|Publication number||US2643474 A|
|Publication date||Jun 30, 1953|
|Filing date||Aug 5, 1946|
|Priority date||Aug 5, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2643474 A, US 2643474A, US-A-2643474, US2643474 A, US2643474A|
|Inventors||Grenot Leo D|
|Original Assignee||Grenot Leo D|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (10), Referenced by (3), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
June 30, 1953 D, GRENQT 2,643,474
DISPLAY MEANS Filed Aug. 5, 1946 & 7) /7 JNVENToR. 5o. o. GRn/or www AT TOR/VE? Patented June 30, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE My invention relates to display means and more particularly to a display envelope and folder for protecting collectors items such as stamps, coins and the like while permitting handling of the same for display purposes.
Among the objects of my invention are:
(l) To provide a novel and improved display envelope;
(2) To provide a novel and improved display envelope for protecting collectors items such as stamps, coins and the like against damage or mutilation while still permitting handling of the same for display purposes;
(3) To provide a novel and improved display envelope which is simple to manipulate in the insertion and removal of items;
(4) To provide a novel and improved display envelope capable of repeated use with no apparent wear or tear thereof;
(5) To provide a novel and improved display envelope for collectors items such as stamps, coins and the like which will substantially immobilize the items therein for increased protection;
(6) To provide a novel and improved display envelope folder for holding a plurality of display envelopes in a unitary assembly capable of being folded into a confined space;
(7) To provide a novel and improved display envelope folder for protectively holding a plurality of display envelopes in a unitary assembly and in a manner which permits ready access to each envelope.
Additional objects of my invention will be brought out in the following description of a preferred embodiment of the same, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing wherein- Figure 1 is a view illustrating the two component parts of a display envelope embodying the features of my invention and illustrating the manner in which these components are assembled to form such envelope;
Figure 2 is a view depicting a display folder for protectively holding a plurality of display envelopes in xed relationship to one another; and
Figure 3 is a view showing the folder in its folded condition.
Referring to the drawings for the details of my invention as illustrated in a preferred form, the display envelope is made up of an outer component I and an inner component 3 slidably receivable therein. The outer component is formed from a substantially rectangular sheet or blank of transparent plastic material having two side edges 5 and 'I folded over to provide a pair of substantially parallel guides 9 and II respec- 3 Claims. (Cl. 40-102) tively, and an end edge I3 similarly folded over lto provide a stop. The corners at this end of the blank are preferably removed to facilitate such folding over of the edges.
The inner component 3 is formed of a strip preferably of similar material and of a width approaching the spacing between the aforementioned guides. This strip is folded approximately in half to create an upper layer I5 and a lower layer Il, the length of the strip being approximately twice the length of the outer component so that when folded it may be inserted to approximately its full length before it abuts against the stop of the outer component. Slight variations in such dimensional relationship are within the contemplation of the present invention.
VIn utilizing the envelope for its intended purpose, an item whether it be a stamp or a coin, is first centered between the layers I5 and Il of the inner component, and the inner component then inserted into the outer component with its open end in the lead. To facilitate insertion of this inner component, the folded over side edges 5 and l at the entrance vto the guides are trimmed off.
The material from which the envelope is made, as previously indicated, is preferably of transparent sheet plastic material, cellulose acetate being representative of the desired material. Such sheet plastic material is of substantial stiffness and wear resistant, and thus any paper items such as stamps or the like which are to be displayed therein will be preserved, with no chance of being creased or torn or otherwise mutilated so long as they are retained in such envelope. When items such as coins are to be displayed therein, the thickness of coins is such, relative to the thickness of the envelope, that the coins will be frictionally gripped between the layers of the inner component after the same is assembled in the outer component, and such coin will thus remain centered if originally placed in such position. Possibility of scratching or marring the coin attributable to movement in the envelope is also avoided under these conditions.
The envelopes are adapted for use independently or may be grouped into a folder for convenience in handling a plurality of items.
Such folder may comprise a strip I 9 of foldable material such as leather or the equivalent, having its longer edges 2l and 23 folded over. A plurality of transparent display envelopes 25 are disposed along a portion of the strip with the stop end of the outer component of each tucked in beneath one of the folded over edges 2| of the strip and affixed therein as by sewing or gluing,
3 While the opposite end of the envelope including the inner component assembled therein, is freely tucked in beneath the opposite folded over edge 23 of the strip thereby leaving the inner compo nent readily accessible.
The envelopes are preferably spaced, each from the adjacent envelopes by a distance sufcient to permit accordion folding of the strip with said envelopes afiixed therein, to effect a stacking of the envelopes Within a protective covering.
The remaining portion of the strip which contains no envelopes should be of a length suiiicient to wrap around the stack. This portion is preferably provided vvith a lining 26, and a snap fastener 2T or other means may be provided for holding such remaining portion in its wrapped position about such stack, the components 29 and 3| of such a fastener being properly spaced for the purpose.
In view of the fact that the outer component of each envelope is affixed along one en-d beneath one of the folded edges 2| of the strip, such end will thereby become closed and act as a stop for the inner component, and consequently it is not necessary to fold over an edge of the outer component for this purpose as When the envelopes are to be used independently.
By reason of the presence of the folded edges 2| and 23 of the strip, a double thickness of the material will appear between adjacent envelopes along the ends thereof when the folder is folded, thereby acting as spacers to compensate forthe thickness of a coin or the like which 'may be present in the center portion of the envelope.
From the above description of a preferred embodiment of my invention, it will become apparent that it fulfills all of the objects recited therefor, and While I have disclosed and described such embodiment in detail, the same is subject to alteration and modification without departing from the underlying principles of my invention, and I, accordingly, do not desire to be limited in my protection to the specific details illustrated and described, except as may be necessitated by the appended claims.
1. A display folder comprising a strip of foldable material having its longer edges folded over, and a plurality of display envelopes disposed along a portion of said strip With one edge of each envelope tucked in beneath one of said folded edges and affixed therein and its opposite edge freely tucked in beneath the opposite folded edge of said strip, said envelopes each being spaced from adjacent envelopes sufficient to permit folding of said strip with said envelopes affixed therein to effect a stacking of said envelopes.
2. A display folder comprising a strip of foldable material having its longer edges folded over, and a plurality of transparent display envelopes disposed along a portion of said strip with one edge of each envelope tucked 'in beneath one of saidA folded edges and affixed 'therein and its opposite edge freely tucked in beneath the opposite folded edge of said strip, said envelopes each being 4spaced from adjacent envelopes suicient to permit folding of said strip with said envelopes affixed therein to effect a stacking of said envelopes, the remaining portion of said strip being vof a length sufficient to Wrap around such stack.
3. A display folder comprising a strip of foldable material having its longer edges folded over, a plurality of transparent display envelopes disposed along the greater portion of said strip with one edge of each envelope tucked in beneath one of said folded edges andafxed therein and its opposite edge freely tucked in beneath the opposite folded edge of said strip, said envelopes each being spaced from adjacent envelopes suicient to permit folding of said strip with said envelopes affixed therein to effect a stacking of said envelopes, the remaining portion of said strip being of a length sufficient to Wrap around 'such stack, and means for holding said remaining portion wrapped about said stack.
y LEO D. GRENOT.
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|U.S. Classification||40/537, 206/39, 206/447, 40/771|
|International Classification||G09F5/00, G09F5/02|