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l. WAGEMAKER INDEX CARD GUIDE FILED OCT. 24 1921 enmge Patented Feb. 6, 1%23.
, ISAAC WAGEMAKEE,OF GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.
Application filed October 24., 1921. Serial No. 509,801.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ISAAC WAGEMAKER, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Grand Ra ids, in the county of Kent and State of 1V 'chigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Index-Card Guides; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to an index card guide and is particularly concerned with a novel tab construction for card guides wherein inserts carrying indicating characters my be removably attached to the tabs and be visible from in front to convey in.- formation with respect to the matters filed adjacent the guides. The present invention is of the same type and class that is shown in my Patent No. 1,273,960, granted July 30, 1918, and is concerned with various novel improvements in construction thereover, the tab of the card being celluloid covered completely in the first instance, and the tab thus covered having still another covering face thereover on its front side securely attached at its upper and lower portions between which and the celluloid covered tab the insert is adapted to be detachably placed, a proper receiving channel therefor having been made in the tabbefore the final covering face is attached. It is a primary object and purpose of the invention to construct the card guide, and particularly the tab therefor as outlined, whereby the front face of the tab is smooth and unobstructed, the tab reinforced and strengthened so that-it does not easily break ofl from the body of the card, and one in which the tab may be readily bent or slanted backward at an angle to the face of the card and held in such position through the celludoid covering therefor, the slant tab being of value in more easily seeing the indicating characters carried by it.
For the attainment of these ends and various others not at this time specifically outlined, I have made the construction outlined in the following description and shown in the accompanying drawing, in which,
Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of the tab portion of an index card guide made in accordance withmy invention.
Fig. 9; is a perspective view of the celluloid piece last applied in the construction of the card guide.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary front elevation showing the guide when the first celluloid covering piece for the tab has been attached.
Fig. i is an end view thereof.
Fig. 5is a fragmentary front elevation of the card guide with the second celluloid piece attached.
Fig. 6 is an end view thereof.
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary front elevation of the completed tab for the guide, the tab having been cut to shape and slanted backward, and
Fig. 8 is an end view thereof.
Like reference characters refer to like parts in the different figures of the drawing.
The card 1 may be of any desired size and is of paper stock usually. In forming the card for the production of the celluloid covered tab, the upper edge portion of the card is embossed or otherwise formed to make a relatively narrow ledge 2 below which the card material is pressed backward to form a channel 3 wide enough for the reception of the indicating character carrying insert. Below the channel 3, the front face of the card is pressed slightly to the rear, making front face a which lies back of the front face of the body of the card 1 a distance substantially equal to the thickness of the celluloid used in finishing the tab of the card. A slight shoulder 5 is formed at the juncture of the face a with the front face of the body of the card, as shown.
At the proper position in the width of the card, where the tab is to be positioned, a celluloid covering is applied and cemented in place by use of a suitable cement coupled with the application of heat. The celluloid cover has a back port-ion 6 and a front por tion 7, connected integrally at their upper edges by a U bend. The two portions 6 and 7 cement closely to the back and front sides of the card conforming under pressure and 100 I l l lower edge directly against the shoulder heat to the configuration of the card, filling the channel 3 and passing over the shoulder 5 to make a similarshoulder 5 in the front side 7 of the celluloid cover. In fact the embossing of the card and the attachment of the celluloid piece may take place at one operation, the heat needed for the cementing of the celluloid in plac e also serving to emboss the card to the form described. The card now has the construction shown in Figs. 3 and 4. I
Against this front side 7 of the celluloid cover a second piece of celluloid is placed and cemented comprising a vertical front section 8 having its upper edge turned back in a U bend and thence downwardly for ashort distance as indicated at 9. The size of the piece 8 is such that it comes at its 5. and at its upper edge turns over the U bend between parts 6 and 7, the rear short section 9 hooking over the upper edge of the card, as shown in Fig. 6. When cemented in place the lower portion of the front side 7 and the front side 8 of thesecond piece of celluloid lie in the same plane, making a smooth and unbroken front surface for the celluloid coverings put on. The front side 8 passes across the channel at 3 whereby an insert receiving space 10 is made, open at both ends. The portion of the upper section of the card at each side of the celluloid isjcut away toleave a projecting tab 11, covered with celluloid as described, and this tab may be bent rearwardly under pressure and heat at the time the card is cut to leave the tab, and if desired, at the time the last celluloid piece is cemented in place whereby the celluloid members are formed to rearwardly slanting position under heat and will remain atsuch position, as shown in Fig. 8,
though, of course, the rearward slant may be not used also, if a straight tab is wanted. The insert strip 12 with any type of indicating character thereon is readily insorted in either end of the insert receiving space 11, the indicating characters showing clearly through the outer celluloid face 8 as iS ObVlOu S.
