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Publication numberUS1813442 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 7, 1931
Filing dateMar 5, 1930
Priority dateMar 5, 1930
Publication numberUS 1813442 A, US 1813442A, US-A-1813442, US1813442 A, US1813442A
InventorsEmmanuel Dobrowsky
Original AssigneeMotor Car Advertising Device C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Advertising device
US 1813442 A
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July 7, 1931.

E. DoBRowsKY ADVERTIS ING DEVICE Filed March 5, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTQR Emmanuel flobmws/c y ATTORNEYS WITNESSES July 7, 1931. E. DOBROWSKY 1,813,442

ADVERTISING DEVICE Filed March 5, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 v W 'ATIORNEYS Patented July 7, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MANUEL DOBBOWSKY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASBIGNOB TO MOTOR CAR ADVERTIS- ING DE VICE CO INC 01 NEW YORK, N. Y., A. CORPORATION 01! NEW YORK ADVERTISING DEVICE Application filed larch 5, 1980. Serial No. 483,360.

ning of the automobile engine.

Another object of the invention .isto provide an advertising device with sign bearing members pivoted about a central axis so that with the rotation of the sign bearing members at their pivots around the central axis the outer portions of the sign bearing members will be momentarily stopped by the. engagement with a spring member to exhibit a face ofthe sign bearing member, after which thesign bearing members will be moved beyond the spring to be engaged by a catch when the other ace of the. sign bearing member is exhibited.

Another object of the invention is to provide two discs each having orifices spaced apart, there being a plurality of sign bearing members each having a rod disposed in the orifices in the discs, the rods being held normally in operative position by means which permit the removal of the rods with the sign bearing members when desired.

Another object of the invention is to provide means for rotating the sign bearing I --'Fi re *2 is an enlarge discs by means of a motor and additional means for rotating the sign bearing discs manually which permits of the adjustment and replacement of the sign bearing members which are mounted on the discs and without the running of the motor.

Other objects of the invention are to provide means for mounting the si 11 bear- -ing bodies-on the rods and to provi e means for mounting advertisin si ns on the si bearing bodies. g gn Additional objects of the invention will appear in the specification in which the preferred form of my invention is described.

In the drawings similar reference characters refer to similar parts in all the views of which Figure 1 is a sectional elevation illustrating my advertisin device, transverse sectiona view of Figure 1,

' Fi re 3 is an enlarged sectional view on the line Figure 1,

Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional view on the line 4-4, Fi re 1, 1

Figure 5 is a view showing one of the sign bearing members Figure 6 is a tragmentary sectional view illustrating the manner in which the sign bearing memberggnay be removed from the device, and T 1 Figure 7 is a sectional view showing a taxicab on which my advertising device is mounted.

By referrin to the drawings it will be seen that a cyhndrical casing 10 is provided having a bracket 11 which is secured to the taxicab, as illustrated in Figure 7. This cylindrical casing 10 has a section 12 which is covered by any desired transparent material so that the advertising signs in the cylindrical casing may be exhibited to passengers riding in the taxicab. One side 13 of the cylindrical casing 10 has a bearing 14 in which is-journaled a bearin member 15, this bearing member 15 extending in the motor casing 16 to be driven by the motor contained therein.

' Secured for rotating with the bearing member 15 there is a disc 17, the disc 17 being separated from the-bearing member 15 preferabl by a plate 18. However, the disc 17 with t e plate 18 rotate with the bearing member 15 and are held together for rotation by means of the pins 19.

In, the disc 17 there is a plurality of orifices 20 which are spaced apart adjacent the periphery of the said disc. Through the to by means of which the rod 21 may be ro-' tated. The disc 17 is keyed to the'said rod 21 and s aced from the said disc 17 there is a second isc 28 which is also mounted on the rod 21 and which is keyed thereto.

