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Publication numberUS607104 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1898
Filing dateDec 24, 1897
Publication numberUS 607104 A, US 607104A, US-A-607104, US607104 A, US607104A
InventorsS. Whitehead
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for displaying photographs
US 607104 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Patented July l2, I898.

B. S. WHITEHEAD. I DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING PHOTOGRAPHS, PICTURES, &c.

(Application filed Doc. 24, 1897.)

(No Model.)

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BENJAMIN S. IVHI TEHEAD, OF NEWVARK, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNQR TO THE lVHITEHEAD & IIOAG COMPANY, OF NEW JERSEY.

DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING PHOTOGRAPHS, PICTURES, 84.0.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 607,104, dated July 12, 1898.

7 Application filed December 24,1897. SerialNo 1 668,819. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, BENJAMIN S. WHITE- HEAD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Displaying Photographs, Pictures, &c. and I do here by declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to a novel construction of photograph, picture, medallion, or other suitable holder preferably made in the form of an easel; and the invention has for its primary object to provide a novel form of photograph, picture, or medallion holder which shall be of a simple and cheap construction and still be very ornamental in its character, presenting many advantages, whereby it is adapted, aside from its use as an ornament, as an advertising medium, the face card or plate with which the photograph, picture, medallion, or the like is usedbeing provided with a surface on which a name or advertisement can be effectively displayed.

The invention therefore consists in the novel construction of a device for displaying photographs, pictures, or the like preferably made in the form of an easel provided with a depression and a shell having an annular and inwardly-turned rim forming a bead arranged in said depression and cooperating with the inner sides thereof and a support held in spring contact in said bead and against the back of the said shell.

The invention consists, furthermore, in such other novel arrangements and combinations of parts, all of which will be hereinafter fully described, and finally embodied in the clauses of the claim.

The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanyingdrawings, in which Figure l is a front or face view of my novel form of photograph, picture, or medallion holder and Fig. 2 is a back view of the same. Fig. 3 is a horizontal cross-section of the photograph or medallion holder, taken on line 00' in Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a face View, and Fig. 5 a back View, of my novel form of photograph or medallion holder,'but of a slightly-modified form of construction, the same, however, still embodying the principles of my present invention. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a support made from wire which is to be used in connection with mynovel forms of photograph or medallion holders.

Similar letters of reference are employed inall of the above-described views to indicate corresponding parts.

In said drawings, ct indicates a suitablycurved metallic shell which is formed with an inwardly-projecting marginal rim or bead a, thereby forming a chambered portion in the back of said shell, substantially asillustrated. Upon the face of this shell I prefer to arrange a flexible disk or covering 60 of celluloid, paper, or any other suitable material, usually provided with a photograph or other desirable picture, but which may be provided with any desirable design, emblem, or the like, as will be clearly evident. The annular edge a of said disk or covering a is arranged over and underneath said marginal rim or bead c of the shell a, where it is held fast and pulled taut by a suitable ring or collet Z), as clearly illustrated in Fig. 3. The said ring or collet b, which is provided with an inwardly-extending annular rim or edge 17, is arranged beneath said marginal rim or bead a of the shell a and holds a suitable 'stiifening-disk, of paper or other material, in place and also forms a receiving portion for'the holding lugs or prongs d of a wire support d, which is to be used in the manner to be more particularly described hereinafter. Of course it will be evident that 0 the said disk 0 is not essential to the present construction and may be dispensed with, if desired. As will be seen from the several figures of the drawings, said shell a, bearing the photograph, picture, or the like, is used in connection with a frame-like device E, which may be of any desirable configuration in out lineeither rectangular, as in Figs. 1 and 2, or circular, as in Figs. 4 and 5. The said device E, which may be of a plastic material I00 such as celluloid, hard rubber, or the like, or may be of metal-can be suitably ornamented upon its face, as illustrated, and is provided with a central depression 6, formed by the backwardly-extending annular portion 6 and the closed part 6 said parts forming a suitable chamber in the device E, into which the shell a, hereinabove mentioned, is forced and held therein by the friction between the marginal rim or edge of the shell and the inner surface 6 of the annular portion e, as indicated in Fig. 3. The said depression formed in the device E may be bounded by a suitably-raised ornamentation 6, formed in the face of the said device E.

