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Aug.
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F. L. SINGER, JR
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A374
BOOKMARK
Filed Aug. 26, 1944
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INVENTOR:
FRANCIS psmssmag.
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I ATTORNEY
2,405,374
Patented Aug. 6, 1946
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,405,374
BOOKMARK
Francis L. Singer, Jr., Peekskill, N. Y.
Application August 26, 1944, Serial No. 551,391
6 Claims.
(01. 281-42)
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My invention relates to book or page markers.
_An object of my invention is a book marker
which will automatically indicate or mark the
page reached by the reader, slipping over the
edge of each page when the same is turned and
thereby assuming the correct marking position
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divided from the remaining part of the leaf by a
crease or folding line 6, The back side of the
part 5 may be gummed or covered with an ad
hesive layer, or may be affixed to the page 2 by
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on the following page.
Further objects are a book marker which is pre
vented from being lost or mislaid, which can be
‘affixed to a book permanently, which can be con 10
any other suitable means.
The ?ap 4 may form an integral part of the
base leaf or may comprise a part or rim 1 which
is so affixed to a part of the surface of the base
leaf 3 that the part ‘I ispermanently held close
to this surface part of the base leaf whereby the
cealed in the book without any part of the book
flap 4 tends to remain in or to return into a
marker protruding beyond the book’s edges, and
position parallel and adjacent to the leaf 3. From
the rim 1, the remaining part of the flap 4
extends downward about parallel to the base
which will neither change the appearance nor the
height, nor the width of the book when the latter
is stored away.
15 leaf 3, but spaceable therefrom, the flap being
Other objects are a book marker that can be
sufficiently resilient to be bent in the direction of
easily brought from a concealed condition adapted
the arrow 8 in Fig. 2. The main part of the flap
for storage or» shipping into a position adapted for
overlies the foldable part of the leaf 3. Prefer
use, that can be folded and unfolded, and that
ably, a portion of the flap extends beyond the
does not interfere with the reading of anything 20 lateral edge 9 of the leaf 3 and permits a con
printed on the marked page wherever such print
venient grip of the flap ll.
may be on the page.
The leaf 3 and the flap 4 may be cut from
Still another object is a book marker adapted
sufficiently stiff sheets of paper, cardboard, Cello
to show advertisements which are visible
phane, plastics or any other suitablematerial, the _
throughout the reading of the book.
25 ?ap being. preferably made of transparent ma~
Still further objects and advantages will ap
terial, for example, of transparent Celluloid or
pear from the following description of an exem
Cellophane.
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plifying embodiment of my invention, from the
The book marker is permanently af?xed to the
appended claims, and from the drawing in which:
book by connecting the part 5 of the leaf 3 to the
Fig. 1 shows a front elevation of a book marker 30 page 2, for example by pasting the gummed side
embodying my invention and af?xed to a page of
of the part 5 to this page, preferably in a posi
a book, this page and the neighboring page being
tion where the left edge H] of the leaf 3 is near
shown broken off.
and parallel to the inner side of the page 2 and
Fig. 2 shows a side elevation of the same em
where a part of the ?ap 4, preferably about half
bodiment seen from the right side in Fig. 1, the
of it, projects over the upper edge of the book
thickness of the parts being shown exaggerated
as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
for the sake of clearer representation.
When the reading begins, the reader lifts the
Fig. 3 shows a perspective view of an open book
?ap 4 and releases the same over the ?rst read
provided with the book marker shown in Figs.
ing page where the flap will rest until turning of
1 and 2, the book marker being shown in the 40 this page makes the flap slip over the upper edge
position of use.
of this page and spring to the third reading page
Fig. 4 shows a view corresponding to the view
on the next leaf of the book. This slipping and
shown in Fig. 1, except that the book marker is
springing is correspondingly repeated whenever
shown folded into the position of storage.
Referring to the drawing, numeral l indicates 45 a page is turned whereby the flap 4 always auto
matically comes to rest on one of those two pages
a book and numeral 2 that page of this book to
which are just open and read, for example on
which the book marker is a?ixed according to my
page H in Fig. 3, and connected parts of the
invention. Preferably, the page 2 is any one of
base leaf and of the ?ap form a bridge bridging
those empty pages which are usually provided in
a book behind the last printed page.
