US 681110 A
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PatentedAugfiD, IBUI'- S. F. DENTN.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SHERMAN FOOTE DEN'ION, OF WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS..
SPECIFICATION forrningpart of Letters Patent No. 681,110, dated August 20, 1901.
Application sied Aprn zo, 1901.
To @ZZ 'wh/0m, it may concern:
Be it known that I, SHERMAN Foo'rE DEN- TON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wellesley, in the county of Norfolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Mounts; and I do hereby declare the `following tobe 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.
In the mounting of entomological and natural-history specimens it is essential that they place.
It is with the object of providing a displaymount for these specimens which is of such construction as to exhibit the beauty of such specimens eectively, permit their examination on one or both sides, and at the same time protect them from injury that I have de- `vised the mount which I shall now describe trating an embodiment of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a sectional View 0f the mount on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a sectional view similar `to Fig. 2 of` a slightly different construction; and Fig. 4 is a `plan View similar to Fig. l of a mount, showing a slight variation of the specimen-supporting means, to `which referencewill be made hereinafter.
Referring to the drawings by numerals, like characters indicating like parts in the several views, `l designates a boxing or frame,
` which I have shown as rectangular, although it will be understood that a boxing of any desired shape may be used, in accordance with the'requireinents of the specimen to be Serial No. 56,759. (No model.)
mounted or the tastes of the collector. Said boxing or frame 1 may be made of any suitable material, and I Iind that pasteboard of firm texture and good body, on account of its cheapness, lightness, and capability of manipulation in the formation of the boxing, is admirably fitted for lthe purpose. The said boxing or frame l may be made of any suitable size and depth to receive the particular specimen designed to be mounted therein, and it is provided with specimen-supporting means comprising shelves upon which parts of the specimen are to be disposed, said shelves having between their inner edges a space` or interval through which the thick parts or body of the specimen depends,`sucl1 specimen -supporting means in its simplest form consisting of two strips or plates preferably of transparent material, as glass, said strips being placed at either end of the boxing or frame l, so as to leave an interval or space 3 of any desired or necessary Width loetween their inner edges, as clearly shown in the drawings. While I have shown the inner edges of the said strips 2 2 in Fig. l as straight,
it will be understood that such inner edges may be cut in curved lines or any other lines or angles suitable to the Work or according to the fancy of the collector. Upon the said supporting-shelves2 2 are placed the wings or other relatively thin projecting members or parts of the specimen to be mounted, (a butterfly being shown in the drawings herewith for the purpose of illustratiom) with the body portion or relatively thick parts of the specimen occupying the space or interval 3 between the inner edges of the shelves 2 2. When the specimen has been placed in proper position, with its outstretched parts. resting upon the shelves 2 2 and its body portion suspended in the space 3 between their inner edges, a top plate or cover 4, of transparent material, preferably glass, is placed upon the specimen, and the wings or other projecting parts are lightly pressed between the said top plate 4 and the transparent shelves 2 2, and the specimen is thus held iirmly in `extended position with its body or thick portions occupying the interval or space 4: between the shelves 2 2 and depending below into the boxing or `frame l, as clearly shown in the sectional view Fig. 2, the specimen thus IOO - frame is provided with a transparent bottom i ggg this may be done I contemplate the construction shown in Fig. 3, in which the boxing or 5, preferably of glass, so that by merely turning the mount the specimen may be inspected on either side, aprovision which, it will bel obvious, is of importance in many cases-as, for example, where the specimens are being used in connection with study.
The parts of the mount assembled asabove described are inclosed along the sidesof the boxing or frame l with a strip 6 of paper or cloth somewhat in the manner of ordinary passe-partout' work, the parts being securely boundtogetherand sealed against the ingress of moisture, dust, or insects. mounts, with the parts .assembledv asset forth, may be sold with the upper iaps 7 of the inclosing and sealing strip 6 left free, so that the top. plate or cover 4t. can be readily removed,l the specimen. placed in position, the said-top plate tpressed downv upon it andi the shelves 2 2, and the-flaps 7, which are gum'med', may be then. securely pasted down upon the top` plate, so that collectors supplied withthese mounts may set up their speci-mens very quickly andr easily and in a most eiective and pleas-ingm-anner.
InFig., 41I have illustrated one of the many slightvariations which may be made inthe specimenfsupporting means, theshelves 7a 7 f" inv the formV show-n in this figure being made by cutting an aperture 8 of any desired* shape in a plate of.- glassor other suitable-transparent material, said" aperture 8 forming theinterval' or spacebetween the inner'edges ofthe shelves 7&- 7 to receive the body portion of thespecimen and allow it to depend into the boxing or frame, the wings or other relatively thinprojecting parts of suchV specimen being extended upon the shelt` portions 72L 7"* on either side of the-space or interval 8 andfbein g-pressed betweensaid shelves 7a' 7 a"and the top plate9=in the same manner as in the construction shown in Fig. l.
