US 1127872 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
M. G. DUHAN.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 14, 1914.
1,127,872. Patented Feb.9, 1915.
THE NORRIS PETERS 60.. PHOTO-LITHQ. WASHINGTON. o. c.
MAXWELL G. DUHAN', or nnw YORK, N. Y.
tisers, of which the following is a specifica tion.
This invention relates broadly to improve ments in protector advertisers, and more particularly aims to provide an apparatus in the nature of a protector or shield, as for newspapers, periodicals and the like, adapted to carry thereon and advantageously display advertising matter or indicia.
One of the objects thereof is to provide a device of the above type characterized by a simple and inexpensive construction, and a sturdiness and rigidity throughout when as sembled, whereby advertising placards or the like may be preferably readily removably supported thereon.
Another object is to provide such an embodiment adapted to support and shield for display a plurality of wares.
A further object is to provide an embodiment of the invention which may be readily collapsed into a compact form for storage purposes, and one which may be expanded, with a minimum amount of adjustment, to act as a protector as aforesaid.
Another object is to provide such an embodiment that a roof portion or portions thereof may readily be swung out of the way, preferably without diminishing the classes of advertising placards predetermined to be displayed by the device.
A further object is to provide such an embodiment that one or several of the relatively movable portions thereof may carry means adapted to cooperate with another or other of said portions whereby in certain adjustments the entire structure is more securely interlocked.
Another object is to provide in connection with said embodiment simple and reliable anchorage means adapted to maintain rigid the device when the latter is partially expanded. y
Other objects and aims of the invention, more or less broad than those above, to gether with the advantages inherent, will be in part obvious and in part specifically referred to in the course of the following de scription of the elements, combinations, ar-
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 9', 1915..
Application fi1ed July 14, 1914. Serial No. 850,866.
rangements of parts, and applications of principles constituting the invention; and
the scope of protection contemplated will appear from the claim.
Referring now to the accompanying drawmg, which is to be taken as a part of this specification and wherein is shown one of the various possible embodiments of the invention as at present preferred, Figure 1 is a perspective view, partially broken away, showing said embodiment from the rear, and disclosing the roof-portions 6 and 7 par tially removed and in a process of adjust-' ment depend vertically by gravity from hinges 9 to lie alongside but in rear of rearwall 5; the roof-portions 6 and 7 being shown in broken lines inv another location thereby to disclose the advertising placards which are carried on the inner surfaces thereof Fig. 2 is a perspective view, showing said embodiment as viewed from the front and with roof-portions 6 and 7 lying atop side-walls 4; the roof-portions 6 and 7 being shown in broken lines in another location intermediate the full line locations thereof shown in Fig. 2 and the full line 10- cations thereof shown in Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 is a top-plan view showing said embodiment as completely collapsed.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawing.
In the disclosure, the reference numerals 4 each represents one of a pair of companion sidewalls. lhe reference numeral 5 represents' a rear-wall and the reference numerals 6 and 7 represent roof-portions. Each side wall i is hinged as shown at 8 to rear-wall 5. Roof-portion 6 is hinged as shown at 9 to saidrear-wall 5, and roof-portion 7 is hinged as shown at 10 to said roof-portion 6. Roof portion 6, adjacent each of its shorter edges. carries a single rib 11, these ribs being adapted to cooperate with side-walls 5 as best shown in Fig. 2, and roof-portion 7 carries, adjacent each of its shorter edges, a pair of parallel ribs 12, these ribs being adapted to cooperate with side-walls 5 as best shown in said Fig. 2; wherefrom it will I be seen that with the embodiment expanded portion 6 arranged to lie atop side-walls 4, and with roof-portion 7 folded back over roof-portion 6, said roof-portion 6 becomes so interlocked with side-walls 4 that said ribs 11 serve to additionally brace the entire structure.
Each side-wall 4 and rear-wall 5 has swiveled thereon as shown in Fig. 2 a hook 13. These hooks are adapted to cooperate with screw-eyes 14 suitably anchored below the upper surface of a supporting table or news stand. With the embodiment expanded and anchored upon a suitable support, by means of the cooperation of said hooks and said screw-eyes, it'is clear (whether roofportions 6 and 7 be arranged atop side-walls 4 or suspended in the rear of the structure from said hinges 9) that a plurality of newspapers or the like, spread upon the space 15, and also a plurality of periodicals or the like arranged preferably to upstand in vertical columns behind the preferably flexible strips 16, will be visible to passersby and exceedingly convenient of removal.
