US 1487606 A
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March 18 1924. 1,487,606
J. C. ROBESON SIGN HOLDER Filed July 2'7. 1923 Patented Mar. 18, 1924.
UNITE '1!" STATES JOHN C. ROLBESON, DE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed 11113 27, 1923. Serial No. 654,129.
.7 '0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN C. RoBEsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented. new and useful Improvements in Sign Holders, of which the following is aspccilication'.
My invention relates to and has for. its purpose the provision of a sign card holder of. extremely simple and inexpensive construction by means of which a plurality of sign cards can be effectively: displayed on the Wall of a building, andv which holder is constructedtto permit the ready insertion or removal of the sign cards.-
It'is also a purpose ofmy invention to provide a sign cardholder which constitutes one of a plurality of: holder unitsadapted for association with each other to-produce a single holder. fora multiplicity of" sign cards.
Although I have herein shown and will describe only one form of sign cardholder embodying my invention, it is tobe understood that various changes :and modifications may be made herein. without departing from the spirit of the inventionandthe spirit and soopeiof the appended claims.
In the accompanying: drawings,
Fig. 1 is'a view showing in perspective a plurality ofsignicard holders assembled to produce a single holder whichis in applied position upon a wall.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view taken fromthe rear side of one. of the holder units comprised in the holder as shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view showing one of the holder units and taken from the front side thereof.
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 4-4: of Fig. 1.
Referring specifically to the drawings in which similar reference characters refer to similar parts, my invention in its present embodiment comprises a plurality of sign card holder units, the units being designated generally at A and, as shown in Fig. 1, ar ranged in end to end relation so as to give the effect of a single holder. Each holder unit, as shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, comprises a rectangular frame formed of any suitable material, such as metal, cardboard or the like, and this frame includes traverse members 16 arranged at intervals along the length of the frame and connected to the upper and lower portions thereof so as to provide display openings 17 between the members The members 16 are preferably formed integral with-the frame 15 to reduce the cost of manufacture, as will be understood. Secured to the rear side of members 1.6 are spacing strips 18, suchstrips' being co-extensivein length with the members l6 but offless width, as'clearly shown inFig. 3.
A backing plate 19 formed of metal or other suitable material is secured to the spacing stripslS so as; to be retained' in spaced relation to the frame 15 and to'thereby co:- operate with the traverse members 16 inproviding grooves 20 in which sign-cards 21 are received.
Supportingbars 22 are secured to the backing plate 19 and at intervals corresponding to the spacing strips 18. These bars have a straight rear'side' 22 the ends of which are inclined,-as indicated at 22 The front side 22 is of concave form so that in the applied position of the several bars, the frame 15, members 16, and spacing'st'rips 18 are all held in thisiconvex curvature so that when the sign cards 21 are in position within the holder they will likewise be held in corresponding.position so as to prevent bulging of the latter and: thereby permit the matter thereon. to be properly. displayed.
As shown in Figs: 2 and 3, strips 23 of rubber or other suitable material are secured onthe rear side of the=bars-22 so as to prevent the bars in anyway injuring the wall upon which the holder issupported; For hanging theholder'upon a wall, a rod 24. is extended through suitable openings formed in the bars 22, and it will be understood that this rod is adapted to engage hooks or other suitable hangers (not shown) for sustaining the holder as a unit upon a wall.
The spacing between the backing plate 19 and the frame 15 provides pockets between the members 16 into which the sign cards 21 are adapted to be inserted so as to be displayed within the openings 17. It will be understood that the cards are inserted at the upper edge of the holder and that when in position within the display openings 17 are held in concave form so that the matter thereon can be easily read when the holder is in position upon a wall.
In order that anyone of the holder units may be associated with other similar units to produce the effect of a single holder, threaded extensions are fixed within one of the endmost bars 22 in the manner clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 3. These extensions are adapted to pass through openings 26 of the endmost bar 22 of an adjacent unit, and by applying nuts 27 to the extensions, the two bars will be securely held to each other, thereby holding the units together in end to end formation.
That I claim is:
1. A Sign card holder, comprising a rectangular frame including transverse members at intervals along the length of the frame to provide display openings between the members, spacing members secured to the transverse members, a backing plate secured to the spacing members and cooperating with the transverse members to provide grooves, said backing plate being arranged in spaced relation to the frame and thereby co-operating with the latter to provide sign card receiving pockets and the edges of the cards being received in said grooves, spacing bars secured to the backing plate directly in the rear of the trans verse members, said bars having a straight rear side and a concave front side whereby the backing plate,'spacing .members, and frame are held in concave curvature, a supporting rod extending through all of the bars, threaded extensions on one of the bars and nuts engaging the extensions for the purpose described.
2. A sign card holder, comprising a frame having openings therein, a. backing plate, and spacing strips between the backing plate and frame for maintaining the two in spaced relation to each other to form pockets, the front side of said bars being concave for the purpose described.
3. A sign card holder, comprising a frame having openings therein, a backing plate, spacing strips between the backing plate and frame for maintaining the two in spaced relation to each other to form pockhaving display openings therein, a backing associated with the frame to provide pockets between the two in which sign cards are adapted to be received, bars secured to the backing at intervals, and threaded extensions extending from one of the bars for the purpose described.
6. A sign card holder, comprising a frame including integral transverse members arranged to provide display openings, spacing strips secured to the transverse members,
and a backing plate secured to the spacing strips so as to be maintained in spaced relation to the frame and members to provide pockets for the reception of sign cards and supporting bars secured to the backing plate.
7 A sign card holder, comprising a frame including transverse member-s arrangedto provide display openings, spacing strips secured to the transverse members, a backing plate secured to the spacing strips so as to i be. maintained in spaced relation to the frame and members to provide pockets for the reception of sign cards, and means by which the frame is adapted to be secured in end to end relation with respect to adjacent frames of'other units.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
JOHN C. ROBESON.