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March 8, 1938- v , c. A. LIMBACH ' 2,110,709 ' _ CATALOGUING DEVICE Fil‘ed‘ March 17, 1936 2 sheets-sheet 1 i r wn-mzss és v H u I _ I Bi ‘ATTORNEYS - Mamh 8, 193%. c; A, LIMBACH 2,11%?99 CATALOGUING DEVICE Filed March ‘17, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 5 / . a WITNESSES v INVENTOR Gur'i‘b's ?llz/mbach/ BY ' ' ‘M - ‘ W . . 1'» //1 TTORNEY-S Patented Mar. 8, 1938 inane UNITED STATES OFFEQE 2,110,709 CATALOGUING DEVICE Curtis A. Limbach, Hartsdale, N. Y. Application March 17 , 1936, Serial No. 69,253 9 Claims. This invention relates to improvements in cat aloguing devices and has particular relation to cataloguing devices for use in collecting stamps and similar items. 5 It is an object of the invention to provide an improved cataloguing device for the collecting and mounting of samples, stamps and similar items, which will a?ord ample protection to the item but, nevertheless, clearly display it to view; 10 which ?rmly holds the item so that it will not he accidentally displaced; which is constructed so that the item may be readily inserted or removed; which is supplied with panels Where information or data concerning the item may be inscribed, 15 and which can be ?led in. compact and conven ient form having indexing means whereby the desired item can be immediately identi?ed. Heretofore philatelists have commonly cata logued and mounted their stamps in albums, 20 which necessarily are relatively cumbersome, making the study of any individual stamp of the collection di?icult. Furthermore, it is dii?cult to provide a satisfactory indexing system for an album collection. Mounting the stamps in an 25 album also presents dif?culties as the stamps are often mutilated or damaged and it requires con siderable time and patience to properly secure the stamps in the album. A further dif?culty is presented by the recent trend toward specializa 30 tion in collecting .as distinguished from general collecting and album collecting is not sufficiently ?exible to provide for the many different types of specialization. It is a particular object of the present inven 35 tion to eliminate the above mentioned and other (Cl. 206-82) are employed to lock and retain the‘casing in po- ‘ sition after it has been inserted in the pocket. The retaining member may be displayed through another window opening to provide a panel on which suitable information may be inscribed. A Cl projecting index tab may also be .associated with the card. For a fuller understanding of the invention reference should be had to the accompanying drawings in whichFig. 1 is a plan view of the preferred form of my invention; Fig. 2 is a sectional view in the direction of the arrows on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a plan view of background paper which 15 may be used in association with my invention; Fig. 4 is a plan view of the transparent casing or protecting member used in the device shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is a plan view of the retaining member 20 used in the preferred form of my invention; Fig. .6 is a plan view of a modi?ed form of my invention; Fig. 7 is a sectional view in the direction of the arrows on the line 1—'! of Fig. 6; Fig. 8 is a plan view of the retaining member used in the form of my invention shown in Fig. 6; Fig. 9 is a plan view of another modi?ed form of my invention with portions broken away to reveal the intern-a1 structure thereof; and’ Fig. 10 is a sectional view in the direction of the arrows on the line Ill-—lll of Fig. 9. In each of the forms of my invention illus trated in the accompanying drawings there is provided a master card having a pocket formed ' di?iculties commonly encountered by philatelists therein, which receives a transparent casing hav and to provide an improved and highly ?exible ing a stamp or other item disposed therein and cataloguing device for collecting stamps which permits of .all types of specialization, which is 40 convenient to handle, which simpli?es the in sertion and removal of stamps, minimizing the danger of mutilating them, which is compact in form and provided with convenient indexing means, and which has suitable panels on which 45 information relative to the collected item may be inscribed. The objects of the present invention are broadly accomplished by providing a catalogue card of convenient dimensions and of greater thickness displayed through a window opening formed in the master card, and also a retaining member for holding the casing in position in the card and which likewise is disposed in the pocket and a portion of which is displayed through a second window opening. The master card in each of the forms of my invention is indicated by the numeral l2 and is 415 preferably the same length and width .as any of the standard size ?ling cards, so that it may be ?led in the standard size ?ling cabinets and drawers now in use. However, it is to be under stood that the master card may be made in any therein a pocket or chamber to receive a casing .desired size. A central pocket indicated by the or protecting cover formed of transparent mate numeral I4 is provided in the card for accommo rial in which the stamp or other item is disposed. dating the casing containing the item to be col A suitable window or opening is provided to dis lected, as will be later