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Publication numberUS2875672 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1959
Filing dateFeb 25, 1958
Priority dateFeb 25, 1958
Publication numberUS 2875672 A, US 2875672A, US-A-2875672, US2875672 A, US2875672A
InventorsCarroll N Cross
Original AssigneeCarroll N Cross
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method for assembling display material in mount structures
US 2875672 A
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RIAL IN MOUNT STRUCTURES March 3, 1959 METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING DISPLAY MATE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Feb. 25. 1958 IN VENTOR.

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METHOD TOR AssEMBLING DISPLAY MATERIAL IN MOUNT STRUCTURES Filed Feb. 25, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 TETTE- www www INVENTOR. @4f/eau /V @055 United States Patent() METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING DISPLAY MATERiAL 1N MOUNT STRUCTURES `Carroll N. Cross, Maitland, Fla. Application February 25, 1958, Serial No. 717,454

4 Claims. (Cl. 93-1) This invention relates to a method for making encasing mounts for display material.

Heretofore, mounts of the class described have been provided with edge openings or'with apertures in the back thereof through which display material was inserted after the mount structure was completely fabricated. This after-insertion of display material necessitated additional manual handling of the mounts and the inserted material, to say nothing of the tedium with which the insertions were performed.

It is the object of this invention to provide a method for encasing display material in display mounts which for the rst time permits assembly of the display material with the elements of the encasing mounts at the same time the mount is being made, and which thereafter permits the performance of additional mountforming steps without damage to the display material.

The objective of the invention is attained by locating an article to be encased on a backboard, superirnposing upon thebackboard an intermediate board having vtherein a cutout whose peripheral dimensions are less than the corresponding peripheral dimensions of the article to be encased whereby the intermediate board overlies the peripheral edges of the inserted article, super-imposing a face board over the intermediate board and binding the boards into a unitary structure by wrapping the same in a decorative facing material. According to the invention, a display window is now cut through the decorative facing material and the face board of the mount without any damage to the encased display material. To realize this benecial result, the window so cut has peripheral dimensions which are preferably greater in all directions than the cutout in the intermediate board. The intermediate board thereby bears the pressure of the cutting operation and protects the encased article from damage that would otherwise be caused by the cutting tools.

The nature of the invention will become clear in its details from a reading of the following specification in light of the drawings forming a part of this application, in which drawings like reference numerals indicate like parts, and in which:

Fig. l is a face elevational View of an encasing mount adapted for the display of a thermometer;

Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view on line 2-2 of Fig. l;

Fig. 3 is a face elevational view of an encasing mount adapted for the display of a lithographie print or the` like;

Fig. 4 is a sectional view on line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a blank utilized in forming the mount of Fig.

1; and

Fig. -6 is a blank utilized in forming the mount of Fig. 3.

It has been customary in the past to provide mounts for month-to-month calendars which are embellished by mounting therein either useful or decorative material such as the thermometer shown in Fig. 1, or the picture shown in Fig. 3. Heretofore these mounts were constructed with openings along an edge thereof or with a display material inserting doorformed in the back panel of the I 2,875,672 Patented Mar. 3, 1959 uICC mount through which such material was ordinarily inserted after the mount structurewas completed. When so made, these mounts required additional manual manipulation for the insertion of the display material. The objective of the invention is achieved by inserting the display material during the mount fabricating process such that additional manual handling of the mount and display material is avoided.

In both Figs. 2 and 4, the mount is composed of three superimposed panels of cardboard stock or like material. These panels are then bound together by gluing thereto a binding material whose edges terminate at the back of the mount, and a lining material may then be applied to the back of the mount such that the terminal edges of the binding material are covered and the assembly is given a finished appearance.

In Figs. l and 2, the mount is formed specilically for the display of a thermometer tube 10, mounted on a calibrated card 12 which is somewhat larger in all directions than the thermometer. To accommodate the card 12, a backboard 14 has formed therein a well which is in the form of a cutout section of such size and shape as to receive the thermometer mounting card 12. An intermediate board 16 has a cutout formed therein which registers with the well in the backboard 14, but which, however, is smaller in all its peripheral dimensions than the well in the backboard and consequently is likewise smaller than the thermometer mounting card 12. When the intermediate board 16 is superimposed on the backboard 14, the thermometer 10 and a substantial portion of its mounting card 12 are visible through the cutout 18 in the intermediate board 16.

