US 1071625 A
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R. E. MORRBLL. INDEX HOLDER OR TAB FOB. FILING GASES AND THE LIKE.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 19, 1909.
Patented Aug. 26, 1913.
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BOM lE. EOBRELV'O'F WBESH, INDIANA, ASSIGNQB T0 WABAiSH CABINET COM- Tm, 0F WABASH, INDIA-NA,
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INDEX .nomma on TAB ron FILING-casas AND rmi LIKE.
'tened to the divl'sion leaves or partitions tog hold the indication c ard or slil in such a@ 'positionastobe readilfyseen w en 4the case or 'cabinjet is' ened for use.
furt'herobject istoprovide a'n improved Aholder of this character which is provided with guides 'for-directing 'the card or slipi intothe hlder.
A further object Eisto providean improved holder of characterconstructed of a; single 'piece 'of transparent material. 'bentl upon itself'to form `a holder ha-ving a closed@ top and which is secured to the division leaf or ,partition to holdl the card orslip pro-l jected beyond the edge of the leaf or parti-g tion and with the closed top of -the fholder 1n; a position to receive the greater ipa'rt of theg handling.
A further object is to provlde lmprovedA means for reinforcing 'the holder.
A still further object is to' provide a'n 1im-, proved device of this character which willbe simple, durablev and cheap in construction and effective and eiicient in operation.
To the attainment of these ends'and the accomplishment of other new and useful objects as will appear, the invention consists in the features of novelty, the construction,
Spe'oication of Letters Patent. Patented Aug. 26,1913. lfApplic'ationiled November 19, 1909. Serial Nioalif'l.
i f showing a ortion thereof projecting beyond lthe edge; othe partition; fFig. 4 is a detail perspective 'view of the holder removed.
-lReferring 'to tthe drawings and in 4the 'present exemplification ofthe inventionfthe holder is shown as being applied to a divid- Ling partition or leafparticularly adapted lfor use 2in fii'lingcabinets, but it is to be understood ithatthis improved indication card 'holder or itab `mayf'be readily employed in tany other form Aof filing case andma'y as xreadily be applied 'to a sheet or leaf of a book.
In the drawings the Vnumeral -10 desig- -nates the divisioni artition or member which lis provided with t e usualapertur'e 11 preferably located adjacent its bottom and 'beftween the ends thereof, through which aperture the fastening or securing rod -common 'in devlces `of this character is. adapted to fpass. The member 10 .-in the '-present ex! -emplification of the linvention is provided with a tab or ear 12, which projects beyond the upper edge thereof and may fbe of. any Adesiredsiae and configuration.
The holder, designated rgenerally by-the reference numeral 13, is constructed of a 'l sheet of -any suitable flexible -transparent material :and -is adapted-,to ibe ben'tupon itselff, ars'shown in Fig. 4, 'to form a casing, .the bend 14 inthe material constituting the top of Ithe casing'. The material thus bent f sis iplaced upon the Aupper edge o'f the :meme
ber 10 so that the projecting ear or tab 12 1 will extend -into the -easing -13 sof-that the 'bent portion 14 will engage and rest upon the -top edge of the ear or tab. The sides 15, 16 of the casing 13 are spaced from each other as shown and are adapted to en'- gage and rest against opposite faces of the member 10 and lthe holder is secured in po; v.
sition and against removal in any desired or suitable manner, preferably by means of some adhesive material, although the speciiicmanner vof fastening the holder con stitutes no part of the present invention." One of the sides, preferably the side 16, of the holder is offset, as at 17, to form a casing and guides within the holder for directing a card or slip 18 into the holder and retaining it therein, and the casing and guides thus formed are preferably located intermediate the top and bottom of thel holder so that the card or slip will be supported below the upper edge of the ear or tab 12. The ends of' the casing formed by the tab 12 and the offset portion 17 of the holder are both preferably open, as shown, to permit the card or slip to be readily inserted or withdrawn from the holder through either end. When the card or slip 18 is in position within' the casing it will rest against the face of the ear or projection 12 and is preferably of a length substantially equal to the length of the casing. The holder is secured to the member 10 so that the indication card or slip will be held in a position to be easily seenwhen the ilin case .is open, and preferably holds the card or slip projected beyond the edge of the partition or division 10. i
With this improved construction it will be apparent that the card or slip 18 will be incased within the holder and will be protected, thereby renderin it possible to provide a sanitary tab an at the same time will keep the card or slip clean. It will also be apparent that b constructing the holder of a single piece o iexible and transparent material, the holder when bent into shape will be continuous andwill extend over the edge of the portion'to which it is secured so that the closed end formed by the bend 14 will be uppermost, thereby obviating the danger of the parts of the holder becoming separated or split by constant handling. When the holder is secured to the partition or leaf, the body ort-ion thereof is detached from the face o the partition so as to permit the ready insertion or removal of the card or slip.
What is claimed as new is- 1. In a device of the character described the combination of a partition or leaf, a piece of transparent material secured thereto, the body portion of said transparent material being adjacent the face of the partition or leaf and free therefrom, to form a casing for' removably holding a card or slip, and two parallel webs joining the side edges of the free portion of the transparen material with the adjacent portions of trans parent material attached to the partition or leaf to form an open-ended guideway for guiding the card or slip into and properly positioning it within the casing.
2. In a device of the character described, the combination of a partition or leaf, a holder constructed of imperforate transparent material secured thereto and adapted to incase and removably hold an indica- Vtion card er slip, a portion of said holder being spaced from the partition or leaf, said spaced portion being shaped to form spaced guides between which the card or slip is adapted to be inserted, said guides being spaced from the top and bottom of the casing respectively.
3. In a device of the character described, the combination of a partition or leaf, a holder constructed of imperforate transparent material secured thereto and adapted to incase and removably hold an indication card or slip, a portion of said holder being spaced from the partition or leaf and said spaced portion being shaped to form spaced guides between which the card or slip is adapted to be inserted, said guides being spaced from the top and bottom of the casing respectively, the ends of the casing being open to admit of the insertion or removal of the cardAor slip.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specication, in the presence of two subscribing witness@ onthis 17th 80 day of November A. D. 1909.
R. E. MORRELL.
FRANCIS A. Hornms, M. W. CAN'rwnLL.