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Publication numberUS2120160 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1938
Filing dateApr 22, 1930
Priority dateApr 22, 1930
Publication numberUS 2120160 A, US 2120160A, US-A-2120160, US2120160 A, US2120160A
InventorsHarry Stevens
Original AssigneePacific Manifolding Book Compa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 2120160 A
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June 7, 1938. I STEVENs 2,120,160

MANIFOLDING PACKET Filed April 22, 1930 2 sheets shee't 1 INVENTOR.

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June 7, 1938. H. STEVENS 2,120,160

MANIFOLDING PACKET Filed April 22, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IN V EN TOR.


Patented June 7, I p p Q UNITED; STATES T'TPATENT OFFICE MANIFOLDING PACKET Q Harry Stevens, Oakland, Calif., aslllnor, by mesne assignments, to Pacific Manifolding Book Company, Inc., a corporation oi Dela- Application April 22, 19:0, sci-m N0. 440,249

1 Claim. (01. 282-22) i This invention relates to improvements inmade to the following detailed description of the manifolding record devices for making multiple preferred embodiment of the'invention, and to copies at a single inscription, and with reference the accompanying drawings, in which: to its more specific features, it relates to ilii- Figure l is a partially diagrammatic perspecprovements in a manifolding assembly of record, tive'view of the improved manifolding assembly, 5 and transfer leaves suitable for being placed in p rts being broken away for clearness of disa typewriting or like machine and simultaneously closure and the several leaves being opened out inscribed therein. or spread apart so as to disclose the construc- It is a general object of the invention to protion and arrangement more clearly; 4

l0 vide an improved manifolding assembly of the V Fig. 2 is a perspective front elevation of th class mentioned 1 forming a pliable compound manifolding assembly. and work web or record sheet capable of convenient Fig. 3'is'a view of a modification. utilization in typewriting or similar writing ma- According to the drawings there is an original I chines in such'a manner as to avoid a considerrecord leaf 5 and a duplicate record leaf 6, these l5 able number of time-consuming operations-in leaves being ruled asdndicated at I as required 16 the entry of various records, such, for example, for the particular transactions or business to be as the entry of bookkeeping records, making recorded. The forms shown are for the purmonthly or periodical billsand the like. pose of recording commercial transactions pro- A further object of the invention is to providing statements and ledger sheets when all of 20 vide an improved manifolding assembly well the entries orpostings have been made. 20

" adapted for bookkeeping or similar record pur- Both the original and duplicate record leaves poses, capable of being inserted as a unit in and 5 and I may be of ordinary writing paper of a removed from a writing or similar manifolding weight or thickness suitable for using in manimachine, and permitting flexibility and simplicity 1 folding devices such as typewriting machines,

of handling and distribution. and sufficiently light to transfer the inscriptions 5 A further object of the invention is to provide from leaf to leaf. In the form shown these two an improved manifolding assembly capable of leaves are of the same weight and quality of stock saving agreat deal of labor and time in making and are preferably formed from a single sheet entries at different times during -.a' given period, of paper folded as indicated at I, so as to bring the novel assembly being simple and inexpensive the two leaves in overlapping relatively superso and the entries so made as to make up'a plurality posed positions, with the blank forms of the two of complete unitary records which may be sub-' leaves in registry with each other. If it is desequently distributed to their respective destinasired that the leaves and 8 be of different weight tions. of paper, this can be readily accomplished by Stillanother object of the invention is to prooverlapping and pasting together two separate 3; vide an improved manifolding assembly of recleaves adjacent to the fold. line 8. Both -'the 0rd and transfer leaves which is pliable to adapt original and duplicate record leaves have free it for use in typewriting or other writing maedges lying opposite and parallel to the attachchines, and in which a composite transfer leaf merit fold l. The paper .also is shown as being 40 may be reversed after being used so as to bring weakened along line 8 as by a line of perforations 49 fresh parts of the transfer surface into transfer 9 whereby the separation-of the sheets is facilpositions. itated after all the posting has been done. When Further objects of the invention will be in pa t these sheets are thus separated, they are ready p t d out in t following d tail d d scription for distribution 'to their destination without any of an illustrative but preferred embodiment of further operation thereon.

