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April 0 F. N. SAYRE 2,505,506
DISPLAY SHEET FOR ALBUMS Filed- June 12, 1946 IE i; )NPENTOY: I Imzuc N. Sayre, BY W W A TTORNEYS.
Patented Apr. 25" 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE This invention relates to display sheets for phonograph albums or the like and more particularly to sheets formed in a special manner for the artistic display of photographs, pictures or the like and capable of being arranged in a great variety of combinations and attractively grouped and framed so that they may be exhibited to best advantage.
The object of the invention is to provide sheets of the character described which are relatively inexpensive to manufacture and assemble and which permit the photographs or like objects to be readily inserted within openings in the face of the sheet and centered with respect to the borders within which they are framed, as well as to provide means for retaining the objects in such centered relation to the bordering frames so that they will not become dislodged. This end is accomplished without the application of paste or other adhesive to the objects to be displayed and hence they can be removed and rearranged as desired without mutilation.
Other objects and advantages characterizing this invention will become more apparent from the description of a preferred embodiment thereof as applied to a photograph album which follows hereinafter having reference to the accompanying drawing, whereof:
Fig. 1 represents a plan view of a sheet constituting a leaf of a photograph album showing a picture about to be inserted in one of the pockets formed in the sheet;
Fig. 2 represents a plan view of a part of the same sheet as viewed from the opposite side with a portion cut away to reveal the interior construe tion at the empty pockets formed near the top of the sheet;
Fig. 3 represents an enlarged cross section of the sheet taken as indicated by the arrows III-' III of Fig. 1.
Figs. 4 and 5 represent enlarged plan views of certain parts of the sheet, corresponding respectively to the upper right hand corner and lower left hand corner of the sheet as it is shown in Fig. 1, with portions cut away to reveal the interior construction.
In the particular embodiment of the invention selected for illustration in the drawing an example is represented in which a display sheet i has perforations 2 whereby it may be bound with other sheets in an album and has interior pockets 3, l, 5 and 6 adapted for the reception of four photographs, two being displayed at each of the ,oppositefaces of the sheet. It will be underlined that"- suclr be 2 Claims. (Cl. 12920) adapted to receive any number of photographs or other like objects for display at one or both faces thereof, and that they may be bound together in any desired manner.
In its preferred form the sheet I, as shown in Fig. 3, is laminated and consists of two exterior layers 1 and 8 and an interior layer 9. The ex.- terior layers 1, 8 are adhesively secured to the interior layer. A convenient method of assembling the layers is to take a single sheet of cardboard or the like having three times the width of the sheet shown in the drawing, and, after cutting out the areas which are to form the pockets for the photographs and the openings for framing the same and applying adhesive to certain sections of the sheet, to fold the Sheet upon itself to form three layers and then to press all of the layers together.
Each exterior layer 1, 8 has rectangular window openings therein of dimensions somewhat less in length and width than the photograph to be displayed at the opening so as to provide a frame for the photograph, and desirably each such opening is surrounded by an ornamental border I I which may be embossed or printed upon the sheet or may be applied by affixing separate ornamental strips to the face of the sheet. Such an ornamental border H serves to accentuate the framing of each photograph and adds materially to the artistic appearance of the sheet. Each exterior layer 1, 8 has slits l2 at two adjacent corners of each picture frame, preferably at the bottom corners when the photographs are disposed vertically or nearly so. The slits l2, as best shown in Figs. 1 and 3, permit a photograph to be slid through the open ngs in each exterior layer 1, 8 to the inner face thereof.
The interior layer 9 is provided with openings which form the pockets 3, 4, 5 and 6 into which the photographs are admitted by sliding them through the openings defined by each pair of slits l2, each pocket being of a size and shape to receive a photograph and retain it in a centered position with respect to the opening within which it is framed. To make the best use of the available space on each face of the sheet it is frequently desirable that one or more of the photographs at one face overlap, at least partially, photographs at the opposite face. Accordingly in the illustration of an embodiment of the invention an example has been selected in which the photographs at one face of the sheet overlap and are inclined at an angle to photographs at the opposite face of thesheet; 1T0, accornmm date photographs in such a relation each opening cut out from the inner layer 9 forms two pockets the surrounding edges of which serve as abutments for engaging edges of two photographs and retaining them in proper position.
