US 3068139 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 11, 1962 c. N. cRoss 3,068,139
METHOD oF AssEMBLING AND JoINING A PLURALITY OF PANEL MEMBERS BY MEANS OF DECORATIVE BINDING MATERIAL 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Feb. 25, 1958 INVENTOR. i4/@eau /V (kan ZZA,
Dec. 11,. 1962 c. N. cRoss 3,068,139 METHOD OF ASSEMBLING AND JOINING A PLURALITY OF PANEL MEMBERS BY MEANS OF DECORATIVE BINDING MATERIAL Filed Feb. 25, 1958 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. C24/@aou /V @903s WW J @ne/V67 Dec. 11, 1962 c. N. cRoss METHoD oF AssEMELING 3,068,139 AND JoINING A PLURALITY 0F PANEL MEMBERS BY MEANS oF DECORATIVE BINDING MATERIAL 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed Feb. 25, 1958 5:. ,uw @E www 3m AIL \\J. f M. wm, 2W@ w22... :C .zJ g. :BBL mm@ .E3 A man 2:2, I Aw 3,088,139 Patented Dec. 11, 1962 free 3 068,139 METHI) F ASSEMBJING AND .IOINING A PLU- RALITY 0F PANEL MEMBERS BY MEANS 0F DECORATIVE RINDlNG MATERIAL Carroll N. Cross, Rte. 2, BOX 304, Maitland, Fla. Filed Feb. 25, 1958, Ser. No. 717,455 2 Claims. (Cl. 156-213) This invention relates to display mounts and to the method of making the same. More particularly, the invention relates to a display mount consisting of a plurality of sections which are hinged together by means of a thin, flexible facial binding material, and which sections are especially adapted to receive legible printed impressions.
Heretofore, the character of the facial covering material of display mounts was determined by considerations which were among themselves incompatible, and the selec-ted facial material therefore, invariably represented a compromise of the most desirable qualities. Mounts of the class contemplated -herein are frequently employed for the display of month-to-month calendar pads and are, therefore, subject to such constant handling throughout a year as to become soiled unless at least some of the exposed surfaces are of a dark color. These mounts are, however, used as advertising media and must, therefore, be capable of delivering a printed message which is legible and which will endure throughout at least the year for which use of the mount is contemplated. It is well known that printed impression on a dark base, even when an ink of contrasting color is employed, are far less legible than the printed impressions, in whatever color, made on a white or light color base. Furthermore, when the display mounts are of the type which consist of rotatable sections which are joined by and which rotate about a flexible facial covering, it is desirable vto use a facial covering at such hinge lines which is stronger and more flexible than may be required on the other areas of the mount. ySuch stronger and more iiexible materials are mainly of a darker color and they are generally more costly; both characteristics dictating a limitation of their use.
It is, therefore, the object of this invention to provide a mount structure which has on its surfaces least subject to soil, a facial covering which is best adapted to receive the most legible printed impression, and on those surfaces most subject to soil and wear, a facial covering which is best adapted to withstand soil and wear.
To the end that the objectives of the invention may be realized, it provides a face assembly and a back assembly of a plurality of mount panels which are themselves bound together and rotatably hinged to each other by a plurality of facial binding strips which are simultaneously applied to the exposed faces of the assemblies such that the characteristics of the strips can be selecetd to best serve the purpose expected of the mount surfaces over which the strips are applied.
The mount structure and the method by which it is most easily fabricated will be explained in the following description taken in reference to the drawings forming a part of this application in which drawings like reference numerals indicate like parts, and in which:
FIG. l is a perspective view of the mount herein showing the same erected into display position;
FIG. 2 is a vertical sectional view through one end of the mount in folded position;
FIG. 3 is a plan view of a cut and scored blank of sheet material of which a face assembly of the mount is formed;
FIG. 4 is a plan view of a cut and scored blank of sheet material of which a black assembly of the mount is formed;
FIG. 5 illustrates the step of joining a back assembly and a face assembly to form a unitary structure; and
FIG. 6 is a plan view showing the front and back of the mount structure following the final fabricating steps.
