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Publication numberUS1730371 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 8, 1929
Filing dateJun 20, 1927
Priority dateJun 20, 1927
Publication numberUS 1730371 A, US 1730371A, US-A-1730371, US1730371 A, US1730371A
InventorsJung Louis W
Original AssigneeJung Louis W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Oct. 8, 1929. w. JUNG I 1,730,371

BOOK HOLDER Fild June 20, 1927 2 Sheets-$heet 1 L. W. JUNG Oct. 8, 1929.

BOOK HOLDER Filed June 20, 192'! 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 mm r...

Patented Oct. 8, 1929 LOUIS W. JUNG, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS BOOK HOLDER Application filed June 20,

My invention relates to improvements in portable bookcases especially adapted for holding an associated set of books in convenient position for ready reference and reading when the case is opened.

The object of my invention is to provide adevice of the character mentioned which, when opened for use, shall automatically place the several books in convenient arrange- 1O ment for use, and, when closed, shall present a neat and compact case for carrying the books; which shall, when opened up, automatically hold one book at such an angle to the others that it may be conveniently read; in which parts shall be provided which shall hold the inclined book in a desired open condition when the case is opened; and which case shall have space provided for receiving said parts when the case is closed without encroaching upon the spaces occupied by the contained books.

A further feature of importancerelates to the arrangement of book carriers within the case, arranged to receive bothcover members of each book, and such carriers so arranged in relation to the main body of the case that when the carriers are opened and the books extend beyond the ends of the main. body the books will be supported in substantially fiat open condition.

Another important feature relates to the relative sizes of theseveral book carriers as to thickness and the books which they are adapted to carry, the carriers on the main 3 body portion being adapted to carry a thinner book at one side than at the other, and the third carrier being adapted to be placed in contact with the thinner of the two books on the main body portion when the case is closed, thus preserving the case in neat parallel thickness from end to end when closed.

Other features of importance will become evident from the following description and claims taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings illustrating my invention and in which Fig. 1, is a perspective view of the case shown opened up for use;

Fig. 2, is a perspective view of the case i closed condition; y 1

1927. Serial no. 199,985.

Fig. 3, is a fragmentary, longitudinal, sectional View taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4, is a longitudinal, sectional view taken on the line l4: of Fig. l;

Fig. 5, is a similar view on the line 55 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 6, is a similar view on the line 66 of Fig. 2; I v

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary, longitudinal, sectional view on the line 7-7 of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 8 is a small perspective view of the holder showing the three books in position and open.

. In said drawings 1 represents the main body of the case which is made of fairly rigid material, such as reinforced leather or suitable board covered'with leather, and consists of two fiat side members 2 and 3 joined at their longitudinal edges by top and bottom fiat members 4 and'5 respectively, and a flat closing member 6. The several members 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are hinged together at their longitudinal edgesby the leather coverings, bothinside and out, so that they can be readily opened up into the relation shown in Fig. 1, in which position the contained books can be conveniently read, and they can also be closed together to cover the books and form a portable case therefor, as best shown in Fig. 2. The closing member or flap 6 overlaps the free edge of the body member 3 when the case is closed and isadapted to be secured in closed position by two snap fasteners 7 of the common well known kind. For convenience in carrying 8 the case a suitablestrap handle 8 is secured to the top member L as best shown in Fig. 2. Within the case on the body member 2 is secured a book-carrying member which comprises a number ofsemi-stiff member s hinged together at their edges and arranged to open up transversely of the case, as best shown in Fig. 1. This book-carrying memher 9 comprises a-middle flat 'part 10., an outer flat part 11 at one end and another 95 fiat part 11( at the other, end joined to the outer edges of the middle part 10 by intermediate narrower fiat parts 12 and 12 respectively. The member!) is equal in width to the width of'the part 2 and the middle part 10 is enough shorter than the body part 2 to provide spaces 13 at the ends of the case when the case is closed. The middle part 10 is secured to the body part 2 throughout its extent and the end parts 11 and 11 are adapted to be folded over within the case to enclose thebooks carried thereby. The middle part 10 has a fiat sheet 14 secured at its lateral edges 15 thereto and free of the part 10 at its transverse edges 16 whereby the sheet 14 forms two pockets 18 and 18, each of which is adapted to receive one cover of a book, as indicated in dotted lines at 19 and 19, Fig. 6. The outer ends of the outer or extension parts 11 and 11' of the sheet 9 are turned back inwardly and their lateral edges are stitched down, as shown at 20 and 20? respectively, Fig. 1, to form pockets 21, 21 respectively, Fig. 4, to receive the other cover members of the books 19, 19 respectively. These outer parts are adapted to be turned over inwardly when the books 19, 19 are closed preparatory to closing the case, as shown in Fig. 6. As shown, the parts are of such relative proportions that when the books 19, 19 are closed the spaces 13 are left beyond the backs of the books at the ends of the case. As shown, a pencil-holding loop 22 is provided projecting between the adjacent inner edges of the books 19, 19, that is, at the middle line of the sheet 9, and the pencil is adapted to lie between the opposed front edges of the two books 19, 19.

