US 1144707 A
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APPLICATION man NOV. 1, ms.
' I ATTURNEY g UNITED STATES PATENT GIBSON IBHNBEBB,
OI UQW your, N. 1 ASSIGNOB IO ISENBEBG CIGAR CQMBKMTY,
. 0F WHIELING, W151 VIRGINIA, A FIRE.
.anf ita'rzsme DEVICE.
Specificatioxrof I etters Patent. I Patented Jufig 29, 1915,
Application filedlNovember 1, 1913. Serial to. 798,746.
To all whmn'it may concern Be it known that GERsoN ISENBERG, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of New York, county of New" York, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Advertising Devices, of which the following umbrella, as shown in Fig. 1. For attaching' is a specification.
This invention relates to an article in the nature of an advertising novelty, souvenir, or the like, and it has for its primary object to provide a device which shall combine intrinsic worth or value with artistic merit and which shall be suggestive of the virtue of thrift, economy and frugality.
A further object is to provide an article of the character mentioned which is de signed to forcibly impress upon the observer in an inofiensive manner the necessity for the exercise of prudence in the handling of money.
- With these and other objects in view, the
invention resides in the features of construction and arrangement of partswhich will hereinafter be fully described, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which I Figure 1 is a face view of the invention; Fig. 2 is a'similar view of a modified form of the same; Fig. 3 is a cross section on the 'line 3-3, Fig. 1'; Fig. i is a cross section on the line 44, Fig. 2; and Fig.5 is a longitudinal section on the line 5--5, Fig. 1.
' Referringto said drawings, in which like designating characters distinguish like parts throughout the several views--1 indicates a base or backing composed of any suitable material, preferably cardboard. Mounted on said base in any appropriate manner so that it will retain its folded or plaited form is a paper currency note Q'which is so plaited or folded as to cause it to assume: a substantially triangular form in similitude to the body portion of a closed and unrolled umbrel1a,-th"e exposed plaits or folds 3 being displayed in likeness to the folds of such the lower closely-folded end of the note or bill to the base 1, a ring, staple or like at taching device, as 4, which embraces said end without mutilation of the paper, is mounted in said backing in embracing relation to said end. Projecting outward from beneath the lower end of the note is the end in imitation of the spikeof an umbrella; and pro ecting outward from beneath the upper or spread end of the note at a suitable point is a match or like slender strip of material. 6 which constitutes a representation of an umbrella handle. To further increase the likeness of the article to an-umbrella the representation 7 of the projecting ends of portion of the bill or note may be left plain and smooth, there being thus exposed a portion which is more readily recognizable, A I
as currency than when the bill or note is plaited or folded as in Fig. 1. The unexposed portion of the bill is folded neatly andis tucked in against the base 1 as shown in Fig. 4.
Applied tothe base 1, as by printing, stenciling, or painting, is preferably employed a catch-phrase 9, as For a rainy day, illustrated in the drawings, suggestive a of the utility of the article.
It will be noted that the currency is not 'permanently attached to the base or backing againstwhich itis mounted, butmay readily be removed and employed in the ordinary manner. Further, the currency is in nowise mutilated, the entire bill orpote being utilized, the unexposed portions thereof being folded and tucked under for elevating the exposed portion above thesur'face 'of the base, thus increasing the attractiveness and enhancing'the artistic appearance of the ,article. 7
Thy article is designed "for mounting m a frame with a glass face and is adapted for use by savings banks and like institutions for encouragin the laying up of savings and a spirit of thrift among its customers and depositors, and for various kindred uses;
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. A novelty comprising a suitable backing, a currency note folded into substantially triangular form mounted on said hacking, said note having the major portion thereof folded under so that the exposed portion is elevated above the surface of said: backing, and strips of a different material projecting outward from the opposite ends of the folded note, the said note and strips presenting an appearance ineimilitude to a closed enrolled umbrella. 5' 2. A noi'elty comprisin a suitable backing, a currency note fol ed into substaniatially tlrian 1211' form mounted on said backing, sai note having the major portion.
thereof folded under so that the exposed [lo gs-tine is elevated above the surface of said king, mid 'pote.;. presenting an appear- I Witnesees:
of arr-umbrella accessory to the body.
In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
\ GERSON ISENBERG.
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