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Publication numberUS1987377 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1935
Filing dateMar 15, 1934
Priority dateMar 15, 1934
Publication numberUS 1987377 A, US 1987377A, US-A-1987377, US1987377 A, US1987377A
InventorsStiles Donald C
Original AssigneeUs Envelope Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for philatelists' use
US 1987377 A
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Jan. 8, 1935. D. c. STILES I DEVICE FOR PHILATELISTS' USE Filed March 15, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet l Mm Z jorzald 6. Sides Jan. 8, 1935.

D. c. STILES 1,987,377

DEVICE FOR PHILATELISTS USE Filed March 15, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Lonalals'fzlea Patented Jan. s, 1935 UNITED STATES DEVICE FOR PHILATELISTS USE Donald C. Stiles, Spri fi ld, Mass, assignor to United States Envelope Company, Springfield, Mass, a corporation of Maine Application March 15, 1934, Serial No. 715,690

13 Claims. (01. 40-459) The present invention relates to devices for use by philatelists in securing and displaying, either in albums or on sheets, the stamps of their collections,while at the same time affording the utmost protection to such stamps, and wholly avoiding any defacement or injury of either their printed or their glued surfaces.

Heretofore it has been the general practice to secure and display stamps in collectors albums or sheets by means of stamp hinges,--the latter being simply strips of thin paper, coated with adhesive on one surface, which, in use, are folded transversely, with the moistened adhesive on one side of the fold adhering to the back of the stamp, and the moistened adhesive on the other side of the fold adhering to the album page or sheet. This method of attachment and display affords no protection whatsoever to the stamps, and furthermore, is very objectionable to collectors of unused specimens, because of its defacement of the glued surface of the stamps; even with used stamps, these hinges, in the process of removing a stamp from an album or sheet, are likely, unless great care is used, to produce tearing or defacement of the delicate material of the specimen.

Some stamp collectors, by way of avoiding the hazards'associated with the use of stamp hinges, have resorted to the expedient of placing each stamp specimen in a small cellophane envelope, and then adhesively securing such envelope to the album page or sheet. This method, while affording protection for the stamps, is too ex-.

pensive for the average collector,--requiring, as it does, the purchase of a large number of different sizes of cellophane envelopes to fit the large variety of different size stamps encountered in the usual collection.

The present invention provides stamp mountings much cheaper than the cellophane envelopes heretofore used, but having all of their protective advantages; furthermore, the devices of the present invention, unlike such envelopes, are readily adaptable to the reception and display of stamps of various dimensions, both large and small, and unlike such envelopes, they provide in themselves the means of adhesive attachment to the album page or sheet. Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings in which:- I

Fig. 1 is a front perspective view of the transparent tube from which the improved mountings are cut.

Fig. 1a is a sectional view on a larger scale than Fig. 1 and with the thickness of the material greatly exaggerated, showing the use of a mounting after it is out and folded in the manner depicted by Fig. 1. 5

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the tube shown in Fig. 1 from the opposite side thereof illustrating the use of this tube for a larger stamp.

Fig. 2a is a greatly exaggerated sectional view on a larger scale than Fig. 2, showing the use of 10 a mounting after it is cut in the manner shown by Fig. 2.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view similar to Fig. 1, showing the use of a wider tube for stamps in blocks of four.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the device of Fig.

1 on a larger scale, the thickness of the material being greatly exaggerated.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a modified form of the device, also greatly exaggerated. 20

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of another modification of the device.

Fig. 7 is a sectional view of another modification.

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the device of Fig. 6, showing a stamp positioned therein and with the device folded ready for mounting.

Like reference characters refer to like parts in the different figures.

The device of the invention involves an elongated transparent tube 1, Figs. 1 and 2, or 1a, Fig. 3, having a width at least as great as the height of the article to be positioned therein, with a strip of adhesive 2 or 2a extending longitudinally on the outside of said tube adjacent 5 to one of the folded edges. The tube 1, Figs. 1 and 2, is of a suitable width for the mounting of individual stamps A or A of various heights, as indicated, and the tube 1a, Fig. 3, which is of greater width, accommodates blocks of stamps B, this tube also accommodating various heights up to the width of the tube. For the mounting of first-day covers, which, as is well known, are envelopes to which a commemoratory stamp is affixed with the stamp cancelled by the post mark of the place and date of the first issue of the stamp, a third size of tube which is of sufiicient width to accommodate the envelope is provided. These three sizes will accommodate, as will be apparent, substantially every size of stamp or group of stamps or first-day cover.

The individual mountings are cut from the elongated tube preferably to lengths slightly greater than the widths of the articles therein, as along the line 3, Figs. 1 and 2, or 3a, Fig. 3.

