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Jan. 7, 1947.
2,414,071
N. D. STALEY
DUPLEX FRICTION ROLLER OPERATED ENDLESS WEB CALENDAR
Filed Sept. 26, 1945
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
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DUPLEX FRICTION ROLLER ‘OPERATED ENDLESS WEB CALENDAR
Filed Sept. 26, 1945
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2,414,071
Patented Jan. 7, 1947
UNITED STATES PATENT‘ OFFICE
2,414,071
DUR’LEX FRICTION ROLLER OPERATED
ENDLESS WEB: CALENDAR
Neil B. Staley, Columbus, Ohio
Application September 26, 1945, Serial No. 618,633
1 Claim.‘ (Cl. 40-418)
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The present invention relates to devices known
power-shaft. A nut indicated at 8 is provided
as perpetual calendars, the primary object of the '
on the power-shaft and contacts the upper end
invention being to provide a perpetual calendar
embodying a casing having a sight opening, and
endless webs movable before the openings, in
of the friction-roller ‘I, securing the friction
such a way that the indicia on the webs will be
fully described.
displayed indicating the days of the months and
months of the year.
An important object of the invention is to
Cooperating with the friction-roller ‘I is an
idle friction-roller 9 which is mounted on the
roller 1 to the shaft and at the same time provid
ing a spacer for purposes to be hereinafter more
shaft lil disposed vertically of the housing, the
provide a device of this character including an 10 friction-roller 9 contacting the web H which
moves between the rollers ‘I and 9 to feed the
endless web on which indicia indicating days
web through the casing. This web H is formed
of the week are provided, and another endless
with vertical lines de?ning columns 12 in which
indicia are provided indicating the days of the
vided, mechanism being provided for the opera 15 week. The endless web II also operates over
the vertical stationary posts l3 which are dis
tion of the webs, so that both webs may be oper
posed within the casing at the ends thereof, the
ated by knobs located at a point intermediate
friction-roller 9 contacting the web adjacent to
the ends of the casing at the top thereof where
one of the posts [3 to grip the web and cause
they are readily accessible.
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Still another object is to provide a calendar 20 the web to be fed through the casing without
buckling.
embodying independent endless webs, and in
Mounted on the power-shaft 6' and extending
dependent means for operating the webs, the
into the casing, is a tubular shaft [4 which is
operating means for each web including station
ary posts and friction-rollers to insure against
provided with an operating knob [5 whereby the
25 shaft may be rotated from a point exteriorly of
the webs slipping when in operation.
With the foregoing and other objects in view
the casing. Secured to the inner end of the tu
which will appear as the description proceeds,
bular shaft M is a friction-roller I6 which is
the invention consists of certain novel details
disposed adjacent to the idle friction-roller H,
of construction and combinations of parts, here
the rollers l6 and I1 providing means to feed
inafter more fully described and pointed out in
the endless web I8 through the casing so that
the claim, it being understood that changes may
the printed matter thereon will be displayed be
be made in the construction and arrangement of
fore the sight opening.
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parts without departing from the spirit of the
The web 18 also moves over the upper ends
invention as claimed.
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of the vertical posts l3 which act to prevent the
Referring to the drawings:
35 Web over-running, during the operation of the
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a calendar
device to move the endless webs.
constructed in accordance with the invention.
Pins [9 extend from the stationary posts l3 and
web operating adjacent thereto, and on which
names indicating months of the year are pro
Figure 2 is a rear elevational view of the de
provide stops adapted to contact with the upper
edge
of the web ll, while the lower edge of the
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 40
web l8 contacts certain of the pins, holding the
of Figure 2.
webs in their proper positions for alignment with
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4
the
sight opening at the front of the casing.
of Figure 2.
vice, the rear closure having been removed.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5-5‘
A knob indicated at 2%] is provided On the upper
45 end of the power shaft 6, so that the power shaft
of Figure 2.
may be rotated independently of the tubular
Referring to the drawings in detail, the casing
shaft.
of the calendar is indicated generally by the
Positioned within the sight opening is a par
reference character 5, the front wall thereof being
formed with a cut-out portion 5 which is closed
titioning member 2| which is formed with a cut
by a transparent wall, providing a sight opening.
Disposed within the casing and arranged at a
point intermediate the ends thereof, is the power
shaft 'c", on which shaft is secured the friction
roller 1, the roller 1 being of a length to extend
over substantially one-half the lengths of the 55
which the printed matter on the web l8 may be
viewed. This partitioning member also is pro
vided with letters indicating the days of the
week, so that when the endless web H is moved,
certain dates of the month may be moved to
out portion 22 providing an opening through
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align with certain letters indicating the days of
the week.
From the foregoing it will ‘be seen that due
to construction shown and described I have pro
vided a perpetual calendar which may be read
ily and conveniently operated to indicate the
dates of the days of the week and month, the op
erating mechanism and the endless webs of the
device being such ‘that the endless-"webs will be
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extending throughout substantially one-half of
the length of the operating shaft, a friction
roller operating within the housing adjacent to
the roller secured to the operating shaft, an end
less web having indicia formed thereon operat
ing over the posts and adapted to move between
said friction-rollers, feeding the web before the
display opening, a tubular shaft mounted for ro
tation on the operating shaft and having one end
held flat at“ all times and will not buckle to 10 thereof extending through the top of the housing,
cause any unsightly appearance.
a friction-roller secured to the tubular shaft
within the housing, an idle friction-roller con~
tacting with the friction-roller mounted on the
casing
A calendar
havingofa the
display
class opening
describedformed
comprising
‘in the“
tubular shaft, an endless web carrying indicia
front wall thereof, vertical stationary posts hav 15 operating over the posts and between the last
What is claimed is:
ing curved surfaces, mounted within the casing '
mentioned friction-rollers, whereby the latter
adjacent to the ends thereof, a vertical operat
web is moved before the display opening display
ing shaft disposed within the casing and being
ing indicia thereon.
extended through the top of the casing,‘ a fric
NEIL D. STALEY.
tion-roller secured to the operating shaft and 20
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