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Publication numberUS1340369 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 18, 1920
Filing dateOct 15, 1917
Priority dateOct 15, 1917
Publication numberUS 1340369 A, US 1340369A, US-A-1340369, US1340369 A, US1340369A
InventorsBoughton Charles H E
Original AssigneeBoughton Charles H E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mount for photographes and the like
US 1340369 A
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Application filed October 15, 1917.

T 0 (all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES H. E. BoUoHroN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mounts for Photographs and the like, of which the following is a description.

My invention belongs to that general class of devices constructed to support a photo graph or the like in a manner that will render the latter easily positioned therein or detachable therefrom and has for its object the construction of such a device in a simple and economical manner which will at the same time be durable in use and reliable in operation.

To this end my invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described and more particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the drawings, wherein like reference characters indicate like or corresponding parts,

Figure 1 is a rear view of a mount blank showing the first step in the construction of my improved device;

Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the retaining sections formed to retain the article uponthe mount, the mount being shown unfolded from its folder;

Fig. 3 is a central longitudinal section, the mount being shown, in full lines, folded down upon the folder, and the position of the mount, when lifted at one end from the the folder, being indicated in dotted lines.

Fig. 1 is a similar view of a slightly modified form.

Mounts of the character in mind usually consist of two parts, although not necessarily so. folder of suitable material is provided and the portion carrying the photograph is secured within the folder so that the said part and the photograph will be covered thereby. My improvement may be so employed or, if preferred, may be employed singly and by itself to be supported upon an easel or similar device.

In the drawings 1 represents the mount proper, having formed therein an opening 2 from the corners of which extend the diagonal lines 3 forming flaps or sections 4. These sections may 'be readily folded outwardly and backwardly toward the opening Specification of Letters Patent.

In the common construction a Patented May 18, 1920.

Serial No. 196,612.

upon the lines 5, and thence bent inwardly and forwardly on the lines' indicated by 6. The free ends of the sections form the part marked 7 serving as retaining means to hold the photograph 8 upon the mat thus formed in front of the opening 2. It will be noted that the web or connecting portion of the formed device between the folds 5 and 6 is diagonally disposed and substantially separates the body 1 and terminal action incident to the tendency of the diagonal connecting web to assume its normal position transversely of the body 1 and flanges 7 will cause a binding or gripping action of the walls of the picture receiving pocket against the edges of the photograph.

As thus formed the opening in the mat is provided with a folded finished edge, by reason of the portion of the section bent backward, being in marked distinction to a cut or raw edge, which is common in mounts of this character, and the bend in the sections of the mount are of sufficient rigidity to retain the photograph securely in place in the mat.

1n placing a photograph in the mat it is only necessary to raise up one of the parts 7 sufliciently to insert the photograph, when the said part will then spring down over the photograph as indicated.

As indicated in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, 8 indicates the auxiliary member or folder With which the mat may be used and to which it is secured at an end or edge 9 on its rear face.

As shown in Fig. 4, one of the sections 1 of the mount, as for illustration, that at the upper end thereof, may terminate along the line on the fold 6, this construction providing for the insertion of the photograph into the mount without having to raise up any of the sections 7 the mount simply being folded back out from the folder and the photograph then inserted, starting at the point where the section 4 has been removed, gravity and friction thereafter being sufficient to hold the photograph in place. 7

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

A picture mount constructed of springy material having a picture exposing opening bordered by reversely bent portions providing a retaining flange parallel to and normally spaced from the body of the mount, and a straight connecting web portion extending straight from the body of the mount to the outer edge of said flange and normally occupying an inclined position with reference to the body and the flange, said straight connecting web portion and the parallel flange providing an adjustable picture retaining pocket, the straight connecting web portion being adapted to be pressed from normal position downwardly against the face of the body of the mount to enlarge the pocket to a substantial extent.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribin witnesses.

bHARLEs H. E. BOUGHTON. \Vitnesses:



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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4736536 *Jul 25, 1986Apr 12, 1988Doman Henry VPhoto identification device
U.S. Classification40/777, 40/790
International ClassificationA47G1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/0633
European ClassificationA47G1/06C