the invention, and will be in part obvious in con- 'In the'embodiment of Figs. 1 and- 2 there are nection therewith. also two transfer or carbon leaves Ill and H,

The invention accordingly comprises the fearelatively superposed with each other and positures of construction, combinations of elements, tioned in manifolding relation with the leaves 5 50 and'arrangements of parts, which will be-exand 8 between the latter. These two transfer 50 emplifled in the construction hereinafter set forth leaves are also preferably formed from a single and the scope of the application of which will be sheet of paper and are'attached-together at theirindicated in the claim. I adjacent edges. This attachment, asin the case For a more complete understanding of the of the record leaves I and I, is shown as being nature and objects of the invention, referenceis formed by a fold it. The fold it is shown as u bon transfer material,

being disposed within the fold i when the transfer and record leaves are in assembled position, but the fold I! may be otherwise disposed as later described. Both of the transfer leaves are shown as having carbon or transfer material 13 only upon one side or face thereof, the opposite side of each transfer leaf being free of the car- The transfer faces l3 of both transfer leaves, as shown, face in the same direction, that is: downwardly or rearwardly, so as to transfer the inscriptions to the upper adjacent faces of the record leaves. The transfer leaves can also be perforated on the fold line 12 if desired, as shown. I

A third record leaf I4 is also utilized having a blank form I5 thereon which may conform generally to the blank form I and be registered with the latter when the leaf I4 is inserted in manifolding position. It will be understood, moreover, that the forms on all of the leaves may be varied and arranged as desired to accommodate them to any use or business. The record leaf N, as herein shown, forms a ledger leaf. It. is entirely separate and independent of the other record leaves' and of the transfer leaves, so that it may be separately inserted or removed. It will be seen that the ledger leaf I may be inserted between the adjacent transfer leaves l and II comprising the transfer leaves Ill and H is secured to the record sheet or unit which includes the record leaves 5 and 6. This is preferably accomplished by attaching the record leaf 6 to the transfer leaf II by means of an adhesive. The adhesive is preferably applied in spots l6 arranged in a row along the edge of the record leaf 6 and between the latter and the adjacent edge of the carbon leaf 1 I. The carbon or transfer material at the adjacent edge of the leaf ll may be removed locally inorder that the adhesive may form, a satisfactory bond with the leaf. The adhesive attachment is sufficiently firm to retain the leaves in their correct assembled position, but on the other hand this attachment is light enough to provide for ready separation of the leaves after they have been inscribed; that is the leavesmay be pulled apart by disrupting the adhesive spots which can be accomplished by pulling the two attached leaves away from each other. It will be understood that the several record and transfer leaves may be assembled and pasted as described, at the It will also be understood that for detached. The, ledger sheet l4 may be inserted -at any time either at. the factory or by the user.

It will be noted that, as shown, in Figs. 1 and 2 the original record leaf I may be somewhat narrower than the underlying duplicate record leaf 6, the edge I] thereof terminatingshort of the adjacent or corresponding edge of the duplicate leaf. This provides for a margin of the ledger leaf N extending beyond the edge I], but it will be understood that the ledger leaf may be made narrower, thus omitting its extending margin,

, or a part of it. Also the adjacent edge l8 of the upper transfer leaf I0 extends slightly beyond the edge I! of the leaf 5, thus providing a projecting margin ['9 of the transfer leaf which is disposed between the edge I! and the adjacent corresponding edge of the duplicate leaf 6. The original record leaf 5, the upper transfer leaf I0, and the duplicate record leaf 6, thus terminate successively in the order named at the right edges as viewed in the drawings. This projecting margin i9 provides a guide protruding beyond the edge I! of the leaf 5 facilitating the entry of the ledger sheet into its correct manifolding position. When it is desired to insert the ledger sheet into position, the forward edge thereof is slid along the upper projecting surface ofthe carbon leaf l I until it engages with the guiding margin 19. The advancing edge of the ledger sheet engages the guiding margin in full view of the operator, entering beneath the margin. The ledger sheet is thus directed into its correct manifolding position beneath the transfer leaf ill and there is very little danger that it be inserted into incorrect position above said transfer leaf.

