US 2548151 A
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T. FREEDMAN CMBINED PLASTIC ARTICLE AND NSERT pr EG, E951 Y 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed Feb. 20, 1946 ATTORNEY.
n E0, 1951 T. FREEDMAN COMBINED PLASTIC ARTICLE AND INSERT 2, sheets-sheet 2 Filed Feb. 20, 1946 'ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 10, 19,51
UNITED STATESY PATENT oFFIcE lCOMBINED PLASTIC ARTICLE AND INSERT Theodore Friedman, New York, N.Y. Application February 20, 1946, Serial N o. 648,922
2 Claims. 1 This invention relates to improvements in combined articles and inserts and more particularly to articles in every day use where it is de- Y ties and co-operating with an articlepreferably made of plastic having an opening to receive the frame or plate in secure engagement; another object being to provide in a preferred embodiment a channel or groove around said opening whereby the said plate or frame may be sprung into secure position within the opening.
It is another object of this invention to provide means whereby an article either before or after purchase can be personalized by the insertion of novel identification means.
It is a still further object of this invention to preferably construct the insert by arranging the initials, means or designs in aplate or insert in such manner so as to form a resilient frame which will readily snap into an opening provided for in the article.
It is another object of this invention to provide identification or decorative tags with a rounded edge, the said rounded edge either'continuing only for a portion of the surface or covering the entire surface for locking purposes.
These and other objects and advantages will be in part obvious from the annexed drawing and in part hereinafter indicated in connection therewith by the following analysis of this invention.
This invention accordingly consists in the .fea-
tures of construction, combination of parts and in the unique relations of the members and in the relative proportioning and disposition thereof; all as more completely outlined herein.
To enable others skilled in the art so fully to Y comprehend the underlying features thereof that they may embody the same by the numerous modifications in structure and relation contemplated by this invention, a drawing depicting certain forms of the invention has been annexed as a part of this disclosure, and in such drawing. like characters of reference denote correspondingl parts throughout all the views, of which:
Fig. 1 is an elevational view of a mirror frameA having an identification plate or frame inserted therein, the same being lmade in accordance with the invention.
Fig. 2 is a detailed elevational view of an identication insert made in accordance with the invention and utilizable as shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
' Fig. 4 is a sectional partial view of the upper portion of the frame before the mirror is locked in the frame.
Fig. 5 is yan elevational view of a comb in-v Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken on line 8 8 of Fig. '7.
Reference will now be made to the drawings:
Fig. 1 illustrates a mirror I!! having the mirror portion I I and the handle portion I2. The mirror portion II consists of the recess I3 into which is placed a mirror I4 and a covering disc of transparent material I5 such as plastic composition which is locked into the recess I3 in a conventional manner by turning down the edge I6 as shown at I 'I. The handle position I2 is provided with an oval cut I8 into which is received the insert I9.
In order to position the insert I9 and establish a tight fit in the handle portion I2, the insert I9 is made of resilient plastic material and comprises the frame portion 2| with an opening or openings between at least some of the characters 20 forming the name plate whereby the frame may be iiexedy while being Vinserted into the opening IB so that when the insert is released it will be snapped into place within opening I8 and lockingly engaged with the handle.
As an example, the insert I 9 is shown as having cut out formed therefrom the characters 2u in the form of letters representing a name. It is understood that any other suitable character or characters, such as Yfor example, initials or decorative designs may be formed from the insert,
. bearing in mind particularly that it is preferable to have openings between the frame 2I and the 3 the conventional comb 26, the top portion 21 of which would have to be enlarged to accommodate the opening 28 into which the insert 25 is placed.
Fig. 6 illustrates a picture frame 3| having the conventional picture section 32 and an easel 33 provided with an enlarged upper section 34. An oval opening 35 is provided with an epipheral channel or groove 35 receiving the complementary edge 38 of insert 31.
In this instance the letters 39 are Ysoconstructed as to form a connection with the insert 31 at 4U and leaving a resilience clearance between the letters 39 and the frame portion 42 as at 4|.
In the embodiment of the invention shown in` Figs. 7 and 8 a pocket-book frame 50 consisting of the front portion 5I and the rear vportion52 is provided with locking ears 53 and 54 respectively. The locking ear 53 may have a conventional ballsnap lock 55 normally in engagement with a recess 56 in the ear 53 of the rear member 52. The pocket-book frame may be hinged as at 51. 'Ihe insert 58 nts into a cut-out 59 in the front member 5I; the saidcut-out '59 having two opposed recesses 69 and 6i, into which snap` the lugs or extensions 52 and 53 formed in frame 69 of insert 58 thus securely locking the insert 58 within the opening 59.
In this embodiment the letters 6 are formed'so as to leave alternatingly openings or spaces B5 on top and S6 on bottom -between the letters 64 thus again Aproviding resilient edges B1 and B8 ready to snap into place and locking the insert securely.
It is evident that `the invention is applicable to other articles 'such as for example; name'plates, compacts, vanity cases, powder boxes, jewelry boxes, handles for -luggage and pocket-books, etc. It is preferable that the portion of the article in which the opening is formed to receive the insert be made of 'a somewhat resilient or flexible plastic material so as to take advantage of the co-oper'ating resiliency or flexibility of both the frame and the part in which it is inserted, but, however it is to be understood that the said holding portion for the insert may be made of suitable materials other than plastic compositions, and including metal.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it is apparent that improved simple, practical and inexpensive devices for the purposes intended are provided. It is apparent however, that immaterial changes and modifications may be made by skilled persons without departing from the true spirit and scope of the invention as outlined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A combined article and insert, said insert being made wholly of plastic material, said article having an opening therethrough, said insert comprisinga-frame and characters within said frame and integrally united thereto, space being provided between at least some of said characters and at least a portion of said frame whereby said insert may be sprung into position within said opening upon ilexing said frame.
2. A combined article and insert, said insert being made wholly of plastic material, said article having an opening therethrough and a groove surrounding said opening, said insert comprising a frame and a member within said frame and integrally united thereto, said member being connected to said frame at at least one point and being separated therefrom at at least another point whereby the peripheral portion of said insert is received in said groove by exing said insert.
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