`While I'have-shown and described aparticular shape of mount-viz., a rectangular one-and'have illustrated a particular specimens-viz., abutterily--thereim I do not'wishf to beunderstood as so limiting my invention, forit' may be altered as to shape to suit the fancy of the-collector or the necessities of the case, and If contemplate its use not only with entomological: specimens such as shown, but also with: birds, birdskins, &c.,. or any other article which it. is desirable to. preserve in display-mounts of this character;
.L amA ofcourseVv aware of.V the method of.
mounting',4 leaves,v iowers, and' microscopic specimens whichconsists-in interposing them. between plates of glass or other transparentyl The empty material, and I am also aware that it has been proposed to mount butterflies upon a sup; porting post or standard in a box formed entirely of glass, and I do not, therefore, claim such structures as being within the range of my invention; but
What I do claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is`
1. In a display-mou nt for entomological and natural-history specimens, the combination with a boxing or -frame; of specimen-supporting means comprising shelf portions havlng a space or interval between them through which the body portion or relatively thick parts of the specimen depends; and a transparent top plate or cover for said boxing b'etween Which and said shelf portions the wings or relatively thin parts of the specimen are pressed and held, so as to keepl them in extended position and suspend the body portion p of the specimen pendent withinl the boxing. 2. In a display-mountfor entomological and :natural-history specimens, the combination with a boxing or frame; of'specimen-supporting means comprising transparent shelf portions having a space or interval between them through which the bodyportion or relatively thick parts of thev specimen depends; and a transpar-ent top plate or cover for said boxing between; which-and said transparent shelf 3 portions the wings or relatively thin parts of i the specimen are pressed and held so as to keep them in extended position and suspend theA body portion of thespecimen pendent Lwithin` the boxing. l 3; In a-d'isplay-mountfor entomological and @natural-history specimens, they combination `with-azboxing or frame; of specimen-supporting means comprising transparent shelf pori tions-having aspace` or interval between them 1 through whichk the body portion or relatively thick parts of the specimen depends; a transparent top plate or cover for said boxing between which and said transparent' shelf por- 'g tions the wings or relativelythin parts ot the j specimen are pressed and held so as to keep them in extended positionV and suspend the 4 body-portion of the specimen pendent within gthe boxing; and a transparent bottom` plate for said boxing.
, 4:. Inadisplay-mountfor entomologicaland :fnatural-history specimens, the combination i with asuitabl'e boxing or frame; of independi ent supporting strips-0r shelves, spaced from one another, carried by said boxing; and a transparent top plate or cover for said boxling between which and saidsupportingshelves portionsoi the specimen are held.
5. In adisplay-mount-for entomological and natural-history s-pe'cimenstthe combination l with'asuitable boxing or frame; otV independent transparent supporting strips or shelvesv spaced from: one another carried by said boxing; and a transparent top plateor cover for :said boxing between which and saidv transparent supporting shelves portions of the 'specimen are held'. v
6. In a display-mount for entomologieal and natural-history specimens, the combination with a suitable boxing or frame; of independent transparent supporting strips or shelves spaced from one another carried by said boxing; a transparent top plate or cover between which and said transparent supportingi shelves portions of the specimen are held;
` ent transparent supporting strips or shelves,
spaced from one another, carried bysaid boxwhich and said transparent supportingl'. shelves portions of the specimen are held; a
transparent bottom plate for said boxing; and a binding and sealing strip to inclose and seal said boxing.
8. A display-mount for entomological and natural history specimens, comprising a i closed boxing or frame having anindependi ent transparent top plate; and supporting strips or shelves arranged beneath said top plate upon which the relatively thin portions of the specimen are disposed and between which the relatively thick portions of the specimen are suspended.
9. A display-mount for entomological and natural history specimens, comprising a closed boxing or frame having an independent transparent top plate; and transparent, spaced, supporting strips or shelves arranged beneath said top plate upon whichthe relatively thin portions of the specimen aredisposed and between which the relatively thick portions of the specimen are suspended.
10. A display-mount for entomological and natural history specimens, comprising a closed boxing or frame having an independent transparent top plate and a transparent bottom; and transparent, spaced, supporting strips or shelves arranged beneath said top plate upon which the relatively thin portions of the specimen are disposed and between which the relatively thick portions of the specimen are suspended.
In testimony whereof I aftlx my signature in presence of two witnesses.
SHERMAN FOOTE DENTON.
MILDRED DENTON, HARRIET PERKINS DENToN.