allred, Loma Linda, Calif.

Application August 17,1956, Serial No. 604,648

Y1 Claim. (Cl. 40-10) This invention relates to a menu and a menu holder including magnetic means for retaining the menu in position on the holder and has for its primary object to provide a structure whereby a menu can be readily replaced upon a menu holder and will retain its position thereon until the menu is again grasped and removed, by a slight pull, from the holder. Y

Considerable difliculty is encountered by customers not familiar with the construction of menu holders now in use, in replacing a menu in a holder and as a consequence menus frequently fall upon the door or are left lying upon a table or counter andare knocked to the floor where the menus are frequently stepped upon be fore being picked up by a patron or a waitress.

. Accordingly, it is a primary object of the present invention tofprovide a menu and menu holder wherein the menu canbe readily set upon a readily visible conveniently positioned shelf of the holder and when thus applied will be magnetically held to the holder until forcibly removed therefrom.

Various other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter become more fully apparent from the following description of the drawings, illustrating presently preferred embodiments thereof,'and wherein:

Figure 1 is a front elevational view showing the menu holder mounted upon .a counter or table with a menu magnetically held applied thereto;

Figure-2 is a vertical sectional view, taken substantially along a plane as indicated by the line 2-2 of Figure l;

Figure- 3 .is a horizontal sectionalview, taken substantially along apla-neas indicatedby the line 3-'3 of Figure 1;

Figures 4 and S are enlarged horizontal `sectional views taken substantially-along :planes as indicated by the lines 4 4 yand 5-5, respectively, of-Figure 1;

Figure 6- is a fragmentary `front elevational view of a part ofthe holder-shown removed-.from a counter or table;

-Figure 7 is 4an Ienlarged longitudinal sectional view through a menu, :taken .substantially along a plane astindicatedbyetheline 7-7 of Figure 1;

Figure -8 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical sectional view `of the upper portion of the holder,''taken substantiallyfalong av plane corresponding V.to the plane of' Figure 2;

Figure 9 is Ya front Velevational view o'f'a slightly modified form of the menu holder; y

Figure l is 1an elevational view, partly vin section, of another form'offrnenu forY usefwithftheholders of Figures l `to 9; l

`Figure 11 is a cross sectional view thereof, takensublstantial'ly'alo'nga plne as 'indicated bythe line 1:1--11 of Figure 1'0.; 5

v,Figure 121s alongitudinalsectionalview thereof,'taken suhstantialjlylg a`plane as indicated `byj the line112'-12 of Figure 1"0"arid"'sliw'ingI a'fragment of only one of the leaves of the menu;

2,825,160 Patented Mar. 4, 1958 ICC Figure 13 is an elevational view of another form of menu;

Figure 14 is a fragmentary cross sectional view thereof, taken substantially along a plane as indicated by the line 14-14 of Figure 13, and

Figure l5 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view of a part of the menu, taken substantially along a plane as indicated by the line 15-15 of Figure 13.

Referring more specically to the drawings and first with reference to Figures l to 8, the menu holder or support in its entirety is designated generally 17 and a menu 18 of special construction is provided intended to be supported by and upon the holder 17.

The holder or support 17 includes a pair of spaced uprights or standards 19 each preferably constituting'a substantially rigid metal bar. The bars 19 are connected to one another in spaced apart substantially parallel relation by a plurality, preferably three metal strips 20, 21 and 22 which extend across and which have spaced portions secured to complementary parts 23 of the bars or standards 19. The two lower strips 20 and 21 are substantially longer than the upper strip 22 and have ends 32 which are curved forwardly or away from the standards 19, the strips being secured to front sides of the standard portions 23 and in spaced relation to one another. The upper strip '22 is substantially straight from end-to7 end thereof and has end yportions extending beyond the standard portions 23. Said portions 23 constitute forwardly olset portions of the standards 19 which include corresponding lower end portions 24 and upper end portions 25. The portions 24 and V,25 of each standard 19 are disposed substantially in alignment and said upper portie-ns 25 are substantially longer than the lower portions 24. The adjacent ends of the portions 24 and 25 are connected to the lower and upper ends of the forwardly offset standard portions 23 by portions 26 and 27, respectively, of said standards. The portions 26,and 27 of each standard 19 are disposed substantially parallel to one another and at substantially right angles to the portions 23, 24 and 25. The lower portion 26 den ines a downwardly facing shoulder which is adapted to rest upon a portion of a ltop surface of a counter er table 28. 'The portion 27 of each standard forms an upwardly facing shelf portion, as will hereinafter be described. The lower end portions 2.4 of the standards 19 are adapted to bear against a vert-ical Wall or edge 2,9 of the counter or table and to be clamped thereagainst by strap fastenings 30 having end portions secured 'to the wall or edge 29 by fastenings 31 and ,outwardly offset intermediate portions through which the standard portions 24 extend and by which the standard portions are clamped against the wall o r edge 29. The strips 20, v2,1 and 22 combine yto form a fence, as is conventional, for holding vdining accessories such as napkin, sugar and condiment containers, not shown. I i

