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Publication numberUS2474532 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 28, 1949
Filing dateAug 7, 1946
Priority dateAug 7, 1946
Publication numberUS 2474532 A, US 2474532A, US-A-2474532, US2474532 A, US2474532A
InventorsKenneth Kitchen
Original AssigneeKenneth Kitchen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination loose-leaf binder and music stand table
US 2474532 A
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June 28, 1949. I

Filed Aug. 7, 1946 K. KITCHEN I COMBINATION LOOSE-LEAF BINDER AND MUSIC STAND TABLE 4 Sheet-Sheet 1 June 28, 1949. K. KITCHEN COMBINATION LOOSE -LEAF BINDER AND MUSIC STAND TABLE 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Aug; '7, 1946 KEnneZ/i ff?! Zafian June 28, 1949. K. KITCHEN 2,474,532

COMBINATION LOOSE-LEAF BINDER AND MUSIC STAND TABLE Filed Aug. '7, 1946 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 2,474,532 NDER June 28, 1949.- K.' KITCHEN comaxmvrxou LOOSE-LEAF BI AND MUSIC s'rmn TABLE 4 Sheets Sheet 4 Filed Aug. 7, 1946 Patented June 28, 1949 1 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COMBINATION LOOSE-LEAF BINDER AND MUSIC STAND TABLE Kenneth Kitchen, Fostoria, Ohio Application August 7, 1946, Serial No. 688,937

3 Claims. 1

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a combination loose leaf binder andmusic stand table.

One objector my invention is to provide a portable loose leaf binder that can be readily carried about and easily fastened to the base of an ordinary music stand. When so attached, the binder becomes the table or desk of the stand.

A further object of my invention is to provide the front and back covers of the binder with rolled edges, which will prevent the [covers from opening more than 180 degrees, :and stabilize the binder by binding against the center section in two places.

A still further object of my invention is to provide the front and back covers of the binder, at their inner faces and bottom, with folding ledges, which serve as shelves for additional music or material of temporary usefulness.

Still another object of my invention is to provide a mounting strip of gummed paper, which will permit folded music or materia1 to open fully, without possibility of damage to the music because of the metal rings of the binder.

Still yet another object of .my invention is to provide a device of the character specified that provides a solid surface or support for music or manuscripts, and permits each sheet to open completely and lie fiatwise, thus keeping all material in perfect order.

Another object of my invention is to provide a spring carrying handle for the binder that may be engaged with the same slots of the center piece that accommodate the clips of the stand base.

A further object of my invention is to provide a loose leaf binder and music stand table that can be manufactured from light metal, plastic, or similar material.

With the foregoing and other objects in view that will appear as the nature of my invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings, which are for illustrative purposes only and are therefore not drawn to scale:

Figure 1 is a perspective view, illustrating how 2 the device is applied to thebase of an ordinary music stand.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of my combination loose leaf binder and music stand table, in compact or folded form.

Figure 3 is an enlarged horizontal section, taken on line 3--3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a face view of th device in open position.

Figure 5 is a horizontal section, taken on line 5-5 of Figure 4.

Figure 6 is an enlarged vertical longitudinal section, taken on line =6-B of Figure 3.

Figure 7 is a vertical transverse section, taken at right angels to Figure 6.

Figure 8 is a detail vertical transverse section, taken on line *8-8 of Figure 5.

Figure 9 is a similar View, taken on line 9-9 of Figure 5.

Figure 10 is a detail fragmentary view of the center section and associated parts.

Figure 11 is a Vertical longitudinal section, taken on line I |l I of Figure 3.

Figure 12 is an enlarged detail fragmentary face view of the center ring assembly, and Figure 13 is a detail sectional View of one of the gummed bin-ding or mounting strips and associated parts.

Referring to the drawings for a more particular description of my invention, and in which drawings like parts are designated by like reference characters throughout-the several views, A designates the base of an ordinary music stand, and B my combination loose leaf binder and music stand table, as a whole.

Specifically, my invention comprises the hollow bar-like center section I, of rectangular form in cross section, to the inner face of which is secured the perpendicular supporting strip 2. The side edges 3 of the supporting strip 2 extend somewhat beyond the corresponding edges of the center section I and are formed, each, with a series of longitudinally spaced eyes or sleeves 4, which are disposed in alternating and interlocking relation, with the eyes or sleeves 5 and 6, formed at the inner edges of the front and back covers 1 and 8, respectively. Flexible elements 9 and in of wire, plastic or other suitable material, extend through the eyes or sleeves 4 of the supporting strip 2 and the sleeves 5 and 6 of the front and back covers, and co-act with the aforesaid sleeves in hingedly connecting the front and back covers to the supporting strip.

