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Publication numberUS2318192 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1943
Filing dateMar 20, 1942
Priority dateMar 20, 1942
Publication numberUS 2318192 A, US 2318192A, US-A-2318192, US2318192 A, US2318192A
InventorsBoelema Jr Jacob
Original AssigneeBoelema Jr Jacob
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination loose leaf notebook, paper container, and accessory kit
US 2318192 A
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ORY KIT May 4, 1943- J. IBOELUEMA. JR

COMBINATION LOOSE LEAF NOTEBOOK, PAPER CONTAINER, AND ACCESS Filed March 20, 1942' 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Jwuow (o'a Jhcob Boclema,

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dilozuu Patented May 4, 1943 COMBINATION LOOSE LEAF NOTEBOOK,

PAPER CONTAINER, AND ACCESSORY KIT Jacob Boelema, Jr., Grand Rapids, Mich. Application March 20, 1942, Serial No. 435,458

7 Claims.

The present invention relates to loose leaf notebooks, and more particularly to a combined loose leaf notebook, paper container, and accessory kit.

The primary objects of the invention are to provide a loose leaf notebook which, while possessing all of its customary usefulness as a loose leaf notebook, combines in addition storage space for ordinary unperforated typewriter paper or the like and a kit for accessories such as pencils, pens, paint brushes, ruler, compass, erasers, etc., which articles are commonly, inconveniently, and often clumsily carried by students in separate containers; to provide such a structure in which lids normally seal the paper storage space and the accessory kit so that the contents thereof may not inadvertently be spilled; to provide such a structure which may be made of suitable material such as sheet metal at relatively small expense and consequent low cost to the pur-'- chaser; to provide such a structure which combines a maximum of storage space with a minimum of bulk; and in general to provide such a loose leaf notebook or binder which is rugged and sturdy in construction, convenient in use, and attractive in appearance.

Illustrative embodiments of the invention are shown in the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my new combined loose leaf notebook, paper container, and accessory kit in closed position for carrying;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the same in an open position for use;

Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view of the same taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a plan view of certain parts thereof shown disassembled to better illustrate the relationship between these parts;

Figure 5 is a perspective view similar to Figure 2 of a modified form of the invention, a portion thereof being broken away;

Figure 6 is a plan view of a further modified form of binder cover for the structure; and

Figure '7 is an enlarged sectional-view thereof taken on line 1-1 of Figure 6.

Referring now in detail to these drawings wherein like parts are designated by the same numerals in the several views, and referring first particularly to Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, the loose leaf binder there shown comprises a center binder back I in the form of a flat strip which may conveniently be made of sheet metal, and upon which is mounted a conventional loose leaf binding device generally designated 2 and consisting of a sheet metal base 3 secured to the binder back I by means of rivets 4, and a pair of interconnected split wire rings 5 springably operable to open and closed positions and adapted to hold loose leaf paper sheets 6 having perforations 1. The binder back I is slightlywider than the base 3 of the binding device 2, and is provided with pairs of flanges 8, 8 and 9, 9 on its opposite edges respectively, which pairs of flanges are curled to form aligned hinge eyes.

A pair of binder covers generally designated III, Il may also conveniently be made of sheet metal and are shallow box-shaped in formation, being of generally rectangular shape with laterally extending peripheral rims or edges I2, I3 respectively. The inner edges of said box-shaped binder covers I0, II are provided witha plurality of spaced flanges I4, I5 respectively, here shown as five in number on each binder cover II], II, the flanges on each binder cover being curled to form aligned hinge eyes. The opposite outer rims or edges I2, I3 of the box-shaped binder covers I0, I I have their middle portions stamped outwardly to form keepers I6, M respectively whose functions are hereinafter described.

A pair of fiat box lids I8, I9 may likewise conveniently be made of sheet metal, and these box lids I8, I9 have pairs of flanges 20, 2|) and 2|, 2| respectively, on their inner edges, which pairs of flanges are also curled to form aligned hinge eyes. The opposite outer edges of the box lids I8, I9 have centrally disposed flanges thereon which are curled as best seen in Figure 3 to form spring latches 22, 23 respectively adapted to engage the keepers I6, I1 on the box-shaped binder covers III, II. The box lids I8, I9 are further provided with pairs of voids 24, 24 and 25, 25 respectively, in registry with the 'rings 5 of the binding device 2, for a purpose hereinafter described.

The binder back I, the binder covers I!) and II, and the box lids I8 and I9, are all held in hingedly connected assembly by means of hinge pins 26, 21. The pin 26 passes through the aligned hinge eyes, 8 on the binder back I, I4 on the binder cover Ill,,and 20 on the box lid 22; and the pin 21 passes through the'aligned hinge eyes, 9 on the binder back I, I5 on the binder cover II, and 2| on the box lid 23. The hinge pins 26, 21 are riveted at their outer ends to permanently secure these parts in assembly.

