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Publication numberUS2327324 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1943
Filing dateOct 10, 1942
Publication numberUS 2327324 A, US 2327324A, US-A-2327324, US2327324 A, US2327324A
InventorsIrving Weinger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display album
US 2327324 A
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Aug. 17, 1943.

I. WEINGER DISPLAY ALBUM Filed Oct. 10, 1942 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 IN V EN TOR;

ATTORNEY Aug. 17,

I. WEINGER DISPLAY ALBUM Filed Oct. 10, 1942 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEY 9 INVE 1012. BY g g I Patented Aug. 17, 1943 Irving- Weinger, New York,

'Widder & Co., New

assignor to J. 2

York, N. Y., a copartnership V comprised of Samuel Widder and William Widde r Application October 10, 1942, Serial No. 461,615

'12 Claims. (01. 129-15) This invention relates to book constructions and is more particularly'directed'to a dual purpose construction which may be utilized in providing a book adapted for :the display "of color card or samples, in "the distribution "of textiles and other merchandise, or to form an album for phonograph records'and similar disc-like-articles for use in merchandising such records and inthehome; 5 I

The primary object of this invention is to provide, a book or album wherein a series of leaves hinged to the shell thereof may be simultane ously disposed in a flat position, so that color cards, textile swatches, indicia or other material or matter carriediby or imprinted upon the respective leaves, may be viewed at the same time therebypermitting the observer to compare various colorcards or other items, on'different. leaves,

in associaticn, without turning the leaves-301' folding them, as is necessary in-presen't" display books, to facilitate the selection of. one or another thereof. r i

Another important object .of this invention is evident from the following detailed description. f' In the drawings:.

Figure l is a, top plan view of a part'of albook conforming to my construction, with the shell in opened condition and the leavessuperposed on the opposite cover sections thereof in superimposed Irelation. T T

. Figure 2 is across-section on the line'2--2 of Figure 1. r

Figure 3is a'transverse sectional View of the structure ofthe preceding figures, showing the backbone and one cover section of the shell and viewed.

to provide a book construction in which theleaves may be single sheets or blanks of paper'or other suitable material, or may take the form of envelopes in which flato'r disc-like articles to be displayed or exposedifor View in the opening'of the book,--may be entered, the particular type of leaf incorporated in themake-upof the book V being dependent upon the purpose for whichthe book construction is to be-used.

More specifically, it is' the vention to provide a method of constructing a book embodying two sets of a series of leaves hingedly supported from the shell structure of the book, on either sides of the backbone thereof, to permit of the conjoint movement of all'oi the leaves of either setto a position to dispose'mar ginal sections thereof in staggered flat association; whereby all ofsuch marginal sections of the leaves of such set may be simultaneously viewed.

7 open condition.-

objective or this in Other objects and advantages flowinglfrom the practicing of this invention will become manifest as the description proceeda I In the accompanying drawings I have shown preferred embodiments of my improvedboo'k construction, to illustrate its application-to certaindifferent purposes. t will be understood, how'- ever, that my construction is susceptible oiusefor many other purposes, to which it maybe readily rendered applicable, by theuse of leaves other than the single sheetleai or. the envelope type of leaf herein shown, as willbecome clearly the leaves carried by such cover section in process of movement to their ultimate position, in which all of .the leave smay be simultaneously Figure 4 is a View in perspective of a part of the book of Figure 1, in closed condition.

Figure dis a top plan view of a so-called record album, produced in conformity with my invention, in open condition. v

V Figure 6 is a' longitudinal sectionon-the line fi-6 oi Figure 5. g I r V Figure 7 is an end elevation of the book of Figures 5 and 6; in closed condition.

