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Publication numberUS1741118 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 24, 1929
Filing dateSep 20, 1926
Priority dateSep 20, 1926
Publication numberUS 1741118 A, US 1741118A, US-A-1741118, US1741118 A, US1741118A
InventorsMccabe Frank E, Rosenfeld Mortimer C
Original AssigneeGrabler Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sign and method of manufacturing the same
US 1741118 A
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Y Dec. 24, 1929.

M. c. RQSENFELD. ET A| SIGN AND MTHOD OF MANUFACTURING lTHE SAME Filed Sept; 20. 1926 Patented Dec. 24, 1929 MORTIMER C. ROSENFELD, OF CLEVELAND,

OHIO, ASSIGNORS TO THE GRABLER i OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO AND FRANK E. MCCABE MANUFACTURING COMP OF CHAGBIN FALLS, ANY, OF CLEVELAND,

SIGN AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME Application filed September 20, 1926. Serial No. 136,451.

This invention pertains to improvements in metal signs, especially of the sheet metal, vitreous enamel coated class, that are adapted for use as safety zone markers,

street signs, danger signals, advertising devices, bus or car stop signs, price signs, as for use about gasolene statioris, and the like, the invention having to do also with the method of manufacturing the sign.

Signs of the class referred to are in very general use, and with respect to those of prior constructions which involve the vitreo'us enamel coated metal plates, it is the rule, .rather than the exception, that after thc signs have been in service a comparativelyY short while the enamel becomes chipped about the Y edges of the signs or cracked by reason of the signs having been bent. It frequently hap pens, also, that the enamel becomes chipped during the assembling of the parts whereof the completed sign is composed.

It is the'prinlary purpose of our invention to provide a sign of the class referred to that is neat and attractivefof appearance, and is very substantial and durable, the same being stiifened and thoroughly protected about its edges by a rigid endless channel frame between the opposed flanges of which and the enamel coating of the sign there are preferably, fillers of compressible material.

Another object of the invention, as it per'- tains to the article, is the`provision of a relatively simple construction of such a nature as will facilitate assembling of the parts and u greatly expedite and thus cheapen manufacture.

A further object is to provide a sign of the pedestal type wherein the pedestal is composed of separable sections to the end that 40 the same may be disjointed and packed, with the base and sign proper, in a minimum l amount of space.A This.sectional construe# tion also permits the pedestal to be Varied in length by the use of a greater or less number of sections, thereby to adjust the height of the sign. l

With respect to the method of manufacture, our object is to provide one that will contribute to the ease and speed of forming and assembling the parts, protect the enamel `a frame 2, a pedestal coating of the sign during assembling, and

facilitate the sign is mounted therein The foregoing objects painting of the frame after the with others hereinafter appearing are attained in the embodiment of the invention illustrated in the ac companying drawing w herein Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a sign constructed in accordance with our how the frame is Fig. 3 is a perspecof the sign, proand Figs. 4, 5

and 6 are enlarged fragmentary sectional views showing the method of assembling the sign. v

The device consists generally of the sign 1, 3 that is made up of a plurality of separable sections, and a base 4.

The sign l is that is coated on both enamel. Suitable matter, depending upon thev sign is to be put, is

purpose to which the printed on one or both accordance with usual pr of relatively heavy sheet metal sides with vitreous sides of the slgn in actlce. The frame 2 is formed of a strip of metal of suitable gauge,

and in making the frame the strip are welded together so as to producei ends of said a cylindrical hoop or ring, as shown at the top of Fig. 3.

By means of suitable dies this hoop or ring is next given a form that is angular or substantially section, as illustrated in L-shaped in cross Fig. 4. The next step in the method of manufacturing the sign is to place Within thisvring,

ring 5 of compressible paper; the sign proper,

material, such as designated 1: and

a second ring 6, which is the same as ring 5. By a subsequent operat1on, and by means of suitable dies, thn

ring is bent into the acute angular cross-sectional shape, as showin in Fig. 5.

The third and final operation, performed by suitable pressure dies, imparts a channel formation to the ring. as most clearly shown in Fig. 6, this operation completing the rigid, and permanent The rings 5 and 6 of the sign from being during the compression ly attached frame 2.

protect the enamel coating cracked or chipped of the frame by resuccessively, a

lieving it of undue strains or pressure. A further purpose of these rings will presentlyv appear. The openings in the rings 5 and t permit a sulicient part of the sign to be observed therethrough as will enable the workman to place the sign upright in a cast metal fitting 7. After ther frame properly positioned within the titting. the frame and the underlying portion of the sign, proper, are drilled in register with rivet holes in the side flanges of the fitting, and suitable fastening means, such as rivets. are then inserted through the registering holes of the various parts, and by these fastening means or rivets the parts are securely fastened together. The fitting 7 terminates at its lower end in a threaded stud 7 which is adapted to be screwed into the upper end ot' the pedestal 3. The sections whereof the pedestal is coinposed may be connected together by internal nipples 8. and the lower section of the ped/ :tal is screwed into the base 4. By using internal nipples. the joints between the sections of the pedestal are scarcely if at all noticeable. The reason for making the pedestal in sections is to facilitate packing for shipment. as well as to provide means for adjusting the height of the sign.

