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Publication numberUS1289342 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 31, 1918
Filing dateJun 21, 1918
Priority dateJun 21, 1918
Publication numberUS 1289342 A, US 1289342A, US-A-1289342, US1289342 A, US1289342A
InventorsWillis C Witte
Original AssigneeWillis C Witte
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for transferring outlines or drawings in colors.
US 1289342 A
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DEVICE FOR TRANSFERRING To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIS C; WITTE, a citizen of the United States of America. residing at Wollaston, in the county of Norfolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Devices for Transferring Outlines or Drawings in Colors, of which the following is a specification. I

This invention relates to ornamentation and particularly to a device for transferring outlines or drawings in colors, means being provided whereby the illustration printed in color on one sheet may, through the use of a stylus or tracing device, be transferred or reproduced on another sheet, or whereby an illustration printed "in black on one sheet, may, by the use of a stylus or tracing device and colored transfer paper be transferred 20 in colors to another sheet.

A further object of this invention is to provide means whereby a reproduction can be expeditiously 'and conveniently accomplished whereby the coloring agencies may be readily selected for use.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a device which will prove amusing as well as instructive in that it will,enable unskilled persons to reproduce an illustration without the exercise of artistic skill.

With the foregoing and other objects in view,vthe invention consists in the details of construction and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 illustrates a View in perspective of a tablet or book containing an illustration to be reproduced;

Fig. 2 illustrates a perspective View of transfer sheets of different colors;

with sections or parts thereof difierently Specification of Letters Patent.


Patented net. at, was.

Application filed June 21, 1918. Serial l l'o. 241,251.

decorated and for the purpose of illustration, the colors yellow, green and red have been arbitrarily selected.

Associated with the leaves is a plurality of sheets of colored carbon or transfer paper, 6*, 7 a and 8 which are arbitrarily selected as being colored yellow, green and red respectively and in the illustration of the picture to be reproduced, the frame or surface portion of the house 6 is illustrated as being colored yellow, the roof portion 7 is illustrated as being colored red and the blinds 8 are illustrated as being colored green, and the user would, therefore, when he was transferring the illustration of the roof, select the red colored transfer sheet, and so on, and the finished picture, as shown in Fig. 3, would be a reproduction of the picture shown in Fig. 1, the partsof the illustration in Fig. 3 being numbered to correspond with those in Fig. 1.

Another method of use would be to have the outline of the objectto be reproduced in black and to indicate the areas or portions of the illustrated object which were to be colored and to designate the colors to be used on the diflerent areas by the numbers arbitrarily applied to the colored sheets, as for instance, the colored sheets being numvered 6, 7 and 8 and such arbitrary numbers could be applied to the frame or side of the house, to the roof and to the blinds to indicate that colored transfer sheets hav-. ing these numbers could be used for the purpose of decorating the black outline.

In Fig. 4, I have illustrated a house and if such an outline were to be used in connection with the colored transfer sheets for producing a decorated illustration, the portion designated 6" would denote the portion which should be colored yellow, the por-- tion of the illustration which should be decorated in red would be numbered 7 and the portion that should be decorated in green would be numbered 8* and these would correspond with the numbers 6, 7 and 8, denoting the transfer'sheet having the appropriate color.

Of course, in manufacturing, it would .probably be more desirable to number the.

sections to be colored exactly as the colored sheets are numbered, but in order to obviate duplication of numbers referred to the different parts intheillustration, I have adopted'the arbitrary system of adding the exponents to denote that although the colors on the sheets are related to the polors on r the illustration, they are not the' same ele-' ments;

A student or one who wanted to use the device could place one of the transfer sheets lmmediately under the page containing the illustration and then by the use of a stylus,

he could trace that portion of the illustration which should have a color appropriate tothat of the transfer sheet selected and when the area for that color had been gone tracedwith the stylus, and so on until all Y ortions of the illustration had been traced ythe stylus. It is to be understood, of

- course, that a great variety of colored trans fer sheets inay be employed and'numbered according to the illustration which would have sections numbered or colored to cor- 26 respond with those to beuse'd in reproducing the illustration.

A device made.'in accordance with this invention would be comparatively inexpensive, yet would enable children or those so unskilled in the use or selection of colors to gain an idea of combinations and efiects which would prove amusing as well as instructive.

V It is not my desire to be limited to any particular manner of applying the trans fer sheets to a pamphlet or book contain- I a ing the illustrations, but preferably the book would be made up with llustrations having interposed sheets of blank paper on which 7 the illustration could be reproduced, Fig.

; l'of the d'rawing showing that the book 1s 1 made up of a plurality of sheets which may be arbitrarily determined, according to the them, sections of the illustration'having arbitrary numbers applied thereto and sheets of colored transfer paper having numbers corresponding to the numbers on theillustration.

2. A book of the character described havin leaves with illustrations, the areas being sheets having colors corresponding to the ar itrarily differently numbered, transfer colors to be transferred, the colored sheets being numbered according to those on the illustration, and inter osed blanksheets in the book between the illustrations.

3. A bookof the character'described havin arbitrarily differently numbered, transfer 'ing leaves with illustrations in different sheets having colors corresponding to the 1 colors to be transferred, and interposed blank sheets in the book between-the illustrations.

In testimony whereof I aflix signature I in presence of two witnesses.

n WILLIS 0. wins,- Witnesses:



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U.S. Classification434/88, 428/914
Cooperative ClassificationY10S428/914, G09B11/06