US 1798052 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 1931- F. ADDITON 1,798,052
' WARNING SIGNAL Filed May 16, 1930 k\\ m a 10 INVENTOR.
Patented Mar. 24, 1931 FORREST ADDITION, FLOWER! BRA KGB rGEQRGIA.
WARNING SIGNAL Application filed Kay 16, 1930. Serial n. 452,998.
This invention relates to a warning signal particularly adapted to be carried by wagons and the like, and has for its primary ObJBCtS to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a warning signal of such class by means of which the light rays from an approaching automobile will be reflected to instantly warn the operator of the automobile of the proximity of the wagon or the like whereby the likelihood of a collisionw'ill be eliminated.
A further object of the invention is to rovide a warning signal of the character a oresaid which includes a multi-bladed element mounted in a manner to cause the rotation thereof by the slightest breeze, the blades of the element. alternately resentin highly polished and brightly co ored sur aces for reflecting and coloring the light rays from an approaching automobile.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as illustrated in the accompanying rawing wherein are shown several embodiments of the invention, and as hereinafter more particularly described, but it is tov be understood that the drawing and description are to be taken as illustrative and that the invention is intended to be limited only by the of the claims hereunto appended.
5 n the accompanying drawing in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts'throu bout the several views Figure 1 1s a perspective view (if a warning signal in accordance with this invention.
Fi ures 2, 3, 5 and 6 are similar views respectively'illustrating modified forms of the invention. I
Figure 4 is an elevation illustrating a further modified form of the. invention.
. Figure 7 is a sectional elevation illustrating1 the manner of mounting the rotatable l'g t reflecting elements of the several forms shown, and further illustrating the sha e of the light reflecting blades in the form s own in Fi re 4.
Be erring to the drawing in detail, the numeral 1 indicates a supporting post which is adapted, to have its lower end connected in any suitable manner to a wagon or the like in connection with which the warnin signal is to be used. By way of example, I s ow attached to the lower end of the postal a clip 2 which includes 'a pair of spaced clamping finers3. 5 otatably mounted 'on the upper end of.
the post 1, and extending .in alignment therewith, is a stem 4 upon which is mounted a plurality of radially projecting blades 5 and 6. The blades 5 are alternately arranged with respect to the blades 6 and are highly polished on'their side faces as indicated at I. The blades 6 have their side faces brightl'y' colored as indicated at.8, such colored faces preferably being red as shown." The blades 5 and 6 are of elongated rectangular formation. s
In the form of the invention shownin Fi re 2, the stein 4 is-provi'ded with aplue l rahty of radially projecting blades 9 which are of the same shape asthe blade'sfi and 6 shown in Figure 1. Each of the 'blades9 is highly polished on one side face thereof" as indicated at 10, and is brightly colored on the opposite side face thereof as indicated at I 11. dPreferably the color of .the side faces 11' 1s re In the form ofthe invention shown in Figure 3, the stem 4is provided with a plu- I rality of radially projecting blades 12 and 13 so which are alternately arran ed in the same manner as the blades 5 an 6 described in connection with Figure 1. The side faces of the blades 12 are highly polished as indicated at 14, while the side faces of thebla'des 13 5 are brightly colored as indicated at 15. The upper edge faces of the blades 12 and 13 are downwardly and outwardly inclined where by the blades gradually decrease in height in an outer direction. 7 p y In the formof the invention shown in Figure 4, the stem 4 is provided with a plurality 'of alternately arranged blades 16 and 17.
Theside faces of the blades 16 are highly polished as indicated at 18, while the side 05 faces of the blades 17 are brightly colored as indicated at 19. The blades 16 and 17 are substantially of semi-circular'shape as clearly illustrated in Figure 7.
In the form of the invention shown in 10! Figure 5, the stem 4 has mounted thereon a thin reflecting element of unitary construction-indicated generally by the numeral 20.
indicated at 23, while the remaining portions of the upper face are highly polished as indicated at 25, the portions being alternately disposed with respect to the portions 23 In the form of the invention shown in Figure 6, the stem 4 is provided with a plurality of alternately arranged, radially projecting blades 27 and 28. The side faces of the blades 27 are highly polished as indicated at 29, while the side faces of the blades 28 are brightly colored as indicated at 30. The lower edge faces of the blades 27 and 28 are inclined inwardly and upwardly whereby the blades gradually decrease in height in an inward direction.
As illustratedin Figure 7, the stem 4 employed in connection with each of the forms shown is provided with a socket 31 opening through the lower end of the stem. Formed onvthe upper end of the post 1 is a concentrically arranged needle 32 which is formed with a tapered upper end 33 extending into a correspondingly tapered recess in the upper wall of the socket-3 In the use of the device, the post 1 is secured to a wagon or the like, and upon the subjection of the device to a slight breeze, such as by movement of the wagon, the reflecting element mounted on the post 1 will be rotated, and upon the light rays of an approaching automobile striking the rotating element, the light rays will be thrown alternately upon hi hly polished surfaces and brightly colorexf surfaces wherebiythe light rays will' be colored and reflecte substantially in a simulation of a series of successive blinks, thereby instantly attracting the attention of the operator of the vehicle and warning the operator of the proximity of the wagon or the like while still too far distant to readily see the latter 7 It is thought that the many advantages of a warning signal in accordance with this invention will be readily apparent, and although the signalpreferably will beconstructed in accordance with the embodiment herein shown and described, it is to be understood that various changes in the details of construction may be resorted to, so long as such changes fall within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. In a warnin and a plurality of radially from the stem, .said blade elements alternately presenting highly polished and brightly colored surfaces. Y
2. In a warning signal, an elongated sup port, a stem rotatably mounted on the u per end of the support, and a lurality of b ade elements projecting radially from the stem, said blade elements alternately resenting highly polished and brightly colbred suraces.
3. In a warning signal, an'elongated support, a needle projecting from the upper end ofthe support, a stem formed with a socket for receiving said needle to rotatably mount the stem, projecting radially from the stem, said blade elements alternately presenting highy polished and brightly colored surfaces.
4. In a warning signahan elongated support, a stem rotatably mountedon the upper end of the support, a plurality of blade elements projecting radially from the stem, said blade elements alternately presenting highly polished and brightly colored surfaces, and means for detachably securing the lower end signal, a rotatable stem,
of the support to an object.
In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature hereto.
and a plurality of blade elements blade elements projecting