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Jan. 15 1924.
C. A. FETTERS REVERSIBLE SIGN Filed May 23 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Jan. 15 1924.
c. A. FETTERs REVERSIBLE SIGN Filed May 23 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Jan 15, liti ate CHARLES A. FETTEIRS, F WASHIIIGTON, DISTRICT 033' COLUIEBIA, ASSIGNOB TO X-LENT COMKE'ANY, A GOR'PORATIQN 0E DELAWARE.
Application filed May 23, 1823. Serial No. 640,859.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that CrrAnLns A. Fsr'rnns,
a citizen of the United Statearesiding at Washington, in the District of Columbia,
c has invented certain new and useful linprovements in Reversible Signs, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to theaccompanying drawings. lhe invention relates to reversible signs 30 and has for its object to provide a device of this character, wherein the sign comprises a plurality of pivotally connected sign sections, which sections are reversible in relation to each other on their pivotal points, and has for its object to provide the sign sections with slide receiving means on opposite sides of the sign sections.
a manner whereby slides of equal widths sign sections.
A further object is to provide a reversible arranged whereby upon reversal oione sign.
section, the advertising matter will be again displayed, and the succeeding month, thereby allowing all of the calendar months to be successively displayed, and all of the advertising matter to be displayed at all times. A further object is to provide the adjacent engaging sides of the sign sections with channeled members, which channeled members are provided with means for receiving slides on opposite sides of the sign sections. I With the above and other objects in View the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts as hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawing, described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention. p
In the drawings Figure 1' is a'perspective view of the sign, showing thesame used as calendar, in
W connection withadvertising matter.
v The slide; receiving means being preferably formed in may be received on either side of the pivoted.
Figure 2 is a perspective View of the sign showing the reverse side to that shown Figure Figure 3 is an enlarged detail view show- 7 ing in front elevation the adjacent channels of sign sections, and parts shown broken away to better show the structure.
Figure 4 is a detail sectional view taken on line 4:& of Figure-1.
Figure 5 is a perspectiveview of another form of p the sign, showing the channels formed to receive slideson opposite sides of the sign sections in grooves.
Figure 6 is a detail sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Figure 5.
Figure 7 is a detail sectional View taken on line 77 of Figure 5. i
Referring to the drawings, and particularly to Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, the numeral 1 designates a plurality of reversible sign sections, which sections are pivotally connected together at 2, whereby any of the sections may be reversed in a horizontal plane, independently of the other'sections, thereby allowing display matter of opposite sides of the sections to bedisplayed. The sign sections 1 are normally held in the same vertical planes by means of lugs 3, which are received in recesses i of channel members 5 carried by the adjacent ends of the sign sections. The'lugs 3 upon the rotation of any of the sign sections spring into the depressions 4 and hold the sections against further rotation until pressure is applied to the ends of the sign sections in opposite directions. The channel members 5 not only term means for carrying the lugs 3 and the depressions 4, and means whereby the sections can be pivotally connected together, but also form longitudinal stiiiening means for the sign sections. By referring to Fig ures l and 2 it will be seen that the sign sections have printed or otherwise placed thereon the calendar months 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
19, 13, 14-, 15, 16, and 17. It will be seen that the calendar month January on the upper sign section 1, when reversed independently of the other sections will be turned to the back of the other signs, and the month February will be turned to the front of the all times.
sign. At the end of March as indicated at 8, the second sign section is reversed and the month of April will be turned to the front, the same operation takes place with the succeeding sign sections, consequently with six sign sections, all of the calendar months may be successively displayed. Also printed or otherwise placed on the sign sections 1 is advertising matter 19, the same advertising matter is on opposite sides of the sign sections, consequently during the successive rotation of the sign sections, all of the advertising matter will be displayed at The signs are preferably formed from sheet tin, and subject matter thereon is preferably lithographed, however it is to be understood that the sign may be formed from any material and the subject matter placed thereon in any manner desired.
