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Publication numberUS2360916 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1944
Filing dateOct 25, 1938
Priority dateOct 25, 1938
Publication numberUS 2360916 A, US 2360916A, US-A-2360916, US2360916 A, US2360916A
InventorsVon Trott Albert Thomas
Original AssigneeVon Trott Albert Thomas
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folded greeting-card construction
US 2360916 A
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1944 A. T. VON TROTT 2,360,916

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FOLDED GREETING CARD.CONSTRUCTION 7 Filed Oct. 25, 1938 v 12 Sheets-Sheet 7 Fig. 26

L aw mum/1v r/F 50a: SEAL ED, ILFOLD INVENTOR.

ALBERT THOMAS VON TROTT ATTORNEY.

Oct. 2 4, 1944.

A. T. VON TROTT FOLDED GREETING CARD CONSTRUCTION Filed Oct. 25, 1938 I 12 Sheets-Sheet 8 IN VENT OR.

ALBERT THOMAS VON TROTT ORNEY.

Oct 1944- A. "r. \(ON TROTT 2,360,916

FOLDED GREETING CARD CONSTRUCTION Filed Oct. 25, 1958 12 Sheets-Sheet 9 MEsS' HERE 55 k INVENTOR.

ALBERT THOMAS VON TROTT (kt 1944. A. T. VON TROTT ,3

FOLDED GREETING CARD CONSTRUCTION Filed 00 1'. 25,. 1938 12 Sheets-Sheet l0 (FOLD l 5; l H .54.

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' FOLDED GREETING CARD CONSTRUCTION Filed on. 25, 1938 12 Sheets-Sheet 11 14' IN VERSE on PROSE mpnm-rao HERE E MESSAGE E 959.

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ATTORNEY.

Oct. 24, 1944. A, T. VON TROTT 2,360,916

FOLDED GREETING CARD CONSTRUCTION Filed Oct. 25, 1938 12 She ets-She et 12 INVENTOR.

ALBERTTHOMAS VON TROTT.

Patented Oct. 24, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FOLDED GREETING-CARD CONSTRUCTION Albert Thomas von Trott, Philadelphia, Pa.

Application October 25, 1938, Serial No. 236,942

2 Claims, (CI. 46-35) The present invention relates to certain new and useful constructions in greeting cards and particularly greeting cards of the folded type, that is, either with a plain fold or with the double fold or what is sometimes referred to as the French fold. a

One of the long-standing problems in the greet ing card business arises from the fact that there are at least two more or less separate and distinct features about every greeting card as to which the sender prefers to make a personal selection, and in the selection of which individual taste affects the choice. One of these two fea-- tures is the design of the card, that is, its ornamentation, The design or ornamentation includes whatever pictorial illustration or flower designs or-scenes and border-work may be placed either on the outer cover or face of the card or on any of the interior portions of the card, and also includes such elements as color, finish, size of the card and shape of card, and any other elements which may go to make up the whole ornamental effect of the card. It may include intermediate metallic sheets or foil sheets or intermediate sheets of metallic coated paper with marginal edges extending slightly beyond any one or more of the marginal edges of the outermost cover ply or sheet or beyond the marginal edges of the openings or windows therein, so as to form a contrasting border or frame-work in relation to the outermost ply. It may also include a ribbon laced through suitable apertures in two or more of the plies constituting the cover and tied in a bow onthe outside of the cover. Ornamental features of this character may also have functional relationship to the card as a whole, as for instance, the ribbon may serve to bind in place component parts of the cover or indeed, may also serve to secure in place the message-bearing element in relation to the design-bearing element.

The other feature of the greeting-card is the worded message printed or embossed on the card.

burdened and handicapped by two equally undesirable and unprofitable alternatives, to wit, the

alternative, on one hand of extending the assortment for each occasion (Christmas, New Years,

Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Birthday, Graduation,

Wedding Anniversary, Birth Congratulations,

Convalescence, Sympathy, Mothers Day, Fathers Day etc.), to a very large extent to permit each more or less popular message to be available with several different designs, and vice versa; or the alternative, on the other hand, of combin ing each message only with one design and thus greatly curtailing the choice of both message and design on the part of the purchaser dividual retailer, and is also attended by an unde- The message may, and generally does, include both the title or introductory which is generally on the outer face of the card, as for instance, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, or Yuletide Greetings, or Greetings of the Season, or Birthday Greetings, or the like, and also a verse or the like on the inside of the folded V card.

