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US2920409A
US2920409A US74005658A US2920409A US 2920409 A US2920409 A US 2920409A US 74005658 A US74005658 A US 74005658A US 2920409 A US2920409 A US 2920409A
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    • G09F1/00Cardboard or like show-cards of foldable or flexible material
    • G09F1/10Supports or holders for show-cards
    • G09F1/14Supports or holders for show-cards in the form of legs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G1/00Mirrors; Picture frames or the like, e.g. provided with heating, lighting or ventilating means
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Jan. 12, 1960 G. H. SAMFSON CALENDAR MOUNT 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed June 5, 1958 am? e H @Mayra f if@ f a 6607 @Wgzv@ 276 y 54ml?? Jan. 12, 1960 G. H. sAMPsoN 2,920,409

CALENDAR MOUNT Filed June 5, 1958 2 Sheets-'Sheet 2 Mya/Maf United States Patent O CALENDAR MOUNT George H. Sampson, Middleboro, Mass., assignor to Winthrop-Atkins Co., Inc., Middleboro, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application June 5, 1958, Serial No. 740,056 4 Claims. (Cl. 40-122) This invention relates to easel type supports for calendar pads, photographs and the like, wherein there are interengageable braces for holding the front panel and leg spread apart, and has for its prinicipal objects to provide braces so constructed and `arranged that the resistance of the parts to folding, to bring the braces into locking engagement, sets up forces which operate to enhance lthe interlocking engagement of the braces. Other objects are to provide a mount in which the braces may be engaged and disengaged easily and which embodies an exceedingly simple and inexpensive construction by reason of which a maximum economy in manufacture may be attained without Iin any respect sacrificing its utility, appearance, durability and stability.

As herein illustrated, the mount has two parts, a front panel and a leg, connected along their adjacent edges for angular movement relative to each other to permit spreading their opposite edges for setting the mount upright on said edges, and a pair of interengageable braces situated between the parts, one of the braces being connected to one part and extending inwardly therefrom toward the other part, for abutting engagement with the inner side of the other part, and containing a tapering opening widest at its forward end and narrowest at its rear end, and the second brace being connected to the other part and swingable inwardly therefrom toward the' one part, the second brace increasing in transverse width toward its distal end and being wider at its distal end than the narrower end of the opening in the one brace and disposable within the opening with ythat portion of it corresponding in width to the narrower end of the opening abutting the narrower `end of the opening. As thus arranged the natural elasticity and restorative character of the material and braces tends to hold the second brace against the smaller end of the opening in the first brace and to urge the lirst brace in a direction to Wedge the smaller end of the opening in the rst brace onto the larger end of the second brace. The leg `and brace converge from the top Vand bottom edges of the panel at acute angles relative `to the plane of the panel, forming therewith spaced parallel channels and a card is disposed behind the panel with its opposite edges slidably engaged within said channel for lateral movement from an end of the mount, so as to expose varying amounts of the card. A notch may be formed in one or both ends of the front panel `to expose the end of the card to permit grasping it for pulling it from one end or the other. The front panel may also have a hole or holes through it, through which the `card therebehind may be seen and the latter may bear indicia designed to register with the hole or holes when the ends of the card coincide with the ends -of the panel. Optionally, the front panel may be of two-ply construction and the front ply may have a flap cut therefrom along three sides and be foldable upwardly therefrom about a hinge parallel to the top of the mount.

The invention will now be described in greater detail rice 2 with reference to the accompanying drawings wherein:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the mount;

Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of the mount broken away to show the interengagement of the braces;

Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the mount;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the mount with a portion of the front panel broken away to show the interlocking engagement of the braces;

Fig. 5 is a plan view of the outer side of the blank of which the mount is made;

Fig. 6 is a plan view of the inner side of the blank of which the mount is made;

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the mount provided with an indicia bearing card showing the latter partially withdrawn from the left-hand end;

Fig. 8 is a vertical section of the mount to larger scale showing the disposition of the edges of the card in the channels at the top and bottom edges of the front panel;

Fig. 9 is a section of the mount in its collapsed condition; and

Fig. l0 is a perspective view of the mount with a flap out out of its front ply so as to be foldable upwardly, as shown in dotted lines.

As indicated heretofore, this is an easel type mount of :the kind used on a desk, table, shelf, or the like, for supporting a calendar pad or photograph in an upright, rearwardly inclined position so `as to be easy to see and attractively displayed. While the structural features of novelty to be described are illustrated herein in conjunction with a mount suitable for ya calendar Vpad,lit

is to be understood from the foregoing that the structure is equally useful for a mount of larger dimension, designed to support a photograph or a memorandum pad or a telephone listing.