The holder or support 17 also includes .an kupper section 33 comprising spaced elongated sleeves 3,4 which are rigidly connected together at their upper ends by a top bar which'extends therebetween ,and which vvis* secured at ,its ends yto upper vportions of the sleeves34. The sleeves 34 are disposed substantial'lyparallel `and coplanar .to one another and are each of rectangular cross section, `as seen in Figure 5. Each .sleeve 34 has a slot or opening 36 in the rear wall thereof Ywhich extends kfrom end-to-'end ,of the sleeve. 'The sleeves 34 slidably or telescopically engage the supper standardportions 25 and extend upwardly therefrom. Ascrew 37 is threaded lforwardly through Lthe upperipart of each standard `portion v25 and the heads of the screws are accommodated in the slots '36 ofthe sleeves 34. The screws 37 are advanced forwardly through the standard portions 25 and against the inner sides of the front walls of the sleeves 34 for clamping said sleeves in adjusted `positionston the standard portions for positioning the top bar 35 at any desired level above the shelf 27.`

As best seen in Figure 4, the top bar 35, intermediate of its ends, is provided with spaced openings 3S. A socket 39, having an open front side provided with outturned flanges 40, is disposed against the rear side of the top bar 35 over the openings 38 and is secured thereto by fastenings 41 which extend through the flanges 40. A permanent magnet 42 is mounted in the socket 39 and the two legs 43, forming the poles of said magnet, extend outwardly of the socket 39 through the openings 38 and straddle a strip 44 of the top bar 35, which separates the openings 38. The strip 44 thus retains the magnet 42 seated in the socket 39, as clearly illustrated in Figure 4.

The menu 18 as illustrated constitutes a folder and includes an elongated sheet which is folded intermediate of its ends along a fold line 45 to provide the two leaves 46 of the menu or folder 18, as is conventional. strips 47 are folded lengthwise into channel shape form and are clamped to the longitudinal edges 48 of the leaves 46. A strip of metal 49 `is disposed in the fold 45 between portions of the leaves 46 of the menu 18 and extends substantially from end-to-end thereof. Said metal strip 49, as best seen in Figure 7, has struck ont tongues 50 which extend through one of the leaves 46 and which are then bent outwardly so as to be disposed `substantially parallel to the strip 49 for clamping portions of said leaf 46 to the strip 49 to secure said strip immovably in the menu 18. The strips 47 and 49 form magnetic elements which are capable of receiving and retaining a magnetic charge and which are thus capable of being attracted and held by the magnet 42.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that the folded edge 45 of the menu 18 can be placed upon the shelf 27, as illustrated in Figures l and 2, and with the upper holder section 33 properly adjusted, the magnetic elements 47 will be attracted and held by the magnet 42 to retain the menu on the holder 17, as illustrated. It will also be apparent that the menu can be readily grasped and removed from the holder. Likewise, if desired, the edges of the leaves 46 `engaged by the magnetic elements 47 may be placed upon the shelf 27 and the folded edge 45 of the menu 18 can then be positioned so that the mag-v netic clement 49 will be attracted to and held by the magnet 42.

Figure 9 illustrates a slightly modied form of the holder and which is designated generally 51. The holder 51 differs from the holder 17 in that it is not provided with a slidably mounted upper section, such as the section 33. lather, a wide top bar or strip 52 extends between and is secured to the upper portions 53 of the holder standards. The bar or strip 52 extends downwardly from the upper endsof the standard portions 53 a substantial distance and 1s provided intermediate of its ends with two elongated openings 54 each of which extends from adjacent the top edge to adjacent the bottom edge of the cross member 52. A socket member 55 is secured by fastenings 56 to the rear side of the cross member 52 to provide a support for a magnet the two pole forming legs 57 of which extend outwardly through and lit snugly in the opemngs 54. The socket` 55 is of the same construction as the socket 39 and differs therefrom only in that it is of substantially greater depth vertically. The magnet portlons 57 are of sulicient vertical length so that a menu such as the menu 18 may be held thereby in the same manner that the menu 18 is held by the holder 17, as previously described. The vertical elongation of the magnet portions 57 permit menus of different widths to be supported on the holder shelf 58 and ma etcall held by the magnet 57. l gn' y Figures 10, 11 and 12 illustrate a modified form of menu, designated generallyk 59, comprising individual leaves 60 the longitudinal and end edges of which are secured in a binding 61,. Said binding 61 has a com mon connecting portion 62, as seen in Figure 11, extending along one longitudinal edge of the menu 59 and forming a hinge for the menu leaves 60. The binding 61 when secured to the edge portions of the leaves 60 is of tubular construction, and elongated strand-like magnetic elements 63, having the property of being attracted and held by a magnet, are contained in the portions of the binding 61 which extend along the longitudinal edges of the leaves 60, which are located remote from the hinge 62. The hinged edge 62 of the menu 59 is adapted to be rested upon the shelf 27 of the holder 17 or the shelf 58 of the holder 51 so that the magnetic elements 63 will be attracted and held by the magnet portions 43 or 57, respectively.

