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F. BERR STENCILING APPARATUS Filed April 8, 1925 July 28,1925. 1,547,356
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. FnANK BERE, or CLEVELAND, 01110. y
. VApplication filed April 8, 1925. Serial No.V 21,489.
To all whom tv mag/concerni l .'Be it known that I, FRANK Benina citi- `zen o-f 'the United Statearesiding at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and usefull Improvement in StencjilingY rAppa-` ratus, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact-description.- Y y 'i Y a This invention relates-to .apparatus especially designedv for stenciling signs on kstore windowsfand for other similar purposes.
It is one of the Vobjects ofthe invention j to providefan apparatus, for the .purposes specified, that 'maybe rreadily* supported,y
against a store window and .used to convenientlyand quickly make an attractive sign.
It isa further vobject of theinvention to provideV anvapparatus made in separable sections that may ybe Conveniently assembled '20.and form a: structure that will support stencils inV any desired arrangement for the purlpose of stenciling a sign on av window or other surface. It is a further object vofthey v invention to provide an apparatus, of the. 25
type referred to, that willbe comparatively inexpensive to manufacture,require only asmall amount of manufacturing equipment and which may be retalled at a relatively It is a common. practice among. storekeepers,fand vparticularly in the case-.ofgro Toers andvbut'chers,'-to paint` signs 'on the outside oftheir store windows. for the-purpose of displaying tothe-public,information re-. f guarding items for sale and the price thereof.` rlhese fsigns are -usuallyp'ainted'on the store window so as tobe readily removablefandone objection to this-practice has been that such signs have beensubject tomutilation and: Ierasure, by mischievously inclined' persons.y
- A -'further objection is --that very. few store keepers have the. requisite skill for painting Y per ends supported onhooks or screws-or an attractive signfso that, `*as a1` rule, these signs great-lygdisfigure the appearance of the. store window. It is one of the objects ofy this inventionto provide.. an apparatus by. `which 'the sign may -be .painted onv the inv sidefof the window in anattractive manner thereto g Fig Zis a lhorizontal section' on the'line 2 2 of Fiom 1 with certain parts shown in section on the line v2---2; 3 is an elevation of-.the apparatus yshown inrFig. 2, as seen from the right "thereof, with -certainparts in section onthe `line of Fig. y2;
Fig. l is an enlarged sectionon the line .4t-i of Fig-2; .y
, Figzr .is a perspective view of one of the .stencil units; Y. y. Y
Y f Fig. `6 isa section thereof on the li-ne 6-6 Y. of Fig. 5; and t l' I.
Fig. '7 is-a detail ofa slight modification. Referring-to the drawings l() indicates the frame of a. window having thev Vglass 11 therein. My invention, in the formy illustrated in the drawings, comprises a'horizon tallyv arrangedchannel .bar 12 that; ispro- .vided with a.l series of openings 1.3 extending lengthwise thereof. YSuction cups 14;,made ofl rubber, are arranged adjacent the ends of ythe bar 12, between the latter and l.the glass 11 for the purposey of supporting the bar lQ/adjacent tothe glass. Each of the suction cups 11i has a rearwardly. projecting stemjl thereon, which mayl be: secured to the cup in any preferred manner,"as-by.Y
means of a nut 16, which e'mbedded'inA thel rubber and which has engagement .with the threadedextensionl of the stem 15. The stem A15 extends througha filler block 18 arranged in the channel ofthe bar12, as..90
shown 'inv Fig. ll, and through one ofthe 1 openings. 1S,- beingsecured by a thumb nut rl-flon the tlneadedouter ,end 2O of the stem.
'In orderto give additional supportv tothe 'barjland also to insure accurate horizontalv varrangementthereof, I may also use the suspension members 21, which have their upby means of bolts 25, the members 24 having series of openings extending longitudinally thereof at their upper and lower ends which permit vertical adjustment of these members and also permit verticaladjustment of a horizontally arranged bar 26 that is attached to the lower ends of the bars 24 by means of bolts 27. The bar 26 is preferably of channel form and has a series of openings 28 in either end permitting horizontal advj'ustment of the upright members 24 and also serving as a means for securing suction-cups 29 thereto, these suction-cups being similar to thecups 14 and serving -to firmly hold the bar 26 in position. The suction-cups may, if preferred be attached to the bars 24 by means similar to that disclosed for attaching them to the bars 12 and 26, and I have indicated this arrangement at 30 in Fig. 7.
