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Publication numberUS1270883 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 2, 1918
Filing dateApr 19, 1917
Priority dateApr 19, 1917
Publication numberUS 1270883 A, US 1270883A, US-A-1270883, US1270883 A, US1270883A
InventorsLester F Scott Jr
Original AssigneeLester F Scott Jr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1270883 A
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L. F. SCOTT, 1a..

SIGN.

APPLICATION FILED APR-19,1917.

Patented July 2, 1918.

' INVENTOR. .Zesfer 1750023, J

A TTORNE Y.

, UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

LESTER F. SCOTT, JB., DE LOS ANGELES,' CALIFORNIA.

SIGN.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Lns'rna F. Soo'rr, Jr., a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Sign, of which the following is a specification. I This invention relates to a sign, and particularly pertains to a sign which is especially adapted for use'along. highways for advertisingpurposes and also for mdicatlng directions and denoting-distances.

It is the object of this invention to provide a sign of the above character which may be constructed of metal so as to render it substantial and durable and which embodies a frame and a series of demountable sign plates adapted to be removed and replaced as occasion may require.

Another object is to provide an eflectlve means for securing the sign plates in place on the frame by which they may be easily and quickly secured in place and removed.

A further object is to provide means whereby a plurality of the sign plates may be detachably connected to the frame by a single fastener.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the Sig]? showing it assembled.

ig. 2 is a view in elevation of the sign frame with the sign plates removed. I

Fig. 3 is a view in elevation of a sheath for securing the sign plates in the frame.

Fig. 4 is a detail horizontal section as seen on the line 44 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is a detail in perspective illustrating the manner of detachably connecting one end of the sheath to the frame.

Fig. 6 is a detail in perspective showing the means of fastening and clamping the other end of the sheath to the frame.

Fig. 7 is a section illustrating a modified form of the frame and sheath construction.

In carrying out the invention the frame is formed of a pair of angle irons 8 and 9 placed back to back as shown'inFig. 4 and slightly spaced apart and which angle irons are bent fl shape as shown in Fig. 2 to form the frame with spaced parallel side members 10 and 11 connected together at their upper ends by an arched portion 12. Extending between the members 10 and 11 and spaced suitable distances apart are horizon- Bpeeilcation of Letters Intent.

Application filed April 1a, 1911. srm No. 188,289.

and removal of the sign plates.

Patented July 2, 1918.

member 11. The cross bars divide the frame into a series of divisions each of which is designed to receive a sign plate 18. The sign plates are insertedin the slots formed between the frame members and are supported on the cross bars, It is essential that the plates be of a thickness slightly less than that of the crossbars so as to provide a clearance between the angle irons 8 and 9 which .will permit of the ready insertion The sign plates are preferably of such width that when placed in the frame their vertical edges will project a short distance beyond the outer faces of the frame.

As a means for holding the sign plates in place, a n. shaped sheath 19 is provided which is designed to conform to the outer face of the frame and is formed with an opening. 20 adjacent one end to receive the hook 16. A threaded stem 21 is mounted on the other end of the sheath and is adapted to be inserted through the loop 17. A nut 22 screwed on the stem bears against the loop and securely clamps the sheath in place on the frame. The sheath in extending over the outer face of the frame bears against the edges of the sign plates and tends to buckle same so that they will bear on each of the frame members 8 and 9 and thus hold the plates against rattling. The joint between the plates and the frame members is covered so rain will be prevented from getting into the'joint and causing rust to form and wash onto the display faces of the sign plates.

The principal function of the sheath is to prevent the plates being removed by unauthorized persons and to lock the sheath against removal a pin 23 is driven into the bolt and stem, and concealed by paint. Any other suitable means may be employed for locking the sheath.

The angle iron frame members 8 and 9 are referably bent to have less than a right ang ed cross section, as shown in Fig. 4, and the sheath is bent to have a V cross section,

being formed on an angle less than that of the outer faces of the frame members so that when the sheath is drawn tight on the frame,

the sheath will spread slightly and. bearclose on the surface of the frame members. The angle iron frame members, may, however, be formed with a right angle cross section, as shown in'Fig. 7 and the edges of the sheath turned in to form the necessary channel by which the sheath is held against lateral movement when clamped on the frame members.

As a means for supporting the sign, the side members are embedded in concrete footings 24 and anchored diagonal braces 25 are secured o the frame to hold it against dis placement.

While I have described my invention specifically. it is manifest that it ma" be embodied in other forms and that various changes may be made in the construction without departing from the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a sign, a frame, a plurality of sign plates slidably supported in said frame, .and

' removable means encompassing the frame contacting the sign plates to clamp the latter collectively on the frame. i

2. A sign comprising a pair of inverted U-shaped frame members spaced apart, a series of cross bars connecting the side portions of said members, removable sign plates interposed between said frame members and supported on the cross bars, and a sheath encompassing the frame members for holding said sign plates in place.

3. A sign comprising a pair of inverted U-shaped frame members spaced apart, a series of cross bars connecting the side portions of said members, removable sign plates interposed between said frame members and supported on the cross bars, a sheath encompassing the frame members for holding said sign plates in place, and means for detachably connecting the sheath to the frame members.

4. A sign comprising a pair of inverted U-shaped frame members spaced apart, a series of cross bars connecting the side portions of said members, removable si 11 plates interposed between said frame mem ers and supported on the cross bars, a sheath encompassing the frame members for holding said sign plates in place, said sheath formed with a channel in which the frame members seat, and means for clampingthe sheath on said frame members.

5. A sign comprising a pair of inverted U-shaped frame members spaced apart, a series of crossbars connecting the side portions of said members, removable sign plates interposed between said frame members and supported on the cross bars, a sheath en-. compassing the frame members for holding said sign plates in place, said sheath conforming to the outside edge ofthe frame members, a hooked connection between one end of the sheath and the frame members, and means acting on the other end of the sheath for clamping the sheath on said frame members.

conforming to the outer edge of the frame members adapted to be detachably engaged with the hook and to encompass the frame members, a stem carried by said sheath adapted to be inserted through the loop, and

means acting on said stem for clamping the sheath on the frame. members.

7. A sign comprising a pair of spaced frames having parallel side members, a series of sign plates slidably mounted between said side members and projecting beyond the clamping the sheath on the frame members and plates to hold the latter in place.

' 8. A sign comprising a pair of spaced angle irons, a sign plate slidable therebetween, and a removable strap extending along the angle irons adapted to holdthe sign plate in place.

LESTER F. SCOTT, n.

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US2631392 *Jun 9, 1951Mar 17, 1953Stevenson Willard JSign
US4604820 *Jan 23, 1985Aug 12, 1986Build-A-Sign, Inc.Modular sign
US7730653Dec 20, 2006Jun 8, 2010Georgia Production & Supply, LlcInformation display system
US20070209258 *Dec 20, 2006Sep 13, 2007Zazworsky Ronald JrInformation display system
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/611.5, 40/611.6, 40/607.1
Cooperative ClassificationG09F15/0006