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Publication numberUS745605 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 1, 1903
Filing dateAug 5, 1903
Priority dateAug 5, 1903
Publication numberUS 745605 A, US 745605A, US-A-745605, US745605 A, US745605A
InventorsAndrew Hattrem
Original AssigneeAndrew Hattrem
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for exhibiting photographs.
US 745605 A
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PATENTED DEC. 1 190a. A. HATTREM. DEVICE FOR EXHIBITING PHOTOGRAPHS.

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PATENT fission.

DEVICE FOR EXHIBITING PHOTOGRAPHS.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No.-745,605, dated, December 1, 1903.

' Application filed August 6, 1903- Serial No.168,280. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ANDREW HATTREM, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of Chicago, county of Cook, and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Devices for Exhibiting Photographs, of which the following is a specifi to provide means whereby the magnifying parts may be automatically brought into 0perative position; fourth, to provide suitable adjustments as to height and distance of the photograph relative to the magnifyingdens, and, fifth, to provide within the device when closed space for containing photographs. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a general perspective view of the device. view. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view. Fig. 4 is a perspective View. of a supplementary section of the photograph-holder, and Fig. 5 is a side View illustrating the operation of said supplementary holder-section. Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

The main body of the device is a box-like receptacle, which is preferably in the form of a book, having a bottom 11, side walls a and 00 end walls a and a and a cover hinged to said wide wall c By preference said receptacle is covered with leather or other suitable material and may bear'printing on the wall a to still further complete its book-like appearance. The inner surface b of the cover I) is of some material which will reflect lightsuch, for example, as white enamehpaper or veneer. Said cover 5 is provided with a catch part 0, adapted to be engaged by acatch part 0, located on the wall 01. to hold said cover down in a closed position.

Along the inner side of the end wall a and near the upper edge thereof is hinged the screen 61, which is provided with a spring d in such a manner that said screen always Fig. 2 isa longitudinal sectional tends to assume an upright position, as shown in Fig. 2. A stop at, which preferably consists of a ribbon or tape attached to said screen and to the side wall (1 is provided to limit the throw of said screen under the influence of said spring (1. A lens 6 is mounted in said screen 01 in such location as to magnify a photograph, as f, mounted in the upright leaves g of the photograph holder. Said leaves 9 of the holder rise from the base portion g, which is preferably ,a thin sheet of nickel-plated metal, as are also the said leaves g. A pair of plates 72. h, preferably also of metal, extend parallel to each other along the inner surface of the receptacle-bottom (1' and form a depressed track or guide for said base g, so that said photographholder may be adjusted to any distance from the screen d.

A recess 11 is formed upon the inner side of the wall a to receive the leaves g when the latter are not in use. This construction permits all the space within the receptacle below than may be accomplished by the use of the holder-leaves g. Said base j is adapted to be held between the leaves g of the sliding holder, and the lateral flanges j y on the base j prevent'said supplementary section from becoming displaced. When said supplementary section is in position, the leaves 3' thereof serve to retain'the photograph in an upright position.

A ribbon 7a is attached to the inside of the bottom a, and is adapted to hang over the end wall a to thereby afford means for readily raising photographsstored within the device.

In operation when the device is closed the catch parts a and c not only hold the cover down, but said cover holds down the screen (1 against the force of the spring at. This arrangement serves a double purpose, a single fastening means holding both the cover and the screen in position and said spring (1 maintaining said screen in contact with the inner surface of the cover to thereby prevent accidental movement of said screen within the receptacle. This is important, for if the screen hung loosely within the receptacle there would be an annoying rattling or displacement of said screen when the device were moved and there would be danger of the lens becomingscratched. Moreover,bythusholding the screen adjacent to the cover I) there is more available space for the photographs or other articles stored within. As soon as the cover Z) is unfastened and raised the screen (1 raises automatically into operative position and is there held by means of the stop d After the contents of the receptacle are removed the holder g is slid out from its recess t', and a photograph may then be placed in said holder. Inasmuch as said holder is slidable, the photograph may be brought to the proper focal distance from thelens e. If said holder does not elevate the photograph sufliiciently, the supplementary holder-section j may be mounted in position, as shown in Fig. 5, and the photograph then be placed therein. When the screen and photograph are both in position, a fine lighting effect may be had by raising the cover 1) to a vertical position. The light-rays coming from the side opposite to the cover are reflected and diffused by the inner surface I) of said cover, and the image is brought out very clearly. It is preferable that said inner refiect-ingsurface be not a mirror or polished metal, so that an image will be reflected, but' that merely the light-rays will be reflected. Another advantage produced by said cover with its reflecting-surface is that said cover itself forms a screen to shut out the view of surrounding foreign objects, thus heightening the natural effect.

WVhat I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In a device for exhibiting photographs, a receptacle comprisinga bottom, two end walls, two side walls, and a cover hinged to of said cover for throwing a reflected light upon the photograph when said cover is in an upright position, and permitting access of light to the photograph from both sides of the receptacle when said cover is wide open.

2. In a device for exhibiting photographs,

I a receptacle comprising a bottom, two end walls, two side walls, and a cover hinged to one of said side walls; in combination with a reflecting-surface upon the inner side of said cover; a screen hinged to one of said end walls; a lens in said screen; and a holder for photographs in said receptacle near the other of said end walls, said holder being adjustably movable toward and from said screen.

3. In a device for exhibiting photographs, a receptacle comprising a bottom, two end walls, two side walls and a cover hinged to one of said side walls; in combination with a reflecting-surface upon the inner side of said cover; a screen hinged to one of said end walls; alens in said screen, a holder for photographs in said receptacle near the other of said endwalls, said holder being adjustably movable toward and from said screen, and a supplementary holder-section adapted to be removably mounted in said movable holder for the purpose described.

4. In a device for exhibiting photographs, a receptacle comprising a bottom, two end walls, two side walls, and a cover hinged to one of said side walls; in combination with means for holding a photograph near one end of said end walls; a screen hinged to the other of said end walls near the top thereof; a lens in said screen; and means for tending to hold said screen in contact with the under side of said cover when the latter is closed, whereby accidental movement of said sereen within said receptacle is prevented.

5. In a device for exhibiting photographs, a receptacle comprising a bottom, two end walls, two side walls, and a cover hinged to one of said side walls; in combination with means for holding a photograph near one of said end walls; a screen hinged to the other of said end walls; a lens in said screen, a spring for automatically raising said screen to an upright position, and means for holding said cover in closed position upon said side and end walls to thereby retain said screen within said receptacle against the force of said spring.

6. In a device for exhibiting photographs, a receptacle comprising a bottom, two end walls, two side walls, and a cover hinged to one of said side walls; in combination with means for holding a photograph near one of said end walls; a screen hinged to the other of said end walls; a lens in said screen, a spring for automatically raising said screen to an upright position; a flexible fabric such as a ribbon or tape for preventing the swinging of said screen beyond an upright position; and a catch for holding said cover in closed position for the purpose described.

7. In a device for exhibiting photographs, a receptacle comprising a bottom, two end walls, two side walls, and a cover hinged to one of said side walls; in combination with a reflecting-surface upon the inner side of said cover; a screen hinged to one of said end walls; a lens in said screen; a holder for photographs in said receptacle near the other of said end walls, said holder being adjustably movable toward and from said screen; and a recess in the end wall opposite to said screen for receiving said holder to thereby increase .the available space within said receptacle and at the same time protect said holder from contact with the contents of said receptacle.

ANDREW I-IATTREM.

Witnesses:

HOWARD M. Cox, J ENNIE .I. MCDONALD.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationG02B27/021