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Publication numberUS1329568 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 3, 1920
Filing dateMay 28, 1914
Priority dateMay 28, 1914
Publication numberUS 1329568 A, US 1329568A, US-A-1329568, US1329568 A, US1329568A
InventorsErnest E Yaxley
Original AssigneeAcme Card System Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Listing device
US 1329568 A
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LISTING DEVICE. APPLICATION FILED MAY 28. I914. RENEWED SEPT. I0, l9l9- Patented Feb. 3, 1920.



PATENT orrion.



I Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 3, 1920.

Application filed May 28, 1914, Serial No. 841,446. Renewed September 10,1919. Serial No. 322,988.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ERNEST E. YAXLEY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in. Listing plurality of strips bearing individual names.

are removably employed in connection with- Devices, of which the following is a specification. v Y My invention relates'to listing devices for 'indices and the like, and more particularly to a removable transparent strip adapted to form a protective sheath or casing for a strip of paper bearing a name, telephone number or other data.

In indexing or listing systems wherein a a casing, it is necessary to use either relatively heavy paper or card-board or to employ a transparent sheathing for the paper .strip. This is particularly true of that type of indices or listing devices wherein the strips are held by inserting their 0 posite ends under a flange at the side of tlie casing, insertion being made by bending the strip so as to contract the distance between its'ends to less than that of the distance be-' tween theguide flanges whereby the stripmay be inserted intermediate two other strips which are already in place.

The salient objects of the invention are to provide a protective incasing strip with which a relatively thin strip of paper may be employed; to provide an mcasing stri in which the paper when in position is eld from accidental displacement; to permit of the easy and rapid insertion of the paper strips within the casing to permit of a relatively narrow strip of light paper being inserted without danger of crumbling the strip; and in general to provide an improved frame showing a plurality of the casing.

In Fig. 1 I have shown a suitable frame with which my casing strips may be employed. In the particular frame shown a center web 29f sheet metal or the like is provided .at its edge with inwardly extending flanges 3 and 4 and 5 and 6. The strips are formed of a length substantially equal to that between the shoulder portions 7 and 8 which are employed to offset the flanges 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 from the center web'2 a suflicient distance to receive between the web and the flanges the ends of the casing strips. A plurality of these casing strips 9 are positioned within the frame with their .opposite ends under-the flanges 3 and 4 and 5 and 6, and abutting edges of each of the casing strip-s serve to hold them in place, as there is no chance for the casing strips to slip) past one another in the frame.

wing to the fact that the strips can be inserted by bending them to contract the distance between their ends to less than that of the distance between the flanges, the casing strips can be inserted at. any point in the frame by simply pushing apart any two adjacent casing strips and inserting the new casing stri therebetween. j The paper strips are also removable .from the casing strip, but in transparent casings heretofore employed for this purpose, it has been necessary to insert the paper strip from the end of the casing or else to bend the paper strip parallel to its longitudinal edge which in the case of a relatively narrow strip of light material is not practical. Moreover, irregularities in the formation of the casing strip often interfere with the insertion of the light paper strip when inserted from the end. I

In the present invention it is not necessary to either bend the paper parallel to its longitudinal edge nor to insert the same completely from the end. Referring in detail to'the embodiment of my invention as shown in the drawings, it will be noticed that the casing strip 9 which may be formed of celluloid or othertransparent material has a substantially U shapedmain portion which comprises the legs 10 and 11, connected at the lower end by an integral transverse portion 12. The leg 11 of the casin strip is slightly longer than the leg 10 an is provided at its upper end with a transverse flange 13, which preferably terminates substantially in the plane of the outer surface of the leg 10. Flange 13 is defined as transverse, meaning that it is transverse to the plane of the leg 11 of the casin strip. The difference in length between the legs 10 and 11, is such that the inner surface 14. of the flange 13 is spaced from the upper edge 15 of the leg 10 a distance slightly greater than the thickness of the aper which it is desired to be inserted within. the casing strip.

One manner-of inserting the paper strip 16 within my improved casing strip 9 is clearly shownin Fig.2 and is as follows:

A corner such as 17 of the paper stri 16 is inserted in the. space between the en 15 and the flange 13 and the lower edge 18 of the paper strip having an angular engagement with the opening in the casing strip serves to guide the succeeding portions of the strip into place. When the entire paper strip is positioned within the casingits upper edge 19 will lie adjacent the inner surface 14 of the flange 13 and will be held thereby from lateral displacement. The

strips are then placed in the frame with the,

leg 11 of the U shaped casing at the front thus giving an unobstructed transparent surface through which the reading material on the strip mag be observed.

While it is o vious fromFig. 2 that the paper strips can also be inserted and removed from the end if desired, no improved casing'permits of the use of lighter paper and the more rapid insertion of the strips than is 1108811319, with devices in which the paper must be inserted from the end.

Although I have shown a 1particular embodiment of my, invention, to be limited to the articular construction shown except as specified in the claims.

I claim: a 1. The combination with a flexible desigdo not desirenation strip, of a relatively long and narrow transparent protective easin for removably receiving said strip, sald casing having a substantially U-shaped cross section and one leg of the U being longer than the other and .a flange on the longer leg extending in angular relation thereto and over the other leg of the U and terminatin substantially in the plane thereof, said, ange being spaced from the u per edge of the shorter leg of the U a su cient distance to leave a lateral opening adapted to receive the designation. strip within the casing when said strip is substantially the same width as th inner width of thecasing.

2. The combination with a flexible designation strip, of a flexible transparent protective casing for removably receiving said strip, comprising a relatively long and narrow member of substantially U shaped cross section having an inside width substantially the width of the flexible strip, having at one edge an integral flange extending at substantially-right angles to the sides of the protective casing and spaced from the upper edge of one of the sides to rovide an opening through which the strip can be guided into position within-the casing.

3. The combination with a designation strip, of a flexible transparent protective casing for reniovably receiving said strip, comprising a relative long and narrow member having substantially parallel slightly spaced apart sides, a transverse connecting portion, integrally connecting two of the adjacent edges of said side members, one of such side members being relatively straight throughout its length and the other of said side members having an integral flange ex-.

tending at substantially right angles to the sides of the casin EdtNEST E. YAXLEY. Witnesses:

Joyce M. Lrrrz, O. B. BELKNAP.

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USRE29127 *Apr 4, 1975Feb 1, 1977Datastrip CorporationVisible index systems
EP0339937A1 *Apr 25, 1989Nov 2, 1989Nicholas Ernest FarrenInformation display device
WO1989010608A1 *Apr 25, 1989Nov 2, 1989Nicholas Ernest FarrenInformation display device
U.S. Classification40/585
International ClassificationG09F7/08
Cooperative ClassificationG09F7/08
European ClassificationG09F7/08