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Oct. 11, 1938. ' o. s. BECK 2,132,923 INDICATING DEVICE Filed Jan. 14, 1936 9,7811 33138729 .0. 0v: ii _4 _ _ m'w ~ @; 6. BECK ATTORNEY. Patented Oct. 11, 1938 V . ‘UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. 2,132,923 INDICATING DEVICE Ove SQBeck, Alameda, Calif" as'signor of one half to Leroy B. Thomas, Berkeley, Calif. Application January 14, 1936', Serial No. 59,077 10 Claims. (01. 116-134) 5 My invention relates to indicating devices and in particular to devices adapted to visually in- In this case the device comprises a support 2 preferably formed from a relatively thin strip'of dicate and call attention of the operator to mem- resilient metallic material having a relatively oranda selected by him for remembrance. large backing 3, the exposed Surface .0f which The principal object of my invention is to provide a device for indicating or pointing out items is divided into a plurality of memorandum areas UT 4 within which may be written, printed or other of information to be remembered. wise shown separate items of information which _ Other objects of my invention are: to provide the operator desires to designate i0!‘ remem a device of the class described'wherein selective 10 designation of memoranda, can be effected; to provide, in an indicating device employing a plurality of indicators, means for simultaneously branoe. It is to be understood that in some in stances I may desire to extend the sides of the 10 support to provide the necessary memoranda areas, thus dispensing With the need of a Sepa moving the indicators from indicating to non; indicating position; and to provide an indicating rate backing. My invention therefore contem plates the employment of either form of struc 15 device that is simple of operation, The invention possesses numerous additional ture for providing the memorandum areas. 15 A plurality of Spaced DiVOtS 5 rising above the objects and advantages, some of which, together Surface of the support 2 aire Provided and the with the foregoing, will become apparent upon perusal of ‘the following description of my in20 vention. It is to be understood, however, that I do not limit myself to this disclosure of the same are preferably disposed, as best shown in Figure 2, in two spaced parallel rows adjacent opposite edges of the support- Eaoh pivot is pro- 20 vided'with shoulders 6 preferably formed by the species of invention, as I may adopt variant embodiments thereof within the scope of the claims. Referring to the drawing; ' 25 Figure 1 is a plan view of an indicating device incorporating my invention as applied to a sepa- upturned end ‘I of a resilient arm 8 mounted on the Support While these arms may be Sepa rately formed and then secured to the support, I Prefer} if the Support be made of resilient mate" 25 rial, to stamp 01‘ Otherwise Cut the arms there~ crate memorandum blank, Figure 2 is ‘a plan view of my indicating device. from, since this will reduce manufacturing costs and simplify assembly - Portions of ‘the structure are shown broken away Means are provided for cooperation with the to to clearly illustrate the construction and relation memorandum areas 4 to direct attention to such 30 of parts, 7 items of information asimay be placed thereon. Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view, taken > For Such purpose I Provide an indicator 9 Pref in a plane indicated by the line 3-3 of Figure 2. erably of triangular shape for each pivot- These Figure 4 is a fractional vertical sectional view, 35 taken in a plane indicated by'the line 4_4 of Figure 2. Figure 5 is a fractional vertical sectional view, taken in a plane indicated by the line 5-5 of ' Figure 2. Part of the structure is shown in ele- indicators are mounted to Swing freely on the pivots from positions of indication and non-indi- 35 cation with reference to their associated memo randum areas. I Wish further to point out that the disposition of weight of each indicator with respect to its Pivotal mounting is $11011 that unless in vation to disclose clearly the construction.‘ Figure 6 is a perspective view of the frame for rest/rained the indicator Will drop by weight 0f 40 gravity toward an indicating Position When the supporting the indicators in exposed position and ’ device is in its normal Vertical position for returning the same to their concealed posiIn order to limit the drop of the indicators into , 45 tion_ In broadly descriptive terms, my indicating device comprises a support on which is disposed a movable indicator. Means are provided for . positions of indication with reference to their associated memorandum areas and of thereafter 45 returning the same to their non-indicating posi 'tions, I provide'means Preferably comprising a permitting movement of the indicator from a plurality of spaced ?ngers ll disposed in parallel ‘normally concealed position, to an exposed posi- rows on a frame l2 which rests on a raised shoul 50 tion andfurther means are provided for returning. the exposed indicator to its concealed posi— tion. With reference to the preferred embodiment of my invention, I have chosen, for the purpose 55 of illustration, the device shown in the drawing. .der l3,v formed longitudinally along the central 50 portion 0f the Support 2- A plurality of fee tangular shaped apertures H in the frame adapted to receive the guide members I6 formed on shoulder l3 are provided for positioning the frame on the shoulder, and, since the apertures 55 2 2,132,923 are of greater length than the guides, the frame and consequently the ?ngers may be moved longi tudinally of the support by means of a handle ll 2. An indicating device comprising a support, a plate overlying said support, a plurality of spaced indicators pivotally mounted on said support and each movable by gravity from a concealed posi tion beneath said plate to an exposed position (Fl adjacent an edge thereof, means for resiliently urging said indicators against said plate to fric mounted on one end of the frame. The frame I2 is normally maintained in the position shown in Figure 2 by means of a re silient spring l8 (see Figure 4) one end of which ‘ is secured to a lug l9 formed on the shoulder, tionally restrain movement thereof in their con cealed positions, and means for releasing said indicators to permit gravitational movement and the other end to a lug 2! formed on the 10 frame. It will be observed that when the frame is in such position, each ?nger H is so disposed with relation to its associated indicator that the drop of the indicator is limited by the ?nger to the maximum position of indication with refer thereof. 