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Патент USA US2403530

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lJuly' 9, 1946.
Filed Sept. 30, 1944
Patented July 9, 1946
Abraham Holtzman, New York, N. Y.`
Application September 30, 1944, Serial No. 556,624
4 Claims.
(Cl. 1_29-»20ì
This invention relates to album picture holders.
One object of the invention is to 'provide an
View of the unit, with parts of attached pictures
shown ín dot-dash' lines.
album picture holder having improved means for
mounting pictures in a permanent manner.
Another object of the invention is the pro
vision of improvedl means for movably but per
manently mounting _pictures so that notations
placed on the back thereof may be conveniently
Another object of the invention is to furnish
improved means of a strong and durable char
acter adapted for adhesive connection to» a leaf
in an album and having adhesive portions Where
by a number of pictures can’be movably, per
manently mounted with the pictures partially
overlappingr each other in a neat, attractive'and
highly compact manner.
Another object of the invention is tc provide
improved means comprising picture holding tabs
having nontacky gummed faces and consisting- of
linen perforated to provide fold lines but being
otherwise stilTened by the gum coating.
Another> object of the invention is to furnish
an improved unitary tab structure wherein the
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of a tab element,
illustrating a step in the method of making the
picture holding unit.
Fig. 6 is a perspective- fragmentary view of a
backing sheet with a bottom tab element mar
ginally applied according to the next step of the
Fig. 7 is a similar View showing the nextV step
of applying a picture holding tab adjacent to the
marginal element,
Fig, 8 is a plan view sho
of the remaining picture holding tabs and of a
top marginal element,
be folded down to complete the blank for cut
ting along vertical lines to. produce the units of
Figs. 1 to 3.
The advantages of the invention as here out~
lined are best realized when all of its features
and instrumentalities are combined, but useful
embodiments may be produced involving less than
the whole.
It will be obvious to those skilled in the art to
a manner that each tab protects an adjacent tab 25 which the invention appertains, that the same
may be incorporated in several different construe'u
against inaccurate securement to the backing,
The accompanying drawing, therefore.
with certain portions adapted to provide gurnmed
is submitted merely as showing. a preferred ex
sections. at they rear of the backing for mounting
of the invention.
the tab structure on an album leaf.
detail to the
Another object of the invention is to provide
a‘device embodying the invention, comprising an
improved methods and means whereby a multi~
tabs are adhesively mounted on a backing in such
tab picture mounting is cheaply, accurately, and
rapidly constructed and assembled.
Other objects and advantages of the invention
certain pictures mounted thereon being indicated
35. in dot-dash lines at i3. Each unit l2 provides a
series of leaves ill to the front faces of which
the pictures are connected. These leaves are
With the aforesaid objects in View, the inven
mounted at different elevations, so that the pic
tion comprises the novel features, combinations
tures overlap each other. Each leaf is foldable
and arrangements of parts hereinafter described
in- their preferred embodiments, pointed out in 4.0, up and down so that certain overlapping pictures
the subjoined claims, and illustrated in the an
nexed drawing, wherein like parts are designated
b_y the same reference characters throughout the
several views.
will become apparent as the specification pro
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective diagram
matic view showing an album picture holder em
bodying the invention, with pictures shown in
dot-dash lines.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged front view of one of the
picture holding units of F'g. l according to the
Fig. 3 is a rear View of the unit.
Fig. fl is a fragmentary greatly enlarged edge
suitable textile. They front face of each element
50 I6 is coated with a non-tacky gum adhesive, or
the like, which impregnates the textile and stiff
ens the same. This coating is softened by Wet
ting to` permit a picture to be secured to its tab
portion I4. The rear face of each tab element
I6 is adapted to be connected to the backing- |.5
by a thin coating of a water soluble glue when
scribed. 1t is essential that the elements Iôa
shall not become stuck to the backing sheet I5a
applied at a temperature of 130 to 150 degrees F.,
which is sufficient for quick adhesion but not
so hot as to render the gum coating tacky. 'I_'he
securement by the glue is at the upper portion
l1 of each element I6.
except at their sections above their perforated
lines, but those sections must be strongly uni
formly pasted down. The difficulties are aggra
vated as the glue has a tendency to spread.
To properly define a line
whereby an easy hinge action is obtained for
the depending tab I4. By reason of this _line of
the elements I6 may be secured »
the backing because of the underlying section
to the backing I5 without danger of the tab I4
sticking, as hereinafter described. The backing
I5 is completely concealed and covered by the
gummed elements I6, whose sections I1 abut each
other at the perforated lines I8, with each sec
tion I1 underlying an adjacent tab portion I4
I6_to the backing I5 is greatly facilitated. In
this regard, it will be noted that the sections I1
never become wetted through, and in fact the gum
adhesive on their front faces prevents this. It
will also be perceived that edges or lines of per
forations of different elements pasted on afford
20 lines of indicia for accurately positioning the dif
cealment of the backing, and the latter is pro
tected from accidental cutting or breakage by the
substantially stronger sections I1. The abutment
of sections I1 at the lines of perforation I8 may
ferent elements.
The unit I2 embodying the invention is a com
plete article wherein the tabs I4 afford a mount
ing of permanent character‘for a series of pic
tures which are readily pasted to Successive tabs
afford a slight lifting of the tabs I4 so that the
latter are easily engaged, if necessary.
