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Oct. 11, 1938. l F. D. scHMll-:DEMANN - 2,132,652 PUÍÍSERVÀTIONS- CABINET AND DAILY REMINDER Filed July 26, 1937 zsheets-sheet 1 Z5 ¿72 y 45671 _123 89/0 // 0.9 ~ /98 fé 2f' Z6 06f/JT 6 .9 /o // /2 /3 /6 /7 la 9 29 6 / Oct. ll, 1938.. F.~ D. scHMn-:DEMANN 2,132,652 RESERVATIONS CABINET AND DAILYREMINDER Filed July 26, 1937 f5 j l // 2,? 2&2 if ‘ f5 ' A 25' 29 ÍÚjâÀ? 19”? ¿l _f2 n 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 2,1312 tfsz Patented Oct. 11, 1938 _UNITED STATES PATENT 'oFI-'ICE . 2,132,652 RESERVATIONS CABINET AND DAILY - ‘ REMIND ER Franklin D. lSchrniedemann, Los Angeles, Calif. Application July 26, 1937, Serial No. 155,722 (Cl. 12S-16) 8 Claims. My invention relates to a reservations cabinet and daily reminder, and while `the construction herein described is particularly designed for the convenient handling of reservations made by 5 patrons of hotels, railroad trains, passenger ves sels, airplanes, theatres and the like, the cabinet may also be conveniently used by banks, trust companies, mercantile establishments and the like, for keeping accurate record and bring to 10 attention at the proper time, the expiration of notes, also the dates of interest payments and the dates on which accounts are due and _pay able. 15 provide a‘cabinet of the character referred to that is relatively simple in construction, very compact and which eiïects a material saving of time and labor in the transactions incident to the taking care of hotel reservations, or in fact any, 20 transaction that is arranged for, and which is to be brought to the attention of the user4 of the cabinet on a speciñed date or hour. A further object of my invention is, to provide a reservations cabinet or the like, that is con .25 structed and equipped so that it may function as a perpetual calendar for taking care of future engagements, or matters that have been arranged for, and which are to be brought to attention at a specified time. With the foregoing and other objects in view 30 my invention consists in certain novel features ofvconstruction and arrangements of parts that will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which: , y . . Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a reservations cab inet constructed in accordance with my inven tion. Fig. 2 is a _vertical section taken on the line 2_2 of Fig. 1. . ' ' i orated as desired. Secured within the rear portion of the box or cabinet, parallel with and spaced a short distance in front of rear wall I2, is a partition I4 that l0 extends from one side wall to the other and sup ported by and extending rearwardly from _the top of this partition is a panel I5. ' The principal object of my _invention is, to 35 The cabinet, as illustrated, is in the form of an open-topped box or receptacle that comprises side Walls I0, front wall Il, rear wall I2 and a bottom I3, and saidw walls and bottom may be formed of wood, metal, Bakelite or other suit- 5 able material and the external faces thereof dec ` E The height of -rear wall I2 is somewhat less than the height of the side and front walls of the l5 cabinet, and extending between the upper edge of the rear wall I2 and the partition I4, is a hor izontally disposed wall or partition I6. Arranged for longitudinal> sliding' movement between the rear portion of panel I5 and parti- 20 tion I6, is a panel I8 that extends the full width of the cabinet. The compartment or chamber I9 between the panel I5 partitions I6 and I4, and sliding panel I8 functions as a storage chamber for rectang- 25 ular sections 20 of Celluloid or the like, that bear the names of the months and the numbers of the days of the month. There are 365 oflthose members 20, one for each day in the year. Secured to the rear face of rear wall I2, and 30 projecting upwardly and rearwardly are brack ets 2| that support an inclined panel 22, the lower forward edge of which is secured to the rear edge of panel I5. l Mounted on the central portion of this panel 35 22 is an electric clock 23, and formed in the -panel to the sides of the clock are substantially rectangular pockets 24 for the reception of cal endar cards 25, each card bearing. on vits face the name of a month and a calendar arrange Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a horizontal section of a portion of one ment of the days’of the month. An opening 26 is formed in the upper portion of the panel 22 above each pocket 24, thus enabling the calendar of thé interchangeable trays used in the cabinet. cards to be readil'y observed. Fig. 5 is a vertical section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1. ' ' Fig. 6 is a vertical section taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 1. , _ 'Fig. '7 is an elevational view of the rear right hand portion of the cabinet. Fig. 8 is a horizontal section taken on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7. - ` 45 In the use of the cabinet. the. calendar car'd corresponding with the present month appears through the lefthand one of the openings 26, and -the calendar card for the succeeding month ap pears through the righthand one of said open- 50 ' ings. On the ñrst of each month, the upper one of the cards in the righthand pocket is transferred Fig. 9 is an elevational view of the form of cabinet that is adapted to be used in an upright . tothe top of the cards in thel lefthand one of the pockets, and thus the user of the device has con- 55 , or vertical position. 