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Publication numberUS2576783 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 27, 1951
Filing dateApr 11, 1947
Priority dateApr 11, 1947
Publication numberUS 2576783 A, US 2576783A, US-A-2576783, US2576783 A, US2576783A
InventorsDewey Janette D
Original AssigneeDewey Janette D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pamphlet identifying device
US 2576783 A
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NOV. 27, 1951 J DEWEY PAMPHLET IDENTIFYING DEVICE Filed April 11, 194'? An Emma, 25. BY

M W m Patented Nov. 27, 1951 UN ITED STATES OFfFlCE lemmas 7 PAMPHLETIDENTIFZYING. 2.1mvron Janette. D.:- Dewey,ilanandaiguajm. FY. Application sprain, 1947,. Serial him-740,893

:2 Claims.

- l "This invention relates to a devicefor'identifying-pamphlets or-thin'books as they 'stand in close relation'to each other on book shelves.

When'books orpamphletsare-arranged in the usual upright position on bookshelves, and are pa'cke'dfairly tightly on'the-shelves'so that the frontcover of a book or pamphlet cannotbe seen, it -is-well-known-that'fairly thick'books can be'easily identifiedbya marking placed on the back of the boolgbut thin books or pamphlets, particularly the latter, are usually extremely diflicult if'notimpossible to identify withou't'taking the individual pamphlet down from the shelf, so as to be able to read the printed matter on thefront-cover. If there are a considerable numberof pamphlets on theshelfiitmaybe'necessary tc 'take" several of them down before finding t-h-e right'one that is wanted-at the'moment.

object-of-thepresent invention isthe provision of a simple, inexpensive, and e'ffectivedevice for "enabling'the easy and quick identification of each pamphlet on the shelf, so: that-the person desiring a particular pamphlet may obtain it immediately.

'Another'object is-theprovision of a pamphlet identifying device which canfbe applied to any pamphlet regardless of its thickness.

A ."further object is .the provision vof :a device of this 2- nature which can be easily and :quickiy installed by an inexperienced person.

:gA still "further object is the provision lot on.

pamphlet identifying devicewhiclfiisiofmeatiand attractive appearance, of light weightnandzofithe utmostzconvenience.

' Theseand other desirable objects are accomplished :by the construction .disclosedcas: an illusmsing'lethin piece ,of-lsheettmetal,,snchlascaluminum .or copper or steeLihaving a main body formed. of approximately inverted .U-shaped outline, with the plane of the sheet ofv metal'in' the planeof "the U. The top or cross ,piece of the article *is.indicated;in-general at H, and at one end thereof is the depending arm i2 "provided with'rolledover marginal flanges 13. along opposite side edges and the rolled over marginal flange M at the bottom. These flanges 13 and? are rolled in such away as to'stand out a little from the arm 12 of the metal sheet, so as toprovide a pocket for receivingandretaining a'markingsheet such as 'a narrow card or piece of-paper indicated at l5 in Fig. '5, on whichcard ;or piece of paper is written or printed "suitable identifying particulars of the pamphlet on which this device ,is to'be used, such as the name'of'the author, or-the title of the pamphlet, or the subject, or a classification number.

Att-he opposite-end of the top or cross member H is another depending arm which is split 'byia longitudinal slit 2| into two parts 22 and-23, as shown. Preferably, but not necessarily, the lower'ends of the twoparts-22and 23 are beveled into somewhat fishtail form as indicated -;at 24 and 25, respectively. The cut or slit 2| extends upwardly preferably to about the elevation'ofthe lower edge of the "cross part II, as shown.

The spacebetWeen-the leg I2 on the one hand, and -the-leg-'22 onthe other hand, is sufficiently great, 'as 'indicate'dat 33, to allow ample roomfor the back-thickness of a-pamphlet, even-when the pamphlet has a'good =many pages and is 'fastenedby center stitching or center stapling, in the manner sometimes called saddle stitching, or saddle stapling.

In the-use of the device, the device is inserted at-the'top of the pamphlet 32 to be identifiedin the mannervshownin Fig. 2, with the portion 22 on one sideandthe portion Moon the other side of one or two pages or leaves of .the pamphlet, fairlyv near the'back. edge thereof,.and with the portion [2 depending over. the back edge and projecting, rearwardlyetherefrom as seen .inthe illus tration. It does not matter which pageorleaf of the ..book is selected to .go in theslit 2|, between thetwo-parts 22 and 23,50 long as itis preferably a page fairlynear .the center of the pamphlet, but it need-not beexactly at the center. The insertion of the leaf or leaves intheslitZI is aided .bythefishtail bevel 24, 25. Also, thereis no harm it ;a couple of pages happen to -be inserted in the slit 21, rather than asingle page. The identifying particulars are marked on the piece ,of cardor paper I 5 .as, already, mentioned,

It is seen that no experience is necessary in using this device, and it is not a construction which must be used by a trained librarian or other experienced person. Anyone can write the author's name, or title, or other identifying particulars, on a card l5, shove this card longitudinally into the pocket provided by the retaining edges I3 and I4, and then shove the arms 22 and 23 down into the top of the pamphlet on opposite sides of one or two leaves near the center thereof. Preferably the metal of which the device is made has some slight spring or resilience, so that the two legs 22 and 23 tend to resist displacement from a common plane, and

thus tend slightly to clamp frictionally upon the page or pages embraced by these legs 22 and 23.