Figure 8 is a top plan View of a modified form of record album, embodying my invention, in

. Figure 9 is a longitudinal sectional View on the line 99 of Figure 8; and V T Figure 10 is an end elevation of the book of Figures 8 and 9 inclosed condition.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, in which like characters of reference are employed to designate similar parts in the 'several'views, and more particularly to the book construction shown in Figures '1 to 4,.inclu'sive, the structure embodies ashell comprising the usual stiff or flexible cover sections l5 and I6 and the intermediate connecting flexible backbonew H, the cove'rsections being arcuately movable relative to the backbone on the hinge lineslSa and l6a.

As will be noted, especially from Figure 3, each cover section "includes a flap-like extension at its outeror free end, which functions as a mountdescription ofone and the m'annerin which it functions will suflice for the purposes of this disclosure.

. The flap for 'exampleis of a length cor responding tothe coversection 5 with which it associated, being hinged to the outer end: thereof, for relative movement on the line l8a.'

This flap may be of the same composition as the cover section of which it is a part and may be connected thereto for hinged movement in any suitable manner, as by a flexible strip of material adhesively secured to the adjacent edges of the cover section and flap which is concealed by the overlying binding l9, forming the outer skin of the shell, and the inner lining 29. v

Aleaf 21, which may be termed the base leaf, is hinged to the inner defining surface of the hinge line 58a, by a flexible strip 22, which is creased or folded longitudinally to provide a section 220, cemented to the leaf along its edge and a section 22?) which is adhesively anchored to said hinge surface, the leaf 2i being of a length approximating that of the cover section i5 and of substantially the same width, its free end, when it is disposed flat upon the cover section, being contiguous to the hinge line IEa connecting the cover section to the backbone l1. A plurality of leavesrof graduated 'widhxs are hinged to the inner surfacesofithe'fiap lB by means of flexible strips, each of which .isceme'nted to the inner surface of a leaf 24 adjacent the'edge thereof, as at 2312, andto the flan, as indicated at 232), the strips being creased inter mediate their two attaching surfaces tozform a hinge line 230. As willxbe noted, the aforesaid attaching strips are so disposed on the flap surface that when the leaves are, bonded therewith, the latter will be supported in laterally spaced relation, it being evident that each of the leaves is movable relative to its supporting flap and the juxtaposed" cover section IE on the aforesaid hinge line 220 of its anchoring strip.

The leaf 2d, hinged adjacent the outer'end cf the flap l8, isJthe narrowestgof the flap-supported leaves, the width of theleaves mounted inwardly ofsnch outer leaf progressively increasing, v so that when the flap"!!! is rotated outwardly to .a position in 'alinement with the cover section "i5, the, flap-supported leaves'will lie-fiat in superimposed relation, mostleaf, indicated at a,- and marginal portions of each of the remaining flape'supported leaves,

as indicatedat h,-the width of theslast of the leaveshinged to the flap being less than that of the base leaf 2|, a marginal portion '0 of which is also exposed. As will be seenzfrcm Figure 3, the exposure of the marginal portions of the leaves, beneath the topmost of the fiap supported leaves 24 beginswith the initiation-of the movement of the fiap'from the closed position shown in Figure 2, to its outermost position, when the exposure is completed as described.

,7 Qbviousln'in the reverse movement of the flap toclcsed position, the'leaves 2.4,:hecause of their relative laterally spa ed hinged connection'with the flap their graduated width, are moved toward the hinge line (5a connecting the "cover section to: the backbone H of. the shell, to lie flat, in superimposed relation to the basev leaf th th ir free edge in re istration with the free edgeof the latter leaf, as shown'in-Figure 1. The closing of the book, in the movement of the cover-section on thehinge line i'a'a, disposes the,

inner faces ofthe twozfia'ps l8,;l8a,' in. contact, asshown in F-igure 4,-with their respective sets of leaves protectively housed withinthe shell, it being'appa-rent that the rounded outer edges presented by the in-folded flaps, provide surfaces whereby the opening of the book is facilitated,

Assuming that the hook construction is to be used for displaying color cards, as may be used. in merchandising textiles, each of the leaves car to wholly expose. the npperwhich it is associated.

