Flower Frog Gazette
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Feb. 28, 1899. No. 620,347. Holder or Supporter for Cut flowers issued to Eliza C. Murray of Philadelphia, PA. Eight curved adjustable arms spring from a central connecting piece. Central connecting piece has central hole surrounded by other holes. Adjustable arms are supported by descending coils. Designed to be used with or without a bowl or other vessel.
Oct. 10, 1922. No. 1,431,679. Flower Stand issued to Yukichi Noda of San Francisco, CA. A flower stand and support consisting of a base with upwardly projecting pins upon which the lower ends of the flower stems are impaled. Base is to be submerged in an exterior vase which contains water, the pins being preferably submerged so that the ends of the stems will be beneath the surface of the water.
April 5, 1927. No. 1,623,856. Flower Holder issued to Robert Shoch of Philadelphia, PA, assignor to M. Rice Co. of Philadelphia, PA. A pair of nested cages and a supporting tray.
Sept. 9, 1930. No. 1,775,250. Flower Holder issued to William. H. Link of San Diego, CA. Upper and lower convex circular plates perforated with concentric holes supported and spaced apart by a central spindle.
Dec. 8, 1931. Des. 85,698. Design for a flower holder or similar article issued to George Holzworth of Halifax, MA. Design is for two circular plates with holes on central column, bottom plate is footed. Central column is topped off with sundial. Design patent 85,697 was also granted to G. Holzworth for a similar design submitted at the same time This holder was topped with a sphere instead of a sundial.
Dec. 8, 1931. Design 85,697. Design patent granted to George Holzworth of Halifax, Massachusettes. Similar to above item (Des. 85,698), except atop the column is a globe. Photo of item can be viewed on Q & A Page.
Jan. 31, 1933. No. 1,895,609. Flower Holder issued to Goodman Richard Davis, Jr. of New York, N. Y. Holder for cut flowers, candles or other like articles. Holder to be constructed of pliable sheet metal, such as sheet lead, which is formed with a plurality of elongated tongues twisted into tubular spiral form. Tubes may be bent, twisted and inclined to various positions relative to one another so that many artistic arrangements can be had.
April 25, 1933. Des. 89,689. Flower Holder issued to Ethel A. Field of New York, N.Y. Flat plate with cutouts in the shape of a playing card spade. Adjustable supports affixed to a rectangular base allow height of the plate to be varied. E. A. Field also received a des. patent for same item with a diamond shaped plate, des. 89,690 and for a heart shaped plate, des. 89,691. There must be one for a club too.
July 4, 1933. No. 1,916,583. Patent for flower holders constructed of bendable petal-shaped plates granted to Ernestine N. Pole of Hot Springs, Virginia.
April 24, 1934. Des. 92,115. Flower Holder issued to Roy E. Spencer, Los Angeles, CA, assignor to Dazey Manufacturing Co., Los Angeles, CA. Design for round flat-top "cage."
June 5, 1934. Des. 92,433. Flower Holder issued to Roy E. Spencer, Los Angeles, CA, assignor to Dazey Manufacturing Co., Los Angeles, CA. Design for round dome "cage."
July 31, 1934. Des. 92,934. Flower Holder issued to Roy E. Spencer, Los Angeles, CA, assignor to Dazey Manufacturing Co., Los Angeles, CA. Design for round grid dome.
March 23, 1937. Des. 103,769. Flower Holder issued to Roy E. Spencer, Los Angeles, CA, assignor to Dazey Manufacturing Co., Los Angeles, CA. Design for round flat-top "cage."
Dec. 3, 1935. Des. 97,712. Flower holder or similar article issued to Jay P. Orben, New York, N. Y. Metal stems with loops at end fit into circular base with holes around it. Loops support stems whose cut ends rest in holes in base.
Feb. 4, 1936. 2,029,643. Flower Holder issued to Ida M. Sinclair, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Base of holder is circular, preferable formed of lead. Arranged concentrically about the base and embedded in it is a plurality supporting members. These members are preferably formed from brass wire and bent outward with a V-shaped recess at the tip.
Oldest US patent. Issued to S. Van Stone on July 13, 1875.
Support and Former patented by F. D. Hake on Feb. 21, 1882.
Reuben Haley of Beaver, PA, assigned this patent to Jefferson Glass Co. of Follansbee, West VA , Dec. 6, 1910.
Chinese Launderer, patent issued to Margaret Clayes of San Francisco, Feb. 10, 1920.
1916 A. J. Bennet (Cambridge) Patent No.1,179,155, for the
method of making flower holders.
Cambridge Figural (Roses) Lady Patent No.1,645,577, issued to A. J. Bennett on Oct. 18, 1927.
The Perfect Arranger, patent issued to Howard Helgerson, March 19, 1991.