Figures 13, 14 and l5 illustrate a third form of menu, designated generally 14, having two leaves 65. Complementary longitudinal edges of the menu leaves 65 are clamped in a binding 66 a portion 67 of which forms a hinge for the menu leaves 65. The binding 66 provides corresponding longitudinally extending chambers 68 each of which is adapted to contain an elongated strip 69 forming a bar magnet. The other longitudinal edges of the leaves 65 arel clamped in `folded binding strips 70 in a chamber 71 of each of which is also contained a bar magnet 69. The menu 64 may be utilized with a conventional metal menu holder formed of a material capable of being attracted by a magnet or with the holders 17 or 51, with the magnets thereof omitted. Either the binding 66 or the 'bindings 70 may be rested upon the shelf of the menu holder and if the shelf constitutes a magnetic element the menu will be held attached to the shelf by the magnets 69 contained in said binding. The other pair of magnets 69 will magnetically connect the other longitudinal edge portion of the menu 64 to the holder portion which extends upstanding from thc shelf on which the menu rests. The magnets 69 of the two longitudinal edges of the menu 64 may also be employed for retaining the menu positioned'against menu holders which are not provided with a menu supporting shelf but which do have parts formed of a material capable of being attracted by a magnet and against which the bindings 66 and 70 may be positioned.

Various modifications and changes are contemplated and may be resorted to without departing from the function or scope of the inventionas hereinafter defined by the appended claim.

We claim as our invention:

A folder, folder support and magnetic means for attaching the folder to the support including a magnet carried by the support and armatures carried by the folder, said folder including two leaves connected by a folded edge and having complementary free edges spaced substantially equal distances from said fold edge, said armatures carried by the folder `being independent and connected to said free edges of the leaves and when said folder is in a folded condition being held together and to said magnet carried by the support by magnetic attraction for mounting the folder on the support and for retaining the folder in a closed position.

Hoofer -..-u May 25, 1954l

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US3074193A (en) * 1962-03-13 1963-01-22 Phillip D Munson Magnetically supported interchangeable price tag holder
US3082557A (en) * 1962-01-02 1963-03-26 Cart Ads Corp Advertising display board
US3214028A (en) * 1965-10-26 Menu rack backer
US3289335A (en) * 1964-11-24 1966-12-06 Hildaur L Neilsen List finder
US3698111A (en) * 1971-02-08 1972-10-17 Pyramid Inc Document holder
US4031646A (en) * 1974-10-21 1977-06-28 Societe D'exploitation De La S.A. Henri Malsert Suspendible filing folder
US4677780A (en) * 1985-11-18 1987-07-07 Eee Corporation Magnetically secured display apparatus
US20160223135A1 (en) * 2015-02-03 2016-08-04 Apix, Inc. Support frame device

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US2183805A (en) * 1938-07-09 1939-12-19 Bloomfield Samuel Counter rack
US2457032A (en) * 1947-02-17 1948-12-21 Robeson Cutlery Company Inc Cutlery display board
US2677910A (en) * 1951-03-15 1954-05-11 Rodney D Morgan Protective cover
US2679121A (en) * 1952-01-10 1954-05-25 Charles F Hoofer Price tag support

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US798668A (en) * 1902-08-26 1905-09-05 Thomas S Fox Apparatus for producing printing-plate designs.
US2183805A (en) * 1938-07-09 1939-12-19 Bloomfield Samuel Counter rack
US2457032A (en) * 1947-02-17 1948-12-21 Robeson Cutlery Company Inc Cutlery display board
US2677910A (en) * 1951-03-15 1954-05-11 Rodney D Morgan Protective cover
US2679121A (en) * 1952-01-10 1954-05-25 Charles F Hoofer Price tag support

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US3214028A (en) * 1965-10-26 Menu rack backer
US3082557A (en) * 1962-01-02 1963-03-26 Cart Ads Corp Advertising display board
US3074193A (en) * 1962-03-13 1963-01-22 Phillip D Munson Magnetically supported interchangeable price tag holder
US3289335A (en) * 1964-11-24 1966-12-06 Hildaur L Neilsen List finder
US3698111A (en) * 1971-02-08 1972-10-17 Pyramid Inc Document holder
US4031646A (en) * 1974-10-21 1977-06-28 Societe D'exploitation De La S.A. Henri Malsert Suspendible filing folder
US4677780A (en) * 1985-11-18 1987-07-07 Eee Corporation Magnetically secured display apparatus
US20160223135A1 (en) * 2015-02-03 2016-08-04 Apix, Inc. Support frame device

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