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CHARLES FOSTER EAREIrAM, or LORAIE, OHIO, AssIGNOR To AMERICAN STOVE COMPANY, OE ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, A CORPORATION OE NEWH JERSEY.
Specification Of Letters Patent.
Patented May 31, 1921.
Application filed December 3, 1920. Serial No. 428,049.
T 0 all whom @'25 may cof/wcm Be it known that I, CHARLEs F. FARNHAM, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lorain, in the county of Lorain and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Cards, of which the following is a specification, refern ence being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to improvements in display cards, the object of which is to provide a card with the representation of a hand, that is constructed to be temporarily attached to the regulating wheel of an oven heat regulator for advertising purposes, so that the representation of the hand appears to grasp the wheel for turning it.
A further object of the invention is to provide a display card for advertising purposes with an opening to receive the periphery of the regulating wheel of an oven regulator, and to provide the card with means for holding it in proper position in respect to the regulating wheel, so that the representation of the hand on the card appears to grasp the wheel for turning it.
Further objects of the invention will appear from the following description:
In the accompanying' drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing my improved display card in position on a regulator wheel of an oven heat regulator.
Fig. 2 is an edge view of the display card showing it held in position on the regulator wheel of an oven'heat regulator.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of my improved card, showing it iii position on the regulating wheel of an oven regulator.
Fig. 4 is a horizontal central sectional View of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a rear detached perspective view of my improved display card.
Referring now to the drawings, 1 indi- Cates the oven and 2 a housing for a heat regulator, which is located outside of thev oven. The heat regulator controls the supply of gas to the oven and this supply of gas is regulated by a regulating wheel 3. As the construction of the regulator for controlling the supply of gas forms no part of this present invention, it is neither shown nor described. Any form of regulator may be employed so long as it embodies an external regulating wheel, so far as iny present improvement in display cards is concerned.
In the forni of regulator here shown, the l regulating wheel 3 is at the upper end of the housing 1, and the wheelV has at its inner edge a plurality of notches 4, with which a lspring latch 5 cooperates to hold the wheel in its adjusted position.
My improved display card 6 is preferably circular in shape, but this shape is not essential to my present improvement.
The display card is used purely for advertising purposes and has no relation to the operation of the regulator. It is attached to the regulator to attract attention when a stove with a regulator is exhibited forsale, in a window or sales room, and to indicate how the regulator wheel is operated ,f by hand. This card is removed from the regulator wheel if it is to be operated, and when the regulator is in use, since it has no part or function whatever in the operation' of the heat regulator. The card also provides a surface upon which advertising or descriptive matter may be printed. I
The card is provided with an opening 7, here shown, of a `shape to receive a portion of one edge of the regulating wheel 3, so that it projects through the opening 7, as clearly shown. rlhe outer wall 8 of the opening is divided by a transverse slit 9, whereby the outer wall 8 can be placed between the inner side of the latch 5 and a boss or projection 10 extending' outward from the upper end of the housing 1. Preferably the inner edge 11 of the opening 7 will engage in the notches d of theregulating wheel 3.
The card is provided with the representation of a hand 12 in position to appear to grasp the periphery of the regulating wheel 3, for turning it to regulate the oven heat regulator.
F or the purpose of further steadying the display card in position, I provide it with an elastic 13, which may be of any suitable form, and the ends of this elastic are suitably attached to the inner face of the card, as shown at 14. When the card is in position on the periphery of the wheel 3, the elastic 13 is placed around a suitable projection at the outer side of the wheel. In
the form here shown, this projection is a hub l5, extending outward from the. outer side of the regulating Wheel 3.
VI do not desire to limit myself to the particular `construction here shown, the essential feature of which is to provide a display card With an opening to receive the periphery of a regulating Wheel and the representation of a hand in position in respect to the opening to indicate that the hand is grasping the periphery of the Wheel.
A display card of this character when applied to the regulating Wheel indicates the manner'in which the wheel is regulated by the hand and has been found to be an excellent advertising and display medium for an oven heat regulating Wheel.
l/Vhile it is especially intended to use the representation of a hand located on the display card in respect to the Wheel 3? as shown and described, l desire it to be understood that other advertising or descrip tive matter may be placed on the display card, Without allgecting its construction whereby the display card receives the periphery oi the wheel 3 and is held in its shown relation to the periphery of the said Wheel.
VHaving thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is receive the periphery of a regulating Wheela the display card having the representation of a hand with the lingers positioned in respect to the opening to indicate that they are grasping the periphery ot the Wheel, and means for holding the card in position j in respect to the Wheel.
3. A display card containing display Inatter having an opening to receive the periphery of a regulating Wheel, the opening having end Walls adapted to engage the periphery of the Wheel and means for holding thevend Walls in engagement With the periphery of the Wheel. Y
t. A display card containing display matter having an opening with side and end Walls adapted to engage respectively the sides and periphery of the Wheel7 the card having the representation of a hand with the lingers positioned in respect tothe end Walls of the opening. Y f
5. A display card containing display matter having an Yopening to receive the periphery of a regulating Wheel, the Wheel having a projection and a card carrying means for engaging the projection to hold it in position in respect to the wheel.
6. A displaycard containing display matter having an opening` to receive the periphery or' a Wheel, the Wheel having at its outer side a projection vand the inner side of the card having an elastic adapted to engage the projection for the purpose oi' holding the card.
7. A display card containing display matter having an opening to receive the periphery of a regulating Wheela the card having inner and outer Walls adapted to engage the inner and outer side of the Wheel for holding the card in position in respect to the Wheel.
S. The combination with a regulating Wheel, of a display card having an edge Wall at the outer side oi' the Wheel and the representation of a hand, the ingers of' the hand extending beyond the said wall in grasping position in respect to the periphery of the Wheel, and means Jlor holding the card with said edge Wall at the outside ot the Wheel.
ln testimony whereof l hereunto aiiix my signature.
CHARLES FOSTER FARNHAM.