Picture frames and frame bases attached to pictures that are able to be mounted flush against a wall are described. Special recessed areas and frame connections make contact with one or more wall brackets. The wall brackets are anchored into the wall and are connected to the frame in a number of ways. One of the ways is with the use of a screw that has a threaded bar moving on it. The screw goes through the top of the frame and is locked to the inside face of the frame so that it remains in place when the screw is turned. When the screw is turned the threaded bar moves into a recess in the wall bracket and pushes the picture up until the picture bottom hits a second wall bracket. This second bracket locks the picture onto the wall. The embodiments presented demonstrate various other ways of locking the picture flush against the wall, as well as, ways for leveling and adjusting the position of the picture.
Lemire; Robert (Kings Park, NY)
Jun 24, 1999
1. A system for rigidly affixing an object to a surface, the system comprising:
a base configured to be attached to a back side of the object and engaging a plurality of brackets affixed to the surface wherein the base has adjustable means for engaging a first bracket such that it moves the base into a second bracket, thereby affixing the object to the surface.
2. The system of claim 1 wherein the adjustable means comprises a spring loaded wedge.
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