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Publication numberUS1552920 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 8, 1925
Filing dateAug 6, 1924
Priority dateAug 6, 1924
Publication numberUS 1552920 A, US 1552920A, US-A-1552920, US1552920 A, US1552920A
InventorsGeorge J Glover
Original AssigneeGeorge J Glover
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Signal device
US 1552920 A
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Filed Aug. 6. 1924 IN V EN TOR.


Patented Sept. 8, 1925.



' Application filed. August 6, 1924. Serial No. 730,417.

To all whom it m i Oomem:

Be it known that I, Gnome J. G ovnR, a

. signal to attract the attention oftradesmen for the sale oftheir wares, andv to. provide a device of the Glass described whichrnay be secured to the exterior of the residence or premises and whereby the ice man or baker or other tradesfman maybe. notified that the occupants of the dwelling or premises wish to; purchase. their wares,

With these objects in view my invention consists of certain novel features of con: struction and arrangement of aartsas will be hereinafter more, particular}- y described pointed out in, the claims,ref erence being had to the accompanying drawings, in which I Fig. 1 isa side elevation of my device. Fig. 2 is an edge view of my device. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary'view of part of my device.

Fig. l is a my ev c Fig. 5 is a my device.

:Fig. 6 is an end view in cross section of a part of my device.

fragmentary View of part of fragmentary view of part of Fig. 7 is an edge view of a fragmentary Pa t f. my v ce Fig. 8 is a plan view of part of my de vice.

The, same referencecharacters denote like parts in each, of tiev several figures of the drawings.

carrying out. my invention, I have a supporting arm of-metal, A; on the arm A I ha e m nt an p n ca ingB mposed of twopara-llel vane shaped plates, of sheet metal or other appropriate material, 4, 4 para by an inde e ina e space. of S cient width tov receive the paralleltguides, and target members hereinafter described. The casing B. supported on the arm A y means of thev ts pas ngqthere through. Mounted in thecasing and extending through the upper portion thereof,

have r es f arall l guides. i, f 3.9,' 00,. Han suppor ed W thm the casmrg by means of the bolts 5, 5 and 12. In the lower outer end of casing B, I have an additional group of parallel guides, 12.. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, supported in the casing B by bolts, 18 and 19; the guides mentioned are each equally spaced apart, it-bin the casing B, I have pivotally mounted on bolt 19, and spaced apart by meanswof the guides, mentioned, the target members, 2Q, 21, 2-2, 23, 24, the. target members have the handle projec tions201, 21, 22', 23324:; The exposed sur;- face of each target, and the sides of the casing also, may be provided with suitable in dicia, such as numbers indicating the. number of pounds of ice from the ice man, and the letter B when thebakeris called, the signs indicating the particular tradesmen tobe signaled by such target, while the handle projections of the targets are also pro.- vided with indicia as shown inFigpl cor. responding with the indicating matter on the target, so that when the target plates are within the casing, the-party employing the device will know at a glance which tar get to select. The edges of thecasing B-be-. ing left open, the target can swing into and out of the casing, and when the target is swung into the casing, it is concealed thereby, and when swung outwardly, it is e posed as shown in Fig. 1. The bolts 18 and 18 mounted in the casing actas, stops to control the pivotal movement of the targets. Mounted on the side. of the arm A. by means of the bolts 27, 2-7 I have; the extention member X which isolfset at X- to allow a, space between it and arm A. and; Slid;

ably and pivotally mounted in this spacing;

and on arm A, I have the supporting fixture G. The supporting fixture C consists of the front vertical flat surface portion 28 from which extend inwardly the horizontal projecting portions 29, 29, which again project,

into, the'vertical flanges 30, 30', havingthere in the screw openings 31, 31. From, the in V wardly projecting parts 29,29 are out out.

lugs, 32,, 32', which are bent up over the-vertical surface 28, and spaced apart from it.

and in alinement therewith, forming guides to receive the extension arm X as shown in Figs. 3, 4 and 6. Through the vertical? surface 28, I have a cross shaped slot shown in Figs. 3, 4, and 5, having the horizontal projected openings 33, 331 and the? curved vertical branch. openings 34,. 34. therefrom; o he; inner si eof slot 3/1 h vethe;

washer 35, having in it th elonga d" lot. y"

and mounted in extension arm X and passing through slot 1 in fixture C and through slot 3 I have the pivot bolt Z. The outer end of extension arm X is projected into the double ear shaped forms 37, 3?. ()n the face of upper flange 30 of the fixture or support C in position, I have mounted a vertical lug 39. As another part of my invention, and to enable support G to be securely' mounted on curved surfaces, I have the metal straps D, D bent into a flat portion 38, with the ends projecting in an inwardly curved ofiset forming lugs 39, 39 to receive and hold the flanges 30, 30 ofjthe supporting member C, while the extended ends of straps D, D are bent to conform to the curved surface of a post or other like mounting surface.

