US 1320683 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
F. M. GOODHUE.
ALBUMLEAF 0R LEAVES. APPLICATION FILED MAR. 21. 1919.
Patented Nov. 4, 1919.
Witmwogw W fWEOliW FRED M. GOODHUE, 0F BUFFALO, NEW YORK.
ALBUM LEAF 0B- LEAVES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 4L, 19119.
Application filed March 21, 1919. Serial No. 283,971.
To all whom it may concern: v
Be it known that I, FRED M. GooD'HUE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Buffalo, in the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Album Leaf or Leaves, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to display or album leaves and has as its object the provision of a simple and durable leaf or mount suitable for display and preservation of postage stamps, autographs, clippings and other articles of a similar nature which one mi ht desire to preserve and at the same time isplay and inspect at frequent intervals.
Although the mount is shown in the drawings as used for the display of postage stamps it is obvious that the same might well be employed in connection with a large variety of articles and for a great many purposes such as the display of samples by 'merchants, and the preservation of records,
photographs and other analogous objects.
Another aim of my invention is to permit the display of such articles as are mentioned above,- in-a manner that will allow examination without handling and possible injury, and permit preservation of the same protected from dust and decay but in a manner which at the same time allows read removal, replacement or rearrangement wit a-minimum of wear and inconvenience.
The above and other objects which will become apparent as i the description. proceeds, I attain by constructing a two ply leaf comprising a transparent protective sheet, and a backing sheet joined thereto by spaced lines of stitching which form 'a pinrality of pockets between the two sheets for the reception of the articles to be preserved. In order to provide ready access to the pockets I form in the backin sheet a numer of elongated tongues or aps which are ada ted to swing outwardly from thebody of t e sheet to permit the insertion or removal of the articles; each flap, it being understood, registering with one of the pockets. I also desire to exclude dust and other destructive'elements from the pockets and thereby more effectively protect the stamps} and to attain this end the flaps or tongues are of sufiicient size to completely close the pockets when they are not'swung outwardly from the backing sheet.
While .I have shown my improved leaf as used inconnection with postage stamps 1t should be understood. that stamps are mentioned in this specification and shown in the drawings as merely illustrative of a large number of articles with which this invention is adapted to be used.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure l is arear elevation of the backing sheet prior to the attachment of the protective sheetthereto.
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but showing the backing sheet with the flaps raised and with the protective sheet attached.
Fig. 3 is an edge view of the backing sheet with the flaps raised as in Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a view of the protective sheet.
Fig. 5 is a front elevation of the completely assembled leaf ready for insertion into an al-bum.-
Fig. 6 is an edge view of the leaf as shown in Fig. 5. Y
Fig. 7 is an plan view showing two leaves joined together along their lateral edges and base or backing sheet of cardboard, heavypaper or other suitable material having attached thereto, in the present instance by spaced horizontal and vertical lines of stitching e e, a protective sheet B of transparent or semi-transparent material such as parafiin paper, celluloid, silk, tracing cloth, etc. While I have'employedstitching as a means of joining together the two sheets in the particular embodiment of myinv'ention herein disclosed, it is obvious that there are a large number of means which could as well be used for joining these two sheets. such as fasteners and adhesive, the use of any of which. is contemplated and comes within the scope of my invention. v
It is necessary, however, in securing together the two plies of my leaf that the lot joining means he suit-ably spaced so as to form a plurality of pockets between the two sheets for the reception of the stamps. It is further to be observed that although I have shown upon each sheet only two lines of vertical sewing and these adjacent the periphery of-the protective sheet their numher and the distance separating them may be varied depending upon the size of the pockets desired. I
In order to provide ready access toeach of the pockets and at the same time to efhas beenfound to be vs or, in fact, in any location which might be.
In the embodiment of my invention shown on the accompanying drawings, I provide a formof opening for the pocket Wh1ch cut in one of the sheets,- 1 n the present instance the backing sheet, a number of elongated flaps or tongues 01, having straight lower edges merging into upwardly curving lateral edges. .These flaps may be left 1ntegral with the backing sheet along one side or maybe cut entirely from the backing sheet and then hingedly secured thereto by means of stitching, adhesive strips, or any other suitable means." In the present embodiment of my invention the flaps are shown as integral with the backing sheet and adapted to. swing outwardly therefrom along a straight line joining the termini of the upwardly curved lateral edges of the flaps. When not'swung outwardly and therefore lying within the plane of the backing sheet the flaps are adapted to entirely close the pockets against dust and moisture thereby preserving the stamps in a most effective manner; and by reason of their hinged construction they may at the same time be readily raised permitting insertion, replacement and arrangement of the stamps.
