US 1553472 A
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sept. 15, 1925. 1,553,472
JIA. PEvOvAcHuK PICTURE FRAME med auch z5. 1925 Patented Sept. 15, 1925. l
UNITED STATES PATENToFFICE.
JOHN A. rEvovARCHUK, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
` PICTURE FRAME.
Application led March 25, 1925. Serial No. 18,204.
To all 'whom t may concer/n.'
Be it known that I, JOHN A. PEvovARCIIUK, a citizen of Ukraine, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Picture Frames, of which the following is a specification.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a frame with'a plurality of openings or partitions wherein a number of pictures of uniform size, such as post cards, may be positioned longitudinally7 or transversely of the frame depending upon the respect-ive position of the views in the pictures.
Another object of the invention is to provide a frame of the character stated which may be very simple in construction and which may be easily manufactured by being stamped out of sheet of metal, cardboard, Celluloid or the like.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a frame of the character stated in which pictures may be easily inserted or wit-hdrawn.
With the above general objects in view and others that will appear as the nature of the invent-ion is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the appended claim.
1n the drawing forming 'a part of this application, and in which like designating characters refer to corresponding parts throughout the several views,
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of the frame;
Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken online 2-2 of Fig. l; and
Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 3 3 of Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawing there is shown the outer frame section 10 with partition strips 11, said louter frame section and said partition strips being in symmetrical relat-ion and forming a plurality of openings, some of said openings being positioned longitudinally of the frame as indicated by 12 and the remaining openings beingI laid transversely of the frame as at 18. Picture cards such as 14 are positioned within the two series of openings, either lengthwise or cross-wise, depending upon the views reprel sented thereupon, as is vobviousl fromthe drawing. j
The Complete frame, including the outer section 10r and partition strips 11, is stamped out of a sheet of metal, cardboard, Celluloid or any other suitable material. The
stamped blank is then suitably formed forl the purpose of giving to the frame a thickness as well as for providing seats for the picture cards within Ieach opening.
The outer edge of the outer section is bent backwardly and then inwardly as at 15,'
Fig. 2, assuming a U-shaped formation in cross-section. The inner edge of said outer section adjacent the several openings 12 and 13 is bent backwardly, then away from the adjacent openings, and then toward them, -the portion so bent presenting a flange having an S-shaped formation in cross-section,
as at 16. The longitudinal and transverse partition strips 11 are similarly formed, the port-ions so formed S-shaped formation in cross-section as indicated by 17.l
The frame constructed as hereinabove described will have a neat appearance and will present itself as if made ofV substantial material. Portions of outer section 10 and partition strips 1 1 at points wherefrom they immediately project, as indicated by 18, will prevent the pictures from falling forwardly, while the ends 19 krof the anges will provide backward supports for the picture cards, The intermediate, outwardly protuberant portions 20 will provide seats wherein the picture cards will rest, thel position of one of presenting` flanges of the picture cards being represented by a broken line 21 in Fig. 2.
One of the upright portions of said flanges 16 and 17 adjacent each series of openings 12 and 13 has, in its protuberant portion 20, a longitudinal slot 21 for inserting the picture cards within the openings.
Portion 15 of the outer section 10 has several outwardly projecting ears 22, each ear being provided with an aperture for the purpose of attaching a wire or cord by means of which the frame may be suspended on the wall. v
lVhile there is described herein a preferred embodimentof the present invention it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention ra claimed.
Vhat I claim as new is: l
form openings, soinecfsaid" openings 'having a longitudinal relation in respect of theV iframe and other openings having a transverse relation in respect thereofvfor-Vthepur-` pose of receiving therewitliiii picture cardsof-ii'nifoijin sizel and Yiiecoriiiriodating -thern in said openings longitudinally or 4transversely of the frame depending upon the relativ-e' positioiif 4of thezrresqeiecti ive '.Aviews upon said cards?, ilingesfiipon said" section and-said strips surrounding each opening, saidaingeswbeing formed backwerdly of the plane 'of the frame, and seats in kseid -iieiigesnfor positioning picture cards thereupon, one of the upright portions of said aiigesi-adjacentieziehiopening having slots for insertion of picture cards therethrough.
In testimony Whereof afiix rny signature."