By reference to Fig. 2, it will be seen that the cutout 18 is smaller than the thermometer mounting card 12 such that the edges of the intermediate board 16 dening the cutout 18 thereof will overlie the corresponding edges of the thermometer mounting card 12. In order to render visible the thermometer 10, a window 20 is formed in a face board 22. The window 20 is somewhat larger than the cutout 18 in the intermediate board 16. The reason for the relative size of the window 20 and the cutout 18 will become clear as the method aspects of the invention are dealt with more specifically. After the backboard 14, the intermediate board 16 and the face board 22 are assembled with each other in super imposed relation, they are bound together by means of a flexible decorative binding material 24 which extends over the face of the face board 22 and about the edges of the assembled boards. If desired, an edge may remain unbound to provide access to the interior of the mount or to provide a hinge connection with an attached structure. `The edges of the binding material 24 terminate on the backboard to which is applied a lining material 26 only slightly smaller in all dimensions than the backboard. The lining material 26, therefore, not only provides a cover for thel exposed edges ofthe binding material 24, thereby imparting to the mount a more iinished appearance, but also serves to enclose the thermometer card such that it cannot become dislodged from its well.

The mount of Figs. 3 and 4 is modified to receive a photograph, picture, or other substantially flat, thin, display material. In this case, the mount consists of a backboard 28, an intermediate board 30, which has formed therein a cutout 32 which in all peripheral dimensions is somewhat smaller than the corresponding dimensions of a picture or photograph 34 which is to be displayed. This provides cutout dening edges in the intermediate board 30 which will overlap the correspondl 30. A flexible decorative'binding material 40 is attached to the face of the assembled boards comprising the mount, as shown in Fig. 4. This binding material is passed about at least three edges of the assembled boards and terminates on the backboard, as shown. A liner 42 may be attached to the backboard 28, such that the edges of the binding material 40 are covered, thereby imparting a finished appearance to the assembly. Finally, a display window 38, is formed in the face board. All of the peripheral dimensions of the display window 30 may l i be larger than the corresponding dimensions of the cutout 32. It is important that at least some of the peripheral dimensions of the display window 30 be greater than the corresponding dimensions of the cutout 32. As stated in respect to the mount of Figs. l and 2, the reason for the larger Window 38 will become apparent as the methods aspects of the invention are dealt with.

Figs. 5 and 6 indicate the preliminary steps employed in forming the mounts of Figs. 1 and 3, respectively. While the method can be performed manually and while the several boards comprising the combination may be separate, it is intended that the method be adapted to automatic machine operation wherein the several boards comprising the combination in either form are initially formed from a single panel of board such that the assembly operation can proceed by simply folding the panel as may be required.

The mount of Figs. 1 and 2 is preferably formed of a single panel of cardboard which is creased, scored or partially cut through along a pair of parallel lines 44. and 46 which divide the panel into three sections constituting the backboard 14, the intermediate board 16 and the face board 22. As the fold lines 44 and 46 are being formed, appropriate cut tools are also employed for forming the thermometer card receiving well 15 in the backboard and the cutout 18 in the intermediate board. In the case of a thermometer encasing mount, it is also desirable to form a thermometer protecting aperture 48 in the face board.

Following the preliminary fabrication of the blank shown in Fig. 5, the backboard 14 is rotated about the line 44 to bring it into face-to-face contact with the intermediate board 16 and the face board is rotated in the opposite direction along the line 46 to bring it into face-toface contact with the opposite side of the intermediate board. At this point, the thermometer card 12 may be inserted into the well 15 of the backboard. Since the edges of the cutout 18 in the intermediate board overhang the corresponding edges of the well 15 in the backboard, the thermometer card is effectively retained in position within the well when the same is inserted. Since the thermometer 10 itself has some thickness, it may extend into the aperture 48 of the face board 22. This is particularly true when the mount is constructed of relatively thin cardboard stock. When a relatively thick cardboard stock is employed, the thickness of the intermediate board will ordinarily be suflcient to accommodate the thermometer 10 without substantial contact with the face board 22.

