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Publication numberUS1029280 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 11, 1912
Filing dateJan 23, 1911
Priority dateJan 23, 1911
Publication numberUS 1029280 A, US 1029280A, US-A-1029280, US1029280 A, US1029280A
InventorsEli Davidson
Original AssigneeEli Davidson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cover for magazines, pamphlets, sheet-music, and the like.
US 1029280 A
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E. DAVIDSON. GOVER FOR MAGAZINES, PAMPHLETS, SHEET MUSIC, AND THE LIKE. APPLICATION FILED JAN. 23, 1911.

1,029,280,, Patented June 11, 1912.

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E. DAVIDSON.

COVER FOR MAGAZINES, PAMPHLETS, SHEET MUSIC, AND THE LIKE.

APPLICATION FILED JAN.23, 1911.

1,029,280, Patented June 11, 1912.

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COVER FOR MAGAZINES, PAMPHLETS, SHEET MUSIC, AND THE LIKE.

APPLICATION FILED JAN. 23, 1911.

Patented June 11, 1912.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

ELI DAVIDSON, 015 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

COVER FOR MAGAZINES, PAMPHLETS, SHEET-MUSIC, AND THE LIKE.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ELI DAVIDSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Boston, county of Suffolk, and State'of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Covers for Magazines, Pamphlets, Sheet- Music, and the Like, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawing, is a specification, like characters on the drawing representing like parts. v

This invention has for its object to provide a novel cover for magazines, pamphlets and the like which is constructed so that the magazine, pamphlet, or other article, can be readily inserted into the cover or removed therefrom, and which is also arranged so that the magazine can be rolled up in the cover and maintained in a rolled condition. 1

A further object of my invention is to provide a novel cover for magazines and the like which is of such a construction that when the magazine is inserted into the cover the front or title page of the magazine will be visible through the front of the cover.

I will first describe some embodiments of my invention and then point out the novel features thereof in the appended claims.

Referring now to the drawings wherein I have illustrated some construct-ions embodying the invention, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved magazine cover having a magazine therein and rolled up ready to be carried; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the cover with a magazine therein; Fig. 3 shows the manner in which the magazine is rolled up and secured in its rolled condition; Fig. 4 is a perspective View of the cover with the magazine removed; Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the magazine with the backing plate thereon ready to be inserted into the cover; Fig. 6

is. a transverse section through the cover with a magazine therein on substantially the line 10-00, Fig. 2; Fig. 7 shows the manner in which the magazine is tied to the backing piece; Fig. 8 is a perspective view of a cover having a modified construction that is especially adapted as a cover for sheet music; music wit-h the backing plate showing the manner in which the sheet music may be Fig. 9 is a side view of the sheet Specification of Letters Patent. Patented J 11116 11, 1912. Appiication filed January 23, 1911. Serial No. 604,077.

tied thereto; Fig. 10 is a view ofthe backing plate shown in Fig. 9.

The cover shown in Figs. 1 to 7 has both a front leaf and a back leaf, while that shown in Fig. 8 has a back leaf only. The front leaf of the cover shown in Figs. 1 to 7 is designated 4 and the back leaf by 5, and these two are connected together by the cover back 6. These front and back leaves may be made of any suitable material,

the top end thereof, see Fig. 4, and is preferably closed at the opposite end by an end piece 10 which may be formed as part of the holding device 7.

- The magazine, pamphlet, or other periodical to be placed in the cover, is shown at 11 and in order to hold the magazine in the cover, I provide a backing plate 12 which is adapted to be slipped into the open end of the holding device 7 and which is pro vided with means for securing it to the back of the magazine 11. This backing plate 12 may be conveniently formed of sheet metal and is of a width to fit within the holding member 7 so that the edges of the backing plate will lie under the lips 9. Said backing plate is slotted at both ends, as at 13 and 14:, and one end thereof is bent over to form the lips 15 that are adapted to engage the top of the magazine 11. Associated with the backing plate is a cord or flexible connection 16 by which the magazine or periodical can be secured to the backing plate. One convenient way of accomplishing this is to attach one end of the cord to the backing plate, as at 17, then to pass said cord through the slot 14 and down between the leaves of the magazine and thence through the slot 13, as shown in Fig. 7, said cord in passing between the leaves of the magazine extending around the wires or staples 18 that are commonly used to tie the leaves of the magazine together.

