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Publication numberUS1988368 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 15, 1935
Filing dateApr 19, 1932
Priority dateApr 19, 1932
Publication numberUS 1988368 A, US 1988368A, US-A-1988368, US1988368 A, US1988368A
InventorsAinsworth Albert A
Original AssigneeAinsworth Albert A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing device
US 1988368 A
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Jain. 15, 1935.

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Albert ii. worth, (lg, N. if.

Application April 19, 1932, Serial No. 6%,209

The invention, relates to filing devices for adhesively retaining a series of slips in stepped relation and comprising more particularly a backing having a gummed surface or strip and having a series of spaced means for enabling the op-' erator to locate each slip in its proper position on the gummed surface or strip.

According to its preferred embodiment, the invention consists of a card or sheet of paper perforated along and parallel to the side or end so that it can be attached to ring binders and/or pegboards or other devices, and having two or more narrow gummed strips or surfaces also running parallel to the top or side, and in connection with the said perforations said card may also have guide lines running parallel to the top or side or both, so as to insure perfect alignment in the permanent filing of all papers which were originally only temporarily filed for analytical purposes.

I have also devised a novel method of automatically transferring filed documents, papers, etc., and retaining such papers in the form in which they were originally filed.

My device is easily applicable as a transfer member to any ring binder, pegboard or similar device, and its cheapness of production makes it a standard commercial article rather than a costly specialty.

When my perforated sheet or transfer member is put into a ring binder, the papers filed in the binder can be quickly and easily transferred to the card or transfer member by causing them to adhere thereto and then the transfer member may be filed in one of my tongued filing sheets or folders described in my Patent 1,461,570, for Filing device, dated July 10, 1923, and in my application Serial No. 499,087, for Paper files, filed November 29, 1930, now Patent No. 1,862,450, dated June 7, 1932, or in any other desirable manner. The transfer member and attached papers may then be placed for future use in a regular filing cabinet and its replacement cost is negligible as compared with prior transfer members.

In the accompanying drawing,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my filing card or transfer member with a number of slips attached, both the card and slips being mounted upon a series of suitable spaced prongs; and a Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same, showing one of the slips detached from the upper gummed surface and partially lifted up and turned over.

Similar reference letters denote the same parts in both figures.

The transfer card or backing A preferably con-- sists of a sheet of cardboard or the like of suitable thickness and stiffness This card is coated with two or more bands or stripes of gum or other adhesive material B and C, and at or along one or more of its margins it is suitably perforated as The first slip is placed at one end of the card, and each succeeding slip is placed over'the. previously mounted slip with one edge overhanging, so as to be in contact with the adhesive bands on the transfer card. In the drawing I have shown the first slip E at the right-hand end. This slip is mounted fiat upon'the card, and it may be secured to the card throughout its entire width, if desired. Only the overhanging portions of the remaining slips can be attached to the card, leaving the remaining portions free to be lifted up for inspection of the slip below. Each slip may be caused to adhere to the card as it is placed in position or at any time thereafter, so long as the slips and card remain on the prongs. 1

It is immaterial what kind of prong device is used. I may use a bill file of the type in which opposing series of curved prongs are used, one

. series being hinged. I may also use an ordinary pegboard or any kind of bill file having a series of prongs. Other forms of fastening device may be used, such asclips. I

By the above described method and article or apparatus, documents or papers of any kind may, be instantly transferred to the backing or insert and held firmly in the position in which they were originally filed in the binders or on the pegboard. This provides a simple, efiicient and economical transfer backing or member, which, after the filed sheets, documents or records are attached, readily becomes a, part of the record itself, and being made of paper or light cardboard, the whole is then easily filed for future reference and in. the exact form in which the various papers were originally assembled for the purpose of statistical or other analysis, thus doing away entirely with the necessity of the expensive ring or other binder and the equally expensive and cumbersome transfer members of the prior art, since an inexpensive pegboard-can easily be substituted for ring binders, etc. I

I do not limit myself to any particular adhesive material. While I have used the term gum", any sticky material may be used, either in a dry or moist state, and if dry or hard, it may be softened by heat or moisture. The bands B and C may be coatings or stripes applied directly to the card or they may consist of strips gummed on both sides adhesively secured to the card.

I have shown a number of perforations in each slip. The exact number is not material, it only being necessary that there shall be one perforation in the part which overlaps the underlying a slip and a pair of perforations in the other part.

.. The greater the number of perforations, the

greater the number of variations in the spacing of the slips and the consequent width of the ,overlapping portions.

stitute a member'of two pairs.

The backing A is preferably provided with a plurality of guide lines H running parallel to the sides of the backing and crossing the gummed bands or stripes B .and C at right angles thereto.

These lines assist in securing alignment of the slips E filed on the backing. Guide lines I parall e] with the bands or stripes may also be employed to insure perfect alignment.