As tastes and sentiments in regard to these matters vary over a wide range, both in regard to the ornamental features of a greeting-card as well as in regard to the message features of a greetingcard, the greeting-card business has been greatly sirably high obsolescence.

The second alternative, while avoiding the high capital investment in stock to be manufactured and then carried by the retailer, presents a less selective and less saleable line.

Each of these two alternatives has been resorted to to various degrees.

The present invention solves this problem in the greeting card business by a form of construction infolded greeting-cards which permits the high selectivity and saleability of the first of the above-outlined alternatives with a small stock and low cost or low capital investment of the second of the above-outlined alternatives.

The present invention contemplate a folded greeting-card construction in which the ornamental or design features or phases of the greeting-card on one hand, and the message features or phases of the greeting-card on the other hand, are borne by two structurally distinct greeting-card elements operatively interconnected with each other, with parts of one registering with parts of the other, but with the two parts or elements readily disconnectible from, and

each other and having complementary means for maintaining registering alignment and operative interconnection therebetween with or without the aid of any external or extraneous fastening means, so that the aforesaid two elements may be freely disengaged from each other and inter The present invention further contemplates at-.1

two-piece or multi-piece folded greeting-card construction including a folded design-bearing element having a fenestrated panel and a-socket' formed therein for receiving a message-bearing; element and for'maintainingsuch message-bean ing element in predetermined registering ,alignment with the fenestrated panel thereof, and a;

message-bearingelement, alsopreferably (but not" necessarily) folded and having two panels? or facesiand having aworded messages-in the nature of a title (Happy-Birthday; Birthday Greeting; To My son on :his21st Birthday; Your Birthday; Merry Christmas; Yuletide Greetings-;= Easter Greetings, etc.) on an outer face or panel thereof in operative alignmentiwith the window of said fenestrated panel in--thedesign+ bearing element, when said message-bearing ele-. ment is in the aforesaid socket in assembled relation to the design-bearingIelement, and having} anotherworded message .on-an inner faceor panel of said message-bearing element-which is brought inte view only when-the-greeting-card isopene i;

book-wise.

The present invention further consistsof other,

novel features'and details of-construction all 'of whichowillappear more fully from the following;

detailed description.

For the purposeof illustrating-the, invention,

there is shown.in the: accompanying drawings forms thereof which. are' at presentpreferred;

since the same have been found'z-in'practicei to give satisfactory: and reliable results, although it is to be understood that the :various instrumenge'j talities: of whichthe-invention, consists: can be t variously arranged; androrganized andiuthat the invention is not limited to: the rprecisex-arrange-o ment and organization of the: instrumentalities as herein shown'anddescribed;

Referring to the drawings in which'like referencecharacters indicate 1 like parts:

Figure l represents a perspective. view of a folded greeting card'zembodying' the. present "invention, partly .open' and' with the: folds also slightly'separatedrfor purposesrof illustration;

Figure 2 represents a' perspective view of themessage-bearing element of thegreeting-card 'il:-

lustrated .in Figure 1, shown detachedfrom and separated-fromithe design-bearing velement of the;

greeting-card.

Figure- 3 represents a perspective view of the M interior of the design-bearing element in the gen-.-

ingxth inner message, .butwith'.the message in. dotted lines.

Figure 4. represents afiatplanaviewaof the ante-175;, Figure sl9 representsiazflatr or planxview of the.

. bearing element removed and its place indicated,

rior of the folded message-bearing element shown in Figure 2 and with the design-bearing element indicated in dotted lines to show its relation to the message-bearing element.

Figure 5 represents a flat or plan view of the design-bearing element of Figures 1 and 3 shown completely unfolded and with the fold lines indicated by dotted lines.

Figure 6 represents a section on line 6--6 of Figure 1, withlthe thicknesseslof the several plies greatly exaggerated for purposesof more ready illustration.

Figure 7 represents a section on line 1-! of Figure 1, with the thicknesses of the several plies :;;15 j; similarly exaggerated.

