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MANIPOLDING SALES BOOK.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 16, 1911.
Patented Dec. 24, 1912.
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UNTTE STATES PATENT FFICE.
WILLIAM ASSI-IETON, 0F ILCHESTER, MARYLAND, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO CHARLES J. CARROLL, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM Assi-ro'roN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Ilchester, in the county of Howard and State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Manifolding Sales-Books, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in manifolding sales books wherein the articles purchased and the value of each may be written by a clerk and simultaneously with said entries produce triplicate copies.
The present invention has particular reference to the improved means employed for carrying the carbon sheet so as to facilitate its manipulation.
The accompanying drawing illustrates the invention wherein Figure 1 shows the improved sales book or pad in perspective. Fig. 2, is a longitu dinal section through the base of the book or pad and a side elevation of the sheets comprising the pad. Fig. 3, is a cross-sectional elevation. Fig. 4:, shows another longitudinal section through the base of the book or pad and a side elevation of the leaves there of folded and the carbon sheet in place to produce duplicate and triplicate copies, and
Fig. 5, is a perspective view of one com-,
plete sheet of the book or pad folded as when in use,-the carbon sheet however be ing omitted.
Referring to the drawing the numeral, 1, designates the back which comprises a base portion, 2, a top portion, 8, and a. side portion, 4, which latter unites or connects the base and top portions so that the top may be folded over or turned from the upper side of the bound sheets.
The sheets which form the sales checks may be secured on top of the base portion in any suitable way but in the present instance these sheets are secured by means of staples, 5. The sheets are so folded that one original and two carbon copies may be obtained at each writing and to do this each sheet has two cross-folds, 6, and 7, respectively which permit the sheet to be so folded as to produce checks, 8, 9, and 10. A scored or perforated line, 11, is provided in the check, 8, between the folds, 6, and 7, and adjacent to or nearer the fold 6, and a Second score or Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed June 16, 1911.
Patented Dec. 24, 1912.
Serial No. 633,597.
perforation, 12, extends crosswise of the sheet between the checks, 8, and 10, and preferably along the fold, 7.
From the foregoing explanation it will be seen that each sheet is folded so that the check, 9, will be interposed between the checks, 8, and 10, as clearly seen in Fig. 5, and the sheets are thus bound or secured to the back.
In order to produce a duplicate and a triplicate check I provide a carbon sheet, 13, of a. length almost as long as the combined lengths of the checks, 8, and 10, as shown in Figs. 1 and 4. This carbon sheet has a longitudinal portion, 14, at one side which gives the same a greater breadth at that point, for a. purpose which will now be described.
By reference to Figs. 1 and 3 it will be noted that a longitudinally-extending hinge strip, 15, is provided along one side of the book or pad,the same being shorter than said side and in the present instance this hinge strip is a part of and extends upwardly from the base portion, 2, and its upper edge, 16, is entirely free so that it may be swung laterally.
The longitudinal and wider side portion, 14, of the carbon sheet extends downwardly at the inner side of the hinge strip, 15, and the two are secured together permanently in any suitable manner, but preferably by means of a row of stitches, 17. By referring to Figs. 1 and 3 it will be noted that the row of stitches, 17, extends along the hinge strip below the upper free edge, 16, thereof, thus allowing said free edge to project above the point of connection between said strip and the carbon sheet and enabling said edge,-16, to be engaged by the finger without coming in contact with the surface of the carbon sheet. attachment of the carbon sheet thereto below the edge, 16, serves another and decidedly useful function, in that when the strip is pressed downwardly or away from the side edges of the sheets, as shown in broken lines in Fig. 3, it will cause the longitudinal free edge, 18, of the carbon sheet to be raised from the sheets thereby permitting access to the check, 10, of the next lowermost sheet so that the same may be drawn from beneath the raised edge of the carbon sheet and thereby avoid the neces- The hinge strip and the sity of grasping the carbon sheet by the fingers and the consequent liability of smutting the fingers.
