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Publication numberUS2222443 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 19, 1940
Filing dateFeb 21, 1940
Priority dateFeb 21, 1940
Publication numberUS 2222443 A, US 2222443A, US-A-2222443, US2222443 A, US2222443A
InventorsRubins Charles
Original AssigneeRubins Charles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Nov. 19, 1940. c. RUBINS 2,222,443

FILE FOLDER Filed Feb. 21, 1940 20 i g a: 5 zz U i 24 M i BTW INVENTOR. Chan/e5 Bab/v.9

BYW I ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 19, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 7 Claims.

This invention relates to filing devices and particularly, folders in the nature of those having a pair of opposed walls, one of which carries an upwardly projecting tab designed for receiving data indicating the type of material placed in the compartment formed by the two walls of the body, and the primary object of the invention is to provide such a folder wherein the said tab is created upon a portion of a slidable record card deposited within a pocket created on one of the walls so that the card may be moved to and from a position within the pocket or entirely removed therefrom for separate storage when it is desired to close the file.

:. This invention has for one of its primary aims the provision of a folder of the aforementioned character which has a pair of walls hingedly interconnected along one edge thereof and disposed to present a filing compartment, one of said walls having a specially designed pocket for the reception of a record card that may be moved to and from a position within the pocket and which has means for stopping movement in both directions.

The invention has for another object the provision of a file folder assembly wherein is included a uniquely formed record card having parts that cooperate with members on the folder for limiting the movement of the card and for permitting its stroying any part of the device.

Other objects of the invention will appear during the course of the following specification, referring to the accompanying drawing wherein: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a folder made in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the blank from which is created the wall members of the folder.

Fig. 3 is :a perspective view of the file folder showing the record card in two positions.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary detailed sectional View through the folder taken on line IV-IV of Fig. l; and

Fig. 5 is an enlarged vertical cross sectional view through the folder showing the record card in place within the pocket.

It is well known in the art that file folders should be equipped with tabs that project upwardly and outwardly from one edge of a wall forming a part of the folder body and that these tab-s are usually integral with the wall and may be written upon only through the use of pen or pencil and cannot be reached by a standard typewriter. It is also known in the art that a record card identifying the nature of the contents of the 30 removal through manipulation and without de- FILE FOLDER Charles Rubins, Kansas City, Mo.

Application February 21, 1940, Serial No. 320,041

file is desired which eliminates the necessity of leafing through the papers in the file to determine certain information with respect thereto. This separate data is usually kept in a card file or visible index record remote from the file folder 5 and necessitates double handling when the user requires both the card and folder before him.

The primary airnv of this invention, therefore, is to supply a filing device of the conventional, general form but which has specific physical 10 characteristics capable of maintaining a complete and efficient record in condensed form adjacent to the material from which, the condensed information has been obtained.

In the preferred embodiment illustrated here- 15 with, the folder comprises a pair of wall members 8 and I0 respectively that are hingedly interconnected along 'a line of fold I2 and which lie in superimposed relation when walls 8 and Ill are moved together to form a filing compartment I4 20 therebetween.

When the folder is in the operative position, walls 8 and I0 are superimposed with the contained sheets in compartment l4 therebetween.

Wall 8 is toward the rear of thefiling cabinet 25 and the specially formed card It is slidably supported thereby. A pocket l8 receives card I6 and this pocket is formed by disposing a sheet of material 20 over a portion of wall 8. It has been found in practice, that sheet 20 is preferably 30 formed integrally with wall 8 and wall H] by cutting a blank such as shown in Fig. 2. This sheet 20 is moved over a portion of Wall 8 by folding the material along a line 22 so that pocket I8 is open at the top and bottom. 35

A rebent portion 24 on sheet 20 lies between sheet 20 and wall 8 when the parts are assembled and after rebent portion 24 is created by folding along line 26, sheet 20 is fastened to wall 8 through the medium of rivets or similar members 23, which pass transversely through pocket I8.

A guide-way is thereby formed between rebent portion 24 and sheet 20' for the reception of one edge of record card l6, which is. provided with an elongated notch 30 at one of its longitudinal edges to present a pair of outwardly extending ears 32 and 34 respectively. Ear 32 is slightly longer I than ear 34 so as to overhang rebent portion 24 and sheet 20. Ear 34 normally rides along the run-way between rivets 28 and the uppermost 50 rivet travels in notch 30 ascard I6 is moved to and from the position shown in Fig. 1.

One edge of ear 34 is inclined as -at 36 to engage beneath upper rivet 28 and positively precludes accidental displacement'of card l6. Removal of 55 the card run into astandard typewriting ma The remaining part of the cardmay contain other data relating to the contents of the 1 clearly shown in the drawing.

A portion of card It extends-upwardlybeyond pocket l8 and both the upper edges of Wall 8 and sheet 29. This upwardly extending portion has .as a part thereof, ear 32 and-forms anindicial receiving tab, so as to broadly identify the contents of the file. indicia receiving tab 40 is of the same general nature as the" conventionalintegral tabs of file folders, but when matter is to be printed upon the same,- card is is merely removed from pocket l3; and

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file and when it is desired to check as to the date of allastz letter, or anyother information that can be placed upon thevcard Hi, all that is necessary is to move the card to .thewfull line position shown in Fig.3 .and then observe :the

"entries thereon This may be done without ex. panding the drawer within which the tile is contained, and further, withoutremovingthe folder from its normal position in a record case.

