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Publication numberUS1635077 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1927
Filing dateDec 29, 1924
Priority dateDec 29, 1924
Publication numberUS 1635077 A, US 1635077A, US-A-1635077, US1635077 A, US1635077A
InventorsEdison Erskine James
Original AssigneeEdison Erskine James
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1635077 A
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July 5`, V1927.

I BY /iltbk l r ig J. E. ERsKlNE MONOGRAM Filed Dec. 29, 1924 ready. and easy. association to constitute an "means off-al nut' 11 and spring washers 12.

hanged July. ls, '1921.



application ma December' 2s, im. serial no.' 758,662.

yThis invention relates to an improvement in .monograms, especially designed and adaptedfor use on automobiles although, of course, capable of other applications and uses.

An object of the invention is to provide a monogram which may made up of several se ara'te letters corresponding to the initials ofp the name forming .the subject-matterof the monogram, the letters being capable of ap arentl unita and solid monogram whlereby the lettirs may be rovided in quantity at a' comparatively shght expense and monograms may be made up as desired without the exercise of special skill or without the use of special tools.

A further object is the provision of a monogram of this character which is of highly attractive appearance and which is com,- paratively easy and inexpensive to produce and assemble.

Other objects and advantages reside in certain novel features of the construction, arrangement and combination of pafrts which will be hereinafter more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this speciication, and in which: n

Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of a .monogram constructed in accordance with the present invention,

Figure 2 is a view in 2-.2 of Figure 1, y Figure 3 is a group view in perspective showmg the parts of themonogram prior to assembly, y

Figure 4 is a sectional view of the center letter taken in the plane of line 4-4 of Fig. 1, and

' Figure 5 is a: detail view in elevation showing a center formed with a different letter from that shown in'Figures 1 and 3.

Referring to the/draw' the numeral 5 designates generally a-carrier which consists section on the line of a flat base plate 7 of circular form and g1' having .an inwardly directed bead 8 around its periphery. The base plateA 7 is provided with a, countersunk opening 9 atits center which receives the beveled head of an attaching bolt 10 desi ed to extend throughl the structure towhich the-mono m is to be attached. The bolt is held 1n position by Of course, it is to -beV understood that any suitable typev of attaching means may be em loyed. Y

he base plate 7 vis enlarged adjacent its. periphery to provide a rim 13, the outer surface of which may be suitablyornamentf ed. The rim 13 is machined to provide a'n outwardly directed annular ange 14 havin an inwardly curved lip 15 extending aroun its outer edge.

Letters correspondin to the initials of the name which forms t e subject-matter of the `mono am are placed in the cavity or recess de ed on the carrier by the a'nge A14: and its lip 15. As the iiange 14 and its lip 15 are of annular form the cavity is of cylindrical form or circular in crossfsection. The letters ma lbe constructed of brass or any other suita le material. The letters are provided i'n rights 16, lefts 17 and centers 18 corresponding to the initials of the surname, Christian name and middle name, respectively. The rights and lefts which correspond to the surname and Christian' name have the form of a segment of a circle and the centers which corres ond to the middle name, or which may be lanks when1 no middle initial is desired, are in the forma` of section of a circle defined by two chords parallel to a diameter and t0 each other and the arcs interce ted by the chords. It is to be understood t at if desirable the rights and lefts may be in the form of semi-circles and the centers corresponding to the middle initial may be omitted when no middle imtial is employed in the monogram. Each letter inclu es a prismatic background 19 made up of striations 19 of triangular form in cross section and havin their ex osed faces constituting light-re ecting sur aces. With this form 1of background the lineof ]uncture between the separate letters of the assembly is concealed and the letters appear to be formed on a single background. The letters proper are desi ounds. Periods 21 may also be provided in relief on the bac ounds -of the letters. The several separate' etters which are used to make up the monogram, when assembled, have the form of a disc'designed to snugly t in the recess or cavity defined by the flange 14 and 1i 15. `The letters when assembled are provi ed around their periphery with a ated at 20 and -are l" `provided in relief ont eir respective backcontmuous beveled shoulder 22, each letter jacent to or slightly inwardly of the lip4 having a portion of such shoulder formed on its periphery and the several portions of the shoulder being complementary to pro- Vide the complete shoulder in the assembly. The shoulder 22 thus formed around the periphery of the assembled letters is ad- 15 and in the space between the shoulder 22 and the lip 15 a resilient retaining ring 23 is snapped to hold the letters assembled. With this arrangement a:y dealer in monograms may be provided with rightsi lefts and centers .of each letter and a suitable number of bases, retaining rings and attaching devices so that a monogram made up of any combination of letters may be readily provided without the necessity of the exercise of any special skill or special tools/V The periods provided in the monogram are preferably formed lon the center letter, as indicated at 21B in Figure 5.

It is to be understood that the monograms may be made up of standardized rights, lefts, and centers of va'rious shapes and these rights, lefts and centers may be complementary section/s of ovals, diamonds, rectangles, or other shapes of figures, the

complete monogram conforming, of course,

to the outline of the back employed.

I claim:

In a monogram, separate letters designed to be assembled to give the appearance of a complete and unitary monogram, each letter having a background made up of'tria'ngular striations, the faces of which provide light reflecting surfaces whereby the line of juncture between the letters is concealed.


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U.S. Classification40/618
International ClassificationB60Q1/30, G09F7/02
Cooperative ClassificationG09F7/02, B60Q1/30
European ClassificationB60Q1/30, G09F7/02