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Publication numberUS2180997 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1939
Filing dateMar 16, 1939
Priority dateMar 16, 1939
Publication numberUS 2180997 A, US 2180997A, US-A-2180997, US2180997 A, US2180997A
InventorsCarmelo Rubilino
Original AssigneeCarmelo Rubilino
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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c. RUBI'LINO RECORD BOOK Nov. 21, 1 939.

Filed March 16, 1959 IN VENTOR.

ATTORNEY.

Patented Nov. 21, 1939 UNITED STATES RECORD BOOK CarmeloRubilino, Philadelphia, Pa.

Application March 16,

Claims.

This invention relates to record books and is concerned primarily with the casing structure of a book which is designed to proof and waterproof.

At the present time books that are employed for the purpose of keeping records in business organizations, and similar places, are subject to being destroyed in a fire, either by actual inflammation, heat of the fire, or from the effects of water 10 employed for purposes of putting out the fire, and

in view of this likelihood it has been the -prac tice to store the more important record books in fireproof places such as safes:

However, such practice is not entirely satisfactory in view of the large amount of work involved i in placing and removing the books in the safe every evening and morning, and also in view of space limitations.

With the foregoing conditions in mind this invention has in view, as its foremost objective, the

provision of a record book including a casing which in itself is substantially fully fireproof and waterproof. In attaining this objective the invention contemplates the use of a casing structure for a book which is made from sheet metal,

and hence not inflammable. In order to render the contents of the casingresistant to' effects of heat, this metallic casing is preferably lined with a heat insulating material. A particular object of the invention is the provision of a record book of the character above noted including a top part and a bottom part, and a back which is hinged to each of the top and bottom parts, respectively. The top and bottom parts carry side and front walls which interlock while the back part carries structure interlocking with the ends of the side walls.

A particular feature of the invention is the par-. ticular type of structure providing the abovenoted interlock, as the interlock is included for the purpose of excluding water from the interior I of the casing.

Various other more detailed objects and advantages of the invention will in part become apparent, and in part be hereinafter stated, as the description of the invention proceeds.

The invention, therefore, comprises a. fire and waterproof record book consisting of an outer casing'made from sheet metal and lined with asbestos. The casing includes a bottom part, a top part, and a back part, which are hinged together in the usual manner. The top part carries side and front walls whichinterlock with corresponding side and front walls on the botrender the same fire- 1939, Serial No. 262,082

tom part. The back carries partsthat interlock with the ends of the said side walls.

For a full and more complete understanding of the invention reference may be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 Ba perspective view of a record book casing made in accordance with the precepts of this invention,

Figure 2 is a side view showing the casing in closed position, I

Figure 3 is an enlarged detailed section bringing out the interlock between the top and bottom parts,

Figure 4 is an enlarged detailed view of a portion of the hinge structure, and

I Figure 5 is an enlarged detailed sectional view of one end of the back part.

Referring. now to the drawing, wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts, the record book of this invention is shown as comprising a bottom part referred to in its entirety by the reference character B, a top part referred to in its entirety by the reference character T, and a backing designated X.

In the illustrated embodiment, the book is shown as being one of the loose-leaf type, although it is to be clearly understood that this is to 'be no limitation on the invention.

book is of the loose-leaf type, the backing carries the leaf retaining rings In that are mounted as a unit on the spring element ll. These rings In may be opened or closed as a unit to facilitate the assembly or removal of loose leaves. If the record book is of a permanent type the same may he merely housed by the casing structure of this invention, or the back binding of the book may be permanently secured to the backing X.

The backing X at the top and bottom is formed of the side walls of the top T and bottom B, as

will be later described.

The backing X may be made from any approwith curled-over tongues l2, which define a pas-- When the priate sheet metal, such as sheet steel, and may be formed into the required shape by metal stamping operations. Inasmuchas the backing X is not of great area, it is hardly necessary to line the same with asbestos, although this may be done if the book is of large size. 5

The top T includes a fiat top wall I8, one edge of which is formed with tumed-over tongues I! which define openings aligning with the openings i3 and through which passes the hinge pintle ll. The top T has downwardly extending side walls I8, and a, front wall I9. The lower edges of each of the walls 88 and I9 may be turned back on themselves to provide a double wall of metal, as shown at 20 in Figure 3. The inner side of the top wall i6 and each of the side walls I8 and I8 carries a lining of a heat insulated material, preferably asbestos. This lining is designated 2i and on the side walls I8 and I9 is interposed between the wall proper and the turned back portion 20.

It is important to note that the lining 2| of the side wall I8 and front wall I9-extends substantially to the bottom thereof, leaving a turned over edge structurewhich may interlock with the bottom, as will be later pointed out.

It will be noted that when the book is in a closed position the rear or free edges of the side walls I8 are received in the grooves I5 of the backing X.

The bottom B comprises a fiat bottom wall 22, the inner edge of whichis of a curled-over tongue formation providing the passage for receiving a hinge pintle which connects the same to the backing X. The bottom B carries side walls 23 and a front wall 24. The metal of the side walls 23: and 24 is folded back on itself, as shown at 25, and then upwardly, as shown at 26, defining U- shaped grooves or recesses 21 which receive the lower edges of the walls I8 and I9 of the top T.

The upper edge of the wall 26 may be turned back on itself, as shown at 28, to aid in guiding the lower edges of the walls I8 and IS into the groove 21.

