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Publication numberUS2312717 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1943
Filing dateOct 8, 1941
Priority dateOct 8, 1941
Publication numberUS 2312717 A, US 2312717A, US-A-2312717, US2312717 A, US2312717A
InventorsJonas Frank D
Original AssigneeOxford Filing Supply Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Multiple suspension file
US 2312717 A
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March 2, 1943. F. D. JONAS MULTIPLE SUSPENSION FILE Filed Oct. 8, 1941 INVENTOR. Ff'dflk Jana Patented Mar. 2; 1943 MULTIPLE SUSPENSION FILE Frank D. Jonas, East Williston, N. Y., assignor to Oxford Filing Supply 00., Brooklyn, N. Y., a partnership comprising Richard A. Y Jonas, Richard A. Jonas, JrwRobert P. Jonas, Frank D. Jonas, and Edward F. Jonas Application October 8, 1541, Serial No. 414,063

4 Claims. (Cl. 129- 163) This invention relates to improvements in filing devices of the suspension type, and more particularly with what may be termed multiple sus-' pension files in which a plurality of individual suspension files are coupled together in accordionlike manner.

The general object of this invention is to provide a new and simplified arrangement by means of which a plurality of suspension file pockets or folders may be operatively connected by means of the suspension bars to form a multiple suspension Another object of this invention is the provi-- sion of a simplified construction for detachably securing index tabs to the individual pockets of such file.

Other and more detailed objects of the invention will be apparent from the following disclosure when taken in connection with the attached drawing.

This invention resides substantially in the combination, construction, arrangement and relative location of parts, all as will be described in detail below.

In the accompanying drawing,

Figure 1 is a single line perspective of one construction in accordance with this invention;

Figure 2 is an end elevational detailed view of a modification in accordance with this invention.

As illustrated in the drawing, and as is known in the art, suspension files comprise pockets formed of folded suitable fibrous material in which data sheets may be kept and which files are supported by suspension from rails in filing cabinets. In this art such suspension filing folders are used both singly and in multiple and it is an object of this invention to provide an improved -form of construction with relation to the multiple suspension files.

There is illustrated in Figure 1 two individual suspension files connected-together to form a multiple file, and it will be understood of course that the number of individual pockets in such a file may be multiplied as desired in accordance with the structure of this invention.

The first of the file pockets is shown as formed v by a rear wall l and a front wall ll resulting from the folding along the fold line l2 of a sheet of suitable fibrous material. The upper edge of the rear wall I 0 is folded downwardly and inwardly along the fold line l3 to form a fia M which is glued down against the inner face of the rear wall'to form a passage into which the suspension bars l5 may be slid endwise.

The flap I4 is provided with a series of transversely spaced slots I8 therethrough by means of which an index tab I! may be mounted at any one of a plurality of transversely spaced points. The index tab I! may be of any suitable construction, and has been illustrated in the form shown for the purpose of description without intention to be limited thereto. This index tab consists of a body of suitable material comprising a portion l8 and an offset inclined rearwardly extending portion l9 upon) which the index data may be directly recorded. Of course the index tab may be constructed in a multitude of known forms, as for example the type comprising a transparent easing into which a data slip may be passed. The lower portion N3 of the index tab is provided with transverse wings 20 which are slipped into a pair of adjacent slots iii to removably attach the tab at the desired point, as clearly illustrated in Figure 1.

The upper edge of the front wall H is folded downwardly and inwardly along the line 2| to form a flap 22 which .is glued to the inner face of the front wall II to form a passage for the suspension bar, as in the previous case. In this instance, however, the double plies thus formed are cut away at spaced intervals so as to leave a series of interrupted or spaced projections 23 all of whi h are alined as'is apparent, so as to form an i terrupted passage to receive a suspension rod.

The second filing folder of the unit is generally similar to the one previously described and consists of a rear wall 24 and a front wall 25 resulting from folding a sheet of suitable material along the transverse substantially medial fold line 26.

