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Publication numberUS1201802 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1916
Filing dateFeb 21, 1916
Priority dateFeb 21, 1916
Publication numberUS 1201802 A, US 1201802A, US-A-1201802, US1201802 A, US1201802A
InventorsWilliam Cass
Original AssigneeWilliam Cass
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Book protector and marker.
US 1201802 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

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Patented Oct. 17, 1916.

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Application led February 21, 1916.

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM CASS, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Richford, in the county of Franklin andV State of Vermont, have invented a new and ImprovedBook Protector `and Marker, of which the following is a full, clear, and eX- act description. v

This invention relates to a protector especially adapted for the Automobile Blue Book or the like, intended to be used in the open, whereby the book is protected froml to be read through the Celluloid leaves, the

latter also serving as a book marker when the book is closed, to thereby enable the bookto be again opened at the proper place.

In carrying out the invention the book S0 lprotector and marking device may be a part of the permanent binding of the book or may be an attachment to serve as a cover.

With such objects in view, and others which will appear as the description pro- 85 ceeds, the invention comprises various novel features of construction and arrangement of parts which will be set forth with particularity in the following description and claims appended hereto.

In the accompanying drawing which illustrates one embodiment of the invention and wherein similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views, Figure 1 is a plan view of the combined cover and marker, with the book arranged therein and the pages of the book being upright so that only the edges are seen; Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the protector, as when it is in use to protect the pages; Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view showing the book closed and the device acting as a marker; Fig. 4 isa perspectiveview of the protector and marker detached and open; and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a book n in which the protecting and marking device forms an integral part of the book.

Specification of Letters Patent.

' leaves 3.

Patented'Oct. 17, 1916.

Serial No. 79,611.

- Referring to the drawing, Adesignates a f book having front Aand back covers 1, 2, and

an attachment as shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, comprises a flexible rectangular body of soft leather or other suitable material and is composed of two sections 4 and 5 which cover the outer surfaces of the covers 1 and 2 of the book, and'pieces 6 and 7 are stitched around three edges to the sec-v tions 4 and 5,.respectively, so as to form The protector B, when made asY pockets 8 and 9 lto receive the covers 1 and 2 ofthe book. Forming part of the pocket 8 are upper and lowerfstrips 10 and 11 under which the cover 1 of the book lies,these -strips being kconnected` together by an elastic 12 which serves to clamp the body of the protecting device to one cover of the book.' The portions 1.3 and 14 between the two rowsof stitches 16 and 17 are adapted to lie over the edges of the pages of the book when the book is open, as in Fig. 2, or closed, as in Fig. 3. These flexible flaps 13 and'14 have fastened to their edges sheets of transparent Celluloid 18 and 19 respectively, or other equivalent material, such sheets being large eno-ugh to cover the pages of the book 'when the same is open. These sheets serve as markers when the book is closed, as in Fig. 3, so that the book can be opened at the proper place.

If desired the protector can be in the form `of flaps 20 and 21integrally attached to covers 22 and 23 of the book, as in Fig. 5, and these {iaps have attached thereto respectively the sheets of Celluloid 24 and 25, or any other transparent material.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the advantages of the construction and method of operation will be readily understood by those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains, and while I have described the principle of operation, together with the device which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is merely illustrative'and that such changes may be made when desired as fall 'within the scope of the appended claims.

comprising a .flexible` body Vformed with pages, and transparent waterproof members connected with the flaps and adapted to cover the pages of the book when open and constitute marking means when the book is e closed.

2. The combination of a book having front `members fastened tothe free edges of the' flaps;` A Y A protector and marker for. a book,

pockets for receiving the covers of the book and having flaps, and :sheets of transparent material attached tothe free edges of the aps adapted to fold inwardly over the v pockets.`

'5. A protector and marker for lal book, comprising a flexible body formed with pockets for receiving the covers of the book and having liaps and sheets of transparent material attached to the free edges of the flaps adapted to fold inwardly over the pockets7 and an elastic strip attached to one of the pockets for assisting in clamping the cover and marker to the book.

k6. An article forming a `protector and marker for a book, said article consisting of a rectangular body foldable at its center and divided into twosections, each section having a pocket to receive the cover of the book, and the outer portions of the sections being flexible to form flaps, and sheets of transparent material permanently fastened to the laps.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two -subscribing witnesses.




L. C. LEAvENs.

Gopiesof this patentrmay be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the "Commissioner of Patents,

Y Washington, D. C.

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US4176862 *Aug 11, 1978Dec 4, 1979Newsday, Inc.Read-away flap
US5988685 *Aug 13, 1997Nov 23, 1999Post-Fax Inc.Multiple faced customizable folio system
DE851491C *Jan 26, 1951Oct 6, 1952Robert SchoepwinkelAuswechselbare Buchhuelle
WO2005018950A1 *Aug 17, 2004Mar 3, 2005Pessoa Joao HenriqueBookmark
U.S. Classification281/4, 281/34
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/022