US 1336270 A
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RECORD INDEX ENVELOP.
APPLICATION FILED DEC-30,1919.
1,336,279 Patented p 6, 1920.
WITNESSES V llVl/E/VTOR M m ATTORNEYS JOHN ZIMMERMAN, OF BROOKLYN, NEVJ YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 6, 1920.
Application filed December 30, 1919. Serial No. 348,256.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, JOHN ZIMMIERMAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Record-Index Envelop, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to indexing appliances and has particular reference to means for locating in an easy and rapid manner any desired phonograph disk records among a large assortment thereof.
Among the objects of the invention therefore is to provide a means to enable the operator of a phonograph to locate a record disk pertaining to any desired musical selection with the utmost facility.
Another object of the invention is to so manipulate or care for the records of a collection as to conserve in the most favorable manner not only the envelops, but also even the records themselves, for with a system such as the one described herein in practice the record disks will be handled and preserved obviously in a much more favorable manner than is commonly practised.
More specifically stated the primary purpose of this invention is to provide an easy, cheap and reliable means or method for indexing or identifying the several disk record jackets or envelops by the use of an initial letter corresponding to the name of the musical selection carried by the disk.
lVith the foregoing and other objects in view the invention consists in the arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter described and claimed, and while the inven tion is not restricted to the exact details of construction disclosed or suggested herein, still for the purpose of illustrating a practical embodiment thereof reference is had to the accompanying drawings, in which like reference characters designate the same parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a diagrammatic perspective view of a portion of a music cabinet with an assemblage of records supported on the shelf therein.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of one of the envelops.
Fig. 3 is a plan view of a sheet subdivided into a multiplicity of sections carrying different initial letters, said sections being separable along weakened lines for convemence.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line ll of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a plan view corresponding to Fig. 2, but indicating the initial letter applied thereto.
According to the usual practice a number of record disks will be kept in a heterogeneous mass, either with or without indi vidual envelops or jackets and with the jackets when used unidentified, making it a ditficult matter to locate a record with facility. According to my invention I supply for the market specially made envelops 10 each having a finger piece or tab 11 projecting from the central portion of the open end thereof pasted, printed or otherwise placed upon the throat portion of the envelop adjacent to the tab 11, and preferably extending over a portion thereof there is formed a label field with lines and spaces for applying the names and composers of two selections, the name of the selection being preferably nearest to the end of the tab for convenience of the operator. When this label field is applied as an auxiliary member such as a paster it serves by virtue of the tongue 12 as a reinforcement for the tab 11. If, however, the material of which the envelop is made is of sufficiently strong and durable character the field 12 may be established by simply printing upon the body of the envelop. The tabs 11 in any event are of a relatively flexible nature so that they may droop with respect to a pile or assemblage of filled envelops as supported upon a shelf as shown in Fig. 1. Since these tabs are of a flexible nature it is a very easy matter for the operator to search through a large number of envelops for the purpose of locating any desired selection.
indicates a sheet of index letters, each sheet having preferably all the letters of the alphabet formed or printed in plain characters thereon, and the sheet furthermore is subdivided by weakened lines as indicated at 1 for the easy segregation of the index letters. This sheet may be in the nature of a sheet of postage stamps with respect not only to the weakening of the lines of subdivision, but also carrying upon the back a film of mucilage or the like whereby when the same is moistened the desired letter may easily be pasted upon the tab as indicated in Figs. 1 and 5. The several letters are indicated at 15.
From the nature of the letter sheet 13 it is obvious that the same may be furnished in large quantities at a very low cost so that for a few cents each owner of a phonograph may be supplied With enough letters 15 to make and identify all of the records in his collection, and when the records are so marked it must be appreciated that they can be kept in a much neater and more satisfactory condition not only for the sake of the records themselves as physical objects, but more especially in a manner most conducive to the easy and least troublesome location of desired records.
The envelops and letter stickers 15 may be sold at the same time or separately. Ordinarily the envelops Will be sold independent of the stickers or Without the stickers being applied for the reason that the owner or operator of the phonograph will then be at liberty to introduce the records into the envelops Without respect to any special identifying means, and after the records are so placed the index letters 15 will be applied thereto in accordance With the several titles of the selections.
In a means for preserving and identifying record disks, the combination of an envelop having at its open end a forwardly projecting flexible tab, alabel field applied to the body of the envelop adjacent to the tab and having a tongue projecting over the tab, said label field having predetermined spaces for the names of the selection and composer, and an initial index letter adapted to be pasted upon the tab and tongue corresponding to the name of the selection.
: JOHN ZIMMERMAN.