Improvement in photograph-mounts
US RE5144 E
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A. C. PART-RIDGE.
Improvement in Photograph-Mounts.
NO. 5,144. Ressud Nov.12,1872.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ASA C. PARTRIDGE, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
l IMPROVEMENT IN PHOTOGRAPH-MOUNTS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 127,705, dated June 11, 1872 antedated June 1, 1872; reissue No. 5,144, dated November 12, 1872.
To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, ASA O. PARTRIDGE, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new-and useful Improvements in Photograph-Mounts, to be used with a clamp or spring-back portfolio; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and eXact description thereof, that will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the saine, reference being had to the accompanying drawin g and to the letters -of reference marked thereon, which forni a part of this specification.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a springback portfolio lying open, and having a number of my improved mounts inserted. Fig. 2 is a View ofa single mount detached from the portfolio. Fig. 3 is a top ViewV on a larger scale, showing the hinge or iiexible joint.
The same letter indicates the same part in all the figures.
The nature of my invention consists in making a photograph-mount, or a mount for album-leaves, musicsheets, engravings, &c., with a hinge or iiexible joint, connecting the body of the mount with a counterfoil or stub, such stub being intended for insertion in the clamp or spring-back of a portfolio. The object of the invention is to facilitate the insertion of photographic pictures, album-leaves, music-sheets, engravings, &c., in a prepared cover or portfolio, and their removal therefrom at will, ai'ordin g the ready means of protecting them from injury, and of enlarging or diminishing the number held in a single cover, or changing the arrangement of the pictures, or sheets, leaves, 8vo., at pleasure.
In the drawing, A A indicatethe sides of the portfolio; B, the spring back or clamp; C, the body of the photograph-mount, or a mount for album-leaves, music-sheets, engravings, &c.; D, the stub or counterfoil; and h, the hinge or tlexible joint which connects the stub with the body of the mount. This hinge may be made of cloth or any suitable flexible material. y
To attach the mount it is only necessary to open the spring'back or clamp and insert the stub. The spring being released, at once clamps and holds it lirmly in place. As many pictures, leaves, sheets, &c., can thus be inserted as the back Will hold, and they or any of them can be removed and replaced pleasure.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
A mount for photographs, album-leaves, music-sheets, engravings, &c., having a stub or counterfoil attached to it by a iiexible joint or hinge, in the manner and for the purpose Witnesses:
CARROLL D. WRIGHT, SAML. M. BARTON.