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Publication numberUS1805798 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1931
Filing dateDec 2, 1929
Priority dateDec 2, 1929
Publication numberUS 1805798 A, US 1805798A, US-A-1805798, US1805798 A, US1805798A
InventorsBedrossyan Mark D
Original AssigneeBedrossyan Mark D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined electric sign and mirror
US 1805798 A
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May 19, 1931- M. D. BEDRossYAN I 1,805,798


Patented May 19, 1931 Uri, STATES MARK n. EEDROSSYAN, or SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Y y COMBINED ELECTRIC SIGN AAND MIRROR Application ined December 2,1929. v"smalk No. 411,195.

This invention relates to improvements in a combined electric sign and mirror.

An object of the invent-ion is to provide a sign which combines a mirror with thefword or words of the sign; the mirror feature side being displayed on either the street side or within the store side of the sign, or both.

Broaolly, it comprises a silvered piece of glass on the silvered yside of which a pori' tion of this coating is removed for providing the word or words of the sign, as for example, as shown in the drawings, the word Radio is shownby removing the coating cr silvering material. The sign will, therefore, serve as a mirror to a person on the street side and also display the word of the sign. Back of the silver-ed surface, 1 place a piece of colored glass, as red, for giving a distinctive effect to the word and the sign. Back of the'piece of colored glass, there is placed an electric bulb for illuminating the sign at night. The let' ters of the sign are visible by'daylight. The lights in the interior of thestore will also illuminate the sign.

The detailed description, with reference to the drawings, will fully explain `the invention.

Referring to the drawings:

Fig.'1 is a front elevational view of the combined sign and mirror. Y

Fig. 2 is a sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a rear perspective view of the piece of silvered glass showing the removed silvering to produce the word of the sign.

. Fig. 4 is a sectional ldetail view of a modification showing two pieces of silvered glass to produce a double sign effect. y

Fig. 5 illustrates a portion of a store front, and

Fig. 6 is a further modificationl showing lighting bulbs and reflectors above the two mirrors and a piece of opal glass between the two signs andmirrors.`

Referring to the drawings in detail:

1 designates a piece of glass; 2 the silvering on its rear surface, a portion of which is par.

removed to provide the letters of the sign, as

indicated by the reference numeral 3. '4 5g designates a piece of colored glass, as red, for

transmittingv colored rays throughv the clear openings 3 which comprise the Ywords of the sign, as forexample, fRadio. 5v designates an electric tube or bulb which ris attached to the enclosing casing 6, whereby a red color is imparted 'tothe outside of the sign, when viewed by an observer on thatside of the sign. 7 designates a closure door for inserting and removing the electric bulb, or 'tube 5. vThe silvered piece of glass A'1 furnishes a 60' mirror for persons onf'the street7 thus enhancingthe signeffect. f Y

1n Fig. 4, are shown two pieces of silvered glass 7 and 8, the silvering being indicated at 9 and 10 and the removed portions at 11k 65 and ll2, as'before `referred to, to produefthe word ofthe sign, as indicated 'at 3 in Figs. 1 and 3. In this figure,:the outsideprays of light, indicated by the arrows 13, serve to dis pl'aythe* colored sign on the inside and the I0y store light 1/1'will illuminate the sign within the buildingfor making itvisible'on the out-v sid'e. At the same time, thetwo pieces ofl glass 7 and 8 will 'serve as mirrors for' an observer on either the insideor the outside of the mirror.

Referring to F ig. 6, there are shown two mirrors 15 and 16 having the silvering-17 and i 18 and-the removed portions to form the sign word, as before." 19 designates'a piece of 80` t i white or opal glass having polished or reflecting surfaces on its opposite sidesfor directing the rays of lightin opposite directions through the colored pieces of glass 20 and 21,V as indicated by the arrows 22. 23 indicates 85 two reflecting members which vare located above the spaces between the colored glass 20, 21 and the pieces of opal glass 19. 24 designates the electric illuminating tubes, or bulbs within the reflectors *23.l This construction provides two mirrors and two illuminated signs. Itis to be understood that the pieces of colored glass may be of any suitable color, as desired, instead ofk red meny tioned above. l

It will be seen from this description that I have provided an electric sign that is combined with amirror and one that may oe clearly Seen either in the daylight or at night time and one that is comparatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture.

Different ways may be employed for removing the silvering 0r for preventing itsr formation on the surface of the glass, where the letters of the sign are located.

The clear openings 3 may, if desired, ybe painted any suitable color, as red. This would have substantially the same effect as the use of colored glass 4, 20, and 21, thus materially lessening -the-v expense -of the sign.

What I claim is: Y

l. A combined sign andmirror having a portion of its silvering. removed to Yform the characters of the sign proper, means 1 for illuminating the characters compri-sing a bulb arranged above the silvered surface :ofthe mirror, a reflector for projectingthe rays downward onto thevsilvered surface, a colored glass back of the mirror, and means for reflecting the light onto and thru the colored glass onto the mirror whereby the characters composing the sign are colored and visible in the mirror, as described.

2. A sign having two mirror members with the silvering partially removed from each mirror to form the word character of the sign, a translucent member located between the silvered surfaces of the two mirrors land means for illuminating the mirrors, whereby the sign is yvisible on the opposite sides of the mirrors, as described.

3. In combination, an enclosing casing, a

mirror therein, an electric bulb in the casing, the mirror having its silvering removed' to form word or sign characters, a piece of colored glassbackofthe silvering and means comprising opal glass back of the colored glass in the casing forprojecting colored lrays 5 from the bulb through the clear or removed silvering of the mirrors, for displaying the characters.r

In witness whereof, I hereunto sign my name this 30th day of November, 1929.


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U.S. Classification40/541, 40/615, 40/219
International ClassificationG09F13/14
Cooperative ClassificationG09F13/14
European ClassificationG09F13/14