Improvement in books and covers
US 200762 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. W. H. REISINGER.
Book and Cover.
No. 200,762. Patented Feb. 26, I878.
INVENTOR rLPErERs, PHOTU-LITNDGRAPHtR WASH NGTON u C I PATENT JAMES w. H. R Is Nenii, or MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA.
I f; flIV IiPROV E MENT.IN BOOKS AND COVERS.
' Specificationforming part of Letters Patent No. 200,762, dated February 26, 1878; application filed A A January 30, 1878.
invented a new and useful Improvement in Methods of Book-Binding for Blank-Books.
The improvement is fully set-forth in the following specification, reference being had-to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to an lmprovement in l blank-books,diaries,'blotters, and other books which it is desirable to preserve when filled;
j and consists, principally, in providing a back I for the leaves, and also a detachable coveror binding, which maybe removed at will, and
applied to another when the blanks are lilled -or exhausted.
Figurel represents my cover or binding,
which is constructed in the ordinary manner,
except that Within the back, and parallel with it, is extended a metallic strip, turned up at each end' in the shape of a hook, and form ing a clasp for holding the leaves within the cover. i This clasp is covered, except the hooks at the ends. Figs; 12 l and atthe back by astrip, of metal, gutta-percha, or other suitable material, asshown in Fig. 4, and which is securely attached by glue or other" adhesive substance, as shown in Fig. 5; or
this back may have side flanges, as shown in Figs. 2 an forming a clamp," In the latter 5 represent the blank-book, l whichisformed by uniting the'leaves firmly case the leaves are placed within the clamp, and the flanges forced down upon them by means of a hammer, vise, or other mechanical device, thus holding them firmly together. The ends H of this back are made to project beyond the leaves, as shown in Figs. 2, 3, 4, and5, and form a shoulder, which fits into the hooks F of the clasp E, thereby uniting the book and covers.
I am aware that removable covers or bindings for books have been heretofore used, and I therefore do not claim such, broadly; but
What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. The cover A B D, having the metal clasp E, provided with flanges F F, bent inwardly from its ends, in combination with the book or tablet K, having a back-piece, the ends of whichproject from the book or tablet, all substantially as shown, described, and for the purpose specified.
2. The leaves or tablet K, secured to the back-piece. byi glue or other adhesive substance, the ends of said back-piece projecting from the sides of the tablet, whereby the latter is adapted for attachment to the covers A B D, substantially as shown, described, and for the purpose set forth.
JAMES w. H. RnIsiNeER.
Witnesses: A. B. RICHMOND,
GEO. W. ADAMS.