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Publication numberUS1054239 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 25, 1913
Filing dateJul 1, 1912
Priority dateJul 1, 1912
Publication numberUS 1054239 A, US 1054239A, US-A-1054239, US1054239 A, US1054239A
InventorsCharles M Probasco
Original AssigneeArt Metal Construction Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing system.
US 1054239 A
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C. M. PROBASOO.

FILING SYSTEM.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 1, 1912 1,054,239. Patented Feb. 25, 1913.

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CHARLES M. PROBASCO, OF JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO ART CON- STRUGTION COMPANY, OF JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK, A CORPORATION NEW YORK.

FILING SYSTEM.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 25,1913;

T all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES M. Pnonasco,

. a citizen of the United States, residing at Jamestown, in the county of Chautauqua and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Filing System's, of which the following is a specification.

' time to time, and it is the object of this invention to provide a means for carrying out the classification and filing of such papers whereby the location of any paper in its particular class or folder may be quickly determined and the paper found with little or no delay. These and other objects of my invention will be fully illustrated in the drawings, described in the specification and pointed out in the claims at the end thereof. In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 illustrates a series of filing guides such as are generally used in a vertical filing drawer, arranged according to my invention. Fig. 2 is a detail view of one of the miscellaneous folders used in connection with my filing s stem. Fig. 3 is a detail view of one of the individual folders used in connection with my filing system. In in improved filing system I provide essentia ly three different elements: first, the card which indicates the alphabetical classification, a sam le of which card is shown at the front in 1, indicated by the reference numeral 1. This card has on the top thereof a tab 2 of any suitable design, on which is marked the limits of the alphabetical classification indicated by that particular card. The tabs on the indexing cards in Fig. 1 consist of metal binders fastened to the card,'which binders inclose a printed indexing tab or label. This label is printed with the letters that indicate the being and the end of the classification or which the particular card in question stands as an index. These letters Sea Sem are separated from each other by a distinct space, and between them and preferably slightly out of line therewith is placed the number of the particular sub-classification indicated b the card, which in the first card shown in second card shown in Fig, 1 is 101. On

ig. 1 is No. 100 and in the this card may be written the names of the correspmidents whose correspondence is classified thereunder, and the card may. be speciall ruled for this purpose if desired. Next a ter this card is placed the miscellaneous folder 3. a sampleof which is shown in Fig. 2. This folder has a tab formed integral with the rear side thereof, which tab is sufficiently wide to contain thereon the same index markings that are used on the tab of the index card shown in Fig. 1. On the front of these folders can be written in column the names and addresses of the correspondents whose correspondence is contained within the folder. Following the miscellaneous folders are the individual folders 4, a sample of which is shown in Fig. 3. These folders have on the rear side thereof two tabs, one at the left side of the folder and the other at the right. The

name of the correspondent to whom the folder applies is referably-placed upon the tab at the left an his address is placed upon the tab at the right. On the one tab or the other the number that is placed upon the tab of the indexing card is also placed. As many of these in ividual folders may be used under each card as there are correspondents whose names can be placed under the alphabetical subdivision in question. As

shown in Fig. 1 the space between the tabs 7 on the individual f0 ders is substantially three times the width of the tabs on the index card and the tabs on the miscellaneous v folders. This permits the tabs on the miscellaneous folders and the index cards to be arranged in three distinct lines and I prefer to arrange these lines with all the tabs of the miscellaneous folders in one line referahly-the one to the left and the tabs 0 index cards in two lines, the one in the middle and My improved file will contain first the indexing card whose tab occurs at the upper edge of the card and substantially at or near 1 the middleof the card. On this card may or may not be placed the names of the correspondents, as may be desired. Following this card is the miscellaneous folder whose tab occurs at the left of the tab on the in-v dexin card, although if desired it.ma be place directly in line therewith. Fol ow- 110,

ing themiscellaneous folder come one or more of the individual folders, each of said folders having two tabs, one on each s1de thereof, the tabs occurring on one side in one line on one side of the drawer andthe tabs. on they other side occurring in a line on the other side of the drawer, with the tab on the indexing cards and the tab on the miscellaneous folder occurring in lines between them and parallel thereto. The next alphabetical subdivision or classification is arranged ina like manner except that the tab on the index card is on the right of the middle space and the foregoing arrangement is then repeated or continued on indefinitely up to the capacity of the drawer, as is plainly indicated in Fig. 1, and when the-drawer is full the tabs of the indexing cards stand in two uniform lines, one at the middle of the drawer and the other to the vright of this middle line, the tabs of the miscellaneous folders standing in the parallel line--- at the left of the middle of the drawer, and the ,tabs on the individual folders standin in two continuous lines,-

one on each side of the drawer, the names of the correspondents. being placed on the tabs on one sideof the drawer and their I addresses being taken on the tabs on the other side of the drawer.

