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    • B42F13/00Filing appliances with means for engaging perforations or slots
    • B42F13/16Filing appliances with means for engaging perforations or slots with claws or rings
    • B42F13/20Filing appliances with means for engaging perforations or slots with claws or rings pivotable about an axis or axes parallel to binding edges
    • B42F13/28Filing appliances with means for engaging perforations or slots with claws or rings pivotable about an axis or axes parallel to binding edges in two staggered sections


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Patented Jan. 14, 1896.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 552,966, dated January 14, 1896.

Application filed September 9,1895. Serial No. 561,956. No modeld To NZ whom t nfl/Ly con/cern:

Beit known that we, BRADFORD McGREGoR and HENRY Eroi-inne, citizens of the United States, and residents of Covington, Kenton county, State of Kentucky, have invented a certain new and useful Paper-File; and We do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, attention being called to the accompanying drawings, with the reference -numerals marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

The subject of this invention relates to devices used for keeping and preserving' against loss or misplaciug papers or documents of any kind. llt is mainly intended to receive such papers which at later times, and afterv placed in position, may require inspection or to be consulted for the purpose of referring to their contents-like, for instance, physicia-ns prescriptions after received by and once in the hands of the compounding apothecary. It is for use in 'this latter connection that our invention is principally intended; and the main Objectis to provide an efficient, dura-ble, and cheap device for the purpose, which readily receives the papers without mutilating or in anywise injuring them, and the important feature of which is a construction which not only gives ready access to any paper in the row on file, but also permits such access to be of an extent and character which allow ready and convenient reading without removal from the apparat-us. In this case the latter relates to that class of files Where an upright standard or rod supported on a suitable base receives the papers, which are passed over and stripped down on it, to facilitate which the upper end of the rod is more or less point-ed. This manner of placing the paper most always causes a hole or rent much larger than really required to hold the paper in position and in many cases the latter becomes so badly torn as to be unreadable, from which stage the rents usually increase in extent by repeated use until they tear out altogether and the paper drops oif of the file and becomes lost. To prevent such tearing and to limit the hole through the paper to the actual size which the diameter of the rod requires, a perforating center may be used with advantage with our device, which is of suitable material, preferably paper of suitable strength, and provided With a perforation to fit the size of the rod.

The features of our invention are explained in the following specifica-tion, which contains a full description thereof, together With its operation, parts, and construction, which latter is also ill nstrated in the accompanying drawings, in which-- Figure l shows the apparatus in perspective viewin a condition ready to receive the papers to be tiled. Fig. in a similar view shows the position and manner of manipulating the device for the purpose of gaining access to any particular paper. Fig. 3 is a sectional detail view of the paper-receiving rod. Fig. 4 is a detached viewv of the perforating center.

(3 is the paper receiving and retaining rod or standard, secured to and rising from a snitable base 7 and havingits upper end more or less pointed. The papers are placed in position by being passed over the point and stripped down on the rod toward its base, one on top of the other as they accumulate until the capacity becomes exhausted and the rod is filled. Before the paper is so placed the perforating and reinforcing center S is attached, the object of which, as already mentioned, is to limit the size of the hole and to strengthen the edge of the saine to prevent it from tearing out. It is our intention that these centers be furnished ready for usethat, is, they are provided With a perforation and guinmed on one side and may be kept in convenient proximity to the le to be at hand when needed. Each should be attached in the same position on the paper on which it is used with reference to the edges thereof, in order to produce a compact pile of papers and to prevent any one of them from projecting beyond the other ones.

Vihen at any time it becomes necessary to inspect a certain paper, the same is found, the device having been placed in a position as shown in Fig. 2, after which the pack of papers is separated at that point in order to expose fully for reading the desired paper. For support in this position of the apparatus a second base 9 is provided, which is preferably at right angles, secured to one edge of base 7,


the connection being strengthened by braces l0. In order to permit the separation of the papers as above mentioned, it is necessary that rod 6 be of sutcient length, for Which purpose the same is in two sections, one telescoping Within the other, the inner section sliding out and adjustable on the outer one With one part of the papers when the same are separated as shown in Fig. 2. To prevent the sections of the rod from becoming entirely separated, projections or shoulders are provided at their ends, which prevent such. A projection is also necessary at the extreme outer end of the extended rod to preventthe papers from being stripped oft, for which purpose a nut 11 is provided.

Having described our invention, We claim as newl. A paper-file consisting of a flat base having a telescoping rod 6 of adjustable length secured to it about midway, an additional base secured at right angles to one edge of the base first mentioned upon which the device maybe supported When inspection of the iiled papers is desired and a nut at the outer end of the extensible section of rod 6 projecting beyond the same to hold the papers in place in any position to which this extensible section is adjusted.

2. In a paper-le, the combination of a telescoping rod G, the inner section thereof. being pointed at its outer end and screw-threaded below such pointed end, a nut 1l to be secured thereat,opposing projections at the ends of the two sections of rod 6, to prevent their entire separation, a base 7 on which rod G is supported, an additional base 9 secured to the latter and braces- IO between the two bases.

In testimony whereof;l We hereunto set our signatures in presence of tWo Witnesses.





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