Improvement in combined picture-hangers and carpet-stretchers
US 179718 A
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c. a. MILLER.
v COMBINED PICTURE-HANGER AND CARPET-STRETCHER.
No.179,718. Patentefi Ju1y'1].,18'76.
NJEIERiWOTO-LITHOGMPNEF, WASHINGTON, D C
U NITEE STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES G. MILLER, OF NEw BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, ASSlGNOR To 1?. a
' F. CCEBIN, 0F SAME PLACE.
IMPROVEMENT IN COMBINED PICTURE-HANGERS AND CARPET-STRETCHERS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent- No. 179,? l 8, dated July 11, 1876; application filed April 6, 1876. v
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES G. MILLER, of New Britain, in the county of Hartford and State of Connecticut, have invented a Gombined Carpet-Stretcher and Picture-Hanger,
of which the following is a specification:
' Stretcher generally has a handle that can be used in reaching up to lift down or hang pictures, I avail of the same by my combined carpet-stretcher and picture-hanger, and I construct the instrument so that the pictureha'nging portion is also available in moving the carpet.
In the drawing, Figure l is a side view of the instrument. Fig. 2 is an end view of the same, and Fig. 3 is a face view in the position in which the instrument will be used in hanging pictures.
The carpet-stretcher is made of the teeth a a, upon a bar, b, that is connected with the socket c, that receives the handle 6, of any suitable character. backward from the ends of the carpet-stretcher a b, are curved down and then up, so as to be adapted to hold across them the picture cord or wire, whereby the same can easily be removed from the nail or knob upon the wall, or else replaced upon such knob or nail in hanging the picture, and there is a sufficient space between the back of the stretcher and the horns that hold the cord for the knob in hanging or removing the cord therefrom.
The carpet'stretcher portion of the instrument operates in the ordinary manner, and the horns d may be used, when turned over, for-catching in the'carpet and pushing it into position before the stretching operation is commenced.
I claim as my invention- The combined picture-hanger and carpetstretcher, constructed with the horns d, extending from the back of the carpet-stretcher bar b a, substantially as set forth.
Signed by me this 20th day of March, A. D. 1876.
C. G. MILLER.
CHARLES PECK, SAML. BASSETT.
The horns d, that extend