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Publication numberUS503369 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 15, 1893
Filing dateJul 22, 1892
Publication numberUS 503369 A, US 503369A, US-A-503369, US503369 A, US503369A
InventorsAnd David A. Brawley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Model.)

G. H, HOLLIDAY & D. A. BRAWLEY TILE FRAME Patented Aug. 15, 1893.

VIZ/102 88.58




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 503,369, dated August 15, 1893.

Application filed July 22, 1892. Serial No. 440,886. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern;

Be it known that we, GEORGE I-I. IIOLLI- DAY, of Ironton, in the county of Lawrence and State of ,Ohio, and DAVID A. BEAWLEY, of

Charleston, in the county of Kanawha and State of \Y'Vest Virginia, have invented new and useful ImprovementsinTile-Frames; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of said invention,

to reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to an improvement r 5 in tile-holders for mantels.

The object of the invention is to provide a tile-holder which shall be of such construction that the tiles will be held in place therein without the employment of cement, or other form of fastening device such as usually employed, and which will permit of the ready removal of the tiles whereby to admit of their positions being changed .so as to present varied designs with the same tiles, or to replace 2 5 them with new ones.

With these objects in View, the invention consists in the novel construction and combination of parts of a tile holder as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification and in which like letters of reference indicate corresponding parts, Figure 1 is a front elevation of a mantel provided with the tile-holder. Fig. 2 is a detail 3 5 perspective of the said holder removed from the mantel, and Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional View on line 00-00 Fig. 2.

Referring to the drawings, A designates the mantel, which may be of any approved de- 0 sign, or made of any material, but preferably,

in this instance, of wood.

B designates the tile-holder, which is of a contour to conform to the stove, grate, or fireplace-opening of the mantel, that ishaving 5 a rounded top and straight sides, or approximately rectangular in form, as shown. The

holder is constructed of any suitable material, but preferably of sheet-metal, the outer edges of which are bent at right angles to the body portion as shown at O, and then outward go to form a flange D, through which pass the fasteners for confining the holder in position against the mantel. The inner edges of the holder are bent also at right angles to the body portion as at E, and then inward, forming a flange or detent E, which, in connection with the inner edge of that portion of the mantel to which the holder is secured, forms a rootangular trough or channel in which rests the tiles, as clearly shown in Fig. 1, the flange F, and rear portion of the mantel, serving to hold the tiles securely in place. The lower portion of the holder is also turned inward to form a flange G, which serves to retain the tiles in place against vertical displacement. The upper portion of the holder is cut away to form a recess H, through which the tiles are passed in placing them in position.

In carrying this invention into effect, the tile-holder is first securedto the back of the mantel. The tiles are then dropped one by one through the recess H, and are then slid right and left, and down the sides until the holder is filled, when the work is completed. The mantel is then placed in position, and in the case of wooden mantels that are suspended by hooks secured to the chimney, it is only necessary to lift the mantel from the hooks to enable the workman to remove the old set of tiles and replace them with new ones.

This invention possesses three great advantages over the ordinary form of tile-holders: First. It is simple of construction and may be easily applied to any ordinary form of wooden mantel. Second. It does not necessitate the 8 employment of skilled labor either to fit it in place, or to arrange the tiles in position. (Third) It renders it possible for dealers in mantels to exhibit various designs of tiles to a customer without defacing the tiles, or en- 0 dangering their breaking.

Having thus fully described our invention,

s l I 503,369;

What we claim asnemand desire t0 secure by In testimeny whereof we afilx our sig3a- Letters Patent, is-- tures in presence of two subseribin gwitnesses. A tile-holder eonsistin of a frame hevim its erlter edges bent at right angles to the bed? 5 portion and. then outward farming flanges t I cutaway or formed with a recess to receive Witnesses for Holliday:

the ti1es,and the inner edges bent at right J. WVSAYRE, angles to the body portion and then inward te EMMA M. GILLETTE. 1 form flanges 0r detents integral with the Witnesses for Brawley: I0 frame, substantially as and for the purpose R. E. L. BLACKWOOD,

set forth.


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