US 766838 A
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PATENTED AUG. 9, 1904.
G. P. NEAL. PICTURE HOLDER FOR MONUMENTS.
APPLIGATION FILED JUNE 19, 1903.
Patented August 9, 1904.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE P. NEAL, OF. EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO ADAM B. SODE, OF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA.
PICTURE-HOLDER FOR IVIONUMENTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 766,838, dated August 9, 1904.
Application filed June 19, 1903. Serial N0. 162,272. (No model.)
have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Picture-Holders for Monuments, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to picture-holders for monuments; and the object thereof is to provide a holder which will be simple to attach and one which will have few parts.
A further object is to provide a holder which will be practically indestructible and yet at the same time be ornamental, which will thoroughly protect the image from weather conditions and yet show the picture ofi" to advantage at all times.
With these objects in view the invention consists in the combination of parts and novel features which will be described more fully hereinafter and pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1. is a perspective View with the device attached to a monument. Fig. 2 is a cross-section of the device, part of the monument being broken away; and Fig. 3 is a cross-section of the die.
Referring more especially to the drawings, 1 represents a monument of any desired configuration, having in the face thereof a hole 2, which is cut with a chisel or by drilling and is made larger at its bottom than at its top, as shown in Fig. 2. A die 3, having a smaller circumference than the hole and provided with external screw-threads, is inserted in the hole and lead t poured between the outside of said die and the stone. After the lead has cooled the die is unscrewed from the lead.
A glass plug 5, having magnifying qualities and provided with the depending portion 6 and the overlapping flange 7, has the picture glazed or burned into the depression 8 of the depending portion 6. This plug5 has external screw-threads on the depending portion 6 corresponding to those on the die 3 and which are adapted to engage the internal threads in the lead 4. Above the screw-threads and in the angle between the flange 7 and the depending portion 6 is a circumferential groove 9, adapted to carry off any water which might get behind the flange 7. On the upper side of the flange 7 is a series of knobs or corrugations which afford a grip in turning the plug into place, which when seated has the under side of flange 7 flush with the stone.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a [)lCiJUlG-IIOICIGI' for monuments, the combination of a base having an aperture, and a transparent member having a picture socured on one side thereof removably secured within said aperture.
2. In a picture-holder for monuments, the combination of a base having an aperture, an annular member permanently secured within said aperture, and a transparent member removably secured within said annular member.
3. In a picture-holder for monuments, the combination with a base having a wedgeshaped aperture, of an annular member permanently secured within said aperture, and a transparent member removably secured in said annular member, said transparent men1- her having a depressed portion for the reception of a picture.
4. In a picture-holder for monuments, the combination of a base. an annular member rigidly secured within said base, said annular member having internal screw-threads, and a transparent member having external screw-threads adapted to engage the threads on the annular member.
5. In a picture-holder for monuments, the combination with a base having a wedgeshaped aperture, of an annular member secured within said aperture, and a transparent member secured within said annular member.
6. In a picture-holder for monuments, the combination with a base having a wedgeshaped aperture, of an annular metal member rigidly secured in said aperture, and a glass plug adapted to hold a picture secured within said metal member.
7. In a picture-holder for monuments, the
combination With a base, and an annular memplug whereby the insertion into the annular ber rigidly secured Within said base, said annumember is facilitated. IO lar member havinginternalscrew-threads,ofa In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my transparentglass plug adapted to hold a picsignature in presence of two Witnesses.
5 ture and having external screw-threads, said GEORGE P. NEAL.
glass plug adapted to be removably held Within Witnesses: said annular member, and raised finger-holds FRANK R. KUEHN,
around the periphery of said transparent glass N. H. 000K.