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Publication numberUS1826671 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 6, 1931
Filing dateNov 15, 1927
Priority dateNov 15, 1927
Publication numberUS 1826671 A, US 1826671A, US-A-1826671, US1826671 A, US1826671A
InventorsEnoch Ohnstrand
Original AssigneeRemington Rand Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Label holder
US 1826671 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Oct. 6, 1931. I E. OHNSTRAND 1,825,671

LABEL HOLDER Filed Nov. 15. 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 a V afar ll I Oct. 6; 1931. E. OHNS-TRAND LABEL HOLDER 2 Sheets-Sheet Filed Nov.

A ffaz'zzgy Patented Get. 6,

' noorr omsmm p nmom; NEW Yonmnssrenon 'ro Rnrtmqron RFANYDIV I LABE Il" HOLDER f Application iedmvemberis, 1927. Serial No. 233,433..

i j This invention relates to improvements in. label holders for filing equipment such as file;

cabinets, trays and the like and other-equip;

mentuvherelabels are usefd', such asllibrar y.

stacks and the like. I v r v In public libraries an (1; other places. where records are filed and av-ailable for access to the public, and especially Where children have access to theffiles it has been found' ln 10 numerous instances that the labels-are -fremoved from the holders and, interchanged with labels from other holders, as a result of which considerable confusion has resulted in the filed' na-tter through improper positloning of the labels.

This invention is designed to overcome such difliculties by providing concealed re-- taining means-for the label Whichis not read-v V ily accessible for inter-change of thelabels 59 to persons not authorized to changeisuch labels. w I r The invention is further directed to the constructionv of a label holder in which suit able means is provided for retaining the label in the hol-der'against withdrawal'except with theuse of a'special instrument provided toreleasethe label from' the means whichretains it in position. I 1

A further objectot" the invention resides in".

providing a "label holder havinga suitable; transparent la hel proteCting member for preventing displacement of the label hilein.

the holderwhi'ch' has portions adapted toen gagethe label and prevent it from: removal thela'bel being removable only, with theaid of thersnecial removing instrument.

r A still further object of the invention a;

,sides'in providing a' label holder in whicha ber requiring an operation .independent of the retaining element from the label holder} The invention comprehends I numerous 7 other ob ects and advantages which reslde 1n] the special constructionand assembly of the 'ofthe parts Without departing from the spirit and the scope ofjtheinvention as herein set I In thedrawings forming part of this-'app'li cation: i

ershownin Fig. 1.

' of thelabelremoving'instrument.

from the holderunderv ordinary conditions,

V v suitable protector element normallyfretains the label inposition inthelmlder and which permits removal or" the label through the use. of especial instrument, the retaining mem;

that-for removing the.labelfor disengaging Fig. '13f'is a longitu'dinal section parts which are more particularly pointed" out in the'following, detailed description and: claims, directed'to'a preferrecl forinof the invention, it being understood however that] various changes may be made in therelation Fig; l"is a persp'eotiveshowing the front portion of afilefldra'wer with one of the im' infwh'ich the interlocking of o neretaining' .7 element of the holder is obtained through a," slightly different construction.

Fig.1 is a perspective of the retain'ng e'le- I ment shown in Fig.6. 1 f .f r

Fig. 8, isa perspective of anotherfor'mof; label: holder more particularly adapted for 1 use on library stacks but incorporating the; locking feature' of the invention; Fig. 59 is avertical sectional view through th'elabel holder shown in Fig. 8; ,I Fig-. [10 is a-longitudinal sectional view through the-label holderllshown in -Fig.f.8j showing the la el and ret'aining element locked position.

Fig. ll -is' a;-perspective ofthe reta-iningi j element used inythefstructure shown in Fig.8.l v Fig. 12 is.afdetailedperspective showing I the position in Whic'hthe retaining. member I x "usedlin Fig. 8 is heldagainst complete detach;

Inen't from the labelholder but whicli'permits removal,of the -labelQ-T 1- i thr h the structure shown in Fig. 12.

A drawer itor suitable filing equipment or! Y the like is illustratedatl'in Fig. 1.0nfthe' front portion of which is secured the label holder forming thesubjectmatterofthis'in 7 v vention, which is generally indicated at 2. This label holder includes a body member 3 which is recessed on the rear face as indicated at 4 to provide a pocket for receiving a label 5 when it is attached in assembled relation on the drawer 1. The recess 4: opens through the upper edge of the body member as illustrated in Fig. 2, to permit insertion and removal of the label in the holder.

