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Publication numberUS1222881 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1917
Filing dateApr 3, 1916
Priority dateApr 3, 1916
Publication numberUS 1222881 A, US 1222881A, US-A-1222881, US1222881 A, US1222881A
InventorsHugh Boyd Mccullough
Original AssigneeHugh Boyd Mccullough
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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H. Bv McCULLOUGH.

FILING INDEX.

APPL ICATION FILED APR. 3. I916.

Patented Apr. 17, 1917.

HUGH BOYD MGCULLOUGH, F BROCKWAYVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA.

FILING-INDEX.

Specification of Letters Eatent.

-Patented Apr. it, 1917.

Application filed April 3, 1916. Serial No. 88,579.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HUGH B. MOCUL- LoUoiI, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brockwayville, in the county of Jefferson and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Filing-Indexes; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in paper files, and more particularly the provision of a file of this character which is provided with wires to receive index sheets, or whatever may be placed thereon, and is so constructed that the said sheets, etc., may be easily placed thereon or removed and swung into open position, when desired.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is simple and durable in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and one which will be very efficient in operation.

With these and numerous other objects in view, my invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts which will be hereinafter referred to and more particularly pointed out in the specification and claims.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of the file with the index placed thereon in closed a position Fig. 2 is a perspective of the file showing the same open;

Fig. 3 is a-transverse section; and

Fig. 4 is a plan view of one of the index sheets showing the manner of slitting the same so that it may be easily placed on or removed from the guide wires.

In describing my invention, I shall refer to the drawings in which similar characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which the numeral 1 designates a substantially rectangularshaped metallic base which has inwardly bent flanges 2 which are adapted to secure therebetween a cover 3 for the lower surface of the same. interposed between the cover 3 and the lower surface of the base is a pad 4, so that when this device is being used, the metallic base will be covered and padded, the purpose of which is obvious.

Projecting upwardly from one of the side edges of the base 1 is projecting flange over the outer surface of which is extended the cover 3, held in position by bent top and side edges on the flange. A pair of parallel upwardly projecting wires 6 are secured at one end 7 to the upper surface of the base 1 in any manner, preferably as illustrated at S in the accompanying drawings, adjacent either end of the same and contiguous to the upwardly projecting flange.

These wires are bent outwardly intermediate their ends as shown at 9, and then back upon themselves in spaced relation as shown at 10. The portions 10 of the wires extend downwardly and inwardly, and have their extremities 11 bent laterally and inwardly and positioned adjacent the upper portion of the flange 5. The extremities 11 of the guide wires are pointed, and when in posi tion are disposed directly opposite the outer surface of the flange 5 in a plane at right angles to the upright portions of the wires.

These guide w'res 6, as has been above described, are parallel but are bent substantially loop-shaped. so that they are adapted to receive thereon index sheets, or any other loose leaf accounting means of like character. The loose s roots or leaves 12 are perforated along; one as shown at 1,3, and have slits 14: extending from said perform tions to the edge of the same. By this means the loose leaves may be easily placed i pon the guide wires 6, or removed thererrom when desired. The upwardly pro ect ing flange 5 may be of any desired height, according to the thickness of the papers that are filed. If desired. this file may be provided with a flat cover 15 also perforated shown at 16, and adapted to travel on the guide wires 6 to form atop for the papers filed.

In the accompanying drawings I have shown an index positioned on the file, but any desired type of papers, such as for in stance bills and receipts, etc., may be filed thereon. The downwardly projecting portions 10 of the arm 6 act in the nature of spring arms, and the extremities of the same to the fact that these wires are formed of spring metal it will be obvious that upon releasing the portions 10 of the same they will return to their normal position and hence securely lock the file. The inturned extremities 11 of these wires will prevent any possibility of the top leaves dropping therefrom when the same are swung up and over the flange 5.

From the foregoing description, the construction and operation of this device will be readily understood, and it will be seen that I have provided eflicient means for carrying out the objects of this invention. The loose leaves 12 are provided with a pair of apertures 13 disposed adjacent one side edge of the same and contiguous its ends, and the said side edge is provided with diverging slits therein extending to the inner edges of said apertures, and the slits which are designated by'the numeral 14; have their outer portions formed with diverging edges, so that an easy guideway will be formed when the leaf is placed on the wires. By the arrangement and positioning of the apertures and slits it will be obvious that once the leaf is placed in position the same will be securely and firmly held and will not be liable to accidental disengagement.

1. A device of the class described comprising a base, an upright flange on one of the side edges, a pair of wires projecting upwardly from said base, said wires being bent laterally intermediate their ends, and extending back upon themselves in spaced relation, and the terminals of said wires being positioned adjacent the outer surface of said flange.

2. A device of the class described comprising a base, an upright flange on one of its side edges, a pair of wires projecting upwardly from said base, said wires beng bent laterally intermediate their ends and eX- tending back upon themselves in spaced relation, the bent portions of said wires projecting downwardly and inwardly, and the terminals of said portions being bent inwardly and disposed in a plane at right angles to the upright portions of said wires, with their extremities opposite the outer surface of said flange.

3. A device of the class described comprising a flat rectangular shaped base, an upwardly projecting flange on one of its side edges, a pair of spaced parallel wires secured at one end to said base adjacenteither end of the same and contiguous to said flange, and said wires being bent loopshaped over said flange with their terminals disposed adjacent the outer surface of the same.

fl:- A device of the class described comprising a rectangular shaped flat metal base, a padded covering for the lower surface of the same, inturned flanges on said base to secure the cover in position, an upwardly projecting flange on one of the side edges of the base, a pair of parallel loop-shaped guide wires secured one adjacent either end of the base and contiguous to the flange, and said wires being secured at one end to the upper surface of the base and having their opposite end terminating adjacent the outer surface of said projecting flange.

5. A removable filing leaf having apertures adjacent one side edge, and said side edge having diverging slits therein terminating at the inner edge of said apertures.

6. A removable filing leaf having apertures adjacent one side edge and contiguous the ends of the same, said side edge having outwardly inclined slits therein extending to the inner edges of said apertures, and the outer portions of said slits having diverging edges.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

HUGH BOYD MCCULLOUGH.

Witnesses ROY LooKwooD, J S. COOPER.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by. addressing the Commissioner of Batents, Washington, I). G.

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US4193704 *Aug 21, 1978Mar 18, 1980Dennison Manufacturing CompanyFastener for wire bound media
US6196750Mar 25, 1997Mar 6, 2001S.S.C. A/SPocket, especially for use with loose-leaf ring binders
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Classifications
U.S. Classification402/19, 281/45, D19/76, D19/27
Cooperative ClassificationB42F13/26