As shown, the book 19 is thicker than the book 19 and the book-containing members are made to fit the books theyare to contain, and the case is made of a thickness to accommodate the thicker book, consequently the right hand end of the case, as shown in Fig. 6, would not be as full as the left hand. end. I arrange the books in this manner to provide a space to receive the relatively thin bookor pamphlet which. is carried on the part 3 of the case, as will be explained further.

For the purpose of retaining a book on the upper part 3 of the case, I provide a sheet 23 similar to the sheet 9 but somewhat shorter and secured to the part 3 at'its transverse center-line only, by a line of stitching 2 1. The outer end portions 25 of the sheet 23 are folded over inwardly and stitched at their upper and lower edges to the body of the sheet 23, as shown at. 26, forming onposed pockets 27, Fig. 5, for receiving the.

cover members of a relatively thin book, indicated by the dottedoutline 23, 1. The two end portions carryin the pockets 27 can be swung over either way upon the line of stitching 24 as a hinge. The part 3 of the case is adapted to be held in a relatively inclined position, as indicated in Fig. 1, by

limiting straps 28, onefat each end. ,One end of each of the straps is secured to the part 2 of the case and the opposite end of each strap is secured to the part 3 of the case. These straps 28, as best shown in Fig. 2, occupy the spaces 13 at the ends of the case and are not long enough to permit the adjacent parts 2, 5 and 3 of the case to lie out flat when the case is opened, but serve to retain the part 3 in an upwardly inclined position, in which position the book held thereon can be readilyread when the books 19, 19 are lying ina horizontal position. The one end 29 of each of the straps 28 is secured tightly along both edges to the main part 2 of the case, as indicated at 30, Figs. 1 and 3, but the oppositeends 31 of these straps are secured at their outer edges only to the part 3 of the case, as indicated at 32, leaving the upper ends of the straps free of the part o of the case along their inner edges. This construction permits the upper ends 31 of the straps 28 to be used to hold down the two book-holding members 27 fiat upon the member 3 of the case when it is desired to read or to refer to the book held thereon. This construction also permits the book or pamphlet held by the parts 23 to be closed over in either direction, as may be desired. This is of advantage as the two books 19, 19 as usually employed are not of the same thickness and the book held on the part 3 can be closed in either direction, so that it can be arranged to lie over the thinner of the two books 19, 19 when the case is closed. As

shown in Fig. 6, both the parts 23 of the pamphlet holder, when closed upon each each other and swung over together upon the member 3 of the case, can have their tree edges tucked beneath the strap member 28 to hold this holder in closed condition preparatory to closing the case.

In the form of case illustrated in the'drawings, the book 19 at the right hand end is the thinner, and consequently in closing the case the book, or pamphlet 23', is first closed over to the right so that when the case is closed it will lie in contact with the thinner book 19' and make up the diflerence in the thickness of the two books 19 and 19 and cause the case to'have an even thickness from end to end and assist in retaining the case in a proper even thickness condition.

A ribbon marker 83 may be provided secured at one end to the middle portion of the sheet 23 and adapted to be placed between the pages of the book secured in the pockets 27, at the point'atwhich it is desired to open said book.

The pocket parts 11, 11 are made up preferably of leather, paper and muslin, and are provided with suitably placed hinge lines so that they properly follow the books 19, 19' when the same are opened and closed. Then the books 19, 19 are opened, as indicated'in Fig. 4, their outer parts extend beyond the ends of the case, but they do not sag down to any undue extent beyond the planeof the side member 2 of the case, as the construction of the book-holding members 11 and 11 of paper, muslin and leather makes them rigid enough to support the books in substantially horizontal position, even though the case is not laid upon a table or desk. The spaces 13, 18 at the ends of the case in reality pro vide supporting extensions for the books when they are open and assist the book holders in preventing the sagging down of the outer parts of the books.

