US 1406916 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
' H. 1. ARNOLD.
SIGN FOR ROADSIDES.
APPLICATION FILED NOV.l0, I919.
1,406,9 Patented Feb. 14, 1922.
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Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Feb. 14, 1922.
Application filed November 10, 1919. Serial No. 336,774.
To all who 11bit may concern:
Beit known that I, HENRY J. ARNOLD, a citizen of the United States, residing at the cit and county of Denver and State of 0010- ra 0, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Signs for Roadsides; and I do 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, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
The object of this invention is to provide a simply constructed and efiicient sign which may be placed at roadsides at right angles to the road, whereby both sides of the sign may be used for displaying advertising matter.
Briefly, the invention comprises a framework composed of tubing about which the edges of a sheet metal sign member are rolled, whereby the tubing forms a border for the sign itself.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view on an enlarged scale, showing means for attaching guy wires.
Fig. 4 is a detail, showing one method of anchoring the standards in the ground; and
Fig. 5 is a detail showing another method.
The framework comprises a pair of standards 10, onto the upper ends of which Us 12 are threaded, as indicated'at 14. A transverse piece of tubing 16 is threaded into the other ends of the Us Each standard 10 is provided with a T 20, which is slid upon the standard and secured in position by means of a set screw 22. A lower transverse tube 24 is threaded into the Ts. The lower ends of the standards 10 are firmly fixed in the ground by means of concrete blocks 26, the concrete being poured into a hole around the standards 10, the top of the hole being then filled with earth. A loop 30, provided with eyes 32 on the lower side thereof, as shown in Fig. 3, is mounted upon the lower transverse parts, and guy wires 34 are fixed in the eyes 32, the lower ends of the guy wires being anchored in the means of small stakes 36.
The sign proper comprises a display plate 40,. composed of sheet metal, which is cut ground, as by away at the corners,'as indicated at 42, and
the opposite direction. .At the same time the portions 44, rolled about the tubing, form the sides or border of the frame, and make an attractive structure;
If desired, only a short portion of the standards 10 may be inserted in the ground and these may be provided with Ts 50, receiving horizontal tubing 52, threaded thereinto. The lower ends of the guy wires 34 are anchored to the ends of these transverse tubes 52, and the latter are then embedded in concrete 54, which is covered with earth. This structure is desirable where the ground is rocky and it is impossible to drill deep holes to receive the standards 10, as indicated in Fig. 4.
This device is designed to be handled in knock-down form, the edges of the sign plate being rolled only partially. It is a matter of only a few moments to thread the pipes 10 and 16 into the Us 12, thread the Ts 20 onto the pipe 24, slip the Ts over the pipes 10, tighten the set screws 22, and place the sign plate over the frame, completing the rolling of the edges to secure the plate. Thus, large quantities of these signs canbe carried in one load, which is not possible with the ordinary wooden signs.
1. A sign comprising a horizontal member, an L threaded onto each end thereof, upright members threaded into said Ls, Ts slidable on said upright members, means securing said Ts to intermediate portions of said upright members, a second transverse member threaded into said Ts, and a flat sign plate having its edges rolled about said members, whereby both sides of said signplate are exposed for display.
2. A sign comprising a horizontal member, an: L threaded onto each end thereof, upright members threaded into said Ls,
Ts slidable on said upright members, means securing said Ts to intermediate portions of said upright members, a second transverse member threaded into said Ts, a flat si plate having its edges rolled about said members, whereby both sides of said signplate are exposed for display, means on the HENRY J. ARNOLD.