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Publication numberUS1655341 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 3, 1928
Filing dateMar 23, 1926
Publication numberUS 1655341 A, US 1655341A, US-A-1655341, US1655341 A, US1655341A
InventorsJane Arnold Snellgbove
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jane arnold snellgbove
US 1655341 A
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'Ja'ti. 3} 1928. 1,655,341




Application filed March 23, 1926, Serial No. 96,724. Renewed may 24, 1927.

This inventionrelates to a memento novelty souvenir. V 7

An object of the invention concerns the provision of a simple and eflicientsouvenir which is especially attractive as an ornament and as a means for preserving photographic records of vacations, school days, etc., and to commemorate specialevents. 7

Another object concerns the provision-of a device which is especially adapted, to achieve the above mentioned object and also to be worn in the form of a locketon a. ribbon or chain, if desired.

This application is intended to be a continuation-in part of my pending application, Serial No. 25,048, entitled Memory book, filed April 22nd, 1925.

The invention is illustrated in the drawings, of which Figure 1 is a perspective View;

Figure 2 is a section on the line 22 of Figure 3;

Figure 3 is a. section on the line 3-8 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a perspective view showing the book open.

The form of the invention shown in the drawings is a preferred form, although it is understood that modifications in the construction and arrangement of the parts and in the character of the materials used may be adopted without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

In its general aspect the invention comprises a simple, artistically ornamented metallic casing, simulating a book in appearance and adapted to be manufactured and put on the market as a memento novelty souvenir. This little miniature book, preferably made of gold or silver, is offered as a memory book in the sense that the book contains a folded strip on which are placed figures or other indicia commemorating present or past events which arejto be pre served as memories. I This folded strip comprises a plurality of sections which are folded in an accordionlike manner, preferably from one long strip of material and by reason of this manner of folding, this strip, when it is folded,

possesses an inherent tendency to expand.

By fastening the one end of the strip within the recessed body portion of the casing and then folding the strip into the casing,

thetendency of the strip is to expand and move out of the casing, but this tendency 1S overcome by the hinged cover of the book when itis closed, because this cover holds end of thest'rip can be readily grasped in,

the hand. This movement induces an e lement of surprise in the opening. of the cover which is not expected, as well as permitting the strip tobe readily engaged by the hand and to be pulled completely out, so that the pictured memories on the strip can be observed. i

This manufactured souvenir book is adapted to be used as a locket and can be suspended from a ribbon or chain. However, the particular manner of suspending the locket is immaterial.

Preferably the book is suitably ornamented on its exterior surface in an artistic manner to make the article of especial significance with respect to the character of the contents. For instance, if the book contains a series of pictures of the buildings of Yale University, the outside cover will have the seal of the university disposed thereon. Other organizations or other events can be similarly characterized on the outside of the souvenir.

In the preferred form of the invention, it comprises a metallic casing 10, the'edge 11 of which simulates the binding edge of the book. This casing is provided with a pivoted cover portion 12 pivoted along the line 13 adjacent the bound edge 11. The cover may be held in place by a suitable clasp 14. The book is provided with a metal loop 15 through which a ribbon may be passed to support the article. The cover is suitably ornamented as at 16, if desired, and the top,

bottom and lateral edges, such as 17 and 18,

are suitably marked to simulate the edges of the leaves of a book.

Within the casing I dispose a series of photographs such as 19 which are folded in d an accordion-like manner, with the lines of ably Wrapping it in association with a bar or pin 23 disposed on the floor of the casing. In this manner, when the cover 12 is open the outermost picture can be pulled out, whereupon the entire series will be unfolded to view more or less in the manner of the leaves of some books.

The applicant is fully aware of the United States Patents to Waller, No. 407,910, to Wells, No. 858,313 and to Walsh, No. 919,- 983, but believes that this invention is a combination of elements which is not legitimately disclosed by the said patents.

What I claim is:

1. A memento novelty in the form of a souvenir which comprises a locket in the form of a miniature book, said locket being composed of a recessed body portion and a cover hinged thereto, said body portion and cover when closed combining to simulate a book, a pictured strip folded in accordionlike manner and having the inherent resilience of a folded accordion strip, said strip connected at one end within the recess of the body portion of the locket, said strip being held in compressed position within the locket beneath the cover when the cover is closed, the'resiliency of the strip tending to move it partly out of the locket body when the cover is opened.

2. The memento novelty in the form of a souvenir herein described consisting of a metallic locket composed of a recessed body portion, in the similitude of a book body and a cover hinged at one side to the adjacent edge of the back of the book body and swinging to expose or cover said recess, said body portion having the box-like sides simulating the edges of the leaves of a book, the bottom of the box and the cover projecting beyond the box-like sides to simulate the edge projections of a book cover, and a pictured strip folded in an accordion-like manner whose folded sections conform in shape and size to the recess and connected at one end removably in the recessed body, said strip having, when folded, a resilience which will cause it to move partially out of the locket body when the cover is opened, and the cover being adapted to press the folded strip into the recess of the locket body When closed and against the inherent resilience of the accordion-like strip, whereby the strip will automatically spring partly out ofthe locket when the cover is opened.



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