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Publication numberUS1635900 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1927
Filing dateSep 10, 1925
Priority dateSep 10, 1925
Publication numberUS 1635900 A, US 1635900A, US-A-1635900, US1635900 A, US1635900A
InventorsFrank Obiols
Original AssigneeThomas A Sykes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hanger and support
US 1635900 A
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July 12,1927. F. OBIOLS HANGER AND SUPPORT Filed Sept. 10. 192-5 2 Sheen -Shoot 1 s .a M M F July 12. 1921.

F. OBIOLS HANGER AND SUPPORT" m'ea Sept. 10. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 MIX 555a? Jmmtou EM/IA 05/015 Patented July 12, 1927.

UNITED STATES PATENT ormon.

FRANK OBIOLS, E FINNEMUCCA, NEVADA, ASSIGNOR, OE ONE-HALF TO SYKES, OF- WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA...

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HANGER AND SUPPORT.

Application filed September 10, 1925. Serial 1T0. 555553.

This invention relates to an improved hanger and support for pictures, cards and he like.

An important object of the invention is to provide a. device which may beemployed as a support for pictures and the like, and may be readily inverted for use as a hanger for the same,

A further object of the invention is the provision ot a combined support andhanger which may be very easily mounted upon a picture for supporting samein. an angular inclined position, or hanging it upon a wall.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a combined hanger and support of simple yet durable structure and. which will be efficient for the purpose intended.

Other objects and advantages of this in- '3 tion progresses. V

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like nlunerals are employed to: des-i nate corresponding parts throughout thq same:

Figure 1 is a rear elevation of a device constructed in accordance with my invention employed: as a picture support.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the same. Figure 3 is a perspective view of the de- 0 rice inposition as a support.

lligure a l av perspective view'of the die vice shown in operative position as a hanger. 3 Figure 5 is a rear elevation of a modified form of the device.

Figure 6 is a perspective view of another modifi d form, and

Figure 7 is a similar view of still another n'iodification of the device.

In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 10 generally designates a picture or photograph and 11 my improved device connected thereto so as to support the picture at an angular position. 7

Referring now .more particularly to the structure embodying my invention, my improved support is preferably constructed of a unitary wire strand bent at its intermedibracket 12 provided with loops 14 at the extremities in alignment with the apex of the V. The extensions of the wireare thenv vention will become apparent as the descrip-- ate portion in the form of a V-shaped the body portion 14:. The wireextensions are then bent in outwardly diverging-positions to form a pair of complementary V- shaped members 15', each ofthese members comprising upwardly extending diverging legs 16 bent at an: obtuse angle at the upper extremities to; form downwardly diverging arms 17 lit is to be noted, that the bracket structures 12 and 13, th body portion 14 and the legs 16 extend in a-strarght plane while the downwardly extending'diverging arms 17 extend at an obtuse angled" plane, as clearly shown: in Figure 2. This particular formation is desirable,- so that the support structure will support the picture at an angular inclination so as to prevent accidental displacement of thepicture andsupport. 1

' It is desirable, in the formation of my improved device, to construct the" support of resilient wire so that the" downwardly extending arms 1*7 will have a natural tendency to converge, the purpose of which will become apparent as the description progresses.

In ordierthat the support may firmly ongage a picture or the like, the lower extremities of the-downwardly extending arms 17 are provided with lateral outwardly extend- .ingclaws 18 bent in U shaped formation and portion 12 may be readily'placed in engagement with a nail or other projection secured upon a'wall so as to permit like being hung thereon.

The foregoing structure is especially adaptable for use in connection, with unframed pictures and photographs and in order to adapt the device for framed picpictures and the .tures it is advisable to modify the structure as illustrated in Figure 5. "This modification is also constructed of a resilient wire I strand looped at its intermediate portion to pictures and provide a circular ring 21, the adjacent extensions being twisted to provide a sub stantial body portion 22. The wire extensions are then bent to provide angular di Another modified form of the device is shown in Figure 6, this structure embodying a wire strand looped at its intermediate portion and extending to form divergent legs 27 provided on the extremities with vertically extending fingers 28 engageable with transversely extending eye bolts.

Still another modified form of the device is contemplated, this form comprising a simple wire strand bent to'provide a V- shaped body portion 29 comprising diverging legs 30 bent at the extremitiesito provide vertically directed fingers 31 adapted to engage the eye bolts of a picture frame.

It is apparent, that my improved device while very easily constructed will be durable and may be employed to effectively sup- .port pictures, photographs, cards and simi- The lar articles upon tables and stands. devicemay also, in the same formation, be

employed for hanging pictures being inverted for thisuse; It has also been dis closed, that with slight modification the device ,may be formed for hanging framed particularly intended for heavier articles. i

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as the preferred example of the same and that various changes as to the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention, or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. A wire easel of the character described. comprising an inverted substantially V- shaped base portion, an arm extending from the apex of said V-portion, a pair of arms extending in divergent relation from said first mention-ed arm, a downwardly and laterally directed arm extending forwardly from the free end of each of said divergent arms, each of said last mentioned arms having the free end thereof formed to set up a laterally directed substantially U-shaped article engaging member having the legs thereof lying in a plane extending substantially at right angles to the arm of which it forms a part.

2. A wire easel of the character described comprising an inverted substantially V shaped base portion, an arm extending from the apex of said V-portion, a pair of arms extending in divergent relation from said first mentioned arm, a downwardly and laterally directed arm extending forwardly from the free end of each of said divergent arms, each of said last mentioned arms having the free end thereof formed to set up a laterally directed substantially U-shaped article engaging member having the legs thereof lying in a plane extending substantially at right angles to the arm of which it forms a part, said divergent arms being of materially less length than the over all length of the easel structure.

In testimony whereof I aliix my signature.

FRANK oBIoLs.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3030057 *Feb 24, 1960Apr 17, 1962Wright Theodore MMountings for picture frames or the like
US4475705 *Jul 2, 1981Oct 9, 1984Honeywell Information Systems Inc.Document holder for display terminal
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/451
International ClassificationA47G1/00, A47G1/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/142
European ClassificationA47G1/14B