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Publication numberUS678262 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 9, 1901
Filing dateOct 1, 1900
Priority dateOct 1, 1900
Publication numberUS 678262 A, US 678262A, US-A-678262, US678262 A, US678262A
InventorsAlois Lembacher
Original AssigneeAlois Lembacher
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Process of producing relief-pictures.
US 678262 A
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Nd. 678,262. Patented July 9, [901.



(Application filed Oct. 1, 1900.)

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SPEGIEICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 678,262, dated July 9, 1901. Application filed October 1,1900. Serial No. 31,659. (No specimens.)

To on whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, ALOIS LEMBACHER, a

subject of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary,

photographs, medallions, or commercial address-cards of any desired kind in which figures or the like should suitably project from the background like ordinary relief-pictures.

In order to make my invention easily understood, I will now proceed to describe the same as applied to the production of the re= lief-photograph of a figure by means of an ordinary photograph,- reference being bad to the accompanying drawings,- in which Figure 1 represents conventionally the initial step in the processto wit.,- a photograph mounted upon cardboard and superposed upon another cardboard to have the outline cut out and the detached figure pasted upon said second card, the part to the right indieating in dotted lines pieces to be cut out and applied to the photograph from a third sheet or leaf of cardboard to give relief. Fig.- 2 represents said cardboard extended or unfolded, the left-hand leaf showing the out lines of the photograph cut out and pasted to the central leaf, said central leaf showing the photograph with relief pieces applied and the right-hand leaf indicating the reliefpieces taken out for application to the photograph in the center; and Fig. 3 is a transverse section showing all three leaves arranged for the action of a press to mold the finishing photograph over the built-up relief.

In carrying out my invention I cut out a copy of the figure-photograph A, pasted on a suitable cardboard B or other flexible material, along the outlines thereof, and then paste the detached part upon a piece of cardboard O. Then I paste a second copy of the photograph in reverse on another cardboard D, andfI cutout therein other smaller portions at b c d e, &c., which shall project farther from the background of the final relief. These smaller detached portions are then pasted upon the previously detached portion already secured upon a common base. These operations may be repeated several'timesthat is, I may paste a third copy of the pho tograph upon a piece of cardboard and then cut out therein still smaller portions, which are then secured upon the secondly-detached portions, already secured upon the firstly detached portion, pasted upon a common base constituting the background of the final re lief, and so on. The edges of the detached portions are preferably beveled before securing them upon each other, so as to obtain a slowly-ascending passage from one portion to the other. Thus I obtain a matrix-relief composed of superposed portions suitably pasted together. Upon this relief I place the photograph to be produced in relief with the back opposite to the reliefs and so that all the parts thereof correspond with the respective parts of the relief, and upon said photograph I place successively the pieces of cardboard from which the several portions of the matrix-re lief have been cut out, these pieces being superposed in the order in which they have been cut out.

The last step of my improved process consists in submitting all the superposed parts to the action of glazing or pressing rollers,

whereby the above-named matrix isv pressed into the rear side of the fiat photograph, the pressed portions of the latter projecting into the recessed parts of the cut-out pieces of Ward, and placing upon the latter, the successively cut-out copies of the picture, so that the several points thereof will correspond with each other; finallysubmitting all these superposed parts to the action of glazing or pressing rollers, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in' presence of two Witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB44C3/025