' on the tabs of both the indexing cards and the miscellaneous folders .and the number which indicates each alphabetical subdivision f is contained upon. the tab of the indexing card, the tab of the miscellaneous'folder and one of the tabs of each of the individual folders thereunder, the

said numbers being ipreferably placed uniformly on the tabs 0 the individual folders and being placed between the indexing letters or syllables that'indicate the limits of i the alphabetical classification u on the tabs thereunder, said laneous folders.

1; In a filing cards therein distinguished by having a proof both the indexing cards an the miscelv If desired the indexing cards may be arranged in three different lines with the .tabs of each of the miscellaneous foldersback of the tab of itsindex card in each case. Such and other apparent variations are within the spirit of my invention, but I prefer the arrangement set forth at length above and illustrated in Fig. 1.

' Having thus described my invention,

what I claim as new and patentable is as follows: v

system, a series of lndex The limits. of each alphabetical subdivision are repeated guide cards cards, therein distinguished by having projecting label-holders containing labels having alphabetical designations thereon, marking the limits of the alphabetical classifi-' cation thereunder, said designations being separated by a number corresponding to the alphabetical classification of said card.

3. The combination in a filing system of a series of index cards therein dlstinguished by having projecting indexing tabs, the said tabs occupying a space in the middle of said cards and of said compartment and being arranged alternately in two parallel lines, combined with a series of folders in groups in said compartment, one, groupjfor each card, said folders being provided'with indexing tabs on each side of said folders and of said compartment, the tabs of the cards having alphabetical designations thereon marking the limits of the alphabetical classification thereunder, said designations being separated-by a number corresponding to the alphabetical classification of said card, the tabs on one side of the folders bearing names of individuals and the tabs on the other side bearing addresses and the number on the tab ofthe card under which they are classified.

. 4. The combination in a filing system of a series of index cards therein distinguished by having projecting indexing tabs, the said tabs occupying a space in the middle of said cards and of said compartment and being arranged alternately in two parallel lines, combined with a series of folders in groups in said compartment, one group for each card, said folders being provided with indexing tabs on each side of said folders and of said compartment, the tabs of the having alphabetical designations thereon marking the limits of the alphabetical classification thereunder, said designations being separated by a number corresponding to the alphabetical classification of said card, the tabs on one side of the folders bearing names of individuals and the tabs on the other side bearing'addresses and the number on the tab of the'card under which they are classified, a mispellaneous folder for each group, said miscellaneous folders each having a tab thereon placed so as to occur in series in a single line parallel tothe lines of tabs'on the index cards and between the lines of tabs on the individual folders. w

' 5. The combination in a filing system of a series of individual folders alphabetically arranged, each of said folders having tabs 7 on the opposite sides thereof with a blank laneous folders being arranged ina single line on one side of said middle space and the tabs on the index cards being arranged in two lines occupying the balance of said middle space.

6. The combination in a filin system of a series of individual folders a phabetically arranged, each of said folders having tabs on the opposite sides thereof with a blank space therebetween, index cards and miscellaneous folders dividing said individual folders into alphabetical groups, said index "on one side of said middle space and the arran d in' tabs on the index cards bein two lines occupying the ba ance 6 said I middle space, the tabs of the cards and mis cellane'dus folders having al habet-ical desig- 1 nations thereon marking t e limits of the alphabetical classification thereunder, said designations beingseparated by a number 7 v corresponding to the alphabetical classification of said card, the tabs on one side of the folders bearing names of individuals and the tabs on the other side bearing addresses and the number on the tab of the card under which they are classified.

7. The combination in a'filing system of a series of index cards therein distinguished by having projecting indexing tabs, the said tabs occupying a space in the middle of said cards and of said com artment, and combined with a series of olders in groups in said compartment, one group for each card, said folders being provided with indexin tabs on each side of said folders and of sai compartment, the tabs of the cards having alphabetical designations thereon marking the limits of the alphabetical classification thereunder, said designations being separated b a number corres onding to the al habe ical classification 0? said card, the ta s on one side of the folders bearing names of individuals and the tabs on the other side bearing addresses and the number on the tab of the card under which they are classified.

In testimon whereof I afiix my signature in presence 0 two witnesses.

. CHARLES'M. PROBASCO. Witnesses:

Lmoonn M; S-rmUss, KATHRYN M. DUFFY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/380, 40/360, 40/342, 40/341, 40/359
Cooperative ClassificationB42F19/00