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, 11.946. '
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File'd Oct. 14, 1942
5 Sheets-Sheet 1
Aug- 69 1946»
Filed Oct. 14, 1942
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Aug. 6, 1416.
Filed Oct. 14, 1942
3 Sheets-Sheet 3
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Patented Aug. 6, 1946
Carroll N. Cross, M‘iddleboro, Mass.
Application Qctoberl4, 194,2,‘Serial PTO-481,984; _
3 Claims._ (01. 403-152)
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TheTprimary object of the invention is to pro
This. invention relates to “display mounts and
more'particularlypertains to the hinged panel
or door sections embodiedjintheudisplay meunts.
' vide mounts having hinged sections that are either
partially or completely severed‘from the adjacent
Heretofore V displayjmgunts have , embodied’
mount material and that are adapted for angular
. hinged portions such’as picture or calendan-im
. sert portions, easel portions; hang-up tab portions, »
movement about a thin, ?exible hinge strip that
puts no substantial strain on the adjacent mount
and the like. Mounts of_ the?display ,typeband
particularly those used ,for advertising purpo__ses,_
' structure.
The’manner in which this and other objects of
the invention are accomplished will become clear
must be produced at a minimum cost and for-this _
reason,‘ for want of'a betterdexpedienthit has been
' th'e'practice to score the: mountmaterial to'form“
a hingeilineij However; a hinge line formed by
a‘ scoring operation is not entirely, satisiactory
because movement of a mountsection about such
a hinge places a greatstrain on the adjacent por-V
tion of the mount._ In, many instances thisstrain ‘
is sui?cient to‘destroy the utility ofhthe mount in
a short time, for such mounts are usuallyQmade
by‘reading thefollowing description with refer
ence to the accompanying drawings in which like
reference numerals indicate like parts in the sev-.
eral ?gures and in which:
Figure 1 is a plan view of a face board consti
tutinga mount element} 1
Figure 2 is a plan View or" a back board;
Figure 3 isa plan View of. a thin, ?exible bind
ing material adapted to unite the face board and
of cardboard havingnogreat inherent strength.
the back board into a unit;
This‘ invention is basedwon the“ appreciation of 20 Figure {i is a plan View of a mount after having
the binding ‘material _ attached to- its exterior
thegfact that ‘strain on mount constructions can
be largely eliminatedgby eliminating the necessity ~
Figure 5 isa face View of a completed mount
of bending the mount material at the conven
tional score lines utilized heretofore as hinges.’
in accordance with the invention;
In mounts composed of two or moresuperimposed 25 Figure'6 isva ‘cross sectional View on-line 6—-6
boards ‘that’ are bound together into aunit bya
relativelyrth'in, ?exible binding that extends'over
of Figure 5;
and is-attached to the exterior surfaces of the
Figure 7 is a plan View of a face board forming
a part of a mount in accordance with the practice
by partially or completely severing the hinge line
mount, the bending stresses may be ‘eliminated.
frornits base and by utilizing the relatively thin,‘
?exible binding material as‘ the. main hinge medi
about which such section may swing." The
use of this simple concept has been complicated
initslembodiment in mount constructions; how;
ever, by. the fact that manufacturing n'dif?cultie's
in the way of many additional and separate op- '
erationsincrease the cost of the final product so ‘
greatly as to have precluded its'useheretofore.
of the invention resulting in different hinge mount
Figure 8 is a plan View of a back board forming
‘ a part of the mount resulting from the modi?ed
practice of the invention;
Figure 9 is a plan View of thin, ?exible binding
35 material adapted to unite the face board and the
back board into a unit in accordance with the
modi?ed practice of the invention;
Figure 10 shows‘ the elements of the mount
united ‘as a'unit inraccordance with the modi?ed 7
; Furthermore, in hinged mount sections accord-' 40 practice of the invention;
Figure 11 is a plan view of the rear surface of a
ing to the previous practice that utilized a score
line on which-the} hinged section swung, there
mount made in accordance with the modi?ed
hasbeen an inherent tendency for the hinged
sectien to spring to aniopen or partiallyopeni'
practice of the invention;
position unless thesame is held closed in a posi
tive manner such as byth'e utilization of turn
line 52-42 of Figure 11; '
buttons, snap fasteners,’ or the like. , This previ
ousconstruction also exhibited the tendency of
thehinged sections to remain partially open un
‘ '
12-is an enlarged cross
sectional view on
Figure 13 iga plan View of the back structure of a mount ‘resulting from the practice of the in
Figure 14 is a cross sectional view of line l?—l‘i
lesgpositively closed by means ofiturnbuttons 50
or‘ the like. By precutting the» hingevline for
Figure l5is a fragmentary view of -a mount sim
hinged sections, there is no resistance to the open
ilar ‘to that ‘shown in Figure 13 wherein'a hinged
ing and closing of the hinged section because the ‘
inherent'resistance' tothe flexing’ of the material
section’ is shownin open;position,"and wherein
a closure ,fastener forms a part of the construc
In Figure 1 of the drawings there is shown a
face board constituting a display mount, element
which is preferably out from cardboard stock; al
stantial thickness, it of course apparent that'
the fans board and the back board constituting
the principal elements of the display mount can
though the practiceofthe invention ‘is not limited
be spaced in any well known or suitable manner
to provide an object-receiving pocket of the de
to the use of anyparticular materialmwhile the
sired depth.
