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Publication numberUS1652471 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 13, 1927
Filing dateAug 15, 1925
Priority dateAug 15, 1925
Publication numberUS 1652471 A, US 1652471A, US-A-1652471, US1652471 A, US1652471A
InventorsEngel Albert W
Original AssigneeEngel Albert W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Picture-mounting device
US 1652471 A
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Dec. 13, 1927. 1,652,471

A. w." ENGEL PICTURE MOUNTING DEVICE Filed Au.15, 1925 z'sjfforngs Patented Dec. 13, 1927.




Application fiIedAugust '15, 1925. Serial No. 50,400.

The purpose of this invention is to prov de an improved dev-lce for securing photographs, or, other-pictures and. cards upon a ,map, card or other mount in a convenient and ornamentalmanner particularly if such pictures are provided with a ma fginfor border of appreciable width. ItfOQlisists in the features of Construction shown and described as set; forth in the claims. 1 In the drawings Figure; 1 is a face or I mounting device embodying this invention. Figure 2 is a face View showing the'device applied to one corner of a card or picture.

Flgure 3 1 s a face View showmgthe device.

' differently applied to one corner of the card ceive the corner ofthe picture is preferably or picture V I 4 Figure 4 illustrates a still driferent mode of application of the devlce to the corner vof the picture. v c

Figure 5 1s a face View similar to Figure 1 showing a slightly modlfiedvdesign of'the ievice.

Figure 6 is a plan view of two of the mounting devices indicatingthe method of producing them.

This invention is in the nature of a corner fitting of 'sheetYmaterial such as cloth or paper gummed on one surface andprovided with a slit through which the corner of the card or picture is inserted in applying the mounting device thereto so that-a part of the gummed area may be secured to the outer face of the card while the remaining area of the mounting device is secured to the mount itself. In the drawings Figure 1 illustrates a corner fitting of this nature a slot of appreciable width which permits the'fitting to be used on fairly thick cards or pictures without serious distortion when a portion of the fitting is lapped under the card and the other portion extends over the face of it; The slit comprises two main portions, 7 and 8, which are respectively planview of a.

sides, and which intersect-at right angles forming an apexcat 11 which is preferably located onpthefdiagonal which might be parallel to the'pairs of longer and shorter drawn from the apex, 12, of the re-entrant I angle between the sides, 3 andcl to the inter-c section lot the longer sides opposite this I angle at 13. From'the outer 'ends ofthe main slit portions, 7 and 8, the re extend" -transverse terminal portions, 9 and 10, respectively which are directed toward the outer or longer sides, 1 and 2, of the fitting but which stop short of them leaving an unperforated area adjacent said outer sides which is of substantially the same width as the area between'the. inner sides, 3 and 4,,

and the main'portions,-7. and. 8, of the slot.

lVith this formation it results that when the fitting. is applied as shown in Figure 2 with the corner, B of thepicture, B, lapping over the outer portion of the'fitting a part of the border, B of the picture is displayedjbetween areas of the fitting itself which are of substantially equal; width and thus give a symmetrical effect to the corner of the picture.

As'shown the'terminal slots, 9 and 10, are of about the same length as the distance betweentheirends and the outer edges, 1 and 2, so thatthe width of the border displayed is aboutthe same as the width, of that portion of the fitting which shows at either side of theborder. This feature is not essential but secures a pleasant efiect in most cases.

The arrangement shown in Figure 2 is perhaps preferable for most pictures but as a variant I have found that the fitting may be applled as shown-in Figure 3 with satisfactory efi ect.

stead of over the material of the fitting so that the angular area of the fitting adjacent the outer side of its main slot portions, 7 and 8, and of a width equal to the length of the slots, 9 and 10, is exposed overlapping the corner of the picture with the larger L-shaped portion of the fitting just inside its outer edges, 1 and 2, immediately adjacent.

By reversing the fitting as shown in Fig- In this case the outer cor-. ner, B of the picture is lapped under inure 4 the short terminal slots, 9 and 10. are

not utilized but the area of the fitting which is exposed across the corner of the picture 7 is of a zigzag form with the re-entrant angle at 12 pointing inwardly and leaving the corner, B of the picture or its border exposed within this angle.

at 17 in Figure (5. However, the middle portion of this slot at 18 causes the two adjacent mounting devices to be slightly oil'- set with relation to each'other in the width of the strip of stoekindicated in dotted lines at 19. This involves some waste of material in manufacture but I find that by unchinglont the material from the slot, 17',

avoid the formation of any burr at the upper or ungunnned surface of the device.

Therefore, I pretcr to-cnt all the edges of the device by such punching operations. The edges, 1, are cut simuliancously with the zigzag slots by punching out the transverse slots, 20, from the ribbon of material and the two devices thus outlined are separated from the ribbon in second operation in which a punching die cuts the edges, 2 and 5, clear of the strip.

I claim i 1. A picture mounting device comprising a fitting of shcetinaterial gummed on one surface, the outline of said fitting compris- 1110' two longer. sldes at rightangles to each other, two shorter sides respectively parallel to the longer sides andforining a reent ant angle, and two ends each connecting one of the longer sides with one of the shorter sides; said fitting having a slit comprising two main portions respectively par allel to said sides of the fitting and forming a right angle with each other, with terminal portions extending transversely toward the longer sides of the fitting; said terminal portions of the slit being spaced back from the longer sides of the fitting by substantially the same distance as that by which the main portions of the slit are spaced from the shorter sides.

2. In combination with a rectangular card or picture a mounting device consisting of a corner fitting of sheet material gummed upon one surtace for seeurement partly to the card and partly to a mount therefor, said fitting having an outline comprising two longer sides meeting at right angles, and

two shorter sides forming a ire-entrant angle directly opposite said right angle, together with ends connecting the longer sides with the shorter sides respectively, and said fitting having a it comprising main portions intersecting at right angles and respectively parallel to the sides of the fitting with terminal portions extending from the main portions of the slit toward the longer sides, whereby said fitting may be applied to the card by insertion of the corner of the card through the slit, with the main portions of said slit oil-set from the intersecting sides of the card by the length of the portions of the slit. i

ALBERT V. ENGEL terminal

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US3766676 *May 3, 1971Oct 23, 1973Slemmons JPoster mounts
US6799391Oct 23, 2002Oct 5, 2004Peter BergholtzSelf-sticking paper mounting corner and manufacturing method
U.S. Classification40/778
International ClassificationB42F5/06, B42F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F5/06
European ClassificationB42F5/06