US 1087546 A
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W\. F. NIES. FERN DISH, JARDINIBRB, 0R SIMILAR RBGEPTAGLB.
APPLICATION FILED AUG. 16, 1912.
a 5 6 VZW/ L 9 Patented Feb. 17, 1914.
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W( F. Nuss. FERN DISH, JARDINIERE, OR SIMILAR REGEPTACLE.
APPMGATION FILED 11116.16, 1912. 1,()8"l',f5]e6u Petented Feb. 17,1914.
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WILLIAM F. NIES, 0F BIDDEFORD, MAINE.
FERN-DISH, JARDINIRE, 0R SIMILAR RECEPTACLE.
T0 all whom it may cono-ern Be it known that I, 'WILLIAM F. Nine, a citizen of the United States, residing at Biddeford, county of York, State of Maine, have invented an Improvement in Fern- Dishes, Jardinires, or Similar Receptacles, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawing, is a specification, like characters on the drawing representing like parts.
This invention relates to receptacles suitable for use as fern dishes, jardinires, etc., and has for one of its objects to provide a novel `receptacle of this nature which is made directly from a block of wood having the bark thereon so that the outer wall of the article is formed of the bark of the tree, and which has such a construction that the bark will not crack or split by reason of any expansion or contraction of the wood due to changes of temperature.
Referring to the drawings wherein I have illustrated an embodiment of my invention,
Figure l is a view of a block of wood from which one of my improved receptacles can be made; Fig. 2 is a vertical central section through the completed receptacle; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the receptacle completed; Fig. -t is a bottom plan view of the completed receptacle; Fig. 5 is a section on the line -x, Fig. 2; Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the block of wood shown in Fig. l after the heart has been removed.
In making a dish or receptacle embodying my invention I take a block of wood 1 having the bark thereon and first remove the center so as to leave a band or cylinder comprising merelythe sap of the block of wood with the bark, and then I insert a metal lining to the ring or band and secure it thereto. rIhe block of wood 1 will be selected of the proper size for the receptacle and will be cut to a length equal substantially to the depth of the desired receptacle. The heart of the block of wood is cut out by means of a band saw, thus leaving a cylindrical mem` ber formed of the sap and bark of the block, as seen in Fig. 6. In thus sawing out the center, I propose to saw into the side of the block along the dotted line 2 and then to saw around on the dotted line 3 to cut out the heart 4. rIhis leaves a split band 5, such as shown in Fig. 3, composed of the sap and the bark 6. A lining 7 of metal is then inserted into the split band 5, said lining being Specicaton of Letters Patent.
Application filed August 16, 1912.
Patented Feb. 17, i914. Serial No. 715,341.
made of sheet metal formed into the desired shape and size. The opening in the split band 5 is flared slightly at the upper end, as
shown at 8, and the upper edge 9 of the lining 7 is preferably flared outwardly to fit the flared portion 8.
The receptacle is completed by applying to the top and the bottom thereof hoops or bands l0 and 1l. These hoops not only provide a finish to the article, but they also are means for assisting in permanently uniting the lining 6 to the wooden exterior 5. In order that the hoops l0 and ll may fit tightly I will preferably turn down the wooden exterior 5 at its ends, as shown at l2, thus providing a smoothperfectly cylindrical surface on which the hoops 10 and` l1 may be driven. Each hoop is secured to the lining 7 plished in a variety of ways I have herein shown the hoop I0 as turned over at its upper end t0 form the beading 13, and this turned-over portion or beading meets the upper edge 9 of the receptacle 7 and may be permanently secured thereto by solder or any other suitable means. The lower end of the receptacle is preferably provided with a plurality of notches 14: and connecting members l5 are employed in the notches for rigidly connecting the bottom of the lining 7 to the hoop 11. These connecting menibers 15 may be in the nature of blocks of solder or any other material which will permanently adhere to both the lining and the hoop. I have shown a felt cover 16 secured to the bottom of the receptacle so that it will not mar a table or other polished article of furniture.
The hoops 10 and 1l serve to hold the exterior band 5 of wood onto the lining 7 and prevents said band from opening away from the lining. Moreover, by connecting one hoop to the lining at the top thereof, and the other hoop to the lining at the bottom thereof, the lining is rmly held inthe wooden exterior. The wooden exterior 5 is in the nature of a split band, that is, it is a band which is split longitudinally at the point 2 where the band saw enters the block of wood. The advantage of this construction is that the exterior 5 will not become cracked or checked due to any swelling or shrinking action which takes place in the wood in atmospheres having different degrees of humidity. If there is any tendency and while this end may be accomfor the wood to swell or shrink the split in the wooden band will permit such tendencies without danger of cracking` the wood.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire t0 secure by Letters Patent is In e device of the class described, the combination with e metal lining, of en envelop therefor comprising i band of wood split diagonal thereof with the bark thereon, sai-id band having a. reduced diameter at its top and bottom edges to form hoop receiving portions and provided et its lower end with a plurality of notches, a hoop encircling each of said portions, the upper edge olI the top hoop being bent to present e, bead which is connected to the top edge of the lining and means entering said notches and rigidly connecting the bottom edge of the bottom hoop to the bottom of the lining.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my neme to this specification, in the presence or' two subscribing` witnesses.
VIL'LIAM F. NUES.
Vvlitnesses z BERTHA F. l-lnnsnn, LoUis C. SMITH.
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