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Publication numberUS2771076 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1956
Filing dateFeb 15, 1954
Priority dateFeb 15, 1954
Publication numberUS 2771076 A, US 2771076A, US-A-2771076, US2771076 A, US2771076A
InventorsRudolph A Peter
Original AssigneeRudolph A Peter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Record filing jacket
US 2771076 A
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Nov. 20, 1956 R. A. PETER 2,771,076

RECORD FILING JACKET Filed Feb. 15, 1954 IN V EN TOR.

United States Patent RECORD FILING JACKET Rudolph A. Peter, Hollywood, Calif. Application February 15, 1954, Serial No. 410,063 6 Claims. (Cl. 12916.7)

This invention relates generally to filing devices and relates more particularly to filing envelopes or jackets.

While the invention has particular utility in connection with envelopes or jackets for phonograph records and the like and is shown and described herein in connection therewith, it is to be understood that the utility of said invention is not confined thereto.

Phonograph records are generally provided with an envelope or jacket on which is printed identifying data and other informative and decorative material. These jacketed records are usually disposed edgewise in a filing cabinet and when a group of records is thus filed, it is impossible to identify individual records without at least partially removing them from the cabinet. It is, therefore, an object of the present invention to provide means which will facilitate identifying individual records.

Still another object of the invention is to provide an improved arrangement for identifying tabs for record envelopes or jackets.

A further object of the invention is to provide tabs for groups of records arranged so that said tabs will not overlap and obscure identifying information thereon.

A still further object of the invention is to provide tabs which are removable and which may be arranged in desired order.

Another object of the invention is to provide tabs of this character which are easy to grip for removing the selected jacket and record.

Still another object of the invention is to provide means of this character that is simple in construction.

A further object of the invention is to provide a jacket and tab arrangement that is relatively inexpensive to manufacture.

The characteristics and advantages of the invention are further sufiiciently referred to in connection with the following detailed description of the accompanying drawings which illustrate one embodiment of the invention.

After considering this embodiment, skilled persons will understand that many variations may be made without departing from the principles disclosed and I contemplate the employment of any structures or arrangements that are properly within the scope of the appended claims.

Referring to the drawings, which are for illustrative purposes only,

Fig. 1 is a perspective of an envelope or jacket and tab arrangement embodying the present arrangement;

Fig. 2 is a section taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is an end view showing a plurality of jackets with their respective tabs; and

Fig. 4 is a plan view of the blank which is secured to one edge of the jacket to provide means to which tabs may be attached.

Referring to the drawing, there is shown an envelope or jacket, indicated generally at 10, which is formed of any suitable material such as cardboard or the like. The envelope may be of a single sheet of material folded along the bottom edge 11 to provide sides 12 and 13 which are notched at 14 to expose an edge of a record within the envelope .so that said record may be readily removed. A vertical edge portion 15 of side 13 is folded over and the overlying edge portion of the side 12 is secured thereto by any suitable adhesive. The opposite vertical edge is closed by a tab supporting member, indicated generally at 16. The tab supporting member is of sheet metal and comprises an elongated strip having a series of elongated aligned perforations 17 along the longitudinal center of said strip. The openings 18 form notches in the ends of said strip, as best shown in Fig. 4. The strip is bent along the longitudinal center thereof to provide the member that is generally U-shaped in cross section, the bent member then having sides 20. The free longitudinal edges of said sides are provided with sharp projections 21 which are spaced apart longitudinally relative to the member 16 and the projections along one edge are staggered with respect to the projections along the other edge. When the member 16 is formed, the projections 21 extend toward the opposite side and when the member 16 is attached to the vertical edge portion of the jacket, the projections 21 are pressed into the material of said jacket to thereby secure said member on said jacket. It is to be noted that the edge 22 of the jacket is spaced inwardly of the bottom of the formed member 16 and the bottom portions 23 of said formed member project outwardly of said edge 22 and in substantially the same plane as the jacket. Thus there is an opening 24 between each portion 23 and the adjacent edge 22 of the jacket to permit reception of a hinge pin, described more particularly hereinafter. It is to be noted that the portions 23 are spaced apart longitudinally with respect to the member 16 by the openings 17.

