US 1167020 A
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w. G'. REUTER.
MAGNETIC DISPLAY DEVICE. n
APPLlcAnoN `F|LED MAY 1s. 1915.
1,167,020, Patented Jan. 4,1916.
lower inthe shape of a ball, locatedon the top 9, it will be understood that any object, such as a cigar, collar, tie, piece of candy, etc., having a piece of magnetic material concealed therein, may be caused to move over thetop 9 in a most mysterious manner and in a great many different directions. It will also be understood that by means of different gear ratios, the speed of rotation of the arm 11 may be increased or decreased over that of the crank arm 26 so that the path of travel of the magnet may be materially varied from the path disclosed in dotted lines in Fig. 3.
Having thus described my invention, whatv I claim is;
l. ln an advertising 'device the combina.- tion of a table, a revolving member beneath the table, a magnet mounted upon the revolving member, means for moving the magnet upon the member and for rotating the member. i
2. In an advertising device the combina tion of an electromagnet, a follower, a table interposed between the magnet and the follower, a rotatively mounted arm adapted to movably mount the magnet and mechanism adapted to rotate the arm and to move the magnet on the arm, whereby the follower will be caused to move in a circuitous path. y
3. In combination in an advertising device, av magnet, a follower, a table interposed between the magnet and the follower, an arm adapted to mount the magnet, a crank arm operatively connected with the magnet and adapted to move the magnet along the arinwhen the crank arm is rotated with relation to the magnet carrying arm, and means adapted to rotate the arms with relation to each other, whereby the magnet and the follower will be given a circuitous path of travel.
4. An advertising device comprising a magnet, a rotatively mounted arm having guides adapted to reeiprocally mount the magnet, a crank arm operatively connected with the magnet and adapted to be rotated relatively to the magnet carrying arm to reciprocate the magnet on the magnet carrying arm, and mechanism adapted to rotate the arms at different speeds.
5. ln an advertising device the combination of a magnet, a rotatively mounted arm having ways adapted to reciprocally mount the magnet, a crank arm mounted to rotate concentrically with the magnet carrying arm and operatively connected with the magnet, mechanism adapted to rotate the magnet carrying arm, mechanism adagted to rotate the crank arm at a rate of speed different from that of the magnet carrying arm, and means adapted to drive the mechanisms.
In testimony whereof, l have hereunto subscribed my name this 17th day of May, 1915.
VILLIAM Gr. REUTER.
Witnesses VALTER F. MURRAY, W. THORNTON BocnR'r.
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