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Publication numberUS1114387 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 20, 1914
Filing dateJan 26, 1914
Priority dateJan 26, 1914
Publication numberUS 1114387 A, US 1114387A, US-A-1114387, US1114387 A, US1114387A
InventorsFernand Rouchaud
Original AssigneeFernand Rouchaud
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support or easel for looking-glasses, photographs, pictures, and the like.
US 1114387 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




1,1 14,387. Patented Oct. 20, 1914.

UNITED sears wear OFFICE.




Application filed. January 26, 1914. Serial No. 814,516.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FERNAND RoUcHAUn,

residing at Turin, Italy, have invented cerv tain new and useful Improvements in Supports or Easels for Looking-Glasses, Photographs, Pictures, and the like, of which the following is a specification. 7

This invention relates to supports or easels suitable for supporting inany desired position, looking glasses, photographs, and other articles, of the kind comprising a frame adapted to hold the photograph or other article and having arms that are preferably flexible and are pivoted with friction to the ends of a central bar or spindle which is itself capable of oscillating, likewise with friction, relatively to a supportingarm or foot.

The object of the invention is to provide an improved construction of the central bar or spindle pivoted to. the supporting arm and on the two ends of which the arms of the frame are pivoted.

The accompanying drawing illustrates by way of example one construction of support or easel embodying the invention.

Figure 1 is a front view of the complete support or easel supporting an object which is indicated in dotted lines; Fig. 2 shows the central bar or spindle in plan and Fig. 3 is an inside View of one part of the bar or spindle.

As will be seen from Fig. l the easel or support comprises an arm or foot -gadapted to be hooked or attached in any desired manner to a fixed support. The end of the arm is adapted to enter a central hole in a central bar or spindle -a the two ends c-- of such bar or spindle being engaged by two sleeves on the frame, the said sleeves being formed for example by coils (Z- of wire. The two sleeves (Z are constantly forced toward each other on the central bar Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 20, 1914.

or spindle --a as the wires -e constituting the two uprights of the frame tend to approach each other.

According to the invention the central bar or spindle a instead of being made of a single piece consists of two pieces w and a (Figs. 2 and 3) made of metal beaten ors'tampe'd or the like into such shape that when put together they form at their 7 center a sleeve 6 adapted to receive the upper end of the arm g while their ends constitute two conical spindles -0, c which are held together by the sleeve members -65, cZ formed by the coils of thewire forming the arms e of the support or,

easel. Theconstruction is such that, bythe elasticity of the arms e the spindles -c, c and the upper part of the arm gare simultaneously locked.

What I claimas my invention and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent 1s:

A. support for glasses, photographs, pictures and the like, comprising a metal frame, a supporting arm, a bi-partite bar having a semi-circular recess in the middle of each of its parts said recesses. being inalinement when the two parts ofthe bar are assembled, to provide a sleeve for the reception of the upper end of said arm and having taper-' ing ends, elastic members forming part of said frame and forming with their upper ends wire coils surrounding the tapering ends of said bar for locking the two parts of the same in their adjusted position over the ends ofv said arm- In testimony whereof I afiiX my signature in presence of two Witnesses.


Witnesses: H i

CARLO TonrA, i C. S. EnYLns.

Washington, D. G.

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US6585218Jul 16, 2001Jul 1, 2003Nathan J. FribergPicture stand
U.S. Classification248/452
Cooperative ClassificationA47B23/042