2 2,132,852 stantlya in view a calendar for the present and succeeding months. Panel I5 is provided with a longitudinally dis posed channel 21, the lower portion of which is slightly wider than the «upper portion, thus pro viding along the sides of said channel, ñanges 28 on which is written datav relating to future reser vations; that is, reservations that are taken for dates in advance of a predetermined number of days, for-instance, the seven days constituting a week. _ 5 Arranged between the partition ß and adja that project toward each other, and which serve cent side wall I0, immediately adjacent the par to retain in said channels, the individual date »tition I4, is a filler wall 2t, and positioned on top bearing members 20 as they slide from the‘right thereof and held-thereon by round-headed tacks 10 hand end to the lefthand end thereof. 39 is a card or thin strip of celluloid or the like l0 In order to decrease the friction between the 40a, bearing the word “Futures”,`thus indicating sliding members 20 and the bottom of the chan that all data relating to future reservations and nel, a narrow longitudinally disposed rib 29 is engagements are to be placed in the pockets 31. formed on the bottom of the channel 21 and the 'I'he side edges of the thin partitions 36 occupy 15 members 20 rest on this rib as they slide through vertically disposed grooves 31a that are' formed in 15 channel 21. \ the side faces of the partition 35 and the right The righthand end of channel 21 is open at the Y hand side wall I0, and these grooves terminate corresponding end of panel I5, asvv designated by just below the upper edges of said partition and v3l), in order to permit the periodic insertion of side wall, as illustrated in Fig. 3, and thus the 20 the individual members 20, as the latter are with partitions 36ers prevented from dropping out of 20 drawn ¿from the righthand end of compartment their proper positions in the event that cabinet I9 Positioned on the outer face of the rlghthand side wall I0, immediately below the corresponding 25 end of panel I5, is a vertically -disposed block 3l, that functions as a side wall for the correspond ingl end of chamber I9, and formed in the upper portion of said block is an opening 32, which per mits the thumb or finger to be placed on the outer one of the members 20, in order to remove same is turned upside down. _ Removably arranged within the box or cabinet between the partition 35 and the lefthand sidev wall I0, is a series of narrow boxes that are identi- 25 cal in construction and each box comprises a pair of parallel side walls 40, front and rear walls 4I and a bottom 42. In order to reduce friction and to permit the boxes just described to move freely while being 30 shifted from one position to the other, thin straps rearwardly past the righthand end of the -slide I8, and after suchremoval, the member is in -43 of metal are positioned on the outer faces of serted in the open righthand end lll of the chan the end walls 4I and- on the under 'sides of the nel 21, so as to engage therighthand end of the bottoms 42. 35 member 20 that was previously inserted in said Where the cabinet is constructed for taking 35 channel. Thus the ends of the members 20 with care of hotel reservations and for booking passen - in the channel 21 abut each other, and lateral gers on trains, passengers on ships, airplanes and pressure applied to-the righthand one of said the like, îthere are seven of the boxes used in the members in the channel will move all of said- cabinet, one for each day in the week, and secured .40 members toward the lefthaud so as to properly -, on the upper face of the upper end wall 4I over 40 position the date-bearing members 2l directly each box, is a strip 44 of Celluloid, metal or the above the slip compartments that occupy the like; and printed thereupon, is the name of one greater portion of the cabinet and which .are- of the days of the week. The printed slips 44 are hereinafter more fully described.' , preferably retained on the end walls of the boxes At the lefthand end of the panel I5 in which by round-headed tacks 45 and the pairs of tacks 45 45 channel 21 is formed, the bottom of said panel is cut away to form an opening Il that com municates with the upper portion of the‘lefthand end of the chamber I9, and positioned against the inner face of the adjacent side wall Il, direct- . ly opposite this opening 32 and extending down -wardly to the partition I6 is a spring 24, having used in securing the strips to the boxes are pref erably distinctly colored, in order to minimize the possibility of errors in inserting reservations slips in the compartments within the boxes. Arranged between the side walls 40 of each box’ 50 is a series of vertically disposed partitions 46 spaced equi-.distant apart, said partitions being .