US 1484827 A
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Feb y O. HEEND STOCK SHEET FOR POSTAGE STAMPS O R THE LIKE Filed Dec. l0 1921y A TTORNE Y 'I f HEEND, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO & BINDER CO. INC.,
A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
STOCK SHEET FOR POSTAGE STPS OB THE LIKE.
Application filed December 10, 1921. Serial No. 521,480.
To all whom 'it may concern.: Be it known that I, ORAH HnENo, a citizen of the United States of America, and
a resident of Brooklyn, in the county ofv Kings land State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Im rove# ments in Stock Sheets for Postage tamps or the like, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to rstock sheets for postage stamps or the like which are bound generally by means of a loose leaf binder or otherwise to form a book containing the stock of a postage stamp dealer.
One of my objects of my invention is to provide a construction whereb the manufacture of such stock sheets wi l be greatly simplified.
Another object of my invention is to provide a stock sheet with pockets which will be uniform in depth throughout their entire length and will not be liable to open at their bottom.
A still other object is to so construct the pockets that the stamps contained therein will bear between perfectl smooth surfaces', so as to prevent injury tlirough formation of gum creases due to protruding edges and which greatly depreciate the value of a stamp.
With these and other objects in View, my invention consists in that the pockets are formed by strips which are pasted longitudinally to the face of the sheet so as to overla one another and that the upper edge ofp the pasted portionl of each strip .approximately coincides with the lower edge of the adjacent upper strip. ln the pockets thus produced the rear and front walls are formed by the perfectly flat surfaces of the superposed strips so that the stamps deposited therein will not be liable to in- ]ury when under pressure. A further advanta e of this construction is that the walls of eac pocket will not be liable to become stuck together but will remain separated throughout their length, and depth, as the lower edge of each strip coinciding with the upper edge of the pasted portion of the adjacent lower strip will constitute an obstruction preventing the paste deposited on the sheet from spreading onto the inner faces of the walls of the pockets. This b4-1re will eate the use of some 1nstrument for separating the wallsI of the pockets, wherebyy the strips might accidentally become separated at their bottom forming openin s through which stamps could slip out an be lost.
f My invention will be rendered more clear by reference to the accompanying drawing in which similar characters denote corresponding parts, and in which, Fig. 1 is a perspective top plan view of the stock sheet with some of the strips torn o' at one end to show the method of construction; Fig. 2 is a greatly enlarged section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1' and Fig. 3 is a similarly enlarged section on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
In the drawing 10 denotes a sheet made of cardboard or the like which as usual has pasted to it at one of its longitudinal edges a piece of canvas 11 or the like, to which in turn is pasted a narrow strip l2 of cardboard or the like, which serving as a binding element is adapted to be fastened to a loose leaf binder or the like.
According to my invention, l provide the sheet with a plurality of parallel pockets by attaching thereto strips 13 of substantially uniform width, so as to partiallyoverlap one another. To this end the whole face of the sheet is covered with a layer of glue or paste 14 and the strips 13 'are deposited onto the pasted surface to extend parallel to and overlap one another. The parts of the strips bearing on the paste become attached to the sheet, whileV the parts which overlap the neighboring strips remain loose and form the outer walls of the pockets. The lower edge 13 of each strip substantially coincides with the upper edge 133 of the pasted part of each lower strlp and thus serves as an obstruction, preventing the paste from spreading onto the inner faces of the walls of the pocket. Owing to this, the walls of the pockets remain evenly separated throughout their entire length and depth permitting the insertion of stamps S at any point of the pocket and not requiring 'the use of any instrument for', Aspreading them a art, whereby the pasted parts might acci entally become detached and form loop holes. The walls of the pockets are formed by the overlapping arts of two adjacent strips and have perfectly smooth surfaces incapable of injuring the stampus deposited between them.
A. rther advantageous result of this construction is that owin to the overlapping errengementof the str1 s the sheet becomes I ereatlyI reinforced an is, therefore, not
liable to teer easily.
The overlapping arrangement of' the strips has also the advantage that in the event of anyone of the pockets becoming loose from the sheet et its bottom the stemps slipping out through the opening i@ will not loe lost but will pass into the pocket helow.
The ends of the non-attachecl. erts of the strips may he xed. to one enoter to form eide 1s for the pockets, hy bends or f te strips l5 of centres or the like, which ore posted over the entire length of the sheet.
What l yclaim and desi to secure by tters Patent isz-- A stock sheet for postage stamps or the like having a plurality of pockets made of izo parallel strips overlapping one another endl attached to said sheet so that the upper edge of the unettached. ortion of each strip does not extend beyon the u per 11e )of the attached portion of the un erlying strip, for se the purpose s eciefl.
Signed at ew York, N. Y., this 8th dey of December, 1921.,
. RAH HEEND. Witnesses:
MAX D. URDMANN, JOSEPH T. MOMAHON.