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Publication numberUS2451775 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1948
Filing dateAug 6, 1945
Priority dateAug 6, 1945
Publication numberUS 2451775 A, US 2451775A, US-A-2451775, US2451775 A, US2451775A
InventorsHarrison Roher
Original AssigneeHarrison Roher
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for individual stencils and the like
US 2451775 A
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Oct. 19, 1948. l RQHER 2,451,775

HOLDER FOR INDIVIDUAL STENCILS AND THE LIKE Filed .Aug. 6, 1945 INVENTOR ATTORNEY 0 192% .EOHEE,

Patented Oct. 19, 1948 UNITED TATES PATENT OFFICE.

HOIiDER FOR INDIVI-D'UKL STENGILS AND THE HIKE? HarrisonR-ohen, Iia Crescenta,.Calif-..-

Application August 6, 1945, Serial No; 609,056

- 7. Claims. l

'Iihis: invention has to do) with improvements i ni stencils and stencil holders adaptable typically for use in' stenciling alined lettersrnumerals or symbols, particularlyfon places and. purposes requiring the' frequent: makingof different signs; advertisements and the like, as: in stores and markets.

My general: object is to provide a. simple form of holder, and improved l combination. of: holder and stencil, whereby individlial or: plural stenoils may be quickly and. easily assembled: with exact alin'ement and. proper. spacing in the holder. Particularly; theinventioni aims to; assure tight retention of the stencils in the holder against unintentional displacement.- or misalinem'ent' afiter the assembly is made upi'n' tightened c'onditiona In accordance with the invention, the device made in elongated form and: so; designed. as to? include a holding part proper between the sides or flanges of whichthe stencils are: in.- serted and tightly engaged. Retention of the stencils against displacement is secured by a clamping part, preferably in the formof' a. resilient section which receives the inner part. ofthe holder and applies pressure thereto, preferably at" a localized point ashereinafter' explained, inamanner effectively resisting" movement ot the stencils.

The invention further contemplates certain novel features in the form and interfitting'relationof the individual stencils themselvesaswill appear, by virtueof' certain shape characteristics; it is made possible to maintain successive stencils in edge-to-edge engagement within the companying drawing illustrative of such pre-- ferred embodiment. In the drawing:

Fig. l" is a perspectiveviewshowing the holder and stencil assembly, outer portions of thehol'der being broken away to expose interior parts;

Fig. 2 is across-sectional view taken through the holder and stencil; and

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view, illustrating particularly the-shapeand interfitting relation of the individual. stencils.

The. body of the holder generally indicated at. ill may be of'any desired. length. in accordance with the aggregate lengths of the number of stencils which an individual holder may be adapted to contain. The body of the holder is of elongated form, preferably though typically made of metal, and comprising an inner stencil retaining section II formed of sheet metal doubled-1 laterally uponitself to form in the operative positiom ofi the assembly illustrated in Eig. 3;. an: upstanding inside-portion l2 and a pair of flanges l3 and I4 turned in angular relation to theportionl2. Normally theflanges'are pressed into. interengagement,.but are upside of spread.- ing: apart. to: receive: the stencils l5. By refer.- ence" to Fig.1 2 it' willbenoted that. the lower flange itwhich-in: the: operative position ofthe holder. may be placed: or rested againsta. flat surface, is:- of lesser width. than the companion flange I31, and that if. desired, the: outer. portion oil the: latter toward. itsedge,. may be bent slightly toward the: stencil. The normal. inter engagement. between the" flanges may extend substantially to the bend it, so that the effect of: the: flanges. is to engage and press against the stencilsthroughout their" common Widths and at the location: of the bend; where localized pressure is. applied as will now be described.

The holder may beused to retain stencils or thelike in any suitable; typeor form, and individually having any number ofletters or other symbols. For example, an individual stencil may include a series of letters. spelling out a completeword, or each stencil may include: only alsin'gle: letter so that the alphabetic stock of the stencils may serve for the spelling of different words, as in making; different signs, advertisements andi the like; As' illustrative; the holder In. is shown to: contain a series of individualz letter stencils [5 made of suitable sheet and! preferably resilient material such as Celluloid, metal or suitable plastic compositions: As shown in Fig; 3, individually the stencils may be generally rectangular in shape with offset edges Iil and [8 along one side so thatwhen arranged the holder: the edges t8 may engage the adjacent: straightv edge 19. of the next stencil, thus providing for uniform spacing of the letters in accordance with their locationson the stencils and giving added support to the inner portions of" the stencils retained in the holder, by virtue of their edge-t'o-edge engagement; The over lap at- Zil" between. adjacent stencils is desirable to prevent the flow of ink or paint between. the stencils and to facilitate application of the ink or" paint to the cut-out letter areas by sweeping movement of abrush across the faces of the stencils.

