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'Nm 842,851@I -PATBNTBD FEB., 5, 19o? c. G. BODEN.
BINDER. y APPLICATION FILED DEQ. 5. 1904.
`5 plate 6, and thefslide 7.
UNITED STATs PATNT. OFFICE. f
CHARLES- ci BODEN, OF. sfr. LOUIS, MrssOUiar. A
.To coil-whomv it ntayicoucermw v BG it known that I, CHARLES G. BODEN, a
citizen of the-United States, residing at the city of St. Louis and State of Missouri, have invented certain. new and useful Improvements in Binders, of which the following is' a' specification.
-This invention relates to improvements'- in binders or holders for loose-leaf` records In thedrawings, in which like numbers of reference denote like parts A wherever they occur,'Figure 1 is a perspective'view ofmy .forations 2, through which are inserted the .arches 3 to .hold same in position' on -and in relation to the -boa'rd or b aclr- 4. lThe 'arches 3 are held and borne by the device composed of the upper plate 5, the lower y The plate 6 is attached -to the board 4 by the teeth 8,'which 'are punched out of the metal forming the plate 6, as indicated in Fig. 3, said teeth be- `lng driven into the board 4.
The slide 7 is corrugated, as shown in Figs. l, 2, 5, and 6, such corrugations imparting greater strength thereto Vand also allowing or the formation therein' in .each corrugation or bend of a slot'Q. On one or both ends ofthe slide Tan upturned extensioirlO, corru- Vgated like the'remainder ofthe slide 7, forms a convenient handle by which the'slide 7.1nay be moved longitudinally betweenthe plates `5 and 6, which hold it in its proper place.
.,Ierforations or openings 11 in the plate5 allow for the passage therethroughV of the arches l2. Three or more pairs -of said arches 12 areprovided, -as shown in Fig. 1, the other figures inthe drawings being on an enlarged scale for clearness of details. Said 'arches 12 consist of a long cylindrical arm 13,..
which iits into the corrugation on the unwderneath side of the slide 7 and between samezand the plate 6, which isv formed with an upwardly-directed bead 14, and thus the arm 113 is Vheld from lateral play or motion. Said specification orne/sters Patent. Application filed December 5,1904. Serial No. 235,547.` i
Patented Fbf, 19o?.
mately semicircular arm 15, -projectingoutwardly from and above 'the longitudinal arm 13. At the point'of'union between the arms 1 3 and 15 a notch 16 is formed, which allows the arches to open wider, as illustrated in Fig. 6. In order that the .oppositely-facing arms 15, forming the arches 12, may lock together when in the locked position, (indicated in Fig.
5,) the end of one 'of said arms is formed with the cone-point 17, while the opposite arm contains vin its end the cavity `1,8 to receive same.
' The plate 6 at its edges is formed into the upturned flanges 19, which overlap and retain the'anges 20, forming the edges of the downturned portions Of-tlie plate 5. The connection between the plates 5 and 6 is made comparatively tight. This allows the slide 7 to move between said plates without dislodging same.
When the slide 7 is in the position indicated in Figi 4, the arches 12 are closed, as depicted in Fig. 5. When the slide 7 ispulled to theright 1n Fig; 4 by means of the handle 10,'the arches 12 are opened-by the oppositely-facing arms 15 being rotated on the arms 1'3 outwardly from each other until theyoccupy the position exhibited in Fig. 6, by reason of the pressure 'exerted on the arm 15 by the edge 21 of -the slot 9 in the slide 7. The 'movement of the vslide 7, as just described to the right in Fig. 4, for instance, positively forces the arms 15 apart by the inclined edge 21 of the 'slot 9, there being one such slot for each arm 15, and the further movement of the slide 7 tothe right causes the arms 15 to seat themselves'in the straight vportion 22 of said slots 9, whereby the arches clined edge 23 of the slots 9 on the notched Iportion 16 of the arm 15, causes the same to assume the closed position (shown in Fig. 5)
and positively locks the samein that position. roo
Having thus described my said invention, what I claim, and desire to secure-byLetters Patent, is-
1. In' combination with a plate, a sliding element spaced therefrom', arches consistingV 105 of members having portions thereof pene-l trating said element and confined in said space, and means whereby said element may operate said arches.
2. In a device of the character described, 11o
' ing, said" `continuations` being arranged 1 n 4parallel relation to eachiother Within said ycontinuations of said arches and. also cooperside portions shaped to confine said continuament may operate bead of whichl coperats with the beforethe combination of a casing, `a slide located 40 I slant froml the center oi' said slide, arches l and said casing and said slanting sides of said'- the combination of a casing, a slide located within same movable in either direction, said 'plate and said slide and havinghorizontal arms tting into vsaid grooves, said slide being .which `are retained between said slide and the combination with ahousing oi arches comprising apairjof mem'ioers having continuations thereoivprojccting into said hou sousing, and a slide acting as a keeper for the ating with said arches to actuate saine.
