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Publication numberUSD12703 S
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 24, 1882
Publication numberUS D12703 S, US D12703S, US-S-D12703, USD12703 S, USD12703S
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Design for a tea-tray
US D12703 S
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SPEGIFICATION forming part of Design N0.

12,703, dated January 24, 1882.

Application lllcd June 18,1891. Term of patent 1li years.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that l', WALTER M. CoNGER, a citizen ot' the United States, residing in the city of Newark, county of Essex, and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and uset'ul Improvement in Designs for Tea-Trays and VVaiters, fully described and represented in the following specitication and the accompanying photograph, forming a part of the same.

My design is shown in the accompanying fac-simile as applied to an oval tray, but is equally applicable to round trays. The outer flange of the tray being viewed obliquely when photographed,the lines of the design are soinew hat t'oreshortened, and certain straight lines, asthediagonalshereindescribed,appearslightly curved. Radial lines have not heretofore been used in decorating the outer flange of a tray, and the design presented shows an application of such lines as the boundaries of spaces into which the whole liange of the tray is divided. The spaces are shown as alterl nately black and white, and the bottom of thev tray is shown as black, with the exception of a white band or iiltct adjacent to the tiange, such band heilig decorated by a row of alternating dots and dashes along the middle of its width. All the spaces upon the flange Iare decorated alike, the light spaces showing the pattern employed in dark lines, and the intermediatcones in light lines,upon a. dark ground, and the pattern being symmetrically disposed upon each sideof a diagonal of the space. The diagonal of the space is formed by a row ot' d ots bounded upon each side by a narrow line, outside of which'is a scalloped line with its points toward thediagonal and in contact with the oblique lines. In the center of each triangle, upon opposite sides of the diagonal, is a similar scroll-figure.

The design shown in the fac-simile was drawn in black and white to photograph clearly', but as it is the form of the design that is claimed and not its color, it is obvious that it may be produced in anydesired colors which will produce an agreeable effect. Thus the band bordering the bottom ot' the tray may he made in gilt, with red lines and dashes, and separated from the liange by a. white line.

The spaces upon the lia-nge may be alten natcly of black and gold, separated by white vshown and described,

lines, or without any intervening line, and the pattern in the spaces may be gilt or red upon the black spaces and brown or black upon the gilt, or in any other harmonious colors.

The narrow boundary-lines may be dispcnsed with in any pai-tot' the design and the divisions be distinguished merely by contrasting colors, and the ornamentation upon the baud inside the flange may be omitted or varied at pleasure, as these features are not ina terial to the design, the essential feature ot' which is the division ol' the tiang'e into spaces by radial lilies, and the decoration of the inv termediatc spaces. first, by alternate contrast.- ing colors; secondly, bythe diagonal arrangement ot' the pattern in cach space; and, third` ly, in thecolnbination, with the tiangcdirided by radial lines, ot' the band of' color upon the bottom ot' the tray.

From the above it will be seen that three contrasting colors may be used iu succession upon the spaces it' tin-ir total number is divisible by three, and that in agonal pattern may be omitted from the oontral space in each group ot' three, as ity may be from any ot' the spaces in thc design with two contrasting colors.

Haring thus t'ully dctined my design, l claim the saine as follows:

1. The design, substantially as shown and described, for the tlange ot' a tea-tray, consisting of the spaces divided by radial lines, substautially as, herein set t'orth.

I'. ln combination with the spaces formed upon the flange by radial lilies, as herein sho wn and described, the pattern disposed across the space diagonally', substantially as herein set forth.

3. In combination with the flange divided into spacrs by` radial lines in tbe"nianncr the band ot' color adjacent to the. tlange upon the bottom ot' the tray, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof' l have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



Trios. S. CRANE, WM. DEIN.