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Publication numberUS1529831 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1925
Filing dateJul 19, 1924
Priority dateJul 19, 1924
Publication numberUS 1529831 A, US 1529831A, US-A-1529831, US1529831 A, US1529831A
InventorsBrennan James S
Original AssigneeBrennan James S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornamental plaque
US 1529831 A
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Mar'ch 17, '1.925'.A 1,529,831 v J. S. BRENNAN ORNAMENTAL PLAQUE Filed July 19, 1924 Patented Mar. 17, 1925.



Application led July 19, 1924.' Serialplo.l 727,080.

To @ZZ whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, JAMES S. BRENNAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Attleboro, in the county of Bristol `and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Or-` namental Plaques, of .which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improved ornamental plaque of pleasing appearance adaptedy for use as a memorial or for decorative purposes, and more particularly to the manner of constructing and ornamenting the same whereby the structure may be readily formed of wood or any other suitable material and provided with suitable.

and appropriate ornamental designs formed from ornamental stones suitably arrangedk thereon.

One object of the invention is' to provide a device of this character which may be readily and easily constructed to present a pleasing andnovel appearance, while at the same time embodying various improved structural details such as the arrangement of the ornamental stones and the method of securing the same in place.

Other objects and advantages of the invention relate to various details of construction and novel arrangement of the parts as will be more fully set. -forth in the detailed description to follow.

Referring to the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a front view of the completed structure.

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of one form which the structure may assume in practice taken along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 with the parts shown separated. v

Fig. 3 is a similar vertical sectional View of a modified form of the invention, 'J

Fig. l is a vertical sectional view of the gem holding plate, and,

Fig. 5 is a plan view of a portion of the gem holding plate. l

In the embodiment ot the invention illus-- trated in Figs. 1 and 2, 1 designates a central body portion which may be formed of Wood or other suitable material, and which is adapted to serve as a support for the ornamental stones. The Jframe `portion. 2 comprises upper and lower side members 3 and 4 and end `members 5 and 6, each of which is provided with an undercut groove 7 ,y formed Yto provide an opening of suitable sizejto receive the' body portion 1 when.v the members 3, 4;, 5 and@ are se cured together to form the frame. rllhe provision ot the undercut grooves 7 in the frame members results in providing" a -border 8 projecting inwardly over the edges of the body' portion 1 when the parts are in assembled position. A 4plurality of ornamental stones are secured to one face of the body portion 1, and when the various parts are in assembled position, these stones are exposed to view within the space sur rounded by the border 8 'of the frame as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings. namental stones thus secured to the body portion are preferably of different colors so arranged as to form letters vwhereby words or legends may be designated thereby.

In the presentinstance white'stones 9 and blue stonesvl() are so arranged as to form thel word Mother. i

The manner of securing the stones to one The orface of the body portion. will now be described. As shown in the drawings a plurality of gem supporting plates 11, of suitable size to fit within the opening surrounded by the border 8 of the frame, are secured to one face of the body portion 1. Each of the gem supporting 'pla-tes is vprovided .with a. plurality of openings 12 formed therein and suitably arranged. for

the receipt of gem holding cups or settings 13. The settings 13 are each provided with prongs 14: for engaging a stone and each of said settings is secured to the plate 11 15 thereof inserted in one of the openings 12 and bent outwardly kto form a flange 16 engaging beneath the supporting plate 11. Thus the settings 13 may be secured to each plate 11 prior to the attachment of the plate to the body portiony 1.w In the presentv instance each plate 11 is secured to the body portion l by means of specially constructed settings 18, each of which is 'formed :in a manner similar to the settingsv 13 and simF ilarly provided with prongsl19 for engaging, a stone, but differing therefrom in that 'a brad 20 is inserted within the setting prior to the insertion of the stone 9. In prac-- tice the settings 18 are omitted 'from several of the openings 12 ineach plate 11, and after `the vother settings 13 have .been in-` los Q0 i in a suitable manner as by having the base serted and stones secured therein the plate Vll is positioned upon the body portionv and settings 18 are' forced into the lvacantopen- -may be employed for that purp'o'se, and such single' plate may be secured tothe body poromittedu 'tion l after the manner described above orv in any other suitable manner. y