, Figure 8., represents a perspective View of a folded greeting-card showing a modified or alter- Figure -8 shown detached-\from;and separated;

from the design-bearinglelement of thegreetingcard.

interior of the design-bearing element: of the embodiment shown in Figure 8 in thegenerally unfolded condition as when thegreeting-card is 0 opened to be read for the-.purpose-of' reading :the:

inner message, but-with: the message-bearing'eld' ment removedand: its: place indicated in dotted:

lines:

lines to show itsrelationto the message-bearing element, 7

3 Figure 12 represents aiflat orplan view of the design-bearing element of Figures 8- and 10 shownicompletely unfolded and with the fold lines indicated by dotted lines Figurel3 represents a-sectiononrline |3':l3of Figure 8; with the thicknesses of the several: pliesr greatly exaggerated for. purposesof more; ready; illustration.-

Figure 14 represents =a-section on line M-M of.- Figure ll, with .the thicknesses of the several:-

plies similarlyexaggerated:

Figure-wl5 represents: a perspective View of another: folded. greeting-cardshowing another" modified or alternative:embodimentiof the :pres

ent invention partly' open and with the folds'also.

slightly separated for purposesof illustration-1 Figure 16 represents a perspectiveview of -the'-' message-bearing element: of: the greeting-card of Figure 15 ,shownodetached from-andhseparated from. the .desigmbearingelement of the-greeting;-

card.

Figure 1'? representsa, perspective view of the interior of the. design-bearing element of the-- embodiment shown in Figure: 15: in the generally unfolded condition as when-the greeting-card is lines.

shown: in? Figure 16 and Withi the :design bearing elementof Figures 15 .andrl'lZindicated in dotted;

lines. to show-"its relation-etc thesmessage-bearingielement;

Figure 10 represents a perspective view of the Figure: l8 representsaaflat 'plan view of the:- erally unfolded condition as when thesgreeting--:7Qizinterior of the folded message-bearing element: cardvis opened to be read-for thepurposeof'readdesign-bearing elementof Figures 15 and 17 shown completely unfolded," and with the fold lines indicated by dotted lines. 1

Figure 20 represents a section on line 20-20 of Figure 15, with the thicknesses of the several plies greatly exaggerated for purposes of more ready illustration.

Figure 21 represents a section on line 2 l-2l f Figure 15, with'the thicknesses ofthe several plies similarly exaggerated.

Figure 22 represents a perspective view 'of a folded greeting-card showing another modified or alternative embodiment of the present invention, partly open, and with the folds or several plies thereof also slightly separated for purposes of-illustration. I v

Figure 23 represents a plan View of the outer face of the message-bearing element of the greeting-card of Figure 22, shown detached from and separated from the design-bearing element of said greeting-card of Figure 22.

Figure 24 represents a fragmentary perspective view of the greeting-card of Figure 22, opened as for. normal reading of the inner message thereof.

Figure 2.5 represents a plan view of the inner face or' rear face of the message-bearing element of Figures 22 and 23.

Figure 26 represents a perspective view of the design-bearing element of Figures 22 and 24, with the message-bearing element removed.

Figure 2'7 represents adevelopment plan view of the design-bearing element of Figures 22, 24 and 2.6, completely opened up, and with the fold lines indicated by the median dotted lines.

Figure 28 represents a section on line 28-28 of Figure 22, with the thicknesses of the several plies greatly exaggerated for purposes of ready illustration.

Figure 29 represents a section on line 29-29 of Figure 22, with the thicknesses of the several plies similarly exaggerated.

Figure 30 represents a perspective view of a folded greeting-card showing another modified or alternative embodiment of the present invention,

partly open, and with the folds also slightly sep'-, arated for purposes of illustration. I

Figure 31 represents a perspective view of the message-bearing element of the greetingcard of Figure 30, shown detached from and. separated from the design-bearing element. of said greetingcard.

Figure 32 represents a perspective view of the.

interior of the. design-bearing element of the greeting-card of Figure 30, shown in the gener ally unfolded condition, as when the greetingcard is opened for the purpose of reading the inner message, but with the message-bearing element removed, and its place indicated in dotted lines.

