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March 20, 1945.
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J, F, BANNQN
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DESK CALENDAR
Filed April 30, 1943
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My invention relates to desk calendars’ and ‘ ‘ from the locking‘ openings they maybe tilted
rnore particularlyr‘to a desk ic‘alenldar standy-‘in
on the "hinge jelern'eht; the short horizontal 'éx
which a calendar pad made hp 'of ‘successive
. tensions rising up through the' s'lots'ja‘nd' being/"of
sheets ‘or leaves for successive days of 1 the year
such length that when they are‘ vertical the" up;
right oryertic'lal‘arm of'the‘arch will'lie'hori
as, for example, one'for each day," is ‘mounted
on a base'so?that' the sheets ‘or'leaves of the pad 'i
may be‘ successively turned froml one halt‘of'the
base to the other to expose ithe'succ'essive ‘leaves.
ing drawing in'?which? : ‘
upwardly from the‘ base and threaded‘throug'h.
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toward ‘ti-“horizontal '~po'sition.'~ To ‘enable? "the 7
wire arches to'be thus? tilted and et‘theisame '
time to avoid a‘ hinge-labo'vl‘e‘the Isurface ofer'th'e
pad, relatively long-‘slots ‘must be formed to‘re
ceive one arm of‘ the archesand thisha's the’ dis
advantage of breaking'upthe corresponding part
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' ‘)Fi'g. 4,15‘ apart:verticalsectionon a'somewhat
larger scale taken on'line 4-;4 of vFig. 1;’ '_ ' ’
Fig. 5 is a substantially horizontal section of ya
part1 of the ‘base taken amine '5*—‘5rof Fig. 2; >
ig'. dis a ‘detailper's‘pectiveo‘f a' clip compris
' ing the hinge" elementlf'
“ In‘fth'e embodiment of the invention shown in
of the'ibase‘on which¥theleaves of the pad are‘: to
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mi liiventi'on;
"Fig/Bits an‘? inverted plan'ofthe calendar base;
' ‘When one pad is to be replaced by another: to
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“Fig? 215 a side‘view'of the desk calendar; ‘ ~
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begin a new year; the ‘wire iarc'h‘es ‘must‘be tilted
rest.
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"Fig. "-1 is'a plan ‘View of a desk calendar em
correspondingly'spacedfholes in‘the‘lieaveSbffthia ’ ‘
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" i'I‘he various'features of "the invention ‘are
_ illustrated,by way of ‘e’ ample, inthe accompany?
Pads of the above’ltype have *holdin‘ganeans
\ as; for‘ example,’ a‘ pair of wire 'arches“extending
pad.‘
zontallyflat againstjthe ‘surface’ ofythe Base an
the'calendar‘pad-"may then be removed] '
the accompanying" drawing‘, ' the base ,is _ formed of
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tion in‘w'hicli the ‘padfholdinglarches-lare?mo' t
a'_‘ are" l'll‘having anl upwardly tilted ?at part 1H
‘ex ‘nding‘fupwardly from’ ‘the lower edge" l2 ‘and
then :curve'd downwardly as'at “I 3Yto'7a' rear edge
base and are so mounted that they may ‘be’ tiir e'd ,‘
which tilts the rear edge of the basefupwardly to
to
longa horizontal
slots or‘ slots
position
projecting
‘withoutisubstantiallyfbeg
"itheinecessity
‘give it an'inclin‘ation desirable 'irrthe ‘use 'of ‘the
In my present invention Iprovide ‘a construc
ed' below the-upper‘ surface "ofthe’suppor he
yond the axis of rotation‘ olfrthe ‘arches.
I4. The downward edge thus "formsjga' ?ange >
calendar; ' Bytu‘mmg ‘the plate' downwardly “as
at 5 Hit is‘ also ‘possible ’to use materials ‘for the
plate'vvhich'are- not readily bent ata sharp angle
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"In my invention ‘I 'iprovi‘dea base which:
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be a plate of anysuitablematerialfhither‘me
tallic or plastic material, or a'?broiisinaterial
as, “for example,’ '?b'rous material such" as
Masonite.‘ ‘This? cpnstructiorialso gives‘ an at‘
'tra'ctive'"appearance." Thev vflat‘ ‘part ‘II 'of vthe
base‘- is somewhat ‘wider than‘ the calendar pad
whichi‘s 150-- be ‘mounted dnitf'a's shown‘in Fig.
such as that commonly known: as‘ i‘lvlas'bhite.
Preferably the plate has the upper edge‘ turned
down to tilt'the surface upwardly "from its J'fron‘t
edge,v giving a'de'sirable inclination-to the surface
‘1', "so thatpartof ‘the calendar pad will be on’the
of the base. On one half, for example the left
half, of the base is provided a pair of narrow
right-hand half of the base and the other part on >
the left-hand half.
