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Publication numberUS991753 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 9, 1911
Filing dateAug 22, 1910
Priority dateAug 22, 1910
Publication numberUS 991753 A, US 991753A, US-A-991753, US991753 A, US991753A
InventorsArnold Schober
Original AssigneeArnold Schober
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for loose leaves.
US 991753 A
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Patented May 9, 1911.


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991,753. Specication of Letters Patent. Patented May 9, 1911, Application filed August 22, 1910. Serial No. 578,286. To all whom it may concern. I' forming a holder or binder. The cover- Be it known that I, ARNOLD ScHoBER, a citizen of the United States, residing Beloit, in the county of Rock and State of IVisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holders for Loose Leaves, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a novel form of book, upon the leaves of which may be printed music, in combination with novel means for securing the book to a suitable instrument, and means for protecting the book when in use from the rain and wind.

An important object of this invention is to provide a book of the above character, having leaves which are readily removable, in combination with supporting means for the book which hold said leaves in said book.

A further object of this invention is to provide a book of the above character, having pockets formed of transparent material, so that sheets of music may be carried there-V leaves 1 and 2 are to possess a desired stiffness and may be formed of any suitable material.

Suitably secured to the cover-leaves l and 2, are suitably flexible transparent sections 4, for forming pockets for receiving` loose sheets of music. The sections t may be formed of such material as Celluloid, althoughany other material may be employed. By the provision of these pockets having transparent sides, the sheets of music therein may be read without being removed from the same.

is glued or otherwise secured to the inner surface of said cover-leaves. This stub-section is provided with a plurality of equidistantly spaced rectangular openings G, for forming spaced strips 7.

The device further comprises a plurality of loose leaves 8 and 8a, upon which may be printed the desired music. The leaf 8 has a stub 9 suitably secured to its upper ends, as shown in Fig. 4. This stub is formed of suitably stout material and is provided with spaced openings 10 which result in the formation of spaced strips 11 said openings 10 and strips 11 being adapted to register respectively with the openings 6 and strips 7 of the stub-section 5. The leaves 8a are provided with stubs 12, which are formed of suitably stoutfleXible material. The stubs 12 are provided with spaced openings 13 for receiving the strips 7 and 11, said stubs 12 having strips 14 adapted for A further object of this invention is to provide novel supporting means for the book, which will permit said book to be rotated without being removed.

further object of my invention is to provide a book of the above character, in combination with a transparent hood for covering the same, said hood being capable of protecting the book from rain and wind.

Other objects and advantages of this invention will be apparent in the following description.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same, Figure 1 is a the alternate groups of strips 11, 7, and? .14 music-book shown are disposed upon opposite sides of ahorizontally disposed rod 15, said strips thus having' intertting engagementwith each other and serving to retain the stubs and their leaves in the binder. The rod l5 is formed upon one end of a substantially U- shaped supporting bracket 16. One end of the U-shaped bracket lo is provided with an apertured head 17 for removably holding the open, together with the cooperating supporting means, Fig. 2 is a central vertical cross sectional view taken through the musicbook, the same being' closed. Fig. 3 is a. fragmentary perspective view of a bracket for supporting the book, Fig. 4 is a plan View of the music-book, certain of the leaves being removed, and Fig. 5 is a perspective View of the transparent protecting hood.

In the drawings, wherein is illustrated a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numerals l and 2 designate cover-leaves of the book, which are hinged together b means of a suitable section of material 8 for added, as the case may be. The bracket 1G is provided centrally of its lower horizontal portion, with a substantially ii-shaped portion 18, adapted for insertion within semicyliiidrical arms 19 o'l a il-shaped socketmember 20. This socket-inember further comprises a cylindrical body portion 21, the lower end of which is provided with diaiiietrically arranged recesses 22. A pin 23 is provided having rigid engagement with a desired musical instrument, and adapted for insertion within the body portion 2l. This pin 23 is provided with a transverse pin Q5 extending diainetrically through l the same 'for insertion within the recesses 22.

From the description ot the above referred to parts, it is obvious that the bracket IG may be readily removed 'trom the socket 20, and that said socket may be rotated on the pin Q3 and locked against accidental displacement by virtue of the pin 25 fitting within the recesses In order that the book may be used in the rain and wind without being damaged, I provide a hood 2G, which has substantially the shape ot an envelop. This hood is to be made ot suitably pliable transparent material which is water-proof. rlClie hood. i could be formed ot Celluloid, although any l other suitable material may be employed. rllhe hood may be applied to the book when the same is open and having its cover leaves i bent back against each other, thus protecting said book 'from rain and wind.

I wish it understood that the form ot my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example oi' the same, and that certain changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope ot the subjoined claims.

Having fully claim l. Iii a device of the character described, a holder, a stub-section secured to the saine and provided with a plurality ot strips resulting` Jirom the formation of spaced openings through the saine, a plurality ot loose leaves disposed within said holder, stubs provided with spaced openings secured to said loose leaves, the strips of said stubs having interiitting engagement with the strips of the stub-section and a supporting bracket having a portion thereof disposed between described my invention, I

said interiittiiig strips to hold said loose leaves within said holder.

2. In a a holder', transparent cuied to the same for holding loose leaves,

device ot the character described,

sect-ions of material seorimng pockets tor a stub-sectioii secured to the holder near the central portion there of, said stub section having a plurality ot op eiiings ormed in the At'orniation of spaced strips, oi loose leaves arranged within stubs secured to said therethrough which result a plurality the holder,

loose leaves and provided with spaced openings formed therethrough which result in the spaced strips, the str formation of ips ot' one of said stubs having interiitting engagement with corresponding strips oit the other ot said stubs,

the strips of one of iitting engagement with strips having interot the stubthe stubs section, and a. supporting bracket having a portion thereof disposed between said strips to hold said loose leaves holder.

3. In a device a plurality ot loose cured thereto, said a plurality ot' spaced through, resulting in rality of spaced strips,

together within the of the character described,

leaves having stubs sestubs being provided with openings formed theretlie Yformation of a plu the strips ot one stub litt-ing in the openings of the other stub, and

a rod disposed between said strips to support said loose leaves together.

4. In a and hold the same device of the character described,

a holder, a plurality'ot1 strips connected with the same, a plurali ranged within said holder,

of loose leaves arstubs connected with said loose leaves and having openings formed therein for receiving said strips, and

means to normally prevent the removal o said strips Jfrom within said openings.

5. In a device of the a holder, a plurality of a member nected therewith, said holder and prov openings formed character described, flexible loops con disposed within ided with a plurality of therethrough 'for receiving said loops, and means adapted for insertion within said loops to prevent the saine Jrom being drawn out of said openings.

In testimony wher ect I aix my signature in presence et two witnesses.

ARNOLD lWitnesses 1 IVM. INM. Lass.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Washington, D. C.



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US4296945 *Dec 5, 1979Oct 27, 1981Pavlik Kathleen WPocket secretary or the like
US6435753May 30, 2000Aug 20, 2002Mark David GusackUniversal flexible binder
Cooperative ClassificationB42F11/02