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Publication numberUS841266 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 15, 1907
Filing dateFeb 26, 1906
Priority dateFeb 26, 1906
Publication numberUS 841266 A, US 841266A, US-A-841266, US841266 A, US841266A
InventorsHoward Eugene Northup
Original AssigneeHoward Eugene Northup
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Means for displaying paint-colors.
US 841266 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




PATENTED JAN. 15, 1907.




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Specication of Letters Patent.

Patentea Jan. 15, 1907.

To all whom it mayconcern:

Beit known that I, HOWARD EUGENE NoRTHUP,.a citizen of the United States, re-

siding in Clarks Green, county `of Lackawanna, and State of Pennsylvania, have in. vented .certain new and useful Im rovementslin Means for vDisplaying Paintolors,

w' of which the followin is a specification.

paints'to obtain some definite idea of how thedifferent colors',shades, or tints will harmonize or contrast when applied todifferent partsof a .ho'us,e. The roof of the house is often painted one color, the walls another,

the. cornice, corner-boards, and base-boards still another,` and the window and door casings and the window blinds or shades are oi' yet different colors.

According to myinvention I provide a miniature re resentation or model of a house with one si e left open to display plates,

jcards,L o r sheetsso cut or formed as 'to disblinds, &c.

play representations of the several important arts of the building, such as the body or wa ls, the cornice, corner-boards and baseboards, the windowand door casings, the The said cards or plates are so formed and Ihave such openings that the lation. I rovide a number of eachkind of parts register inra proper manner to display the'colors Aon the different cards in proper recardsor p ates of the same shape; but these A are of different colors, so that any desired combination of colors ma be effected.

' Preferably I provide a aine or case having a closed front and adapted to receive a sheet, card. or plate containin a representation ofa house, with one en removed and open, and in rear of the openingI provide a spaceor recess to receive the different cards containing the varying colors. The cards are held in the recessby a'suitable cover.`

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved means for displayingI paint-colors with a part broken away in one, corner. view illustrating a pack of cards of one shape which are employed to represent the cornice,

corner-boards, and base-,boards 'of the building. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a pack of cards which are employed to represent the Fig. -2 is a perspective I body ofthe building. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a pack of cards or plates employed to represent the window anddoor casings. Fig. 5 is a perspective view,of a pack of cards employed to represent outside window shades or linds, although they may be used to represent sash or inside blinds, shades, curtains, &c. Fig. 6 shows a transverse section of the frame, &c. Fi 7 is a detail view, on an enlarged scale, o my im rovements with the cards or plates assemb ed. Fig. 8 is a view on ya reduced scale, showing the rear portion of the frame. Fig. 9 is a detail view illustrating the devices which I employ .to show ed es of the siding. Y

referably use a frame A of an suitable kindl similar to a icturerame,an havin a shadows of the overhanging cornice and 4glass front' B an a filling C in rear of t e glass front, provided with a recess or space D to receive the display cards or plates. cover E is hinged to the frame and is adapted to hold the cards or plates in place. It may ,be secured when closed by a turn-button F,

of well-known construction. G indicatesva tape attached at g to the filling and passing under the cards. Its end projects, so that by pulling on the tape the cards may be readily withdrawn from the recess in which they are placed.

`I usually place next to the glass B a 'sheet or card H, on which is drawn the representation of a house. Different sheets may' be used for houses f different kinds. The sheet H is cut away, preferably at the gable end of'the house, to expose the cards J K L M. Other parts of the sheet may be out,

away to display cards behind it. The sheets,

` plates, or cards J are Shaped as illustrated in ig. 2. They are preferably rectangular in outline and have pentangular openings. Each card or plate :is colored differently, and as man such cards may be'used as necessaryto dlsplay colors, shades, or tints of the 'desired variety. The cards or plates K are rectangular in outline and have window-openings c. Similar openings might beformed for doors, or one of the openings might be considered .a door-opening. These cards are employed to represent the body of the building and so represent it when Lthe cards are asf IUI Sembled AS many Cards are used in tha.

pack as are necessary to represent the va-l nous colors, shades, and tmts.

The cardsorv IIO plates L are similar to those shown in 3, but are provided with openings Z somewhat smaller than the openings c and are employed to represent the casings of the vWindows and doors. The cards or plateslM- in Fig. 5 are rectangular in outline and have no openings. Window-shades, &c., asa ove ex lained. It will be understood that any num er of cards may be employed in each pack to display any variety of colors, shades, or tints.

In assembling the cards, assuming that the sheet H has been placed next to the glass, the card J is placed next to the sheet H and in the rear thereof. Then the card K is placed behind the card J. Then the card L is placed next behind K, and then the card VM is placed behind-L in the manner illustrated in Fig.' 4. Before the cards J K L M are placed in position the tape G is properly arranged, as indicated in Flg. 8, and after the cards are in place, as shown in Fig. 8, the cover E is closed and locked inthe manner indicated in Fig. 6. When thus assembled,

portions only of each of the cards appear, as illustrated in Fig. 7,- and in this Way the etfect .produced by the combinations of diiferent colors for dierent parts of the building may be determined. I preferably also paste to the glass front B narrow strips of paper T, so arranged as to show the shadows of the over-hanging 4cornice and of the edges of the siding.

It is not absolutely necessary to employ a frame or case, such as before described, as the cards may be assembled and held in They are employed to represent proper relation in other Ways, and different 5 plane card or plate Without openings in rear of the card containing said small openings for the .purpose specified.

2. The combination of a' frame or case having a glass front, strips for representing the shadows of the overhanging cornice and edges of the siding, secured to the glass, a

sheet having a drawing of a house arranged in the frame next to'the glass, and having a portion cut out as described, and a series of cards of different colors, formed with properly-shaped openings and arrangedone behind the other to show different colors for the cornice, corner-boards, Window-casings, &c.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name.'




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