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WRAPPER FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND THE LIKE Fii'ed June 15, 1927 [NI/ENTER v z ma' )Tzvmzzs MKIMLBEM Patented May 28, 1929.
nset AAGE ANDREAS MIKKELSEN, OF SCHENEC'IAD'Y, NEW YORK.
WRAPPER F03 PHOTOGRAPHS AND THE L KE.
Application filed June 13,
The present invention relates to wrappers for flat, rectangular articles such as photographs and the like. It is particularly well adapted for wrapping photographs and as this is one important application of the invention, I have illustrated and hereinafter particularly described it as applied to this use. It is to be understood, however, that my invention is notlimited to this particular use but may be used-wherever found applicable. When photographs have been mounted in folders, it is desirable that they be A further object of the invention is to provide a wrapper-which will hold equally well either one or a plurality-of photographs and one wherein the photograph or photographs may be easily and quickly inserted and removed.
For-a consideration of what I believe to be'novel and my invention, attention is di-' rected tothe accompanying description and the claims appended thereto.
In the drawing, Fig. 1 is a face view of a wrapper embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a similar view-illustrating the manner in which the wrapper is used. Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but with the top plate or piece removed. Fig. 4 is a perspective View of a wrapper with a number of photographs therein and Figs. 5and 6 are detailviews on alarger scale.
Referring to the drawing, the wrapper comprises a bottom plate or base piece 1, a top plate or cover piece 2 and an elastic holding member 3. The topa'nd bottom plates or pieces may be'made from any suitable material such as cardboard, wood, metal, hard rubber orthe like. Preferably, however, I
make them from cardboard of suitable thickness, the edges of the cardboard being beveled to assist in giving an attractive appearance The top plate issomewhat 1927. Serial No. 198,324.
so thatwhen placed on the bottom plate there is left a marginal edge of the bottom plate projecting on all sides beyond the edges of the top plate. 1
The elastic holding member 3 is in theform of a continuous elastic band which extends diagonally across the upper left hand corner and the lower right hand corner on the front of the wrapper and across the upper-right hand corner andthe lower left hand corner at the back of the wrapper. In the edges of bottom plate or base piece 1 are slots l'in which the holding member 3 is located. The slots 4, orat least, those at the-lowerright hand corner, extend in a direction other than parallel tothe'transverse plane of the web and preferably at an angle approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the web whereby there areprovided triangular shaped corners as are indicated at 5. The member '3 may be intheform of flat elastic webbing of suitable color or it maybe of other suit-e able form and character asfound desirable.
Fig. 1 shows the wrapper with the parts in normal positions; the portions 'of'the band extending across the upper left hand corner I across the lower right hand corner of cover piece 2 is pulled down and snapped under the lower right hand corner of base piecel' as is shown in Fig.2; The lower portion of cover piece 2 can be then lifte'd and the photographs slipped between it and the base piece 1. The lower right hand portion of the band is then placed back again over the corner of cover plate 2as isillustratedparticularly in F ig. 4. The photographs are then held firmly between the top and base pieces. In Fig. 4, 6 indicates the photographs between'the pieces land 2.
Vvhen it is desired to'remove the ph'otographs it is necessary only to reverse the operation just described. c
From a consideration of the foregoing, it will be clear'that the wrapper is handy to use and that photographs maybe easily and photographs arefirmly held and that the This is of advantage package is compact. when the packages of wrapped photographs are to be filed until the customer calls for them since it means that the photographs take up the minimum amount of filing space and that the. photographs are well protected. and when a customer calls for photographs, the photographs can be quickly removed from the wrapper, displayed to the customer and returned to the wrapper again so that the customer receives a neat, attractive packa 'e. v y
It willbe noted that, by reason of the directions in which the slots 4 extend, when the portion of the band is moved from the front of the wrapper as is shown in Fig. 1 to the rear of the wrapper as is shown in Fig. 2, the band will not come out of the slots but on the contrary binds around the triangular shaped corners 5 and clamps tightly against the back of the base member. This is more clearly illustrated in Fig. 3 and also in the detail views in Figs. 5 and 6 wherein Fig. 5 shows the normal position of the band relatively to a slot 4 and Fig. 6 shows the position of the band when transferred to the back of the wrapper. I consider the arrangement of slots 4 as being one of the important and advantageous features of my invention, although as to certain aspects of my invention, it is to be understood that it is not limited necessarily to this particular slotfastening meansfor the elastic band.
