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Publication numberUS1376799 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1921
Filing dateMar 24, 1920
Priority dateMar 24, 1920
Publication numberUS 1376799 A, US 1376799A, US-A-1376799, US1376799 A, US1376799A
InventorsHoward Crump Frank
Original AssigneeHoward Crump Frank
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Magazine-binder
US 1376799 A
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F. H. CRUMP.

MAGAZINE BINDER. APPLICATION FILED MAR. 24, 1920.

1,376,799. Patented May 3, 1921 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

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W/TNESSES WVM/TUR UNITED STAT PATENT QFFICE.

FRANK HOWARD CRMP, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

MAGAZINE-BINDER.

Application tiled Ivarch 24 To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK H. CnUMr, a

citizen ot the United States, and a resident ot Los Angeles, in the county ot Los Angeles and State of California, have invented certain new and useiul Improvements in Magazine-Einders, of which the following is a speciication.

This invention relates to magazine binders, and has as its object to provide a binder within which a magazine may be Areadily secured and which will not only protect the magazine, but will support the same in condition to be more readily read.

It is one aim et the invention to provide a magazine binder which may be readily manipulated to secure a magazine, and as readily manipulated to release the same.

Another aim ot the invention is to so con.- struct the clamping element of the binder that it will exert a downward pressure and prevent the magazine trom slipping trom beneath the clamping element.

rnother aim is to provide a clamping element so constructed that it will bind a magazine whether sewed, center wire stitched, side wire stitched or otherwise held together.

Another aim is to provide a clamping element so constructed that it will bind magazines or" varying thicknesses and side stitched at varying distances from t e bach edge.

Another object is to provide a clamping member which is permanently secured in the hinder.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view ot the binder embodying the invention, the same being shown open,

Fig. 2 isl a longitudinal sectional view through the baclr of the binder,

Fig. 3 is an end view,

Fig. l is an end View showing a slightly modiiied `torm, and

Fig. 5 isa perspective view of one of the clamping member pins.

In the accompanying drawings the back of the binder is illustrated as consisting of a relatively thick strip 10 of wood or other suitable material, which may be ot any desired width, although preferably of a width greater than. the thickness of an ordinary magazine. This strip 10 is secured in any suitable manner preferably by gluing to the mid portion of the cover ot the binder, the back portion of the cover being indicated by the numeral 12 andthe cover leaves being Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 3, 1921.

Serial No. 368,3S6.

indicated at 13. sheet 14 of cloth or other *'iitable flexible material is secured, preterably by adhesive, over the upper face of the ip 10 and to the inner faces of the cover leaves 13.

By referring to Fig. 2 ot the drawings, it will be observed that the strip 10 is formed at each end with a notch, the notch at one end ot the strip being indicated by the numeral 15 and that at the other end by the numeral 16. A pin 1'? which forms a keeper is secured transversely through the strip 10 and extends across the notch 15, anda similar pin 18 is secured through the strip at its lower end and extends across the notch 1G. These pins, as will be presently pointed out, serve as keepers for the ends ot the magazine clamping member of the binder.

he magazine clamping member above reerred to consists of a single length of resilient `fiat wire 19 which at one end is bent to extend downwardly and inwardly, as at 20, at an acute angle to the body portion ot the wire. In this portion 20 there is an opening 21 through which pin or 1Keeper 18 passes. The opposite end of the wire 19 is bent downwardly and inwardly at an acute angle, as at 22, its end portion ing thus 'formed with a cam or hook, which sses partially around the pin or keeper 1i and springs into engaged relation there- In assembling the magazine clamping mbar 19 with the back strip 10 of the ,i iler the pin 18 is passed through the opening 21 in a manner clearly shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings. The' clamping member swung upon this pin as a pivot so as to permit ot the disposal or' the back of a magazine against the upper face of the back strip 10, the magazine being open at about its middle. The clamping member 19 is then swung downwardly toward the pin 17, whereupon pressure against the free end of the clamping member will result in the said cam or hook end 22, being snapped or swung over, and engaged with the pin 17. Slidably disposed on the clamping member are a plurality of binding pins 24 which, when the clamping member is locked in engagement with the pin 17, press through the back of the magazine and prevent it from turning beneath the clamping member, as clearly seen by a comparison of Figs. 2 and 3.

By referring to Fig. 2 of the drawings, it will he apparent that should a pull be exerted upon the magazine in a direction to draw the back thereof away from the back of the binder, the acutely bent free end of the holding member19 will more firmly engage the pin 17 and the magazine will be securely held. It will also be apparent that the clamping member 19 may be readily manipulated by pulling it forward and upward so as to disengage the cam or hook 22 from the pin 17 so as to lpermit of the insertion or removal of a magazine.

An 'advantage possessed by the binder above described is that should it be desired to clamp a relatively thin magazine the binding pins 24: on the clamping member 19 press into the back of the magazine. The binding pins 24 are slid along the clamping member to such points that they will not come in contact with the wire stitches in the magazine and due to this fact the clamping members may all be made the same relative height from the back strip 10, the binding pins holding the magazine firmly whether sewed, center stitched, or side stitched. Y

It is also apparent that by rmaking the notches 15 and 16 in the end of the Aback strip 10 wider or by duplicating the notches as at115a in Fig. 4, two or more clamping members 19L with clamping pins may be used thus providing for two or more magazines to be held in the same cover, each operating in clamping each magazine in the manner described above.

Having described my invention, what is claimed as new is 1.V In a temporary binder of the class described, a stiff back with covers attached, a

Y cross pin forming a keeper at each end of the-back, a resilient clamping member, having acutely bent ends, one end being permanently attached toone of the keepers and the other end being adapted to spring over the other keeper, and binding pins mounted En Aand adjustable along said clamping memer. Y i 2. In a temporary binder `of the class described, a stiff back, with covers attached,

y a keeper at each end of the back, a fiat resilient clamping vmember pivoted on the keeper at one end of the back, the otherV end being detachably engageable with the other keeper, anda plurality of binding pins slidably disposed on the clamping member.

3. In a temporary binder of the class described, a stii'l'back with covers attached, a keeper at each end of the back, a clamping member comprising aV flat resilient element having acutely bent ends one end being pivotally attached to the keeper at one end of the back and the other end being detachably engageable with the keeper at the other end of the back, and a plurality of binding pins slidably disposed on the clamping member.

4. In a temporary binder of the class described, a stiif back with covers attached, a keeper at each end of the back, and a flat resilient wire clamping member having an acutely bent end pivotally attached to one of the keepers, the other end being acutely bent in the opposite direction and detachably engageable with the other keeper, and a plurality of binding pins slidably disposed on the clamping member. v

5. In a temporary binder of the class described, a stiff back with covers attached, the back being notched at each end, keeper pins extending across the notches, and a Hat resilient wire clamping member with ends acutely and oppositely bent, one end being pivotally attached within one notch to one ci. the keepers and the other end being detachably engageable in the other Vnotch to the other keeper, and a plurality of binding pins slidably disposed on the clamping member.

6. In a temporary binder of the class described, a sti back with covers attached, the back being notched at each end, keeper pins extending transversely across the notches, and a resilient wire clamping member with ends acutely and oppositely bent, one end being extended within one notch and receiving onev of the keepery pins to form a pivot the other end having a cam hook movable into the other notch and detachably engageable with theV other keeper, and a plurality of binding pins slidably disposed on the clamping member.

FRANK HOWARD CRUMP.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification281/49
International ClassificationB42F11/02, B42F11/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F11/02
European ClassificationB42F11/02