The basic composition of the mount structure is best shown in FIG. 2, wherein the mount is shown as comprising a face assembly 10 and a back assembly 12. Except for the formation of certain cutouts, the face assembly ltl and the back assembly 12 may be identical in structure. The assemblies 10 and 12 may be variously composed of two or more panels of cardboard or the like and are illustrated herein as each consisting of three such panelis. The face assembly 10 consists of a face panel 14, an intermediate panel 16 and a back panel 18; each of these panels being of substantially the same size and outline. The back assembly 12 consists of a face panel 20, an intermediate panel 22 and a back panel 24. The panels comprising the back assembly 12 are also preferably of substantially the same size and outline and the back assembly 12 itself preferably corresponds in size and outline to the face assembly 1l).
The panels comprising the face assembly 10 andthe back assembly 12 are respectively folded or otherwise assembled into face-to-face relationship as shown in FIG. 2, and are joined in this relationship by means of a decorative exible binding material glued thereto and extending over the faces and edges thereof. One of the lfeatures of the invention is the use of three independent strips of binding material which are glued to the subjacent surfaces of the respective mount parts in overlapping relationship. Thus, the face assembly 10 has a covering of decorative binding material 26, which is disposed on the upper half of the face panel 14 and extends around the edges thereof and is inturned against the exposed face of the back panel 18 where Vit terminates. The facial binding of the face assembly 10 is completed by gluing a second strip of decorative binding material 28 to the lower half of the face panel 14, extending the binding material 28 over the gap between the confronting edges of the face assembly and the back assembly such that this strip of facial material terminates on the exposed face of the back panel 24 of the back assembly 12 to which it is glued. The back assembly 12 is further bound by a decorative binding material 30, one edge of which overlaps the edge of the binding material 28 and extends over the remaining surface of the exposed face of the back panel 24 to which it is glued and about the edges of the panels comprising the back assembly such that the terminal edges of the binding material 30 terminate on the exposed face of the face panel 20 in the back assemr vposed face of the face panel 20 in the back assembly 12.
The sheet of lining material is conveniently a sheet of paper on which important recurrent information, such as telephone numbers, can be written. The size and shape of the lining material 32 is such that it overlaps the terminal edges of the binding material 26, ZS and 30 which would otherwise be exposed on the lconfronting faces of the panels 18 and 20, as viewed in FIG. 2.
The face assembly 10 has formed therein an adequate recess for receiving and displaying a display object such as a month-by-month calendar pad. By reference to FIG. l, it may be seen that in the illustrated embodiment the recess consists of a calendar pad receiving well 34 formed in the intermediate panel 16 and an overlying display window 36 which is cut through the strips of facial binding material 26 and 28 and the underlying face panel 14 of the face assembly 10. The back assembly has formed therein a mount supporting easel 38 which is cut through into the binding 34) and the back panel 24 of the back assembly 12. An appropriate easel locking tongue may also be formed in the back assembly 12 such that the supporting easel 38 can be latched into position in which the mount is held substantially upright for the display of material carried thereby.
It will be noted that the strip'of binding material 28 in conjunction with the lining material 32 comprises a hinge portion 40 about which the face assembly 10 and the back assembly 12 can be rotated to expose data which may be written on the lining material 32. Since the easel 38 is formed to hold the face of the mount at an acute angle to the horizontal, the face assembly 1G will lie against the back assembly 12 and remain in upright display position whenever the mount is erected and the easel 38 is opened to its supporting position. In this connection, it will be noted that the face assembly 1i) and the back assembly 12 comprise in essence separate sections such thatno unintended force is exerted against the binding 2S and the lining 32 at the hinge area 46.
It is intended that suitable data, such as for example advertising data, be printed on the upper half of the front face of the face assembly 10. Accordingly, the binding strip 26 is selected for its adaptability to the printing operation. Experience has shown that a white or at least a very lightly colored background produces the best re'V suits when used asta printing base, the printed data being much more legible and easily read when printed onv such background. A-t the same time, experience has also shownrthat the use' ofa dark. background, evenV though printed upon by inks of contrasting colors, are seldom satisfactory for the proper display of the printed intelligence'. The-use of a white or lightly colored binding material throughout the mount surfaces is undesirable, on the other hand, for the reason that it most readily shows Wear and soil due to continued handling. The industry to which this invention pertainshas, therefore, always been torn between the requirement that the background for printed data be light and the requirement that surfaces subject to continued use of handling are best if they are dark. Consequently, the binding material 28 in the bottom half of the face assembly and about the edges of the mount structure is chosen to best withstand constant use and handling with the result that a relatively dark binding material is selected and attached to the mount in this latter location. There is, further, an additional utility of great importance in specifically arranging the binding material such that a separate strip of the same can be employed in the region of the hinge and this stems from the fact that ordinary paper or leatherette stock does not have the requisite strength to permit constant bending and flexing thereof as required of the binding material at the hinge joint 40 of the present mount. Therefore, resort is had to the use of a separate strip which enables the manufacturer to utilize a stronger binding material which at the same time may be more expensive and also, by reason of its composition, may be of a color not suitable as a. printing base. A suitable binding material which has the requisite strength to permit repeated flexing at the hinge joint 40 is a paper stock reinforced with leather fibers. Those skilled in the art have knowledge of other suitable binding materials having the requisite flexibility and strength.
