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Publication numberUS2515053 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 11, 1950
Filing dateAug 6, 1948
Priority dateAug 6, 1948
Publication numberUS 2515053 A, US 2515053A, US-A-2515053, US2515053 A, US2515053A
InventorsJoseph Nesel
Original AssigneeJoseph Nesel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rotating double picture frame
US 2515053 A
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July 11, 1950 J. NEsEL ROTATING DOUBLE PICTURE FRAME Filed Aug. 6, 1948 I N V EN TOR.` Jos-PH /VESEL I BY.' I

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Patented July 11, 1.9540


Application August 6, 1948, Serial No. 42,850

4 Claims.

This invention relates to devices for displaying a photograph of a person, or any other picture, in a room, like on a table, desk, dresser, etc., and has for its main object to provide a frame for this purpose which may rotate on its base and will display two pictures arranged therein in a back to back relation.

Another object of this invention is to provide a device, as characterized hereinbefore, in which the two pictures will be reliably and rigidly secured in their position by simple parts of the device and will be easily and quickly inserted into the same or removed therefrom.

Still other objects of my invention will be apparent as the specification of the same proceeds, or will be pointed out therein, and, among others, I may mention: to provide a device of the type which will be simple in construction and parts and inexpensive to manufacture, which will be easy to disassemble or reassemble, which will be adapted to esthetic design and appeal, and in which a frame proper carrying the two pictures will be rotatable in a convenient manner so as to turn towards the observer either one of its two pictures.

In the drawings forming a part of this specification and accompanying the same:

Fig. 1 is a front view of a preferred embodiment of my device, showing a picture inserted therein, a portion of the same being broken away to disclose parts of the construction;

Fig. 2 is a side view; I

Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is another sectional view transversely to the section of Fig. 3 as indicated by the line 4-4 in Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary detail on an enlarged scale showing the two flanged frame members used in the device before one is inserted into the other, and

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary plan View of the flange portions shown in Fig. 5.

Referring now to the drawings, more in detail by characters of reference, the numeral I0 indicates my rotary double picture display device, in general, being composed of three main parts, a base, generally indicated by the numeral Il, a stationary outer frame secured in said base, and

generally indicated by the numeral I2, and a 5,.

rotatable frame carrying the two pictures within said stationary outer frame, generally indicated by they numeral I3.

In the embodiment shown, the base is a rectangular block of material I4 having longitudinal -1 other cross-section, and may have various attractive designs or ornamentations.

A curved recess 2D is arranged along the longitudinal axis of the base I4, and the outer circular stationary frame I2 is set into that recess, as indicated in the drawings, and secured therein by means to be described hereinafter, whereby the frame I2 will be reliably but stationarily secured on the base I4.

A central pin or shaft 2I is arranged in the vertical diameter of the stationary outer frame I2, having an upper narrower portion or pin 22 by which it sits in a socket 23 in the top of the frame I2, while the lower end 24 thereof is spaced apart from the bottom of the stationary ring I2 and has a screw threaded bore 25 therein.

The lowermost portion of the frame I2 has a through-going bore 26, screw threaded identically to the screw threads in the bore 25, and a further bore and socket 2l is provided in the base I4.

It will be seen that the securing of the central post 2l in the frame I2 and said frame in the base I4 will be accomplished by a screw 28 preferably having the slotted conical head 29. Screw 28 may be passed through the bore 2l and threaded into bores 26 and 25 until the outer surface 30 of its head will be inside of the bottom 3l of the base I4.

The rotatable inner frame I3 is composed of two elliptical halves, generally indicated by the numerals 32 and 33 each having an outer facing flange 32a and 33a., respectively, and a main circumferential body member 32D and 33h, respectively, transversely thereto, and it will be seen that the body members 32h and 33h may be telescopically fitted into one another, in the case shown an inner portion 32c being somewhat thinner than the rest of the member 32h, and it may fit within the member 33h slidably but with strong frictional engagement between the two. Member 33h in this embodiment will have a width equal to that of the portion 32e.

At the bottom and top portions of the body members 32h and33b semi-circularly terminated recesses 32d and 33d are arranged by which the teiescopical members of the rotatable frame halves may engage the pin 22 at the top ofthe post 2i and the screw 28 at the bottom, respectively, and be rotatable therearound.

. Now, when it is desired to display two photos or any other pictures, in the rotatable frame I3; the two halves 32 and 33 thereof may be taken apart, a picture placed in each, with their fronts resting against the outer facing flanges 32a and 33a, respectively, whereupon the two halves 32 and 33 of the rotatable frame I3 will be telescopically pushed into each other, as described, their bottom and top openings 32d and 33d en# circling the upperpin 22 and the lower screw 23, respectively. The body member 32h and its porand 33h resting on the top and bottom, respeotively, of the post 2 I y K The dimensions of the device may be arranged in such a manner that the average 4two/paper sheets 3l and 38 of respective photographs or A tting linto one another, open recesses at diaother pictures will be pressed between the central post 2I and the flanges 32a and 33a, respectively, whereby the picture is not only secured in the rotatable frame, but it will keep its straight plane condition.

