Improvement in card-racks
US 98831 A
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@stent @titille Letters Patent No. 98,831, dated January 11, 1870.
IMPROVEMENT IN CARD-RACKS.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent. and making part of the same.
To all whom it may concer-n Be it known that I, .CHARLES F. WILSON, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings, and State of N ew York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Gard- Holder; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof', which will enable others skilledkin the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification.
rlhis invention relates to a new and useful improvement in device for holding cards, whereby durability, cheapuess, and simplicity are combined, while the position of the card is secured in the most effective manner.
The invention consists in forming of metal, or other suitable material, by cutting or punching, a succession of fingers and tongues, and bending them, so that while the fingers support the card, the tongue acts as a spring against the back of. the card, and holds it more securely, as will he hereinafter more fully described.
In the accompanying drawing-4- Figure l represents a front view of a rack thus formed, as when in use. Y
Figure 2 is a longitudinal section of the same through the line :c az.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
A represents a strip of metal, or other suitable material, (it may be thin hoop or band-metal,) brass be'- ing preferred.
The edges of this strip may be beaded or flanged, so as to ornament andstiffeu it, as seen at B B.
G C represent the fingers, and D, the tongue, by which the card is held.
E represents the card. The fingers and tongue are cut from the strip, ex-
cept at the base-end of each, as at f, and are bent out from that point, as seen at fig. 2, so that while the card rests against the inside of the fingers, with its lower edge iu the angle above f, the tongue acts as a spring against the back of the card, and holds it securely to its place. i
The arrangementmay be such that either or both the `ngers and tongue may act as springs for holding the card, if such a Inode be preferred.
A single ngerand tongue, or more than one tongue and more than two ingers, may be used, if desired, and these parts may be duplicated to any required extent on the same plate or strip.
In hotels or business-houses these strips thus, preand eliicient method of holding. and exhibiting cards.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent- The construction and arrangement on the strip of met-al A, of the hooks C O and the tongue D, punched `up Ii'om the strip, iu the manner described.
4JOHN N. MATLOCK, FRANK B.` WHITE.