US 1588864 A
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June 15 1926.
S. WEISS CHANGEABLE SIGN AND ,PRICE CARD Filed July lO 19244 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ES @di WlJCUC-I @SII- j l Maz 4 nvenu on Patented June I15, 1926. i
vUNITED STATES SAMUEL WEISS, NEW YORK,
PATENT OFFICE.. -1
N. Y., AssreNoa 'ro 'THE Humeurs COMPANY, or
NEW Yoan; N. Y.
CHANGEABLE SIGN .AND 'PRICE CARD.
l.Application led July 10, 1924. Serial 110.725,15?.
^ as paper orfcelluloid in such a manner as to be easily separable from each other. The object of this invention is to provide a means through which the practical and economic,Y disadvantages of storing large quantities of interchangeable units systematically may be obviated. 'Heretofore it has Mt novel lmeans where y been necessary to equip all changeable signs with accessory boxes containing numerous compartments in which theV various .characters were kept separately in order that any one character might be easily accessible when its use was desired. This method entails not only the expense of the box provided with compartments in which the characters are kept, but also the' labor of placing the various characters (which, sometimes number into the thousands) in their correct compartments. invention provides a all the characters required for any one type of changeable sign or price-card may be inscribed on one sheet of material; and said sheet is then intended to be perforated in such a manner that any one character, the use of which is required maybe separated from the sheet without adversely affecting the remaining characters.
In the accompanying drawings Fig. 1 rillustrates a price-cardbuilt up of the character-carrying units of the type shown in Fig. 2. Two of these units (2 andv 5) are of a configuration other'than that of the units shown in Fig. 2. It is emphasized that the means used in effecting the connection ofthe units, shown in Fig. 2 areequally applicable to the unitsA such as thosev represented by 2 andl 5 in Fig. 1-
' Figure 2 represents a portion of a'sheet of paper imprinted with characters intended for use'with a changeable display card.
The sheet is intended to be so die-cut and perforated that the character-units appearmg thereon may be easily separable from each other without the employment of a cutlting instrument. This will be lobvious from an ex'amlnatlon of Fig. 2; the paper is completely dle-cut at the-lines surrounding the `character units (9) except .at points (13) where the paper is only perforated in order to permit the adherence of the various units to each other and to the surrounding frame (12) until the separation of-any one or more of the units is desired. The separation is effected through the severence of the perforated portion of the paper. A material feature of the inventionl is the surrounding frame (12) which is connected to the units only at the points of perforation (13) but nevertheless serves to hold together on one sheet of paper any desired number of units. F1g. 3 1s a window constructed preferably of transparent celluloid, the attachment ofwhich to the surface of a price-card such as is shown in Fig. l is optional vwith the ,user of the device.
Figures 4 and 5 represent the front ando side ,views respectively, of an easel which may, at the option of the user, be attached l to a price-card or sign.
Figures 6, 7 and 8 represent variations of the character-carrying units shown inl Fig. 2 and illustrate the means of attachment of said units to the body of the sign, or -to such particular types of bodies which may be de signed for the retention of their respective units. The oblique or slanting units (4.-7) and the outlined characters (43) arel each susceptible of being connected with their complementary units on one sheet of paper` in a manner similarto that which obtains for the vertical units shown in Fig. 2. y. I claim as my invention 1. A, sheet of paper, die-cut along the major portion of the outlines of a plurality of character-carrying units, said sheet being perforated at the points of connection between said units, the said perforated structures serving as a connection between the character-carrying units, substantially -as de scribed.
, 2. A sheet of paper, diecut along, the major portion of the outlines of a plurality of character-.carrying units, said sheet being perforated at the points of connection be-Y tween said units, and said sheet being also perforated between said units and the outer portion of said sheet of paper which surrounds said characterecarrying units, the said perforated structures serving as a connection between the character-carrying units, and also serving as a connection between seid units and the outer portion of said sheet of paper, which portion surrounds the charenter-carrying units as a whole, substantially 10 as described.
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