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Publication numberUS1595761 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 10, 1926
Filing dateOct 9, 1925
Priority dateOct 9, 1925
Publication numberUS 1595761 A, US 1595761A, US-A-1595761, US1595761 A, US1595761A
InventorsGeorge E Doughty
Original AssigneeCooke And Cobb Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing device
US 1595761 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Aug. 10 1926.

G. E. DOUGHTY FILING DEVICE Filed OCI. 9, 1925 Patented Aug. 10, 1926.



Application filed October The present invention relates to filing devices, and aims toprovide certain improvements therein. More specifically, it relates to the combination of a file of the e-Xpansible pocket type and a rigid casing which servesA to house the file and facilitate the filing of papers therein.

According to the present invention, I provide a filing device which consists of a combined file and casing, wherein the tile vis eiiiciently held therein when the casing is in either open or closed position. To this end, the casing, which is preferably of fireproof construction, is so designed that when it is in closed position it will completely house and protect the file, 'and when in open position will afford a horizontal' and lateral support for the file'when the pockets thereof are distended and also provide means for holding the iile in distended position. Pref-l erably the file should be removably held within theV casing, thereby rendering the casing reusable after the file, when lfilled to capacity, is removed therefrom.A The invention also includes other featuresof novelty which will be hereinafter more fully described. f Y.

A preferred embodiment of my invention is shown in the accompanying drawings,

wherein Y Figure l is a perspective view ofthe filing device in closed position. I

Fig. 2 is a side elevation ofthedevice in open position, a part thereof being broken Fig. 3 is a topv vplan'` view of the device in open position, parts thereof beingv broken Vaway to`V shc'iwl the manner of anchoring the file in diste'ndedposition.V f Y Y y.

Y Fig. 4c ,is a side elevation'ofthe device as show n in Fig. 3, with parts thereof Abroken awa-y. l

Fig. 5 is a fractional enlarged view of a detail of the invention.

Referring to the drawings, let A indicate the casing as a whole which, as illustrated, is in the form of a rectangular box-like structure, comprising two cooperating sections B and C hinged together at D. These sections, when in open position, may be said to consist respectively of the horizontal base portions and c, upstanding side walls b and c', and upstanding end walls Z22 and o2. These upstandng walls are preferably made so that when the casing is closed the edges 9, 19275. Serial No, .61,440..

of the wall portions will be in overlapping .relation to provide substantially dust-proof joints, and, with this end in view, the free edges of the upstanding walls of the member C are slightly offset inwardly, as shown at c3. y

The casing A' is adapted to receive and hold a file E of the expansible pocketftype, v'and t0 completely house and protect said filewhen the casingis inclosed position. Accordingly,.the casing is made of :some sturdy inflexible material and vpreferably of sheet iron or steel, thereby rendering the casing iireproof. The file E, it is=toube understood, may be permanently 'or removably carried by the casing and may be of! any preferred, construction and, as herein shown, the file E, which is of the removable type',jconsists of the end faceV members e, bottom andside members provided with eX'- pansib'lerfolds e",'and. intermediate leaves c2 formingthe expansible pockets e3. Obviously, the character of the material of which these various parts are made 'may vary throughv a widerange-fro'm thin paper to relatively stili cardboard, but it is preferable that the end faces e be formed with' sufficient rigidity, either by way of reinforcementor through the use of thick cardboard, to cooperate with anchoring.means 'on the casing sections B and` C, as hereinafter, explained. The .anchoring means, as herein shown, are in the kform of inwardly projecting ribs or yabutments F, F" respectively on the'upstanding walls b and 0 adjacent the remote ends thereof, and these ribs form, with the end'wallsb2 and c2 of the sections B andC respectively, ygrooves into which the end faces ,e of the file are 'adapted to lit, as best shown in Figs. 3, a 'and' 5.. Vhen av removableA iile as lherein shown is used, one end face thereof' is itted *within* the anchoring` means in thesection B and retained therein untill the file isto be removed from the casing and replaced by another.

