Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1175960 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1916
Filing dateJun 22, 1915
Priority dateJun 22, 1915
Publication numberUS 1175960 A, US 1175960A, US-A-1175960, US1175960 A, US1175960A
InventorsJohn F W Kroeger
Original AssigneeRogers & Thompson Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1175960 A
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




1 1 75,960. Patented Mar. 21, 1916.





1,175,960. Patented Mar. 21, 1916.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2- 5] mum W07,


. desired color JOHN F. W. KROEGEB, BOGOTA, NEl/V JERSEY,




Application filed June 22, 1915.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, J OHN F. W. Knonsnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Bogota, in the county of Bergen and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Color- Cards, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to color cards generally used by persons dealing in textile fabrics and the like. wherein a plurality of sections of textile fabrics of varying colors and styles are secured to the card so that the purchaser can select from the card the color and style of textile fabric desired. The style of color card generally in use at the present time consists of an ordinary card, upon the surface of which have been adhesively secured small sections of the fabric. In some instances the card is merely colored to represent the colors of the various kinds of textile fabric. This method is very inconvenient to the purchaser as the and style of fabric desired cannot be quickly and easily located.

The obiect, therefore, of this invention is to rovide a color card of such construction so that the desired color and stvle of merchandise desired can be located with a minimum of trouble. The color card provided by me is also ornamental in appearance and may be used for the purposes as will be described hereinafter.

My invention is capable of being embodied in various wavs and it resides in the construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and falling within the scope of the claims appended hereto.

For a more particular description of my invention, reference is to be had to the accom anying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a face view of my improved color card; Fig. 2 is an edge view of a portion of the same; Fig. 3 is a view of the color card in a closed position; Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line 4-l of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows: and Fig. 5 is a view of a portion of the face of the color card, part of the same being broken away.

Throughout the various views of the drawing. similar reference characters designate similar parts.

I have shown a color card consisting of a foldable fan, but it is obvious that the Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 21, 1916.

Serial No. 35,546.

same may be embodied in a strip of any foldable, flexible material.

The fan is made up in a generally conventional manner and has two end strips 1, of wood, metal, bone or other desired material and a series of intermediate ribs 2, the end strips and intermediate ribs being pivoted at the inner end, or portion of the fan grasped by the hand, on a pin 3.

Stretched from one of the end strips to the other end strip is the fan covering 4, comprising a face portion 5 and backing portion 6, the covering being arranged with a series of folds 7 allowing a folding of the fan in the conventional manner, the outer ends of the ribs 2 being interposed and secured between the face portion 5 and backing portion 6.

A series of openings 8 are formed in the face portion of the fan covering on the lines of the folds 7. A plurality of sections of textile material 9 of varying colors and styles of material are adhesively secured adjacent their edges between the face portion 5 and backing portion 6, the center portions of said sections 9 projecting loosely through the openings 8 in the face portion.

Secured to one of the end strips 1 is a flexible cover 10 for the fan, said cover arranged to fold on the dotted lines 11 about the fan and retain the same in aclosed position. On the strip 1 is arranged a portion of a snap fastener 12 or other securing device and on the outer end of the cover 10 is a strip of solid material such as wood, metal, etc, and on the same is arranged a portion of a snap fastener 13 cooperating with the portion 12 to keep the cover in position when the same is wrapped about the fan.

From the foregoing, my improved color card will be readily understood.

When the fan is closed as shown in Fig. 3, the colors are bunched together so that the desired color can readily be selected and the fan Opened to that color. As above mentioned, however, my improved color card need not be made in the form of a fan, as it is made that way for convenience and usefulness, but can be made in any other form wherein a strip of flexible and folded material is incorporated.

Having described my invention, it isobvious that the same is not limited to the foldable fan,

in said fan and along thelines and-Secti ns of textile material securedin said-openings and overlying the, fold, to be displayed When the card or fan is folded.

:A color card or the. like" comprising a of its folds,

of New York a-ndcstate of New York; this 20 June, 1915.

10th day of p 1 JOHN F. W KROEGER;

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by'addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3481463 *May 28, 1968Dec 2, 1969Pavlow MauriceConvertible arrays of pleated sheet material
US7641474Dec 30, 2003Jan 5, 2010Behr Process CorporationMethod and system for arranging a paint color display
U.S. Classification434/104, 206/81
Cooperative ClassificationG01J3/522