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US2492411A
US2492411A US74554447A US2492411A US 2492411 A US2492411 A US 2492411A US 74554447 A US74554447 A US 74554447A US 2492411 A US2492411 A US 2492411A
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Katherine S Barnes
Kenneth H Mccullough
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G1/00Mirrors; Picture frames or the like, e.g. provided with heating, lighting or ventilating means
    • A47G1/16Devices for hanging or supporting pictures, mirrors, or the like
    • A47G1/168Pads or the like preventing displacement of hanging pictures, mirrors, or the like

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Dec.- 27, 1949 1 K. s. BARNES ETAL PICTURE GRIP Filed May 2, 1947 Patented Dec. 27, 1949 zrortma Applicat against the back l o of a picture frame assembly, and this picture is usually hung from 9p lifil e lld .lfbqilfiil .ei tu Ja -"te alined in a vertical position, the lower front portion of the picture frame can have pressure exerted thereon to cause the side of the member which is resting against the wall to be adhesively secured to the wall. The adhesive on opposite sides of the member is such that it will adhere to any material used in the construction of picture frames and walls. It will stick equally well on smooth or rough surfaces such as wood, metal, plastic and paper, which is painted or unpainted.

The principle of anchoring the lower ends of picture frames in position is quite an improvement over devices heretofore used which not only pierced the back of the picture frame but also pierced the wall, thus marring the wall in the event that the picture should be removed to another location. The pad or member adapted to be secured to the lower edge of the picture frame is designed to be shock-absorbing so that jars, air currents and the like will not dislodge the picture from its desired position. Another important feature is that the bottom of the picture frame is held sufficiently away from the wall which eliminates soiling and collection of dust, also upon removal of the picture from the wall, there is no mark left to mar the appearance of the wall.

Some of the objects of the invention having been stated, other objects will appear as the description proceeds when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front elevation of a picture and frame and showing a portion of the wall surrounding the frame, and showing the invention in position in dotted lines;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken along the line 2-2 in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is an isometric view of the invention;

Figure 4 is an isometric view of a portion of the lower end of a picture frame assembly and .5 n my a, i947,, Seria1 no. 3,145,544

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the invention ''already installed on the back QffthIB pic t iire name and ready to be pressed 4 o the wall. g aw mdf sp call'y'to the drawings, the numeral 'lfi indi'at's'ihe"wall'of'a' room whilell indicatesapi ture frame which'is'usiially rectangular-eventh' "ugh" this invention will eeiellrae ly 13 rf l s 6f am of n 'shape. I nthe picture frame showniri'the' drawagainst hewall; j tofag hesiv iyseure the 1 ings there areside pieces 12 and I3 ari'd'a 'top portion is hooked over the hook 25.

portion L iji and apa tempg nogi I 5. 'QIn" oneform of ma r .ssgmbly, be l .l ''ii i asalnstuhi h th t? g a backtl? ble means such as tacks 20. Then"asuitable sheet of paper or other material 2i is placed over the entire picture frame and is adhesively secured to the back surfaces of the picture frame.

One method of hanging picture frames is to secure a hooked member 25 to the wall and to secure eye bolts 26 and 21 to the rear surfaces of the side members l2 and I3 and in these eye bolts a picture wire 28 is secured and the central When the picture is hung, it is customary for the person doing the work to stand at some distance in front of the picture and see that it hangs perpendicularly. In course of time due to touching the picture frames in dusting the walls or due to strong drafts of wind entering the room, the picture moves away from vertical position and presents a very untidy appearance in the room and is indicative of poor housekeeping.

Heretofore, various means have been devised for anchoring the lower portion of the picture frame in position to prevent moving of the frame, but such means have usually consisted of a barb embedded in the picture frame and also in the wall, thus not only marring the picture frame, but marring the wall so that in case the picture is removed to another location, there is a bad spot left on the wall.

