US 848680 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED APR. 2, 1907.
L. H. NELSON. WRITING PAPER TABLET.
APPLIOATION FILED. MAY 11, 1906.
' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. I
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented April 2, 1907.
Application filed May 11,1906. Serial No. 316,256.
To (LZZ whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, LYMAN H. NELSON, a
citizen of the United States of America, and
a resident of Portland, Maine, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Writing-Paper Tablets, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to the manufacture of pads or tablets of writing or other paper, such as arecommonly sold in stationerystores, news-stands, &c. Such pads or writing-tablets are commonly made up of a plurality of sheets assembled and formed into a block, one end of which is secured by glue or cement to. a cloth binder which overlaps the end of the block and is secured on each side of the block to a cover composed of a single cardboard-sheet. .The individual sheets being simply glued by one'end to the binder are readily pulled out, as required. ..Writingpaper is prepared and sold in large quantities m such pads, and the upper cover is frequently decorated with some fancy design, giving the pad the appearance of an oblong book openmg at one end. This construction answers very well when the sheets are of thin flexible paper, or even when thick paper is used if the atter is handled with great care and the sheets simply torn ofi one at a time beginning at the top; but when the sheets are opened up in the body of the pad or book or the plad is accidently dropped or otherwise roug ly handled the edges of the sheets, which are glued to the binder, will immediately pull off and the book will fall to pieces.
The reason for this is that the paper bein heavy and not easily bent and being attache to the binder by the edge'only there is a leverage exerted at the edge tending to break it away when the sheet is bent. Many of these pads are now made with heavy paper, each sheet of which has a souvenir picture or desi and when these pads are exposed for sa e the public frequently open them u to examine them, and they mimediately fa l to pieces and are s oiled. This fault with the pads as now ma e is a serious one and practi-' cally prohibits the sale of souvenir writm paper when the paper as any considerab e wel ht or body;
' T e object of my invention is to bind a plurality of -sheets of writing-paper having considerable body or thickness into a pad or book, securing the attached ends of the sheets to the binder so that they may be readily detached to leave a clean edge and yet holding them strongly enough so that the pad or book may be opened and manipulated to a reasonable extent for the purpose of inspection without falling apart.
tablet containing a plurality of sheets of paper placedtogether to form a pad or block o1 removable sheets having a stepped construction constituting one beveled end with a continuous coating' of adhesive material on said beveled end which covers the end and one adjacent face of each sheet and fills the angular recess between the ends, and in connection with this construction I preferably use a binder of cloth or other flexible material. By this construction each sheet gets a coating of glue not only onits extreme edge, but also for a short distance in on-the-under side adjacent to the edge, so that it is held in an angle ofgluewhich adheres to the edge and under side. As a result, when. one of the detach it is parallel with the cemented surface on its under side instead of pulling diattached by the glue. By forming the pad or book in this way I do not add anything to the cost of construction. I get a pad which is far stronger than the old construction and capable of being opened'up and manipulated to considerable extent without coming apart. I am thus enabled to put on the market heavy souvenir letter-paper without danger of having the same spoiled by examination of would-be purchasers.
, I illustrate m invention by means of the accompanying rawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pad or book constructed according. to my invenbe formed the ends of the sheets are fanned or shingled, so that they overlap'r oflset forty-five degrees from the perpendicular.
tion. Fig. 2 is an enlarged section through The pad or block A is made up of a plupaper which it is desired to orm into book each other fromthe bottom upward, forminga beveled end to the pad, which slopes fromthe bottom backward and u ward. I find in practice that the best res ts are attained by making the inclination or bevel about The invention consists, broadly, of a paper a sheets is bent upward the pull which tends to rectly away, as it does when only the edge is To this beveled end is secured the cloth or other binder c in the usual way by the use of glue or other suitable cementing material, a thickness of cheesecloth 0 being inserted between the binder proper and the glue, as here shown, although the binder may be glued directly onto the back of the sheets. As a result of this construction, it will be seen that the extreme end of each sheet and a short section (1 of the sheet adjacent to the under side, as shown in Fig. 2, will be found adhering to the binder c, and any tendency to bend one of the sheets upward will be resisted by the adhesion of the under surface, and the pull will be a pull in the line of adhesion, as explained. A lower cover I) and an upper cover B are applied in the usual way by bringing the edges of the binder 0 around the corners and cementing them onto the covers.
In order to make the pad more stable and less liable to break away at the top, I score the uppercover at 1) parallel with the back edge and. in front of the overlapping edge of the binder, so that when the cover is opened the joint will come at that point and not at the back edge.
It is evident that this method of binding may be used in binding books, pamphlets, &c., when heavy paper is used, and it is applicable to a great variety of uses.
I claim 1. The herein-described paper tablet consisting of a plurality of sheets of paper placed together to form a pad or block of removable sheets having a stepped construction constituting-one beveled end, a continuous coating of adhesive material on said beveled end which covers the ends and one adjacent face eaaeeo of each sheet and fills the angular recesses between the ends.
2. The lIOIGlll-(lUSClllMHl paper tablet consisting of a plurality of sheets of paper placed together to form a pad or block of removable sheets having a stepped construction constituting one beveled end and a binder having a llat adhering surface secured on said beveled end by adhesive material which coats the end of the pad and adheres to the end and adjacent portion of the face of arch sheet and fills the angular space between the sheets.
3. The l\erein-rlescribed paper tablet consisting of a plurality of sheets of paper placed together to form a pad or block of removable sheets, the ends of the sheets at one end of the pad being arranged to offset or overlap each other from the bottom to the top to form a generally beveled end and a binder having a flat adhering surface secured to the generally beveled end of the pad by an adhesive'substance which coats the end of the pad and adheres to the end and to a portion of one adjacent face of each sheet and fills the angular spaces between the sheets.
4. The ll(ltl1l(l(SClil)((l process of forming a pad or tablet of removable sheets which consists of assembling a plurality of sheets of paper to form a pad or block, fanning" or offsetting the sheets at one end of the pad, coating the. end with adhesive material and finally applying a binder having a flat adhering surface to the offset end b-v nu lns of said adhesive material. f
LYMAN ll. N ELSON.
Witnesses H. L. RYDER, C. ll. LUFKIN.