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Publication numberUS1592505 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 13, 1926
Filing dateOct 21, 1925
Priority dateOct 21, 1925
Publication numberUS 1592505 A, US 1592505A, US-A-1592505, US1592505 A, US1592505A
InventorsRichie James K
Original AssigneeRichie James K
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1592505 A
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July '13, 1925. 1,592,505

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' July 13, 1925. 1,592,505

J. K. RICHIE TAIJLY BOOK Filed Oct. 21, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Quwutoz Patented July 13, 1926.

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Application filed October 21,

This invention aims to'pro-vide a novel means whereby a person can keep track of vn'ioney spent, or o t any other sum, it being possible to ascertain the total xpenditure at anytime without ditlicultyu Figure 1 showsinperspective, a device constructed in accordance with the invention; Figure Zis a cross section; Figure 3' is a longitudinal section; Figured is a plan wherein the binder has been opened out fiat; Figure 5 is a similar View, with the wings of the cover open; Figure 6 is a similar View wherein some of thetabs have been torn off.

The numeral l'marks a flexible binder including a body 2 and told-able overlapped flaps 3, one flap having a pocket 80, and the tachable' fastener 4.

flap being connected, when closed, by a de- The numeral 5 designates the back'of a book 6, the back being cemented or secured otherwise to the body 2 of the binder 1, the book comprising leaves 7 superposed on the back 5 and equipped in their longitudinal edges with notches 8 defining tabs 9. A stiff index plate 10 is superposed on the outermost leaf. The index plate is considerably narrower than the leaves 7. On the index plate 10 is placed a cover ll which is about as wide as the leaves 7 Staples 12, or any other connecting means, unite the central portion of the cover 11 with the index plate 10, the leaves 7 and the back 5. A guard strip 14 covers the outer ends of the staples 12 and is cemented or secured otherwise to the cover l1.v The guard strip 14L is considerably narrower than the cover 11.. The cover 11 is foldable along the longitudinal edges 15 of the guard strip 1 1 to form wings 16. In Figures 5 and 6, the wings 16 of the cover 11 are shown turned out at right angles to the index plate 10.

There are longitudinal lines of numerals 17 on the index plate 10 adjacent to-the longitudinal edges of the plate. The numbers 17 increase progressively in value, longitudinally of the index plate. The tabs 9 in each stack have numerals 18 which increase progressively in value from the outermost tab of each stack to the innermost tab of each stack, by steps which correspond 'to the numerals on the index plate; for in stance, the 25.tabs are numbered 25, 50, 75, etc. This can be seen at 19 in Figure 6, for instance, where three tabs in the 25 stack have been torn off, leaving the 75 tab 925. Serial 110.6332?! that the outermost tabs are marked zero, so that when, for instance, 25 is spent, and the outermost tab is torn oil',the amount 25c will appear on the tab next beneath, thus indicatingthata25 have been spent.

The operatoropens the binder 1 into the position of Figure 4, swings the wings 16 oi the cover ll'open, as inFigures 5 and 6,, notes the numerals 17 on the index plate 10,

and-tears off, across the edges of the index plate 10, tabs 9 the numerals 18 of which foot up to the'amount that has been expended.

Note the right hand side of thebook (i in Figure 6. The tabs remaining read as follows r I thus indicating that the sum of $24.65 has been spent. Owing to the double form of the book 6, two separate accounts can be carried. Althoughjmoney valueshave been shown, a tally involving other numerical values can of course be reckoned. The notches 8 are wide enough to give ready access tothe tabs 9, so that the tabs can be picked up in the fingers and torn off across the index plate 10, but they are not so wide as to produce a waste of paper.

hat is claimed is e 1, In a device or" the class described, a back, leaves mounted on the back, an index plate mounted on the leaves and narrower than the leaves, a cover mounted onthe in-,

exposed; it being observed, as shown at 20 index plate, the leaves and the back, a guard strip mounted'on the cover and narrower than the cover, the guard strip housing the fastener, the index plate being provided with longitudinal lines of numerals, said numerals increasing progressively in value lon gitudinally of the plate, the cover being foldable along the longitudinal edges of the guard strip to expose said numerals, the leaves being provided th ir opposite edges with notches which define stacks of tabs, the tabs being severable by tearing them across the edges of the index plate, and each stack of tabs being provided with numerals which increase progressively from the outermost tab of each stack to the innermost tab or" that stack, by steps of which one of the numerals on the index plate is a unit of reference.

2. In a device of the class described, a back, leaves mounted on the back, an index plate mounted on the leaves and narrower than the leaves, acover mounted on the index plate and approximating the leaves in width, means for fastening together the cover, the index plate, the leaves and the back, the index plate being supplied with longitudinal lines of numerals, said numerals in creasing progressively in value longitudinall v of the plate, the cover being foldable along spaced longitudinal lines to expose said numerals, the leaves being provided in their opposite edges with notches which form stacks of tabs, the tabs being severable by tearing them across the edges of the index plate, and each stack of tabs being provided with numeral-s which increase progressively from the outermost tab of each stack to the innermost tab of that stack, by steps of which one of the numerals on the index plate is a unit of measurement.

3. In a device of the class described, a

plurality of superposed leaves, an index plate mounted on the leaves and narrower than the leaves, a cover mounted on the index plate and approximating the leaves in width, a fastener connecting the cover, the index plate and the leaves, a guard strip mounted on the cover and narrower than the cover, the guard strip housing the fastener, the index plate being provided with longitudinal lines of numerals, said numerals increasing progressively in value longitudinally of the plate, the cover being foldahle along the longitudinal edges of the guard strip to expose said numerals, the leaves being provided in their opposite edges with notches which form stacks of tabs, the tabs being severable by tearing them across the edges of the index plate, each stack of tabs being provided with numerals which increase progressively from the outermost tab of each stack to the innermost tab of that stack, by steps of which one of the numerals on the index plate is a unit of measurement, a binder comprising a body and opposite disposed flaps, the leaves being mounted on the body, and the flaps being folded over upon each other and upon the guard strip.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto afiixed my signature.

JAMES K. RICHIE,

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5358278 *Dec 29, 1993Oct 25, 1994Ellis Dennis JPocket-size personal financial organizer
Classifications
U.S. Classification283/52, 281/15.1, 283/63.1
International ClassificationB42F7/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F21/12, B42P2241/02, B42D12/00
European ClassificationB42D12/00