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Publication numberUS1451583 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 10, 1923
Filing dateOct 18, 1921
Priority dateOct 18, 1921
Publication numberUS 1451583 A, US 1451583A, US-A-1451583, US1451583 A, US1451583A
InventorsSamuel Mccardia
Original AssigneeSamuel Mccardia
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fly-paper holder
US 1451583 A
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Apr. 10, 1923. 1,451,583

S. M CARDIA FLY PAPER HOLDER Filed Oct. 18, 1921 2 sheets-sheet 1 INVENTOR WITNESS- ATTORNEY s. MCCARDIA FLY PAPER HOLDER Fi led Oct. 18, 1921 2 sheets-sheet 2 a j a 5. A4? a d/ 0m INV ENTOR WITNESS: ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 10, 1923. 7




Application filed October 18, 1921. Serial No. 508,589.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SAMUEL MoCARnIA, a British subject, residing at Strathcona, in

the Province of Alberta and Dominion of Canada, have invented new and useful Improvements in F ly-Paper Holders, of which the following is a specification.

My present invention has reference to a aper holder.

y object is to produce a simple means whereby a sheet of fly paper will be effectively supported in an outward arched con dition, so that all the sticky surfaces thereof will be exposed.-

A further object is to produce a holder for fly paper wherein the paper may be secured on the holder and sup-ported at an,

upward archwith respect thereto, without danger or liability of the hands of the person applying the paper coming in contact with the sticky surface thereof.

It is a still further object to produce a holder for fly paper in the nature of a plate that is .slitted, in apeculiar manner, adjathe non-treated edges of a fly paper may be arranged thereover, and the fingers forced therethrough and through the openings, the said fingers being then permitted to spring to their initial positions for holding the fly paper at an upward arch with respect to the support.

The foregoing, and other objects which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, may be accomplished by r a construction, combination and operative arrangement of parts, such as is disclosed by the drawings which accompany and which form .part of this application.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a planview of the blank from which the improved holder is formed.

Figure 2 is a similar view but showing the metal bounded by the slitted portions bent to provide pointed curved fingers which are attached to and support thereon the fly paper.

Figure 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is an end view showing the fly paper attached.

F igure 5 is an edge view with the fly paper in supported position.

'Figure 6 is a plan view thereof.

Asdisclosed in. Figure I of the drawings, my improved holder comprises a flat plate approximately ofany desired material with an inherent resiliency. The plate is indicated by the numeral 1, and preferably has its outer edges flanged upwardly as at 2. Thus the plate is really in the nature ofa pan, and the said plate, adjacent to the ends thereof is at,

spaced points equi-distantly from the center thereof slitted transversely as at 3-3 and from thence diagonally as at 4 fromone of the terminals of one of the slits 3 to the terminal of the opposed slit 3. The metal bounded by these slits is rounded upwardly over the plate proper to provide arched spring fingers 5 respectively. These fingers have their ends pointed so that the same will readilye'nter the non-treated edges of a fly paper 6.

In line with the pointed downturned edges of the fingers 5, the plate 1 is provided with rounded openings'i', and the inner walls of these openings are formed with depending flanges 8. The flanges, in addition to lengthening the. openings which they surround, serve as legs or supports for the body plate 1.

In applying the paper 6 to the holder, one of the non-treated edges thereof is arranged on the body plate 1, over two of the openings 8 adjacent to the ends of the device. The curved spring fingers 5 arranged thereabove are now forced downwardly through the edge of the paper and through the openings 8. The pointed ends of the fingers passing through the paper hold the paper thereon, the said fingers being gradually increased in width from their points cannot enter the paper beyond a predetermined degree. N ext the opposite non-treated edge of the paper is arranged beneath the opposite pairs of fingers over the openings, and these fingers are then pressed through the paper andthrough the openings as above described. The opposed pairs of fingers, when released, will spring outwardly, that will hold th paper 6 in an upwardly arche condition. My improvement may, be successfully employed in kitchens of hotels, restaurants, dwelling houses, or anyplace. where flies are liable to enter, and from experience I have found that while flies are primarily attracted in such places by the odor of the food and cooking "thereof, the flies will light on a painting or repro'diiction of such produce. Considering this, I intend to provide the outer face of the fly paper 6 with a representation of varyingproducts whch are sold in different establishments, as for instance, vegetables, meats, flowers, etc. In addition to providing a ineans' for more effectively attracting the fiies 'su'ch representation on the coated face of the fly paper will render the same more pleasing to the human eye, and as the paper may have suitable indicia thereon it can bQSLlC- cessfully employed. as advertising means. In additon to this, the paper may have imprinted on the back thereof instructions 'regarding the application of the "said paper to the holder. I p f v It is thought that the foregoing description, when taken in connection with the drawings will fully set forth the construction and advantages ofthe imjprovementto those skilled in the art to which such inventions relate, it being, of course, understood that such changes maybe made from the showing and description as fallwithin'the scope ofwhat is claimed. Having described the invention, I claim 1. In a flypaper holder, a body plate, and upwardly extending oppositely directed rounded pairsof plate engaging fingers adacent to the ends of said plate.

lnaflypaper holderpa body plate, upwardly arched doi'vnwardly extending fingers arranged in spaced pairs on said plate, and said fingers gradually increasing in width from the outer and pointed ends thereof. v,

A fly paper holder, comprising a flat body plate, curved fingers arranged in pairs on said plate, said fingers being V-shaped in plan, and said plate having openings farra nge'd beneath ea pointed ends or the "fingers. I I f. A ffl'y p" -pe'r holder, comprising a flat body plate', curved fingers arranged in pairs on said p'late','sa'1'd L i plan, and said plate 'liaving openings a'r ranged beneath the pointed ends of the "fingers, and flanges surrounding and depending from said openings prowiding feet for the plate.

In afly paper holder, a plate upwarc'lly extending flanges fan i e outer surfaces thereof, upwardly projected "rounded fingers arranged in spaced pairs adjacent to the ends of the plate, said fingers hav'in'g pointed ends which are "deposed in coniparatively close relation with respect to the body p'late,jsa' body platehaving openings beiow' and' in line with the fingers, and depending flanges surrounding said openings.

'6. A :fly paper hold r co r'is'trdct'ed from "a "ers being V shaped in plate of material having an inherent resih I Len'cy, said plate, adjacent its ei'ids eating spacedtransverse s'l'its, and a diagonal slit between and termina't'ing in a line with the terminals of said at-1 1a slits, the material between the slits being bent upwardly and rounded outwardly and downwardly to provide spaced fingers which engage with at fly paper. I I

In testimony whereof I affix "my signature. SAMUEL MoCAR-DIA.

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U.S. Classification43/115
International ClassificationA01M1/14, A01M1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01M1/14, A01M2200/012
European ClassificationA01M1/14