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Publication numberUS3758136 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1973
Filing dateNov 26, 1971
Priority dateNov 26, 1971
Publication numberUS 3758136 A, US 3758136A, US-A-3758136, US3758136 A, US3758136A
InventorsR Guyer
Original AssigneeR Guyer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Duplex book
US 3758136 A
Abstract
Two page cover member each having one cover member secured in face contact. A pocket for receiving a disc record is provided between the attached cover members.
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United States Patent Guyer 1 1 Sept. 11, 1973 DUPLEX BOOK FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS Inventor! Reynolds y 9 33rd 551,591 10/1956 Belgium 281/16 813., Mmneapolls, Mmn. 55414 783,277 4/1935 France..... 206/62 P 75,761 7/1961 France 206/62 P [22] filed 1971 341,146 1/1931 Great Britain 281/31 2 Appl 202,2 2 890,131 2/1962 Great Britain 281/31 Primary Examiner-Jerome Schnall [52] US. Cl. 281/16, 281/31, Atwmey R0ben M. Dunning [51] Int. Cl 842d 1/00, B42d 3/12 [58] Field of Search 281/16, 17, 31, 37; [57] ABSTRACT 206/62 P; 229/15 R Two page cover member each having one cover member secured in face contact. A packet for receiving a [56] References cued disc record is provided between the attached cover UNITED STATES PATENTS members 273,886 3/1883 Pester 281/16 2,879,774 7 3 1959 Siegel 281/31 x 4 Clams, 6 Drawmg Flgures PATENTED SEP] 1 I975 INVENTOR REY/V0405 GUYER A TTORNEY DUPLEX BOOK This invention relates to an improvement in duplex books and deals particularly with a pair of booklets including pivotally connected covers and intermediate leaves, and in which the back covers of the two books are connected together to form a pocket to support a phonograph record therebetween.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Disc phonograph records are normally provided with two sides which are individually played. These records are usually supplied in rectangular envelopes in which they are stored when not in use. There have been instances in which the words of the music are printed on the cover of the envelope. However, printing in this manner is necessarily of very reduced size in view of the small size of the envelope. Furthermore, it is usually impractical to provide illustrations of any substantial size on the envelope due to the space restrictions.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION It is my desire to produce records particularly intended for small children which would not only provide an audible tune, but would also provide a book which would recite the words being sung, and also illustrate the song. In view of the fact that each side of the record provides a different story, two different books or pages of words are required. Rather than to mount these books in tandum, as would be the usual practice, I prefer to mount the books in back-to-back relation, and to use the back covers of the two books to form a pocket design to contain the record. When the record is removed from the pocket and placed upon the phonograph in one direction, one story may be read. By reversing the book, and placing the opposite side of the record on the phonograph, the other story may be read. The purpose of the arrangement is educational so that the child may listen to the record and see the printing and illustrations, thereby teaching the child to associate the words printed with the words heard on the record, and to also associate the illustrations with the words being played on the records so as to familiarize the child with different objects and different words.

A feature of the present invention resides in the provision of two booklets of similar size, each having a front and rear cover, and a series of intermediate pages. The rear covers of the two booklets are die cut to provide a pocket for receiving a phonograph disc, the words of which are similar to the words in the book. In other words, one side of the record contains the words disclosed in one book, wyile the other side of the record describes the words in the other book.

A further feature of the present invention resides in the provision of a device of the type described in which the record is protected from damage by being enclosed between the two booklets. I

These and other objects and novel features of the present invention will be more clearly and fully set forth in the following specification and claims.

f BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the book in its assembled form.

FIG. 2 is a top plan view showing the book in one of its forms with the record removed.

FIG. 3 is a view similar. to FIG. 2 showing the books in another of its assembled forms with the record removed. I i

FIG. 4 is a plan view of the book shown in FIG: 3 with the sides thereof folded outwardly from the central record containing compartment and pages I9"omitted.

FIG. 5 is a diagrammatic view of the innerc'overonly of one hood of the duplex book.

