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Publication numberUS942669 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1909
Filing dateSep 3, 1909
Priority dateSep 3, 1909
Publication numberUS 942669 A, US 942669A, US-A-942669, US942669 A, US942669A
InventorsFrank E Sauerwein, Robert Zacharias, Charles E Lewis
Original AssigneeLewis Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Transparent theater-program holder.
US 942669 A
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942,669. Patented 1360.7,1909.





To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, FRANK E. SAUER- WEIN, ROBERT ZAoHARIAs, and CHARLES E. LEWIS, citizens of the United States, residing at Baltimore city, in the State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Transparent Theater-Program Holders; and We do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part ofthis specification. 1-

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in transparent holders for programs for theaters and various purposes, and the object in view is to produce a simple and efficient device of this nature adapted to be held to a fixed object by means of a chain or other fastening means, and being of transparent material, will disclose advertising as well as a program through the sheets of the pockets forming the holder.

An essential object of the present invention is to economize in the use of programs which are now usually destroyed after the performance is over, but by the provision of our improved holding device, the program may be repeatedly used and will beheld in place by the attachment of the holder preferably to a seat.

The invention comprises various details of construction which will be hereinafter fully described and then specifically defined in the appended claims.

e illustrate our invention in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a perspective view of the complete device. Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view through the same, and Fig. 3 is a view showing the covers bent back in order to allow the program to be inserted in place.

Reference now being had to the details of the drawings by letter, A and B designate sheets of transparent material, such as celluloid, the former of which forms the outer walls of two pockets, designated respec- Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed September 3, 1909.

Patented Dec. 7, 1909. Serial No. 516,079.

tively, by letters C and D, and the sheets B form the inner walls of said pockets. The marginal edges of the sheets are bound preferably with leather E or metal, if desired, or any other suitable material, and have their adjacent edges open, as shown clearly In Fig. 3 of the drawings.

H designates a program which is bent upon itself along its longitudinal center H and inserted one end in each pocket in the manner shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings, after which the covers are swung around toward closed positions, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings, thereby securely holding the program in place against being accidentally removed. It is our purpose to print upon both sides of the sheet H forming the program,'any matter desired, besides the cast of characters, etc., advertising matter of different kinds, so that the same may be disclosed through the transparent sheets forming the pockets,'thus affording an opportunity for a person to read the various advert sements, program, etc., without soiling or handling the same, and making it possible to utilize the same program repeatedly. A

suitable chain K or other fastening means is secured to a ring L fastened to the pro ram holding device, and the other end of the chain is adapted'to be fastened securely to the back of a seat in a theater or other place of assembly.

By the provision of a program holding device asshown and described, it will be noted that a large saving in printing of programs for each performance, and which programs are usually destroyed, will be efiected, and a single program serving throughout a series of erformances, the program being protected from soilin by the coverings and both sides alwa s visi le through the transparentma- 'teria of which the device is made.

What we claim to be new, is

1. A program holder comprising a plurality of pockets of transparent material, a program sheet bent upon itself and inserted with one end in each pocket and held in place by the pockets, as set forth.

2. A program holder consisting of sheets of transparent material forming two pockets With their adjacent edges open, means for our signatures in the presence of two wit- 10 attaching the device to a seat or other fixed nesses.

object, a program bent upon itself at its longitudinal center and inserted in said pOckets When 'fOldGd bile]; tOWaId each Other, E 0 the inner ends of the pockets serving to hold the program in place when the pockets are Witnesses:

closed or opened, as set forth. JOHN W. Hnwns,

In testimony whereof We hereunto aflix M. E. WELLENER.

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US2732875 *Apr 6, 1953Jan 31, 1956 Pocket secretary
US2788041 *Sep 21, 1953Apr 9, 1957Carver Robert WCard protecting device and method of making same
US3295235 *Dec 23, 1965Jan 3, 1967Tauber Gabriel GHolder
US3309805 *May 19, 1965Mar 21, 1967Tennessee Paper & Box CoHolder for cards or the like
US3943645 *Nov 7, 1972Mar 16, 1976Viesturs Eric ASelf-supporting transparent jacket for data sheets or the like
US4326349 *Dec 21, 1979Apr 27, 1982Daughtry Georgia AGreeting card display device
Cooperative ClassificationB42F5/00