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Publication numberUS1647014 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1927
Filing dateOct 9, 1925
Priority dateOct 9, 1925
Publication numberUS 1647014 A, US 1647014A, US-A-1647014, US1647014 A, US1647014A
InventorsPattison Albert W
Original AssigneePattison Albert W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined bumper and advertising medium
US 1647014 A
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Oct. 25 1927. 1,647,014

A. W. PATTISON COMBINED BUMPER AND ADVERTISING 115mm! Filed. Oct. 9, 1925 v 3mm AEerfWfaZZZw/z W Patented Oct. 25, 1927.




Application filed October 9,1925. Serial No. 61,488.

The purpose of this invention is to provide a combined automobile bumper and advertising medium in which the bumper serves as a carrier for theadvertisements.

A further object of the invention is to rovide a device of this character which shallbe simple and inexpensive in construction and which includes provision for rendering the advertisements Visible by night as well as by day.

Other purposes and advantages of the invention as well as the detailed construction of the preferred embodiment herein disclosed will be more readily understood from the following description and accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a fragmentary front elevation showing one end'of the bumper constructed in accordance with my invention.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the construction shown in Figure 1 and Figure?) is a view si'milar'to Figure 1 but showing a modification and partly broken away to disclose interior construction.

The combined bumper and advertising medium shown in the accompanying drawings comprises a straight tubular impact member 5 to each end of which is applied a separately formed tubular. terminal cap 6. Each cap is closed and rounded at its outer end and is made large enough so that the inner end may be fitted over the end of the member 5 and secured thereto by screws 7 or other equivalent fastening screws as shown to advantage in Figure 1. terminal cap 6 is formed. with a front opening 8 herein shown as of rectangular shape but this is not essential as the shape of the opening as well as the shape of the terminal cap may be varied to suit individual taste. Secured in each opening 8 is a suitable advertising medium which, as shown in Figure 1, may consist of a panel 9 carrying letters or other advertising iudicia 10. Preferably,

' the body of the panel and the letters may be eontrastingly colored so as to increase the visibility of the letters or other advertising indicia that may be substituted therefor. It will also be apparentthat the letters may be made transparent and the body of the panel translucent or vice-verse in the event that it is desired to mount a lamp or other illuminating element within the terminal cap or bumper for illuminating the letter at night.

Figure '3 showsone modification of the invention in which the panel 11 is provided Each with letters or other advertising indicia outlined by openings 12 formed in the body of the panel; With this form of invention I provide a suitable lamp 13 housed within the terminal cap 6 and carried by a base 14 inserted in the end of the tubular impact memberi5 and to which the said lamp is secured by the conventional plug and socket connection 15. It will be understood however that the use of an illuminating lamp is not confined to the form of invention shown 1n Figure 3 but may be used with the form shown in Figure 1 as previously intimated.

In order that the advertisements displayed through the openings 8 of the terminal caps. may be visible to persons at the sldes as well as to persons directly in front of the automobile to which the bumper is attached, I prefer to have the said terminal caps inclined rearwardly with respect to the impact member 5 as shown to advantage in Figure 2.

. Having thus fully described my invention I claim:

1. A combined bumper and advertising medium comprising an impact member, a removable hollow cap applied to each terminal of sald'member and having an opening formed therein, advertising matter secured in and closing said opening, and a lamp contained in said cap and serving to illuminate said advertising matter.

2. A combined bumper and advertising medium comprising an impact member having a straight body portion and rearwardly inclined hollow terminal caps equipped with front-openings, advertising matter secured in the front openings of said terminal caps in angular relation to the aforesaid straight portion of the impact member so as to be visible at the sides as well as at the front of an automobile to which the bumper is attached, and a lamp mounted in each of said terminal caps.

3. A combined bumper and advertising medium comprising a tubular impact mem- 1 her, hollow tubular terminal caps applied to the ends of said member andrearwardly inclined with respect thereto, said caps being formed with front openings and advertising matter secured over and closing said openlamp and adried by said supports and projecting out- 1 wardly beyond the ends-of said member, 1101-. low caps applied to the ends of said member and enclosing said lamps, said caps being aperturedv for the admission of light rays emanating from the lamps.

In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification293/117, 40/591, D12/167, 40/579
International ClassificationB60R19/48, B60R19/02
Cooperative ClassificationB60R19/48
European ClassificationB60R19/48