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Publication numberUS1676835 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1928
Filing dateNov 8, 1924
Priority dateNov 8, 1924
Publication numberUS 1676835 A, US 1676835A, US-A-1676835, US1676835 A, US1676835A
InventorsFred A Oberheu
Original AssigneeFred A Oberheu
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sign-supporting device
US 1676835 A
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July 10, 1928. 1,676,835

F. A. OBER HEU SIGN SUPPORTING DEVICE Filed Nov. 8, 1924 INVENTOR Patented July 10, 1928.

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' Application filed lfIoviember 8, 1924 Serial No. 748,654,

My: invention relates broadly to the advertising art, and'particularly to advertising schemes wherein signs or posters are supported from and upon the inner surface of plate glass window panes; to thereby display the poster in'a conspicuous positlon and in a manner such that the matter contained thereupon will be the more effectively and certainly brought to the attention of'personspassing by the window. v "i Heretofore in supporting a poster for advertisingflpurposes upon the inner surface of a window pane so that it will be seen from without the usual practicel'ias been to place't'he poster in place and then, while holding it against the windoyg with one hand, place gummed' labels or stlckers about the sign overlapping itsperiphery and adhering thereto, and to the Window glass. This practice, however, "is difiicult in I execution and is liable to result in unevenness and ject beyond the periphery thereof and'are likely not to be-f chosen or arranged with reference to a pleasing, an efl'ectiveand an artistic appearance of tl'lQSlgl'l regarded in its entirety. If inaccordance with a less careful practice blotche's of paste or'glu'e are placed about the edge of the poster, and the same pressed against the glass, the result is even less pleasing" in appearance and elfective as an advertising medium.

fThG-ObjCt of my nvention therefore is to provide a schemeor plan forsupporting a sign or poster upon the inside of a window wherein supporters are first fastened to the poster to be supported at but not. extending beyond the periphery thereof through and by means of an adhesive coating upon one surface of the supporter, and i the supporters *then'; attached to the glass throughiand by means of-jadhesivc-coatings upon the other surfaces thereof; these se cond'mentioned surfaces being the only-coated surfaces-e2 posed to personsoutside the window when thesign is in place.

lf'his method leaves both hands of the operator more free to, ad-

invention, 1

just the sign and fasten it in place than-in prior schemes; and, furthermore, provides made use ofjextends beyond theperiphery there-of. J i 1 l I The supporting members made use of therefore lay wholly inside the periphery. of

the sign orpostersupported, and are seen throughout their entire areas by persons outside the window; and said members may therefore 1 be "so designed, formed "and fari for the supporting of the sign in a way such that no parts .of the supporting members ranged as tobe in harmony with,vand"to blendwith and in various waysenhance the general appearance and," the effectiveness of the poster as an advertisingdevice; 'As'an example'iof thethus carrying forward of the broader sign supportingfideas of my invention, I have ill -lj tratedembodimentsthereof wherein the supporter includes a pointer in the form, .for example, of a hand "or an arrow head arranged to point toward the main central portion of the sign or poster, to

thereby direct the attention of an observer to-Whateyermay be impressed upon-the sign. The supporters'thus blend with the sign and form in efi'ecta-part thereof; and they inay obviously be made in "various forms c anidcolors, and ot'herw se adapted -to.the sign with, which they are to be used to thereby better serve the purpose for which" they aredesigned. v

-'1 -he drawing accompanying and forming a part of this application illustrates epreferred' emb odiment of my invention in several forms differing'somewhat frombne an-c otherand, referring thereto and to the referfigures thereof,

lencenume als associated with the various 7 1 Figure l 'isa view showing a conventional sign or poster attached to awindow .glass'b 'four-supporters-Inade in accordance with my FigureQ is a View showing the same end 1 of another form,

Figure 3is a view showing the supporter at the upper rlght handcorner of Figural "attained b the use of supporting r Y Q by itself and somewhat larger than in Figure: i

1, and turnedover so as to showthe'surface thereof which is next to thesign and which is therefore not i Figure 1',

ur 9 5 a v ew's qw nga form of s a,

porter which may be used intermediate the corners of a sign which is too large to be properly'supported by four supporting memst f a Referring now to the drawing, the refer;

ence numeral 5 designates a portion v of a plate or other glass window pane such'as is commonly used in store fronts, and- 6 a poster or sign supported by and overlying the inside surface of the glass, so asto be visible from outside -13 the window. Obviously the sign may have any desired information or advertising matter written, rinted or other- ,wise impressed thereupon.-

'assupporte'd by four supporting members (called supporters in the concluding claims) each designated as a-whole by the numeral 7 said members being made from thin sheet'material such, for example, :as paper or cloth, or from laminated or other sheet material suitable: for the purpose.

