US 1032515 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. D. STERRIUK.
PICTURE GLASS AND MOUNT.
APiLIGATIQN FILED JAN.28,1909.
1,032,515, Patented Ju1y1 6,1912.
I lUNI IEU @ILMIEN PATENT UFFIE HARRISON D. STERRICK, OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.
PICTURE GLASS AND MOUNT.
To a whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HARRISON D. STER- RroK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pittsburgh, in the State of Pennsylvania, have invented a certain new and useful Picture Glass and Mount, ofwhich the following is a specification.
My invention relates to mountingsfor photographs, advertisements, and the like, and its primary object is to provide a 001m bined picture mount and glass giving the picturethe appearance of a medallion with an ornamental frame, the whole being made in one piece of glass I have illustrated the mechanical construction in one form, in the accompanying drawing, wherein- Fig. l is a back elevation and Figs. 2 and 3 are respectively a vertical, and a horizontal, section.
In my device I combine two very desirable features of ornamental picturemount ing, to wit, the medallion or embossed appearance, and the rich metallic frame, or back ground, with great simplicity and cheapness, and at the same time provide a suppor't for the ornamentation and a frame for the picture.
The paper having the picture may not be bent much out of a plane, but by giving the glass a lens form the effect is to make the picture appear as highly raised. The entire effect and appearance of a carved metallic frame is given by properly forming the surface of the glass to reflect the light, and then painting thereon a metallic paint, the glass giving the paint surface in contact a polished appearance. In the drawings, as an example I show my invention as a mount made in a general rectangular form with an oval center 4, which may be concave or convexed outwardly to form a lens, and integral with this center and the space for ornament is a surrounding and depending flange 5. Surrounding the space 4 for reception of the picture I place several series of ornamentalbeads or indentations ,6 and 7 and outside of this the remainder of the rectangular space is, filled. with any embossed ornamentation 9, and along the innerside of the flange 5 are striated parts 8. I pre-'v fer to cover the Whole surface except the picture space, with metallic-paint as represented at 10, and other ornamentation such as metal-chips and pieces of mother-of-pearl 11 are cemented on in'the space between the ridges 6 and 7 When looked at from the Specificationof Letters Patent.
Application filed January 28, 1909.
Patented July 16,1912.
Serial No. 474,686.
front side this construction gives the appearance of a heavy carved metal frame surrounding a glass over an embossed picture. Of course the form may 'be indefinitely changed and the character of metallic paint and any other ornamentation on the back of the glass may be of various designs-and colors, and I am not limited to any materials. 'I have however, produced most pleasing effects by covering the back of the glass with ordinary gold paint and using mother-of-pearl for the parts 11, and filling the spaces between the pieces with a coarse grain metallic paint 12, which gives this ivhile surface the appearance of being in- I am aware that molded picture frames are not new, but I believe I am the first to provide a molded picture glass with its' rear surface embossed so that paint placed thereon will appear with a glossy surface on the front side. Moreover, it will be observed that the several spaces for receiving the metallic paint are separated by-ridges or depressions making sharp divisions, and this I believe to be broadly new. By this means the application of the paint with a brush is per.- fectly easy and requires no skill..
Though the device can be used with an extra frame, it is itself bot-h a frame and a coving glass for the picture. The pasting or cementing of a picture directly on the glass moreover prevents the entry .of dust and dirt on the picture surface, while the metallic paint of course being in contact with the glass and not exposed to the air cannot become dirty or tarnished. In addition, the hollow ,back allows of pouring in, a'solid sealing composition. for better preservation of the picture and ornament-ation.
Having thus described my invention and illustrated its use, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is the following:
1. A combined picture frame and mount, comprising in one integral piece a lens having a recess on the back for pasting a picture thereon, a surrounding border embossed on the back, and ornamental figures to represent'a frame and border, said figures being depressed in the back of the article and the depressed surfaces separated by ribs and being covered by metallic paint, substantially as described.
2. A combined picture glass and frame comprising a lens having, molded integrally therewith, a flange representing a frame for a picture pasted on the back of the lens, the back of said frame portion being hollow to protect the picture and ornamentation, and being provided on its surface With embossed ornamentation covered with paint on the surfaces thereof, said ornamented surface being divided into spaces for easy- 10 application of the paintby division lines of In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of the subscribed Witnesses.
HARRISON D. STERRICK.
F. W. CLAY, CHAS. S. LEPLEY.