The tabs, indicated generally at 25, may be of any suitable material such as, for example, a plastic. Inasmuch as all of the tabs are the same, a description of one will sufiice. The tab comprises a body portion 26 with a notch 27 in one edge thereby leaving cars 28 at the ends of the tab. Each ear is provided with an opening 29 which extends longitudinally with respect to the tab and the openings 29 of the ears are aligned for reception of a pin 30. The pin 30 is received in said openings 29 and also in the opening 24 of the respective portion 23 to which said tab is secured. The vertical free edge of the tab is provided with oppositely extending flanges 32 to provide a better grip on said tab when removing a record from a cabinet in which the record is stored. An information carrying strip 33 of suitable material may be attached to the side of the tab, as best shown in Figs. 1 and 2. That is, strips may be of paper or the like and may be attached to the tab by any well-known adhesive.

'Records are generally stored in cabinets in an upright position. That is, the envelopes of the records are arranged vertically so that the records are on edge. When thus stored, the tabs may be arranged at right angles to the plane of the envelopes, as shown in Fig. 3, with the information carrying strip facing outwardly. When thus arranged, the tab of each succeeding envelope is attached to the next lower portions 23 of the respective member 16 so that the tabs do not overlap. Also, it is to be noted that the elfective width of the tabs is such as to be no greater than the combined thickness of the number of envelopes and enclosed records as the number of portions 23 less one.

For example, with a tab secured to a record such as the upper tab in Fig. 3, the width of said tab will be substantially the same as the combined thickness of five envelopes and records contained therein inasmuch as there are six of the portions 23. Thus the tabs in a horizontal row will not overlap each other and the information on said tabs will always be visible.

When removing an envelope, the tabs normally disposed above the tab of said envelope will be swung outwardly 3. as said envelope is removed. Thus it will be readily apparent where to replace the envelope when the record thereof has been played. After replacing such envelope, the tabs'which have been swung outwardl'y'rnay'he" again swung into-the position whereat the inform'ation thereon is readily visible.

I claim:

l. A phonograph record holding and identifying device, comprising: an envelope formed of a sheet ofpaper of-suitable weight folded to provide sides, said fold closlng-one edge of th envelope, said sides having edge portlons secured by an adhesive to provide a closed edge adjacent the fold; a tab supporting member of sheet metal, said member being Ueshaped in cross section and having a plurality of sharp projections spaced along the free side edges thereof and normal to the plane of the armstof the- U, said member being disposed along one of the other edges of the envelope opposite a closed edge so as to be disposed vertically when the envelope s placed on edge in a cabinet, said projections being imbedded in th material of the envelope to secure said member in place, the closed edge portion of thesupporting member having notches therein spaced apart longitudinally of saidmember, the portions ofthe tab supporting member between said notches providing hinge parts spaced longitudinally apart along said supporting member, said envelop being open at one edge and the sides thereof being notched at said edge; a tab havinga notch in'one edge portion adapted to receive a hinge partloft said supporting member, said tab having-ears at each side of the notch, each of said ears havingan opening there through longitudinally of the tab; a pinreceived in the tab openings and in the hinge part to which the tab is attached; oppositely extending flanges along. the free vertical edge of the tab; and an information carrying strip secured. to one side of said tab, the effective-width of said tab being related, to the number of the remaining hinge parts of the supportingmember.

2. In a phonograph record holding and identifying device: an envelope formed of asheet material folded to provide sides, said foldclosingone edge of the envelope; means closing two of thesremainingedges, including a tab supporting member of sheetmetal atone edge, said tab supporting member being U-shapedv in cross section and having a plurality of sharp projections spaced along thefree side edges thereof, said projections being imbedded in the material of the envelope to secure said member in place, the closed edgeportion of the sup porting member having notches therein spaced apart longitudinally of said member thereby providing between said notches projecting hinge parts spaced longitudinally apart along said supporting member; a tab having a notch in one edg portion adapted to receive a hinge part of said supporting member, said tab having ears at each side of the notch in said tab, each of said ears having an opening therethrough longitudinally of the tab; a pin received in the tab openings and in the hinge part of the tab supporting member to which the tab is attached; and an enlargement along the free edge ofthe tab parallel to the tab supporting member; the effective Width of said tab related to the number of the remaining hinge parts of the supporting member.

