US 2191373 A
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Feb. 20, 1940. M. DANKANYIN A PHOTOGRAPH FRAME Filed Nov. 16, 1938 I l I l I l I I I gz'zz A I INVENTOR A ATTORNEYS 1613916 9 JQ J5 J6 zaelmz Patented Feb. 20, 1940 l UN I TE D f 'STATES z--PA-fl'ffENT l E y @2,191,373 l l v PHOTOGRAPH FRAME Michael nankanyin, Perth Ambo'yN' J. Application November 1G, 1938, Serial No. 240,845
5 claims. (o1. 1o-152.1)
My invention relates to pictures and frames adapted to support the same.
Animportant object ofmy invention is to provide a support adapted to maintain a picture in an upright position. y I
Another object of my `invention is to provide a support for a picture that will require a minimum of space when it is'desired to store the same.
Yet another object of my invention is to provide a supportjfor a picturev that is simple in construction, attractive `in appearance, ecient in operation and inexpensive to manufacture.
Other objects and advantagesof the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description. y
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate llike parts throughout lend the said horseshoe a more realistic appearplurality of spaced openings I9 therein are prothe same,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of adevice embodying my invention,
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional View taken on the line 2 2 of Figure 3,
Figure 3. is a front elevation of my device, Figure 4 is a transverse sectional View taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3, and l Figure 5 is a perspective View of the picture vframe embodied by my invention.
In the drawing, wherein for'the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 6 designates a` suitable picture frame of substantially rectangular formation in plan having an open top portion I and an inner annular recess 8. 'Ihe picture 9 is positioned within the said recess in the usual manner, being interposed between a clear glass plate IIl and a backing member II of cardboard or the like, as illustrated in Figure 5 of the drawing.`
It is to be understood' that this form of frame is used merely as an illustration and that I do not wish to be restricted to the same.' The' frame Ii is provided adjacent the top thereof with a pair of oppositely disposed apertures I2 vadapted to receive pins I3, whichr project laterally from the side edges thereof.
The numeral I4 designates a substantially horseshoe shaped support havinga curved upperI portion I5 enclosing but not engaging the top 'I of the frame 6 and forwardly extending arms I6. A caulk I1 is provided vat its middle thereof to ance and longitudinal recesses I 8. containing a .vided in the arms I6 to simulate the usual holes provided in a horseshoe for fastening the same to the hoof` of a horse. At the interior periphery of the support are'oppositely disposed recesses 20 adapted to register with and to pivotally -receive the pins I3. vCarried by the pins and interposed between the longitudinal edges of the picture v frame 6 and the inner periphery of the support I4 are provided a pair of sleeves 2l, which functionv to hold the frame 6 securely positioned lagainst lateral displacement and to effect a more finished appearance thereto. The operation vand use of my invention is'as follows.:
The frame, when in 'the closed or folded position, is adapted to lie entirely within the opening of the horseshoe,'the outward ends yof whichproject substantially beyond the bottom edge of the vshape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit 'of my 1nvention or the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
l. The combination with a picture frame having laterally extending pins extending from its longitudinal edges adjacent the topv thereof with a support adapted to be positioned at an angle to the said frame comprising a substantially horseshoe shaped `member adapted to `embrace the said frame and with the arms thereof extending substantially beyond the 'bottom edge of ,the said frame and with'oppositelydisposed recesses in its inner periphery to pivotally receive the pins of the said frame.
2. A device comprising a picture frame, oppositely disposed pins projecting laterally from the frame, and a substantially horseshoe shaped member having arms adapted to pivotally receive the said pins and'to coextend a substantial dis` tance beyond the lower peripheral edge of the :frame in a manner whereby the frame mayy be y vertically supported on a plane surfacev by pivoting the said horseshoe-shaped member to an oblique position relative to the said yplane surface.
` 3. Adevice of the character described comprisinga picture frame, oppositely disposed pins promounted on the laterally projecting pins and ine cluding a curved middle portion adapted to en-V` close but not engage the portion of the frame above the pins and arms extending below the pins laterally of the frame and beyond the lower edge thereof in a manner whereby the frame may be vertically supported on a plane surface by pivoting the said support to an oblique position relative to the plane surface.
5. The combination of a picture frame having laterally extending pins, with a support pivotally mounted on the laterally projecting pins and including arms extending below the pins laterally of the. frame and beyond the lower edge thereof in a manner whereby the frame may be vertically supported on a plane surface by pivoting the said support to an oblique position relative to the plane surface.