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Publication numberUS944385 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1909
Filing dateMar 15, 1909
Priority dateMar 15, 1909
Publication numberUS 944385 A, US 944385A, US-A-944385, US944385 A, US944385A
InventorsAlexander S Spiegel
Original AssigneeAlexander S Spiegel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Picture post-card or display device.
US 944385 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)


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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 28, 1909.

Applicationfiled March 15, 1909. Serial No. 483,483.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALEXANDER S. SPIEGEL,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Picture Post- Cards or Display Devices, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to picture post cards or the like, and particularly to a moving picture device combined with such cards or like carriers or envelops.

The invention consists inthe features and combination and arrangement of arts hereinafter described and particular y pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings:Figure 1 is a view of the blank spread out; Fig. 2 is a view of the picture face of the cardor envelop; Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the envelop; Fig. 4 is a view of a modified form of envelop or 'post card; Fig. 5 is a sectional view of the form shown in Fig. 4 on the line 4-4; Fig. 6 is an enlarged view of the hinge joint between the finger piece and the picture slide; Fig. 7 is a detail sectional view of .a modified form of the inVentiomincluding a box containing a screen and a movable picture portion.

The post card or envelop is made from pa or or card board of substantially the sti ness of an ordinary post card or a little greater. It has an opening in one side as at 1, covered by a sheet of transparent material having opaque lines thereon forming a screen or grating with clear spaces in between the opaque lines. It has also a picture member on the side or leaf 2 made up of a series of sets of broken lines arranged.

to alternately appear through the clear spaces of the screen as the picture sheet is moved in relation to the screen to thus present different ositions of the same forms or objects, and thus give the moving picture effect. In assemblin the parts, or, more properly speaking, w ere the envelop is made of'one piece as shown, in folding the sheet the leaf or side '2 is folded over upon the side carryin the screen. The sheet has been previousy scored, however, at thelines 3, 4, 5 in such relation that when the folding is done on the line 4, the scored lines 3 and 5 will not exactly register, but, on the contrary, the line 5 will lie slightly to one side or outside of the scored line 3 but exactly parallel therewith. When folded, the parts are glued or cemented together along the lines 6, 7. The picture now lies back of the screen. The edges 8 and 9 of the open side of the envelop are now folded down, and the remaining side 10 of the envelop is folded over these edges and pasted to the outer faces thereof. This leaves the strip or finger piece 11 between the scored lines above described projecting to be grasped and worked up and down on the line 3 as the hinge or pivotal point,and as a result of this pivotal action and the scoring of the parts as above described, the picture carrying leaf or section will be given a longitudinal movement in relation to the screen or grating, so that the lines of the picture will be made -to show through the clear spaces of the screen, difierent sets of lines appearing at different times according as the picture sheet is moved more or less, and thus different postures of the same forms are produced-to give the moving picture eifect.

By my present arrangement, a very fine screen or grating may be employed, together with a fine lined picture, because the movement of the picture slide is controlled accurately in relation to the screen, there being no tendency for the one part to tip or get out of alinement with the other. This effectis due to the fact that the picture slide is attached to the screen carrying member by a long hinge or pivot connection, so that there will be no lateral displacement of the picture and grating in relation to each other.

In Fig. 4 I show the preferred form of post card-or envelop sheet, the view representing this as spread out flat. In this form the picture carrying side or leaf 2 is of less width than the screen carrying section I,

and also of less length. It is connected thereto integrally by the intermediate scored parts 4' 5, the scored lines being in such relation as above described that when the parts are folded and pasted at 7', and the finger piece thus formed is worked ivotally on the scored line 6, the leverage e ect will cause the picture section to move lengthwise in relation to the screen, and thus roduce the moving card or envelop has the side or leaf 10 into grally attached to or forming an integral extensionof the side or section 1, and of equal extent therewith, excepting that it is not provided with a display opening. It is provided with glued margins at 11 so that, in completing the formation, of the article picture efiect. This orm of 1 section or slide may move and begin ed.

In both of the forms above described, the I .card or envelop is made out of a blank integral throughout, though I do not limit myself in this respect. Where I refer herein to a picture carrying section, I mean a section carrying a picture ,or other device thereon to be vlewed through the grating.

I show in Fig. 7 a form of box or display device in which the screen 8' is movable and a picture can be placed in moved therefrom. This "box has openings at one end through which the picture 9' may be viewed through the screen. The screen is moved by the scored flap 10.

I claim as my invention 1. A picture card .or envelop having a screen carrying section and a picture carrying section, with a hinged connection between the sections whereb one may move in relation to the other while maintained by said hinge against lateral displacement, substantially as described. a

2. A picture card or envelop having a screen carrying section and a picture carrying section integrally connected together, and one movable in. relation to the other, but held against lateral displacement by the said connection, substantially asdcscribed.

A picture card or envelop having a display sectionand a picture carryin section, and a flap connecting them, said flap being scored and causing movement of the picture carrying section in relation to the display section when said flap is moved pivotally, substantially as described.

4. A picture card or envelop having a display section and a picture carrying section, with a flap connecting them, said flap having scores out of line whereby, when moved pivotally, 1t Wlll cause the picture section to move in relation to the display section, substantially as described.

5. A picture card or envelop having a dis-' is folded over, its

icture position or replay section, a picture ca'rryingsection, and means for movlng one in relat on to the tween said members.

6. A-picture card or envelop having a display section, and means integral with said sections. for moving one in relation to the other, substantially as described.

display section, a picture carrying section, and an inclosing section with a pivoted portion for operating the movable portion, substantially'as described.

8. A picture card or envelop having a display section provided with an opening and a screen, a picture carrying section of less width than the display section, one of said sections being movable inrelation to the other, a covering section anda pivotally at.- tached flap for operating the movable part of the device, substantially as described.

9. A picture card or envelop'having a display section provided with an opening and a screen, a picture carrying section attached thereto by a hinged flap integral therewith, andn third or covering section integral with the section first mentioned, substantially as described. I

1.0. In a post card or display device, an integral sheet consisting of a display section having an opening with a screen or grating, and a picture carrying section attached thereto by a flap, and a covering section attached. to the first section on the side thereof opposite the picture carrying section, substantially as described.

11. A display device, consisting of a screen, and a picture portion, one movable in able flap for moving the movable portion, substantially asdescribed.

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


' '4 Witnesses:


other, said means forming a connection bea picture carrying section, v

7. A picture card or envelop, having a relation to the other,.and a pivotallymov--

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Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/042