ries a plurality of cards and printed matter relating thereto. As herein shown, the outermost leaf of the leaves supported from the flap 5 8 carries a series of color cards e arranged from top to bottom thereof, and extending to a point in spaced relation to the respective hinge lines of the several leaves of'the set, the cards being of uniform length so that the margin f thus provided on each leaf is of a uniform width in which may be printed or stamped prices, style number or other indicia relating to the color card with Preferably, the color cards, as arranged on each leaf, are so disposed as to contrast with the aiir' ed color cards on other of the leaves, which, of course, facilitates the making of selections and enables the book user to quickly make a selection. ihen, by holding the leaf on which the selected color card appears, the

card and its associated indicia may be completely exposed by turning the leaves superimposed thereon outwardly on their hinge lines to assume a position in which their free edges are spaced outwardly of theas alignedwith the cover scctionto which the flap isihingedwsf course, if-the colorand data desired are on the base leaf, 21!, all of the flan-supported. leaves-:24, are displa ed as described, either asv a'unit oiisingly, ,as will be obvious. Preferably, the base leaf 2i and the flap-supported leaves 2% are of relativeiystiff paper or light cardboard, though any suitable mcterialma'y be used, the indicia oridata relafing to the color cards being printed on the marg nal Surfaces fofthe respective leaves, whilethe color cards areluedto the leaves.

,Inthe 12091! Construction shown. in Figures to 7,.inclusive, the leaves take the form of envelopes, whereby my invention may be employed in provlding; an album or book for acontainirngphonm graph records from which the records "may be may be entered in the enveloping leaves to equal advanta e, as will be evident,

As in 'ther form of the invention previously describcditheialbum construction includes a shell having a backbone 33 and; cover sections 3: and 32; hinged thereto 'for relative movement on the hinge'lines 31a, 32a. A fiapte is hinged to'the outer edge of each cover section, as indicated at 3%, fcrrelative arouate movement to which is hingedly connected a seriescf leaves 34in the form of phonograph record envelopes having the usual open endso, opposite the lower of the rails 41 and the centrally located sight opening h through which the title of the contained record m y be viewed. 7 I V These enveloping leaves are hinged to the hop for relative movement along their side edges, opposite to the aforesaid ends g, by the flexible strips 35 :folded to form the hin e lines 33 and cemented to the envelopes and in superimposed position on the flap on either'side thereof, as indicated at 31 and 38, the anchoring strips being mounted on the respectiveflaps to dispose their hinge lines for the connection of the envelope leaves thereto in laterally spaced relation, inthe manner previously described.

Since the envelopes of each set are of the same dimensions, it will be apparent that their interconnection with theflap with which they are asscciated'hi laterally spaced relation will disposetheir ends g in staggered relation, as shown in Figure 5, when the album is opened and a flap 331s rotatedon its hinge line 33a to a position outwardly or the cover section 3| in alinement album may be instantly-determined forits selective withdrawaltherefrom;

In the reverse movement of the flap-33 on its hinge line 33a, the inner ends oi the envelope leaves are alined in juxtaposition tothe adjacent hinge line connecting the 'coversection to the backbone, similarly to the leaves hinged to the flap l8 of the structure previously described, the oppositely inclined" surfaces 331), presented by the flaps 33 when the album is closed, as shown in Figure '7, adding materially'to the convenience of use of the album in providing ample gripping surfaces for actuating one or the other cover sections or both relative to the backbone 3!! to open the shell for movement ofithe flaps "-33 to display the record indicia on the marginal por tions of the envelope leaves exposed in response to such movement. .l

If desired, strips of heavy fiberboard; wood,.or other material of the requisite rigidity may be fixed to the respective cover juxtaposition to the hinge lines 3;la,'32a"connecting said sections parallel and justinwardly of the top'. and bottom edges of the cover, sections, as indicated at 38,

