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No. 811,658. PATENTED FEB. 6, 1906. P. M. O'CONNOR. FOLDING VIEW HOLDER.
APPLIOATION FILED AUG 31, 1903.
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citizen of the United States, residing at St.
UNITED. sT rEs PATENT 'orrioa. PETER IIOCONNMETEBUIS, MISSUURI.
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Bpec iflcation of Letters Patent. Application filed August 31, 1903: Serial No. 171,428.
Patented same, race.
To all whom it may concern:-
Be it known that I, PETER M. OCoNNoR, a
Louis, Missouri, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Foldin View- Holders, of which the following is a fu 1, clear, and exact descri tion, such as will enable others skilled in tlib art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which Figure 1 is a back plan view, of my improved folding view holder, showin the space for a stamp and space for the a dress of a person, whereby the same can be sent through the mails. Fig. 2 is a front view showing the folding views extended. Fig. 3 is an enlarged front view showing the views folded and in position. Fig. 4 is a longitudi nal sectional view.
Thisinvention relates to a new and useful suitable casing which can be closed, so as to protect the views from injury, said casing when closed being so compact as to be transmitted through the mails.
With this object in view the inventionconsists in the construction, arrangementfif l combination of the several parts, all as. be hereinafter described, and afterward polt ed out in the claims.
In the drawings, 1 indicates a bottom sheet,
which is prefer ly of thin cardboard, upon which is secured a comparatively thick cardframe is secured a protecting-cover 3, which is so cut as to form a, flap 4, said flap being held in its closed position by a securing-button 5. In the space the frame 2 is mtroduc'ed a bottom iece 6, which bottom piece is secured in position preferably by adhesive the folded views in, ace. -By referring to l ig. 4 it will be observed that the views, whi'ch'are indicated at 7, when folded havea length slightly exceeding the length. of the inserted bottom piece 6, which secures theattached view tothe casing, said folded views also havin a length slightly exmay now be examined, and to insert them in position the free edges are introduced under the overhanging portion 8, as shown in full lines. in Fig. 4, when the flap may be closed and the button turned to secure the flap in position. In referring to the attached end of the views I mean that end of the folded views remote from the overhanging portion 8, and by referring to the free" ends of the folded views I mean that portion which is capable or being inserted under the overhanging portion 8 for thepurpose of holding said views safely in position.
I am aware that minor changes in the construction, arrangement, and combination of the several parts of my device can be made and substituted for those heiein shown and described without in the least departing from thenature and rinciple of my invention.
Having thus 3 I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letrs Patent, is 31. In a folding view-holder, the combinatt'pTn with a back piece, a frame-piece, a coverpiece having a flap and having an overhangmg portion, and folding views attached at one end to the casing, their opposite ends be-.
mg designed to fit under an overhangingportion of the cover-piece substantial y scribed.
2. In a foldin view-holder, the combinaas deesoribed my invention, what tion with a bac piece, of a frame-piece, a
cover-piece having an overhan ing edge l8 extending inwardly beyond the frame-piece,
a bottom piece 6 for securing one edgeof the foldin views in position, the'opposite-ed'ges 'of saif folding views beingde'signcd to'fit underthe overhanging portion 8, a flap 4, and means for securing said flap in position; substantially as described. g
A card provided with a recess 01'1.0ne
side, one wall of which recess overhan s, and
folding views designed. to fit under sai overopening in't e frame-piece 2 is sulliciently hanging portion; substantially as described.
4. .Acard provided with a recess opening on one side only of the card, one Wall of said recess overhanging, and folding views de signed to fit under said overhanging wall;
substantially as described.
5. A card provided with a recess having an overhanging wall, a foldable device c0ntaining illustrations or the like fitted in said recess and under said overhanging wail, and a movable cover for closing and opening the 16 recess; substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature, in the presence of two Witnesses, this 28th day of August, 1903.
PETER M. OONNOR.
J. J. HANNERTY, F. R. CORNWALL.