US 1619719 A
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March 1; 1927. www@ M. S. GOLDMAN ET AL DISPLAY BACKGROUND Filed May '7, 1926 WITNESSES Patented Mar. l., i927.
Unirse srarss MATTHEW S. GOLDMAN ANI? ERNEST 'W'. HUTTIG? GF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA; ASSIGNORS TO `IVJCCALT..U11/I, DECORATIVE CORQRATION, `OF PIT'ISB'LTR/(HPI,` PENN- 1,619,719 PATENT orifictil..4
SYLVANIA, A CORYPORATION 0F PENNSYLVANA.
Application iled May 7,
This invention relates to display backgrounds, and more vespecially to the utilization' of composite materials on a suitable supporting frame structure to constitute dis-Y play backgrounds of an ornamental character.
Itis among the objects of this invention to provide display backgrounds of composite material which `shall resemble inasonry, and which shall comprisea light weight substance of a rough texture and natural coloring that is productive in producing an appearance of a highly ornamental character. v
Another object of this invention is to provide display backgrounds of the above Vdesignated character in which the ornamental sur face shall be mainly constituted of slabs of cork composition which may be employed in combination with ornamental designs such as are commonly employed in window displays, and the like.
Another object of this invention is to provide display backgrounds of simple and relatively inexpensive construction which shall comprise a light supporting structure to which the cork composition constituting the ornamental backgrounds is assembled and secured in a simple and efficient manner, the material being of such a nature that it may be conveniently assembled to the supporting structure in the place where it is to be employed or it may be secured to sections of its supporting structure and subsequently assembled to constitute a unitary display, as for example a background for a window dis play, and the like.
In accordance with this invention slabs of material of a light porous character-such as cork composition of well known commercial grades, as are utilized for packing materials or for insulating purposes, are formed in suitable shapes having their edges chamfered or otherwise formed to offset the face or main body portion of the slab in a manner resembling masonry7 the slabs so formed being assembled to a supporting structure of wood or other suitable light-weight materials in various shapes and forms such as wall sections having windows and doors with ornamental inserts to constitute display backgrounds.
The cork composition is preferably of a` very coarse texture and porous nature and ing a parthereof Vand in which like refer`-"` ence characters designate like parts, Fig. l is aflongitudinal sectional view of a display background comprising a supporting frame structure-and a surface `-layer of cork material in accordance with the principles of.
this invention; Fig. 2 isv a front elevational view of the ldisplay background illustrating the cork composition as a surfacing material; Fig. 3 is an enlarged viewk of one of .the slab members illustrating tliechamfered edges and the manner in which it is formed to resemble masonry when assembled with 'other slabs; Fig. i is a front elevational view of an ornamental insert having the cork mal t'erial secured thereto; and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a, door made of the cork material which is shown assembled in the display illustrated in Fig. 2.
Referring to the several figures of the drawing the structure therein illustrated comprises a supporting frame structure l c constituting a panel having wing portions 2 which is provided with openings 3 and 4 constituting windows and a doorway respec-` tively.
In accordance with the presentinvention a composition cork material'of a coarse sui'- face texture is formed into slabs 5, Fig. 3, and provided with chamfered or beveled edges 6. The slabs 5 are assembled in the manner shown in Fig. 2 and secured in any suitable manner to the supporting frame structure l and 2 `to resemble masonry. In
a similar manner the cork material may be `formed into shapes' and 8 to form a keystone arch around the doorway 4 which is supported on large rectangular slabs 9 to resemble supporting columns. The door 10 may be formed of the cork material and provided with grooves 1l to resemble a wooden panel and the door is assembled in the manner shown in Fig. 2 in the doorway 4l and secured by hinges 12 to columna onek of the arch As shown in Fig. 1l the Window members 13 of the shape of the openings 3 may be formed of aV light-Weight composite material ing and glazing the cork material at various points in the door frame or arch to resemble a polychrome finish or metallic inserts, as desired, but it is not necessary to color the surface of the cork slabs generally since its natural dark brown color produces a rustic effect which is highly ornamental.
'lt is evident from the foregoing descripf tion of this invention that display backgrounds made of composition cork material Y formed and assembled in the manner herein set forth produce a light-weight and relatively inexpensive decorating material which may be readily assembled and conveniently handled in its use, and that cork composi-` tion materials utilized in the manner illustratedrproduce a useful and highly orna mental background for Window displays, or the like.
Although the cork composition has been illustrated as employed in various formsit is obvious that a great many modifications in the designof the display background per se may be made and that the cork material.,
or slabs may be fastenedto the supporting structure or may be joined in other Ways than by a solid frame structure Without de-A parting from the principles herein set forth.
l. A display background comprising a supporting frame structure, and composition cork material attached to said frame, said cork material being shaped and assembled to resemble masonry.
2. A display background comprising a supporting frame structure of the shape of the display, and sections of composition cork material attached to said structure, said cork material comprising relatively flat sections Which are assembled o n the frame structure to resemble masonry.
3. A display background comprising a supporting frame structure, of the shape of the display, and sections of composition cork material attached to said structure, said cork material comprising relatively fiat sections provided with chainfered edges Which are assembled on the frame structure to resemble masonry.
il. A display background comprising a supporting frame structure having cut-out portions for ornamental purposes, and cork material attached to said structure, said cork material comprising flat'slabs having chamfered edges which are disposed to resemble masonry and to provide Window and door frames for the cut-out portions of said struc` ture. f
5. A; display background comprising a supporting frame structure having cut-out portions for ornamental purposes, cork material comprising slabs having chamfered ,edges attached to said frame to resemble masonry, and windows and doors of'similar material inserted and ysecured in the cutout portions ofsaid frame structure. i i' G. A display background comprising a supporting frame structure of the shape of the display, and sections of composition cork material of coarse surface texture attached `to said structure, said cork material com prising relatively flat sections provided with chambered edges Which are assembled on the frame structure-to resemble masonry.
in testimony` whereof, We hereunto sign our names.
MATTHEW S; GOLDMAN. ERNEST W. HUT'llGr.