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Publication numberUS2500773 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1950
Filing dateMar 26, 1946
Priority dateMar 26, 1946
Publication numberUS 2500773 A, US 2500773A, US-A-2500773, US2500773 A, US2500773A
InventorsSeymour Robins
Original AssigneeSeymour Robins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Phonograph record holder
US 2500773 A
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March 14, 1950 s. RQBINS 2,500,773

, PHONOGRAPH RECORD HOLDER Filed March 26, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet l BY 19 \v f ATTORNEY March 14, 1950 s. RoBlNs 2,500 73 PHONOGRAPH RECORD HOLDER Filed March 26, 1946 z'sneets-sneet 2 VIlIIIII/II ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 14, 1950 iumrr so :s TATES 7 Claims. I

Thisinvention relates to improvements in containers or holders; and more particularly a holder f for phonograph records of the circular disk type,

having a, sound track-on o'rle or both faces thereof. An'obj ect of the invention is to provide a holder comprising two' separable sections for receiving andenclo s'ing the records when they are-to be stored or putaway for further use; and further so constructed that one-of the sections canbe set up and made to serve as a convenient support for maintaining the records in exposed and acjce'ssi ble positions; so that they can be displayed,

ffexamined, and easily removed and" transferred to a sound reproducing apparatus for operation. Another objectof the'invention is to provide a t-holder in which the records can be'placed withf out contact between the holder and their surfaces; and by which they can be similarly set up andexposed so that they can be grasped by hand "only on their edges. Thus surface handling and the like are'eliminated and risk of impairment of the sound track is obviated.

A further object is'to provide a holder of this type which also has-means for snugly'and tightly securing the phonograph disks within it, so that shaking and jarring -are prevented and risk of breaking obviated.

"The nature and'advantag'es of' theimpr'ove- 'ment are 'fully described in the ensuing specifi- "cation; and the novel features are pointed out in the appended-claims. 'But this disclosure is-ilfln'strative' only,-and in practice many changes in details maybe adopted without deviating from theprinciple of the inv'ention orexceeding' the scape and" meaning of the terms in which the "claims are expressed.

'ords' to keep them inposition for 'immediateuse.

" Figure 6 is a vertical section taken through the middle of Figure and Figure '7 shows a modification of'the holder. The same numerals identify thesame parts throughout.

The holder is shown as comprising two main "parts or sections, an 'upper and alower 2. A

stud or pin 3 with a head at "oneend engages the *holder-in' such away as to pass through-from front -'-tc= backg' andwhen the-records are inside this-stud -also penetrates the central apertures of -said recordsby' 'which they are I centered I on the revolving platen of: the sound reproducingaappa- *ratuswhen placed in p'laying'position. By 'means 5 -of this pin the disks-are secured or bound against mo'vem'ent in the -holder,' andthe sections -I and 5 2- are' retained in engaging relation; 'sc th'atzthe disks *arecompletely encase'd by the sections I and 2.

' Inside-the upper section tare spacers 4530ctween-'-which" are r ibs 5, which pr-o-ject inward s "slightly-with respect to the spacers 4. The gen- 'eralshape of the holder is presented as squ'are; and the" spacers 4 fit the corners =at thet0pof the section l 011* both sides. a Both the spacers and the 'ribs have' the same general curvature as the circumference of the-disks and the flower section I 2 has complementaryspacers t withf inter'vening; slightly projectingribs" l whichrmatch or registerwith the ribsfi. The-upper section l is' -larger than the 'lower, enveloping 'more than half of each' phcnograph: record disk-28. zlThere- F fore-the ribs 5-are of co'nsiderably greater extent than one half the circumference Of'thedisks 8, while the lowerribs 'lare less than half the cirif cumfer'ence. The upper ribs 5 follow the curvature'ofthe'edgies of the disks 8 overmost ofthe extent of said edges, but diverge a" little as .in- -dicated at 9 adjacent'the open :end of the upper 3o section, which fits I -upon the lower section. 2. "This feature makes the spaces between "the spacers 4- at -the'open end of the section I; which appears as the lower end in'Figure'. 5, of greater 'width than the-diameter of the disks; so that'the disks" can be" I more easily inserted or received! in the upper section in the several'pockets between the ribs 5. i In the'lower section; the ribs l'iollow thecurvature of the .disks 8 over the .entire'extent of that"portion of the disks Which is. con-' 40 tained within; the hlower; section.