After the parts are assembled the'frame and pedestal are painted. preferably by the spraying method. and the rings 5 and 6 serve their second purpose of protecting the sign from stray paint during this operation. After the paint is dry, the portions of the rings inwardly of the frame may be torn away, leaving only the margins of the rings between the peripheral portion of the sign 1 and the tianges of the frame 2.

It is clear from the foregoing that we have provided a device, and a method'of manufacturing the same, which accomplish the objects of the invention as hereinbefore stated, and it is understood that the invention is not limited to the structural details herein recited further than is required by the terms of the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim isz- 1. The herein described method of manu-4 facture which consists in forming a frame of a strip of metal by Connecting the ends of the strip together, placing within the frame a sign and layers of suitable material on opposite sides thereof, bending the strip to a form that is substantially U-shaped in cross section whereby it is caused to embrace the peripheries of the sign and said layers, painting the frame, and subsequently tearing` away the said layers.

i 2. The herein described method of manufacture which consists in forming a frame of a strip of metal by connecting the ends of the strip together, bending the strip whereof the frame is constructed to a forni that is substantially L-shaped in cross section, placing within the frame a sign and layers ot su'table material on opposite sides thereof, bending the strip to a forni that is substantially U- shaped in cross section whereby it. is caused to ein'brace`the peripheries of the sign and said layers, painting the frame, and subsequently tearing away the portions of said layers inwardly of the frame.

3. The herein described method ot manu- 'facture which consists in forming a frame of a strip of a metal by connecting the ends of said strip together, placing within the frame a sign with layers of suitable material on opposite sides thereof. said layers being of such character that portions of the sign may be observed therethrough, bending the strip to a forni that is substantially U-shaped in cross section whereby it is caused to embrace the pcripheries of the sign and said layers, connecting the sign to aA support in given relation with respect thereto, painting the frame, and ren'ioving the aforesaid layers.

l, The herein described method of manufacture which consists in forming a frame of a strip of a metal by connecting the ends of said strip together, bending the strip whereof the frame is constructed to a forni that is substantially L-shaped in cross section, placing withinthe frame a sign with layers of suitable material on opposite sides thereof, said layers being of such character that portions of the sign may be observed therethrough, bending the strip to a form that is substantially U-shaped in cross section whereby it is Caused to embrace the peripheries of the sign and said layers, connecting the sign to a support in given relation with respect thereto, painting the frame, and removing the portions of the aforesaid layers inwardly of the frame.

5. The herein described method of manufacture which consists in forming a cylindrical hoop of a strip of metal by welding the ends of the strip together, bending the strip whereof the hoop is constructed to a form that is substantially L-shaped in cross section, placing within the hoop a sign and paper rings disposed on opposite sides of the sign, subsequently bending the strip to a form that is substantially U-shaped in cross section whereby it is caused to embrace the peripheries of the sign and said paper ring attaching the hoop to a fitting with the sign in given relation thereto, applying paint to the hoop,

and subsequently tearing away the portions of the paper rings inwardly of the hoop.

6. The herein described method of manufacture which consists in forming a frame of a strip of metal by connecting the ends of said strip together, bending the strip whereof the frame is constructed to a form that is substantially L-shaped in cross section, placing a sign within the frame with layers of suitable material on opposite sides thereof, said layers being of such a character that a portion of the sign may be observed therethrough, bending the strip to a form that is substantially U-Shaped in cross section whereby the frame is caused to embrace the periphery of the sign and said layers, connecting the sign with a support in predetermined relation with respect thereto, applying paint to said frame and removing the portions of the aforesaid layers within said frame so as to expose the inner portion of the sign.

7 A device of the character described comprising a si consisting of a channel shaped frame mem er bent into the form of a cylindrical hoop and permanently embracing the periphery of the sign, a fitting embracing the abutting ends of said channel member and terminating at its lower end in a stud adapted to be lsecured to the upper end of a pedestal and fastening devices extending through the fitting, frame and the peripheral portion of the sign.

8. A device of the character described comprising a pedestal, a sign adapted to be supported on said pedestal and comprising a channel member embracing the sign and bent into the form of a loop with its opposite ends abutting, a tting embracing the abutting ends of said channel member and terminating at its lower end in a threaded stud adapted to be threadedly secured to said pedestal and fastening devices extending through registering apertures in the fitting, frame and sign.

9. A device of the character described comprising a sign consisting of a channel shaped frame member bent to permanently embrace the periphery of the sign, a fitting embracing the abutting ends of said channel member and terminating at its lower end in a stud adapted to be secured to the upper end of a pedestal and fastening devices extending through the fitting, frame and the peripheral portion of the sign.

In testimony whereof, we hereunto aflix our signatures.

MORTIMER C. ROSENFELD. FRANK E. MCCABE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/607.11, 40/606.18, 29/511, 40/607.4, 29/460
International ClassificationG09F7/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F7/00
European ClassificationG09F7/00