As herein shown (Figs. l and 2), the mounthasa front part 10 and a rear part 12, joined along adjacent edges as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, Iby hinge 14, which, is constituted by ilexible facing material which is applied to the outer faces of the respective parts, so as to bridge the gap between Ythe adjacent edges and is folded over the lateral edges onto the rear side in, a manner which is conventional in the art. The part 10 is comprised of a front ply 16 (Fig. l), having a window opening 18 therein and a rear ply 20, the latter being boundpto the back side yof the front ply by the facing referred to above. The opening 18, :in combination withthe rear ply 20, provides a well for reception of a calendar pad or similar insert, which is to be displayed, the Y depth of which corresponds substantially to thevthickness of the front ply. To retain the pad or insertwithin the well the lower corners Iof the opening 18 have inwardly projecting retaining elements 22-v-22, `behind which the lower corners of the insert may be disposed to hold it in the Well. To facilitate pushing the vinselt into place behind the retaining elements 22-22, the rear ply 20 is slit along intersecting lines 24, behind the retaining elements, so that the angular sections, paitially separated from the rear ply, can be displaced rearwardly to accommodate the thickness of the pad in responseto pressure exerted thereon as the pad is pushed into the well. Y

The rear part 12, as herein described, is of single ply construction, however, it is to be understood that if desired it could be of multiple ply construction.

The parts 10 and 12 are angularly movable Iwith respect to each other about the hinge 14, so as to permit spreading their opposite edges apart for setting the mount up on a flat surface, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, and there is means in the form of a pair of braces 26 and 28, situated be-l tween the parts which are interengageable to hold the parts angularly disposed. The brace 26 is a ,stiff panel corresponding in width to the front part and connected to the lower edge thereof by means of a hinge of the same character as the hinge 14, being constructed by continuing the facing material over the surface of the brace and folding it about the edges thereof, as previously described with reference to connecting the parts it) and l2, The brace 26, as thus connected, is foldable inwardly and upwardly with respect to the inner side of the front panel toward the back part so that its distal end may be disposed in abutting engagement with the inner side of the part 12, as shown in Figs, 3 and 4. Preferably the brace 26 is disposed at an angle so that it is at substantially right angles to the plane of the part 12. in the brace 26 there is a centrally located opening 32 which tapers from end to end, being widest at the hinged end of the brace and narrowest at the distal end of the brace.

The brace 28 tapers from end to end and is connected at its narrower end to the part 12, so as to be swingable forwardly therefrom for engagement of its distal end within the opening 32 in the brace 26. The transverse width of the narrower end of the brace 28 is less than the f transverse width of the narrower end of the opening 32, and the transverse width of the broader end is less than the transverse width of the wider end of the opening 32, The brace 2S is cut out of the part l2, along three sides,

the fourth side being integral therewith, unscored and otherwise unweakened, so that the natural elasticity and restorative forces of the material which tends to resist deiiection of the brace 28 are preserved to their fullest extent,

As thus constructed the brace 28 may be pulled forwardly from the part 12 until its distal end can be inserted through the larger end of the opening 32 and then adjusted to bring that portion of its transverse width, which corresponds to the width of the narrower end of the opening 32 into engagement. When so engaged that portion of the brace 28, wider than the narrower end of the opening 32, is disposed below it as clearly indicated in Figs. 3 and 4. Because of the disposition of the braces relative to each other the forces tending to restore the braces to their undeiected positions enhances the interlocking engagement of the braces. In other words, the brace 28 tends to return toward the plane of the part 12 and thus to force its increasingly wider portion into wedging engagement with the narrower part of the opening 32 and the brace 26 tends to move downwardly and thus to force the narrower part of the opening 32 to wedge itself against the increasingly wider portion of the brace 28.

Although this wedging action is positive and is enhanced by the natural tendency of the parts to become interengaged rather than disengaged, the structure is simple and requires no intricate manipulation to set up or to take down.

The mount as disclosed herein is adapted to support a card 36 (Figs. 7, 8, and 9), behind the front part 10, with its top and bottom edges 3S and 40 slidably engaged with the grooves 42 and 44, which are formed respectively at the top and bottom edges of the front panel by the leg and brace 12 and 26 respectively, which converge from the plane of the front ply at acute angles. The card is of the same length as the front panel and to facilitate pulling it from one end or the other to expose its surface, as for example as shown in Fig, 7, notches 46 are made at the ends of the front panel to expose a portion of the card behind it, to permit it to be grasped. A hole or holes may be made in the front panel through which the card therebehind may be seen and the latter may have indicia 50 on it for registration with the hole or holes when the ends of the card are in alignment with the ends of the front panel.

The mount in its folded or collapsed position is shown in Fig, 9, the brace 26 being folded inside of the leg l2. As thus folded the channels within which the edges of the card are slidably disposed are collapsed so as to pinch the edges of the card and to hold it rmly in place, preventing it from accidentally sliding out one end or the other until it is set up in readiness for use.