4B and 4|, the strips 40 anddkbeing chamfered at their outer ends,,as at Ma and terminating at the flap hinge line 33a, the flapsbeing adapted to abut upon the chamfered surfaces of the opposite strips 46;, closure of the album, as

In the modified album Figures 8 to 10, inclusive,,th flaps 5,0, to which the envelope leaves Stare hinged, in the manner described with respect to Figures 5 to 'l, are appropriately hinged to the respective COVBPSECH tions 52,53, adjacent ,thehinge lines 5211,5311, connecting them to the backbone 54. Thus, when one or the other of the flaps 59 is rotated toward shown in Figure 7'.

to the backbone-stand oppositecover section, as will be clearly apparent 7 from Figure -9. '7

While I have described mybook construction as it may be employed in producing display books or albums adapted for analogous purposes, itwill be manifest that the same construction maybe 7 utilized in books and albums designed for numersections 3|, 32,'in

when. folded inwardly for the 7 construction shownj in cover section with the opposite flap, as shown in Figure-9, theends g r of the envelope leaves 5| are staggered, as shown; in Figure 8, adiacent the rigid strip 55 outer edge of the cover are disposed in superimposed relation, theehamfered edges 56a of the stripsifi arranged at the top and bottom edges oi: the cover section being disposed adjacent the hinged connection of the cover section to the backbone 54 to support .the i flaps 59 inwardly of the backbone when "the hook is closed, as in Figurey10, the end strips 55 of the respectivecover sections mating to iorm the outer edge of the album, as at i'in said Figure 10, it being obvious that in this construction the album, when closed, presents a peripheral edge formed by the mated strips and the backbone 54 virtually of the same order throughout. V

As will be manifest when-thealbum of Figures 5, 6 and '7 is opened, the envelope leaveshinged to one or bothof the flaps 33 may be selectivelyv rotated'to a position outwardly of the supporting flap to obtain access'to a desired rcord for its removal from the envelopewithin which it isjcontained. Similarly, the flap supported leaf en-;

at the section upon which they ous other uses which may embody unit or com partmental leaves or leaves in the form of con- I tainers correspondingin function to those of Figures'5to 10. 7 Q i I claim: 7 l

1.. A'book construction, including a shell comprising a backbone. and. cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to the normally free edge of each of the coversections and'a series of leaves hinged to the inner surface of each flap in laterally spaced relation, whereby the movement of'the fiaptoward the backbone, in superposed relation to the cover sectiontowhich it is hinged, will dispose the leaves'in superimposed relation upon said cover section; between the hinge connection oi the cover section with the backbone and the hinge line connecting said flap to the cover-section, the opposite directional movement of said flap to a position in alinement with saidcover section,,outwardly of its hinge line ofconnection therewith; disposing the leaves in superimposed relation with their hinged edges hinge connection oftheflapto said coversec tion and their free edges instaggcred, laterally spaced'relationxto the hingeconnection of the cover section to the backbonehof the shell.-

2. A bookconstruction, including a shell comprising a .backboneand cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged, to

the normally free edge of each of the cover secbackbone in superposedrelation to the cover section to which itis hinged,

will disposethe leaves in superimposed relation'upon said cover, section, between the hinge connection of the the backbone and the hinge line connecting said flap to the coversection, the opposite directional'movement of said flap to a position in alinement ,with said cover section, outwardly of its hinge, lineqof connection therewith,'disposing the leavesin superimposed relation'with their hingedjedges located outwardly of the hinge'connection of the flap to said cover section and their freeedges laterally spaced from the hinge connection of said cover section to the backbone, in staggered relation oneto the-other, said leaves, being arcuately movable on their hinge connections with sa d flap to a positionin superimposed relationthereto when the flap is alined with said coversection, 1

