US 441511 A
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J. M. SEGUR.
No. 441,511 Patented Nov. 25, 1890.
WITNESSES [WVENTOR --is a perspective view of the same.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFF-ICE.
JOSEPH M. SEGUR, OF ADRIAN, MICHIGAN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 441,511, dated November 25, 1890.
Application filed March 7, 1890- Serial No. 343,004, (No specimens.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOSEPH M. SEGUR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Adrian, county of Lenawee, State of Michigan, have invented a certain new and useful Impnovement in PictureIlooks; and I declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.
It is the object of my invention to provide the ordinary picture-hook as now in use with a suitable means whereby it may be readily placed upon and removed from the molding upon which it is suspended.
The invention consists, essentially, of the provision on the shank of the hook between the hook on which the wire is placed and that which engages the molding of a suitable sharpened or pointed projection whereby the hook may be engaged on the end of a stick and raised to the molding Without the necessity of the operator himself mounting on a chair, ladder, or the like.
In the drawings,-Figure 1 is a sectional view of a hook illustrating my invention. Fig. 2 Fig. 3 isa side elevation of a hook constructed of Wire. Fig. 4is a front elevation of the same. Fig. 5 illustrates the hook when made of cast metal. Fig. 6 is a front elevation of Fig. 5.
In carrying out my invention, Aand B rep resent, respectively, the hookwhich engages the molding and that over which the picturewire is passed.
0 is a projection on the face of the shank and located just above the hook B. This projection is sharpened, as illustrated in the different views. The office of this projection is as follows: \Vhen the operator wishes to hang a picture he has simply to engage the picturewire over the hook B, engage the projection on the end of a suitable stick-as, for instance, the end of a broom-handleelevate the hook to the molding, engage the hook A over the molding, and then lower the stick, leaving the hook engaged and picture suspended. To remove a picture the operation is reversed. This projection is also of great value in moving the hooks and pictures along the molding.
It is of course immaterial how the hook itself is formed, or what its peculiar shapeas, for instance, it may be stamped from a single piece of metal and the projection be formed by throwing out a V-shaped portion, as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, or the hook may be formed of a single piece of wire and the ends terminate in one or two points to form the sharpened projection; or, as shown in Fig. 3, the'hook may be made of cast metal and the projection cast on the shank.
WVhat I claim is- Apicture-hook having twohooks and formed with a sharpened pendent projection to penetrate the end of a stick for raising the picturehook to a molding, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.
JOSEPH M. SEGUR.
WALLACE WESTERMAN, WALTER S. WEsTERMAN.