TODAY’S PATENT – PICTURE HOLDER
The PICTURE HOLDER was invented by Oliver M. Tanney (Englewood, NJ) on the 1st of June 1982 , bearing patent number US4332095A.
The present invention relates to picture holders, more particularly, to an improvised arrangement for mounting photographs and the like, which combines ease of manufacture, minimum cost and simplicity of mounting. A wide variety of frame constructions are available in the market for supporting pictures upright on a flat surface, such as a desk or shelf, to permit ready viewing. Generally, these frames include a holding structure in which the photograph is mounted, often behind glass, and an easel or support construction which holds the frame in a vertical or near vertical attitude. These frames are generally made of metal or plastic and can be highly decorative in appearance
The present invention provides an inexpensive, easily made frame and support for photographs which not only frames and supports the photograph, but protects the surface of the photograph from direct touch and other damaging contacts.