The top of the lower section 2 is open, like 1 the'lower end of-:the*upper section I; the opposite ends ofthe twosections-being closed, as: are the sides of both sections. Themeeting edgesofxthe two "sectionsare-rabbetted, as. depicted at- Hi. Whentheholder is closed, the 'edgeof the top section I telescopes into the engaging edge of the lower'isection 2:-.- and" makes a snug fit .witlnthe latter.

Thesections-l and 2imay be ofcardboard or "other fibroussmaterial; or. plastic or other suitable'substance. The ribs 5 and! .can be of almost any non-metallic material, and? clamped firmly betweenthe spacers 4 and 6' respectively. 7 :The surfaces withl-the soundtracks of :thedisks the member I l. irounded, so that by means of any suitable imple- .ment inserted into small spaces at the corners of the U-shaped hinge, this flap can be released 3 8 in the holder never come into contact with one another, or with any part on the inside of the holder. They engage the ribs only along their edges, and are kept apart by the ribs and I.

When the records are not needed, the holder is closed, as shown in Figures 1 and 2. To get the records ready for use, the top section is removed, exposing the greater part of these records, but leaving them enveloped over their lower portions, as appears in Figures 5 and 6. In this position, the section 2 is set up as a stand or support; in a manner now to be explained; so that the records can be lifted out and disposed in a machine to reproduce a'udibly the material etched thereon.

To enable the section 2 to serve the purpose of a stand or support, it is equipped with a prop or leg I l at the back. This prop is hinged to the upper edge at the rear by a suitable element I 2, which is preferably a piece of strong cloth or other fabric, attached to the section and the prop or leg 12 by adhesive or other suitable means. This leg or prop is of the same material as the sections l and 2. It is rounded at its outer end, and when the holder is closed, this member or leg H fits into a suitable opening in the rear of the upper section 1, and is flush with the outer surface thereof. It has the same thickness as the walls of the holder along its longitudinal edges and free end; but from a point near the free end to the edge engaged by the hinge l2, the thickness is reduced to make a recess or depressed seat 13 on the outer face of this member to receive a flap l5 hinged by a piece of stout cloth glued in place or by other means to the outer end of the member I l and upon the outer face of same. The hinge i2 is U-shaped, with arms that project upward from the edge of the section 2, and these arms are ELfilXEd to the thicker sides of the member ll. When the sections I and 2 are connected, the catch l5 lies in the recess l3, fitting snugly in this recess between the sides [4 thereof, :and is flush with the outer faces of th sides of The free end of this flap is :and swung outward.

Hence, when the lower section is set up as a stand, with the upper section removed, the flap is freed and the member .H pulled down into the position shown in Figure 6. The flap is disposed under the section 2, with a projection l8 which it carries under the lower rear edge of section 2. This projection abuts against the inner end of a recess 20 in the bottom of the section 2. Thus th section 2 is prevented from slipping. The disks 8 are held snugly at their lower portions in the pockets of the section 2 between the ribs 1; but can be lifted out quite readily.

When the holder is closed it can be locked shut by the stud 3 and the member II. The stud is mounted in the member H, and is exposed through an aperture I? in the flap l5 when the latter is laid in the recess [3. When the upper section is fitted upon the lower, the flap [-5 is laid against the outer face of the member H, its projection l8 being first liberated from the recess 20; and then the member 1 I is swung up into the recess I3 provided in the rear face of the section I. It fits this opening snugly and the projection I8 now enters a slot or recess [9 in the member H. Finally the stud or pin 3 passes through the central aperture in the disks 8 and engages an aperture in the front of the section I. This recess and the end of th stud may be threaded, to enable the stud to be virtually locked, or it merely may have a sufiiciently tight fit. The disks are now held securely and cannot be moved or shaken in the holder; and they can be extracted by merely withdrawing the stud 3 which is exposed at opening l! in the flap l5, and separating the top section from the lower section. The stud 3 and member H, with the flap 15, thus keep the holder closed and serve the additional function of propping the section 2 in required position when the records 8 have to be taken out of the holder.

