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Feb. 12, 1963
Filed July 12, 1961
PUDOLPH A. Epos/vue
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Rudolph A. Froehlig, Little Neck, N.Y., assignor to Mod
ern Album and Finishing, Inc., Long Island, N.Y., a
corporation of New York
Filed July 12, 1961, Ser. No. 123,506
1 Claim. (Cl. 20G-62)
Patented Feb. l2, 1963
adjacent rear edge and front openings S and 8 respective
ly, so that the two jackets 2 became a unitary structure
having two pockets 8 to permit two phonograph records
to be inserted therein. If desired, the record album can
also be adhered along the top and bottom edges to give it
greater strength.
If desired and to give the album greater protection the
album may be enclosed in an outside wrapper 12 as shown
in FIGS. 1 and 3 which may contain the usual information
such as an album for phonograph records, and more 10 such as title, artist’s name, etc. However, if the two
The present invention relates to an improved container,
particularly to an improved multi-chambered phonograph
record album.
Heretofore, a plurality of phonograph records have
usually been packaged in large containers in which the
jackets are glued together along the four edges this out
side wrapper may be dispensed with since the informa
tion may be printed directly on the individual jackets.
In acordance with Vthe modification shown in FIGS. 5,
records lay flat. Other albums which have been utilized 15 6 and 7 which shows a three-record album, the two jack
comprise a plurality of individual jackets which were
ets 2 are adhered to each other along a zone of adhesive
hinged together at one end to permit them to swing rela
15 which is adjacent the rear edge 5 only of each jacket 2
tive to each other.
However, such arrangements are quite expensive and
and the front edges of each is left una'ttached so as to
provide an additional pocket 9 between the two jackets 2
require complicated manufacturing operation. The a1 20 which in cooperation with jackets 8 in the jackets 2 will
bums are rather clumsy to handle so that records are
permit three records to be packaged.
sometimes inadvertently broken.
The outside wrapper 12 is then wrapped around the two
The present invention overcomes these defects and
jackets 2 in order to give the jackets greater protection
provides an improved album for phonograph records
and to Vpermit it to contain the usual information such as
which is flat and thin like the ordinary single record 25 the artist’s name and the name of the company, etc. If
album in general use today.
the two jackets 2 are adhered along the top, rear and bot
Another object of the present invention is the provision
tom edges, the outer wrapper 12 may be eliminated if de
of a multi-chambered album which can be easily adapted
-to receive two records or more without any additional
With this arrangement, two phonograph records may
manufacturing steps.
30 be inserted into the pockets 8 formed in the two jackets 2
Another object of the present invention is the provision
and the third record may be inserted in the pocket 9
Of an improved record album which can be easily and
formed between the two jackets.
inexpensively formed from existing single record jackets.
If itis desired to make an album for a greater number
Other and further objects of the invention will be ob
of records, other jackets similar to 2 may be added in
vious upon an understanding of the illustrative embodi 35 the manner pointed out above.
ment about to be described or will be indicated in the ap
It will be seen that the present invention provides an
pended claim, and various advantages not referred to
improved phonograph record album which is not bulky
herein will occur to one skilled in the art upon employ
which can accommodate two or more records, and which
ment of the invention in practice.
can be made easily and inexpensively.
A preferred embodiment of the invention has been 40 As various changes may be made in the form, con
chosen for purposes of illustration and description and is
struction and arrangement of the parts herein without
shown in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of
departing from the spirit and scope of the invention and
the specification, wherein:
without sacrificing any of its advantages, itis to be under
FIG. l is a perspective view showing the phonograph
stood that all matter herein is to be interpreted as illus
record album of the present invention;
trative and not in a limiting sense.
FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view showing the 45 Having thus described my invention, I claim:
manner of assembling the album shown in FIG. 1;
A container for phonograph records comprising a pair
FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken along lines 3--3 of
of identical jackets, each of said jackets comprising a pair
FIG. l;
of flat side walls substantially identical in shape and di
FIG. 4 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 1 showing
mension, the side walls of each jacket being permanent
the album adapted to hold three records;
50 ly joined to each other along their top, rear and bottom
FIG. 5 is an exploded view showing the manner of
edges only and being unattached to each other along the
assembling the jacket shown in FIG. 4; and
front edges thereof to provide a front opening,` a phono
FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken along line 6-6 of
graph record in each of said jackets, said jackets being
FIG. 4.
permanently joined to each other along their rear, top
Referring to the drawings and more particularly to 55 and bottom edges only and being unattached to each other
FIGS. 1 to 3, the phonograph record album 1 comprises
along said front edges to form a phonograph record en
a plurality of single-record jackets 2 having side walls 3
closure between said jackets, and a phonograph record
which are preferably made of paperboard as is usual in
in said phonograph record enclosure.
such constructions. The side walls 3 are joined together
along top, rear and bottom edges 4, 5 and 6, respectively, 60
References Cited in the file of this patent
in any desired manner, but are unattached to each other
along the front edges to form a front opening 8 which
permits a phonograph record P to be inserted therein.
Lauferty ______________ __ June 7, i1892
In accordance with the present invention, two of such
Campagnano ......... .__ Mar. 4, 1947
single jackets 2 are adhered together as shown in FIGS. 65 2,463,450
Wisner _______________ -_ Mar. l, 1949
2 and 3 to form a multi-chambered album. The two
jackets 2 are adhered along zones of adhesive 10 and 11
Vogt _______________ __ Sept. 29, 1953
Finnerty ____________ __ Mar. 27, 1962
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