Flexible Shutter And Method Of Making Same
Summary: The shutter used in the Travalarm travel alarm clock.
Application Date: 1934-12-28
Issue Date: 1936-09-15
Patent Number: 2054499
Serial Number: 759594
Notes: In "Designing for People" by Henry Dreyfuss, 1955, Simon and Schuster, pp 195 - 196: "b. Attention. This service is best explained by the phrase "We bear the client constantly in mind," which appeared in a simple agreement used by our office. A thought that comes in the middle of the night or that is provoked by a news item, by something that the industrial designer has seen or heard—which might add something if applied to the client's product—fits into that category. For example, while traveling in Europe, I saw a small silver matchbox with a cover like an old-fashioned rolltop desk. This sparked an idea for an adaptation, which was suggested to a client; he brought out a traveling clock with a similar cover for the face to avoid breakage."
The shutter slats are molded in one piece, applied to a flexible backing, then the shutter made flexible by splitting open the spaces between the slats.
Inventor Information: Irving Florman, New York, N. Y.
Patent Type: Utility
Patent Country: United States
Patent Category: Clock Case
Inventor: Florman, Irving
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