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Publication numberUS1606488 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1926
Filing dateMar 27, 1925
Priority dateMar 27, 1925
Publication numberUS 1606488 A, US 1606488A, US-A-1606488, US1606488 A, US1606488A
InventorsWennerstrom Harold F
Original AssigneeWennerstrom Harold F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Picture frame and stand
US 1606488 A
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Nov. 9, 1926. 1,606,488


PATENTO HAROLD r. wnnnnasrnon, or FULTON, rumors,


Application filed March 2'7, 1925. Serial No. 18,833.

My invention relates to improvements in picture frames and stands therefor, and it consists in the combinations, constructions, and arrangements herein described and claimed.

An object of my invention is to provide a stand and frame which can be manufactured at a comparatively small cost, and yet which has a pleasing appearance.

A further object of my invention is to provide a stand and frame in which the frame may be held in an upright position or may be inclined and held frictionally in this position without the necessity of additional clamping devices.

A further object of my invention 1s to provide a picture frame and stand in wh1ch the back is held within the frame proper by the same construction which secures the frame to the stand, thereby obviating the necessity of the use of additional securing means.

Other objects and advantages will appear in the following specification, and the novel features of the invention will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming part of this application, in which- Figure 1 is a face view of the frame and the stand therefor,

Figure 2 is a sectional view along the line 2-2 of Figure 1,

Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view along the line 3-3 of Figure 2,

Figure 4 is a transverse section of a modified form of the device, and

Figure 5 is a view of the blank from which the stand is formed.

In carrying out my invention I provide a frame such as the rectangular frame shown in Figure 1. In the drawings the frame is shown as having side portions 6 and end portions 7. Each of these portions has integral flanges such as those shown at 6 and 7 which are bent at right angles to the portions 6 and 7 respectively. In Figure 1 the sides and ends, as shown, have a curved form such as indicated in Figure 3, but it may be a flat form such as that shown at 6 in Figure 4:. In making the frame, the flange portions 6 and 7 are preferably integral with the face portion, being stamped in one piece and then bent at right angles. The stand is preferably made of a single piece such as that shown in Figure 5. In

an angle and this figure 8. indicates a body portion "which is adapted to .form the base of the stand, with end portions 9. Each of the end portions has a projecting lug 10 at the en thereof. The end portions 9' are bent along the lines 11, and the body portion is bent along the lines 12 to form sides 13.

From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device the operation thereof may be readily understood. It will be observed that the frame is provided with openings such as those shown at 1a. These may be either in the sides, as shown in the drawings, or in the ends, depending upon the size of the frame and whether or not it is to be suspended from the sides or the-ends. The lugs 10 are bent at right angles to the portions 9 and are arranged to enter the openings 14. Normally these lugs 10 are arranged so that they bear on the back 15 which holds the picture 16 (see Figure 3) against the glass 17. The arms or uprights 9 are formed of spring metal which is bent so that the lugs 10 when pulled outwardly as shown in dotted lines in- Figure 1, tend, when released, to spring into the openings 14:. These lugs serve the double function of providing a pivotal support for the frame and of also forming locking lugs for retaining the back 15 in position. This obviates the necessity of having any other retaining means for the frame back 15.

When it is desired to remove the picture, the spring arms may be forced apart. so that the lugs 10 will be withdrawn fromthe openings 14, when the glass 17 the picture 16 and the back 15 will immediately come out of the frame. 1

The spring arms or uprights 9 beside forming supports for the picture, act frictionally so that the frame may be tilted at the friction of the arms will still retain the frame in its tilted position with respect to the stand without the necessity of screws or other adjusting devices.

I claim:

1. The combination with a frame having side flanges provided with openings, of a back arranged to closely enter between the flanges beyond the openings, a frame-supporting stand comprising a base portion having side flanges bent up therefrom, integral spring end portions constituting arms, each of said end portions being provided with a lug arranged to enter one of said openings in said flanges and to bear against the rear Wall of the back to lock the back in position, said lugs serving to pivotally support the frame in any of a number of adjusted positions. 7 v

2. The combination with a frame having a back arranged to closely enter-therein and being provided with openings in the sides of the frame to the rear oft-he back, of a stand comprising a flat base portion having strengthening side flanges bent up therefrom, integral spring end portions constituting vsaid openings in saidframe, against the rear wall of the back to arms, each of said end portions being provided with a lug arranged to enter one of and to bear lock thebaek in position, said lugs serving to pivotal-iv support the frame, and the spring arms being arranged to frictionally engage the sides of the tit-tune to hold the latter in any of its pivoted positions With respect to 20 the base.v


U.S. Classification40/761, 248/174
International ClassificationA47G1/00, A47G1/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/14
European ClassificationA47G1/14