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Publication numberUS948113 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1910
Filing dateSep 4, 1907
Priority dateSep 4, 1907
Publication numberUS 948113 A, US 948113A, US-A-948113, US948113 A, US948113A
InventorsCarl Burr Moore
Original AssigneeCarl Burr Moore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Means for supporting mirrors, pictures, or other small objects.
US 948113 A
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9 1 1 3 m Patented Feb. 11, 1910.

'coat street, Worcester,



Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed September 4, 1907. Serial No. 391,324.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that T, CARLOS BURR MOORE, a citizen of the United States, and resident of and whose post-office address is 78 Burnin the county of W'orcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Means for Supporting Mirrors, Pictures, or other Small Objects, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in supports, and especially to those intended and adapted to be both portable and adjustable, and is particularly adapted to shavingglasses or the like.

This invention relates particularly to certain improvements on the invention disclosed and claimed in Letters Patent No. 816,588, granted to me A ril 3rd, 1906.

The objects oi my invention are to provide a portable, adjustable and inexpensive holder and means for attaching and adjusting the same. I attain these objects by the devices described hereinafter and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in whichlike figures of reference refer to like parts throughout the respectiveviews.

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a device embodying my invention, part being broken away. Fig. 2 is an elevation, part in section, of a modified form of my improvement. Fig. 3'is an elevation of one of the component parts of the device In the figures, 1 is a mirror, picture, calendar or other article, which it is desired to support or adjust. 2- the back or frame supporting the above 3 a hollow, concave, elastlc disk; 4: a rim or button forming a part of said disk; 5- a hole or aperture in the back or-i f-rame; 6 a ring or annular washer slitted at 7-; 8- neck or stem of the elastic disk.

. Tn stating my invention I prefer to describe it as applied to a mirror and in constructing it I provide the back or holder (which may be of thin metal, celluloid, fiber, cardboard or other suitable material) with a hole -5 large enough to slip over the stem 8' of the elastic disk, although its diameter may be smaller than the natural diameter of the disk, the elasticity of the neck -8 permitting it to pass through and be held 1n the aperture. To make certain the security of the disk within the aperture, ll prefer to place over the neck a rin or annular washer provided with a hole,

which snugly fits the neck -8; and in order that I may easily place this washer over the neck, I prefer to provide it with a slit --7, which permits the ready insertion of the end of the disk, even when it-is provided with the rim l- It will be seen that where the aperture 5 in the back or frame is smaller than the neck of the disk, the elasticity of the latter will cause it to be contracted in the opening and expand beyond the same, so that although the disk may not beorigrnally provided with a rim, as 4 1n Flg. 1, yet the constriction just described holds the disk as if it were originally provided with a rim. l'Vhere ll use the ring 6, however, and the construction with a rim molded in the disk itself, I place it inside of the back or frame and between the latter and the object held by the frame or back,

such as a mirror, calendar, picture, or whatnot. It is evident that this ring may be loose between the frame and the ob ect, or

it may be cemented or otherwise attached tothe frame or back-its object being to prevent the accidental or unintentional removal of the disk --3- from the assembleddevice.

Where I have used the word mirror calendar picture or other specific designation, I do not wish to be limited to any particular device, but use such expressions merely in a general way.

I am aware that adjustable mirrors have been devisedbefore; also mirrors held by pneumatic action, but many have been more or less complicated or impracticable, besides being inoperative owing, among other reasons, to the leaking of air at various points. Moreover, many of the means for attaching such elastic disks or other similar devices to the object tobe sustained thereby have been somewhat complicated, expensive and unsatisfacto I, therefore, do not claim broadly the com ination of elastic disks with mirrors or other objects; but

What I do claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent isl. The combination of a frame provided with an aperture, an elastic concave. disk provided wlth a lllIl inserted 1n said aper-.

ture, and a ring encircling the neck of the disk interposed between the frame and the rim. e 2. The combination of a. mirror and mirror frame; an aperture in said frame and a concave elastic disk provided with a stem rrnn STATES PATENT onmon. T

of larger diameter than the aperture and inl terposed between one end of said disk and serted therein, and an annular Washer surthe frame to firmly hold said disk in porounding said stem and interposed between I sition. v

the frame and the mirror. Signed at Boston in the county of Sufl'olk 15 3.- The combination of a mirror, a mir- I and State of Massachusetts this 28th day of ror frame provided with an annular rip- March A. D. 1907.

ing edge and an elastic concave disk avihg a reduced neck portion adapted to be CARLOS BURR MOORE Witnesses:

inserted in and gripped by said annular i gripping edge and a split binding ring en- W. HARMAN BROWN, Jr. circling said reduced neck portion, and in- THos. C. CHAPIN.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/17