US 707850 A
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Patented Aug. 26, i902. H. J. G. LAMBRECHT & C. SCHIELKE.
(Application med Nov. 16, IQOLI //orney THE RFS- EE S C (No Model.)
UNTTED STATES PATENT OEEICE.`
HERMANN J. G. LAMBRECHT AND CARL SCHIELK, OF NAPLES, ILLINOIS PHOTOGRAPH-HOLDER.
sPEoIFIcATIoN forming part of Letters Patent No, 797,850, @ated August 26, 1902.
Application filed November 16, 1901. Serial No. 82,609. (No model.)
To aZZ wiz/0m, it' may concern.'
Be it known that we, HERMANNJ. G. LAu- BREcHT and CARL SCHIELKE, citizens of the UnitedStates, residing at Naples, in the The invention consists in the constructionA andv arrangement of the several parts, which will be more fully hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure l is a front elevation of a photograph-holder embodying the features of the invention and showing one of the photographs therein partially removed or withdrawn. Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section of the holder.
Similar numerals of reference are employed to indicate corresponding parts in the views.
It is proposed to apply the improved means for removing a photograph to any form of holdersuch as an album, display-book, or an ordinary holding card or hanger-the form of the holder itself not in the least affecting the invention, and in the present instance a card, panel, or hanger-holder is shown and comprises a body l of any suitable dimensions and adapted to have any number of pockets or photograph-receptive means therefA in. In the present instance two pockets or photograph-inclosing means are shown, as at 2, and each comprises an opening 3, having The features of the invention comprise the photograph 9 and a cord l0, secured at one extremity to the center of the base-wall of the recess 7, as at ll, and run loosely through an aperture l2 at the center of the upper end of the photograph. After passing through the opening l2 the cord is returned downwardly through the recess 7 back of the photograph 9 and the free extremity thereof is exposed at the center of the slit 5, as clearly shown at the left of Fig. l, and may be supplied with any suitable ornamental attachment. It is proposed to have the parts so proportioned that when the photograph is pushed fullyinto its pocket or receptive means, as shown at the left of Fig. l, the free extremity of the cord 10, which is exteriorly exposed, will lie close to the slit 5, though the cord may be made longer, if desired, in some instances. The extent of the exteriorly-exposed portion of the cord l0 in relation to the slit 5 will be essentially dependent on the convenience in grasping the same, it being understood that enough of the cord will be exposed to render it easy in taking iirm hold thereof to draw Vthe photograph from its pocket or receptive means.
In the operation of the improved device to withdraw a photograph the exteriorlyexposed free extremity of the cord l0 is pulled and the photograph is caused to slide downwardly or outwardly through the slit 5 by reason of the fact that the photograph is loose and the upper extremity thereof loosely engaged by the cord will give way under the strain or tension exerted, and thistoperation Will continue until the photograph has been completely removed, the resistance .that must be necessarily interposed to effect the operation stated being derived from the secured end of the cord at the lower wall of the pocket or receptive means. The photograph so removed may be returned to its pocket or receptive means without detaching the cord; y but if it is desired to substitute another photograph the cord is released from the previously-removed photograph and applied to the substitute one in a similar manner.y The newly-applied photograph Amay then be pushed into the pocket or receptive means and the cord will be regularly drawn into the pocket behind the photograph, as clearly shown by Fig.
Io withdrawal of the photograph.
I 2. This return operation of the photograph can also be similarly carriedp'on without detaching the cord or otherwise aieeting the -initial connection of the cord and photograph l in cases where the photograph has only beenyremoved for inspection or examination of somecharacter; but in either event the insertion of the photograph into its pocket or receptive means disposes y'the cord in an accurate and positive manner for a subsequent The lgreat advantage of the present improvement is that the surrounding loose por- 'tionsof the pocket or receptive means are Aprevented from heingtorn orA crushed and,
i furthermore,a photograph can be Withdrawn `with convenience and facility.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is-v ,'1. The combination with a photograph-receptive means or pocket,` of a cord having one end secured to the centerof the lower Wall of the said means or pocket, and a photograph having anopening in the center Yof the upper portion thereof through which the cord is loosely passed, a portion of the cord being exteriorly exposed for withdrawing the photograph;
2. The combination With a photograph-receptive means or pocket, ofa cord secured at one end in a portion of the pocket or means, and a photograph having an opening in the upper portion thereof through which the cord