US 1115216 A
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A. J. LAVIOLETTE.
'VISIBLE TITLE PLATE FILE FOLDER.
APPLICATION PIL ED NOV. 15,1913.
) Patented Ocii. 27, 191% WITNESSES 7 1 176mm; ATTORNEYS may be folded and secured ALBERT 5. LAVIGLETTE, Q? R E?! YDRK, N.
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Be it known that l, Ammirr J, Leviomrrrn :1 eiivixen of the United Suites. and a resident of the borough of Manhattan, city and State of New York, llzlYi? made certain new :1 eiful In'mrO Venieni-s? in Visible-Title Lle-Foldu-s, of 'Wllllll the following is ecifieation.
him invention relates lo :1 title plate ede ed hi oe integral with or attached 60 the up per d 0 of the back member of a file folder fle guide such es used in vertical filing systems. In files; of this kind, the title is usually wrioten upon or ZlLllflCl'kEd to a tabextension on the heel; member of the file folder, the tel) being in the plane of the: folder. This the rifle in a vertical; ne and when the file folders are close to-l e ether renders it difficult to read the titles; The ohjeo of my invention is to pr due-e a title attachment for folders in W ieh. the face oi the plate or memberadapted to reeeive the name or title of the contents of the new shall he at an angle to the heelrf inen'slier and hsmntialiy right anglee to the line of ion so that the titles can be eadily reed Withon'; fingering the folders, ihe 1) srnauie r01" notion shown and here-f 'l't er described is prefemole for it has the -d edvente oi stiffening the upper edge off the hack. member of the folder and gives 2; better grip for lhe fingers in selecting and removing the folder from the file My title plate may be embodied in several- Weys for instance as tab, aetechehle at any position along the upper edge of the heck inemlmr of the folder or as a sopmfte ssrip o eternal properly creased or scored which; g hhe eneire upper edge. .Sueh stri o may scored, re-f inforeed and gunnned and supplied to neers for attachment to ordinary file 'oldere orj the file folder may be main ractured with en? integral extension of theupper part of the heeli niemlwr which may he scored, reinfore-ed and gumxned but nor, folded and afterward secured to the heel! inemh ;r. The :ulvzmlvege leaving the folders or the title plate attachment in this 01131, is the t ey may readily be inserted n a type riter uilill the name and title wri en upon elie after whieh the material may fouled} along the scores and em end pe or other" Wise secured to the back me So as to Specifier tion of Letters Eatent,
ea/Lion filed November 15, 1313. v Serial No. 01,144.
produce the forward] projecting pi'snnu ie construction subsi; I- y describen.
To meet the requirements of diiierent users, my invention may be embodied in various forms, several of which are shown in the accompanying drawings.
Figure 1. is perspective View of several. file folders with my llrqn'oveins-zntg Fig. 2 repreeents the heel; l'DGTfilDQI of e file folder with the scored and reinforced extension before the same is folded; Fly. 2 is a sect-ion of the form shown in Fig, 2 when folde Fig. 3 represents my title plate as a separate scored and reinforced strip; Fig. 4: slide the method of attaching the form of ig 3; Fig. 5 represents several. folders with the attziehalole tab form of my invention and 6 shows one oi the attachable tabs.
Referring to inhe drawings A represents a file folder Which may be folded in any dz sired or preferred manner to meet the requirements of the filing system to used and may comprise the buck member 1 and (the front member 2 suitably hinged or folded at 3. ln carrying out one form of my invention, an integral extension of the upper end of the back member 1 is scored or creased at l, 5 and 6, 'fihe scoring; at 6 being on the opposite side from that of i and 5, so that the material will tend to take a fold or bend in the opposifie direction. The outer face'of the material betweenthe scorings 4 and 5. is adapted toserve as the title plate 7 end is preferably reinforced in any suitable mam ner. The reinforcing strip 8 may be of the same material the rest of the folder, our, this is not. necessary, and may be secured in any preferred manner as by paste or glue.
When the ereased extension of the basic member is folded and secured to the'heck member it will assume the position shown in 535 2*, forming a prism or prismatic ridge below the npper'edge of fiche heel; member )2 and entirely in front thereof. The ohjec'iz of: this construction. is to feeilitate reading the titles audio perinii, the fingers to readily enuer between adjoining file folders to grasp the prismatic edge of? the folder it is desired to remove. The forward edge of the prism of one file folder contacts with the. buck member of file folder in front (F i .1, 'lgl ue uniformly spacing ehenn The prl 0 ex- I tension of the l ml: member also exle US over I the top edge of the front member 2 so as to conceal the contents of the folder. The front member 2 being below the prism also prevents the upper edge thereof from becoming bentover or otherwise obstructing the view of the title.
