US 2345230 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 28, 1944. s. E. BENDER RECORD HOLDER Filed April 24, 1942 INVENTOR ,Sydney E Bfrzdcz BY P f ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 28, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE RECORD HOLDER Sydney E. Bender, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignor to Ted Shandal, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application April 24, 1942, Serial No. 440,288'v 4 Claims.
This invention relates generally to what is known as phonograph record holders, and the method of producing them.
One of the objects of this invention is to provide a record holder which may be used either individually, or in a multiple arrangement mounted or in book form, the chief advantage of the device being the safe accommodation of individual record discs within pockets from which they may not fall out when the holders are being tilted in any direction or otherwise handled, and which pockets confine the record discs Within'allotted spaces so that they may not move for any great distances in any direction.
Another important object of the present invention is to construct a record holder having the aforementioned advantages in the most simple, least inexpensive and but nevertheless effective manner, and to provide the device with a relatively narrow opening or slot for the safe inser.- tion and removal of a record disc, and wherein suitable means are incorporated for facilitating the binding of a number of individual `record holders into a book or album.
Another object of this invention is the method whereby a simple, inexpensive, effective and safe record holder may be produced from common sheet material of various thicknesses and resiliencies and with the least expenditure of labor and material.
The foregoing and still further important objects and advantages of the present invention will become more fully apparent from the ensuing description and the accompanying drawing, where- 1n:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of an individual record holder;
Fig. 2 is a bottom view thereof;
Fig. 3 represents a partial cross section through the record holder, taken on line 3 3 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 illustrates a fragmental bottom or top view of a record holder boo-k or album;
Fig. 5 is a plan view of an open record holder album;
Fig. 6 is a plan view of a modified individual record holder; and
Fig. 7 is a partial enlarged end View of the bottom portion of the record holder in a modified form, similar to that shown in Fig. 6.
Referring now speciically to the figures, in Fig. 2 will be observed the at structure of the clevice, which consists of a relatively thick and stiff continuous sheet, such as cardboard, indicated at I0, which is bent upon itself at II to form an upper member I2 and a lower member I3, which are adhesively joinedwith their adjacent faces at I44 andV form what will be termed the base of the holder.
From the resulting two-ply structure there is removed a portion vof both p lys to prov-ide a through opening which is semi-circular at the bottom, asindicated in broken lines in Fig. 1 at I5, and oblong at the top at I6. This cut-out leaves an upper bridge I'I connectingwthe'two sides of the structure; this bridgeserves as a stop for a record disc I8 in upward direction. The circular portion I5 of the cut-out approximates the periphery of record disc I8 and limits its movement therewithin, The relation between record disc i8 and bridge member Il may be clearly observedin Fig. 3 where the record 'disc is indicated in broken lines.
The base structure consisting of the bent-,oyer and folded stiff sheet'vmaterial is covered by a ,continuous thin sheet of relatively flexible inaterial, indicated at I9 in Figs. 2 and 3. It will observed from Fig. 2 that ilexiblesheet I9 passes over the top of the base, ,aroundvbent portion II and along the bottom thereof, but isfdefiected upwardly at 20 and continues outwardly at 2I. VBase members I2 and I3 areoriginally of substantially equal length, and `the bending, Zone I I is midway between theends of the two members. The end portion of lower'member I3 is pierced to produce a readily removable spacer stripVZZ, indicated in broken lines, and 'a fixed strip 2,3 *which* is applied to portion 2| of covering vI9 after securing the latter to the base structure. By the removalfof spacer strip 22, a recess is formed and the retained single `ply portion betweenl the at'- tached strip 23 and the right-hand body portion I3, ,of the baseprovidesa semi-flexible connection between the backv25 of the book or album, shown in Fig. 4, andthe two-ply base structure of the individual record holders.
Before .covering I9 is applied to the base, a portion of the flexible sheet material is cutfrom the sheet so as to form a record insertion slot 2 5, and a flap in the shape of the cut-out, which flap is preferably passed over the inner edge of the upper member of bridge I1, as indicated at 2l in Fig. 3, and around the lower face of the upper bridge member, as shown at 2,8, whereupon the protruding portion of the flap is cut off. Such construction provides a smooth inner edge atthe upper bridge portion. Slot 26 corresponds in its length to the width of the oblong upper portion I6 of the cut-out within the base. Thebowed or circula;` portion of slot 26 facilitates theinsertion of a record disc into and its're'moval'frorn the pocket formed between the cut-out portion of the base and the thin sheet I9 which covers the cut-out.
In fabricating the record holder the following preferred procedure is employed: A strip of relatively stiff sheet material, such as cardboard, is pierced along one end to provide spacer 22 and reinforcement 23, both of which pierced portions temporarily remain to form a part of the sheet before it is folded. Then the strip is bent along its center portion and folded upon itself. The future interior faces of the base may be previously provided with an adhesive, but such adhesive is preferably applied along the areas near',
est to the interior edges of the future cut-out, with the exception of future bridging member Il, which latter is preferably left free of'adhesive.
Now the combination semi-circular and oblong opening is provided in the base by cutting out a corresponding portion from the base \material. Following this operation the thin outerfflexible member I9 is adhesively applied to the outer surface of the base. Prior to the application of y is also provided a center opening 21' below slot 26 to render visible thecenter portion of the record disc inserted in the holder.
