US 1397477 A
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APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 11. 1920.
1,397,477, Patented Nov. 15, 1921.
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ATTORNEY F. WOKOUN.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 11, 1920. 1,397,477, Patented Nov. 15, 1921. 3 SHEETS-SHEET 3.
5 iwmj mw A-rroRNEY air so snares FRANK WOIKOUN; OFJBALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Paterrte (1*NOVt15, 1921:
Application filed September 11, 1920. Serial no 409,521.
To (ZZZ whom itmay, concern:
Be it known'that I, FRANK WOKOUN, citizenof the United States of America, residing atBaltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented new and useful Improvements in Record-Envelops, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to storage devices,
particularly to filing or storage envelops for containing disk records of talking machines, and has for its object the provision of an envelop formed from a single piece of paper folded properly to define a. plurality of compartments adapted to hold disk records, the compartments being entirely separated and the provision of the plurality of compartments in the same envelop being-designed for the purpose of associating a plurality of records of a similar nature.
An important object is the provision of a device of this character which is so constructed that while in position within a record cabinet of ordinary construction the different records may be removed from the envelop without removing the envelop from the cabinet and also without upsetting the arrangement of the more or less associated records disposed within the envelop.
An additional object is the provision of a device of this character which will be very simple and inexpensive in manufacture, highly efficient in use, durable in service, and a general improvement in the art.
With the above and other objects and advantages in view, the invention consists in the details of construction to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a plan view of the blank from which the device is formed,
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the first step in folding,
Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the next step in folding,
Fig. 1 is a view similar to Fig. 3, showing by dotted lines, the folding necessary in the succeeding steps,
Fig. 5 is a similar view showing the next step in folding,
Fig. 6 is a similar view showing the next step,
Fig. 7 is a view showing the next step,
Fig. 8 is a view showing the complete envelop without the finishing strips,
Fig. 9shows the envelop with the finish ing strips applied, and
Fig. lO'is a perspective view of the completed envelop. 7
Referring more particularly to the drawings, I haveshown'my device as formed from a single pieceofniaterial 1O preferably comparatively stiifpaper which is rec tangular in shape and which hasits side edges bent over upon itself in opposite directions, as indicated at, 11, the folds being equal. Subsequent to this the sheet is folded longitudinally at its center along the line 12 so as to divide the sheet into two portions which are identical, with the first folded portion 11' disposed upwardly. The thus folded sheet is scored along lines 18, 1e and 15 to define a plurality of panels 16, 17 18 and 19. The panel 16 is folded along the line 13 onto the panel 17, the superposed panels 16 and 17 are folded on the line 14 onto the panel 18 and the panel 19 is folded along the line 15 onto the superposed panels 16, 17 and 18, it being noted that just prior to this latter mentioned operation one corner of the panel 19 is folded onto itself along the line 20. When the panel 19 is folded onto the other superposed panels it will be observed that the foldingris completed. The envelop is then finished by sticking onto one edge a gumrned strip 21 which forms a 7 bottom for the envelop. A second gummed strip 22 is disposed over the lines where the front edge of the panel 19 engages against the back of the panel 17 and a third gummed strip 23 is disposed over the line where the fold 20 engages against the back of the panel 17. This completes the envelop. It will be observed that when the envelop is thus constructed there will be provided five compartments between the successive panels and these compartments are indicated by the numeral 241. It is readily observable that the device is particularly adapted for use in storing records of a similar nature as for example the complete envelop will hold five double records of, say, violin compositions, songs, piano compositions, or the like, and the various envelops will therefore contain records arranged in suitable groups.
In actual practice these storage envelops are disposed within a record cabinet of either a vertical or horizontal type, it makes no difference which, and the various records may be withdrawn from or placed within the separate compartments of the envelop without in any way interfering with the other records, and it is to be noted' that it is entirely unnecessary to remove the envelop from the record cabinet in order to effect removal or replacement'of the individual records.
From the foregoing description and a study of the drawings it will be apparent that I have thus provided a very simply constructed and extremely inexpensive record storage envelop which holds the different records entirely separate so as to avoid crushing and which has the further advantage of'dividing them into afiiliated groups.
While I have shown anddescribed the preferred embodiment of my invention, it isof course to be understood that I reserve the right to make such changes in the form, construction, and arrangement of parts as will not depart from the spirit of the inventionorthe scope of the subjoined claims.
Having thus described my invention, I
c claim l. A r'ecordenvelop formedfrom a single iece of'sheet material having its side edges olded back upon themselves in opposite directions, the sheet being subsequently folded longitudinally to define two similar contacting portions, of identical size and shape, said folded portions being subsequently scored transversely along a plurality of equidistant lines to define a plurality of panels, and the successive panels being folded upon said lines successively whereby to define a plurality of entirely separate compartments, the last panel 7 having its edges secured upon the superposed panels.
2; A recordenvelop formed from a single sheet of material having its side edges folded back upon themselves in opposite directions, the sheet being subsequently folded longitudinally to define two similar contacting portions of identical size and shape, said folded portions being subsequently scored transversely along a plurality of equi-distant lines to define a plurality of panels, the successive panels being folded upon said lines successively whereby to define a plurality of separate compartments, a gummed strip secured over the edges of the, superposed panels to define a bottom and other gummed strips secured to one edge of the final panel and to the edge produced by folding over one corner of the final panel. 7
In testimony whereof I affix my signature; V