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Publication numberUS318891 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1885
Publication numberUS 318891 A, US 318891A, US-A-318891, US318891 A, US318891A
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 318891 A
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Patented May 26, 1885 fly/l. $117.5.

INVENTOR S E S S E N T I W ATTORNEY N, PETERS. Piwio-Uihngnphcn wnmumn. D. C.

struction and combination of parts hereinaf- 5 hoidingcards usually end at right angles, or

' nearly so, to the edge of the card. Vfhen thus lhrrrnn S rains r Fi Cna Pn'rnrw'r ALBUM.

EPECIP'CATIQE? forming part of Letters Patent No. 318,891, dated May 26, 1885.

Application filed February 1, 1882. illodel.)

T0 CLZZ whom it in/nay concern.-

Be it known that I, Lnsrnn Goonwrn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Newton, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Albums, of which the following is adescription.

This invention relates to that class of albums which are made in book form with apertures for holding and exhibiting cards or photographs; and it has for its object to hold a few cards and shut closely upon them, or to hold agreat many cards and allow its thickness to be increased for that purpose. Its object is also to prevent the splitting of the holder at the ends of the slits where one portion of a sheet of material is held in a slit in another portion of a sheet; and its object is also to strengthen the edges of the leaves of the album, at the same time providing pockets which may hold cards.

To this end my invention consists in the conter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is aperspective drawing of an open album, partly broken away, showing my invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective drawing of the same closed. Fig. 3 is a section of the folded edge at 3 3 Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a similar section showing the fold added to the edge. Figs. 5 and 6 are sections at right angles to each other, showing another style of fold, respectively at w and z in Figs. 1 and S. Fig. 7 is a section of another style of folded edge,which might be the form at w, x, or y. Fig. 8 is a perspective drawing of a page of the album and a card held therein. Fig. 9 is a vertical section at a (c, Fig. 8. Figs. 10 and 11 show different back-fastenings for the folded leaves.

A represents the body or cover of the album, corrugated to form the back fold, B, to render it expansible, and similarly corrugated at its front edge, 0, between the flap D and the adjacent side of the cover, for the same purpose. The flap D is provided with a tongue, E, to entor a slit, 1), in the cover to hold the album closed. This slit shows an application of one feature of my invention. Slits in paper for made, the slit is very likely to be torn out at its end,and is being continually worn at this point when in use, as such a slit bears along the edge of the card or piece inserted only to the extent of the thickness of the paper in which the slit is made. The end of the slit is apoint of great weakness. To overcome this I cut that portion 0 of the slit which crosses the tongue of the flap or corner of the card in a straight line or in any fancy curve desired, and then, instead of ending the slit where its line is in a cross direction to. the edge of the tongue or card, I continue the slit along the edge of the tongue or card parallel to said edge, as at F. By this means the edge of the tongue or card at F bears against the edge of the cover along the slit at F, thus giving a long bearing-surface that Will wear indefinitely.

J represents aseries of leaves, formed of one continuous strip of paper by folding it to and fro upon itself at the front edges, K,and at the back edges, L, forming leaves like a book. This album is adapted to hold cards so as to exhibit nearly their fuli face,and to hold photographs beneath aborder of any desired form of opening. To this end as much of the strip J as may be required to form a certain number of pages for exhibiting nearly the whole face of a number of cards is first folded at ain front of the top and bottom of the strip J. (See Fig. 3.) Then as much as may be required to exhibit photographs, &c., through openings in the pages is similarly folded onto the back of the strip J, (see Fig. 5,) and afterward the strip is folded to and fro upon itself, forming the edges K and L, (see Figs. 1, 2,) as before described. By this means pockets are made at a in which to hold cards, either in front or back of the leaves, and the strip of leaves is strengthened very materially by the bent edges a serving as bands at all thebends. To further strengthen these edges, they may each be folded more than once upon itself, as in Fig. 72

To 'steadythe back edges, L, I provide a strip, N, Fig. 10, folded or corrugated and so cured to the strip 3 just at the edges L, while they are free to straighten'out when the album increases in thickness. This strip may also be secured at its ends a, Fig. 11, to the cover A.

In Figs. 8 and 9, G represents a card insert ed beneath the holder H at the crossline c o the slit 1), F showing the portion of the slit made parallel to the edge of the card. The top end of the card is represented as beneath the holder H, to be retained by the fold a,which is in this case behind the page.

\Vhat I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In an album, the combination, with acover having corrugated front and back edges, of means, substantially as described, for holding cards therein.

2. The combination, with a cover having corrugated front and back edges and a tongued flap,of a strip folded to and fro upon itself and secured at its two ends within the cover and means, substantially as described, for securing cards, &c., for the purpose specified.

3. The combination,with the cover of an album,of a piece of sheet material secured thereto and provided with slits to hold cards, &c.,

a part of each of said slits being adapted to cross a portion of the card to be held therein,

and another part of each of the slits to lie parallel to one edge of said card, substantially as shown and described.

4. A piece of sheet material having aslitin I it to receive a portion of a card or other sheet material, a part of said slit being shaped to.

cross a portion of the piece to be held thereby, and another part or parts of said slit being parallel with one or more edges of the said piece, as and for the purpose specified.

5. The combination,with a book-formed album-cover, of astrip of sheet material having narrow folds along its side edges and folded to and fro transversely to the said folded edges forming book-leaves, the ends of the strip being secured to the cover, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

6. The co1nbination,with a book-formed album-cover and a strip of sheet material folded to and fro upon itself, forming book-leaves, and secured at the two ends of the said strip in the said cover, of a strip of sheet material, N,

secured to the back edges of the said leaves and to the cover and corrugated between thelines of attachment, substantially as shown and described.



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Cooperative ClassificationB42F5/00