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Sept. 16.11924. 1,508,733
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FRANK w. 'rnABoLnor NEW Yemen.' Y.
l `N'ONCOMBTSTIBLE VISITING CARD.
YAppinmion mea April 18,1922. serial N6. 554,859;
T0 all whom t may concern.'
Beit known that I, FRANK WV. TRABOLD, a citizenof the United States,y residing yin New York, in the county Vof New York and in the State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Noncombustible Visiting Cards, of which the following is a specification.
rFhis invention relates to visiting or calling cards as used by salesmen `who i wishl to present their name, address and'y business in adignified manner and in such lway as to be assured that the vcard willbepreserved for future reference. 31 i f The principal purpose lof-the invention is to produce a card that is substantially indestructible .andcapable ,of being used as a tray by performing a simple manual operation whereby it is so transformed as to become an article of utility without conflicting with, but rather enhancing, its advertising value. t
Another purpose is to provide a card that can be inexpensively and economically manufactured, possessing peculiarv attractiveness and which can be compactly stacked or piled without waste of space.
These and other analogous aims, objects and purposes, as will later appear, are attained by the novel design, construction and disposition of parts hereinafter vdescribed and shown in the accompanying drawing, forming a material part of this disclosure, and in which Figure 1 is a plan view showing an embodiment of a card made in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a perspective View of the same, showing the card as bent alongits weakening lines.
Figure 3 is a transverse sectional viewy taken on line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4; is a fragmentary plan view showing the corner of a card as scored in the preferred manner.
Figure 5 is a similar View illustrating another manner of scoring.
Figure 6 is a like view showing the simplest form of scoring.
Figure 7 is a corresponding view showing a double line scoring. a Y
Figure 8 are views illustratingthe types of score marks used in producing the weak-V ening lines.
Stated in general terms the invention consists yin the provision of a thin, fiat sheet of non-combustible material, preferably metal, as silver, aluminum or composition of metals including alloys of the magnesium group, characterized by lightnessin weight and also color, possessing ductility and strength, and capable of receiving and retaining imprints upon its surface, which is preferably given a satin granular or dull finish to which pigments will` adhere. i
The shape and size ofthe card will of course be selective aswell as the vinscription placed upon them, whether imprinted or impressed.
' Atsuitable distance from the edges of the blanlgclesignated generally by the numeral 10, are weakening linesy 11 forming a border or frame 12 for the inscription 13.
Said weakening linesll may be formed by a series of relatively short, narrow, hyphenlike, sharp indentations 14 spaced slightly apart andpractically severing the material.
Another scoring is indicated, at 15, by a series of small indentations closely adjacent but having between them narrow bands of the material.
A third'y modification in the scoring is comprised of two parallel indented lines 16 spaced slightly' more than the thickness of the material, these lines being impressed similar to the single line 11.
Still another type is indicated at 17, the same consisting of short oblique lines cut entirely through the material.
Referring to Figure 4', the weakening lines vmay be seen to be continued entirely from edge to edge and additional diagonal lines 18 extend rfrom the intersect-ing ofy the lines 11 to the corners which are preferably curved ory rounded as shown.
A4Figure 5 shows the lines as terminating at their intersections and joined by diagonal lines extending to the corners, while Figure 6 shows merely the weakening lines parallel with the edges of the card. Y Y
In Figure 7 double bending lines 16 eX- tend tortheir intersection and the outer lines Y are continued thru to the edges of the card along the lines a tray, as shown in Figure 2, y is produced, convenient for use on a desk or table as Va receptacle for miscellaneous small articles but principally for cigars and cigay which in nowise interferes with its primary object. Y
lVhile.certainpreferred embodiments of this device have been 'shown anddescribed,
it will be understood that changes/in the` form, arrangements, proportions, sizes and details thereof' may be made without departing from the scope of the invention, as defined bythe appended claims.
Having thus described my invention/,what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is Y I 1. As a new article of manufacture, a unitary rectangular metallic appropriately virnprinted visiting card havingV an ink retaining granular surface,- andhaving weakened lines adj a'cent to the edges'I of the card defining the margins thereof, and being further provided with l suitable weakened lines at the junctions of the margins thereof, said weakened linespermitting manually bending each of the margins of the card upwardly in a substantially permanently disposed position.
to constitute a tray.
2. As a new' article of! rrialnufaeture, a iin-i- -tally rectangular' metalli@ appifiatly imprinted visiting card! having anl-ink ifetiii- Y ing granular obverse surface, and having weakened lines on the' reverseV sid-e" thereof adjacent to' the edges of the-card and defining lthe margins thereof, and bein-g farther provided with suitabl'eweakened lines atfthe junctions ofthe margins thereof, said weak? ened lines permitting manually bending In testimony name te this application i FRANK TRAOILD;