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Publication numberUS1334020 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 16, 1920
Filing dateMay 31, 1919
Priority dateMay 31, 1919
Publication numberUS 1334020 A, US 1334020A, US-A-1334020, US1334020 A, US1334020A
InventorsDavison Frank G
Original AssigneeDavison Frank G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Book or paper binder
US 1334020 A
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Patented Mar. 16, 1920.

' Another ob ect I which so stores the publication when not in FBAN K G. DAVISQN, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

BOOK orv rnrnn BINDER.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 16, .1920.

Application filed. May 31, 1919. Serial N 0. 300,869.

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK G. DAvIsoN, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and'useful Improvements in Book or Paper Binders, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to means for securely binding books, pamphlets, periodicals and newspapers so that, although readily accessible for reading or reference, the

pages of printed matter will not become soiled or dog-cared.

The present application is a continuation of application for United States Letters Patent Serial No. 264,923, filed December 2, 1918,. as to all subject-matter that is common to both applications.

One of the objects of my invention is to provide a binder having leaf engaging bars so formed and relatively arranged as to not materially thicken the publication at any portion thereof.

is to provide a binder use that it will be preserved in clean and smooth condition and occupying no obstructing-amount of space, and yet can be quickly brought to position for reading or reference without requiring a table or shelf to support it.

Another object is to provide a device of the character described which looks the publication against removal.

IVhile the invention is not limited to use with any special form or type of publication, I have designed it particularly for holding and supporting telephone direc-' tories in public places where it is now common to hang the directories by means of chains. A book when so hung soon becomes soiled, and its leaves curl up and tear, and the chain is generally in the way.

lVith the above mentioned and other objects in view, the invention consists in the binder or holder substantially as hereinafter described and claimed.

Of the accompanying drawings- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device attached to a wall, a book being held closed between the metal sides of the binder and the latter swung flat against the wall.

Fig. 2 is a perspective'view, the binderbeing swung out and the book ready for inspection.

Fig. 3 is a front elevation, the bookbe- 111g entirely open.

Flg. A is a detail view of the means for 'hingedly connecting the book to the pocket.

Fig. 5 represents a section on line 5-5 of Fig. 4, and also showing the pocket and a portion of the attached book in section, the loop shaped wings being omitted.

In Figs. 1 and 2 a portion of a wall of a telephone booth or other place where the device is,used, in indicated at 12.

The pocket member of the binder is preferably composed of sheet metal bent to form parallel sides 13 connected together at the rear 14, the latter having lugs 15 connected by a pintle 16 to upper andlower ears of a bracket 17. Said bracketis adapted to be suitably secured to a'walhas by screws, so that the binder pocket may swing flat against the wall as in Fig. 1, or out as in Fig. 2. The edges of the pocket are cut away to form recesses 18 for a purpose presently described. 7

I willnow describe the particular feature of my invention whereby a book,

pamphlet, periodical or series of newspapers, can be so connected to the binder as to belocked against theft or accidental removal. In the drawings I have represented the bound material as a telephone directory a. v

A strip 23 (Figs. 2 and 4:) formed or provided with a transverse eye 24. at one end and with a-.-longitudina1 sleeve- 25 is hingedly connected to the upper rear corner of the pocket by a pin or screw 26 pass ing through said eye 24 and the side members of the pocket. The front end of the strip 23 is formed or provided with an upturned ear 2'7. Extending through the ear 27 and sleeve 25' is a pin or small red 28. A small removable pin. or screw 29 (Figs. 4 and 5) passes through the base of the sleeve 25 and so engages a small notch in one side of the rod 28 that when said pin 29 is in place the rod 28 can not be shifted endwise in the sleeve 25. a

To engage the book and connect it to the hinged strip mechanism described, I employ two thin, fiat, narrow bars 30 having at their ends overlapping ears 31 provided the latter is open, are turned for'examin tion.

poses-they maybe omitted .as indicated in vz-penedges-of t When a book is to be connected to the device, the small locking pin 29 is removed and the 'rod 28 drawn free to disconnect and separate the leaf bars 30. The latter are then laid between leaves of the book (Fig.- 5) and their ears overlapped with the holes ofthe latter in alinenient with each other and with thehole in the car 27 and with the sleeve 25 and the rod 28 is then pushed through said holes and sleeve and locked by the small transverse pin 29. The book is then so connected to the {parts shown in Fig. 4 as to be incapable of sepa -rationtherefrom except by removal of the locking pin 29.

Obviously newspapers may be secured in the binderin the same way by laying the bars 30 in the usual folds thereof.