The channel members 12 and 26 areppreferably arranged with their flanges directed toward the window 11 and the upright members 24 engage the backs of these channels so as to provide open spaces throughout the full length of the bars 12 and 26 whereby the full length of the upper flanges of these bars may serve as shelves to support stencils. The type of stencil which I prefer to use is illustrated in detail in Figs. 5 and 6, each stencil consisting of the usual perforated metal sheet 29 surrounded by a rectangular frame 30, the bottom wall 31 of this frame constituting a base that is adapted to rest on either of the bars 12 or 26 and support the stencil with the plate 29 against the window, as shown in Fig. 3. The frame 30 also serves as a means for confining the paint and preventing it from reaching the Window, except through the stencil, when'- a paint spraying device is used, it being my recommendation that the stenciling be done in this manner on accountof the relatively rapid operation of these devices and the fact that the work may be neatly done by an unskilled operator. I prefer to use in'- dividual letter stencils permitting any desired combination and, if desired, these stencils may be arranged in tiers, as shown in Fig. 1, for the purpose of conveniently painting signs in several lines.
The parts of the apparatus, which I have illustrated in the drawings, may be readily assembled and disassembled and when the horizontal and upright members are made in channel form, as shown, a relatively strong but light construction is provided that will occupy only a very small space when the various members are disassembled for storage or transporation. The suction cups provide a convenient means for securing the apparatus to a window and, it has been my experience, that these suction cups are very elicient and amply able to support the weight that is imposed on them for such time as may be required in paint ing a sign.
Having thus d'escribedmy invention, what I claim is:
1. In a device of the class described, the combination of a horizontally arranged bar adapted to serve as a supporting shelf, means for suspending said bar alongside the surface to be painted, and stencils each surrounded by a separate frame adapted to rest loosely on said bar and support the stencil in contact with said surface and to prevent a paint spray from reaching said surface except through the openings in the stencils.
2. In a device of the class described, the combination of a horizontally arranged bar adapted to serve as a supportingshelf, suction-cups for supporting said bar on a window-glass, and stencils each surrounded by a separate frame adapted to rest on said bar with the stencil against saidglass, said frames also serving to confine a paint spray and prevent it from reaching the glass eX- cept through the stencil.
3. In a device of the class described, the combination of a horizontally arranged bar adapted to serve as a supporting shelf, suction-cups for supporting said bar on a window-glass, upright bars adjustably supported on said bar, a horizontally arranged bar supported on said upright bars and adapted to serve as a supporting shelf, and stencils having frames whereby they may be loosely arranged on said horizontal bars in contact with the surface to be painted.
4. In a device of the class described, the combination of a ,horizontally arranged channel bar having a longitudinally arranged series of openings, members adapted' to be secured in said openings and provided with suction cups whereby said barV may be attached to a window-glass, suspension means extending upwardly from said bar and on which the bar is adjustable vertically, and stencils loosely arranged on said bar in Contact with said glass.
5. In a device of the class described, the combination of a horizontally arranged channel bar having a longitudinally ar-V ranged series of openings, members adapted to be secured in said openings and provided with suction cups whereby said bar may be attached to a window-glass, suspension means extending upwardly from said bar and on which the bar is adjustable vertically, and stencils loosely arranged on said bar in contact with said glass and each Ysurrounded by a frame for confining a paint spray to the stencil and also permitting the stencils to be arranged in tiers above said bar.
6. In a device of the class described, the combination of a horizontally arranged channel bar having a longitudinallyL arf ranged series of openings, members adapted to be secured in said openings and provided with suction cups whereby said bar may be attached to a Window-glass, suspension means extending upwardly from said bar and on which the bar is adjustable vertically, upright members' carried by said bar and adjustable horizontally thereon, a horizontal bar carried by said upright members and adjustable vertically thereon, and a plurality of stencils each having a frame fory supporting it independently on said bars with the stencil against said glass, and said' upright members beingY so positioned as to permit said stencils to be placed at` any point valong the upper surfaces of said bars.
7. In a device of the class described, the Combination of a horizontal arranged bar having a longitudinally arranged series of openings, means for supporting said bar adjacent a surface to be painted, and a series of stencils each surrounded by an enclosing frame whereby they may be supported on 'said bar and said frames also serving to confine a paint spray and prevent it from reaching said surface except through thc stencil. y
Y In testimony whereof I hereunto aix my signature.
v FRANK BERR.