When the stamp or first-day cover is of the same width as the tube, as in Fig. .2, the former is positioned within said tube with the adhesive on the side of the tube opposite to that through which the face of the stamp is visible, and the individual mounting is secured to the album page or sheet C by the strip of adhesive 2 on the tube.

when the height of the stamp or block of stamps is less than the width of the tube, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 3, the tube, after having been out along the line 3 or 3a to the proper length, is folded along a line 4 or is coinciding substantially with the upper edge of the stamp, the lower edge of the latter being in engagement with the folded edge of the tube remote from the line of adhesive. When the tube is used in this manner, the adhesive is on the side of the tube through which the face of the stamp is visible so that when the tube is folded, the adhesive will be located on the back thereof for attachment to the album or sheet in the manner indicated in Fig. 1a.

Referring now to Fig 4. which shows the device of Fig. l on a much larger scale, the tube 1 is formed from a strip of transparent material, preferably cellulose acetate or other derivative of cellulose, with the opposite edges 5 and 8 of said strip overlapping andsecuredtogetherby any suitable adhesive. The tube 1 is flat and provides opposite folded edges 7 and 8 with the overlapping edges of the strip preferably located adjacent to the folded edge '1 of said tube. The strip of adhesive 2 extends longitudinally of the tube on the outside thereof adjacent to the folded edge 7 and, in the particular construction shown, extends in overlying relation to the overlapping edges 5 and 6 of the strip forming the tube. The relative position of the strip of adhesive and the overlapping edges 4 and 5 is not material except that the sides of the tube between the adhesive strip and the opposite edge of the tube are preferably entirely free from overlapping edges and seams to provide for a clear view, through the sides of the tube, of the article within the mounting.

As shown in the modification of Fig. 5, the elongated tube 1 may be formed from a strip of transparent material having its opposite edges secured together by a strip of gummed paper 9 on the outside thereof. The strip of transparent 'mate-, rial is folded substantially centrally thereof and forms one folded edge 8 of the tube, and the strip of gummed paper 9 which is also folded substantially centrally thereof, and overlies the opposite edges of the strip, forms the opposite folded edge 7' of the completed tube. The outer surface of the strip of gummed paper 9 is also coated with adhesive, as indicated, to provide a strip of adhesive 2' on at least one side of the flat tube adjacent to the folded edge 7' thereof. In this modification, the sides of the tube are free from seams or overlapping edges except for the portion of the tube covered by the strip of adhesive-coated paper.

Referring now to Fig. 6, which shows a further modification, the tube 1" comprises a seamless transparent tube which is flattened to provide the opposite folded edges 7" and 8". A strip of adhesive 3" extends longitudinally of the tube on the outside thereof in parallel relation to and adjacent to the folded edge 7". In this modification, the opposite sides of the tube are entirely transparent except for the portion covered by the strip of adhesive.

In the modification of Fig. I, the tube 1'" has one side 10 thereof formed from transparent material, and the other side 11 thereof formed from paper. The strip of cellophane forming the side 10 is wider than the strip of paper and has its opposite edges folded over and secured to the back of said paper, as indicated. A strip of gummed paper 9' is secured to the transparent side 10 of the tube adjacent to one edge 1" thereof, so that when said tube is folded over in the manner indicated in Fig. 1a and Fig. 8, the adhesive will be on the back side of the completed structure for attaching the latter to the album or sheet. In this modification, the face of the stamp is clearly visible through the side 10 of the tube when positioned therein.

The elongated tubes of Figs. 4, 5, 8 or '7 are provided in varying widths, three different widths being generally sumcient, as above stated, for accommodating the large variety of individual stamps, blocks of stamps, and first-day covers encountered in a collection. The individual mounting is cut to the proper width from the elongated tube and is folded to the proper height for each individual article; it will thus be apparent that the dimensions of each completed mounting are substantially the same as those of the stamp or cover to be enclosed independently of the variation in dimension between the width of the tube and the height of the stamp or cover.

Since the adhesive used in forming the tube and also in attaching the tube or container to the album is entirely separate from the portion of the tube or mounting in which the stamp is positioned, the adhesive can have no detrimental eflect on the condition of the stamp within the container. Furthermore, since the tube is cut to a, length slightly greater than the width of the stamp or cover, the latter is completely protected thereby on all sides against injury and soiling, and may, at the same time, be inspected without removal from the mounting.

. Although it will be apparent from Figs. la and 241 that the mounting is open on both sides, the stamp or cover is securely retained in said mounting by the inherent flatness of the material of the container as well as by its inherent static charge which both tend to resist separation of the opposite sides of the tube and thereby prevent the stamp from moving laterally.

At the same time, accurate folding of the tube to produce a mounting whose height, in the stamp-receiving portion, is the same as that of the stamp, so that the upper and lower edges of the latter are coincident with the fold lines of the container, as indicated in Fig. 8, obviously aids in holding the stamp against lateral displacement. For more positive securement of the stamp or article within the container, the front and back walls thereof may be secured together on opposite sides of the stamp, as by the provision of a short diagonal notch 10 in both the front and back walls of the mounting beyond the edges of the stamp therein. This notch forms a tab 12 which is folded back after the stamp is positioned within the mounting (see Fig. 8) to hold the front and back walls of the mounting together. Another method for securing the front and back walls together involves the application to the front and back walls at opposite edges of the mounting beyond the edges of the stamp, adrop of a suitable solution which will cause the material of the two walls to adhere together; if the material of the mounting is cellulose acetate, this solution may be methyl celosolve.

