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No. 807,719. PATENTED DEC. 19, 1905.
POSTAL GARD CASE. AYPLIOATION FILED APR.12,'1904.
LOUIS BURGY, OF ST. IMIER, SWITZERLAND.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 19, 1905.
Application filed April 12, 1904. Serial No. 202,885.
To aZZ whom, t may concern:
Be it known that I, LoUIs BURGY, a citizen of the Republic of Switzerland, and a resident of St. Imier, Switzerland, have invented a certain new and useful Postal-Card Case, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a pocket-case for post-cards, and comprises a sheet of cardboard or the like having a recessed partfor receiving a series of illustrated post-cards, a cover bearing a view of landscape on its top side, recessed on the inside, and flexibly con nected at one edge with the said sheet of cardboard or the like, means for securing the cover over the recess, and a folded band bearing a series of views and of advertisements of any kind attached to the inside of the cover and arranged to fold in the recess in the cover.
An example of the invention is illustrated in the accompanyingdrawings, Figure 1 being a plan, Fig. 2 a perspective view, and Fig. 3 a section through A B in Fig. 1.
In Fig. 1 the card-case is closed. In Fig. 2 it is open, the band which extends to the cover being partly unfolded. In Fig. 3 the card-case is partly open.
A rectangular sheet of cardboard a of a size that allows of its being conveniently placed in the pocket is provided with a recess b, formed, for example, by stamping. In this recess illustrated post cards c are placed loosely one over the other. Acover d, made of thin cardboard, is recessed on the inside, so as to form a kind of cap, and is iiexibly connected at e by means, for example, of a band made of any suitable textile material hidden by this cover and pasted to the sheet c and the cover d. A band f, made of aper or thin cardboard, is attached by one ofp its ends under the cover d and folded a certain number of times, so that it can easily lie in the cap or recessed part of the cover. On the band f as many views g are placed as partitions are formed by the folding of the band, and underneath each of these is an advertisement h. A catch i, pivoting at j, holds the cover down against the sheet a, the illustrated post-cards c and the band f being thus inclosed between The different parts of the card-case may be made of any other material besides cardboard or paper-for example, of some textile fabric, leather, celullose, &c.-and the dimensions and forms of these parts as well as the method of closing the cover may also vary. A number of advertisements may also be placed in the recess b.
In consequence of the advertisements containedin it a card-case of the kind can be sold to tourists at the bare price of the illustrated post-cards inclosed therein, as these advertisements should amply`provide for the cost of producing the card-cases. If desired, the card-cases may be provided with a backsupport flexibly connected with the sheet a, by means of which they can be placed on any article of furniture and stand like an easel.
Having now described my invention, I claim as new and wish to secure by Letters Patent- A pocket-case for post-cards formed of a sheet of cardboard or the like having a recessed part for receiving a series of illustrated post-cards, a cover, recessed on the inside, and flexibly connected at one edge with the said sheet of cardboard or the like, means for securing the cover over the recess, and a folded band bearing a series of views and of advertisements of any kind attached to the inside of the cover and arranged to fold in the recess in the cover.
Y In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses A. TEREELET, PHILIPPE BEGUIN.