Since mounts of the kind herein dealt with must be rendered as useful as possible t0 insure that they be retained by the recipient, it is` contemplated that the rear face of the back assembly be also utilized for the conveyance of a message or for the display of some useful information, such as a yearly calendar printed thereon as generally indicated in FIG. 6. Therefore, it is most desirable that the binding material 30 which covers most of the exposed face of the backboard 24 be also of a light color adapted to receive smally printed impressions which are yet quite readable by reason of the light colored binding stock employed.
In a preferred embodiment ofthe, invention, the bind? ing material 26 on the upper nalf of the face assembly 10 and the binding material on the back surface of the back assembly 12 are ot' the same stock. It will be seen, therefore, that the separate binding strips not only result in a mount which is aesthetically pleasing by reason of contrasting facial colors but one which combines the best. features expected from the use of both light and dark colors and one which at the same time permits the use of an appropriately strong and flexible hinging material without subjecting the manufacturer to an excessive increase in manufacturing cost.
In FIG. 2, the face assembly 10 and the back assembly 12 are each illustrated as being composed of separate face, intermediate and back panels. This constitutes a feasible construction. However, the fabrication of mounts is facilitated if the face assembly and the back assembly is each constructed of a single sheet folded upon itself about scored lines, such as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4. The fabricating method is adapted to manual operations, but. the cost of the eventual mount is greatly reduced-by adapting the fabricating procedure to automatic machine methods.
'the tirst steps of manufacturing the mount comprise the'formationofthe components as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4. FIG. 3 represents a rectangular sheet ofV appropriate stockof cardboard or the like, which is'` scored, creasedA or partially scored and partially cut along a pair of` paralleltransverse lines 42 and 44 which divide the sheet into three substantially equal panels comprising'the back panel 18, the intermediate panel 16 and the face panel 14 of the face assembly 10. At the same time or in immediate sequence therewith, the intermediate panel 16 is cut to partially form the display material receiving well 34; The section 34a is retained in position to serve as a base for. a subsequentV display window` cutting operation in' accordance with a method for forming mountstdescribed in my United States Patent 2,355,706. The face panel 14 is then rotated upwardly on the line 44 such that it is in overlying contact with the face of the intermediate panel 16, and the back panel 18 is rotated to the rear about the line 42 such that it is in face-to-face contact with the rear face of the intermediate panel 16.
A second sheet of stock, which is conveniently of the same size and shape as the stock of FIG. 3, is subjected to a` scoring, cutting or creasing operation along a pair of transverse parallel lines 46 and 48 which detine the face panel 20, the intermediate panel 22 and the back panel 24 of the back assembly 12. At the same time or in succeeding sequence therewith, there is formed within the intermediate panel 22 an easel lock aperture 50, and an easel latch 52 is formed in the back panel 24 by cutting the same along the solid lines 54 and scoring or creasing along the lines 56 about which the easel latch 52 can be rotated from the plane of the panel 24 such that a head 57 thereofcan be inserted into the lock aperture 50. The free end of the latch 52 is formed by a cut 58 which is suiciently long and which is parallel to the full line 48 such that it will serve as the hinge line for the supporting easel 38 which is formed at a later stage.
