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June 28,1927'. 1,633,635
C. N. HARMCN ET AL ADVERTI S ING DEVICE Filed June l, 1925 j a i N mw, fue.
@Umweg Patented June 28, 1927.
UNITED STATES PATENLOFFICE.
CHARLES NATHON' HAMON AND JOHN PETER DAHES,-OF ANN ABIBOB, HICIGAN.
Application Mod Junepl, 1925. Serial No. 34.120.
This invention relates to improvements in advert1s1ng devlces, and 1s more particularly adapted to a highly novel means for associating advertisements with a'vehicle,
in the body of the vehicle is provided with individual spaces in the sides thereof for receiving any suitable advertising, the vehicle being equipped withv means forilluminating advertisements for distinctively displaying the same.
A still further object is to providey an advertising device which includes a vehicle body having advertising receiving and supporting means associated therewith, the vehicle being further provided with audible K central means for attracting the attention of persons to the signs on the vehicle.
A still further object is to provide a vehicle advertising device which is simple in construction, inexpensive, strong, and durable and further well adapted to the purpose for which it is designe Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent during the course of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.
In the accompanying drawing formin a part of this application and in which l1ke numerals designate like parts throughout the same:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the advertising device'embodying our invention showing the same associated with the body of the motor vehicle, and
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 2--2 of Figure 1.
In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown the preferred embodiment of our invention, the numeral 1 designates generally a motor vehicle of any well known type, the body thereof being indicated at 2. The body 1s provided with a plurality of substantially rectangular shaped openings or spaces 3 in each of the sides, as well as in the rear end thereof, and these s aces or openings are formed by the vertlcally extending arallel spaced molding strips molding strips 5, it belng understood 4, andthe ongitudinally extending of course thatL the cores of the adjacent A moldin strips are secured and braced together 1n any suitable manner.
Hingedly supported in the rear of each'V` ofthe rectan lar spaces or openings 3 are suitable sign oards 6, the sup orting means therefor being illustrated at l) It 1s to be understood that we do not wish to limit ourselves to the particular manner in which the sign boards are supported in the rear of each of the rectangular spaces. However, it is advisable tosupport the sign .board in such a lmanner as to enable ready access to be hadthereto in order that the advertising medium may be pasted or otherwise secured on the front face of the same. A glass panel 8 is supported in each of the spaces 3 and provides a means for preventing the advertismg medium 9 which is supported von the front face of the several sign boards 6 from becoming soiled by dust or rain.
The signs are adapted to be illuminated by means of the incandescent electric lights 10 which are supported on the exterior of the sides and rear end of the body adjacent the top thereof, suitable reflectors 11 being associated with the'lights for reflecting the light downwarcll on the signs. The power for the light is rnished by the use of any suitable'power plant-which may be placed within the inside of the body and operated in the manner well known in the art, and as this particular feature forms no important part of the invention, a further detailed description thereof is not thought necessary. In order that attention may be further directed to the vehicle and the advertisement exhibited thereby, there is provided an aud ible signalling means which includes a loud speaker 12, the same being supported in the top of the body. And a telephone transmitter 13 which 1s located at the forward inside of the body of the vehicle. A radio may also be placed on the inside of the body if desired.
An advertising device of the above mentioned character which may be associated with a vehicle in the manner as above described will enable advertisements to be conspicuously dislpla ed, and as the vehicle travels throng t e streets, the appearance of the vehicle will attract the attention of the people, thus enabling the various advertisements to be viewed and read by such persons.
An. advertising device of the above mentioned character will be inexpensive and furthermore the advertisements may be readily interchanged whenever it is desired.
While we have shown the advertising device as being associated with a motor propelledl vehicle, it is to be understood that we may also employ a vehicle propelled by horse power or any other suitable means, and we do not wish to limit ourselves to 'the particular kind of vehicle with which the advertising device may cooperate.
While we have shown the preferred embodiment of the invention it is to be understood that minor changes coming within the field of invention may be resorted to without departing froml the spirit of the invention and the scope ofthe appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is An advertising device comprising in combination with a vehicle, the body thereof including spaced vertical strips, and spaced horizontally extending strips whereby a plurality of rectangular shaped openin sare forme-d in the sides of the body, a signgboard hingedly supported in the rear of each of said openings, and providing a closure therefor, whereby the sign on the front face of each sign board is visible from the exterior of the vehicle, a glass panel supported over `the front of each of the openings and covering the respective signs, incandescent electric lamps arranged on the exterior of the body Idirectly over the openings, and reflectors associated with the lamps for directing the rays of light downwardly onto the s1 es.
In testimony whereof we aiix our signatures.
CHARLES NATHON HARMON. JOHN PETER DAMES.