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Publication numberUS1906024 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1933
Filing dateNov 28, 1930
Publication numberUS 1906024 A, US 1906024A, US-A-1906024, US1906024 A, US1906024A
InventorsFrederick Clifford Todd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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April 25, 1933. F. c. TODD METAL BINDING FOR CALENDARS Filed Nov. '28: 1950 INVENTOR.

Patented Apr. 25, 1933 STATES ars- T oF- cJE FREDERICK- .cLIrsom) TODD, or CINCINNATI, OHIO, AssIeNon "ro THE. sruEisiNG AUTOMATIC-.MAOETINE co., or CINCINNATI, OHIO, A CORPORATION or 01110 BINDING Iron Application filed November 28, I930. se r iarN't'. 498,607. I

"This invention relates to the art of bind ing calendars, hangers, banners and the like a metal bindin and tosuch bindings and" method 'ofmaking the same.

-It thepractice in binding such articles to u'se-a; previously formed V-shaped strip of sheet metal which is applied to one edge of the a'rti cle and thenlattached thereto by ahand brake 'or "other suitable device for thejp'urpos'e'ij. orderl'to enable the bound article to be snspended, the binder inserts a" 'Iiietal tab aaahe form of an eyelet in the.

biiidihg :j'strip prior to the operation "of the hand brakeandi this operation serves to attachfthetab. f

' In thus incorporating aloos'e tab, it frequently happensthat the tab assumes an angular position or otherwise becomes misplac ed with" the'res'ult thatfthef mounting is defe'ctive, or the operator may forget to Insert a tab andthus there is no means of suspendingtheicalendar after the binding is completed. In any case, considerable t me isexp'ended during the binding operation In pickingup the tabs "and manually placing them within the strip.

In accordance with my invention, the tab is permanently secured to the strip preferably when the strip is manufactured, and the binder merely has to place the strip with attached tab on the margin of the calendar or other article and bend the same in the usual manner in the hand brake. Not only does thi method insure the presence and proper placing of the tab but it very materially saves time and labor in the binding operamen.

The combined strip and tab has a further advantage in that it may be more conveniently handled by the binder. Binding strips are generally produced in automatic machines which cause them to become nested or they are so nested by the manufacturer for convenience and safety in packing and shipment. Heretofore, considerable time has been expended by the binder in separating these strips a they tend to hold together rather tightly. When the individual strips are provided with tabs in accordance with the present invention, these tabs may be readily grasped and the strips quiekl-y'and easily separated in their-order of nestingi These and other objects, general and particular, will be best understood byreference to the accompanying drawing, in which?" Fig. 1 is a detail perspective vi'ew of one of the formed elements preparatory toassernbly; I L 1 Fig. "2 i's a detail perspective view of 'another of the elements;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view'ofa'c'omplete binding strip; I 5

Figs-ate? inclusive illustrate thebinding operation, and f Fig. 8 shows the relative position "of the strips when nested for-shipment. Referring to the drawing, a strip of sheet metal is bent into substantially. l-formor trough as shown in Fig. 1, generally with a narrow fold as 1 and a wide fold-as 2, the widths of-the folds depending'on the size of the'calendar or other article to be mounted. A metallic taba's 3, shown in detail in Fig' 2, 'is inserted into the bend of the strip substantially in the; position shown in Fig. 3 and attached to a side-of the strip by piercing the metal strip and tab preferably simultaneously and upsetting the burr thus formed as at 4 or by welding, riveting, cementing or otherwise. only one tab is to be used, this generally would be placed at the longitudinal center of the strip. It will be evident that the attaching of the tab to the-strip may take place before or after the bending of the strip, as preferred. The strip thus formed is read-y to be used in the binding operation. Referring to Fig. 8, it will be seenthat when the strips are nested, the tabs 3 extend one beyond the other with the tab of the first strip outermost, so that these strips may be removed successively by the binder by'grasping such outermost tab Furthermore the tabs prevent the strips from nesting tightly and thus separation is facilitated. I

