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Publication numberUS946407 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1910
Filing dateMar 15, 1909
Priority dateMar 15, 1909
Publication numberUS 946407 A, US 946407A, US-A-946407, US946407 A, US946407A
InventorsAlexander S Spiegel
Original AssigneeAlexander S Spiegel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Picture post-card or display device.
US 946407 A
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946,407. Patent-.ed Jan 11,1910.


ki 1, 11 l i or the like, a nd comprises a post card carry with its screen, in place. Fig. 5 is a view of ALEXANDER S. SPIEGEL,



To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALEXANDER S. Srin- GEL,'citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, Illinois, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Picture Post- Cards or Display Devices, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to picture post cards ing a moving picture device.

The invention consists in the features and combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a front view of the post card; Fig. 2 is a rear view of the same; Fig. 3 is a view of the post card blank in spread out form, the view showing its inner side; Fig. 4 is a view of the inner envelo or container for the picture, with the sai picture, together the other side of the inner envelop from that shown in Fig. 4; Fig. 6 isfan exaggerated sectional viewV of the complete picture post card on the line 6--6 of Fig. 2. Fig. 7 is a view of the celluloid'screen sheet; and Fig.- 8 is a view of the picture slide. Figs. 9 to 12 illustrate features relating to a modification.

In` these drawings, 1 indicates the main body of the ost card having on its front side a .space or the address, a space for the message, and a space to receive the stamp. This main body is made up of a sheet of material, preferabl of paper, of substantiall the same sti ness as an ordinary post car the said sheet having two leaves Q, 3, formed by scoring at 4 as indicated in Fig. 7 3, which represents the main body sheet of thecard spread out. This body is provided, l in its rear leaf, Awithan o ening at 5, and there are notches 6 cut out fionithe yedges of the leaves adapted to aline with each other when the leaves are folded, so as to permit y the picture carrying slide to be grasped and i moved. In order to combine with this card l a movin picture device, I employ a supl plement-a carrier or envelop shown in Figs.

4 and 5 as detached from the main card sheet above described, but which, in the coin- 5 pleted article, is inclosed between the leaves thereof, as shown in Fig. 6, the said leaves of the main card vbei along its mar i-ns 7, 8 an l9, 'as indicated in Specification of Letters Patent.

Application led March 15,

pasted together i* Patented J an. 11, 1910.

1909. Serial No. 483,482.

`or card, and which is connected thereto by l paste applied only at the points 10, 11,1as will be hereinafter more particularly referred to. This inner container or envelo is made -:up of a sheet having a front an back, each having an openingy 12 therein to aline with the opening in the outer card ori i envelo On one side the supplemental envelop 1s plain,- While its other side is made up of flaps pasted along the lines 13, 14, and end flaps l5, 16, the former, 15, being pasted down permanently, while the iap 16 is left free. This inner envelop or carrierl has a notch 17 at its end to aline with the notches in the outer carrieror envelop, to permit access of the fingers to grasp the picture ferent series of lines uon the picture slide being brought to view through the clear spaces between the parallel opa ue lines of the screen or rating,'and the different moving picturee ect is secured by moving the picture Slide back and forth longitudinally to bring the different sets of lines in succession to be viewed through the clear spacesl of the screen. The picture slide is movedby grasping the end thereof which is exposed at the notches in the `edge of the inner and outer envelops or cards.

The inner envelop is of much thinner and less expensive paper than the outer' card. -It affords means for quickly and accurately assembling the screen and the picture s1ide,and it furthermore provides means .for holding these paits and for guiding and limiting the movement of the picture slide.

Y An important feature of the inner envelop is that the picture slide and grating or screen may be assembled therewith, and then placed as one body within and attached tothe outer card or envelop ready for operation as soon as secured in place. As before stated, the

leaves or sides of the outer card are attached Fig. 1, to inc ose the supplemental envelop ,l velop by paste applied only at one end of the relation to its carrying mem er.

device, z'. e., at the points 10 and l1. All l the other portions of the inner envelop are left free from the outer. By reason of this, l the several parts which arev flexible and of different grades of material will lie flat one upon'the other without buckling or crinkling. For a' like reason I attach the Celluloid grat' 1- ing or screen sheet to the inner paper en 2 velop by means of gluey or paste, preferably Celluloid glue applied only at one portion, l for instance, to the left hand margin at the i oint 20, the remainder of the sheet being ree and having its margins lying between the margins of the inner and outer sides of i the envelop adjacent the openings therein. l This method of mounting the Celluloid sheet will prevent it from warpin or buckling in While I have mentioned a celluloid sheet for the grating, I do not limit myself to this y materia All the members of the device above de scribed are flexible like an ordinary post card, and can be sent through the mail. The Hap at the left of the inner envelop need not L lbe pasted down. I do not limit my invention to ost cards.

