US 1779764 A
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Oct. 28, 193). A DASCH 1,779,764
ILLUMINATED A S IGN Fle'd Oct. 8, 1929 ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 28, 1930 ILLUMINATEDSIGN L I y b V i l i Application filed October .8, 1929. `VrSerial No. 398,150.
' This invention relates tocurtains or awnings in generalY and particularly to vadvertising and illuminating means connected therewith. One object of my invention is to provide in combination with an awning a transparent or translucent fringe, iap or end, adapted to and further receive advertising matter adapted to be illuminated at night.
Another object of my invention is to pro.- 'vide in combination with curtains 'orawnings, a collapsible framework adapted to have an equipment thereon for illuminating such transparent fringe, edgeor flap from the rear y thereof, While at the same time providing illumination of the pavement or store win- .dow or whatever place the awning or curtain protects.
The foregoing and further objects will be` more fully apparent from the following description and the accompanying drawings, forming part of my' disclosure, but by no means intended to limit me to the actual showing, and in which y Figure 1 is a perspective view of` aportion of an awning showing myrinvention.
Figure 2 is a horizontal cross sectional view through-a portion of the framework.
, Figure 3 is an enlarged cross sectional View so Y and
Figure 4 is a vertical, longitudinal cross sectional view through a portion ofthe cross member showingthe arrangement of illuml`inating bulbs.
lReferring to the drawings, numeral 10 de'- notes a' door orA window frame to which is attached a roller 11 forming part Vof the frame-A work of my device. Below the attachment yof the roller there will be seen a.hinge-12, from which extends a side member 13'towards the cross member 14. Both frame members ,13 and14 are hollow, as can be clearly seen in Figure 2. c
Attached tothe roller 11 there will be seen Celluloid, etc..
A*vided in member 14, to sockets 19, inivihich through the cross-member ofthe framework,
Y a' Curtin 'or vwmllflg Tlflemb'erV 15, PreferablyV` Y made offabric or any other convenient'material, and adapted to be rolled up Vupon the roller or released therefrom according to de# The free end of the fabric member 1515 sire. is attached to cross member 14. Extending from thefabricmember downwardly is aV transparent or translucent strip 16 preferv ably made of noninflammable or fire-resisting material, as for instance, mica, unburnable'.`
preferably vprovided with advertising matter Y *i ,and it is disposed onthe outer edge of ther crossmember 14. l Y Y vReferring to Figures 2, 3, and4 it will be'y clearly seen that an electric conduit-.17l passes through the wall` into side member 13 and leads into crossA member 14, fromwhich branches extend through apertures 18, proareplaced electric'bulbs'20. yThesev bulbs are l varranged in rear of transparent fringe 16 and are adapted to illuminate the latter.
It is obvious that theY fringe cany beilluminated whenthe curtain Vor awning Yis eitherlo in downward or collapsed positions', the fringe having the tendency of hangingv vertically downwards fromj cross member 14. f l/VhileV I have shown aY specific structure of my device, be it understood that changes andfJV improvementsmay be made within thebroad Y scope ofimy idea, and'l` therefore reserve forV myself the right tomak'efsuch changesand improvements. j Y Y r I c 1 claim;v z'y 1. In an illuminated sign, a fabric member,
a collapsiblev framework Aprovidedrwith illuminatingvmeanaa roller forming .part of said framework and adapted tofacilitate the rolly n ing lup'V of said fabric member, and a trans--fs5 parent fringe associated with thefree'end of l the'latter for receiving advertising matter and disposed in yfrontofsaid illuminating .-means.
2. In'ranrilluminated a frameworks@ 155. This unburnable fringe` is y comprising a roller and a collapsible frame adapted to cooperate with said roller and consisting of hollow side members and a hollow front member, the latter provided with a plurality of illuminating means, a fabric member extending from said roller to said front vmember and adapted to be drawn up by said roller, and a transparent fringe associated with the free end of said fabric member and disposed in front of said illuminating means. a
Intestimony whereof l affix my signature. Y
' i ADAM DASCYH.