face board l0 isbeinig. cutto the desired outline,
It follows that the hinged panel section 20 will
swing with great freedom because of the, fact that
the line [2 in the face board about which it is‘
.stitutingthe face board. As illustrated, the hinge
line I2 is disposed horizontally across the width 10 adapted to swing is completely severed or su?-~
as by a die cutting operation, a hinge line I2 is
out partiallyor entirely through the material con
Lot the face board to provide a line about which a s V
hinged section may be moved. It is obvious, of
course, that should it be desired to have‘ the
hinged section swing about a vertical line, the line
I2 would be disposed in a vertical position, ‘
A back board I4 is provided, and as illustrated. .
ciently so as to eliminate stress on the adjacent
_ portions of the mount and from the further fact‘
that the main hinge medium on which the same‘
- swings is that portion of the thin facing material.
‘ overlying the hinge line I2. In order to prevent.
"the hinged section 2|] from swinging about the:
the back board may be of the same contour vas the _ > hinge line l2 when such movement of the section.
face board but, of course, this is not essential. In ' ‘ ' is not desired, the hinged section 20 is provided:
Figure 2 of the. drawings the back board isillus- ’
with one or more locking tongues 30 that are:
trated as having therein no precut hinge lines but 20 adapted to engage complementary notches in the:
adjacent surface of the face board. .Thesee
in this connection it is to be noted that the form
tongues 3b are preferably located at a point that;v
of the invention illustrated in Figures 7 through
is remote from the hinge line l2 and their con12 may be practiced with respect to therback
struction is such that the hinged section 21! is:
board It and the manner in which the method il
securely held in the plane of the‘ face board by;
lustrated in these ?gures of the drawings may
the frictional engagement of the'tongues 30.and!_
be practiced will become clear from the descrip
tion hereinafter.
It is customary to provide a facing for display
mounts of various kinds and in many instances
their adjacent complementary face board sur-
By providing an object-inserting doorin the:
these faces, which generally consist of a thin, 30 face board of the mount as distinguished from
the usual passage provided in back' b'dardslof:
?exible and decorative material such as a leather
such constructions, the added iadvantage?of a;
ette paper, extend over theentire external surface
strengthened construction is realized. " By elimie
of the mount and are attachedto the contacting
hating the usual weakening incisions from thee
surfaces throughout their areas. ‘In Figure 3 of
the drawings is shown a blank I6 cut of suitable 35 back board of such constructions,v the entire susz~l
taining strength of -' the back board
decorative facing material and so shaped and
for the purpose for which the'same is intended*,;
notched as to permit the same to fold neatly and
namely, the strengthening of thelmount as at‘
snugly over the surfaces of the mount. The face
whole and the elimination of warpingiand tWiSj1r~
board It] and the back board Mare next assem
bled in superimposed relation after which the
facing material 1 6 is attached to the external
surfaces of theseboards thus forming a composite
structure 18 as illustrated in Figure 4 of the draw
ings. It will be noted that the facing material l6
now- overlies the precut hinge line l2>that pre
viously has been formed in the face board. If the
precut hinge line extends only partially through
the board, the facing material will, of course,
ing frequently found in'constructions"whercini
both the face board and'the back: board have:
been somewhat weakened by; the ' cutting; of ‘pass
The practice of the invention; may‘ result in
different types, of hinged sections and these sec“
tions may be located in the back board of the
mount ,as shown in the modi?ed form of the in
vention illustrated in Figures 7' through l2; _'In
overlie the hinge line on the face of the board
these ?gures of the drawings a face vboard 478
opposite that from which the out has been made. 50 has been illustrated which in general construe
Subsequent operations are designed to produce
tion and contour corresponds to the face board
the hinged section adapted to swing on that por
l0.‘ "A back board 42 is cut to :any desired or
tion of the facing material l6 overlying the hinge
suitable contour and dimensions and herein the.
