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Publication numberUS1557170 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1925
Filing dateJul 16, 1924
Publication numberUS 1557170 A, US 1557170A, US-A-1557170, US1557170 A, US1557170A
InventorsCharles D. Kaufmann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Oct. 13,1925. 1,557,170

. c. D. KAUFMANN PROCESS PRODUC ING FOLDERS Filed July 16. 1924 Patented Oct. 13, .1925.



23001588 or rnonucmerornm.

Application illed July 16, 1924. Serial No. 728,874. I

To all whom it may con/ ern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES D. KAUF- MANN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, Cook County, and State of Illinois. have invented certain new and usefullm rovements in Processes of Producing Fold ers', of which the following is declared to be a full, clear, and exact description. I I

This invention relates to the process of producing folders and its principal objects are economy, saving of time and labor, and

neatness and elegance in the finished article.

This invention has particular reference to folders that. contain photo prints usually mounted on a strip of fabric or paper backing in such manner that thestrip may be folded between the photo prints so as to condense the-size of the strip, whereby a number of the folders may be bound in a cover and carried in the pockets of ones wearing apparel.

Ordinarily considerable time is required, in the manufactureof the ordinary folder of this type, and great precision an'd accuracy was required to mount the prints on the backing so as to produce a finished article.

With the present process, less ex ert workmen may be employed in the pro uction of the folder, and a more attractive finished article is produced.

With these and other objects in view, this invention consists in the novel features hereinafter fully described and claimed.

The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a face view of a printed and developed photographic strip containing a plurality of individual photographs thereon; Fig. 2 is a face view of said strip after certain slotting operations have been performed thereon; Fig. 3 is a face view of said strip partly broken away, after it'has been mounted on a backing, trimmed and certain round cornering operations have been performed thereon: Fig. 4 is an edged view of the strip, and Fig. 5 is a perspective view showing a number of the finished folders bound in a cover.

In carrying on the present process, a plurality of spaced individual photographs are first made on an elongated sensitized strip of suitable dimensions slightly greater than the finished article. The strip is developed,

fixed and dried in the ordinary manner. Thereafter the strip is slotted transversely between the photographs at equidistant places. The slotted strip is then mounted on a suitable backing formed of cloth, or other fabric, paper, vellum-or the like, the edges trimmed, and, if desired the corners of the individual photographs rounded off. The strip is then prepared for binding in a cover.

Referring to the accompanyin drawing,

which illustrates a folder in t e various stages of its formation, the reference character 10, designates an elongated print strip having spaced individual photographs 11 made thereon bythe photographic process, and an extra space 12. The photogra hs -may portray commercial objects or t ey may be artistic or of domestic subjects as 1s desired. '-The entire strip is developed, fixed and washed andthereafter-dried on a ferrotype or squeegee as is customary in the art of producing photographic prints.

After the print strip is dried, it is slotted transversely between the photographs 11 by suitable dies, at equidistant places, as at 13, (see Fig. 2) to form the spaced side edges of the hereafter mentioned individual prints 14. The slotted printstrip is then damped or wetted and mounted on a. backing 15 formed of cloth, or other woven fabr10, paper, vellum or the like, by pasting it thereto and drying it on a ferrotype or squeegee. The strip is then folded along lines between the edges of the individual prints 14 and trimmed along the lines acm,

efore the binding the strip in a cover, and this is ordinarily done b punching holes .21 there in with suitable ies. In Fig. 5 is shown a cover 19 having a number of the folders bound therein. Said cover may be provided with the ordinary temporary binder screws 20 for securing the folders thereto and it may be arranged to wrap around the folded strip, and may have a clasp .for securing the flaps of the cover together.

It will be observed that individual photographic prints are thus adapted to be mounted on a backing, which photographic prints are spaced equidistant, are parallel with each ot icr and present a neat, ele ant and eli'eetive ap earancel- Moreover al of the prints may )0 made simultaneously on a sensitized strip from one or more negatives. Furthermore, by slotting the strip and leaving uncut portions along the top and bottom of the strip all of the prints remain connected together during the wetting, mounting and drying operations, which insures the proper positioning of the individual prints on the backing. Intrimming the upper and lower edge portions, the cuts may be made along the on s of the slots if desired, but in order to give a more handsome appearance to the folder, the cuts are made. beyond the slots, and the corners are rounded as shown. The fabric backing forms hinge like parts between the individual prints, upon which the latter may be folded to condense the'length of the strip.

I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. The herein described process of producing folders, which consists in transversely slotting a strip, having spaced individual photographs printed thereon, mounting the slotted strip on a backing, and trimming oil' the edge )ortions of the strip and hacking back to t 1e slots,'thereby leaving mounted on a backing which is foldab e between the prints.

2. The herein described process of producing folders, which consists in transversely slottin a photo aphic strip, hav ing spaced in ividual pl it itographs printed thereon, mounting the slotted. strip on a backing, trimming the edges of the strip and backing, and round cornering the coruc'rs at the ends of the slots to leave separated individual photographic prints,

rints mounted on a common backing, which is foldable between the prints.

3,. The herein described process of producing folders, which consists in transversely slotting a strip containing printed individual photographs, and a blank-space, mounting the slotted strip on a woven fabric backing, trimming off the edges of the strip and hacking, round cornering the corners at the ends of the slots to leave separated individual spaced prints and a binding member mounted on a common backin which is .foldable between the prints, an perforating said binding member.


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