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Publication numberUS1838489 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1931
Filing dateJun 10, 1931
Priority dateJun 10, 1931
Publication numberUS 1838489 A, US 1838489A, US-A-1838489, US1838489 A, US1838489A
InventorsKirshner Nathanial M
Original AssigneeKirshner Nathanial M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Miniature book novelty
US 1838489 A
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Dec. 29, 1931. N. M. KIRSHNER 1,838,489

MINIATURE BOOK NOVELTY Filed June 10, 1931 ATTORNEYS Patented Dec. 29, 1931 PATEN CE VNATHANIALIM. xrnsrrnnn, or :cos enemas; CALIFORNIA .MI IA'rURn BOOK NOVELTY Application filed June 10,

This invention relates to a miniature metal book which may be of such size as to serve for an ornament and Worn as a trinket, locket or charm. j

Theobjects of this invention are to provide a miniature bookhaving any or all of the fol lowing features: Abo'dy serving as a back and loose metal leaves'which may readily be inserted and removed and suitable for placing sentiments on the leaves or for holding pictures or photographs; a miniature book which has a case serving -to simulate a book cover and a leaf holder arranged to be removed and replaced in the case as a unit. In addition to the broader featureof this invention, there are details of structure contributingto simplicity, ease of assembly and disassembly-and compactness.

These objects together with other objects and corresponding accomplishments are obtained by means of the embodiment of my invention illustrated in the "accompanying drawings in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the cover case; Fig. 2 isa section through the assembled miniaturebook as seen on the line'22 of Fig.3; Fig. 3 is a section'as seen on the line 33 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a section through the leafholder on an enlarged scale and as seen on the line 4l4 of Fig; 2; Fig. 5 is aperspec tive view of theholder and a leaf in disassembled positions; and Fig. 6 is a fragmental section through the binder and'back in assembled position.

Referring with more particularityto the drawings,- the cover case is shown as comprising-a roundback 10 providing a cover for reception of the leaf holder. Cover end walls 11 close the cover and are provided with 'alined apertures 12 for receiving a binding rod. Hinged to the back 10 are cover faces.

13. The structure is preferably made of metal and forms a box like case which may be opened and closed and held closed by any su1table clasp, not shown.

A leaf holder comprises a rib 14 having side flaps 14a which are bent toward one another forming a split sleeve. At the ends of rib 1 1 are end walls 15 corresponding in shape to cover end walls 11. The end walls 1931. Serial 1%. 543,253.

have apertures 16 registering with the bore of the sleeve. The holder is arranged to fit snugly in the cover with the apertures in the cover case and bolder registering. The inner faces of'the walls 15 have-parallel grooves 17 1 opening through the edge and at their inner ends having cavities 18' forming sockets. The cover and holder are held in assembled relation by a binding rod 19.

Leaves 20 are preferably made of sheet 7 metal which is resilient and capable ofbeing engraved so that they may be marked with suitable sentiments, names,- or like indicia. They may be made of precious metal or covered with a stratum of precious metal as de sired. At the back of the leaves are outstan d ing triangular nibs 21 adapted to be seated in the sockets 18 and so spaced that .when seated they are pivotally held in position in the holder. Such spacing will require flexure of the end walls 15 for insertion of the nibs in the sockets. In order to insert a leaf, the nibs 21 are positioned in grooves 17 leading to the sockets 18. The end Walls 15 may be flexed away from each other due to the resiliency of the metal of which they are formed permitting insertion of the nibs without bending of the leaves. A leaf after insertion in grooves is then pushed toward thesockets and when the nibs reach the latter they will spring into the sockets. Thus, leaves may be removed or inserted. V

' Obviously, leavesmay be inserted and re moved with the holder in place in the cover or the holder may be removed from the cover as foundconvenient and advisable. No skill is' required in assembly or disassembling. The'book is of miniature size and may be] made of precious metals or platedivith the latter. It then serves as a trinket,charm, or locket, to be Worn as a piece of jewelry. Although the leaves are shown adapted to receive 'engraving, they'may be arranged to serve as frames or backings for insertions.

What I claim is: I 1. "A leaf holder adapted to be securedto a miniature book cover case including a sleeve and end leaf'hol'ding'walls, there being aper tures inthe leaf holding Walls registering with? the bore of said sleeve, each ofsaid leaf holding walls having parallel grooves opening through one edge and having sockets at their inner ends; leaves of sheet metal adapted to be engraved on the faces thereof, said 5 leaves having triangular nibs at the back arranged to be seated in the sockets, said leaf holding walls being resilient so as to enable disposal of said nibs in opposite grooves and adapted for guiding said leaves therealong to said sockets.