line 12,
same is illustrated as being of the same shape
The hinged panel section 20 is now formed in 55 and size as the face board 40. In order to provide
the face board of the assembled mount elements
hinged sections such as picture-inserting por
and this section is formed by lines 22 that are cut
tions or supporting easels in the back board, 42, ‘
through the facing material and the face board
there is formed in thatback board‘one or more
along suitable and predetermined contours and
incisions extending therethrough- or’ partially
whose ends intersect the precut hinge line l2 at
from the front tov the rear and__
remote points as at 24 and 26. In the present
being adapted to form‘ the lines- in said board.
case an indicia-display window 28 is formed in the
hinged panel section 20 by cutting therefrom the
body portion thereof preferably at the same time
that the line 22 is cut through the facing ma‘
terial and the face board.- With this construe-n
tion it is evident that the hinged section 20 can
be swung angularly about the line l2 without
transmitting any stress or strain to that portion
of either the hinged‘ section or the. face board
about which such sections are to swing,
V ticularly, the back board 42 is provided with a ‘
vertical incision 44 located substantially’ along;
the medial lineof the board. The‘incision M,‘
in this case, is made for the purpose‘ of providing ‘
an easel; and in order’ to provide a hinge li'i'ieifor;v
an easeliocking tongue therline M is intersected ‘
byva horizontal line 45. A picture-insertingdoora
lying on oppositesidesyof the hinge line l2. Ma 70 may be formed in'the back board can; swing ~_
nipulation-of the hinged section 20 can be ac
complished for the‘ purpose of inserting a pic.- 1
ture, calendar or other ?at object under that-LI.
section for display through the display window ‘
28. If the object to be displayed has any sub
about, an incision 48. '
face board 4!!‘and
a ?exible
?-bindingmmates ;
‘ rial 5B which has previously been" cut to the
75 proper shape and size to permit the same to be:
folded about . the exteriorcsurfaces orthe; super:
imposediface board 4,0"and backboard-“:isthen
folded about‘. the, surfaces‘v and the contacting
areas? of‘ the-binding material and‘ the. boards
are attached to each other-asbygluing.
The unitary structure‘ resulting from-the fore
maraintofr; the, mguntwb
thicknesses complicated
; ‘5W9; orig-lore; board
diet-inserting: or:
The, marginal. , edges. of ?exible: binding; ma;
terial ls?r appearinaon: the, face- of tnemarginal
spacina'memben M: are; suitably.- concealed; by
going steps, and as :illustrated in FigurelOofthe
means. of: a1? .face-wboard' B4 ,.th_avt;p has; provided
‘drawings, is. then subjected‘ to a further cutting
therein. a; picture-display window; 86; In; the
operation, as for example a, die cutting'operation,
formjofr the; invention shown in; Figure. 173 the
to form the respective sections adapted: to swing 10 mount is; provided: with an/ easel ‘ c8 -_adapted;i to
about the hingeglines-M, 46 and 4B. Particularly,
swing; about hinge‘: lines; 90;: and that: is adapted
these cutting operations are performed along
to-: b'eiheld. in open: position ‘by;
easel» locking
line 52 to produce an easel, along line 54 to pro
tongue 92.
duce an easel locking tongue, and along line 56
In this form of the invention it will be seen
to produce a picture-inserting door. It will be 15 that a closure for a picture-inserting passage
noted that in the case of'each of cuts 52, 54 ‘and .
has been provided to swing outwardly on a pre
56 that they intersect the lines 44, 45 and 48,
cut hinge line thereby placing no substantial
respectively, at remote points to de?ne their re
strain on that section of the back board adjacent
spective elements. These operations result in a
the hinge line. The elimination of strain in
mount supporting easel 58, an easel locking 20 mountsrof this construction is-particularly im
tongue 66 and a picture-inserting door 62. The
portant where, as in the present form, the hinged
easel 58 is adapted to swing on the line 44, the
section is located near one of the marginal edges
easel locking tongue 69 is adapted to swing on
of the mount for when such sections are located
the horizontal line 46 and the picture-inserting
near the marginal edges of a mount, there is
door 62 is adapted to swing along the vertical 25 usually an insu?icient. amount of material be
line 48. In operation, the manipulation of the
tween such hinged section and the margin of
easel, the easel locking tongue and the picture
the mount to stand the strain that would be
inserting door places no strain on adjacent sur
inherent in the angular movement of such hinged I
faces in either themselves or the surrounding
section about a score line.
back board.
