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July 9, 1946. F. D. BOIGIA PICTURE FRAME Filed Nov. 1;, ‘i943 I I 2,403,491 2,403,491 Patented July 9, 1946 UNITED, STATES PATENT - OFFICE PICTURE FRAME Frank ‘D. Bogia, Clifton, N. J., assignor to Grant Positype Corporation, New York, N. Y., a cor poration of New York Application November 13, 1943, Serial No. 510,216 2 Claims. ( Cl. 40-1521) 1 This invention relates to devices for displaying pictures and the like for temporary or permanent observation. The ordinary commercial mounts for pictorial representations of persons and things, commonly consist of a rigid frame snugly enclosing a pic ture, with or without a transparent protective 2 tall showing the spring clips in position and the integral easel support. Figure 4 is a fragmentary view of the same showing means to retain the clips in position. Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view of the same, drawn to an enlarged scale. Figure 6 is a detail view in perspective of the clip. Figure 7 is a perspective view, similar to Fig. 6, permanently a?ixed to one another and requiring but showing‘ a modi?ed form of clip. 10 considerable time in assembly. The structure, as shown in the drawing, is com While the present invention is capable of other posed of a plate IU of transparent material, such, uses, it is primarily designed for use under condi for instance, as clear glass or other light trans tions where time is of consequence. The present mitting substance, the plate being of substantial device is particularly useful at resorts where parties have small pictures taken and decide to 15 thickness and strength, preferably—but not nec essarily-—rectangular in outline. have an enlargement made. While the enlarge Rearward of the plate is a relatively thin mask ment can be made promptly, it likewise must be H, of paper or the like, its central portion being framed promptly. Accordingly, the primary ob. removed, as at l2, forming in effect a frame of ject of this invention is to provide a means where 20 any preferred contour, the margin of which may by a photograph may be readily mounted in a bear embellishments l3 of any desired character. minimum of time. A display card l4 bears a picture, photograph, A further object of the invention is to provide portrait or selected matter [5, so arranged as to a means of mounting a photograph at a minimum be viewed through the opening in the mask H, of cost so that the completed ensemble may be 25 and is held in position thereagainst by a rela sold at a low price. tively stiff backing plate I6, such as pasteboard It is a further object of the present invention or similar material; all of these several elements to provide a picture display mount so devised that are of uniform size, but vary in thickness. the several parts are normally held ?rmly in If desired, the backing plate It may have cuts proper assembled relation, but equally capable 30 l1 de?ning a prop l8, bendable outwardly on the of instant disassociation for the substitution of weakened line I9, constituting a hinge whereby other subject matter. the structure forms an easel. A further feature is in the provision of non In order to retain these elements in their proper metallic spring clamps whereby the picture, its established relation, they are held by spring clips transparent facing, mask and back plate, may be 20, preferably made from short sections of a non adequately held in positive juxtaposition, or re 35 metallic tube, split lengthwise and passed over leased for changing the picture in a moment of the edges of the assembled elements, at such points as may be preferred, binding the parts Another purpose is to produce a picture mount ?rmly together. of pleasing appearance, composed of simple parts, 40 In order to avoid the possibility of casual dis inexpensive to manufacture, and of inde?nite placement of the clips, the back plate 16 may be durability. provided with an elongated groove 2| (see Fig These objects, together with others which will ures 4 and 5), to receive one of the edges 22 of later appear, are accomplished by the novel and the clip,’ or, as a modi?cation shown in Fig. '7, the practical construction, combination and arrange rear edge of the clip may be formed with sharply ment of parts, hereinafter described and illus de?ned serrations adapted to indent the material trated in the accompanying drawing, constituting of the plate. These clips are readily removed by raising them a pictorial complement of this disclosure, and in outwardly from the several parts, or by sliding which: Figure 1 is an expanded perspective view shOW 50 them endwise. It is to be noted that the clips do not obscure ing the several parts in sequence which together any material part of the structure, but present an constitute an embodiment of the invention. ornamental appearance, in addition to their Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of the panel, a mask and a stiff back support, all being me. ' mount as assembled for use. Figure 3 is a plan view of the rear plate in de clamping effect and ease of application or re 55 moval. 3 2,403,491 4 Having thus described the invention, what is 2. A picture frame in the form of an easel, claimed as new and sought to secure by Letters comprising a back, a hinged cut out portion on Patent, is: the back to permit the same to stand upright, a l. A picture frame in the form of an easel; picture applied to the back, a mat applied to the comprising a back, a hinged cut out portion on 5 picture, a protective covering over the mat and the back to permit the same to stand upright, a means to secure the several elements together pictureapplied to‘ the back, amat applied to the picture, a protective; covering rover: the mattrand means to secure the several elements together comprising split tubular spring clips to engage selected areas of ‘the edges .ro'fzthe vmembers, said back being provided on 'its"rear surface with comprising split tubular spring clips to engage. 10 grooves to receive one edge of th spring clips and selected areas of the edges of the members, said > *‘one edge of the clips being provided with teeth back being provided on its rear surface “with grooves to receive one edge of the “spring clips. to engage said grooves. FRANK D. BOGIA.