In some cases it may be preferable to supply the folders with my attachment in fiat form substantially as shown in Fig. 2 (or Fig. 3) in which form it may be readily inserted in a typewriter and the name, title or other matter written upon the face of the title plate. After thus writing the title on the face of the title plate 7, the material is folded over along the scoring a and thus along 5 to bring the reinforcing stri 8 on the inside and the title face outside. heextension is further folded or bent outwardly along the score 6 and the end 9 secured to the back member 1 in such Way as to form a substantially equilateral triangular prism with one face thereof serving as the title plate and the other part 10, as a brace. The triangular prismatic form together with the reinforcement of the strip 8 produces a rigid construction whichwill retain its shape and serve as a ready. means of grasping and lift ing the selected folder.
As previously stated I preferably make the scored member, which when folded produces the title plate, integral with the back member of the folder. Obviously, however,
it maybe made as a separate piece as shown in Fig.3 and secured to the upper edge of the bafck member of the folder, as indicated 5 in Fig. l of the drawings. In this form a narrow strip of material, preferably the same as the folder is scored at 4:, 5, 6*, just as is done when the material is integral as in Fig. 2, and a reinforcing strip 8 secured 40 to the back or under side of the title plate 7.
T he scored strip, as with the form shown in Fig. 2, may be written upon before folding,
and then may be secured to the upper edge of the back member 1 of the folder with paste, glues or other suitable means so as to produce the triangular or other prismatic form projecting forward from the back member of the tile folder. As indicated in Fig. t, the back member 1 is secured to the back face of the back member 1 and the end i) to the front face producing substantially the same prismatic construction as shown in Fig. l and having the same advantages.
If it should be preferable to have the title plate in narrow tab form projecting above the upper edge of the back member of the file folder, then I may construct it substan-- tially as indicated in. Figs. 5 and 6. In this form 1 preferably use a slightly heavier or thicker material both for the scored strip and"for the reinforcing strip. In the form shown the ends of the strip are preferably secur d together with rivets or the like just 'below the triangular prism so as to leave a rrmsiderablc amount of material extending member will be sufiicient to hold the tab in below as an apron to serve as means for se-' curing the-tab to the back member of the folder. Ordinarily the friction between the apron of the tab and the edge of the back place, thus permitting the tab to oe-readily changed from one folder to'another, if desired. On the other hand, if permanency 1s required, the apron of the tab can be glued, riveted or otherwise secured to the edge of the back member of the folder.
In carrying out my invention, it willreadily be understood that. various specific changes and modifications in the structures may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the accompanying claims.
1. As a new article of manufacture 'a' name or title plate file folder, comprising a front member and a back'member, a title plate member integral with said back member and at an angle thereto, a brace member at an angle to said title plate member and to said back member and a member extendin g from said brace member along the front of and parallel to said back member and adapted to be secured thereto, thereby producing a rigid prismaticftructure adapted ItOo project above the edge of said front mem- 2. As a new article of manufacture a name or title plate file folder, comprising a front member and a back member, a title plate member integral with said back mem- 301' and at an angle thereto, a reinforcing 10g strip secured to the back of the last named member, a brace member at an angle to said title plate member and to said back member and a member continuous with and extending from said brace member along the front of v105 and parallel to saidback member and adapted to be secured thereto, thereby producing a rigid prismatic structure adapted to exltoend above the top edge of said front mem- 3. As a new article of manufacture a file folder comprising a front and back member united at the bottom to forma pocket the back member of which is provided with an integral extension along the .115 upper edge thereof, the material of said extension being creased along three parallel lines so that it may be folded to form a hollow prism, the upper face of which is adapted to carry the name or title of the 1:0 folder contents, the end of the material beyond said creases being adapted to be Socured to the back member of said folder.
4. As a new article of manufacture a file folder. comprising a front and back 125 member.- united at the bottom to form a pocket the back member of which is provided with an integral extension along the upper edge thereof, the material being creased along three parallel lines so that it 130 may be folded to form a hollow prism, the upper face of which is adapted to carry the name or title of the folder contents, the end of the material beyond said creases being adapted to be secured to the back member adapted to be folded along the creases so that the material extends forward at an angle to said back member then back to the back member and finally downward parallel to said back member, said last named por tion being adapted to be secured to said back member, thereby producing a rigid hollow prism projecting in front of and below the upper edge of said back member and over the'top edge of said front member.
6. As a new article of manufacture a name or title plate 'ile folder, comprising a front member and a back member the latter being provided with a creased extension adapted to be folded along the creases so that the. material extends forward at an angle to said back member then back to the back member and finally downward parallel to said back member, said last named portion being adapted to be secured to said back member, thereby producing a rigid hollow prism projecting in front of and below the upper edge of said back member, and a reinforcing strip Within the prism thus formed and secured thereto substantially as described.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
ALBERT J. LAVIOLETTE. Witnesses:
M. H. Loonwooo, GEORGE DU Bolt.