By reference to Figs. 1 and 4 it will be noted that the long carbon sheet has a lower stretch that is interposed between checks, 8, and 9, and that it is folded around the end of check, 9, and then over and between the upper surface of the latter and the check, 10the latter check being the original. l/Vhen therefore the upper surface of check, 10, is written upon, the transfer will be made through the upper stretch of carbon sheet onto check, 9, then through the lower stretch of the carbon sheet and onto the upper surface of the check, 8. When the writing is completed the clerk will grasp the upper edge of the original check, 10, and swing it back on the fold, 7, and then tear the two checks, 10, and 8, from the book by severing check, 8, on the scored or perforated line, 11, leaving check, 9, and the carbon sheet attached to the book. During the act of turning check, 10, back on fold, 7, the upper stretch of the carbon sheet will unfold with it, especially if the book is held in an upright position, leaving the check, 9, uppermost and covering a portion only of the carbon sheet. This check, 9, is then turned over the upper end of the book and over the staples, 5, and the book will then be left as shown in Fig. 2, with the entire carbon sheet exposed throughout its full length and on top of the original check, 10, of the next lower sheet. The operation of rearranging the carbon sheet will then be carried out as follows: The operator will place the thumb on the edge, 16, of the hinge strip, 15, and press the latter laterally and downwardly, as shown in broken lines in Fig. 3, and by so doing the carbon sheet will be elevated along its free longitudinal edge, 18, thereby exposing the upper right hand corner and one side edge of the check, 10, so that it may be grasped by the fingers and drawn clownwardly and turned over under the carbon sheet, as indicated by the broken line, 19, in Fig. 2. After this operation the carbon sheet will have position on top of check, 9, and also on the back of the unfolded check, 10. While now retaining the hinge strip, 15, in a depressed condition to keep the edge, 18, of the carbon sheet elevated, the operator may grasp the lower right hand corner of check, 9, and turn it over and upwardly and entirely withdraw it from beneath the carbon sheet and then turn it back on top of the carbon sheet. This operation will then leave the carbon sheet on top of check, 8, and the underside of check, 9, on top of the carbon sheet and check, 10, under the free portion of the carbon sheet and the fingers of the operator will not have been brought into con tact with the carbon sheet itself. To complete the operation it only remains to swing check, 10, and the carbon sheet up and fold them over the check, 9, laying the carbon sheet on top of said check, 9, where its coated surface may be transferred onto the latter, and the freeedge, 20, of the carbon sheet will then have position beneath the free end of check, 10, as seen in Fig. 1.
Having thus described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is,
1. A manifolding sales book for producing triplicate copies having in combination a base, a plurality of superimposed paper sheets secured on said base to form original, duplicate and triplicate copying surfaces; an upturned strip hinged at one side edge of the base and extending along the side edges of the superimposed sheets, and a carbon sheet longer than the side strip and of a length substantially equal to the com bined length of two of the writing surfaces of the paper sheets, said carbon sheets having a portion only of one of its side edges secured to the said upturned side strip at a point below the upper longitudinal free edge of the said side strip.
2. A manifolding sales boo-k having in combination a base with a plurality of superimposed folded paper sheets secured on said base; a strip hinged at its bottom edge to one side edge of the base and projecting up-' wardly adjacent to one of the side edges of the folded paper sheets,t-he hinged strip extending along the said side edges of the superimposed folded paper sheets and the base for the greater portion of the length of the base, and a carbon sheet of substantially twice the length of the hinged strip with a portion of one side edge secured to the said strip above thehinged point thereof and the other portion of the side edge of the carbon sheet being free and foldable back in a direction parallel with the said hinged strip.
3. A manifolding sales book having in combination a base with a strip at one side edge which extends upwardly therefrom and also extends along said side for a greater portion of the length of the base,-said strip having its upper longitudinal edge free. so it may be tilted outwardly, a carbon sheet of substantially twice the length and extending at one side of the strip,said carbon sheet being wider at that portion which extends at the side of the strip than at that portion which projects beyond the end of said strip, and the edge of the carbon sheet at the wider portion being permanently secured to the inner side of the strip below the free longitudinal upper edge of the latter, and a plurality of paper sheets secured raised from the paper sheets to expose the latter.
4. A manifolding sales book for producing triplicate copies at one writing having in combination a base, a plurality of superimposed folded paper sheets secured on said base, said sheets being arranged so that a free end of one sheet may fold from one edge of the base toward an opposite edge of the said base and another free end of said sheet may be turned over the firstnamed free end whereby to form three superimposed writing surfaces; a strip hinged to the side edge of the base and extending along said edge for a greater portion of the length of the latter,said strip extending upwardly at the side edge of the folded paper sheets, and a carbon sheet of a length substantially equal to the combined lengths of two of said writing surfaces, said carbon sheet having a portion of that side edge which adjoins the side strip attached to the latter below the upper free edge of said strip.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM ASSHETON. Witnesses G. FERD. Voer, CHAs. B. MANN,
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