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Publication numberUS1111458 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 22, 1914
Filing dateMar 5, 1912
Priority dateMar 5, 1912
Publication numberUS 1111458 A, US 1111458A, US-A-1111458, US1111458 A, US1111458A
InventorsFrancis Hight
Original AssigneePerry Mason Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card or picture support.
US 1111458 A
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1,1 1 1,458, Patented $ept. 22, 1914.


. I Eanazks/{g/zt BY Mz- ATTORNEYS.


,T 0 all whom y jBeitQknow p citizen of the; United Statesfand resident of: Wimh n t oun yfo M l @1 6 State-bf Massachusettaij have invented certainnew and usefull mprovements in Card cf which I the r new -2 I Tanners"HTGH ;*onwincnns'rnn, -massncnusn'rTs, ASSIGNOR TG'PEBRYMASON o0MrAny;-or BOSTON, MASSACHUSE.TTS, n conronnTronor MASSACHUSETTS.

w il a f nithat' I, FRANCIS HIGHT, a

This "manage; has for iits objeet is 5m vide a holder; which, though particularlyuseful for a calendar, may be employed forp1ctures, a, vertisements, or reading'or pictorial matter of allikind'sfl I The'i nventionconsists of a frame, having hinged thereto a clamp comprising spring members, inconsequence of which'the clamp forms a supporting leg to hold the frame in an upright position, Jor-forms an attaching,- member by which-the framemay be susi I pended fromzor clamped to any convenient f support.

On the..drawin'gs,Figure 1 isla perspective view of a holder'embodying'the' invention'. Fig.2 represents a rearelevation of the same. Fig.1 3 represents a side elevation "of the holderfattached to a shelf. Figs.

H4 and 5 Show difi'erent 'wayS in which the frame may be held-by the clamp. Fig. 6 illustrates the blank which, whenbent nto shape, Constituteisthe"clamp.

The frame is illustrated as consistmg'of a I body formedofa metallic sheet a and having on. two opposite side edges internal I l -flanges a a separated far enough from the body to permit theinsertion" of one or more detachable orremovab'le sheets or cards 6.

' "A third edge of-Ythefbody (which may ,be

? called the bottom edge for convenience) has a flange a while the fourth edge of-the body (called for convenience the top or upper edge) is formed'with eyes or hinge members jar", which as shown in Fig. 3, are bentrearwardly out of the plane of the card-holding space, so as not to interfere with the insertion or removalbf the cards or sheetsb. Preferably :thebody is square in front ele vation and the} cards or sheets are likewise square, s0 thatj'the' latter may be inserted downward or sidewise into the frame according to the position of the latter, and be held in proper position to. be read or observed, S0 far'as other features of the invention are concerned, however, the frame fja'nd the cards maybe of other shapes'and maybe asornam'ent'alj as fancy dictates.

7: oAnn on PICTURE snrrormy Specification of Letters Patent. t t s pt 2 9.1 H A 4Pr1ication fi1eammh5,1912- g ri'n'no.631,719.:

.Hingedtothe top edge of frlamelis clamp 0, formed fonconvenience from, a s ngle blank of resilient metal as shQWnm l*.1g. ,6;, The bla'nlty s bent ona transverse line to provide two' spring clamp members "0 0 of which the latter is long enough to constitute; a leg or support, and hold the frame in an: inclined upright position as illustrated in FigJ l. The ends of thetclamp members-are divergentfso that the end of theniefn'ber cacts asia stop to engage the frameor the cards therein and limitthefin;

ward moyementjof the supporting member (2 and so that the clamp may beu easily engaged with a convenient projection.

Projecting from the blank are .twoears or lugs0 which, when the blank is bent as deengagement with the eyes or hinge members a vPreferably the body portions of the Spring members are curved as shown in. Fig. 3, so that they form a hook, and thus permit the frame to be suspended from a rod 0? or other convenient hanger as illusof bar of the general character ofthat illusscribed, aredoubled along longitudinal lines to constitute pintles orhinge members'for.

trated conventionally in Fig. 5, with which the clamp members may be engaged. Thus to machines of either type the holder may be] easilyattached to present the cards or sheets "for the inspection of the operator. The hinged connection between the clamp and the frame permits the frame to be swung to any desirable angle.

Without attempting to set forth the inanii'old uses to which the holder may be put, I may state that it may be employedffor advertisements, photographs, pictures, or for any written or printed matter to which it is desirableto refer, so that, while I call it significance. The holder may he stood upon adesk or table, maybe clamped to any horizontal or vertical projection, or may e suspended'from any convenient support. The clampmember 0 may be provided with a keyholeslot as at c to permit it to behung i on thehead of a tack or nail. v

In lieu of making the frame of a single sheet of metal or other material, itmaybe a calendar holder, the term has no limiting formed in ivays which will readily space into Which the article may be folded- )vhen not in use, as for example hen'a plnr'ai'ity of tlie holders are packed for shipmm. According to commercial customs the holdes would be produced by manufac eis e f'sheet' n etal articles, and the cards wonld'be prodnced by a printer, and the holderswonld be shipp'ed withoutthe cards.

It is desirable, therefore; thatthe holders; be adapted to be folded into asfcompa ct; form as possible, and this is brpi lghtuabcnt.

by 'fqrming the holder with the aforesaid 'pening through which the clamping membersjc may. extend. Vh'en the card is'placed iiithefh l'der it is adapted to be engaged by the free end o f the member'c", and thus act to determine the propping position cf the prop member 0 Y Witnesses I-Iaving thusexplained the nature cf my said invention fand 'descrlb'edaawwayi 0i making and using the r same although with: out attempting to setforth fall of the forms in which it'may be madeor all-of themcdes of its use, What I claim is;

An artlcle of manufacture compnsmg a card frame having means for detachably holding a card by "the edges, -a. prop member hinged to said frame, andfi damping memher-carr ed by ,said prgp member,'sald two members be ng" adapted "ft o [coiiperateto 3 113 1 t b dsu p t a d. fram 'havmg an pemng' a dapted @to rece ve one of said members when no; card is attached, 4

storage, said one '0' p v adapted to bear againstfthe back of an, attached card when member is p in prcpping 'pesition'.'

to" minimize the bnlk l pf the article for signature, in presence of twdwitnesses.

' In test mony hereeif i I liipjiies (if this patent ihay be cbtaine'd for five cents each, addressin gt the Ci') I nm1SS i Iiei' 0f-jPa nits 1 washing'ton hc id) members "being 7 g HFRANCISIHIGHTY

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U.S. Classification40/746, 40/658, 40/122
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/143