Of course it is perfectly feasibleto so cover the ends of the pins 26, 279 by any ssealed or locked device as to absolutely 'prei-zed person. 7

When a person desires toexamine a book which is in the binder pocket as shown in 'Fig. 1, he swings the pocket out and grasps vent access to said pins by any unauthorthe book showing at the recesses 18 andswings the book up on hinge pivot 26 far "enough to enable-the book to fall-open above the top of the pocket. The leaf bars 80 are so thin and narrow and so close to the bound edges of the book leaves as not to interfere with the printed matter on the leaves. Andas'the leaves are turned over, said thinb'ars readily turn or swing on-the ends of rod 28.

Toprevent the book from-opening too far,

I provide two wings which :are adapted to open and close with the book and to move with it to and from the pocket. In the embodiment of the invention illustrated these wings compose metal loops 19, 21, respec :the book and the whole automatically retir'esinto the pocketwhich is then free to swing "back againstthe wall as in Fig. '1.

:1 do notlimit myseli to employment of the loop shaped wings 19, 21. For some pur- Fig. 5.

An especial feature of my invention resides :in the fact that the leaf bars are so thinthatthey do not materially thicken the book so as to exertan outward pressure tending to-open it if notconfinech'or'to interfore with free swinging into and from such a pocket as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3.

-inasmuch as it is common to so construct various devices that they may be adjusted to accommodate articles of diflerent sizes, I have not deemed it necessary to illustrate any particular structure of the pocket whereby it may be madewider or narrower in order to snugly bind'a book-of different thickness. 7 7

Having now described my invention, I

' claim book to a fixture, a strip having an eye at ,one end, a rod carried by said strip, and thin fiat bars having ears pivotally mounted on said rod, saidbarsbeing adapted to lie between leaves of the book and rock or turn when the book leaVes'are-turned.

3. As a means form'ovably connecting a book to a fixture, a thin fiat bar adapted to .be laid between the leaves or a book close to the binding thereof, a supporting strip to extend outside the bound back 'of the book and having pivotal connection at its ends with said thin flat bar, a swinging pocket and means for pivotally connecting the supporting strip with the pocket.

s. As a means for movably connecting a book to a fixture, twoqparallel membersr pivotally connected at their ends :and spaced to permit one to extend along the bound back of :a book and outside thereof and the other between the leaves *ofthe book close-to the binding, the inner member,

being flat and thin and the outer member having means for connecting it -with a fixture.

5. A device of the "character described, comprising a pocket -having -means for pivotally connecting it to a wall, and a bookcarrymg member pivotally connectedwith the pocket at a point to permit the book to be confined closed in the pocket 'or to be swung above the :pocketand opened.

:6. A device'of the character described, comprising a pocket having means for pivotally-connecting it to a wall, a bookcarrying member :pivotally connected with the pocket at apointto permit the book to be confined closed in the ("pocket :or to be swung above the pocket and opened, and wings for supporting the bookwhen open.

7. A device of the character described, comprising a pocket having means for pivotally connecting it :to a wall, a bookcarryin'g member pivotally connected with the pocket at a point to permitcthe book -to be confined closed in the pocket or to be swung above the pocket and opened, and wings for supporting the book when open,

said wings being hinged to the book-carrying member and movable with it into and out of the pocket. 7

8. A device of the character described comprising a hinged pocket for a closed book, locking connections between the book and pocket, said locking means being movable to permit the book to be shifted from the pocket and back again, and wings pivotally connected with said locking connections and movable therewith.

9. A device of the character described comprising a hinged pocket to confine a book when closed, means for holding the book securely attachedto the pocket whether 15 confined therein or raised above it, said means including a strip hingedly connected with an upper corner portion of the pocket,

a rod carried by said strip, leaf-engaging members mounted on said rod, and wings 20 pivoted on said rod and adapted to bear on the top of the pocket when the said strip and book are raised above the pocket.

In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature.


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US3791677 *Sep 18, 1972Feb 12, 1974Benner Nawman IncTelephone book holder
US5104167 *Oct 31, 1990Apr 14, 1992Nemeth Stephen RBook holder
US5415372 *Mar 16, 1993May 16, 1995Shepherd; Charles G.Self closing cover and mounting assembly for telephone directory
US20080001420 *Jun 25, 2007Jan 3, 2008Peter PalmerBrace for carrying papers/books on arm
U.S. Classification248/447, D19/26, 281/43
International ClassificationB42F11/00, B42F11/02
Cooperative ClassificationB42F11/02
European ClassificationB42F11/02