US 2435856 A
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Feb. 10, 1948..
RECORD ALBUM Filed March 15, 1946 INVENTOR @ATTORN EY Patented Feb. 10, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Recon!) 51.1mm fii'chard l fiv wingart, Glen; Head N. Aiiifliettniinniamii is, 1946} Sci-i61 we. fies hem-fins. (c1. ass--) invnti'bii: relates to phase-grannie rem-d V containers} and relats more-particularly to an improved! record" arcane on Book; wherein the records:- are positively prevented-from ral-llng irnm alumn even ttioug-h it is tiiifieii upeid'e d The improved H the album: a *efiective' to prevent accidental removal of th records whethei the covers of the alb'umare in open 01 in: closed reiatim to each other. A I Revere albums genera ily co'riist of a; plurality i top opening'reeerd envelop hicit are-mounteobetween covers iii the sinner or pages in a noon. The recorustnus rest upon the Ibw'er'edges (if the envelopes; are if the ently turned upper eaee flown fall to the fioor' aiid are- Brc'ilt mn weightdr eti'clia) veiop e; there' i's a corista and" in'due tithethew;
It an ee eev or the 1 Wife seam-um Ha v cover, substantially ce tr' *y ten diiiig through: the d" records containedin th alli '2 end; thepin'isformed i'tfi-. Bali may-beoi'slightl" a'r' ete'i o'f'the ma tr bed surface emsean ei'firin Warmyprerwnhghbtg niepm rents wt 1 cause as ti spendeuupon the pin tether than rest up'dfi the wetedges or the e'zi'velops'z I v It will be apparent mm: the foregoing that when the record aliiunr is in open position, the record in the uppermost. envelqpeyoan be readily removed from the supporting" prasince the ball terminal: or: the; in: afrerus only at slighu resistance to the movement of the recoid upwardly'to disengage such record from the pin, On the other hand} the recon? album; whether open or closed, is inverted, the records nevertheless cannot Be neadily disengaged from the: pin lie?- of the dpwnwardly-puoslecting hooilipgmtion w h in such position, is uppermost. a number of albums are laid horizontally in superimposed relation, the pin of each album will act as a spacer element whereby the weight of the upper records will not rest upon the lower records- In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a record album embodying the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a section taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.,
eans roi retam-in re'bras iii z. y Elgar is an: enlarged, evation of: the album showingthe relationship; between the: pinand the record when the 'upper edge of th'e" album is positioned uppermost.
Fig. 5" is a: broken vertieai sectiofi or the alifiuzn and therecordsgshowmg the manner in: which the pin supports the:i'ecm'dsi- The record album or the present invention may comprise coversectidns m?- and H which support, as: leaves in 9;: 5601mm: usuai envelopes I? which: are: formed witn aicentraii opening I 3: The upper edge or: the envelope is open for the insert'i'on of the: record, as an m and midway between the terminals oi the upper" edge there is a; concave cutout portion I 5to' emmetuerecmus I6 to be readily removed from the envelope. All of the foregoing is conventionait H A Supporting pif i Wis provided with a substantiaily' circular shame wfition l9 and a substan' tially" flat base mm W-Whiiih is suitably s'e cured to tlie inner surmise ofi cover I I) in a position coinciding many wiitm the a'xis' of openings I'S-in: envelopes l1? one means Of accompnsmn'gzth-is imd emplowsinember 3! which may be" a piece or relatively? heavy" paper or fabric which 1S anne'sively seeiiretto inner surface of cover" I02 At lts outer enda pm l9 is-iormecr with a; generenynnfiispnenear tier-mi mil :2 which inawbe en teater diameter than that of the shame I of thepmorn may be or substantially the sameiameter astute or the shank; its lowel 'surfac'e, the terfi'iffia-l portion" is formed with: a? iroieetion or hook ele menus; a
Therecorn m is formed with the usufglr central opening 24 which receives the spindle" 0'1 the tumtalil (not sncwni agreatest diameter oftii'e' enlarged: cuteiiterni'inal' of the 5m in cludi'ng hematite ncrementaissomewhat less than the ofl r'eee g 24 to when the: rewrd wee readily tfifoved thepm; all 92s; inn-312 24. The position or thepin relative:- to the: anemones: is such as to" cause the mores: wto'r stnpon tire pin rather than upomthelowa edgeiot the envelopesz when the album lei-in: OIOSEdf vertical position- This spacing is shown at 26 in Fig. 5.
