US 1730644 A
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patented Oct. 8, 1929 4 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MABEL A. CLARK, OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, ASSIGNQR TO CLARK-LINDSAY COR- PORATION, OF ROCHESTER, NEW YGRK, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK MEANS OF ATTAGHING OUT CARDS I0 FILES OR FOLlJERS Application filed February 25, 1927. Serial No. 170,882.
The object of this invention is to provide a simple and convenient means whereby proper indication may be made on a file indicating the location of part or all of the papers that have temporarily been withdrawn from the file, so that some one subsequently looking for said papers will at once be advised as to their whereabouts.
This and other objects of this invention will be fully illustrated in the drawing, described in the specification and pointed out in the claims at the end thereof.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a file with an out card and the means for supporting the out card provided on the back of the file.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a section of the file and out card illustrated in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a perspective View of a section of a file provided with a modified form of the means for holding the out card in place on the file.
In the several figures of the drawing like reference numerals indicate like parts.
In filing systems, especially for filing correspondence, it is necessary to keep track of any correspondence or papers relating there to that are taken out of the files. Various systems have hereto-fore been used for keeping track of such papers, and it is the object of my present invention to simplify such systems by the use of an out card and means whereby this card is suitably attached to a file in such a manner that it can be read ilywithdrawn from the file for the purpose of making the necessary entry thereon to indicate when the papers were withdrawn from the file and who is temporarily in possession of them. The fact that the out card is readily removable makes it also easy for those looking over the papers of the file to examine the-entry on the out card and locate, if necessary, the missing papers of the file.
The location of the out card is also of importance in this invention in that it spaces consecutive files near the bottom so that their I in turn spaces the index or other identification mark of consecutive files from one another so that they can be readily seen and distinguished from each other when searching thru the files.
As illustrated in the figures the out card 1 is somewhat narrower in width and not as high as the file 2 to which it is attache-d. The out card is held in place on the file by means of a pocket 8 which is located at the bottom of the file preferably on the outside and either at the front or back thereof. This I pocket may be either made as an attachment to the file or may be formed in the file as an integral part of it.
As an attachment, the pocket may be formed as illustrated in Figures 1, 2, 4c and 5. The pocket illustrated in F igure 1 is made by attaching the edge of the top, bottom and sides of a strip of suitable material to the outside of the file. In this strip of material is provided a horizontal slot 4; which is lo cated below the top edge of the strip of material. At the ends of this horizontal slot are provided the holes 5 and 6 thru which one of the edges of the out card may be in serted first in order to open the slot 41 forthe insertion of the remainder of the out card. The addition of the holes 5 and 6 to the ends of the horizontal slot l of the pocket also prevents the slot 4 from tearing out on the ends when the card is inserted as the holes allow the slot to be opened further than would be possible without them.
In Figure 3 I have illustrated a modified form of the pocket for receiving the out card in which the pocket is an integral part of the file. In this form the horizontal slot 7 is cut into the front or back of the folder or file with holes 8 and 9 provided at each end of the slot. The out card can thus be inserted thru the slot into the file or folder so that the bottom of the folder also forms the bottom of the pocket supporting the out card.
As above pointed out the pocket and the out card placed therein by being located in the lower portion of the file or folder serve to space the folders that are equipped with them near the bottom of the folders so that the tops of the folders are automatically held spaced apart. The index or other identification marks provided on the files, usually at the upper edges thereof, are thus sufiiciently separated from one another so that they can be readily seen and identified when searching for a particular file.
I claim: 7
l. A folder or file having a front and back, said back having a horizontal slot outthere-' in, said slot being adapted to permit the insertion of an out card therein from the outside of the file near the bottom thereof, the file being adapted to support the out card on the inside of the bottom thereof.
2. A folder or file having a front and back side, one side of said folder having a horizontal slot cut therein near the bottom thereof ith a hole at each end of the slot to allow the insertion of the out card through the slot, said card being supported within the file on the bottom, thereof.
3-, A combined file a ar upp r comprising a front and a back of sheet material ith a bottom connecting the front and back, said baclr including parallel ledges separated by a narrow slit having an enlargement at each end to allow the lower ledge to spring away from the upper ledge and permit the insertion of an out card between said ledges.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.