As shown in the several views the backing sheet is provided along one of its lateral edges with a -mar 'nal binding extension 44 greater width than the protective sheet and affording means by Wh1ch the leaf may be bound in a permanent volume or, as contemplated in the resent instance, in a loose leaf binder; perffirations I) being made in the margin for this purpose.
It is found that when a multiply leaf such as I have disclosed, in which the plies are of different areas, is placed in a book, binder, or album, 'the binding edge being of less thickness than the remainder of the Y leaf; the volume has a tendency to open up .60 more shapely volume. 1
and is not of uniform thickness throughout. In order to overcome this objection I attach by adhesive or other suitable means to the front face of the backing sheet along its binding margin g a filling strip (J which by rendering the leaf along this edge of the same thickness as on its main portion makes the same more suitable for binding and the leaves when bound produce a In Fig. 7 I have'disclosed what I have found to be a highlysatisfactory method of incorporating these leavesin a binder and forming a mount having two' display satisfactory. I I
g rendering th1s sheet of somewhatv faces. In this figure there are shown two leaves such as I have described above, but having their binding margins on opposite lateral edges z. 6., one leaf is provided with a right hand binding margin and the other with a left hand margin. The two leaves are placed with their backing or base sheets facing each other and are hinged together by means of a-fabric strip f secured to the back of each leaf along its edge. When the two leaves are brought together with their backing sheets in contact by swinging the inner edges on the dotted line (Fig. 7), the binder perforations b of each leaf are in registration and the two leaves may then be placed in the album. By inserting the leaves in the album in this manner the contact of the two sheets insures the closing of the flaps d thereby sealing the pockets and preventing tam ering with the stamps without removing t e leaves from the volume. i
.I do not limit myself to this methodv 0f incorporating the'leaves in a book or-binder but have found the same to. be a most satisfactory way of using the leaves when constructed as described inthis specification.
-While I have disclosed a'specific form and construction for my improved leaf or mount I reserve the right to make such changes and modifications thereof as come within the scope of the following claims. 7
a What I claim is:
1. In an album or display leaf, a trans parent protective sheet, a backing sheet,
spaced means for securing together the twosheets forming pockets therebetween and openings in one of said sheets providing access to said pockets.
2. In an album or display leaf, a transparent protective sheet, a backing sheet,
spaced means for securin together the two sheets and forming' poc ets therebetween and openings in said backing ing access to said pockets;
3. In an album or display leaf, an imperforate transparent protective sheet, a backing sheet, a plurality of pockets formed between said sheets, and aplurality of tongues cut in said backing sheetadapted to be swung pockets. I n
4. In analbum or display. leaf, a transparent covering sheet, a backing sheet, means securingiKtogether the two sheets and form mg poc ets therebetween and flaps cut in said backing sheet providing access to said sheet providpockets, said flaps being adapted to swing outwardly from said backing sheet but when 7 not so swung completely closing the pockets between the two sheets.
5. An album or display leaf as specified in claim 3 the backin sheet having a marginal extension whereby the leaf may-be secured in a binder.
outwardly to provide access to said 6. An album or display leaf comprising a transparent protective sheet, a backing sheet, spaced lineal joining means for said sheets forming pocket therebetween, and flaps in said backing sheet having straight lower edges merging into upwardly curved lateral edges providing access to said pockets and closures therefor.
7. A11 album or display le'af comprising a transparent protective sheet, a backing sheet, spaced lineal joining means for the two sheets forming pockets therebetween said backing sheet having openingsproviding access to said pockets, closures for said openings, a mar 'nal binding extension on said backing sheet and a filling strip on the marginal extensionof said backing sheet.
8. An album or displayi leaf comprising a transparent protective sheet, a backing sheet, spaced horizontal and vertical rows of stitching joining said sheets and forming a plurality of pockets therebetween, and openings inone'of said sheets providing access" to said pockets.
9. An album or display leaf comprising a protective sheet, a backing sheet, spaced lines of stitching joining said sheets and forming pockets therebetween, openings in one of said sheets providing access to said pockets, and closures for said openings whereby dust is excluded from the pockets.
10. In an album mount, two multi-ply leaves each leaf having a transparent pro tective sheet joined to a backing sheet by spaced means forming pockets between the two sheets, said leaves having their back sheets in contact, coinciding perforated binding margins on said leaves having their perforations in registration, and flexible means joining together the two leaves along their outer lateral edges.
In testimony whereof'I have hereunto set my hand in presence of tWosubscribing Witnesses,
' FRED M. GOODH-UE. Witnesses:-
BENJAMIN F. JOSEPH,