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July 21, 1936. 2,047,947 E. K. BOTTLE‘ RECORD Original-Filed July 12, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR. ' ATTORNEYS. July 21, 1936. ‘ ' E, K_ BOTTLE ' 2,047,947 RECORD Original Filed July 12, 1930 Fig-2._ 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 AWE-.4. JNVENTOR. _ W 1% 4.26m, BY M/ M 6 MW,‘ ATTORNEYS. Patented July 21,1936 , 2,047,947 » UNITED STATES ‘PATENT OFFICE 2,047,947 RECORD Edward Kirby Bottle, Elmira, N. Y., assignor, by ' niesne assignments, to American Sales Book Company, Inc., a corporation of Delaware Application July 12, 1930, Serial No. 467,496 Renewed January 21, 1935 8 Claims. (01. 281-25) I This invention relates to a record, and in its more specific aspects aims to provide an improved record, capable of use particularly in connec tion with inscribing machines, such as type writers, billing machines, registers, Teletypes, etc., although the features of the present invention might be employed to advantage in other assoé ciations. ' . perforations in order to facilitate of its sever ance into separate piles, with or without the aid of a tearing bar, and, as has been described in previous applications and patents, the strips may be formed with grip-escaping apertures, or other 5 constructions, which will enlarge their general usefulness and contribute to the efficiency of their employment. ' It is an object of the'invention to provide a rec ‘ ‘ Thus, referring primarily to Figs. 1 and 6, there 10- 0rd in which the several superposed layers or ' are shown successive piles of inscription-receiving 10 sheets will remain in perfect alignment through out inscribing and subsequent operations, and in which, moreover, an operator, when desiring to - separate the several layers, may do so with facility _ 15 and with no danger of injuring the record. A furtherv object .of the invention is that of constructing a record requiring'no special train ing or skill in its proper manipulation, and which record'will also require novmodi?cation of the 20 parts of the inscribing machine in order to ac commodate it; the record, moreover, occupying a minimum amount of space and feeding e?iciently through the inscribing station of a machine or I2 in Fig. 1, may include one or more continuous strips upon which separated sheet sets are ar ranged in pile form. Therefore, the continuous strip ll functions as a support or carrier for the other strips and accordingly may be referred to as a carrier or carrier strip. As also indicated at I3 in the latter ?gure, one or more of the layers might be formed with extended edge portions providing 20 feeding areas which, in the case of Teletypes or similar machines, may have a series of feed per forations I 4 for cooperation with the teeth of a ord which may, be'manufactured by automatic‘ sprocket or pin wheel, it being understood, how ever, that any ,other desired feeding expedient 25 might be resorted to, as, for example, the employ machinery, and consequently, may be sold at a ment of a more or less conventional friction feed otherwise. _ ‘ = . ' .An additional object is that of providing a rec 25 layers which, as indicated at In. in Fig. 6, may be in the form of continuous strips, or, as II and mechanism which cooperates with the feed-ar With these, and other,'objects in mind, refer~ resting apertures indicatedat l5. In any event, so ence is had to the attached sheets of drawings, the record in each instance is formed with trans 30 versely extending lines of fold, so that the piles ' illustrating practical embodiments of .the inven nominal ?gure. - tion, and in which: . , a Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of rec-1 may be compactly arranged one above the other in zigzag form, and along these lines of fold rows ‘ of perforations l6 may be formed in one or more Fig. 2 is a face view showing'a di?erent form' of the layers (according to the construction adopt- 35 of-the invention; v - - red) , so that ready severance at these points may _ Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken along the lines 3-3 and in the'direction of the arrows of Fig. 2; - - Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing a still different formof the invention; . ‘ Fig, 51s a transverse sectional view taken along the lines 5-5 and in the direction of‘the arrows of Fig. 4; and ‘ - ~ ~ ' Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the records as shown in Figs. 2.and 4. , While the present invention may, in many re spects, be embodied in virtually any desired type of recoi'd', it preferably- formsa part of a record ; embracing a superposed series of strips or layers be e?ected. _ It has been found, in manipulating records _ such as these, that despite the transverse lines of fold-and in the case of fanfold connection 40 along the longitudinal edges of the layers—in many instances the layers‘or sheets of a pile will tend to creep with