explained. Of course, the play the stamp, and preferably, Suitable means pocket I4 should be of the proper size to receive than the ordinary library card, and forming 2 2,110,709 the casing containing the stamp or other item - through window l6 as shown. After the casing 28 has been inserted in the pocket as described to be collected, and preferably also to receive the retaining member which holds the casing in place. I have found that satisfactory results are ob the retaining member 3t is then inserted through the window opening l5 and shoved into position tained by making the pocket extend the greater portion of the length of the card as shown in the at the other end of the pocket on top of the free ends of the casing 28 as shown in Figs. 1 drawings, although the pocket may be of any desired proportional size. and 2. To enable the retaining member to ?rmly hold the casing in position and to prevent it from becoming accidentally displaced, it should be of Extending through the face or top surface of the card and communicating internally with the pocket hi are a pair of windows 16 and it], one of which is adapted to display the collected item disposed in the pocket, and the other of which is adapted to display a panel on which the in 15 formation relating to the item may be inscribed. The size of the window openings l6 and i8 is discretionary, depending upon the use to which the device is devoted. In the forms of my in vention shown in the ?rst ?ve ?gures of the drawings, I have illustrated the device as being used for collecting sets of four stamps and the window opening I6 is, accordingly, of sufficient size to display a set of four stamps, and the window opening I8 is somewhat smaller. As the 25 pocket i4 is provided internally of the card, the car-d is somewhat thicker than the usual ?ling card and may be made of several layers of ma terial 20, 22 and 24, suitably secured together as by an adhesive. The central layer 22 may be 30 stamped out in the shape of the pocket while the lower layer 2!! is left blank and the outer layer 24 is stamped with the two window openings. sufficient thickness to have pressure contact 10 against the outer layer 24 of the card and also the two free ends of the transparent casing. The retaining member is then displayed through the window l8 providing a panel on which suit able inscriptions relating to the stamp or col lected item may be written or printed. 15 For this purpose the displayed portion of the retaining member 3% is of a color to clearly display the printed or written matter thereon. In the form of my invention shown in Figs. 6 20 through 8, the master card i2 is substantially the same construction, having the window open ings it? and 53 formed therein communicating with the pocket it. However, the portion of the pocket which is beneath the window opening l6 25 and which contains the collected item is some what deeper than the remaining portion of the pocket, and the pocket is provided with a lateral extension indicated at 32 communicating with the side edge of the card at the side adjacent the 30 window opening i8. To produce the variations in depth of the pocket iii, the central layer 22 Variations in thickness may be obtained by em- ' of the card may be stamped with an opening ploying layers of different thickness or by chang— extending completely through the card at the deeper portion of the pocket and may be merely 35 35 ing the number of layers employed. Referring now more speci?cally to the form of reduced. in thickness at the remaining portion of my invention shown in the ?rst ?ve ?gures of the card, as indicated at 34. In this form of my invention, I likewise pro the drawings, when the master card has been vide a transparent casing 28 similar to the one constructed, as described above, I prefer to in previously described, with the exception that the 40 40 sert at the bottom of the pocket a sheet of back ground or mounting paper 26, preferably of a casing is somewhat shorter, being of substan color to contrast with the collected item, so as tially the same length as the window opening l6. to set it off and display it to the best advantage. As in the ?rst form of my invention, the stamp I then provide a suitable casing 28, preferably H], or other collected item, is inserted inside the casing and the casing is then inserted through made of transparent material, such as regener the window opening l6 into the pocket l4. To ated cellulose or cellulose acetate ?lm or pyroXy lin or the like, which may be formed of a single aid in holding the casing in position in this form strip of material folded upon itself, as shown of my invention, I preferably form the outer most clearly in Fig. 4:. The construction of the layer 24 of the master card with a portion pro casing described above and illustrated in Fig. 4 jecting slightly over the end of the window open is relatively simple and facilitates the insertion ing I6 so as to provide a ledge 36 which engages and the removal of the stamp or other item to the outer edge of the casing 28 adjacent the folded-over end thereof. be collected, but other types of transparent cas The retaining member 38 in this form of my ings may also be employed. ' invention is preferably of a width to ?t through 55 The casing is of a Width to ?t through the window opening IE but is somewhat longer than the window opening