US 2254893 A
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T. R. HIRES Sept. 2, 1941.
ALBUM LEAF Filed Nov. 30, 1940 INVENTOR MM if ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 2, 1941 I UNITED STATES PATENT .QFFIQE 2 .7 r 2,254,s9s LEAF Thomas Russell Hires, Plainfield, N. J. Application November 30, 940, Serial No. 367,868
2 Claims. (01, ne -2o) The object of this invention is to devise a novel construction and arrangement of an album leaf to facilitate the assembly and display of any desired subject matter, and more particularly for the assembly and display, of commercial slogans, first day covers, stamps or other articles.
A further object of the invention is to devise a novel album leaf having at opposite sides at marginal portions a retaining flap, and having tapes or their equivalents laced in a novel manner through spaced openings in the album leaf.
With the above and other objects in view as will hereinafter more clearly appear, my invention comprehends a novel album leaf.
It further comprehends a novel albumen leaf having a marginal flap, a novel arrangement of spaced openings, and tapes cooperating in a novel manner with said openings so that subject matter can be retained in desired positions on opposite faces of the album leaf.
Other novel features of construction and advantage will hereinafter clearly appear in the detailed description and the appended claims.
For the purpose of illustrating the invention, I have shown in the accompanying drawing typical embodiments of it, which I have found in practice to give satisfactory and reliable results. It is, however, to be understood that these embodiments are typical only, and that the various instrumentalities of which the invention consists can be variously arranged and organized, and the invention is not limited to the exact arrangement and organization of these instrumentalities as herein set forth.
Figure 1 is a front plan view of an album leaf, embodying my invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan view.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the invention, showing more particularly a different form of tape receiving opening.
Figure 4 is a perspective view on a much enlarged scale and in section of a portion of a leaf, showing more particularly the manner in which tapes or strips are passed through their cooperating openings.
Figure 5 is a top plan view of another embodiment of a retaining flap.
Similar numerals indicate corresponding parts.
Referring to the drawing:
I designates an album leaf, embodying my invention. The leaf l is in the form of a sheet of any desired material, and which would in many cases be of paper.
The leaf I is provided with conventional openings 2 suitably spaced; to adapt the leavesto be assembled in a binder or cover. The leaf; 1 has transverse lines 3 arranged in sets with the sets spaced from each other to form spaces 4, to receive the articles to be displayed, for example a commercial slogan 5, a first day cover 6, or postage stamps 1.
In order to retain the displayed matter in position, the right hand marginal portion or, if preferred, each vertical marginal portion, has a strip 8 secured to it in any desired manner, for example by suitable adhesive, so that it forms a flexible flap 9 between which and the leaf one end of a commercial slogan, for example, is inserted. The strip 8 and its flap 9 are preferably transparent or translucent, but may be opaque, and I preferably use a Celluloid, Cellophane, or strip having similar characteristics.
Each set of lines 3, as illustrated, consists of three parallel lines which define the locations at which openings Ill, H and I2 are formed. These openings are arranged in sets of three each, each set being spaced laterally from each other in rows running from the top to the bottom of the leaf, so that laces such as strips, cords, ribbons, v or tapes l3 and I4 can be passed through certain of the openings 19, H and I2 of each set. The spacing of the strips l3 or It as well as the spacingof the sets of lines 3 will vary in accordance with the area desired for the spaces 4. The openings I0, I land i2 may have any desired contour. In Figures 1 and 4, they are shown as rectangular slots, while in Figure 3, an oblong opening I5 is shown. The strips or tapes may have any desired contour in cross section, but would preferably conform to the contour of the openings through which they pass. These strips would preferably be transparent or translucent, but in some cases they may be opaque. I preferably make the strips of Cellophane or similar transparent material.
In Figures 1 and 2, I have shown the strips 8 as being separate strips on opposite sides of the leaf, but in some cases, a single strip it can be folded upon itself and secured-to the opposite sides of the leaf to form flexiblefiaps H1 and [8.
The strips l3 and I 4 are assembled with the leaf in a novel manner as shown in Figure 4. In the assembly of the front strip l3 with its leaf, the strip is passed from the front through an opening I2 along the rear face and through an opening I I and therefrom along the front face of the leaf. In assembling the rear strip M with the leaf, it is passed from the rear face of the leaf through an opening H and then through an opening H] to extend along the rear face of the leaf. The strips at their free end portions are fixed to the leaf in any desired manner, for example by adhesive.
The manner in which a collector assembles the articles with a leaf will be readily understood by reference to Figure 1. A commercial slogan is slipped beneath the strips l3 and one end moved beneath the flap 9. In a similar manner a first day cover 6 is inserted. Stamps 1 may be arranged in desired spaces 4 and: secured to the leaf by adhesive or other means, or they may be carried by any desired form of member which latter is moved between the strips l3 and the front face of the leaf.
My present invention can be economically manufactured, since the openings can be formed by a punching or cutting operation and the strips can be assembled by unskilled persons.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
. aligned openings, a front lace passing through a bottom and an intermediate opening of a set, and a rear lace passing through an intermediate and a top opening of a set, said laces having their free ends fixed to the leaf at the upper and lower portions thereof, and flaps at a side marginal portion of the front and rear faces of said sheet.