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Publication numberUS884573 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1908
Filing dateNov 9, 1906
Priority dateNov 9, 1906
Publication numberUS 884573 A, US 884573A, US-A-884573, US884573 A, US884573A
InventorsSidney Detmers
Original AssigneeRepublic Metalware Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Labeling device.
US 884573 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented April 14, 1908.

Application filed November 9, 1906. Serial No. 342.694.

fo all ywhom 'it nia-..7 concern.'

Be 1t known that I, SIDNEY Dn'rzurtns, a

citizen of the United States, residing at Bu'tfalo, in the count)7 of Erie and State ol' New York, have invented a new and useful lm- )rovernent in Labeling Devices, oi which thc iollowing is a specification.

This in vention relates to a labeling device ol' simple and inexpensive construction which is more particularly designed i'or marking, labelingl or imloxingloose leaf books or tiles oi' papers, thc covers of which are connected at the'back by two or more. posts which latter' engage with the openings in the sheets ,inclosed between the covers oi' the books or tiles.

The object of this inventionis to provide an improved marking, indexing or labeling device for books and tiles of this character which may be ap lied thereto so as to show the contents of tie book ortile at the hack thereol' from the time the placing of leaves between the covers is begun until-the book or iile has been completely filled, thereby permitting of placing the book or tile on the shelf either in ra horizontal or vertical position and enabling its contentsto bedetermined at all times without witl-ldrawing the same from the shelf. v

ln the accon'ipanying drawings: Figure l is a perspective View of a loose leaiE book provided with my improved labeling device. Fig. is a fragmentary vertical section there.- of taken through the labeling device and one v oi the tierods or binding posts olE the book.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view ot' a book with the top eoverremovod, showing my im proved marking or labeling device applied thereto. Fig. 4 isa view similar to Fig. 2, showing a different application oi the marking device and a modification in the construction thereot` Fig. 5 is a detached perspective view .if my improved labeling device, showing the same inverted from the position shown in Figs. 1-3l and showing the same provioed with a dili'erent form of eye for receiving the binder rod. l l

Similar letters oi reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

lho loose leaf book shown in the drawings for illustrating the application of mf' invention comprises a bottom or rear cover A, a top or front cover B, transverse tie rods or bindin posts C connected permanently at one end to the bottom cover and passing with tierodsorbindiinr t l l l l intermediate their opposite threaded emisthrough openings in the top cover, nuts (l applied to the threaded ends oi' the binding )osts and lbearingIl against the outer side of lthe upper cover, and leaves E arranged between the two covers and each provided at its back end or edge with ke)v hole slots or openings c which receive the binding posts.

My improved labeling device consists gcnerally oi a llat `l'ront plate l" adapted to bear the mark, index or inscription on its outer side and a rear flange or attaching plate (i projecting laterally from the said plate and adapted to be l'astencd to the book. .The inscription plate and the attaching .llange may be constructed ol' an suit-able material but are preferably bcnt Al`rom a single sheet. oi' metal so that the attaching ilange projects Vl'rom one edge oll the inscription plate inward at an angle to the latter'. "lhc attaching liange is preferablyv inserted between the bottom cover and the pile of leaves above the same so that the inscription plate bears ilatl` wist` against thc back edges of the leaves or is arranged adjacent to or along said edges. l'Vhen the labeling device is used in this manner new leaves may bc added successively to thi` top oi' the stach or pile ol' leaves without disturbing the labeling device. ll' desired, however7 the llangc olx the labeling device may be inserted between thc top of they pile oil leaves and the upper cover, as shown in Fig. 4, or said flange may be placed between leaves oi` thebook.

ln order to conline against lengthwise displacement on the book its liange is prcierabl)v so constructed that it nterlocks with one or more oi the bindin posts of the book. As shown in Fis. 2 and 3, this is eilected by means ofan eye L in the flange of the labeling device having the form of a slot and extending from its central part to the rear edge thereof and ada ted to receive one of the binding posts oi the book. This constru ation while possessing the advantage oit/being readily transferable from one book to other parts of the same book or to another book depends upon the frietional cont-act with the covers and leaves for retaining it against lateral displacement.

Instead oi making the labeling device laterably detachable from the bindingpost, the eye whereby the same interloeks with the binding post may be made in the form of an. opening closed on all sides, as shown at in the labeling device Figs. 4 and 5 in which case the labeling device can only be applied to or removed from the binding post by lengthwise movement of the liange on the binding post. The mark, index or inscription indicating the contents of the book may be placed directly on the front or outer side of the front plate but is referably applied to a separate card or label. fr) which is removably attached to the front Vlate so as to permit of readily and convenlently changing the label when necessary. For this purpose the index card or label may be slipped with its opposite edges underneath a pair of opposing guidellanges Z, l1 arranged at opposite edges of the front plate.

The labeling device is preferably constructed of a single sheet of metal which is bent to form the front plate F and the attaching flange or late Gr which are arranged at an angle to eac other, the metal adjacent to the corner between these parts being double folded to form the guide l for one longitudinal edge ofthe inscription card 7c, the other lonvitudinal Aedge of the front plate being folded but once to form the companion guide Z1 for the other longitudinal edge of theI inscription card, and one end of the front plate being providedwith an integral lip or stop l2 which is folded towardthe outer or front side of the front plate to form a hook or stop which serves to liniit the movement of the inscription card on the front plate in that direction.

In making the labeling device the front plate is preferably bent so as toforni with the attaching flange or plate an acute angle, as shown by full lines in l? ig. 5-and by dotted lines in Fig. 4. Upon pushing the attaching flange of a labeling device thus constructed fully inward between the leaves or between one of the covers and the adjacent. leaf of a book, thefront plate will bc bent at right angles to the attaching plate or flange. The

resilience of the front plate while thus deilected causes the same to always lie flat against the back of the leaves instead of springing with its free end away from the back of the leaves as would be apt to occur` if the labeling device `were originally made with its front plate and attaching 'flange at right angles toeach other. I

My improved labeling device when permanently applied to a binding post does not interfere with the insertion or removal of sheets from the book, it is equally serviceable when the book is partially filled or completely iilled, and it may be quickly a plied or removed, rendering it very desira le for loose leaf books which require marking or indexing.

I claim as my invention:

1. A labeling device constructed of a sheet ol" metal which is bent to forin a front inscription plate, a rear attaching plate or flange varranged at an angle to the inscription plate, a double fold connecting one edge of the inscription plate with thefront edge of the attaching plate and forming ya guide-way for one edge of a label, and a single fold arranged at the opposite edge of the inscription plate and forming a guide-way`for the other edge of a label, substantially as set forth.

2. A labeling device constructed from a single sheet of metal and composed of a front plate, a'n attaching flange arranged at an angle to the front plate, a guide formed adja-y cent to 'the corner between the front plate 75 and attaching [lange by double folding this portion of the sheet, a guide formed on the opposite edge of the front plate by folding this portion of the front plate o'nce and a stop or lip folded from. one' endof the front plate 80 I against the outer side of the same, substantially as set forth.

Witness my handthis 31stl dayrof October, 1906.

SIDNEY DETMERS. lilitnesses:

Tnno. L. VYori?, EAI. G11-fiumi.

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Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/20