The folded blank of Fig. 5 with the thermometer card 1f' inserted in the well 15 is now bound with the decorative facing material 24. The binding material 24 extends over the entire surface of the face board 22 and about the edges of the folded assembly. If desired, one edge may remain opened, although since the display material at this point has been inserted into the assembly, such open edge may not be required. In any event, the edges of the Ibinding material 24 terminate on the backboard 28 and a panel of lining material 26 is then attached to the backboard 12 such that it overlaps the terminal edges of the binding material 24.

After the elements 'of the mount are assembled andv bound as described, the unit 'is subjected to a further 4cutting 'operation by which the display window 20 is formed in the face board 22 and inthe decorative binding material 24. It will be noted that the window is larger in each of its dimensions than the corresponding dimensions of the cutout 18. This technique of fabrication permits the formation of the display window 20 after all the other fabricating steps have been performed; since the inwardly extending edges of the intermediate :board 16, which outline the cutout 18, provide a substantial surface against which the cutting operation can be performed. By the same token, these inwardly extending edges protect the thermometer card 12 and the attached thermometer 10. When the combined thickness of the intermediate board 16 and the backboard 14 is not substantially greater than the thickness of the thermometer 18, and the card 12 on which it is mounted, the thermometer slot 48 which was previously formed in the face board 22, provides added tolerance such that little or no pressure is transmitted to the thermometer 10 as the display window 20 is being cut. If desired, the cutout portion of the 'face board 22 may be retained in position to serve as a protection for the underlying thermometer during subsequent handling and shipping of the mount.

The method of making the mount of Figs. l and 2 can be varied by withholding the thermometer card 12 until just before the application of the lining material 26. Accordingly, mount panels, formed as stated hereinabove, can be folded, bound and ycut to form the display window therein before the thermometer card 12 is inserted. The thermometer card 12 can now be inserted into its well 15 at this later stage of the fabricating operation since the well 15 is still open from the back of the assembly. The subsequent application of the lining material 26 will secure the thermometer card from dislodgement through the back of the mount while the overhanging edges of the cutout 18 prevent loss of the thermometer card through the face of the mount.

Fig. 6 illustrates how the Same method can be applied to a mount of somewhat different form. In this figure, a panel of cardboard is scored, creased or partly cut along two parallel transverse lines 50 and 52, such that three panels of substantially equal size and shape are formed, these panels -being respectively the 'backboard 28, the intermediate board 30 and the face board 36.

Y As the scoring is performed along lines 50 and 52, a

cutout 32 is also formed in the intermediate board 30. The scoring 50 and 52 adapt the sections of the panel for the folding thereof into face-to-face contact. After the cardboard has been scored and the cutout 32 has been formed, as indicated, the face panel 36 is rotated about the score line 52 to bring it into contact with one face of the intermediate board 30 and the backboard 38 is rotated about the score line 50 to bring it into vfaceto-face contact with the opposite face of the intermediate board 30. Before the folded panels are subjected to the binding operation, a substantial ilat display object 34, and if desired a piece of transparent covering material such as acetate, is inserted between the confronting .faces of the backboard 28 and the intermediate board 30, such that the display object is viewable through the cutout 32. Ideally, the display object, such as a picture or photograph, and the transparent covering material, if utilized, is sufficiently large in its vertical dimension that the bottom edge willseat at the fold line 50 and thereby properly center the material for display at the cutout 32.

