|Publication number||US3822099 A|
|Publication date||Jul 2, 1974|
|Filing date||May 2, 1973|
|Priority date||May 2, 1973|
|Publication number||US 3822099 A, US 3822099A, US-A-3822099, US3822099 A, US3822099A|
|Inventors||Lorius Angle De|
|Original Assignee||Lorius Angle De|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (11), Referenced by (3), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Angle 3,822,099 July 2, 1974 1 CARPET SAMPLE BOOK BINDER  Inventor: De Lorius M. Angle, 12524 SW. Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, Oreg. 97034  Filed: May 2, 1973 ] Appl. No.: 356,623
 US. Cl 402/47, 281/16, 402/74, 402/68, 402/80 R  Int. Cl. 842i 3/04, 1342f 13/32  Field of Search 402/46, 47, 48, 52, 54, 402/56, 58, 68, 73,80 R; 281/16, 17; 35/55 56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 317,856 5/1885 Roach et a1 402/69 X 2,338,532 l/1944 Page 402/60 X 2,886,039 5/1959 Lotter 402/56 3,221,751 12/1965 Brandon 281/17 X 3,312,513 4/1967 Barker 402/68 X 3,631,975 1/1972 Leibowitz ..28l/ l6 X FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 129,016 12/1928 Switzerland 402/47 650,719 9/1937 Germany 402/47 17,119 0/1911 Great Britain 402/47 626,776 7/1949 Great Britain 402/46 441,271 3/1927 Germany 281/16 Primary Examiner-Jerome Schnall Attorney, Agent, or FirmLee R. Schermerhorn [5 71 ABSTRACT A stiff one-piece cover is folded! to provide a bottom or back portion, an upstanding; edge portion and a narrow top flap which leaves the samples exposed to view at all times. A button bar has posts which slidingly telescope into tubular posts on the back portion of the cover. The samples are apertured to receive the posts. The button bar is equipped with turn buttons having transversely elongated heads which are received through elongated openings in the top flap and then rotated 90 to hold all the parts in assembled relation. When the turn buttons are released from the top flap, the button bar is freed for removal from the hollow posts. A sample may be conveniently removed or replaced at any depth in the pile by grasping a top portion of the pile and lifting the top portion and button bar off the posts which still retain the lower portion of the pile.
In one embodiment separate button bars are provided fora plurality of piles of samples so that a sample may be removed from any pile without disturbing the other piles. In this embodiment one large sample overlies the button bars and the piles of small samples and is confined individually between the button bar and the top flap of the cover member.
1 Claim, 7 Drawing Figures PATENTEBJUL' 2 1914 SHEET 2 0F 2 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to a sample book binder for specimens of carpets, fabrics, wallpaper and the like.
Devices heretofore proposed for this purpose have generally been adapted from loose leaf ledgers and the like and are not well suited for the binding and display of samples of heavy materials such as carpets and fabrics. Such samples are continually being removed from the book binder and replaced therein, most often at some depth in the pile. Ledger-type binders are not intended for this type of service.
Objects of the invention are, therefore, to provide an improved sample book binder for carpets, fabrics and wallpaper, to provide a sample book binder of the type described which facilitates the removal and replacement of samples from intermediate and lower positions in the pile, to provide a sample book binder having a button bar detachably connected by turn buttons with a top flap on a cover member, and to provide a sample book binder arranged to hold a plurality of piles of samples side by side.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In the present construction, a one-piece cover member has a back or bottom portion, an upstanding edge portion and a narrow top flap, leaving the samples exposed to view. Tubular posts on the back portion slidably and telescopically receive posts on a button bar, the samples being apertured to receive said posts. Transversely elongated turn buttons on the button bar are inserted through elongated openings in the top flap and rotated 90 to hold all the parts in assembled relation. When the turn buttons are released from the top flap, the button bar and a top portion of the pile of samples may conveniently be lifted off the tubular posts to provide ready access to a sample in an intermediate or lower portion of the pile.
In one embodiment there is a plurality of button bars to secure a plurality of piles of samples side by side in such a manner that a sample may be removed from one of the piles without disturbing the other piles. In this embodiment, provision is made for a single large sample to overlie all of the piles and be secured between the button bars and the top flap of the cover member.
The invention will be better understood and additional objects and advantages will become apparent from the following description of the preferred embodiments illustrated in the accompanying drawings. Various changes may be made in the details of construction and arrangement of parts and certain features may be used without others. All such modifications within the scope of the appended claims are included in the invention.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view, with parts broken away, of a first embodiment of sample book binder illustrating the principles of the invention;
FIG. 2 is a view on the line 2 -2 in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary side elevation view illustrating the operation of the device in FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary top plan view showing the top sample overlying a button bar;
FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing a modification;
FIG. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of the binder in FIG. 5, with parts broken away; and
FIG. 7 is a view on the line 77 in FIG. 6.