3. A book construction,;inclu ding a shell comprising .a' backbone and cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to thenormally freeedge of each'of the cover sections for relative arcuate movement frorna position' in superposed-relation to said cover section to a position outwardly of said cover section in alinernent therewith, Zt SEllES of leaves a d flexible means for connecting the leaves to sea flap, in laterally spaced-relation for movement reiative to said flap and with relation to oneanot'ner, said leaves being conjointly movabiewith said flap to assume a position in superimposed relation to said coverisection when said flap isdisposed in superposed relation tof said cover sec:

located outwardlyof the V tion, said leaves being individually movablerelative to said flap, said position in superposed relation to the cover section in an outward relative-movement of said flap on its. hinge connection. with; said cover section.-

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4. A book construction, including 8511611 comprising a backbone anducover sections hing-e thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to the normally free. edge of "cachet the cover sections for relative arcuate tion insuperposed relation to said cover to a position outwardly of said cover section in alinement therewith-a seriesotlcave's and flexible means for connectingthe leaves to said flap in laterally spaced relation for movement relative to said flap and with relation to oneanother, said leaves being conjointly movable with said flap to assume a position in superimposea relas tion to said cover section, with their free edges in registration in juxtaposition to the hinge connection of said cover section with said backbone, when saidfla-p is disposed in superposed relation to said cover section,'sald leaves being individually movable relative to said flap when the latter is displaced from an initial position in posed relation to said cover section in the outward rotative movement of'said flap;

" 5. A bookconstruction, including a shell comprising a, backbone and cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, aflaphinged to the normally freeedge of each of the cover sections iorrelative arcuate movement from a posl-.

tion'in superposed relation to said cover section to a position outwardly of said cover section in alinement therewith, a series of leaves and flexible means for connecting the leaves to said flap in l'aterally spaced relation for movement relative to said flap and with relation to one another, said leaves'being conjointly movable with flap to assume a position in superimposed relation to said cover section, when said flap is dis posed in superposed relation to said cover sec-- tion, said leaves being individually movable relative to said flap, when said flap is displaced from said position in superposedrelation to the cover section in an outward rotative movement ofsairl flap on its hinge connection with said cover section, said leaves, when-the flap is rotated to its extreme outer positionin alinement with said cover section. being disposed in superimposed relation to said flap and to said cover section, with their free edges staggered in laterally spaced relation to the hinge connectionv of said cover section to the backbone of the shell, to expose marginal portions of the leaves adjacent their free edges, the Width of the marginal portions being fixed by the lateral spacing of the hinge connections ofthe leaves to said flap.

' 6. A book construction, including ashell comprising a backbone and cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to the normally free edge of each of the cover sec tions and a series of leaves, each in the form of a'phonograph record-receiving envelope hinged to said flap in laterally spaced relation for conjoint movement therewith and for relative ind vidual movement, whereby a rotative'niovement' of said flap to a position outwardly of and in alinement with said. cover section will simultaneously dispose all of said envelope-leaves in imposed relation with their inner edges s gored relation adjacent said backbone, leaves being preselectably rotatable to a position to dispose them wholly outwardly of their .linesfloi when saidflap is displaced rom.

movement from a'posiposed relation to said coverin laterally spaced relation,

hinge connection with said flap to afford access to the topmost of the leavesremaining in the position to which they were moved in the rotation of said flap into alinement with the cover section.

'7. A book construction, including a shell comprising a backbone and cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to thenormally free edge of each of the cover sections anda series of leaves, each in the form of a phonograph record-receiving envelope hinged to said flap, along their closed side edges in laterally spaced relation with their open ends parallel to their-hinged edges,said envelope leaves being conjointly movable with said flap in the actuation ofsaid flap to. a position outwardly of said cover. section and in alinement therewith, to dispose all of said envelope leaves in superimsection with the top leaf completely exposed, marginal portions of the open ends of the remaining envelopeleaves being exposed in staggered relationship beneath said top leaf, said leaves being rotatable individually and in preselectedgroups on their hinge lines relative to said flap for efiecting their disposition inwardly or outwardly of the hingeline connecting the flap to the cover section for attaining access-to a desired record contained within an envelope leaf. 7

