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Publication numberUS1463217 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 31, 1923
Filing dateJun 23, 1921
Publication numberUS 1463217 A, US 1463217A, US-A-1463217, US1463217 A, US1463217A
InventorsF. J. Kristofek
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1463217 A
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July 31, 1923. 1,463,217

' F. J. KRISTOFEK MINIATURE PARKING SIGN Filed June 23. 1921 Patented July 31, 1923.

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Application filed June 23,

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK J. Kins'rornn, ,a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Paul, in the county of Ramsey and State of Minnesota, have invented a new and use ful Improvement in Miniature Parking Signs, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a miniature parking sign which is designed to be used as a desk utility and the primary object of which is in a device which is separable and collapsible into a compact state so that it can be stored in cartons for mailing or shipping as may be desired. This parking sign is designed to simulate the ordinary street parking sidewalk sign and provides a device of an attractive nature adaptable for various uses.

The feature of the invention includes making the parking sign of simple, inexpensive parts, namely, a base-portion, a tubular standard and a disk sign plate all of which are separable from each other, which simplifies the manufacture and allows the sign to be taken apart and stored in a small space. This is very important in a device of this nature where it is used in a miniature state as it is desirable to send them through the mails individually and collectively and thus making it much easier to handle.

It is a material advantage in the manufacture of this invention to have the parts separable. This construction allows the base 85 to be made of a stamping which simulates the ordinary base of a sidewalk parking sign; and the standard can be made by stamping it to make a tubular member, whereas the display plate constitutes a simple disk stamped from any suitable material and is held in the bifurcated upper end of the standard. When thebase and standard are made of metal and the display plate or disk is made of paper a very attractive sign is formed. The paper display disk is rigidly engaged by the standard in a very effective manner. H

In the drawings forming a part of this specification:

Figure -1 is a side view in elevation of the parking sign.

Figure 2 is a central sectional view of the parking sign.

Figure 3 illustrates the parts of the parking sign when separated from each other.

"1921'. Serial Nb. Masai.

The parking sign A. is formed with a disk- 7 like base portion 10 which is adapted to sup port a tubular standard 11. The base 10 is formed with a raised portion. 12 and an inwardly extending annularfiange 13 which frictionally engages the lower end 14 of the standard 11 to rigidly hold and support the standard in a vertical position. The flange 13 is extended to form a vertical portion which holds the standard 11 perpendicular to the base 10.

The standard 11 is in the form of a hollow tubing, being stamped from sheet metal and formed cylindrical with a longitudinal seam extending throughout its length. Upon in serting the end 14 into the opening 15 of the base 10 the standard at this point is slightly compressed to hold it fi'ictionally under spring tension in the base 10. The base 10 can be formed of any suitable material and when desired can be of material which is heavier than the remainder of the parking sign so as to form a base portion with suflicient weight to balance the sign.

The upper end 16 of the standard 11 is bifurcated to form a slot 17 into which the display disk or plate 18 engages in a manner to firmly grip the same to support it centrally above the standard. The tubular nature of the standard 11 causes the ends of the bifurcated portion 16 to firmly engage the display plate. Where the disk 18 is made of paper and the standard 11 of metal the sharp edges of the bifurcated ends 16 of the standard 11 cut into the surface of the paper in a very effective manner to'engage and holid the display plate 18 firmly to the stand ar These parking signs are very attractive in their miniature form and have been in considerable demand for a desk novelty.

In accordance with the patent statutes I have described the principles of operation of my invention and have illustrated in the drawlngs a particularfornr and construction, but I desire to have it understood that I do not wish to confine myself to the particular design illustrated and wish to have it understood that the invention can be carried out by other means and applied to uses other than those set forth within the scope of the following claims:

1. A display article including atubular seamed standard, a divided end formed on said standard, a display member adapted to be engaged by said divided end under ten sion, a base member and an annular depend ing flange within said base member adapted to engage the end of said standard to compress the same to hold it rigidly underspring tension to said base member in a vertical position.

2. A miniature parking sign comprising a base member formed with a central upwardly projecting portion, a central open ing formed in said base portion, a downwardly depending flange having a vertical side Wall extending about said opening, a tubular standard one end of which is adapt ed to be inserted in and compressed by said depending flange to hold it rigidly! connected to said base and a bifurcated end on said standard adapted to detachably secure a display member on the upper end of said standard.


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U.S. Classification248/158, 40/607.2, 40/607.1
Cooperative ClassificationF16M11/00