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Publication numberUS1177873 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 4, 1916
Filing dateJun 18, 1915
Priority dateJun 18, 1915
Publication numberUS 1177873 A, US 1177873A, US-A-1177873, US1177873 A, US1177873A
InventorsIsidore Kraus
Original AssigneeIsidore Kraus
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1177873 A
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Patented Apr. 4, 1916.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 4, 1916.

Application filed lJune 18, 1915. Serial No. 34,838.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, IsiDonn KRAUS, a subject of the vEmperor of Austria-Hungary, residing at New York, in the county of Bronx and State of New York, have invented' certain new and useful Improvements in Combination-Stands, of which the following is a specifica-tion.

The present invention relates to a combination stand composed of lamp, ink-stand, base for penholders, pencils, etc. andv a plurality of movable frames for pictures, calendars or the like and consists in the concombination and arrangement of be hereinafter fully deforth in the appended struction, parts that will scribed and vset claims.

Referring specificallvY to the drawing, which forms part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective-elevation ofthe com pleted stand; Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical section therethrough; Fig. .3 is an enlarged A cross section .on line 3--3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4

is an enlarged detail; and Figs. 5,6 and 7 show sectional views of some modified details.

The stand, according.Y to the present emi bodiment of my invention,is` composed o for pictures-f or calendars f2, lor both, andv is formed integrally with or has'iixed'toit' a base a, substantially of the shapeshown, the center of which is formed to a socket 0; to vertically support a hollow or tubular post b to the upper end of which an electric lamp L is fixed. The electric wires ,(not shown) may be passed fromn below the base through the tube 7). Mounted on the hollow rod b is a second 'tube c on which is arranged a sleeve e, of somewhat larger diameter than Ythe tube 0 leaving an annular space (l between the inner wall of said sleeve and the outer wall of the tube for the purpose that will be hereinafter explained.

The sleeve e is adapted to carry 'frames f on its'circumference a plurality of pairs of longitudinal'and parallel lips g. The frames are each composed ofonelongitudinal and two ,cross pieces in form of a U, the longitudinal'- piece through which the picture or ing a calendar can be inserted. The inner i sides of the pieces composing the frame are grooved. as at fb, to ll'd the pictureor card. The frames ranged that the open sides will face the l missing sides `of the frames.

tending outwardly wardly as in Figs.

are adapted to be so arsleeve c, and the projectinglips g of the socket will embrace the inner edge of the picture or calendar and thus supplementthe The cross bars of the frame are each extended somewhat beyond the breadth of the picture and are notched, as at fc, to form teeth fd which are adapted to engage over theend edges of the sleeve e and the space between the latter and the tube o and to therebyl secure the frames to the sleeve. The frames are `preferably made of metal and each in one piece, so that they have a certain resiliency and will allow of the Across pieces being bent somewhatapart when it is desired to engage the teeth fd with the sleeve.

' The width of the grooves formed by the lips g,musttbe sufficiently large in order to will not be held rigidly in position on the sleeve. To avoid that I provide 'top and bottom caps h, h which are adapted to be looselymounted on the tube Z and which are formed on their innerlfaceswith notches haof a width corresponding to the thickness of the cross pieces of the frames and which are adapted to engage over saidI cross pieces,

thereby holding them against swinging. The frame holding sleeve e is securedin vertical position by caps t', d" of ornamental design and a nut.

By reason 'of the construction' of the frames and their attachment to the sleeve -e the frames could be removed from thev stand if so desired onlv after the latter is taken apart. This is objectionable. To remove-that 'objection the cross piecesof each frame-may be made with noses fm., m ex- (Fig. 5) instead of inmayV have their notches h (Fig. 6) somewhat elongated, so that the noses will be able to engage the saine from .the side. Rotatively mounted around .each cap is a second cap n, which is provided on its circumfer- 'ence with a single notch n of about the same width `as the notches he. These caps ln. are each adapted to overlap somewhat the notches he of ythe respective caps la" so that after theengagement of the noses m, m in the notches h?, the cap n will lock the ynoses in the notches he. lIf it is desired to remove any one of the frames. the caps n,

,are rotated on the capshb'until the notches of the .former are'broughtY in front of the 2 and 4. *.'lfhe caps hb,

y ofthe latter are unlocked andv the frame canfbe pulled out sidewise from the stand. The ink-stand consists of a double armed lbracketlc adapted to carry ink-Wells, etc.,

'and formed centrally' with a socket la which is loosely or rotatively mounted either directly on ,the tube c or as in the present example on a tubular extensiony" of the nut. The configuration of the base a is such that penholders or pencils may be placed across the same to rest on the upwardly projecting corner parts thereof..

A IVhat I claim is.:

l. In a stand, the combination with a vertical post, of a socket rotatively mounted on said post, a plurality of frames 'for supporting articles consisting each of three sides or borders and removably suspended from said post, said socket having lips'adapted vto supplement the lmissing borders of the frames, and means for locking said frames in position. l

' 2. In a stand, the combination with avertical post, of a socket rotativelymounted on said post and having on its circumference a plurality of longitudinal lips arranged in pairs, frames for supportingA articles, each composed of three sides or borders and re-A movably suspended from said post, said lips being adapted to supplement the missing side or border of each frame and means for locking the frames in position.

In a stand, the combination with a vertical post, of a socket rotatively mounted on said post and provided on nits circumference with a plurality of longitudinal lips arranged in pairs, frames for supporting articles'each composed of three sides or borders and formed on their innerends with retaining-members, the said lips being adapted to supplement the missing Side or border of each frame and means for locking saidframes. in position.`

4. In a. stand, thembination .with a vertical post, of asocket removably mounted 4plement the missing borders of said frames,

means on said post for securing said frames 1n position relatively to one another and means on said post -for securing the Verticalposition of `said socket,

In testimonv whereof 'I affix my signature in presence of tWo..Witnesses.



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U.S. Classification40/493, D26/51, 40/358, 362/132
Cooperative ClassificationG09F7/22