Ordinarily, it is more convenient to remove the band at the lower right hand cor ner of the wrapper and if desired only the slots 4 at this corner need be specially arranged as described. However, it may be desirable sometimes to remove also the portion of the band at the upper left hand corner so preferably I arrange all the slots the same way. Since the band when transferred to the back of base member 1 is held against it, the hand does not sag down and hence is not in the way when inserting or removing photographs.
It will be seen that my improved wrapper comprises onlythe base and top pieces 1 and 2 and the elastic holding means. As a result it can be manufactured at low cost. Also, it will be seen that it can be easily and quickly assembled, it being necessary in the case of the embodiment of the invention illustrated, merelyto place the two pieces 1 and 2 on top of each other and slip the band 3 in positionv in slots 4.
The wrapper has thefurther advantage that it is'neat and attractivein appearance. It lends itself readily to being made up in different color combinations and styles, and to having suitable advertising matter placed on it. Also, it has the advantage that a number of different photograph sizes may be placed readily in one size of wrapper, the utility and attractiveness of the package not being affected adversely by placing in the wrapper photographs somewhat smaller than ,ess
the wrapper. This means, that with a few stock sizes of wrappers, all photograph sizes maybe taken care of.
In accordance with the provisions of the patent statutes, I have described the principle of operation of my invention, together with the structure which I now consider to represent the best embodiment thereof. It is to be understood, however, that this is only by way of example and that the invention may take such other forms and arrangements as come within the scope of the appended claims. I What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the .United States,is: 1. A wrapper of the character described comprising a rigid base member, a cover member, and elastic means which extends diagonally across a corner of the cover member and is attached to the base member for holding the cover member on the base member, the elastic means beingadapted to be transferred to the rear of the base member. 2. A,wrapper of the character described comprising a rigid base member, av cover member, and a continuous elastic band which extends diagonally across diagonally opposite corners of the cover member and diagonally'across diagonally opposite corners of Y least one corner ofthe cover member being adapted to be transferred to the rear of the base member. I
3. A wrapper of the character described comprising a rigid base member, a cover member, and a continuous elastic band which extends diagonally across diagonally opposite corners of the cover member and diagonally across diagonally opposite corners of the base member, said base member being provided with slots in which the elastic band is located to attach the band to the base member, the portion of the band at at least one corner of the cover member being adapted to be transferred to the rear of the base member. V I
4. In a wrapper for photographs and the like, a rectangular rigid base member, a rectangular cover member, and elastic means which extends diagonally across diagonally opposite corners of the cover member, said base member having slots in its edges in which said elastic means engage to attach them to the base member, the elastic means at one of said corners being adapted to be transferred to the rear of the base member.
5. Ina wrapper for photographs and the like, a rectangular rigid base-member, a rectangular cover member, and a continuous elastic member which extends diagonally across'diagonallyopposite corners of the cover member and diagonally across diagonally opposite corners of the base member, said base member having slots in its edges Which extend approximately in the direction of the portion of the elastic member Which extends across the cover member and in which said elastic member engages for fastening the elastic member to the base member.
6. In a Wrapper for photographs or the like, a flat, rectangular, rigid base member, a flat, rectangular cover member, and elastic fastening means Which is attached to the base member at points spaced from a corner of the base member and extends diagonally across such corner, said elastic fastening means having elasticity sufiicient to allow 1t to be transferred around the corner from one side of the base member to the other.
7. In a Wrapper for photographs or the like, a flat, rectangular, rigid base member,
base member at points spaced fro1ndiago= nally opposite corners of the base member and extends diagonally across such corners, said elastic fastening means having elasticity sufiicient to at either corner allow it to be transferred around the corner from one side of the base member to the other;
In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 11 day of June, 1927.
AAGE ANDREAS MIKKELSEN.