|Publication number||US2524306 A|
|Publication date||Oct 3, 1950|
|Filing date||Mar 15, 1948|
|Priority date||Mar 15, 1948|
|Publication number||US 2524306 A, US 2524306A, US-A-2524306, US2524306 A, US2524306A|
|Inventors||Buzzerd Robert B|
|Original Assignee||Buzzerd Robert B|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (13), Referenced by (15), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 3, 1950 R, B, B ZZERD 2,524,306
PROTECTOR SHIELD AND ALBUM LEAF Filed March 15, 1948 Patented Oct. 3, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,524,306 PROTECTOR SHIELD AND ALBUM LEAF Robert B. Buzzerd, Charleston, W. Va. Application March 15, 1948, Serial No. 14,875
1 Claim 1 This invention relates to a protecting shield and album leaf and an improved method of mounting stamps, pictures, photographs, cards, first day envelopes, newspaper clippings and the like to protect the same from damage and exposure to contact by the hands and whereby such articles when placed in opposed relation may be clearly visible from opposite sides of a holding sheet which may be onesheet or page of an album.
Another object of the invention is to provide a simple and attractive means for holding such articles particularly on a transparent sheet of plastic or like material, so as to facilitate mounting or removal thereof While serving as protection from dust, soiled or moist fingers, accidental cigarette burns and careless handling.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a transparent protecting shield for attachment to a transparent sheet or album leaf which provides a covering for two opposed articles placed back to back and readily visible through the sheet from one side and the protecting shield or sheet from the other side and having novel means by which the shield may be attached to the sheet or album leaf to retain such articles therebeneath to permit visibility from opposite sides while providing a quick mounting for such articles as stamps, cards, pictures, etc., either in a bound album or in a loose leaf device or volume so that either may be purchased and such articles retained in a clean and undamaged condition.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combina tion and details of construction disclosed in the drawing and specification, and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawing,
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a holding sheet or album leaf of transparent material having the protecting shield mounted thereon for retain-.
ing photographs and stamps therebeneath,
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a plan or face view of a blank for holding postage stamps and the like; and
Figure t is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawing, 1 (l designates a transparent sheet or album leaf, of any suitable transparent and waterproof material, such as Celluloid, cellophane, plastic or otherwise flexible or rela-- tively stiff and either as a separate sheet or to be included in an album or book, which may be a loose leaf device or album so that independent sheets may be purchased as desired instead of necessitating the purchase of an entire album. While this sheet is shown of rectangular form it may be any suitable shape and provided with a decorative printed border I I if desired. Also the sheets may be of any suitable size and may be laid between white or opaque sheets of a book or album, or when assembled in collective form, between a suitable binder including the front and back thereof so as to render more clearly visible the articles mounted thereon.
As shown, the transparent sheet It is provided with any number of spaced slots or slits l2 and in any desired geometrical arrangement, depending upon the article to be mounted on the sheet it. As illustrated, two of such slits or slots I 2 are arranged in spaced relation at the top and bottom and one at each end or any suitable num-* ber at the four sides or around the margin of a rectangular or other shaped figure for holding pictures, photographs, cards, newspaper or magazine clippings and the like, or other outline or configuration embraced or included therein according to or depending upon the shape of the article to be held for display. A smaller transparent holding sheet or shield I3 of correspond ing outline or shape is provided at the sides thereof with a corresponding number of projecting tongues, tabs or lips i l, shown of tapered or convex outline, and the articles to be held are placed beneath this sheet before it is attached to sheet it. Since either or both sheets 10 and I3 may be flexible or stiff, if sheet H] is flexible transparent material, plastic, cellophane, synthetic resin or the like, it is obvious that the sheet material adjacent the slots or slits l2 may be flexed to open positions to receive the tongues i4 therethrough whether flexible or stiff, or if flexible the tongues or lips I 4 may be bent or flexed to dispose them through the slots l2 of the transparent supporting sheet Ill at the border of the transparent holding and protecting shield or sheet it, so as to effectively detaehably secure the sheet i3 in position on the sheet ill. The flat articles held thereby, such as two opposed pictures It placed back to back, are thus both visible, one through one side of the sheet It and the other at the other side through the shield or sheet it, while being protected against destruction or soiling when so mounted, from dust, soiled 0r moist fingers, accidental cigarette burns and careless handling, by reason of being covered over by the sheets ii! and I3 at the outer faces thereof. On the other hand, since both sheets I B and [3 are of clear transparent material, proper visibility is insured in looking at the pictures or other articles held beneath the protecting shield or sheet. While the tongues or tabs i i are provided at the marginal edges of the shield or sheet 13, it is obvious that they may be located at any other desired point and stamped or blanked out therewith so as to lie without the border of the picture or other article held to the transparent sheet or page it. In either instance, the tongues will snugly mount the holding sheet on the larger sheet by merely extending the protruding tongues through the slots to lie upon the opposite face of the sheet ii) and flat against the same.
In holding or mounting smaller articles, such as stamps [0 on a sheet or leaf of an album, the
required supporting sheet If! and holding sheet 1 l3 as already described are employed, with corresponding slots l2 and tongues Hi to engage therethrough, except that the protecting shield or sheet I3 is made correspondingly smaller to correspond to the size of the smaller articles or stamps or preferably to project slightly outwardly thereof in the manner shown in Figure 1 of the drawings, both in connection with the pictures or photographs I5 and the stamps iii. In this instance, the gummed adhesive sides or backs of the stamps usually employing mucilage, are placed toward each other with an interposed thin plastic or wax paper sheet ll so as to keep the adhesive backs of the stamps from adhering to each other when mounted in position as described. Thus, the protecting shield or cover sheet l3 will in each instance not only cover the object held thereby to protect the same from injury or disfigurement, but will effectively hold and retain the same in position against the larger sheet In on which the same are mounted. lhe tongues when engaged with the slots in the manner described will serve to prevent slipping or displacement of the articles held beneath the protecting shield or cover sheet by reason of being confined within said tongues, thus providing a quick and convenient mounting for pictures, photographs, cards, stamps, newspaper and magazine clippings, first day cover envelopes or other articles of such nature while permitting f display on both sides of the same sheet either in a loose leaf or bound album, so that the entire album or sheets thereof may be purchased as desired or as finances permit.
I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed, but claim all variations falling within the purview of the appended claim.
What I claim is:
In a projecting shield and album leaf, a main transparent flexible sheet of plastic material having a plurality of slits therethrough arranged in a selected geometrical outline, said sheet adapted to receive opposed flat articles to be held against one side thereof placed back to back so that one is visible through the opposite side of the sheet, and a holding and protecting shield consisting of a smaller sheet of transparent flexible plastic enveloping said back to back articles and having marginal tongues projecting therefrom to engage through said slits, on the side of said main sheet opposite said articles, to detachably secure the shield to the main sheet and hold both said articles in position between the sheet and the shield so that the other article is visible through the shield.
ROBERT E. BUZZERD.
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|U.S. Classification||40/772, 229/92.8, 206/464, 40/537, 206/216|