US 1646414 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 25, 1927.
c. T. MARTQN S IGN HOLDER Filed April 46, 1925 TQQ.
' holders yfor the display of outdoor signs and Patented Oct. 25, 1927.
UNITED STATE-s .CHARLES e Memor, er BQQHESTER, Newma- SIGN HOLDER.
My present invention relates to signs and' sign holders and more particularly to sign it has for its object to provide a device of thischaracter particularly adapted for use in the display of traiiic signs for streets and highways such as thesignsthat are. necessary to inform drivers of vehicles where theymay park theirv cars and where they must not do so. A further object of the. invention is to provide a signand sign holder of this character that will be simple in construction, cheap, durable and convenienti in use. To these and otherends the invention resides in certain 'new and' useful y'im'pnjven ments and combinations of parts, all as will be hereinafter described, `,the 'novelA features being pointed out in the claims yat the end 'of the specification.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a `sign holderl and its standard constructed in accordance with and illustrating one embodiment of my invention; fr
Figure 2 isian enlarged elevation of the sign holder with the sign removed; i
Figure 3 isa perspective view of a fragment of the sign holder support;
Figure 4 is an enlarged section taken 0n the line 4 4 of Figure 1;
Figure 5 is an enlarged detail section taken on the linev 5 5 of Figure'l; andV i Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary detail view showing the manner of assembling certain parts of the sign.
Similar reference numerals throughout the several views indicate the same parts.
In the regulation of traffic, particularly in cities where it is desired to restrict certain congested areas `against the parking of automobiles in districts where the travel is large, it is customary to place standards or posts on the sidewalk at the curb and carrying signs giving warnings as to whether orv not parking is permitted and if so, how long a car may be left. My invention contemplates the provision of a standard and sign holder suitable for such uses and adapted to permit readily interchanging of the signs. To these ends and referring more particularly to the drawings 1 indicates a heavy but portable base preferably of molded concrete. Secured in this base is a post or standard 2 having a thimble 3 threaded on its upper end as shown in Figure 4. A cross head 4 encircles the thimble 3 lwhich ispro- Application mea April e, 1925.
serial No; 20,928.
vided with a shoulder 5 on which -tllecross head rests. The cross head consists of two horizontal strap-s that are cofextensively par allel. Between their ends` at each side Yof the standard are secured a pair Vof upright straps 6. They are preferably fastenedby spot welding at the lpoints indicated atl? in such manner thatv the straps 4 of `the cross head arek drawn tightly together kand the semi-circular portions 8 atthe center lliereof are drawn tightly about thethime 3. i l
The uprights 6 extend between two frame H plates 9 to` which' they are suitably fastenedv as by spot welding at the points 10.,` "The plates arealsosecured directly to each other along their margins as indicated at 11 with ornamental projecting .ear's12 secured. be.- tween the vplates at the sides and at the top.
Ther side and bottom edges of the plates 9.arev
provided with a rim or flange 13 whichare turned-inwardlyon each side` of the sign to constitute a double frame in which theN sign plates 14 may be inserted: so that a double display is made, that is, oneysign isviewableV from 'each' direction... This :permits a sign display in which a notice of No parking is shown on' onel side and a warning such as Zone limit, no parking between 7 a. m. and 7 p. m, or other desirable information may be displayed on the other side. The uprights 6 on the cross head 4 so separate the plates 9 at their centers that each plate bulges slightly at its center. The result is that when the sign 14 is slipped in from the top to a seat behind the Hanges l13, a certain tension is placed upon it that acts to lock or retain it in position. After so inserting the sign and in order to complete the border or frame that is constituted by the flanges 13 at the sides and at the bottom, I provide for each a molding 15 which, as shown in Figure 6, consists of a U-shaped or doubled strip of metal, and thisy molding is placed against the face of the removable sign 14 at the top in such a way as tostraddle or embrace the upper ends of the side flanges 13 of the plates 9 as shown in Figure 5 .which figure, it will be remembered, is a section taken vertically through llll tension and will not become dislodged even though the standard s knocked down. The
ingrarms carriedby the head, a `pair oi' spaced upright straps carried by the arms and a Vpair of frame plates secured together at their margins `and between which the straps extend. i
exhibitor, the `combination with a standard having a head andV a pair of spaced upright straps carried by the latter' and a pair of frame plates secured together at their margins and between which the straps extend, the edges of each plate being `flanged toreceive a sign plate.
In a `sign exhibitor, the combination with a standard and a cross head Composed of a` pair of straps secured together and therebyclampedl under tension about the head, a pair of upright straps secured be- "tweenthe two pairs of: ends of the cross head "straps and a pair of frame plates secured togetheratl theirfmargins and between which 'the upper endsof the uprightl straps extend andare secured;`
4.111 a slg'n` exh1b1tor,`the combination with a standard having a head and a pair of spaced upright straps carried by the latter and a pair of frame plates secured together at their margins and between which the straps extend, the plates'being provided with sign holding flanges at their 'edges and being bowed by the upright straps so as to spring a sign plate inserted therein.
Y 15. `In a sign exhibitor, the combination with Va frame plate .having its side and bottom edges flanged to constitute a U-shaped holder fora sign plate, of a U-shaped .molding adapted to extend across the face of the sign plate to 'lie wholly on one side of the sign plate and sign, and to straddle the ends of theframe plate flanges, said moldingrba ing Vwithout fastenings and its engagement with the said frame plate flanges being a straddling of only one armof the U-shaped struct-ure of such fanges. Y
6; In a sign exhibitor, the combination with a pair offrame platessecured together and having Inarginalflanges at their side andbottom edges` adapted to receive a sign plate, ofmoldings spanning the tops of the frame platesand engaging the langes,a projecting ear nterposedrbetween the top edges of the frame plates and having` an aperture therein and aclip extending through the said aperture kand engaging overgthe moldings to hold ,them in place and to lock in position sign plates inserted in the frame platS."" C f: 1 .i s i CHARLES VT. MARTON.4