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Sept. 7, 1948. G. GREENBERG SUSPENDING DEVICE Filed May 25, 1946 65019615 GEM/BERG,
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Patented Sept. 7, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SUSPENDING DEVICE George Greenberg, New York, N. Y.
Application May 25, 1946, Serial No. 672,290
1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to suspending devices, and has for its main object to provide a device of this character, by which an object may be suspended in a simple and adjustable manner.
This invention particularly relates to suspending devices for pictures, particularly when framed, and has for its object to provide a suspending device for such articles, whereby the same may be suspended in a desired vertical position, and whereby, under normal conditions, it will not change such a position. Still further objects of this invention will be apparent as the specification of the same proceeds, and, among others, I may mention: to provide a device of the type indicated, which will be simple in construction and use, inexpensive, adapted to mass manufacturing, and adaptable to various conditions.
In the drawings forming a part of this specification, and accompanying the same,
Fig. 1 is a rear view of a framed picture to which my novel device has been applied, and
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view thereof.
Portions of my device, or the hook to receive the same, are shown in section in the figures.
Referring now to the drawing more in detail, by characters of reference, the numeral ill indicates a framed picture, in general, to which my device has been applied, and my device is indicated, in general, by the numeral H'.
In the embodiment shown, it is desired to suspend the framed picture proper [2 on a suspending hook, generally indicated by the numeral l3, and of well known construction. These hooks are formed by a strip of material [4 which is bent outwardly and upwardly at its lower end, as indicated at l5, forming the hook proper, on which to suspend a picture or any other desired object. The wall on which to suspend said object is indicated at I6, and, in the embodiment shown, a nail l1 firmly secures the hook device I3 on the wall, as will be understood.
It is a well known fact that normally pictures and similar objects are suspended on such hooks by a cord being passed over the outward bent lower portion l5 of the hook, the two ends of the cord being secured at the two sides of the framed picture. It is also well known that this manner of suspending is very irreliable, it is hard to keep the picture in an entirely vertical position, as desired, and as it will give the best impression to to the eye of the observer, and even after it has been carefully put into such a position, the slightest outward infiuence, like cleaning, dusting, sometimes even an air draft, etc. will cause the 2 picture to move out of the desired vertical position.
With the device of my invention, the same well known usual hooks may be used with the same suspending cord tied to the picture, but the adjusting of the picture to a desired vertical position will be much easier and quicker, and once it is adjusted to such a position, it will not move out of it by the usual influences, which cause such frequent deviations at present.
My novel device mainly consists of three elements; a base plate l8 and two adjustable arms I9 and 20. The base plate has an aperture 2| provided therein by which it may be hung on the suspension hook I5a, as indicated in the drawing, and it is to be noted that the aperture 2| is of an elongated rectangular form, and the bend l5 in the suspending hook proper a, on which the upper edge of the aperture 2! will rest, is a. similar formation, and normally both of them are placed into horizontal position, whereby the arms l9 and will project evenly at the two sides, if so adjusted, and equal pieces of cord will secure the framed picture l2 in a desired vertical position, as will be more fully explained presently. The inner ends l9a and 20a of the arms I9 and 20 overlap, and are secured to the lower portion of the base plate l8 by a releasable device, like the screw 22, indicated in the drawing. Holes 1% and 20?) are provided in the lower ends of the arms [9 and 20, and the picture frame is secured to the lower ends of the arms by the respective cords 23 and 24, the upper ends of which are tied to the arms I!) and 20 through their holes IBD and 20b, and their lower ends, through the usual loops, nails, hooks, or other similar devices 25 and 26, on the rear of the picture frame.
It will be seen that when my device is applied to the rear of a framed picture or similar object, to be suspended on a usual suspension device l3, having the wide straight hook [5a, all the user has to do is to engage the bend l5 by the aperture I 2| of my device, and the picture frame at once will be in the right position, and will not change the same, as it cannot move right or left on account of the straight wide suspension surface Hi.
If any small adjustments are necessary, they may be done by loosening the screw 22 and adjusting the arms 19 and 20 in different respective positions. Such a final adjustment may also be done by using different lengths of cords 23 and 24 at the two sides of the device, if necessary.
If my device is to be applied to a picture or similar objects of a certain width, the screw 22 may, in such cases also, be loosened and arms 3 l9 and 20 adjusted to a wider or narrower angle between them.
While I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that changes and Variations may be resorted to in the elements, construction and combination of my invention, and I reserve my rights to such changes and variations as are Within the spirit of this specification, and the scope of the claim hereunto appended.
What I claim as new, and want to protect by Letters Patent of the United States, is:
A suspending device for picture frames or the like, the combination, comprising a hook having a plate-like forwardly bent wide portion being in a horizontal position when the hook is secured on a wall or the like, a base plate, an elongated straight opening in the upper part of said plate whereby the same may be suspended on said forwardly bent portion of the hook, its opening then being in a fixed horizontal position, two arms 4 projecting from the lower part of the base plate, their inner ends overlapping part of the base plate in a releasable and adjustable manner, cooperating means on the picture frame or the like object to be suspended, and at the ends of the arms, respectively, said means being adapted to receive a cord secured to them, and an adjustable length of cord tied at its ends to the respective pair of said means.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,201,634 Ryan Oct. 17, 1916 1,943,666 Gallucci Jan. 16, 1934 20 2,209,972 Horwitt Aug. 6, 1940