We have overcome these defects by providing a resilient member 29 having adhesive surfaces on its front and rear portions and which is adapted to be adhesively secured to the picture frame and also to the wall. This resilient block or member 29 can be of sponge rubber, or any resilient material, but in the form of the invention shown, we have shown it made of a corrugated board comprising layers 30 and 3| with a zig-zag layer 32 disposed between the portions 3| and adhesively secured thereto to hold the members 30 and 3| in spaced relation to each other. It is very much the same type of corrugated board used in the manufacture of paper shipping containers.

On the exterior surfaces of portions 30 and 3| we provide a special adhesive covering which is indicated as at 34 and these adhesive surfaces are covered by suitable non-absorbent sheets of gauze such as indicated at 35 and 36. When a picture is ready to hang, the adhesive gauze 35 is removed from one surface of the member and the member is firmly pressed against the back 'terior surface of one planar member being surface of the lower portion l5 of the picture 5 frame. Then the other sheet of gauze 36 is removed and the picture is hung and is sighted to cause its side pieces l2 and I3 to be in perfectly vertical position. Then the picture hanger will take his thumb and press against the exterior surface of the lower portion l5 of the picture frame to press the adhesive surface of member 30 into intimate contact with the wall and thus the picture frame will be anchored in position so that drafts of wind, touching of the same during a dusting operation and the like, will not displace the same from its truly vertical position.

While we have shown only one resilient member 29 associated with a frame, it is evident that on larger frames, two or more of such members may be used.

In the drawings and specification there has been set forth a preferred embodiment of the invention, and although specific terms are employed, they are used in a generic and descriptive sense only, and not for purposes of limitation,

adapted to be pressed against the rear surface of the lower portion of a picture frame to adhere thereto and the remote side of the other planar member being adapted to adhere to a wall on which the picture frame is pendantly supported by applying pressure to the front surface of the lower portion of the picture frame.

KATHERINE s. BARNES. 'KENNETH H. McCULLOUGI-I. REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,030,135 Carpenter Feb. 11, 1936 2,180,211 Kellogg Nov. 14, 1939 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 181,996 Switzerland Jan. 31, 1936

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US2643840A (en) * 1949-01-04 1953-06-30 Guy R Lanman Hanging object anchor
US2879018A (en) * 1954-06-04 1959-03-24 William R Pence Anti-swing cleat
US3128072A (en) * 1961-09-22 1964-04-07 Shibata Ryoji Article attaching device
US3165283A (en) * 1963-07-22 1965-01-12 Lectro Stik Company Adhesive device
US3191777A (en) * 1964-04-20 1965-06-29 Jr George W Willits Flexible, perforated display or storage panels
US3311339A (en) * 1966-02-07 1967-03-28 Bruce J Frye Self-holding device
US3311338A (en) * 1966-02-01 1967-03-28 Theodore P Culley Adherent cushioning support
US3350045A (en) * 1966-08-17 1967-10-31 Lawrence S Mayers Article holder
US3384987A (en) * 1966-07-07 1968-05-28 Robert A. Prechtl Picture frame righting and spacing means
US3876175A (en) * 1973-07-02 1975-04-08 Zigzag Productions Inc Wall mountings
US4309017A (en) * 1979-09-04 1982-01-05 Slemmons John W Reversable two-position frame hanger
US4317516A (en) * 1980-03-03 1982-03-02 General Electric Company Device and method for shipping appliances
US4454948A (en) * 1981-11-23 1984-06-19 The Mead Corporation Gravity feed display unit
US4507884A (en) * 1984-02-06 1985-04-02 Harout Kazanjian Picture display assembly
US4672758A (en) * 1984-06-15 1987-06-16 Carpentier Alex Le Device for displaying artwork
US4930237A (en) * 1984-11-21 1990-06-05 Oliphant Eric B Poster board display system
US5165650A (en) * 1990-12-17 1992-11-24 Letizia Louis S Picture anchoring apparatus
US6095465A (en) * 1998-10-02 2000-08-01 Weck; David Structure for and method of mounting an object on a vertical surface and a laminated backing for such a structure
US20070210233A1 (en) * 2006-03-10 2007-09-13 Jerry Lynn Cave Picture anchor and method
US20070295880A1 (en) * 2006-06-27 2007-12-27 Hammond Wong Picture frame positioner
US20070295879A1 (en) * 2006-06-27 2007-12-27 Hammond Wong Picture frame positioner
US20080073476A1 (en) * 2006-09-22 2008-03-27 Hammond Wong Hanger apparatus and method

