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Publication numberUS469436 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 23, 1892
Filing dateSep 30, 1891
Publication numberUS 469436 A, US 469436A, US-A-469436, US469436 A, US469436A
InventorsPhilip Lindemeyer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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. (No Model.)

P. LINDEMEYER. .GARD 0R PICTURE SUPPORT.

No; 469,436. Patented Feb. 23, 1892.

UNiTEn STATES PATENT OFFICE.

PHILIP LINDEMEYER, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO SIMON DALSIIEIMER, OF SAME PLACE.

CARD OR PICTURE SUPPORT.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. a69A36, dated February 23, 1892.

Application filed September 30, 1891- Serial No. 407,325. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, PHILIP LINDEMEYER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented a new and useful Card or Picture Support,

of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to improvements in pieturesupports.

The object of the present invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive device adapted to support a picture or card in an inclined position similar to an easel and capable of being folded or knocked down against the back of a picture or card to enable the same to-be hung or packed for shipping.

The invention consists in the construct-ion and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a picture provided with a support constructed in accordance with this invention and holding the picture in an inclined position.

2 5 Fig. 2 is a side elevation showing the support folded. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a modification of the invention.

Like numerals of reference designatecorresponding parts in all the figures of the 0 drawings.

1 designates atriangular frame constructed of a single piece of paper having its ends secured together and folded intermediate its ends to form similar sides 2 and 3 and a base 4:,

. and adapted to be attached by pasting or the like to the back of a picture or card to support the same in an inclined position similar to an easel. The side 2 is secured to the back of a picture 5, and the side 3 is strengthened by 0 a piece 6 of stiffening material-such as pasteboard or the like-which is secured to the side 3 by pasting and arranged within the frame. The base 4 is provided intermediate its ends with a transverse crease or bend, forming sections adapted to fold within the frame to allow the latter to be knocked down to lie fiat against the back of a picture or card, so as to be compact for packing, shipping, and the like.

The support is applicable to all kinds of cards, advertising-placards,and the like.

It will readily be seen that the picture or card support is exceedingly simple and inex pensive in construction, adapted to be readily attached to a card or picture to support the same in an inclined position, and capable of being folded compactly against the back of the same. L

In Fig. 3 of the accompanying drawings is illustrated a modification of the invention,in which is shown a frame constructed of material other than paper. The frame operates similarly to that shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the accompanying drawings, and the sides and the sections of the base are connected flexibly to one another by means of hinges 7. The modification is designed more especially for framed pictures, while the paper frame is intended for light pictures and cards. The frame of the modification is secured to the back of a picture-frameby any suitable means, such as screws and the like.

I am aware that card-supports have been constructed consisting of a disk or shield, to the back of which a leg or brace is jointed in such a manner that part of the leg will be above the joint, between which part of the leg and the disk the card is placed, and is held by the pressure of the said part of the brace or leg against it, and that the disk or shield and the leg form a triangular frame when in operative position; also, that portfolios or cases for charts have been constructed to form a triangular frame to support and display charts and to fold and form a cover 8 5 for the same; but I am not aware that picture-supports have beenconstructed as herein claimed.

\Vhat I claim is.-

1. A support for pictures, cards, and the like, consisting of a triangular frame constructed of a single continuous strip of paper, having its ends secured together and folded to form sides and a base, the latter having a transverse fold or crease intermediate its 5 ends, forming sections adapted to fold on each other to permit the sides of the frame to lie fiat against the back of a picture, card, or the like, substantially as described.

2. A picture-support comprisinga continu- 10o ous triangular frame adapted to fold and consisting of similar sides having their upper ends flexibly connected together, and a base composed of sections having their inner ends flexibly connected together and their outer ends similarly connected to the lower ends of the sides, substantially as and for the purpose described.

3. A support for pictures, cards, and the like, consisting of a triangular frame constructed of a piece of paper having its ends secured together and folded to form sides and a base, the latter having a transverse fold or crease intermediate its ends, forming sections adapted to fold on each other to permit the sides of the frame to lie flat against the back of a picture, card, or the like when the frame is folded, and a strengthening-piece 6, of stiffening material, applied in the manner and for PHILIP LINDEMEYER.

Witnesses:

JOHN C. HARKER, WM. J. BURK.

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