The assembly is now in condition for the application of the facial binding material which, as before, extends over the face of the assembly, about at least three edges thereof and terminates on the vbackboard 28. Thereafter, as in the -case of the mount of Fig. 5, a panel of lining material 42 may be attached to the exposed .face of the backboard such that it will cover the terminal edges of the y@binding material 40. The mount is now conditioned for the formation of the display window 38, which is produced by a cutting operation performed along the lines 38 which define the window. The cutout 32, .it will be asesora remembered, is smaller than the display window which is to be formed through the binding material 40 and the face lboard 36. This relationship is shown by the dotted lines in Fig. 6. When the cutting operation is now performed to form the display window 38, the nwardly extending portions of the intermediate board 30, which define the cutout 32, will form a substantial base on which the cutting operation can be performed and at the same time protect the underlying display object 34 and whatever transparent covering sheet may have been employed in connection therewith. p

The appearance of mounts so formed can be enhanced by employing an intermediate board which has a color in contrast with the color of the selected binding material which is ultimately applied to the face of the mount. When resort is had to a contrasting color, the border about the cutouts 18 and 32 in the intermediate boards 16 and 30, respectively, will substantially enhance the appearance of the finished product.

While the fundamentally novel features of the invention have been illustrated and described in connection with the specific embodiments of the invention, it is believed that these embodiments will enable others skilled in the art to apply the principles of the invention in forms departing from the exemplary embodiments herein, and such departures are contemplated by the claims.

I claim:

l. The method of forming encasing mounts for substantially llat articles which comprises the steps of locating an article to be encased on a backboard, superimposing upon the backboard an intermediate board having therein a cutout whose peripheral dimensions are less than the corresponding peripheral dimensions of the article to be encased whereby the intermediate board overlies the peripheral edges of such article, superimposing a face board over the intermediate board, binding with a decorative face material the face, the back and at least three edges of the boards so assembled, and finally cutting in said face board and in the facing ma'- terial covering the same a display window having peripheral dimensions greater than corresponding dimensions of the cutout in the intermediate board, whereby said intermediate board bears the pressure of the cutting operation and protects the encased article from damage therefrom.

2. The method of forming encasing mounts for substantially tiat articles which comprises the steps of forming a cutout well in a backboard, placing an article to be encased in said well, superimposing upon the backboard an intermediate board having therein a cutout whose peripheral dimensions are less than the corresponding peripheral dimensions of the article to be encased whereby the intermediate board overlies the peripheral edges of such article, superimposing a face board over the intermediate board, binding with a decorative face material the face, the back and at least three edges of the boards so assembled, and finally cutting in said face board and in the facing material covering the same a display window having peripheral dimensions greater than corresponding dimensions of the cutout in the intermediate board, whereby said intermediate board bears the pressure of the cutting operation and protects the encased article from damage therefrom.

3. The method of forming encasing mounts for substantially flat articles which comprises the steps of scoring a panel of cardboard or the like to dene a backboard, an intermediate board and a face board of substantially equal size, forming a cutout in the interrne diate board whose peripheral dimensions are less than the corresponding peripheral dimensions of the article to be encased, locating an article to be encased on the backboard, folding the intermediate board into face-toface contact with said backboard whereby the intermediate board overlies the peripheral edges of such article, folding the face board over the intermediate board, binding with a decorative face material the face, the back and at least three edges of the boards so assembled, and iinally cutting in said face board and in the facing material covering the same a display window having peripheral dimensions greater than corresponding dimensions of the cutout in the intermediate board, whereby said intermediate board bears the pressure of the cutting operation and protects the encased article from damage therefrom.

4. The method of forming encasing mounts for substantially flat articles which comprises the steps of scoring a panel of cardboard or the like to define a backboard, an intermediate board and a face board of substantially equal size, forming a cutout well in said backboard, forming a cutout in the intermediate board whose peripheral dimensions are less than the corresponding peripheral dimensions of the article to be encased, placing an article to be encased in said well, folding the intermediate board into face-to-face contact with said backboard whereby the intermediate board overlies the peripheral edges of such article, superimposing a face board over the intermediate board, binding with a decorative face material the face, the back and at least three edges of the boards so assembled, and nally cutting in said face board and in the facing material covering the same a display window having peripheral dimensions greater than corresponding dimensions of the cutout in the intermediate board, whereby said intermediate board bears the pressure of the cutting operation and protects the encased article from damage therefrom.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,844,301 Selikowitz Feb. 9, 1932

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Classifications
U.S. Classification53/397, 493/944, 40/774
International ClassificationG09F23/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S493/944, G09F23/00
European ClassificationG09F23/00