US 868458 A
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No. 868,458. 7 MTENTBD 001115, 1907.
E. DE Y. LENTZ. 1
APPLICATION FILED JAILZ, 1907.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.
PATENTED OCT. 15, 1907.
H. DE Y. LENTZ.
APPLIOATION FILED mlm, 1907.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
llOltAUl) DE Y. LIINIZ, (.)11 MAllCll UllUNK, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented oct. 15, 1907.
Application filed January 2, 1907.' Serial No. 350,481.
'lhe objects of the invention are to produce inexpensive, durable and convenient albums of a generally book-like form, for post cards or the like, and into which the cards may lbe conveniently inserted, together with containers for the albums made in simulation of bound volumes and capable of bearing appropriate legends to indicate th'e nature of the cards contained therein, and suitable for arrangement on library shelves, the whole forming a convenient means for ar.
ran'ging and storing cards in a manner which renders them capable of ready location and reference. For those purposes each individual leaf of the album is formed of a folded sheet, the fold being disposed to form the outer edge of the leaf, the leaves being secured together along the free edges of the folded sheets to produce a generally book-like 'arrangement The folded sheets are provided with means forI receiving and retaining the cards, and a convenient means of accomplishing this end consists in providing cuts or incisions near the corners of the individual leaves to receive the corners of the cards. In order to prevent the card which is mounted on one side from accidentally engagiag the cuts or incisions in the other side of the folded sheet, I conveniently provide an intermediate or guard leaf, Without cuts or incisions, which lies within each folded sheet and may be formed as a separate leaf or as an additional fold'in the sheet. Preferably the series fior packs' of folded sheets are inclosed in covers and the whole secured together by.cord or the like passed through registering holes in the sheets and covers. In
'order to render the cards capable of ready location and reference, they are preferably arranged in the albums in related series, and for each album a container is provided made in simulation of a bound volume and bearing a legend indicative of its contents.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the album partly inserted in the container; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the album;
` Fig'. 3 is a plan view showing the album in open posi;
l. vtion andthe mode of mounting the card therein; Fig. 4
. Fig. 6 is a similar view showing the guard leaf as a separate member; Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a complete album provided with the intermediate guard leaves,
I and also showing a slightly modified form of connecting the series or pack of leaves in oook form. Fig. 8 is a similar view showing the pack provided with a removable slip cover.
Albums for containing post cards, souvenircards and the like have heretofore been constructedofa series of leaves comprising single thicknesses of paper-or cardboard and having cuts or incisions at the corners to receive the corresponding corners of the pest cards or the like. With this arrangement of leaves, it has been found inexpedient to mount more than one card on a leaf, for the reason that, if an 'attempt were made to mount cards on both sides of the leaf, either the cards were mutilated or the incised strips, intended to hold the cards in position, were torn away, thereby destroying the usefulness ofthe leaves so mutilated.
An essential purpose of the present inventionis to or the like maybe mounted on each side thereof, without danger of mutilati'ng either the cards or the leaves, and, to this end, each leaf consists of a sheet a folded to form a double edge o, as shown in Fig. 4. The free edges of the folded sheets or leaves are provided with perforations d, so tha'twhen the leavesare assembled in appack, they may be secured together by suitable fastening means passed through said registering'holes d, and the doubled edge b presentedy as the outer edge of the leaf. In orderto protect the leaves andtogive to the structure a generally neat, book-like form, a cover c of boards or other suitable materia'llmay be provided and the cover may also be provided with a similar set of perforations to receive a cord g or the like.
Each half of the folded leaves is provided with means for securing a post card or the like in position. While this securing means may take any convenient or desired form, a simple, cheap and effective arrangement is that shown in the drawings, consisting of two arcshaped cuts or incisions located in each cornerA of the leaf sections to provide a strip c under which the corners of the cardsor the like may be slipped to effectively hold the cards in position. By thisarrangement, it is possible to mount one card on each side of the leaf without danger of rupturing the retaining strip or mutilating the cards. l
In order to render the cards capable of ready reference and of storage on library shelves or the like inl sightly form, I preferably provide a case or box h made in simulation of a bound volume bearing an appropriate legend indicative of its contents, as shown more particularly in Fig. l.
