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Publication numberUS821019 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 22, 1906
Filing dateMar 13, 1905
Priority dateMar 13, 1905
Publication numberUS 821019 A, US 821019A, US-A-821019, US821019 A, US821019A
InventorsWilliam A Cooke Jr
Original AssigneeWilliam A Cooke Jr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle for letters or other papers.
US 821019 A
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APPLICATION FILED MAR.13, 1906.

3 SHEETS-SHEET 1.

I PATENTBD MAY 22, 1906.

1 W. A. 000KB, JR. REOEPTAGLE FOR LETTERS OR OTHER PAPERS.

3 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

APPLICATION FILED MAR.13, 1905.

0 e 6 O m PATENTED MAY 22, 1906.

1 W. A. 000KB, JR. REOEPTAGLE FOR LETTERS OR OTHER PAPERS.

APPLICATION FILED MAR.-13, 1905.

3 SHEETS-SHEET 3.

. "canto a 95L. Gnome f "UNITE STATES PATENT OFFICE. WILLIAM A. QOOKE, JR., OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

RECEPTAQLEFOR LETTERS OR OTHER PAPERS- Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 22, 1906.

' Application filed March 1-3, 1905. Serial No. 249.821.

To all whom it mag concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM A. COOKE, Jr., a citizen of the United States, and a'resident of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings andState of New York, have invented certain new and useful'Im provements in Rece tacles for Letters or other Papers, of whlch the following is a specification.

My invention relates to that description of receptacles for the filing of papers which com-' prises an exterior box or case made of a light, strong, and more or less elastic mater1alsuch, for example, as thin wooden boards,

tar or binders card, or similar materials and an expansible pocket file inclosed-in the said box or case and connected therewith, so,

that when the latter is opened the inclos'ed expansible file is also opened for the removal,

insertion, or inspection of papers in the pockets.

In Letters Patent No. 533,053, ranted to me January 29, 1895, entitled Improvement in receptacles for letters or other papers, a pa er-receptacle of this description is illustrate and claimed in which the box or exterior case consists of two parts of equal depth hinged together on the middle line of the back. a

My present invention relates to improvements in the construction of the pocket-file and also the receptacles described and claimed in the foregoing patent; and it has for its object, first, to strengthen the tops of the bellows-fold sides of the pocket-file and the connection of the same with the ends; second, to strengthen and make more durable the tops or'uppeigedges of the partitions; third, to construct the exterior box or case and connect the ocket-file. therewith so that it can be opene conveniently for the insertion of papers in the pockets and their removal therefrom in any position fourth, to produce a more durable pocket paper-file and case therefor and to accom lish this result without increasing material y, if at all, the

cost of the articles. 7

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my improved receptacle for letters or other papers, the cover of the case inclosing the pocket-file being open and the pockets expanded. Fig. 2 re resents avertical cross-section of the same, ta en on line w as of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is an enlar ed sectional view of parts of one of the bel ows-fold sides, partition, and the bottom of the file, showing the wing of a terminal bellows-fold sides of the pocket-file are made,

showing the tape in position and the extension that forms the second ply or fold. Fig. 5 represents a plan of the blank with the extenslon folded down over the tape and showing the scored or creased lines for the bellows-folds. Fig. 6 represents a blank partition with the creased or scored folding-line and a cord laid thereon. Fig. 7 represents the same with the extended part folded down over the cord; Fig. 8, an enlarged sectional view of a part of a file, showing the two-ply tops of the partition and the incased cord. Fig. 9 is a longitudinal section of one of the partitions, the section taken just above the incased cord, also showing in section the adjacent bellows-folds of the sides and one way of dis osing of the ends of the cords.

Re erring to the drawings, B represents a box or case, which may be made of Wood, tar or binders board, or other suitable strong, light, and more or less elastic material. This box is formed with a bottom a, sides 6 b, a rounded back (1, an open top provided with a fiat cover e, hinged to the top edge of the box at f. The front of the box is open, but it is arranged to be closed by means of a flap 9, connected with the bottom a by a hinge h. This flap also carries a headed stud 4). When the box is closed and the flap swung over against the cover, by pressing the flap down slightly (its elasticity making this possible) the head of the stud passes under a tongue 9' into the hole 7c in the cover and engages the said tongue, when the flap springs upward and fastens the flap to the cover. By press ing the flap down the head of the stud is caused to pass below the tongue and the flap is released.