In use, the casing A is opened by swinging the section C downwardly about its hinge D, whereupon the sections B and C will assume-the position shown in Fig. 2, with their base portions Z9 and c in aligned horizontal positions, which serve as a suitable support for the expansible pockets e3 of the file when the latter is distended its full length. To maintain the file in this lill) movement the upstanding side walls Z2 and' c serve to laterally support the file against any undue strains. Obviously, any other form of means may be provided for anchoring the end faces ot the file to the casing sections. To close the tile, it is merely necessary to detach the front end face e from its anchoring means, move the pockets into collapsed position, as shown in Fig. 2, which should not exceed the width ot' the base b, and the section C is moved upwardly upon its hinge D to enclose the file. Preferably the width of the base Z) is about twice the normal thickness of the tile E, thereby affording a substantial supporting base for the casing when either open or closed and also allowing for considerable expansion of the file E due to the presence of tiled papers therein. For convenience in anchoring the iile behind the ribs or abutments F and getting at the rearmost pockets of the file, the top of casing section B is formed with a hinged cover b3, adapted to be thrown .back as shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4. For locking the sections together, any suitable means may be employed. and I have herein shown a snap latch G having cooperating elements g and g respectively, on the sectionsB and C. for this purpose. A handle H may also be provided for convenience in handling and carrying the iling device from place to place. y

lVhile I have shown and described a prefel-red embodiment of my invention, I do not wish to be limited to the speciic details described, since these may be varied without departing from the spirit of the invention.

lVhat .is claimed is:-

l A tiling device comprising a casing and a removable, eXpansible pocket type of file, said casing comprising two hingedly connected sections, which in open position afiord a horizontal support for the ile when the pockets thereof are distended. and means on each ofl said Isections adapted to cooperate with the ends of the tile to maintain the pockets in distended position.

2. A filing device comprising a casing and an expansible pocket lile therein, said casing comprising two hingedly connected sections, one of which is adapted to swing downwardly when opened and afford a horizontal support for the ile when the pockets thereof are distended, while the other section remains upstanding, one end of the file being attached to the upstanding section and the other end being free and adapted to be moved outwardly to distend the Vpockets of the file. and cooperating means on said free end of the file and said first section ofthe casing 'for holding the ile in distended position.

8, A tiling device comprising a casing and an expansible pocket file, said casing comprising two cooperating sections, the base of one section normally supporting the ile and casing and being of a width substan# tially greater' than the normal thickness of the file. one end face of said file `being carried by one of the sections and the other end face being adapted to cooperate with the other section when the casing is in open f position to maintain .the pockets of the tile in distended position. 1

4. A casing adapted to house alremo'vable file of the expansible pocket type, said casing comprising two hingedly connected sections, which in open position have horizontal base portions and side portions and means adjacent the'remote ends of the side portions adapted to cooperate with means on the ends of an expansible pocket file to hold said le in distended position.

5. A casing comprising two box-like sections hingedly connected together at their bases, each of said sections when in open position comprising a base, rigid sides and an end portion, said sections being adapted to opcn by a downwardly swingingmovement of one of the sections and have their bases assume aligned horiZonta-lpositions, the base of the upstanding section being wider than the side portions of said section, and said base normally supporting both sections when in closed position.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed my name.


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US2695026 *Mar 27, 1951Nov 23, 1954Broneer Oscar TFile case
US3391698 *Jul 13, 1967Jul 9, 1968Harry WilesHolding device for expandable files
US4906057 *Nov 10, 1983Mar 6, 1990Rolodex CorporationClosed portable card file
US4958728 *Oct 2, 1989Sep 25, 1990Darwin EffendiFiling system
US5470141 *Sep 1, 1993Nov 28, 1995Billingham; Paul R.Modular filing system
WO1990005643A1 *Nov 23, 1989May 31, 1990Paul Richmond BillinghamModular filing system
U.S. Classification206/425, 220/560.1
International ClassificationB42F7/14, B42F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F13/0026, B42F7/14
European ClassificationB42F7/14, B42F13/00B6