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Aug. 22, 1961 H. TALL 2,997,168
CONTAINER AND DISPENSER FOR MOUNTED TRANSPARENCY Filed May 23, 1958 INVENTOR. Zea/1W0 72// BY r/ omas [aged/"952 Sttes Patented Aug. 22, 1961 2,997,168 CONTAINER AND DISPENSER FOR MOUNTED TRANSPARENCY Leonard H. Tall, Seattle, Wash., assignor, by direct and mesne assignments, of fifty percent to Byers Color Laboratory, Inc., Portland, reg., a corporation of Oregon, and fifty percent to Technicolor, Inc., New York, N.Y., a corporation of Delaware Filed May 23, 1958, Ser. No. 737,378 1 Claim. (Cl. 206-62) This invention relates to a combination container and dispenser for mounted transparencies. It has provision for maintaining the transparencies in well defined columns or stacks for both ease of storage and dispensing.
In the viewing of a transparency the same is mounted in a mount, placed in a viewer, and the projection viewed on a screen. This is well known in the art and has been practised for many years. More particularly, this is carried out by taking a series of pictures such as on a 36 mm, a 16 mm. or an 8 mm. roll. The desirable frames on the roll are separated into individual transparencies. These individual transparencies are then mounted in a cardboard mount. In the mounting of a transparency in a mount there is employed a paper or cardboard blank having two sections with an aperture in each section. These side-by-side apertures may be brought into registry by folding into parallelism the two sections or flat portions of the blank on opposite sides of a fold line between the two sections. The transparency in such a mount extends across the aperture and has the rim or marginal portion adjacent to and surrounding the aperture. Each section thus forms a frame surrounding a picture or image on the transparency which may be projected onto a photographic material by a projection printer or on to a screen by a projector of the type employed for screen exhibition purposes.
The individual mounts, as is easily appreciated, can be easily lost or misplaced. To circumvent this I have invented a container for these mounts for storing them while not in use. Generally speaking, my container comprises a base member for holding the mounted transparencies in predetermined stacks. The base member comprises a base having a supporting surface and sides. The central section of each of the sides is recessed making it possible for an individual to insert his fingers and easily pick up one of the mounted transparencies. There is also provided a cover for fitting over the base member and around the sides so as to prevent the mounted transparencies from being scattered with the handling of the base member.
An object of this invention is the provision of an improved holder or container for a mounted transparency which is of relatively inexpensive construction.
Another object is the provision of a container for mounted transparencies for storing the same when not in use.
A further object is the provision of a container which is light in weight and of such a configuration as to be easily handled and conveniently carried.
A still further object is to provide a combination container and dispenser whereby mounted transparencies can be arranged and maintained in neat stacks and from which neat stacks it is possible to select a predetermined number for use.
Object objects and advantages of my invention will appear from the following description taken in conjunction with the appended drawings wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a side elevation view showing the container with the cover in overlying relation thereon so as to form a complete unit.
FIGURE 2 is a lateral cross-sectional View taken on line 2-2 of FIGURE 1 and illustrates the cover in overlying relation with the base member.
FIGURE 3 is a longitudinal Vertical cross-sectional View taken on line 3-3 of FIGURE 2 and illustrates the cover in overlying relationship with the base member; and
FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary perspective view looking down on the base member and illustrates the same with recessed sides for ease of picking up a mounted transparency, said transparency being shown in phantom.
This invention comprises a combination container and dispenser for mounted transparencies. More particularly, there is a base member 10 and a cover 11. The base member 10, in plain view, is in the configuration of a parallelogram, i.e., a rectangle. This rectangle comprises a supporting surface 12, sides 13 and ends 14. At the juncture of each side and each end is a corner, and the sides and the ends are at substantially right angles to each other.
The base member near the end of each side and near the end of each end rises into a wall 15. This wall runs from near the end of one side, around the corner, and part way along the end 14. In other words, it turns the corner on the base member. On the side 13' the wall has an upwardly sloping edge 16 which slopes toward the corner. From a side elevational View this part of the wall appears as a trapezoid. On the end the wall has an inwardly sloping edge 17 which slopes toward the corner. From an end elevational view the wall 15 appears as a trapezoid. The walls 16 and 17 meet at common upper edge 18.
