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Publication numberUS1635420 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1927
Filing dateDec 13, 1926
Priority dateDec 13, 1926
Publication numberUS 1635420 A, US 1635420A, US-A-1635420, US1635420 A, US1635420A
InventorsJohnson Stanley G
Original AssigneeBurkhardt Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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July' Alf2,- 1927.

s. G. JpHNsoN DISPLAY BooK Filed De'c. 12. 1926 BSheets-Sheet '1 A July 12, 1927.

s. G. JOHNSON DISPLAY BOOK Filed Dec. 13. 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet Z atto: nap

. leaves may be simultaneously exposed or so Patented July 12, 1927. f.



DrsrLAY BooK.

iippiication aiedine'ember 13, i926. semaine. 154501. 'l

rThis invention relates-to loose-leaf binders adapted to be utilized as easels for display purposes and so constructed that ythe front and back of the binder cover may be main# tained in inverted V relation when operating as anfeasel. f l

The object of theinvention is to provide a very simple. means of maintaining a flyleaf in a raised all intents yand purposes a VV extension of the member of the cover lformingthe front of the easel and permits the display of leaves of the binder in open form, so thattwo that the leaves may be successively'turned to an upward position forthe successive ex-v posing of the underlying leaf or vice versa suoli as may. be required. in the. case, of'a'y stenographers note 'contemplating the use of the fly-leaf in suoli relationv to the members of the V.cover that,

book, the invention kalso f when the device is operating as an easel the parent as the Vversible cover comprisingv 'l boards connectedk together by an intermedi-v ate member spacing said boards to provide members of the cover forming the front of the easel are held in more or lessrigid y alinement-andactuate to maintain the said fly-leaf in a' fixed raised. position.

Further objects subsidiary to or resulting from the aforesaid objects or from'the construction or operation of the invention as it may be carried into effect, will become ap'- p said invention is hereinafter further disclosed. Y n carrying the invention into effect, I may provide a lo0seleaf rbinder with a refront and back accemmodationjfor a binderl mechanism secured to one of said boards proximate to saidA intermediate member, as .distinguished from v its being secured actually to the intermediate member as is the common practicein loose-leaf binder construction, means being provided for relatively positioning the ends of said boards when 'reversed for use in easel forma-tion, and av il 7-le'af carried by the binder mechanism, said fly-leaf being provided with fasteners for its attachment in a raised position to the cover or member of the binder entering yinto the formationrof the front of the easel which is arranged for that purpose, so that such connection of the fly-leaf to the binder locks the said fly-leafl in such raised position and braces the intermediate portion and the board of the binder position so that itforms t0 forming the front ofthe eas-el in a' more or less rigid alinement or relationship,` l All ofl which isrnore vparticularly described and ascertained hereinafter, by wayy jofheX- ample, having referenceftfo the accompany# ing drawings, vwherein- Figure l is a perspective view of a loose@ l leaf binder easel embodying. the said .invention; f Figure 2 is a side elevationof the device closed; n

' Figurey 3 is a detail fragmentary sectional side .elevation illustratingl the principal felatures of theinvention; Y y Figure tis a similar viewv tofFigurel yilustrating a modified formof ,the linvenon; Y y

igure 5 is a similarview'to' such modified formi-and" l Figure 6 is a similar *view to Figure` 3 of the said modified form. Y

Similar characters of reference. indicate` Figure 2 of y similar parts in the severa-l guresiof the drawings. v' Y y 1;, y l and 2 Vare ,front andbaclrboards 0f the mediate member 5 for-,ming a spacer for-the said boards to pIOvide .room therebetween pended in a manner well known in the use of loose-leaf binders. l p

9 isy a fly-leaf also carried by the ringssf? .of the binder mechanism, the `purpose-.0f

binder cover hinged at 3` and l tov an'inter! which fiy-leaf will be hereinafter morefully 4 explained, and 1,0` isfan extension Vof the. f board 2: of the binder .-coverlbeing iieXibly f hinged theretoI at l1 and having` a hingedly attached flap 12V atA its eXtrenii1ty-1 Contrary to member 5 andata short distance fromthe will become duly apparent.

c thegeneral' practice thelbinder .mechanism 6 is carried by the board 2 of the` binder cover instead of by the intermediate The cover lof the binder is adapted tobefrk formed into an easel by inversely flexing the board l on the hinge Stoform the back of the easel whereby th-e board 2 and Vmember 5 form the front of the easel andthe eX- tension 10 `forms the base, .the flap 12 of which is provided with studs 13V adapted tov be engaged by snap fasteners 14 Acarried by the end portion of the said board 1.