While I have described a pronged device for holding the sheet and slipsin proper relation while being secured together, other means may be employed for performing this step of my method. For example, I may use a series of spaced clips under which the edges of the backa ing sheet and slips may be placed, a suitable stop or stops being provided for aligning said edges, or the clips themselves may form or be provided with stops.

Although I prefer a base provided with spaced prongs for locating the slips on the backing sheet, this object may be attained without the use of such a device. The slips may be located on the backing sheet by simply placing the slips on the sheet in such positions that a pair of the perforations of the slips registers with a pair on the sheet.

What I claim is:

1. A device for adhesively retaining a series of slips in stepped relation, comprising a backing having a gummed surface, said backing also having a series of pairs of spaced perforations for enabling the operator to locate each slip in its proper position on the gummed surface.

2. A device for adhesively retaining a series of slips in stepped relation, comprising a sheet having a gummed surface and a series of pairs of spaced means for enabling-the operator to locate each slip in its proper position 'on the gummed surface.

3; A device for adhesively retaining a series of slips in different positions, comprising 'a backing having a gummed surface, said backing also having aseries of pairs of spaced perforations-for enabling the operator to locate each slip in its proper position on the gummed surface.

4. A device for adhesively retaining a series of slips in different positions, comprising a sheet having a gummed surface and a series of pairs of spaced means for enabling the operator to locate each slip in its proper position on the gummed surface.

5. A method of filing papers which comprises impaling a backing sheet on a plurality of pairs ,of prongs, impaling at least some of the papers on different pairs of said prongs, and causing each 015 said papers to 'adhere to the surface of said sheet in the place where it is held by its prongs.

6. A filing set comprising a backing sheet hav ing a plurality of pairs of perforations, in combination with a plurality of slips, each slip hav- .ing,a smaller number of perforations than the backing sheet, at least two perforations in each slip being spaced to correspond with a pair cf perforations in the backing sheet, the surface of one element being gummed at least, in part where a slip makes contact with the backing sheet.

'1. A method of filing papers .which comprises 8. A device for adhesively retaining a series of slips in stepped relation, comprising a sheet-having a stripe of gum on its surface and a series of. pairs of spaced means for enabling the operator to locate each slip in its proper position on the gummed surface.

9. A filing set comprising a backing sheet having a plurality of pairs of perforations, in combination with a plurality of slips, each slip having a smaller number of perforations than the backing sheet, at least two perforations in each slip being spaced tocorrespond with a pair of perforations in the backing sheet, the surface of one element being gummed at least in part where a slip makes contact with the backing sheet, and means for registering a pair of perforations of each slip with a pair of perforations on the backhaving a gummed surface and a series of pairs of spaced means for enabling the operator to locate each slip in' its proper position on. the gumme surface, anda series of guide lines parallel to one edge of the backing to insure perfect alignment of said slips in the permanent filing thereof.

12. The combination with a sheet having a gummed band parallel with one edge of the sheet, a plurality of .slips adhesively secured across said gummed band in stepped relation to each other, said sheet having means for procuring alignment of each slip on the gummed bandcomprising a series of lines ruled on the sheetv andextending across to the gummed band.

13. The combination with a sheet having a gummed band parallel with one edge of the sheet. a plurality of slips adhesively secured across said gummed band in stepped relation to each other, said sheet having means for procuring alignment ofeach slip on the gummed band comprising a series of lines ruled on the sheet and extendin across to the gummed band, and a second series of guide lines drawn parallel to the band.

14. In combination with a sheet having a pair of spaced gummed bands parallel with one edge of the sheet, a plurality ofslips adhesively secured across both said gummed bands in stepped relation to each other, and a series of spaced means carried by the sheet for enabling the operator to locate each slipin its proper position on-the gummed bands.

- ALBERT A. AINSWORTH.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2567279 *Nov 27, 1948Sep 11, 1951Lever Brothers LtdRecord sheet holder
US2817455 *Nov 13, 1953Dec 24, 1957Stanley Earnshaw JohnAccount and record analysing system
US3043734 *Mar 6, 1956Jul 10, 1962John Green Press IncFiling device and method of operation
US3055415 *Dec 31, 1959Sep 25, 1962Max E BakerCard-aligning machine
US3420380 *Sep 9, 1966Jan 7, 1969Jochim Paul NFiling device having pockets formed by stepped slips
US4002356 *Aug 11, 1975Jan 11, 1977Weidmann Raymond CFoldable checkbook with pegboard style journal sheets
US4232463 *May 16, 1978Nov 11, 1980Visu-Flex CorporationPanel file
US4344242 *Oct 6, 1980Aug 17, 1982Visu-Flex CorporationMachine for manufacture of panel file
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/371, 40/401, 462/80
International ClassificationB42D1/00, B42D1/10, B42F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D1/10, B42F1/00
European ClassificationB42D1/10, B42F1/00