Figure 33 represents a flat plan view of the interior of the folded message-bearing element shown in Figur 31, with the design-bearing element indicated in' dotted lines to show its rela- '53, 54, 55 and 5B.

Figure 37 represents a perspective View of a folded greeting-card showing another modified or alternative embodiment of the present invention, partly open, and with the folds also slightly sep-' arated for purposes of illustration. A

Figure'38 represents an open interior view 0 the greeting-card of the embodiment shown in Figure37. f

Figure 39 represents a view similar to that shown in Figure 38, but with the message-bearing element-receiving socket opened up to illustrate its construction. I

Figure 40 represents a perspective view of the message-bearing element of the greeting-card of Figure 37, shown detached from and separated from the design-bearing element of said greeting-card. I

Figure 41 represents afiat or plan view of the design-bearing element of Figures'37, 38 and 39, shown completely unfolded and with the fold lines indicated by dotted lines.

Figure 42 represents a section On line 42-42 of Figure 37.

Figure 43' represents a section on line 43-43 of Figure 37.

One embodiment of the present invention is illustrated in Figures 1 to? inclusive. The design-bearing member or element or cover memher is designated generally by the numeral 50 and is preferably double-folded-first along the initial fold line 5| and then along the final fold line 52, thereby dividing the same into panels The first fold along the line 5| produces a double folded cover shown generally in Figure 3, which upon further folding,

along. the line 52 may be folded into the position shown in Figure 1, to present a hinged, book-like cover, with the front-cover unit composed ofthe fenestrated' panels 55 and 56, and

with the reap-cover unit composed of panels 53 and 54,

Across the horizontally adjacent panels 54 and 55, a through-cut or slot 51 is provided, terminating substantially short of the edges of the sheet. The slot 51, in conjunction with the fold 5| (in the condition shown in Figure 3) constitutes a socket for receiving and retaining or detachably anchoring a message-bearing member 58 in pr determined or operative alignment or registration with the pair-0f aligned windows 59 and 60 extended through the panels 55 and 56 of themember 55; "the overall longitudinal dimensions of the slot 51 being substantially the same (ex cept-for the necessary'clearance) as the over-all width of the message-bearing member 58 in its open condition shown in' Figure 4.

The message-bearing member 58 is also preferably folded alongfthe line 6| into panels 62 and 63. On the outer face of the panel .62 of the message-bearing member 58 (indicated particularly in Figures 1 and'2) any suitable title 64 is inscribed inregistration with the windows 59 and 60, so'that when the message-bearing member 58 i inserted into the socket 51 in the manner indicated in Figures 3 and 4, the title 64 will be centered and registered with the openings or windoWs 59 and 69 as indicated particularly in Figure 1.

On one of the inner faces of either of the "panels 62 or 63, a message 65, either in verse or in prose, is inscribed as indicated in Figures 2 'and 4. Opposite the message 65 any suitable ornamentation 66 may also be applied.

The cover or design-bearing member 55 may be suitably ornamented as'by any surface ornamentatiomindicatedrat GJ and-byanygother; decorativei: device, as Ion, instance sthearibbont-bowi 68 which may-be :extendedthroughisuitablaanerze tures .GQFaand .10 iii-the .panBIseEE-tandifiaofzthe-i cover or design-bearing;members/50;:Eon :addi.- 5 tionaleornamentation-i the cover:org-design bearing membere'iflvmayalsoibe providediwithlan in-.--- termediate sheet H inserted between theapanelsr 55..ancl i 56 in the assembled. position 1 shownain Eighresylrand 3,; and; held-in placebywhemibbon, 1o! 58. being .extendedthrough (it.- or being, held in; place adhesively. The intermediatesheet'lkmay;w berof: a contrastingrcolor or.finish, .as ioninstanee, asmetallic. finish, .or maybe .ofimetal imil andisw prev-med. with a. window- 12 of slightlysmall-er. diameter: than the. window 59 :;(but.,may: iberraf'i the same diameter as the window '6fl), thereby+ toq-formaa slightannular drama, 13 inside the windows 59-and around the; title. .64.;

Adjacent. Figure .44 av seriesloialternate titles and messages are indicatedlmerelyefomnurposese of;.illustra.tion..

