US 2808274 A
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Oct. 1, 1957 s. GOLDMAN ,80
JACKET FOR A MAGAZINE Filed Dec. 3, 1954 i1 INVENTOR.
SANFORD L.GOLDMAN\ United This invention relates to improvements in protective jackets for magazines, and particularly to a transparent removable jacket which serves to protect the front page of a magazine from wear, tear and soiling.
An object of the invention is to provide a simple, easily manipulated and inexpensive protective jacket which can serve as a front cover for a magazine.
Another object is to provide an improved inexpensive transparent protective jacket for the cover page of a magazine, which occupies a minimum of space and is quick and easy to attach and remove.
A further object is to enhance the aesthetic appearance of a magazine by the provision of a highly transparent detachable improved jacket which serves as a front cover for the magazine.
Briefly, the protective jacket of the invention comprises a transparent flexible plastic sheet of rectangular configuration attached along one edge to a narrow strip having extending arms or flaps adapted to fold over a page of a magazine. The material of the transparent sheet may be any suitable and well known plastic, such as cellophane, acetate, celluloid and the like. The sheet thickness should be sufiicient to provide ample protective cover body. For example, the transparent plastic sheet may have a thickness anywhere in the range of th to yf th of an inch. The narrow strip attached to one edge of the plastic sheet may be made from heavy paper, or relatively stiff cloth or the like. The ends of the foldable arms or flaps of the narrow strip are adapted to overlap for attachment to each other, as by glueing, cementing, stapling, or by the use of suitable fasteners.
The transparent protective jacket of the invention is designed to cover only the front page of the magazine. It lends itself to carrying an advertisers message while enabling the reader to read the front page of the magazine. It is simple in construction, cheap to manufacture, and readily applied to and detached from a magazine thus permitting it to be used over and over again.
A more detailed description of the invention follows, in conjunction with a drawing, wherein Fig. 1 shows the transparent protective jacket of the invention fully opened, as viewed from the inside, with the flaps of the narrow strip extended;
Fig. 2 shows the jacket of Fig. 1 fully opened, as viewed from the outside, with the flaps extended;
Fig. 3 shows the jacket of Fig. 1 with the transparent plastic sheet folded over the narrow strip, and the flaps overlapping each other for attachment to each other;
Fig. 4 shows a cross-section of the jacket of Fig. 2 along the line 44;
Figs. 5 and 6 show two different views of the jacket of the invention as applied to a magazine.
Throughout the figures of the drawing, the same parts are represented by the same reference numerals.
Referring to the drawings in more detail, the protective jacket of the invention comprises a transparent relatively stiifplastic sheet 1 of rectangular configuration such as m Pa e 0" 7 2,808,274 v Patented 0st. 1 1957 cellophane or acetate, attached along" the margin of one edges to'a narrow flexible cloth strip 7, in turn,- attache'tl to a-nafrow strip of thick paper or cloth 5.
The cloth strip 7 is provided with adhesive or cement afid'sgrves" to attach the plastic; sheet I to the longer strip 5'. The adhesive coating on the strip 7 can be of any suitable materialysuh' as a pressure sensitive type or the water remoisteningtype. The plastic sheet 1 is pref erablythe same" size as or slightlylarg'er than the cover page of the magazine it is designed to protect.
The longer strip 5 terminates in flaps 5' which are foldable along fold lines 4. These flaps can have the same or different lengths provided they are sufliciently long to overlap each other when folded, to permit them to be secured together.
It should be noted that the inner edge of sheet 1 does not abut the adjacent edge of strip 5 but is slightly displaced therefrom. Stated another way, the strip 7 which is adhesively secured along both margins to the plastic sheet 1 and the strip 5, respectively, has a very narrow central area 7 which does not contact either sheet 1 or strip 5. This central area 7' extends the length of strip 7 and is sufliciently wide, of the order of inch or greater if desired, to accommodate the thickness of a magazine. This central area does not have an adhesive coating thereon, or, if in the manufacture of the strip '7 it is cheaper to adhesively coat the entire inner surface of strip 7, then a thin paper liner can be secured to this central area 7 to prevent it from sticking to the magazine the jacket is intended to protect. This thin paper liner on the central area 7' of strip 5 is shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
Fig. 3 illustrates the appearance of the protective jacket of the invention when the flaps 5 overlap each other, as seen looking at the inside of the transparent plastic cover 1. In this position, the cloth strip 7 is folded over its entire length. From a practical standpoint, the jackets of the invention will be sold commercially in this condition.
Figs. 5 and 6 illustrate how the jacket of the invention is applied to a magazine to protect the front page and serve as a front cover. The transparent sheet 1 is placed in front of the magazine with the binding of the magazine nesting in the central area 7 of the folded strip 7. The central portion of the long narrow strip 5 is external of the magazine and the flaps 5' fold over the last page of the magazine and overlap each other on the inside of the last page. The flaps 5' are secured to each other at the overlapping portions thereof, in any suitable manner not shown, as by cement (adhesive), stapling or fasteners. If fasteners are employed, they may be snap fasteners, or merely a pair of eyelets with a two-prong fastener passing through the eyelets of both flaps.
In one protective jacket of the invention satisfactorily tried out in practice the folowing dimensions and materials were used:
Sheet 1-transparent acetate-11%" x 8 /2" Strip 5paper 1% wide-24" long including flaps Strip 7cloth% wide1l%" long stiff rectangular-shaped plastic sheet attached only along one edge in foldable relation to but spaced from a flexible strip having a width appreciably narrower than the width of said sheet, the opposite edge of said sheet being free, said strip having flaps extending in the open position beyond the remaining two edges of said plastic sheet said flaps being foldable along fold lines adjacent said remaining two edges of said sheet, said flaps having such lengths that they overlap in the folded position and permit attachment to each other, said jacket being devoid of means to rigidly and fixedly secure the jacket to the magazine, whereby all parts of'the jacket are at all times free to move relative to the magazine which the jacket is designed to protect.
2. A protective front cover as defined in claim 1, wherein said plastic sheet is transparent, said strip is heavy paper, and they are attached to each other by an adhesively coated narrow cloth strip.
3. A protective cover as defined in claim 2 wherein 4 said flaps are 'adhesively secured to each other along a portion of their overlapping lengths so as to form a loop permitting insertion of a magazine page.
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