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Publication numberUS1121239 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1914
Filing dateFeb 19, 1913
Priority dateFeb 19, 1913
Publication numberUS 1121239 A, US 1121239A, US-A-1121239, US1121239 A, US1121239A
InventorsMzl Fuller
Original AssigneeA L Fulenwider, F G Mcconnell, Mzl Fuller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shipping-carrier for phonograph-records.
US 1121239 A
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Specification of Lettersatent.

. Patentednec. 15, 1914..

Application led February 19, 1913. Serial No. 749,479.

To all 'whom it may concern.'

Be 'it known that I, MZL FULLER, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Birmingham, in the county of Jefferson and State of Alabama, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shipping-Carriers for Phonograph-Records, of which the following is a specification. Y

My invention relates to improved means for the shipment of phonograph disk records or record blanks, especially such as are made according to an invention of mine o f light and pliable material, sufficiently small and light to be sent in a post-card or letter container.

One object of my invention is to design a mailing carrier which will contain, hold and protect the small, light, pliable type of record.

Inasmuch as all records are provided with a central aperture by means of which they are centered and held upon the rotating turn-table of the phono aph, I take advantage of this as a means or inserting through the phonograph records a retainer which, in

the case of the mailing carrier or post-card,

may be of an Ordinar split paper fastener that is passed throu li t e opening in the record and through t e post-card or carrier and has its free ends bent to firmly hold the record in osition. vp The split ends of the fastener are passed through the post card backing and through the center opening in the record and then are bent down against the record to hold it firmly in the socket. The fastener holds the grooved face of the record firmly against the bottom of the socket and will cause it to be transported safely and at a minimum cost both for postage and packa e, it being understood that the essential o ject of my invention is todevise a means, so sim le and inexpensive in its nature, that it wil enable small records to be handled at post card stands, where an inexpensive machine for making,or reproducing from, the records can be installed and one can send as a correspondence novelty a record which will deliver its message in the senders voice.

My 1 nvent1on comprises the details of construction and arrangement of parts which,

record inserted therein. Figs. 3 and 4 are p respectively back and front views of the light record. Fig. 5 is a cross-'sectional view on the line A-A of Fig.' 2.

Similar reference numerals refer to similar parts throughout the drawings.

In the embodiment of m invention illustrated in Figs. l to 5, I sliow an ordinary type of post-card 1 which is suitably attached to cardboard or stiff backing 2 in which is cut out a circular countersunk socket 3. A light pliable disk record blank formed of any suitable material 4 is illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4 and has a squared central opening 5. The record face of the disk is adapted to be turned against the front l of the -card and a paper fastener 6 is passed through the card l and opening 5 in the disk and its ends are bent outwardly so as to lap over and engage the record, as shown more clearly in Fig. 5. The back of the record, as shown in Fig. 2, may be provided with spaces suitably marked to receive data pertaining tothe time, place and origin of the record, its name, etc. The record, as thus firmly held in the carrier, will not work loose and will have its grooved face protected and can be shipped at a minimum expense through the mails. The record, as shown in Fig. 5, has less thickness than the backing 2, the objectof this being that the split ends of the fastener 6 can be forced down against the back of the record to hold it fully protected in position in the countersunk socket.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

A correspondence novelty comprising .1n

combination a miniature phonograph record i for' said board, and a'split metalffastener havingts' split'end inserted throug'hhe post card b acking -and throughthe central o en- --ingliri said recrd disk, the split ends o the fastener being bent down against the back of the diskf t'v'liold it firmly seated in said socket, and said disk beingof less thickness than the-'depth of the socket, substantially as described.

In testimon y whereof I ailixv my signature in presence o two witnesses. l

MZL FUl'JLE-R. Witnesses: A.

Nomm Wmsm, W. C. Pmemm. j:

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U.S. Classification206/310, 369/273
Cooperative ClassificationG11B33/0427