Optionally the front panel, as shown in Fig. 10, may be of two-ply construction and have a flap 52 cut out of the front ply along three lines, as herein shown, parallel to the ends of the panel and to the bottom edge, so that it may be folded upwardly, as shown in dotted lines, about a hinge 54 at the top of the panel. The flap may have stapled to its front surface a calendar pad 56 and when folded upwardly expose the front face of the rear ply 58 ot the front panel which may bear indicia.

lt should be understood that the present disclosure is for the purpose of illustration only and that this invention includes all modifications and equivalents which fall within the scope of the appended claims.

l claim:

l. in an easel type mount having two parts connected along their adjacent edges for angular disposition relative to each other to spread their opposite edges apart for supporting the mount upright on said edges, braces interengageable to hold the parts angularly disposed, comprising a first brace connected to one part and extend ing inwardly therefrom toward the other part for abutting engagement with the inner side of said other part, said brace containing a tapering opening wider at its forward end than at its rear end, and a second brace connected to said other part swingable inwardly therefrom toward said one part, said second brace increasing in transverse width toward its distal end and being wider at its distal end than the narrower end of the opening in the brace, said distal end of said second brace being engageable within the opening by disposing a part thereof, corresponding in width to the narrower end of the opening in said opening against said end, said parts being held engaged by a force exerted by said second brace to return to the plane of the second part which wedges said second brace against the narrower end of the opening and a force exerted by the rst brace to unfold, which wedges the narrower part of the opening against the wider part of the second brace.

2. In an easel type mount having two parts connected along their adjacent edges for angular disposition of the parts relative to each other to spread the opposite edges for setting the mount upright on said edges, braces interengageable to hold the parts spread apart, comprising a first brace connected to the lower edge of the one part and foldable upwardly and rearwardly therefrom into abutting engagement with the inner side of the other part, said iirst brace containing a tapering opening Wider at the connected end of the brace than at the distal end thereof, and a second brace tapering in transverse width from a width less than the width of the wider end of the opening to a width greater than the narrower end of the opening and connected at its narrower end to said other part so as to be swingable forwardly therefrom toward said one part for engagement of its distal end within said opening, with that portion of it corresponding in width to the narrower end of the opening seated against said narrower end and that portion of it of greater width than the narrower end of the opening situated below said first brace.

3. In an easel type mount having two parts, a front panel and leg, connected along their adjacent edges for angular disposition of the leg relative `to the front panel to spread their opposite edges for supporting the front panel upright, braces interengageable to hold the front panel and leg spread apart, comprising a iirst brace hinged to the lower edge of the front panel so as to be foldable rearwardly and upwardly therefrom between the parts to have abutting engagement of its distal end with the inner side of the leg, said hinge connection yieldingly opposing upward folding of said first brace and said first brace containing a tapering opening wider adjacent the hinge than at its distal end, a tapering second brace cut out of the substance of the leg narrower at its junction 5 v with the leg than at its distal end, said tapering brace being swingable forwardly from the leg for engagement with that portion of it corresponding in Width to the narrower end of the opening in the first brace with said end, the junction of said tapering brace with said leg being elastically yielding and tending to restore said tapering brace to the plane of the leg. v

4. An easel-type mount having two parts connected along their adjacent edges for angular disposition relative to each other to spread their opposite edges apart for supporting the mount upright on said edges, a brace connected to each part and swingable inwardly therefrom toward the other part, for abutting engagement of the distal end of the brace extending inwardly from one of the parts with the inner side of the other part, each of the braces having near their distal ends wedge-shaped parts, one of which has diverging edges and the other of which has converging edges for nterengagement to wedge one with the other, said parts being held engaged by forces exerted by said braces in `tending to return to the planes of their respective parts, said forces tending to increase the wedging action of the parts with each other.

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US3079715A (en) * 1961-01-05 1963-03-05 Carroll N Cross Well structure for display mounts
US3166194A (en) * 1962-08-17 1965-01-19 Winthrop Atkins Co Inc Desk mount
US5608977A (en) * 1994-06-21 1997-03-11 Burtch; Ronald P. Erectable periscoping display device
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US3002307A (en) * 1961-01-05 1961-10-03 Carroll N Cross Self-sustaining supporting prop for display mounts
US3079715A (en) * 1961-01-05 1963-03-05 Carroll N Cross Well structure for display mounts
US3166194A (en) * 1962-08-17 1965-01-19 Winthrop Atkins Co Inc Desk mount
US5608977A (en) * 1994-06-21 1997-03-11 Burtch; Ronald P. Erectable periscoping display device
US6505737B1 (en) 2000-11-28 2003-01-14 Dalton Marketing Llc Packaging for recordable media
US6758333B2 (en) 2000-11-28 2004-07-06 Dalton Marketing, Llc Packaging for recordable media
US6799678B2 (en) 2000-11-28 2004-10-05 Dalton Marketing Llc Packaging for recordable media
US20070001069A1 (en) * 2005-06-30 2007-01-04 Hummel Timothy B Greeting card holder
US7527235B2 (en) * 2005-06-30 2009-05-05 Hummel Timothy B Greeting card holder
US20090235564A1 (en) * 2008-03-21 2009-09-24 Hummel Timothy B Greeting card holder with display support member
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