The base panel 2) is then rotated about the line 46 to bring it into face-to-face Contact with the intermediate panel 22 and the back panel 24 isrotated in the opposite direction about the line 48 to bring it into face-to-face contact with theopposite side of the intermediate panel 22. The components of the face assembly and the back assembly are now conditioned for the binding and lining operation. As shown in FIG. 5, the face assembly 10 and the back assembly 12 are disposed in alignment with each other such that the bottom edge of each lies in parallel spaced relation to the other and the binding material is now applied to the exposed faces of the assemblies. The binding strips 26, 28 and 30 are simultaneously glued to the face of the assemblies 10 and 12 such that their adjacent edges overlap eachother. Structurally, it is immaterial whether` the binding strip 26 overlaps the strips 28 and 30, or vice versa. The particular relationship will be determined ordinarily by specific manufacturing considerations. The edges of the binding material at the peripheral edges of the assemblies are turned about those edges and terminate on the opposite face of the assemblies, as explained in respect to FIG. 2. The bound assemblies are now turned over and the lining sheet 32 is applied to the opposite face of the assemblies, as previously explained. No glue is applied to the easel latch 52, otherwise the same would be stuck to the binding strip Sll. v
The mount structure is now conditioned for the nal steps of the fabricating method, these steps all being performed on the face of the assemblies as shown in FIG. 6. The assembled mount is subjected to a cutting operation by which the display Window 36 and the supporting easel 38 are formed. These operations are preferably formed simultaneously. The display window 36 is cut through the face board 14 of the face assembly 10 and through the overlying layers of binding material 26 and 28 which are in the area of the window. As previously stated, the portion 34a of the intermediate panel 16 will form a base against which the display Window outline is cut. The outline of the display Window 36 is such that certain portions of the incisions forming the same intersect previously formed incisions defining portions of the display material well 34, all in accordance with the method taught in my above mentioned patent. It now becomes an easy matter to remove the cutout portion of both the display window and the display material receiving well. If the contour of the display window is rectangular, the inwardly extending lip 36a which defines the upper edge of the display receiving well provides a convenient area against which a month-to-month calendar pad can be stapled. However, it is preferred to cut the display Window in Such form and shape as the provide overhanging lips 36b and 36C which serve as material holding elements as taught in my Patent 2,355,706.
The incisions through the binding material and the backboard 24 of the back assembly 12 required to form the supporting easel 38 are three in number, namely, an incision 38a at the free edge of the back assembly and parallel to the previously cut incision 58 at the opposite edge of the back assembly, and two parallel incisions 38h and 38C which are perpendicular to and intersect the i11- cisions 38a and 58. This frees a section of the back panel 24 to rotate about its hinge line 58, the binding material 30 constituting a hinge on which the supporting easel 38 can rotate. A slot 60 can also be cut into the free edge of the supporting easel 38 to provide a linger hold by which the easel may be rotated into supporting position.
The printing or embossing operation by which the face assembly and the back assembly 12 are inscribed can be performed either before, simultaneously with, or after the cutting operations by which the display window and the supporting easel are formed; preferably, of course, both assemblies are imprinted at the same time.
While the fundamentally novel features 0fl the invention have been illustrated and described in connection with 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.
l. The method of forming display mounts having a pair of substantially coextensive face and back panel assemblies adapted for folding into face-to-face contact with the facial surfaces thereof normally exposed, the method comprising the steps of forming a face assembly and a substantially coextensive back assembly each consisting of a plurality of substantially coextensive panel elements folded into face-to-face contact with each other, aligning said assemblies with two edges thereof in spaced parallel relationship to each other, fixing to the entire length of the normally exposed facial surface of said assemblies a reinforced strip of flexible binding material so that said material spans the spaced edges of the aligned assemblies and covers substantially one-half the width or" said face assembly and only a minor part of the width of said back assembly, simultaneously securing to the remaining facial surface of said assemblies at opposite sides of said reinforced strip a pair of decorative binding strips of contrasting color, turning the strips about the edges of the aligned assemblies, and thereafter securing a single sheet of flexible paper lining material to the opposite faces of said assemblies so that said faces and said strips on said opposite faces are covered thereby.
2. The method of forming display mounts having a pair of substantially coextensive face and back panel assemblies adapted for folding into face-to-face contact with the facial surface thereof normally exposed, the method comprising the steps of forming a face assembly and a. back assembly each consisting of a plurality of substantially coextensive panel elements folded into faceto-face contact with each other, aligning said assemblies With two edges thereof in spaced parallel relationship to each other, fixing to the entire length of the normally exposed surface of said assemblies a reinforcing hinge strip of flexible binding material so that said material spans the spaced edges of the aligned assemblies and covers substantially oneahalf the width of said face assembly and only a minor part of the Width of said back assembly, simultaneously securing to the remaining facial surface of said assemblies a flexible decorative binding material, turning said strip and said binding material about the edges of said assemblies so that the ends thereof terminate on the opposite faces of said assemblies inwardly from the edges thereof, and thereafter securing a single sheet of flexible paper lining material to the opposite faces of said assemblies so that said faces and the ends of said strip and said binding material are covered thereby.
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