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Publication numberUS1470709 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 16, 1923
Filing dateJun 11, 1921
Publication numberUS 1470709 A, US 1470709A, US-A-1470709, US1470709 A, US1470709A
InventorsCarl B. Cook
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cardcase
US 1470709 A
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C. B. COOK Oct. 16, 1923.

cARD'GAsE Filed June 11. 1921 Patented @et l, i923.

CARL IB. COOK, OF HADD-ONFIELD, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR T0 CHARLES K. COOK COMPANY, INCORPORATED, OF CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION 0F N JERSEY.

CARDCASE.

Application led .Tune 11, 1921. Serial No. 476,656.

To all whom/1fmwy con cem:

Be it known that I, CARL B. Coon, a citizen of the United States, residing in Haddonield, New Jersey, have invented certain Improvements in Cardcases, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is to provide a card case particularly Vadapted for use' with calling orbusiness cards which possesses certaln novel features of construction facilitating the Vremoval of the cards from the case and obviating an undue amount of handling of the cards in removing one from the container. 1

The invention willl be more readily understood by reference to the attached drawings,`

in which:

Figure 1, is a view in perspective of my card case closed;

Fig. 2, is a view in perspective of the card case open;

Fig. 3, is a Vertical section of the case ,closed; y

Fig. 4, is a vertical open, and

Fig. 5, is a fragmentary enlarged section illustrating the card elevating means.

The device consists in its preferred form of a substantially rectangular hollow casing 1, one end of which is open to permit insertion of the cards. The casing 1 has upon the inside a lining 2, one end of which is secured in the present instance to the front wall 3 of the casing at a point intermediate the top and bottom thereof indicated in Figs. 3 and 4 by the numeral 4, the other end of said lining 2 extending beyond the -top of the casing so as to be in position to be grasped by the fingers in operating the device. In the present instance, the lining is secured through the greater portion of its length to the forward face of a flap 5 of more or less rigid material, which fiap is substantially the lengthv of the casing 1 and which is folded over at the top in such a manner that its end may be inserted in the top of the casing at the outside of the cards contained therein and between the cards and the front wall 3 thereof, as shown in Fig. 3, this folded-over end of the flap 5 constituting a closure for the casing. A tab or suitable projection 6 is provided near the top of the flap 5 which, when the flap is in the casing-closing position, projects upwardly, as best shown in Figs. 2 and section of the case 3, thereby providingmeans for withdraw ing the fiap when it is desired to open the case.

As clearly shown in the drawings, the cards are disposed within the casing at the front ofthe flap 5, the cards resting upon the lining 2, and when the flap 5 is pulled upwardly, as shown in F ig. 4, the cards 7 are elevated so that their endsfproject bealso to the flexibility of the strip 2, the

cards at the rear of the casing will be elevated to av greater extent than those at the front, which facilitates the taking hold of .yond the upper edges of'the casing. Due

are at the bottom of the case, occupies a position at the bottom thereof, but when the Hap 5 is pulled upwardly, this projection moves over the. bottoms of the cards until it underlies the innermost card, which card 7 a rests upon the top of the said projection 8, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5, and is carried upwardly thereby to the position shown in Fig. 4. In this position, it is merely necessary to flex back the upper projecting end ofthe flap 5 to grip the upper end of the card 7 a and to withdraw it without a handling of the remaining cards. By merely pushing the Hap 5 back into the casing, the cards will return to the normal position shown in Fig. 3, andvby insertion of the forward end of the flap 5 into the upper -end of the casing, the latter is closed, the cards in this manner be* ing completely protected from soiling.

Considerable modification, particularly inv the form and disposition of the projection 8, is possible without departure from the essential features of the invention.

l claim:

1. In a card or like case, the combination with a hollow casing, of a flexible element attached to the casing and having one end free and adapted for manipulation from the exterior of the casing, said element underlying articles in the case whereby when a pull is exerted upon the said free end the said articles are caused to project from the casing, and means associated with said element and adapted to engage an article in the casing for causing said engaged article to project further from the casingr than the others.

2. In a card or like case, the combination with a hollowcasing, of alexible element attached to the casing and having one end free and adapted for manipulation from the exterior of the casing, said element underlying articles in the case whereby when a pull is exerted upon the said free end the `15 said articles are caused to project from the casing, and a projection on the element adapted to engage an article in the casing to carry said engaged article further out of the casing than the others. 3L In a card or like case, the combination with an open-top casing, of an element slidable in the casing` and constituting a closure for the open top, and a flexible element secured to the closure element and secured to the inside of the casing, said element underlying articles within the casingr and acting when the closure element is moved away from the said open top to cause the articles to project from the casing.

Y CARL B. COOK.

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