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Publication numberUS1384757 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 19, 1921
Filing dateApr 21, 1921
Priority dateApr 21, 1921
Publication numberUS 1384757 A, US 1384757A, US-A-1384757, US1384757 A, US1384757A
InventorsHarrison William E
Original AssigneeHarrison William E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Placard-sustaining means
US 1384757 A
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w.- E. HARRISON. P LACARD SUSTMNING MEANS.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 2h 192].

1,384,757. Patented July 19, 1921.

UNITED STA WILLIAM E. HARRISON, or uNIoN CITY, INDIANA.

Application filedApril 21, 1921.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM E. H RRISON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Union City, in the county of Randolph and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Placard- Sustaining Means; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to improvements in placard supports, and more particularly to such as are adapted for facilitating the display of order and price cards.

Among the objects in view are the facilitating of the display of such a card as a notice to a tradesman of the quantity of material required on any particular occasion, and the adaptation of such a display means to enable the employmentof profitable advertisement in connection therewith and without interfering with the effective utilization of the display means.

With these and further objects in view as will in part hereinafter become apparent and in part be stated, the invention comprises certain novel constructions, combinations and arrangements of parts as subsequently specified and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device embodying the features of the present invention, the card to be supported being indicated in dotted lines.

Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof, parts being shown in dotted lines in an adjusted position different from that of the position of the parts when furnished by the manufacturer.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, 1 indicates a bail-like frame formed of wire and terminating at the lower ends of the bail in return loops 2, 2, which outstand on an incline from the planes of the side bars of the frame 1, the said loops being thus spread apart and affording a wide base for the card to be received. The wire or other rod of which the bail-like frame 1 is made extends beyond the loops 2at an inclination substantially continuous of the inclination of the loops 2, and thus forms a pair of crossing rods 3, 3, which terminate at their upper portions in straight, upstanding sections 3',

3', ending at their upper ends in eyes 4, 1. i

The crossing arms r reds are pable of Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 19, 1921.

Serial No. 463,133.

being adjusted laterally with respect to each other. so as to cause the eyes 4: to approach or i recede from each other, as indicated by the dotted lines in Fig. 2, so that the eyes may be applied to supporting pins spaced at variable distances. I

V In use, the placard to be displayed is slipped edgewise between the upper end of the bail-like frame 1 and the adjacent crossing portions of the arms or rods 3, and then forced on down to a position within and resting in the bights of loops 2. The placard thus applied will be gripped between the upper end portion of the bail-like frame 1 and the adjacent crossing portions of arms 3, and will also be gripped by the lower portions of the bail-like frame 1 and the adjacent crossing portions of the arms 3, where by the placard will be firmly held in place durin g use. After the placard has been thus applied, the placard support may be mounted in any desired manner at a point for effective display. The method of mounting, of course, may vary but consists preferably of placing the eyes 1 over supporting outstanding pins. If the user desires to display a card in a' window, hecan do so by merely passing a suitably supported cord through the eyes 4.

The parallel or straight upstanding portions 3 of the arms 3 facilitate the application and retention of a sheet or plate 5 made up preferably of a strip of metal and bent back upon itself at its end' portions, the return parts of the end portions being looped about the straight portions 3 of arms 3 so that the plate 5 is effectively held in position. This plate is designed merely for bearing an effective advertisement, and may be left on the arms 3 during use or removed at the will of the user. Of course, when the. arms 3 are sprung toward each other to the position indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 2, the return portions of plate 5 will thereby be caused to open and the plate will be removed, but this will not occur until after the user has had an opportunity to observe the advertisement appearing on the plate 5. The wire of which the present improved support is made is preferably of spring material, so that the parts may flex with respect to each other without losing their tendency to return to their initial positions.

What is claimed is 1. Placard sustaining means comprising an upstanding, bail-like frame terminating at its loWer portions in laterally inclined return loops, the material of which the said frame is made being extended in eaoh'instance beyond the loops to form crossing arms lying in the rear of the bail-like frame,

and the upper portions of the arms being formed into support engaging means, the arms be ng arranged sufiiciently contiguous to the bail-like frame both at the lower porframe is made being extended in each instancev beyond the loops to form crossing arms lying in the rear of the bail-like frame and sufiiciently adjacent thereto for gripping a card between the frame and the arms, and eachof the arms.- beingformed With a straight,-upstanding portion parallel to the straight portion of the other and above the bail-like frame and terminating in a support engaging means. H I

In testimony WhereofI afiix' mysignature in presence of two Witnesses.

WILLIAM E. HAltRISON.

Witnesses: I

IRA VERNON, CATHERINE HnnBER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/489, 248/490, 40/659
International ClassificationG09F1/10, G09F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F1/10
European ClassificationG09F1/10