Improvement in show-cards
US 135636 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ALEXANDER H. DIXON, OF TORONTO, CANADA.
IMPROVEMENT IN SHOW-CARDS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No'. 135,636, dated February 1l, 1373.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALEXANDER HUTToN DIXON, of Toronto, in the county of York and Province of Ontario, Canada, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Show-Cards; and I do declare that the following is a true and accurate-description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing and to the letters of reference marked thereon and being a part of this specification, in which- Figure l is a plan view of one of my improve-d show-cards. Fig. 2 is a perspective view Yof a fabric letter partially detached from -its backing; and Fig. 3 is a similar view of a shaded fabric letter.
Like letters refer to like parts in each ii gure.
The nature of this invention relates to an improved show-card formed of transferred letters cut from silk, velvet, satin, and other plain or 1i gured fabrics. The invention consists in mounting the fabric on a paper backing, using for this purpose a certain colorless paste, VAand then cutting from the mounted fabric the required letters, which, with their backing,I are transferred to the show-card. By using colored ribbons and other fabrics for this purpose, cards with variegated lettering much richer in appearance than lithographie or chromatic prints may be furnished ata fraction of their cost, While the mounting on paper insures clean-cut edges to theletters, which will not fray or ravel.
In the drawing, Arepresents the card-board, to which the letters B B', 85o., are affixed after being cut out of the fabric, which may be silk, satin, velvet, or otherfabric, plain or variegated in color.
The fabrics selected Iflrst stretch and mount quired with aknife or With dies, cutting through i lthe fabric and paper; and the letters thus made I transfer and gum onto the card-board, and thus make the card, which should be framed and glazed to protect the fabrics from dust.
To make a shaded letter, as in Fig. 3, I iin- Y pose the larger and ground letter first on the card-board, and on that letter Ipaste a smaller one, either of the same or of a different style or face,7 but always of a different color, to give the requisite contrast with the shade-letter.
The mounting of the fabric upon paper prior to cutting out the letters is rendered necessary on account of the liabilityof all textile fabrics to fray out or ravel away at the edges, which I etfectually prevent by mounting the fabrics in the manner described.
I am well aware that coloredpaper letters have been cut and transferred to card-board for a like purpose, and do not claim, broadly, a show-card made by transferring cutletters thereto; but
What I do claimas my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A show-card formed of letters cut from fabric mounted on paper and transferred to pastebovard, as a new article of manufacture.
ALEXANDER BUTTON DIXON.
H. S. SPRAGUE, H. F. EBERTs.