The modified construction shown in Figs. 3 and 4 is similar in a general way, the principal difference being that, in the modified construction, the plane of the card or paper on which the identifying particulars are written is arranged at right angles to the main plane of the pamphlet, whereas in the preferred construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2 the card or paper on which the identifying particulars are written is in the plane of the pamphlet.

In Fig. 3, the construction includes a curved top portion 4| having a depending leg 42 with marginal flanges 43 at the sides, and a flange 44 at the bottom, which parts 42, 43, and 44 are substantially identical with the parts l2, l3, and [4 previously described. As before, the flanges 43 and 44' form a pocket for receiving a card or strip of paper on which particulars may be written, like the card or strip [5 shown in Fig. 5.

At the other end of the curved top piece 4| the metal is twisted and cut longitudinally so as to provide the two leg portions 52 and 53 which are arranged substantially tightly against each other in overlying relation to each other, but which are disconnected from each other by a slit extending up approximately to the point marked 55 in Fig. 3,so that the resilience of the metal allows the two legs 52 and 53 to be slightly separated from each other so as to receive one leaf or a few leaves, of the pamphlet between them. The lower edge of each leg 52 and 53 is preferably beveled as shown at 54.

In using this construction, the identifying par ticulars of the pamphlet are written as before on the paper or card 15, which is then inserted on the flat portion 42 and held by the marginal flanges 43 and 44. Then the device is thrust downwardly into the top of the pamphlet 62 as seen in Fig. 4, so that the legs 52 and 53 go on opposite sides of one or two of the leaves near the center of the pamphlet, just inside the back of the pamphlet, while the portion 42 hangs down outside the back as shown. Some people find this second form of identifying device more convenient than the first form, because the written notation is in a plane perpendicular to the plane of the pamphlet, and can be read more easily be a person standing in front of the book shelves. However, the first form shown in Figs.

4 1 and 2 can be used efiectively on somewhat thinner pamphlets than the form shown in Figs. 3 and 4, and so it is at present preferred, for that reason. Also, it is somewhat simpler and less expensive to manufacture.

In both forms of construction, it is seen that the device does not interfere in any way with turning over the pages of the pamphlet in order to read the same. The device remains in place on the pamphlet when the pamphlet is taken out from the bookshelf and laid on the table or held in the hand for reading purposes. Even if two or more leaves of the pamphlet are engaged betw'eenthe legs of the identifying device, rather than only a single leaf, this still does not interfere with turning over the leaves separately one by one during the reading of the pamphlet, because the present device engages the leaves so close to the back edge of the pamphlet that it does not interfere appreciably with separating two leaves from each other even if both of them are embraced between the parts 22 and 23, or between the parts 52 and 53, of the identifying device.

It is seen from the foregoing disclosure that the above-mentioned objects of the invention are admirably fulfilled. It is to be understood that the foregoing disclosure is given by way of illustrative example only, rather than by way of limitation, and that without departing from the invention, the details may be varied within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

l. A device for enabling quick identification of a pamphlet having a series of pages bound together at the back of the pamphlet when the pamphlet stands on a bookshelf side by side with other pamphlets and with its bound back'in a substantially vertical position, said device including a sheet metal body having two legs arranged fiatwise and relatively close to each other, to be inserted vertically downwardly into the top of the pamphlet with said two legs embracing opposite sides of a single page of a pamphlet closely adjacent to the bound back of the pamphlet, the two legs projecting upwardly above the top edge of the pamphlet and being integrally connected to each other above said top edge, said' sheet metal body also having a third leg integrally connected with said two legs above said top edge of the pamphlet and extending rearwardly'to a point slightly behind the back of the pamphlet and thence vertically downwardly alongthe outside of the back of the pamphlet in close proximity thereto so that in normal use the first two legs do not slide in either direction along the top of the page embraced between them, said third leg having inturned flanges along two opposite sides for receiving and retaining a removable card to be marked with identifying indicia of the pamphlet.

2. A device enabling quick identification of a pamphlet having a series of pages bound together at the back of the pamphlet when the pamphlet stands on a bookshelf side by side with other pamphlets and with its bound back in a substantially vertical position, said device including a sheet metal body having two legs arranged fiatwise and relatively close to each other to be inserted vertically downwardly into the top of the pamphlet with said two legs embracing opposite sides of a single page of a pamphlet closely adja cent to the bound back of the pamphlet, the two legs projecting upwardly above the top edge of the pamphlet and being integrally connected to 5 each other above said top edge, said sheet metal body also having a third leg integrally connected with said two legs above said top edge of the pamphlet and extending rearwardly to a point slightly behind the back of the pamphlet and thence vertically downwardly along the outside of the back of-the pamphlet in close proximity thereto so that in normal use the first two legs do not slide in either direction along the top of the page embraced between them, said third leg having a flatwise surface at right angles to the fiatwise directions of the first two legs and having at the bottom and two lateral sides of said flatwise surface, inturned flanges for receiving and retaining a removable card to be marked 15 with identifying indicia of the pamphlet.

' JANETTE D. DEWEY.

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

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/651, 116/238, 281/51, 402/3, D19/34, 40/662, 281/42
International ClassificationB42D3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D3/008
European ClassificationB42D3/00D1