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Publication numberUS2835014 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1958
Filing dateOct 14, 1953
Priority dateOct 14, 1953
Publication numberUS 2835014 A, US 2835014A, US-A-2835014, US2835014 A, US2835014A
InventorsDioguardi Jr Orestes
Original AssigneeDioguardi Jr Orestes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Name plate attachments
US 2835014 A
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May 20, 1958.


NAME PLATE ATTACHMENTS Filed Oct. 14, 1955 PLATEA'I'TACHMENTS OiestesDioguardLJn, Brooklyn, N. Y. Applieatioiioet't'ibef 14,1'9s$, s'enarNo. 385,915? .zvClaims. c1..24-zss ,Th'is invention relates to plate attachments, {particular for caskets, vaults and the like.

It is one of the objects of the present invention to provide means aifording'ready adjustment of attaching means commensurate with the length of a name plate or the like to be afiixed to a casket and similar articles.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide means ensuring retention of the name plate or the like on a casket whereby the attaching means are hidden from view or form anembellishment for the name plate to be affixed to a support, such as a casket.

Yet another object of the present invention is to provide means facilitating the fixation of a name plate in position on a curved surface of a casket whereby the use of any tools may be avoided which would otherwise disturb the funeral service since such name plates are usually attached prior to the burial.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide means avoiding the possibility of undesirable projecting parts on the surface of the casket to which the name plate is usually secured so that injuries will not be incurred by pall bearers and other persons handling the casket.

These and other objects and features will become apparent from the following detailed description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. l is a perspective view of a casket with a name plate attached thereto in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view of the cover or lid of the casket with the name plate attached, one of the attaching means being shown in retracted position.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged top plan view of the right hand portion of the name plate with corresponding attaching or fastening means, as seen in Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken along lines 4 4 of Fig. 3.

Referring now more particularly to the drawing, there is shown in Fig. 1 a casket having separable lid portions 11, 12. Lid portion 12 is fixed in position, while lid portion 11 is removable from the casket and provided with a name plate 13 held in position by attaching or fastening means 14, 15, fastening means 15 being shown in retracted position and fastening means 14 in operative position (Fig. 2). As will be realized from Figs. 3 and 4, each fastening means, say, 15, consists of a lengthy base plate 16 having an elongated slot 17 adjacent one end thereof. This base plate 16 is affixed to the surface 18 of the lid or support 11 by means of one or more screw bolts 19 (only one screw bolt being shown) having a rounded or similarly shaped head 20 which is larger than the width of slot 17. Plate 16 terminates at the opposite end in outwardly turned pivots or tenons 21, 22 adapted to be received in eyelets or lugs 23, 24 forming part of clip structure 25 proper. Top plate member 26 of the clip structure coacts with spring-tongue projection 27 which may be integral with plate 16. Each United States Patent their lfiase -plates 16' relative to the" heads 20 at screw clipstructure' zs is-provided with atop or-head 14a, 1 5a,

having at the-under'surface thereof an elongated groove Der recess "28 adapted to engage. the upper end i of r liead 201501- corr'esponding screw bolt 19, as will be more clearly seen irr'Fig. 4.

Nameplate 1310 tie attached to the lid 11 has; an openns'f l4y l5 have been; previously aflixedtd the lid 11 e casket- -after having therii adjused' displacing bolts 19 and along slots 17, the retention of the name plate 13 may be readily eifectuated without causing any disturbance or noise during funeral service as the name plate with its respective openings 13a of predetermined distance (to which the plates 16 were previously adjusted) is solely clipped on or applied by means of the clip structures 25. The respective heads of,the screw bolts project beyond the respective openings of the name plate and when the respective portions 14a, 15a of the fastening means 14, 15 are swung from dotted line position to full line position as shown in Fig. 4, the respective recesses 28 overlie and cover the heads 20 of the screw bolts 19. The surfaces of portions 14a, 15a of the fastening means 14, 15 may assume any desirable configuration and may be diamond-shaped with a substantially flat top face. This top face may bear any suitable insignia or indicia in the form of symbols of religious clans, orders, of military rank of the deceased person or the like.

It can thus be seen that there has been provided according to the invention means for removably securing a perforated plate element to a support comprising springurged clip means, each provided with a base plate member and with a retaining member hingedto said base plate member, said base plate member being provided with a slot for the insertion of a screw having a head to thereby adjust the distance of said screw heads from each other commensurate with the distance of the perforations of said plate element, said retaining members being provided at their underfaces with respective grooves for engagement with the screw heads, to thereby atfix said plate element on said support.

It is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and arrangement of parts illustrated herein, since the invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced or carried out in various ways.

Also it is to be understood that the phraseology or terminology employed herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation, and it is not intended to limit the invention claimed herein beyond the requirements of the prior art.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is:

1. Means for removably securing a plate element with spaced apart perforations to a support; comprising a air of clip means each provided with an elongated base plate member and a top plate member hinged to and swingable for position on said base plate member, said base plate member being provided with an elongated slot for the insertion of a screw having a head projecting beyond said base plate member to thereby permit adjustment of the distance of said screw heads from each other commensurate with the distance of the perforations of base means each having an elongated slot adjacent one end, a pair of spring clip means wingably connected to the otherend of each base means, and screw bolt means for fixing said base means to said support whereby said bolt means pass through said slots of said base means, said bolt means being provided with heads extending beyond said base means thereabove to thereby engage said perforations of said plate element and to retain the latter in position, said spring clip means being provided with elongated groove means at the undersurface thereof for engagement with the. heads of said bolt means when said spring clip means are swung onto said base means, whereby said plate. element is firmly held between said base means and said spring clip means, said slots facilitating positioning of said heads of said bolt means relative to said perforations of said plate element and said elongated groove means facilitating engagement with said heads thus positioned.

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U.S. Classification24/457, 24/499, 27/1, 40/647
International ClassificationG09F7/18, A61G17/04, A61G17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G17/04, G09F7/18
European ClassificationA61G17/04, G09F7/18