It will be seen, as shown in Fig. 4, that the portions of the holders 11 and 11 which form the backs thereof lie in contact with the extensions of the case when the books are open, thus assisting in supporting the books in horizontal open condition. In fact, only one hinge line of each holder projects beyond the case when the books are open and the con struction of the holders prevents this from letting the books sag. This feature is of great advantage as it makes the device serve as a lap or hand desk for presenting the three books in convenient reading positions. In which positions they can all be readily referred to and their pages turned.

As many modifications of my invention will readily suggest themselves to one skilled in the art, I do not limit or confine my invention to the specific details of construction herein shown and described.

I claim:

1. In a device of the kind described, a main body portion having foldable members and pockets therein for receiving the cover members of books, the foldable members when in closed condition being shorter as a whole than the main body portion and adapted to provide open'free spaces within the ends of the folded device, an auxiliary body portion foldable over the main body portion when the device is closed and adapted to be swung outwardly into a relatively inclined position when the device is opened, limiting members attached at their end portions to the main and auxiliary body portions adapted to occupy said free end spaces when the device is closed and to retain said auxiliary body member in a relatively inclined position when the device is open.

2. In a device of the kind described, a main body portion, a foldable sheet secured thereto and provided with pockets for receiving the cover members of two books, the foldable sheet adapted to form a book-enclosing space shorter than the said main body portion and providing free open spaces at the ends of the device when in closed condition, an auxiliary body portion adapted to fold over the main body portion when the device is closed and to extend at an angle thereto when the device s open, limiting connectors secured at their ends to said two body portions and adapted to retain them at their relatively inclined positions when the device isopen, an auxiliary foldable member secured to said auxiliary body portion along its transverse middle line only, the two end portions thereof provided with book cover-receiving pockets and adapted to be swung over into contact with each other in either direction, said limiting connectors having free edges beneath which the outer free edges of said two end portions may be tucked to hold said auxiliary foldable member in spread out condition.

3. In a device of the kind described, a main portion member, a book-carrying member carried thereby, an auxiliary body portion, limiting connectors secured at their ends to said two body portions and adapted to retain them in relatively inclined positions when he device is open, a foldable member secured to said auxiliary body portion at its middle portion only, the two parts thereof provided with book-cover-receiving pockets and adapted to be folded over in either direction, said limiting connectors having free edge portions beneath which the free edges of the foldable end portions of said foldable member can be tucked to hold said foldable member in spread out condition.

l. In a device of the kind described, a main body portion, a foldable member carried thereby provided with book-cover pockets for holding two books, an auxiliary body portion adapted to be swung out to a relatively inclined position and a limiting member permanently connected at its ends to said two body portions and adapted to retain them in relatively inclined. positions when the device is open.

5. In a combined book case and desk, a case comprising relatively rigid, flat members, pockets on one of said members for receiving and retaining the covers of two associated reference books of different thicknesses, pockets on another member for receiving and retaining the cover members of a third associated book, the two members joined by suitable case parts and adapted to be closed toward each other when the case is closed, the pockets on the third member hinged to the member at substantially its medium line so that the book carried thereby can be arranged in closed condition and in contact with the thinner of said two first mentioned books of the books in horizontal position when the books are opened.

7. In a device of the kind described, a case having rigid sides, a book holder carried by one of the sides, the holder provided with a pocket for each cover of the book to be held therein, the holder arranged With its back adjacent to but spaced from the end of the case, the side upon which the holder is mounted projecting beyond the back of the holder When closed and the back adapted to lie upon the projecting part of the side when the holder is open and whereby the holder and its book is supported in horizontal position.

8. In a device of the kind described, a case made up of a number of relatively rigid flat members hinged together, two opposed book holders mounted on one of said members, each holder having a part containing a pocket adapted to receive a cover of a book and said part hinged to said member on a line spaced inwardly from the adjacent end of the mem her, said hinged part, When the book is open, extending beyond the end of the member, and the end of the member Which projects beyond the hinge serving as a support for the hinged part When the book is open.

9. In a device of the kind described, case composed of a number of fiat relatively rigid members hinged together at their adjacent edges and adapted to close together to form a case, or to be opened up to form a combined book holder and desk, book retainers on one of said members arranged With their backs spaced inwardly from the opposite ends of said member, and provided with pockets for each cover of the book to be held, the container permitting the books to be opened out fiat, the ends of the member on Which the containers are mounted extending beyond the containers when they are closed, such extending ends being adapted to support the containers and their books in flat condi tion When open.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, this 31st day of May, 1927.

LOUIS W. JUNG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification281/29
International ClassificationA47B19/04, A47B19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B19/04
European ClassificationA47B19/04