In the embodiment of the invention shown in Fig' of the drawings, the frame 22 is formed of vside and end sections as above rdescribed but differs from the frame l in' that the inwardly extending border is The central space surrounded by the 'frame 22 .is of uniform cross-section throughout. The centralbody portion 23 is formed ina inannersimilar to that'of' the central body portion lshown in Fig. 2 but instead of vbeing bodily removable 'from the frame is firmly` secured theretoin any suitable manner. Supporting plates 11 provided With settings 13 and 18 carrying stones 9 and l0 are securedV to the body portion 23 after themanner previously described. A. filler plate 24 lmay be inserted to fill the space at the rear ofthe body portioi'i23 andv give a `smooth and Afinished appearance to the l l rear surface of the ornamental plaque.

From the above description it Will be seen that I have Yprovided a novel arrangement o'f parts whereby a structure may be `readily and easily formed which presents at attractive appearance to the observer, and provides a novel form of ornamentation together with an attractiveV means for exhibiting Words, legends or other devices by a suitable arrangement of stones of different ing outwardly therefrom to form a central recesson one side thereof, aplurality of metal plates arranged tofitwithiny said central recess, said plates being each provided 'With a r`plurality ,ofy openings arranged in ysymmetrical order'relative to the edges oi said central recess, gem holding cups securedin the openings in said plates, ornamental stones carried by said cups, and

means for securing said plates to said body portion. Y "2.' An articleo'f the character describedy vcomprising a central body portion, a frame surrounding said body portion of greater thickness than said body portion, -the parts being positioned relative toy each other tov form a recessupon one side of the body porrWithin, said recess and each provided With a plurality 01"' openings :toi-ined therein, the openings beingl arranged in regulz'ir` order relative'to the edges of' said recess, gem holding cups each provided with a reduced end portion adapted to be positioned in'one of the openings and secured to the correspond-- ing plate, and means for securing the plates inthe recess.

4:. An ornamental articles of the character described provided with a recess formed upon one side thereof and having a raised edge surrounding said recess, a plurality of plates fitting Within said recess and each provided With a plurality of openings formed therein the openings being arranged in regular order relative to the edges of said recess, gein. holding cups each provided With a 'reduced end portion adapted to fit Within one of the said openings'and certain offsaid cups having the inner ends thereof enlarged after their insertion inthe openings to secure the` cups against removal from the plates, ornamental stones supported by said cups, and means carried by certain of said gem holding cups for securing the. plates Within the recess.

5.'An lornamental article of the character Within said recess and provided With a plurality of Aopenings formed therein the openings being arrangedk in regular order relative to the edges of' said recess, gem holding cups each provided AWith a reduced endv portion adapted to fit Within one of said openings and certain of said cups'haviiig the inner ends thereof enlarged after their. insertion in the openings to secure the cups against removal from the plate, ornamental stones supportedby vsaid cups, andineans carried by Acertain of said cups for securing the plate within the recess. e

G. An ornamental article kof the' character described provided with a recess 'formed upon one side thereof" and having a raised edge surrounding said recess, a plate fitting Within said recess and provided Withfa plurality (if-openings formed therein the openings being arranged in regular order relative to the edges of'said recess, gein liolding cups each provided yWith a reduced end portion adapted to it Within one of said letters whereby a Word or legend may be openings and certain of said cups having the indicated by the arrangement of the stones, inner ends thereof enlarged after their inand ineans carried lby certain of said @nps 10 sertion in the openings to secure the cups' for securing the plate within the recess. against removal from the plate, ornamental n testimony whereof I have affixed my stones carredby said cups certain of said signature.

stones being colored and arranged to form JAMES S. BRENNAN.

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U.S. Classification40/583, 29/10
International ClassificationG09F7/06, G09F7/02
Cooperative ClassificationG09F7/06
European ClassificationG09F7/06