Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS560465 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1896
Filing dateJun 15, 1895
Publication numberUS 560465 A, US 560465A, US-A-560465, US560465 A, US560465A
InventorsArthur B. Bostwick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Picture-support or card-holder
US 560465 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Model.)


No. 560,465. Patented May 19, 1896.





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 560,465, dated May 19, 1896.

Application filed June 15, 1895.

T0 aZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, ARTHUR B. BosrwIcK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improved Picture-Support or Card-Holder; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention consists in a new and useful picture-support or card-holder, hereinafter described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective View of my improved picture-support or card-holder, showing a card or photograph in position. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same.

In the drawings, A represents my photograph-support, which 'may be made of sheet metal or any other suitable substance which can be bent to the shape desired. One end is bent back upon itself, as shown at a, formin g a recess for receiving and holding a photograph or other object B. The holder is again bent backupon itself, as shown at d, and then bent outward horizontally, as at b, the bends a and I) being in the same horizontal line with the extended end, which rests upon the table or other surface upon which the card or photograph is to be supported. It will be seen that by this construction I secure a large supporting-base. The holder being of sheet metal can be made thin enough for a card to rest on one corner without tipping appreciably, and that my holders act as extensions of the cards and not as props, making it possible to Serial No. 552,873. (No model.)

hold a large card with a small holder without danger of its falling over, and that by slightly bending the support at b the card can be tilted to any desired angle. It will be noticed that I so regulate the position of the bend b that the entire length of the support rests upon the table'instead of the end only, and that thereby the card is held without vibration due to the spring of the metal.

Any desired ornament may be cut,stamped, painted, or attached in any desired manner to the part of the support which is in View when in use; also, if desired, at that point or at any other point desired the sheet metal may be formed into a disk, or may be out to any other desired shape, either for the purpose of ornament or to carry an advertisement.

Minor changes in form may also be made without departing from the spirit of my i11- vention.

Having now described my invention, what Iclaim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

A picture-support comprising a strip of thin, flexible material A, bent abruptly upward, as at b, then abruptly downward, as at d, and then again abruptly upward, as at a, the bends a and b being in the same, or in substantially the same horizontal plane with the extended end of the holder, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.




Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2524647 *Aug 23, 1946Oct 3, 1950Richard Baldwin RobertOrnamental slip fit picture support unit
US2661560 *Jul 18, 1949Dec 8, 1953Malby Seth GPicture display device
US4120475 *Nov 1, 1976Oct 17, 1978Penner Peter PBook holding apparatus
US4776117 *Jan 27, 1986Oct 11, 1988Pico-Glass S.P.A.Picture frame with table-top support element
US5240212 *Dec 13, 1991Aug 31, 1993Frank BrodieToilet seat holder
US6189250 *Oct 13, 1998Feb 20, 2001Thomas BellMagnetic picture display device
US6349915May 2, 2000Feb 26, 2002Steelcase Development CorporationDocument support
US6874736Jul 28, 2000Apr 5, 2005Steelcase Development CorporationKeyboard support
US6877707May 2, 2000Apr 12, 2005Steelcase Development CorporationIntegrated keyboard platform and document support
US7044425Nov 4, 2004May 16, 2006Steelcase Development CorporationIntegrated keyboard platform and document support
US7320195May 23, 2005Jan 22, 2008Roy KushnerSelf supporting knock-down display frame device having a multitude of interchangeable parts engaged by an integral frame fastening and frame support device
US8117719 *Oct 2, 2008Feb 21, 2012O'brien Edward RSystem and method for interconnecting pieces of cardstock
US20050061942 *Nov 4, 2004Mar 24, 2005Jones David K.Integrated keyboard platform and document support
WO2000021420A1 *Oct 12, 1999Apr 20, 2000Thomas BellMagnetic picture display device
Cooperative ClassificationA47B23/042