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Publication numberUS2304385 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date8 Dec 1942
Filing date3 Oct 1941
Priority date3 Oct 1941
Publication numberUS 2304385 A, US 2304385A, US-A-2304385, US2304385 A, US2304385A
InventorsMilton Sussman
Original AssigneeCollojac Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Book protector
US 2304385 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 8, 19 M. sussMAN aoox PROTECTOR F iled Oct. :5, 1941 M/Lr /vsass/my w M WW I Patented Dec. 8,1942

noon rao'rracroa Milton Sussman, Bronx, N. Y., assignor to Collojac Corporation, a corporation of New York Application October a, 1941, Serial No. 413,401

1 Claim.

This invention relates to book protectors in reneral, and particularly to the kind adapted to lot only safeguard the outer, exposed surfaces of L book, but which will render visible any printed r ornamental matter appearing upon said suraces, or upon any other article interposed beween the protector and the book body.

One of the principal objects of the present inention is to provide a relatively sturdy, transarent book protector, which is so constructed .s to permit its ready attachment. to and its emoval from a book, and which will facilitate he optional association therewith of an auxiliary IOOk cover, known in the art as jacket. Another object of this invention is to provide book protector, the exterior edges of which are einforced to safeguard them against excessive wear and tearing, and to hold the structure of he protector in its intended shape of arrange-' ment.

A still further object of this invention is to rovide a book protector made of a single elonrated sheet of transparent material, the edge rortions of which are folded upon themselves and .gainst the body of the sheet, so as to provide marginal flaps for the optional reception of a acket, and wherein the folds or ultimate edges, orming the joints between the flaps and body f the sheet, are provided with continuous reinorcing strips, adhesively secured to the folds, .nd extending, to a substantially uniform width r depth, along the side areas adjacent to the olds, thus straddling the folds or edges, and by 0 doing maintaining the flaps in their intended,

olded position.

The foregoing and still further objects and mportant advantages of the present invention vill become more fully apparent from the ensuing iescription of the accompanying drawing, the atter showing the presently preferred forms of my device, and in which,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a portion of my ook protector as applied to a book;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of one form of my book 'rotector;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken 0 inc 3-4 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 illustrates my protector, seen in Fig. 2, :1 a position of receiving a book jacket;

Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross-section taken on ine 5-5 of Fig. 4;

Fig. 6 is a perspective fragmental detail view I the flap and its reinforcement along its fold; .nd

Fig. 7 is a plan view of another embodiment of my device.

Referring now specifically to the figures, and especially to Figures 2 and 3, my book protector consists of an elongated strip of preferably transparent sheet material In, fabricated from any suitable plastic, such as Celluloid. The longitudinal edge portions of the strip are bent or folded upon themselves in the manner indicated in Fig.

3, so as to form distinct flaps l I, the interior surfaces of which become adjacent to the intended interior surface of sheet body I0. These adjacent surfaces are normally held parallel to one another. The ultimate edge or fold l2, forming the joint between body l0 and flap H, is straddled by a reinforcing tape or strip l3, which encases the folds along their entire length, and overlies uniformly, to a substantially even depth or width, the outer surface areas of flaps H and sheet body 10, immediately adjacent to fold l2.

Strip I3 is adhesively secured, and serves not only to reinforce the ultimate edges of the book protector, but is designed to hold flaps II in their intended, folded position. (See Figs. 3 and 6.)

Folds II are intended to removably accommoe date jacket M, in the manner illustrated in Fig. 4. Such jacket may be provided with attractive printing or advertising matter, and since my protector is preferably transparent such printing is made readily visible.

In inserting the Jacket, folds l are temporarily bent away from body ill, or are merely lifted, so as to permit jacket I to slip into place with its outer surface against the inner surface of member Ill. The association of the jacket with my book protector is obviously optional, but the construction of my device facilitates the repeated application of my protector to any number of books, and the changing of jackets to make them correspond with the books to which the device is to be applied.

While my jacket, is preferably made of transparent material, particularly when intended to be used for holding jackets, it may also be made of translucent or opaque material when used merely as book protector.

The application of my device to a book will be more clearly understood from consulting Figure 1, wherein the leaf body iii of the book and covers it and I! are indicated in broken lines. The reinforced edges of my protector are intended to coincide with the top (and bottom) edges of book covers it and II. The protector is simply applied with its inner surface to the outer surface of the covers, and .wound about their vertical edges l8, as indicated at 19 in the left-hand portion of Fig. 1. In this manner the folded-over part 20 of the book protector becomes adjacent to the interior surface of book cover ll. Jacket I4, held by flap II, is shown to be somewhat longer than my book protector, and its extending end 2| may be folded under, as indicated in Fig. 1.

Referring to Fig. 7, here is illustrated a modified form of my device, which possesses all features explained in connection with the previously described figures, but in addition is provided with end flaps 22, the folds of which are reinforced by tapes 23, so that all edges of the finished articles are reinforced and protected.

The optional insertion of a jacket in this modified form of my device is proceeded with in the manner similar to that'explained in connection with Fig. 4, with the exception that the ends of the jacket are slipped under end flaps 22.

While in the foregoing description ony specific forms of my invention were dealt with, it is quite obvious that changes and improvements may be reiiuired. Thus, reinforcing member l3 may be constructed in a different manner and may be placed, for instance, within fold l2. It is also quite obvious that the fold reinforcement may be constructed from a material similar to that from which body I II is fabricated, and although I prefer to employ adhesive fabric tape, any other suitable material may take its place.

Only two embodiments of my invention are 11- lustrated. They are applicable to the general run of books handled in circulating libraries, private homes, and the like, where it may be necessary to change or replace my book protectors or transfer them to books currently used. When, on the other hand, my device is to be employed for permanently covering books, periodicals or other publications, suitable changes and improvements may be required, and I therefore reserve for myself the right to make such changes and improvements without departing from the broad scope of my invention as defined in the annexed claims.

I claim:

A book covering comprising in combination a substantially transparent member, and a detachable paper book ;Iacket, said member having a length corresponding substantially to the length of the book Jacket and a width sufficiently in excess of the width of the book jacket to provide marginal flaps on each side thereof, said flaps being folded over to provide enclosure means for slidably retaining the paper book Jacket with the member, and permitting the transparent member and the paper jacket to be applied as a unitary construction to the cover of a book; and means applied to the transparent wrapper for urging the flaps into the flat folded position against the paper book Jacket carried therein.


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U.S. Classification281/34, 156/216
International ClassificationB42D3/04, B42D3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D3/04
European ClassificationB42D3/04