DESCRIPIION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS In FIG. 1, a stiff cover member 10 has a back or bottom portion 11, an upstanding edge portion 12 and a narrow top flap 13 hingedly connected together on flexible fold lines 14 and 15. A fold line may also be provided at 16. Secured to bottom portion 11 a short distance from edge portion 12 is a binder bar 20 supporting a plurality of upstanding tubular posts 21.
In the present illustration there are six tubular posts 21, only two of which are visible. The first two posts 21 are adapted to receive a first pile of samples at a vacant space A, which pile has been removed to illustrate the construction. In a similar manner, the third and fourth posts on bar 20 receive a second pile of samples B and the fifth and sixth posts receive a third pile of samples C. The samples are all apertured to fit the pairs of posts 21.
The first pair of posts 21 slidably and telescopically receive a pair of posts 22 on the under side of a first button bar 25, the third and fourth posts 21 similarly receive a pair of posts 22 on a second button bar 26 and the fifth and sixth posts 21 similarly receive a pair of posts 22 on a third button bar 27.
Mounted in the center of each button bar 25, 26 and 27 is a turn button 30. Each turn button 30 has a transversely elongated head 31 which may be inserted through an elongated hole 32 in top flap 13. Each turn button also has a cylindrical shank 33 which is rotatable in a hole in its button bar and the lower end of each shank 33 is provided with a suitable retainer or keeper 34 to secure the turn button in the button bar. The lower ends of shanks 33 frictionally engage the samples to prevent casual rotation of the turn buttons.
The elongated holes 32 are perpendicular to hinge line 15 whereby the heads 31 of the turn buttons are insertable through holes 32 when the heads are likewise turned to positions perpendicular to hinge line 15. Then, by turning heads 31 parallel with hinge line 15, top flap 13 is secured to the three button bars 25, 26 and 27. The button bars being close to edge portion 12 and hinge line 15, the flap 13 will not rise enough to permit disengagement of posts 22 from posts 21 whereby the buttons 30 are effective to hold all the parts in assembled relation without the necessity for anchoring any of the upper parts to posts 21 or binder bar 20. When turn buttons 30 are properly secured, each post 22 can rise only a negligible amount within its associated post 21.
Shanks 33 on the turn buttons 30 are of sufficient length to accommodate the thickness of a large sample S between the button bars 25, 26 and 27 and the under side of top flap 13. As shown in FIG. 4, top sample S is provided with three holes 35 elongated in the direction of the button bars for insertion of the three turn buttons 30. When the turn buttons are turned crosswise of the button bars, they temporarily secure the sample S and are in position for insertion through holes 32 of top flap 13. In the reverse operation, when the turn buttons are turned to release top flap 13, they still retain top sample S on the button bars. Sample S overlies all three piles A, B and C of the small samples.
When it is desired to remove a sample from an intermediate position in one of the piles, the three turn buttons 30 are rotated 90 to release top flap 13, then turned 90 to release top sample S. Then the samples overlying the one desired may be gripped together and removed in a group along with the button bar on that pile to make the intermediate sample available as shown in FIG. 3. By reversing these operations, the withdrawn sample may be readily returned to its original position in the pile.
Edge portion 12 is equipped with a suitcase handle 37 for carrying the samples in vertical position and back member 11 is provided with holes 38 for hanging the book in vertical position on pins on a wall. FIGS. 5, 6 and 7 illustrate a modification in a smaller size adapted to hold a single pile of samples P. In this construction there is no top sample above the single button bar 40 and the turn button shanks 41 are only of sufficient length above the button bar to accommodate the thickness of top flap 13. Keeper 42 on each turn button is elongated to enhance its frictional engagement with the top sample and prevent accidental rotation and release of top flap 13.
The remaining features of the mofification in FIGS. 5, 6 and 7 are the same as the first embodiment and are identified by the same reference numerals. There are three posts 21 and 22 and two turn buttons 30.
Having now described my invention and in what manner the same may be used, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
l. A book binder for carpet samples and the like comprising a bottom cover member, an edge flap having one edge hinged to said cover member, a top flap hinged at an edge to an edge of said edge flap opposite said one edge, a plurality of pairs of bottom posts on said bottom cover member arranged to receive a pile of apertured samples on each pair of said posts with said piles in side by side relation, a separate button bar arranged to overlie the top of each of said piles of samples, a pair of top posts on the underside of each button bar having telescopic sliding engagement with a pair of said bottom posts, a turn button having a transversely elongated head on a rotatable shank in each of said button bars, the lower ends of said shanks projecting below the bottom of said button bars being arranged to bear against the tops of said piles of samples to prevent casual rotation of the turn buttons, said heads being insertable through elongated button holes in said top flap portion of said cover member, and said shanks being elongated to provide a space between said button bars and said top flap when the top flap is below said heads, a sample sheet disposed in said space having elongated holes to receive said elongated heads and shanks, said buttons holding all of said samples in said binder and release of said buttons from said top flap releasing said top flap from said button bars and posts and releasing all of said samples.
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|U.S. Classification||402/47, 402/74, 402/80.00R, 402/68, 281/16, D19/27|