Calendar and diary
United States Patent 2354589

The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in calendars and more particularly it pertains to a novel construction and arrangement of parts whereby a calender, useful of extended periods, may be provided. It is one object of the invention to provide a novel calendar which,...

Carl, Georgi
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Snyder, And Black
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The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in calendars and more particularly it pertains to a novel construction and arrangement of parts whereby a calender, useful of extended periods, may be provided.

It is one object of the invention to provide a novel calendar which, although in its entirety, it may provide for one or even more years, in its display position, only the current month is visible.

In its present adaptation, the invention has been embodied in a combined calendar and diary, but it is to be understood that it may be embodi d in other devices, such as charts, tables, and the like.

Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating a device constructed in accordance with the present invention in its folded or book form, Figure 2 is a perspective view of the device in its display position, Figure 3 is a perspective view illustrating the device in its extended form, Figure 4 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view partly broken away, taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 3, Figure 5 is a plan view of one of the leaves employed, and; Figure 6 is a plan view of the cover and the extensions thereof.

In its folded form as illustrated in Figure 1 of the drawings, the device is in the form of a book having a cover which comprises two members hingedly connected together with a plurality of leaves disposed between the hinged members of the cover.

In its extended position, the device is suspended from either of the cover members with the leaves disposed in overlying relation with either or both of the cover members as illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawings.

Referring more specifically to the drawings, the cover comprises two members 10 and I I which are hingedly connected together as at 12, preferably by means of a fold or crease score line.

The hinged cover member 10 has an extension 13 hingedly connected as at 14 to its outer edge opposed to the hinge connection 12, while the cover member 1 has a similar extension 15 hingedly connected as at 16 to its corresponding outer edge.

The extensions 13 and 15 correspond in size to that of their respective cover members and each is adapted to fold into overlying relation with the inner face of its respective cover member, or in spaced relation thereto for a purpose which will be hereinafter described.

The reference character 20 designates a plurality of pages which are formed from leaves, o one of which is illustrated in plan view in Figure 5.

Referring to Figure 5 of the drawings, each of the leaves comprises a rectangular blank folded upon itself on the line 22. Thus, each leaf form;u ing blank provides four pages.

The desired numrber of leaves are bound to the cover by stitching or the like in such a manner that the cover when folded upon the line 12, will enclose the several pages formed by the leaves i in the manner of a book.

The cover member 10 and its extension 13 are provided respectively with perforations 26 and 27. The cover member II and its extension 15 are provided respectively with perforations 28 zo and 29, and the several leaves are formed with perforations 30.

The several perforations 26, 27, 2, 29 and 30 are so arranged that when the device is folded as illustrated in Figure 1, all of the perforations will register and when the device is suspended, as illustrated in Figure 2, the perforations 30 of the leaves, will, depending upon their position, register with either the perforations 26 and 27 respectively of the cover member 10 and its extension 30 13, or the cover member II and its extension 15.

Having described the construction of the device, the manner in which it is adapted to or embodied in a calendar capable of use over a continuous period of two years, will now be described. 35 Each of the blank sheets illustrated in Figure 2, when folded upon their respective lines 22, provide twelve leaves each presenting two faces or pages, thus providing twenty-four pages to accommodate each of the twenty-four months 40 which comprise a two year period. These are the leaves designated 20 in the drawings. Other leaves such as 35 may or may not be included, depending upon whether they are desired for other matter such as a diary or the like. 45 Assuming that the calendar be prepared for the years 1943 and 1944, the first page would be printed for January 1943, the third page for February, and so on through the twelve pages which bear the odd numbers, ending on page twenty50 three with the month of December, 1943.

Upon the last page, that is page twenty-four, the month of January 1944 would be printed and the months of the year 1944 would run continuously forward upon the evenly numbered 55 pages ending with December 1944 upon page two.

In the printing of the blanks, the same month for each of the two years is printed upon the same face of each of the leaves as indicated in Figure 5 which permits of the leaves being arranged and bound in the manner above described.

When the device is suspended as illustrated in Figure 4, it may be carried by a nail, hook or the like which engages the perforations 26, 28 and 30 respectively in the cover member 10, its hinged extension 13 and such leaves as may be folded into overlying relation with the cover member 10, the cover member II, its extension and the remaining leaves hanging suspended from the binding 25 as illustrated in Figures 3 and 5 of the drawings.

With the device in this position, the current month would be exposed to view and as it passes, the hinged extension 13 is raised and that leaf bearing the expired month is moved into overlying relation with the cover member 10 and the hinged extension thereof is folded over it to hold it in position. When the device is again suspended the nail, hook or the like from which it hangs, serves also to retain the hinged extension in position over such leaves as are folded therebeneath.

As the new year 1944 approaches, all of the leaves will have been folded to position beneath the hinged extension 13 of the cover member 10.

To position the calendar for use for the year 1944, the cover member 10 is removed from the nail, hook or the like, and the device is suspended from the nail or hook by the cover member 1.

If now, the hinged extension of the cover member 10 be folded beneath the several leaves, the even pages will be successively exposed as the leaves are moved to position beneath the hinged extension 15 of the cover member 11, thus, exposing successively the months for the calendar year of 1944.

The exposed faces of the hinged extensions of the cover members may be suitably decorated in any desired manner as indicated by the reference character 40 to enhance the appearance of the device when in use.

While I have herein described the invention as applied to a calendar, it is not to be limited to such use since it may be applied to other devices without departing from the spirit thereof.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is: 1. A device of the class described comprising a cover formed of a single blank of foldable sheet material, a hinge score extending transversely of the cover midway thereof and dividing the same into a pair of like hingedly connected cover members, a plurality of leaves bound to said cover along said hinge score, an extension integrally connected along a hinge score to each cover member at the outer end thereof, said extensions being adapted to fold inwardly of the respective cover members, either in contact therewith or with one or more of the leaves interposed therebetween, and means for suspending the device from either of its cover members, said last means including alined apertures in each cover member and its respective hinged extension and being disposed adjacent the hinge score therebetween.

2. A device of the class described comprising a sheet structure providing hingedly connected covers having extensions hingedly connected with their outer edges respectively, so as to be swung in folded position over the covers at the insides thereof, or in extended relation thereto respectively, a booklet having similarly placed holes in the leaves respectively near their outer edges, said booklet being secured along its back to the structure at the juncture between said covers so that the leaves, one at a time, may be swung over the inside of either cover and to enable its extension to overlie the leaf or leaves, each cover and its extension near the juncture thereof having holes respectively, the provision and arrangement of the various holes being such that a suitable suspension member may be projected through registering holes in a cover and its extension in folded position and a leaf or leaves of the booklet between, said cover and extension serving to suspend the device while retaining said leaf or leaves in open posi4t tion hidden from view and a leaf of the booklet displayed to view.