At the end of the year the user of the sign secures a plurality of slides 20, on which new calendars may be printed or any other subject matter. The slides when received are placed on the sign sections 1 as shown in dotted lines in Figure 4. The channels 5 are formed integral with the sign sections 1, and are substantially rectangular shaped in transverse cross section. However their flanges 21 terminate spaced from opposite sides of the sign sections 1 thereby forming slide receiving slots 22 on opposite sides of the sign sections, and at the upper and lower ends of the sign sections. By positioning the flanges 21 on opposite sides of the sign sections, it will be seen that slides may be of uniform height. thereby allowing the same size of slides to bereceived and supported in the slots 22 and behind the lugs 23 carried by the inner sides of the channels 5. The lugs 23 are preferably struck out from the channels 5. It is also to be understood that any number of slides may be received if desired, consequently a substantially perpetual calendar is provided and it will only be necessary at the end of the year to supply the user with additional slides.
Referring to Figures 5 to 7 inclusive, the structure is substantially the same, with the exception that the channels 5 of the sign "ections l are substantially U-shaped in transverse cross section and are provided with inwardly extending flanges 24, which terminate adjacent the opposite sides of the sign sections 1, thereby forming slots 25 on opposite sides of the sign sections adjacent the upperand lower edges thereof for the reception of slides 20. The U-shaped channels 5 are formed integral with the sign ectio'ns l by bending the material on itself as at 26. however the portions 26 are on opposite sides of the sign sections to each other and at opposite edges of the sign sections, therefore it will be seen that slides 20 of equal width or height may be received and held, and at the same time the channels are bent when formed from the same piece of material as the sign sections. The sign sections 1 in the forms shown in Figures 5 to 7 inclusive are pivotally connected together by means of rivets 27, which pass through the adjacent walls of the lJ-shaped channels and preferably through the portions 26 thereof.
From the above it-will be seen that a reversible sign is provided, which is formed from a plurality of slide receiving sections pivotally connected together, which sections are provided with means whereby slides may be received and held on opposite sides of the sign sections. It will also be seen that the sign sections are provided with elongated channels, which channels are constructed in a manner whereby slides of equal height may be received therein without possibility of movement of displacement of the slides.
The invention having been set forth what is claimed as new and useful is 1. The combination with a reversible sign comprising a plurality of sections reversible independent of each other, of means carried by the opposite sides of the sections for receiving slides.
2. The combination with a reversible sign comprising a plurality of sign sections reversible independent of each other, of means carried by the opposite sides of the sections for receiving and detachably holding slides.
3. The combination with a reversible sign comprising a plurality of sign sections reversible independent of each other, channel members carried by the adjacent sides of the sign sections and provided with slide receiving slotsat opposite sides of the sign sections and at opposite ends of the sign sec-- tions and lugs carried by said channels at opposite sides of the sign sections to the slots and in combination with said slots forming means for receiving slides.
4:. The combination with channel members carried by the adjacent sides of pivotally connected reversible sign sections, of means carried by said channel members for receiving and holding slides on opposite sides of the sign sections.
5. The combination with channeled members carried by the adjacent sides of reversibly connected sign sections, of means carried by said channeled members for receiving and holding slides of equal width on opposite sides of the sign sections.
6. The combination with channeled members carried by opposite ends of a sign, of means carried by. said channeled members for receiving and holding slides on opposite sides of the sign, said means being formed integral with the channeled members and comprising struck outlugs and slots.
7. The combination with channeled members carried by opposite ends of a sign, of
means for holding slides on opposite sides of the sign, said means comprising members carried by the channels at opposite ends to slots carried by the channels.
8. The combination with channeled members carried by opposite ends of a sign, of means for holding a slide at one side of the sign, said means comprising lugs carried by one of the channels opposite a slot carried by the other channel.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.
CHARLES A. FETTERS.