As has been :mentioned-frame I3 may rotate and eitherside of the samemay be observed disclosing two pictures. Vv'henit is-desired to place new pictures into the frame, the two halves 32 and -63 thereof will lbe simply l,pulled apart, y'new picturesinserted against their facing flanges 32a and 33a, and then they will be telescopicallyinserted into each other, and during this operation, theyalso will be pushed over the top and bottom ofthe central post 2l, their recessed or cut-out portions SZdand .33d being then around the pin 22fandzthe screw 28, respectively, whereby theframe will :be again rotatable fwiththeY two new pictures therein.

It also will be seen that my deviceis .easily disassembled, the Yparts* exchangedrepaired, land in asimilar easyand quick manner it may bereassembled. It also will be obvious `that in case it is desiredftwo glass plates may begplaced outside of the pictures and the anged frame halves 32 and 33 will thenv press the glass ,plates on the pictures and the pictures on the .centralpost 2l.

While `I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, .it is to be understood that changesv and .variations may be-resorted to inthe elements, combinations and construction .of the same, and I reserve my rights to ysuch changes aand'variations as are withinrthe spiritof this specification, and-the scope of the claims `hereuntoappended.

What I claimas new-and ywant to `liirotect b Letters Patent :of the United States, is:

1...In a rotating double picture frame, intiembination, asstationary central post, a vrotatable closed frame,formed of two halves having respective circumferen-tial body memberstelescop-` ically fitting into one another, open recesses at .d-iametrically opposite 1places in said members adapted to rotatably encircle said `post whenthe said members are telescopically closed upon one another, said halves v.also .having Lface anges transversely t0 said circumferential. members ically tting into one another, openrecessesfat diametrically opposite .places in ysaid .members adapted'to ,rotatably encircle ysaid ,post when the said members are .telescopically .closed upon another, said halves also having Aface ilanges transversely kto said .circumferential members leavingY opposite display .openings lnfsaid fmem.-

bers when in a closed position, and a display plate 'i in each frame half, between said post and the respective face flanges, said post having reduced upper and lower portions, said body members sliding on the upper `and rrlower shoulders so formed on said post and-said recesses encircling the respective upper and lower reduced portions of the same.

y 3. In a rotating double picture frame, in cornbination, a stationary central post, a rotatable closedframe, formed of two halves having respectivecircumferential body members telescopically metrical'ly opposite places in said members adapted to rotatably encircle said post when the saidmembersare telescopically closed .upon one another, said halves also having face langes transversely to said rcircumferential Hmembers leaving opposite .display openings in Vsaid .members when in -a closed position, :and adisplay plate in each frame half, between said post-and'the respective face flanges, said post-having reduced upper Yand low-er portions, said-body-members sliding on the'upperfand low-er shoulders-so formed `on said post and said'recessesencircling the respective 'upper .and lower reduced 4por-tions of the same, -a .closed stationary outer .frame:encircling said rotatable frame, spaced apart therefrom, said upper `and vlower reduced portions of said .central post bei-ng secured Vinv vsaid .stationary frame.

4. In a rotating double ypicture frame, in combination, astationary centralv post, a .rotatable closed frame, -formed of twohalves .having respective circumferential lbody members tele scopically fitting intoy one. another, `open .recesses .at diametrically oppositeplaces inasaid members adapted to rotatably encirclesaid-postwhen the said members `are 4telescopically.closedupon .one another, said halves also having fface lflanges .transversely to said :circumferential members leaving opposite .display openings in said mem- .bers when in a closed position-and .a displayplate in each frame half, between vsaid post and the respective face ila'ngea .said Ipos'thav'ing reduced upper and lower. portions, said body members slid- Y ing on the upper andlowershoul`ders so iormed yon said post andsaid recesses -encircl'ingthe respective upper andv lower reduced portions o'i the same, a closed stationary outer frameencircling said rotatable frame, spaced Vapart therefrom, said upper and lower reducedpor't'ions of said central v, post .being :secured .in said stationary frame, .a Vbase for said stationary'fr'ame, a' screw .passed through v said nibase .and said stationary frame into said post, v'forming said "lower reduced vportion .thereof andvreleasably securing-.said stationary frame and said post to .said base.


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U.S. Classification40/734, 248/131, 40/781, 40/747
International ClassificationA47G1/00, A47G1/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/14
European ClassificationA47G1/14