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Publication numberUS2847776 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 19, 1958
Filing dateMar 11, 1958
Priority dateMar 11, 1958
Publication numberUS 2847776 A, US 2847776A, US-A-2847776, US2847776 A, US2847776A
InventorsJohn W Robertson
Original AssigneeArt Metal Construction Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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19, 1958 J. w. ROBERTSON 2,847,776

INDEX DEVICE Filed March 11, 1958 INVENTOR.

do/sw 1M P05192750 ATTORNEYS.

INDEX DEVICE John W. Robertson, Lakewood, N. Y., assignor to Art Metal Construction Company, Jamestown, N. Y.

Application March 11, 1958, Serial No. 720,646 '4 Claims. (Cl. 40-23) This invention relates to label or index strip holders, such as are used on visible filing equipment and the like. More particularly, examples of such applications include label holding tabs as used on index cards and guides, separating cards, and reference files, and all such devices as require identifying index or indicia bearing labels.

One object of the present invention is to provide an improved index strip holder for the purposes aforesaid which is of such form as to render the mounted label more readily visible and legible.

Another object is to provide a holder as aforesaid which is of such construction as to facilitate insertion and holding of the label in improved manner.

Another object is to provide an improved label holder as aforesaid which is adapted to contain the mounted label in improved manner against accidental displacemerits.

Another object is to provide a holder as aforesaid which is relatively inexpensive to manufacture, yet rugged and invulnerable to service hazards.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the specification hereinafter.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a holder of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along line 11-11 of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of an index book cover, mounting thereon a holder of the invention and illustrating the mode of insertion of a label or index strip therein.

As shown in the drawing, the holder of the invention, designated generally at 10, is preferably formed of an extruded stock of a suitable transparent synthetic plastic material, such as for example the material commercially known as Tenite. The stock piece is formed sectionally as shown in Fig. 2 to include a bottom skirt portion 11 which is adapted to be mounted by any suitable means such as riveting, or otherwise fixed as by slip-fitted insertion between panel portions 12-14 of the device which the holder is to identify, such as an index book cover designated generally at 15 (Fig. 3). As shown herein, the cover panel portions 1214 are interconnected by rivets 16 or the like, and the outer edge of the panel 12 is reverse-bent as indicated at 18 to provide a box-sectioned rim portion thereon.

In sectional view the holder 10 includes a generally box-sectioned intermediate or body portion 20 (Fig. 2.) extending from the skirt portion 11 and terminating in a downwardly directed front flange portion 22 which terminates short of the skirt ii. The construction hereby provides an open slot as indicated at 24 through which the bent shoulder portion 26 of the book panel 12 slide-fits when the holder is manually sprung and elastically distorted to permit it to be forced onto the rim 18 of the book cover into the operative position in Fig. 3. Thenceforth the skirt portion 11 and the body and flange portions 20-22 cooperate to elastically embrace the rim of the United States Patent 2,847,776 Patented Aug. 19, 1958 book cover, thereby maintaining the holder in its desired position against accidental displacement.

Also as shown in Fig. 2, the body portion 20 is formed with an integral upstanding ridge 30, and the front flange 22 is provided with an integral upwardly and then rear.- wardly inclined extension forming a top flange portion 32 which passes over the ridge 30 in slightly spaced relation therefrom and terminates in a sectionally enlarged downwardly directed head portion 34. Thus, the space under and adjacent the flange portion 32 provides a flat chamber running lengthwise of the holder, adapted to accommodate a flat label or index strip as indicated at 35 (Fig. 3). Preferably, a stock of labels will, be supplied in multiple strip form intermediately perforated as indicated at 36. Thus, as shown in Fig. 3, a label, or index strip 35, subsequent to printing thereon of the desired indicia as by typewriter or the like, may be easily inserted in the holder while still attached to the label strip, by manually drawing the lowermost label edgewise longitudinally through the gap between the ridge 3% and the top flange 32 of the holder, until the label is properly positioned longitudinally and transversely under the transparent flange 32. This brings the perforation line 36 into alignment with the bead 34, whereupon the remainder of the label strip is easily severed from the label disposed within the holder by a simple upward tearing motion along the perforation line 36.

The mounted label is thereby disposed in clear view through the transparent panel portion 32; the ridge 30 pressing the label upwardly against the bottom surface of the flange 32 and thereby elastically bowing the label slightly. Thus, the label is maintained by reason of the elasticity characteristics of the material of the holder against possible unintended displacements of the label from the manually adjusted position thereof; yet when it is desired to remove and replace the label this may be conveniently accomplished by simply pushing the label endwise while lifting slightly upwardly against the bead edge 34 of the holder. This relaxes the spring grip of the holder upon the label and permits it to be withdrawn or positionally adjusted in whatever direction may be desired.

Although only one form of the invention has been illustrated and described in detail hereinabove, it will be understood that various changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the following claims.

I claim:

1. A label holder comprising an integral extrusion of transparent plastic having a sectional form including a flat skirt portion, a box-sectioned body portion including a front flange terminating short of said skirt portion and defining therebetween a mounting gap, a ridge extending upwardly from the rear side of said body portion, and a top flange extending generally parallel in spaced relation to said body portion and over said ridge whereby to define a label holding chamber between said body portion and said top flange into which a label may be inserted upon elastic deforation of said top flange relative to the body portion;

2. A label holder comprising an integral fabrication of transparent plastic material having in transverse sectional form a skirt portion, a box-sectioned intermediate portion extending from one side of said skirt portion including a first flange terminating short of said skirt portion and defining therewith a mounting gap therebetween, a ridge extending from adjacent the side of said intermediate portion opposite said first flange away from said skirt portion, and a second flange extending from said first flange across said intermediate portion in spaced relation thereto over and beyond said ridge, said second flange being elastically deformable away from said intermediate portion and defining therewith a label holding chamber.

3. A label holder comprising an integral extrusion of transparent plastic having a sectional form including a flat skirt portion, a box-sectioned body portion including a front flange terminating short of said skirt portion and defining therebetween a mounting gap, a ridge extending upwardly from the rear side of said body portion, and a top flange extending generally parallel in spaced relation to said body portion and over said ridge whereby to define a label holding chamber between said body portion and said top flange into which a label may be inserted upon elastic deformation of said top flange relative to form a skirt portion, a box-sectioned intermediate por- 7 tion extending from one side of said skirt portion including a first flange terminating short of said skirt portion and defining therewith a mounting gap therebetween, a ridge extending from adjacent the side of said intermediate portion opposite said first flange away from said skirt portion, and a second flange extending from said first flange across said intermediate portion is spaced relation thereto over and beyond said ridge, terminating in a bead portion extending toward said intermediate portion and said second flange being elastically deformable away from said intermediate portion and defining therewith a label holding chamber.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,329,560 Yoxley Feb. 3, 1920 2,526,950 Jones Oct. 24, 1950 2,547,239 Walker Apr. 3, 1951

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/641, 40/360, 40/342
International ClassificationB42F19/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F19/00
European ClassificationB42F19/00