Improvement in the mode of making or preparing door-plates
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM C. AUSTIN, OF GREENVILLE, VIRGINIA.
IMPROVEMENT THE MODE OF MAKING 0R PREPARING DOOR-PLATES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. l 13., dated January 31, 18217.
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r I takeathick piece of polished plate-glass of the size required for the letters or words which areintended to be inscribed thereon, cutting it into such form as shall adapt it to a metallic or other frame into which it is to be put when in place on the door. One side of this plate of glass I render rough by grinding or otherwise, and I attach letters of brass or other metal, by means of'cement or of pins, or in any other convenient way, either on the'outside ,or to the ground side, in such a manner as that they shall exhibit the desired name or device on the opposite side, or I mark and 1" orm such letters thereon by painting, gildin g, or in any other permanent way, with the same intention. When this plate is affixed toadoor a hole is first out through said door, to admit of my invention; but
the frame which is to be secured therein. The
glass so prepared forms an agreeable and ornamental ground in the daytime, and at night the light from an entry-lamp or other source within the passage or hall will shine through that part of the glass not covered by the letters, and they will be distinctly seen from without.
The opening through the door should be ohamfered on the inside, so thatits edges may not throw a shade on the glass.
I do not-claim the use of door-plates formed of transparent plates of glass lettered 0n the 4 back and contained within metallic frames as What I do claim is- An improvement on such plates by cutting a hole through the door and affixing the" in such manner as that a light within thepas. sage or hall shall at night shine through them, for the purposes set forth.
I WILLIAM C. AUSTIN.
Witnessesz SAML. BL'AUKWOOD, HENRY W. BURoH.