US 1237502 A
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a. P. GONZALES. ROTARY DISPLAY DEVICE.
APPLlCATl 0N FILED AUG. 12, I916.
Patented Aug. 21,1917.
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m i v v I g 3 \q \1 Q R m m g .N w w s N x K INVENTOIR Richard E Gonzales.
ATTORNEY a. P. GONZALES. ROTARY DlSPLAY DEVICE;
APPLICATION FILED AUG. 12. I916.
Patent-ed Aug. 21, 1917.
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RICHARD P. GONZALES, OF EPORTQLO UISIAN A.
ROTARY DISPLAY DEVICE.
To all whom it may concern." v I Be it known that I, RICHARD PuGON'ZALES, a citizen of the United States," residing at Shreveport, in the county of Caddo and State of Louisiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Rotary 'Display Devices, of which-the following is a specification. v
This lnvention relates to animproved revolving display rack for posters and the principal object of the invention is to pro vide a display rack havi'n an improved type of standard" for rotata 1y mounting the rack, the'upper'portion of the standard being separate from and rotatably carried by the lower portion and carrying a contact plate having contact points for engagement with a contact carried by the lower portion of the standard thus intermittently illumi nating the display frame as it rotates.
Another object of the invention is to/so construct this display frame that the posters may be easily put in place, they being fastened uponthe walls of the frame and cow cred by protecting doors.
Another object of the invention is to soconstruct' this frame, that the upper portion, of the standard may be rotated by-mea'n's of a suitable motor mounted upon a platform Figure 1 is a view showing the improved revolving poster holder in side elevation,
Fig. 2 is a vertical section view through the poster holder taken along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1,
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken along the line 33 of Fig. 2,
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional View taken along the line ll of Fig. 2, and
Fig. 5 is a view showing the standard in vertical section.
The standard 10 is provided with an en larged base or supporting foot 11, the upper face of which is grooved to provide a seat 12 to receive the collar 13 which collar is threaded and carries a securing nut 14. A yoke 15 fits upon this collar 13 and is provided with arms which are secured to the walls of the carrying frame 16, It will thus Specification of Letters Patent- Patented. Aug, 21 11917,, Application fi1'edAugust12,1916'-. Seria1 Nb.114,605;
be seen that this carrying frame will be r0- ta-tably connected I with the base portion of the standard.
The upper portion 1 7' of this standard 10 isseparate from thelowerportion and is tapered.through'out its length, the lower portion being pointed and fitting into a bush ing 18 which is-placed in a socket 19' formed in the upper portion of the lower-standard," It will thus be seen that the upper portion of thestandard will be" rotatably mounted and that the wear will come upon the bushing 1'8 which" may be removed and replaced with a new bushing when worn. This upper port-ion of the standard isthreade'd so that theyokes 20'and 21 and blocks 22 may be mounted upon the upper portion of the standard, and held inplace by the securing nuts 23. The yoke 20 is connected with thelupper portion of the-carrying' frame "1-6, the yoke 21 is connectedwith theneck'24l of this ca-rrying frame and tioned about a suitable elect ricbulb and in order to illuminate the sign there has also been provided electric bulbs 28", the corner ones of which will be positioned within globes 29. Cond'uits 30' are provided in the standard" so that cables may be passed through them to supply current for the bulbs and also for the motor which will be mounted upon the platform 31 secured to the upper end of the lower portion of the standard and held in place by the set screw 32. A pulley wheel 33 is secured to the lower end portion of the upper portion of The terminal 27 is this standard so that the upper portion of the standard may be rotated or if desired a gear wheel may be substituted for the pulley. A contact plate 34 which carries contact points 35 is rigidly secured to the upper portion of this standard above the pulley wheel and as it rotates, its contact points will engage the contact arm 36 which is secured to the upper portion of the lower standard above the platform 31. The wires have not been shown as it is not necessary for the illustration of this invention.
When in use, the posters or cards which it is desired to display will. be secured to the spective contact points 35 and as these.
walls of the display frame 16 by thumb tacks or any other suitable device and the doors 37 will then be closed and held in the closed position by means of the fasteners 38. The
motor will then be started and through the medium of the pulley wheel 33, will rotate the upper portion of the standard. As the carrying frame together. with its neck and head are rigidly connected with the upper portion of this standard, this carrying frame will rotate. -.The lights upon each side of the frame will be connected with their repoints engage the contact arm 36, the lights will. be illuminated. The motor may be so wired that it will stop for a short period of time after. each partial revolution, or it may be, a continuous revolving motor according tothe wishes of the person making use of the display device. This display frame has been shown as triangular in cross section but it is of course obvious that it could be made any shape desired, it being simply necessary to provideadditional arms for the yokes in case additional faces are de-.
sired for the carrying frame. .By removing the fasteners for the lower yoke 16, the
carrying frame or body portion of the detatably connected with the stationary lower portion, a contact arm extending from the stationary lower portion of said standard, a contact carrier carried by the movable upper portion of the standard and provided with contact points for engaging the contact arm of the stationary lower portion of the Copies of this patent may be obtained 'for standard as the upper portion rotates, and a body rigidly connected with the rotatable upper portion of the standard.
2. A rotary display device comprising a standard including a lower portion having a socket formed in its upper end, a bushing fitting into said socket, an upper portion for thestandard fitting into said bushing, a contact arm extending from the stationary lower portion of saidustandard, a contact plate carried bythe. movable upper portion of the standard and provided with contact points for engaging the contact arm of the stationary lower portion of the standard as the upper portion rotates, a carrying frame rigidly connected with the rotatable upper portion of the standard, and means for permitting rotation of the upper portion of said standard.
' 3. A rotary display device comprising a standard including a stationary lower portion, a tapered upper portion rotatably connected with the stationary lower portion and providedwith threads at points throughout its length, yokes fitting upon the threaded portions of the upper portion of the standard, securing nuts screwed upon the threaded portion of the upper portion of the standard to securelyhold the yokes. in place, a collar rotatably mounted upon the lower portion of said standard, a securing nut threaded upon said collar, a yoke mounted upon said collar and held in place by the securing nuts thereof, a carrying frame rigidly connected with said yokes and positioned about said standard, and means permitting rotation of the upper portion of said standard. i
In testimony whereof I aim: my signature in presence of two witnesses.
RICHARD P. GONZALES. Witnesses:
D. lV. LOVE,
C. A. BAXTER.
five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents. Washington, D. G. r