US 1719648 A
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July 2, E, D BRQWNE 1,719,648
' DISPLAY rowan Filed March 27, 1928 I iZZut/L D. Browne,
Patented July 2, 1929.
UNETEDYSTATES 1,719,648 PATENT? OFFICE.
EDITH D. BROWLIE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOBTO NORTHWESTERN EXPANDED METAL COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION 01 ILLINOIS.
Application filed: March 27, 1926., Serial No. 97,903.
The invention relates to an improved display or advertising folder and seeks to provide a convenient, compact display folder which is more particularly designed for exhibiting samples of metal lath and specifications pertaining to the use ofthe' lath. The invention consists in the features of improvement hereinafter set forth, illustrated in pre ferred form in the accompanying drawing, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims. V
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of theimproved display folder showing the latter open, and
Fig. 2 is an end'view thereof with the folder closed.
The improved device comprises a series of display cards a upon which samples I) of metal lath are securely fastened by means of sheet metal staples or like suitable fasteners. The cards are formed of paper board that is sufficiently heavy and stiff to properly support the metal lath samples and such that the sheet metal staples can be inserted through each of the cards and upset on the back faces thereof and so secure the metal lath samples upon the front faces of the cards. Preferably also, descriptions of the different kinds of metal lath are printed on the cards adj acent each of the corresponding samples. Also, a number of flexible paper sheets or leaves 0? are provided upon which specifications and drawings pertaining to the use of the metal lath are printed. These specification sheets or leaves are preferably mounted on one of the cards a and the several cards are bound together to form a convenient folder.
For this purpose, a folder cover 6 of stout, flexible paper is provided, the front and back portions of the cover being integrally connected by a series of relatively narrow bellows folds or plea-ts f to which the cards a. are secured at one edge by means of sheet metal fasteners 9. Each of the cards is thus secured to one of the inwardly extending, two-ply folds f and each set of fasteners extends through the card and through the two plies or sections of the corresponding fold and so unites the inwardly extending fold sections or plies and holds them in contact. Also,
one set of the fasteners 9 extends through the inner edges of the specification leaves or pages d to thereby secure the same in place within the folder.
The inwardly extending, double folds f of the pleated back portion of the cover, the sections ofeach of which aresecured together and held in contact :by the fasteners g, are thus hingedly connected together and to the front and backof' the cover at their outer or rear edge portions, and the inwardly extending folds constitute a series of flexible hinge strips for binding the cards withinthe cover so that the latter can be readily turned like the pages of a book to exhibit the samples of metal lath thereon and permit theinspection of the specification pages. The inwardly projecting folds are quite wide and the fasteners g which connect the section of each fold and secure the cards thereto, extend through the central portions of the folds so that the outer portions of the bellows folds are free to expand to a limitedextent, as 'in dicated inFig. 2. That is to saythe two plies or sections of each inwardly projecting fold are so connected as to permit partial separation of the outer portions thereof. By reason of this arrangement, the folder is quite compact and is of substantially uniform thickness when closed, notwithstanding the considerable thickness of the samples of metal lath secured to the cards. Securing the folds and metal lath samples to the front faces of the cards, as shown, also facilitates this compact closing. For the same reason, if any of the metal lath samples are provided with deep ribs, as indicated at b in Fig. 1, the adjacent portions of the card upon which such samples is mounted is cut away as indicated at a, to permit the rib to project through the card. It is noted that the edge portions of the cards overlie the greater portions of the folds or hinge strips f so that they stiffen the same. I
Obviously, changes may be made in the de tails set forth without departing from the scope of the invention as defined in the claims.
I claim as my invention:
1. A display folder comprising a series of sample cards, a cover therefor having a series of relatively narrow bellows folds between the rear edges of its front and back portions, and means for securing the edge portions of each of said cards to one of the inwardly projecting double folds and for uniting the contacting sections or plies of each such inwardly projecting double fold in a manner permitting the limited spacing apart of the folds and the sample cards secured thereto, substantially as described.
2. A display folder comprising a series of sample cards, a flexible paper cover therefor having a series of integral, relatively narrow bellows folds between the rear edges of its front and back portions, and metal fasteners securing each of the cards to the sections or plies of one of the inwardly extending double folds and passing through the central portions of the contacting plies of each such fold to unite the same and limit the spacing apart of the folds and sample cards secured thereto, substantially as described. 7
3. A display folder comprising front and back cover portions, a series of relatively narrow, flexible strips hingedly connected together at their outer edge portions only and to one edge of each of the cover portions in a manner permitting the limited spacing apart of the hinged strips, and a plurality of substantially rigid cards arranged between the cover portions and each having one edge overlapping and secured to one of said hinge strips and adapted to support samples of flat merchandise 011 the faces thereof, substantially as described.
4. A display folder comprising front and back cover portions, a series of relatively ping and secured to one of said hinge strips,
substantially as described.
5. A display folder comprising a series of substantially rigid cards adapted to support samples of metal lath or like flat merchandise, and means for enclosing and binding the cards together to form a book-like structure comprising front and back cover portions connected together at their rear edges by a plurality of two-play folds or hinge strips that are integrally hinged together at their outer edges only with the plies of each inwardly extending fold in contact and seoured together in a manner permitting the limited spacing apart of the folds, each of said sample cards having one edge overlapping and secured to one of said folds or hinge strips, substantially as described.
EDITH 1o. BROWNE.