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Publication numberUS2049165 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 28, 1936
Filing dateMay 24, 1935
Priority dateMay 24, 1935
Publication numberUS 2049165 A, US 2049165A, US-A-2049165, US2049165 A, US2049165A
InventorsJoseph Kellermeier Fred
Original AssigneeGross Photo Supply Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Photo mount
US 2049165 A
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y 1936- F. J. KELLERMEIER 2,049,165.

' PHOTO MOUNT Filed May 24, 19.35

- weakened fold line a is a tongue 8.

Patented July 28, 1936 U was PHOTO MOUNT Fred Joseph Kellermeier, Toledo, Ohio, assignor to Gross Photo Supply Company, Toledo, Ohio,

at corpora-tion of Ohio Application May 24, 1935, Serial No. 23,329

1 Claim.

This invention relates to photo mounts of either the easel or the folder type, and has primarily for its object the provision of a single piece mount having simple, efficient and novel means integral therewith for enabling a photograph to be easily mounted thereon and frictionally held thereby in mounted position.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following detailed description and from the accompanying drawing, illustrating one embodiment thereof, and in which Figure 1 is a plan View of a mount in fiat or unfolded form; Fig. 2 is a front elevation thereof in set-up or folded form with a photo mounted therein; Fig. 3 is a cross-section on the line 33 in Fig. 2, and Fig. 4 is a vertical section on the line 44 in Fig. 2.

Referring to the drawing, l designates the elongated substantially rectangular body of a photo mount of easel form, which body is divided substantially midway of its ends by a weakened fold line 2 into a front member 3 and a back member 4 and is of stiff pliable material. These members, by a relative folding movement along the line 2, are adapted to form the body in inverted V-shape in the manner of an easel with the member 4 serving as the supporting leg for the member 3.

The lower or free end of the front member 3 is preferably incut intermediate its side edges, as shown at 5, to form the feet 6 at such edges; and projecting outwardly from the incut edge portion of said member and attached thereto along a This tongue is of V-form with its narrow end outward and is adapted to be turned back and have its nose inserted into a cross slit 9 in the lower end portion of the back member 4 and frictionally held therein to retain the members in set-up easel form, as shown in Fig. 4. One wall of the slit 9, the upper in the present instance, is cut away intermediate the ends of the slit to form a semicircular opening lG to initially receive the nose of the tongue 8 and guide the tongue into the slit 9. As shown in Figures 3 and 4, nibs or members of V-shape are formed by the slit and opening, which act to grip and thus frictionally hold the tongue in position.

In order to provide the front member 3 with an ornamental top instead of a straight line, which latter would be presented if the fold line 2 extended entirely across the body l, such line intermediate its ends or hinge portions is extended into the adjacent end portion of the member 4 in the manner of a slit ll of any desired configuration, thus forming the top or inner edge of the front member 3 with the protuberance l2, which, when the body is folded, remains in the surface plane of the front member.

The means employed for facilitating mounting a photo l3 on the front member 3 and frictionally holding it thereto, consists in providing such member with two oppositely disposed U-shaped slits 14-44, which, in the present instance, are respectively disposed adjacent to the upper and lower edges of the member and have their open sides facing each other. These slits form spring tongues l5 projecting in opposite directions from an intermediate portion N5 of the member 3, and which portion is preferably rearwardly depressed from the surface plane of the member 3 to cooperate with the tongues to form a photo-receiving panel as shown in Fig. 3.

The photo I3 is longer than the distance between the cross portions of the two slits |4l4, and is mounted in the member 3 by first inserting one end of the photo through one of the slits M, the respective tongue being sprung back for such purpose, and when such movement of the photo is sufficient for its opposite end to enter the opposite slit l4, such latter end is pressed rearwardly to enter the slit after which the photo is moved lengthwise a short distance in a direction opposed to that of its previous movement so as to place the adjacent end of the photo back of the member 3. The opposite ends of the photo are thus placed through the respective slits l4 and in engagement with the rear side of the member 3 at the marginal edge portions of the slits, as shown in Fig. 4, and with the tongues l5 pressing forwardly against the photo to frictionally hold it in adjusted position. The depressing of the portion N5 of the member 3 provides a recessed seat for the photo and prevents it from having any considerable or appreciable lengthwise bow due to its end portions being depressed through the slits I4 and engaged with the back of the member 3.

If desired, the member 3 may be provided below the lowermost slit M with a depression H, which forms a protuberance at the rear side of such member to serve as a stop for engagement with the adjacent end edge of a photo I 3 to facilitate its proper positioning in the mount, and also to serve, if desired, as a panel for receiving a name or other information pertaining to the photograph.

I wish it understood that my invention is not limited to any specific construction, arrangement or form of the parts, as it is capable of numerous modifications and changes without departing from the spirit of the claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent, is:

A photo mount including a body having spaced oppositely disposed U-shaped slits formed therein to provide tongues, the open sides of said slits confronting each other and being adapted to receive therethrough opposite edge portions of a. photo, the portion of said body between said slits being rearwardly depressed to form a reinforced panel for said photo whereby the latter will lie substantially flush with the front face of said body, said tongues being sufliciently pliable to freely move when engaged by the photo but stifl enough to positively hold the photo when in operative position and a, rearwardly depressed panel adjacent to the lower of the slits, the upper rear side of which provides a stop to engage the bottom of a photo.


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U.S. Classification40/750, D06/312
International ClassificationA47G1/00, A47G1/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/141
European ClassificationA47G1/14A