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May 22, 1934. E, STQUT 1,959,746
ADJUSTABLE REVOLVING EASEL Filed Aug. 10, 1933 Invenior Byfigm means whereby the Patented May 22, 1934 r r oFFicr.
1,959,746 ADJUSTABLE REVOLVING EASEL Herbert E. Stout, Application August 10,
This invention relates to an adjustable revolving easel for a frame member or the like, the
general object of the invention being to provide easel can be adjusted longitudinally or rotated so that the frame member or the like to which the easel is attached. can be supported on a surface either longways or sideways and the inclination of the member can be adjusted.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in the plate to said and the upper end of bending and cutting which:--
Figure 1 is a rear view of a frame member, showing the improved easel attached thereto.
Figure 2 is an edge view.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the attaching plate.
Figure 5 is a detail sectional view through the upper part of the device shown in Figure 1.
In these views, the letter A indicates the frame member which may be a picture frame or the like, and the numeral 1 indicates a plate provided with the prongs 2 which are adapted to be driven into the backing a of the frame to fasten backing member. This plate is formed with a centrally arranged countersunk hole 3 for receiving the head of a screw 4. An elongated plate 5 has a longitudinally extending slot 6 therein through which the screw passes this plate 5 is cut and bent to form the barrel part '7 through which the upper cross piece of the looped leg member 8 of the easel passes, so that this leg member is hingedly connected to the upper end of the plate 5. This of the upper end of the plate 5 also provides the downwardly and outwardly extending ears 9 which engage portions of the limbs of the leg member to limit outward move- :ment of the same relative to the frame member.
While the drawing shows the plate 1 placed off center of the frame,
it will, of course, be understood that this plate can be placed anywhere desired on the backing member of the frame and when it is desired to use the device to permit 7 ,the frame to be supported either on one end or one side, it will be preferable to place the plate Weehawken, N. J. 1933, Serial No. 684,589
at the center of the backing member so that the frame will be firmly supported by the device when the frame has one side edge resting on a support.
A cross piece 10 having an offset central part 11, has a hole in the central part through which the screw 4 passes and a thumb nut 12 engages the screw and acts to hold the parts together.
Thus it will be seen that when the cross piece 10 is in a vertical position, the leg member can be swung outwardly to support the frame memher, as shown in Figures 1 and 2, but when the device is not in use, the leg member can be swung against the frame member and the cross piece turned to pass over the limbs of the leg member to hold the leg member against the frame, as shown in Figure 3. It will also be seen that the plate 5 can be adjusted longitudinally on the screw after the nut has been loosened so that the easel will hold the frame member in different angular positions and by turning the plate 5 on the screw, the frame member can be supported on one side edge instead of an end edge.
Thus it will be seen that the easel can be adjusted to different sizes of frame members and such frame members can be supported either on an end edge or a side edge and the parts can be adjusted to place the frame member at any desired angle.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:-
1. An easel of the class described comprising an attaching plate adapted to be connected to a member, a screw carried by the attaching plate, an elongated plate having a longitudinal slot therein through which the screw passes, a leg member connected to one end of the elongated plate for pivotal movement, a nut on the screw for clamping the parts in adjusted position, and a cross piece pivotally supported on the screw and adapted to extend over the limbs of the leg member to hold the leg member against the member to which the device is attached.
2. In combination with a frame member having a backing member therein, a plate having prongs pressed into the backing member, an elongated plate having a longitudinally extending slot therein, a screw carried by the first mentioned plate and passin the elongated p of outwardly and a centrally arran member having barrel, with the member engaging swinging moveme her, a cross g through the slot, one end of e being bent to provide a pair wardly extending ears and ged barrel, a loop-shaped leg one end passing through the ends of the limbs the ears for limiti nt of the leg mem HERBERT E. STOUT.