This construction of index card guide is particularly practical in every way. The insert strip 12 passes freely into the receiving space 10 therefor, due to the smooth celluloid surfaces against which it bears at all sides. It is readily removed and replaced by another whenever desired. The first celluloid attached may be of any desired di tingiiishing color as is many times desired for indicating purposes with respect to files relating to particular goods or classes of goods but the indicating characters will show plainly as the outer piece of celluloid is transparent, the color of the piece below showing therethrough. The tab is doubly reinforced and is very rigid so as to be exceptionally durable, there being no danger of the tabs breaking from the cards. When once formed into slanting position, the celluloid holds the tabs securely in such position. The invention ispractical, being exceptionally durable in service, and has found a ready market by reason of its advantages. The invention is defined in the appended claims and I consider myself entitled to all forms of structure coming within their scope,
1. In combination, an index guide card having a tab extending therefrom at one edge, said tab being formed with a rearwardly pressed channel lengthwise thereof, a celluloid covering for thetab and adjacent portions of the card secured to the tab and pressed into said channel, and a second celluloid covering for the frontface of the tab attached to andcovering said first covering above and below the channel and covering the channel, therebyleaving an insertreceiving space open at both ends between the two celluloid coverings, substantially as described.
2. In combination acard having a tab projecting therefrom at its upper edge, said tab having a rearw'ardly pressed channel lengthwise thereof and a portion below the channel rearwardly pressed a short distance, a celluloid covering for the tab and adja cent portions of the card conforming to the shape of the tab and lying thereagainst and cemented thereto, a second transparent celluloid covering including a front face lying against the covering for the front side of the tab and across the channel and at its lower edge abutting against the shoulder made in the first covering at the slightly rearwardly pressed portion thereof, said second covering bridging the channel and.
providing an insert-receiving space'open at both ends between the two coverings, substantially as described. 7
In combination, a card having a ,tab projecting therefrom at its upper edge, said tab having a channel rearwardly pressed lengthwise thereof, a celluloid covering for the tab and adjacent portions of the card fitted over the same at both front andback and cemented thereto, being pressed into said channel, and a second celluloid covering for the tab comprising a front section cemented to the front side of the first covering and extending across the channel and at its upper portion being hooked over theupper edge of the tab and extending downwardly at the back of the tab for a short distance, said second covering being cemented to the first covering.
4:. In combination, a card having a rearwardly offset tab projecting therefrom at its upper edge, said tab having a rearwardly loid covering for the tab and adjacent por- 1G pressed channel lengthwise thereof, and a tions of the card cemented thereto and en covering for the tab bridging the channel tering the channel, and a second transparent and cemented to the tab both above and becelluloid covering for the front face of the low the channel, substantially as described. tab bridging the channel and cemented to 5. In combination, a card having a rearthe first covering both above and below said 15 wardly offset tab projecting therefrom at channel, substantially as described. its upper edge, said tab having a rearwardly In testimony whereof I affix my si nature. pressed channel lengthwise thereof, a celln- ISAAC WAGEMA ER.