8. A' phonograph record album, including a shell comprising a backbone and cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to'the normally free edge of each of the cover sections and a series of leaves each in the form of a'phonograph record-receiving envelope hinged to said'iilap along their sealed side edges in laterally spaced relation, with their open ends parallel to said sealed edges, said envelopes being independently movable relative to said flap and conjointly therewith, the conjoint movement of said leaves and said flap to locate said flap outwardly of said cover section and in alinement therewith disposing all of said envelope-leaves in superimposed association with said cover section,"With the'topmost envelope-leaf completely exposed, marginal portions of the'open ends of the envelope-leaves beneath said topmost leaf being exposed in staggered relation in conformity stations of the V of the contained record therefrom.

w 9; A phonograph record album including a shell comprising abackbone and cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to the normally free edge of each of the cover sections and a series of leaves each in the form of a phonograph record-receiving envelope hinged to said flap along their sealed side edges with their Open ends parallelfto said sealed edges said envelopes b ing independently movable relative to said flap and conjointly therewith, the conjoint movement of said leaves and said flap to locate said flap outwardly of said cover section therewith disposing all of said superimposed association with said cover section, with the topmost'envelope-leaf completely exposed, marginal portions of the open ends of the envelope le'aves beneath said topmost leaf being and in alinement of its marginal portion, in topmost position, for the extraction exposed in staggered relation in conformity with the positions of the hinge stations of the respective envelope-leaves on said flap, said envelopeleaves being optionally rotatable individually or in groups with relation to others thereof, out-v wardly of their lines of hinge connection with said flap, to locate another envelope-leaf preselectable by the exposure of its marginal portion, in topmost position, for the extraction of the contained record therefrom; and rigid strips mounted on the inner surfaces of the opposite cover sections adjacent certain of their edges for mating engagement to form three enclosing side walls of the album with which they are associated,

the oppositely disposable flaps coacting therewith in forming a leaf enclosure within the area of the cover sections.

10. A book construction, including a shell comprising a backbone and cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to an edge of each of the cover sections, and a series of leaves hinged in laterally spaced relation to the inner surface of each flap; the arcuate movement of the flap in the direction towards the cover section to which it is hinged disposing the leaves in superimposed relation upon said cover section with their free edges in alinement with one another; the arcuate movement of the flap in a direction away from the cover section to which it is hinged disposing relation upon said cover section with their free edges in staggered laterally spaced relation to one another.

11. A book construction, including a shell comprising a backbone and cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to an edge of each of the cover sections, and a series of the leaves in-superimposed leaves each in the-form of a phonograph recordreceiving envelope hinged to said flap in laterally spaced relation for conjoint movement therewith V and for relative individual movement; the arcuate movern'ent of the flap in the direction towards the cover section to which it is hinged disposing the envelope-leaves in superimposed relation upon said cover section with their free edges in alinement with one another; the arcuate movement of the flap in 'a direction away from the cover section'to which it is hinged disposing the envelope-leaves in superimposed relation upon said coversection with their free edges in staggered laterally spaced relation to one another.

12. A book construction, including a shell comprising a backbone and cover sections hinged thereto for relative movement, a flap hinged to an edge of each of the cover sections, and a series of leaves each in the form of a phonograph record-receiving envelope hinged to said flap in laterally spaced relation for conjoint movement therewith and for relative individual movement;

the arcuate movement of the flap in the direction towards the cover section to which it is hinged disposing the envelope-leaves in superimposed relation upon said cover section with their free edges in alinement with one another; the arcuate movement of the flap in a direction away from the cover section to which it is hinged disposing the envelope-leaves in superimposed relation upon said cover section with their free edges in staggered laterally spaced relation to one another, and a wall formation along the remaining edges of each cover section to form an envelope-leaf enclosure within the area of the same.

IRVING WEINGER.

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