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Oct, 23, 1934- c. E. BREITKREUZ STAMP COLLECTORS ALBUM Filed June 1, 1934 INVENTOR C0711? Brez'ikmu BY 7 TQRNE Patented Oct. 23, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT op ng;
s'ramr COLLECTOR'S ALBUM carln nreitkreuz, East Orange, N. J. Application June 1, 1934, Serial No. 728,521 3 Claims. (craze-so) removed with difliculty and perhaps injury to the stamps.
The principal object of .thepresent invention is to provide a stamp collector's album having novel mounting sheets so constructed and arranged as to provide a protective mounting for stamps and the like or other objects of value or of interest to be preserved.
Another object of the present invention lies in theprovision of an album of the above character wherein the sheets are provided with pockets or pouches for removably receiving the stamps, the said pockets having transparent or translucent outer walls, whereby the stamps therein may be readily and easily seen and at the same time tion and the manner of inserting or removing p stamps is illustrated. r Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective, sectional vie taken substantially along line 2-2 of Fig; 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged schematic sectional view takenalong line 3-3 01 Fig. 1, and Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken along line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Similar characters of reference are employed in the above described views, to indicate corresponding parts.
Referring now to the said drawing, the reference numeral 1 designates the novel album book of this invention having mounting pages or sheets 2 which are illustrated as carried in loose leaf form by the snap rings 3 attached to the back of the book 1. The pages 2 may be permapage'2 is provided with a plurality of horizontal nently attached to the back of book 1 as in the,
case of ordinary albums, if desired.
According to the preferred construction, ,each
or transverse narrow slits 4. The slits 4 extend 0 from the left margin of the page 2 to the right margin thereof and are mutually spaced from one'another vertically of the page. Owing to the extreme narrowness of the slits 4 their presence is not ordinarily observed when looking at the sheet 2. Rectangular strips 5 of transparent or translucent sheet material, such as. sheetcellu s lose acetate or nitrate, "Cellophane, waxed paper, etc., are inserted transversely through the slits 4 and are folded upwardly against opposite surfaces of the page 2. If desired, the strips 5 may be creased or folded lengthwise midway of their widths initially, and thereafter inserted transversely through the slits', the line of crease or fold of each strip 5 being positioned so as to coincide with a slit 4.
Each page 2 is then stitched with a plurality of mutually spaced parallel rows of stitching 6 which rows extend preferably parallel to the vertical edges of the page 2. The stitches of the rows 6 pass through the page 2 and through the strips 5' thereby forming a multiplicity of individual pockets or pouches 7 at both sides of the page 2. The pockets '7. are thus arranged in horizontal rows, six pockets being illustrated in the drawing as constituting each row of a page 2, although a greater or lesser number of such pockets may be used depending upon the size of each. page 2 and upon the width of stamps to be inserted into the pockets, the horizontal spacing of the rows of stitches 6 depending upon the size of stamps to be'mounted on the page.
The pockets 7 are open at their tops, closed at their. bottoms, have transparent or translucent outer walls 8 formed from the strips 5 and opaque rear walls provided'by the base page or sheet 2. When the stamps 9 are inserted into the pockets 7, they may be readily viewed through the transparent or translucent walls 8. Preferably a pair of tweezers 10 is employed for inserting the stamps 9 into pockets 7. I
.With the stamps inserted into the pockets 6, they present a neat and attractive appearance owing to the lustregiven to them by the usually glossy nature of the strip material 5. Also, the 105 stamps 9 are thus protected against abrasion such as would otherwise occur when handling the pages 2 and are also protected against injurious effects due to air and humidity changes. Since the strip material is held flat against the surface of page 9 2 by the stitching 6, there is no possibility'of the pockets '7 of adjacent pages 2 catching and tearing one another when the sheets or pages 2 are turned over in use.
Stamps may be readily removed from the pockets '7 or interchanged with other stamps by use of the tweezers 10 or other suitable means for grasping the stamps. Owing to the exact horizontal alignment of all the pockets (of each row of pockets, the stamps are neatly arranged in accurate horizontal rows, thereby adding to the effectiveness of their display. It will be apparent that objects such as photographis, etc., other than stamps may also be preserved and displayed by the album of the present invention.
As many changes could be made in the above construction and many apparently widely different embodiments of this invention could be made without departing from the'scope thereof, as defined by the following claims, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawing shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
I claim: I
1. In an album of the character described, a leaf having a. plurality of mutually spaced slits therein, transparent sheet material extending through said slits and folded against opposite surfaces of said leaf, and fastening means for attaching said sheet material at intervals to said leaf, thereby forming a plurality of receiving pockets on opposite surfaces of the leaf, said pockets having transparent outer walls.
.2. In an album of the character described, a leaf having a plurality of mutually spaced transversely extending slits therein, transparent sheet strip material extending through said slits and folded over and against opposite surfaces of said leaf, and fastening means disposed in rows for attaching said sheet strip material at intervals to said leaf, thereby forming a plurality of receiving pockets on opposite surfaces of the leaf, said pockets having transparent outer walls.
3. In an album of the class described, a leaf having a plurality of mutually spaced transversely extending slits therein, rectangular transparent sheet material extending through said slits and folded over and against opposite surfaces of said leaf, and rows of stitching extending, substantially at right angles to said slits for attaching said sheet material at intervals to said leaf, thereby forming a plurality of pockets on opposite surfaces of the leaf, said pockets having transparent outer walls and being open at their tops.
CARL E. BREITKREUZ.