iii and of a length to extend the window opening soas to project beneath the substantially the entire length of the pocket l4 outer surface 24 of the card beyond the window and has formed therein an opening 40 for dis opening it so that the casing may be held in playing the stamp or collected item, and is also position in the envelope. The fact that the end provided with a projecting portion 42 which ex 60 of the casing projects beneath the outer surface tends through the opening 32 to the outside of the card, thereby providing a convenient index of the card aids in holding it in the pocket pro vided in the car-d. However, to insure against ing tab for the assembly. The opening 40 pro accidental displacement of the casing, I provide vided in the retaining member is of a size and shape to properly display the stamp or other a locking member 39 in the form of a small card, collected item, the adjacent sections of the re likewise of a width to ?t through the window taining member forming a mat for the stamp, opening I5 into the pocket and of a length to extend from the left end of the pocket viewed in as shown in Fig. 6. In the drawings the opening do is illustrated as being triangular in shape for Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings substantially to use in association with a triangular-1y shaped the edge of the window opening I6. In assembling the device the stamps IE3, or stamp. In assembling the device a stamp accordingly other item to be collected, are placed between the two layers of casing 28 and the casing is is placed in the casing 28 which is inserted in the inserted through window it‘ into the pocket l4 deeper portion of the pocket I4 through the win and positioned so that the stamps are displayed dow opening [6 and the retaining member 38 is 2,110,709 then inserted through the window opening l6, so that the tab 42 projects through the opening 32 at the side of the card. ‘The stamp will then be displayed through the window opening 46 formed in the retaining member and the window‘ opening I6 formed in the outer surface of the master card, adjacent portions of the retaining-member pro viding a mat as explained above. A blank por tion of the card or retaining member 38 will also 3. It is to be understood that many modi?cations may be made in the illustrated embodiments of my invention, such as varying the number, shape and size of the window openings and varying the size and shape of the master card and pocket formed therein.’ It is also to be understood that the stamp or collected item may be displayed through either of the window openings as de sired, and that the form and construction of the transparent casing may be modi?ed or adapted to 10 meet particular conditions. Moreover, informa 1:0 be displayed through the window opening l8 forming a panel on which suitable information ‘ tion relative to the collected item may be written may be inscribed. In the form of my invention illustrated in Figs. or printed not only on the panel displayed through one of the window openings but also on 9 and 10 of the drawings, the pocket I4 is pref 15 erably of uniform width and depth, extending portions of the master card, such as on the rear from a point adjacent the right-hand end of the thereof. The transparent casing may also be card, as viewed in Figs. 9 and 10, and extending held in position by an adhesive if desired. Under to and communicating with the left-hand side of the card. In this form of my invention, the re— 20 taining member 44 is somewhat thicker than in the other‘ forms of my invention and is of a greater length to extend the entire length of the pocket and to project at the outer end thereof, forming an index tab 41. The retaining mem 25 ber 44 is provided with a recessed portion or pocket 46 for receiving the stamp and transpar ent casing and positioned so as to be displayed through the window I 8, and at the bottom of the recessed portion 46 I preferably provide a strip 30 of background paper 48. The casing 50, similar in construction to the casing 28 previously described but somewhat smaller, is inserted in the recess 46 with its two ends secured in the body of the retaining member 35 44 adjacent the recessed portion 46 as illustrated at 52. In this way the casing is ?rmly held in position in the retaining member, the stamp I!) being inserted therein through the longitudinal open edges of the casing. In this form of my in 40 vention the outer layer 24 is likewise preferably formed with the overlapping ledge 36 similar to that shown in Figs. 6 and '7. When the retaining member 44 has been formed as described with a recessed portion or pocket 46, having the casing 50 therein and a stamp has been inserted between the two layers certain circumstances the transparent casing may be dispensed with altogether and the stamp or other item will then be held in position by the retaining member. I claim: 1. A cataloguing device comprising a master card having formed therein a pocket and a win dow opening in one surface communicating with said pocket, a casing for a stamp or similar item disposed in said pocket and provided with a transparent portion exposed through said open ing and retaining means comprising a removable card disposed in said pocket and having engage the pocket for holding the casing in position. 