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US2030135A (en) * 1932-11-01 1936-02-11 Ad Here Paper Company Adhesive unit
US2180211A (en) * 1937-06-05 1939-11-14 Edward N Kellogg Suspension means for picture frames

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US2030135A (en) * 1932-11-01 1936-02-11 Ad Here Paper Company Adhesive unit
US2180211A (en) * 1937-06-05 1939-11-14 Edward N Kellogg Suspension means for picture frames

Cited By (27)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2643840A (en) * 1949-01-04 1953-06-30 Guy R Lanman Hanging object anchor
US2879018A (en) * 1954-06-04 1959-03-24 William R Pence Anti-swing cleat
US3128072A (en) * 1961-09-22 1964-04-07 Shibata Ryoji Article attaching device
US3165283A (en) * 1963-07-22 1965-01-12 Lectro Stik Company Adhesive device
US3191777A (en) * 1964-04-20 1965-06-29 Jr George W Willits Flexible, perforated display or storage panels
US3311338A (en) * 1966-02-01 1967-03-28 Theodore P Culley Adherent cushioning support
US3311339A (en) * 1966-02-07 1967-03-28 Bruce J Frye Self-holding device
US3384987A (en) * 1966-07-07 1968-05-28 Robert A. Prechtl Picture frame righting and spacing means
US3350045A (en) * 1966-08-17 1967-10-31 Lawrence S Mayers Article holder
US3876175A (en) * 1973-07-02 1975-04-08 Zigzag Productions Inc Wall mountings
US4309017A (en) * 1979-09-04 1982-01-05 Slemmons John W Reversable two-position frame hanger
US4317516A (en) * 1980-03-03 1982-03-02 General Electric Company Device and method for shipping appliances
US4454948A (en) * 1981-11-23 1984-06-19 The Mead Corporation Gravity feed display unit
US4507884A (en) * 1984-02-06 1985-04-02 Harout Kazanjian Picture display assembly
US4672758A (en) * 1984-06-15 1987-06-16 Carpentier Alex Le Device for displaying artwork
US4930237A (en) * 1984-11-21 1990-06-05 Oliphant Eric B Poster board display system
US5165650A (en) * 1990-12-17 1992-11-24 Letizia Louis S Picture anchoring apparatus
US6095465A (en) * 1998-10-02 2000-08-01 Weck; David Structure for and method of mounting an object on a vertical surface and a laminated backing for such a structure
US6206334B1 (en) 1998-10-02 2001-03-27 David Weck Structure for and method of mounting an object on a vertical surface and a laminated backing for such a structure
US20070210233A1 (en) * 2006-03-10 2007-09-13 Jerry Lynn Cave Picture anchor and method
US8632044B2 (en) 2006-03-10 2014-01-21 Jerry Lynn Cave Picture anchor and method
US20070295879A1 (en) * 2006-06-27 2007-12-27 Hammond Wong Picture frame positioner
US7594636B2 (en) 2006-06-27 2009-09-29 Hammond Wong Picture frame positioner
US7665705B2 (en) 2006-06-27 2010-02-23 Hammond Wong Picture frame positioner
US20070295880A1 (en) * 2006-06-27 2007-12-27 Hammond Wong Picture frame positioner
US20080073476A1 (en) * 2006-09-22 2008-03-27 Hammond Wong Hanger apparatus and method
US7441741B2 (en) 2006-09-22 2008-10-28 Hammond Wong Hanger apparatus and method

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