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Publication numberUS1194217 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 8, 1916
Filing dateJan 16, 1915
Publication numberUS 1194217 A, US 1194217A, US-A-1194217, US1194217 A, US1194217A
InventorsJohn Lewis Murray
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 8, 1916.

Application filed January 16, 1915. Serial No. 2,621.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN L. MURRAY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, Flushing, borough of Queens, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Picture-Frame, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

Among the principal objects which the present invention has in view are: to provide separable edge-covering and corner-covering members for holding a picture or similar object when disposed in service; to provide a frame, the members whereof are dissociated when the picture held in said frame is removed from its exposed position; and to provide simple and easy means for mounting the frame and picture contained therein in service or viewed position.

Drawings.Figure 1 is a face view of a picture having applied thereto a frame constructed and arranged in accordance with the present invention; Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section on an enlarged scale, the section being taken as on the line -22 in Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a detail view in perspective, on an enlarged scale, showing one of the side members of which the frame is composed; Fig. 1 is a detail view in perspective, showing a corner member constructed and arranged in accordance with the preferred form of the invention.

Descripti0m-The invention is commonly employed for mounting pictures of small or diminutive surface, though it is not limited to employment in conjunction with the above-mentioned character of pictures. If desired, the invention may be used in framing and mounting larger pictures. At present, however, it has been found particularly adapted for framing and mounting pictures such as photographs or certain fancy pictures or lithographs which may be dis-carded and replaced.

The picture 11 is manually held while the long side channel members 12 and the short side channel members 13 are adjusted upon the edge of said picture to enfold the same. The ends of the members 12 and 18 are approximated but not necessarily lapped. Overlaid upon, to pocket the corners of the picture 11 and the ends of the members 12 and 13, are corner pockets 14. Each pocket 14 is constructed from any suitable material, and is provided on the rear face thereof with a stick pin 15. The pin 15 is forced into the wall of the standing structure on which the picture 11 is disposed. It is obvious that when the frame has been secured by four corner pockets 1 1, which pockets are also secured by their respective pins 15, the frame is not only completed, but is held in service position.

An advantage to be found in frames constructed in accordance with the present invention is that the sides 12 and 13 may be out if found too long to fit the picture for which they are designed.

lVhile the usual construction embodied in the invention provides for mounting pictures such as 11 without glass, a glass coverlng, such as 20 may be employed, as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings. In such cases, the manipulation of the channel member 12 and 13 and corner pockets 1% is the same as above described.


A picture frame comprising a plurality of elongated side members for covering the edges of a picture card, a plurality of pockets having each front and rear sides, said pockets having each an edge opening for receiving said picture card and the ends of said side members; and a plurality of sharpened pins, one permanently mounted on the rear side of each of said pockets for engag ing a standing structure when said pockets are pressed thereon, said pins being adapted to be covered by the exposed side of said pockets and the article framed thereby.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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US5947437 *Oct 11, 1994Sep 7, 1999Tate; Joseph L.Rigid mounting corners attachable by magnetic or sharpened means
U.S. Classification40/783, 40/778
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/10