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Publication numberUS1793696 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 24, 1931
Filing dateApr 28, 1930
Priority dateApr 28, 1930
Publication numberUS 1793696 A, US 1793696A, US-A-1793696, US1793696 A, US1793696A
InventorsHenrik Ipsen
Original AssigneeHenrik Ipsen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Frame for automobile license plates
US 1793696 A
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Feb. 24, 1931. [PSEN v I 1,793,696

FRAME FOR AUTOMOBILE LICENSE PLATES Filed April 28, 1950 INVENTOR Henm/s FLMW W ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 24, 1931 HEN RIK IPSEII, OF BROOKLYN, NE'W YORK FRAME FOR AUTOMOBILE LICENSE PLATES Application filed April 28,

My invention relates to improvements in ornamental frames to be placed on the li cense plates of automobiles and it is my object to produce a frame which will be ad just-able to fit any size of plate and which can be locked to the corners toprevent falling 05.

In the drawing Fig. 1 is a corner piece for my improved frame; Fig. 2 a view of one end of a co-operating straight member; Fig. 3 a back view of the corner of a plate with my frame thereon showing how the parts are interlocked; Fig. 4 a view of the structure of 3 on the linedi thereof; Fig. 5 a view of a slightly modified corner piece; Fig. (3 a view of a slightly modified straight member; and Fig. 7 a view showing how the parts of Figs. 5 and 6 interlock.

The complete frame consists of four corner pieces and four straight members.

As the automobile license plates p are generally provided with a beaded edge as shown in Fig. 4 the frame pieces have a counterpart bead on their faces to snap under the bead on the plate as shown in said Fig. 4.

As shown in Fig. 1 each corner piece 1 has two legs 2 and 3 at right angles to each other with the corner-4L shaped to correspond to the corner of the license plate. It is provided with turned over ears 5 and 6 which preferably but not necessarily, project inwardly and also with cut out portions 7 and 8. Each straight member is a-folded channel section 9 having a slit 10 in the ends of the back face so that a tongue 11 is formed.

In use the ends of the straight members are slipped under the ears on the corner pieces and the frame snapped into place on the license plate edges. The corner pieces are then pushed in until the frame snugly fits the plate all around after which the tongues 11 are bent over the ears 5 and 6 on the corner pieces after Which the extensions of the ears on the corner pieces, if used, are bent over the ears 11 as shown in Fig. 3 to prevent accidental separation of the parts. This form of double locks resists separation in two directions.

In this way a cheap frame which will fit 1930. Serial No. 447,984.

according to the amount of interlocking of' the straight members with the corner pieces.

In Figs. 5, 6 and 7 I haveshown a slightly modified form of locking devicei Each corher piece 15 has two turned over ears 16 and 17 on the back, each of which is provided with an open ended slot 18 and 19. The back of-each straight member20 has a narrow, tongue 21 formed therein. 'When the straight member slid into the corner pieces, the tongues 21 are bent over the inner ends of the slots 18 and'l9 as shown in Fig. 7 and i the parts are firmly locked togetherand'held against movement in either direction. I

;I claim v i 1. In a frame for automobile license plates, a corner piece having two legs at right angles to each other, a turned over ear onthe' back' of each leg and a channel-section straight piece with a tongue on the back thereof at the end adapted to slip between the face of the corner piece and the ear thereon with the tongue bent over the ear whereby the parts are interlocked. 2. In a frame for automobile license plates, a corner piece having two legs at right angles to each other, a turned over ear on the back of each leg and a channel-section straight piece with a tongue on the back thereof at the end adapted to slip between theface of the corner piece and the ear thereon with the tongue bent over the ear and the ear bent over the tongue whereby the parts are interlocked.

3. In a frame for automobile license plates, a corner piece having two legs at right angles to'each other, a turned over car on the back of n each leg, the inner parts of said ears being cut away, and a channel-section straight piece provided with a tongue on the back thereof at its endadapted to slip between thefaceof the corner piece and the ear thereon with the tongue bent over and engaging the cutaway portion of the ear whereby the parts are interlocked. i

4. In a frame for automobile license plates, a corner piece having'two legs at right angles to each other, a turned over ear on the back orries. I

of each leg, said ears being cut away to form an open ended 'slot and a channel-section straight piece with a tongue extending from the back thereof at the end adapted to slip 5 between the face and the ear of the corner piece with the tongue engaging the slot and bent over the ear whereby the parts are interlocked. V

In testimony whereof I have hereunto af- 1 fixed my signature.

HENRIK IPSEN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2603013 *Aug 15, 1949Jul 15, 1952Sherwood Lester LAdjustable frame for motor vehicle license plates
US4819355 *Jul 28, 1987Apr 11, 1989Wolo Manufacturing CorporationMotorcycle license plate frame
US4960258 *Mar 17, 1989Oct 2, 1990Razz Communications, Inc.Adjustable sign holder system
US5029378 *Jul 13, 1990Jul 9, 1991Stocker Harold LMethod for making an adjustable sign holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/209, 40/783
International ClassificationB60R13/00, B60R13/10
Cooperative ClassificationB60R13/105
European ClassificationB60R13/10B