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Publication numberUS782199 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1905
Filing dateFeb 29, 1904
Priority dateFeb 29, 1904
Publication numberUS 782199 A, US 782199A, US-A-782199, US782199 A, US782199A
InventorsGeorge B Keplinger
Original AssigneeGeorge B Keplinger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mounting for photographs, medallions, &c.
US 782199 A
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No. 782,199 PATENTED FEB. '7, 1905.




da/er UNITED STATES Patented February '7, 1905.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 782,199, dated February 7, 1905.

Application filed February 29, 1904. Serial No. 195,732.

/'o f/.Z whom, it muy concer/1.:

Be it known that I, GEORGE B. KEPLINGER. a citizen ofthe United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mountings forPhotographs, Medallions, Sac., of which the following is a specilication.

This invention relates toa device for mounting medallions, photographs, art pictures, and the like, and has for its object to provide an attachment for the support by which the medallion or picture is carried and by means of which it may be attached to a frame, so as to give the same the appearance generally of an ordinary framed picture.

The invention comprises generally a supporting-back upon which the picture, medallion, or photograph is mounted and having prongs projecting therefrom and a frame or panel provided with apertures through which the prongs pass, the prongs being bent over to secure or fasten the back plate to the frame. The invention consists of the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter particularly described, and specifically designated in the claims and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a front elevation of a picture or the like mounted in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a section, on an enlarged scale, on the line 2 Q of Fig. l, showing the prongs turned over against the frame to secure the back plate. Fig. 3 isa rearelevation of a portion of the frame. Fig. 4 is a frag'- mentary view of the back plate, and Fig. 5 is a section on the line line 5 5 of Fig. 3.

The photograph` picture, or other article to be mounted is provided with a back plate of rigid material, preferably consisting of a thin sheet of metal. ln the present instance I have shown the invention applied to the mounting of art pictures covered by or impressed on sheets of celluloid and the like material. Such pictu res, which are Well known and are very popu lar owing to their inexpensiveness, usually consist of a sheet of Celluloid or print l1, provided with aback plate 10 and secured thereto by an interposed plate l2, turned over the edge of the plate l0 to clamp the inturned edge 13 of the sheet of celluloid against the back plate. The exact character of the back plate l0 and the means for securing the picture, photograph, or medallion thereto are, however, immaterial.

In carrying out my invention the back plate 10 is provided with a plurality of prongs let, which are shown in thc present instance as located at the corners of the back plate. Any suitable number of these prongs may be employed and located at any convenient points on the back, and these prongs may be provided in any suitable manner, as by stamping them up or cutting them from the material of the back, as shown in the drawings.

The frame l5, to which the back 10 is designed to be attached, may be of any suitable size and contigui-ation and ornamented in any desired manner and may be made of any preferred material, as a sheet of metal; but preferably it consists of a wood panel. This panel is provided with openings or apertures I6, coinciding with the prongs l1 of the back l0. '.lo secure the supporting-back carrying the picture,medallion, or photograph to the frame or panel, the prongs I4 are passed through the apertures 16 and turned or bent over against the`rear face of the frame, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and To secure a more rigid attachment when a wood panel is employed, in order to prevent the prongs working loose washers 1T may be threaded on the prongs to receive the bent ends of the latter, as shown in Fig. 5. IVhen the medallion or other article is of the character hereinbe fore described and provided with the overturned edge 13, as shown in Fig. 2, such edge is clamped between the back plate l0 and the frame or panel l5, which thereby provides a clamp for more securelyholding the Celluloid sheet ll in position.

The frame l5 is preferably provided on its back with a rib or beading 1S, inclosing the protruding bent ends of the prongs let, as shown in Figs. 2 and 5, and a covering 19, of paper or other suitable material, may be pasted upon the rib or beadingto conceal the attaching devices.

The invention herein described provides an inexpensive mounting or frame particularly adapted for use with pictures or photographs IOO mounted on or used with a Celluloid facing, which requires when used in this connection a rigid backing or plate to support the same.. Moreover, when mounted in accordance with my invention the pictures are provided with a frame imparting to them the appearance of a picture framed in the usual manner and adapted to be hung against the wall, &c.

Having described my invention, whatI claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. rlhe combination with a back plate having prongs projecting therefrom, a facingsheet, a securing-plate having an'inturned ange securing the edge of the sheet between such flange and the back plate,and a panel having apertures through which the prongs pass,

the said prongs being bent over against the panel to secure the back plate to the said panel.

Q. The combination with a metal back plate having prongs cut therefrom, a sheet of celluloid, a securing-plate having an inturned flange securing the` edge of the celluloid between such ange and the back plate, a frame having' apertures through which the prongs pass, washers on the prongs, the latter being.


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Cooperative ClassificationB42F5/00