This second disc 28 is also provided with a plurality of orifices 29 adjacent its periphery and at the outer side of the second disc 28 there is disposed a plate 30 which 1s mounted on the rod 21, and which is normally held in engagement with the disc 28 by means of the stud 23. This stud 23 has a central opening 31 in which is disposed a sprin 32 which presses at all times agalnst the p ate 30. It will therefore be'seen that when the stud 23 is moved away from the late 30, the plate 30 may be moved away om the disc 28 against the action of the spring 32. p

A plurality of sign bearing members is provided, one of these sign bearing members being illustrated in Fig. 5 of the drawings. Each of these sign'bearing members has a body 33, one edge 34 of which is bent around a rod 35 to clamp the sign bearing body 33 to the said rod 35. Preferably at the central portion of the edge 34 of the sign bearing body 33 thesign bearing body 33 is cut away at 36 and at this cut-away portion there is wound around the rod 35 a spring 37 ,the spring 37 having two terminals 38, one disposed against each side of the sign bearing body 33 to assist in holding against the si bearing body'an advertisin member. brtions of the edge 34 of t e sign bearin body are also extended at 39 to engage tfie faces of the sign bearing body 33 to assist in holding in position advertising members on the advertising bearing body.

The rod 35 has extending terminals 40 and these terminals are normally disposed in the orifices 20 and 29 in the discs 17 and 28.

However, when it is desired to remove one of the sign bearing members from the device this is possible by unscrewing the stud 23, after which the plate 30 may be moved away from the disc 28, when the sign bearing members 23 may be moved to the position shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings, permitting their removal from the advertising device.

Of course, similar members maybe inserted in the device in the same manner.

Figure 3 illustrates themanner in which the advertising members 41 are secured to the sides of the advertising body member 33.

As has been stated, the motorin the easing 16 will rotate thebearing member 15 andby the means described the twodiscs 17 and 28. With the rotation of these discs the sign bearing'members 33 will move'in the direction of the arrow, as illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawings, there being a sprin 43 secured to the upper part of the cylin rical casing 10 which will momentarily check the rotary movement of the sign bearing members 33 to exhibit one face of each of the sign bearing members through the transparent portion 12 of the cylindrical casing.

However, with the continued rotation of the discsthe sign bearing member which has been engaged by the spring 43 will be moved beyond the spring 43 and will be caught by a clip 44 at the bottom of the cylmdncal casing 10. This clip 44 has two arms 45 and 46, the sign bearing members fall ng against the arm 46 of the clip 44, passing over the arm 46 and riding on the arm 45 until with the continued rotation of the discs the sign bearing member will be moved to the rear of the said arm 45, all of which is illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings. A spring 44 l S pI0Vld6d to hold the clip 44 yieldingly in operative position.

While any desired motor means may be used to rotate the motor in the casing 16 I prefer to use a suction motor, (not s own) which is connected by means of the tube 47 bers'are preferably turned up to form sign retaining lugs 33. Any desired lighting means may be provided such as the lamp 46.

What is claimed is: 1. In an advertising device, two discs .spaced apart, a plurality of sign bearing members extending substantially from one disc to the other and having terminals pivoted to the discs, a spring positioned for engaging the sign bearing members to hold the sign bearing members momentarily in' position and against the rotation of the discs, and a catch spaced from the spring, the catch having two arms positioned to permit each sign bearing member as it leaves the spring to pass over one of the arms and ride on the second arm a predetermined distance.

2. In an advertising device, two discs .spaced apart, each disc having orifices spaced apart, means to rotate one of the discs, a plurality of sign bearing members each extending substantially from one disc to the other disc and having terminals disposed in .the orifices in the two discs, a plate disposed at the outer side of one of the discs, a member adapted to move against the plate to holdthe latter againstthe adjacent disc, and resi-, lient means between a portion ofthe member and the plate which will hold, the plate yieldingly against the adjacentffdisc when the member is removed from the plate.