The center ring assembly C of the binder, consisting of the metal bar II and rings I2, is of the usual conventional form now in use, and the bar II is rigidly secured to the front face of the supporting strip 2 and the center section I, by means of the transverse fastening bolts l3 and nuts Id. The heads 13' of the fastening bolts 13 are preferably counter-sunk, as shown.

In carrying out my invention, the binder is provided withaseries or plurality of gummed binding or, mounting strips l5, for the individual sheets, as 16, of music or other material. As shown, the inner edge 18 of each mounting strip is plain or ungummed and provided with a series of transverse openings 2' lli to receivel-ithe rings 12 of the center ring assembly c whiile the outer edge I8 of each mounting stripis gummed for application to the inner edge and back'cface IQ of the right hand section orjpalgel 20 of the corresponding sheet. The mounting v.stripsMIB permit the folded music or other material'to open fully and lie flat, even in a full binder, without liability-of damage or injury to' the material because of the metal rings l2.

As -sho'wn, the inner side edges of the front and back covers l an'd 'B are-provided with the rolled edges 2| and 22, respectively, -which' bind against the side edges ofthe center section I, and the projecting side edges of theisupporting strip Zand prevent the covers from opening more than 180 degrees, while at the same time stabilizing the binder.

The front and back covers 1 and '8 are also provided at their' inner'faces and bottom, with shelvesion additionalmusic or material of temporary usefulness.

The center section I is provided in its central portion, with a pairof corresponding elongated slots '25 and :26,- adapted to accommodate the clips 21 and 28 of the base A of an'or'dinary music stand,.-and-whenso attached, the binder becomes the tableor desk-ofthe stand.

The device is equipped with a spring carrying handle 29, of approximately semi-circularform, terminating at oppositeends in the U-shaped prongs 01' clips 30 and-3 l, adapted to engage the same slots 25 and 26 of the center section" I that receive the'clips 21 and 28 when the device is mounted on the base A. The clip- 30 is provided-with a cross brace"32, formed .at opposite ends fwiththe arcuate lips' 33,which fit over the rolled edges of'thefront and back covers, 'when thelhandle isin place.

EFromithe foregoing description taken in con- .4 nection with the drawings, it is thought that the construction, operation and advantages of my invention will be readily understood, without requiring a more extended explanation.

Various changes in the form, proportions and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principles or sacrificing any of the advantages of my invention, as defined in the appended claims.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1s:

1. Ina combined loose-leaf binder and music stand table, a center sectionJ-a supporting strip secured to "the front face of said center section,

.. front and back covers hinged to the side edges of "the supporting strip, and hinged folding ledges 1atl 'tlie front'i-faceszand bottom of the front and back covers and forming shelves for additional music-or. material of temporary usefulness.

*2. "In a'combined loose leaf binder and music standltable, :a:thbllow bar-like center section formed with a pair of corresponding longitudinallyspaced slots adapted to accommodate the base of a music stand, -a supporting strip secured to l the front ii face of sa d 1 center section, from andback "covershinged o-the side edges ofthe supporting strip, and a center bar andring assembiy rigidlysec'ured to the center-'section-and support-ing *strip.

3. In a coiiibind "loose "leaf binder-and music stand 5 table, --=a hollow bar likecenter section, formed in 'its b'ddy with a" pair of corresponding lon'gitudinallyspacedslotsg-a supporting strip -secured-to the tront fac'e cream centersectionjfront and back covers hinged to "the" side =e'dges of the supportingstrip, and a spring handle formed at f opposite"-' ends with U --shaped clips or hooks adapted to engage the slotted portions of said "bar-like centersection; when thecoml'iined binder is in :a closed position for carryin REEERENGES CITED The"foll'o wing "references are jofrec'or'd in. the file of 'this;patent:

-1 UN FEED cSTATE'ST e'PATENTS Number Name "Date 1,816i1i7'5 'Buc'ha'n 'July28,i 1931 2,Q79',072 Kluson May"4,' 1937 2,156,489 .fBonetti May2,' 1939 "22181347 "stfil'isouis Oct. 15,1940

FOREIGN PATENTS Number Gountry Date M29288? F'ra-nce May T7191 1

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U.S. Classification281/33, 248/224.8, 248/461, 248/441.1, 40/388, 248/125.8, 248/463
International ClassificationA47B23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B23/004
European ClassificationA47B23/00D