3. An indicating device comprising a support, a plurality of spaced indicators pivotally mounted on said support and movable by gravity from 15 ence to the area 4 to be pointed out. .In case non-indicating positions to indicating positions, the operator desires to clear the device by re means for retaining said indicators in their non turning the indicators to their non-indicating indicating positions, means for selectively re leasing each of said indicators for said gravita tional movement from its non-indicating position to its indicating position, and means for simul taneously returning said indicators to their non positions, it is only necessary to move the frame l2 downwardly by means of the handle I], where by the ?ngers will bear against the indicators‘ to swing the same simultaneously on their pivots to their desired positions. It is obvious that when the operator releases the handle I‘! the indicating positions. spring, being under tension, will automatically pivots having shoulders thereon disposed adja 25 return the frame and ?ngers to normal position. cent one face of said support, indicators dis posed on said pivots, a plate disposed adjacent I prefer that the indicators be normally con cealed and for this purpose I provide a substan one end of said pivots, means for resiliently urg tially ?at plate 22 overlying the support 2 and having a plurality of apertures 23 in alignment ' 30 with and through which the pivots 5 pass.‘ The ends of the plate are bent inwardly to provide ?anges 24 of sufficient width to accommodate the underlying structure, and, these ?anges are in turn provided with outturned ears 26 having 35 apertures 21 therein through which screws or other fastening means can be inserted for secur ing the structure to the wall of a building or other foundation support. It will be observed (see Figure 5) that the in 40 dicators will be clamped and frictionally held in concealed position between the pivot shoulders 6 and one face of the plate ZZ-by‘means of the resilient arms 8 and that, upon ?exing the arms, the indicators will be released to fall by gravity 45 to the limit of their indicating or exposed posi tion as determined by the ?ngers H. To provide ‘for the ?exure of the resilient arms I provide a plurality of tabulators 28 preferably resiliently supported by a sheet 29 ‘mounted on plate 22. Thesetabulators overliethe exposed ends of the pivots where they project through plat'ej212 and are adapted when pressed inwardly by the'opera tor to move the pivots axially, whereby the arms 8 are ?exed and the indicators released. Since 55 each tabulator is separately operable to effect re lease of its associated indicator, selective designa tion of the areas to be remembered can be readily made. Aligned apertures 3| in sheet 29, plate 22 and 60 guide members l6 receive bolts 32 on which nuts 33 are threaded for securing the structure to gether in unitary assembly. I claim: , 1. An indicating device comprising a support, 65 a plate overlying said support, a plurality of spaced indicators pivotally mounted on said sup portand each movable by gravity from a con cealed position beneath said plate to an exposed position adjacent an edge thereof, means for 70 selectively releasing each of said indicators from its concealed position, means for simultaneously moving said exposed indicators to their concealed positions, and means for resiliently urging said indicators against said plate in their concealed 75 positions. ' ‘ ' ll. An indicating device comprising a support, ing said pivots axially to clamp said indicators between said shoulders and said plate, and means for moving said pivots axially to release ‘ said indicators. 5. An indicating device comprising a support, spaced pivots on said support, indicators mount~ ed for gravitational movement on said pivots from non-indicating positions to'indicating posi tions, means for frictionally holding said indica tors in their non-indicating positions, meansfor supporting said indicators in their indicating positions, means cooperative with said pivots for selectively releasing the indicators from said 40 frictional holding means, and means cooperative with said supporting means for. simultaneously returning said indicators from their indicating positions to their non-indicating positions. 6. An indicating device comprising a support, a plate spaced from and overlying a'portion of said support, a plurality ‘of resilient arms on said support, shouldered pivots rising from said arms, indicators mounted on said pivots between said shoulders and a face of said plate, said indi- _ oators being clamped between said shoulders and said face of the plate, and means for ?exing said resilient arms to release said indicators. '7. An indicating device comprising a support, a plate spaced from and overlying a portion of said support, a plurality of resilient arms on said sup port, shouldered pivots rising from said arms, indicators mounted on said pivots between said shoulders and a face of said plate, said indicators being clamped between said shoulders and said face of the plate, and means overlying an end of each pivot for ?exing said resilient arms to re lease said indicators. ‘ 8. An indicating device comprising a support, a plate spaced from and overlying a portion of said 65 support, a plurality of resilient arms on said sup port, shouldered pivots rising from said arms, indicators mounted on said pivots between said shoulders and a face of said plate, said indicators being clamped between said shoulders and said 70 face of the plate, and'resiliently mounted, man ually operated means above an end of each pivot for ?exing said resilient arms to release said in dicators. 9. An indicating device comprising a support, a 75 2,132,923 plurality of resilient arms disposed on said sup port, a pivot disposed on each said arm, a plate support, each movable by gravity from a con cealed position to an exposed position, means for overlying said support and having apertures retaining said indicators in their concealed posi through which said pivots project, an indicator tions, means operable by external pressure in a disposed on each pivot and held in frictional con plane perpendicular to the face of said support for selectively releasing each of said indicators for said gravitational movement, and means slid tact with said plate by its associated arm, and resilient means disposed on said plate and over lying an end of each said pivot for ?exing said resilient arms to release said indicators. 10 3 10. An indicating device comprising a sup port, a plurality of indicators disposed on said ably disposed on said support for simultaneously moving said exposed indicators to their concealed positions. 10 OVE S. BECK.