2. A leaf holder adapted to be secured to a miniature book cover case including a split sleeve and end leaf holding walls, said sleeve being formed of a rib and side flaps turned toward each other, there being apertures in the leaf holding walls registering with the bore of said sleeve, each of said leaf holding walls .lijaving parallel grooves opening through {one edge and having sockets at their inner ends; leaves of sheet metal adapted to be engraved on the faces thereof, said leaves having triangular nibs at the back arranged to be seated in the sockets, said leaf holding walls being resilient so as to enable disposal of said nibs in opposite grooves and adapted for guiding said leaves therealong to said sockets.

A miniature book comprising a cover case having a back provided with a longitudinal cover and end cover walls bounding the cover having apertures; a leaf holder including a sleeve and end leaf holding walls corresponding to said end cover walls, there being apertures in the leaf holding walls 5 registering with the bore of said sleeve, said holder being fitted in said cover, each of said leaf holding walls having parallel grooves opening through one edge and having sockets at their inner ends, a binding rod extend- -.ing through all of said apertures and the bore of said sleeve to detachably fasten the cover case and holder together; leaves, nibs at the back of said leaves arranged to be seated in the sockets, said leaf holding walls 1 being resilient to enable disposal of said nibs in opposite grooves and adapted for guiding said leaves therealong to said sockets.

4. A miniature book comprising a cover case having a back provided with a longitudi- 9. na l cover, end cover walls bounding the cover and having apertures, and front and back covers hinged thereto; a leaf holder including a sleeve and end leaf holding walls corresponding to said end cover walls, there be- 15, ing apertures in the leaf holding walls registering with the bore of said sleeve, said holder being fitted in said cover, each of said leaf holding walls having parallel grooves opening through one edge and having sockets at 3-; their inner ends, a binding rod extending through all of said apertures and the bore of said sleeve to detaohably fasten the cover case and holder together; leaves, nibs at the back of said leaves arranged to be seated in 65 the sockets, said leaves being resilient to enable bending for disposal of said nibs in opposite grooves and adapted to be guided therealong to said sockets.

5. A miniature book comprising a cover case having a back provided with a longitudinal cover and end cover walls bounding the cover and having apertures; a leaf holder including a split sleeve and end leaf holding Walls corresponding to said end cover Walls, said sleeve being formed of a rib and side flaps turned toward each other, there being apertures in the leaf holding walls registering with the bore of said sleeve, said holder being fitted in said cover, each of said leaf holding walls having parallel grooves opening through one edge and having sockets at their inner ends, a binding rod extending through all of said apertures and the bore of said sleeve to detachably fasten the cover case and holder together; leaves, nibs at the back of said leaves arranged to be seated in the sockets, said end leaf holding walls being resilient for disposal of said nibs in opposite grooves and adapted for guiding said leaves therealong to sockets.

(3. A miniature book comprising a cover case having a back provided with a longitudinal cover, and cover walls bounding the cover and having apertures, and front and back covers hinged thereto; a leaf holder including a split sleeve and end leaf holding walls corresponding to said end cover walls, said sleeve being formed of a rib and side flaps turned toward each other, there being apertures in the leaf holding walls registering with the bore of said sleeve, said holder being fitted in said cover, each of said leaf holding walls having parallel grooves opening through one edge and having sockets at their inner ends, a binding rod extending through all of said apertures and the bore of said sleeve to detachably fasten the cover case and holder together; leaves of sheet metal adapted to be engraved on the faces thereof, said leaves having triangular nibs at the back arranged to be seated in the sockets, said leaves holding Walls being resilient to enable disposal of said nibs in opposite rooves and adapted for guiding said leaves therealong to sockets.

In witness that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name this 4th day of June, 1981.

NATHANIAL M. KIRSHNER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3275279 *Mar 24, 1965Sep 27, 1966 Telephone directory cover and holder
US3374794 *Dec 6, 1965Mar 26, 1968Eagle Druggists Supply CompanyRecord holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification63/1.14, 40/535, 206/37
International ClassificationA44C15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C15/00
European ClassificationA44C15/00