F is the pocket or compartment file. The sides of the file are formed by bellows-folds 1 and the bottom by bellows-folds 2, and the sides and bottom are preferably unitary or inte ral parts of one another, formed from a blan made in a single piece out of a moderately heavy manila paper, for example, and the bellows-folds of the bottom and sides are preferably continuous, so that no openings are left at the angles between them. The parts of the blank that form the sides are made about half an inch higher than the ends and about half an inch from the same.

are intended to be when the file is completed, and a scored or creased folding-line 3 is made in the blank parallel to the top edglg narrow piece of tape or fabric of any kind or cord strong enough for the purpose, which is indicated by the character 4, is laid across the blank on the outside surface of each side parallel to and with its to edge about even with the scoredline and g ued thereto. The part 5 above the scored line is then folded over outward an i down a ainst the tape, lapped over the same, and Iued to the tape and the partof the blank be ow and adjacent thereto, thereby incasing the tape between this part and the side proper. The blank, including the two plies or folds and the incased tape, is then scored or creased on parallel lines 6 6, &c., and folded zi zag in the usual manner to form the be lows-folds. The ends 7 7 of'the pocket-file are formed of more or less heavy (relatively to the ends and bottom) pasteboard or other suitable material, and they are connected with the ends and bottom by turning the wings 8 of the terminal bellows-folds around the edges of the ends and fastening them to the exterior thereof. The tops of the sides being composed of two plies or folds and the incased tapes and the ends of these reinforcing parts being carried around the side edges of the ends 7 7 and affixed to the outside there of, extremely strong connections are made between the 0p osite ends and also between the ends and t e intermediate bellows-fold sides along the top edges or peripheries of the sides,.which are capable of withstanding the strain caused by the weight of the more or less completely filled file. Furthermore, the tops of the bellows-fold sides being guarde'd, their liability to split is practically eliminated. In the grooves 9, formed by the angular outward-projected folds 10 of the bellows-folds, the partitions 11 are inserted and are thus held in lace and separated from each other by the inward folds, which project between them. The partitions are fastened to the bellows-foldsby means of stri s 12 of flexible material pasted to them an to the ad'pacent sides of the inward folds 13 of the bel ows-folds, hinged connections being thus rovided which hold the artitions in place,

ut permit the bellowsolds to expand or open fully. By means of these partitions the pockets or compartments G are formed. The tops of the partitions may be provided with cut indexes, and these indexes may be marked with the letters of the al habet or other characters, words, or symbo s used in different systems of classification, or they may be formed for indexing in other suitable manner.

When the pocket-file is placed in the case B, it is connected therewith in such a manner thatwhen the top cover is raised the empire file will be expanded and the pockets opened for the insertion,-removal, or inspectlon of the papers in the box. To this end the top edge of the end 8, with the ends of the twoply top edges and incased tapes, are connected with the bottom aof the case, at or near the front" ends thereof, by gluing or otherwise fastening the same thereto, and a strip of paper 14 or other material is laid over the junctlon' and affixed by gluing or otherwise to the side and bottom to protect the edge and prevent the'end from separating from the bottom a. This mode of connecting the 'end 8 with the bottom of the case, whereby the end below the top edge is free and can swing or turn on the connection as a hinge, permits the bottom of the pockets to expand more or less uniformly with the tops thereof. The end 8* is glued or otherwise fastened securely and immovably with the cover c, with the ends of the two-ply top edges and incased tapes between the side and the cover. paperor other suitable material 15 is laid over the junction and glued to the end and cover for a part or the whole length to additionally secure the end to .the cover. The ends of the two-ply tops of the bellows-fold sides of the file and the incased tapes being fastened between the ends of the pocket-file and the cover and bottom of the case, it is practically impossible for them to give Way under any strain or usage to which the file is ordinarily exposed.

The partitions 11 may be simple pieces of cardboard, especially where they are formed for out indexes at the to but they may also be strengthened in t e manner re resented by Fi s. 8 and 9, a construction w 'ch is particular y adapted to files in which the artitions are of the same height their entire ength. In this construction a blank parti- A strip of tion, Fig. 6, is made, the height of which is about half an inch (more or less) greater than the partition is required to be, an extension 16 being thus rovided. A creased or scored IIO line 17 is ma e longitudinally of the blank coincident with the top of the completed partition, and a cord (or itmay be a narrow ta e) 18 islaid lengthwise of the partition parailel to and below the'scored line. The extension 16 is then turned down over the cord, the creased line formin the bending-line, and glued to the cord an side of the partition below the same, as seen by Figs. 7 and 8, thus are greatly strengthened and stiffened and their durability thereby greatly increased,

It is to be understood that the pocket-file may, if desired, be used without the box or case herein described, and the parts of the invention relating specifically to the pocketfile are claimed independently of the case. It may also be inclosed in and connected with the two-part box or case described in my Let- IO ters Patent hereinbefore referred to.