When the retaining cuts or incisions in the individual `leaves of the folded sheets come into registry, it sometimes occurs that the corners of the card inserted in one leaf will accidentally engage the cuts or incisions in the `adjacent leaf. In order to guard against this continprovide a leaf of such character that a card, photograph gency, I provide an intermediate or guard leaf. Such a ical' is shown in Figs. 5and 6. In the latter ligure, the iuierincitintc or guard leal' a is formed as an extra fold of the sheet and lios between the outside leaves, and being without cuts or incisions, offers a perfectly smooth surface, which the corners of the cards cannot engage in the operation oi securing the cards in place. In Fig:
6, the intermediate or guard leaf a is formed asa separate leaf of substantially the same size as the two leaves of the folded sheet. In both modifications, the intermediate leaf is provided with holes which register with similar holes d in the main leaves. i
The folded sheets provided with the intermediate or guard leaves, asilllistrated in Figs. 5 and 6, are made up into book form in substantially the manner hereinhcfore described, and the several leaves are secured in the covers e by any appropriate means. In Fig. 7, I have shown a simple and eiective means for securing the leaves and cover pieces inbook form, which con ssts of a suitable cordg laced in'zig-zag form throughl the registering holes'd'and provided fat its ends with rings m, through which the cord ends are knotted.
The book or container thus formed may be provided with an ordinargfrfolded slip cover n which will protect vthe book and also prevent the cord catching the exter-` book form, whereby the double edge is presented as the outer ,edge Ao1. the leaf, substantially as described.
2. An album for cards and the like, comprising aseries of leaves formed of folded sheets, cover sheets inclosing snld folded heets 'and fastening means for securing the sheets together along the free edges in book form, whereby the doubled edge ls presented as the outer edge oi' the leaf, v
substantially as described.
essere :l. An album for cards-and the like, comprising a series of leaves formed of folded sheets having cuts or incisions at, their corners to receive und secure the cards in position. und fastening means for securing the sheets together along the free edges in book form, whereby the cards are kept free from interference and the doubled edge is presented as the outer edge of the leaf, substantially as described.
4. An album for cards und the like, comprising u series of leaves having cutsor incisions at their corners to receive and secure the cards in position, an intermediate uncut leaf between each pair of incised leaves and fastening" means for securing the sheets together along o ne edge in book form, whereby intel-ference of, cards ony the separate' leaves is prevented, substantially as described.
5. An album for cards and the like, comprising a series of folded sheets, each sheet containing two folds to form three leaves, the outer leaves having cuts or incisions at their corners to receive and secure the cards in position. and the third leaf being folded between the outer leaves, and fastening means for securing the sheets together along one edge in bookvforln, whereby the interference of'cards on opposite sides of a sheet is prevented, substantially as described. l
(i.- An album for cards and the like comprising a series of leaves formed of folded sheets, having cuts or incisionsv at their corners to receive and secure the cards in position, un intermediate uncut leaf .between the parts of each folded sheet, and fastening meansjfor securing the sheets together along' the yfree 'edges in hook form, whereby the folded edge is presented as the outer edge of the ieaf,.and the interference of cards' on opposite sides of a shet is prevented, substantially as described.
7. As a receiving and reference means for cards and th like, an album comprising a series of leaves provided with card retaining devices and secured together in book like form', and n container for said album made in `simulation of'a bound volume and adapted to bear a suitable legend indicative of its contents, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature, in presence of two witnesses,
' HORACE Dn Y, LEN'rz.
SAMUEL CARPENTER, EDWIN R. ENnoDY.