Similarly, every section I1 protects its over
, lying tab I4, whereby the pasting of the elements
of another element I6, thus assisting in the ac
curate gluing to the backing as hereinafter de
scribed. Further, when >a tab I4 is lifted, a uni
form appearance is noted because of the con
process affords a solution to `these problems, be
cause each element I6 applied affords an easy
control for a succeeding element. Reverting to
Fig, 4, it will be noted that in process of manu
facture, the lowermost tab I4 could not stick to
of folding, each element I6 is formed with a
perforated line I8 as more clearly shown in Fig. 5,
by wetting. This mounting isv movable so that
the pictures can be swung upwardly about the
perforated hinge lines to expose any Selected pic
ture and to permit inspection of names and dates
At the
bottom edge of the backing I5 is a binding I9
which may consist of an element I6 folded so
»that its sections I9a and ISD are respectively'ad
hesively secured to the front and rear of the
backing, the section I9a underlying a tab I4 Iand»
abutting an element I6 at its line of perfora~
tions. A very thin line in the binding IS is pos
sible because it is folded along its central line
of perforations I8. At the top edge of the back
ing, a binding strip 20 consisting of an element
I6 is likewise centrally folded on its line of per
forations I8 and its sections 20a and 2th respec~
tively lying at the front and rear of the backing,
with the section 20a forming a picture holding tab
extending down to the adjacent line of perfora
tion I8 and overlyingthe adjacent section I1.
that may be marked on the rear of a picture.
The textile tabs are sufficiently strong to prevent
accidental tearing thereof even at the lines of
perforation, and in fact they reenforce the pic
tures at »their upper edges. Pictures consider
35 ably wider than a unit I2 may be similarly mount
ed. No jar of paste or glue is needed for mount
ing the pictures or the entire unit. For the
latter purpose, only the sections IQ?) and Zlib
need be wetted. There is nothing tacky to han
40 dle, except one momentarily wetted gumrned sec
tion. The unit I2 is reliable and compact, and
pictures cannot accidentally drop out as in the
The rear section 20h, and the sections Isa and
IBb are pasted to the 4backing I5 by the water
soluble glue hereinabove mentioned, the gurnmed
case of other devices currently used to mount
pictures in an album.
I claim:
faces of the elements I9 and 20 being external.
~ l. An album picture holder comprising a b-ack
Thus uniformity of appearance is maintained and
mg member and a vertical series of strip elements
consisting of a textile fabric, each having a cen
tral line of weakness defining upper and lower
sections, each strip element having on only one
face thereof a coating of a nonetacky gum that
the >process of manufacture facilitated as later
explained. Furthermore
and 20h at the rear of the backing I5 may be
merely moistened and thus secured to a leaf of
the album II to thus mount a unit I2 therein..
The process of manufacture will now be de
scribed. Preferably the units I2 are made in
is rendered adhesive by wetting with water, the
elements being connected at their other face to
said backing member by a water soluble glue
long sections which are transversely severedto
applied only at their upper sections without af
produce. the units I2. Thus the strips IBa, as
fecting the gufm coating, and the lower sections
shown in-Fig. 5, may be several feet in length.
of the strip elements being adapted to fold upon
As already stated they consist of textile, gummed
the lines of weakness outwardly of the backing
on oneside as at IBb, with theother side I6c
member, the strip elements being so arranged that
plain, each strip being centrally perforated at I8. to the ,lower section of one element overlies the
Now a long backing sheet I5a is prepared whose
width is equal to the length of the sheet I5. An
element IIìa is applied to the entire length of the
bottom edge of the sheet I5a to form a binding
strip ISd like that at I9. Next an element IBa
is applied as in Fig. '1 for the entire length of the
sheet I5a to produce an element IEe, like that
at I6; and additional elements I6e are applied as
in Fig. 8 up to the top edge of the backing.- Then
an element Ißa is applied as a top Vbinding IBf
like that at 20, and its section |69 is then folded
down like that at 20a. Finally the structure is
cut> along vertical lines to produce the finished
units I2.
Certain details in the gluing will now be de
upper section of an adjoining element with the
top edge of said upper section coinciding with the
line of weakness of the adjacent upper element,
one of the elements forming a binder for the to'p
edge portion of the backing member and having
its line of weakness at the top edge of t .e back
ing member with the relatively upper section of
_ said element downwardly folded and secured to
the rear face of the backing member for mount
ing the latter upon wetting the non-tacky gum
coating of the downwardly folded portion.
2. A picture holder comprising a backing mem
ber, and a vertical series of strip elements con
sisting of a textile coated on only one side with
a non-tacky gum which becomes adhesive upon
tacky gum adapted to become adhesive upon wet
ting with water, all of the strip elements being
wetting with Water, said coating stiiïening the
elements, each element having a central line of
perforations deñning upper and lower sections,
upper sections being secured at the other
51de thereof to the backing member by a water
soluble glue, the elements being so arranged that
of like size and shape and each having a central
line of perforations, said strip elements being ad
hesively connected at
a lowersection of one element freely overlies- an
upper section of the next lower element with the
upper edge of said upper section abutting the
upper section of the next higher element at the 10
line of perforations of the latter, and marginal
strip members for the upper and lower edges of
the backing member having on only one face a
adapted to become
I said elements being' connected to the
backing member at the rear face thereof with
their lines of perforations lying' respectively at
lying an adjacent bottom section and being free
thereoIn but being adhesively connected to the
front face of the backing member.
4. A device including a backing member and
a series of identlcal separate strip elements cer
25 tain of which constitute picture mounts and the
others constitute combined binding and mount
ing means for securing the backing member to
an album leaf, the picture mount elements being
folded and secured to the backing member at one
the strip elements and
of the upper strip memberl are adapted for
mounting pictures.
3. A picture holder having a backing member,
strip elements consisting of textile fabric having
on their outer faces a stiiTening coating of non
face thereof in overlapping tab forming relation
to each other, the elements of said means being
tions of the elements coated with a non-tacky
cement that becomes adhesive upon wetting.
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