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Publication numberUS1395999 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 1, 1921
Filing dateJan 20, 1921
Priority dateJan 20, 1921
Publication numberUS 1395999 A, US 1395999A, US-A-1395999, US1395999 A, US1395999A
InventorsSamuel R Seese
Original AssigneeHarmon M Kephart
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display-case for license-certificates
US 1395999 A
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APPLICATION FILED IAN.20.1921. 1,395,999. Patented NOV. 1, 1921.


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Application filed January 20, 1921.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, SAMUEL R. Snnsn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Vanderbilt, in the county of Fayette and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Cases for License-Certificates, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to display cases for license certificates and the like.

An important object of the invention is to provide a receptacle for automobile certificates and the like from which the certificate will be unremovable.

In the majority of States it is required that a certificate, describing the automobile and giving the name of the person to whom the automobile license has been issued shall be prominently displayed within the car or carried upon a portion thereof so that it may be readily displayed upon request. These cards when loosely attached, as for example by means of tacking, are often lost or stolen. I have provided a holder for such certificates in which the certificate may be readily inserted but from which it may not be removed.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent throughout the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention and wherein like reference characters designate like parts throughout,

Figure 1 is a front elevation of a certificate case constructed in accordance with my invention,

Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1 and somewhat enlarged,

ig. 3 is a section taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2, and

Fig. is a perspective of the card retainmg spring.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings the numeral 10,, indicates a suit able base or attaching plate provided with openings 10 for the reception of an attachinir medium.

ecured to one face of the attaching plate 10 is a casing frame 11 formed of plates 12 and 18 riveted or otherwise secured to the Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 1, 1221.

Serial No. 438,707.

attaching plate. The upper ends of the members 12 and 13 are separated to form socket 14 adapted to receive transparent plate 15 of glass mica or the like. The casing 11 forms three sides of the casing proper and the ends of the members 12 and 13 adjacent the fourth side are offset as at 16 to receive a fourth side 17.

The fourth side 17 is formed of a piece of metal 18 bent back upon itself forming a space 19 which receives the transparent plate 15. The lower end of the side 17 is outbent as at 20 and riveted to the attaching plate 10 as at 21.

Formed in the side 17 intermediate the top and bottom thereof is a slot 22 through which the certificate may be inserted in the casing. This slot is normally closed by means of a shutter 23 operating between the end 17 and guides 24: formed by bending down the ends of the plate 12. This shutter excludes all dirt from the casing.

Secured to the inner side of the end 17 above the slot 22 formed therein, as at 25, is a spring 26 having an end 27 extending downwardly and normally engaging the certificate 28 to hold it firmly against the bottom of the casing.

In use the casing is attached to the automobile at any desired point as for example upon the instrument board. The card is inserted by raising the shutter and passing through the slot 22. The spring 26 holds the card normally against the bottom of the casing and as the slot is spaced from the bottom prevents its removal through the slot. If it is desired to change the registra tion card, the new card is merely placed on top of the old card hiding it from view.

As many changes are possible in the shape, size and arrangement, of the various parts herein shown and describedfI 0 not limit myself to the specific str'u -r forth but may make any such changes Without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

What I claim is:

1. In a display case for certificates and the like, a casing comprising rigid sides and a bottom rigidly secured thereto said casing having a transparent top, one of said sides being provided with a narrow opening positioned above said bottom for the insertion of a certificate, and a spring Withinthe casing adapted to hold the certificate against the casing for the insertion of a certificate, anclqa epringwithin the casing adapted to hold the certificate against the bottom thereof, said spring having one end secured to the casing above-said slot.

Intestimeny-.whereefII affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification40/653, 40/661, 40/652
International ClassificationB60R13/10
Cooperative ClassificationB60R13/10
European ClassificationB60R13/10