At this point it may be stated that the present embodiment, in its expanded condition and with roof-portions 6 and 7 atop side-walls 4, may be characterized as a foulweather protector-advertiser, and in its ex panded condition and with said roof portions suspended as aforesaid from hinges 9, may be characterized as a fair-weather protectoradvertiser. And now may be described the provision and arrangement of the means which adapt the structure, whether in its foul-weather condition or in its fair-weather condition, to display the same predetermined group of advertising placards or the like.
Mounted upon the inner surface of each side-wall 4 (although of necessity from the nature of the drawing the inner surface of but one side-wall 4 is disclosed) are a plurality of channel-means 17 and 18, between which are removably accommodated as shown in Fig. 2 a plurality of advertising placards A. It will be seen that these placards A, whether the structure after expansion and anchorage be adjusted for foul or fair weather, are always exposed. And on the outer surface of each of these sidewalls 4 (although of necessity from the nature of the drawing the outer surface of but one of side-walls 4 is disclosed) may be mounted a plurality of channel-means 19 and 20 and a retaining clip 21 said channelmeans and clip being adapted to have removably mounted thereon a plurality of advertising placards B as shown in Figs.
1 and 2. It will also be seen that these placards B whether the structure after its expansion and anchorage be adjusted for foul or fair weather, will always be displayed.
Mounted upon the outer surface of rearwall 5 are a plurality of channel-means 22 and 23 (see Fig. 1) between which are removably accommodated as shown a plurality of advertising placards C and D.
Mounted upon the outer surface of roof portion 6 are a plurality of channel-means 24 (see Fig. 2) and upon the inner surface of said roof-portion (see Fig. 1) are a plurality of channel-means similar to the channel-means 24; between which are removably accommodated, as partially shown in Fig. 1, a plurality of advertising placards C preferably bearing the same subject matter as advertising placards C. And mounted upon the outer surface of roof-portion 7 (see Fig. 2) and upon the inner surface of said roofportion (see Fig. 1) are a plurality of channel-means 25; between which are removably accommodated as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 a plurality of advertising placards D preferably bearing the same subject matter as advertising placards D.
It will thus be seen that, whether the embodiment after expansion is arranged for foul weather, or after expansion is .arranged to have roof-portion 6 lie atop sidewalls 4 and to have roof-portion 7 folded back over said roof-portion 6, there will always be displayed the characteristic and predetermined group of advertising placards comprised of said placards A, B, C (or their equivalents C) and D (or their equivalents D).
It will thus be seen that I have provided an embodiment of this invention well calculated to attain the various ends and objects thereof as hereinabove set, forth; an embodiment, moreover, that may be supplied to newsdealers at a minimum or at no expense due to the advertising revenue which may be derived therefrom.
Inasmuch as many changes could be made in the above construction, and many apparently widelydifferent embodiments of my invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
It is also to beunderstood that the language used in the following claim is intend ed to cover all the generic and specific features of the invention herein described and all statements of the scope of the invention which, as a matter of language, might be said to fall therebetween.
I claim In a device of the class described, in combination, a plurality of side-walls, a rearwall, and a roof-wall, the rear edge of said roof wall and the top edge of said rearwall being hinged together whereby said roof-wall may be adjusted either to lie atop said side-walls or to depend vertically from said hinges to lie in rear of said rear-Wall; said roof-Wall carrying duplicate advertising matter on the opposite surfaces thereof, said roof-Wall including a plurality of sections flexibly joined along a line parallel with the said rear-edge of said roof-Wall and each of said side-Walls having top-conformations adapted When said roof-Wall is arranged atop said side-Walls to dispose obliquely from the horizontal said sections so that the advertising matter carried on one of said surfaces will be exposed When said roof-Wall is so arranged atop said side-Walls, and said rear-Wall being of a height at least equal to the sum of the Widths of said sections so that the duplicate advertising matter carried on the other of said surfaces will be exposed When said roof-Wall is removed from atop said side Walls and is arranged to depend vertically as aforesaid, to the end MAXWELL Gr. DUI-IAN. In the presence of BERTHA BLUM, AUGUSTUS M. HENRY.
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