vsaid intermediate member forreasons which Theparticular arrangement of the extension '10 as a means of securing the board 1 is'engaged by the rings 7 loi' theY bindery inpositionfas the back of the easel is not Vespecially important so far as this invention is concerned, as any suitable means maybe employed forthat purpose andthe `essence* of the invention lies in a general arrangem'entshown in detail in onev of its forms -in Figure 3. g Y

Referringto Figures 1, 2 and 3 more particulaily, the fly-leaf 9 is indicated as yhavingits inner end disposed towards the binde;l mechanism divided into two tongues 9? and 9b, the-first of which is iiexibly connected at 9c to the body ofthe fly-leaf and mechanism andthe other tongue 9b is 'of a substantially rigid extension of the iy-leat.

15y are fasteners carried by the saidiiyleaf adjacent the junction of the said tongues thereofand adapted whenthe fly-leaf is raised tothe position in Figures 1, 2 and 3,

to' be engaged with studs :16 on one' oi thev members Vforming the front oiz" the easel, this being in theexample illustrated in Figures 1, 2 and 3, the board 2 ot the binder cover.

Tlietongue 9* of the fly-leaf 9 is so proportioned that upon the engagementy of the fasteners lofthe studs 16 it maybe :held in engagement with the back oit the binder Y mechanism 6 asfclearly illustrated in Figure 3, that, is, it is Vheld in the position in which the edges of the said tongues@b are main- Ytained and the rangle yformed between the sai-d binder mechanism and tlieboard'2 on whichl the binder mechanism is mounted.

:This forms a brace for the' iiy-leaf'when inv its raised or display ,'position, so that it is well able'` to withstand theV weight-of a number oleaves or, display cards which may be5 supported thereby, and the flyleaiestvingY on the member 5 andy being secured to the studs 16 of the member 2 resists the ten- Vdency o't the hinge 4 ltogive way .under the weight of thebinder mechanism and leaves carried thereby, .so that the said members 2 and 5 are maintained in proximataaline- -ment to -a suticientextent to adequately perform their supportingfunctions.

In the modified arrangement shown in Figures 5 and 6, a simple Vily-leaf 17 is shown in which the tongue 17a lis practically rigid therewith aiid is engaged by the rings 7 oit the binder mechanism, thesaid tongue 17a forming a more or less rigid link between the studs 19, in this case carried by the member 5 and the rings of the binder mechanism, 15 being the snap fas'teneison the fiy-leail 17 for engagement with the said studs v19.v This practically rigid connection between said `studs 19 and the rings of the binder holds Vthe member 5 against undue' flexion with respect to the member 2 when the said ily-leaf is in itsi raised or display position, so that the members 5 and 2 are adequately supported'against relative flexion by the said ily-leaf, and the ily-leaf is effectively maintained inA its raised display position, .so that the use oia braces of any `Vcharacter behind vthe fly-leaf to effect its vsupport is rendered unnecessary.

This invention may be developed within theV scope ofthe following claims without departing trom the essential features ofthe said invention, and it is desired'tliat Athe speciiication and drawing be read as merely illustrative and not in a limiting sense, eX- cept as necessitated by the priori'art. l' What I claim is v l 1. In a loose-leaf binder,l a reversible cover con'iprising front and back boards, binder mechanism secured to one oie saidboards, Aa

fly-leaf swingably mounted on said binder mechanism, and a tongue on said ily-lealiV` means relatively positioning said boards when reversedifor use .in easel iormatioina ily-leaf, swingably mounted onV said binder mechanism, and a tongue on said -fly-leatl adapted to engage behind thel binder mech-r anism when the fly-leaf is in its raised position. Y

In testimon 'whereof I affix in signature. Y b

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US3220752 *May 20, 1963Nov 30, 1965Sloves Mechanical Binding CompBook construction
US3450420 *Oct 20, 1966Jun 17, 1969Smith Thomas REasel display assembly
US3544134 *Mar 18, 1968Dec 1, 1970Nat Blank Book CoLooseleaf binder structure for calendar desk diary use
US4603995 *Jan 24, 1985Aug 5, 1986John S. FosseEasel binder
US4865286 *Jun 13, 1988Sep 12, 1989Hunt Holdings, Inc.Printout support
US5680719 *Jun 6, 1995Oct 28, 1997Poser; Harold A.Display sign equipped with adjustable alphanumeric indicia
U.S. Classification281/33, 40/530
International ClassificationG09F5/00, G09F5/04
Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/04
European ClassificationG09F5/04