In approximately the central part of the side 13 the base member rises into a wall 20 having inwardly sloping edges 21. These edges slope toward the central part of the base member and terminate in an upper edge 22. At a side elevational view the side wall 20 appears as a trapezoid. On the inner face of the wall 20 is a vertical partition wall 23. This partition wall is of a short length and of substantially the same height as the wall 20. The partition wall 23 can be considered to divide the supporting surface 12, into two regions for separating stacks of mounted transparencies.
The recesses on the side provided by edges 16 and 21 on walls 15 and 20 respectively, and the recesses on the ends provided by edges 17 on walls 15 provide an entrance for picking up mounted transparencies 24. Each of these transparencies comprise two thin pieces of cardboard 25 with each cardboard having an aperture 26 therein. As previously stated a transparency 27 is mounted between these two pieces of cardboard 25 and over the apertures 26. Then the two pieces of cardboard are sealed shut to provide the mounted transparency. The mounts are of such a size as to fit snugly between the walls 15 and 2.0 and the partition wall 23.
It is realized that the openings provided by the edges 17 in walls 15 and the edges 16 and 21 in walls 15 and 20 make the container a form of dispenser as it is easy to stack the mounts neatly in stacks in the container and it is also easy to pick up the mounted transparency from the container.
Turning now to the other part of the container the same is the cover 11. This cover comprises a covering member 28 having an encircling wall 30. The plane of the wall 30 and the plane of the covering member 28 are substantially at right angles. In the side part of this Wall 30 is a recess 31 having inwardly sloping edges 32 and an upper edge 33. In a side elevational view this recess is in the configuration of a trapezoid. The purpose of this recess is to provide a means to grasp onto the cover 111 so as to neatly remove it from the base member 10. The overall dimensions of the recess 31 are somewhat smaller than the overall dimensions of the side wall a a) 20 and the base member 10. This permits the cover 11 to completely cover the sides and top of the base member 10 while at the same time permitting a means for easily removing the cover from the base member. In this regard there is a completely enclosed container for the mounted transparencies.
Although a number of suitable materials may be used for manufacturing the container, a very desirable one is a synthetic plastic such as a phenolformaldehyde resin. By making the container from a synthetic plastic it is possible to provide a lightweight container but one which is, nevertheless, strong in structural properties.
Although I have illustrated and described with particularity only one physical embodiment of my invention, I do not desire to be limited to the exact structural details thus illustrated and described nor to he exact details of the method disclosed; but intend to cover all forms coming within the definition of my invention constituting the amended claim.
A combination container and dispenser for film transparencies mounted in mounts comprising a rectangular base member, integral walls extending upwardly from the base member at the corners thereof, there being four such walls each extending along two sides of the base member, said walls having sloping edges and being shorter at their tops than at said base member, the walls extending less than one-half the length of the ends and sides of the base member to thereby provide access openings, an additional integral wall extending upwardly from said base member at the mid part of each of the longer sides thereof, said additional walls having sloping edges and being shorter at their tops than at said base member, the ends of said additional walls being spaced from the adjacent ends of the first mentioned walls to thereby provide a pair of access openings along each side of said container, a partition wall integral with each said additional wall and extending inwardly, said partition walls being equidistant from the ends of the base memher to thereby provide two equal interior compartments, the outer surfaces of said walls at the ends and sides of said base member being coplanar with each other, respectively and with the adjacent edge of said base member, and a cover member for said base member comprising a rectangular top covering member having an encircling wall depending therefrom, said encircling wall having in the long sides thereof a pair of oppositely disposed recesses defined by downwardly and outwardly sloping edges and an upper edge parallel to said top cover member, said upper edge being below the top of the adjacent additional wall and the sloping edges of the encircling wail being closer to each other than the sloping edges of the adjacent additional wall, said cover member being of slightly greater extent than said base member and said encircling Wall continuously engaging and overlapping the edge of said base except at said additional walls and overlapping po1tions of said additional walls, whereby said container is completely enclosed when assembled, may be readily disassembled, and whereby transparencies may be readily removed from both compartments thereof.
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