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parallel slots substantially parallel to the lower 40
The calendar vpad indicated at 15 is provided,
edge of the base. Underneath the slots and
as is usual, with a pair of openings 16 and I‘!
clipped to the undersurface of the plate is a.
through which are threaded a pair of pad-hold
hinge element in which may be hinged the lower
ing elements or arches l8 and 19, one for each
ends of one leg of each arch. The arches may
of the openings I6 and I 1 respectively. These _
be of any suitable form ‘ and are preferably 45 holding elements l8 and I9 ‘are so mounted on
formed of a single length of wire bent to‘ form'a
the base II that they may be tilted counter
pintle part in the hinge element, extensions from
clockwise, as indicated in Fig. 4, to enable the
opposite ends of the pintle part horizontally
for a short distance below the slots, ‘then ea.
wardly through the slots a height somewhat‘
greater than the thickness of the calendar pads.
then arching downwardly through locking holes
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calendar pad 15 to be inserted, removed and re- '
placed.
These- holding elements I8 and 19 extend‘ ’
in the opposite half of the base as, for example.
through. suitable slots 20 and 2| in the left half
of the base, when viewed in its usual position,
or in the opposite ‘half as shown in Figs. 3 and 5,‘
in the right hand half.
and are hinged in a, hinge element or clip 22 as '
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When the ends of the wire arches are released 56 shown in Figs‘. 2, 3, 4 and 6. This hinge element
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holders extending horizontally below one of said
elongated openings toward said median line then
upwardly through one of said openings and above
said plate and then bent downwardly over said
median line and secured to said plate on the
opposite side of said median line and the other
of said holders extending horizontally below the
other of said elongated openings toward said
median line then upwardly through the other of
. 1.0. said openings and above said plate and bent
or clip is preferably made of metal and com-l _
prises a ?at part 23 resting on the upper sur
face of the pad between the slots 20 and 2| and
' with downturned portions extending through
these slots and bending reversely into extensions
24 and 25 which thereby clamp the part of the
base between these hinges and secure the clip
in
position.
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Other parts 26 and 21 of the extension are
separated from the parts 24 and 25 and spaced
to receive'and hold a horizontal mid portionv
downwardly over said median line and secured
28 of a wire forming the holding elements or _
to said plate on the opposite side of said median
arches l8 and IS. The part 28 rotates between
line whereby said ‘padholders may 'be released
and tilted‘ on said hinge element to swing the
the parts 24 and 2e and 25 and 21 in the man-t '
ner of a pintle or rock shaft. ‘From the opposite
ends of the pintle portion 28 the wires extend
horizontally in short lengths 29 and 30 immedi-v
ately beneath the slots 20 and 2| and then up-‘
wardly through the slots to form vertical extene
parts of said holders ‘upwardly
15"‘ horizontal
through their respective openings and to swing
the upwardly extending parts downward to the
upper surface of said plate.
' 2. A desk calendar pad which comprises a base
20 plate; a pair of spaced elongated openings in
These extensions are arched at their upper
said base at one vside of a median line, the longer
sions 3| and 32.
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ends and then extend vertically downwardly in
lengths 33 which pass through locking openings
34 and 35 in the opposite halfof the base. The
dimensions of said openings being parallel and
in a direction at a right‘angle to said median
line, a hinge element secured to said base'plate
parts of‘ the downturned arms 33 that extend 25 above the upper surface and under the lower sur
into the locking openings 34 and 35 are notched
face of said plate between said openings and
as at 36, Fig. 4, so that when pushed into the
toward'the end of said openings farthest from
openings 34 and released they look and hold the 1
said median line, said hinge element having
arches or holding elements in position.‘
[parts extending through said openings to secure 1
When the arches are pressed together, that is, 30 said hinge-element to said plate and a pair of
the vertical elements 33 pressed toward the ver
calendar pad holders comprising a single Wire
tical» extension 3|, the notched part is released
pivoted in said hinge element one pad holder
and the arches may be tilted backwardly as
extending on one side of said hinge element
shown in Fig. 4 until they lie horizontally against
below one of said elongated openings toward said
the base sufficiently to permit removal of the
median line then upwardly through one of said
pad.
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openings and above said plate and bent down
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wardly over said median line and secured to the
plate on the opposite side of said median line,
the other ipad holder extending on one side of
easily and freely tilted backwardly while at the
same time'the base underneath the calendar 40 said hinge element below the. other of said elon
gated openings toward said median line then
sheets is continuous and free from slots through
The above invention provides a desk calendar
stand in which the holding elements may be Very
out the entire writing area thereof. The con
struction is also one which may be made of a
wide variety of material such as compressed
upwardly through the other of‘ said openingsand
above said plate and bent downwardly over said
median line and secured to said plate on the
?bers, plastics, etc., as well as metal.
opposite side-of said median line, whereby the
What I claim is:
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1. A desk calendar pad which comprises a base
two parts of said wire on opposite sides of said
hingeelement may be tilted to swing the hori
zontally extending parts of said wires upwardly
through their respective openings and to swing
dimensions of said openings being parallel and 50 the upwardly extending parts downwardly to the
upper surface of said plate.
in a direction at a right angle to said median
3. The pad of claim 1 in which the free ends
line, a. hinge element secured to said base plate
plate, a pair of spaced elongated openings in said
base at one side of a median line, the longer
above the upper surface and below the under
surface of said base plate and a pair of spaced
substantially parallel wire pad holders pivotally
supported in said vhinge element, one of said
of said pad holders are notched and in which
the base plate has openings to receive the ends
55 of said holders and to engage said notches.
JOHN F., BANNON.
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