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Publication numberUS2421503 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 3, 1947
Filing dateJun 23, 1944
Priority dateJun 23, 1944
Publication numberUS 2421503 A, US 2421503A, US-A-2421503, US2421503 A, US2421503A
InventorsVance Hermon Lowell
Original AssigneeVance Hermon Lowell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Visible card, photograph, and other filing sheets
US 2421503 A
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, June 3, 1947. L. v. HERMON 2,421,503

VISIBLE CARD, PHOTOGRAPH, AND OTHER FILING SHEETS Filed June 23, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet i F' v f ag g.

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Filed June 23, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet'2 Lame-u. Vbimvm Patented June 3, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT orrlce VISIBLE CARD, PHOTOGRAPH, AND OTHE FILING SHEETS Lowell Vance Hermon, Berkeley, Calif.

Application June 23, 1944, Serial No. 541,763

1 Claim. 1

The invention relates to means for display and filing means for photographs and the like, as well as other material to be preserved and displayed on occasions, and has for an object to present a combined flexible transparent protecting envelope, and filing sheet, adapted to be filed in conventional loose-leaf binders or otherwise filed,

It is an important aim of the invention to present a structure of this kind having the advantage of enabling various sizes of specimens to be filed, using standard sizes of binding or filing sheets.

A further important aim of the invention is to give a novel construction in such a combined protection and filing aagdisplay sheet, to the end that it ispeculiarly adapted to resist deterioration incident to use such as might be expected when the invention is embodied in a loose-leaf binder.

A further important to present a sheet and protective envelope having peculiar functions in facilitating the introduction and removal of specimens, sheets and the like, such as negatives and photographs or cards.

A still further important aim is to enable the production of such an article at extremely low cost and yet having the peculiar advantages above outlined and others, which will become apaim of the invention is parent from the following description and ac Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of the full leaf.

Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5 of a modification.

Figure '7 is a perspective view of a further modification of the sheet.

Figure 8 is an edge view of the last named modification as engaged in a loose-leaf binder.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, there is shown in Figures 1 to 6, inclusive, a

loose-leaf display filing device consisting of a 55 central body sheet H), which I have formed of opaque material, but which it is contemplated to also produce from transparent or translucent material, and particularly the latter where transparencies are to be filed and displayed. Preferably, also, this central sheet is moderately stiff, although still flexible, corresponding to post-card stock, although it may be made in various thicknesses to suit the development of use and requirement of particular changes.

Whether the central sheet is transparent or opaque, it is faced on each side by a transparent sheet ll of very thin cellulose acetate sheet or other suitable plastic sheet, and in order to provide this facing, I use a sheet as shown at in Figure 3, which is of a length twice the width of the sheet I0 end of a height the same asthat of the sheet, folded at its middle to bring opposite end portions into registry, the sheet l0 being laid therebetween with what will be termed its outer edge forced snugly into the crease of the sheet II, and then the sheet ll secured to the sheet l0 and secured at all edges of the sheet l0, and in addition, around certain lines I! as indicated in Figures 1 and 2, to form a plurality of pockets on each side of the sheet ill, the pockets being made of different sizes to accommodate difierent sizes of photographs, as indicated, and other sheets may have other combinations of sizes, so that all, each formed upon a central sheet of the standard size, may be secured in a loose-leaf binder so that the uniform sizes of leaves may be turned for inspection of the inserted material, as will be explained. Inwardly of one of the lines of attachment on each of the pocket areas defined as before stated, a slit [3 is formed, and in the present instance, Figures 1 and 2 indicate two difierent sizes of pockets at each page of the leaves arranged in two series, extending vertically on the leaf, so that mutually adjacent edges of the two sets of pockets are in line from top to bottom of the leaf, and the pockets in each series happen to be of the same vertical dimensions, so that they are aligned in pairs. In this instance, the slits l3 are formed at the mutually adjacent vertical sides of the pockets, as may be seen in Figure 4. The central body sheet In is formed with deep channel-like scores l4 under and in alignment with the slits mentioned, so that the edge portions of the material ll abutting the slits project over the channel-like score, so that a space is formed between the material of the sheet In and the edge portions of the pockets with a novel resuit in facilitating entry of films, cards, prints,

etc., as shown in Figure 4, where an edge portion of a specimen I5 is shown in course of insertion. A series of apertures I! may be formed along the vertical edge of the leaf opposite the crease of the sheet I I, and at this edge, the boundaries of the pockets are spaced sufliciently from the edge of the sheet to permit satisfactory binding without obscuring the prints or other material inserted in the adjacent pockets.

The material at the edge portion of the acetate sheet or the like, at the inner sides of the slits, may have notches I8 formed therein to facilitate grasping of inserted specimens for withdrawal. Preferably, the slits in the material [I at one side of the sheet 10 are offset from those at the opposite side, so that the channeling at one side of the sheet will be close to and perpendicular to the channeling of the opposite side, but enabling the same functioning at each, respectively, as may be understood from the showing in Figure 4.

The modification shown in Figure 6 illustrates the use of a transparent thick central sheet l0, and by the use of this material colored transparencies inserted in the pocket may be viewed by transmitted light without removal from the pockets, provided other material is not inserted in pockets on the opposite side of the leaf overlapping the transparency to be viewed.

Figures 7 and 8 illustrate a modification of the manner of assembly of the article, and illustrate the possibility of forming small individual mountings, and one that is particularly suitable for preserving and displaying transparencies. In this instance, a central sheet l0a of stiff, translucerit plastic is produced, in a size slightly larger than that of the item to be preserved, and consisting of a rectangular sheet slightly greater in one dimension than the other, superficially. A sheet of thin flexible transparent plastic, twice the length, is then folded to produce a crease into which the stiffer sheet is inserted as in the case of the sheet l0 and ii, the stiffer sheet being secured by adhesive at the fold of the thin sheet. The ends of the thin sheet are then laid close against the central sheet i0-a, and apertures I9 fonned in the corners respectively, of the three layers of material distant from the creased portion. This completes the article, and when a specimen has to be filed, it is laid between the thin sheet and the thicker one at one side, and then the apertured edges of the article engaged by a loose-leaf binder device, so that they are held firmly together, and the inserted article is retained by friction.

The last described form of the invention also illustrates the use of grained surface of the central sheet, partaking of the nature of ground glass as to texture, so that it may serve as a lighting surface upon which memorandum relating to the specimen filed may be written, the opposite side of the sheet lO-a being less polished, so that it cannot be written upon, and the specimen filed is laid against the polished side of the sheet 0-11, so that no transfer of the memorandum to the specimen will occur. In this case the thin cover sheet at one side protects the memorandum written upon the body sheet Ill-a, while at the other side itprotects the specimen, both the specimen and the memorandum being viewable through the protective covering sheet.

Having disclosed my invention in the best form in which I have perfected it, it will nevertheless be understood that this is purely exemplary, and that changes in the construction, arrangement and combination of parts, substitution of materials may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention, except as may be more particularly stated in the appended claim, wherein I claim:

A filing device comprising a central stiff sheet of substantial thickness and a relative thin flexible transparent sheet cemented upon opposite sides thereof and at the edges and upon lines extending across the sheet whereby to form pockets between the two, slits being formed in the material of the thin sheet upon opposite sides inwardly of said lines of attachment, the slits in the thin sheet at one side being offset from the slits in the thin sheet at the other side, and said stiff sheet having channels pressed therein spaced from each other to align with respective series of slits in opposite thin sheets.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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U.S. Classification40/405
International ClassificationB42F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F5/00
European ClassificationB42F5/00