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Publication numberUS1271484 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 2, 1918
Filing dateMay 16, 1917
Priority dateMay 16, 1917
Publication numberUS 1271484 A, US 1271484A, US-A-1271484, US1271484 A, US1271484A
InventorsLouis C Laurent
Original AssigneeLouis C Laurent
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Temporary binder.
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Pateme July 2, 1918.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 2, 1918 Application filed May 16, 1917. Serial No. 169,012.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, L. C. LAURENT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Denver, in the county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented new and useful Improvements in Temporary Binders, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to paper files and binders, and more especially to pins and covers; and the object of the same is to produce a temporary binder in which books, pamphlets, and loose leaves can be bound and retained and from whose pins they can be removed when desired.

The invention consists particularly in the specific means for fastening the free ends of the covers to each other so as to prevent racking which so often tears these covers from the back of the binding and renders the devices unfit for further use.

Details of the invention will be set forth in the following specification, reference be ing had to the accompanying drawings wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of this device open, ready for the insertion of leaves, showing a few leaves already in place on the pins.

2 is a perspective view of this device about to be closed, partly broken away on one of the strips to show the sockets.

Fig. 3 is a sectional detail on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

The leaves are lettered L herein, and this letter may be taken to include pamphlets, books, or other similar articles which are bound within this device. For binding them therein, the pins P are provided, their free ends being removably inserted under hookshaped guards G as shown.

Coming now to the present invention, the numeral 1 designates the back of the binding which may well be of wood having holes formed edgewise through it as seen in Fig. 3, and into opposite ends of these holes I insert the shanks of the pins P and guards G. The shank 12 of the pin is driven into the board until the angle in the pin comes up against the edge of said board. The shank 13 of the guard is also driven into the board, but the inner extremities of the shanks do not meet within the hole. In that edge of the board next the upright portion of the guard is cut a notch 14, so that the guard may be turned down to one side to permit the passage of the leaves over the point of the pin. P. Overlying the upright portions of the elements or strips 2 of flexible material, preferably tacked to the edges of the wooden back 1, and connected with these strips in turn are the boards 3 and 1 which constitute the covers of the binder. At the outer or free edge of each board is a strip preferably of wood, and these strips are numbered 5 and 6 respectively, their aggregated width being equal to that of the backboard 1, so that when their free edges are closed together the covers 3 and 4: will stand parallel and the entire structure will be boxshaped so as to carefully and thoroughly protect the contents.

As seen in Fig. 2, a fastening device is provided on the front faces of the strips 5 and 6, the same being herein illustrated as a hook 7 pivoted to the strip 5 and engaging a headed pin 8 in the strip 6, but any suit able fastening device may be used. The essence of the invention consists in providing one of the strips, as 6, with a pair of holes or sockets 9 in its edge, and the other strip as 5, with a pair of pins or dowels 10 projecting from its edge and accurately disposed so as to enter the holes or sockets when the two strips are brought together. Thereafter the fastening device is actuated to lock the strips in this condition, and the binder is laid away.

When now it is desired to gain access to th binder, as for inspecting papers already on file, removing some of them, or inserting new ones, the complete device is taken from the shelf or other point of storage, the fas toning device disconnected, and the two strips 5 and 6 spread apart so that the entire binder can be laid out flat on the desk as seen in Fig. 1. In so doing the flexible or binding strips 2 connecting the covers 3 and 4 with the backboard 1 will fold or bend like hinges. After the use of the device the parts are restored to their original position, and the pins 10 enter the socket 9. Now it will be seen that, even though the fastening device should become unfastened, it is impossible for the strips 5 and 6 to move longitudinally and relatively to each other, and therefore racking of the boards 3 and 4 which will cause injury to and finally destruction of the fabric strips 2 is avoided. The strips 5 and 6 are preferably of Wood so as to protect the front edges of the leaves or matter bound on the pins, the same as does the back board 1, and the covers or boards 22 and 4 may be of any suitable material. The size of parts is of course immaterial.

hatis claimed as new is A temporary binder comprising a backboard formed with openings in its opposing edges, a series of holding members comprising independent pins and guards therefor, each pin and guard having a shank adapted to be inserted in one of said openings, the 10 backboard adjacent the guards being formed with notches to permit the guards to be swung laterally from the pins, cover boards connected With the respective edges of the backboard, and means for connecting the 15 LOUIS o. LAURENT.

00910! at this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

Washington, D. O."

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U.S. Classification402/22, 402/75, 281/29
Cooperative ClassificationB42F13/165