US 2403530 A
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lJuly' 9, 1946. A. HOLT'ZMAN 2,403,530
ALBUM PICTURE HOLDER Filed Sept. 30, 1944 -lar Patented July 9, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ALBUM' PICTURE HLDER Abraham Holtzman, New York, N. Y.` Application September 30, 1944, Serial No. 556,624
4 Claims. 1
This invention relates to album picture holders.
One object of the invention is to 'provide an album picture holder having improved means for mounting pictures in a permanent manner.
Another object of the invention is the provision of improvedl means for movably but permanently mounting pictures so that notations placed on the back thereof may be conveniently inspected. y
Another object of the invention is to furnish improved means of a strong and durable character adapted for adhesive connection to a leaf in an album and having adhesive portions Whereby a number of pictures canbe movably, permanently mounted with the pictures partially overlappingr each other in a neat, attractive'and highly compact manner.
Another object of the invention is tc provide improved means comprising picture holding tabs having nontacky gummed faces and consistingof linen perforated to provide fold lines but being otherwise stilTened by the gum coating. l
Another object of the invention is to furnish an improved unitary tab structure wherein the tabs are adhesively mounted on a backing in such a manner that each tab protects an adjacent tab against inaccurate securement to the backing, with certain portions adapted to provide gurnmed sections. at they rear of the backing for mounting the tab structure on an album leaf.
Another object of the invention is to provide improved methods and means whereby a multitab picture mounting is cheaply, accurately, and rapidly constructed and assembled.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the specification proceeds.
With the aforesaid objects in View, the invention comprises the novel features, combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described intheir preferred embodiments, pointed out in the subjoined claims, and illustrated in the annexed drawing, wherein like parts are designated b y the same reference characters throughout the several views.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective diagrammatic view showing an album picture holder embodying the invention, with pictures shown in dot-dash lines.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged front view of one of the picture holding units of F'g. l according to the invention.
Fig. 3 is a rear View of the unit. Fig. fl is a fragmentary greatly enlarged edge View of the unit, with parts of attached pictures shown n dot-dash' lines.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of a tab element, illustrating a step in the method of making the picture holding unit.
Fig. 6 is a perspectivefragmentary view of a backing sheet with a bottom tab element marginally applied according to the next step of the process.
Fig. 7 is a similar View showing the nextV step of applying a picture holding tab adjacent to the marginal element,
Fig, 8 is a plan view sho of the remaining picture holding tabs and of a top marginal element, be folded down to complete the blank for cutting along vertical lines to. produce the units of Figs. 1 to 3.
The advantages of the invention as here outlined are best realized when all of its features and instrumentalities are combined, but useful embodiments may be produced involving less than the whole.
It will be obvious to those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains, that the same may be incorporated in several different construe'u The accompanying drawing, therefore. is submitted merely as showing. a preferred exempliiication of the invention.
Referring in detail to the adevice embodying the invention, comprising an up and down so that certain overlapping pictures suitable textile. They front face of each element I6 is coated with a non-tacky gum adhesive, or the like, which impregnates the textile and stiffens the same. This coating is softened by Wetting to` permit a picture to be secured to its tab portion I4. The rear face of each tab element I6 is adapted to be connected to the backing- |.5 by a thin coating of a water soluble glue when applied at a temperature of 130 to 150 degrees F., which is sufficient for quick adhesion but not so hot as to render the gum coating tacky. 'I 'he securement by the glue is at the upper portion l1 of each element I6. To properly define a line of folding, each element I6 is formed with a perforated line I8 as more clearly shown in Fig. 5, whereby an easy hinge action is obtained for the depending tab I4. By reason of this line of perforations, to the backing I without danger of the tab I4 sticking, as hereinafter described. The backing I5 is completely concealed and covered by the gummed elements I6, whose sections I1 abut each other at the perforated lines I8, with each section I1 underlying an adjacent tab portion I4 of another element I6, thus assisting in the accurate gluing to the backing as hereinafter described. Further, when a tab I4 is lifted, a uniform appearance is noted because of the concealment of the backing, and the latter is protected from accidental cutting or breakage by the substantially stronger sections I1. The abutment of sections I1 at the lines of perforation I8 may afford a slight lifting of the tabs I4 so that the latter are easily engaged, if necessary. At the bottom edge of the backing I5 is a binding I9 which may consist of an element I6 folded so that its sections I9a and ISD are respectively'adhesively secured to the front and rear of the backing, the section I9a underlying a abutting an element I6 at its line of perforations. A very thin line in the binding IS is possible because it is folded along its central line of perforations I8. At the top edge of the backing, a binding strip 20 consisting of an element I6 is likewise centrally folded on its line of perforations I8 and its sections 20a and 2th respectively lying at the front and rear of the backing, with the section 20a forming a picture holding tab extending down to the adjacent line of perforation I8 and overlyingthe adjacent section I1. The rear section 20h, and the sections Isa and IBb are pasted to the 4backing I5 by the water soluble glue hereinabove mentioned, the gurnmed faces of the elements I9 and 20 being external. Thus uniformity of appearance is maintained and the process of manufacture facilitated as later explained. Furthermore and 20h at the rear of the backing I5 may be merely moistened and thus secured to a leaf of the album II to thus mount a unit I2 therein..