The bottom wall 21 of the bottom B is preferably lined with asbestos, as are the side walls 23 and front wall 25 up to theflange structure providing the groove 21. It will be noted that the flange structure 25.and,26 on the side walls does not extend completely back to the free edge of the wall (see Figure 1), this to permit of the reception, of the free edge of the wall in the grooves I5 when the book is closed. I I

As clearly brought out in Figure 2, a hasp 29 is 'pivotally carried by the front wall I9 of the top T, while a staple 30 the hasp ,29 is carried by which cooperates with the front wall 24 of the bottom B. A padlock shown-at 3| may be inserted in this staple to lock the box in a closed position in a well-known manner.

While a preferred specific embodiment of the invention is hereinbefore set forth it is to be clearly understood that,the invention is not to be limited to the exact construction illustrated and described, because various modifications of "these details may be provided in putting themvention into practice within the purview of the appended claims.

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I claim:

1. A record book casing of the character described comprising a top carrying side and front back hingedly connected to the top, a bottom hingedly connected to said back, said bottom carrying side and front walls, the side walls of said top and bottom having free edges adjacent to said back, and interlocking means carried by said back engaging both faces of the free edges of said sides to effect a seal against water.

2. Arecord book casing of the character described' comprising a sheet metal top, said top consisting of 'a fiattop wall, side walls, and a front wall, all of said walls being lined with a heat insulating material, a back hingedly connected to said top, a bottom consisting of a bottom wall, side walls, and a front wall, said bottom being hingedly connected to said back, the several walls of said bottom being lined with a heat insulatin material, and means for providing an interflt between the lower edges of the side and front walls of the top and the top edges of the corresponding walls of the bottom.

3. A record book casing of the character described comprising a sheet metal top, said top consisting of a flat top wall, side walls, and a front wall, all of said walls being lined with a heat insulating material, a back hingedly connected to said top, a bottom consisting of a bottom wall, side walls, and a front wall, said bottom being hingedly connected to said back, the several walls of said bottom being lined with a heat insulating material, and flange structure carried at the upper edges of the side and front walls of the bottom defining a groove for receiving the lower edges of the side and front walls of the top.

4. A record book casing of the character described comprising a sheet metal top, said top consisting of a flat top wall, side walls, and a front wall, all of said walls being lined with a heat insulating material, aback hingedly connected to said top, a bottom consisting of a bottom wall, side walls, and a front wall, said bottom being hingedly connected to said back, the several walls of said bottom being lined with a heat insulating material, the said side walls of said top and bottom having free edges adjacent said back; and means carried by the back for interlocking with said free edges to effect a seal against water.

5. In a record book, a metallic casing comprising a top, a-back hingedly connected to the top, and a bottom, said top, back and bottom being of sheet metal and lined with a heat insulating material, interlocking structure between said top and bottom, and interlocking structure 1 between said back and parts of said top and botwith, each channel comprising a pair of side walls with, each side wall consisting of a double thickness of the metal of the back joined by a bend, the said channels receiving the edges of said top and bottom.

\ 6. In a record book, a metallic casing comprising a top consisting of a top wall lined on its inner face with a heat insulating material, side walls, and a front wall, said side and front walls comprising a double thickness of sheet metal with a layer of heat insulating materialtherebetween, a back hingedly connected to the top, and a bottom hingedly connected to said back, said bottom consisting of a bottomwall lined with heat insulating material, side and front walls, and structure carried by the upper edges of said side and front walls deflning a groove for-receiving the lower edges of the side and front walls of the top.

'7. A record book casing of the character described comprlsing a top carrying side and front walls, a back hingedly .connected to the top, a bottom hingedly connected to said back, said bottom carrying side and front walls, the side walls of said top and bottom having free edges adjacent to said back, and channel members carried iii amass? by said back with the channels receiving said free edges of said sides.

8. A record book casing of the character described comprising a top carrying side and front walls, a back hingedly connected to the top, a bottom hingedly connected to said back, said bottom carrying side and front walls, the side walls of said top and bottom having free edges adjacent to said back, channel structure carried by the side and front walls of said bottom for receiving the edges of the side and front walls of said top, the channel structure on said side walls terminating at points spaced from the free edges thereof, and channel members carried by said back with the channels receiving said free edges.

9. In a record book, a metallic casing comprising a top consisting of a top wall lined on its inher face with a heat insulating material, side walls, and a, front wall, said side and front walls comprising a double thickness of sheet metal with a layer of heat insulating material therebetween, a back hingedly connected to the top, and a bottom hingedly connected to said back, said bottom carrying a grooved structure in which snugly interilt edges of said double thickness of sheet metal of the side and front walls of the top.

10. A record book casing comprising a top member, a back and a bottom member, said top member consisting of a top wall, side and front walls, said top wall including an outer layer of sheet metal with the edges turned back to provide flanges spaced therefrom, said side and front walls having outturned flanges at their upper edges which are received in the space between the top wall and the flanges carried thereby, a lining of asbestos engaging the inner face of said top wall, another lining of asbestos carried by said side and front walls, said side and front walls comprising a double layer of metal with the asbestos interposed therebetween, said asbestos lining of the side and front walls extending into said space between the flanges thereof and the top wall whereby the edges of said asbestos linings are clamped between the top wall and the flanges of said side and front walls.

cARMELo RUBILINQ.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification109/64, 220/324, 109/84, 281/29, 109/74
International ClassificationB42F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F13/0026
European ClassificationB42F13/00B6