The binding operation is illustrated in Figs. 4 to'7. The strip with attached tab is placed by the binder in the hand brake or other device for the purpose in the 'usual Where m manner, and one edge 5 of a calendar 6 or other article to be bound is inserted into the bend of the strip in substantially the manner indicated in Figs. 4 and 7. The operation of the hand brake at this time serves to again fold the strip and withit the marginal portion of *the 'calenda'r ga s 'qillustrated in Figs. 5 and 6. The pressure then exerted tightly secures the strip upon the calendar?" It will be evident nemthe foregoing description that the method forming' i-ii part-*- the subject matter of the present invention saves time and labor and"insu'r'es"properbinding. The strips with attached tabsmay be manufactured economically and they very materiallyifacilitatp the? binding opera tion: 2 1 i'ich' Asim-any, ossible embodiments may be made of the Features of the abovc.-invention and as the art,hereindescribed may; ;be'. varied considerably, all without ;-.departing mm sc peof he inven i n, :i o b understood that all matter herein set; forth or 1 shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not' in-ra.

limiting sense,

Iclaim: 1,

. 1;.1As4an article ofmanufactura-a metallic binding for calendars and thelike .-com prising a strip of sheet metal substantially V-shaped in cross-section, and a metal tab, and means for securing said tab to a face of said strip ;before-.the article to be bound is inserted.

2. As an article of manufacture, a metal lic bindingffor calendars and the like-comprisingaj strip of sheet-metal bent into, substantially v shapewith the bend extending longitudinally of the strip, and ,a .tab sep- 9, arate and distinct from saidstrip, and means fonsecuring said tab to an innei-..'face of the strip and projecting beyond the :margin thereof. 1 I Y. 1 v

3. As articles of manufacture, a plurality of metallic binders for calendars and the like each comprising astrip ofsheet metal adapted to be .bent to form' a binder, a tab attached to said strip, and said metallic bindings being nestable in one anotherwhereby packing and shipping of said bindings is facilitated. I

4. An article of manufacture, for use in connection with a bound article of the class wherein-a metallic strip is formed to have a V-shape cross section, and an edge of the article to be boundis inserted in the trough of said V together with a tab for hanging the bound article, and the metal strip is then folded to bind the article and tab together, comprising a .metal strip having a V cross section, a tab, and means for fastening said tab to a face of said strip.

5. In an edge supporting structure for a stack of sheets, a trough-shaped strip adapted to grip the edgeof said sheets, a tab hav ing a portion thereof adapted to be gripped between said strip and said stack of sheets, and means for securing said tab to said strip. 6. An article of manufacture for binding edge portions of a stack of sheets making up a, calendaror the like comprising a binder including aatliin strip of; steel bent along a longitudinal line'to form a trough having two walls one of the walls being wider than th'e 'oth'er, and a meta'l tab having one end thereof positioned-in-theitroughof -said strip and attachedto the wider of said walls by upsetting 'burrs"formed by simultaneously ,punching .the wall and tab; the trough of 'Isaid'strip 'of steel being capable of receiving ancedge portion of the stack of the sheets whereby the edge; portionand the tab may be bound ,together' by folding the: wider fof said walls along ag secondlongitudinal toclinchrthe narrower of said walls, a por tion ofthetab and the edge portion of said stack of sheetstherebetw een. i 7.. .A-bindenforbinding together edge per tions of a stack of sheets comprising a thin strip of steel havingazll-shaped cross-sec tion,,one of the sides of .the y being higher than-theother; and a. tab having one end thereof positioned in the .V of the V-shaped cross sectionan'd attached to oneof the Sides by upsetting burrs formed by simultaneously punching at. least one. holev through said side and said strip being capable oflreceiv-v ing an edge portion of said stack 3 of sheets inthe Vof its l-shapedcross-section Where; by the tab, edge portions of sheets and bindingstrip maybe clinched together. '.,1 f i 8. In an edge supporting structure for a stack ofsheets, .a trough shaped strip adapted to :grip edgeportions of said sheets,and a .tab comprising a part positioned to be gripped together with said edge portions by sai d strip, said tab being secured to a side of said strip. I ;..In testimony whereof, have signed my name tothis specification this 24th day of November, v1930.


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