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Feb. 12, 1963 R. A. FROEHLIG CONTAINER Filed July 12, 1961 INVENTOR. PUDOLPH A. Epos/vue- WMM United Patent 3,077,263 CONTAINER Rudolph A. Froehlig, Little Neck, N.Y., assignor to Modern Album and Finishing, Inc., Long Island, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed July 12, 1961, Ser. No. 123,506 1 Claim. (Cl. 20G-62) The present invention relates to an improved container, such as an album for phonograph records, and more particularly to an improved multi-chambered phonograph record album.
Heretofore, a plurality of phonograph records have usually been packaged in large containers in which the records lay flat. Other albums which have been utilized comprise a plurality of individual jackets which were hinged together at one end to permit them to swing relative to each other.
However, such arrangements are quite expensive and require complicated manufacturing operation. The a1- bums are rather clumsy to handle so that records are sometimes inadvertently broken.
The present invention overcomes these defects and provides an improved album for phonograph records which is flat and thin like the ordinary single record album in general use today.
Another object of the present invention is the provision of a multi-chambered album which can be easily adapted -to receive two records or more without any additional manufacturing steps.
Another object of the present invention is the provision Of an improved record album which can be easily and inexpensively formed from existing single record jackets.
Other and further objects of the invention will be obvious upon an understanding of the illustrative embodiment about to be described or will be indicated in the appended claim, and various advantages not referred to herein will occur to one skilled in the art upon employment of the invention in practice.
A preferred embodiment of the invention has been chosen for purposes of illustration and description and is shown in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of the specification, wherein:
FIG. l is a perspective view showing the phonograph record album of the present invention;
FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view showing the manner of assembling the album shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken along lines 3--3 of FIG. l;
FIG. 4 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 1 showing the album adapted to hold three records;
FIG. 5 is an exploded view showing the manner of assembling the jacket shown in FIG. 4; and
FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken along line 6-6 of FIG. 4.
Referring to the drawings and more particularly to FIGS. 1 to 3, the phonograph record album 1 comprises a plurality of single-record jackets 2 having side walls 3 which are preferably made of paperboard as is usual in such constructions. The side walls 3 are joined together along top, rear and bottom edges 4, 5 and 6, respectively, in any desired manner, but are unattached to each other along the front edges to form a front opening 8 which permits a phonograph record P to be inserted therein.
In accordance with the present invention, two of such single jackets 2 are adhered together as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3 to form a multi-chambered album. The two jackets 2 are adhered along zones of adhesive 10 and 11 adjacent rear edge and front openings S and 8 respectively, so that the two jackets 2 became a unitary structure having two pockets 8 to permit two phonograph records to be inserted therein. If desired, the record album can also be adhered along the top and bottom edges to give it greater strength.
If desired and to give the album greater protection the album may be enclosed in an outside wrapper 12 as shown in FIGS. 1 and 3 which may contain the usual information such as title, artists name, etc. However, if the two jackets are glued together along the four edges this outside wrapper may be dispensed with since the information may be printed directly on the individual jackets.
In acordance with Vthe modification shown in FIGS. 5, 6 and 7 which shows a three-record album, the two jackets 2 are adhered to each other along a zone of adhesive 15 which is adjacent the rear edge 5 only of each jacket 2 and the front edges of each is left una'ttached so as to provide an additional pocket 9 between the two jackets 2 which in cooperation with jackets 8 in the jackets 2 will permit three records to be packaged.
The outside wrapper 12 is then wrapped around the two jackets 2 in order to give the jackets greater protection and to Vpermit it to contain the usual information such as the artists name and the name of the company, etc. If the two jackets 2 are adhered along the top, rear and bottom edges, the outer wrapper 12 may be eliminated if desired.
With this arrangement, two phonograph records may be inserted into the pockets 8 formed in the two jackets 2 and the third record may be inserted in the pocket 9 formed between the two jackets.
If itis desired to make an album for a greater number of records, other jackets similar to 2 may be added in the manner pointed out above.
It will be seen that the present invention provides an improved phonograph record album which is not bulky which can accommodate two or more records, and which can be made easily and inexpensively.
As various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts herein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention and without sacrificing any of its advantages, itis to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
A container for phonograph records comprising a pair of identical jackets, each of said jackets comprising a pair of flat side walls substantially identical in shape and dimension, the side walls of each jacket being permanently joined to each other along their top, rear and bottom edges only and being unattached to each other along the front edges thereof to provide a front opening,` a phonograph record in each of said jackets, said jackets being permanently joined to each other along their rear, top and bottom edges only and being unattached to each other along said front edges to form a phonograph record enclosure between said jackets, and a phonograph record in said phonograph record enclosure.
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