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Publication numberUS240751 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1881
Filing dateAug 20, 1880
Publication numberUS 240751 A, US 240751A, US-A-240751, US240751 A, US240751A
InventorsEobeet Newell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Frame for cards
US 240751 A
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(Model.) I

.RqNBWELL FI-'ame for Cards.

Nc.l 240,751. PatemedApril v,26, 1881.





SPECIFICATION forming part of LettersPatent No. 240,751, dated April 26, 1881..

i Application filed August 20, 1880. (Model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ROBERT N EwELL, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Frames for Cards, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawings, in which- I Figure 1 is a face view of aframed placard or business-card embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a section thereof in line a: no, Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a rear view thereof, partly taken away. Fig. 4 is a face view of a modification.

Similar letters of reference indicate correspondin g parts in the several gures.

My invention consists in forming an imitation frame and affixin g it to a coincident backing, whereby, when a placard is applied to said backing, I produce framed placards which are light, thin, and inexpensive, and may be multiplied in great numbers, and conveniently handled, packed, and transported. y

It also consists informing the backing of two or more connected pieces of wood, the grain of one piece extending at an angle to that of the other piece, and suitable strengthening strips or boards, so that the backing is strong and reliable and preserved from warping or crack- Ing.

Referring to the drawings, A represents a business-card or similar print, having an imitation frame, A.

B represents a solid support or backing, to which the print is gummed or equivalently affixed, the edges of the backing coinciding t with those of the imitation frame A'.

In practice I print on paper or suitable material, by lithography, photography, or other means, an imitation fra-me, and affix the same to the backing B. As the print may be duplicated' or multiplied in great quantities, imitation frames may always be on hand. The placards are pasted or otherwise affixed to the backings, and located thereon so as to be surmounted by the imitation frames A'. Acoating of sizing or varnish is then applied to the placards and frames, and thus the articles are ready for the market.

It will be seen that framed placards may be quickly produced in a simple and inexpensive manner and are strong and durable. Furthermore, I obviate glass and separate frame, and produce articles that pack flat and close to` gether, are not liable to breakage, may be readily handled, and are light in weight.

The backing B is constructed of two pieces, b b', of wood, which are placed together face to face or back to back, with the grain of one piece running at a right anglel to that of the other piece, and then glued, cemented, pasted, or nailed together. Strips or boards C are nailed or glued to one face of the backing, and it will be seen that the backing is :a light but strong structure, and does not Warp, crack, or split, the stri ps or boards G acting as re-enforces and insuring the durability and reliability of the backing.

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

The method of framing business-cards or placards, consisting in forming an imitation frame by printing, then gumming or pasting the same to a coincident backing, and afterward gumming or pasting the placards to said backing, within the imitation frame, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/06