Through the folded greeting-card construction; of theapresentinvention, a; variety of-=messagebearing members 58 may be made with varying titlesrandtmessages, but-alibi a,.size..to. fit. into and towregisters-with; the socket-nor theldesign qbearingeelementi. vLikewise, .alternativezandnin-s terchangeablercover members. or. design-bearing; members 50 mam be; provided. with. varying; dew signs or. ornamentation: andin various finishes; or. materials and colors; ,Bminterchanging; the; members 50 and .58; any particular title and mes:- sage, can be. assembled. with any desired:- orna;:- mental. cover to form a, composite. foldedrgneete ingacard: as. illustrated .in Figures; 1; to 7-, andvasg. also.,illustrated. by the modified oralternativee forms oflconstmction embodying, the .present.-; inventionas shown in Figures Beta. 36 .inclusive..,.

In Figures. 8 to 14 inclusive,.,-a f.modified; em 40,. bodiment of the present invention is shown whichrthe cover. or. design-bearing; memben. may.carry.v its. initial .or horizontal fold 5.1 at the: bottom and in which :a pain-of. through-outs or. slots ;or: sockets 5J.1-a .-and.-.5.'|.b may; be prog-w vided; for; receiving .the message-bearing. :member 5a,-,1-in-..the;=. manner; indicated. in. .Figures; 8;. 10 andJL, g I

If desired, an intetmed.iate.-.decorative:sheet H =may. also-be. .-inserted-. .between.-. the" panels 0 and. 56. in thislembodimentmf the-inventi0n-,1 in. the-manner. hereinabove: deseribedin relatiomto- Figuresalvto 'Tinclusive; -Figures;-.8; 10, 11 and.:1 2.- also show .oneof many possible alternative-forms of windowshm. a 5

In Figures 15 to-21,.inclusive,. amodified em. bodiment oithe present,- invention i shown' in whichrar slot, out; or socketr 51-0 is cut-through along-,.tlee verticah fold line;52, preferably from the-tpoint of. intersection .of the two. fold lines M 51:. and .5'2; t0-.apoint.-spaced-inwardlyfrom the: lower. edge 1.5. of the.:cov.er-- or .designebearing: member .as. indicated .pant icularlwin- Fi u es 7 andv 19. The upper end ofrtheslot 0rs1it.-.5'|.c' 11133713150 terminate short, of the: -fol d-.1ine-.- 5i w In. this embodiment 1' or the: invention, the fold. it :of the; message-bearing..memberv .58 coasts. with the slot or slit or socket 5'Ic, detachably'. to retain .or anchor the message-bearing. member in .registering alignmentlwith the window inthe 7 cover. or designebearinglmemben- In. Figures. 22 .to 29., .inclusive, 2. still further. embodiment .of. the present invention .is ,shown 'inwwhichlthenmarginal zones..l6 and]! ofthe panels 55. andjfilof' theldesi'gn bearing .covenele-J' 1 assume 6:"

menttuaree. adhesively securedwto each-:- other 16in, the-assembled conditiom) v, thereby forming a! PIG:- determined socket intermediate ithemvertical fold; line-52 and saidedhesively-seoured marginselli and=1 l-, .in3 which -alplainor-unfoldedmessages. bearingimemberastlwa maypbel 'inser-tedein the manner indicated in Figure 24,. With-51135 50111581; faceo.(shown-; inlEigure. 23).,in. registration, with the outer-windows 59. and with (its, i1mer --ace,' (shown in Figure 25) in -r-egistrationpwith the; inner windowsfl 8. .In .this. embodimentthe: plain or. unfolded messageebearing ;mem-ber-. 589 41. has the. title .6.4. onethe; outer .iace; thereof, whileathe-V message .,fi5... isl inscribed. upon the. opposite or. inneafacathereof.

In Figures 30 to 36 inclusive, anotheriembodi-u ment t of thepresentlinvention is shownin. which a socket ,is formedby meansoiapair otsimilarv slots on slitseflfln andlBL. provided-in tia e .desigm i bearing lelementaifl; .adaptedlto. receive the .mes,-,.v sage-bearing element 58 in thelmanneizindicatedl,

particularly in vlligures. 32,353,35x andfifirby being laced ,therethrough withgits'v folds disposed} pref-ea erablyv-eguidistantly ibetweensaidyslitsa 3flto 43linclusiye. another embodiment of. the present. invention isshown, in. which;

th'e'design-bearing element. 50 is provided. with.