- an inwardly bowed intermediate portion. formed of thin sheet metal, Celluloid or the like. As a result of the arrangement’iustdescribed.' These Partitions divide the space within each box 55 the lefthand one of the members 2l in the chau into a series of small compartments 41, that are 55 nel 21 when moved towardy the lefthand will, as a adapted to receive the slips of cardboard or heavy result- of its engagement with spring 24, bend and paper upon which is written data relating to the move downwardly through the opening Il and the reservations. Each box contains approximately bowed intermediate portion of said spring will 25 compartments, one for each letter of the al 60 force said member against the end one of the phabet, and appearing on the upper edge of the o0 members l 20 that occupy the compartment I9. (See Fig. 6.) This transfer of the members Il from the channel 21 to the compartment I! takes place whenever the series of members 2l that lefthand side wall of each box, directly opposite ‘ the compartments, are the letters of the alphabet. To save space, one compartment may be pro' vided for the last three letters of the alphabet. occupy said channel are moved the'length of one The side edges of the thin partitions 4B occupy o5 member toward the lefthand through the channel. vertically disposed grooves 48 that are formed in Secured within the box or cabinet adjacent and the inner faces of the side walls of the box, and parallel with the righthand one of the side" walls which grooves donot'extend all the way to the I0, is a partition 35 that extends from the front tops of said side walls. Thus the partitions are 70 wall I I to the partition I4 and panel Il; and ar retained in the„boxes in the event that the latter 70 ranged between this partition and adjacent right are turned upside down. (See Figs. 2 and 4.) hand wall III, are vertically disposed partitions In order-to provide handles to enable the boxes 36 spaced equi-distant apart thereby forming to be readily lifted from the cabinet, one partition vertically disposed pockets 31 for the reception.of ‘ in each box midway between its ends is extended 75 narrow cards or slips of cardboard or heavy paper upwardly a short distance, to form _an ear or tab 75 3 2,132,652 have been removed from the compartments 41. The form of cabinet illustrated in Figs. 1 to 8 _The length of the strips 2li that bear the names inclusive, is designed to occupy a horizontal posi and numbers of the days of the months is equal to tion upon a counter, _desk or the like,' and the the width of the boxes containing the compart- - form illustrated in Fig. 9 is adapted to occupy ments 41, and thus when the cabinet is made a vertical position on a suitable support. Thus it will be seen that I have provided a ready for use, one-of the members 20 is positioned 49 that may be readily grasped -between the thumb and finger. ‘ ` « directly above one of the boxesand the boxes >reservations cabinet and daily reminder that is are arranged so that the days of the week ap - relatively simple in construction, inexpensive of , manufacture and very effective vin performing 10 10 pearing on the strips 44 that are positioned on the upper ends of. the boxes correspond with, and. are disposed directly below the days of the month that appear on those members 20 that are exposed in channel 21. _ Assuming that the cabinet is used for taking care of reservations in hotels, and a patron bear ing the name of Brown desires to make a reserva tion for July 10, the patron communicates with the hotel and the clerk or person in charge of reservations makes out a slip bearing the patron’s name and other data relating to the reservation, and places- thesame in the compartment `41 designated by the initial B on the box that is the functions for which it is intended. yWhile the cabinet illustrated and described is >particularly designed for handling reservations made vby the patrons of hotels, passenger- trains and vessels, airplanes, theatres and the like, the 15 cabinet, without material change excepting as to the increasing lof thenumber of boxes having compartments, may be economically and con veniently employed in banking institutions, trust companies, mercantile establishments and the 20 like, for bringing to attention at the proper time, the dates of interest payments, expiration of notes and the dates on which full or partial pay- position in the cabinet, directly below the'mem- _ ments of accounts are due. It will be understood that minor changes in the ber 2li bearing the date July 10. , At the close of each day’s business, the clerk or person-in charge of the cabinet removes the righthand one of the boxes having the slip re ceiving compartments“, and after moving the rest of the boxes towardl the lefthand to create a space equal to the width of one box immediately to the left of partition 35, inserts the removed box in such space, and at the same time exerts pres sure on the righthand one of the exposed mem bers 20 in channel 21 and moves the same toward the lefthand,v thereby shifting the positions of all of the exposed members 20 the distance of one member, so as to bring the properly marked size, form and construction of the various parts of my improved reservations cabinet and daily reminder may. be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without departing from the spirit of my invention, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claims. I claim as my invention: _ . 