It will now be seen that when the several record leaves are assembled together with the transfer sheets in superposed manifolding relation therewith, the complete assemblage forms a pliable compound work web or record sheet which may be inserted as a unit in a typewriting or other writing machine to conform to the platen thereof. After the inscription is made, this compound work'web may be removed as a unit from the typewriter and the assemblage kept intact until it is again desired to post' an entry, whereupon the writing operations may be repeated.

It will, therefore, be seen that the record and transfer leaves described may be initially as-' sembled rat the factory to form the compound work web and stored or transported in this form.

'The ledger sheet may be insertedinto position either at the factory or by the user. When it is desired to make an entryfupon the compound web, the latter is inserted into a typewriting or similar writing machine and the entry posted thereon. The compound web may be removed from the machine and kept intact until it is desired to make an entry for the particular customer. For example, the posting on a compound web for a customer may be begun at the first of a month and the web kept intact for a full month during which entries may be posted thereon one after another at different periods, dependent upon the course of business with the individual customer for whom the web is used.

At the end of the month the leaves can be easily separated. In order to do this, the ledger sheet Il may be removed and filed initsappropriate binder. The record sheet comprising original record leaf 5 and duplicate leaf 6 may be separated from the transfer sheet including the transfer leaves i0 and i I. As these sheets are pulled apart, the spot line of adhesive is readily severed, thus leaving the surface of the duplicate leaf 6 substantially clean and free from any objectionable marring due to the attachment. The original and duplicate record leaves may then be severed from each other along the weakened line 9. The original statement leaf 5 can then be forwarded to the customer and the duplicate statement 6 retained for record.

This arrangement effects a great saving in labor and time, as it is unnecessary to assemble the record and transfer leaves before each posting or entry, or to disassemble them after such entry.

By virtue of the folding together of the several record web or packet is made up of three manifolding units. One of these units is formed by the original and duplicate'record 'leaves'i and 8 attached together by the fold 8 at their adjacent edges. Another unit isformed by the two relatively superposed transfer leaves l and II similarly attached together by the fold l2 and attached to the first unit by means of the line of spot adhesive l6. The third unit is formed by the separate ledger leaf l4.

In the modified form of Fig. 3, there is a compound pliable unitary work web made up of a plurality of manifol'ding units as in the embodiment already-described. In this case, the original record leaf 20 is attached along one edge to the duplicate record leaf 2| along a perforated fold line 22 similar to the fold 8 above described. The

' duplicate leaf is provided with an extension or extending margin 23 which may serve as a binder having perforations'for this purpose. The original and duplicate leaves may be provided with appropriate blank forms. Also the original leaf is provided witha transverse weakened or perforated line 24 whereby the lower record part thereof may be separated from the upper part. i

The transfer leaf 25 is interposed-between the original and duplicate record leaves, being attached at its outer edge to the duplicate leaf by a line of spot adhesive as indicated at 26. This attaching line is preferably adjacent to the binding margin 23 of the duplicate leaf and as before, the transfer material may be locally removed to insure a good attaching bond. The advantages of this attachment are similar to those of the spot adhesive attachment above described and need not be here enumerated.

Since certain changes may be made in the above construction and different embodiments of theinvention could be made without'departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having described myinvention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

A unitary, independent, pliable manifolding assembly including, in combination, original and duplicate record leaves relatively superposed in manifolding relation with each other and having an attaching fold attaching them together along adjacent'edges, a weakened severance line extendingalong the line 'of saidfold and along which the original'and duplicate record leaves may be severed from each other, a binding extension at the edge portion of said duplicate leaf opposite to said fold and lying in exposed position beyond the adjacent edge of said original leaf so as to provide a binding stub for filing or binding the duplicateleaf, and a transfer leaf interleaved in transfer relation with said original and duplicaterecord leaves so as to transfer inscriptions to the duplicate leaf, said transfer leaf having a binding extension at one of its edges extending beyond the adjacent edge of the original leafto form a binding stub overlapping said first mentioned binding stub, anda light spot adhesive attachment between said binding stubsa ready detachment thereof,


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US2869898 *Oct 14, 1955Jan 20, 1959Shaw Walker CoPayroll record and computing papers
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U.S. Classification462/55
International ClassificationB41L1/00, B41L1/22
Cooperative ClassificationB41L1/22
European ClassificationB41L1/22