After passing through the slot 13 the cord is fastened to the backing member in some suitable way, as by'beingwound around the cleat or projection 19 thereon, as seen in Fig. 5. I prefer to make the cord 16 of sufficient length so that the end 20 thereof may be passed again through the slot 14 and into the space between the leaves thereof, there by to serve as a book-mark, as seen 1n F 1g. 5, but this is not essential. After the vbacking plate 12 has been thus secured to the back of the magazine, said backing plate with the magazine attached can be slipped into the open end of the holding member 7, and when the lower end 21 of the backing plate strikes the end plate 10 of the holding device, the magazine will be properly posltioned within the covers.

To remove the magazine from the cover involves merely slipping the magazine and backing plate longitudinally of the holding member 7, as'will be obvious. The backing plate can be readily detached from the magazine whenever desired by simply unwinding the cord 16 from the cleat 19, and then removing the cord from the slots 13, 14 and from bet-ween the leaves of the magazine. If it is desired to place a new magazine within the covers the backing plate 12 can be readily applied to such magazine and then the latter can be slipped into the holding device. I will preferably extend the slots 13 and 14 so that they will terminate at a point about opposite the staples 18 in the magazine, as shown in the drawings, so that when the cord is passed between the leaves of the magazine, said cord will engage the staples 18 and thus firmly hold the backing tothe magazine.

Inasmuch as covers of this nature are 1ntended to be used with a great variety of magazines, it is very advantageous to be able to see what magazine is in the cover without opening the magazine and While it is lying on a table for instance. To permit this to be done, I have provided the front leaf 4 of my improved cover with a sight opening 25 through which the front page of the magazine will be seen. In the preferred embodiment of my invention, I form on the inside of the leaf 4 a pocket into which the cover 22 of the magazine may be placed, and this pocket is provided with a transparent face so that the cover leaf of the magazine may be seen through the pocket. The advantage of this construction is that the front page of the magazine is kept clean and at the same time when the front leaf 4 of the cover is turned the front page or cover of the magazine will be turned with it. This pocket is shown at 23 and it is open on the side toward the back of the cover, as shown at 2 1 Fig. 6, so that the front page or leaf 22 of the magazine can be readily inserted into it. The sight opening through the rear leaf 5. The rear cover leaf 5 is front leaf 4 of the cover-is shown at 25 and this may conveniently be covered by a piece 26 of celluloid or other transparent material through which the title on the front leaf 22 of the magazine may be readily read.

My improved cover is constructed so that it can be readily rolled up to make a more convenient package to be carried, and it is also provided with fastening means to hold it in its rolled-up condition. To roll up the magazine and its cover, the magazine and the front leaf of the cover are folded back on themselves, as shown in Fig. 3, after which the rear leaf 5 of the cover is folded over the front leaf, as shown in Fig. 1. The cover and magazine are held in this rolled or folded condition by means of ball-andsocket or other suitable fasteningdevices on the outer face of the front leaf 4 and on the inner face of the back leaf 5. In the embodiment herein shown I have illustrated an ordinary ball-and-socket glove fastener and the ball portion 27 of the fastener is on the outer face of the front leaf 4 and the socket 28 of the fastener is on the inner face of the rovided on its outer face with a handle 2% by which the folded magazine and cover can be readily carried.

