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Publication numberUS198589 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1877
Publication numberUS 198589 A, US 198589A, US-A-198589, US198589 A, US198589A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in toy portrait-galleries
US 198589 A
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To all whom t mag/concern.- r

Be it known that. I, Doi/Eurex G. FARRO- NIUs, of Philadelphia, in the county of Phila- .y Y delphia and StateofiPennsylvania, have ini 1 A v vented certainV new ,and useful Improvements inA Toy Portrait-Galleries; and I do hereby ldeclare that the following is a full, clear, and

exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains y to make and usethe same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of' reference marked thereon, which form a part of ,this specification.v

The nature `of i my invention consists inthe constructionof a toy portrait-gallery, as will be `hereinafter more fully set forth. l

In the annexed drawing, to which' reference .isv made, and which .fully illustrates my invention,'Figure 1 is a plan view. Fig. 2 isa plan view with `the cover -removedyand Fig. 3, a

' Acentral'vertical section on the line :u w, Fig. 2.

Arepresents a box',- of any suitable dimenand in thecenterof this lid is an opening y covered withl a glass plate, C. Belowthe glass plate C, inthe box A, is a board or table, QD, supportedupon suitable cleats a a, and over which the Lportrait-'apron passes. 4 *Upon an apron of paper, or any other suitfable materiahfis printed, painted, or other- L wise affixeda seriesA of portraits'4 representing well-known persons, or the facesrof "different z races, `&c. This apron is cut longitudinally in two or-more stri f, Grp-G, and said strips gare "connectedtorllerszorshafts H `H`arr an;gd in` proper positionswithin the box-,on opposite f sides'of` thefcente v"that the strips of the apron will}pi.`ass the tableD.- The journalsofl the shaft bllers Hy pass fthrough hefront Vofthe. 1b x, and are providedwith beturned as desired. "y 1l Vbe seen that by turning `the f, e apron avarietyof `heads ifferent stri y sions, provided wit-ha sliding or other lid, B,

Specication part of Letters Patent No. 198,589, dated December 25, 1877; application filed o November 6, 1877.

and faces will be produced, and thus a great deal of amusement created.

The various heads or faces are numbered to correspond with a list painted or otherwise affixed to the cover B,or kept separate, so that any head desired in the list can be brought properly under the glass in view when the rollers or shafts containing the strips of the apron are turned to correspond.

It is, of course, understood that the ends of each strip of the apron are fastened to corresponding rollers in the box.

I am aware that separate strips, each having parts of pictures, and all arranged to be operated simultaneously only, have been before used, and I do not, therefore, claim such; but,

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. An apron, or its equivalent, provided with a series of portraits, faces, or heads, printed or otherwise affixed to said apron, and cut longitudinally in two or more strips, and the ends of the different strips attached to separate and independent shafts or rollers, all inclosed in a suitable box, substantially as herein set forth.

2. The combination of the box A, with lid B, having opening with glass plate C, the

-table D, .longitudinally-divided apron G G,

said strip being attached at each end, separately and independently, to rollers H, and knobs I, all constructed substantially as and for the purposes herein set forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed' my signature in presence of two Witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/088