US Design 19090
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GILBERT H. HARRINGTON AND WILLIAM A. RICHARDSON, OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS.
DESIGN FOR THE ORNAMENTATION OF PISTOL-HANDLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. 19,090, dated May 14, 1889.
Application filed August 8, 1888. Serial No. 282,253. Term of patent 14 years.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, GILBERT H. HARRINGTON and WILLIAM A. RICHARDSON, both citizens of the United States, residing at Worcester, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented and produced a new and original Design for Pistol-Handles, of which the following, together with the accompanying drawing, is a specification sufficiently full, clear, and exact to enable persons skilled in the art to which this invention appertains to make and use the same.
Our present design has special reference to the ornamentation of the molded or embossed plates which are secured to the sides of the metal frame to give shape and roundness to the hilt or handle of the pistol; and it consists of the features and elements hereinafter described, and as exhibited in the drawing, which shows a side view of a revolver-pistol having its handle ornamented in accordance with our design.
The groundwork or general convex surface of the scale or handle plate A is uniformly checked, as at a, by oppositely-inclined grooves, the edges where the plate meets the metal frame being bordered with a plain rim or band, b, having a smooth surface and slightly raised above the checked surface a, as is usual in this class of manufacture. At the lower end or butt this border is expanded to cover the full width of the beveled or rounded end, as shown at b2.
The leading feature of our design consists of a handle-body having thereon the ornamentation of a circle, panel, or medallion, C, bearing the representation of a target, f, having shot-marks thereon. The field of said target is slightly raised from the surface of the medallion, which latter has a matted surface surrounded by a narrow raised border, c, while the surface of the target is mostly smooth, but marked to show the bull’s-eye and the concentric distance-circles around the bull’s-eye. The escutcheon d, which surrounds the eye or screw which confines the plates to the handle-frame, is formed as a circular foliated rosette or flower having short radial leaves about a circular center, as shown, the leaves and center being slightly raised above the surrounding surfaces.
What we claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
The design for a pistol-handle, comprising the checked surface a, the plain border b, expanded to cover the butt-surface b2, the circular foliated escutcheon d, and the medallion panel c, with a target having shot-marks represented therein, all as shown and described.
Witness our hands this 3d day of August, A. D. 1888.
GILBERT H. HARRINGTON,
WILLIAM A. RICHARDSON.
CHAS. H. BURLEIGH,
ELLA P. BLENUS.