Before the application of the outer member, spacer 22 and` reinforcing strip 23 are severed from the folded-over lower base portion, and as soon as the outer covering has been applied the two strips are placed in their original positions. Spacer 22 is then removed, while reinforcing strip 23 is permanently secured to the outer sheet along the edgevof the'holder. y Y* The individual holders may be then assembled in book or album form, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5 at 2 9, wherein the attached reinforced ends of all the record holders are r'mly held together and aresecured tobacking 25. A l Y' As indicated inFig. 5,-I prefer to number each individual record holder of an album, and provide an index on the interior surface of its cover 29,'
In Figs.-6 and 7 -a modified form of my record holder is illustrated, wherein the lower edge of the base substantially coincides with the lowermost portion onthe semi-circular cut-out provided therein, as indicated at 30.- Such modified construction may be achieved in different manners, one of them being Vto sever a narrow strip adjacent to the lowermost rounded portion of cut-out I5 from one of the layers I2 or I3, shown in Fig. 2, and to fold Yoverthe remaining portion of the other layer, whereby a holder is produced similar tov that seen in Fig. 6. The turned-over flap isv indicated at 3l, and forms a longitudinal reinforcement along the lower edge of the base. Similar results may be obtained by reducing the width of the base material so that the lowerroundedportion ofthe cut-out will extend just to the bottom edge of thestructure. Inorder to hold-this bottom Aedgetogethe'r and to prevent the spreading of the layers by an inserted record, and to preclude the protrusionv of the record from the bottom of the holder, 'an external reinforcement 3l' is provided about the lower portion of the holder, as clearly seen in Fig. 'Z.V Both modified constructionsshown in Figs. 6 and 7. are intended to not ,only lessen the height of the record holder, but also to save in materialemployedy. Y
While specific structures are illustrategi'in the drawing, it is quite evident that changes and improvements may be incorporated therein, as long as the basic principle of providing a record holder which limits the movement of a record disc within its confine is adhered to, and I therefore reserve for myself the right to make changes and improvements therein, as may be required in the course of the practical application of the device to various uses, without departing from the broad scope thereof, as dened in the annexed claims.
l. The method of fabricating a record holder, which comprises applying an adhesive to one face of an elongated, relatively stiff sheet, bending the latter approximately about the middle of its length and folding the two bent parts with their adhesive faces against each other and pressing them together, removing from the relatively stiff folded and united sheet'parts a portion oftheir material to provide an opening which is rounded at one end and oblong at the other, removing rom a thinner and flexible sheet, approximating in length said stiff sheet, an elongated portion near one edge thereof to form a slot, and a circular portion below the slot, said slot corresponding in length to the width of the oblong opening in the stiffvsheet, adhesively securing said flexible sheet about said folded stiff sheet so that the slot of the former and the opening of the latter register at their respective straight edges.
2. In a record holder, a relatively stiff base formed from one piece and bent and folded upon itself, its adjacent faces being adhesively united to form a two-ply structure, its bent and folded portion forming the outer edge of the base, a `combination cut-out made through both plies of the base and being rounded at the bottom and koblOllf at the top, said cut-out being disposed `nearer to lthe outer edge and further distanced from the inner edge of the base, a relatively narrow bridge forming the upper end of the base, a flexible covering sheet secured 'to all outer surfaces of the base to completely cover the cut-out and thereby provide a pocketfor the reception of a record, an opening having a narrow oblong Vtop portion and a rounded central portion cut in one side of the covering sheet adjacent to said bridge, the .upper edge of the oblong opening `portion coinciding with the inner edgeiof the bridge, the portion of the covering sheet resulting from cutting 'the opening remaining attached to the covering sheet and being securedto and covering the inner edge of said bridge.
3. In a record holder, forming a leaf of a record holding album, a base constructed from a two-ply stiff sheet which is bent over upon itself and folded, its adjacent faces bein-g adhesively united, a combination semi-circular and oblong cut-out provided in both plies and disposed near the. outer side edge of the base, the oblong part of the cut-out being at the upper end of the base, whereby a relatively narrow bridge is formed connecting the upper side portions of the base, a exible sheet adhesively secured to the' entire outer surfaces of the base and covering said cutout, a record-accommodating slot cut into one side of the flexible sheet adjacent to the bridge,
sheet being adhesively joined, the bent portion at one end of the folded sheet forming the outer edge of the holder, its other end being adapted for attachment to the album structure, a record-holding aperture formed in the base by removing equal interior portions from both plies thereof, the shape of the said aperture comprising a combination of a semicircular bottom and an oblong top portion whereby a relatively narrow bridge of the twoply material is provided at the upper end of the base, the aperture being located nearer the outer edge of the base body, a narrow recess, extending from the top to the bottom of the base and formed by the removal of one corresponding ply portion, thus providing a semi-flexible connection for the base, a exible, relatively thin covering sheet firmly applied to the entire exterior of the two-ply base, including its combination recordholding aperture, a cut-out provided in the covering sheet adjacent to said bridge, the material of the cut-out being applied to said bridge, the cut-out having an elongated portion adjacent to the inner edge of the bridge and a bowed bottom portion for facilitating the insertion and the removal of a record from the pocket formed by the covered aperture.
SYDNEY E. BENDER.