2. A cataloguing device comprising a master card having formed therein a pocket and a plu rality of window openings communicating with " said pocket, a casing for a stamp or similar item disposed in said pocket and provided with a trans parent portion exposed through one of said open ings, and retaining means for holding said casing in the pocket and having a portion exposed 40 through another window opening so as to pro vide an inscription panel. 3. A cataloguing device comprising a master card having formed therein a pocket and a plu rality of window openings communicating with 45 the opposite end of the pocket [4. The recessed said pocket, .a casing for a stamp or similar item disposed in said pocket and provided with a trans parent portion exposed through one of said open ings, and retaining means comprising a card dis posed in said pocket and having frictional en portion 46 is positioned so that a stamp con gagement with a portion of said casing and a side of the casing, it may be inserted in the master card in the manner ofa slide through the side edge thereof until the end of the card seats against tained in the casing 50 will then be displayed of the pocket for holding the casing in position, through the window opening I8 and a blank por said card having a portion exposed through an other window opening so .as to provide an inscrip tion of the retaining member will be displayed through the window opening l6 so that suitable information may be inscribed thereon. An index tab 41 is provided by the projecting end of the retaining member. The retaining member 44 is, of course, of a size to have frictional engagement 60 with the sides of the pocket so as to be retained O1 in 4. A cataloguing device comprising a card hav- ' ing formed ‘therein a pocket and a window open ing in one surface communicating with said pocket, a casing for a stamp or similar item dis posed in said pocket and provided with a trans 60 parent portion exposed through said opening, From the foregoing description of the several embodiments of my invention, it will be appre ciated that I have provided an improved cata loguing device especially suited for use in phi means for retaining said casing in position, and an index tab formed integral with the retaining means projecting beyond one edge of said card. 5. A cataloguing device comprising a master card having formed therein a pocket and a window opening in one surface communicating with said pocket, a casing for a stamp or similar item disposed in said pocket and provided with lately, which is simple and relatively inexpensive form, which permits of in?nite variation and specialization in collecting, which clearly displays the stamps and protects them from becoming accidentally displaced or from being mutilated when inserted or removed from the device, and which may be carefully indexed and may be in scribed with additional information relating to the collected items. 50. tion panel. against accidental displacement. in construction, which can be ?led in compact 30 ment with a portion of said casing and a side of a transparent portion eixposed through said 70 opening, and retaining means comprising a re movable card disposed in said pocket and hav ing engagement with a portion of said casing and a side of the pocket for holding the casing in position, said card being formed with a projecting -i Ci 4 2,110,709 portion extending through one side of the master card so as to provide an index tab. 6. A cataloguing device comprising a master card having formed therein a pocket and a window opening in one surface communicating with said pocket, a casing for a stamp or similar ing insertable in and removable from said pocket through the end thereof communicating with the edge of the card and having a portion normally projecting beyond the edge of the card to serve as an index tab. 8. A cataloguing device for collectors’ items item disposed in said pocket and‘provided with a comprising a card having formed therein a pocket transparent portion exposed through said open ing, and retaining means comprising a removable 10 card formed with an opening disposed in said pocket and positioned above said casing so as to for receiving the collector’s item and a window provide a mat for the stamp or similar item. '7. A cataloguing device comprising a card pro vided with a pocket intermediate the two surfaces 15 of the card and communicating at one end with an edge of the card and having formed in one surface thereof a window opening communicating with the pocket, a casing for a stamp or similar item disposed in said pocket and provided with a 20 opening in one surface communicating with the pocket and adapted to display the item, and 10 means including a removable card for holding the item in position beneath the window. 9. A cataloguing device for collectors’ items comprising a card having formed therein a pocket for receiving the collector’s item and a plurality 15 of window openings communicating with the pocket, and retaining means including a remov able card for holding the item in position be neath one of the Window openings and having a transparent portion exposed through said open portion exposed through another of said openings 20 ing, and retaining means including a removable so as to provide an inscription panel. card normally disposed in said pocket for holding said casing in position, said retaining means be~ CURTIS A. LIMBACH.