US 605007 A
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l(.No Model.) v f A. M. ODGERS.
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vNo. 605,007. f Patented May 31 1.898;
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ALBERT M. ODGERS, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO THE y A. M. COLLINS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 605,007, dated May 31, 1898.
Application filed December 17, 1897. Serial No. 662,283. (No model.)
T0 all whom/.it may oon/cern:
Be it known that I, ALBERT M.` ODeERs, a citizen of the United States, residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented certain Improvements in Card-Mounts, of which the following is a specification.
My invention consists of an improvement in that class of photographic-card mounts or other picture-mounts in which the picture is readily applicable to or detachable from the mount, the object of my invention being to so construct such a mount as to render unnecessary any cutting or slotting of the same forthe reception of the corners of the picture. This object I attain in the manner hereinafter set forth, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a face view of a photographiccard or picture mount constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a rear view of one of the buttons shown in Fig. l. Fig. 3 is an enlarged section taken on the line :c as, Fig. 1; and Figs. 4., 5, and 6 are like views illustrating various modications.
The picture-card 1 shown in the drawings is of oblong rectangular form, and upon the mount 2 at each corner of the picture-card is secured abutton a by means of cement applied throughout only a portion of the area of the back of the button, as shown in Fig. 2
so as to leave the inner portion of each button unconfined, whereby it forms a pocket for the reception and retention of the corner ofthe card. The button may be of any desired shape or size, and it is preferable todepress those portions of themount 2 to which the buttons are applied, so that the outer edges of said buttons will not project above the surface of the mount. (See Figs. 3, 4, 5, and 6.)
Besides being depressed to receive the buttons the mount may be further depressed-as shown, for instance, in Fig. 6to receive the card.
By my invention I am enabled to provide ameans for securely retaining the card which will at the same time permit of the ready application or removal of the card and which will not, in the case of a thin mount, require the formation of objectionable slots or openings therein, While at the same time it israpplicable to mounts of any desired thickness AWhere the use of slots would be of no avail.
My invention is applicable to mounts for retaining cards of any shape, there being as many retaining-buttons as there are portions of the picture to be held.
Having thus described my invention, I