3. A phonograph record holding and identifying de vice, comprising: an envelope formed of a sheet of paper of suitable weight folded to provid sides, said fold closing one edge of the envelope, said sides having edge portions securedby an adhesive to provide a closed edge adjacent the fold; a tab supporting member of sheet material, said member being U-shaped in cross section and secured on one of the other edges of the envelope opposite a closed edge so as to be disposed vertically when the envelope. is placed on edge in a cabinet, an edge; portion. of the envelop being received between the armsoil said member with the closedend of the Uspaced from the adjacent envelope edge and having notches spaced apart longitudinally of said member so that there are closed edge portions therebetween which provide hinge parts spaced longitudinally apart along said supporting member; a tab having a notch in one edge portion adapted to receive one of said hinge parts of said supporting member, said tabhaving ears at each side of the notch with aligned openings; a pin received in the tab openings and in the hinge part to thereby swingably attach the tab to said member; oppositely extending flanges along the free vertical edge of thetab; and an information carrying strip secured to one side of said tab.

4. In a phonograph record holding and identifying device: an envelope formed of a sheet material folded to provide sides, said fold closing one edge of the envelope; means closing two of the remaining edges, including a tab supporting member of sheet material at one edge, said tab supporting member being U-shaped in cross section and secured on said e'dge with a portion of the envelope edge between the arm's'of the U, thecl'o'sed edge of the supporting member having'notches spaced apart longitudinally of said member thereby providing hinge parts spaced longitudinally apart along said supporting member; a tab having a notch in one edge portion adapted to receive a hinge part of saidsupporting memher, said tab having ears at each side of the notch in said tab with aligned openings therethrough; apin received in the tab openings and in'the hin'g'e part to which the tab is attached; and an enlargement along the free edge of the tab parallel to the'tab' supporting member;

5Q In a phonograph record holding and identifying device: an envelope formed of a'sheet material'foldedto provide sides, said fold closing one edge of the'envelope'; means closing two of the remaining edges; including a tab supporting member of sheet material at one edge, said tab supporting member being U-shaped in cross'scction secured'to said'one edge; hinge parts spaced longitudinally apart along the closed edge of said supporting member; a tab having a notch' in one edge portion adapted to receive a hinge part of said supporting memher, said tab having ears'at each side of the-notch in said tab with aligned openings thercthrough; pin'means received in the tab openings and in the hinge part to which the tab is'attached; and an enlargement alonggthe free edge of the tab parallel to the tab supporting'member; the effective width of said'tab, when disposed at an angle normal to-the plane of theenvelope, being no greater than the combined thicknessof the number ofenvelopsss and enclosed records as the remaining hinge parts" of the supporting member.

6. A phonograph record holding and identifying device, comprising: an envelope formed of a sheet of paper of suitableweight"folded -toprovide sides, said'fold closing one edge of the envelope, said sideshaving edge portions secured by an adhesive to provide a-closed edgeadjacent the fold; a tab supporting member of sheet material, said member being U-shaped" incro'ss section; means securing said member on-one of'the other ed'gesjof the envelope opposite a closed edge' soas td bedisposed vertically when-the envelope is placed on edge 'in a cabinet; hinge parts spaced longitudinally 'ap'art along said'supportingmember; a ta'b 'having a notch-in one edge portion adapted to receive-a hinge part of'said supportirig' member, said tab'having ears at each side of the notch with openings therethrough; pin'means received in' the tab openings and in said hinge part to whichthe tab is attached; oppositely extending flanges along: the free vertical edge of the tab; and an information carrying strip secured to one side of said tab, theetfective width of said tab, when-disposed at= an'angl'e normal to the plane of the envelope, being no'greater'than the com= bined thickness of the number ofenvelop'esand-enclosed records as the remainingvhinge parts oerheeupponng member;

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/312, 40/340, 40/341, 40/359
International ClassificationB42F19/00, B65D85/57
Cooperative ClassificationB42F19/00, B65D85/546
European ClassificationB42F19/00, B65D85/54C1