respect to each other, - particularly as they—move towards and ‘into the inscribing station of a machine. In order to 45 overcome di?iculties in‘ this connection, it has been proposed to secure the several superposed layers, at spaced points, against movement with respect to each other. However, any ordinary fastening provision resorted to has to be de 50 (with or without interleaved carbon) and in which ' stroyedor rendered inoperative after severance ’ the strips have transverse lines offolding, so that the-record is divided by these lines into a longi ‘tudinal series of successive piles. ‘Along these - iines‘it may additionally be formed with rows of of the sheet pile, in order that the individual layers of the pile may be segregated. Consider able di?iculty has been-encountered in this’ con nection, due to the time consumed and also, in 55 2 12,047,947 ' - . . certain instances, due to injury to the record in ‘ without departing from the spirit of the inven ' , rendering the fastening element inoperative. tion as defined by the laims. Having described my'invention, what I claim Additionally, in certain instances, operators have been- injured in removing the fastening ele ments, particularly where the latter have been in the form of staples. With this in mind, and again referring speci?cally to Fig. 1, it will be seen that staples H are employed, and with these fastening ele 10 ments an extracting medium is associated. This‘ medium may take the form of a cord 18 underlying the body of the staple, and by simply grasping the ends of this element, an operator, > by exerting a pull, will effect a removal of the 15 staple without injury to the record, and with _- the expenditure of minimum effort and time. Moreover, this construction will in no wise inter ‘fere with the passage of the ‘record to and through the inscribing station of a machine, and 20 as long as the cord is not moved, the‘sheets or - layers of the pile will be maintained against any displacement with respect to each other. as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent is:—- ~ ' a l. A record including a series of attached piles of superposed layers of material, staples extend ing through said layers to limit relative move ments' thereof, mounting strips for said staples applied one to each of ‘said piles, said mounting 10 strips being relatively narrow as compared with the lengthof the piles and being of tougher ma terial than that of the layers, said staples extend ing through said strips, said layers being formed ‘ with apertures larger than said‘staples and loose1y receiving the latter, for accommodating the arms of said staples and means disposed beneath saidlayers for maintaining said staples in posi- ' tion. . ,2. A record including a series of attached piles 2° _ of superposed layersof material, staples extend ing through said layers to limit relative move Referring to Fig. 2, staples I! pass through ments thereof, and pairs of strips for mounting the sheets or layers 20 of a record pile, and said staples and applied one to the outer and one to the inner face of each pile, said strips being 25 more particularly, the arms of'these staples ex tend through apertures 2| formed at any desired . relatively narrow as compared to the length of place in the pile. The arms of the staples pierce the piles and being of tougher material than that the bodies of- strips 22 arranged above, and be , of the layers, the layers of said piles being formed low the sheet pile, ‘and “it will be obvious that, by with apertures larger than said staples and loose-, 30 30 simply. grasping these strips and moving them ly receiving the latter. ' , 3. In combination, a record including a pile of in opposite directions,v the staples .will tear through one of the same and inove clear of‘ the sheet pile to render the layers of the latter read ily removable from each other. 35 In the form shown in Figs. 4 and‘5, in lieu sheets, two or more of said sheets having open ings in intercepting relation depthwise of the pile, a fastener spaced inwardly ‘from the sheet edges and securing said sheets together and be of two strips 22, a single strip 23 is employed ing smaller in diameter than the diameterof said . ’ which may conveniently be disposed one across openings and passing into. the latter. a frangible keeper narrower than the sheets of the record‘ the upper face of each pile, and serve as a mounting for the staples 24. The outer ends of. the-latter pierce the lower layer and arms ex and'separate from said sheets and lying across tending within the apertures of the upper lay to said fastener and further means positioned ers. Obviously, an operator, upon seizing the strip 23, may move the same upwardly, and due to the fact that this strip is preferably formed of a material offering greater resistance to tear ing than-the material ‘of the lower inscription and entirely covering said openings and attached beneath said pile