US 1738120 A
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Dec. 3, 1929.
A. H. SCHAFFERT FILE FOLDER Filed Jan. 15, 1925 Patented Dec. 3, 1929 ourrsn srArss PATENT orricr;
ADOLF SOHAFFERT, OF ROCHESTER, YORK, ASSIGNOR T YAWMAN 8c ERBE MANUFACTURING- CO., OF ROCHESTER, NEVJ YORK, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK FILE FOLDER Application filed January 15, 1923- Serial No. 612,612.
Within the folder ad prevent their working up and thus giving the file a i'nussy appearance and obscuring the filing legend at the top of the rear portion of the folder.
it is believed that the invention will be best understood by a description thereof taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 a perspective view of one form of the invention, and
Figure 2 is a similar view of a modification.
Referring now to the drawings, indicates the front portion or flap of the folder, and 11 the rear portion thereof. Between the parts 10 and 11 the folder is creased or scored, as indicated at 12 and 13, to provide the bot tom portion of the folder. When only a very few papers are placed within the folder, the tile need be bent along merely one of the creases, as 13, thus permitting the folder to occupy less space within the file. The upper edge of the rear portion 11 of the folder is rebent to form the integral flap 14:. The :liap 1 1 is creased or scored, as indicated at 15 and 16, so as to provide the outstanding portion adapted to overlie the upper edges of the papers within the folder. In the form of the device shown in Figure 1, the portion of the returned flap between the crease 15 and the upper edge of the folder is preferably pasted or otherwise secured to the back portion 11 of the folder. In this form of folder, the filing legend will preferably appear on said pasted portion of the flap at the upper left corner of the folder, as indicated on the drawing.
In using this device, the papers will be placed within the file, substantially as in files of this character in common use. However, the flap 141 of the present file will be placed as to overlie the contents of the folder, that is, between the outermost one of the papers placed therein and the front portion 10. Thus the papers confined within the file will be prevented from working upwardly eyond the upper edge of the front portion 10 and giving the tile a mussy appearance and obscuring the filing legend at the upper edge of the file, hence greatly facilitating the handling of folders within the file and rendering manipulation of the folders, in searching for a particular one, easier and more expedinous.
The form of the device shown in Figure 2 is in all respects similar to that shown in Figure 1, except that the upper edge of the re turned flap is not secured to the back portion of the folder. Specifically, this folder consists of the front portion 17 and rear portion 18, between which the file is grooved or scored, as indicated at 19 and 20. Integral with the upper edge of the baclr portion 18 is the returned flap 21, on the upper edge of which the filing legend may be placed in the usual manner. The method of employing the folder shown in Figure 2 is substantially the same as that described in connection with the folder shown in Figure 1.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. An open-ended folder adapted for use in a filing system comprising a blank folded substantially centrally thereof to form a front and a back, said back extending above said front and being folded back on itself and projecting outwardly and then downwardly be tween the front and the back for overlying the contents of the folder, said outward projection of said flap being spaced a distance below the upper edge of the back to provide a space for filing information.
2. An open-ended folder adapted to be placed in a substantially vertical position in a filing system, comprising a blank folded substantially centrally thereof to form a front and a back, said back extending above said front and being folded back on itself along a horizontal line, said folded portion projecting outwardly and downwardly between the front and back for overlying the contentsof the folder, said folded portion being adapted to have; filing information written thereon, and said folded portion being comparatively narrow in order that the papers may be readily placed in or withdrawn from the folder 10 without removing the folder from the filing system.
3; An open-ended folder adapted to be I used in a filing system comprising a blank folded substantially centrally thereof to form a front and a back, said back extending above said front'andbein-g'folded back upon itself along a; horizontal-line above" the top of the frontformin a str-aig'ht upperedge and an upper margin of double thickness providinggo a space for filing information, said folded portion projecting outwardly and then down- Wardl y between thefront end and the back ior overlyingthe' contents of the folder.
, 4 Anopen-ended folder adapted to be used ina filing system comprising a blankfolded substantially centrally thereof to form a front and a back,- said backextending above said frontand b'ein-g folded back-upon itself along 7 a horizontal line above the top of the front 90 forming a reinforced upper margin on the back providing a space for filing information, said folded portion projecting outwardly forming aspacer' and extending downwardly between: the front and the back a relatively short c'l istanceforo'ver'lying' the contents of the folder; v
5. An open-ended folder adapted to be used in a-filin'g system comprising a blank folded substantially centrally thereof to form a front and a; back-,- said-back being folded-back upon itself forming a straight reinforced upper margin extending above the top of the front adapted to'ha've filing information written thereomsaid folded portion projecting for- 41s wardly,ihoriz'ontally at the height of the up per edge of the front to formia spacer, and thenextendingdownwardly a short distance between thefrontan'd theba'ck for overlying the contents of the'fold'er,
5'6 6. Am open-ended folder adapted to be used in a filing system c'omp'rising. a blank folded substantially centrally thereof to form a front, a back and a horizontal bottom, spacmg the front from the" back at their lower edges, the upperedge of the back folded back u n'i'ts'elf'forming a reinforced upper margin and a flap integral therewith, said flap projecting forwardly, horizontally a spaced distance below the upper'edge of the back to 00 substantially the upper edge of the front, their downwardly between the front and the back 'foroverlying the contents of the folder.
In witnesswhereof, I hereunto subscribe my mme this '9 day of Jan, 1923. p p as A-DOLF SCHAFFERT.