The practice of the ‘invention has been herein
In the preferred embodiment of the invention
described in connection with the production of a
the margins 64 of the facing material 50 are
speci?c mount but it is, of course, obvious that
adapted to fold about the edges of the boards
its teaching may be applied to the manufacture
40 and 42 and to be glued against the face of
of different kinds of mounts.
the back board. The portion 66 of the ?exible 35
I claim:
material 59 is then preferably folded over the
1. In a display mount, a back board, a super
back board in such manner that the margins
imposed face board, a panel section completely
thereof overlie the marginal edges 64.
severed from one of said boards and occupying
The mount shown in Figures 13 to 15 of the
an aperture in said board of the same outline as
drawings is constructed by precutting a hinge 40 the panel section, a ?exible covering material
line 19 at least partially through the back board . extending about the edges of said boards and
‘l2 and by assembling the back board 12 and a
marginal spacing board 14 into superimposed
over the face of the panel section and over the
face of the board in which the panel section is
relation whereafter the boards 12 and 14 are
formed securing said boards together, said cover
joined into a unit by means of a thin, ?exible 4:5 ing material being severed along all but one side
binding material 16, as in the previous practice
of the perimeter of said panel thereby constitut
of the invention. The extreme ends of the pre
ing a hinge about which said panel section may
cut hinge line 19 are then intersected by means
turn, complementary interlocking elements
of an incision ‘l8 extending through the binding
formed in the panel section and in the adjacent
material 76 and the back board 12, the incision 50 board having edges substantially at right angles
18 being of such contour as to provide a picture
to the face of said board and to the face of said
inserting passage normally covered by a hinged
panel section and constituting a friction latch
closure 80. The closure 86 is adapted to swing
to maintain said hinged panel section in a closed
angularly about the hinge line 10 and in Figures
13 and 14 the same is normally held in closed
2. In a display mount, a back board, a super
position by means of the complementary friction
imposed face board, a panel section completely
latches 82.
severed from one of said boards andv occupying
In that form of the invention shown in Figure
an aperture in said board of the same outline
15, the closure fastener means is illustrated as
as the panel section, said panel section ‘being
consisting of a turn button 94 that is adapted 60 located inwardly from the edges of the board in
to pivot on a turn button rivet 96, This form
which the panel is formed, a ?exible covering
of closure fastener may be used advantageously
material extending about the edges of said boards
because of the manufacturing advantages pre
and over the face of the panel section and over
sented over previous mount passage closures that
the face of the board in which the panel section
utilized turn button fasteners. With the closure 65 is formed securing said boards together, said
80 located near an edge of the mount panel and
covering material being severed along all but
being adapted to swing outwardly about the
one side of the perimeter of said panel thereby
weakened hinge line 10, it becomes possible to
constituting a hinge about which said panel sec
locate the turn button rivet 96 in that portion
tion may turn, complementary interlocking ele
of the mount panel that lies entirely within the 70 ments formed in the panel section and in the
panel area de?ned by such marginal members
adjacent board having edges substantially at
as the spacing board 14 and the face board 84.
right angles to the face of said board and to the
In previous constructions it has always been
face of said panel section and constituting a
necessary to resort to special manufacturing
friction latch to maintain said hinged panel sec
technique to locate turn button rivets at the 75 tion ina closed position.
'3. In adisplaymount, aback board,as°uper
imposed face board, a panel section completely
severed from one of said boards and occupying
an aperture in said board of the same outline
as the panel section, said panel section‘ being
located inwardly from the‘ edges of the boardvin
which the panel'is formed, a-?exible covering
material extending about the edges of saidboards
and over‘ the face of the panel section. and over
the face-of the board in which the panel see-~
tionjis formed securing said boards together,
said covering material being severed along all'but
one‘ side of the perimeter of saidpanel thereby
constituting a hinge about which said panel
section may turn, complementary interlocking
elements formed in the panel section and in the
adjacent board ‘at a' point remote from said
hinge having edges substantially-at right angles
tdtheliace of said board and to the face of
said panel section and constituting a friction
latch to maintain said hinged‘panel section in a
1'0 closed position.
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