for maintaining the fastener in position. ' ' 4. In combination, a record including a pile of sheets, two or more of said sheets having open ings in intercepting relation depthwise of the receiving strip, the latter will tear ‘through, thus » pile, at a plurality of points, fasteners, loosely ly- . freeing the intervening leaves, , ing in the openings at said points respectively, ' It will be-observed that ‘the strip apertures as an outer paper binding strip relatively narrow as 50 clearly shown in the illustrative embodiments of compared to said sheets and to which said fas teners are attached, said binder being of tougher Figs. 3 and 5, are slightly larger than the at-" taching staples, so that the latter are loosely re material than that of said sheets and additional ceived within the respective apertures. At the same time, the. staples pierce, in close contact, 65 the upper and the lower attaching plies or strips, thus forming a relatively positive attachment means disposed beneath said pile for positioning therewithn The attachment of the sheets or terial, staples extending through said layers t0 limit relative movements thereaf, and mounting strips separate from the said ‘material layers and strips with the staples afforded by the strip ap ertures are thus relatively impositive as com 60 pared with the attachments to the upper and lower plies. In this manner, the attachments between the record strips are readily terminated when onev of the positive attachments of the staple is severed. When the positive connection at one side of the assemblage is thus severed, the opposite terminal strip embodying the other positive connection may serve as a removing de vice for withdrawing the staple from its strip attaching position. _“ ~ 70 From the foregoing it will be understood that, among others, the several objects of the inven tion as herein speci?cally aforementioned are achieved. It will, moreover, be understood that numerous changes in construction, and rear 75 rangements ‘of the parts might be resorted to said fasteners. ‘ > ' ' ‘ 5. In a record assembly, in combination. a- se- . rles of attached piles of layers of ma of less extent longitudinally of the assembly than the latter, and applied, one only to each of' said piles, said staples extending through said piles and'strips and through intermediate layer aper . tures larger than the staples, the layer opposite to the respective mounting strip having a posi tive connection with the corresponding staple. 6. In a record assembly, in combination, a plus Y rality of record sheets in superposed manifolding relation, and each having apertures spaced in wardly from the sheet edges and being equally spaced from each other and similarly positioned inthe several sheets so as-to align respectively , with each other at spaced points, spaced-fasten ers positioned respectively in the apertures and being materially smaller than the latter, and 2,047,947 ?exible attaching paper strips narrower than the record sheets and extending continuously be tween and respectively overlying the apertures at both sides of the assembly and being respec tively attached to said fasteners. 7. In a record assembly, in combination, a plu 10 rality of long, continuous manifolding strips in superposed manifolding relation with each other, and each having apertures spaced inwardly from the longitudinal strip edges and being substan tially equally longitudinally spaced from each other and similarly positioned in the several strips so as to align respectively with each other at spaced points along the assembly, said strips having longitudinally spaced transverse weak ened severance lines'along which the assembly may be divided into sets of superposed leaves, 20 longitudinally spaced fasteners positioned re spectively in said apertures and being materially smaller than the latter, and longitudinally spaced, ?exible attaching transverse strips re spectively overlapping the apertures at both sides 3 of the assembly and being respectively attached to said fasteners which extend through the at taching strips. 8. _In a record assembly, in combination, a plu rality of long continuous manifoldlng strips in superposed manifolding relation with each other, one or more of said strips having a longitudinally ' disposed series of apertures longitudinally ‘spaced therealong and spaced inwardly from the ion gitudinal strip edges, said strips having longi 10 tudinally spaced, transverse weakened severance lines along which the assembly may be divided into sets of superposed leaves, longitudinally spaced fasteners positioned respectively in the apertures and being relatively smaller than the 15 'latter, and longitudinally spaced, ?exible attach ing strips respectively overlapping and in alignment with the apertures at at least one side of the assembly, and being respectively attached to said fasteners which pass through the attach 20 ing strips. EDWARD mRBY BO'I'I'LE.