FIG. 6 is a view of the inner coveronly of'th 'second book of the duplex book. 1

As indicated in the drawings, the duplex book includes an outer cover 10 and an inner cover 11 which are connected along a fold line 12. A series of pages 13 are supported between the covers 10 and 11, and are held in place by staples 14, or by other suitable means.

A second book includes an outer cover 15, and an inner cover 16 which is connected to the outer cover 15 along a fold line such as 17. A series of pages 19 are provided between the cover members 15 and 16, and are held in place by the staples l8. i

The inner covers 11 and 16 are die cut to provide a support for a disc record 20 in the manner illustrated in FIG. 4 of the drawings. As an example, the inner cover 16 may be provided with a generally rectangular notch 21 which includes a pair of flaps 22 extending inwardly from opposite edges thereof, and a flap 23 extending upwardly from the lower edge of the notch. The covers 11 and 16 are secured in face contact by areas of adheseve extending along the sides and bottom of the rectangular notch, the flaps being free of adhesion. These flaps 22 and 23 are designed to hold the re cord 20 against the the inner cover panel 11. The upper edge of the inner cover panel 11 is provided with a rounded notch 25 which is designed to provide a means of access to the record 20.

In the arrangement illustrated in FIG. 2 of the drawings, the cover panels 11 and 16 are secured in face contact with the inner cover panels 16 of one booklet being secured between the panels 10 and 11 of the other booklet. In the arrangement illustrated in FIG. 3 of the drawings, the rear covers 11 and 16 are secured in back-to-back relation as indicated in FIG. 3. In either event, a pocket is formed between the two inner covers 11 and 16 so as to accommodate the record 20.

The booklet which is located on one side of the center partition is designed to describe and illustrate the subject matter of one side of the record while the booklet on the other side of the central partition is designed to describe the subject matter on the other side of the record. The book is designed to open up in a normal manner as illustrated in FIG. 1 so that either of the booklets may be readily read and may be opened up in the usual manner.

In accordance with the Patent Office Statutes, I have described the principles of construction and operation of my improvement in DUPLEX BOOK; and while I have endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that changes may be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim:

1. A duplex book including:

a first book and a second book, each of said books having an inner cover and an outer cover connected along a hinge line, and folded pages secured between said inner and outer covers along said hinge line,

means connecting said inner cover of one of said books in face contact to the inner cover of the other of said books, with the hinge line connecting the inner and outer covers of one of said books extending along one side edge of the duplex book and the hinge line connecting the inner and outer covers of the other said book extending along the opposite side edge of the duplex book,

said means connecting said inner covers extending along said side edges and bottom edge of said inner covers forming a pocket therebetween said inner covers open at the top edges thereof, and

a disc record in said pocket between said inner cover of one book and the inner cover of the other book, said first book relates to subject matter of one side of said disc record and said second record relates to subject matter of the other side of the record.

2. The structure of claim 1 and in which the inner cover of one of said book is secured to the outer surface of said inner cover of the other of said books.

3. The structure of claim 1 and in which the inner surface of one of said inner covers is secured to the inner surface of the other of said inner covers.

4. A duplex book including:

a first book and a second book,

each of said books having an inner cover and an outer cover connected along a hinge line, and folded pages secured between said inner and outer covers along said hinge line,

the inner cover of one of said books having a rectangular notch therein extending into said inner cover of one of said books from an edge thereof which is at right angles to said hinge line, said notch being of sufficient width and depth to accommodate a disc record therein,

flaps extending into said notch from opposite parallel sides thereof, and into said notch from the base of said notch between said parallel sides thereof,

means connecting said inner cover of said one of said said means connecting said inner covers extending outwardly of said rectangular notch, leaving said flaps free of connection, and

a disc record between said flaps of said inner cover of said one book and the inner cover of the other book, said first book relates to subject matter of one side of said disc record and said second record relates to subject matter of the other side of the record.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification281/16, D19/26, 281/31
International ClassificationB42D1/00, B42D3/12
Cooperative ClassificationB42D3/123, B42D1/001
European ClassificationB42D1/00B, B42D3/12B