US 2334487 A
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Nv.16,1943. j L. M. GRENWAY A 2,334,487
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i i? ATTOR/vfyi' NOV. 16, M GREENWAY cARD HoLDER Filed Nov. 24, 1941 f 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IW a@ BY l i i J ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 16, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Y l Y Y 2,334,487 l CARD HOLDER Lewis M. Greenway, Lansdowne, Pa. Application November 24, 1941, Serial No. 420,297
This invention relates to a card holder and it is one object of the invention to. provide a device of this character so constructed that one or more cards may be placed in the holder and shielded in such manner that they will notbecome bent or soiled.
Another objectof the invention is to so form the holder that the cards may loel individually shifted outwardly from a carrier to a position in which they may be clearly seen and inspected or read when desired.-
Another object of the invention is to provide a card holder wherein the cards. are enclosed in jackets or envelops formed of transparent sheet material and mounted in pivotal arrangement for swinging movement from a retracted position one upon another to anvextended position Another object of the invention is to provide a card holder and carrier which is simple in construction, economical to manufacture'and is a unique novelty easy to operate and assemble for replacement in compact groups as desired.
In the accompanying drawings:
Fig. 1 is a front View of a holder formed in accordance with the invention.
Fig, 2 is a sectional view on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view'on the line 3--3 of Fig. 1. y
Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1. l 1
Fig. 5 is a View of a modied form of holder.
Fig. 6 is a front View of a modied form. of holder wherein a plurality of card carriers are pivotally mounted for individual movement` from retracted position to extended position.
Fig. '7 is a transverse sectionalviewon the line 1 1 of Fig, 6.
Fig. 8 is a side View of Fig. v6. Fig. 9 is a sectional View on the line 9 7-9 of Fig. 6. Y
Fig. 10 is a front view of another modied form of card holder,
Fig. 11 is an end view of Fig. 10.
Fig. 12 is a side view of Fig. 10.
Fig. 13 is a front View of another modied form of holder.
Fig. 14 is a sectional View on the line |4-l4 of Fig. 13.
Fig. l15 is a View showing a double card holder when opened.
Fig, 16 is a side View of Fig. 15.
Fig. 17 is a View showing the double card holder closed.
ping ends of the iiap 3.
Y Fig. 18 isa view of one of the card carriers shown in Fig. 15.
The card holder illustrated in Figs. 1 through 5, is formed off transparent sheet material and consists of a blank forming a flat body I which has been shown oblong but may be shorter, as shown in Fig. 5, if desired. The blank has extensions along its sides and at one end, and these extensions are folded inwardly over the body to form Aside flaps 2 and an end flap 3. The ap 3, which is at the upper end of the body, is rst folded inwardly'andy the side flaps 2 then folded inwardly with their upper end portions overlap- By this arrangement, the holder is open at its lower end and when a card C is thrust into the holder, its side edge `it may be slid under the flap in order `that the upper flap may grip the card and assist in hold'- ing the card in the holder. An opening 4 is formed through the upper flapand the upper end of the body in order that a fastener may be passed through the'opening and mount the holder in pivotal engagement with a carrier. Referring to Fig, 5, it will be seen that the side aps and the end flap, which are designated by the numerals 2 and 3' in this-figure, may be of reduced length and terminate in spaced relation to ends of the side edges and the upper edge of the body I.
AThese flaps havev curved ends so that the card may be easily slid under them when inserted.
In the embodiment of the invention illustrated Ain Figs. 6 through 9, there has been shown a plurality of holders 5 and 6 which may be constructed as shown in Figs. 1 through 5 and are 'mounted in a carrier 1. This carrier or backing is formed of stili sheet material, such as cardboard or the like, and has its upper end portion folded to form 'a flap 8 formed with an eyelet and to which the holders 5 and 6 are pivotally connected by a removable pivot such as a dowel, screw stud, or other equivalent fastener 9. Since the iiap 8 is disposed between the-two holders, the holder V5 may be easily turned about `the fastener as a pivot and thus moved from the normal stacked position over the backing to an extended position for inspection of cards in the holders. A triangular retainer flap Ill, forming a pocket at one side of the lower end of the carrier, is provided, and this retainer ap is preferably in the form of a wing or extension formed integral with the lower end portion of the carrier and folded inwardly across the carrier and secured by a staple I I. It will be understood that, if desired, the retainer flap may be formed separate from the, carrier or backing 'l and secured along its outer side edge by stitching or staples as well as along its lower edge. A cover l2, formed of cardboard or other stili material, is also pivotally mounted on the fastener 9 and may be swung from the folded position in shielding relation to the holders shown in Figs. 6, 8 and 9, to the extended position shown in Fig. 6, this movement being continued until the holder under the cover is entirely exposed. The cover may be plain, ornamented, or have a calendar mounted thereon.
