US 1970370 A
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Aug. 14, 1934.
c. J. FosER FLORAL DEVICE 0R GARLAND Filed March 21, 1933 Invewovj W Patented Aug. 14, 1934 UNHTED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates generally to flower d1splay means but more particularly to a floral device or garland for displaying funeral designs or door crapes.
One of its objects is to provide a device of this character which is designed to firmly and reliably support the flowers so that the display is kept intact irrespective of the weather and which will also keep the flowers fresh.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a floral display holder which is simple and inexpensive in construction, which is neat in appearance, and which is so constructed as to be retained in a stable position on the door or door-frame.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure l is a perspective view of the floral device or holder embodying my invention. Figure 2 is an enlarged sectional side elevation thereof.
Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.
In the preferred embodiment of the invention shown in the drawing, my floral holder or garland consists of a container or receptacle 10 which is adapted to contain a supply of water and which has a forwardly curved upwardly flaring body portion and a flat back wall 11 from which rises a suspension frame or handle 12 substantially coextensive with and parallel to such backwall, the whole providing an extensive flat bearing surface for contact with the door or door-frame on which the garland is hung or supported. Depending centrally from the lower end of the container 10 is an attaching lug 13 for receiving a screw or like fastener 14 for securing the container to the door or door-frame, while the crossbar of the suspension handle 12 has a centrallydisposed opening 15 for receiving a screw eye 16. By preference and for the purpose of facilitating the hanging of the garland on the door, the handle-opening 15 is shaped to fit over the eye of the screw 16, so that the latter can first be attached to the door and the handle-opening fitted over the eye, after which the latter is turned at right angles to said opening to securely retain the upper end of the garland to the door. By a reversal of these operations, the device can be just as readily removed from the door.
Spaced above the upper edge of the container 10 is a cross bar or band 17 which is anchored at its ends to the side portions of the handle 12 and which is preferably curved forwardly therefrom to conform to the curvature of the front and side walls of the container in the manner shown in Figure 1. This band constitutes a brace for supporting the longer-stemmed flowers placed in the container, thereby preventing their drooping over and producing an unsightly appearance. The shorter-stemmed flowers terminate below or at the band and when the container is filled, an effective overall flower display is provided which conceals the parts of the device above the container.
In garlands or door crapes, floral greens are also used and in my invention I place the greens about the curved wall of the container 10 in the manner shown in Figure 2 and secure them thereto by a retaining wire or wires 18. To prevent downward slippage of these wires on the sloping body of the container, I provide laterally-extend- 7o ing lugs 19 at opposite edges of the back wall of the container and at a point somewhat above the lower end thereof, as seen in Figures 1 and 2. These lugs, being flat and coextensive with the back wall, serve also to stabilize the container on its mounting. The greens extend completely around the container to conceal the same, so that when the garland is made up a very effective floral display is produced which conceals the holder, the construction of the latter being such as to hold the flowers intact and also to prevent dislodgment of the same from the door.
I claim as my invention:
1. A device of the character described, comprising a flower container adapted to be suspended from a support and having a flat back wall and a suspension frame rising from said back wall in substantially the plane thereof, and forming with such back wall an extensive flat-bearing surface for contact with the support, and a substantially loop-shaped band disposed in spaced relation over the mouth of said container and fixed at its ends to said suspension frame.
2. A device of the character described, comprising a flower container having a flat back wall and a suspension frame rising from said back wall in substantially the plane thereof, the external faces of the front and side walls of said container being adapted to receive floral decorations to conceal the same, laterally-projecting lugs applied to the side edges of the container above its bottom and adapted to support retaining means for holding the floral decorations to the container walls, and a flower-stem bracing band disposed in spaced relation above the mouth of said container and fixed at its ends to the suspension frame, said band conforming substantially to the contour of the front and side walls of said container.
CHARLES J. FOSER. 11ft