The upper edge of the rear wall 24 is folded downwardly and inwardly along the line 21 to form a flap 28 which is glued in place so as to form a continuous passage between the plies, as previously described.

In this case also spaced portions of the upper edge are cut away to form notches 29, leaving the spaced projections 30 which are alined to form the interrupted passage for the suspension bar as before. It will be noted that the projections of the front wall II are staggered with respect to the projection of the rear wall 24 so that they all line up when the projections 23 lie in the notches 29 to again form a substantially continuous channel into which the suspension bar 3| is slid endwise to lock these two walls together along their top edges.

The projections 30 are provided with a plurality of lots 32 formed at the upper portion of the flap is to again provide detachable supports for an index tab. The indsx'tab for the second filing folder is shown at 83 and, as before. consists of the connected portions 84 and II ar ranged so that the portion II inclines upwardly and rearwardly to provide a data space.

The portion 84 is provided with transverse wings SI which may be slipped into a pair ofthe slots 32 to detachably mount the index tab a at any desired point transversely of the structure. With this arrangement, as is clear from Figure l, the various index tabs l1 and 08 may be staggered so as to render them fully visible.

The upper edge of the front wall 24 is folded inwardly and downwardly along the fold line 31 to form the fiap 3| which i glued to the inner faceof the front wall II to form a passage in which the front suspension bar I! may be slid endwise. This multiple filing folder can readily be supported on a pair of parallel rods at the finished effect that maybe produced in the event that a multiple file of a known and available number of pocket; is desired Individual suspension file pockets of this type may be coupled together into multiple structures in other ways. A simple arrangement is illustrated in Figure 2 where an end elevational view of a pair of coupled walls such as the walls II and 24 is shown. Similar reference numerals are used for the same parts and it will be seen from Figure 2 how thesuspension rod channels are formed by folding and gluing, as previously described. In order to couple these walls together by a modified construction spring clip channel members ll may be slipped endwise over the upper. contiguous channeled edges of the walls II and 24 to secure them together in a manner functionally similar to that accomplished by the construction of Figure 1. The clip lll may be of suificient length to coincide with the transverse width of the file folders or several clips of shorter length may be distributed transversely ofthe width of thefile folders to clip them togethe at spaced points.

Illhose skilled in the art 1 readily appreciate that other modifications. of this invention -will occur and I do not. therefore. desire to be strictly limited to the description as given for purpose. of illustration, but rather to the scope of the claims granted me.

What is claimed is:

1. In a multiple suspension file of the type described the combination comprising a plurality of file pockets formed by connected front and rear walls, each of said walls being folded and formed to provide spaced sleeves, and suspension bars lying in said sleeves, said suspension bars except the first and last lying in the sleeves of adjacent pairs of file pockets -to lock them together.

2. In a multiple suspension file, tion comprising a plurality of file folders each including a front and rear wall, the upper edges of the walls of each file being formed to provide longitudinally spaced sleeves, suspension bars mounted in said sleeves, and mean for securing said files together to form an accordion-like structure comprising said bars threaded through the sleeves of adjacent folders and projecting beyond the sides of the folders to form suspension supports.

3. A multiple filing folder of the type described, comprising a plurality of file folders each including a front wall and a rear wall, the upper edges of each of said walls being folded into double plies to form passages, the double pile of adjacent walls being complementarily notched to form spaced projections aligned with the projections of an adjacent wall, and suspension bars mounted in the passages thus formed to lock the folders o ether in series.

4. A multiple filing folder of the type .described, comprising a plurality of file folders each including a front wall and a rear wall, the upper edges of each ofsaid walls being folded into double plies to form sleeves, the double piles of adjacent walls being complementarily notched, suspension rs mounted in said sleeves, all of said suspension bars except the first and last being mounted in the sleeves of two folders to lock adjacent folders together, the first ply of one wall of each file having a plurality of lots, and removable index tabs mounted in said slots.


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U.S. Classification211/126.13, 40/359
International ClassificationB42F15/02, B42F15/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F15/023
European ClassificationB42F15/02B