US 1106954 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
P. A. LAWSON.
APPLICATION FILED MAY a1, 1913.
Patented Aug. 11, 1914,
FRANKLIN A. LAWSON, 0F TROUT RUN, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 11,
Application filed May 31, 1913. Serial No. 770,862.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANKLIN A.- LAW son, a citizen of the United States, residing at Trout Run, in the county of Lycoming and State of Pennsylvania, have 1nvented certain new and useful Improvemerits in Card-Holders, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in card holders, and more particularly to an ornamental device for supporting souvenir postal cards and the like, and which may be readily transported without injury to the card.
A further object is to provide an improved card holder which resembles devices ordinarily used for delivering. messages to engineers 0r conductors on moving trains, but which is especially adapted for use as a souvenir card holder.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts as will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure l is a view in elevation illustrating my improved card h0lder, and Fig. 2 is a view in section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
1 represents a rod which is preferably of wood, although it may be of any other material, and which at one end is bent in the arc of a circle as shown at 3 with its free end secured to a straight .or handle portion 2 of rod 1. The curved end of the rod 1 adjacent its point of connection with the handle portion of the rod is recessed as shown at 4, so that said rod is cut away and has a flat surface which fits within a recess 5 in the handle portion 2 and is permanently secured therein by suitable means. For this purpose I have shown a rivet 6, but do not limit myself to the particular means for securing the parts together.
A spring wire clamp 7 has its ends secured in the recess 5 and clamped therein. The extreme ends of the wire are bent forming sharp spurs, 8 which embed themselves in the rod and firmly secure the wire clamp in place. This spring wire clamp is in the form of a tongue binding tightly against the flat surface of recess 4, so that it effectually clamps a card 9 in said recess. The extreme end of the clamp or tongue 7 is flared outwardly as shown at 10, so that the card may be readily positioned under the clamp, and it will be noted particularly by reference to Fig. 2 that when the card is in position, it will be located inside of the planes of the outer surfaces of the rod. ln other words, the recess at enables the card to be positioned so that it is within the planes of the outer surface of the rod and protected thereby in transit through the mails. Hence, if two cards or boards are laid on opposite sides of the rod, they will not at any point touch the postcard 9, and hence the latter may be rea ily transported in its normal position without injury.
Various slight changes might be made in the general form and arrangements of parts described'without departing from my in vention, and hence I do not limit myself to the precise details set forth, but consider myself at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A device of the character described, comprising a rod having one end bent in the arc of a circle and secured to a straight portion of the rod intermediate the ends of the latter, a clamp secured to the straight portion of the rod and bearing against the bent portion of the rod and adapted to hold a card thereagainst, substantially as described.
2. A device of the character described com risin a rod havin one end bent in the arc of a circle and secured to a straight portion of the rod intermediate the ends of the latter, said curved end of the rod recessed adjacent its point of juncture with the handle portion of the rod, a spring wire clamp secured at one end'between the curved end of the rod and the handle portion of the rod, said clamp bearing against the recessed portion of the rod and adapted to hold card in said recessed portion between the planes of the outer surfaces of the rod, sub stantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
FRANKLIN A. LAVVSUN.
IRA R. DUVALL, BYRON ALBERTBON.