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F O. WILKING.
PHONOGRAPH RECORD ALBUM.
APPLICATION FILED OCT. 25. I919.
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Watented Unto W, ldhdi I? WILKING, h INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
Application filed tlctober do, will. Serial No. 333,183.
v To all whom it may concern;
a citizen of the United tates, and a resident of; .lndianapolis, county of Marion and Etate of Indiana, have invented a certain new and useful Phonograph-ltecord Album; and l do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, in which like numerals refer to like parts.
This invention relates to a phonograph record album of the loose leaf type, and the main object of the invention is to provide the album with a plurality of individual record receiving pockets wherein the length of the pockets are graduated so that the ends of the pockets provide index spaces for title labels as well as providing various sized pockets for record disks of different diameters.
Another feature of the invention is the novel construction wherein the covers are flexibly attached to a base in a manner similar to the covers of a book, and in providing the base with a novel finger piece so that the album may be readily grasped to remove the same from the storage cabinet or receptacle without the danger of marring or scratching the latter.
The full nature of this invention will be understood from the accompanying drawings and the following description and claims.
in the drawings Fig 1 is a perspective view of the improved album. Fig. Q is a plan view thereof showing the top leaf cover in open position and the novel construction and arrangement of the individual record pockets. Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the album with parts thereof in section to show the method of securing the pockets to the base and to show the novel finger piece construction. Fig. 4 is an enlarged view ofthe free ends of several of the pockets and shows the index arrangement thereof.
In the drawings 1 indicates the base of the album, which is preferably constructed of wood or similar lightfibrous material, the outer edge of the base being preferably provided with a curved channel or depression 2 so that the fingers may readily grasp the cross bar or finger piece 3 in order to bodily remove the album from the cabinet or other storage receptacle. The opposite sides of the cross bar 3 are likewise preferably prov1ded with concavities 4i, thus providing for the fingers a ositive gripping surface on the cross bar. instead of the finger piece ust described any device such as a knob or lrnobs may be substituted without departmg from the spirit of the invention, so long as the knobs or substituted finger piecesdo not project beyond the face of the base 1. The album proper is formed of a plurallty of individual record receiving pockets 5, preferably constructed of strips of paper folded upon themselves and bound around the edges with strips of tape 6, for securing together and strengthening the same. The sheets forming the pockets are left separated along one edge to form a mouth 7 for the insertion or removal of a phonograph record 8. To more readily grip the record and remove the same from the pocket, one face thereof is provided with a cutout portion as shown at 9. The end of each pocket 5 is preferably provided with a title label 10, since each of the several pockets is herein shown of greater length than the neat adjacent pocket. The labels on all of the pockets thus will be exposed to readily indicate the record contained within each and all-of the individual pockets. Herein l have shown the index edge of the pockets provided with columns for the titles on both sides of the records, the artists who are the authors thereof and the number of the record.
The opposite ends of the pockets it are provided with flexible extensions ll, preferably of cloth or similar material, the free edges of which project into the slots 12 formed in the inner edge face of the base 1 and extending longitudinally, said extensions being removably secured in these slots by introducing pins 13 transversely through the base member and through the interposed portions of the extensions.
By attaching the pockets tothe base in this manner the pockets can be turned or swung open similar to the leaves of a book so that by selecting any particular recor and then turning the pockets above such selection to one side ready access may be had of the pocket for removing the record. By thus graduating the length of the poohets from to to bottom the designating label for the poo ets will not only be exposed to view at all times but the graduated pockets are thus adapted to receive records of varyllllh ing diameters, such as the standard 10 and 12 inch records, and hold the same more securely.
If desired, cover leaves 14 of heavy cardboard or other similiar material are provided at one end with tabs 15 which are hinged or flexibly secured to the remaining portion of the cover leaf and by fixlng the tab sections to the base in the rabbits 18 on the opposite outer faces thereof, the leaves 14 will form a cover and protection for the pockets and their contents, the rigidity of the cover leaves protecting the records against casual breakage or injury.
