US 1425758 A
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R. MJHNGERANDD. W.-L|LES.
ADVERTISING DEV l-CE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR-21,1922.
Patented Aug. 15, 1922.
, N IT y S ROBERT ivi. FINGER AND nnxrnaw mnnsor 'BADIN, Non'rrr Gamma,
Specification ofLettcrsPatcnti am nt d 5915; 22;
Application filed March 21, 1922.Serial No.- 545,60 1. A
an advertising sign constructed so as to attract attention and-indicate the character of the goods advertised.
Another object is to provide a device of this character constructed to operate in the manner of a wind mill vane and which carries thereon a rotatable member also operable by air currents.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that within the scope of what is claimed,
changes in the precise embodiment of the invention shown, can be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 represents a side elevation, with parts broken out, of a sign constructed in accordance with this invention.
Figure 2 is a detail horizontal section takenon the line 2-2 of Figure 1, and
Figure 3 is a transverse vertical section taken on the line 3-8 of Figure 1.
In the embodiment illustrated, the sign constituting this invention is constructed from a sheet 1 of any suitable metal, preferably representing the bottle necks and breasts 2, the lower portions of the bottles being formed by painting the opposed faces of the sheet. Any desired number of these representations of bottles or other containers2 may be formed and they are preferably graduated in size from the center of th plate toward the ends thereof.
The container 3 which is located at one end of the sheet 1 which will be called the front end, is preferably made much larger than the others and has a cut out portion 4 in which is mounted the container 5 shown in the form of a bottle and which may be constructed of any suitable material. The
rotary bottle 5 is'shown mounted at its opposlte ends on pintles 6 in'the form of needle points'and the body portion of said bottle is equipped with a pluralityof circumferentially spaced radially extending wings or vanes 7 against whichair currents: will impinge and the force of said current against f said wings cause rotation of the bottle 5.
The sheet or plate 1 is equipped with reinforcing ribs 8 which extend alongthe lower edge of said plate 1 on opposite faces thereof, and up around the inner edge of the front bottle 3, forming substantially a frame for the sign which will adapt it to resist strong currents of air andprevent the bend ing and breaking.
At the rear or tail end of the sign is a representation of a tilted bottle 9 which is formed .by suitably cutting the sheet 1, and a figure 10 of a boy is shown kneeling on one knee and grasping the neck of the bottle.
9 with his hands while his mouth is shown engaged with a straw 11 inserted in the bot-.
This sign be mounted on any suitable arranged substantially midway or at. the
point/of balance of the sign.
It is of course to beunderstood that theopposed faces of the sign may be exactly alike or different as desired. andthat it turn with the shifting of the wind. While the representations of bottlesare herein illustrated, itis to beunderstood that any other containers or objects .may be shown according to the goods to be advertised.
1. An advertising sign comprising a representation of a plurality .of containers, one of which is made larger than the others and has an attention attracting element movably mounted therein.
2. An advertising sign comprising a re resentation of a plurality of containers, one of whlch has an attention attracting eleme movably mounted therein, and means for supporting said sign in balanced posit on to provide for the rotary movement thereof. 3. An advertising sign comprising a,
sheet-like structure having articles to be ad.- vertised represented thereon, one .of said representations having a cut out portion.
with an element rotatable therein andv equipped With vanes forengagement by the In testimony that We claiim the foregoing; Wind, Wherebysaid element lsrotated, as our own, We have hereto aflixed our slgna- 10 4. 'A device of the class described 'comtures in the presence of two'wltnesses.
prising a metal sheet having its upper edge 7 ROBT. M. FINGER. cut to form the upper portions of the repre- DEXTER W. LILES. se'ntations of bottles, the bottle at one end VVitnesses: being tilted and equipped With a drinking R. M. LEFLER9 tube to attract the attention of the public. JOHN S. Cox.