- a .terminalasocket BLfOrmedHbyUfVOlding a. marginal pontiongfli over upon. one. sides-oi. the. de,.-- sign-bearing member. in. the manner. indicated.- in..Eigur,eS-38,.39 and/12.; said.socketlbeingfladapted,to=receive; one. end of. the message-bearing ele,

ment 58;

Ifdesired, tWOHOIf more difierfent but, alterna: i

thatby providing lternative .coven memberson design-bearing members withldiffrintly located, windows, .the same message-bearingf memb'er may be assembled with. alternative cover... members, withiwindows differently located; so as selectively,

to exposetoview any one-oithejseveral'difierentm.

alternative titles 1 on. the same; message bea'ring member.

In the form 0i'constructionillustrated sing, ures .22 to 29 inclusive; aiplurality of: alternative.

m f ageslmay also be provided on the; innen race, ofthe' same message-bearing element 58 21, .by decreasingthesize of the inner window m the1panel.56, and by varying the location oi said.

window to. register. with thegvariousm, located separate" andlalternative messages on ,the, mess sage-bearing member 58g'-a..v

By the present inventionnot only may design'- bearing cover elements be interchanged with; a1;-,

ternate message-bearing elements bearing alternative titles and messages for generallythe same event (Christmas; birthday; vEastern weddings graduations etc.) but. the same design-bearing, cover element' may be. used interchangeably for. two or more "separateand. distinct andj..unr.e1ated;

events, as. for instance; birtnday; graduation,

wedding, greetings, wedding" anniversary, valeng. tines, etc. Thus, not ,only mayavhighudegreeiot' selectivity be providedjefor any particular, event with. a comparatively small; stock of" designbearing element's andmes'sage-bearing elements. but indeed; many different events maybe served with the'same assortment ofdesi'gn-bearingrwver elements, .This is particularly true, in. relation to the group of events which are coveredguby what in the'trade is referredlto'as; everyday cards," that is, events which are not fixed for but one day on the calendar (as is the case with Christmas and other holidays), but which-events are personal to the recipient of the card and therefore may recur throughout the year for different persons, as for instance birthdays, wedding greetings, wedding anniversaries, sympathy cards, convalescent cards, etc.

The word socket where used in the appended claims is intended broadly to connote a concavity, an opening, or any other formation adapted to receive and hold a correspondingly shaped piece.

Having thus described the invention, what is hereby claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is:

1. A composite folded greeting-card adapted and intended to be enclosed within, and mailed in, a mailing envelope, said composite folded greeting-card including an outer multi-folded design-bearing element, presenting a pair of hingedly related cover units, a window in the front cover unit, a message-bearing element separate and distinct from said design-bearing element insertable intermediate said two cover units and having a title on an outer face thereof and a message on an inner face thereof and detachable anchorage means for releasably retaining said separate message-bearing element in spaced relation to said design-bearing element, and in predetermined registering alignment with the window thereof, said message-bearing element being coextensive with the major portion of the area of at least one of the panels of said folded design-bearing element, and said title on the outer face of said message-bearing element serving to make the composite greeting-card specific for the particular occasion to which the message on the inner face of the message-bearing element is directed. 1

2. A folded greeting-card including an outer multi-folded design-bearing element, presenting a pair of hingedly related cover units,'a Window in the front cover unit, a combined title-andmessage bearing element intermediate said two cover units and having a title on an outer face thereof and a message on an inner face thereof, said title and message being for the same specific occasion, and detachable anchorage means associated with said design-bearing element and engaging a marginal portion of said message-bearing element for releasably retaining said message-bearing element in spaced relation to said design-bearing element, and in predetermined registering alignment with the window thereof.

ALBERT THOMAS VON TROIT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/147, D19/6
International ClassificationB42D15/04
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/045, B42D15/04
European ClassificationB42D15/04C, B42D15/04