50 over all pages positioned between the pages ll
and 2 as shown in Fig. 3. Any print on the page
The book marker consists of a base leaf or plate
II that might be covered by the ?ap 4 is never
3 and of a leaf-like flap 4 which are connected
to each other, preferably at their upper ends.
theless readable due to the transparency of the
The base leaf 3 is foldable and has a part 5 pref
flap. Also any advertisement that might be
erably forming the lower rim of this leaf and 65 printed on the front of that part of the leaf 3
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siliently bendable ?ap having a part permanently
that projects over the edge of the page H is
and closely a?dxed to a part of the surface of said
visible throughout the reading of the book.
projecting, leaf part and having another part
When the book is closed, the ?ap l3- retains
extending in the direction to said folding line
its position over the page H, marks this page
and enables the reader to re-open the book at the Cr and forming a continuously resilient continua
tion of said a?ixed part without any foldably
reached passage.
weakening lines whereby said flap, in unbent con
For storage or shipping, the leaf 3 together
dition, is positioned parallel to said projecting
with the ?ap 4 is turned or folded down around
leaf part and, in bent condition, tends to return
the crease B in the direction of the arrow :2 in
Fig. 2 into the position shown in Fig.4. In this
position, the book marker is completely concealed
into said parallel position, said folding line being
located beyond the free end of said flap.
when the book is closed.
I desire it understood that my‘ invention is not?
con?ned to the particular embodiment shown and
4. A book marker comprising a leaf having a
_ folding line and two parts turnable relatively to
each other around said folding line, and a resil
described, the same being merely illustrative,' 15 iently bendable ?ap made of transparent material
and'having a part permanently and closely af
fixed to a part of the surface of said leaf and hav
ways without departing from the. spirit of my in
ing another part extending in the direction to
vention as it is obvious that the embodiment
said ‘folding line and forming a continuously re
shown and described is only one of the many that
may be employed to attain the objects of my 20 silient continuation of said a?ixed part without
any foldably weakening lines whereby said ?ap,
in unbent condition, is positioned parallel to said
Having described the nature of my invention
and how it‘ operates, what I claim and desire to
leaf and, in bent condition, tends to return into
said parallel position, said folding line being lo
secure by Letters Patent is:
and that the invention may be carried out in other ;
invention.
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1. A book marker comprising a leaf having a 25 cated beyond the free end of said ?ap.
5. A book marker comprising a leaf having a
folding line and two parts turnable relatively to
folding line and two parts turnable relatively to
each other around said folding line, and a resil»
each other around said folding line, and, a re
iently bendable flap having a part permanently
siliently bendable flap having apart permanently
and closely ai?xedzto a part of the surface of said
and closely affixed to a part of the surface of one
leaf and having another part extending in the
of said leaf parts and having another part ex
direction to said folding line and forming a con
tending in the direction to said folding line and
tinuously resilient continuation of said affixed
forming a continuously resilient continuation of
part without any foldably weakening lines where
said affixed part without any foldably weakening
by said flap, in unbent condition, is positioned
lines whereby said ?ap, in unbent condition, is
parallel to said leaf and, in bent condition, tends
positioned parallel to said latter leaf part, and in
to return into said parallel position, said fold
bent condition, tends to return into said par
ing line being located beyond the free end of sai
allel position, said ?ap having another part over-'
?ap.
lying said latter leaf part and resiliently space
2. A book marker comprising a leaf having a
folding line and two parts turnable relatively to 40 able therefrom, said folding line being located
‘beyond the free end of said ?ap.
each other around said folding line, an adhesive
6. A book marker comprising a leaf having a
layer on one of said parts, and a resiliently bend
able ?ap having a partppermanently and closely
folding line and two parts turnable relatively to
af?xed to a part of the surface of the’ other of
each other around said folding line, and a resil
said leaf parts and having another part extend 45 iently bendable flap having a part permanently
and closely affixed to a part or” the surface of one
ing in’ the direction to said folding line and
of said leaf parts and having another part eX
forming a continuously resilient continuation of
tending in the direction to said folding line and
said affixed part without any foldably weakening
forming a continuously resilient continuation‘ of
lines whereby said flap, in unbent condition, is
positioned parallel to said other leaf part and, 50 said af?xed part without any foldably weakening
lines whereby said flap, in unbent condition, is
in bent condition, tends to return into said par
positioned parallel to said latter leaf part and,
allel position, said folding line being located be
in’bent condition, tends to return into said par
yond the free end of said flap.
allel position, said ?ap having another part
3. A book marker comprising a leaf having a
folding line and two parts turnable relatively to 55 spaceably overlying said latter leaf part’ and‘
partly projecting over a lateral edge thereof, said
each other around said folding line, one of said
folding line being located beyond the free end
parts having an adhesive surface adapted to be
affixed‘ to a page of a book in a position where
of said ?ap.
the other part, in unfolded‘ condition of said leaf,
projects‘ beyond an edge of said page, and‘ a- re
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FRANCIS L. ‘SINGER, JR. .
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