I claim I 1 1. In receptacles'for letters or other papers, an ex ansible pocket-file formed with ellows-fol sides and relatively stiff ends, 1 5 the bellowssfold sides having two-ply top edges and tapes incased therein, substantially as specified.

2. In receptacles for letters or other papers, an ex ansible pocket-file formed with bellows-fol the bellows-fold sides having two-ply top edges and ta es incased therein, the wings of the termina bellows-folds, the ends of the two-ply edges and the ends of the incased 2 5 tapes bein affixed'to the stiff ends of the file,

substantially as s ecified. 3. In receptac es for letters or other ellows-fol sides and relatively stiff ends,

0 the bellows-fold sides having two- 1y top edges which are integral parts of the fie lowsfold sides and tapes incased therein, the twoply top edges bem formed by folding the extended parts of t e blanks down over the 3 5 tapes and the sides of the blanks below the same and luing them thereto, substantially as specified.

4. In receptacles for letters or other paers, an ex ansible pocket-file formed with ellows-fol sides and relatively stiff ends,

the bellows-fold sides having two-ply top edges which are integral parts of the bellowsfold sides and tapes incased therein, the twoply top edges bein formed by folding the extended parts of t e blanks down over the tapes and the sides of the blanks below the same and gluing them thereto, and the wings of the terminal bellows folds, the ends I of the two-ply top edges and the ends of the tapes bein fastened'to the ends of the file,

substantia ly as s ecified.

5. In receptac es-for letters or other papers, an expansible pocket-file formed with bellows-fold sides and relatively stiff ends,

the bellows-fold sides having two-ply top edges and tapes incased therein, the wings of the terminal bellows-folds, the ends of the two-ply edges and the ends of the incased tapes being carried around the edges of the ends and fastened to the exterior sides there- ,of, substantially as specified.

6. In receptacles for letters or other papers, an expansible pocket-file formed with ellows-fold sides and-relatively stiff ends,

,the bellows-fold sides having two-ply top sides and relatively stiff ends,v

P ers, an ex ansible pocket-file formed with edges which are integral parts of the bellowsfold sides and tapes incased therein, the twoply top edges being formed by folding the extended parts of the blank down over the tapes against the blank below the tapes and gluing them thereto and to the tapes, and

the wings of the terminal bellows-folds, the ends of the two-ply top edges and the ends of the tapes being carried around the edges of the ends and fastened to the exterior thereof, substantially as specified.

7. In receptacles for letters or other 'papers, an expansible pocket-file formed with bellows-fold sides and relatively stiff ends, the bellows-fold sides having two-ply top edges which are integral parts of the bellows.-

fold sides and tapes incased therein, the twoply top edges being formed by folding the extended parts of the blank down over the tapes against the exterior of the blank below the tapes and gluing them thereto and to the tapes and the wings-of the terminal bellowsfolds and the ends of the two-ply top edges and tapes carried around the edges of the 1 ends and fastened to the exterior thereof, substantially as specified.

8. In receptacles for letters or other paers, an expansible pocket-file formed with ellows-fold sides and relatively stiff ends and having partitions to form the pockets or compartments, each of the partitions having a two-ply top edge and a cord incasedtheres in, substantially as specified.

9. In receptacles for letters or other paers, an expansible pocket-file formed with ellows-fold sides and relatively stiff ends and having partitions to form the pockets or compartments each of the partitions having a two-ply top edge which are integral parts of the partitions and a cord incased therein,

substantially as specified.

. 10. In receptacles for letters or other paers, an expansible pocket-file formed with bellows-fold sides and relatively stiff ends and having the pockets formed by partitions, each of the partitions having a two-ply top edge and a cord incased therein, in combinationwith the bellows-fold sides of the file in the outward-projecting folds of which the ends 'of'the partitions .are held, connections between the ends of ,the artitions and the bellows-folds, and the en s of the cords incased in the two-ply tops of the partitions secured between the sad connections and the bellows-folds, substantially as specified. 11. The combination with a box or case 'rIo formed by two parts hinged together and fastened to the exterior thereof, and the stiff ends fastened to the two parts of the box or case with the ends of the two-ply top edges and inserted tapes between them and the parts of the boxor case to which they are fastened, substantially as specified.

12. The combination W1th a box or case open at the top and front and provided with a hinged cover and hinged front flap, of an expansible pocket-file formed with bellowsfold sides and bottom and relatively stiff ends, the bellows-fold sides having two-ply top edges and tapes incased therein, the wings of the terminal bellows-folds, the ends of the two-ply top edges and the ends of the tapesbeing carried around the edges of the stiff ends and fastened to the exterior there- In testimony that I claim the invention above set forth I have affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.

WILLIAM A. COOKE, JR.

Witnesses: i

CHARLES HERRMANN, F.. L. MARK.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65D27/08