My improved cover can be used for inclosing magazines, periodicals, pamphlets and a great variety of similar articles. It may also be usedas a cover for sheet music, and in Figs. 8- to 10 I have shown an embodiment especially adapted for this purpose. In this construction the cover has one leaf only which corresponds to the rear leaf 5 of the cover shown in Figs. 1-7, such leaf being shown at 50. It is also provided with the back portion 6 to which is secured a holding member 7 similar to that shown in Figs.- 4 and 6. The sheet music is secured to a backing plate 120 which may be of metal or cardboard or any other suitable stiff material. This backing plate is-provided with transverse slots 30 and with loops or anchor members 31. Said backing member is of a width to fit into the holding device 7 in the same manner that the backing plate 12 fits into the holding device. The sheet music, which is shown at 32, is sewed to the backing plate by means of cord or string 33, each piece of sheet music necessitating the use of a separate cord or thread 33. The ends of the cords or threads are secured to the anchor members 31, as shown in Fig. 9, and said threads are passed through the slots 30 alternately and through the leaves of music to be attached to the backing plate. The backing plate 120 is sufliciently wide so that several pieces of music can be secured thereto if desired. When the music is thus attached to the backing plate the latter can be readily inserted into the cover, as above described.

The cover is provided with the flap portion 35 carrying fastening devices 36 with which fastening devices 37 on the inside of the inner face of the cover 50 cooperate to hold the cover folded, as shown in Fig. 8. This cover is provided with the handle 29 as in the other embodiment of my invention.

From the above it will be seen that a magazine can be quickly inserted in my im proved cover or removed therefrom, and when the magazine is in place the front page thereof can be read as easily as if the cover were not used.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is l. The combination with a cover having front and back leaves, of a holding member secured to the back thereof and providedwith guiding lips, a backing plate adapted to he slipped into said holding member from one end thereof, said backing plate having magazine-positioning lips 15 at one end which rest against the end of the magazine to be placed in the cover and also having a slot extending from each end thereof, saidslots being of such lengths as to terminate opposite the positions occupied by the staples of said magazine when positioned against the lips, a cord secured to the backing member and adapted to be passed through the slot at one end thereof between the leaves of the magazine around the staples therein and then through the slot at the other end, and means to connect the end of the cord to the backing plate.

2. The combination with a cover having front and back leaves, of a holding member secured to the back thereof and provided with guiding lips, a backing plate adapted to be slipped into said holdingmember from one end thereof, said backingplate having a slot at each end, said slo s being of such lengths as to terminate o ellosite the positions occupied by the stapl of the magazine to be placed in the cover, a cord secured to the backing member and adapted to be passed through the slot at one end and between the leaves of the magazine and around I the staples and then through the slot at the other end, and means to connect the end of the cord to the backing plate.

3. The combination with a cover having front and back leaves, of means to detach ably secure said cover to a magazine, the front leaf of the cover having a sight opening, and a pocket in the rear thereof to receive the front page of the magazine where by the title of the magazine may be seen through the sight opening.

4:. The combination with a cover having front and back leaves, of a holding member secured to the back thereof and provided with guiding lips, a backing plate adapted to be slipped into said holding member from one end thereof, said backing plate having at each end a slot and said slots being of such lengths as to terminate opposite the positions occupied by the staples of the magazine to be placed in the cover, a cord secured to the backing member and adapted to be passed through one of said slots and then between the leaves of the magazine and around the staples and then through the other slot, means to connect the end of the cord to the backing plate, and fastening devices on the outer face of the front leaf of the cover near the back thereof and on the inner face of the back leaf of the cover near the front thereof whereby the magazine and front cover may be folded inwardly and the back cover folded over the front cover and fastened in folded osition.

5. The combination with a cover having front and back leaves, of means to detachably secure said cover to a magazine, the front leaf of the cover having a sight opening, a pocket in the rear thereof to receive the front page of the magazine so that the title of the magazine may be seen through the sight opening, and fastening devices on the outer face of the front leaf of the cover near the back thereof and on the inner face ofthe back leaf of the cover near the front thereof whereby the magazine and front cover may be folded inwardly and the back cover folded over the front cover and fastened in folded position.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence 0 two subscribing witnesses.

ELI DAVIDSON.

Witnesses:

LoUIs C. SMITH, THOMAS J. DRUMMOND.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification281/34, 294/138, 281/19.1
Cooperative ClassificationB42D3/04