From the foregoing, it will be apparent that the present invention involves an elongated tube for use by philotelists in mounting the stamps and first-day covers of their collections, said tube having a strip of adhesive adjacent to one of the folded edges thereof. By selecting a tube whose width is at least as great as the article to be mounted and cutting from said tube a mountingwhose width is slightly greater than the width of the article, an individual mounting is provided in which the article may be positioned with its lower edge engaging the folded edge of the tube remote from the strip of adhesive. When the tube is of the same width as the height of the article, it is then mounted as in Fig. 2a. When the tube is wider than the height of the article, however, this being more often the case, the mounting, after having been cut from the tube, is folded longitudinally along the line 4 coinciding with the upper edge of the article therein and said mounting is then secured to the album or sheet as indicated in Fig. la. In either event, it will be apparent that the face of the stamp or first-day cover within the mounting is completely visible through the face of said mounting.

I claim,

1. A device for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or other articles in albums or the like, said device comprising a tube having at least one side thereof transparent and adapted to receive the stamp or other article therein, said tube having a strip of adhesive extending longitudinally on the outside thereof.

2. A device for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or other articles in albums or the like, said device comprising a flat transparent tube wider than the height of the article to be positioned therein and open at opposite ends thereof, and a strip of adhesive on the outside of said tube adjacent one of the folded edges thereof.

3. A device for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or other articles in albums or the like, said device comprising a flat tube having at least one side transparent and being wider than the height of the article to be positioned therein, and longer than said article, said tube=having a strip of adhesive extending longitudinally thereof adjacent to one folded edge, and providing for securing the container with the article therein to the page of an album.

4. A device for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or other articles in albums or the like, said device comprising a flat tube having at least one side transparent and having a strip of adhesive extending longitudinally thereof adjacent one folded edge, said tube being wider than the height of the article to be positioned therein to provide for positioning of said article within said tube in engagement with one folded edge thereof, and to provide for folding over of said tube along a line coinciding with the opposite edge of the article, with the strip of adhesive located entirely on the folded-over portion, said tube being at least as long as the width of the article.

5. A device for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or other articles in albums or the like, said device comprising a flat transparent tube having a strip of adhesive extending longitudinally on the outside thereof adjacent to one of the folded edges'of said tube, the latter being wider between said strip and the opposite folded edge than the height of the article to provide for folding over of said tube along a line coinciding with the upper edge of the article after the latter has been positioned within the tube with the lower edge thereof engaging the folded edge of the tube remote from the adhesive strip, said tube being longer than the width of the article, the front and back walls of the tube being secured together on opposite sides of the article therein to prevent removal of said article from said tube.

6. A new article of manufacture,for use by philatelists in themounting of stamps or the like, comprising a tube formed from transparent material having a strip of adhesive extending longitudinally on the outer surface thereof.

'7. A new article of manufacture, for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or the like, comprising a flat tube having at least one side transparent and having adhesive on a portion of the outer surface longitudinally of said tube, the latter being at least as wide as the height of the largest of the stamps.

8. A new article of manufacture, for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or the like, comprising a flat tube formed from a strip of transparent material having its opposite edges overlapping and secured together, said tube having a strip of adhesive extending longitudinally on the outer surface thereof adjacent to one folded edge.

9. A new article of manufacture, for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or the like, comprising a flat tube formed from a strip of transparent material folded along a substantially central line, and a strip of adhesive securing the free edges of said strip together, said adhesive strip also providing an outer adhesive surface on at least one side of the flat tube.

10. A new article of manufacture, for use by I philatelists in the mounting of stamps or the like, comprising a flat seamless transparent tube having a strip of adhesive extending longitudinally on the outer side thereof adjacent one folded edge.

11. As a new article of manufacture, a device for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or other articles of various sizes in albums or the like, said device comprising a flat tube having at least one side transparent and being at least as wide as the height of the largest sized article, said tube having adhesive extending longitudinally on one side thereof adjacent to one folded edge, said tube being longer than the width of the largest article to be mounted.

12. A new article of manufacture, for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or the like, comprising a tube formed from a strip of transparent material having adhesive extending longitudinally on the outer surface thereof, said tube being longer than the article to be positioned therein to provide for cutting of said tube transversely to the desired length.

13. As a new article of manufacture, a device for use by philatelists in the mounting of stamps or other articles of various sizes in albums or the like, said device comprising a flat tube having at least one side transparent and being at least as wide as the height of the largest sized article, said tube having adhesive extending longitudinal- 1:! on one side thereof adjacent to one folded edge, said tube being longer than the width of the largest article to be mounted, and being adapted to be cut transversely to the proper size for the article to be mounted therein.

Domini: c. smas.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/771, 206/454
International ClassificationB42F5/02, B42F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F5/02
European ClassificationB42F5/02