US 1033576 A
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R. H. GARMAN.
PICTURE LEAP. APPLICATION FILED PEB.3,1912.
1,033,576. Patented July 23,1912.
UNITED 'sTA Es PATENT oFFIoE.
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' Specification of Letters Iaten Patented July;23,1912.
Application ma ma s, 1912. sem lo. 875,892.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, RAYMOND H. GAR- MAN acitizen of the United States, residing at ilmette, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Picture-Leaves, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to leaves or pages upon which illustrations are imprinted, and
which may, if desired, be arranged in looseterchangeable parts of the picture leaves.
Other objects of my invention will appear froma detailed description of. the drawing and operation of the parts as hereinafter set forth and claimed.
In the drawing, Figure l is a perspective view of a number of picture leaves of my invention bound in book form; Fig. 2- is a detail of a single leaf showing the interchangeable members in position therein;
Fig. 3 is a perspective of one of the interchangeablemembers; Fig. 4 is a side elevation of one of said members; and Fig. 5 is a perspective of a book of pictureleaves shown in open position.
In the drawing there is represented a series of picture leaves 6 having flower pictures 7 thereon, the portions 8 of the leaves upon which the flower pistils would appear being cut out so that such parts are open. Suitable members 9 having appropriate illustrated features thereon are adapted to fit within the cut out portions 8 of the leaves, the face side of said members lying substantially flush with the face side of the leaves. In order that the s'aidmembers may lie in such flush relation, the edges 10 thereof may be beveled to contact similarly 6Q formed edges in the out out portion of the leaves. Other suitable means for thus positioning the members in place may obviously be employed, as by providing the cut away portion of the leaves and the edges of the members with straight instead of beveled edges, and arranging a suitable flange on either side of said member to aline the same properly 1n position; or by arranging such flange on either side of the leaves at the cut away portions to determine the position of the members therein.
The leaves as shown in Figs. 1 and 5 may 'be conveniently arranged within a cover 11 so as to constitute a book. A pocket 12 is .shown on such a cover within which the members 9 may be placed when the leaves are not put to use. Obviously such pocket may be attached to each leaf instead of to the cover within which it is bound.
In the figpres of the drawing, the members 9 are s on, which, according to the fancyof the user, may be inserted within the center portion of any of the flowers; and it is obv1ous that by providing a number of such members having faces differing in expression, color, etc., that a number of interesting combinations may be made.
In the present invention a variety of kinds of illustrations may be used, and each leaf may be arranged according to the kinds or classes of pictures illustrated thereon. For
instance, u on one leaf there may be imprinted animal ictures with a portion of each cut out an adapted to recelve appropriate members; another leaf may contain 011 pictures,,and so on, and so forth. .The cut out portion 8 need not necessarily be cirfigures, but may be of any desirable contour, regular as otherwise. Although themembers are shown and described as interchangeable with respect to the cutout portions of the leaves, this manner of arranging the ictures need not necessarilybe followed, s nce it is obvious that each picture may be'a'rranged for the insertion of but one, particular member. The materials of which the picture leaves and insertible members should preferably be made have not been heretofore specified, since it is evident that paper, cardboard, wood, various compositions, etc., will answer my requirements. Furthermore, no mention as to the thickness of the leaves has been made for the reason that such a question must obviously be determined according to what is found to be own with facial pictures therecular or oval in shape as is illustrated in the most desirable in constructing'picture leaves embodying the features of the present inven- I ing therein, a member adapted to seat within said opening, said member being of a decorative character to produce, when in position, an additional element to the illustra tion, and means for centering said member in said opening, substantially as described.
2. Anillustrated leaf having an opening therein, and a member having one face of larger area than the other adapted to seat within said opening, said member being of a decorative character to produce, when in position, an additional element to the illustration, substantially as described.
3. An illustrated leaf having an opening therein, and a member adapted to seat within said opening and of similar shape thereto, said member being of a decorative character to produce, when in position, an additional element to the illustration, substantially as described.
4. An illustrated leaf having an opening therein, and a member provided with beveled edges adapted to seat within said opening, said member being of a decorative character to produce, when in position, an additional element to the illustration, substantially as described.
5. An illustrated leaf having an opening therein and a member adapted to seat entirely Within said opening, the face of said member lying substantially flush with the face of the leaf, said member being of a decorative character to produce, when in posi tion, an additional element to the illustration, substantially as described.
RAYMOND H. 'GARMAN.
EPHRAIM BANNING, THOMAS A. BANNING, Jr.