1. In a reservation cabinet and daily reminder,_ the combination with a box-like container and a plurality of trays removably positioned within the said container, each tray having a series of compartments, said ys being distinctively marked, the compartments in each tray being members 20 into position immediately above the distinctively marked, there being a series of members 20 are thus shifted toward the lefthand the distance of one member, the member at the of the container, the number of the last-men 40 boxes marked with the days of the week. As the -`compartments formed in the righthand portion lefthand end of the exposed series of members will strike against spring >34, and being formed 45 of Celluloid or like flexible material, said mem ber will bend downwardly and finally pass into position between the end of the series of mem bers within the compartment I9 and spring 3’4. The positions of the members 20 in their vpassage through the compartment I9 do not tioned compartments corresponding with the number of compartments in each tray, and there being a channel formed along the edge of said container at its upper end, of a series of date 45 bearing members arranged for sliding movement through said channel, the length of said date bearing members being equal to the width of said trays so that when a row of said members y is properly positioned in the channel, they to" change, so that said _members are in proper. occupy positions directly in line with the respec sequence as they reach the righthand side of the tive trays, there being a compartment in the container below said channel and one end of cabinet. . _ lTo replace the member 20 that has been trans ferred to the compartment I9, the operator places the thumb or finger in the opening 32 in block 3|, to engage the righthand one of the series of membersy 20 in compartment I9 and withdraws said member, and places the same in the right 60 hand end of channel 21, and such procedure positions the members in proper sequence in the channel. ' - At the close or beginning of each day's busi ness, the clerk or person in charge of the cabinet runs through the reservation slips contained in having the heading compartments 31 “Futures" and transfers ‘those slips that bear reservations made for the date taken care of by the next adjacent movable box, and which latter 70 eventually arrives at the lefthand end of the box and which position corresponds to the reservation» - the date. _ ‘ When one of the movable boxes ls transferred from the lefthand side of the cabinet to the righthand side thereof, all reservations slips will which channel communicates with said compart ment to permit the date-bearing members to pass 55 from said channel into said compartment. 2. AIn a reservation cabinet and daily reminder, the combination with a box-like container and a plurality of trays removably positioned within ' the said container, each tray having a series of 60 compartments, said trays being distinctivelyl marked, the compartments in each tray being distinctively marked'. there being a series of com partments formed in the righthand portion of the container, the number of the last-mentioned 65 Àcompartments corresponding with the number of compartments in each tray, and there being a channel formed `along the edge _of said con tainer at its upper end, of a series of date-bear ing members arranged -for sliding movement through said channel, the length of said date bearing members being equal to the width~ of said trays so that when a row of said members ` is properly positioned in the channel, they oc cupy positions directly in line with the respective 4 2, 132,852 trays, there being a compartment in the con tainer below said channel, one end of which channel communicates with said compartment to permit the date-bearing members to pass from said channel into ,said compartment and a spring for guiding the date-bearing members as they pass from the channel into said compartment 10 the removal of the date-bearing members from said channel, and a longitudinally disposed date bearing member supporting rib projecting up wardly from the bottom of said channel. 