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Publication numberUS1624719 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 12, 1927
Filing dateJul 3, 1926
Priority dateJul 3, 1926
Publication numberUS 1624719 A, US 1624719A, US-A-1624719, US1624719 A, US1624719A
InventorsPaul Dixon
Original AssigneePaul Dixon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card protector
US 1624719 A
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April f 12, 1927. 1,624,719

P. DIXON CARD PROTECTOR Fi1e-d July 5. 1926 Patented Apr. 12, 1927.

@A rau ersten CARD PROTECTOR Applicationinea July s,

The present invention relates to vimprove- 1 ments'incard protectorsand has for an ob' ience will be sustained in extracting the cards from the protector. e.

Another object' of the invention isto provide a4 card protector in" which siinpllcity and linexpensiveness of construction andy manufacture are secured, and in which the protector may be used advantageously for advertising.purposes.

j Viththe foregoing and other objects view, the invention will beinore fully de-Vr scribed' hereinafter, andwill be more par- Referring more particularly to the drawings, the 'case is preferably made from celluloid or some material possessing a substantial inherent flexibility or resiliency, in order that the case may seek the closed position and remain in this closed flat position tightly embracing the cards.

The case consists of the backwall 6, the

end walls 7 and 8, and thevflaps 9 and 10. i The back wall 6 may be ofiany dimensions and shape, but is here shown to be of rectangular construction and as conforming substantially in dimensions to the dimensions of the stack of visiting cards 11, shown in Figure 1 in the holder, The end walls 7 and 8 are in one piece with the back wall 6, and extend forwardly at substantially right angles from the vertical ends of such back wall 6; while the flaps 9 and 10 are in one piece with the end walls 7 and 8 and extend in substantial parallelism with the back wall 6 and at approximately right angles to the end walls 7 and 8, from the vertical edgesv of which they are bent in- 1926.l serial No. '120,462'.-

wardly'lof thel case. `I`Thesjeflaps 9 and 10 i preferably Vhave rounded upper :andflo'wer free corner-portions, not only `to add tothe attractiveness'of the article',` but"'a'ls'o to the cards only fOlfa suflici'ent distance '"to secure the cards in'place betweenthe flaps l of the back wall 6.' The' resiliency, and stiff; ness'in the. Celluloid materialwill'fprevent these flaps 9 and 10 from yielding forward to permit ofthe escape of ther cards; but Inormally the relativelyshort flaps 9v and 10 are reinforcediin this respect by the front cover wall 12which is hingedlysecured to they lower edge ofthe back wallv 6 through the bottoni wall 13, which extends atfsubstantially rright angles :from'the backv wall', being bent forwardy from the same piece of. material; Th'ebottoin wall'13 willbe of a `thickness substantially equal `to "the thickness ofthe cardstack or the depth ofthe holder, the bottom wallprojecting just forward of the planes of the 'front 'facesofthe flaps 9 and 10 in order that the-front cover wall 12 will lie flat against the flaps 9 and 10, and these flaps 9 and 10 substantially vagainst also the front faces of the card pack 11. The vbottom, wall 13 is attached to the case only along its rear edge and it is unattached to the side walls 7 and 8, or to the flaps whereby on swinging of the front cover wall downwardly, as indicated in Figure 1, the bottom wall 13- may spring away from the bottom of the card pack, thus allowing for vertical manipulation of the cards either 6G i i facilitate'the entrance of the cards." These llap's 9 and 10 'overlap the front portionsof up or down, and thus freeing the cards for veither extraction from or introduction into wall 6. lThe locking flap 15 is also prefer-v ably provided with ,.rounded corners to add to the appearance of the case and to provide ease in manipulating the flap between the fingers.

In the use of the device, the casein-ay, as

heretofore stated, be made of a thin cellul loid material and this Celluloid is susceptible of reproduction in various colors, styles and configuration, .and Ifhave `found that an imitation mother-of-pearl transparent celluloid material forms a very attractive case,

as it reveals through the front cover wall 12, the names or other data upon the cards. The closed case assumes the flat condition shown in Figures 2 and 5, and the Celluloid being thin, there is no great bulk to the package and it may be carried in a ladys handbag, or a gentlemans vest pocket. The celluloid material fits closely about the cards and prevents soiling of the same and the front cover l2 may be readily brought forward by prying the resilient locking flap 15 up from the back and drawing forward upon` the front cover. Access is then had to the top and front portions of the cards, and also to the bottom edges thereof, so that the finger-nail may be inserted beneath the card if it will not yield by pressure ot the fingers upon the front'face of the card. ljVhen the card projects slightly above the pack, it can be grasped between the thumb and finger and easily withdrawn from the case, the celluloid material being particularly smooth and not binding upon the edges of the cards. In inserting the cards in the case, the entire pack of proper thickness may be introduced downwardly between the back wall and the aps 9 and 10 or the pack may be slid in through the front of the case, engaging one edge of the pack beneath one of the flaps 9 and l0, and then .snapping theother flap back and over the other edge of the pack, after this edge is positioned against the back wall.

Advertising matter may be placed upon the case, if desired.

It is obvious that various changes and modifications maybe made in the details of construction and design of the above specilically described embodiment of this invention, without departing from the spirit thereof, such changes and modifications being restricted only by the scope of the following claim. s

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:-

A card protector comprising a single sheet of material possessing a substantial inherent flexibility and resiliency cut to provide a body wall with end flaps and a cover Wall at one longitudinal edge, said end flaps being benton spaced apart sharp crease lines into spaced overlapping relation upon the body wall to hold a stack of cards thereagainst, said cover wall being bent on sharp spaced apart crease lines into overlapping relation upon said flaps and over the body wall to enclose the stack of cards and having a closure flap at its free edge bent on spaced crease lines intospaced overlapping relation upon the cover wall and adapted to snap about the opposite longitudinal edge of the body wall for closing in the stack of cards and retaining the cover wall closed. l


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U.S. Classification206/39, 150/147, 229/103.2
International ClassificationG09F23/00, G09F23/10
Cooperative ClassificationG09F23/10
European ClassificationG09F23/10