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Publication numberUS2159921 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1939
Filing dateJul 26, 1935
Publication numberUS 2159921 A, US 2159921A, US-A-2159921, US2159921 A, US2159921A
InventorsNelson S. Welk
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Suppokt for loose leaf binders
US 2159921 A
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May 23, 1939. N. s. WELK El AL SUPPORT FOR LOOSE LEAF BINDERS Original Fiied July 26, 1955 INVENTORS NELSON .5. WELK FRED H0 CKER v Patented May 23, 1939 PATENT OFFlC SUPPORT FOR LOOSE LEAF BINDERS Nelson S. Welk, Athens, Ohio, and Fred Hooker,

Harrisburg, Pa., assignors to The McBee Company, Athens, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Original application July 26, 1935, Serial No. 33,196. Divided and this application March 10, 1937, Seral No. 129,970

3 Claims.

Our invention pertains to devices of the character described in United States Patent No. 1,958,- 743, dated May 15, 1934, which patent describes a peg board having a device for holding a plurality of loose leaves in shingled relation. A frame is provided with right and left side bars provided with rack teeth and a line guide carried by a rotating shaft which has pinions fixedly secured thereto. The pinions mesh with the teeth of the rack so that rotation of the pinions will shift the position of the line finder. A wheel is mounted on the end of the shaft to provide for its convenient rotation.

Our invention relates more specifically to our co-pending application, Serial No. 33,196, filed July 26, 1935, since matured into Patent No. 2,080,975, dated May 18, 1937, of which this is a division. As described in that application, a frame is provided whereby the peg board can be detachably secured to a loose leaf book or binder in which the leaves may if desired be bound in singled relation.

The principal object of our invention is to provide a supplementary base to be placed under the hinged portion of the binder or loose leaf book so as to cause it to assume a convenient angle for writing or reading when placed upon a desk or table.

Our means of accomplishing the foregoing objects may be more fully comprehended by having reference to the accompanying drawing, which is hereunto annexed and is a part of this specification in which Fig. 1 is side view of our invention, a fragmentary portion of a loose leaf book in open position being shown resting on the base; and

Fig. 2 is a perspective View of our improved base.

Similar reference numerals refer to similar parts throughout the entire specification.

As shown in the drawing, our base comprises inclined front and rear walls I and 2.

The lower portions of the walls I and 2 are bent outwardly to form horizontal feet 5 and 6. These feet 5 and 6 serve to support the walls securely upon a desk or table (not shown). plate 1 extends between the horizontal feet 5 and 6 to which it may be secured by spot welding or in any other convenient or desired manner.

The upper edge 8 of the wall I is provided with a flange 9 which extends in a forward direction. The upper edge in of the wall 2 is formed with a vertical flange ll. These flanges 9 and Il may be formed of the walls I and 2 or may if desired A tie be formed separately and secured to the walls I and 2.

A channel I2 is provided to connect the flanges 9 and H. The edges thereof are provided with U shaped portions l3 and I4, adapted to be 5 fitted over the flanges 9 and II respectively. These U shaped portions l3 and I4 may be spot welded to the flanges 9 and H or secured in any desired manner.

In practice we have found it desirable to pad 10 the upper surface of the channel l2 with corduroy I5 or other suitable material to protect the backs of the loose leaf binders when they are leather bound. The corduroy l5 should extend entirely over the U shaped portions l3 and I4. 15

It will be apparent from the drawing that the flanges 9 and II are so spaced that when the loose leaf book or binder I6 of which a fragmentary portion only is shown, is placed upon our base that it will be supported in an open po- 20 sition and at an angle which is most convenient for reading.

The U shaped portions l3 and I4 should be so formed as to clear the covers I! and 18 of the loose leaf book 16 and to support same at a point adjacent the hinges I9 and 20 of the loose leaf book I 6. In this manner we avoid any undue stress upon the hinges I9 and 20 due to them being incorrectly supported, by the base.

Having described our invention, what We regard as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. In a base for supporting a loose leaf book having a hinged back, hinges which attach covers of said book to the back and prongs to which 35 loose leaves are secured; said base comprising inclined front and rear walls, substantially corresponding in height to the size of the covers of the book to be supported, the lower portion of said walls being bent to form feet, a tie plate which 4 connects said feet secured thereto, a vertical flange at the top of the rear wall, an inclined flange at the top of the front wall, a channel which fits the back of said book, the edges of said channel being secured to the flanges on said walls, the point of connection of said channel to said flanges being such that the book will be supported at the point adjacent the hinges of the book so that when opened, the leaves will be in position for convenient reading. 50

2. In a base for supporting a loose leaf book having a hinged back, hinges which attach covers of said book to the back and prongs to which loose leaves are secured; said base comprising inclined front and rear walls, substantially correspond- 55 ing in height to the size of the covers of the book to be supported, the lower portion of said walls being bent to form feet, a tie plate which connects said feet secured thereto, a vertical flange at the top of the rear wall, an inclined flange at the top of the front wall, a channel which fits the back of said book, the edges of said channel terminating in U shaped portions which are secured to the flanges on said walls, the point of connection of said channel to said flanges being such that the book will be supported at the point adjacent the hinges of the book so that when opened, the leaves will be in position for convenient reading.

3. In a base for supporting a loose leaf book having a hinged back, hinges which attach covers of said book to the back and prongs to which loose leaves are secured; said base comprising inclined front and rear walls, substantially corresponding in height to the size of the covers of the book to be supported, the lower portion of said walls being bent to form feet, a tie plate which connects said feet secured thereto, a vertical flange at the top of the rear wall, an inclined flange at the top of the front wall, a channel which fits the back of said book, the edges of said channel terminating in U shaped portions which are secured to the flanges on said walls, a pad which covers said channel and its U shaped edges, the point of connection of said channel to said flanges being such that the book will be supported at the point adjacent the hinges of the book so that when opened, the leaves will be in position for convenient reading.

NELSON S. WELK.

FRED HOCKER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/42
Cooperative ClassificationA47B65/00