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Publication numberUS1625693 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 19, 1927
Filing dateJan 15, 1926
Priority dateJan 15, 1926
Publication numberUS 1625693 A, US 1625693A, US-A-1625693, US1625693 A, US1625693A
InventorsVest Thomas F
Original AssigneeTwo Vest Sign Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Signal
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1,625,693 Apnl 19, 9 1'. F. VEST SIGNAL Filed Jan. 15, 1926 0,6 i %LM 47%?"- BY/ W ATTORNEYS.

Patented Apr. 19, 1927.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

. THOMAS F. VEST. OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, ASSIGNOB 0F ONE-HALF TO 'IWO VEST SIGN COMPANY, OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, A CORPORATION OF ALABAMA.

SIGNAL.

Application fled January 15, 1926. Serial Ho. 81,453.

This invention relates to signals such as are employed on roadways for giving warning to travelers such as motorists or the like. to indicate danger locations, as railway crossings, road intersections and the like.

It is an object of this invention to provide novel means whereby a signal is provided having novel means for dis laying.

the signals and difl'using light in or er that the signal may be seen from a great distance.

It is a further object of this invention to produce a signal of the character indicated in which colored light penetrable plates are associated in certain relation to a reflector as to produce a glow-like signal of the character indicated. i

It is a still further object of the invention to produce a si al of the character indicated which wil be comparatively inexpensive to produce and maintain.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the details of construction, and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this application wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, and m which Figure 1 illustrates a front view in elevation of a signal embodying the invention;

Figure 2 illustrates a side elevation thereof;

Figure 3 illustrates an enlarged detail sectional view on the line 33 of Fig. 1; and

Figure 4 illustrates a perspective view of the colored light penetrable plates employed as arts of the signal.

n the present embodiment of the invention, a suitable post 5 is shown, to which a casing 6 is secured, the said casing being intended as a housing for containing a reflector 7, which reflector may be in the nature of olished metal, or it may consist of a bro en glass mirror in the usual way, as the inventor does not wish to be limited with respect to the type of reflector employed, nor to the manner m which it is or from being fouled by dust or the like.

A screen 11 for protecting the lens and the parts at the rear thereof is secured with the lens to the casing or the body by appropriate fastenings such as clips 12, although the inventor does not wish to be limited with respect to the manner of holding the parts assembled.

As shown in the present embodiment of the invention, the reflector has a seat 13 in which a rib 14 is located, and the said rib is provided with a oove 15 in which a colored light penetra 1e plate 16 is anchored and the inner edge of the plate is shaped to the contour of the inner surface of the reflector. A colored light penetrable plate 17 is also anchored in the rib and the said colored light penetrable plate 17 stands at an angle to the plate 16 and both plates are located at right angles to the lens. It will of course be understood from an inspection of Fig. 3 that inorder to accommodate the colored light penetrable plate or plates as assembled in Fig. 4, the rib will be provided with seats or slots formin clearances for the reception of the colore li ht penetrable plates.

he colored light penetrable plates are angles to the lens or face plate, the light does not vary throu bout the area of the lens. Hence, there is no liability of the appearance of shimmering light or of spots in the lighting field.

I claim:

1. In a signal, a housing and means for supporting it, a curved reflector in the housing, a seat in the wall of the reflector, a rib therein having grooves at right angles to each other, colored light penetrable plates having their ed es anchored in the rib, and means for holding the colored light penetrable plates in assembled relation to the reflector and rib.

2. In a signal,'a housing and means for supporting it, a curved reflector in the housin a seat in the wall of the reflector, a rib t erein having grooves at right angles to each other, colored light penetrable plates having their edges anchored in the rib, means for-holding the said plates in assembled relation to the reflector and rib, and a yieldable contact for the xpeans for holding the said plates.

' THOMAS F. VEST.

trable flector and rib.

2. In a signal,'a housing and means for supporting it, a curved reflector in the housing, a seat in the wall of the reflector, a rib t lerein having grooves at right angles to each other, colored light penetrable plates having their edges anchored in the rib, means for holding the said plates in assembled relation to the reflector and rib, and a yieldable contact for the means for holding the said plates.

' THOMAS F. VEST.

CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION.

Patent No. 1, 625, 693,

Granted April 19, 1927, to

THOMAS F. VEST.

It is hereby certified that the above numbered patent was erroneously issued to the inventor. said Vest, and Two Vest Sign Company as cm! owners of said invention, whereas said Letters Patent should have been issued to Two Vest Sign Company, of Birmingham, Alabama, a corporation of Alabama, as asaignee of the entire interest in said invention, as shown by the records of lssignments in this office; and that the said Letters Patent shculo be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the ease in the Patent Office.

Signed and sealed this 17th day of May, A. D. !927.

Seal

M. J. Moore, Acting Commissioner of Patents.

plates in assembled relation to the re- CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION.

Patent No. 1,625,691 Granted April 19, 1927, to

THOMAS F. VEST.

It is hereby certified that the above numbered patent was erroneously issued to the inventor, said Vest, and .Two Vest Sign Company as joint owners of said invention, whereas said Letters Patent should have been issued to Two Vest Sign Company, of Birmingham, Alabama, a corporation of Alabama, as aseignee of the entire interest in said invention, as shown by the r cords of assignments in this office; and that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to t e record of the case in the Patent Office.

Signed and sealed this 17th day of May, A. D. 1927 M. J. Moore, Seal. Acting Commissioner of Patents.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification359/552, 362/354, 340/815.73, 362/455
International ClassificationG09F13/16
Cooperative ClassificationG09F13/16
European ClassificationG09F13/16