US 1495953 A
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' EDWARD max, or srnme-rrnnn, MASSACHUSETTS, assrenon To NATIONAL BLANK BOOK COMPANY, or HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS.
LOQSE-LEAF DOUBLE POGIKE'JJ.
Application-filed February 10,1920. Serial No. 357,618.
To all whom. it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWARD DICK, citizen of the United States of America, residing in Springfield, county of Hampden, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Loose-Leaf Double .Pockets, of which the following is a specification.
This improvement relates to improvements in loose leaf sheets for use in loose leaf binders, and having pockets on the opposite sides or faces thereof, whereby as the sheet is turned in the binder from one side to the other, the pockets are rendered accessible for readily placing articles therein and removing them therefrom. Heretofore it has been a common practice to have portfolios in which the leaves are permanently attached to the binder element of the booli, or that portion of the book which fixedly secures the leaves in place.' The present invention is designed to be limited for use in connection with a loose leaf binder, whereby the leaves may be readily inserted or removed therefrom as desired. It possesses the advantage of having a pocket on the opposite faces for the purpose of increasing the'volume -or number of letters or other papers that may be inserted in the pockets. These detachable leaves are sometimes spoken of as fly leaves or guard sheets.
' Referrin to the drawings forming a part of the speclficationz 1 is a plan view of one of the leaves detac ed from the binder, showing a pocket on one side or face thereof, and the eyelets therein which are located at one edge through which the rings of the binder pass.
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, showing the fly 0r guard leaf with the pockets secured to the opposite sides of the same.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing one of the leaves inserted in the binder and letters or other papers inserted in one of the pockets. Fig. 4 illustrates the use 'of a smaller leaf. 4 I
Referring to the drawings in detail: The
I body, or main .portion of the fly or guard 'leafis indicated at 1, which may becomposed of any suitable flexible material, as leather or leatherette, and having eyelets or openings, 2, in one border thereof for receiving the rings of the binder. Stitched or otherwise suitabl secured to the lower part of the opposite aces of the fly or guard leaf 1 are pieces 3 and 4, preferably of the samematerial as the guard leaf, indicated at 1, the stitching or securing means being indicated at 5. The outer upper inclined edges, 6, of the pocket pieces extend to substantially one half of the length of the leaf, and as shown, the pockets are slightly distended to illustrate the receiving openings 7.
As shown in Fig. 3, papers are inserted in one of the pockets indicated at 4, the papers .being designated by the numeral 8. It is of course obvious that these pockets may be used for inserting papers of like nature, as bills receivable, receipts, etc., and that when the leaf or sheet 1 is turned over on the rings 9, the opposite face of the sheet is exposed and the pocketon that side of the sheet-can be used for similar articles, thus increasing the volume of matter that maybe filed by the use of a single sheet'or leaf having pockets on its opposite faces.-
It is obvious that these leaves may be re moved and filed away, with their contents, and other fly or guard leaves inserted or substituted in their. place. Itis also obviousthat these leaves may befof different sizes for insertion in a book of pocket size,
or they may be made larger for oflioe use,
without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. The improvement is one that can be readily constructed of inexpen- I sive material as it possesses few parts and,
they can be readily stitched together, and
the pockets secured by any suitable means.
It should be observed that the arrange ment of the pockets at the lower portion of the sheet is such that the letters are inserted in a vertical position, thereby enabling the observerv to read the titles without it being necessary to turn the bobk around into different positions. r
Referring to Fig. 4, it will be seen that the pockets. with their inclined upper entrance edge instead of extending upwardly substantially one half of'the length of the sheet as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, are formed as shown at 3 with its inclined entrance edge 3 located lower down on-the sheet 1', as shown to permit the letters or other papers to be, readily inserted or removed, and also to enable them to be bent over across the edge 3 for the purpose of examination This structure permits papers of different lengths to be inserted in the same pocket.
It is of our se obvious that the pockets shown in tances acrossthe face of the sheet 1 to suit I the convenience of the user.
The opposite ends of the inclined edge 3 are spaced away from the lower edge of sheet 1 as shown.
What I claim is:
l. A single unfolded sheet for loose leaf binders, saidv sheet having a pocket piece of separate material secured on each of the opposite sides ofthe sheet by stitching along three of its edges and each piece being formed with an inclined entrance edge which extends from the edge that is attached to the binder toits free or outer edge of the ig. 4 mayextend different disof different lengths, and to permit the ends of the filed papers to project above the inclined edge.
2. A sheet for loose leaf binders comprisingea single unfolded member formed with openings to receive the rings of the binder, said member having separate pieces which are secured on the opposite sides thereof by stitches and along three of its edges to provide pockets and their other edges being inclined to form the receiving edges of the pockets. I l