In another form of my holder, the spacers 4 and 6 with their ribs 5 and I may be each made in one piece, as indicated in Figure '7. The spacers will then have the shapes shown at 4' and 5' in Figure 7 and the ribs will be integral therewith.

The holder can be mad large enough for a good many records and the surfaces with the sound tracks thereon are protected as stated above. In the holder only the parts on or near the circumference of the records are ever in contact with anything and this is also true when the part 2 is used as a support to display the records. To remove them from the holder 2 when the latter is set up as in Figure 6 the records have to be grasped at the circumference only.

Thus my improved record holder is admirably adapted to serve both as a container for records to receive and enclose them or as a stand or support to be put up in a store for display or upon a table or the like close to a sound reproducing machine, and transferred to the machine to be played at will. The construction of the holder is strong, but the general design is simple, and the lower section is well propped when needed as a support; and the disks are tightly enclosed when the holder is shut to protect them against jars and jolts that would otherwise entail breakage and other injuries.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

l. A holder comprising two detachable parts having inside ribs defining pockets, the ribsof one part being in alinement each to each with those of the other to receive disks to be inserted in said pockets, said parts being shaped to fit together along a line intersecting said disks, a member carried by one of said parts and securlng means carried by said member to engage said disks and the other part of said holder.

2. A holder having ribs aflixed to its interior, the ribs defining pockets between them to receive the edges of disks bearing sound tracks, said holder comprising parts, one of which has a hinged member, and securing means carried by the member to engage said disks and the other part of the holder to hold the disks motionless therein.

3. A holder comprising two detachable parts having inside ribs defining pockets, the ribs of one part being in alinement each to each with those of the other to receive disks to be inserted in said pockets, said parts being shaped to engage along a line transverse to said disks and a member hinged to one part and having projecting means to engage said disks to keep them motionless in said holder, said means also engaging the other part of the holder to connect said parts together.

4. A holder for phonograph records of disk form comprising an upper and a lower section containing pockets for the records, each of said sections containin parts of each pocket, said sections being separable from one another so that the upper section can be detached, leaving the records exposed in the lower section, a movable member attached to the lower section for propping the lower section in inclined position and securing means carried by said member to engage said disks and the upper section to hold said sections and said disks.

5. A holder for phonograph records of disk form comprising an upper and a lower section containing pockets for the records, each of said sections containing parts of each pocket, said sections being separable from one another so that the upper section can be detached, leaving the records exposed in the lower section, a movable member attached to the lower section for propping the lower section in inclined position,

said member having a hinged flap with a projection to engage the bottom of the lower section to retain said member in proper position.

6. A holder for phonograph records of disk form comprising an upper and a lower section containing pockets for the records, said sections being separable from one another so that the upper section can be detached, leaving the records exposed in the lower section, and means for propping the lower section in inclined positon comprising a member having a flap to engage the bottom of the lower section to retain said member in operative position, said member being hinged to the upper rear part of the lower section, the flap being hinged to said member, the latter having a recess between its edges to receive and seat the flap, and the adjacent part of the upper section having a recess into which said member fits and becomes flush with the outer face of said holder.

7. A holder for phonograph records of disk form comprising an upper and a lower section containing pockets for the records, said sections being separable from one another so that the upper section can be detached, leaving the records exposed in the lower section, and means for propping the lower section in inclined position comprising a member having a flap with a projection to engage the bottom of the lower section to retain said means in operative position, said member being hinged to the upper rear part of the lower section, the flap being hinged to said member, the former having a recess between its edges to receive and seat the flap and the adjacent part of the upper section having a recess into which said member fits and becomes flush with the outer face of said holder, said member carrying a pin to penetrate the disks, and the opposite face of the holder having an aperture to receive the pin.

SEYMOUR ROBINS.

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

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/9.9, G9B/33.6, 206/311, 206/310, 206/45.24
International ClassificationG11B33/04
Cooperative ClassificationG11B33/04
European ClassificationG11B33/04