In the operation of my device, I mount; the device preferably on the inside surface of a pillar or post of the porch or of a window casing, the mounting fixture or support C being attached to the surface by means of the screws or nails 31*, through the openings 31 in the flanges 30; the arm A with its casing B hangs downward sus-' pended pivotally on pivot Z, as shown in Fig.4, with pivot Z resting injthe bottom of curved slot 34; the. arm is prevented from side movement by contact with "the lugs 32, 32. 1 V When I wish to place th casing in horie zontal' position for signaling, I pivotally move the lower end of arm A and easing B r outward as shown by dotted lines in Fig.4

, at the same time moving the pivot Z up the curved slot 34 and outward to the right, at the same time turning the outer end of arm A to the left and raising the casing B'into a horizontal position, with the notched end of arm A facing the channel between the lugs 32, 32, I then move theend of arm A into this channel, the pivot Z passing into the outer end of the horizontal section of slot 3 and the end of arm between the lugs 32, 32 and the casing is held in rigid horizontal position, supported by thelugs 32, 32 and the bolt or pivot Z;'I then grasp the handle of target, and pull clownward-if for the baker, the B,targetN0.

20, and the pivotal turn of the target arm brings target Bclearly into view; if I desire 25 pounds of icefrom the ice dealer, I pull down on handle21 Which brings target"25 in view.- When the delivery has been made, I raisethe target handle to its former position, and the target is moved within the casing. I then move outward the arm extension A from its channel be tween lugs 32, 32, the pivot Z is moved along slot' z until it reaches the opening of, the curved branch slot 34, at the same time I'movedownward the, casing B, and the turmng arm A brings the ear 37 into contact-with lug 39, causing the pivot Z. to

move. downward into the end of ciirved slot 3411s shown in Fig. 4 causing the arm to again hang suspended in vertical position, the lugs 32, 32 forming a side preventing the arm A and casing B from a swinging or turning movement, on pivot Z. The curved outline formed by the ears and notched end of arm extension X permits of.

the angular and pivotal movement of the arm X without contact or looking with lugs guides spaced apart, and pivotally mounted between theguides a series of targets, each target having indicia" on the facethereof, and having an arm'e'xtending beyond'the end of the casing, the'arm exposed having indicia thereon agreeing with indicia on the target, the arm adapted to pivotally movethe target, out of the open edge of easing, the oppositeend of th supporting arm of easing slidably and-pivotally mount,

ed on the slotted supportbracket, by a ivot mounted in said su ortin arm and extending through a cross shaped slot 'in face of support bracket, opposite, parallel lugs extending from the sides of support bracket adapted to receive the end of arm when moved between them,'and hold it and the casing thereon in horizontal position, the cross shaped slot adapted to 'guide'the arm pivotally mounted therein, in} outward movement from between the guide lugs", to contact with a lug mounted on the upper edge of supportbracket, and again guide the arm into the lower section of the cross shaped'slot, and there support it in vertical position, and means for mounting the supporting bracket on the surface of a post or other structure. j

2. A signal device comprising asupp'ort ing arm, having mounted thereon and horizontally extending therefrom, a *vane shaped casing'havmg an open edge, and

havingmounted within the casing a plu each side again projecting into a vertical flange, the face of the bracket having a cross shaped slot therein, the end of supporting arm slidably and pivotally mounted on the face of support bracket by a pivot therein passing through said slot, parallel hook shaped lugs projecting from the face of support bracket adapted to slidably receive and hold said arm in horizontal position,

W and a removable lug mounted on the flange of the support bracket to contact with and guide the pivotal movement of the arm from horizontal to vertical position, and there hold it against lateral movement, by contact With said guide lugs, and means to mount the support bracket on the face of a post or other structure.



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U.S. Classification40/492, 116/318
International ClassificationG09F7/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F7/00
European ClassificationG09F7/00