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Publication numberUS1760574 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 27, 1930
Filing dateDec 1, 1928
Priority dateDec 1, 1928
Publication numberUS 1760574 A, US 1760574A, US-A-1760574, US1760574 A, US1760574A
InventorsWright William J
Original AssigneeWright William J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Book-identification device
US 1760574 A
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Patented May 27, 1930 1 UNITED 1 STATES TENT OFFICE WILLIAM J'. WRIGHT, F OVERLEA, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND BOOK-IDENTIFICATION DEVICE Application filed December 1, 1928. Serial No. 323,166.

This invention relates to identification devices and more particularly devices of this character which are adapted to be secured upon books and paper binders as disclosed in my application Serial No. 247,448, filed January 17, 1928, Patent No. 1,698,663, Jan. 8, 1929, and upon which this invention constitutes an improvement One of the objects of this invention is to provide a device of the character disclosed factured at low cost.

Other objects and advantages of this invention will be apparent from a studyof the accompanying drawings taken in connection with the following specification.

In said drawings Figure 1 is an elevation of the device mounted on a binder.

Figure 2 is a view taken centrally through the binder showing the manner of securing my device thereon.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the invention.

. Figure 4 is a side view thereof partly in section. v

Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view.

. Figure 6 is an end view of the device.

Referring towthe drawings in detail, reference character lindicates a binder of conventional type having secured therein by re taining strips 2 a plurality of sheets 3.

The device constituting this invention comprises an elongated strip 4 of any suitable material, having its opposite ends turned at right angles thereto and forming transversely extending lugs 5 and 6. The lug 5 is provided as with an inwardly tapered opening 7 and lug efficient in its use and which may be manu- 17 are turned back to form opposed, groove- I 6 is provided with an inwardly tapered opening 8. Theopenings 7 and 8 are located near the free end of the lugs 5 and i A detachable securing bar 9 is supported at its opposite ends in the openings 7 and8 upon the lugs 5 and 6. One endof the bar 9 is provided with a permanent sleeve 10 having an outwardly flanged end 11. a The bar 9 is threaded through the sleeve 10 andprovided with an upset end 12 for the purpose of preventing said bar from being separated from said sleeve. a

The opposite end of the bar 9 is provided with threads 13 upon which is mounted a detachable securing device 14:. The securing device 14 is provided with atransversely slotted tapered head 15 adapted to seat in the opening 7 of the lug 5.

Intermediate its ends the strip 4 is provided with pairs of-opposed incisions 16 and 17 which extend transversely into said strip 4 for a distance from the longitudinal edges thereof. The marginal portions of the strip 4 lying between the pairs of incisions 16 and forming flanges 18. The lower ends of the i v flanges 18 are bent down against the. face of the strip a for the purpose of closing that end of the grooves formed by said flanges, as shown by reference character 19. The

grooves at the opposite ends of the flanges 18 are open to permit the insertion of an indiciabearing strip 20 into the grooves formed by the flanges 18. The strip 20 may be formed of any suitable material such as cardboard or thick paper. A strip of transparent material 21 is positioned under the flanges 18 and over the strip 20 for the purpose of protecting same. i In use the bar 9 having sleeve 10 thereon and securing device 14 are removed from the strip 1. The strip 4 is then positioned upon the rear end of a binder in the manner shown in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings, in which position the lugs 5. and 6 will. extend forward- F ly over the upper and lower edges of the leaves in said binder. The securing rod 9 and securing sleeve 10 are then projected through the opening 8 in lug 6 and passed through the binder forwardly of the strips 2 into the opening 7 of lug 5. The securing device 14 is then screwed onto the threads 13 on rod 9 through the opening 7 until the tapered head15 of said securing device seats in said opening. In this position the device is securely mounted upon the binder.

The indici'a bearing strip 20 together with the protecting strip 21 is then inserted under the flanges 18 through the open upper ends thereof and slid downwardly thereunder until arrested by the turned-down ends 1 9 of saidflanges. Shoulditbedesiredto'changethe identification indicia on the device this may be accomplished by simply sliding the strips 20. and 21 upwardly from under the flanges 18 and replacing the strip 20 with one bearin the desired indicia as will be obvious.

%t is thought that the many advantages of an identification' device for binders which is constructed in accordance with this invention canbe readily understood, and although the preferred embodiment of the invention is as illustrated and described, it isto be understood that changes in the details of construction can be had which will fall Within the $00 e of the appended claims.

at I'claim is:

1. A device of the character described comprising an elongated metal strip, means carried. by said strip for removably securing same on a binder, said means comprising transversely extending lugs having openings hereto. c


therethrough on the, respective ends of said a strip, a securing rod mounted in said openin s and having a permanently attached sleeve on one end adapted to seat in the opening of the adjacent lug and a removable sleeve on the opposite end adapted to seat inthe opening in the other lug, andidentification indieia retaining means carried by said strip intermediate its ends, said means comprising spaced opposed groove-forming flanges havin one end turned down into engagement with the elongated strip and the opposite end open for the reception of removable identification indicia thereunder. I

2. A device of the character described comprising a strip having spaced apertured lugs, a securing rod having its opposite ends 'mounted in the aperture in the lugs and5 in conjunction with said lugs, constituting means for securing the strip on a binder, said strip further having turned-back groovefo'rming marginal portions for securing indiciabearing means upon the strip.

3. A device of the character described comprising a strip having apertured lugs at its opposite end, a detachable rod having its ends mounted in the apertures and secured on the lugs, said rod, in conjunction with uh I

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US5197761 *Apr 11, 1991Mar 30, 1993Shirdavani Hossain ABook puller and method of making same
U.S. Classification40/651, 281/51, 402/3
International ClassificationB42F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F13/006
European ClassificationB42F13/00B12B