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Publication numberUS1263072 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1918
Filing dateJul 13, 1916
Priority dateJul 13, 1916
Publication numberUS 1263072 A, US 1263072A, US-A-1263072, US1263072 A, US1263072A
InventorsAlexander F Klink
Original AssigneeBryant Zinc Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable banner.
US 1263072 A
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A. F. KLINK. PORTABLE BANNER. APPLICATION FILED JULY 13. 1916- Patented Apr. 16, 1918.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Fatented Apr. 16, 1918..

Application filed July 13, 1916. Smial No. 109,019.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALEXANDER F. KLINK, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a I new and useful Portable Banner, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to banners or signs, and more particularly to portable banners which can be used by watchmen at highway crossings and for similar purposes.

One of the principal objects of this invention is to devise a novel, simple and cheap portable banner which can be used in the night as well as in the daytime and. which will have a clear and arrestive appearance regardless of the force and direction of any Wind that may be blowing.

{)ther objects and advantages will appear hereinafter as the description of the invention progresses, and the novel features of the invention will be pointed out in the ap pended claim.

In the accompanying drawing, in which is illustrated the preferred physical embodiment of the invention, and in which like ref erence characters refer to like parts in the several views,

Figure 1 is a front view of a portable banner embodying the invention; and

Fig.2 is a view looking toward the left- ..hand end of the banner as it is viewed in Fig. 1. 4

Referring to the accompanying drawing, the body portion or banner proper 1s designated B and comprises a piece of light sheet I metal of a general rectangular shape upon both faces of which is painted the word Stop or other word or words of similar import, or other suitable arrestive figure or sign, the arrangement which I preferably employ being white letters on a red background. Secured to one end of the banner B in any suitable manner, as by rivets 5, is a hollow or tubular handle 6, which is provided with a cap 7 screwed over its end. The handle 6 forms a container for a number of dry cells, such as are commonly used in electric torches and the like, two of these cells designated 8 being shown. At one end of the handle 6 is secured an insulated contact button 9, with which one terminal of one of the cells 8 engages and the two cells 3 are p so; together a.

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ton 9 by a spring 10 secured to the inside face of the cap 7.

The cells 8 supply current for lighting suitable low voltage lamps which serve to illuminate the faces of the banner at. night; and in the arrangement shown, a double refiecting hood 11 is secured to the top edge of the banner B near the middle and forms a support for two lamps 12, one for each side of the banner. To avoid complication in illustration, the sockets or other means used for supporting the lamps are not shown; but the support and connections are such that one terminal of each filament 13 of each lamp 12 is electrically connected or grounded to the banner B, as indicated by the dots 14, while the other terminals of said filaments are connected together and toan insulated wire 15, as indicated bythe dotted lines 16 in Fig. Q. The conductor'15 is insulated from the banner B andextends 4 to the rear edge thereof, where it is connected to the blade of a spring switch or key S,

or other suitable circuit controller, mounted on a. block 17 of insulatin material secured to the rear edge of the anner B in convcnient reach. of a person holding the handle 6. A short insulated conductor 18 connects the stud 19 of the switch S with the button 9 in the handle 6.

When the switch S is closed, current may flow from one terminal of the cells 8 to the "button 9, along conductor 18 to the stud 19 of the switch S, through the switch, along conductor 15to the filaments of the lamps 12, thence to the banner, and through the handle 6, cap 7, and spring 10 back to the other terminal of the cells 8.

' From the foregoing description it can be seen that there is provided by my invention a banner or sign which can be clearly seen and understood both in the night and in the daytime, and one which will not be tangled up by the wind, as is quite likelyto happen with the ordinary flags or banners com- The'whole structure is light and can be easily handled by the watchman at a highway crossing and serves to give an indication which cannot be misunderstood, it being possible for'the watchman to attract attention in special cases by waving the banner. Other features and advantages of the c'onstruction embodying the inrention will be apparent without further auption.


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10 handle {or carrying the banner secured to said body portion, a double reflectin secured "to the upper edge of. said b'o y 01'- tion and adapted to reflect; light over .oth

faces of the bodyportion, electric lamps hood supported in said hood, dry cells contained 15 in said handle, electrical conductors connecting said dry cells and said lamps, and a manually operable circuit controller'included in said conductors.


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US6134820 *Mar 26, 1999Oct 24, 2000Martinez; Robert L.Hand-held safety signal
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U.S. Classification40/555, 40/563, 116/63.00R, 362/812, 116/63.00P, 340/321, 362/197
Cooperative ClassificationY10S362/812, G09F13/16