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Publication numberUS1713053 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 14, 1929
Filing dateJan 31, 1923
Priority dateJan 31, 1923
Publication numberUS 1713053 A, US 1713053A, US-A-1713053, US1713053 A, US1713053A
InventorsPriest Frank L
Original AssigneePriest Frank L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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May 14, 1929. u F., L.. PRIEST MULTIFACED S IGN Filed Jan. 5l. 1923 .ill l Il the le end in the element 13 is negative to the in the element l2. The stem of the legend in the element 13 intersects the lamps J, K, F and H; its upper' bar intersects lamps E and A, and its middle bar intersects lamp I, and its lower bar intersects lamps G and D.

By this arrangement of eleven lamps two legends E of identical appearance are equally illuminated and include within their outlines an equal number of directly exposed lamps.

Thus there are nine exposed lamps in each legend whereas in the double faced signs ol other designs, where the lamps are directly exposed, each legend would of necessity relquirev nine lamps, or eighteen lamps be required for the two legends E.

*Obviously the frame 8 and the arrangement of the bank of lamps, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J and K, without alteration or addition thereto may be employed `for the gothic legends C, D, J, L, O and U, and it will be obvious, further, that the same bank as shown in the legend E, including the lamp I, Without change, may be employed in the gothic legends A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, L, O, P, RA, S, T and U. In such of the legends as the gothic K, M, N, Q, V, W, X, Y and Z, wherein certain fragments of the characters would not register with a superimposed character of any opposed legend, special arrangement of lamps is provided by the brackets, such as the one 2l, shown in Fig.

1, which rmay be varied 4as to shape or dimension and secured where necessary to the frame 8.

The supports 6 may be of lengths to include several of the units, as just described in detail, to the end that a number of such units, each bearing a character, on each sign face, may be supported in arrangement to be combined in a single legend, such as one including a number of the letters of the alphabet for vertical or horizontal reading.

' `In orderto presenta tinished appear-V ance,the uppermost margins of each unit are offset inwardly, as shown at 22, in Fig. 2, to receive thereover the lower margin of another unit, such as the 'crown unit 23 shown.

I claim: Y 1. In a sign of the character described, opposed legend bearing elements each having an opening through a portion of its legend,

the openings being arranged in alinement,

and an illuminant disposed in alinement with,and directly exposed by the opening in eachof the elements, whereby a portion of each legend is lighted, directly, by said l illuminant.

2. In the sign of the character described, opposed legend bearing elements, having yregistering openings therethrough intersecting the characters of the legends and illumi- 'nan'ts resident in said openings, and directly vexposed in the characters of both legends.

3. In a sign of the character described, opposed legend bearing elements, a plurality of illuminants resident in the plane ol thc midsection oit the two legend bearing elcinents, there being openings` in said elements within the outlines ot the characters oit their legends whereby each illumiuant is directly exposed in either or both et the legend characters.

4. In a double 'faced sign, a pair ot" opposed legend hearing elements, depressions `forming legend characters in said elements, there being` open' tornied through said elements intersecting said depressions and a single set, or bank, olli illuminauts il'or direct exposure in said openings.

5. In a double faced sign, a pair ot opposed legend bearing elements, depressions forming liegend characters in said elements, there being openings termed through said elements intersecting said depressions and a single set, or bank, oi illuminants for direct exposure in said openings, certain portions of said depressions in the two elements being out of register and certain of said openings being out. of register so that certain of said illuminants will be exposed in one legend character and obscured in the opposed legend bearing element.

6. In a sign of the class described, a pair of opposed legend bearing elements, a trough-shaped depression in each element, a plurality of electric lamps supported between said elements, and there being openings in said elements intersecting said depressions whereby said lamps arc exposed where desired in said depressions.

7. In a sign of the character described, interchangeable pairs of opposed legend bearing elements, each having a trough-shaped depression outlining the legends, a plurality of electric lamps supported between said elements, there being openings in said elements intersecting said depressions, certain of which openings register in the two elements whereby to directly expose the same lamp in both legends and certain other of which openings are arranged out of register to expose certain other single lamps in a selected legend only.

8. In a sign of the character described, interchangeable pairs of opposed legend bear ing elements, each havingr a trough-shaped depression outlining the legends, a plurality of electric lamps supported between said elements, there being openings in said elements intersecting said depressions, certain of which openings register in the two elements whereby to directly expose the same lamp in both legends and certain other of which openings are arranged out of register to expose certain other single lamps in a selected legend only, and means whereby the positions of certain lamps may be varied as required.

9. A sign comprising opposed elements forming distinct legends `having openings therethrough, and an illuniinant disposed to occupy portions of the opposed openings, and visible :is :i part of the several legends.

l0. A sign comprising npertured legend bearing elements, en illuminent disposed in e plaine eonunon to the .fever-:il elements, und resident in the openings in the several legends, end :in illuininzlnt arranged for direct exposure in one only ol the several legends.

1l. A sign comprising opposed elements torn'iing depressed legends, e plurality oit' illuininants and ineens iorniing openings there ttor in the legends, whereby certain of the illurninnnts form corporate parts of distinct legends, and are directly visible from each side of the sign.

l2. A sign of the character described, coniprising opposed elements having depressed legends therein, nd having registering openings through the legends, and an illuminanti between the elements, identically visible, through the registering openings, with respec't to opposed legends.

13. A sign of the character described, co1nprising opposed, depressed legends having registering openings therein i'or the reception of' en illuminzint whereby the illuxninant may be directly7 exposed in both legends.

14. A sign comprising opposed contiguous elements having depressed legends therein und provided with openings in said legends, and :in electric bulb disposed in i plzine co1nnion to both of said elements, and resident in seid openings.

15. A sign comprising en illuminunt, and elements each bearing a. distinct legend depressed itrorn e plane surface toward the illuininant, which is common to seid legends, and visible in each.

FRANK L. PRIEST.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/550, 340/815.74, 340/815.53
International ClassificationG09F13/00, G09F13/28
Cooperative ClassificationG09F13/28
European ClassificationG09F13/28