A brief reference to any of these patents will illustrate the general elaborateness and complexity of the disclosed apparatus, most of which are equipped with motors or other powered devices for activating the mechanisms which are provided for turning the pages. Typical of these devices are the arrangements disclosed in the two Goldner U. The mounting brackets also permit adjustment of the rod assemblies in directions which are orthogonal to the easel, thereby enabling them to compensate for variations in thickness of the portions of the book which are respectively held by these assemblies. Damn you, , you've done it again! The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. . It is easy to set up and transport.
My attempts to eat and read at the same time have always been a struggle, sometimes with disastrous results. Also applicable to: maps, leaflets, pamphlets, posters, calendars, stapled sheets of paper. The PageFlip Firefly combined with the Forscore app on my iPad completely solved the problem! Many of them are costly as well, cumbersome and difficult or inconvenient to attempt to use. Most of them can hold magazines and books of any thickness. Warranty: 12 months parts and labor. The disclosed structural configuration of the present invention avoids the complexities of the prior art devices and is simple in both fabrication and operation.
Apparatus for holding a book or the like with its pages in an open position to permit viewing the displayed pages. The apparatus of claim 8 wherein the support member comprises an easel having an adjustable stand for supporting the easel on the floor of a room. The first rod 36 clears the page 25 b as the second rod 37 moves into position to retain the succeeding pages underneath page 25 b. These straps 21 engage the covers 26 of the book 24. In this arrangement, the assembly on the right-hand side of the easel includes a pair of rods generally mounted orthogonally to each other.
Reading aids like book holders and page turners help these people regain their interest in reading again. Description of the Related Art The prior art is replete with examples of devices which serve to hold a book in a particular position so that a reader can read the exposed pages without having to hold the book himself. A brief reference to any of these patents will illustrate the general elaborateness and complexity of the disclosed apparatus, most of which are equipped with motors or other powered devices for activating the mechanisms which are provided for turning the pages. Reading materials can be quickly strapped to the stand and stay secure in all positions. Accommodates any thickness of paperback and, when folded, can be used as a bookmark. Book Holders As the name implies, a book holder allows a person to read without actually holding the book.
It's been an amazingly essential companion for me all over the world on concert stages from San Francisco to Zurich. This device is made up of a series of flat wood or plastic strips that support the edges of the news paper and a center clip that holds the top of the newspaper to prevent it from coming apart. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein each of said first and second rotatable assemblies comprises a pair of orthogonal elongated elements mounted to a pivot member at right angles to each other and to said pivot member, said first assembly being alternatively rotatable in clockwise and counterclockwise directions to bring said elements alternatively into a position to turn a page and a position to retain the remainder of the pages in place on the support member. The easel in turn is supported on an adjustable stand. I've never heard of one before, so if it's already baked please let me know.
So I've often wished for something like this. As the reciprocal rotation continues, the page-turning rod moves into position to hold the next page flat against the book while the other rod moves from the page-holding position to a position where it will turn the next page when the assembly is pivoted back toward the first position. The need for such apparatus has arisen for the handicapped as well as for those who need to read material contained in book form while using their hands for other things, such as pianists or other musicians who have resort to such apparatus while playing their instruments and reading music. Spring-loaded rubber grips keep pages from flipping while nonetheless allowing users to easily advance through the material without any difficulty. A newspaper holder can help these persons read a newspaper more comfortably. The vertical support member 16 comprises a telescoping arrangement in which an upper support portion 17 slides vertically within a lower support portion 18 and is held at a selected position by a pin 17 a. Page Turners Persons with poor dexterity or limited sensation in their fingers may find that constantly turning pages becomes strenuous.
This includes the provision of an image of the product, whether the supplier has told us who manufactures the product, whether the manufacturer has provided a description and whether a price has been provided. The right-side pages are designated 25; the left-side pages are designated 27. The bracket 32 has an outwardly extending limb 33 for adjustable mounting of the rods 36, 37. I've been using the PageFlip Firefly for the last few years with an iPad and the ForScore app. Reciprocating rotation about the pivot axis of the rod assembly on the left-hand side results in a page which has been turned being added to the stack of pages already collected, while this stack is retained in position against the easel.
It is not only unwieldy to deal with on stage, but usually puts my suitcase over weight. Thus the angle of the easel 12 can be adjusted by rotating the bar 14 within the mounting member 15. The rod assembly on the left-hand side of the easel is identical to the rod assembly on the right-hand side, merely being mounted in an inverted position relative to the right-hand side rod assembly. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein each of said first and second rotatable assemblies comprises a pair of orthogonal elongated elements mounted to a pivot member at right angles to each other and to said pivot member, said first assembly being alternatively rotatable in clockwise and counterclockwise directions to bring said elements alternatively into a position to turn a page and a position to retain the remainder of the pages in place on the support member. In this arrangement, the assembly on the right-hand side of the easel includes a pair of rods generally mounted orthogonally to each other.
It is easy to set up and transport. Freight Shipping Heavy items anything over 150 lbs , bulk-freight, palletized truck items and custom fabrication made-to-order items may have longer shipping lead times. It can also be folded when not needed. Randy Waldman Grammy-winning pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor. In both, the rotating assembly comprises a first pair of opposed elongated arm members as page turners and a second pair of elongated arms, shorter in length than the arms of the first pair, to serve as hold-down members.