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Publication numberUS926097 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 29, 1909
Filing dateJul 13, 1908
Priority dateJul 13, 1908
Publication numberUS 926097 A, US 926097A, US-A-926097, US926097 A, US926097A
InventorsFranz Julius Carl, Hermann G Carl
Original AssigneeFranz Julius Carl, Hermann G Carl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 926097 A
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P. J. & H. G. CARL.


APPLIUATION FILED JULY 13, 1908. 926,097. Patented June 29, 1909.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed July 13, 1908.

Patented June 29, 1909.

Serial No. 443,232.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, FRANZ JULIUS Cam. and HERMANN Gr. CARL, citizens of the United States, residing in Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Pedestals, of which the following is a specification.

This invention is an improvement in stands and pedestals and other similar articles of furniture, and is intended to give the articles to which it is applied a novel and pleasing appearance, and one permitting many variations.

In practicing the invention, we first form an interior frame for the pedestal or other articleof furniture of wood, giving the same flat sides or panels in such number and size as desired, and then cover such sides or panels with correspondingly sized and shaped strips or plates of ornamented glass securing the same in place by means of fastenings engaging the edges of the glass. The glass may be colored in imitation of stone or wood, or coated with paint to produce a like imitation, so that when applied to the frame it will give the pedestal or stand the appearance of having been made of the kind of material imitated by the glass. Or the glass may be provided with fanciful designs, such as portraits, landscapes, floral pieces and the like. It will be readily seen that owing to the great variety of colorings and ornamentation which the glass permits, the appearance of the pedestal or other furniture may be given not only very many different but very novel appearances.

The nature of our invention is fully set forth below, and will be understood from the description thereof when considered in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which latter Figure 1 is an elevation of a pedestal suitable for use as a support for a vase or statuette, and embodying our invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged horizontal section thereof. Fig. 3 is a section on the line of Fig. 1. Fig. at is a perspective of the molding employed to fasten the glass in place. Fig. 5 is a section on the line 55 of Fig. 1.

In said drawing 5, 5 represent a series of vertical slats or bars of wood having their edges beveled so that they may be assembled and form a close tubular body or frame and be secured to properly shaped horizontal plates at top and bottom and if necessary at intervals between the top and bottom. The bottom one of these horizontal plates is shown at 6, and the top one at 6. They are, however, of the same construction, and differ only in horizontal dimensions if at all. The tube formed by the slats and horizontal plates is desirably provided at the top with a cover 7 and an intervening plate 8, and at the bottom with a base 9 an intervening plate or riser piece 10 and a supplemental bottom plate 15.

The tubular part of the pedestal, which is many sided, as shown, is both covered and ornamented by strips or plates 11 of glass fitting against and covering the slats 5 in the manner made plain in the drawing. In the instance shown, the strips of glass have the same length as the slats, and when positioned against the slats they are secured by pieces 12 of molding which cover the verti cal joints between adjacent strips of glass and lap over upon each of them and are attached to the interior frame by screws 13 passing between the glass strips and entering the wood of the frame back of the glass. The molding 12 is preferably formed as shown at Fig. 4 with an interior longitudinal tongue let adapted to enter between the lass sections, and properly space and conhnc them. lVc thus produce a many sided or paneled pedestal or stand, the vertical body of which is wholly covered by the glass, and by which it may be given almost any desired ornamentation. Vhile the pedestal shown has a continuous tubular stand ard extending from top to bottom, it will be understood that the invention is not limited to that feature. The base 9, or riser piece 10 may also be ornamented with glass if desired, and we have shown glass sections at 11 held in place by the overhanging edge of the supplemental bottom plate and the molding 120 secured to the base 9. The glass may be like that used on the pedestal, or be such as will afford a pleasing contrast.

WVe claim As a new article of manufacture, a pecles tal or stand made in tubular form, and consisting of an interior frame of Wood with flat sides progerly secured together an exterior facing of ornamental glass, the sections whereof correspond to the fiat sides of the frame, and molding strips at the Vertical corners secured to the frame by fastenings inserted from the outside between the ad acent edges of the glass sections.



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Cooperative ClassificationY10S248/906, A47B13/023