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Patented Sept. 12, 1939 UNITED STATES ATENT OFFICE Louis F. Dow Company poration of Minnesota St. Paul, Minn., a cor- Application July 29, 1937, Serial No. 156,329
My invention relates to record holders and particularly to record holders constructed of paper or some similar suitable material.
An object of the invention resides in providing a record holder which will be simple in construction, attractive in appearance, eicient in use and economical in cost.
Another object of the invention resides in providing a record holder which will readily lend it- 1u self to displaying advertising matter and which may be used for numerous purposes,
A still further object of the invention resides in constructing the holder from a single sheet oi paper cut and folded to provide a pocket for l5 the reception of records of various forms.
Another object of the invention resides in constructing the pocket with a front body portion and a rear body portion attached to one another at the lateral edges and one end thereof and open at the other end and in further forming the front body portion with a slot disposed inwardly of the open end of the pocket to give access to the pocket from either side of the divider.
A still further obj ect of the invention resides in providing an extension on said divider adapted to assist in guiding records into the compartments of the pocket.
An object of the invention resides in hingedly connecting said extension to the divider and iront wall to form a iiap adapted to be folded over the front body portion and the slot therein.
A still further object'of the invention resides in constructing the records in a pack, each record having a tab or a portion at the outer end thereof adapted to project outwardly beyond the slot for assisting in removal of the record from the pocket.
A feature of the invention resides in arranging the tabs to form an index for the records.
Another object of the invention resides in constructing the two outer records as a folder and in arranging the other records individually within the folder so that the pack may be removed as 'a unit.
Other objects of the invention reside in the novel combination and arrangement of parts and in the details oi construction hereinafter illustrated and/or described.
In the drawings:
Fig. l is a front elevational view of a record holding device illustrating an embodiment of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a rear View of the structure shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a developed View of the blank from which the record holding device is constructed.
Fig. 4 is a cross sectional View taken on line l-fi of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 5 5 of Fig. 2 and drawn to an enlarged l5 scale.
Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5 showing the iiap folded over the front body portion.
Figs. 7 and 8 are developed Views of the blanks from which the records are constructed. 10
In the construction of devices providing pockets and formed of paper it frequently becomes desirable to use types of paper having one surface of different color or iinish than the other and to so arrange the parts that all of the ex- 15 posed parts of the device present only the finished surface of the paper to view. The present invention provides a construction by means of which such a device may be readily and economically obtained and with only a single run of 20 printing if desired. v
My invention is constructed from a sheet of paper'which is indicated in its entirety by the reference numeral I6 and which constitutes the blank from'which the record holder is formed. 25 This blank is elongated in form andis scored transversely at II and I2 to provide two hinges and to divide the blank into a flap I3, a front body I4 and a rear body portion I5. Immediately below the score I I is formed in the front body 30 portion lli a transverse slot I6 which leaves a strip of paper Il between said score and slot and which serves a purpose to be subsequently more fully described. The slot I6 falls short of the lateral edges I8 and I9 of the blank so 4that the 35A flap I3 and the front body portion I4 are connected together by means of the connecting portions 2l and 22 remaining between the ends of the slot and the lateral edges I8 and I9 of the blank. 40
Upon the obverse side of the ap I3 may be printed any suitable data or information such as indicated at 23. Where the record holder is to be used for advertising purposes, the name of the advertiser or any other information desired 45 to be given to the users may be printed. Upon the obverse side of the front body portion I4 may be printed any other further information desired to be given to the user. A calendar 2i has been diagrammatically shown on this sheet and it can 50 readily be comprehended that any other suitable information may be printed thereon. Upon the observe side of the rear wall I5 is likewise printed any suitable information such as indicated at 26. It will be noted that the printing is entirely con- 55 ned to the same side of the blank I0. 'I'his permits of using paper having a certain surface suitable for printing and another surface less suitable for printing or less attractive than the face or obverse surface thereof. Frequently papers which are highly glazed on one surface or which may be colored on one surface differently than on the other are desirable for the purpose and with the present invention such types of paper may be used. Whether this type of paper be used or ordinary paper, all of the printing may be confined to the one side of the sheet so that only one run is necessary to complete all of the printing.
In forming the record holder the rear body portion I is folded back along the score I2 until the same overlies the front body portion I4. 'Ihe two body portions adjacent the edges I8 and I9 thereof are next secured together by means of staples or wire stitches 21. The rear body portion I5 is of substantially the same length as the front body portion I4 and the upper Inarginal part 28 of rear body portion I5 covers the slot I6 and the strip of material I1. The flap I3 is of such dimensions that the same when folded over as shown in Fig. 6 overlies the front body portion I4 and also covers the slot I6. By means of this particular construction shown a pocket 29 is formed between the two body portions I4 and I5. The strip of material I1 serves as a divider for the pocket 29 which gives accessibility to the pocket from the front of the record holder through slot I6 and from the back of the record holder through the opening extending between the edge 3| of the rear body portion I5 and the strip of paper I1.
