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Publication numberUS1686359 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1928
Filing dateJun 21, 1927
Priority dateJun 21, 1927
Publication numberUS 1686359 A, US 1686359A, US-A-1686359, US1686359 A, US1686359A
InventorsRobert J Zedler
Original AssigneeRobert J Zedler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device
US 1686359 A
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R. J. ZEDLER l DISPLAY DEVICE A Filed June 2i', 1927 Patented Oct. 2, 1928.



Application filed June 21, 1927. Serial No. 200,376.

A further aim is in the provision of a small,

compactand light mechanism which can be cheaply and easily installed and costs very little to operate.

These objects are attained by the novel con struction, combination and arrangement of few and simple elements, hereinafter def scribed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming an important portion of this disclosure, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a display device made in accordance with this invention.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional View taken on line 2--2 of Figure 3.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken approximately through the center line of the device.

Figure 4 is a view, similar to Figure 2, taken on line 4-4 of Figure 3.

In the drawing, the numeral 5 generally designates a casing of frusto-pyramidal shape having a pair of opposed slots 6in its sloping Y sides and top.

Mounted on the base of the casing is an electric motor 7 having a pulley 8 on its shaft, connected by a vertical belt 9 to a pulley 10 fixed on a stud 11 rotatable in the casing.

Fixed on the stud 11 is a pinion 12 meshing with a pair of oppositely disposed pinions 13 fixed on shafts 14 journalled in the upper portion of the casing;

Secured on the shafts 14, on the ends opposite the pinions 13, are pulleys 15 connected by downwardly diverging conveyor belts 16,

'with pulleys 17 fixed on shafts 18 journalled in the lower, wider portion of the casing, the belts being trained in register with the slots 6.

Fastened on the outer faces of the belts 16, are a plurality of uniformly spaced miniature Objects 19, such as chickens, pigs, ducks, baskets, etc., these objects extending through the slots 6.

Thus, as the motor operates, motion is transf mitted throughl the belt 9 to the shafts 14l which action causes the objects on the belts 16 to move toward orV away from each other, depending on the direction of rotation of the shaft ofthe motor 7.

From the foregoing, it will be seen that a simple device. has been disclosed which is tractive to the public curiosity and which hence has a high value'as an advertising medium. l

`While the above is descriptive of the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that other forms may be made within the scope of the appended claim and it is therefore not desired that the same be interpreted in a limiting sense. c

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

A display device comprising a hollow fruste-pyramidal casing having narrow slots in its opposed angular sides adjacent one end, the rslots terminating in the level upper .element of the. casing, a motor fixed on the-base of said casing midway between the sides thereof, shaftsjournalled in the end walls of said casing at its upper and lower corners, opera- Ui i Ytive connections between saidmotor and the upper shafts, rolls fixed on all of said shafts, belts trained over said rollers at each side of the casing, the vouter runs of said belts both moving upwardly, and a' plurality of figural objects attached directly to said belts to .partially extend through the slots in the casing sides.

In witness whereof I have affixed my signaf ture. c y Y ROBERTy J. lZEDLER.

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U.S. Classification40/415, 446/332
International ClassificationG09F11/23
Cooperative ClassificationG09F11/23
European ClassificationG09F11/23