The use of rebent portion 24 insures that "pocketlfl will receive card- I6 without binding and as'is the custom,.walls 8 and It are hingedly interconnected along line 42 after the folder been formed. of a single sheetof material having a blank such as that shown in Fig. 2.

The operation of the componen t parts of the device is apparent to one skilled in the art, and while the' prefer-red embodiment of the inven tion hasbeen shown and described, it is desired only by the scope of the appended to .be limited claims. a

Having thusdescribed the invention,-whatis claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is: 7

LA folder of the character describedcomprising a'pair of wall members hingedly interconnected to form a filing compartment therebetween; a sheet of material overlying a portion of one of said walls having certain marginal edges thereof secured to the wall and forming a pocket between the juxtaposed free portions of said material, and said sheet extending inwardly from one edge of the wall; and a record card slidahly mounted in the pocket with-a portion thereof projecting; outwardly from saidedge of the Wall in a plane parallel therewith.

2. A folder of the character described-comprising a pair of wall members hingedly interconnected to forma filing compartmenttherebetween; a sheetof material overlying a portion of one-bf said Walls having certain marginal edges thereof secured to the wall and forming a pocket between the juxtaposed free portions of i said material, and said sheet extending inwardly from'one edge of the wall; and a record card slidablym'ounted in the pocket with a portion thereof projecting outwardly from said edge of the'wall in a plane parallel therewith, said rec- ;ord card having an elongated notch formed therein at one edge thereof, said pocket having a member extending transversely therethrough and through said notch to limit the movement of ,the record card within the pocket. I

3. A folder o-fthecharacter described com prising a pairo'f wallgmembers hingedly inter- Lconnected-to form a filing; compartment therebetween; a sheet of material overlying a portion of one of said walls having certain marginal edges thereof secured to the wall and forming a pocket between the juxtaposed freeportions of said material, and said sheet extending inwardly from one edge of the wall; and a record card slidably mounted in the pocket with a portion thereof projecting outwardly from said edge of the Wall in a plane parallel therewith, said record card having an ear, thereon overhanging one of the marginal edges of said sheet of material to limit the movement of said record card in one direction.

4. A folder of the character described comprising-a pair of wall members hingedly interconnected toform a filing compartment therebetween; a sheet of material overlying a portion of one of said "walls having certain marginalc edgeslthereof secured to the wall and forming a pocket between the juxtaposed free portions; of saidrmaterial and said, sheet extending inwardly from one edge of the wall; and

extendingoutwardly from one edge thereof, said pocket, having a member extendingtransverselw therethrough between said ears to limit'the,

movement of said card in at least one direction:

.5.,.'A folder of thecharacter described-come. prising ,.,a.pair. .of wall; members hingedly interconnected to form a filing compartment there-. between; a sheet of material overlying a portion. of-one of said vwalls having certain ,marginal edgesthe-reof securedltothe wall and forming: a pocket between. the, juxtaposed lfree portions of said ematerial, and said sheet extendinguin-v wardlyl from one :edge of the wall; and a record card slidably' mounted in the pocket with a portion; thereof projecting'outwardly from said edge, of the wall in a plane parallel therewith: saidrecord ,card having a pair of ears extend-r. ing outwardly from one edge thereof, said pocket.- having :,a.memher extending transversely therethrough to engage one .of saidcears to limit the inwandmovement of; the card, the other of said earsabeing-relatively long to overhang :one of the marginal edges of saidsheet of materialto limit the inward movement of therecord card. and to form a partof the outwardly projecting. portion of the said record card.-

6.'A" folder of the character described com-i prising :a..pair of wall members hingedly interconnected .to form a filing compartment therebetween; .a sheet of material overlying a portion of one of said-walls having certainmarginal edges thereof secured to the wall and forming a pocket between'the juxtaposed free portions of said material, and said. sheet extending inwardlyv from oneedge of the wall; and a record card'slidably -mounted in the pocket with a saidrecord card having a pair of ears extending outwardly from one edge thereof, said. pocket havinga member extending transversely-there: thlrough, between said ears to limitthe moveportion thereof projecting outwardly from -.said edge ofitheiv wall in a plane parallel therewith,

connected to form a filing compartment therebetween; a sheet of material overlying a portion of one of said walls having certain marginal edges thereof secured to the wall and forming a pocket between the juxtaposed free portions of said material, and said sheet extending inwardly from one edge of the wall; and a record card slidably mounted in the pocket with a portion thereof projecting outwardly from said edge of the wall in a plane parallel therewith, said record card having a pair of ears extending outwardly from one edge thereof, said pocket having a member extending transversely therethrough between said ears to limit the movement of said card in at least one direction, said sheet of material having a rebent portion along one edge disposed between the said one wall and the sheet of materialto form a guide way for one of the ears, the opposite edge of said sheet of material being joined to the said one wall at the corresponding edge thereof.

CHARLES RUBINS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2452231 *Dec 20, 1944Oct 26, 1948Supervision IncFolder
US4485962 *Sep 30, 1982Dec 4, 1984Farley Maryette KCompartmentalized file folder apparatus
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/72
International ClassificationB42F7/02, B42F19/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F7/02, B42F19/00, B42P2221/00
European ClassificationB42F19/00, B42F7/02