The process of manufacture will now be described. Preferably the units I2 are made in long sections which are transversely severedto produce. the units I2. Thus the strips IBa, as shown in-Fig. 5, may be several feet in length. As already stated they consist of textile, gummed on oneside as at IBb, with theother side I6c plain, each strip being centrally perforated at I8. Now a long backing sheet I5a is prepared whose width is equal to the length of the sheet I5. An element IIa is applied to the entire length of the bottom edge of the sheet I5a to form a binding strip ISd like that at I9. Next an element IBa is applied as in Fig. '1 for the entire length of the sheet I5a to produce an element IEe, like that at I6; and additional elements I6e are applied as in Fig. 8 up to the top edge of the backing.- Then an element Ia is applied as a top Vbinding IBf like that at 20, and its section |69 is then folded down like that at 20a. Finally the structure is cut along vertical lines to produce the finished units I2.
Certain details in the gluing will now be dethe elements I6 may be secured tab I4 Iand lying tab I4, whereby scribed. 1t is essential that the elements Ia shall not become stuck to the backing sheet I5a except at their sections above their perforated lines, but those sections must be strongly uniformly pasted down. The difficulties are aggravated as the glue has a tendency to spread. My process affords a solution to `these problems, because each element I6 applied affords an easy control for a succeeding element. Reverting to Fig, 4, it will be noted that in process of manufacture, the lowermost tab I4 could not stick to the backing because of the underlying section IBa. Similarly, every section I1 protects its overthe pasting of the elements I6 to the backing I5 is greatly facilitated. In this regard, it will be noted that the sections I1 never become wetted through, and in fact the gum adhesive on their front faces prevents this. It will also be perceived that edges or lines of perforations of different elements pasted on afford lines of indicia for accurately positioning the different elements.
The unit I2 embodying the invention is a complete article wherein the tabs I4 afford a mounting of permanent characterfor a series of pictures which are readily pasted to Successive tabs by wetting. This mounting isv movable so that the pictures can be swung upwardly about the perforated hinge lines to expose any Selected picture and to permit inspection of names and dates that may be marked on the rear of a picture. The textile tabs are sufficiently strong to prevent accidental tearing thereof even at the lines of perforation, and in fact they reenforce the pictures at their upper edges. Pictures considerably wider than a unit I2 may be similarly mounted. No jar of paste or glue is needed for mounting the pictures or the entire unit. For the latter purpose, only the sections IQ?) and Zlib need be wetted. There is nothing tacky to handle, except one momentarily wetted gumrned section. The unit I2 is reliable and compact, and pictures cannot accidentally drop out as in the case of other devices currently used to mount pictures in an album.
I claim: l. An album picture holder comprising a b-ackmg member and a vertical series of strip elements consisting of a textile fabric, each having a central line of weakness defining upper and lower sections, each strip element having on only one face thereof a coating of a nonetacky gum that is rendered adhesive by wetting with water, the elements being connected at their other face to said backing member by a water soluble glue applied only at their upper sections without affecting the gufm coating, and the lower sections of the strip elements being adapted to fold upon the lines of weakness outwardly of the backing member, the strip elements being so arranged that the ,lower section of one element overlies the upper section of an adjoining element with the top edge of said upper section coinciding with the line of weakness of the adjacent upper element, one of the elements forming a binder for the to'p edge portion of the backing member and having its line of weakness at the top edge of t .e backing member with the relatively upper section of said element downwardly folded and secured to the rear face of the backing member for mounting the latter upon wetting the non-tacky gum coating of the downwardly folded portion.
2. A picture holder comprising a backing member, and a vertical series of strip elements consisting of a textile coated on only one side with a non-tacky gum which becomes adhesive upon wetting with Water, said coating stiiening the elements, each element having a central line of perforations dening upper and lower sections, upper sections being secured at the other 51de thereof to the backing member by a water soluble glue, the elements being so arranged that a lowersection of one element freely overlies an upper section of the next lower element with the upper edge of said upper section abutting the upper section of the next higher element at the line of perforations of the latter, and marginal strip members for the upper and lower edges of the backing member having on only one face a adapted to become the strip elements and of the upper strip memberl are adapted for mounting pictures.
3. A picture holder having a backing member, strip elements consisting of textile fabric having on their outer faces a stiiTening coating of non- I said elements being' connected to the backing member at the rear face thereof with their lines of perforations lying' respectively at lying an adjacent bottom section and being free thereoIn but being adhesively connected to the front face of the backing member.
4. A device including a backing member and a series of identlcal separate strip elements certain of which constitute picture mounts and the others constitute combined binding and mounting means for securing the backing member to an album leaf, the picture mount elements being folded and secured to the backing member at one face thereof in overlapping tab forming relation to each other, the elements of said means being cement that becomes adhesive upon wetting.