The pockets are so constructed and attached to the base member that when filled with records, the thickness through the pockets, the records and the covers will be substantially the same as the thickness of the base member 1. With this construction the album not only can be introduced readily into a cabinet or other device for storing the same, but the records are protected from undue compressional strain. By entering the free edges of the covers into the cabinet first and leaving the base portion 1 towards the opening in the cabinet, the cross bar 3, or any other suitable device provided therefor, may be easily grasped when it is desired to remove the album from the cabinet.
From the foregoing it will be understood that the cross bar 3 with the depressions 4 and the tabs 15 are so arranged that no part thereof projects beyond the face of the base member 1, consequently there is no projecting part to mar or in anywise injure the doors or walls of the cabinet in which the album is placed, and each of the records is protected from compressional strain and other injuries.
In addition to providing the designating labels at the ends of the pockets, the front folds of each pocket may be provided with a circular opening 16, thus exposing the central portion of the disc which also contains a label designating the title, author and contents of the record. Herein the edges of the opening 16 are shown preferably reinforced with a tape 17.
It will be understood that the novel album described herein, in addition to the novel construction of the base, also provides a ready index to the records contained therein, more readily and safely secures records of varying diameters, and protects the same from casual breakage and compressional strain.
The invention claimed is:
1. A phonograph record album including a rigid base member having a depression in one face thereof, a rabbet in each of the adjacent faces of said base and a plurality of longitudinally extending slots in the face opposlte the depressed face, means within said depression adapted to be gripped to remove the album, a cover leaf secured to each adjacent face in the rabbet thereof whereby no part of said leaf covers and gripping means extends beyond the outer face of the base member, and a plurality of record receiving pockets, each having one edge secured in one of said longitudinal slots.
2. A phonograph record album including a base member having a grooved channel in one edge, a finger-bar secured in said channel, the opposite faces of said fingerbar having grlpping surfaces, and a plurality of record-receiving pockets secured to the base member.
3. A phonograph record album including a base member having a channel in one edge of the base member, and means located within said channel but not extending beyond said face adapted to be gripped to remove the album.
4. A phonograph record album including a base member having a depression on one face thereof, a longitudinally extending rabbet in each of the adjacent faces of said base, means located within said depression and adapted to be gripped to remove the album, and a cover leaf secured in each of said rabbets, said gripping means and leaf covers having no part extending beyond the outer faces of the base member.
5. A phonograph record album, including a slotted base member, a pair of covers secured to said base, a plurality of disk-record receiving pockets progressively increasing in length and each having a flexible connection seatable in the slotted base, whereby said pockets are secured in spaced relation with each other, each pocket having its increased and exposed end appropriately ruled and provided with a plurality of spaces, one space being adapted to receive the title of the selection of the record contained within the pocket, a second space adapted to receive the name of the artist who is the author of the contained record, and a third space being adapted to receive the number of the record, said spaces registering with each other to form columns for simultaneously exposing the aforesaid data for all the pockets when the top cover is opened, said covers hein at least equal in length to the longest record pocket.
6. A phonograph record album, including a slotted base member, a pair of covers secured to said base, a plurality of diskrecord receiving pockets progressively increasing in length and each having a flexible connection seatable in the slotted base, whereby said pockets are secured in spaced relation with each other, each pocket having its increased and exposed end appropriately ruled and provided with a plurality of spaces, one space being adapted to receive the name of the artist who is the author of amie the contained record, another space for the title of the selection on the reverse side of the record, and another space adapted to receive the number of the record, said spaces registering with each other to form columns for simultaneously exposing the aforesaid data for all the pockets when the top cover is opened, said covers being at least equal in length to the longest record pocket.
7. A phonograph record album including a base member having a plurality of longitudinally extending slots in one face thereof, a plurality of record receiving pockets progressively increasing in length, a flexible extension for each record receiving pocket and receivable by one of said slots,
FRANK O. WILKING.