As seen in Figures 2 and 3 of the drawings, the box-shaped binder cover II) is conveniently used as a container or storage compartment for loose sheets of unperforated typewriter paper 28, carbon paper or the like, while the other box-shaped latches binder cover II is conveniently used as an accessory kit for containing crayons 29, rules 30, protractor 3|, eraser 32, or other miscellaneous articles. The modified form of the invention shown in Figure is identical to that shown in Figures 1 to 4 inclusive and like reference numerals have been used throughout, except that the shallow box-shaped binder cover II in Figure 5 isprovided witha partitioning member 33, which may be of any convenient form and of sheet metal secured in position as by means of welding. As shown, the partitioning member .33 is designed so as to provide a long space in the binder cover for the accommodation of the 12- inch ruler ,30, and smaller compartments for containing pencils 34, crayons 29, abrush'35, pens 36, compass 37 and eraser 32, or other miscellaneous articles. The modified form of the invention illustrated in Figures 6 and 7 shows a shallow box-shaped binder cover H 2 partitioned similarly to the binder cover I l shown in Figure -5 .except that in this instance the partitions 38 .are stamped ;in the sheet metal binder cover I I ,It will readily be seen that inasmuch as the .box lids l8 and l9rest on the rims .Or edges 12,

13 of the binder covers [0, i I respectively, those edges serve as firm supports for the loose leaf paper 6 secured in the binder device, when the notebook is opened for use. It will also be seen that the box lids 18, [9 may be firmly but detachably secured in sealing positions over the binder covers I 0, .H by means of the spring 22, 23 on the box lids whichengage the keepers l6, l! on the binder covers.

As best illustrated in Figure 5, the voids 24, 24 and25, '25 in the box lids I8 and 19 respectively, which are in registry with the rings 5 on the binding device 2, permit the box lids to be rotated to open positionsmore than ninetydegrees and "past the binding rings 5 when the binder is open .and the binder covers lie fiat. Thus access may :be had-to the interior of either binder cover without the necessity of holding its box lid in open position.

While but several specific embodiments of the invention have been herein shown and described,

it is to be understood that numerous details of construction of those particular embodiments may be altered or omitted without departing from the spirit of the invention as the same is defined by the following claims.

' I claim:

1. Ina structure of the class described, a sheet metal binderback having a loose leaf binding device mounted thereon and a flange on each opposite edge thereof curled to form-ahinge eye,

a pair of shallow box-shaped sheet metal binder covers each provided with a flange on one edge thereof curled to form a hinge eye and with an outwardly stamped keeper on the opposite edge thereof, a pair of sheet metal box lids each provided with a flange on one edge thereof curled to form a hinge eye and witha flange on the opposite edge thereof curled to form a spring latch, and a pair of hinge pins each passing through the hinge eye on one edge of the binder back, through the hinge eye on one of said binder covers and through the hinge eye on one of said box lids, the latches on said box lids being adapted to springably engage the keepers on said binder covers respectively.

2. In a structure of the class described, a binder back having a binding device mounted thereon comprising a plurality of binding rings adapted to hold .loose leaf sheets, a pair of shallow boxshaped binder covers hingedly connected to said binder back at opposite sides thereof, and a pair of box lids hingedly connected to the binder back at opposite sides thereof and to the adjacent binder covers-respectively, said box lids each being provided with a plurality of voids in registry with the .rings of the binding device so that when the binder is open and the binder covers lie fiat, the box lids may be rotated more than ninety degrees and past the binding rings.

3. In a structure of the class described, a back frame, and a pair of containers open attheir inner sides and each having a peripheral rim and a lid, the respective containers adjacent the free edges of their rims and their lids adjacent their inner edges being hingedly connected with the back irame'and in laterally spaced parallel relation.

4. Ina structure of the class described, a back frame, and a pair of containers open at their inner sides and each having a peripheral rim and .a lid, the respective containers adjacent the free edges of their rims and their lids adjacent their inner edges being hingedly connected coaxially with the back frame and in laterally. spaced parallel relation.

5. In a structure of the class described, a back frame, and a pair of containers open at their inner sides and each having a peripheral rim and a lid, the respective containers adjacent the free edges of their rims and their lids adjacent their inner edges being hingedly connected coaxially with the back frame and in laterally spaced parallel relation, so that in the flatfully open position of the structure the lids in their container-closing positions may lie supported planiform on their receptacles rims.

6. In a structure of the .class described, a back framehaving a loose leaf binding device mounted on its inner side,,and a pair of containers open at their inner sides and each having a peripheral rim and a lid, the respective containers adjacent the free edges of their rims and their lids adjacent their inner edges being hingedly connected with the backfrazne and in laterally spaced parallel relation.

7. In a structure of the class described, a back frame, and a pair of containers open at their inner sides and eachhaving a-peripheral rim and a lid, the respective containers adjacent the free edges of their rims and their lids adjacent their inner edges being hingedly connected with the back frame and in laterally spaced parallel relation, and the receptacles and their lids having latching means.

JACOB BOELEMA, JR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification281/31
International ClassificationB42F13/00, B42F13/40, B42D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/006, B42F13/406
European ClassificationB42D5/00B1A, B42F13/40D