US 651043 A
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GEORGE H. KENT, OF CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 651,043, dated June 5, 1900.
Application filed October 2 l 1 89 8.
1'0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE H. KENT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Photograph-Albu ms,of which the following is aspeciiication.
The object of this invention is to provide a blank album-that is tosay, a book having blank leaves, whether single or double, of suitable size and shape to receive photographs and hold the same securely, with means contained within the album orbetween theleaves whereby any leaf in the book may receive incisions or slits and thereby be adapted to hold photographs of the size and shape desired, such incisions being located or guided by one portion of my invention and being adapted to be made in the leaves without injury to the leaves beneath by another portion of my invention.
The nature of my invention in detail is fully described below and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a view of a blank book of suitable size and shape to be used as a photograph-albu m, such book being represented as lying open. Fig. 2 is a similar view of my metallic base-plate or guard-plate removed. Fig. 3 is a similar view of my pattern and guiding card removed. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of my improved album 'with the parts in position after having made the incisions or slits in one of the leaves, portions of the guiding-card or pattern and leaf being represented as broken out the better to illustrate my invention. Fig. 5 is a similar view of a pattern and guiding card adapted to photographs of different sizes from that indicated in Fig. 3.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
A represents the cover, and B the leaves,of blank book made particularly for the reception of photographs. The leaves are preferably removable and may be made single or doublethat is to say, in pairs fold ed at their outer edges, as shown at B.
0 represents a flat plate of the shape and nearly or quite the size of one of the leaves, said plate being smooth, imperforate, and of a material, preferably metal, which is suffi- Serial No. 694,232. (No model.)
ciently tough to be not easily punctured or out by the point of the blade of a penknife.
D is a piece of cardboard or similar material of substantially the size and shape of the plate O. This cardboard has printed or otherwise inscribed upon its surface diagrams E of the size and shape of photographs. In Fig. 3 the diagrams are adapted for pocket-kodak pictures, and in Fig. 5 the diagrams are adapted for a larger size, such as folding pocket-kodak pictures. The cards may have one or more diagrams upon them, as desired. This card is provided Within each diagram with four slits or incisions F, each slit being cut entirely through the card and extending diagonally across a corner of the diagram, as shown.
The album as sold contains between or within its leaves the metallic base-plate or guard-plate O and one or more of the pattern and guide cards D. When the owner of the album desires to secure a photograph to one of the leaves, he slips the plate 0 under the leaf (or within it if it is double) and lays thereon the guide-card D having a printed diagram on its surface which corresponds in size and shape with said photograph. Then with the point of a penknife blade he cuts the leaf through the four slits F which serve to guide the knife, the point of which bears against and passes over the surface of the metallic plate C, and thereby protects the leaves under the leaf which is being out. By this means the owner of the book can make four slits in the leaf, whereby provision is made for the reception of the four corners of the photograph, can be sure that these slits are properly located to receive a photograph of the particular size selected, and can make these incisions without injury to the next leaf or any following leaves. After this is done the book is closed, the plate 0 and the guide-card D remaining between the leaves until it is desired to insert another photograph.
Having thus fully described my invention, What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In aphotograph-alloum the combination, with the leaves thereof, of a smooth, flat, imperforate guard-plate adapted to lie under a leaf and made of sufficiently-tough material to resist the point of the blade of a penknite, and a guide and pattern card provided with a diagram corresponding in size and shape with that of a photograph and having a series of slits located wholly within but extending to the lines of said diagram, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
2. In a photograph-albumthe combination, with the leaves thereof, of the guard-plate 0 corresponding substantially in size and shape with said leaves and the guide and pattern card D provided with a diagram E and with a series of slits F formed in said card wholly within the corners. of the diagram but extially as described.
GEORGE I-I. KENT. Witnesses: HENRY W. WILLIAMS,
A. N. BONNEY.