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.No. 787,503. I V PATENTED APR. 18, 1905. A. W. ENGEL. PICTURE BOOK 0R ALBUM.
APrLIdA'TIoN IILED MAY 23, 1904.
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- PAT NT OFFICE.
ALBERT W. ENGEL, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
PICTURE BOOK OR ALBUM.-
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 787,503, dated April 18, 1905.
Original application filed September 23, 1902, Berial1%. 124,887. Divided and application filed Jamal-5'12, 1903, Serial. 110. 138,701.
Again divided and this application filed May 23, 1904. Serial No. 209,268.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALBERT W. ENGEL,a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Picture Books or Albums, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to I the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof.
This application is a division of my application, Serial No. 138,701, filed January 12, 1903, upon which were granted Letters Patent No. 7 64,4 11, dated July 5, 1904. which said application is a division of myapplication, Serial No. 124,887, filed September 23, 1902, upon which Letters Patent N 0. 749,281 were issued January 12, 1904.
The purpose of this invention is to provide a book or album formounting and preserving pictures so as to display a picture through one cover while affording protection to such displayed picture.
It consists in the features of construction set out in the claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 i; a plan view of a book containing my invent on, the same being closed and exposing the front cover. Fig.
. 2 is a plan view showing the book opened at the first page and showing the inner side of the front coverand such page. Fig. 3 is a section through the front cover at the line 3 3 on- Figs. 1 and 2. v
In order to give an ornamental appearance to the book when closed and permit the purchaser to determine the character of the ornamentation or of the picture which shall serve as such ornament, I make the cover, 1 with an aperture 2, which may be any desired form, and close the aperture by means of a transparent celluloid filin 3, secured in any convenient manner, preferably by having such cellu-' loid film cut accurately to the size and shape of the opening and secured within it by means of marginal strips 4, gummed onto the surface of the cover and lapping the celluloid at both the inner and outer sides of the cover. I do not limit myself to this specific mode of securing the transverse film. Through the window thus made in the cover a picture 5, mounted on the'first page, maybe disclosed in whole or in part, and the taste-of the purchaser may be exercised in selecting and mounting such picture, so that the portion exposed shall be segregable without appearance of mutilationa. e., shall have a unitary character apart from the-portion concealed-so that the whole picture, when examined by opening the book, may cause surprise by comparison with the portion exposed through the window or otherwise enhance theinterest. ary means may be provided for removably securing the picture to the face of the first leaf Any customas, for example, by the marginal strips 6 6 6 6, I I
such strips being gummed onto the'face of the leaf at any three sides of the picture, the fourth I side being free for a distance equal to the width of the picture to be inserted.
I claim 1. A picture-holding book or album having the cover apertured, and in said aperture a panel of transparent flexible material, the face of the first leaf. exposed to View through'said transparent panel, being provided with means Intestimony whereof I have hereunto set' myhand, in the presence of two witnesses, at Chicago, Illinois, this 17th day of May, 1904:.
ALBERT W. ENG EL.
CHAS. S. Bmrrou,
FREDK. G. FISCHER-