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Publication numberUSD12056 S
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1880
Filing dateSep 4, 1880
Publication numberUS D12056 S, US D12056S, US-S-D12056, USD12056 S, USD12056S
InventorsEdwin B. Stimpson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Design for an ornamental border
US D12056 S
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B. B. STIMPSON. Ornamental Border.

"Nco. 12,056. Patept ed Dec. 7,' I880.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. 12,056, dated December 7, 1880.

Application filed September 4, 1880. Term of patent 3} years.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EDWIN B. STIMPSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, E. D., in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and origi-' nal Design for an Ornamental Border, of which the following is a specification.

The accompanying printed illustration represents a face view of my newly-designed border.

The invention relates to a new and original design for a border, which may be stamped or otherwise cut in paper, thin sheet metal, or any other suit-able fabric or material, and is designed to be used for the lining or trimming of paper boxes, bird-cages, frames, for trimming shelves, ornam'enting ceilings, or any other purpose for which it maybe adapted, as the judgment of the user may indicate. l propose, however, to employ it chiefly in the form of a stamped paper border.

In the printed illustration filed herewith, A represents a Maltese cross, the bounding-lines of which are formed, by preference, of dots or of holes punched in the material of which the border is made. Each cross is surmounted by a point, B, the bounding-lines of which are curved.

b b are dots or holes arranged at or near the centers of the circles represented by the curved lines.

The space bounded by the edges of the point B is still further ornamented by means of a central dot or perforation, a, and pointed or oval figures a, radially arranged around said dot a.

Below the Maltese cross is arranged a rectangular figure, G, the boundingdines of which are preferably formed of dots or of holes; and D is a Greek cross arranged centrally within the rectangular figure (3. This figure is further ornamented by pointed figures 00. These pointed figures c are preferably so arranged that when a series of the points B and crosses A are placed adjacently there is formed by said figures c a figure with its center on the central line between the two points B and crosses A of each consecutive pair-that is, if the border be cut on said central (or midway) line the said figure formed by the pointed figures 0 will be cut in half, as shown in the drawing.

I ciaim 1. A design for a border having point B and the Maltese cross A, situated beneath said points, and substantially rectangular figures situated beneath said Maltese crosses, as shown.

2. A design for border having the scalloped point B, the Maltese cross beneath said point, the substantially rectangular figure O beneath said cross, and the Greek cross D, arranged within said figure G, as shown.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.