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Publication numberUS806861 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 12, 1905
Filing dateMar 13, 1905
Priority dateMar 13, 1905
Publication numberUS 806861 A, US 806861A, US-A-806861, US806861 A, US806861A
InventorsFrederick N Wolf
Original AssigneeFrederick N Wolf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Temporary binder.
US 806861 A
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PATENTED DBG. 12, 1905.






Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dee. 12, 1905.

Application led March 13, 1905. Serial No. 249,863.

To a/ZZ whom, t may con/cern,.-

Be it known that I, FREDERICK N. WOLF,

i a citizen of the United States, and a resident f the following is a specification containing a full, clear, and eXact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings,

forming a part hereof.

My invention relates to tem orary binders and it consists of the novel eatures here- Y 1n shown, descrlbed, and claimed,

The object of my invention is to provide improved temporary binders especially for use in connection with magazines and telephone-directories and which shall possess superior efficiency and simplicity.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of l my invention attachedl to the tubular metallic face.

Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation of same. Fig. 3 is an enlarged perspective view of the detachable prong and ring carrier. Fig. 4 is an end view of the tubular Y base, the prong and ring carriers being detached therefrom. Fig. 5 is a sectional end elevation showing my invention in proper position with relation to the binder-covers, the

. section through the tubular base being taken on the line l0 of Fig. 1.

1 indicates the tubular base, which is preferably iiattened, as shown, and composed of sheet metal, and the same has length correj. sponding to the lengthof the magazine to be bound, and said base is adapted to be secured centrally between the two covers 2 and secured in position by means of double fabric 3,

l pasted over the same.

The principal portion of my invention resides in the combined prong and ring carl rlers.

(Shown more clearly in Fig. 3.)

I provide a carrier at Veach end of said base 1. Said carriers are formed of a single piece of metal bent at the center of its length to form the ring and having its two arms extending parallel and doubled upon and into contact with themselves for a distanceQ to form the opposite spring-arms 5, with an eye 6 at their free ends, and projecting upwardly and inwardly from the base of said spring-arms 5 are a pair of prongs 7, which are to be inserted between the leaves of the magazine in order to hold the same in the binder.

The base 1 at the end (shown at the right the upper surface of the base directly over the eyes 6 and in such manner that the metal of the base is driven downwardly and forms a projection within said eyes 6.

The carrier at the lower end of the base is detachably held within the base by making a punch depression 10 in the top of said base in such manner that the metal will be projected downwardly, as shown in Fig. 5, and-engages the inner opposite edges of said eyes 6.

The operation is as follows: When it is desired to place a book or magazine in the binder, it will only be necessary to detach the lower carrier from the base 1, then place the book upon the said base and insert the prongs 7 of the upper carrier between the leaves of the book, which will secure the upper end of the-book in position, after which the lower end of the book should be secured by inserting the prongs 7 of the lower carrier between the leaves of the book and also inserting the yielding arms 5 of the lower carrier into the end of said base and pushing same upwardly until the eye 6 passes the center of the punch depression 10, which latter will retain said arms in position by reason of frictional contact. When it is desired to detach the book from the binder, the same can be accomplished very quickly by grasping the ring 4 of said lower carrier and erking the carrier out of said base, thereby detaching the prongs of the carrier from the book and releasing the same.

It will be observed that the yielding arms 5 of the lower carrier are normally spread IOO apart a greater distance at their free ends than at their bases, as clearly shown in Fig. 3, so that when said arms are inserted in the base they will be urged apart and into frictional contact with the edges of the base by reason of the inherent yielding force of the integral ring 4.

If desired, I may make the carriers out of sheet metal by stamping them from an inte'- gral sheet into approximately the form shown in Fig. 3.

1. The improved temporary binder7 comprising the integral combined prong and ring carriers made of a single piece of metal bent to Jform yielding arms, and a suitable tubular base Within Which said arms are inserted; and projections extending Jfrom said base and engaging the yielding arms of said carriers to retain them in position; substantially as specified.

2. The improved temporary binder, com prising the integral combined prong and ring carrier made of a single piece of metal bent In testimony whereof I have signed my A name to this specification in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB42F11/02