The invention is particularly adapted to be used for supporting a pack of records such as indicated at 34 in Figs. l, 5 and 6. The particular records of the pack are shown in Figs. I and 8 and consist of individual records 35 shown in Fig. 8 and a folder illustrated in Fig. 7 at 36. This folder is constructed from a blank scored intermediate its ends as indicated at 31 and provides a back 38 and a front 39 adapted to be doubled back upon one another. Any number of individual records, 35 may be used and the same are placed between the back 38 and front 39 of the folder 36. All of the records including the back and front of the folder carry suitable data and information. When the record holder is to be used for advertising purposes for a florist, the records contain various information giving the user data or suggestions of particular interest to those purchasing flowers. Such information may consist of a listing of suitable flowers for various occasions, the proper care of flowers and other similar data. The various records are provided with index tabs 4I which project outwardly beyond the records proper. 'Ihese index tabs and the records are of such dimensions that the index tabs when the records reach the bottom of the pocket 29, project outwardly through the slot I 6 and are exposed from the front of the record holder as shown in Fig. 1 where the said index tabs are readily visible. As stated any number of records may be used and any type of indexing may be employed. When the records are desired for use the entire pack is removed by engagement With the tabs on the folder 36. The entire pack is also replaced as a unit when examination of the records has been completed.
The pocket 29 may be further used for the reception of other records pertaining to the subject of the record holder accessible from the rear of the record holder. One such record which is indicated at 42 in Fig. 5 has been illustrated.
The record holder may be hung upon the wall through an eyelet 43 secured to the uppermost portion of the flap I3, or if desired, the entire holder may be merely placed upon the desk. In use the pack of records is bodily removed from the front compartment of the pocket and when examination has been completed is bodily reinserted into the same. When the pack of records is to be concealed, the flap I3 is folded over upon the front body portion I4, as shown in Fig. 6.
The invention is extremely simple and practical, and can be constructed of any type of paper and particular types of paper having a different surface on one side thereof than on the other and in which it becomes desirable to expose the same surface for both the flap and the front and rear body portions of the pocket. The invention can be constructed at a nominal cost and is particularly advantageous for advertising purposes.
Changes in the specic form of my invention, as herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
1. A record holder constructed from a sheet of paper having an obverse side and a reverse side, said sheet having two transverse spaced scores forming at one end of the sheet a ap, intermediate the ends of the sheet a front body portion, and at the other end of the sheet a rear body portion, said rear body portion being folded back upon the front body portion along the score therebetween, means for securing said body portions together to form a pocket open on the rear side of the holder at the end of the pocket opposite said score between the body portions,
. said front body portion having a transverse slot near the open end of the pocket and giving access to the pocket from the front side thereof, said flap and body portions being so arranged that the obverse side of the sheet forms the front of the flap, the front of the front body portion and the back of the rear body portion.
2. A record holder constructed from an elongated sheet of paper having two transverse spaced parallel scores forming at one end of the sheet a flap, intermediate the ends of the sheet a front body portion, and at the other end of the sheet a rear body portion, said rear body portion being folded rearwardly back upon the front body portion along the score therebetween, means for securing said body portions together to form a pocket open on the rear side of the holder at the end of the pocket opposite said score between the body portions, said front body portion having a transverse slot near the open end of the pocket parallel with said scores and giving access to the pocket from the front side thereof, said flap being adapted to extend substantially in continuation of said front body portion and beyond the free end of said rear body portion to form a guide member for guiding articles to be placed into the pocket both through the slot and through the open end thereof, and being further adapted to be folded along the score between said flap and front body portion to conceal the slot.
3. A record holder constructed from an elongated sheet of paper having two spaced parallel scores, one of said scores being disposed substantially twice as far from the one end of the sheet as the other score to provide a rear body portion and a front body portion of substantially the same length and a flap connected to said front body portion, said rear body portion being folded rearwardly back upon the front body portion along the score therebetween, means for securing said body portions together to form a pocket open on the rear side of the holder at the end of the pocket opposite said score between the body portions and adjacent the score between said flap and front body portion, said front body portion having a transverse slot near the open end of the pocket and inwardly of both the free end of said rear body portion and the score between said flap and front body portion and parallel with said scores and giving access to the pocket from the front side thereof, said ap being adapted to extend substantially in continuation of said front body portion and beyond the free end of said rear body portion to form a guide member for guiding articles to be placed into the pocket both through the slot and through the open end thereof, and being further adapted to be folded along the score between said iap and front body portion to conceal the slot.
CASHM'IRE J. MATYSIK.