It wi l be understood that the inner supplemental envelop provides means for guiding and'stopping'the movement of the movable part. Instead of this supplemental or inner envelop, other means may be employed, such, for instance, as shown in Figs. 9, 10, 11 l and 12, in which Fig. 9 represents one side of 1 the outer envelop, Fig. 11 the other side, and Fig. 10 a piece to be placed intermediate of the two outer sides, this inner piece being cut out to receive the picture card or slide shown in Fig. 12, and providing stop shoulders to limit the movement of said picture card. The parts are assembled by arranging the part shown yin Fig. l0 between the parts shown in Figs. 9 and 11, the latter part having the display opening covered by the screen or grating.

It will be obvious that my invention may be carried out in various ways, of which the two examples given above are illustrations, in both of which means are provided between the inner and outer parts for guiding and limiting the movement of the movable part, as, for instance, the icture card.

It will be observed that t e picture is made up of a series of sets of parallel lines to give the different positions of the persons or objects for the moving picture effect. These lines are arallel, and it will be seen also that some of t e lines of one setmerge with some of the lines of the other set or sets, making f thicker lines or lines having greater width laterally than the lines not so merged, and these thicker ortions have thus single line extensions. T ese lines yand their mer ed portions are so related to the clear spaces etween the lines or bars of the screen that Where the picture is in one osition in relation to the screen, one set o lines will show through the clear spaces, this being true of both the single and the merged portions ot said lines, while when the position of the parts is changed, the merged portions, together with the single line portions, ifiany, ot the other set oflines, will show, or if a ligure or a portion thereotl is made of merged lines, a part of said lines will show in one position ofthe parts and the other portions will show in another position of said parts. Some portions of the picture, like parts of the boat, for instance, are made up of merging lines presenting a solid color, which, in

i all positions ofthe parts, will appear through the clear spaces.

I claim as my invention l. A card having a screen or grating of flexible material, and a picture card, one movable in relation to the other, substantially as described.

2. In combination an outer envelop, an inner envelop, a screen, and picture card, said screen and card carried by the inner envelop and one being movable in relation to the other, substantially as described.

3. In combination an outer envelop, an inner envelop, a screen, a picture card, 011e of which is movable in relation to the other, said inner envelop having a flap to limit the movement of the movable part, substantially as described.

4C. In combination an outer envelop, an inner envelop having a flap at each end, one of which has a notch corresponding to notches in the outer envelop, a screen and a picture card carried by the inner envelop, and one movable in relation to the other, substantially as described.

5. In combination an outer envelop consisting of a sheet having two sides or leaves, one provided with an opening, said sides being cemented together at one end margin, and at one side margin, and an inner member carrying a screen and a picture card, one

movable in relation to the other, said inner member being attached at one portion to the outer envelop, leaving its other portions free.

l tions free from attachment,4 said point of attachment being at the open end of the outer envelop where notches are formed to operate the movable member, substantially as described.

7. In combinationwith all outer envelop,




an inner member carrying a screen and a picture card, one movable in relation to the other, the said inner member being attached to the outer envelop at one portion, leaving other ortions free from attachment, substantialy as described.

8. In combination with 'an envelop, a gratin of celluloid, and a picture card,said celluloid grating being attached at one portion to the envelop or carrier, leaving its other ortions free from attachment, substantially as described.

9. In combination an envelop, a screen, and a icture card in said envelop, one being movable in relation to the other, an`d means for guiding and arresting the movable part located between the front and backV of said envelop, substantially as described.

10. In combination an envelop, an intermediate part, a screen and a picture card 20 in said envelop, one being movable in relation to the other, said `intermediate part having stops for limiting the movement of the movable part, substantially as described'.

In testimon whereof, I aix my signature 25

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Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/042