US 1998640 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 23, 1935.
A. L. SHAW PICTURE CONTAINER Filed Oct. 16, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 April 23,1935. I HAW v 1,998,640
PICTURE CONTAINER Filed Oct. 16, 1934 I 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Apr. 23, 1 935 V 1 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE a 1,998,640 PICTURE CONTAINER I Albert Lemuel Shaw, Corinne, Utah Application October 16, 1934, Serial No 748,557
5 Claims. (01. 40158) This invention relates to containers or frames other suitable flexible strip -9 is adapted tube for use in holding and displaying pictures. threaded through the openings in all of the stems It is an object of the invention to provide a 6 and, as shown in Figures 1 and 2 this cord can simple, efficient and attractive device of this be looped about thecorner portions of thebody.
5 character in which a picture can be mounted and and its ends/can be tied orotherwise fastened. to- 5 held securely in a new and novel manner. gether as shown at I0. a v
-With the foregoing and other objects in view I Obviously thebody and coversheet can be which will appear as the description proceeds, made of attractive outlines, their edges being-- the invention consists of certain novel details of fiush so that the entire device, when completed,
iconstruction and combinations of parts hereinwill present an ornamental appearance with the; 10
after more fully described and pointed out in the corner loops II of the strip; 9 extending across; claims; it being understood that changes may be the front of the containeradjacent to the heads made in the construction and arrangement or of the buttons I. These parts can be colored parts without departing from the spirit of the inso as to enhance the appearance of the article vention as claimed. and it will be noted that the heads '5 are so 10- 15 In the accompanying drawings the preferred cated that portions of them lap the corner porform of the invention has been shown. tions of the picture or other member 3 being In said drawings displayed. Figure l is a plan view of the device showing Obviously if desired the cover sheet 4 can be one face thereof. dispensed within which event the member 3 would 20 Figure 2 is a plan view showing the opposite be retained by the heads of the buttons. Furor back face. thermore if desired the recess 2 can be dispensed Figure 3 is a section on line 3-4, Figure l. with and the corner portions of the member 3 Figure 4 is an enlarged section through a porclamped upon the adjacent face of body I by the tion of the container showing one of the holding heads of the buttons. I v25 buttons in elevation. In Figures 5 to 9 one of the modified forms of Figure 5 is a plan View of a slightly modified the device has been illustrated. In this strucconstruction. ture the cover member I2 comprises a sheet of Figure 6 is a view of the opposite side thereof. glass cut to any design desired and the back Figure 7 is a section on line 'I'I, Figure 5. surface of this glass can be provided with a coat- 30 Figure 8 is a plan view of a portion of the strucing of paint or the like to provide an opaque ture, parts being broken away to show the stem border I3 surrounding a transparent area I l. of one of the buttons seated in its opening. In this transparent area may be displayed a pic- Figure 9 is a section on line 9-9, Figure 8. ture or the like indicated generally at I5, the
Referring to the figures by characters of refsame being mounted on a mat [6 which extends 35 erence, I designates abody member which can be beyond the transparent area I4 and under the formed of any suitable material such as thick opaque border I3. The mat isheld firmly against paper board, glass, metal, etc. A recess 2 can be the cover member I2 by a backing sheet or body A provided in one face of the body for receiving the I! which can be of paper, paper board or the like.
40 photograph 3 or other object to be displayed, it Adjacent to the corners of the cover member so being understood that the recess is of a depth I4 there are provided circular openings I8 each substantially equal to the thickness of the disof which is lined withacircular packing I9 formed played device and that it coincides with the area preferably of a length of cord. Into the area deand configuration thereof. Overlying the body fined by this packing is extended the stem 20 of I is a cover sheet 4 of glass or'any other suitable a button the edge. ZI of which is adapted to bear 4.5 transparent material which, when in proper poupon the cover member I2 and conceal the opensition, serves to hold the member 3 within the ings therein. The stems of the several buttons recess 2. are held in place by threading a cord 22.01 the Adjacent to the corners of the recess there are like through the stems and along the exposed provided openings 5 which extend through both surface of the body or backing sheet I! as shown 50 the body I and the cover sheet 4. These openparticularly in Figure 6, the ends of the cord beings are adapted to receive stems 6 extending ing tied in any suitable manner. With the cord from the heads of retaining buttons I. Each thus positioned all of thebuttons are held firmly stem projects beyond the body I and its projectin place and serve not only to hold the parts ing portion has an opening 8. A cord, ribbon, or assembled but-also to provide ornamentations. 5
Under any conditions the device constitutes an eflicient as well as attractive means for holding a picture or the like to be displayed and is advantageous not only because of its ornamental nature but also because of the ease with which the parts can be assembled and held.
What is claimed is:
1. A device of the class described including a body having holes therein, buttons having apertured stems seated in the holes, there being a button on one end of each stem for holding a member to be displayed on the body, there being an aperture in that portion of each stem projecting from one face of the body, and a flexible strip threaded through the openings and fastened at its ends to hold all of the stems against displacement from the body.
2. A device of the class described including a body having a recess, a member seated in said recess for display, buttons having heads lapping portions of the member to hold it in the recess and having stems extending through the body, said stems projecting beyond one face of the body and having openings, and a flexible strip threaded through the openings for holding the buttons against withdrawal from the body.
3. A device of the class described including a body having a recess in one face for holding a member to be displayed, a transparent cover sheet overlying the body and member, buttons having heads bearing upon the'cover sheet and overlying the member, there being apertured stems on the buttons projecting through the cover sheet and body, and a flexible strip threaded through the apertured stems for holding the buttons with their heads in tight engagement with the cover sheet.
4. A device of the class described including a cover member having a transparent area, there being openings in the cover member, a mat held against one face of the cover member and carrying a picture or the like for display through the transparent portion of the cover member, a body member for holding the mat to the cover member, buttons having heads bearing against the cover member and stems seated in the openings, and a flexible strip threaded through the stems and extending along the body member holding the buttons assembled with the cover member.
51A device of the class described including a cover member having a transparent area, there being openings in the cover member, a mat held against one face of the cover member and carrying a picture or the like for display through the transparent portion of the cover member, a body member for holding the mat tothe cover member, buttons having heads bearing'against the cover member and stems seated in the openings, a flexible strip threaded through the stems and extending along the body member holding the buttons assembled with the cover member, and packing rings seated in the openings and extending around the stem.