6. In a reservation cabinet and daily reminder, the combination with a box-like container and - a plurality of interchangeable trays removably and for yieldingly engaging said members within positioned within said container, each tray hav said compartment. ing a plurality of compartments, said trays being distinctively marked, the compartments in each tray being distinctively marked, and there being ' 3. In a reservation cabinet and daily reminder, the combination with a box-like container and a plurality of interchangeable trays removably positioned within said container, each tray hav- - a channel formed along the upper edge of .saidv container at its rear end, of a series of date ing a plurality of compartments, said trays being bearing members arranged end to end for slid 16 distinctively marked, the compartments in each ing movement through said channel, the length tray being distinctively marked, and there being - of which date-bearing members is equal to the a channel formed along the edge oi' said con width of said trays, there being a compartment tainer at its rear end, of a series of date-bearing in the container below said channel, one end of members arranged end to end for sliding move ' which channel communicates with said last men ment through said channel the‘length of said tioned compartment, and the other end of said sliding date-bearing members corresponding to last mentioned compartment being open to per the width of said trays, there being a compart mit the removal of the date-bearing members ment in the container below said channel and -from said'channel, and a resilient member ar a sliding panel forming the rear wall of said com- . ranged within said last named compartment in partment, one end of which channel communi the end adjacent the channel, which member cates with said last-mentioned compartment and communicates with the channel for guiding the the other end of which last mentioned compart date-bearing members from said channel into ment is openvto permit the removal of the date said last mentioned compartment and the bot bearlng members from said channel. tom of said channel being provided with anl up 4. In a reservation cabinet and daily reminder, standing longitudinally disposed rib for support the combination with a box-like container, a plu ing the date-bearing members in said channel. rality of interchangeable trays removably posi 7. In a reservation cabinet and daily reminder, tioned within said container, each tray having the combination with a box-like container and a plurality of compartments, said trays being dis tinctively marked, the compartmentsin each tray being distinctively marked, and there being a a plurality of interchangeable trays removably positioned within said container, each t'ray hav ing a series of compartments, said trays being channel formed ’along vthe upper edge of said distinctively marked, and the compartments in container at its rear end, and a series of date each tray being distinctively marked, of a series bearing members arranged end to end for slid of date-bearing members ¿arranged end to end 40 ing movement through said channel, the length for sliding movement transversely of the con of which date-bearing members equals the width tainer adjacent the upper" ends ol.' said trays, the of said trays, there being a compartment in the.' length oi' said date-bearing members being equal container below said channel, one end ofwhich to the width of the trays and the data borne by channel communicates with said last mentioned ` said date-bearing members bearing direct rela compartment and the other end of said last men tion to the distinctive marking of the respective 45 tioned compartment being open to permit the trays. - y removal of the date-,bearing members therefrom 8. In a reservations cabinet and daily reminder, ol' resilient means- located within said last men tioned compartment in the end thereof that com municates with said channel for guiding the date bearing members as they pass from the channel into said last mentioned compartment. 5. In a reservation cabinet and daily reminder, the combination with a box-like lcontainer and a plurality of interchangeable trays removably positioned within said container, each tray hav ing a plurality of compartments, said trays being distinctively marked, the compartments in each tray being distinctively marked, and there being a channel formed along the upper edge of said container at its rear end, of a series of date bearlng members arranged end to end for slid ing movement through _said channel, the length of which date-bearing members is equal to the width of said trays. there being a compartment in the container below said channel, one end of which channel communicates with said last men tioned compartment, and the otherend of said last mentionedl compartment being open to permit the combination with a box-'like container, of a plurality of trays removably positioned within said container, each tray having a series of com-f. 50 partments, said trays being distinctively marked, the compartments in each tray being distinctively marked, a wall and plurality of partitions rigidly ilxedl in the container adjacent the right hand wall thereof so as to provide a row of permanent compartments in the right hand portion of the cabinet, the number of the last mentioned com partments corresponding with the number of compartments in each tray and there being -a -transverse channel formed in the top of the con 60 tainer directly to the rear of the trays therein, and a series oi' date-bearing panels arranged for sliding movement lin said channel, the lengthof 'which date-bearing panelsis equal to the width oi.' the trays and the dates on the sliding panels bearing relation to the distinctive markings of said trays. ' ' FRANKLIN' D. SCHMIEDEMANN.