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Publication numberUS1104219 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1914
Filing dateOct 9, 1913
Priority dateOct 9, 1913
Publication numberUS 1104219 A, US 1104219A, US-A-1104219, US1104219 A, US1104219A
InventorsGiuseppe Polverino
Original AssigneeGiuseppe Polverino
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1104219 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented .any ai, isis..

- Application tiled October 9, 1913. Serial No. 794,303.

To all 'wilma it may concern.'

Be it known that I, GIUSEPPE PoLvnniNo, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Picture- Holders; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact descri tion of the invention, such as will enable ot ers skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to picture frames and more particularly to the means for holding1 pictures therein.

he object of the invention is to provide a simply constructedand efficient device for enabling the quick removal and insertion of a picture, the glass in front thereof, and the backing therefor.

With this and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, and the combination and arran ement of parts, as will be more fully descri ed and claimed. l

In the accompanying drawings :-Figure 1 represents a rear view of a frame equipped with this improved holder, in closed position. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the holder swung outwardly. Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view,

In the embodiment illustrated, a frame 1 is shown constructed in the usual manner of side and end rails having mitered corners 2. The endland side rails of the frame have their rear edges cut out to `form .a seat 3 of suiiicient de th to receive the picture holder, which constitutes this invention.

This holder comprises a frame 5 shaped to t within the seat 3 and composed of side strips 6 and 7 and an end strip 8, each having parallel inturned'ianges 9 and 10, between which the picture, its rotective glass, and its backing are designe to fit. The inner flanges 9 ofthe side members 6 and 7 are connected at their free ends by an 'end strip 11 which is disposed in position to rest on the end of the seat 3, whereby this end of the holder is leftI o en to permit a picture to be slipped into t e holder. The outer flanges 10 of the side members 6 and 7 are cut away at this end of the holder to provide for the attachment of a securing member 12 which is hingedly connected'with the side strips 6 and. at a point spaced fromv the ends thereof, `and shuts down over the ends of-said strips forming a closure -for the holder, to prevent' longitudinal movement ofthe picture, its backing, and

protective glass after they have been inserted -in operative position. This closure comprises twoside strips 13 and 14 connected at one end by an end strip 15, on which latter is mounted 'a spring catch 16. One edge of the side 'and end strips of this closure has an inturned flange-17 a portion of said flange on the sidejstrip's 13 and 14 being cut away at the free ends of said stri s as shown at 18, said ends being pivote to the side strips 6 and 7, and the terminals of the flange 17 abut against the fianges 10 of the side members 6 and 7 when said closure is in closed operative position. The flanged end strip at the other end of the holder is hingedly connected to one end of the frame by any suitable means, the hinges here shown being in-the form of tongues 19 which extend through slits in the end strip -8 being held against separation from said strip by means of pintles 20 whichextend across the slits in the end strip 8.7 If desired this holder 5 may have a cross bar 21 arranged intermediately ofits ends on its outer face for the attachment thereto of a support 22 which is preferably pivotally connected with said cross bar and is designed to sup ort the frame in upright position when esired. A catch plate 23 is shown secured to one end of the frame and is designed to coperate with the spring catch 16 carried bythe securing member 12.

When it is desired to insert a picture in the holder, the catch l16 is disengaged from the plate 23, the holder bein then swung outwardlyV from the seat 3. When in this -position, the protective glass, the picture and its backing may bewslipped into the holder through the open end, and said securing member 12 is then shut down over said end, and the holder swung inwardly into the seat 3, the catch engaging the plate 23 and securely holding it in operative position.

I claim as my invention c A picture holder com rising side members having laterally space inturned flanges, a flanged end mem members at one end, a strip secured to one of the flanges on each side member at the other end of said side members, the other flanges on said side members being cut away at this strip connected end, and a closure 'for er connecting said side.l

1 OiO said end comprisin side and end strips each my hand in presence of two subscribing Withaving anfintune diange on) its outer edg, messes. the ends o Sai si e stri s eing connecte v to the side strips of the older proper and GIUSEPPE POMVERINO' -5 having their' flanges cut away for a portion Witnesses:

of their length. ALBERT L. DEL GAUDIER,

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set LOUIS RAGUSA.

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U.S. Classification40/749, 40/779
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/143