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Publication numberUS1499169 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 24, 1924
Filing dateApr 4, 1923
Priority dateApr 4, 1923
Publication numberUS 1499169 A, US 1499169A, US-A-1499169, US1499169 A, US1499169A
InventorsGill Samuel E
Original AssigneeGill Samuel E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sign support
US 1499169 A
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S. E. GILL SIGN SUPPORT June 24 1924.

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To all whom t may concern:

.Be it known that I, SAMUEL E. GILL, a citizen of the United States, residing vat Vir* ginia, in the county 4of' Cass ,and State of llinois, have invented Ycertain `new and useful Improvements in Sign Supports,y yof which the following' isa specification.

Ifhis- ,invention relates to supports, `and more particularly to sign supports.

An Vobject of they-invention is the provision of a support for securing a sign to apost at right angles lto va roadway, whereby' advertising matter may be lmore readily seen.

A further object is the provision of a support consisting 'of a pin adapted to be received in an eye formed on the end of an arm secured to the sign, and suitable bracing means comprising a pair of arms secured to the outer end of the sign and diverging, the inner ends of the arms being secured to a transverse member carried by said pin. Y

In the accompanying drawings, I have shown one embodiment of the invention. In this showing:

Figure 1 is a perspective View showing the sign and support attached to a post,

Figure 2 is a front elevation of the sign in position,

Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view,

Figure 4t is a detail view of the pin and arm, and,

Figure 5 is a detail sectional view on line 5-5 of Figure 2.

Referring to the drawings, the reference numeral 1 designates a roadway and 2 a pole arranged beside the roadway. The sign con'- sists of a skeleton frame formed of two sections 3. A sign board 4 is secured between these sections. By providing a sign constructed in this manner, the sign board may be removed and replaced by another, containing difierent advertising matter and the sign boards may be interchangeable.

The support consists of means for supporting the weight of the sign and means for bracing the sign againststrains caused by the wind and other causes.

An arm 6 is secured to the sign adjacent the top and bottom and projects slightly therefrom. The outer end of each of these arms is rovided with a sleeve 7.h A pin 8 is placed t rough the pole or other support and this pin is provided with an oifset end 9 which is vertically arranged. This offset end is adapted to be received in the sleeve 7. It will be apparent that the arrangement and the pole.

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of the Vends of thepins lin the sleeves will support the weight of the sign, and will also permit the sign-"to` swing -upon .the pin as va'pivot when any force, such as the'iorce yof the wind is applied to either face .of it.

A transverse 4member 1.1 Ais adapted to `be arranged between thiscollar A `brace 12'is secured to ythe outer edge of each side of lthe sign. As

' shown, these braces arew'retained position "byibolts '13 passing through `the 4frame of fthe sign and through suitable openings in the arms. The inner ends of these arms are offset, as at 14, and arranged adjacent the transverse arm 11. A curved arm 15 extends around the other side of the pole and is provided with offset ends 16, arranged in the opposite sides of the transverse member 11. The offset ends of these arms are secured to vthe transverse member 11 by bolts 17. The curved arm 15 is provided with a centrally arranged opening adapted to receive the end of the pin 8, which projects through the pole. As shown, this end of the pin is threaded, as at 18, and is adapted to receive a nut 19. l

The construction of the sign will be obvious from the foregoing' description. It is assembled by arranging the pins in the pole at the proper distance from each other with the transverse members 11 arranged thereon. The washers 10 retain the transverse members in their proper position. The sign is assembled and the sleeves 7` slipped over the vertical portions 9 of the pins. The arms 12 and v15 are then secured in position and the bolts 17 passed through the offset ends of these arms and the transverse member 11. The nut 19 is then placed on the threaded end of the pin 8. When assembled', the sign is properly supported on the pole to permit advertising matter thereon to be readily seen and the bracing arms 12 supportthe sign against any forces that would tend to move it from its desired position.

It is to be understood that the form of the invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size, and arrangement of parts may be re* sorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims,

`Suitable `means are provided to retain .the sign in the desired position. `As shown, a collar 10 is arranged on thepin at a distance `from its end.l

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

l. In a device of ythe character described, a plurality of arms adapted to be secured to ."5 one edge of a sign, said arms being provided with sleeves on their outer ends, pins mounted in a suitable support and provided with ,o'fset ends adapted to be received in said sleeves, braces secured to the other edge of io said sign and extending toward said support, said braces diverging from each other toward theirl opposite ends, and means Jfor connecting the. ends of said bracesrto each other and to the support.

2. In a device of the character described, a plurality of arms adapted to be secured to one edge of a sign, said arms being provided Withsleeves on their outer ends, pins mounted in a suitable support and provided so with of'fset'ends adapted to be received in said sleeves, braces secured to the other edge Y of'said sign and extending toward said support, saidbraces diverging from each other vided with sleeves on their outer ends, pins?- mounted in a suitable support and provided with offset ends adapted to be received in` said sleeves, braces secured to the other edge of saidsign and extending' toward said support, said braces diverging from each other toward their opposite ends, transverse arms carried by said pin, and connected to the ends oit said braces, and curved arms connected to said transverse arms and eX- tending on the opposite side oit said support.

In testimony whereof, I aiix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.

SAMUEL E. GILL.

Vitnesses: v

HERMAN I-I. WEssLER,` OTTO H NIEMANN

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US3116083 *Jul 11, 1960Dec 31, 1963Whitlow Stacey LKnockdown bumper assembly for tractors
US6233858 *Aug 25, 1998May 22, 2001Philip L. Brach, Jr.Apparatus for providing advertisement on a gasoline pump hose
US7093724 *Nov 18, 2004Aug 22, 2006Brad KesslerBicycle advertising rack
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/607.12, 248/230.1, 40/606.15
International ClassificationG09F15/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F15/0037
European ClassificationG09F15/00B5