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Publication numberUS1442375 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 16, 1923
Filing dateSep 21, 1921
Priority dateSep 21, 1921
Publication numberUS 1442375 A, US 1442375A, US-A-1442375, US1442375 A, US1442375A
InventorsWilliam Wilburger
Original AssigneeWilliam Wilburger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Album for disk records
US 1442375 A
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FILED SEPT.21,192|.l

J an. 16, 1923 APatented Jan. 16, 1923.




lApplication led September 21, 1921. Serial ,Nm 502,227. I

To all 'whom t may conce/m.'

Be it known that I, WILLIAM VILBURGER, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Albums for Disk Records, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.`

Thislinvention relates to albums for holding disk records for'phonographs or talking machines, or for other purposes, and has for its object to provide an improved binding or holding means for the pocketed leaves which' will yincrease the capacity of the albums without enlarging their outside widths.

Another object is to strengthen these al i structed substantially in accordance with this invention, the front cover being shown in o n position, and F1gure 2 is a sectional view. of the closed album taken transversely thereof in line with one of the leaf-holdin bars, the parts being drawn to a larger sca e than in Figure 1 and the free end portions of the leaves and covers being broken away. `The rigid channeled Jbinding member 1 of the album is'made of metal formed with the curved Vbase-portion 2 and parallel out-f standing' ianges 3 projecting a suitable distance at thel lateraledges of said base portion between the covers 4. The base portion 2 of the channel member is preferably overlaid with the usualv cushion layer 5, see Figure'2, andthe covers 4 are hinged to the lateral -edge portions of said member by textile coverings 6 and 7 glued or otherwise secured to the inner and outer faces ofthe base portion 2 andv corresponding faces of the. vcorea 8 of said covers 4. 777ViTheimier textile covering 7v conforms to theninterior contour of the channel member 4 1, includingits base' portion 2 and flanges 3, and also covers the outer edges and outer faces of said flanges, as clearly shown in Figure l2, while the outer textile covering 6 conforms to the outer surface of the cushion la Yer 5. album are forme by loose portions of the textile coverings and 7 between the cores 8 of said covers and the lateral portions of the channel member l at the bases of the flanges 3, as indicated at 9 in Figure 2.

The pocketed leaves 10 have eyelets 11/ loosely fitted on cross bars 12 extending be- The hin res for the covers 4 of the tween the flanges 3 of the channel member 1. 70

Said cross bars are preferably made in such a way as tobe removable fromy the channel member in order to permit the leaves to be changed or replaced when desired. For this purpose, each cross bar may be made with a head 13 at one endintegral with the shank 14 thereof, while its other end may be formed with an axial socket to detachably receive a pin or lug 15 having a head 16 t0 engageone of the flanges 3, the head 13 engaging the other flange, as shown in Figure 2. Any other means for detachably securing the leaves in the channel lmember 1 betweenthe flanges 3 may -be used, however, without departing from this invention.

lt will be noted that the metal channel member herein shown and described is more durable than the wooden channels heretofore used in albums of this kind, 'there being no danger of said metal member breaking or cracking under abnormal treatment as was the case with the wooden channels. Moreover, by using the metal channel of the present invention, the width of the interior of the channel is considerably increased over that of a wooden channel havingthe same outc side dimension, sothat the storage capacityv of the album is increased, it being possible to insert a greater number of leaves in said metal channel than in said wooden channel,l as will be readily understood.

The flanges 3 are preferably inset from the lateral edges 17 of the channeled member forming steps 18 on the .outsides of said lian es, as clearly shown in Figure 2, and the in ed edges of the covers 4 lie in said steps were they are substantiallyflush with said lateral edges 17 of the channeled member when the covers are closed. Said edges of the covers are thus protected from bemg crushed when a number of albums are wedged together on a shelf, the pressure or strain being taken b the protruding lateral l[edges 17 of the rigi metal channeled memer. f

Iv claim t;

L In an album of the character described, the combination with a channeled back member having marginal flanges, cfcovers, iex'- 'ible Strips secured over the outer and inner faces of said channeled member andto the outer and inner .faces of 'said covers for hin ing the latter to the former, said inner lexlble strip being folded over the flanges of the `channeled memberA s0 as to cover both faces thereof as Well as their edges, and means for fasteningleaves in said channeled member betweensaid flanges.

2. In an album of the character dese'ribed,

, the combination With a channeled back member having marginal flanges inset from the lateral edges thereof formmg steps on` the 20 outsides of said flanges, of covers, flexible strips secured over the outer and inner faces of said channeled member and to .the outer and inner-faces of said covers for hinging the latter tothe former, said covers lying 125.

in saidisteps on the outsides of the anges' substantially ush with the lateral edges of said back member When the covers are closed, said inner flexible'strip being folded over the flanges so as to cover both faces and 30 the edges thereof, and means for` fastening leaves in said channeled member between said flanges.

In testimony whereof l have signed myr name to this1 specification.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2435856 *Mar 15, 1946Feb 10, 1948Weingart Richard I NRecord album
U.S. Classification402/75, 312/9.56
International ClassificationB42F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F5/005
European ClassificationB42F5/00B