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Publication numberUS418756 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1890
Filing dateOct 23, 1889
Publication numberUS 418756 A, US 418756A, US-A-418756, US418756 A, US418756A
InventorsCharles Schwartz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Frame for signs
US 418756 A
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(No Model.)



No. 418,756. Patented Jan, 7,1890.

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SPECIFICATION forming. part of Letters Patent No. 418,756, dated January '7, 1890.

Application filed October 23. 1889; Serialllu. 327,939. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES SoHWARTZ, of

Brooklyn, New York, have invented an Improved Frame for Signs, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates 'to an improvement in frames for signs, and more particularly to a no el construction of corner-pieces for connecting and giving rigidity to the sectional frame of the sign.

portion of the frameb; Fig. 6, a face view of the blank from which the corner-piece is bent;

and Fig. 7 asection on line y y, Fig. 6.

The letter arepresents a sign bound at the edges by a U-shaped overlapping metal frame b. This frame-is made in four lengths-or sections, each length terminating preferably a short distance from the corner. In order to properly connect the lengths or sections of the frame and to stiifen the entire sign, I employ four overlapping corner-pieces. The blank of one of such corner-pieces is represented in Fig. 6. It is of substantially-rectangular form, with a triangular notch cut out at the center of one of its long sides. At the opposite long side a triangular depression 0 is struck bodily into the blank.

In shaping the corner-piece it is bent upon the two dotted lines 0 drawn from the apex of notch 0', parallel to the edges ofdepression 0 Thus there will be produced an upper triangular section 0 and two rear flaps other directly upon the sign.

. 0 that overlap at the corner. The cornerpiece thus bent is slipped over the corner of the frame, as in Figs. 1 and 2, so that the depression c rests upon the body of the sign a itself, while the upper section 0 rests upon and conceals the ends of the frame I). thus be seen that the corner-piece lies in two planes, one directly upon the frame and the This construction not only causes the entire frame to be stiffened, but it prevents dust from settling under the corner-pieces.

In order to fasten the corner-piece to the frame, I prefer to provide it with lugs 0 which are passed through slots in the body of the sign and are then bent over the rear flaps 0 Thus all the parts of the sign, including the frame, are properly locked in place.

Vhat I claim is 1. A frame for signs, composed of bindingpieces I) and of corner-pieces having a triangular depression 0 struck out of the bodyof the corner-piece and adapted .to rest upon the face of the sign, substantially as specified.

2. A frame for signs, composed of bindingpieces I) and of'corner-pieces that have a triangular depression 0 and that are bent upon lines parallel to the edges of such depression, substantially as specified.

It wll 3. A frame for signs, composed of'bindingspecified.


- F. v. BRIESEN,


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US4228630 *Mar 6, 1978Oct 21, 1980Englert Metals Corp.Window frame construction
Cooperative ClassificationE04B1/26