Provision is made for the application of pressure to the holder-flanges l3 and M in a manner tending to bringthem tightly together and into secure holding engagement with the stencils l5. Preferably the pressure thus applied" is' concen- .trated at or-near thebend It inorder most effectively to resist outward withdrawal of the stencils from the holder, as well as to resist any tendency for lateral movement. The pressure is applied by a, clamp 2| which may comprise a single sheet of 3 metal doubled about portion ll! of the holder, and if desired permanently secured thereto by soldering or welding at 22. The edge portion 23 and 24 of the clamp flanges may be bent inwardly to engage flanges I3 and M at or near the bend l6,

and to be capable of resilient deformation as the The clamp sufficient to bring their inner edges past the bend 16 as shown in Fig. 2. Upon then tightening the bolts, the stencils are clamped securely against movement within the holder, and particularly so by virtue of the clamping force being localized at the bend 65.

In use, flange I4 and the stencils are applied to the surface of the sign, window or other object to be lettered, the straight edge of the holder and the alineability of the outer edges of the stencils assisting in maintainin proper alinement of the letters with relation to the work. Measurements as well as spacing of the letters or stencils may be facilitated by providing a scale 21 On the face of flange l3, as to permit measured spacing to be maintained between individual or composite stencils making up different words or symbols.

I claim:

1. A sign making device comprising an elongated holder formed of sheet material doubled laterally upon itself, said doubled material being bent at an angle along its length to provide a pair of engageable angular surfaces between which a stencil or the like is insertible and means for tightly confining the stencil between said surfaces. 7 2. A sign making device comprising an elongated holder formed of sheet material doubled laterally upon itself, said doubled material being bent at an angle along its length to provide an upstanding portion and a pair of angularly extending flanges one overlying the other and adapted to be placed horizontally on a surface, a stencil or the like being insertible between said flanges, and means for tightly confining the stencil between said flanges.

3. A sign making device comprising an elongated holder formed of sheet material doubled laterally upon itself, said doubled material being bent at an angle along its length to provide an upstanding portion and a pair of angularly extending flanges one overlying the other and adapted to be placed horizontally on a surface, the longitudinal edge of the upper flange projecting beyond the lower flange, a stencil or the like being insertible between said flanges, and means for tightly confining the stencil between said flanges.

4. A sign making device comprising an elongatedholder formed of sheet material doubled laterally upon itself, said doubled material being bent at an angle along its length to provide an upstanding portion and a pair of angularly extending flanges one overlying the other and adapted to be placed horizontally on a surface, a stencil or the like being insertible between said flanges, clamping means extending longitudinally of and at the outside of said upstanding portion 4 of the holder, and means for tightening said clamping means to cause said flanges to be pressed together at their departure from said upstanding portion of the holder to tightly confine the stencil.

5. A sign making device comprising an elongated holder formed. of sheet material doubled laterally upon itself, said doubled material being bent at an angle along its length to provide an upstanding portion and a pair of angularly extending flanges one overlying the other and adapted to be placed horizontally on a surface, a stencil or the like being insertible between said flanges, and a sheet metal clamp having sides extending longitudinally of and at the outsides of said upstanding portion of the holder, the lower edges of said clamp bearing against said holder at substantially the location where said flanges depart angularly from said upstanding portion, and means for urging said sides of the clamp together and against the holder to exert pressure on the stencil at said location.

6. A sign making device comprising an elongated holder formed of sheet material doubled laterally upon itself, said doubled material being bent at an angle along its length to provide an upstanding portion and a pair of angularly extending flanges one overlying the other and adapted to be placed horizontally on a surface, a stencil or the like bein insertible between said flanges, and a sheet metal clamp having sides extending longitudinally of and at the outsides of said upstanding portion of the holder, the lower edges of said clamp bearing against said holder at substantially the location where said flanges depart angularly from said upstanding portion, and threaded fasteners extending through said clamp and holder and adapted to be tightened to urge said sides of the clamp together and against the holder to exert pressure on the stencil at said location.

7. A sign making device comprising an elongated holder of sheet material doubled laterally upon itself, said doubled material being bent at an angle along its length to provide a pair of engageable interfitting and bent angular flanges, and a series of individual stencils retained in sideby-side relation between said flanges, the inner ends of said stencils being bent in conformity with the flange angularity.

HARRISON ROHER.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 41,856 Nye Mar. 8, 1864 52,234 Wentz Jan. 23, 1866 179,574 Lake July 4, 1876 451,105 Bourne Apr, 28, 1891 949,578 Keene Feb. 15, 1910 1,586,088 Jellow May 25, 1926 1,861,599 Gstalder June 7, 1932 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 83,352 Switzerland Nov. 17, 1919 256,130 Great Britain Aug. 5, 1926 279,941 Germany June 5, 1913

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Classifications
U.S. Classification101/128, 40/620
International ClassificationB05C17/08, B05C17/00
Cooperative ClassificationB05C17/08
European ClassificationB05C17/08