The; body mom-oer 3 is provided with opening 6 extending through the front portion thereof and of substantial size for the purpose of displaying the major portion of the label. The body member is also recessed as indicated at 7 in Fig; 2 around the opening 6 to accommodate the projecting and retaining element- 8. This protecting and retaining element is preferably in the form of a sheet of celluloid or the like which is transparent, for the purpose of displaying the label through the opening 6 and thesame time preventing marking of the label while 7 it is disposed in the holder. This celluloid sheet 8, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 4, is creased adjacent the upper edge asindicated at 9, to form the angularly extending edge portion 10. .Vhen the retaining member 8 is mounted in the holder as illustrated in Fig. 2, the upper and lower edges seat in the recessed portions 7 in which said member is retained through cooperation with the body member 3'. The retaining member 8 in assembled relation in the hole er is normally under tension so that the angular edge 9 will force the creased portion 10 of the member inwardly to engage the label 5 and retain it in frictional engagement with the drawer 1 through the natural resiliency of the material. Insertion of the label into the holder compresses or tensions the member 8 inaddition to its normal tension and applies a su-b-' stantialj gripping power on the label to retain it in the holder. The retaining member is formed so that it will'not interfere with the insertion or removal of the label and to this end presents no edge portions within the label receiving portion ofthe holder in'its normal position in the holder. As. a result of this construction of the parts, it should be readily apparent that when the label. is entirely housed by the plate member 3 it cannot be manually removed from the holder. Engage ment of the fingers through opening 6 with the retaining member 8 and the exertion of the upward movement thereon will not move the holder or the retaining member in view of the locking cooperation of the retaining member in the recess 7' ot the plate member.

Whil'e the upper edge of the label terminates just below the upper edge of the body mem her 3, insertion QL- an mstrument into the re-- cess l from the upper edge of the body memher will not permit. suli'icient purchase to beobtainedon the label to overcome the retaining action of the, holding member;

For the purpose of removing the label from the holder, a special instrument, shown in 5, is provided which is formed of a strip of sheet material, indicated at 11, having a tongue 12 of less width extending from one end, and having the opposite end formed into the CiI'CLllit linger receiving portion 13. With this instrument, the label may be easily removed by inserting the tongue 12 through the slot l l formed in the bottom of the body member 3 at the inner face thereof, which communicates with the recess 4. This tongue will engage the lower edge of label 5 and move the same upwardly until a substantial on the upper edge of the label projeets above the holder 2 so that it may be manuall grasped and removed from the holder. The insertion of the instrument 11 into the holder islimited by engagement of the shoulders 15, formedat the end portion of strip ll provided with tongue 12, with the bottom edge of body member 3-. In order to remove the retaining member, it is 116663 saryto remove the body member 3 from the "rout of the drawer 1 or depress the anguiIlY extendingedge portion 9 so that it will cess l, which requires the use. of some special instrument similar to that shown iii-Fig. '5 ror into the recess t so that theinstrument llmay be inserted through slot 14 for engaging the lower edge of the retaining member to force it upwardly for projecting the upper edge above the plate member 3. It is preferable to remove the body member from the drawer.

With particular reference to Figs. 6 and 7, a label holder of similar form is indicated at 16 which has a display opening l't'formed therein, communicating with the recess 18 in the r'earf-ace of the holder which slidably receives the label. In this construction, the r cess 18 is formed of such a size that it will also slidably receive the label retaining member 19. This label retaining member 19 is formed with an angularly extending edge portion. 20 which is turned substantially back upon the body portion of member 19 and normally extends in an acute angular relation thereto. This angular edge portion 20 is adapted to engage and. seat in the. groove 21 formed in the holder 16 so that the outer edge of the portion 20- will engage the shoulder 22 andqeii'ectively lock the retaining member in the holder. The. instrument shown in Fig. 5 is also useful in removing the label 23 from the holder, through insertion in the slot Ql formed in the bottom portion and communica lin with recess i8, in the same manner as strut ion shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The label may be re-inserted into this holder and will be eti'ectively retained therein against removal except through the use of an instrument such as that shown in 5 or the equivalent 1 forcing both the upper and lower edges outwardly through the upper end of redescribedin connection-with thev con thereof. The angularlv extending edge ar tion normally: acts through its resiliency when compressed toward the body portion by the retaining member to hold said body s portion in engagement with the label for efr ectrmely retaining the label 1n the holder.-

This edge portion 20 also cooperates with the holder to lock the retaining member in the holderindependently of the label.

With particular reference to Figs. 8 to 13 which is inserted from one one of theholder.

A1 transparent retaining member 29 having an an ularl extendin en'dortion30 is adapted for insertion ovcrthe label and with one end of the label extending betweenthef angular end portion and thebodyof the strip sothat when the-label and/the reta ning member are fully inserted inthe'label holder as shown int- Fig. 10, the angular end portion Willlie agamst the plate While the folded GIlQlOf the retalningmember will engageunder the flange 27. In this position, the end; portion will engage behind the up-struck lug 31 and efiectively lock the label and retaining' member in :the holder. "With the parts in this position and the label holder applied to a library staclr or other filing de vice, the lug 31 will be concealed from view so as to prevent detection of the locking The plate means by the ordinary observer. 25 is formed with an opening 32'adjacent the lug 31, as illustrated in Figs. 8 and 10, to permit theinsertion of aninstrument for disengaging the end 30 from thelug 31 to permit removal of the label 1 inglip 33 while the end portion remains in engagement with the flanges 26 \Tl 1s'w1llprevent complete detachment of the retaining member from thelab'el holder as shown in Figs. 12 and 13 but will permit the removal of the label so that it rnay berenewed Orinterchanged, with other 'lab'els. In orderlto detach the retaining memberv from the'label holder, a secondoperationfis necessary, which requires-raising of the end 30'so thatit will 7 pass the lipv 33. This lip 33 is also positioned so that it will normally engagethe end Iotthe label when completely inserted in the holder, as well as the end or" the reta ning member,

