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Patented Oct. 3|, I899. I. MOORE.
MANIFOLDING SALES BOOK.
(Application filad Mar. 7, 1898.)
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P TENT ISAAO MOORE, OF TORONTO, CANADA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 635,796, dated October 31, 1899.
Application filed March 7, 1898i Serial No. 672,909. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, ISAAC MOORE, manufacturer, of the city of Toronto, in the county of York, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Duplicating Check-Books, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in duplicating check-books; and the object of the invention is to design a simple means in connection with the carbon-leaf holder whereby. all the leaves of a stubless book or book comprising all originals and duplicates or triplicates may be held securely in place until the last leaf is used; and it consists, essentially, of a carbon-leaf holder supported on arms in the cover and provided with a depending spike, whichis designed to pass through several of the leaves at the head ends, so that the leaves are securely retained in position during the continuous use of the book, the carbon-leaf holder and spike being springheld in position, as hereinafter more particularly explained.
Figure 1 is a perspective View of a duplicating check-book and cover, showing my improvements. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section through the book. Fig. 3 is a detail of the carbon-holder, showing the location of the retaining-spike. Fig. 4. is a detail of an alternative form of holding the carbon-leaf holder in position. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section through Fig. 4. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of another alternative form.
In the drawings like letters and numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in each figure.
A is the cover of the book, and A a portion of the cover upon which my device is attached.
B B are two side bars having bent ends pivotally held in eyesb near the center of the cover. The free ends of the bars B B are onlarged and have connected to them the carbon-leaf holder, which consists of the fiat bar 0, provided with a rib c, soldered or otherwise secured to the enlarged ends of the bars B B.
O is a flap provided with depending flanges c. The flap 0 is pivoted on pins 0 in the enlarged ends of the side bars B B. When swung, the flanges c are designed to fit over the rib c and grasp the carbon leaf 2, which is placed over the rib, and this securely holds such carbon leaf in position.
a is an opening through which depends a spike D, secured in the rib c, and having a bent pointed end (I.
In Fig. 1 I show the form of book E which is known as a continuous book, the original and duplicate leaves being continuously connected together by dotted lines and folded backward and forward, the head ends, on which the name of the merchant is printed, being held in position by the spike, as indicated particularly in Fig. 2. In order to hold the spike and carbon-leaf holder down in position, I provide an elastic band F, which is passed over the carbon-leaf holder, around the book and cover, through a loopfon one side, and attached to the enlarged end of the side bars B B. I can also in this form of book provide a side carbon leaf 3 and holder 4 of any particular design, which is adapted to be thrown over across the tablet when used, as is well understood.
In Figs. at and 5 I show an alternative form in which the side bars B of the carbon-leaf holder are secured to a central plate B at one end, while the opposite ends have extensions 6 from the carbon-leaf holder O O, which ex tend into jaws f on the end of the compression-spring F, which is secured in the center by a rivet f to the cover. The coverA A is turned up also at A The spike D in this instance is exactly similarly arranged to that shown in Fig; 2. (See Fig. 5.) The carbonleaf holder may be raised by catching hold of the side bars near the spring until the extensions b pass out of the jaws f. To insert the extensions b into place in the jaws f again,itis simply necessaryto raise the spring F to the desired height. It will thus be seen that the main body of leaves or book-leaves may be held in position.
In Fig. 6 I show the carbon-leaf holder 0 secured on the bent end of a spring-arm G, which is fastened to the cover by staples g, near the bottom of the leaf. The normal tendency of the spring-arm G is to throw the carbon-leaf holder 0 upwardly. The spike D'is also identically arranged to that shown in the preceding figures. In order to hold the carbon-leaf holder and spike down, so that such spike will extend into the leaves at the head end, I provide a hook H, which has a longitudinal movement upon a wire rod I, secured to the bottom of the covering. By throwing the hook toward the carbon-leaf holder itis held down verysecurely,so that the spike extends into the leaves. By throwing it in the opposite direction the spring-arm G Will throw the carbon-leaf holder upwardly, and the book may be removed or a new one may be inserted, as the case may be.
It will thus be seen that I am enabled by my device, particularly in the form shown in Fig. 1, to maintain the body of leaves in the book securely in place during the manipulation of the book-leaves and carbon leaves.
Although I show my carbon leaf located at one end of the book, it will of course be understood that it might be located in the center of the book between the fiy-leaf and duplicate or at any other point and when used in this way will hold the leaves just as firmly in position.
arms in which the elastic band is connected to the book as and for the purpose specified.
2. In a duplicating check-book, the combination with the cover and leaves, of the arms, carbon-leaf holder secured in the free end of the arms and connecting the same together, the opening in the bottom plate of the holder and the spike havinga turned bent end designed to extend into one or more leaves of the book as and for the purpose specified.
B. BOYD, H. DENNIsoN.