3. In an advertising device, two discs spaced apart, each disc having orifices spaced apart means to rotate one of the discs, a plurality of sign bearing members each extendin other isc and having terminals disposed in the orifices in the two discs, a plate disposed at the outer side of one of the discs, a member adapted. to move against the plate to hold the latter against the adjacent disc, resilient means between a portion of the member and the plate which will hold the plate yieldingly against the adjacent disc when the member is removed from the plate, a spring positioned for engaging the outer edges of the sign bearing members to hold the sign bearing members momentarily in osition and against the rotation of the iscs, and a catch for engagin the sign bearing members when they Ixave been moved beyond the spring.

4. In an advertising device, two discs spaced apart, each disc having a central bearing and a plurality of orifices spaced apart around its central bearing, means to rotate one of the discs, a plurality of sign bearing members disposed between the discs and havin terminals disposed in the orifices, a 1'0 journaled in the bearings and keyed to the discs, a plate disposed at the outer side of one of the discs and having a central opening through which the rod is.

disposed, a member mounted on the rod for holding the plate against the disc adjacent thereto, and a spring between a portlon of the member and the plate for holding the plate yieldingly adjacent the disc when the member is moved away from the plate.

5. In an advertising device, a bearing, a disc having abearing member journaled in the bearing, there being a central bearing in the disc in the bearing member, a member having a threaded opening, a stud having a thread meshing in the threaded opening, the studhaving a bearing, a rod disposed in the central bearing in the disc and keyed thereto, the rod also extending through the bearing in the. stud, a second disc mounted on the rod and keye'd thereto, a plate mounted on the rod between the stud and the second mentioned disc, the stud being adapted to press the plate against the second mentioned disc, resilient means between a portion of the stud and the plate to hold the plate yieldingly a ainst the second mentioned disc when t e stud is moved away from the plate, the two discs having orifices disposed around their axes, sign bearing members disposed between the discs and having terminals dis osed in the orifices,

and means to rotate t e bearing member on the first mentioned disc.

i 6. In an advertising device, a bearing,a disc having a bearing member journaled in the bearing, there being a central bearing in the disc in the .bearing member, a member having a threaded opening, a stud having a thread meshing in the threaded opening, the stud having a bearing, a rod dissubstantially from one disc to the posed in the central bearing in the disc and keyed thereto, a rod also extending through the bearing in the stud, a second disc mounted on the rod and keyed thereto, a plate mounted on the rod between the stud and the second mentioned disc, the ,stud being adapted to press the plate against the sec-' ond mentioned disc, resilient means between a portion of the stud and the plate to hold the plate yieldingly against the second mentioned disc when the stud is moved away from the plate, the two discs having orifices disposed around their axes, sign bearin members disposed between the discs an having terminals disposed in the orifices, means to rotate one of the discs, a sprin positioned for engaging the outer edges 0% the sign bearing members .to hold the sign bearing members momentarily in position against the rotation of the discs, and a catch for engaging the sign bearing members when theyvhave been moved beyond the member having a body with an edge bent around and against the rod to rotate therewith, the said edge of the body having a portion cut away, and a spring wound on the rod at the said cut-away ortion of the body with terminals at the si es of the body adapted to press sign-members thereagainst.

8. In an advertising device, a sign bearing member havingaj rod, the ends of which form terminals by which the sign bearing member may bemoiinted, the sign bearing member having a body with an edgebent around and against the rod to rotate therewith, the said bent edge of the body having extending ortions di osed against a face of the b0 y to {form ugs, and additional lugs on the body which with the first mentioned lugs serve to hold the sign members in position.

9. In an advertisin device, two discs spaced apart, a plum 'ty of sign bearing members extending substantially from one disc to the other and having terminals pivoted to the discs, and a catch having two arms positioned to permit each sign member as it falls to its lowermost position topass overone of the arms and ride on the other arm a predetermined distance.

w York and State 0 EMMANUEL DOBRQWSKY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/500
International ClassificationG09F21/04, G09F21/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F21/04
European ClassificationG09F21/04