History of the Snap Frame - 1911 Patent
Here is the real original text of that application
D. SHAPFBR. WALL PAPER DISPLAY FRAME. AIPLICIATIOH TILED JUN}: 19, 1911.
ATTURNE l UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE,
DANIEL SHAFFER, OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, DANIEL SHAFFER, a citizen of the United States, and residing at Middletown, in the county of Orange and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in VVall-Paper-Display Frames, of which the followin is a specification, such as will enable those skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to what are known as screens, forms or frames for displaying or showing wall-paper and which are usually hinged to an upright support and may be swung back and forth so as to display or show the wall-paper, sheets of which are secured to both sides thereof; and the object of the invention is to provide a frame of this class which will not be drawn out of shape by the paper when it contracts, but will retain its proper form at all times and under all conditions.