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Publication numberUS2206317 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 2, 1940
Filing dateDec 9, 1938
Priority dateDec 9, 1938
Publication numberUS 2206317 A, US 2206317A, US-A-2206317, US2206317 A, US2206317A
InventorsBehn Herbert H
Original AssigneeBehn Herbert H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Loose leaf binder
US 2206317 A
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July 2, 1940.

H. I-L E N LOOSE LEAF BINDER Filed Dec. 9. 1

I holder for the rings, which of the book.

be chosemif so desired.

Patented July-2, 1940 2,206,317 LOOSE mar 'Bnvm-m Herbert ni Behn, Chicago, ni. v Application December 9, 1938, Serial No. 244,778 v scram. (or 129-24) The invention relates to loose 1a:- binders where rings made permit insertionior removal of sheets of paper.

ber of loose leaves orsheets. 1

A further object constitutes the provision of a holder is constructed and arranged to avoid interference with the manipulation of the sheets.

of sectionalized A still further object constitutes theprovision tions'at all times. I Another object is the provision of means for maintaining the ring sections under tensiongso that the rings do not lose their ei'llcacy even after protracted use, and maybe collapsed without breaking.

Other and equally important objects will be- I specification, particularly claims forming in the accompanying drawing, in which: V

Fig. l is a perspective view of a book, in" which" my invention may be incorporated.

Fig. 2 is an out in the Fig. 3 is-a, section on the line 3 3 or Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a side view of the ring, and.

Fig. 5 is a section through the ring and associated parts.

Referring toth'e several views in the drawing,

, the invention is illustrated in. connection with an order book, but maybe leaf binders are required.

The book comprises a back l which, at the lower end, is turned up to i'orm a'panel II, and

thence is connected by a flexible portion l2 to a cover l3.

f1o the back III, at the upper end thereof, is secureda plate. ll

but any other means for securing the plate may in sections are separable to l .and is held in engagement therewith .2! bearing on the nuts a part thereof, and illustrated enlarged view of the upper partapplied wherever loose provided in said sleeve, v the sections of each ring in frictional engageby-a plurality of rivets 15.,

The plate It projects beyond the upper edge of the back and is curled to provide a sleeve l5.

The rings ,are made up in halves I 8- and is which, at one end, are oflset'as at 20 to overlap, and are provided with an aperture for the pas.-

of the ring by a spring 23 and a spring 26,-bearing against the head 22. l

The rod 2| is arranged inside the sleeve it, there ,being a slot 21 in the sleeve for each ring, to permit free movement thereoi. The ends of thering sections are provided with teeth '28 which interfit when thering "sections areclosed.,

A washer 24 is placed on each side of 360, around and the sleeve I6 is comparatively thin. Attention is called to the fact that the sleeve While the drawing discloses a preferred embpdiment of the invention, various changes and alterations mayo-be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.

I, therefore, do not limit myself to details of construction, as shown, but include all modifications and variations constituting departures within' the scope of the invention, as defined in the appen'ded claims. a p

I claim:

means for maintaining ment, and means for rotatably securing said rings to said sleeve, said first. and second named means being housed in said sleeve. 2. In combination with the cover'oi' a book, a

plate secured thereto and projecting therebeyond,

the protruding plate portion being rolled into a- I sleeve and provided with slots, sectionalized rings in said slots and rotatably secured to said sleeve, and means in sad sleeve for maintaining the sections of each ring in frictional engagement.

3. In combination with the cover of a book, a plate secured thereto and projecting therebeyond, the protruding plate portion being rolled into a sleeve and provided with slots, sectionalizecl rings in said slots, means for rotatably securing said rings to said sleeve, and means for maintaining the sections of each ring in frictional engagement, said first and second named means bein 5 a housed in said sleeve.

i HERBERT H. ,BEHN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification402/43
International ClassificationB42F13/00, B42F13/26, B42F13/16
Cooperative ClassificationB42F13/26, B42F13/16
European ClassificationB42F13/26, B42F13/16