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Publication numberUS1580354 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1926
Filing dateNov 20, 1924
Priority dateNov 20, 1924
Publication numberUS 1580354 A, US 1580354A, US-A-1580354, US1580354 A, US1580354A
InventorsWalliser Robert E
Original AssigneeH F Walliser Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attaching device for picture and mirror cords
US 1580354 A
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April 13 1926.


/ Izzy. J.

Patented Apr. 13, 1926.



wALLIsnn, or PANY, or omen To all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, ROBERT E. YVALLIsnn,

a citizen of the United Chicago, Illinois, and useful Improvements Devices for Picture and -which the following In recentyearsit ionable to dispense with picture the buildin of homes and in order to hang 1t.1s necessary, where pictures or mirrors, there is no picture molding, into the wall from which mirror ishung.

have inven Mirror Cords, 1s a specification. has become qulte fash-- States, residing 'in ted certain new 1n Attaching molding in to drivea nail the picture or This has caused some confusion in the sale of picture and mirror cords, especially of the typ e; now in style where twisted cords are employed. which depend from rosettes 'or si-mllarly o-rna mental devices, since devices with a picture molding hook thereon cannot be employed where there is nopicture molding in the room. The dealer, therefore, has found it I necessary tov carry two stocksof picture and mirror cords, one equipped with hooks and the other equipped with metal rings in place of a hook.

To overcome the above conditions, I have invented an attaching device. m rror cords which. can be suspending a picture, or

ing or from a nail or similar for picture and used either for mirror from a molddevice which is secured to the wall; myimproved attaching device lncluding ahook portion which -is capable of supporting th molding.

e same from a This hook portion is of such construction that" it can be readily 1 detached from another part whiclrincludesan aperature capable of engaging over a nail or other device which is driven into the wall if it is desired or necessary to suspend the cord from a nail or other device which is driven into the wall.

another advantage of my improved structure is that the hook portion is so 'con-' structed and associated with the otherportion that it cannot become accidentally detached.

Another object is to make my improved attaching device of a durable construction capable of holdlng a plcture or mirror of great weight.

The above ob ends which wil attain in the. foliowingma ects and other advanta eous be set forth hereinafter, I

nner, reference and then turned into ATT CHI NG DEVICE Fen. rIoTURE AND MIRROR ,oonns. Application filed November 20, 1924." Serial No. 751,035.

being had to the accompanying drawing in which l Figure 1 is a front'view' of a picture or CHICAGO; ILLINOIS, Assienon ro H. r. wALLIsnR -GOM- e0, ILLINOIS, A CORIOBATION-OF rumors.

mirror cord depending from an ornamental rosette, the back of which isequipp'ed with my improved attaching device.

Figure 2is a side elevation ofFigiire 1 illustrating my invention,

' t Figure .3 is a rear view showing my invention, 3 e v Figures at and 5 are views ofthe same general character as shown in Figure "3 illustrating different positions of the picture molding hook portion which it assumes when detaching the same.

Figure 6 is a rear view showing the'same after the molding hook portion has been detached therefrom, and V Figures 7, 8 and 9 are detail views showmg the picturemolding hookportion of the device. H g

Referring to the drawingQlO represents an ornamental member, such as a rosette, having a backing 11 to which is attached the leg 12 of a securing member 13. This securing member is attached to, the backing 11 by a screw 14 and may be madeofgstrip metal as clearly illustrated in Figures-2 and 6 of the drawing." The member 13 isbent or otherwise formed to produce an upwardly extending leg 15 which is spaced from the leg 12 and has-a hole oraperature 16, the holebeing of greater Width at the top than at the bottom.

picture or. mirror cord 19extendsj, said cord preferably-being folded, as shownat 20,

The lower portion of the member 13 has a hole 18 throughwhich the with thefolded portion squeezed between that the portion 23 can also enter the hole 16. The member can then be slightly aised into the position shown in Figure I g the position shown in Figure 3; the reduced portion 23 ex tending transversely across the hole 16 with the tongue 24: overlapping the inner surface of the leg 15. In this latter position, as shown in Figures 2 and 3, the device can be used for suspending the cord from a picture molding.

If it is desired to suspend the device from a nail or hook in the wall, the member 21 can be detached from the member 18 by reversing the movements just described. This allows the member 21 to be entirely removed from the device, as shown in Figure (3, and the aperture 16 allows the device to be suspended from a nail or hook in the wall with the head of the nail extending through the aperture 16.

I preferably round or bevel the portion 25 of the tongue 24 to facilitate the rocking of the member 21, as above mentioned, to allow the portion 28 to freely enter or withdraw from the aperture 16. By providing the part 13 with the hole 16 and the part 21 with the tongue 24 as described and illustrated, the parts will be inter-locked against accidental separation when in use since it requires more than relative vertical movement to efiect the separation of said parts. I preferably make the cord 19 with the wire core and it will be noted that when the cord is folded as above stated that it will be impossible for it to pull out of the hole 18.

Inthis application I have shown but not claimed certain features, said features being claimed in my co-pending application for United States Patent for attaching devices for picture and mirror cords, Serial No. 13,811, filed March 7th, 1925.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. An attaching device for picture and mirror cords including two parts, one of said parts being operative to directly sup port a SUSPGDSlOTl cord and having a hole therein, the other of said parts including a moulding-engaging hook and a tongue, with a portion connecting the tongue with the hook, said tongue being adapted to be projected through said hole and being of such width as to overlap opposite walls of the hole at the back of said first part with said connecting portion in said hole, where by said parts will be interlocked against aecidental separation.

2. An attaching device for picture and mirror cords including two parts, one of said parts having a portion operative to secure a cord independently of the other part, said first mentioned part having an aperture, said other part having a moulding-engaging hook with an angular portion extending therefrom, said latter part having a tongue projecting angularly from said first mentioned angular portion and being of greater width than said first angular P01 tion whereby it can be projected through said aperture in the direction of its height to allow the first mentioned angular portion to enter said aperture and be turned therein, said tongue being of such width as to overlap the side edges of said aperture and thereby effect the securing of said two parts together.

3. An attaching device for picture and nirror cords including a part providing a hole through which a cord can be projected, said part having a lower bend with upwardly extending leg portions capable of squeezing together the part of said cord projected through said hole, said part having a portion for suspension from a supporting nail or book, and a second part connected to said first part and having a moulding-engaging portion thereon whereby the entire device can be suspended from a moulding.

1. A device of the character described including cord-suspending parts detachably connected together, one of said parts including a hook whereby the entire structure can be suspended from a wall moulding, the other part having aportion for suspending the cord independently of the hook, said latter part having a portion for attachment to an ornamental facing member whereby the latter will obscure from view the connection between said parts.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.


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US6086030 *Feb 20, 1998Jul 11, 2000Turner Intellectual Property LimitedHook/hanger
US6224030May 10, 2000May 1, 2001Plasplugs, Inc.Hook/hanger
U.S. Classification248/493, 248/215
International ClassificationA47G1/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/16
European ClassificationA47G1/16