US 475980 A
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G. HOLT. TILE STAND.
No. 475,980. Patented May 31, 1892.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE HOLT, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 475,980, dated May 31, 1892.
Application filed December 17, 1891. Serial No. 415,331. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known thatI, GEORGE HOLT, a citizen of the United States, residingin the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Tile-Stands, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawings.
My invention consists of a tile-stand having a frame of novel construction, as will be hereinafter fully described.
Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a tile-stand embodying my invention. Fig. 2 represents a perspective view of portions of the frame of the stand. Fig. 3 represents a vertical section on line 00 as, Fig. 1.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several figures.
Referring to the drawings, A designates the body of a stand, which is formed of tile or other suitable material. On the sides of the body are placed bars B of metal or other suitable material,the same having,preferab1y, at top the flanges A, which rest upon the body A.
O designates corner-clamps;which embrace the ends of the bars B, and consequently indirectly the corners of the body A, each clamp 0 being of the form of V-shaped or angular plates D, with cross-pieces E at the top and bottom thereof, the ends of the bars B and adjacent portions of the carriers or angles of the body A entering said clamps, said clamps and bars constituting the encircling frame of the stand. To the bottom cross-pieces of the clamps are fitted screws F, whose points are adapted to bear against the under side of the body A and whose heads G are below, constituting feet by which the body is sufficiently raised from a table, 850., on which the device stands. It Will be seen that. when the screws are tightened the clamps, and consequently the side bars, are firmly secured to the body, and thus prevented from shifting or disconnection. Furthermore, should the body A vary in size or the sides be irregular in length, as the pieces B are independent of each other and of the corn enpieces, the frame may be extended, and thus adjusted according to requirements, without, however, disconnecting the ends of the side pieces from said cornerpieces. Again, the screws may be loosened and the body removed, thus permitting the substitution of a dilferent pattern or nature, if sodesired.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
A tile-stand formed of a body and a frame formed of bars on the sides of said body, having flanges at top, pieces atthe corners thereof embracing the ends of said side bars, and provided with upper and lower cross-pieces, and screws fitted in openings in the crosspieces and adapted to tighten against said body, thus connecting the frame with the body, said parts being combined substantially as described.
JOHN A. WIEDERsHEIM,
A. P. JENNINGS.