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Patented Dec. 30, 1930 UNITED .SJTA
rss PATENT OFFICE ALBERT S. HOWELL, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIG-NOB TO THE BELL HOWELL COM- rm, or cnrcaeo, ILLINOIS,
A. CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS rnoroenarnrc nEvIcE My invention relates particularly to a photographic device for photographing titles on motion picture films although not limited to this use alone, and its general feature relates to the provision of a simple andeffective device by means of which titles and other subjects may be photographed in an effective and convenient manner.
Another feature relates to the provision of a device of the above character which is foldable in compact form when not in use, which and which is particularly adapted for a certain well known motion picture camera.
Q With these features in view my invention consists in certain features of novelty in the construction, combination, and arrangement of parts by which the said features and certain other features are effected, all as fully described with reference to the accompanying drawings and more particularly pointed out in the claims;
In the said drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of a photographic device of my invention attached to a motion picture camera;
Figurei2 is, a side elevation of the device in folded condition, this view also showing the. device inopen condition by broken lines and showing a sectional View of a portion of the camera, as hereinafter described,
Figure 3 is a plan view of the device in i folded condition;
Figure 4 is a sectional view of a portion of the camera and the device; and
Figure 5 isa sectional view of a different 4 portion of the camera and the device.
Like characters of reference parts in the several views. I
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates indicate like flan-upper and'2- a lower extension support member. -See Figures 1, 2 and 3. These support members are preferably formed of sheet metala-nd are intermediately perforatedyas designated at 3, for purposes of lightness. These members are also preferably corrugated marginally, as designated at 4, for rigidity, and are provided with flanges 5 at the longitudinal sides thereof for end thereof, whereby the member 7 is ani gularly movable into and out of overlying relation with this support member. ;See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4.
The member 7 is provided with an aperture 11, see Figure 3, whereby it is detachably secured to a photographic camera 12 by means of the photographic lens 13 of the camera, see Figure 1, the member 7 being provided with another aperture 14, see Figure 3, which registers with the view finder of the camera so that the member 7 does not interfere with the use thereof.
The free end of the lower support member 2 is provided with an angled and shouldered formation 15 which is engageable in an undercut recessed formation at the bottom of the camera, provided by an aperture 16 formed through the wall of a hollow tripod mounting bracket 17 securedto the camera at the bottom thereof. See Figures 1, 2 and 5.
This engagement is effected by engaging the formation 15 in the aperture 16 with the support member 2 in the position shown in which the member 2 is tilted downwardly to detach the same from the camera. v
\Vhen the device is attached to the camera the free ends of the support members 1 and 2 are vertically spaced, thus giving the members 1 and 2 an angle brace relation with obvious advantage.
As attached to the camera the support members 1 and 2 project forwardly therefrom, and a card holder 18, provided withr spaced flanges 19, is pivotally mounted at the outer ends of .the support members 1 and 2 for angular movement from overlying relation with said support members into an upright photographing position with respect to the camera by means of the pivot studs 6 engagingbin apertures in the flanges 19. See Figures 1, 2 and 3. 1
Forward extensions 21 of the flanges 50fthe upper support member 1 form stops to predetermine the upright or photographing position of the objective card holder 18. See Figures land 2:
The card holder- 18 is preferably formed of sheet metal and is intermediately perforated, as designated at 22, for lightness, and
is corrugated, as designated at 23, formigidity.
The edges of the vertical sides of the card holder are doubled back, as designated at 24, to form slides, and a pair of spaced lugs 25 are ,formed on the lower edge of the card the usual photographic lens 13 of the camera is supplemented by an additional lens 27 which is detachably mounted on the outer end of the lens. 13 in a usual manner. WVhen the device is detached from the camera the support members 1 and 2, the securing member 7 and the card holder 18 may 'be folded into overlying relation, thus ing the device very compact for purposes of carrying and storage.
' A latch formation 28 is struck intermediate portion of the lower support member 2 for releasable engagement with the upper edge portion of the card holder'18 for retaining the support members and card holder in overlying relation. V
While I have described and shown the pre ferred embodiment of my invention I do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction as changes may readily be made without departing from the spirit of my invention, but having thus described my in:
up from the support members 'side' and predetermiiiately secured in spaced re lation to a photographic camera, a card holder 'pivotally secured with said support members in spaced relation .with said free ends thereof for movement from an overlying relation with respect to said support members into a predetermined photographing position with respect to the camera, and
releasable means for securing said support members and tion. I
2. In a device of the character described the combination of two sheet metal extension support members provided with flanges at the longitudinal sides thereof, pivot means engaged in apertures in said flanges at ends of said support members whereby the support members'are angularly movable into and out of overlying relation,means whereby thefree ends of said support members, are predeterminately and detachably secured in vertically spaced relation to a photogra hic camera, and a card holder of sheet meta engaged on said pivot means for angular movement card holder in overlying relafrom overlying relation with said support.
members into photographing position with respect to the camera.
3. In a device of the character described the combination of two sheet metal extension provided with flanges at the longitudinal sides thereof, pivot means engage in apertures in said flanges at ends of said support members whereby the support members are angularly movable into and by the securing member is 'detachably secured to a photographic camera by means of the photographic'lens thereof and provided with flanges, a second pivot means engaged in apertures in the flanges 'of one of said support membcrsat the free end thereof and with render t apertures in the flanges of said securing member whereby the securing member 1s angularly movable .into and out of overlying relation with this support member, means whereby the free end of the other support member is predeterminately and detachably secured to the camera in vertically spaced re ing member provided with an aperture where-- out of overlying relation, a sheet metal secur- I a so 4. In a device of the character described the combination "of two sheet metal extension support members provided with flangesat the longitudinal sides thereof, pivot means engaged in apertures in saidflanges at ends of saidv support members'whereby the support members are angularly movable into and out p of overlying relation, a sheet metal securing member provided with an aperture whereby the securing member is detachably secured toa photographic camera by means of the photographic lens thereof and provided with side flanges, a second pivot means engaged in apertures. in the flanges of one of said support members at the free eIid thereof and with apertures in the flanges of said securingmember whereby the securing member is angularly movable into and out of overlying rethis support member with the camera, -a card v holder of sheet metal provided with spaced lation with this support member, an angled and shouldered formation at the free'end of the other'support member whereby to engage with an undercut recessed'formation at the bottom of the camera to detachably secure flanges in apertures of which"said-first mentioned pivot means is engaged for angular movement of the card holder from overlying y In Witness whereof I hereunto aflix my Sig-- vnature this 24th relation with said support members into.
photographing position with respect to the camera, and a latchformation struck up from the intermediate portion ofone of said support, members, for releasable engagement with said'card holder for retaining said support members and card holder in overlying relation.
day of July, 1928. ALBERT S. HOWELL.