The use of the album will be largely clear from the foregoing description. Assume the album to be empty. The records will be inserted in the envelopes and rest upon the lower edges of such envelopes, i. e., the position they would occupy when the album is in vertical position, upper edge uppermost. The last envelope (or lowermost when the album is lying flat on a table) is then moved towards the lower cover, and bein the envelope the curved terminal of the pin readily enters the record opening. This action is repeated for the remaining records. The relationship ofthe pin to the envelope should be such that the records are suspended on the pin rather than rest upon the envelope when the album is verticahas was earlier pointed out. This arrangement saves-the album bindings and assures the records remaining flat.
When a record is to be removed from the album, the pin is readily removed from any or all of the records because of the illustrated contour of the curved terminal and the fact that the records are suspended from the pin 'with the projection or hook portion extending downg wardly. If, however, the closed or open album is accidentally inverted, the records would normally fall out. The pin prevents this, especially in view of its formation; since the projection or hook portionris nowuppermost and the records must pass this hook portion which affords a definite resistance to free movement.
While one form or embodiment of the invention has been shown and described herein for illustrative purposes, .andthe construction and arrangement incidental toia specific application thereof have been disclosed and discussed'in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is limited neither to the mere details or relative arrangement of parts, nor to its specific embodiment shown herein, but that extensive deviations inventionjmay be made without departing from the principles thereof What I claim is:
1. In a phonograph record album provided with covers and envelopes mounted .therebe- I tweenin hinged relation for receiving the records,
such envelopes being open attheir upper edges and being closed along their bottom and opposed 7 from the illustrated form or embodiment of the side edges andhaving openingsin opposed .walls thereof, thecombination of means for preventing accidental displacement of therecords from the album, such means comprising a' pin rigidly mounted at its inner end on one of thecovers and being located generallyv midway between the upper and lower and'opposed side edges of the envelopes, such pin being arranged to pass through the central openings in the records positioned within the envelopes, the outer end of such pin being enlarged. so as to provide a hooklike projection which impedes movements of the records mounted on the pinbeyond the terminal thereof.
2. In a phonograph record album provided with covers and envelopes having generally circular, central openings therein, the envelopes being mounted between the covers in hinged re-' lation for receiving the records, the combination oi means for preventing accidental .displacement of the records from the album, such means comprising a pin rigidly mounted at its inner end on one of the coversin a position-generally at theaxis of the'envelope' openings and, ar-
4 ranged to pass through the central openings in the records positioned within the envelopes, the outervend of such pin being enlarged so as to form a hook-like projection, such projection impeding movement of the records mounted on the pin beyond the outer terminal thereof.
3. In a phonograph record album provided with covers and a plurality of envelopes mounted therebetween in hinged relation, the envelopes being'open at their tops and having generally circular openings substantially in 'the center thereof, the combination of means for preventing accidental displacement of the records from the album when such album is turned lower edge upwards, such means comprising a pin rigidly secured-at its inner end to the inner surface of one of the covers and being aligned generally with the axis of the envelope openings, the outer terminal of such pin being enlarged and being formed on its lower surface adacent such enlarged outer terminal with a hook-like projection, the pin being arranged to pass through the central openings in the records positioned within the envelopes, the hook-like projection restraining movement of the records ofi the pin when the album is in said inverted position.
4. Inv a phonograph record album provided with front and back covers and open top envelopes, such envelopes having generally circular openings in opposed walls thereof and being mounted between the covers in hinged relation for receiving the records which are provided with small central openings therein, the combination of means for preventing accidental displacement of the records from the album when such album is inverted, such means comprising a pin rigidly mounted at its inner end on the inner surface of the rear cover and being arranged to pass through said central openings in the records positioned within the envelopes, the pin being positioned substantially midway between the opposed side edges of the envelopes and also being so positioned relative to the lower edgs thereof as to support the records in spaced relation to said lower edges when the album is in vertical position, such pin being formed at its outer end with a substantially hemispherical terminal portion to facilitateentry of the pin into the record openings, such terminal portion being of greater diameter than the diameter of; the pin and being formed on its lower surface with a hook-like projection which impedes move'-:. ment of the records mounted on the pin beyond; the terminal thereof when the album containing, the records is inverted.
RICHARD I. N. WEINGART.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the 1,442,375 Wilburger Jan. 16, 1923f