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Publication numberUS1471716 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1923
Filing dateDec 21, 1921
Priority dateDec 21, 1921
Publication numberUS 1471716 A, US 1471716A, US-A-1471716, US1471716 A, US1471716A
InventorsRobert Austin
Original AssigneeRobert Austin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Identification clip for phonograph records
US 1471716 A
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RoBERt Aujfi N Patented Oct. 23, 1923.

ROBERT nesrm, orisen'rriaonn; MARYLAND.

IDEN FEA LIO E I QN lE 33. 3125 i Application filed December 21, 1921, Serial No. szaese' T 0 022 107mm it mag 0071059 11 Be it known that Ronnnr Ansrin citizen" of the United States, residing a't'Baltimore city, State of Maryland, has "invented leer tain new and useful Improvements in Identification Clips lor Phonograph Bee ords, of which the following is a specifica tion. i This invention relatestocertain new an useful improvements in identification jelips for phonograph records and has partiQkllar reference to an improved form of-clip which may be removably'fitted over the cireum lerential edge of a record and the clip ries a printed tag exposed to view to indicate to the user of the records the nan ies of the pieces contained on the record.

Heretofore to identify a phonograph record it has been the usual practice to either have a cabinet in which the records were all alphabetically arranged, or have a cabi net and a record book associated therewith, and entered in the record book with the names of the pieces on the records and each piece being given a number which number avould'eorrespond with a certain shell in the cabinet so that the desired record could be found. It necessitated -h owe\' 'er',-"first -run ning through the "record 7 book, picking out the desired ee e be played, scerta n ing its number, locating its numberin the" cabinet,-before the proper recordis found},

' To'overcome this I have provided a clip on which is f'astened 'a printed tag which indi cates' the names of thepieces contained on the record. These clipsare removably fa-s tened to the circumferential edge of the rec ords, and thus when the records are placed on file in the cabinet it is only necessary for one to look into the cabinet, pick out his desired piece and immediately produce the record.

'A further object of the invention isto provide'an improved means detachably' secured to phonograph records whereby any desire-d record may be easily and quickly found and does notnecessitate any par tieular filing system other than keepingthe clips exposed. 7

It is desirable that the clip be stamped from a single piece of sheet material of such thickness to insure necessary strength, that will flex and yield to the configuration of the circumferential edge of the record and also of sufiicient resiliency as to autolnatically retain it on the record against'aecidental displacement.

by, making the clip from some kind of ref sihent material such as sheet, tin orthe 1 preferablyaccomplish-the abovie'fbbj like, and when stamping the same, from a sheet I also stamp from a sheetrapiece of cloth of the saine configuration of the clip to form a backing which will prevent the marking of the record when the clipis fasa tened to its surface;

he cl p i a o const ucted s aeto l d l en ms, ic a si t in heldi the clip in position onthe record'and also constitute anchoring members for the ideir tification tags which are carried thereby.

, Wi these an ot e l biee s n iew, a d others that willbecome apparent as thenaur of th v in ntion s better nderstood, e S on is in th no te mm mbi? nation and arrangement of partshereinafter more fully described, shown in'the acco1npanying drawing and claimed. H Y

' In d ng wh e n lik eha' aete e of reference, d cate ee r ependi pe t-s throughout the several views,

gu 1 i e Perspe tive v ew ef he slip as ;made in accordance with this invention and s ow ng he same appl ed t we eumferential edge of a'reeord, the record being P ia ly broken w y Figure 2 is a planview of the clip in blank form, and

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view of clip; atterbeing formed, and

a F gure 41s a perspective view of ing used with the clip.

Referringto the drawing in detail, '5 in dicates the blank ofthe sheet material "from Whiehv he lip is mede- Thi blank mp in a ngle 'ep ra y. a su tabl die: press.

The w a kw en st mp d in "th form? shown'in Figure 2, includes a substantially" rectangular body 6, which body has extend ed from diametrically opposite points of its opposite ends resilient arms 7. The arms 7-, extending laterally from the oppositeends for the body 6, when the clipis in use" The portions of the bodyi6 extending laterally beyond the side edges of the arms- 7 are bent inwardly in the direction of each otheron the dotted linesylfi and 9, respeo' when -ofthe body 6, are in direct alignment of each other and constitute retaining means tively. The bending of these portions form a housing 10, which receives the circumferential edge of a record therein.

The rear wall of the housing 10 and the arms 7, are curved in an arc to conform to The extreme terminals of the arms 7,

are bent back upon themselves on the lines 11, to provide anchoring members 12. These 5 anchor ng-members are constructed for the purpose of locking an identification tag 13, against the outer side of'the arms 7 and the rear wall of the body 6. I y

The anchoring portions 12, of the arms 7, are provided with indentures 1 1, which serve as a locking means for the identification strip13.

It will be readily seen that when the strip is placed against the outside surface of the arms and the rear wall of the body and the ends of this strip fastened under the anchoring members i 12, that accidental .displacement of this strip is prevented. It is of [course understood, however, that to change this strip it is only necessary to raise the anchoring members by inserting some kind of a sharp instrument thereunder and lifting upwardly, removing the old. strip and inserting a new one'in its place.

materialthere is also placedon one faceof the blank, a sheetof felt or the like mate- Lrial so that when the blank is struck out in the form shown in Figure 2, a piece of felt of the same configuration is also stamped out and this felt covers] the entire area of the blank as well as the arms onthe inside thereof.

The felt is indicatedby the numeral 15, and is secured to the inner surface ofthe blank 5, by any suitable adhesive material and consequently when the blankis bent in the mannerpreviously described to conform "to the configuration of the circumferential edge ofa record, the felt is consequent ly formed into the same shape, and when this clip as a whole is placed on the record asdescribed, the felt will prevent themarking or scratchingof' the side faces of the recordpro-per.

therefore remains obvious that when a certain record is desired it is only necessary to look in the cabinet, locate the particular piece desired, withdraw that desired record, remove the clip, and place the record on'the' machine. I

In assembling, the blankis stamped out, together with the felt as described; The

felt is'secured to one face of the blank. The

body 6 and arms 7, are then curved to an arc to'conform to the configuration of the circumferential edge of a record. The side portions of the body 6 of the blank 5,

are then bent inwardly on the lines 8 and 9, respectively, in the direction of each other to form the housing, thus consequent ly also bending the felt. By virtue ofthe resiliency of the material it is easily understood that there will be suflicient friction in the material from which the blank is formed to removably retain the clip on the record against accidental displacement.

The identification strip or tag13, is then placedagainst' the outersurface of the arms and the body 6,.a'nd the anchoring membore 12 are then bent back upon themselves on the lines 11, against the ends of the strip llV'hen the blank 5 is stamped out of sheet.

so as to retain the strip in the position shown in Figure l. i What I claim as new is: A phonograph clip formed from a. blank of material having a substantiallyrectangular body bent to form a 'hou sing, diametrically opposed arms formed on and 6X- ROBERT ausrnv.

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US2535262 *Jan 20, 1948Dec 26, 1950Brownsey Everett LPhonograph record identification tab
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U.S. Classification40/340, 369/290.1, 40/666, 24/564
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/18
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/18
European ClassificationG09F3/18