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Publication numberUS930290 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1909
Filing dateMar 25, 1908
Priority dateMar 25, 1908
Publication numberUS 930290 A, US 930290A, US-A-930290, US930290 A, US930290A
InventorsLeo Hohn
Original AssigneeGeorge B King, Leo Hohn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Postal card.
US 930290 A
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APPLIQATION FILED 111111.25, 190s.

Patented AugQS, 1909.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application led March 25, 1908.

Patented Aug. 3, 1909.

Serial No. 423,148.

To all whom 'it may concer/1L:

Be it known that I, LEO HOHN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Millvale borough, in the county of Alleglieny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Postal Cards, of which the following is a specication, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to souvenir postal cards and the primary object of my invention is to provide a card having a plurality of inclosed or protected pictures, which can be successively exposed, whereby each and every picture can be easily observed.

A further objectof this invention is to provide a magazine postal card having plates arranged therein in a book-like form, whereby when said plates are withdrawn from the card, they will be successively exposed similar to the leaves of a book and can be easily replaced in the card after being observed.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a magazine card of a simple and durable construction that can be used for advertising and valentine purposes.

lith the above and other objects in view, which will readily appear as the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be presently described and then specifically pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings, Figure l is a plan of the plates removed from a postal card. Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view of a portion of a postal card constructed in accordance with my invention the hinged cards being removed. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of a postal card illustrating the plates thereof as partially removed from the card, and Fig. 4 is a similar view illustrating the plates fully housed by the card.

In the accompanying drawings, l designates a pocket or magazine card formed of paper, paperoid or card board, one side of said pocket or magazine constituting the address side of a post-al card, while the opposite side thereof can be written or printed upon.

Slidably mounted in the pocket or magazine l is a plate 2 having a tab 3 protruding from the pocket or magazine. Upon this plate 2 is arranged a plurality of plates or cards Li, the inner edges of said plates or cards being stepped and connected together by a piece of flexible material 5 adhesively or otherwise secured to the stepped edges of said plates or cards. The outer end of the piece of material 5 is secured, as at 6 to a retainer-plate 7, this plate being of a greater width than the plate 2, whereby the forward edges S thereof will impinge stops 9 arranged within the pocket or magazine atvthe sides of the open end thereof.

lllhen the plate 2 is pulled outwardly, the retainer-plate 7 will limit the outward movement of the plate 2, the first retardation causing the uppermostcard 4 to be swung upwardly similar to the leaf of a book, the remainder of the cards or plates following in their order, whereby both sides of the cards l will be exposed. W'hen the plate 2 is pushed inwardly, the cards 4 feed back upon the plate 2 and eventually into the pocket or magazine l. Thile the plate 7 will begin its limiting action when said plate passes into contact with the stop 9, this limiting action affects at this time only the card to which it is directly attached, this limiting effect being placed on the succeeding cards as the rea-r ends thereof are successively brought into substantial vertical alinement with the stops 9 at which time the swinging movement of the cards, heretofore referred to, begins. Inasmuch as the plate 2 is secured to the bot-tom (the last exposed of the series) card, and this card is the last movement-affected card, it will be readily understood that the longitudinal movement of the plate 2 is una'ected by the limiting means (the plate v7 and stop 9) prior to the exposure of the last card, so that the limiting means is substantially inoperative to affect the longitudinal movement of the plate 2 at any time prior to the exposure of the last or bottom card, regardless of the direction of movement of the plate 2.

Pictures, mottoes, advertisements, or any printed matter can be placed upon the cards 4, and by the novel construction of my postal card it is possible to provide the same with a large number of pictures for souvenir purposes, for instance, a birds-eye view of a city can be printed upon the outside of the magazine or pocket, while the details of a city or different views thereof can be placed upon the cards 4.

For mailing purposes, the cards 4l are fully protected, and while the thickness of the postal card has been exaggerated in the drawing, it is evident that the same can-be made very compact, the thickness thereof depending on the number of plates or cards arranged within the pocket or magazine.

Having now described my invention what I claim as new, is

1. A postal card comprising a magazine card, a plate slidably mounted therein, a tab carried by said plate and protruding from the end of said magazine card, a lplurality of display cards arranged upon said plate one upon the other with stepped inner edges, a strip of material securing the stepped inner edges of said cards to said plate, a retainer plate to which the outer end of said securing strip is attached, said retainer plate having its ends projecting beyond the edges of the display cards, and stops arranged in said magazine card for contacting with the projecting ends of said retainer-plate and causing said cards to be successively swung upwardly when withdrawing the irst mentioned pla-te from said magazine card.

2. A postal-card having a magazine, a plurality of cards located therein, means for connecting the cards at one end, means connected to said cardfconnecting means and movable with the cards for moving the cards longitudinally of the magazine, and separate means for limiting the longitudinal movement of the cards in one direction, said limiting means being operatively connected to said card-moving means and being inoperative with respect thereto during the longitudinal movement of the cardmoving means prior to the exposure .of the last card.

3, A postal-card having a magazine, a plurality of cards located therein, means for connecting the cards at one end, means con nected to said card-.connecting means and movable with the cards for moving the cards longitudinally of the magazine, and separate means for limiting the longitudi1ial-movement of the cards in one direction, said limiting means being inoperative with respect to the card-moving means during the longitudinal movement of the latter prior to the exposure of the last card, said separate means including an element carried by and movable with the cards, said element being operatively connected with the card-moving means, and a stop located in the path of movement of said element.

4l, A postal card having a magazine, a plate slidably mounted therein, said plate having a tab projecting from the magazine,

aplurality of cards arranged on said plate and having stepped inner edges, a piece of material connecting the stepped inner edges of the cards to each other and to said plate,

a retainer-plate secured to said piece of material, each of said plates being movable longitudinally of the magazine, the movement of said plates imparting a similar movement to the cards, the cards being positioned between the planes of said plates, and means carried by the magazine for limiting the longitudinal movement of the retainer-plate, the continued movementof the other plate causing the cards to successively swing out of the plane of longitudinal movement to display the cards.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

`LEO HOHN. lVitnesses K Max H. SRoLovrrz,


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Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/04