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Aug. ,‘ 194. F. L. SINGER, JR ' _ A374 BOOKMARK Filed Aug. 26, 1944 . \ INVENTOR: FRANCIS psmssmag. BYMMLLJ I’ 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) 1 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 2 , 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 5 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. , 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 2,405,374 r ll 3 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. 7 ' 7 , 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 60 FRANCIS L. ‘SINGER, JR. .