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lJuly' 9, 1946. A. HOLT'ZMAN 2,403,530 ALBUM PICTURE HOLDER Filed Sept. 30, 1944 -lóar’ @l f Patented July 9, 1946 2,403,530 UNITED ' STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,403,530 ALBUM' PICTURE HÜLDER Abraham Holtzman, New York, N. Y.` Application September 30, 1944, Serial No. 556,624 4 Claims. 1 (Cl. 1_29-»20ì This invention relates to album picture holders. 2 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 inspected. y 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. l 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 process. 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 empliiication of the invention. the tab structure on an album leaf. 30 Referring in 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 ceeds. 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 invention. 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 2,403,530 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 perforations, 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 IBa. I6_to the backing I5 is greatly facilitated. In this regard, it will be noted that the sections I1 15 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 My 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 45 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 es 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 2,403,530 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 15 20 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 30 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 40 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. ABRAHAM HOLTZMAN.