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US 322210 A
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ALPHABET BLOCK. 2 No. 322,210. Patented July 14,1885.
WITNESS ES INVENTUR UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
DE wrrr o. TAYLOR, on NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 322.210. dated u1 14, 1885.
Application filed February 27, 1885. (No model.)
connected to a supporting-rack, and that a card may be secured to the blockback of the face-plate.
To this effect the invention consists in the features of improvement hereinafter more fully pointed out.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of an alphabet-block embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a similar view of a modification.
With particular reference to Fig. 1, the let-' ter a represents the face-plate of an alphabetblock, which is open or cut away to present the outline of an open letter. At the lower edge the platea is provided with abackwardlyextending bottom-piece, c, which is bent upward, as shown, to constitute a seat for a card.
At the top a flange, d, is formed, which is first i bent backward and is then inclined down- 3 ward. The card is slipped between the horizontal portions of the top and bottom pieces,
while the inclined portion of flange (1 serves to suspend the blockover the supporting-rail.
The construction shown in Fig. 2 is thesame g as that shown in Fig. 1, with the exception that the top and bottom pieces, c d, are bent first in a horizontal direction then toward' each other, and then again in a horizontal di- The chamber thus formed directly 4 rection. back of plate a serves to receive the cardboard, while the two outer wings of the flanges c d are slipped below and above theedges of p the supporting-rail to hold the block in place.
I claim as my invention-.
'. 4 i As a new article of manufacture, an alphabet-block having open-face plate a and backwardly-extending flange 0, adapted to receive a piece of card-board, and means for holding a the block to a rack, substantially as specified. 5 'DE -WITT C. TAYLOR,
F. v. BRIESEN, ROBT. ROY.