Each pocket 3, 4, 5 and 6 is so formed that the edges thereof engage three sides of a photograph, one edge of the pocket being spaced from the fourth side of the photograph, this being the side which is opposite to the corner slits through which the photograph is inserted. Spaces are thus provided at I3, l4, l5 and I6 which permit limited sliding movement of each photograph to center the same after it has been received in a. pocket.
In Figs. 1 and 3 a photograph I! is shown partially inserted within a pocket 4. Prior to such insertion the photograph I! has been wrapped in a covering of transparent material l8 by folding a sheet of such material around the photographs and overlapping the ends of the sheet at the under face of the photograph as indicated at I9. After applying the transparent covering l8 one end of the photograph is inserted through the slits l2 in the exterior layer 1 and the photograph is then pushed through said layer until the entering end fills the space M and engages the edges of the inner layer 9 bounding such space. The photograph I1 is then moved back a short distance within the pocket 4 to the position shown in Fig. 5 to center the same with respect to the opening in the outer layer I within which it is framed. When thus centered the photograph I! will be engaged by three edges of the pocket within which it is accommodated and will be held with sufiicient friction to prevent it from sliding into the space M. exterior layers 1, 8 which surround the openings within which the photographs are framed are bevelled as indicated at 2| in Fig. 3.
It will be observed that the pockets 3, 4, 5 and 6, irrespective of how the photographs at one face of the sheet may be inclined to the photographs at the opposite face, are so formed as to provide rectangular abutments for guiding each photograph to a definite centered position so that it is a very simple matter to insert the photographs in their proper positions and when inserted they are maintained against dislodgement. The stiffness of the material of which the sheet is fabricated and the depth of each pocket are desirably so proportioned that when one photograph I! is partially superimposed upon another and each photograph is in its final position a, slight flexing of the ends of each photograph will result. When two partially overlapping photographs I! are thus inserted within the sheet they will be substantially flat and the exterior layers 1, 8 of the sheet will present a smooth fiat appearance, but the slight flexing noted above will cause each photograph to be frictionally held in its proper position.
While I have described a particular embodiment of my invention in considerable detail it will be understood that various modifications may be made with respect to the design and arrangement of the display sheet without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined in the an- Desirably the edges of the nexed claims. In fact, one of the important advantages of the invention is that it permits a great variety of designs and arrangements so that the album may be adapted for the display of different kinds of objects and may be artistically arranged to suit the tastes of the individual using the album.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A laminated sheet for displaying photographs or like objects comprising two exterior layers, each having a rectangular window opening therein, and each having slits at two adjacent corners in the portion bordering one side of said opening to admit an object through said layer to the inner face thereof, and the window opening in one exterior layer overlapping and being disposed at an angle to the window opening in the other exterior layer, and an interior layer adhesively secured to said exterior layers and having an opening therein defining two generally rectangular pockets for receiving two objects admitted through said exterior layers for display in overlapping angular relation at opposite faces of said sheet, each pocket being of greater length and width than the corresponding window opening of an exterior layer, and said pockets being so shaped as to provide surrounding edges which serve as abutments for centering both of said objects, each with respect to the opening in the exterior layer Within which it is framed.
2. A laminated sheet for displaying photographs or like objects comprising two exterior layers, each having a rectangular window opening therein, and each having slits at two adjacent corners in the portion bordering one side of said opening to admit an object through said layer to the inner face thereof, and the window opening in one exterior layer overlapping and being disposed at an angle to the window opening in the other exterior layer, and an interior layer having an opening therein defining two generally rectangular pockets for receiving two objects admitted through said exterior layers for display in overlapping angular relation at opposite faces of said sheet, each pocket being of greater length and width than the corresponding window opening of an exterior layer, and each pocket being so shaped and proportioned with respect to its corresponding window opening as to provide three surrounding edges which serve as centering abutments for the object to be framed therein and a fourth edge disposed opposite the insertion end of the pocket and spaced therefrom to permit limited sliding movement of the object within the pocket.
FRANK N. SAYRE.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 163,212 Kullrich May 11, 1875 2,127,940 Rinn Aug. 23, 1938