Another embodiment of the invention is illustrated in Figs. l0, 11 and 12. In these figures, there has been shown a carrier I3 in the form of an envelop into which clippings, memorandums and the like may be placed. The closure flap i4 of the envelop is along one side edge thereof, as shown in Fig. l1, and at this side of the lower end portion of the envelop is secured a corner flap I5 corresponding to the corner flap I0 and forming a pocket to receive a lower corner portion of a card holder I6 which may be formed as shown in Figs. land 6, and pivotally mounted through the medium of a pivot l1, such as a removable screw stud or the like, passed through the holder and through an eyelet I8 in the end flap I9 of the carrier. There has also been provided a cover 20 corresponding to the cover l2 and pivotally engaged with the fastener Il so that it may -be swung to extended position.
The card carrier illustrated in Figs. 13 and 14 consists of a backing 2| formed of cardboard, stiff paper, or the like. vThis backingis flat and may have a flap at top similar to I9, Fig. l0, and eyelet I8, and carries holders which are of transparent material. These holders or containers are in the form of flat envelops which are open at their lower ends and have their walls cut to form recesses 23 so that clippings or cards may be easily thrust into or removed from the containers. Tabs or ears 24 extend from the closed upper ends of the containers and are perforated to receive the removable Dale, screw stud, or equivalent fastener 25 by means of which the containers are pivoted to the backing 2|.
The card holder illustrated in Figs. through I8 is of a double formation and has a carrier or backing 26 which is formed of pliable sheet material such as paper, thin leather, or the like. This carrier 26 has a flap 21 at its top which is provided with an eyelet and at the bottom of its upper portion is a corner flap 2S. The lower portion of the backing 26 has another corner flap 28 at its lower end and in the preferred construction the flaps 28 and 29 are formed integral with a side edge of the backing 26 and secured by stitching or staples 30 in overlying relation to the backing. Card holders 3l and 32,
`which may be similar` in constru-ction to the holders 5 and 6, are pivotally mounted by a fastener 33 such as a removable dale fastener or screw stud passed through the eyelet of flap 21 so that they may be swung from a retracted position to an extended position. A ap 34 extends the full length of the upper portion of the backing 26 along a side edge thereof and this flap is foldable inwardly to overlap papers or currency placed in the holder. The lower portion of the backing 26 carries a side flap 31 formed with an opening 35 and about the upper end of this lower portion of the backing is disposed an elastic band 35 which passes through the opening 36 and contracts so that it lts snugly about the backing 26. A mounting sheet or carrier 38 Whi-ch may be similar in formation to those previously described, is slipped into place between the elastic band and the lower portion of the backing 26 with its lower end engaged in the pocket formed by the corner flap 28 so that the carrier or holder will be removably held in place. This carrier has an end ap 39 provided with an eyelet so that a card holder 40 may be pivotally connected with the flap by a fastener 4| passed through the eyelet and Vmounted for movement from an extended position to a retracted position in which position its lower end engages under the carrier flap 28. When the cards carried by the holders are not in use, the backing is folded between its upper and lower portions and the side flap 31 folded 'over the outer face of the upper portion of thebacking 26. The snap fastener 42 of this flap is then pressed into engagement with the companion snap fastener 43 and the backing will beheld closed to shield the card holders and prevent them from swinging towards an extended position and also prevent papers or currency from slipping out of place. Y
Having thus described the invention, whatA is claimed is:
1. A device of the character described comprising a backing having an end portion folded forwardly and downwardly to form an overhanging flange across the upper end of the backing, a triangular flap formed integral with the lower portion of one side of said backing and folded inwardly and secured along its lower edge to the backing and forming a triangular pocket open K along the inner diagonally extending edge of the flap, a holder normally extending longitudinally of the backing, a cover sheet forsaid holder, and a fastener passing through corresponding corners of the holder and the cover and the flange` above the high side of the pocket and pivotally mounting the holder and. the cover for independent swinging movement about the fastener intoand out of a position disposing lower corner portions of the holder and cover within the pocket..
2. A device of the character described vcomprising a backing, a triangular sheet covering a lower corner portion of said backing and forming a triangular pocket open along a diagonally extending inner edge and having its high side extending along the corresponding side edge of the backing, a sheet normally extending longitudinally of said backing with a lower corner Aengaged in the pocket, and a fastener passing through corresponding corners of said sheet and sai-d backing over the high side ofthe pocket and pivotally mounting the sheet for swinging mov ment into and out of normal position in tFe pocket. i
LEWIS M. GREENWAYJ