'and aid in preventing detachment from the holder..

lip will also aid in concealing from unau In'this construction, the use of the and the retaiir' ing member from the position shown in Fig.v l0. Upon the withdrawal ofthe retaining member from the position shown in Fig. 10-, the end 30 will rideagainst plate 25, and

as it'reaches theop positeend portion prior to completedetachmentfrom the labelholder, I

the end 3() will engage the upwardly extii h feces and concealed from thorizedr persons theuse of the other" retain-v ingimeansffor the label-and retaining member and thereby discourage-attempts to-remov e aerate. I a

,Ineach ofthe above constructions, will be notedthatat'ransparent retaining memberl is ernployedwhich has interlocking cooper-a5 tlonrw'ith the label holder and which receives thel'abel and prevents frictional engagement t ierewi'th to normally retainthe label against removal from the holder except throu h the llSQ;Of the special removing instrument, -;The;

rtai-ningmember and the'holder-also coop q era-t e :so torequire a separae operationfrom that of removing the label for' the pur: pose of removing the retaining member from. v

Whatis animals] --1l .1. A label liolder comprising azmember formed with label receiving recess, a label, a transparent sheet superimposed; overjthe' I label, and; cooperati ng' means on the sheet and" member adapted Qffif .Ilocking inter-engages merit; 1

nqth'e insertion-of the tran sparent V 1 and label inithe recess of the member-, 9']

2, labell holder; comprising a holder: f

meml anda locking' portion, a" label, a; transparent sheet, superimposed over the label, and-re;

silient meansonthe she et'adapted torv locklngflengagement with theylocking portion whenthe' she'et'a-nd label are inserted in the v recess, of, the 2 member, ,said resilient means :both-jretainingthe sheet in the holderinem her and resiliently:retaining the labelagainsl removal therefrom;

,er formedwith a label receiving-recess Y label -s holder .comprising' ja member formed 7 with a: ;la bel receiving recess and a f label -.d1splay1ng opening,- the recess and: visible through the openings,

a label inserted in a; transparent; sheet coextensive with-th s label and inserted in the recess to coverthe label, a'nds'coopemun ara on the member within the recess thereof and on the sheet adapted for interlocking engagement to re-- cooperating parts eiigagin'g within the re- -'4.:A label holder comprising a formed fori-co-operation with 'saidmember to normally prevent'detachment of said retainer and to normally-prevent manual disengagementof a labelfrom the member, said "member being. formed to permit insertion of an instrument to disengage a label therefrom and from said retainer, said retainer being formed for cooperation with the -member to prevent disengagement thereof with the label,-

and disengageable only after apredetermined ,1

manipulationthereof relative to the member;

11 0 1 i v tain both label andsheet in themember, said".

I view throughi'the label displaying openin V nsaegemn 5. A' label holder comprising' a" member formed With guideways for slidably'receiv ing a'nd retaining a label :therein, and a label retainer formed of sheet material havingione edge portion extending in angular relation i to the remaining portion and adapted to'fleX relative thereto, said angular edge portion being normally concealed by the label and sa-ictmember said memberhaving a rigid locking projection and said-angular edge'p'or tion flexing to permit insertioninto' said member and resiliently projecting into'engagement with said projection tolocksaid' A retainer in said holder for normally retainin'g said label in the holder against manual removal.

6. A label holder, comprising a member formed with guideways for'slidabl'y receiving opposite edge portions of a label to eX- pose one side of the label to vievv said member having a locking shoulder, and a transparent sheet superposed over said label and slidably mounted in said member; said sheet having a flexible angularly extending edge portion engaging with saidshoulder to lock said sheetand labelin said member against manual removal, said member and label concealing saidshoulder and angular edge POT? tion. 7. A. label holler; comprising a member formed With guideways for slidablyr'eoeiving and retainingalabel, and a-label prot'edtor and retainer formed of transparent sheet material superposed over said label andhav mg one edge portion formed to extend in angular relation to the remaining portion of the sheet, said angular'edge'portion being normally concealed by the label and said member, and having locking cooperation Withsaid member for retaining" said label normally in said member against manual removal.


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U.S. Classification40/653, 40/325
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/18, E05B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/18, E05B1/0084
European ClassificationG09F3/18