In orderthat the several parts can be used as a photograph or medallion holder in the manner of an easel, I have provided the part 6 with a pair of perforations 6 through which the lugs or prongs d of the wire support cl are passed and then arranged behind the ring or collet Z), which is connected with the shell a in the manner hereinabove set forth, where said lugs or prongs (1 will be properly held in place by the spring-like action of the main portion of the said wire support (1. After said lugs or prongs cl have thus been passed through the holes or perforations e in the devices illustrated in Figs. 2 and 5 and have been connected with the shell then the latter can be arranged in the said depression or chambered part 6 and the several parts are operatively connected, said wire support cl extending from the back of the device E and enabling it to be used in the manner of an easel.

From the above description it will be seen that I have devised a simple and cheap as well asan ornamental and useful device which can be used as an easel or display-card for exhibiting photographs, pictures, medallions, designs, and emblems of various kinds.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. In a device for displaying photographs, pictures, medallions, 850., the combination, with a frame-like device E, having a depression formed therein, provided with a perforated back, of a shell having an annular rim, arranged in said depression, and cooperating with the inner sides thereof for holding said shell in position therein, and a wire support extending through said perforated back of the depression and being in holding engagement with a portion of said shell, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

2. In a device for displaying photographs, pictures, medallions, &c., the combination, with a frame-like device E, having a depression formed therein, provided with a perforated back, of a shell having an annular and inwardly-turned rim, forming a head, a flexible covering on said shell bearing a picture,

emblem, design, or the like, arranged in said depression, and cooperating with the inner sides thereof for holding said shell in position therein, and a wire support extending through said perforated back of the depression and being in holding engagement with a portion of the shell, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

3. In a device for displaying photographs, pictures, medallions, &c., the combination, with a frame-like device having a depression formed by portions e and c and said portion 6 having a hole or holes therein, of a shell having an annular. rim, adapted to be arranged in said depression and held therein, a Wire support d and lugs or prongs d on said support adapted to be passed through said hole or holes in said portion a and in operative engagement with said shell, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

4. In a device for displaying photographs, pictures, medallions, due, the combination, with a frame-like device having a depression formed by portions 6 and e", and said portion 6 having a hole or holes therein, of a shell having an annular and inwardly-turned rim, forming a head, a flexible covering on said shell bearing a picture, emblem, design, or the like, said shell and covering being arranged in said depression and held therein, a wire support (1 and lugs or prongs d on said support adapted to be passed through said hole or holes in said portion a and in operative engagement with said shell, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

5. In a device for displaying photographs, pictures, medallions, &c., the combination, with a frame-like device having a depression formed by portions 6 and 6 and said portion having a hole or holes therein, of a shell having an annular and inwardly-turned rim, forming a bead, a ring or collet I) connected with said rim, a flexible covering over said shell and said ring or collet, and said flexible covering bearing a picture, emblem, design, or the like, said shell and covering being adapted to be arranged and held in said depression, a wire support d and lugs or prongs cl on said support adapted to be passed through said hole or holes in said portion e and said lugs or prongs being operatively arranged between said rim of the shell and said ring or collet, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

In testimony that I claim the invention set forth above I have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of December, 1897.

BENJAMIN S. WHITEIIEAD. lVitnesses:

FREDK. O. FRAENTZEL, \VM. H. CAMFIELD, Jr.

Referenced by
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US2447460 *Oct 8, 1945Aug 17, 1948Forsyth Edmond JEasel stand
US2799986 *Aug 30, 1955Jul 23, 1957Frank GianascolMounting arrangement for clocks and like devices
US3694947 *Jun 4, 1970Oct 3, 1972Odahara HisaoPicture frame
US4165573 *Feb 6, 1978Aug 28, 1979Richards Marjorie SCoin holder
US4467540 *Mar 5, 1982Aug 28, 1984Gfesser Jr GeorgeDesk clock and display stand
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/143