3. In combination-with a plate having a central raised portion, arches -comprising a' pairof members each having a continuation, a sliding element having a central depression overlying said raised portion and having its tions between said raised .portion and said sideportions, and means whereby said elasai arches.
4." In a device ofthe character described, the combination of a lower plate having an upwardly-projecting bead, an upper plate forming a space between saidA upper and lower plates, a corrugated` slide, the" cientral mentioned bead to formbgrooves on each side of same, arches passing through said upper provided with means to operate said arches.
5.` In a device of the character described, the combination of a lower plate, an upper late having apertures therethrough, aslide aving slots therein, arches passing through 4said apertures'and said slots, and having arms one of said plates, said slots in said slide coo erating with thev arches passing theret ough to operate saidarches.
6. In a device ofthe character described,
Within saine movablein either direction, said slide havingslots therein, the sides of which penetratingfrom the eXteriorof said casingl and passing through said slots, said arches having arms which rest between .said slide slots by pressure upon said arches', actuating same to rotate upon said arms as on pivots either to' open or to close', according tov the direction of movement of said slide.
7. -In a device of the character described,
'arches consisting of members having portions thereoi penetrating said element and arranged ,on opposite sides of said ldepressed element, and means wherebyv said lelement may operate said arches.
9. In combination with a housing and a slide therein, arches comprising a pair of semicircular portions and integral horizontal arms disposed at right angles to said portions,
portion, and confined between said plateandelement' having a central depressed portion, l
'la'I .said slide having a pair of oppositely-disposed said plate and element each having a bent portion oppositely disposed to one another,
tliereoi` retained., between said plate Yandxelelment on opposite sides of said nt portions,
ate said arches.
ment slidingly related thereto, said plate andelement having cooperating portions bent to forni seats, arches consisting of members hav# ing portions thereof penetrating said element and arranged-in said seats, and means Whereby said element may operate said arches.
i 13. In combination with f a plate, an ele plate, and archescomprising a pair oi' meincontinuations thereof disposed .Within said element and arranged between lsaid element and plate and being conned thereby, said slide having 'irregularly-formed slots therein slide having slotstherein, the sides of which slant from thev center` of said. slide, arches penetrating from the exterior of said casing and passing through vsaid slots, said arches havingarms whichrest between said lslide slots by pressure uponsaid arches-actuating saine to rotate upon-said arms as on pivots either to open or to close, according to-.the
direction of movement of said slide, said slots terminating in straight portions.
8. In combination with al plate, a sliding.
through which said members project.
nd having a pair of 4oppositelydisposed "inclined slots therein terminating in straight 'portions, ,arches .comprising a pair of members having portions projecting through said saidvslide andplate.
l5. In combination with a plate, an elementv having 'a sliding relation'thereto, said plate and element having their side portions and central portions cooperating to form seats therebetween, and arches consisting of members having portions thereof penetrating said 10. In combination with a housing, a corto actuate saidv element bearing a sliding lrelation thereto,
arches consisting of members having portions I and means whereby said element may oper- IOO 12. In Icombination with a plate, an ele- Y ment slidably mounted with respect to said 14. Incombination with a plate, a slide movably mounted with respect', to said plate" IIO bers for actuation by said element having slots and engaged by and confined between and said casing and said slanting sides of said j element and disposed in` said seats, arid means whereby said element may operate said arches.`
16. In combination with a plate, an eleinent having a sliding relation thereto, said plate and element having inwardly-bent portions and having their side portions disposed 'in juxtaposition to one another and spaced from said first-'named portions to form seats in'conjnction therewith, arches consisting of members having portions .thereof arranged said seats, and meansr whereby said element may operate said arches.
17. In combination with aplate, an elcvvment slidingly related thereto, arches consisting of members having portions thereof enetrating said element, said element 'being ormed to receive said arch-member portions and to confine the same to said plate, and
means whereby said element may operate said arches. i
18. In combination with a housing, arches `consisting of members having portions Athere- :of penetrating said housing anddisposed in longitudinal alinement therein, a sliding' ele- `ment in the housing penetrated by-said archsaidarch-member portions to said plate, and
means whereby said element may operate said arches. l
20. In combination with a housing, arches comprising a pair of members having continuations thereof projecting into the housingA and arranged in parallel relation therein, and a slide surrounding said continuations of the .members and rovided with means for actuating the mem ers.
' -In testimony whereof I have aiiixed my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
- CHAS. Gr.y BGDEN.
Witnesses:v r 1 GLADYS WALToN, HUGH K. WAGNER.