US 628696 A
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No. 628,696. Patented July ll, I399.
. M. 8; DE FOREST W. CHASE.
MOLDING FOR ELECTRIC WIRES OR OTHER PURPOSES.
(Application filed Oct. 17, 1598.)
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MILTON CHASE AND DE FOREST W. CHASE, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS;
MOLDING FOR ELECTRIC WIRES OR OTHER PURPOSES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 628,696, dated July 11, 1899.
' Application filed October 17, 1898. Serial No. 693,820. (No model.)
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Be it known that we, MILTON CHASE and DE FOREST IV. CHASE, citizens of the United States and residents of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts,liave invented certain new and useful Improvements in Moldings for Electric \Vires or other Purposes,of which the following is a specification.
Our invention relates to picture and other moldings, which may also be adapted to receive electric wires.
The invention consists in forming moldings for rooms in two parts, one part being adapted to be permanently secured in place and the l 5 other portion Iittin g over same, and when intended to carry electric wires one part is formed with grooves to receive said wires, as hereinafter set forth, and pointed out in the claims.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a sectional view of a picture-molding adapted to carry electric wires. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the rear or back portion provided with grooves to receive electric wires. Fig. 3 is aperspective view showing how the parts are placed together in an angle of the wall. Fig. 4 represents a side view and vertical section of a metallic fastener for securing the parts together. Fig. 5
our invention as applied to the top of a mopboard. Fig. 10 is a section of a modification of a picture-molding adapted to carry electric wires.
A represents a backing-piece that is permanently secured to'the wall, and when intended to carry electric wires is formed with grooves a to receive same. The lower end of this piece is formed with a projection 1, preferably on an incline, as shown, and the upper end is formed with a projectinglip 2, and to the back of this piece is secured a suitable fastener or locki'ngpicce I attached at its lower end by a is a view of a piece of rubber or leather to'be I screw or spur l), the upper end being adapted to be bent over to secure the other portion of the moldingin place, as hereinafter described.
C represents the front portion of the molding, the face of which may be of any design desired, and its rear is formed so as to fit onto the backing-piece Athat is to say, the lower end is cut on an angle or formed to fit onto the projection l of the back-piece A, and upper port-ion formed with a lip 3 to fit over the projection or lip 2 of said back-piece A. Thus the two parts are held together. They are then locked by bending over the upper end of the locking-piece B or by inserting a piece of rubber or leather, of the form shown in Fig. 5, between the piece C and the ceiling where the molding is near same.
In Fig. 3 we have shown how the molding is put together in a corner or angle. First the backing-piece A is secured to both the walls. The outer portions having been cut to the re quired length, one piece is placed in position, as shown at C, and secured upon the backing-piece. Then the other piece is slid down, as shown at C so that when in its proper position a perfect miter-joint is formed.
in Fig. 7 a chair-rail with a hacking-piece A, provided with grooves Ct for electric wires, and a facing-piece C, that covers same and forms the finish, the two parts being formed at their upper and lower ends with lips, as before described, in order to hold them together.
In Fig. 8 we have shown a picture-molding, as described with reference to Figs. 1, 2, and 3, with an additional molding or cornice D, adapted to lit between the top of same and the ceiling, and which may be fitted with incandescent lamps E, this molding or cornice being held in place by a clip-fastener F or other suitable device.
In Fig. 9 we have shown a molding adapted to be fitted on the top of a mop-board and consisting of a backing-piece A and a molding C adapted to fit thereon, as before described. In this case the backing A would he formed with grooves a to receive the electric wires;
In Fig. 10 we have shown a plain picturemolding having grooves in its upper end to receive electric wires, which are covered by a piece G, as shown, and the facing-piece In Fig. 6 we have shown a mop-board, and
might also be formed with grooves, where it is desired to carry a number of wires. It will be seen that by this construction moldings having the ordinary appearance can be employed for carrying electric wires. Thus the appearance of the room will not be defaced.
It is obvious that, if desired, the grooves for electric wires may be omitted or not used, the molding in all cases being made in two parts, one of which is first permanently secured to the wall and the other adapted to be attached thereto. Thus nails and the like do not have to be driven through and disiigure the face of the molding. It will also be seen that where electric wires are placed in the grooves said wires will always be acessible when required by simply removing the front portion of the molding, which can be easily replaced, thus leaving the appearance of the room the same as it was before the molding had been removed.
What we claim is- 1. A molding for rooms COilSlStlI1f"Of two parts, one part adapted to be permanently secured in plaee,grooves to receive electric wires formed therein and having at its lower end a projection and at its upper end a lip, the other part having a molding on its face and adapted at its lower end to fit onto the projection and its upper end to fit over the lip at the upper end of the fixed portion substantially as set forth.
2. A molding for rooms consisting of two parts one part adapted to be permanently secured in place and having at its lower end a projection and at its upper end a lip, the other part having a molding on its face and adapted at its lower end to iit onto the projection and its upper end to fit over the lip at the upper end of the fixed portion substantially as set forth.
3. In combination with a molding fora room consisting of a fixed and removable portion, a flat strip of metal having a spur for securing it to the fixed portion of the molding and free to be bent over at its upper end to hold the removable portion in place substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof we have allixed our 5 signatures in presence of two witnesses.
MILTON CHASE. DE FOREST W. CHASE.
' Witnesses EDWIN PLAN'JFA, ALBERT Ti. W nn.