1 The surfaces ofvthe supporters which are to contactwith the poster are coated with an adhesive materiahas indicated by the surface shading {in :Figure '3, such coating ex- ',tending preferably throughout the entire areas of the supporters. Said supporters are -stuck to thesign as a preliminary step ,inarrangingfor the support thereof from the glass; although it will be appreciated thatthe films of adhesive material between the supporters and the sign-are concealed by the supporters, and are invisible from outside the window.

The other surfaces of the supporters 7, that is the surfaces which appear in; Figures 1 anclfl and which are visible from outside the window,- also haveadhesive coating mas terial upon them so that they may beistuck to the glassfzandithe Sign supported therefrom through and by means of said support-t vi ng members. This last mentioned adhesive material is preferably localized atYtheioiiter ends of the -supoorting 'me'mbe'rs, as indicated-by the sur ace shadingat said outer ends; this being done in order to avoid as surfaces of; thesupporte'rs,

tions, of the supporters are preferably'no greater in area than is necessary to provide 5 each supporter comprising an attaching por inuch as possible the reflection of. light and consequent glare (as; seen from outsidethe window) by and due to the thiii'filmsof adhesive: between-the; glass and i the visible The coated p0rfor the secureandcertain support of the sign in orderto minimize reflection ieife'cts and a certain degree of unsightl-iness at the joints between the supports and the-glass,

areas may present Jabetter appearance and as hereinbefore The sign 6 is shown as rectangular, and

sign from the glass, and the other of which blends with and in a sense forms. a part of the sign. Thusin Figure *1 each member 7 comprises'an outer attaching portion 8 and an inner pointer portion 9 shown as in the form of a hand with the first finger extended {while'in Figure 2 the supporters are madeup of; outer portions 10 and inner arrow head portions 11. In both cases the pointer portions are arranged so as to point toward the, central portion of the sign which theysupport to thereby concentrate the at- :tention of an 'ob'ser'ver upon theprinted or other matter'uponthe sign.

The adhesive coating material upon the surfaces of the supportingmembers which are visible from outside the windowis pref- 'erably localized upon the attaching portions 'ofsaid members, as indlcated by surface shading, the pointer portions being uncoated; while'the coating upon thesurfaces of said'mernbers which contact with the sign may extend throughouttheir-"entire areas.

This plan provides stronger joints between the supporters and the sign supported; and

therecan be no reflection of light and consequent glare from theseicomparatively large films of adhesive material between the sign and, the supporting members .as said areas are hidden by the said members. p The form of supporting member i11us- Ttrated in Figure 4 is one which may be "preferred in case; support is required at one or more points between the-corners of the sign. This form differs from the' other handform only in -that the outer, attaching'portion'12 ,is; square, instead of triangular, thereby conp forming more closely with the side edge'of the sign andproviding a somewhat larger exposed'coated area in a'suppor't-ing member V havingsubstantially the same overv all attaching portion;

invention, 1 claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1-. In' combination, a poster or sign. tobe supported upon the inner side of a window pane, and a plurality of supporters each comprising a single thickness'ofthin sheet material spaced about and arranged'within the periphery of the sign; the surfaces of said supporters next to the sign being stuck to the sign by "an adhesivematerial, and

t-ion and apointer portion extendingthereffrom toward the central portion of thesig'n; the exposed surfaces of the attaching por 'tions of said supporters having adhesive coatings' whereby they may be stuck tothe material upon them. I

2. A supporter for supporting a sign or I-Iavingthus described and explained my dimensions a's-the form with a triangular windowpane, to thereby support the sign,; and the exposed surfaces of thepointer por-f tions aforesaid-having no 'coati ngof adhesive 7 poster from a window pane, the same being attaching portion thereof so that it may be 7 made from, a single thickness of thin sheet stuck to a Window pane; said othersurface, 10 material and comprising an attaching porhowever, having no adhesive coating upon tion and a pointer portion; one surface of the pointer portion of the supporter.

5 said supporter having an adhesive coating Y Signed at Detroit, Michigan, this 27th day thereupon so that it may be stuck to a sign of October, 1924. p or poster to be supported, and the other surface having an adhesive coating upon the FRED A. OBERHEU.

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US4014121 *Aug 29, 1974Mar 29, 1977Moser Robert DPhotograph holder
US4101032 *Jan 21, 1976Jul 18, 1978H & F Faller Sales Corp. Ltd.Ornamental article for packages or the like
US5016373 *Nov 6, 1990May 21, 1991Theno Mark HCollage sheet having rollable releasable adhesive surface
US6482288 *Mar 17, 2000Nov 19, 20023M Innovative Properties CompanyImage graphic adhesive system and method for using same
US6491781 *Mar 17, 2000Dec 10, 20023M Innovative Properties CompanyImage graphic system comprising a highly tacky adhesive and method for using same
US6531021 *Mar 17, 2000Mar 11, 20033M Innovative Properties CompanyImage graphic adhesive system using a non-tacky adhesive
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/594, 24/67.0AR, 24/DIG.110, 24/67.00R
International ClassificationG09F15/02
Cooperative ClassificationY10S24/11, G09F15/02
European ClassificationG09F15/02